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One in five hospitalized adults suffer side effects from antibiotics
A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in patients who did not need antibiotics in the first place.
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Gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents
While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection control programs.
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Study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese
Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study.
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Bacteria free themselves with molecular "speargun"
Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report on this bacterial strategy.
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A mechanical trigger for toxic tumor therapy
Ultrasound-sensitive nanoparticle aggregates target toxic doses of chemotherapy drugs to tumors while minimizing systemic toxicity.
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Free tool for reducing work related injuries
Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
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Modeling the brain with "Lego bricks"
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery.
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Relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatment
A study has shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) allows successful dose reduction (tapering) of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatment.
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Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
Gene transfer is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients. The approach involves using harmless laboratory-produced viruses to introduce important genes into the brain cells. In a study on mice, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna for the first time investigated how far these viruses spread in the brain and which cells they infect.
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New flu test: one drop of blood could save your life
Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment. The High-risk Influenza Screen Test (HIST) measures 'an early warning signal' released by the patient's body into their blood to 'kick start' their immune system's fight against the infection.
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Industry News

South African Knysna Fires June 2017
A massive shout out to Burnshield Emergency Burn Care for their amazing contributions with medical supplies at this time of need !! Thisa is a company who have made a GIANT impact on this disaster...
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Distribution Agreement with Hologic for Tumark clipmarker
Berlin, Germany — April 3, 2017— SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH today announced a distribution partnership agreement with Hologic, Inc., a leading provider of medical imaging systems, effective...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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CoATherm AK-F200 introduced at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam
CoATherm AK-F200 RF Tumor ablation system has been introcuded by Vascular Thoracic Dept. at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam. Dr.Vy the head of Vascular Thoracic Dept orgainzed the...
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Sony to showcase its smart end-to-end medical workflow innovations at MEDICA 2016
New workflow solutions for the Integrated OR support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care in today’s networked hospital environment Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57), 8 November...
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IMMS harnesses for point-of-care diagnostics
Test setup with live demonstration for personalized diagnostics of cancer in Hall 3/G60. Ilmenau, 15.11.2016. At the MEDICA 2016 IMMS is presenting its first approaches for the personalized...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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MeriConnect makes surgical video and image handling simpler and more efficient
Video recordings in the operating room are becoming more common as non-invasive surgery and new medical technology are emerging. Additionally, hospitals need to pay more attention to the quality of...
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Fall asleep better with the Beurer "SleepLine" range
A restful night's sleep is just as important for your health as a balanced diet and sufficient exercise. But many people are not aware that they are suffering from sleep problems. For some people,...
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BM 77 Bluetooth®: Upper arm blood pressure monitor with XXL display
Upper arm blood pressure monitors provide reliability you would expect from the doctor’s. The BM 77 Bluetooth® also ensures maximum user comfort with its fully automated blood pressure and pulse...
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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

The doctor's profession is exhausting and involves many different activities. For a long time, there have been discussions about how doctors can be supported by other specialists. One solution: help from so-called physician assistants.
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Modular Emergency Hospitals – Quick disaster response

After earthquakes or other types of disasters, infrastructures are often damaged and local hospitals destroyed. A modular hospital, developed under the direction of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department is designed to be ready for these types of disaster situations and support the emergency response.
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Project A.L.I.N.A: Training in the interdisciplinary emergency room

How can emergency room associates continue to educate themselves in a fast manner and without bureaucratic hurdles? The A.L.I.N.A Project, which gives associates new tools with special assistance services and learning environments, delivers the solution. We spoke with Prof. Sabine Blaschke at the University Hospital Göttingen about these tools and how they work.
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