Pain management plays a crucial role in the perceived success of personalised therapies...
- Opioids: a healthcare crisis decades in the making
- UK Sees High Proportion of CLL Cases at Advanced Stages
- Artificial Intelligence system predicts life expectancy to aid palliative care
- Baptist Health South Florida, Cota partner for cancer research
- Is the world ready for the next global disease epidemic?
Severe flu season could lead to more myocardial infarctions
A January study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that respiratory infections are associated with a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI). The researchers reported that MI incidence was 5.17 times greater during the week after infection with influenza A, while it was 10.11 times greater in the week after influenza B infection. These findings are especially relevant given the particularly devastating flu season in the US.
St Jude Children’s hospital to develop $412m research centre
St Jude Children's Research Hospital in the US is set to develop a $412m advanced research centre in a bid to boost discovery and scientific breakthroughs.
Opioids: a healthcare crisis decades in the making
Pain management plays a crucial role in the perceived success of personalised therapies among many patients.
UK Sees High Proportion of CLL Cases at Advanced Stages
The percentage of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cases diagnosed at later stages of the Binet staging criteria is much higher in the UK than in other markets. In most of the seven major markets (7MM: US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Canada), over half of the CLL cases were diagnosed at stage A in 2015, while only 16% or less were diagnosed at stage C. In the UK, however, only 25% of CLL cases were diagnosed at stage A and nearly 30% were diagnosed at stage C. Figure 1 shows the proportion of CLL cases by stage at diagnosis in the 7MM in 2015.
Hensel bags $140m contract to build Hawaii State Hospital
Hensel Phelps Construction Company has been awarded a $140m contract by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) in Hawaii to design and construct a new forensic psychiatric facility for the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, Honolulu.
Artificial Intelligence system predicts life expectancy to aid palliative care
Researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University have combined deep learning and Electronic Health Record (EHR) data with the aim of dramatically improving palliative care for people with terminal conditions.
Baptist Health South Florida, Cota partner for cancer research
US-based Baptist Health South Florida has partnered with healthcare data and analytics company Cota to help build precision medicine and research programmes at the new Miami Cancer Institute.
Is the world ready for the next global disease epidemic?
Ease and frequency of international travel have made the world one big contagion hub. Global epidemics are a very real threat and with that comes the need to anticipate and prepare for the next major disease outbreak.
Incidence of age-related macular degeneration higher in women than men
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition that is characterised by the gradual deterioration of the macula, which is the area of the retina responsible for central vision.