Twitter Language Predicts Community Heart Health

The dynamic relationship between healthcare and social media may soon emphasise the ways in which social media tools track psychological measures of community health. A new study which appears in Psychological Science claims that emotional aspects of language used on Twitter can predict coronar

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European EHR Market Outlook: Country-Specific Models and Interoperability

Electronic health record (EHR) technology and electronic prescribing of medications account for 30 percent of total healthcare IT spending in Europe, according to Frost & Sullivan. The company’s European Electronic Health Records Market study, which covers ambulatory and hospital EHR, estimates that the market&nb

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#ArabHealth 2015: Princess Haya Calls for Sustainable Healthcare Systems to Advance Geriatric Care

Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the Dubai International C

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#ArabHealth 2015: Day 4 - Top Five Highlights

Dr Mohammad Al Redha delivers keynote address on big data benefits on local public health policiesDr Mohammad Al Redha, Director, Health Data & Information Analysis Department, Health Policy & Strategy Sector, Non-Resident Fellow - Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai Health Authority, spok

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WHO Critical Care Training for Tajik Clinicians

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) across Tajikistan. As the health professionals primarily responsible for the management of severe cases of influenza infection, these clinicians are likely to be

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Over Half of ICU Patients on Ventilators Able to Communicate

More than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools and speech language consultation, according to a new study published in Heart & Lung. These tools could be as simple as a notepad and pen that would allow a patient to wri

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Siemens Reorganises Healthcare Management: Bernd Montag CEO

Siemens has just named Bernd Montag as the new CEO of its health care business. Montag will replace Hermann Requardt as of February 1. In other changes announced by the company, Janina Kugel will join the Managing Board and Michael Reitermann will be appointed as a member of the Executive Management. Mic

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'Compressed Sensing': Reducing Radiation to One-Sixth

A new mathematical discovery may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level, meaning reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics. The theory called compressed sensing enables compressive sampling without having to look at the raw data first, according to physicists

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Prescription Painkillers Double Birth Defects Risk

According to a new analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more than one-fourth of privately insured and one-third of Medicaid enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for narcotic painkillers between 2008-2012. Prescript

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New Regulations Proposed for Off-Label Uses of Drugs

Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have proposed a system that combines reporting, testing and enforcement regulations and allowing interim periods of off-label use for off-label drug prescriptions. The off-label use of drugs and medical devices in unap

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Researcher Discovers a Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

According to new research published in Endocrinology, Thomas Burris, Ph.D., chair of pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University and his team have found a way to prevent type 1 diabetes in an animal model. The team comprised of Laura A. Solt, Subhashis Banerjee, Sean Campbell and Theodore M. Kam

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Pandora’s Box of Cancer Biomarkers

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Care Center have conducted a new analysis that could open the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. The researchers analysed the long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) - a vast portion of the human genome that has not been well-explored befo

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Low Sodium Levels Not Protective of Older Adults' Heart Health

A new research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine claims that older people who consume less than 1500 mg of sodium per day do not enjoy a lower risk of fatality, nor do they enjoy lower risks of heart failure or other cardiovascular events within 10 years, compared with individuals who consume 1500 to 2300 mg of

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Chest Pain in ED: Initial Diagnostic Testing Not Tied to Future Risk of MI

Patients sent to hospital emergency departments for chest pain, but who did not have a heart attack, appeared to have a low risk of experiencing any heart attacks during subsequent short-term and long-term follow-up periods, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The risk was not affec

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