health.10ztalk.comNIH Investigating Alcohol Companies' Funding of Study ⋆ health.10ztalk.comAn investigation has been launched into meetings between the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism staff and alcohol companies to discuss funding a study to assess the benefits of moderate drinking. The National Institutes of Health will determine if NIAAA staff violated federal policy against soliciting donations, and a panel of outside …1
health.10ztalk.comNeedle-Free ‘Tattoo’ May Help Make Diabetes Pain-Free ⋆ health.10ztalk.comImage Courtesy of UCSD For people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, the daily burden of pricking their finger to apply a drop of blood on a test strip is an obstacle to healthy diabetes management. But a new technology hopes to remove that painful finger prick with a blood sugar–sensing “temporary tattoo.” …1
www.health.harvard.edu6 simple tips to reduce your blood pressureMany women suddenly found themselves with a diagnosis of high blood pressure when the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90. Small strategies, such as watchin...
health.10ztalk.comThe Untapped Potential of Behavioral Medicine for Public Health Innovation ⋆ health.10ztalk.comA few weeks ago, I moderated a master lecture at the annual meeting for the Society of Behavioral Medicine featuring CEOs of three different digital health companies all leveraging behavioral medicine in different ways to both build their companies and improve health outcomes. There’s a longstanding misconception that industry and academia are like incompatible or …1
health.10ztalk.comPrimary Care Providers Wary, Optimistic About Genetic Testing ⋆ health.10ztalk.comA survey of primary care providers found that many doubt their own readiness to aid patients in understanding the results of genetic testing, but remain optimistic that this diagnostic tool will benefit patients, according to research published May 7 in Health Affairs. Among 488 primary care providers who responded to a survey, 74% agreed or …1
health.10ztalk.comRecurrence Rates After Lumpectomy Have Improved ⋆ health.10ztalk.comThanks to modern, multimodal breast cancer therapies, 5-year local recurrence rates following lumpectomy have dropped significantly, making breast-conserving surgery (BCS) an option for more patients with breast cancer, say researchers. A meta-analysis of data from nine legacy trials conducted by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology shows that the 5-year rate of local recurrence …1
techcrunch.comBrainQ raises $5.3M to treat neurological disorders with the help of AIBrainQ, an Israel-based startup that aims to help stroke victims and those with spinal cord injuries treat their injuries with the help of a personalized electromagnetic treatment protocol, today announced that it has raised a $5.3 million funding round on top of the $3.5 million the company previo…