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Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

In a global market worth almost €200 billion (around £173 billion) a year, the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics sector is particularly innovative in France. Across the Channel, the sector is comprised of over a thousand companies, employing almost 65,000 people with expertise encompassing medicine, mechanics, material physics and digital technologies. [More]
HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Outpatient Center in Stamford, plans to increase outreach and educational programs to meet the needs of surrounding communities. [More]
Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study from Psychology, Health & Medicine highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now are. [More]
Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

At Medica 2016, SYMILA, the Fraunhofer Application Center at Hamm, will demo a telemedicine Internet portal for diabetics, which was implemented on behalf of DITG - Deutsches Institut für Telemedizin und Gesundheitsförderung. [More]
Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Patients using public health insurance were more likely to experience high pain levels in the post anesthesia care unit following surgery to remove their tonsils and/or adenoids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Health2Sync partners with Taiwan's MOHW to launch online diabetes care program

Health2Sync partners with Taiwan's MOHW to launch online diabetes care program

Taiwanese startup Health2Sync announced their strategic partnership with Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in bringing online diabetes care nation-wide. [More]
Many Canadian territories restrict access to medications for treating hepatitis C, study finds

Many Canadian territories restrict access to medications for treating hepatitis C, study finds

A study conducted by Canadian and Australian researchers shows that nearly everywhere in Canada, the provinces and territories impose obstacles to reimbursement of new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) to treat hepatitis C by because of their cost. [More]
WHO and partners call for end to discrimination, lack of respect that hinder midwives’ working conditions

WHO and partners call for end to discrimination, lack of respect that hinder midwives’ working conditions

The World Health Organization and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns. [More]
High out-of-pocket costs may delay Medicare patients' access to novel targeted treatment for cancer

High out-of-pocket costs may delay Medicare patients' access to novel targeted treatment for cancer

Significant out-of-pocket costs that cancer patients can face before Medicare insurance drug benefits kick in may delay the patients' treatment with a novel class of targeted therapies, according to a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study. [More]
Researchers identify types of hospitals with high Medicaid losses from pediatric inpatient care

Researchers identify types of hospitals with high Medicaid losses from pediatric inpatient care

Freestanding children's hospitals had the largest financial losses for pediatric inpatients covered by Medicaid, suggesting hospitals may be unlikely to offset decreased Disproportionate Share Hospital payments from caring for fewer uninsured patients as a result of health insurance expansion, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is encouraging consumers to educate themselves about the value of life insurance during Life Insurance Awareness Month. [More]
Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators headed by Prof. Stefan Zipfel brings data on the status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany. [More]
U-M study finds increase in health insurance coverage for justice-involved individuals

U-M study finds increase in health insurance coverage for justice-involved individuals

Every year, millions of people in prison or jail struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders. And after they get out, those issues can increase their chances of another arrest if they don't receive treatment. [More]
SLUCare cancer doctor offers advice to manage anxiety after cancer diagnosis

SLUCare cancer doctor offers advice to manage anxiety after cancer diagnosis

The first few days after a cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. At the very moment when you must make key decisions about your treatment and care, your brain may feel overloaded processing the distressing news you've just received. [More]
Rare pattern of gut microbes in newborns linked to higher risk of later allergies and asthma

Rare pattern of gut microbes in newborns linked to higher risk of later allergies and asthma

The microbes living in a baby's gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. [More]
TU Darmstadt study detects serious security flaws in fitness trackers

TU Darmstadt study detects serious security flaws in fitness trackers

They may look like a normal watch but are capable to do much more than just showing the time: So called fitness trackers are collecting data on their users' lifestyle and health status on a large scale helping them with training or losing weight. [More]
OPTICARE study shows year-long CR program makes heart patients happier, healthier and active

OPTICARE study shows year-long CR program makes heart patients happier, healthier and active

Enhanced cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs that include a year of group or personal lifestyle and fitness coaching did not improve cardiovascular risk scores more than a standard 3-month program in patients recovering from a heart attack. [More]
New study suggests most American adults with depression receive no treatment

New study suggests most American adults with depression receive no treatment

New findings suggest that most Americans with depression receive no treatment, while raising the possibility that overtreatment of depression is also widespread. [More]
Alcohol-related hospitalisation linked to increased risk of ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Alcohol-related hospitalisation linked to increased risk of ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Alcohol related hospitalisation is associated with a doubled risk of ischaemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr Faris Al-Khalili, cardiologist, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. [More]
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. [More]
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