» U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs, experts urge
22/11/20 14:46 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States' health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according t...

» COVID-19 patients survive in-hospital cardiac arrest at pre-pandemic rates
20/11/20 18:26 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Resuscitation and survival rates of hospitalized COVID-19 patients who've had cardiac arrest are much higher than earlier reports of near-zero; variation at the individual hospital level may have affected overall numbers

» Age is no barrier to successful weight loss
20/11/20 16:38 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Obese patients over the age of 60 can lose an equivalent amount of weight as younger people using only lifestyle changes, according to a new study that demonstrates that age is no barrier to losing weight.

» Artificial intelligence-based tool may help diagnose opioid addiction earlier
19/11/20 20:39 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers have used machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to develop a prediction model for the early diagnosis of opioid use disorder.

» Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia
19/11/20 20:39 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
To crack the mystery of what causes silent hypoxia, a condition when oxygen levels in the body are abnormally low, biomedical engineers used computer modeling to test out three different scenarios that help explain how and why the lungs ...

» Insights in the search for new antibiotics
19/11/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A collaborative research team published an opinion article that addresses the gap in the discovery of new antibiotics.

» Solving a mystery: How the TB bacterium develops rapid resistance to antibiotics
19/11/20 13:39 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
These slow growing bacteria have long puzzled TB researchers with their fairly rapid resistance to antibiotics. Researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree in exploring genetics, because the answer seems to lie in the epigenetic ...

» Social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic linked with high blood pressure
19/11/20 13:39 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A new study finds that lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase in high blood pressure among patients admitted to emergency.

» Early treatment with lorlatinib improves survival in some lung cancer patients
19/11/20 03:51 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A new study finds that an FDA-approved medication improved survival and prevented metastasis when used as first-line therapy in lung cancer patients with alterations in the ALK gene. Lorlatinib dramatically reduced spread of cancer to th...

» Early details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients
18/11/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Looking at six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique, researchers found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain as other patients who have suffered o...

» Technology lets clinicians objectively detect tinnitus for first time
18/11/20 19:16 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to objectively measure tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, according to a new study.

» Alzheimer's disease drug may help fight against antibiotic resistance
18/11/20 19:16 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
An experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment is proving effective at treating some of the most persistent, life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers have discovered that the drug called PBT2 is effective at disrupting ...

» Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer will save lives
18/11/20 00:26 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A scientific breakthrough has enabled experts to predict relapse in a common childhood cancer and means doctors can tailor treatment for each individual child and improve prognosis.

» Frugal science: A low-cost way to decontaminate PPE equipment
10/11/20 20:11 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers have devised a system for decontaminating N95 masks using off-the-shelf materials that can be purchased at a hardware store, combined with ultraviolet type C (UV-C) lights found in academic research and industrial facilities.

» Exoskeletons can reduce strain also in health care
10/11/20 18:27 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Wearable exoskeletons are increasingly being used in physically demanding jobs to support good ergonomics and augment muscular strength. In ground-breaking studies, exoskeleton vests were worn by nurses to discover how the new technology...

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