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President and advisory panel zero in on combating antibiotic resistance

President Barack ObamaPresident Obama is cracking down on so-called superbugs, those that cause deadly antibiotic-resistant infections, with an executive order that will establish a task force to combat the problem. The move coincides with a new report ... [Published FiercePharma - 42 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

New Product News, Executive Forum And AHCA CEO Keynote Highlight American HealthTech Symposium 2014

SOURCE American HealthTechAHT Hosts Symposium 2014 in Dallas from September 22-25JACKSON, Miss.This year's program lineup reflects the confidence and energy of an industry that has adapted to a changing healthcare landscape in the United StatesAHT President ... [Published 19 Action News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

HHS underwrites development of low cost portable ventilators

The will sponsor the advanced development of a next-generation portable ventilator to help fill the need for portable, low-cost, user-friendly and flexible ventilators in a pandemic or other public health emergency.The new ventilator will be developed ... [Published Healthcare Finance News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Lawmakers back app developers' plea for clearer, updated HIPAA regulations

App developers asked, and lawmakers responded — Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) has answered app developers' requests for more transparent and updated HIPAA regulations by asking HHS to work more closely with the burgeoning mobile industry.Earlier this week, ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - 2 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Blood Test Can Diagnose Major Depression

Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have developed a blood test that can deliver an objective diagnosis of major depressive disorder, as well as predict which adult patients will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).According to the developers, ... [Published Pharmacy Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Siemens’ SOMATOM Scope CT system receives FDA approval

Siemens Healthcare has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner, SOMATOM Scope.The SOMATOM Scope is available in two configurations, Scope and Scope Power.It can be used for radiology ... [Published Medical Devices Business Review - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

IOM calls for pay for end-of-life planning

Physicians should be compensated for counseling patients on end-of-life planning, according to recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, and the health care delivery and payment system should... ... [Published Oncology Report - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

Sunscreen Innovation Act Passes: What Does it Mean?

The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition applauded the U.S. Senate's unanimous passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) on Sept. 17, 2014. This passage follows the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's approval ... [Published Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 14 reports

HealthCare.gov Security Fixes Promised

CMS Administrator Pledges Completion by Nov. 15CMS Administrator Marilyn TavennerThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will carry out 28 recommendations made by a government watch-dog agency to improve the security of HealthCare.gov before the ... [Published Government Info Security - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 6 reports

Apple's HealthKit delayed over bugs

by Apple delays today's launch of its "revolutionary" HealthKit mobile health and fitness program after finding that prevent it from working with other apps.Apple's  (NSDQ: AAPL ) latest iOS 8 operating system hit the market this week, but it's missing ... [Published MassDevice - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 3 reports

St. Jude receives CE mark and FDA approvals for new OPTIS Integrated System

Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical has received CE mark and FDA approvals for its new OPTIS Integrated System.The system will be used to advance non-surgical procedure, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which has been developed to eliminate ... [Published Medical Devices Business Review - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 14 reports

Healthcare.gov remains vulnerable to security threats, GAO finds

Healthcare.gov is not secure. Increased and unnecessary risks to its security remain, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services has failed to implement and address security issues, a new report finds.The Government Accountability Office notes ... [Published BenefitNews.com - Sep 17 2014]

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"Our early findings suggest that commercially-available ultrasound microbubbles, combined with a standard chemotherapy drug, may prolong survival in pancreatic cancer patients" according to Dr...
...now has treatment options in several classes of diabetes medications: orals, GLPs and insulin," said Enrique Conterno, president, Lilly Diabetes. "Trulicity will help grow the GLP-1 receptor agonist class as a new choice for adults with type 2 diabetes."
...sufferers there seems to be a higher deposition of metals, such as iron, in the brain and specifically in areas important to movement," Okun said. "Some experts believe that this metal deposition may place patients at risk for diseases like Parkinson's."

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