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New research delimits the possible causes of celiac disease
The amount of gluten could be a more important clue than breast-feeding or the timing of the introduction of gluten for continued research into the causes of celiac disease (gluten intolerance). This is one of the findings from several extensive studies of children with an increased genetic risk of celiac disease conducted by researchers at Lund University in Sweden.
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Podcasts can help global discussion of palliative care
A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally.
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Calls for greater transparency in release of clinical trial data
Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical treatments.
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Precision medicine trial shows benefit to patients
A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumor to grow back, according to research presented at the Molecular Analysis for Personalized Therapy (MAP) conference.
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Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light
A research team from the University of Bonn has succeeded for the first time in using light stimuli to stop life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia in mouse hearts. Furthermore, as shown in computer simulations at Johns Hopkins University, this technique could also be used successfully for human hearts.
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Gaming for gut research
You may not think of yourself in this way - but in some ways your body is just a host for hundreds of trillions of microbes (including bacteria) that colonize us in fairly unique combinations in our guts, inside our various orifices and on the surface of our skin. These tiny creatures are essential to our survival - we could not digest anything without them, for instance.
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Mobile device detects irregular heartbeats
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a mobile app and thumb-size device that help to prevent cerebral infarctions at an early stage, during asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. The mobile device, which detects arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been tested with excellent results for around two years in real-life conditions in cooperation with Turku University Central Hospital.
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Contraceptives: Deaths from ovarian cancer decline worldwide
Deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012 and are predicted to continue to decline in the USA, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology.
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Development of textiles with a sensory cooling effect
As part of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim have been developing and investigating a textile finish that provides a sensory cooling effect. This textile finish has a lasting mild cooling effect and it is especially useful for example, when treating sports injuries, or after insect bites or for other therapeutic purposes.
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Children: antibiotic exposure associated with food allergy risk
Antibiotic treatment within a child's first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research from the University of South Carolina suggests.
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Industry News

New Measurement Methods in Sports Performance Monitoring (Medica Sports Conference, 1:45pm)
Traditional, well-established performance diagnostic methods like spiroergometry and lactate diagnostics can only indicate systemic, mixed overall physical states but not the local current state of...
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MEDICA Connected Healthcare Forum presentation (Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:00pm-5:20pm)
Jenax will be presenting the details of the revolutionary flexible battery, J.Flex, Please come and join us to learn how you can craft your energy!
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PAINmate global launch at Medica 2016.
PAINmate is wearable pain relief device used for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain.
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Meet the Wearables Ecosystem at the WT | Wearable Technologies World Tour
Summer is almost over and we hope that you enjoyed the holiday season. If you are busy in the wearables industry or if you want to know how you can get involved in this billion dollar market, you can...
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Green Cube latest installation planned for the Order of Malta Hospital in Rome – Italy
Green Cube latest installation planned for the Order of Malta Hospital in Rome – Italy
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Paramax Diagnostics Released PMAX Combilyzer.
Paramax Diagnostics Released PMAX Combilyzer which is a fully automated Chemiluminescence closed system analyzer .PMAX Combilyzer is a high sensitive instrument for the chemiluminescence applications.
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Green Cube, our Total EHR solution attracts Healthcare systems around the globe
Green Cube, our Total EHR solution attracts Healthcare systems around the globe This product has been recognised as the leading integrated care solution by various hospitals and primary-care centres.
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New from Pronat Medical: Fixations & Wearable Patches - 8B-L33
Pronat Medical will be showing for the first time at Compamed 2016. Pronat specialises in providing wearable solutions for medical devices. Pronat have evolved a full range of wearable patches,...
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Total E-M Tele Health cloud portfolio from One Supplier
Total E-M Tele Health cloud portfolio from One Supplier Our extensive and extended high-end cloud product solutions link the patient with their clinician and is fully integrated with Green Cube
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Vannin Healthcare Chile - LATAM
Our local LATAM operations supports the forthcoming SIDRA 2.0 MINSAL National Health IT project in Chile
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T5 Career Forum – Combating the Skills Shortage

In cooperation with the T5 KarrierePortal, this year marks the first time the T5 Career Forum will take place at the MEDICA trade fair. Here, future specialists and managers meet prospective employers in a condensed setting.
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Hemodialysis: Creating the AV fistula using catheters

For many patients, the start of hemodialysis marks the lifelong dependency on needing their blood purified. But before they can actually begin treatments, a blood vessel in the patient's arm needs to be enlarged to where it can move enough blood and withstand being connected to the dialysis machine several times per week.
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Interoperability: secure network connections

Computers do not just need a common language to communicate with each other. Their conversations also need to be secure when they transfer medical data for example. Yet there are still many different systems by various providers in the health care system that are not able to properly communicate with each other. The solution is called interoperability.
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