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August 2019

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Most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes
23 August 2019 A study published in JAMA Network Open has found that the majority...

Listening to the patient voice can improve care for patients undergoing heart surgery
22 August 2019 Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in...

Sturrock report advisory group to tackle bullying in NHS Scotland
06 August 2019 In response to a review led by John Sturrock QC into allegations of...

Lords launch new inquiry into healthy ageing
05 August 2019 The UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked...

July 2019

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MRI scans could predict multiple sclerosis (MS) disability
24 July 2019 New research published today in Brain states that early MRI scans of...

Beyond finding a gene
23 July 2019 Families living with rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received...

Improving care quality for hospitalised socially at-risk patients
15 July 2019 Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalised patients with...

Scientists say multiple sclerosis could be diagnosed by a breath test in the future
05 July 2019 A new study aims to show how multiple sclerosis (MS) could in future...

Personalised medicine software vulnerability uncovered
04 July 2019 A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis...

Bradford Teaching Hospitals breaks new ground by creating role tasked with taking AI innovations from the labs to wards
02 July 2019

New large-scale project on medicinal cannabis
01 July 2019 Drug Science, an independent, science-led drugs charity, is launching...

June 2019

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New report finds 9 out of 10 liver disease patients diagnosed in A & E will die within a year
25 June 2019 The British Liver Trust is calling for urgent action as figures in their...

Whole genome sequencing can demonstrate transmission of bacterial strain
25 June 2019 Researchers have used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to show the...

GDPR: challenges for research
20 June 2019 Scientific journals and funding bodies often demand researchers to...

3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding
20 June 2019 Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with varying degrees of...

MSPs vote on organ donation opt-out regulation
11 June 2019 A move to an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in Scotland is to be...

Rudeness in operating room poses threat to patient safety
11 June 2019 Incivility in the operating room is a potential threat

Glasgow leading the way in reducing medicine’s gender gap
05 June 2019 Glasgow is leading the way in closing medicine’s gender gap, thanks to a...

EWMA 2019 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-7 June 2019
05 June 2019 The EWMA 2019 Conference is organised in cooperation with the...

May 2019

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Increase in mumps cases in England
29 May 2019 In light of new data which demonstrates that the cases of mumps has...

Weekly pharmacy visits improve patient adherence
28 May 2019 Elderly patients with heart failure who see a pharmacist once a week are...

Big data provides new insights into sepsis subtypes
21 May 2019 Similarly to cancer, sepsis consists of many conditions with varying...

'Smart' insulin could prevent hypoglycaemia during diabetes treatment
21 May 2019

Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years
14 May 2019 Deaths from heart and circulatory diseases among people under 75 are on...

Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting early death or heart attack
14 May 2019 Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart...

April 2019

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Patients given unprecedented to imaging
25 April 2019 A network that connects every NHS acute hospital in England is...

Mice Reveal 38 New Genes Involved in Hearing Loss
24 April 2019 Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a...

AI radiology roadmap published
23 April 2019 A research roadmap has just been published in the journal Radiology,...

Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment
23 April 2019 Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating types of cancer, with...

Novel strategy to hit 'reset button' for disease-causing genetic duplications
11 April 2019 Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed...

New tool gauges rural, older adults' knowledge of Alzheimer's disease
09 April 2019 Many older adults live in ethnically diverse rural settings where they face...

New guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on medicinal cannabis
08 April 2019 A clinical review, published at the end of last week in the BMJ, provides...

Uncovering the female bias in lupus
06 April 2019 The autoimmune disease lupus, which can cause fatigue, a facial rash,...

Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
05 April 2019 In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists...

February 2019

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UK Department of Health ramps up no-deal Brexit preparations
27 February 2019 Amidst continued uncertainty surrounding the exact terms of UK’s exit...

Vitamin D deficiency may cause cognitive decline
26 February 2019 Vitamin D deficiency may weaken supportive scaffolding in the brain...

New research shows that heavy smoking can damage vision
19 February 2019 Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, according to...

The challenges of wearables for healthcare
19 February 2019 There is not only growing usage of wearables more generally but also...

Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds
15 February 2019 A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the...

Researchers develop new non-invasive imaging technique to assess cardiovascular risk
14 February 2019 Researchers in Switzerland have developed a non-invasive technique...

Simulator to show how cataract surgery can improve vision
11 February 2019 Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed...

Significant improvement in breast cancer survival rates over past three decades
11 February 2019 Recent estimates from the US indicate that since 1989, hundreds of...

Exercise is your best defence against the dangers of hidden fat
04 February 2019 Visceral fat is known to be a risk factor for a number of diseases but...

Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
04 February 2019 New study finds that cancer rates are increasing, and are related to...

January 2019

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Australia’s My Health Record gets support from Ethnic Communities
31 January 2019 Australia’s My Health Record has come under a large amount of...

Precision cancer treatment in dogs
30 January 2019 In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of...

NHS App begins public rollout across England following successful testing
25 January 2019 NHS England has announced that the NHS app, which will allow patients to...

New low-cost test for oesophageal cancer
25 January 2019 A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

Blood test detects Alzheimer's damage before symptoms
22 January 2019 A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on...

Royal College's Hope Foundation Announces Grants Awards
22 January 2019 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow's HOPE Foundation...

NIH’s stem cell-based AMD therapy ready for first human trial
18 January 2019 Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that are...

Innovations transforming the lives of the disability community
17 January 2019 Changes to the disability benefits system have caused huge hardship to...

AI tool scans tumour shape to detect aggressive ovarian cancer
16 January 2019 A team at The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK have created...

NHS at ‘fever pitch’
14 January 2019 The latest NHS performance statistics show that A&E attendances were...

August 2018

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Difficile measures
22 August 2018 A missed diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection can cost a...

December 2017

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Image problem – the CERN EndoTOFPET-US project
09 December 2017 Because pancreatic cancer is nearly always detected at a late stage, there...

October 2017

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Good things come in small packages
28 October 2017 Cancer patients are now benefitting from super-microsurgery that can help...

July 2017

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Out of the shadows: breast cancer mortality in the Middle East
04 July 2017 Death rates from breast cancer in the UAE are falling but many women in...

October 2016

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Reducing radiation dose for paediatric CT
25 October 2016 Radiation dose, always a concern in CT, is particularly risky for...

Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers
25 October 2016 The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it...

November 2015

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EWMA 2016 Conference announced
10 November 2015 The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) has announced that the...

October 2015

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Tim Kelsey to say farewell to NHS technology community at EHI Live 2015
26 October 2015 Departing NHS England patient and information director to deliver...

February 2015

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Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells
03 February 2015 New fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may revolutionise the way...

FDA approves drug to treat binge eating disorder
03 February 2015 A new drug that treats moderate-to severe binge eating disorder (BED)...

January 2015

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Report finds growth in UK childhood obesity is slowing
30 January 2015 A study by researchers at King's College London has found that...

Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue
29 January 2015 A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by...

New research reveals antibiotics could help treat cancer
28 January 2015 A researcher inspired by a conversation with his young child has discovered...

NICE unveils guidelines to improve asthma diagnosis accuracy
28 January 2015 A draft guideline released by NICE suggests spirometry should be used as...

First liquid-biopsy lung cancer companion diagnostic registered
13 January 2015 The CE-IVD marking of a new liquid biopsy-based companion diagnostic,...

November 2014

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New nanoparticles perform MRI and fluorescent imaging
19 November 2014 IT chemists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have...

October 2014

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Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers
31 October 2014 The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it...

August 2014

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Lasers and sound waves offer skin cancer breakthrough
12 August 2014 A handheld device that that may change the way doctors treat and...

DNA analysis tool speeds up cancer diagnosis
06 August 2014 A newly developed nanoscale imaging tool will enable researchers...

Nanoparticle boost for cancer diagnosis
01 August 2014 Self-assembling nanoparticles developed by researchers at Imperial...

Anti-cancer drug tracks its own success in tackling tumours
01 August 2014 Asian scientists have developed an anti-cancer drug able to demonstrate...

Sight and smell test hope for early Alzheimer’s detection
01 August 2014 Changes in the way the eyes and nose work might indicate the onset...

July 2014

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San Diego Health System advances minimally invasive brain surgery
24 July 2014 Neurosurgeons have performed highly complex brain surgery to remove...

Noninvasive imaging analysis promises better cancer patient care
04 July 2014 Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their...

June 2014

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MRI-guided laser procedure may offer alternative to epilepsy surgery
03 June 2014 A minimally invasive laser procedure performed under MRI guidance...

April 2014

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UK NHS announces e-referrals live date
25 April 2014 The NHS e-referral service will go live in November this year, the UK...

March 2014

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NHS trust to deploy EPR system in developing countries
28 March 2014 An open source electronic patient record system developed at Moorfields...

US research reveals potential of protein nanoprobes
19 March 2014 Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley...

February 2014

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Rapid detection for eye diseases
24 February 2014 Scanning the patient's retina in seconds, a new...

US task force highlights benefits of BRCA testing
21 February 2014 The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published a...

Reducing radiation dose for paediatric CT
19 February 2014 Radiation dose, always a concern in CT, is particularly risky for...

New MRI scan for blood cancer
18 February 2014 A new type of MRI scan could present hope for myeloma sufferers, a...

The end of the stethoscope?
17 February 2014 As point-of-care ultrasound devices become more accurate, the future of...

January 2014

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Silicon membrane could help miniaturise diagnostic devices
02 January 2014 Miniaturisation is critical in the diagnostic market, particularly...

Global lab automation market poised to grow
02 January 2014 The worldwide lab automation market is expected to reach $4.2 billion...

Better allergy detection from Siemens
02 January 2014 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has announced improvements to...

Urine test could detect blood clots
02 January 2014 In October 2013, a study in the journal ACS Nano revealed that a simple...

The jury’s out on new TB test
02 January 2014 There is a new diagnostic test for tuberculosis, but, while it's faster...

November 2013

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New test for detecting BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations
11 November 2013 A new test has been developed for detecting mutations in the BRCA1 and...

Growth in Chinese ultrasound market
08 November 2013 China's ultrasound market is predicted to surge more than 60% within the...

New way to cut radiation exposure in children who require repeat CT scans
08 November 2013 Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore have found...

Global medical imaging market continues to grow
08 November 2013 The global medical imaging device market is expected to exceed $49 billion...

Promising new PET/MRI technology improves diagnostic confidence
08 November 2013 A new form of imaging - PET combined with MRI - shows promise for...

Most powerful MRI scanner in the world nears completion
08 November 2013 The world's most powerful MRI scanner is edging closer to...

Smartphone microscope launched
08 November 2013 A simple smartphone device could help physicians determine the...

September 2013

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US rollout for Durafiber Ag
13 September 2013 Smith & Nephew has announced that its Durafiber Ag dressing will soon...

ZOLL to exhibit advanced resuscitation devices at ENA
12 September 2013 ZOLL Medical Corporation's portfolio of advanced resuscitation and...

August 2013

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Apology for Clostridium difficile infection control failures
13 August 2013 Health officials have apologised for the substandard infection...



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