Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

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Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

July 24, 2014 6:20 am by | 0 Comments

For all of the interesting applications for 3D printing in healthcare, its potential for pediatrics is the most compelling. It offers a way for medical devices to be customized for…


Following the demographics, P&G gets back into the adult diaper business

Following the demographics, P&G gets back into the adult diaper business

July 24, 2014 6:13 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s easy to talk about Baby Boomers and how America is getting older, but nothing makes that demographic shift clearer than diaper sales. The Wall Street Journal reported last week…


Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

July 24, 2014 5:36 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hispanic Americans make up the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcare professionals need to better understand their unique heart health risks in…



More Americans have personal doctors, fewer struggle to pay for healthcare: Obamacare study

More Americans have personal doctors, fewer struggle to pay for healthcare: Obamacare study

July 24, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to…


Study suggests a simple way to identify risk for a second stroke: Take a pulse reading

Study suggests a simple way to identify risk for a second stroke: Take a pulse reading

July 24, 2014 1:59 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Stroke patients and their families can be taught to monitor the patient’s pulse and detect irregular heartbeats that might lead to another stroke, according to…


Point-of-care apps: How docs can make the most of eight minutes

Point-of-care apps: How docs can make the most of eight minutes

July 24, 2014 12:28 pm by | 0 Comments

Eight minutes. That’s approximately how long new doctors spend face-to-face with patients today. In those precious eight minutes, doctors have a laundry list of tasks to accomplish: convey patient’s condition,…


Antibiotics in livestock feed tied to antibiotic resistance in humans, committee confirms

Antibiotics in livestock feed tied to antibiotic resistance in humans, committee confirms

July 24, 2014 12:08 pm by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A White House advisory committee is expected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock being fed antibiotics when it issues its report in…


Kaiser report: Support structure for enrollment in insurance exchanges is surprisingly strong

Kaiser report: Support structure for enrollment in insurance exchanges is surprisingly strong

July 24, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation details the many efforts to enroll people into health plans offered through state and federal health insurance marketplaces, offering a snapshot of…



Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

July 24, 2014 5:15 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile technologies are rapidly being applied to the healthcare setting, but a recent development in Cameroon is thought to be a first “medical tablet” on the African continent. Arthur Zang,…


Bill Clinton: AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

Bill Clinton: AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

July 23, 2014 5:37 pm by | 0 Comments

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former…


Analysis: Moms using nicotine patches during pregnancy tied to increased ADHD risk in kids

Analysis: Moms using nicotine patches during pregnancy tied to increased ADHD risk in kids

July 23, 2014 4:51 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a higher chance of the child having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests women who use…


The stereotype that pregnancy drives surgeons-to-be out of residency isn’t true, study finds

The stereotype that pregnancy drives surgeons-to-be out of residency isn’t true, study finds

July 23, 2014 4:23 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of those training programs. Researchers led by…


Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor contracts the virus

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor contracts the virus

July 23, 2014 2:35 pm by | 0 Comments

FREETOWN (Reuters) – The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as…


ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

July 23, 2014 2:06 pm by | 1 Comments

Conventional wisdom is that the federal subsidies that help people buy insurance through state and federal exchanges will survive the current court ruling against them. However, the review by the…


New Yorker cartoonist’s book puts a humorous spin on the taboo challenges of senior care

New Yorker cartoonist’s book puts a humorous spin on the taboo challenges of senior care

July 23, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous for her deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, is now touching a chord with the “sandwich generation” with her…


S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

July 23, 2014 12:46 pm by | 0 Comments

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the…