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Study demonstrates the important role of placebo effect in medical care

Study demonstrates the important role of placebo effect in medical care

The "placebo effect" is often described as events that occur when patients show improvement from treatments that contain no active ingredients. [More]
Injectable drug ocriplasmin improves vision in patients with symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

Injectable drug ocriplasmin improves vision in patients with symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

In two ancillary studies of two multi-center international clinical trials led by the University of Southern California Eye Institute, the injectable drug ocriplasmin appears to improve vision among patients suffering from symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA), a condition related to the aging eye that could cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. [More]
Supporting life science innovation: an interview with Ger Brophy, CTO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Supporting life science innovation: an interview with Ger Brophy, CTO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

We are very interested in accessing innovation and technology, but we can't hope to do everything ourselves. One way for us to do this is to set up the Innovation Village, to provide space for entrepreneurs and innovators in South Wales. [More]

RFID smart cabinet systems make headway into healthcare

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is rapidly making headway into the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially in assets tracking, supply chain management, and inventory management. In particular, the need for inventory management to reduce instances of loss or misplacement of medical equipment, supplies or drugs, along with efforts to minimise errors and improve patient safety, drives the market for RFID smart cabinet systems. [More]
Alternative generic strategy for breast cancer treatment

Alternative generic strategy for breast cancer treatment

Maxing out the inherently stressed nature of treatment-resistant breast cancer cells thwarts their adaptive ability to evolve genetic workarounds to treatment, a new study suggests. [More]
Catasys' total revenues increase 118% to $433,000 in first quarter 2015

Catasys' total revenues increase 118% to $433,000 in first quarter 2015

Catasys, Inc., provider of proprietary health management services to health insurers and employers, today reported its first quarter 2015 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2015. [More]
Global haemophilia therapeutics market estimated to reach $13.43 billion in 2019

Global haemophilia therapeutics market estimated to reach $13.43 billion in 2019

Increased uptake of recombinant therapies and prophylactic use, coupled with improved diagnosis of haemophilia, is expected to drive the associated therapeutics market. Recombinant therapies are likely to command a premium price and fuel growth in developed markets, while heightened access to treatment and larger patient volumes due to more funding for critical care are anticipated to contribute to demand in emerging markets. [More]
Imprimis has exclusive US commercial rights for patented Hep-Lido-A formulation

Imprimis has exclusive US commercial rights for patented Hep-Lido-A formulation

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary compounded drug formulations, today announced it now has the exclusive US commercial rights to the patented compounded alkalinized lidocaine and heparin formulation ("Hep-Lido-A" or "HLA") for the treatment of interstitial cystitis ("IC"), commonly referred to as painful bladder syndrome ("PBS"). [More]
MiMedx Group's revenue increases 108% to $40.8 million in first quarter 2015

MiMedx Group's revenue increases 108% to $40.8 million in first quarter 2015

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today its record results for the first quarter of 2015. [More]
Haemonetics' revenue for fourth quarter fiscal 2015 down 6%

Haemonetics' revenue for fourth quarter fiscal 2015 down 6%

Haemonetics Corporation today reported revenue for the fourth quarter fiscal 2015 of $226.5 million, down 6%. Excluding currency impact, revenue was down 4% in the quarter. The Company reported a fourth quarter GAAP net loss of $2.9 million or $0.06 per share. [More]
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]
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