Search Tag: medical research

IT Management

App Allows Patients To Donate Data To Scientific Research

2015 30 Mar

A new app for people with long-term health ailments, created by a patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, has raised initial funds for a series of studies in the UK and the US. The MyHealthPal app allows people with chronic illnesses to keep track of their symptoms and maintain records of medication doses. It also allows users to donate their anonymised... Read more

Cardiology Management

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

2015 26 Jan

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 affected by the initial diagnostic testing strategy.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Research Investment Rates Rise in Asia, Fall in US

2015 13 Jan

A study which appears in the 13 January issue of JAMA reports that the funding of medical research rose across the world, especially in Asian countries, between 2004 and 2012. Notably, China tripled its investment from $2.6 billion in 2004 to $9.7 billion in 2012. The global growth of medical research investments comes despite a decline in the share... Read more

Executive Health Management

Academic and Clinical Cross-Collaboration at CIMT

2014 20 May

When the MIHealth Forum opens in Barcelona this week, attendees will have access to leading industry experts in the fields of health management and clinical innovation. The two-day event will feature plenary addresses, informative exhibits and small group sessions, which encourage interaction between visitors and the Forum’s International Scientific... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Dexmedetomidine Lowers Anesthetic Dose Requirements in Surgery

2014 16 Apr

According to a study published in the April issue of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) journal ‘Anesthesia & Analgesia’, adjuvant use of the sedative drug dexmedetomidine has achieved a reduction in the doses of propofol and remifentanil required for patients undergoing surgery.Dr Marc Fischler of Hôpital Foch, Suresnes in France,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Botox: An Injection to Treat Depression?

2014 03 Apr

New study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reports that patients injected with onabotulinumtoxin A (“Botox”) demonstrated substantial improvement in their depressive symptoms. The findings of a recent study on the effects of OnabotulinumtoxinA (referred to as Botox) on depression, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Conditions: Early Detection, Early Intervention at this Year’s EMB Conference

2014 11 Feb

Cardiology experts discuss studies showing time as an important factor in the treatment of heart conditionsExperts in cardiology and electrophysiology met at this year’s 8th annual EMB (Expert Meeting Berlin) Conference to discuss critical issues affecting their fields. Among the topics addressed were: How can remote monitoring and early detection help... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bacteria Could be Causing Premature Birth

2014 10 Jan

According to new US research published in the journal PLOS ONE, specific bacteria may be the major cause for premature birth where labour is triggers by waters breaking too soon. These findings suggest certain bacteria may lead to thinning of the membranes around the baby, causing them to tear. The report could pave the way for a screening process to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Never Grow Old? Maybe One Day.

2014 03 Jan

In the fight against aging, restricting calorie consumption is among the few actually proven methods. The underlying mechanism is still unknown, yet calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in worms, yeast, flies, monkeys, and as per some recent studies, in humans too.Keren Yizhak is a doctoral student in Prof. Eytan Ruppin's laboratory... Read more

Executive Health Management

Stubborn Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Behaviour Revealed

2013 31 Dec

Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully been able to reveal the mechanism that allows some bacteria to avoid treatment with antibiotics. This breakthrough could lead to new methods to control this type of bacteria. It is known that bacteria are able to achieve resistance to antibiotics via mutation, however there are further... Read more


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