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Australian survey reveals that most people never been told about risk of overdiagnosis

Australian survey reveals that most people never been told about risk of overdiagnosis

A national survey reveals that only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors, according to research published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. [More]
National Jewish Health researcher calls for men to be included in osteoporosis screening guidelines

National Jewish Health researcher calls for men to be included in osteoporosis screening guidelines

Most people associate osteoporosis with women. But the truth is, one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of this condition. That's more men than will have prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. [More]
Scripps Proton Therapy Center reports exceptional results in treating patients with pencil-beam scanning

Scripps Proton Therapy Center reports exceptional results in treating patients with pencil-beam scanning

The nation's first and only proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient care just more than a year ago. [More]
Twitter 'big data' could provide important details about health, social needs of transgender people

Twitter 'big data' could provide important details about health, social needs of transgender people

Transgender and gender nonconforming people are at high risk for diseases such as AIDS and are vulnerable to depression and other mental health issues, but may be reluctant to disclose their identities to researchers due to stigma. As a result, very little is known about their health and social needs. [More]
Researchers find link between acute hospitalizations and disability among older adults at the end of life

Researchers find link between acute hospitalizations and disability among older adults at the end of life

Yale researchers found a close association between acute hospitalizations and the development and progression of disability among older adults at the end of life. Their findings may have profound implications for medical decision-making for older people and those who care for them. [More]
Researchers use American College of Cardiology registry to improve cardiovascular care delivery in India

Researchers use American College of Cardiology registry to improve cardiovascular care delivery in India

Despite challenges, it is feasible to collect and study the quality of outpatient cardiovascular care in a resource-limited environment like India, according to a pilot study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]
AACC receives three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards

AACC receives three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that it has received three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. These awards recognize the association for the exceptional writing and design of its news publications and website, which help laboratory medicine professionals worldwide stay informed about important issues in the field and find solutions to challenging patient health problems. [More]
HQO report shows variations across Ontario's long-term care homes regarding antipsychotic drug use

HQO report shows variations across Ontario's long-term care homes regarding antipsychotic drug use

There are major differences across Ontario's long-term care homes in the percentage of residents who are being prescribed antipsychotic medications, according to Looking for Balance, a report from Health Quality Ontario, the provincial advisor on health care quality. [More]
Celgene to use Cypher's Coral technology to find novel genomic biomarkers

Celgene to use Cypher's Coral technology to find novel genomic biomarkers

Cypher Genomics, Inc., a leading genome informatics company, today announced a collaboration with Celgene Corporation to apply Cypher's Coral technology to discover novel genomic biomarkers that associate with patient response to innovative medicines. [More]

Ropes & Gray honored as firm of the year for health care by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business named Ropes & Gray the winner of the Award for Excellence, honoring it as the firm of the year for health care at a ceremony on May 19 in New York. The award reflects the firm's preeminence in the health care industry and is based on independent research by Chambers & Partners from 2014 – 2015, citing both client feedback and market commentary from lawyers outside of the firm. [More]

In-house training solutions from PTI: save time and cost in upskilling staff

With course topics that include, but aren’t limited to, business strategy, clinical trials, manufacturing, R&D and regulatory affairs, PTI covers all aspects of the drug and device development lifecycle... [More]
Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

A Dolomite droplet generation system is helping researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA, to encapsulate human and mouse B cells for the cloning of antibody genes.. [More]
UK Medical Device Companies in the Spotlight at the Medilink UK Awards 2015

UK Medical Device Companies in the Spotlight at the Medilink UK Awards 2015

News-Medical.net was proud to sponsor this year’s Medilink UK Innovation Award. The Innovation Award was presented to The Learning Clinic for their VitalPAC Nurse software platform which is used to capture patient observations in real time... [More]
Large urban health systems do worse on government patient satisfaction scores

Large urban health systems do worse on government patient satisfaction scores

The largest urban health systems, which serve as safety nets for large patient populations with lower socioeconomic status and greater likelihood to speak English as a second language, do worse on government patient satisfaction scores than smaller, non-urban hospitals likely to serve white customers with higher education levels, according to a new study by Mount Sinai researchers published this month in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. [More]
MSR, PATH announce launch of new water treatment product

MSR, PATH announce launch of new water treatment product

Local outdoor gear manufacturer MSR (Mountain Safety Research) and Seattle-based international nonprofit organization and global health innovation leader PATH today announced the launch of a new water treatment product, the result of a five-year partnership to bring low-cost community water solutions to the global market. [More]
Diabetes screening will overwhelm India’s health system, study predicts

Diabetes screening will overwhelm India’s health system, study predicts

The new study, which used mathematical models to simulate the outcome of screening the whole population, estimates that between 158 million and 306 million people would be referred for confirmatory testing, but only 26-37 million of those would meet the diagnostic criteria for diabetes... [More]
Welch Allyn launches third generation Connex Spot Monitor to improve patient safety

Welch Allyn launches third generation Connex Spot Monitor to improve patient safety

Welch Allyn has launched its third generation Connex Spot Monitor (CSM) which marks a major advance in enhancing patient safety through technology. [More]
Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for new plan to tackle Ebola outbreak at 68th World Health Assembly

Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for new plan to tackle Ebola outbreak at 68th World Health Assembly

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addressed delegates on the first morning of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. "The WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacy on global health issues,” she said. [More]
Total costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise

Total costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise

As more infants are born to mothers with dependence on prescription pain medications, the costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have increased dramatically, suggests a report in the March/April issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. [More]
CWRU's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing receives grant to study multiple chronic conditions

CWRU's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing receives grant to study multiple chronic conditions

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will begin training predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers to study people with multiple chronic illnesses in hopes of discovering better methods for managing such a complex combination of illnesses. [More]
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