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CDC recommends flu shot via injection for safe and effective prevention of diseases

CDC recommends flu shot via injection for safe and effective prevention of diseases

This year, everyone will have to roll up their sleeves and receive the flu shot via injection, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends the nasal flu mist vaccine due to ineffectiveness. [More]
Experts lay out key steps to change 'one-size-fits-all' consumer cost-sharing approach

Experts lay out key steps to change 'one-size-fits-all' consumer cost-sharing approach

If you've tried to see a doctor, fill a prescription or get a diagnostic test lately, you've probably had to pay more out of your own pocket than you would have even a few years ago. Most insurance plans have increased their co-pays and deductibles, to keep monthly premiums from rising even faster. [More]
Scientists establish new framework for studying psychiatric pathology

Scientists establish new framework for studying psychiatric pathology

The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. [More]
New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

Good news for the millions of people who suffer from skin wounds that won't heal. A team of researchers at The Ohio State University has brought a potentially transformative solution to the problem by creating a portable adhesive patch that drives a continuous, small electrical current to stimulate healing and reduce the risk of infection. [More]
WideCells, University of Westminster partner to offer short online courses on stem cell storage and treatment

WideCells, University of Westminster partner to offer short online courses on stem cell storage and treatment

WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services company focused on collecting and storing stem cells and providing ground breaking insurance for stem cell treatment, is pleased to announce that its R&D and training development division, WideAcademy, has finalised its syllabus of short courses focused on educating healthcare professionals on the benefits of stem cell storage and treatment. [More]
New model predicts that prevalence of obesity among Australian adults may significantly increase by 2025

New model predicts that prevalence of obesity among Australian adults may significantly increase by 2025

New modelling predicts the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among Australian adults will significantly increase by 2025, as part of a wider research project examining the most effective ways to combat obesity. [More]
Omnicell launches new awareness campaign to help organisations meet GS1 Standards

Omnicell launches new awareness campaign to help organisations meet GS1 Standards

Recent figures suggest that a third of NHS Trust1 are still not engaged in GS1 despite the Department of Health (DoH) mandate announced in 2014 to use barcoding standards for all Acute Trusts. [More]
New e-rostering solution aimed at creating efficient health workforce now available

New e-rostering solution aimed at creating efficient health workforce now available

Skills for Health launches its new e-rostering solution today (28.09.16) that has the ability to transform the way the NHS utilises its entire workforce with simplicity and accuracy. [More]
New Griffith research shows midwives at increased risk of PTSD

New Griffith research shows midwives at increased risk of PTSD

The midwifery profession is at risk of increasing levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to new research from Griffith University this week. [More]
Parents do not perceive need to vaccinate children against influenza, study finds

Parents do not perceive need to vaccinate children against influenza, study finds

Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against influenza because they don't perceive the need, according to a new case-control study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

Researchers uncover key factor for promoting wound healing after corneal injuries

In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) — which can differentiate into a variety of cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells — are capable of returning clarity to scarred corneas; however, the mechanisms by which this happens remained a mystery — until now. [More]
Trafficked people in England face significant barriers to access healthcare services, study finds

Trafficked people in England face significant barriers to access healthcare services, study finds

Trafficked people in England are often denied healthcare and face significant barriers to access NHS services, reveals new independent research funded by Department of Health Policy Research Programme and carried out by a team led by King's College London, the University of Stirling, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and The University of Central Lancashire. [More]
Study reveals many female high school athletes do not report concussion injuries to trainers

Study reveals many female high school athletes do not report concussion injuries to trainers

Nearly half of female athletes participating in high school sports have had a diagnosed or suspected concussion—but most don't report these sports-related injuries to coaches or trainers, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses, published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Immediate breast reconstruction can help avoid period of psychosocial distress linked to mastectomy

Immediate breast reconstruction can help avoid period of psychosocial distress linked to mastectomy

Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) can avoid some of the psychological effects of undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, compared to waiting for delayed breast reconstruction (DBR), reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
HPV vaccine can decrease incidence of cervical pre-cancers among young women, research shows

HPV vaccine can decrease incidence of cervical pre-cancers among young women, research shows

Every 20 minutes, someone in the United States receives a cancer diagnosis related to human papillomavirus. HPV causes cancer of the cervix, anus and throat. [More]
ADDF awards $2.1 million grant for clinical study of cancer drug in Alzheimer's patients

ADDF awards $2.1 million grant for clinical study of cancer drug in Alzheimer's patients

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation announces a $2.1 million grant awarded to R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD, of Georgetown University Medical Center to conduct a phase II clinical trial of low-dose nilotinib (marketed as Tasigna for use as a cancer therapy) in patients with Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Genix Healthcare celebrates 10th anniversary of first dental practice

Genix Healthcare celebrates 10th anniversary of first dental practice

Genix Healthcare Ltd celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first dental practice with a special visit by Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell. [More]
Promedica partners with Kaonsoft to accelerate development of new mobile healthcare apps

Promedica partners with Kaonsoft to accelerate development of new mobile healthcare apps

ProMedica, one of Ohio's largest healthcare systems, is partnering with Kaonsoft, an enterprise mobility software company, to form Kapios Health, a healthcare technology company that will focus on the development of medical applications created by ProMedica Innovations inventors. [More]
Researchers unravel mystery of first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S.

Researchers unravel mystery of first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S.

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. [More]
Gene therapy for LPLD patients linked to lower frequency and severity of pancreatitis

Gene therapy for LPLD patients linked to lower frequency and severity of pancreatitis

Up to 6 years after receiving a single treatment with the gene therapy product lipoprotein lipase (LPL), patients with the debilitating genetic disease LPL deficiency (LPLD) had about 50% fewer episodes of pancreatitis than before receiving the treatment. [More]
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