Genomic & Biopharma News

Study reveals impact of Medicaid expansion on emergency department visits
States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014, while the share of emergency department visits by the uninsured decreased by 5.3 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 10:07:49

Six in ten mothers criticized about parenting skills, new report finds
Some mommy-shaming "wars" become national news headlines. Actress Reese Witherspoon was recently food-shamed for feeding her toddler cinnamon buns for breakfast. Critics were quick to judge model Coco Rocho for giving her baby formula.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 09:20:03

Woodford invests in Big Pharma-backed dementia fund
Neil Woodford has invested in the Big Pharma-backed Dementia Discovery Fund. The investment gives the DDF its first financial investor and as much as £15 million ($19 million) more to funnel into the discovery and development of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-19 09:01:32

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery
Patients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, according to a series of studies conducted by University of Alberta researchers at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 08:58:46

ESCAPE-NET created to search for sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments
A European network has been created to find sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 08:39:56

Researchers show effective oral treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are treated for around six months with the standard anti-rheumatic agent methotrexate, to which many patients respond very well.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 08:31:12

Novel smartphone app can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency services
A novel smartphone application has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency services arrive. Each minute increases the chance of survival by 10%.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 08:23:51

Forget patient-centric models that don’t work. Let's talk social centricity, say researchers
It’s time to move past patient centricity to social centricity. That was the message from inVentiv Health and GSW at Cannes Lions Health, where they presented a more holistic perspective that includes everything from family and friends to cultural norms.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-19 08:08:39

Study finds factors linked to hospital discharge against medical advice
A new study has found that certain factors are linked with a person's decision to leave the hospital against the advice of his or her care provider.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-19 08:01:00