Innovative CareView app provides patient data on 7 conditions related to 40% of ED visits

Doctors at Indiana University Health hospitals now have faster, easier access to information about the patients they are treating in the emergency department. The CareView app, created in a partnership among Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, provides clinicians with only the most relevant information from a patient’s medical history related […]

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Experts can tell what type of dementia a patient has by how they WALK

Scientists claim they can tell what type of dementia a patient has by the way they WALK Researchers found that people with Lewy body dementia walk differently  They change their walking steps more – varying step time and length  Scientists at the University of Newcastle analysed the walk of 110 people  Scientists can tell what type of dementia a patient has […]

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Smartphones could transform patient care, finds study

Remote monitoring using smartphone apps could transform the medical care of patients with long-term health conditions, according to new research led by University of Manchester scientists. The study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis provides the strongest evidence yet that smartphone technology could make best use of doctors’ and patients’ time when the data are integrated into the NHS. The study […]

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Proposed gene therapy for a heart arrhythmia, based on models made from patient cells

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients’ abnormal heart rhythms in a dish, and then suppressing the arrhythmia with gene therapy in a mouse model. Their work, published in two papers in the July 30 print issue of the journal Circulation, opens the possibility of developing single-dose […]

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Sports playbook helps doctors predict cancer patient outcomes

In this season of global soccer competitions and hotly contested political primaries, bookies and pundits are scouring every evolving scrap of information and sifting through mountains of data in an effort to predict the outcome of the next game or election. These predictions can change on a dime, however, based on a player’s poor pass or a candidate’s stellar debate […]

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'London patient' second patient in nearly 12 years appeared to be cured of H.I.V.: report

FILE: A technician picks up a test tube filled with blood. (HIV.gov) A man known only as the "London patient" appeared to be cured of H.I.V., making him the second known patient in nearly 12 years, giving scientists new hope that an eventual cure is possible, reports said Monday. The "London patient" who was infected with H.I.V. and suffered from Hodgkin's lymphoma, received a bone […]

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Patient at Philadelphia hospital cleared of Ebola

Ebola scare over in Philadelphia: Hospital patient cleared of the disease after being quarantined An unidentified patient was tested for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania The patient ‘met the criteria’ for Ebola exposure, but no more details were released There is an ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Congo The patient may have traveled […]

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AI-powered stethoscope can spot pneumonia without a doctor

Re-inventing the stethoscope: AI-powered tool can spot pneumonia by listening to how a patient BREATHES (and it’s 87% accurate) The stethoscope was designed by scientists from Johns Hopkins University, US It uses noise-filtering technology so it can be used in any environment And its software is based on a database of around 1,500 people’s lung sounds  Developers hope the device […]

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Emotional video shows 13-year-old cancer patient finishing chemo

Emotional video shows 13-year-old cancer patient crying as he rings the hospital bell to celebrate going into remission after gruelling chemotherapy George Harrison, from Doncaster, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma He needed surgery to remove the cancer and lost his hair during chemotherapy His parents initially thought he had food poisoning when he fell ill in the spring Charlotte Harrison, […]

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