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Nexstim joins 2014 Red Herring mark of distinction

Red Herring's Top 100 Europe celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of technology companies and their position to grow at an explosive rate. The awards winners were announced today, and Nexstim has proudly been selected in this prestigious group as a Top 100 Europe. [More]

Criterions EHR certified under Drummond Group's ONC-ACB program

Criterions EHR version 3.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [More]

Eliza receives grant by Workforce Training Fund to broaden training efforts and create new jobs

Eliza Corporation ("Eliza"), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, has been awarded a grant by the Workforce Training Fund through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. [More]

New drug for treating Rett syndrome is on the horizon

A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett syndrome is on the horizon thanks to a funding injection of -180,000. [More]

Report estimates number of previously uninsured people who gained coverage: 5.4 million

According to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, consumers who obtained insurance through the federal and state online insurance marketplaces were not simply swapping out other insurance. In many cases, according to the survey, the health law is having its intended effect. [More]

Aston University tackles 'glue ear' problem with hearing test app

Aston University is tackling the problem of 'glue ear' in children with a hearing test app for any concerned families. [More]

First Edition: April 4, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about a Capitol Hill hearing in which state exchange officials discussed the difficulties they faced with the operation of their online insurance marketplaces. [More]
Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. [More]

Counting will continue after 'official' deadline

The counting goes on as federal and state exchange officials tally consumers who are taking advantage of various extensions to sign up late. Efforts to determine whether the overhaul is working also continue. [More]

First Edition: April 2, 2014

Today's headlines include news and analysis about the 7 million insurance enrollment tally. Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in partnership with NPR, Eric Whitney writes: "The names of the big health insurance companies are familiar – Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare. But what about CoOportunity Health, or Health Republic Insurance of New York? These are among 23 new health insurance companies that started under the Affordable Care Act. [More]
UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a state-of-the-art telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern's nationally recognized stroke care during the crucial time period when treatment is needed for a patient of an ischemic stroke, or clot in one of the brain's blood vessels. [More]
Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring. Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention. [More]
Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug used to spike beverages

Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug used to spike beverages

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture changes colour in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy. [More]

Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug in less than 30 seconds

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. [More]

Contraceptive commentary: Religious liberty should not be constrained; women employees are forgotten

The Affordable Care Act returned to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as the Justices heard a major challenge to the law's birth-control mandate. Five and maybe even six Justices across ideological lines seemed discomfited by the Administration's cramped conception of religious liberty (3/25). [More]

Viewpoints: Be careful what you pray for; health law 'freakouts;' concerns about imported drugs

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider a proposition that will strike many Americans as bizarre: that large, for-profit businesses can refuse on religious grounds to comply with a federal mandate that they include contraception in their employee health plans (3/25). [More]
Virginia Mason's commitment inspires new patient safety measures at hospitals throughout England

Virginia Mason's commitment inspires new patient safety measures at hospitals throughout England

Virginia Mason's commitment to safety and quality is helping to inspire new measures aimed at improving patient safety at hospitals throughout England. [More]

tPA can improve chances of recovering from stroke

When the clock starts ticking after the onset of stroke symptoms, access to a neurologist is crucial. Quickly diagnosing a stroke allows for the administration of lifesaving tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) in patients who quality for this treatment. [More]
BU wins $2.75M grant from NIDCD to test and refine prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid

BU wins $2.75M grant from NIDCD to test and refine prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid

Boston University (BU) College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College was recently awarded a five-year, $2.75M grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to test and refine a prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid (VGHA). [More]

Inner-ear membrane uses tiny pores to mechanically separate sounds

Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice - a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. [More]