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Health systems in developing world need to be strengthened to stop Ebola-style outbreak

Health systems in developing world need to be strengthened to stop Ebola-style outbreak

Health systems throughout the developing world need to be strengthened to prevent another Ebola-style outbreak, or worse, warns Save the Children in its new report "A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World's Health Systems." [More]
Prime Healthcare acquires two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems

Prime Healthcare acquires two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems

Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems: Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas and Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, as well as related outpatient services. [More]
Bioethics Commission makes recommendations on preparedness for public health emergencies

Bioethics Commission makes recommendations on preparedness for public health emergencies

Today the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) reported that the federal government has both a prudential and a moral responsibility to actively participate in coordinated global responses to public health emergencies wherever they arise. [More]
Rare Disease Day 2015 raises awareness of challenges faced by rare cancer patients

Rare Disease Day 2015 raises awareness of challenges faced by rare cancer patients

Within the "umbrella" of rare diseases, rare cancer patients confront particular problems. Most rare diseases have an identified genetic origin. In contrast, rare cancers are mainly acquired diseases. [More]
Researchers examine individuals' confidence or reluctance in vaccination decision-making

Researchers examine individuals' confidence or reluctance in vaccination decision-making

Researchers explore individuals' confidence or reluctance to vaccinate their families and the associated effects on global health, in a collection published on February 25, 2015 by the open-access journal, PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. The collection is accompanied by the editorial "Hesitancy, trust and individualism in vaccination decision-making" by Jonathan E. Suk et al. from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. [More]
Remsima (infliximab) now available in Europe for treatment of autoimmune diseases

Remsima (infliximab) now available in Europe for treatment of autoimmune diseases

Celltrion Healthcare has today announced the launch of Remsima (infliximab) in 12 European markets: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. [More]
Gates Foundation awards $2.5 million to support development of vaccine-filled microneedles

Gates Foundation awards $2.5 million to support development of vaccine-filled microneedles

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The patches will be studied to evaluate their potential role as part of the worldwide efforts to eradicate polio. [More]
Study finds that pregnant women are not influenced by maternity hospital ratings

Study finds that pregnant women are not influenced by maternity hospital ratings

Media reports in 2008 naming the best and worst NHS trusts for maternity care did not lead to more women going to the top hospitals or avoiding the lowest, a study has found. [More]

Winners of ECRI Institute's 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award announced

ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its fourth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in their supply chain processes. [More]
HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

HealthMine, Inc., the consumer health engagement company that developed the industry's first and only Personal Clinical Engagement (PCE) platform, announced today that it is integrating Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets or desktop computers, into its platform. [More]
PipelineRx receives support from CHCF to help improve quality of patient care

PipelineRx receives support from CHCF to help improve quality of patient care

PipelineRx, a leading clinical telepharmacy platform company supporting medication management, today announced continuing support from the California HealthCare Foundation to help improve quality of care by expanding ways pharmacists can be accessible to more patients in the acute setting. [More]
Meridian Health to celebrate American Heart Month, raise awareness for women's heart health

Meridian Health to celebrate American Heart Month, raise awareness for women's heart health

For the seventh year in a row, Meridian Health's Red Dress event will celebrate American Heart Month and raise awareness for women's heart health. The fun-filled, health-focused event will take place at Watermark, a chic lounge in Asbury Park. In partnership with The Heart Truth campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Meridian CardioVascular Network's Red Dress event will showcase fashions from the famous Red Dress Collection. [More]
AirStrip, Life Monitor form alliance to sell AirStrip solutions in New Zealand and Australia

AirStrip, Life Monitor form alliance to sell AirStrip solutions in New Zealand and Australia

AirStrip and Life Monitor Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Cardioscan Pty Ltd., today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to sell AirStrip solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Both the AirStrip ONE mobile interoperability platform and the Sense4Baby wireless fetal/maternal monitoring system will be available as part of the agreement. [More]
Climate change causes emergence of more infectious diseases

Climate change causes emergence of more infectious diseases

The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. [More]
Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program through which wearable, wireless health sensors, a wireless vital signs monitoring platform and advanced analytics technology will be tested in a new "precision medicine" approach designed to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, increase the safety of health care workers and reduce risk of spreading the virus to others. [More]
Study finds link between type 2 diabetes and reduction of certain cognitive abilities

Study finds link between type 2 diabetes and reduction of certain cognitive abilities

Type 2 diabetes is associated with worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviours and thought, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. [More]
Prime Healthcare acquires St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Missouri

Prime Healthcare acquires St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Missouri

Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, and St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO, as well as other assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health. St. Joseph and St. Mary's medical centers are acute-care hospitals with 456 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined. [More]
Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science, Inc., a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, highlights additional attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm held at the African Union, in Washington DC, on February 6, 2015. [More]
New article assesses 40 years of intensive effort to improve end-of-life care

New article assesses 40 years of intensive effort to improve end-of-life care

After four decades of work - first on patients' rights, then on family and caregiving relationships, and most recently on systemic reform -- we now know that it will take additional efforts in all three areas to improve care at the end of life, concludes an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Surgical procedure for acute pulmonary embolism may actually prevent more deaths

Surgical procedure for acute pulmonary embolism may actually prevent more deaths

A surgical procedure that was virtually abandoned in the 1950s because of its high mortality rates in trying to save patients with acute pulmonary embolism may actually prevent more deaths in severely ill patients than current drug therapies alone, according to a new analysis of cases conducted in the North Shore-LIJ Health System over the past decade. [More]