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16 Jul 2018

APPLE UPDATES APP ALLOWING PATIENTS TO SEE HEALTH RECORDS ON THEIR IPHONE

  Apple has updated the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app to make it easy for consumers

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16 Jul 2018

STUDY SHOWS RESULTS CHANGING WHITE FAT INTO BROWN FAT FOR EASIER WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity results from excess white fat storage, making it difficult to treat because the effectiveness of diet, exercise, and systemic anti-obesity agents is limited, and in the latter case may cause serious side effects. As a result, researchers are investigating innovative strategies for localized delivery of fat burning compounds via

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16 Jul 2018

WHY IS IT STILL TAKING SO LONG TO BUILD A STUDY?

  By Nick O’Brien The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development released its 2017 eClinical Landscape Study (outsourcing-pharma.com/Article/2017/10/12/Clinical-trial-database-tribulations-stunt-trial-timelines) late last year, and among the results is a troubling statistic. Companies conducting clinical trials are taking an average of 68 days to build their studies, with 77 percent of survey respondents

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16 Jul 2018

JEFF SOINSKI INTERVIEW WITH MEDGADGET: AVINGER MAKES P.A.D. TREATMENT SAFER WITH REAL-TIME INTRAVASCULAR IMAGING

  By Michael Batista Peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.), a circulatory condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the extremities, is projected to affect more than 21 million patients in the United States by 2020. Common treatments include balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, stenting and bypass, all of which require physicians

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16 Jul 2018

TOP U.K. SURGEON CALLS FOR NEW PROCEDURES TO UNDERGO CLINICAL TRIALS IN ENGLAND

  Prof Derek Alderson, MD and the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the benefits of surgical innovations in the United Kingdom must “absolutely, unequivocally” be backed by evidence, either through randomised controlled trials or official registries designed to track patient outcomes. The move would bring surgical innovation

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