Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

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Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

March 10, 2014 4:29 pm by | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Tex. — Health technology startups shone this year at South by Southwest Interactive. Pedicab bikers raved about TumorPaint (the inventor of the “molecular flashlight” delivered a rousing talk), and Misfit Wearables piqued…


Musicians On Call planning to expand to hospitals and hospices nationwide

Musicians On Call planning to expand to hospitals and hospices nationwide

July 19, 2014 4:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Musicians On Call, a nonprofit providing live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressively expand to other major cities across the U.S. next year.


Men’s health study explores link between depression and prostate cancer outcomes

Men’s health study explores link between depression and prostate cancer outcomes

July 18, 2014 4:43 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Depression may be source of disparities in the treatment men get for prostate cancer, according to a new study. In the analysis, older men who…



Florida Medicaid adds a new plan tailored for people with mental illness

Florida Medicaid adds a new plan tailored for people with mental illness

July 7, 2014 11:05 am by | 0 Comments

Seeking to improve care and lower costs, Florida this month became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental illnesses, such as…


In rural SC, telepsychiatry cuts wait times for mental health exams from 4 days to 10 hours

In rural SC, telepsychiatry cuts wait times for mental health exams from 4 days to 10 hours

June 27, 2014 9:41 am by | 0 Comments

When emergency room patients are deemed “a danger to themselves or others,” every state requires hospitals to hold them until a psychiatrist conducts a face-to-face evaluation to decide whether it…


Could negative self-image be a downside of early disease detection?

Could negative self-image be a downside of early disease detection?

June 17, 2014 5:06 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who don’t know they have health problems rate their own health as good, according to a new study, but their self-image worsens when they’re…


PTSD medication from Tonix Pharmaceuticals gets FDA go-ahead for clinical trials

PTSD medication from Tonix Pharmaceuticals gets FDA go-ahead for clinical trials

June 12, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

Tonix Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical product development and commercialisation company, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Investigational New Drug application to develop TNX-102 SL,…


Researchers: Doctors should talk to teens with diabetes about mental health at every check up

Researchers: Doctors should talk to teens with diabetes about mental health at every check up

June 10, 2014 2:43 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the years after being diagnosed with diabetes, adolescents struggling with social and psychological burdens of managing the disease are likely to do a worse…



Drug regulators in Europe expand approval of schizophrenia medication for adolescents

Drug regulators in Europe expand approval of schizophrenia medication for adolescents

June 4, 2014 3:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Belgian Janssen-Cilag International NV, part of US Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), said Wednesday that the European Commission (EC) had licensed an extended indication for Invega (paliperidone ER), an oral atypical…


Advocates fear Medicaid expansion puts some state-funded mental health services in jeopardy

Advocates fear Medicaid expansion puts some state-funded mental health services in jeopardy

May 30, 2014 10:01 am by | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act is expected to save Michigan hundreds of millions of dollars annually in mental health costs, but there’s a growing dispute over whether the money should be…


California killing spree prompts training to help police recognize warning signs of mental illness

California killing spree prompts training to help police recognize warning signs of mental illness

May 29, 2014 11:26 am by | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California lawmakers urged swift action on Wednesday to better train law enforcement officials to recognize and deal with mental illness after last week’s bloody rampage in…


New research links being bullied as a child to increased inflammation later in life

New research links being bullied as a child to increased inflammation later in life

May 13, 2014 9:08 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers already know that many kids who are bullied appear to suffer socially, psychologically and even physically years later. According to a new study, the…


Janssen files NDAs for long-acting antipsychotic drug to treat schizoaffective disorder

Janssen files NDAs for long-acting antipsychotic drug to treat schizoaffective disorder

May 12, 2014 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, part of US Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), said Tuesday it had filed supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) with the US FDA for Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) for…


Police training for some Connecticut cops includes mental health 101

Police training for some Connecticut cops includes mental health 101

May 9, 2014 7:40 am by | 0 Comments

How do you tell the difference between someone who needs to be taken to jail and someone who needs to be taken to the hospital? That’s a big concern in…


Pentagon study: Troops still have bigger risk of suicide than dying in combat

Pentagon study: Troops still have bigger risk of suicide than dying in combat

April 26, 2014 11:28 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Suicides among active duty U.S. forces fell 18 percent in 2013 from a peak in 2012 but climbed among reserve forces, the Pentagon said on Friday as it unveiled figures showing suicide still far outpaced combat deaths among U.S. m…


AbilTo gets $6M to keep you happy, even when you’re not healthy

AbilTo gets $6M to keep you happy, even when you’re not healthy

March 18, 2014 5:30 pm by | 0 Comments

In digital health circles, the term “mental health” is out and “digital behavioral health” is in. A New York-based startup called AbilTo is among the most well-funded in that group….