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China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
China's new medical insurance regulator will begin negotiations with domestic and overseas pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of cancer drugs in a bid to cut the financial burden on patients, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday....
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Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 2 insurer, recently started covering medical marijuana in its Canadian health insurance plan - more than 17 years after the country first legalized it....
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Zebra Medical Vision receives its first 510(k) clearance for coronary artery calcification algorithm

Jul 13, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an algorithm that helps physicians quantify a patient’s coronary artery calcification. From a ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan, the Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm automatically calculates a calcification rating equivalent to those derived using the Agatston Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring...
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Cleveland Clinic announces collaboration with medical group in China

Jul 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Cleveland Clinic said it has formed a strategic collaboration with a medical group in China to bring value-based, patient-centered healthcare to Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical...
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Proposed Beth Israel-Lahey merger may boost costs, Mass. attorney general warns

Jul 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Massachusetts' attorney general is heightening scrutiny of the proposed merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, saying she's concerned it would raise healthcare costs and impede...
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The Medical Minute: Kombucha Offers A Natural Way To Restore Body's Microbiome

Jul 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Kombucha is the “in” health drink lately, available from local producers, in stores, online and even many people make their own version of the fermented tea. Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) can help restore the body’s natural microbiome and improve overall health, but it’s important to make inform......
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iBeat launches watch that connects pulseless patients to help

Jul 13, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Today San Francisco-based startup iBeat launched its pulse-sensing iBeat Heart Watch, which aims to alert medical professionals if someone is going into cardiac arrest.  Inspired by the death of a friend who could have been saved by CPR, Ryan Howard, founder and CEO of iBeat, said he decided to start working on a device that could prevent deaths. The team came up with a watch that could check 12 physiological markers and then connect to...
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CMS proposes $190 million raise for dialysis centers

Jul 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is proposing a $190 million raise for dialysis centers. It is also looking to tweak how it buys durable medical equipment so it can better access the...
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New Patch Boosts Brightness In Medical Diagnostic Tests

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Fluorescence-based biosensing and bioimaging technologies are widely used in research and clinical settings to detect and image various biological species of interest. While fluorescence-based detection and imaging techniques are convenient to use, they suffer from poor sensitivity. For example, whe......
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Sensor, predictive health company Potrero Medical closes $26.6M

Jul 12, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
San Francisco-based predictive health company Potrero Medical has closed $26.6 million in an oversubscribed Series C round, according to a statement from the company. The investment was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital. Potrero’s business is focused on employing smart sensors and data analytics to identify conditions in their early...
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Why Novichok poisoning is so difficult to treat

Jul 12, 2018 , CNN Health
What should a medical professional do when faced with a patient poisoned by a nerve agent?...
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First-Trimester Screening Of Pregnant Women For Elevated Bacteria Levels In Urine

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
First-trimester screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria -- higher than normal bacteria levels without symptoms of a bladder infection -- is recommended by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in an updated guideline in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "As t......
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Training Artificial Intelligence With Artificial Xrays

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Artificial intelligence (AI) holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics. But before clinicians can harness the power of AI to identify conditions in images such as X-rays, they have to 'teach' the algorithms what to look for. Identifying rare pathologies i......
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Cancer Mortality Rates Would Plummet More Than 20 Percent If Everyone Had Access To Quality Care

Jul 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
There's already a hint of this happening with the implementation of the health law and the expansion of Medicaid. When patients have access to preventive medicine and screenings, cancer can be caught earlier, improving the chance of a better outcome. In other public health news: medical research, diabetes, anti-depressants, incarceration and the mentally ill, Alzheimer's, and telehealth....
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The Lack Of Medical Device Security -- Accidents Waiting To Happen

Jul 12, 2018 , Forbes
Whether it’s one of those cases where the truth is stranger than fiction is a matter of opinion, but one thing’s for sure, the network security gurus who relentlessly preach the inevitability of being hacked are consistently proven...
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Smart bandage prototype monitors wound, delivers medication

Jul 12, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
A team of researchers from Tufts University, Harvard Medical School, and Purdue University, have presented academia’s latest take on the smart bandage. Recently described in the journal Small, the novel wound dressing is flexible, monitors the wearer’s wound in real time, and can administer a drug either on demand or in accordance to individual treatment...
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Pediatrician Bob Sears Punished For Questionable Vaccine Exemption

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
"Dr Bob" Sears, known for promoting a non-evidence-based vaccination schedule contrary to the CDC schedule, has been sanctioned by California's Medical...
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Is healthcare capturing the right data?

Jul 11, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Matt Menning, data products director at the American Medical Association, speaks about an initiative at the industry group to create a framework for physicians to capture and organize data from remote monitoring devices to drive...
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Trump Administration Resumes Approving Young Doctor Visas

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
The Trump administration has resumed issuing visas to allow international medical graduates into U.S. residency programs after a delay – and some denials – of allowing these doctors-in-training into the...
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Physician burnout a key driver of medical errors

Jul 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Burned-out doctors are more likely to make major medical errors, regardless of workplace safety measures, new research shows....
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