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Philips introduces patient-centric solution designed to help patients relax during MRI scans
11/28/2014 4:16:26 PM
  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of the  Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution  designed to reduce patient anxiety and movement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The patient in-bore solution is the latest innovation in  Philips’ successful Ambient Experience  portfolio, which integrates dynamic lighting, projection, …
Community Approach to Tackle Biggest Health Threat in Asia-Pacific
11/28/2014 4:07:19 PM
Community groups in the Asia-Pacific are taking the lead on prevention initiatives for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other non-communicable diseases which cause 36 million deaths globally. This APEC project helps counter the rise of these diseases by conducting outreach and education on the risk factors and preventive lifestyle changes at the local community level. …
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
11/28/2014 8:50:45 AM
An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The candidate vaccine, which was co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and …
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
11/27/2014 1:51:24 PM
Physicians who attended medical schools in certain parts of the world, specifically the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Western Europe were less likely to screen their patients for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer than Canadian graduates, according to new research. Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences …
DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere
11/26/2014 3:27:56 PM
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere – and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission. Applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket using pipettes, small, double-stranded DNA …
Over a Quarter of California Hospitals with Worse-Than-Expected Infection Rates
Over a Quarter of California Hospitals with Worse-Than-Expected Infection Rates
11/26/2014 3:11:11 PM
Last month, Kaiser Health News published information about their analyses of states with a high percentage of worse-than-expected infection rates. The analysis looked at data from six different categories of infections published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from over 3,000 hospitals nationwide. According to the report, California was one of 13 …
Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging, Inc. to Display New RadPRO DELINIA 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart that Provides a New Cost-effective Way to Transition to Canon DR Technology at RSNA 2014
11/26/2014 1:00:17 PM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions and Virtual Imaging, Inc. will feature their complete lineup of digital radiography (DR) solutions at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting on November 30 - December 5, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Located in the South Hall, Booth #1241 North Building, the companies will showcase a wide …
New study reveals why some people may be immune to HIV-1
11/26/2014 12:45:38 PM
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported, by University of Minnesota researchers in this week’s issue of PLOS Genetics, has uncovered a chink in HIV-1’s armor that may, at least in part, …
Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications
11/26/2014 9:43:16 AM
Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile …
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
11/25/2014 10:52:37 AM
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work, appearing online Nov. 17 in the …
Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Late 2016 Trial, Judge Says
11/20/2014 6:16:20 PM
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) for lawsuits alleging injuries from testosterone therapy  was established in the Illinois court in June 2014, after a growing number of similar testosterone cases were filed in courts across the country.  When the MDL for Low T lawsuits was first presented, there were only 45 cases filed. Judge Matthew Kennelly is now overseeing more than 223 …
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
11/20/2014 5:56:47 PM
In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes. The study found increasing rates of a variety of infections, including multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), after examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a five-year period. “Infections are a leading …
HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results
11/19/2014 1:07:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical …
Stable Ischemic Heart Disease By Michelle O’Donoghue, MD
11/19/2014 11:14:32 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen listened to Michelle O’Donoghue, MD, cardiologist, discuss “SIHD (Stable Ischemic Heart Disease) Screening and Diagnostic Modalities” in Athens, Georgia on November 12, 2014. The educational lecture was sponsored by Expert Exchange and the Athens Classic City Area American Association of Critical-Care Nurses …
SU2C and the Dutch Cancer Society Form a Dream Team to Improve Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
11/18/2014 4:06:54 PM
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Dutch Cancer Society, KWF Kankerbestrijding (KWF), along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today the formation of an international Dream Team of top research scientists with the goal of improving early detection of colorectal cancer, currently the world’s fourth-leading cause of …
Major Hospital System Begins Sharing Clinical Data with Behavioral Health Leader to Integrate Care Delivery
11/18/2014 3:35:20 PM
Interoperability and care integration are no longer just buzz words. “Treating the whole person” is no longer hyperbole. A groundbreaking care coordination agreement, reached earlier in the year between leading behavioral health and acute care health providers in southeast Florida, has led to electronic record sharing between the two parties. Henderson Behavioral Health has …
Logic PD Expert Leading “Healthcare in Real Time” Discussion at LifeScience Alley 2014 Conference
11/18/2014 9:36:17 AM
From smart phones and tablets to wearable devices, technology has dramatically altered consumer’s expectations when it comes to access and speed of information — especially in the healthcare setting. On November 19, 2014 at LSA2014 , LifeScience Alley’s health technology leadership conference to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Logic PD ’s vice president of …
AstraZeneca strategy on track to deliver sustainable growth and value through innovation
11/18/2014 9:14:58 AM
Late-stage pipeline transformed well ahead of plan through increased R&D productivity, accelerated programmes and targeted business development; 14 potential new medicines in Phase III or registration; potential for 14-16 submissions and 8-10 approvals in 2015-2016. Industry-leading immuno-oncology portfolio with 13 combination trials underway and 16 planned; …
Web-Op, Inc. Partners with Kinetic4 Labs to Build a New Health Dashboard
11/17/2014 6:50:51 PM
Web-Op, Inc., an internet marketing firm, announced today its partnership with Kinetic4 Labs, a business startup developer. Web-Op will be responsible for enhancing the online marketing presence of Healthy Charts, including complete design and development of the Healthy Charts dashboard. Kinetic4 Labs is dedicated to finding good ideas and capitalizing on them by managing …
Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care’s Toughest Challenges Using Big Data
11/17/2014 1:22:50 PM
Story Highlights Partners HealthCare and EMC collaborate to develop The Partners Data Lake, an agile data and analytics platform The Partners Data Lake will allow researcher and clinicians to explore and develop insight to improve diagnostics, treatment and the lives of patients The Partners Data Lake will support research and clinical activities across the Partners …