Search Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Executive Health Management

FDA & MHRA Revoke COVID-19 Authorisations for Hydroxychloroquine

2020 16 Jun

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revoked its emergency use authorisation for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for COVID-19. The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has followed suit, but Brazil criticised the decision and expanded the drugs’ use.   You might also like: Warnings about Potential... Read more

IMAGING Management

Vaping and Lung Injury

2019 28 Aug

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 193 cases where severe lung injury has been linked to e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’ use across 22 states in America, with one reported death.   Vaping has gained significant popularity over the past few years, especially amongst teenagers, as an alternative to traditional... Read more

IMAGING Management

After 5pm your doc may not screen you for cancer

2019 28 May

A new study endeavoured to research whether breast and colorectal cancer screening are related to the time of day a patient visits their primary care clinician. As part of this quality improvement study shows, both clinical ordering and patient completion of cancer screening tests decreased later in the day. The study published in JAMA found that... Read more

IT Management

Predictive Cold & Flu Tracker

2015 01 Nov

When social media is abuzz with tweets about cold and flu, it's more likely that actual viruses are spreading. Based on a study of online flu conversations that found a strong correlation between these conversations and actual flu cases last year, researchers launched a cold and flu conversation tracker that is a social predictor of the flu. The "Cold... Read more

ICU Management

First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria Safely & Commercially Available in U.S. & Canada

2015 29 Jun

Proven, Patented Technology Helps in the Fight Against Hospital Acquired Infections Kenall Manufacturing  has introduced  Indigo-Clean™ , a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a... Read more

IT Management

Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

2015 29 Jan

A study in the online journal Scientific Reports claims that scientists can accurately predict how the flu will spread a week into the future. Using social network analysis, researchers at the University of California (UC) in San Diego combined traditional data with big data to boost the network’s predictive power. Corresponding author Michael... Read more