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Halyard Health releases improved placement kit for PEG tube

Halyard Health releases improved placement kit for PEG tube

Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, today announced the introduction of an improved placement kit for its Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube, the MIC* PEG tube. The components of the kit have been organized to align with the procedural steps for tube placement. [More]
Researchers introduce the idea of using sewage to study human microbiome

Researchers introduce the idea of using sewage to study human microbiome

A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people. Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut microbes, the public health of a large population without compromising the privacy of individuals. [More]

MTBC launches cutting-edge personal health record for patients

MTBC, a leading provider of proprietary, web-based electronic health records, practice management and mHealth solutions, today announced the launch of PHR 2.0, an enhanced cutting-edge personal health record for patients. [More]
GW Cancer Institute selected to study health disparities in cancer care

GW Cancer Institute selected to study health disparities in cancer care

The George Washington University Cancer Institute received a $97K grant from Genentech to address health disparities in cancer care. [More]
Tips to avoid winter slips and falls

Tips to avoid winter slips and falls

Tread lightly and don't get too confident; winter is officially here and sidewalks are slippery. About 1 million people take a tumble every year and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20,000 people die annually due to fall-related injuries. [More]
Researchers devise new technique to understand how neutrophils move in bodily tissues

Researchers devise new technique to understand how neutrophils move in bodily tissues

Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the immune system's all-terrain vehicles. The cells are recruited to fight infections or injury in any tissue or organ in the body despite differences in the cellular and biochemical composition. [More]
New study identifies how SNAIL gene helps cancer cells break free from primary tumor

New study identifies how SNAIL gene helps cancer cells break free from primary tumor

More than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths are caused by the spread of cancer cells from their primary tumor site to other areas of the body. A new study has identified how one important gene helps cancer cells break free from the primary tumor. [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals reports total revenues of $109.6 million for Q3 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals reports total revenues of $109.6 million for Q3 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014. [More]
Health law, Medicare remain hot topics in campaign commercials

Health law, Medicare remain hot topics in campaign commercials

Politico reports that, although the health law and other related issues may not be the flashpoints they were in other recent election years, they still have muscle on the campaign trail. [More]
Complete analysis of the global mHealth market

Complete analysis of the global mHealth market

With more than 7 Billion mobile network subscriptions worldwide, the mobile communications sector is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Healthcare is no exception to this trend. [More]
Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 233,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. [More]
Companies move to make adjustments in workers' health benefits

Companies move to make adjustments in workers' health benefits

The Washington Post reports that, while few employers are likely to stop providing employee benefits, many will likely shift costs onto workers in the form of higher out-of-pocket expenses and reduced subsidies. [More]
State highlights: Texas abortion clinic to reopen after ruling; Maine Medicaid cuts

State highlights: Texas abortion clinic to reopen after ruling; Maine Medicaid cuts

An embattled abortion clinic in McAllen, Tex., which was the last provider of abortions in the vast Rio Grande Valley when new state restrictions forced it to stop last fall, will start operating again by this weekend, its owner said Wednesday, after last week's favorable decision by a federal judge (Eckholm, 9/3). [More]
New vaccine in bid to move away from needles and syringes to skin delivery procedures

New vaccine in bid to move away from needles and syringes to skin delivery procedures

Drug delivery technologies that improve access and overall efficacy are becoming an essential part of the entire drug development process. [More]

Uniform facedown posturing unnecessary after macular hole surgery

An individualised posturing programme after macular hole surgery can significantly reduce the duration of facedown posturing without compromising outcomes, suggests research published in Retina. [More]
OneDX provides patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images

OneDX provides patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images

OneDX®, the mobile medical imaging management solution from The New Medical Product Server is providing patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images, allowing images from Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) platforms to be viewed and shared from a computer or any mobile device in a snap. [More]
State highlights: Mo. drops many from Medicaid; Mich. Medicaid shift savings

State highlights: Mo. drops many from Medicaid; Mich. Medicaid shift savings

A selection of health policy stories from Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Minnesota. [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' total revenues decrease 17% to $83 million in Q2 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' total revenues decrease 17% to $83 million in Q2 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014. The Company highlighted important corporate, commercial, regulatory and clinical development updates from the quarter. [More]
Brains of autistic kids are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance

Brains of autistic kids are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance

The brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance, according to a new brain-imaging study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]

Next generation smart wallet protects identity, replaces traditional credit cards

Biometrics industry expands and becomes more influential as more consumers are turning to digital technology for online & commerce payments while seeking security comfort: NXT-ID, Inc., Google Inc., LifeLock Inc., Visa Inc., Apple Inc. and Fortinet Inc. [More]
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