Medical bills financially burden almost half of cardiovascular disease patients

Over 45 percent of adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients suffer financial hardship related to their medical bills, including many who cannot pay their medical bills at all, according to a cardiovascular medicine and society paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ASCVD is the leading cause of death in the United States and the disease […]

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Medical dogs could sniff out a TEASPOON of sugar in two swimming pools

Medical alert dogs can detect odours as dilute as a TEASPOON of sugar in two Olympic-sized swimming pools The charity Medical Detection Dogs claims the animals are better than sensors It says they are our ‘best defence’ in early diagnosis of serious illnesses Dogs are believed to be able to smell cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes and malaria They do it by […]

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Maryland regulators: Is medical marijuana effective for treating opioid addiction? Answer: It’s complicated

As opioid overdose deaths continued to mount in Maryland last year, state lawmakers asked medical marijuana regulators to determine whether cannabis could be effective at treating addiction to heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone. The answer—not really—was submitted to the General Assembly this week by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. “A comprehensive review of existing medical literature shows that there is no […]

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Law professor suggests a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems

University of Michigan professor W. Nicholson Price, who also has affiliations with Harvard Law School and the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, suggests in a Focus piece published in Science Translational Medicine, that the time has come to set up a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems. He claims that the medical community is already facing […]

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Harvard Medical School receives ‘transformational’ gift

Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school’s 236-year history. The gift announced Thursday is from Len Blavatnik and the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Officials say the gift will allow the medical school to accelerate research and develop new tools to diagnose, prevent and treat disease. Dean George Daley called it a […]

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Medical cannabis is available on the NHS from TODAY

Medical cannabis is available on the NHS from TODAY following a landmark move by the Government Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the change to the law last month  Cannabis products will only be prescribed by specialists on a case-by-case basis And they will only be considered when all other treatments have been exhausted Comes after epileptic boy Billy Caldwell was […]

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