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6589 Articles Matching "medical"

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Surprise! Fixing Surprise Medical Bills Is Harder Than it Looks

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the efforts to curb “surprise” medical bills to patients who inadvertently get out-of-network care; a look at where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on health; and the Trump administration’s efforts to end HIV in the U.S. Also, Rovner interviews Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is leaving his job in early April....
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Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors?

Mar 21, 2019 , WebMD
In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical...
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Harvard researchers say certain ADHD medications may increase risk of psychosis

Mar 21, 2019 , CNBC Health
Certain medications commonly used to treat ADHD in teens and young adults may increase their risk of psychosis, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean...
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Medical data firm Diaceutics announces AIM float with expected £53m valuation

Mar 21, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Funds will be used to acquire more data sets and develop AI...
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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Study Finds Test Of Protein Levels In The Eye A Potential Predictor Of (Future) Alzheimer's Disease

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to con......
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Gives Patients A Dose Of Virtual Reality

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is offering its pediatric patients an escape from potentially painful or uncomfortable procedures and to relieve anxiety to create a positive experience. In an effort to reduce stress and......
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State Highlights: Baltimore Mayor Leaves Hospital Board After Profit-Making Concerns Raised; ‘Dehumanizing’ Medical Care At N.Y. Jail Haunts Physician

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, New York, Texas, Kansas, Connecticut, California, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and...
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Contraception App Claims It’s 99 Percent Effective, But Questions About How To Even Test That Rate Remain Unanswered

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The app gives users a window of about 11 to 13 days during which they should use a condom or another birth control method to prevent pregnancy. Although a new study shows that it can be effective if used correctly, that data assumes the people who don't respond aren't pregnant, which is an underlying obstacle to proving efficacy on apps like these. In other public health news: the microbiome, broken heart syndrome, depression treatments, pre-term births, fish oil, medical marijuana and heart...
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Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder, study finds

Mar 20, 2019 , CNN Health
Legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, continues to spread across the globe even as the possible health risks (or benefits) are not fully known. Case in point, according to new research, people who use cannabis daily, as well as those who use high-potency weed, may be three times more likely to develop psychotic disorder than never-users....
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Where Pharma Has Failed To Offer Hope For Alzheimer’s Treatment, Medical Devices Have Shown Promise

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A new study shows that a combination of lights and buzzing activate cells to start cleaning up the brain of mice who have Alzheimer's, stimulating activity throughout many parts of the brain....
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Mayo Clinic taps Giblib to digitize medical education, create new content

Mar 19, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The deal involves videos of medical lectures as well as surgical...
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Israel-based Theranica raises $35M in series B funding

Mar 19, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC. All existing investors of the company – Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa – participated in the round. What they...
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FDA Orders European Seller Of Online Abortion Pills To Immediately Cease Delivery To U.S. Customers

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The FDA says the "unapproved new drugs pose an inherent risk to consumers." In other news on abortion: Tennessee judge rebuked for denying a women on house arrest to travel to get an abortion; Indiana takes steps toward allowing nurses and physician assistants to object to playing role in abortion procedure; and Maine governor wants to allow medical professionals besides doctors to be able to provide the...
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Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk Of Dementia In Patients With A-Fib And Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new research finds that it may be a good idea for those who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and heart disease. In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, r......
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Listen: Reporter Describes Breakdowns In Electronic Medical Records

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
KHN senior correspondent Fred Schulte describes a KHN-Fortune investigation into the massive push to track and share patient health care...
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Not all health videos have to be scientifically complex

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A simple Mayo Clinic clip about how adult coloring can ease stress can be as well received as segments on severe illnesses and surgical breakthroughs. There’s the ‘ease factor,’ too. It’s time to look beyond kidney transplants and cardiac conditions. Think crayons. Mayo Clinic may be recognized for its medical breakthroughs and leadership in health […] The post Not all health videos have to be scientifically complex appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Amazon takes another step into the medical space by accepting pre-tax health spending accounts

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Health experts say it's a smart move for Amazon, as it gets deeper into the health and medical...
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Why Millions Of Women Are Suffering In Silence With Costochondritis, A 'Forgotten' Condition

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Peter Askes PT, cert. MDT, CST and founder of the American Rib Pain Institute, recently published a book for patients with costochondritis. After three years of medical literature research, Mr. Askes concludes that many questions about the disorder remain unanswered and unaddressed by the medical co......
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3 reasons you should enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Show off your expertise by March 8 and save $50 per entry. If you’re not entering awards programs already, you should be. A healthy competitive ego requires that you brag a little bit. Why wait to show off your impressive work? Organizations like the American Medical Association, Topgolf, World Wildlife Fund, LG and Aflac, haven’t […] The post 3 reasons you should enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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