(Science Daily) According to a recent article published in Science Daily, new research has found that the procedure of using stent retrievers to remove blood clots from stroke patients has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke. Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used within six hours for people to […]
(MIT Technology Review) According to a recent article published in MIT Technology Review, SAB Biotherapeutics of South Dakota has genetically engineered cattle to produce large quantities of proteins that help remove harmful foreign pathogens from the body which could be used to treat patients suffering from numerous infectious diseases like Ebola and influenza.
(Mayo Clinic) According to a recent article published in mayoclinic.org, researchers have identified some solutions that are being used to prevent or lessen physician burnout around the world. The Mayo Clinic findings show that some of the approaches being used are effective and making a difference.
(MedicalExpress.com) According to a recent article published in Medical Express, a team of Rice University researchers built computer simulations of common amyloid beta proteins to see what their energy landscapes reveal about the formation of plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease starts by the aggregation of amyloid beta proteins. Amyloid beta (Aβ or Abeta) […]
(Eurekalert) According to a recent article published in Eurekalert, a protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s (apolipoprotein E) can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects.
(Science Daily) According to an article published in Science Daily, a recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain known as TDP-43 (hyperphosphorylated transactive response DNA-binding protein 43) might play a bigger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously thought, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
(UPI) According to a recent article in United Press International, The failure of many Alzheimer’s disease drug trials can be traced back to patients having a second dementia-causing ailment, Kentucky University scientists say.
(Kaiser Health News) According to a recent article published in Kaiser Health News, nursing homes and other senior care and memory care facilities across the country are using a technique called doll therapy to ease anxiety among their residents with dementia. Although the practice is not without controversy, many senior care providers and experts say […]
(HealthDay) According to a recent study and article published in HealthDay, the sooner ICU patients can get out of bed and start moving around the better.
(AP) According to a recent article published in the Associated Press, several US food banks are working with health care providers to increase access to food for needy and low-income patients. The article states that U.S. food banks are increasingly promoting “food as medicine” strategies designed to address, not exacerbate, the high rate of chronic […]
(HealthDay) – According to data from several studies which were reported in HealthDay, people with the FTO gene (obesity gene) have the same ability to lose weight as those without the gene. According to the research, the obesity gene does not impact people’s ability to shed pounds through diet, exercise and weight-loss medications.
(DOTmed) According to a recent article published in DOTmed, Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a database called the “Library of Evidence”, which aims to help clinicians make smarter decisions in ordering scans of their patients while also providing insights on other imaging-related queries.
(Miami Herald) According to a recent article published in the Miami Herald, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it had purchased about $2.5 million in laboratory resources to expand access to Zika testing and reduce wait times for results in several states, including Florida where the Zika virus poses one of the […]
(Washington Post) According to a recent federal study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 1 in 3 American adults (35 percent) were given painkiller prescriptions by medical providers last year, making prescription pain medication more widely used in the US than tobacco.
(Becker’s Hospital Review) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported that 96% of hospitals across the US are using EHR. And 49 states have at least 81 percent of hospitals using EHRs. Regarding the ability to exchanging summary of care records with outside providers, the percentage drops to 76 percent of hospitals nationwide having […]
(Health IT Analytics) According to a recent Silicon Valley Bank survey, which polled 122 health IT company founders, executives, and investors – big data will continue to be a primary driver of innovation in the healthcare industry, but may run into adoption challenges and regulatory hurdles in the near future.
(Reuters) According to a recent study conducted by Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition division and the University of Illinois, “the United States could save a minimum $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed”. The study found that one in three patients who arrive at a U.S.-hospital suffer from malnutrition. An […]