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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]
Vomaris signs exclusive global commercial partnership with Metrex for Procellera Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

Vomaris signs exclusive global commercial partnership with Metrex for Procellera Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

Vomaris Innovations, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive global commercial partnership for its microcurrent generating wound care products, Procellera Antimicrobial Wound Dressings, for the Long Term Care market with Metrex, a professional consumables brand within Kavo Kerr Group, which is a member of the Danaher Corporation. [More]
Hutchison MediPharma achieves primary endpoint in POC Phase II study to treat NSCLC patients

Hutchison MediPharma achieves primary endpoint in POC Phase II study to treat NSCLC patients

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMP"), its drug R&D subsidiary, successfully achieved the primary endpoint in the second proof-of-concept ("POC") trial of fruquintinib in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer ("NSCLC") in China. [More]
New ASU-POSTECH collaboration aims to discover biological molecules for health care, renewable energy research

New ASU-POSTECH collaboration aims to discover biological molecules for health care, renewable energy research

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, South Korea, have announced a partnership that will catalyze discoveries with a major impact on health care and clean energy applications. [More]
Applying a top restaurant model to healthcare communications: an interview with Brandi Robinson, Sanofi

Applying a top restaurant model to healthcare communications: an interview with Brandi Robinson, Sanofi

Communications professionals often are expected to be experts in all facets of the vast spectrum of communications, from brand, corporate, crisis and digital communications to corporate reputation and channel strategy and everything in between. [More]
Health Gorilla announces launch of expanded physician portal

Health Gorilla announces launch of expanded physician portal

Health Gorilla today announced the launch of its expanded physician portal, part of a new clinical network the company will unveil next month to connect doctors, vendors, and patients within a single, secure platform. [More]
Breakthrough initiative aims at empowering Americans to make better food choices

Breakthrough initiative aims at empowering Americans to make better food choices

Empowering Americans to make better food choices is the goal of a breakthrough initiative between the American Heart Association, the nation's largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, and Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service provider. [More]
Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center Foundation is proud to announce two substantial gifts, totaling $10 million, which will significantly impact the way health care is delivered in our community. First, Joan and Robert Rechnitz, founders of the Two River Theater Company, donated $5 million to Riverview Medical Center Foundation to support the launch of an integrative medicine program. [More]
Welltok honors winners of inaugural Health Optimization Awards

Welltok honors winners of inaugural Health Optimization Awards

Welltok Inc., developer of the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, today announced the winners of its inaugural Health Optimization Awards for Strategic Vision, Consumer Engagement and Health Innovation. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Magellan Health, the State of Colorado and Centura Health for their commitment to optimizing consumer health. [More]
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