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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure

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Photo: Sun bath [22/01/2014] Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure - Read more

Children: CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate

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Photo: Autism [19/11/2013] An automated system developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University to help pediatricians focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care improves autism screening rates by identifying at-risk children at the 24-month visit. Nationwide children typically are not diagnosed with autism until age 4½ or 5 years.Children: CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate - Read more

Heart Patients: Researchers Develop Formula to Better Calculate 'Bad' Cholesterol

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Photo: Graphic of human body [18/11/2013] Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart Patients: Researchers Develop Formula to Better Calculate 'Bad' Cholesterol - Read more

Implants: Novel Device to Treat High Blood Pressure

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Photo: Blood Pressure [23/09/2013] Researchers at the University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital have successfully used a novel “paper-clip” sized vascular coupling device to tackle resistant high blood pressure.Implants: Novel Device to Treat High Blood Pressure - Read more

Blood Pressure: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Control

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Photo: Telephone [17/09/2013] Patients who received automated telephone calls inviting them to get their blood pressure checked at a walk-in clinic were more likely to have controlled hypertension than patients who did not receive calls.Blood Pressure: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Control - Read more

Public Health: Elevated Blood Pressure in Black Patients

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Photo: Measuring blood pressure [14/08/2013] Black patients preoccupied with racial concerns have higher blood pressure than those who are not, according to results of new Johns Hopkins-led research.Public Health: Elevated Blood Pressure in Black Patients - Read more

Tachycardia: Genetic Cause Discovered

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Photo: Heart rate [01/08/2013] Ventricular fibrillation, loss of consciousness and death in seemingly healthy people: These are the characteristics of the so-called Brugada syndrome. In the search for the causes of this disease, an international team of scientists has now discovered a surprising fact.Tachycardia: Genetic Cause Discovered - Read more

OMRON: “Our challenge is to present body metrics in a way that is simple and relevant”

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[02/05/2013] OMRON provides advanced technology in sensing and control – both as an independent manufacturer and to industry partners. MEDICA.de talked to Matthieu Valk, Marketing Communications Manager for the EMEA region at OMRON Healthcare Europe, about OEM partnerships and OMRON’s expectations of their own products.OMRON: “Our challenge is to present body metrics in a way that is simple and relevant” - Read more

World Health Day - 04/07/2013

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Photo: Heart within globe [07/04/2013] The World Health Organization celebrates its founding April 7th in 1948 with the World Health Day. This day is dedicated to another current health topic each year. In 2013, the focus is on high blood pressure (hypertension).World Health Day - 04/07/2013 - Read more

Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time”

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[22/03/2013] Electric stimulation is the artificial activation of nerves through electric current. The most widely known example from medicine may be the cardiac pacemaker. But chronic high blood pressure can also be treated with an active implant: the baroreceptor stimulator triggers a stimulus in the nervous system that causes a drop of blood pressure.Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time” - Read more