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New IMA device could improve diagnosis, treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain

More than 100 million people across Europe suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, with an estimated 40 per cent undiagnosed. Ageing populations throughout Europe means that this only going to increase in the coming years. [More]
Study evaluates costs and benefits of medical board recertification for improving healthcare quality

Study evaluates costs and benefits of medical board recertification for improving healthcare quality

Many physicians are pushing back against or debating new requirements for maintaining medical board certifications, which affect more than 250,000 physicians nationwide. Now, a new study by UC San Francisco and Stanford University researchers concludes that the cost of implementing the most recent requirements will be an estimated $5.7 billion over the next 10 years. [More]

Magnaquest inks PoC with leading pharma giant for Internet of Things related initiative

Magnaquest, a leading Subscription Management, Billing and CRM solutions for video, data and cloud computing operators has signed a Proof of Concept (PoC) with a leading pharma giant for Internet of Things (IoT) related initiative. [More]
Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and lessons from the schools system are relevant to nursing leadership. [More]
Dragons' Den-style exercise gives nursing students the skills to shape future health services

Dragons' Den-style exercise gives nursing students the skills to shape future health services

Pre-registration nursing students underwent a simulated exercise in health needs analysis and commissioning of services. Service commissioners consistently request presentation for re-tendering of services so the students had to pitch ideas along the lines of the 'Dragons' Den' television programme. [More]
Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

A leading US pharmacy services provider and IT company have announced their collaboration to facilitate the provision of truly patient-centred primary care. [More]
Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Health Care Management China today announced that Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Derek Muhs has been nominated for Excellence in Branding and Marketing by the Awards Jury of the 6th Annual CMO ASIA AWARDS, to be held in Singapore on August 11, 2015. [More]
John T. Spitznagel attains recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for contributions in Healthcare Sales and Marketing

John T. Spitznagel attains recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for contributions in Healthcare Sales and Marketing

John T. Spitznagel of Glen Burnie, Maryland, has attained recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for his contributions and achievements in the field of Healthcare Sales and Marketing. On Friday, July 31, 2015, he will be honored with a Times Square, New York appearance. [More]
IDIBELL licenses a tool to Oxford Immunotec to improve efficiency of kidney transplants, prevent graft rejection

IDIBELL licenses a tool to Oxford Immunotec to improve efficiency of kidney transplants, prevent graft rejection

The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute has licensed to the company Oxford Immunotec, a technology to measure the secretion of anti-HLA antibodies from memory B cells to improve the efficiency of kidney transplants and prevent rejection of graft. [More]
New synthetic gene drives could one day improve human health and the environment

New synthetic gene drives could one day improve human health and the environment

Gene drives are genetic elements - found naturally in the genomes of most of the world's organisms - that increase the chance of the gene they carry being passed on to all offspring, and thus, they can quickly spread through populations. Looking to these natural systems, researchers around the world, including some Wyss Institute scientists, are developing synthetic gene drives that could one day be leveraged by humans to purposefully alter the traits of wild populations of organisms to prevent disease transmission and eradicate invasive species. [More]
Major new review shows that every country in the world can afford to help citizens quit smoking

Major new review shows that every country in the world can afford to help citizens quit smoking

That is the conclusion of a major new review, written by leading world experts and published in the medical journal, Addiction. The review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop. [More]
U.S. Navy leads government category in annual ranking of patent portfolios

U.S. Navy leads government category in annual ranking of patent portfolios

Predicting the risk of pirate attacks on vital shipping lanes could soon be easier, thanks to a data system that's just one of 364 technologies patented by the U.S. Navy (DoN) in 2014. [More]
New non-invasive spinal cord stimulation helps paralyzed men voluntarily move their legs

New non-invasive spinal cord stimulation helps paralyzed men voluntarily move their legs

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back. [More]
Study reveals how brain work leads to physical fatigue

Study reveals how brain work leads to physical fatigue

Do you ever notice how stress and mental frustration can affect your physical abilities? When you are worried about something at work, do you find yourself more exhausted at the end of the day? This phenomenon is a result of the activation of a specific area of the brain when we attempt to participate in both physical and mental tasks simultaneously. [More]
Listening to surgeon's preferred music improves efficiency, quality of wound closure

Listening to surgeon's preferred music improves efficiency, quality of wound closure

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. The study is currently available in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. [More]
Referral delays destroy cancer patients' confidence in healthcare system

Referral delays destroy cancer patients' confidence in healthcare system

If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care, eroding confidence in the doctors and nurses who go on to treat and monitor them. [More]
UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

The University of Chicago Medicine has become the first transplant center to contribute to the Illinois Transplant Fund (ITF), a new not-for-profit that provides financial support for organ transplants to qualified uninsured residents of northern and central Illinois and Northwest Indiana. [More]
Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

The Interactive Autism Network, a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute supported by the Simons Foundation, was approved today for a three-year $1.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to be part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. [More]
University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate retains UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation

University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate retains UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation

The University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate has retained its UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation with flying colours after receiving the UK’s highest ever mark. [More]
amfAR releases recommendations to help U.S. states to achieve goals of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

amfAR releases recommendations to help U.S. states to achieve goals of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in most states. In an effort to identify what needs to be done, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, has released a set of recommendations for how states across the U.S. can improve HIV prevention and care outcomes in an effort to achieve the goals identified within the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. [More]
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