Research Desk

Jul 15, 2019

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said. The researchers also adjusted for several confounding cancer risk factors, including age, sex, educational level, family history, smoking, and physical activity levels.

Jul 15, 2019

Emergency room and hospital physicians commonly prescribed opioids to almost 30% of gout patients as a treatment for acute attacks. Hospital physicians overlooking other effective treatments could add to the opioid crisis.

Jul 14, 2019

Surgery to attach functioning nerves plus physical therapy helped tetraplegic patients grasp, pinch, and open and close their hands, study finds.

Jul 12, 2019

The CMS has now proposed to cancel a rule that was issued under Obama Administration. The rule required states to develop and submit an access monitoring review program every three years. The CMS plans to replace  ongoing reviews with a more complete and outcomes-driven approach to monitor beneficiary access across delivery systems.

Jul 12, 2019

A new federal rule that will allow health care workers to refuse to provide medical care based on religious or moral grounds will go into effect in November instead of July as initially scheduled. The new rule will permit health care workers, as well as billing staff and receptionists, to file a complaint with the office if they are forced to participate in abortions, gender confirmation surgeries, assisted suicide and any other medical care that violates their moral or religious grounds.

 

Jul 12, 2019

Novel material may prevent one of the costliest and most prevalent bacterial diseases in the world. A new study finds potent antibacterial capabilities in new dental restoratives or filling materials.

Jul 12, 2019

There is increasing evidence that immune-related adverse events in some patients such as those with advanced melanoma may be associated with improved clinical outcomes. Study backs the necessity for supportive care approaches that allow the patient quality of life, as well as immunotherapy dose intensity, to be maintained.

Jul 12, 2019

In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. First and foremost, such experiences activate the amygdala. In order for the brain to function properly, the siren must also be switched off again. For this, a restful REM sleep turns out to be essential.

Jul 11, 2019

A new survey from Sage Growth Partners and Docent Health found that consumer experience has now become a  growing priority for healthcare executives and is on top-of-mind for many while they plan the second half of 2019. For this the organizations are using an array of technology, including telephone calls (93%), EHRs (90%) and patient portals (83%).

Jul 10, 2019

According to a new report by Transparency Market Research, Pediatric health care products and service market is projected to expand at a rate of 4.5% and 5.5% from 2018 to 2026. The reason behind it is said to be the rise in disorders and diseases among children which will lead to high drug demand. The report further added that allergy and respiratory segment will likely have a major hold in the market by 2026.