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CHP Canada commends launch of consultations on proposed consumer health products

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) applauds federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose for beginning consultations on a proposed consumer health products framework. [More]
Kessler Institute provides tips to help reduce risk of injury during winter months

Kessler Institute provides tips to help reduce risk of injury during winter months

Winter appears to have arrived early, bringing with it record snowfalls and cold temperatures across the country. It also brings an increased risk for injuries. Whether shoveling snow, dealing with icy roads, or simply trying to walk on wet, slippery pavement, caution is the key word. [More]
Philips launches Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution to reduce patient anxiety during MRI scans

Philips launches Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution to reduce patient anxiety during MRI scans

Royal Philips announced the launch of the Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution designed to reduce patient anxiety and movement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. [More]
FDA takes immediate steps to help reduce risk of spreading unsuspected uterine cancer

FDA takes immediate steps to help reduce risk of spreading unsuspected uterine cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids, which is in keeping with Kalorama Information's view that in the female health market there is much room for improvement both in the development of products and the treatment of diseases. [More]
Ansell launches #UniteToFightHIV campaign to raise awareness for World AIDS Day

Ansell launches #UniteToFightHIV campaign to raise awareness for World AIDS Day

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions and the makers of LifeStyles Condoms, one of the nation's leading condom brands, today announced the launch of the #UniteToFightHIV, a social media campaign in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014. [More]

Dicom Systems releases DCMSYS Interface WebBridge at RSNA 2014

Dicom Systems today announced the release of its newest product, DCMSYS Interface WebBridge, at the 100th annual RSNA Meeting held November 30th through December 5th at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. [More]
eHealth Technologies to provide imaging sites access to RSNA Image Share network

eHealth Technologies to provide imaging sites access to RSNA Image Share network

eHealth Technologies announced today it has concluded an agreement with the Radiological Society of North America that will increase standards-based interoperability between image sharing providers in New York State. [More]

University of Leicester to enhance cultural training for medical students, educators

Medical students are to receive training in how to become 'culturally competent' as part of the medical curriculum as a consequence of widespread migration across Europe. [More]
Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill may cause serious harm to patients

Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill may cause serious harm to patients

The Medical Innovation Bill tabled by Lord Saatchi and currently making its way through the UK’s House of Lords “strikes at the heart of evidence-based medicine” and risks “opening the door to the use of less proven, or unproven, approaches such as complementary or alternative medicine”, according to a new Editorial published in The Lancet Oncology. [More]
ImaCor releases all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management

ImaCor releases all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management

ImaCor, Inc, the developer of the world’s first and only hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) technology, today announced the release of its all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management. [More]
EMAHSN extends IPS scheme to support people with mental health illness

EMAHSN extends IPS scheme to support people with mental health illness

The 8 December will see the first step in an East Midlands wide approach to supporting people with mental health illness back in to work or education. The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network is championing and extending a widely proven scheme called Individual Placement and Support (IPS) across the region. [More]
Better Care for People with Bipolar Disorder: A new booklet to be launched in December 2014

Better Care for People with Bipolar Disorder: A new booklet to be launched in December 2014

Bipolar Disorder is in the top 20 causes of years lost due to illness in the world among all health conditions. It affects 1.4% of the population and lasts for the rest of the person’s life. People diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder are 20 times more likely than the general public to commit suicide. In 2007 service provision costs for Bipolar Disorder and related conditions were estimated to be £1.6 billion. This is projected to increase to £2.6 billion by 2026. [More]
Caregivers may need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money, say experts

Caregivers may need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money, say experts

Many Americans have struggled with the thorny issue of suggesting an elderly loved one should give up the car keys, but experts suggest caregivers may also need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money. [More]
VUSM student creates national guide to improve health care needs of LGBT patients

VUSM student creates national guide to improve health care needs of LGBT patients

Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way healthcare is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. [More]
Study highlights need for holistic approach to make foods and diets healthier

Study highlights need for holistic approach to make foods and diets healthier

How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. [More]

Autologous rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty associated with low rates of overall long-term complications

Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. [More]
Salford researchers to support adoption of CAD technologies in footwear manufacturing

Salford researchers to support adoption of CAD technologies in footwear manufacturing

A University of Salford team headed by Dr Anita Williams, Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, is moving into its second year of delivering sector-leading education content for industries in the UK and European Union, as part of an EU Leonardo da-Vinci funded project - INGA3D. [More]
New eye test objectively measures level of fatigue that doctors may feel after long shifts

New eye test objectively measures level of fatigue that doctors may feel after long shifts

An international team of scientists which includes researchers from the U. of Granada has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to establish in an objective way the level of fatigue in physicians after long shifts through their eye movement. [More]
Assessing patient's decision-making capacity

Assessing patient's decision-making capacity

Physicians often find it hard to tell if a patient suffering from dementia or depression is capable of making sound judgements. This is shown by a study conducted within the scope of the National Research Programme "End of Life" (NRP 67). The Central Ethics Committee of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences now aims to elaborate new assessment principles. [More]
Study: Five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer higher than national levels

Study: Five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer higher than national levels

The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy (removal of the voice box), to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. [More]