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CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? AI can predict if COVID-19 patients will need ventilators
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Featured Reviews: Behavioural activation therapy for depression
How well does behavioural activation therapy work for depression in adults?  And what about the effects of this treatment on depression for adults with long‐term physical conditions? Two new Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence.Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in people, activities, and things that were once enjoyable. Treatments for depression include psychological therapies (talking therapies). Two reviews recently published byCochrane Common Mental Disordersfocus on a type of psychological therapy called behavioural a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Top White House Official Joins Baker In Boston For Beth Israel Tour
BOSTON (CBS) – A top White House official was in Boston Friday to get a closer look at the coronavirus response in Massachusetts. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Governor Charlie Baker to tour the hospital’s COVID-19 test kit assembly areas and learn more about the research there. “There is no better place in this country to come learn about what’s going on with respect to COVID, with respect to treatments, with respect to testing, with respective vaccines, with respect to care, than right here and we really appreciate your being with us today,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Events Health Healthcare Status Politics Syndicated Local Alex Azar Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Charlie Baker Coronavirus Source Type: news

Consider the Promises and Challenges of Medical Image Analyses Using Machine Learning
Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
Source: MDDI - June 2, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Partha S. Anbil and Michael T. Ricci Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Double-contrast technique could boost MRI for cancer
A new double-contrast MRI technique in development could help the modality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes ISMRM annual meeting goes virtual MRI illuminates neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 MRI could help predict efficacy of stem cell therapy
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep learning approach for diabetes prediction using PIMA Indian dataset
ConclusionThe outcome of the study confirms that DL provides the best results with the most promising extracted features. DL achieves the accuracy of 98.07% which can be used for further development of the automatic prognosis tool. The accuracy of the DL approach can further be enhanced by including the omics data for prediction of the onset of the disease.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - April 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Facebook Makes Its Healthcare Debut
Cristin Moran, CEO of Growth Science, said it best last week at MD&M Minneapolis when she said almost every industry is interested in healthcare. We've already seen Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google make power moves in healthcare, so it should come as no surprise that Facebook has now made its healthcare debut. The social media giant announced this week that it is developing products and partnerships aimed at connecting people with healthcare resources, starting with a new Preventive Health tool for U.S. consumers. Facebook said it is working with U.S. health organizations to offer the new tool, which is...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

The Director of the NIH Lays Out His Vision of the Future of Medical Science
Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving human health. Many of today’s health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for basic science. In large part because of fundamental research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which traces its roots to 1887, Americans are living longer, healthier lives. Life expectancy for a baby born in the U.S. has risen from 47 years in 1900 to more than 78 years today. Among the advances that have helped to make this possible are a 70% decline in the U.S. death rate from cardiovascular disease ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Francis S. Collins Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Age Well with Smart HealthTech
America is going gray. According to U.S. Census data, in 2030 even the youngest Baby Boomers will have reached 65, and older Americans will make up 21 percent of the population. That’s up from 15 percent today. By 2060, nearly a quarter of Americans will be at least 65 and a half million will reach age 100. These changing demographics give urgency to the concept of “aging in place.” Nobody wants to lose their independence, but that’s the reality for many who are forced from their homes by cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes or other chron...
Source: MDDI - August 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Stephanie Van Ness Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Screening mammography beyond breast cancer: breast arterial calcifications as a sex-specific biomarker of cardiovascular risk
ConclusionsThere is a strong rationale for mammography to become a dual test for breast cancer screening and CV disease prevention. However, robust and automated quantification methods are needed for a deeper insight on the association between BAC and CV disease, to stratifying CV risk and define personalized preventive actions.Graphical abstract
Source: European Journal of Radiology - August 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Use of Machine Learning for Prediction of Patient Risk of Postoperative Complications After Liver, Pancreatic, and Colorectal Surgery
ConclusionMachine learning was used to develop an algorithm that accurately predicted patient risk of developing complications following liver, pancreatic, or colorectal surgery. The algorithm had very  good predictive ability to predict specific complications and demonstrated superiority over other established methods.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - August 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The usefulness of case studies in a Virtual Clinical Environment (VCE) multimedia courseware in nursing.
Authors: Bonito SR Abstract Clinical practicum is a major component in nursing education. Students are able to apply their classroom learning to the actual care setting. The clinical practicum setting must provide an authentic environment where students can maximize learning opportunities and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitude in caring for patients. Herein lies the challenge. The real world setting and timing may not be enough for students to learn the many complex tasks demanded as course outcomes and expected competencies. The purpose of this study was to describe the usefulness of using multimedia case...
Source: Journal of Medical Investigation - May 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Invest Source Type: research

Sex Difference of Radiation Response in Occupational and Accidental Exposure
Conclusion and Outlook This review summarizes the data from major human studies on the health risks of radiation exposure and shows that sex can potentially influence the prolonged response to radiation exposure (Figure 1 and Tables 1, 2). These data suggest that long-term radiosensitivity in females is higher than that in males who receive a comparable dose of radiation. Our analysis of the literature agrees with the conclusions of the recent report on the Biological effects of ionizing radiation (BEIR VII) published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), United States (National Research Council, 2006). The B...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - May 2, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

A Novel Deep Neural Network Model for Multi-Label Chronic Disease Prediction
Conclusions concludes this work along with future work. Dataset and Data Preprocessing In the work, we mainly focus on multiple chronic disease classification. It can be formulated into a multi-label classification problem. There are three common chronic diseases are selected from the physical examination records: hypertension (H), diabetes (D), and fatty liver (FL). In the experiments, the physical examination datasets are collected from a local medical center, which contain 110,300 physical examination records from about 80,000 anonymous patients (Li et al., 2017a,b). Sixty-two feature items are selected from over 100...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - April 23, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Modifiable Lifestyle Factors and Cognitive Function in Older People: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study
Conclusions: Lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, sleep, and social activity appear to be associated with cognitive function among older people. Physical activity and appropriate durations of sleep and conversation are important for cognitive function. Introduction Dementia is a major public health issue worldwide, with a serious burden for patients, caregivers, and society, as well as substantial economic impacts (1). Although the prevalence of late-life cognitive impairment and dementia are expected to increase in future, effective disease-modifying treatments are currently unavailable. Therefore, unders...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - April 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia Increase Frailty Syndrome in the Elderly
Conclusions World population is aging and the increase in life expectancy is often unhealthy. In particular, musculoskeletal aging, which leads to sarcopenia and osteoporosis, has several causes such as changes in body composition, inflammation, and hormonal imbalance. Sarcopenia, osteoporosis, and more frequently, sarcopenic obesity are commonly associated with aging and frequently closely linked each other, often leading to the development of a frailty syndrome. Frailty syndrome favors an increased risk of loss function in daily activities, for cardiovascular diseases, cancers, falls, and mortality. As the number of eld...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - April 23, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Shengui Sansheng San Ameliorates Cerebral Energy Deficiency via Citrate Cycle After Ischemic Stroke
Conclusion In summary, SSS extraction significantly ameliorates cerebral energy metabolism via boosting citrate cycle, which mainly embodies the enhancements of blood glucose concentration, glucose and lactate transportation and glucose utilization, as well as the regulations of relative enzymes activities in citrate cycle. These ameliorations ultimately resulted in numerous ATP yield after stroke, which improved neurological function and infarcted volume. Collectively, it suggests that SSS extraction has exerted advantageous effect in the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Ethics Statement All animal operations were accor...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - April 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Tailored Approach to Regulating AI-Based Medical Devices
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is making the most of his final week at the agency. In the month that has passed since Gottlieb rattled the medical device industry with news of his impending resignation, the commissioner has issued 18 public statements pertaining to nearly all corners of the agency's realm, from food, tobacco, and cosmetics to drugs and devices. Friday is Gottlieb's last day on the job. On Tuesday, Gottlieb said the agency will consider a new regulatory framework for reviewing medical devices that use advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. AI has been making headlines in medtech for a whi...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news

Singapore firm, Stanford team up on AI for liver cancer
Genomic medicine company Lucence Diagnostics has launched a joint effort with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI New PET tracer could aid melanoma detection AI could bring ultralow-dose imaging to amyloid PET AI may help in fight against gadolinium deposition Machine learning can predict stroke treatment outcomes
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Automatic Segmentation of Left Ventricle from Cardiac MRI via Deep Learning and Region Constrained Dynamic Programming
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Hu Huaifei, Ning Pan, Jiayu Wang, Tailang Yin, Renzhen YeAbstractSegmentation of the left ventricle from cardiac magnetic resonance images (MRI) is an essential step to quantitatively analyze global and regional cardiac function. The aim of this study is to develop a novel and robust algorithm which can improve the accuracy of automatic left ventricle segmentation on short-axis cardiac MRI. The database used in this study are 900 cardiac MRI cases from Hubei Cancer Hospital. Three key techniques are developed in this segmentation algorithm:...
Source: Neurocomputing - February 16, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 111: A Review on a Deep Learning Perspective in Brain Cancer Classification
uca Saba Jasjit S. Suri A World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 2018 report has recently shown that mortality rate due to brain or central nervous system (CNS) cancer is the highest in the Asian continent. It is of critical importance that cancer be detected earlier so that many of these lives can be saved. Cancer grading is an important aspect for targeted therapy. As cancer diagnosis is highly invasive, time consuming and expensive, there is an immediate requirement to develop a non-invasive, cost-effective and efficient tools for brain cancer characterization and grade estimation. Brain scans using magnetic resonanc...
Source: Cancers - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gopal S. Tandel Mainak Biswas Omprakash G. Kakde Ashish Tiwari Harman S. Suri Monica Turk John R. Laird Christopher K. Kwaku A. Annabel A. Ankrah N. N. Khanna B. K. Madhusudhan Luca Saba Jasjit S. Suri Tags: Review Source Type: research

Korean JLK Inspection launches AI-powered imaging diag system
Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer̵...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Software / IT jlkinspection Source Type: news

10 New Year ’s Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

10 New Year's Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Ultrasound imaging gauges muscle tightness after stroke
Ultrasound strain imaging can be an effective tool for assessing poststroke...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Upstate showcases services, expertise, offers health screenings at New York State Fair, beginning Aug. 22
On Aug. 31 Upstate will present a 15-foot tall brain that fairgoers can walk through to learn what happens to the brain during a traumatic injury, stroke or concussion.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Cancer Pediatrics Patient Care Research Stroke Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Thinking small for big possibilities
A Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student combines immunology and nanotechnology to pursue treatments for brain cancer and stroke.? Von Roemeling is participating in biomedical research on brain cancer and stroke as part of Mayo Clinic?s?Cancer Nanotechnology and Tumor Immunology Laboratory. Christina von Roemeling is a graduate student. What she?s learning is research, [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and free expo access.   1. Muc...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

April 2018
Building Social Bonds : Connections That Promote Well-Being Tick Tock: Your Body Clocks : Understanding Your Daily Rhythms Surgery May Help More People After Stroke Learn About Obesity and Cancer Risk Healthy Teeth, Gums, and Mouths
Source: NIH News in Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other hu...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Scogland Tags: Software Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses again...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers ’ hearts
A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine.Thefindings are published in  Journal of the American Heart Association,  the open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.Unlike cigarettes, e-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, have no combustion or tobacco. Instead, these electronic, handheld devices deliver nicotine with flavoring and other chemicals in a vapor rather than smoke.“While e-cigarettes typically deliver fewer carcinogens than are found in the tar of tobacco cigarette ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

June 2014
Managing Asthma : Learn To Breathe Easier Protect Your Tendons : Preventing the Pain of Tendinitis Patient ’s Own Cells Helped Fight Cancer Videos and Eye Health Resources for Kids Know Stroke
Source: NIH News in Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping up with Amanda: Life after brain surgery
In most ways, Amanda LePage is just like any other rambunctious fourth grader. She loves school, dance class, playing basketball and keeping up with her twin sister Macy and older brother Nathan. Sometimes it just takes her a little longer to do these everyday things. That’s because Amanda has been through a lot in her short nine years. Amanda was just 5 months old when she was brought by helicopter to Boston Children’s Hospital for a hemorrhage in her brain from an intracranial aneurysm, a type of vascular malformation. Despite long odds, Amanda survived two life-saving brain surgeries and a massive stroke that left ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Dr. Caroline Robson Dr. Craig McClain Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Peter Manley Hydrocephalus low-grade glioma pediatric stroke Source Type: news

A father ’s hope for his son’s life
Juan and Fredy in 2017. Juan was looking forward to having his son, Fredy, 14, finally come home to live with him. The teenager had been living under the care of his grandmother since he was a toddler. But on that long-awaited homecoming day, Juan was quickly jarred from feeling great joy to grave concern. “When I saw his face, one side looked very different from the other and his lip was swollen,” says Juan. “He admitted right away that his face had been hurting.” Juan remembered that the last time he’d seen his son — more than one year ago — Fredy’s face had looked slightly different then too. But whateve...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Reza Rahbar Dr. Salim Afshar interventional radiology juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma tumor Source Type: news

With a nudge from their wives, three longtime friends get vasectomies in solidarity
Paul Diaz, Basilio Santangelo and John Lambrechts had shared a lot of memorable experiences in their decades of friendship, but going to the doctor to all get vasectomies was one they never expected.The three — each married with two children — had decided with their wives that they didn’t want to continue growing their families. After a pregnancy false alarm, Diaz and his wife, Lisa, agreed that they were happy with their two girls. Lisa brought up the idea of Paul getting a vasectomy, but there wa s a problem.“Like most men,” Diaz said, “I don’t like going to the doctor. I don’t like going to the dentist. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Getting Social in the Real World
Although it would be facetious to say that social media has reached a tipping point into ubiquity, it is only relatively recently that it has been used by pharma to collect and analyze patient data. This use of social media may only be in its infancy but as a quick and inexpensive way to gather large-scale, real-world data it is growing rapidly.Technology always outstrips the glacial pace that industry moves at, but this ‘sudden’ move creates a sharp learning curve for many pharma companies. Issues around regulation and resources will hinder some, while others will fail to see the value of ‘social health’.Popular s...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danielle Barron Source Type: news

The Best Instagram Accounts For Runners
There’s just something about running that commands our attention.  Perhaps it’s the way marathoners look when they’re crossing the finishing line or how runners make a challenging sport look so easy. It could also be the promise of the runner’s high, which is the sense of euphoria people feel after logging the first few miles. Additionally, research shows that running ― even just 10 minutes, five days a week ― can reduce the risk of stroke, arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol and possibly some cancers.  If all of that isn’t convincing enough, we’ve got some visuals f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term daily drinking linked to stiffening of the arteries in men
Conclusion This prospective cohort study aimed to look at the relationship between long-term alcohol patterns and stiffness of the arteries as a potential indicator of cardiovascular health. The researchers found men who were stable heavy drinkers had stiffer arteries compared with stable moderate drinkers. Male former drinkers also had increasingly stiffer arteries over the following four to five years compared with consistent moderate drinkers. There were no significant findings seen for women at all. But this study does have limitations: This type of study is not able to prove drinking causes stiffness of the arter...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

On National Wear Red Day, Let's Empower Women To Know Their Numbers To Help Reduce Heart Disease
Today is National Wear Red Day, an opportunity to splash this vibrant color into your wardrobe as a declaration of your support for women with heart disease and stroke. Doing so will link you in solidarity with Americans everywhere, including TV personalities across the networks and around the country. The tribute even extends to buildings and landmarks that will be bathed in red light. We hope each glimpse is a reminder of the toll that heart disease takes, not just on the victims but also on the survivors left without a mother or a daughter, a wife or a friend, a colleague or a neighbor, or any other key roles in our liv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A machine learning approach to measure and monitor physical activity in children
Publication date: 8 March 2017 Source:Neurocomputing, Volume 228 Author(s): Paul Fergus, Abir J. Hussain, John Hearty, Stuart Fairclough, Lynne Boddy, Kelly Mackintosh, Gareth Stratton, Nicky Ridgers, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Ahmed J. Aljaaf, Jenet Lunn The growing trend of obesity and overweight worldwide has reached epidemic proportions with one third of the global population now considered obese. This is having a significant medical impact on children and adults who are at risk of developing osteoarthritis, coronary heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancers, respiratory problems, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
Source: Neurocomputing - January 16, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

High blood pressure: Why me?
“I go to the gym, and I never add salt. So why do I have high blood pressure?” Despite its astonishing prevalence of one in three Americans, many people struggle with the diagnosis of high blood pressure, or hypertension. It’s worth exploring why, because being an active participant in your care is crucial for optimal blood pressure control. Certain features make any diagnosis easier to accept: First, people are more likely to accept a diagnosis if they have symptoms. A person with cough and fever will believe a diagnosis of pneumonia. But someone who feels fine would not. Next, people more readily accept a diagnosi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naomi D. L. Fisher, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Health care Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Prevention Screening high blood pressure Source Type: news

An Unusual Cause Of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke: Trousseau's Syndrome From Gastric Cancer (P4.231)
CONCLUSIONS: Trousseau’s Syndrome must be considered in those presenting with recurrent strokes with an otherwise negative embolic work up especially in the elderly and those with cancer risk factors. It must prompt the clinician to look for an associated malignancy.Disclosure: Dr. JADEJA has nothing to disclose. Dr. Johnson has nothing to disclose. Dr. Soetanto has nothing to disclose. Dr. Nalleballe has nothing to disclose. Dr. DeNiro has nothing to disclose. Dr. Qureshi has nothing to disclose. Dr. Graber has received personal compensation for activities with Stemedica Inc., Novocure Inc., and Biogen Idec.
Source: Neurology - April 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Jadeja, N., Johnson, J., Soetanto, A., Nalleballe, K., DeNiro, L., Qureshi, I., Graber, J. Tags: Neuro-oncology: Paraneoplastic Disorders Source Type: research