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Actavis creates collaborative program to improve care for patients with multidrug-resistant infections

Actavis creates collaborative program to improve care for patients with multidrug-resistant infections

Actavis plc, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company committed to infectious disease treatment innovation, today announced the creation of SHARE ID (Sharing Hospital data to Advance Research and Enhance patient care in Infectious Diseases), a collaborative program to leverage real-world data to advance the delivery and effectiveness of care for patients with serious infections due to antibiotic-resistant pathogens. [More]
NorthStar Healthcare announces acquisition of $875 million independent living portfolio

NorthStar Healthcare announces acquisition of $875 million independent living portfolio

NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. , through a joint venture with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., announced today the acquisition of an $875 million portfolio of independent living facilities (the Portfolio) from affiliates of Harvest Facility Holdings LP. [More]
Carbon monoxide may actually protect the brain from damage after subarachnoid hemorrhage

Carbon monoxide may actually protect the brain from damage after subarachnoid hemorrhage

Carbon monoxide is known by many as a poisonous gas that causes brain injury and other neurological symptoms, including memory loss and confusion. But a new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests the opposite may be true: When administered in small, carefully controlled amounts, carbon monoxide may actually protect the brain from damage following subarachnoid hemorrhage, a devastating stroke that results from bleeding in the brain. [More]
Understanding the antimicrobial action of borrelidin: an interview with Dr Min Guo, TSRI

Understanding the antimicrobial action of borrelidin: an interview with Dr Min Guo, TSRI

Borrelidin is a naturally occurring antibiotic isolated from the Streptomyces species and initially from Streptomyces rochei in 1949. It is called Borrelidin because it was firstly discovered as having anti-Borrelia activity. Borrelia is a type of bacteria... [More]
Brittle bones does not significantly affect occurrence of bone fractures among older people

Brittle bones does not significantly affect occurrence of bone fractures among older people

Anti-osteoporotic medication is not an effective means for preventing hip fractures among the elderly, concludes a study recently published in the BMJ. According to Professor Teppo Järvinen from the University of Helsinki, who heads the research group, the prevalent assumption that brittle bones cause hip fractures is fundamentally flawed. [More]
Study points to new health service delivery models for homebound older adults

Study points to new health service delivery models for homebound older adults

There is an enormous hidden population of older adults in America suffering behind closed doors largely because they aren't strong or well enough to leave their homes, for healthcare or anything else. This is among the worrisome findings of a study being published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
ProMedica, UT partner to build one of nation’s top academic medical centers in northwest Ohio

ProMedica, UT partner to build one of nation’s top academic medical centers in northwest Ohio

In just 10 years, this nation could have a shortage of between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians. This is according to a recent report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Major contributing factors include a growing and aging population, plus one-third of practicing physicians with plans to retire in the next decade. These shortages are expected to be particularly challenging for communities the size of Toledo competing with larger metropolitan areas to attract future doctors and caregivers. [More]
Medic Vision announces introduction of SafeCT Dose Reporting for healthcare providers

Medic Vision announces introduction of SafeCT Dose Reporting for healthcare providers

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions, Ltd., the leading innovator of vendor-independent image enhancement solutions for low-dose CT exams, announced today the introduction and availability of SafeCT Dose Reporting. Healthcare facilities can now, for the first time, use a single software platform to meet their low dose CT imaging needs while also conforming to CT dose monitoring and reporting standards. [More]
Emergency medicine faces special challenges with changeover in medical diagnosis codes

Emergency medicine faces special challenges with changeover in medical diagnosis codes

Emergency medicine faces special challenges during this fall's changeover in how medical diagnoses are coded. Nearly a quarter of all ER clinical encounters could pose difficulties. [More]

UT System launches online searchable database of researchers for private sectors, government agencies

The University of Texas System launched a cutting-edge web portal today that allows private sector and government agencies to quickly find thousands of renowned researchers and facilities at the System's campuses and health institutions. [More]
New Health Union study finds severe impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients' quality of life

New Health Union study finds severe impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients' quality of life

In a new national survey of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, Health Union found a severe impact on quality of life, employment, and ability to afford treatment. The autoimmune condition attacks the body, resulting in joint inflammation, pain, stiffness, and swelling, but may also harm other organs. About 1.3 million Americans or about one percent of the global population have RA. [More]
Spouses of patients receiving hospice care report reduced depression symptoms

Spouses of patients receiving hospice care report reduced depression symptoms

Spouses of patients receiving hospice for three or more days more frequently reported reduced depression symptoms, compared to surviving spouses of patients who did not receive hospice, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
IU research finds that air pollution regulations have uncertain health effects

IU research finds that air pollution regulations have uncertain health effects

Air pollution regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are estimated to save thousands of lives annually. A new study by researchers at Indiana University says these estimates are more uncertain than commonly believed. [More]
Verax Biomedical obtains FDA clearance to expand use of Verax Platelet PGD test

Verax Biomedical obtains FDA clearance to expand use of Verax Platelet PGD test

Verax Biomedical today announced that the company has gained FDA clearance to expand the use of its Verax Platelet PGD test—a rapid test for the detection of bacterial contamination in platelets intended for transfusion. The new FDA clearance makes the Verax Platelet PGD test the only rapid test on the market cleared by the FDA to check every commonly distributed platelet type in the United States. [More]
West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare and HealthSouth Corporation have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to own and operate a 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. [More]
New, authoritative website launched to educate people about mesothelioma

New, authoritative website launched to educate people about mesothelioma

Mesothelioma.us is a new and authoritative website that is devoted to educating people about the rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. For people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their friends and loved ones who wish to know more about the disease and its treatment options, the new website is one-stop mesothelioma information stop. [More]
South Asian Health Foundation wins BMJ “Diabetes team of the year” award

South Asian Health Foundation wins BMJ “Diabetes team of the year” award

The South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) has been named ‘Diabetes Team of the Year’ at the prestigious 2015 BMJ Awards... [More]
GSC introduces Change4Life health portal for Canadians

GSC introduces Change4Life health portal for Canadians

Canadians will now be rewarded for good health behaviour through Green Shield Canada's Change4Life health portal, a first in the country. The online health management site not only supports and encourages healthy behaviours, it will reward them. This marks the first time a Canadian health benefits provider will attempt to positively influence Canadian employees' health behaviour through incentives and rewards. [More]

HUYA Bioscience International named winner of bronze Stevie Award

HUYA Bioscience International has been named the winner of a bronze Stevie Award in the Health Products & Services and Pharmaceuticals category in the second annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. [More]
Varian, Flatiron Health partner to develop next generation of cloud-based software for cancer care providers

Varian, Flatiron Health partner to develop next generation of cloud-based software for cancer care providers

Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health today announced a strategic alliance to develop the next generation of cloud-based, electronic health record (EHR), data analytics and decision support software for cancer care providers around the world. [More]
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