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Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) exploring the impact of House Bill 2 (HB 2) - the restrictive Texas abortion law that was struck down by the Supreme Court - found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. [More]
EMQ to showcase healthcare and life sciences project at Arab Health

EMQ to showcase healthcare and life sciences project at Arab Health

Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ) will be at Arab Health 2017 for the first time to showcase the healthcare and life sciences revolution taking place in the West Midlands, in the heart of the UK. [More]
Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

A pioneering IV administration set that allows clinicians to access a variety of pumps and deliver fluids in a safe manner will be launched at Arab Health 2017 by UK manufacturer, Mediplus. [More]
Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Reinforcing its reputation as a world-leading provider of automated healthcare solutions and medication adherence packaging, Omnicell UK & Ireland has launched a new generation of automated medication dispensing systems, Omnicell XT, at the forefront of technological advancement. [More]
Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa from 2011-2014. [More]
UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UC San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deploy and validate a deep learning analytics platform designed to improve care by helping clinicians make better treatment decisions, predict patient outcomes, and respond more nimbly in acute situations. [More]
CeMM scientists develop new method by integrating CRISPR genome editing with single-cell sequencing

CeMM scientists develop new method by integrating CRISPR genome editing with single-cell sequencing

Genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 "gene scissors" is a powerful tool for biological discovery and for identifying novel drug targets. [More]
Colorado State University engineers create blood-repellent surface for surgical implants

Colorado State University engineers create blood-repellent surface for surgical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients. [More]
Technical heart surgery procedure to be demonstrated at Arab Health 2017

Technical heart surgery procedure to be demonstrated at Arab Health 2017

A technically demanding cardiac surgery which provides hope to regional sufferers of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a common inherited cardiac condition, will be demonstrated on the UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2017. [More]
Scientists identify 'molecular barcode' in blood samples that can predict survival of Ebola patients

Scientists identify 'molecular barcode' in blood samples that can predict survival of Ebola patients

Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. [More]

ASTM developing standards to help assess performance of brushes that clean medical devices

ASTM International’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) is developing two standards to help evaluate performance of brushes that clean medical devices. [More]
Eosera introduces new solution for earwax impaction

Eosera introduces new solution for earwax impaction

EOSERA™, Inc. , a Dallas-based biotechnology innovator founded by two veterans of the pharmaceutical industry, today announced the introduction of Earwax MD—the ideal solution for those who dread the time, worry, and expense of a doctor’s visit to clear their ears of burdensome earwax impaction. [More]
Brief waiting room interaction could prompt increased fruit and vegetable consumption among families

Brief waiting room interaction could prompt increased fruit and vegetable consumption among families

Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study finds. [More]
Patient's heartbeat could be used to protect personal electronic health records

Patient's heartbeat could be used to protect personal electronic health records

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own heartbeat. [More]
New guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for family-centered care in ICU

New guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for family-centered care in ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit. [More]
MRI as a new tool for MS, with the help of Siemens Healthineers and Biogen

MRI as a new tool for MS, with the help of Siemens Healthineers and Biogen

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced today that the companies plan to jointly develop Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Biogen is a leading biotechnology company with a deep focus on neurological and autoimmune conditions, which for two decades has been at the forefront of delivering therapies to MS patients. [More]
Biosimilars create chances to improve sustainability and affordability of cancer treatment

Biosimilars create chances to improve sustainability and affordability of cancer treatment

Biosimilars create opportunities for sustainable cancer care, says the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in a position paper published in ESMO Open. [More]
Antimicrobial copper products for patient safety to be displayed at Arab Health

Antimicrobial copper products for patient safety to be displayed at Arab Health

Antimicrobial copper products with proven efficacy against a broad range of pathogens currently challenging patient safety will be on show at Arab Health this January, presented by leading companies from around the world. [More]
Bees pose biggest public health threat in Australia, research shows

Bees pose biggest public health threat in Australia, research shows

An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years' data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia's towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters. [More]
Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a study by researchers at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine. [More]
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