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USA: medical specialties and payments from manufacturers

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Photo: Physician with dollar bills in her pocket [07/01/2016] The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, passed under the Affordable Care Act, requires all pharmaceutical and medical device companies to report payments to physicians, including consulting fees, gifts, speaking fees, meals, travel and research grants.USA: medical specialties and payments from manufacturers - Read more

Suicide gene therapy kills prostate tumor cells

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Graphik: prostate metastases [15/12/2015] Results from a long-term clinical trial conducted by cancer researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital show that combining radiation treatment with "suicide gene therapy," a technique in which prostate cancer cells are genetically modified so they signal a patient's immune system to attack them, provides a safe and effective one-two punch against the disease.Suicide gene therapy kills prostate tumor cells - Read more

Blood levels of Ebola virus are predictive of death

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Graphic:  The way of Ebola [02/12/2015] The levels of virus in the blood (viremia) for patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) are strong predictors of fatality, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine this week.Blood levels of Ebola virus are predictive of death - Read more

Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse

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Photo: Board with writing [02/12/2015] Burnout among U.S. physicians is getting worse. An update from a three-year study evaluating burnout and work-life balance shows that American physicians are worse off today than they were three years earlier. Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse - Read more

DNA repair protein BRCA1 implicated in cognitive function and dementia

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Photo: BRCA1 in Neurons [01/12/2015] Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have shown for the first time that the protein BRCA1 is required for normal learning and memory and is depleted by Alzheimer's disease.DNA repair protein BRCA1 implicated in cognitive function and dementia - Read more

Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers

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Photo: child with mouthguard [30/11/2015] Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to research in the journal Pediatrics.Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers - Read more

Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes

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Photo: Anopheles Stephensi Mosquito [30/11/2015] A new insect model may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes - Read more

Military damage control resuscitation in civilian practice

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Photo: Bags with packed blood cells and plasma [27/11/2015] A new study that surveyed Trauma Medical Directors (TMD's) at 245 trauma centers has found that damage control resuscitation (DCR) practices that originated in military settings have been widely adapted in civilian practices across the United States.Military damage control resuscitation in civilian practice - Read more

Complex hospital infection data confuses consumers

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Graphic: Little confused man between numbers [25/11/2015] Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).Complex hospital infection data confuses consumers - Read more

Heidi Dohse: From hospital bed back to racing bike with wearables

Sometimes, your situation seems hopeless and you just have to deal with it. Or so it seems at least. What can one do who chooses swimming instead of sinking? One example is Google-Manager Heidi Dohse who resorts to wearables to lead an active life as an athlete despite arrhythmia and pacemakers. She will talk about this at MEDICA MEDICINE+SPORTS CONFERENCE 2015.Heidi Dohse: From hospital bed back to racing bike with wearables - Read more

 
 

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