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Healthcare innovations pioneered in the East Midlands to benefit millions of people throughout England

Following an international search, NHS England’s Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has today (Monday 6th July) revealed the 17 ‘fellows’ who will be part of the NHS National Innovation Accelerator programme. [More]

VitalPAC clinical decision support system passes 100 million milestone

The system has grown rapidly since its launch in 2005 to become the industry standard product of its type. It is now used in 600 wards across 45 hospitals with over five million sets of observations being collected each month. [More]
Socioeconomic conditions in early life influence adult's physical activity, shows research

Socioeconomic conditions in early life influence adult's physical activity, shows research

A comprehensive review funded by the UK Medical Research Council has found that a disadvantaged childhood can place adults at risk of not doing enough sports and exercise. [More]
TSO3 forms wholly owned subsidiary to meet US customer requirements

TSO3 forms wholly owned subsidiary to meet US customer requirements

TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, today announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary: TSO3 Corporation, structured under the laws of the State of Delaware, and located in the State of South Carolina, USA. [More]
New CNIT mobile app for Healthcare One Pass launched to provide comprehensive healthcare services

New CNIT mobile app for Healthcare One Pass launched to provide comprehensive healthcare services

China Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of integrated cloud-based platform, exchange, and big data solutions in China, today announced that the Company launched its mobile app for Healthcare One Pass, ushering in a new age of accessible healthcare services on mobile devices. [More]
Parents' views on safety and benefits of vaccines have shifted, finds new poll

Parents' views on safety and benefits of vaccines have shifted, finds new poll

Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more favorable, according to a new nationally-representative poll. [More]
28th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology to take place in Amsterdam

28th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology to take place in Amsterdam

Europe's largest meeting for the science and treatment of disorders of the brain, the 28th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology will take place at the Amsterdam RAI from 29 August to 1 September 2015. [More]
UTHealth School of Public Health working to improve health of Hispanics living along Texas-Mexico border

UTHealth School of Public Health working to improve health of Hispanics living along Texas-Mexico border

Sylvia Hernando became a Community Health Worker (CHW) because she wanted to help others. Hernando had been a stay-at-home mother and was looking to go back to school when she heard about the CHW certification program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. [More]

Nihon University announces first international symposium on Medical-Engineering Collaboration

Nihon University is pleased to announce that the first international symposium on Medical-Engineering Collaboration "Medicine Definitely Jumps Up with 8K" will be held on July 10, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Many experts on imaging technology or its medical applied research will present their achievements and future prospects on progress of medical technology and a new industry produced with 8K technology. [More]
BookWise Solutions secures new contract to provide software services to The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre

BookWise Solutions secures new contract to provide software services to The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre

Burton-on-Trent software developer BookWise Solutions has secured another contract, to provide its services to The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate. [More]

Brunel University student produces animated short film on understanding visually impaired people

As almost any of the UK's two million visually impaired (VI) will tell you people with full sight often make incorrect assumptions about their capabilities. [More]
FMNCA's disaster response program makes difference in patients' lives during Super Storm Sandy

FMNCA's disaster response program makes difference in patients' lives during Super Storm Sandy

Fresenius Medical Care North America, a division of Fresenius Medical Care and North America's largest provider of kidney care, hospitalist services and renal products, today hailed a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services this week showing that dialysis patients who received treatments immediately before Super Storm Sandy experienced a much better survival rate and less frequent visits to the hospital. [More]
Bidding for Health charity auction to raise funds in support of Immunodeficiency Canada

Bidding for Health charity auction to raise funds in support of Immunodeficiency Canada

Bidding for Health charity auction will raise much needed funds in support of a Canadian national registered charity Immunodeficiency Canada. 100% of proceeds raised will be used towards its programs and services. There is a wide range of exciting items to bid on with new items added throughout the month, so check back often. Something for all ages. [More]
Researchers analyze cardiometabolic benefits of exercise

Researchers analyze cardiometabolic benefits of exercise

Everyone knows that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, but much remains unknown about how the benefits arise, and what to expect in different people who exercise to improve their health. To gain a more precise understanding of how exercise improves health and whom it helps most, researchers analyzed the results of 160 randomized clinical trials with nearly 7,500 participants. [More]
New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. [More]
WATCHMAN Device helps reduce stroke risk, stop use of blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation

WATCHMAN Device helps reduce stroke risk, stop use of blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute now offers patients with irregular heart rhythm a minimally invasive option to reduce the risk of stroke, as well as enable stopping long-term use of blood thinning medication. Physicians at MedStar Heart at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were the first in the Washington metropolitan region to successfully implant the WATCHMAN Device on June 16 in two patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib). [More]
More than 34 million children's lives saved since 2000 through low-cost investments in health programs

More than 34 million children's lives saved since 2000 through low-cost investments in health programs

More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet. [More]
DTC genetic testing has negative consequences in children

DTC genetic testing has negative consequences in children

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can't help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, or to wait? During the last decade, genetic tests have been through a sea change, both in their availability and the technologies behind them. Today there are at least 34 companies that offer direct to consumer (DTC) DNA testing, some of which return health results. And now it is possible to sequence someone's entire genetic code for the price of a laptop. [More]
UH's Earl L. Smith selected for prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame

UH's Earl L. Smith selected for prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame

Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and University of Houston administrator Earl L. Smith III, O.D., is a member of an elite group of optometrists who has been selected for the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. [More]
SAGE, SingHealth partner to publish Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare journal

SAGE, SingHealth partner to publish Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare journal

SAGE and SingHealth have today announced a new partnership to publish SingHealth's flagship journal, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, as of September 2015. The journal will remain owned by SingHealth but will be published by SAGE. [More]
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