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27-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Physiotherapy could be done at home using Virtual Reality
University of Warwick

Current Physiotherapy techniques require patients to complete exercises at home, which doesn’t include much guidance

Released: 7-Jan-2020 8:30 AM EST
Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A risk-management program set up in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to curb improper prescribing of extended-release and long-acting opioids may not have been effective because of shortcomings in the program’s design and execution, according to a paper from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website
University of Chicago Medical Center

The website Nursing Home Compare is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, however, a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

31-Dec-2019 8:30 AM EST
Having a Baby May Cost Some Families $4,500 Out-Of-Pocket
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One of the most expensive parts of having a baby may involve the birth itself, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring
Released: 23-Dec-2019 4:05 AM EST
NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed an advanced wireless technology that can detect microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.

12-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
Primary Care Declines in America
Harvard Medical School

National analysis reveals alarming decline in primary care use. Primary care is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care.

Newswise: Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
5-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
University of Vermont

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a “good” conversation about palliative care.

13-Nov-2019 7:20 AM EST
New Health Insurance Benefit at U-M Led to Increased Rates of IVF
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a new research letter appearing in JAMA detailing a first-of-its-kind study, the team compared the use of IVF among university employees before and after the addition of the insurance coverage benefit.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide
University of Chicago Medical Center

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.


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