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

 
 

Is the Russia crisis also a crisis for medical technology?

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Graphic: Bridge connecting EU and Russia [01/10/2015] The Ukrainian political turmoil has been keeping the world in suspense since 2013. It has also caused growing tensions between Russia on the one hand and the U.S. and EU on the other hand. Both sides try to pressure each other with sanctions against individuals, international financial transactions and whole industry branches.Is the Russia crisis also a crisis for medical technology? - Read more

Cancer care: primary care doctors are ill-prepared

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Photo: Primary care doctor talking to a patient [30/09/2015] Leading primary care professionals and cancer experts warn that primary care doctors will not be able to cope with the rising demand for cancer care in high-income countries - predicted to double within the next 15 years. Cancer care: primary care doctors are ill-prepared - Read more

More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed

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Graphic: Bar chart [25/09/2015] More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed - Read more

Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors

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Photo: alphabetic category system [09/09/2015] If cancer patients are to receive optimal treatment, clinicians must have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, said William D. Travis, M.D., attending thoracic pathologist, Department of Pathology, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors - Read more

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

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Photo: Prototype of the magnetic field human body communication [02/09/2015] A new technique could pave the way for ultra low power and high-security wireless communication systems. Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly - Read more

Cardiologists fail to identify basic and advanced murmurs

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Photo: Drawing of a heart, pencil and hand [01/09/2015] Cardiologists failed to identify more than half of basic and about 35 percent of advanced pre-recorded murmurs, but skills improved after a 90 minute training session, according to research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.Cardiologists fail to identify basic and advanced murmurs - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Which blood thinner works better during stent placement?

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Photo: In the OR [01/09/2015] A large, ambitious contrast of blood-thinning medications used during cardiac stent placement suggests that a very expensive drug offers no clear safety benefits over a much more affordable option, according to a prominent North Shore-LIJ researcher and cardiologist. Which blood thinner works better during stent placement? - Read more

DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

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Graphic: Nanoclew comes into contact with a cell [31/08/2015] Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells - Read more

Longer colonoscopies linked to lower cancer rate

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Photo: Female physician with colonoscope [28/08/2015] If a colonoscopy seems like the type of thing you'd like to get done with quickly, think again. Research by a Veterans Affairs team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies are associated with lower cancer rates.Longer colonoscopies linked to lower cancer rate - Read more

 
 

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