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Microtechnology industry more eager to invest

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Graphic: Diagram of development in European microtechnology industry [24/03/2015] The European microtechnology industry has recently been more eager to invest than in previous years. In the annual economic data survey, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network has conducted in February 2015, almost a third of the participating companies stated that they have invested more in 2014 than in the year before. Microtechnology industry more eager to invest - Read more

UK regulation of total hip replacement devices

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Photo: The ball segment of a hip replacement device [13/03/2015] A new study from the University of Warwick is calling for more UK compulsory regulation of devices used in hip replacements to reduce the need for further traumatic and expensive surgery.UK regulation of total hip replacement devices - Read more

How tablets and smartphones strain joints and muscles

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Photo: Man wearing a black suit with red light dots [12/03/2015] Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner which muscles and joints are put under particular strain when using IT devices.How tablets and smartphones strain joints and muscles - Read more

Twitter predicts health insurance marketplace enrollment

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Graphic: A hash under the magnifying glass [10/03/2015] An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplaces. This points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinion and provides a way for marketplaces to quickly identify enrollment changes and emerging issues.Twitter predicts health insurance marketplace enrollment - Read more

EDCs: annual costs exceed €150 billion

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Photo: A lot of blue plastic bottles [09/03/2015] A new economic analysis found exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential.EDCs: annual costs exceed €150 billion - Read more

Ultrasensitive test for peanut allergies

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Photo: a pile of peanuts [02/03/2015] With an estimated three million people in the United States allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, having a more precise and reliable allergy test could prevent hospitalizations and allow for better monitoring of individuals suffering from peanut allergies.Ultrasensitive test for peanut allergies - Read more

MRI: DVD helps patients to prepare

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Photo: Woman during an MRI scan [19/02/2015] A DVD designed to help people prepare for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, including guidance on how to relax, led to more successful scans. The patients receiving the DVD also felt less anxious during the scan says a paper published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.MRI: DVD helps patients to prepare - Read more

Engineered insulin could offer better diabetes control

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Photo: Insulin shot in front of sugar cubes [12/02/2015] MIT engineers hope to improve treatment for diabetes patients with a new type of engineered insulin. In tests in mice, the researchers showed that their modified insulin can circulate in the bloodstream for at least 10 hours. This could eliminate the need for patients to repeatedly monitor their blood sugar levels and inject insulin throughout the day.Engineered insulin could offer better diabetes control - Read more

Communication is key to Emergency Department success

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Photo: Three paramedics talking [30/01/2015] The high-risk, rapidly changing nature of hospital Emergency Departments creates an environment where stress levels and staff burnout rates are high, but researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified the secret sauce that helps many emergency clinicians flourish - communication.Communication is key to Emergency Department success - Read more

Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care

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Graphic: Stent is placed inside a blood vessel [28/01/2015] Cardiothoracic surgeons have long played a central role in the care of patients with aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that in the past was treated only with open surgery or medicines.Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care - Read more

 
 

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