FDA Approval for First Glucose Monitoring App

Dexcom, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has become the first company to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market approval for its mobile apps to support continuous glucose monitoring. The new apps are intended to make it easier for care managers and loved ones to closely monitor glucose levels to avoid complicati

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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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Once-Daily Injection Approved for Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate CKD

A once-daily injection has been approved in the UK for adults with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment. Approximately one million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes and around 40 percent of them are affected by moderate chronic kidney disease. Renal impairment is one of the most common long-term complic

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#ArabHealth 2015: Day 3 - Top Five Highlights

Brazil expects US$20 million in deals at Arab Health This year, 44 Brazilian enterprises are exhibiting at Arab Health. As a result, the enterprises are expecting US$20 million worth of deals throughout the year, according to Brazilian Association of the Industry of Medical, Hospital & Laboratory Articles & Eq

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#ArabHealth 2015: Healthcare Leaders Drive Safety & Quality

Healthcare leaders face huge challenges in delivering high quality safe care, said Benjamin Frank, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Sheik Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi,speaking at the Quality Management Conference at Arab Health in Dubai this week.  The challenges include access and waiting times, primary he

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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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Primary Care Doctors Say Medical Imaging Improves Patient Care

A majority of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET), provides considerable value to patient care, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (

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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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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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Strengthening Tajik Clinicians' Skills in Critical Care

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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New Therapies Have Not Reduced Anaesthesia Risks for PHT Patients

While new treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have reduced mortality, children with PHT are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anaesthesia and surgery, according to a study appearing in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Younger children and those with more severe disease are at hig

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