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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 10, 2017

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How WiFi could monitor sleep disorders Monitoring sleep disorders could be as easy as measuring the radio waves around a patient through WiFi, according to new research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital. Traditionally, physicians measure sleep disorders through electrodes or other sensors attached to a patient. The new method, however, is a device that uses an advanced artificial intelligence algorithm that analyzes radio signals surrounding a patient and translates those signals into the light, deep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep stages. Read more 4. AdvaMed goes social with anti-medtech tax ad The Advanced Medical Technology Assn. is unleashing the latest ad in a social media campaign aimed at winning more legislative support for a repeal of the medical device tax, hoping to sway Congress members during the August recess. The apparent demise last month of Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and replace it with their own version of healthcare reform, which would have done away with the medtech tax, has the industry casting ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: depression happiness psychology self improvement depressed pickthebrain stressed Source Type: blogs
The significance of breastfeeding on sleep patterns during the first 48 hours postpartum for first time mothers. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Oct 12;:1-5 Authors: Hughes O, Mohamad MM, Doyle P, Burke G Abstract Postpartum women sleep less during the early days following delivery. Long-term sleep disturbance and fatigue can have significant implications for physical and mental health, relationships, employment and parental competence. Most studies focus on the quality and quantity of maternal sleep between weeks one and six postpartum. We explored sleep patterns and reasons for wakefulness of first-ti...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prerequisites of sleep problems among a traumatized population, and assess the underlying mechanisms of sleep problems following trauma. METHOD: The current study investigated 187 flood victims from 5 makeshift shelters in...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
U.K. researchers used functional MRI (fMRI) to determine that the psychoactive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression fMRI scans may help choose depression treatment strategy fMRI shows emotional areas of brain fMRI predicts response to antipsychotic medications
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion This study describes what makes the subgroup of pain patients most affected by their pain special according to associated factors and comorbidity We found that they were distinguished by a high degree of psychiatric comorbidity, low physical functioning and extreme levels of symptom preoccupation/hypervigilance. Many severe symptoms additional to pain (e.g. depression/anxiety, tiredness, disturbed sleep, lack of concentration, constipation) were reported. The group seems hypervigilant, overwhelmed with a multitude of different symptoms on a high severity level. Implications When treating this complex group, the ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Abstract Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) significantly interferes with usual functioning because of the distressing sense of physical, emotional, and cognitive exhaustion. Assessment of CRF is important and should be performed during the initial cancer diagnosis, throughout cancer treatment, and after treatment using a fatigue scoring scale (mild-severe). The general approach to CRF management applies to cancer survivors at all fatigue levels and includes education, counseling, and other strategies. Nonpharmacologic interventions include psychosocial interventions, exercise, yoga, physically based therapy, dietary ma...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Talk therapy may help relieve menopause-related sleep problems and depression, a new study suggests.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionOur study suggests that somatic and psychological discomfort symptoms are associated with HRQOL. The main factors related to HRQOL vary according to age and large prospective studies and clinical trials are needed to clarify the association between specific symptoms and HRQOL according to the age.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
In conclusion, caregiving has a negative impact on mental health worldwide with possibly greater effects in HICs. Given the growing contribution of caregivers in long-term care, interventions and policies to alleviate the mental health burden of caregivers are urgently needed to maintain sustainable and effective care practices.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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