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UW-Madison receives $8.3 million NIH grant to create new urological research center

UW-Madison receives $8.3 million NIH grant to create new urological research center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a research center focused on urological health. [More]

UT Arlington researcher awarded NSF grant to help develop human-robot learning networks

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to help develop a network that will lead to improvements for people with disabilities who depend on wheelchair mounted robotic arms. [More]
UCLA earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award

UCLA earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award

he UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. [More]
Dartmouth College reveals first-ever sensor that detects secondhand smoke in real time

Dartmouth College reveals first-ever sensor that detects secondhand smoke in real time

Dartmouth College researchers are going to market with the first-ever sensor that detects secondhand and thirdhand tobacco and marijuana smoke in real time. [More]
Influential colleagues convince doctors to try new therapies

Influential colleagues convince doctors to try new therapies

Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, reports a new Northwestern University study whose findings on adopting innovations also have relevance for business, education and research. [More]
Ugandans lack knowledge about stroke

Ugandans lack knowledge about stroke

A study published in the journal International Scholarly Research Notices Stroke found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke – go to the hospital – was good. [More]
New model of primary care could improve health of patients with type 2 diabetes

New model of primary care could improve health of patients with type 2 diabetes

A new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW to raise awareness on importance of healthy bones this Halloween

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW to raise awareness on importance of healthy bones this Halloween

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW will do anything to raise awareness of the importance of healthy bones and joints and following on from World Arthritis Day on 12 October, this Halloween, our team is getting into costume to draw attention to some chilling figures. There are plenty of scary statistics around osteoporosis fracture rates including there being 1 fracture every 3.6 minutes due to osteoporosis – ghoulish reading indeed. [More]
Myriad's Prolaris test included in NCCN Guidelines for men with localized prostate cancer

Myriad's Prolaris test included in NCCN Guidelines for men with localized prostate cancer

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced that its Prolaris test has been included in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for all men with localized prostate cancer, regardless of their risk category. [More]
PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals inks agreement to commercialize MuGard in Australia, New Zealand

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals inks agreement to commercialize MuGard in Australia, New Zealand

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Norgine B.V., a European specialist pharmaceutical company, for the commercialization of MuGard in Australia and New Zealand. [More]

Practice Fusion releases new mobile-optimized EHR platform for medical professionals

Practice Fusion, the nation's largest cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion's community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. Practice Fusion received more than 20,000 requests from users for a mobile-optimized EHR experience for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets. [More]
Cadens Medical Imaging partners with Hisense Medical to launch 2D/3D Univiewer in China

Cadens Medical Imaging partners with Hisense Medical to launch 2D/3D Univiewer in China

Cadens Medical Imaging Inc. a Montreal-based startup company, announced today the conclusion of a multimillion dollar licensing and technological collaboration with Chinese multinational Hisense Medical Co. The announcement was made today in Shanghai during a ceremony presided over by Quebec's Prime Minister, Philippe Couillard, who is conducting an Economic Mission in China on behalf of the Province of Quebec. [More]
GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench selected by UH to launch clinical cancer product

GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench selected by UH to launch clinical cancer product

GenomOncology today announced that University Hospitals Case Medical Center and UH Seidman Cancer Center (Cleveland, Ohio) have selected the company's GO Clinical Workbench to launch a clinical cancer product. UH will leverage the GO Clinical Workbench for workflow management from raw sequencing data through delivery of an actionable clinical report for oncologists. [More]
MinuteClinic enters into clinical collaboration agreement with Lifespan

MinuteClinic enters into clinical collaboration agreement with Lifespan

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest health system, which includes five partner hospitals and multiple physician groups, announced today that they have entered into a clinical collaboration agreement. [More]
Working under hot sun causes health problems for sugarcane harvesters

Working under hot sun causes health problems for sugarcane harvesters

Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umeå University. [More]

Two Ugandan medical librarians receive award for reporting on health information activities in Africa

Two medical librarians from Uganda, Dr Alison Kinengyere and Ms Glorias Asiimwe, respectively Chair and Secretary of UG-AHILA, (the local country chapter of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa) yesterday received a prestigious award for their report on health information activities in their country. [More]
Concord Medical gets approval to establish Datong Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center

Concord Medical gets approval to establish Datong Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, an operator of specialty cancer hospitals and the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that the Company has received relevant government approvals to establish a free-standing radiotherapy cancer center, Datong Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center ("Datong Center") in Datong City, Shanxi Province. [More]
AHI develops TRUHEAL Wound Program for diabetics

AHI develops TRUHEAL Wound Program for diabetics

After nine years of research and development, Advanced Health Institute, a medical startup company, has developed a process that is changing lives called the TRUHEAL Wound Program. Because of the high success rate, major insurers pay AHI based on results of treatments, a revolutionary approach to traditional healthcare. [More]
NAHQ sponsors National Healthcare Quality Week

NAHQ sponsors National Healthcare Quality Week

National Healthcare Quality Week is sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality. This annual national recognition event brings attention to the profession of healthcare quality and celebrates the work of the individual healthcare quality management professionals who work diligently to enhance the quality of care and optimize patient safety. [More]

IBM launches initiatives to help curb spread of Ebola in West Africa

IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. [More]