Increasing patient-centricity in healthcare settings has been game-changing in empowering patients to become active participants in their healthcare experience. The widespread availability of connected medical technologies and social channels for patient engagement has created a more positive, inclusive care experience overall rather than focusing solely on individual clinical outcomes. Beyond patient care settings, there are
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It is now widely known that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), spreads via respiratory droplets. The persistence of the aerosol in the environment largely determines the success of the viral transmission. In addition, the virus-laden droplets can also deposit on various surfaces
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Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a sweat sensor that measures glucose levels on the skin and converts those readings into accurate blood sugar estimates. As glucose levels in sweat can vary from person to person, the sensor incorporates algorithms that personalize the measurement for each user, requiring finger-prick calibration once
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed an integrated, high-throughput system to better understand and possibly manipulate gene expression for treatment of disorders such as sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. The research appears today in the journal Nature Genetics. Researchers used the system to identify dozens of DNA regulatory elements that act together
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A team of scientists in Australia has recently investigated the health condition of Australian citizens who lost jobs during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study findings reveal that job loss is associated with a deterioration in mental health but an improvement in physical health. Importantly, retaining employment has shown a positive impact on
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It is still unclear how the immune system’s antibodies target and attack certain viruses, particularly the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a new study recently published in the journal Science, a team of researchers in the U.S. found that most of the antibodies
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Latest Cancer News By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, breast cancer experts realized space in operating rooms and hospitals could become scarce. That meant rethinking standard care, to provide the best way to treat patients under these suddenly restricted conditions. One of the new ideas: Reverse the
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Latest Cancer News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) A first-of-its-kind study suggests that slow-growing breast cancers can be treated with a highly targeted tumor-freezing technique, eliminating the need for invasive surgery. Testing to date suggests that the technique is effective among women over 60 diagnosed with relatively low-risk breast
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A Yale-led study reveals that new medicines and vaccines approved for use in the United States are often unavailable in countries that hosted their clinical trials, suggesting that the benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among populations that participate in testing. The study, published May 5 in JAMA Network Open, covers 34
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MD+DI recently published the Medtech Salary Survey 2021, an annual feature for which we ask medical device and diagnostic industry professionals detailed questions about their salaries, bonuses, benefits, job satisfaction, job security, and more. In this week’s Medtech Unfiltered video, News Editor Amanda Pedersen talks about one interesting finding that stuck out to her as she reviewed the
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