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American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards. Winners in 19 categories appear in the journal's January issue. AJN, the "leading voice of nursing since 1900," is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Personal health wearable devices raise new privacy and security risks, report reveals

Personal health wearable devices raise new privacy and security risks, report reveals

Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy. [More]
New report offers key insights into drivers of unnecessary healthcare

New report offers key insights into drivers of unnecessary healthcare

While Australians understand the importance of reducing unnecessary medical testing, many people still want their doctors to conduct all the available tests related to their condition regardless of need, according to a new report from Choosing Wisely Australia. [More]
Global survey provides insights into perceptions of men’s health

Global survey provides insights into perceptions of men’s health

Sanofi today announced findings from one of the most comprehensive global surveys ever undertaken into the perceptions of men’s health, which reveals the overwhelming majority (87%) of men want to take charge of their health however they are not taking full advantage of all trusted sources of information and advice available to them. [More]
RB Knowledge for Health Survey reveals people want simpler health information for self care

RB Knowledge for Health Survey reveals people want simpler health information for self care

RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, is supporting Self Care Week, a UK national initiative which seeks to support communities, families and generations to look after their own health better. [More]
Totally Health introduces first-of-its-kind direct-to-consumer health coaching service

Totally Health introduces first-of-its-kind direct-to-consumer health coaching service

A “first of its kind” direct-to-consumer health coaching service, MyClinicalCoach has been launched to revolutionise the way in which millions of patients in the UK with long term health conditions can manage their own health independently and effectively. [More]
Americans believe cancer to be major health care challenge, Mayo Clinic survey reveals

Americans believe cancer to be major health care challenge, Mayo Clinic survey reveals

While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey by Mayo Clinic reveals that Americans believe the country's most significant health care challenge is cancer. [More]
Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016

Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016

At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung in Berlin, Germany, Royal Philips today announced a range of new products that empower consumers to stay healthy, live well and enjoy life. [More]
Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care can be broadly defined to include measures taken by an individual in the pursuit of obtaining or maintaining good health. It ranges from healthy eating and exercise to good hygiene practices to appropriate use of products such as dietary supplements and over-the-counter medicines to accessing health promoting services. [More]
Urolithin A found in pomegranates may improve muscle strength and endurance during aging

Urolithin A found in pomegranates may improve muscle strength and endurance during aging

Amazentis SA, an innovative life sciences company applying scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today a collaborative publication in Nature Medicine with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, demonstrating that the Company's lead product candidate, urolithin A, improves mitochondrial and muscle function, resulting in enhanced muscle strength and endurance during aging. [More]
Improving regulatory environment and raising the role of self-care could relieve pressure on worldwide healthcare systems

Improving regulatory environment and raising the role of self-care could relieve pressure on worldwide healthcare systems

A white paper, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and released today reports that greater regulatory harmonisation and access to non-prescription medicines as a whole could improve the ability of patients to care for themselves and reduce needless costs to society, health systems, individuals and companies. Consumer Health: time for a regulatory re-think?, which is based on in-depth interviews with international experts from industry bodies, regulators, academia and patient groups, concludes that self-care and the topic of consumer health regulation is not receiving sufficient attention. [More]
Cell phone radiation exposure may lead to increased rates of rare cancers

Cell phone radiation exposure may lead to increased rates of rare cancers

According to new report from Microwave News, the U.S. National Toxicology Program has found increased rates of rare cancers of the heart and brain in animals exposed to cell phone radiation in a long-awaited multi-million dollar two-year study. [More]
Preventing the spread of Zika: an interview with Professor John Oxford

Preventing the spread of Zika: an interview with Professor John Oxford

The link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré on the one hand, and pregnancy and the virus affecting the fetus in terms of microcephaly on the other, is still not confirmed conclusively. [More]
Select Medical Holdings, Kindred Healthcare agree to exchange five long term acute care hospitals

Select Medical Holdings, Kindred Healthcare agree to exchange five long term acute care hospitals

Select Medical Holdings Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to exchange five of its long term acute care hospitals for four long term acute care hospitals currently operated by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and $800,000 in cash consideration. [More]
RB announces Zika Relief Package of $1 million to help fight Zika virus outbreak

RB announces Zika Relief Package of $1 million to help fight Zika virus outbreak

In response to the global call for urgently needed resources to fight the spread of the Zika virus, RB is announcing a Zika Relief Package of $1 million USD consisting of both cash and product donations that will be made available to health authorities and international NGOs battling the outbreak. [More]
Future of drug information: via a mobile app? An interview with Dr Salvatore Volpe

Future of drug information: via a mobile app? An interview with Dr Salvatore Volpe

Whether prescribing or dispensing drugs to patients, or providing care to patients who are taking medications, drug information plays an essential role in every health professional’s busy day. [More]
Colorado state employees now have access to Paladina Health's family practice physicians

Colorado state employees now have access to Paladina Health's family practice physicians

Paladina Health, an innovative primary care approach to delivering individualized health care, announced today that State of Colorado employees and their eligible dependents who have health coverage through UnitedHealthcare now have access to Paladina Health's family practice physicians in Colorado. [More]
Chi-Med announces initiation of Phase III sulfatinib registration trial in patients with NETs in China

Chi-Med announces initiation of Phase III sulfatinib registration trial in patients with NETs in China

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited, its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated SANET-ep, a Phase III sulfatinib (HMPL-012) registration trial in China in patients with extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors ("NETs"), which are all non-pancreatic NETs, including, for example, NETs originating in the lymph, lung and across the gastrointestinal tract. [More]
Medical experts, business leaders to explore healthcare system at Digital Health Summit at CES 2016

Medical experts, business leaders to explore healthcare system at Digital Health Summit at CES 2016

The driving forces behind the exponential growth of the multi-billion dollar digital health space will be examined at the 7th annual Digital Health Summit, a Living in Digital Times production at CES 2016. [More]
Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMP"), its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated the Phase I clinical trial of sulfatinib (HMPL-012) in the United States. [More]
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