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More meat inspectors are needed following Russell Hume scandal, says UNISON
Responding to the news today (Monday) that the meat supplier Russell Hume, which is under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has gone into administration, UNISON head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Job losses are never good news for the individuals concerned, but what happened at Russell Hume made the company’s position untenable. “This crisis in the UK’s meat supplies, following the discovery at the cutting plant in Birmingham, is clear evidence that meat inspections are not happening frequently enough. “The hygiene failures came to light ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release food standards agency local government meat hygiene meat inspectors Source Type: news

Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing
Even with ear protection, increased acoustic noise from a 3-tesla MRI scan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI stroke data set released by USC research team
(University of Southern California) A USC-led team has compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast which patients will respond to various rehabilitation therapies and personalize treatment plans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rare find from the deep sea
(University of Bonn) Dumbo octopuses live at a depth of thousands of meters in the oceans. A rare spectacle now provides further insight: a scientist filmed a dumbo octopus hatching from its egg. Based on these video and MRI scans of the internal organs, researchers from the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the University of Bonn, the University Hospital M ü nster, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution document a surprising similarity of the hatchling with adult animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week,he deals with the effects of airport scanners, allergies chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reconstruction of vehicle-human crash accident and injury analysis based on 3D laser scanning, multi-rigid-body reconstruction and optimized genetic algorithm - Sun J, Wang T, Li ZD, Shao Y, Zhang ZY, Feng H, Zou DH, Chen YJ.
OBJECTIVES: To reconstruct a vehicle-bicycle-cyclist crash accident and analyse the injuries using 3D laser scanning technology, multi-rigid-body dynamics and optimized genetic algorithm, and to provide biomechanical basis for the forensic identification o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Biometrics is giving identities to 'invisible' citizens without ID
More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash
Great Ormond Street Hospital had said it would return money donated by the Presidents Club charity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How biometrics is being used to give 'invisible' citizens identities
More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Oks First Blood Based Concussion Detection Test
A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 10...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Simpleware ScanIP
represents software for converting 3D image data (MRI, CT, micro-CT...) into models suitable for CAD, CAE, and 3D Printing applications in Orthopaedics.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Products News Source Type: news

Positive outlook on life 'slows down ageing of the brain'
Researchers at Northwestern University were stunned when they carried out research on 'super agers', who had dementia tangles on brain scans but seemed not to be affected by the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline
With the aid of diffusion-tensor MR imaging (DTI-MRI), researchers from the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science' DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI may predict cognitive impairment in fighters DTI-MRI sheds light on Parkinson's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Blood-Based Concussion Detection Test
A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 10...
Source: MDDI - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

FDA clears software using AI to evaluate CT scans for stroke
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said this week it won approval from the FDA for its LVO Stroke platform designed to analyze computed tomography results and notify providers of potential strokes, touting it as the first such system to win FDA clearance. The company’s LVO Stroke platform is designed using deep learning and connects to a hospital CT scanner to alert stroke specialists that a suspected LVO stroke has been identified, with the ability to send radiological images directly to the physician’s phones. “Timely LVO stroke identification and transfer to a specialist hospital that ...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news

Attivo Networks receives validation from BD for BOTsink cybersecurity solution
[Image courtesy of Blogtrepreneur on Flickr, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]Attivo Networks recently announced that it has received validation through a BD Product Security Partner Program for its BOTsink cybersecurity deception solution when used with BD devices. The company recently expanded its IOT portfolio and the BD collaboration will allow for improved detection capabilities against cyber threats that impact medical devices. The deception-based threat detection in the BOTsink features decoys and lures that misdirect potential attackers from production assets. Through the collaboration, BOTsink decoys will provide ...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Health Information Technology Attivo Networks BD Cybersecurity MedTech Source Type: news

Banyan Biomarkers wins 1st FDA nod for concussion blood test
Banyan Biomarkers this week won FDA clearance for its Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator blood test designed to evaluate concussions in adults, making it the first such test of its kind to get a pass from the federal watchdog. Approval for the device came through the the FDA’s breakthrough devices program and took only six months to review, according to a release from the agency. Patients with suspected mild traumatic brain injuries are normally examined using a neurological scale followed by a computed tomography scan to detect brain tissue damage or intracranial lesions that could require treatment, but often do not hav...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Banyan Biomarkers Source Type: news

Donald Trump Has Coronary Calcium: Is That Helpful to Know? Donald Trump Has Coronary Calcium: Is That Helpful to Know?
A briefing on the President's health included the detail that he has a coronary artery calcium score of 98. Dr Mandrola questions whether Trump should have even had a calcium scan.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) has inked a distribution agreement with Rubin Medical to commercialize the medical device company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump, insulin cartridges and t:lock infusion sets in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. According to the terms of the deal, Rubin Medical is slated to perform all sales, marketing and customer training for Tandem’s devices. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

FT Health: Lessons from the Oxfam scandal
UK chief for Pasteur Institute, cognitive prosthetics, fighting diabetes via hip hop (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oxfam ’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift
A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down from a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Logan AbassiBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 2018 (IPS)Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The Oxfam reports c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?
Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intraoral Scanners in Dentistry Intraoral Scanners in Dentistry
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using optical impressions in dentistry, compared to conventional impressions? This review examines the applications and limitations of this technology.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan
Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Pur épecha from about 900ADArchaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an unprecedented rate.The approach, known as light detection and ranging scanning (lidar) involves directing a rapid succession of laser pulses at the ground from an aircraft.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis in Austin Tags: Archaeology Mapping technologies Mexico Science Americas World news Technology Source Type: news

How GE is Helping Olympians Go for the Gold
Olympic athletes know that tracking every possible metric can go a long way toward winning the gold. At this year’s games, GE Healthcare has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to debut a new analytics tool that works to track a variety of different metrics, from vital signs and nutritional data to environmental conditions sport-specific information. The new platform, known as the Athlete Management Solution (AMS), can also provide imaging scans, venue data, and detailed medical history information on real-time dashboards that can be monitored by medical staff to provide personalized treatme...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xnFxq   pic.twitter.com/srv921peN7
FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xnFxq  pic.twitter.com/srv921peN7 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries
(CHICAGO) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval won’t immediately change how patients with suspected concussions or other brain trauma are treated. But Wednesday’s green light by the Food and Drug Administration “is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology,” said Michael Mc...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'
Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Pur épecha from about 900ADArchaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an unprecedented rate.The approach, known as light detection and ranging scanning (lidar) involves directing a rapid succession of laser pulses at the ground from an aircraft.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis in Austin Tags: Archaeology Mapping technologies Mexico Science Americas World news Technology Source Type: news

Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Inside One Couple ’s Experimental Treatment to Battle Alzheimer’s Disease
JoAnn Wooding is staring intently at the clear liquid dripping from a dark brown IV bag into her husband Peter’s arm. “Please be the drug, please be the drug,” she says. Married for more than 50 years, the Woodings are among the more than 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. But instead of accepting the slow descent into memory loss, confusion and dementia, Peter–who has the disease–could be among the first to successfully stop that decline from happening. Peter, 77, is one of the 2,700 people around the world who are expect...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussion
Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease radiation exposure to patients, according to the FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy
In the effort to reduce noise in MRI scans, a variety of new technologies have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI These go to 11: MRI suites and acoustics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Innate receptor sees cancer growth factor
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

FDA Clears Software to Notify Specialists When CT Scan Suggests Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence jumps ahead of standard review to mobilize team (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Video game trains people with schizophrenia to block verbal hallucinations
A small study  recently published in Translational Psychiatry showed that people living with schizophrenia could use a video game paired with an MRI scanner to curb verbal hallucinations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator may help reduce the need for CT scans and radiation exposure for patients suspected of having mild TBI.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

HeartFlow closes $240m Series E
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beh...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news

Blood Test for Concussion OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Helps inform management, including decision on whether CT scan is indicated (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For one early adopter, CAR T therapy means 18 months cancer-free and counting
For as long as he can remember, Josh Feldman has eagerly embraced the latest technology.Decades ago, his family was the first one on the block with a VCR. Years later, when television went hi-def, he acquired a big-screen TV and signed up for HD service.So after he was diagnosed with lymphoma, it was only natural that Feldman was driven to join clinical trials for a promising new treatment. He would become one of the first UCLA Health patients to receive CAR T therapy. When nothing else worked, the treatment beat back cancer and filled his life with new hope.“Years ago, while doing my own reading after my diagnosis, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh   pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI
FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh  pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults
; new quick testing option to help reduce need for CT scans, radiation exposure for patients (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment
Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Blood Test to Evaluate Potential Concussions Approved
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test designed to help doctors evaluate whether a suspected brain injury is a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Traditional concussion evaluation includes a CT scan of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Oral Health, Primary Care, and Health Literacy: Considerations for Health Professional Practice, Education and Policy (2017)
Paper reports on an environmental scan commissioned by the National Academies to explore ways in which health literacy principles and practices can promote effective integration of oral health and primary care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Observed Among Healthy Individuals
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

French retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall
PARIS (Reuters) - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain scan and artificial intelligence could help predict whether OCD will improve with treatment
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships and quality of life. OCD is most commonly treated with medication and a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy does not help everyone with OCD, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.Now, UCLA researchers have developed a way t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news