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IMAGING Management

Space Technology for Lung Disease

2019 23 Oct

Emissions from motor vehicles, factories, power plants and other sources are amongst the most common causes of air pollution. Unfortunately, the quality of air has a direct impact on population health. For example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic inflammatory lung disease, can be exacerbated by constant exposure to dirty air.... Read more

IT Management

UK Data Hubs Speed Up New Meds Research

2019 01 Oct

The NHS has massive amounts of health data held within its various trusts and other facilities, and these "data silos" make it difficult for researchers and innovators to access and use important data about people's health. This problem will soon be a thing of the past as new data hubs – a total of seven – are set to be rolled out across the UK starting... Read more

Cardiology Management

Allergy Link to Heart Disease

2015 16 Dec

A new study from Northwestern Medicine shows that children with allergic disease, especially those with asthma and hay fever, have twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol and thus are at a higher risk of heart disease at an early age. The study is published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology .  Despite the fact that... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical Updates in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Conference

2015 11 Dec

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare facilities, is a multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements... Read more

Executive Health Management

Call For Perfume Ban in Hospitals

2015 12 Oct

Large surveys of the general public indicate that people have sensitivity to scents that are worn by others. Artificial scents may be designed to make us more attractive but in reality they can result in unintended harm to people who are vulnerable. That is why artificial scents are deemed to be inappropriate in certain environments, especially... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting - PAAM 2015

2015 15 Oct

As members of the EAACI Pediatric Section Board and chairs of PAAM 2015, we are more than happy to announce that the fourth PAAM will be held in Berlin, the capital of Germany, from 15-17 October 2015. Members of the local organising committee include Bodo Niggemann and Kirsten Beyer, both experts in the field of pediatric allergy.  Berlin is a culturally... Read more

IT Management

Twitter Can Help Predict ER Visits

2015 20 Apr

Twitter can be a useful tool for hospitals, according to University of Arizona researchers who observed how asthma-related tweets, analysed alongside other data, can help predict asthma-related emergency room (ER) visits.   The researchers created a model that was able to predict approximately how many asthma sufferers would visit the ER at a large... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Review Names Top Selling And Most Prescribed Drugs

2014 07 Nov

A 12-month review of pharmaceutical drugs by research firm IMS reveals that the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor from AstraZeneca) edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine (Synthroid from AbbVie) to claim the position of the most prescribed drug in the US. The antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify by Otsuke Pharmaceutical) was... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Home Healthcare Solutions Partners With Aerogen

2014 07 Jan

Agreement includes a technology license and the acquisition of Aerogen’s home-care portable nebulizer product range  Royal Philips, a global leader in respiratory care, announced that it has signed an agreement with Aerogen Ltd, a privately owned respiratory drug delivery company headquartered in Galway, Ireland. The agreement includes a technology... Read more