ACCC survey finds multiple threats to growth of cancer programs

At a time of unprecedented advances in the science of cancer, growing complexity in cancer treatments, and ongoing health policy fluctuation, the Association of Community Cancer Centers ninth annual Trending Now in Cancer Care survey reveals how cancer programs across the country are being impacted by pressure from turbulence in multiple sectors: payers, government, and … pročitajte više

New resource-based approach to improve HIV care in low- and middle-income countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives, according to an Essay published January 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Mark Tenforde of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and colleagues. Source: News … pročitajte više

Study evaluates first-ever Robotic Visualization System for neurosurgery

Operative microscopes have become fundamental to the success of modern neurosurgical and other surgical specialty procedures that they are requisite for a modern standard of care. Operative microscopes have become active platforms for the development of improved user-control interfaces and robotic systems. Source: News Medical,

INTEGRA Biosciences offers chance to win a VIAFLO 96/384 pipette

INTEGRA Biosciences is offering labs the chance to win a VIAFLO 96/384 pipette. Designed to simplify plate replication, plate reformatting or reservoir-to-plate transfers, the VIAFLO 96/384 allows labs without the space or budget for an expensive pipetting robot to increase the speed and throughput of routine tasks. Source: News Medical,

Bioethicists call for oversight of poorly regulated, consumer-grade neurotechnology products

The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses potential health risks to the public. Source: News Medical, … pročitajte više

Study: Over 5.6 million Americans exposed to high nitrate levels in drinking water

More than 5.6 million Americans are potentially exposed to nitrate in drinking water at levels that could cause health problems, according to a new study. In this first analysis of its kind, researchers found that water systems with higher nitrate levels also tend to serve communities with higher proportions of Hispanic residents. Source: News Medical, … pročitajte više

Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana

A population health study from IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute has identified striking socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior and in the receipt of cancer screening in the 34 Indiana counties with cancer death rates higher than the state’s average. Overall, the state of Indiana ranks high — 11th nationally — in cancer deaths. … pročitajte više

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy

Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first study of its kind. The placenta is one of the least understood human organs and it is notoriously difficult to study. This new research focused on analysing the placental mitochondria and it is … pročitajte više

New study shows physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in opioid overdose deaths

New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Network Open shows that increased marketing of opioid products to physicians — from consulting fees to free meals — is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the US. Source: EurekaAlert,