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Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the …

Holistic Medicine

UnitedHealthcare adds Apple Watch Series 3 to insurance discount program

U.S. health insurer UnitedHealthcare is adding the Apple Watch Series 3 to its Motion program, which lets people earn up to $1,000 per year off their …

Apple Watch

Super ants could help create next generation of antibiotics

<b>Ants are being recruited as soldiers in the human war against resistant superbugs.</b><p>Scientists have identified an ant species that make powerful …

Microbiology

AI is giving the entire medical field super powers

The field of medicine has, arguably, been more positively affected by modern deep learning techniques than any other industry. And, despite the unending deluge of panic-ridden articles declaring AI the path to apocalypse, we’re now living in a world where algorithms save lives every day. Welcome to …

Machine Learning

Teenage antidepressants 'doing more harm than good'

<b>A leading expert in psychiatric medication has said the growing prescription of antidepressants to teenagers is doing more harm than good.</b><p>Prof David Healy questioned why they were being given the medication when clinical trial results were so poor.<p>Last year, figures obtained by BBC Scotland showed …

This company will tell you which vitamins and supplements to take based on your DNA

Nutrigene believes your genes may hold the secret to what you might be missing in your diet. The company will send you tailor-made liquid vitamin supplements based on a lifestyle quiz and your DNA.<p>You fill out an assessment on the startup’s website, choose a recommended package, such as essentials, …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

What would happen if every doctor started meditating?

<i>The life of a physician is famously busy. Between long hours in med school, an often-grueling residency, and the pressure of being on-call as a</i> …

Meditation

Apple to launch Health Records app with HL7's FHIR specifications at 12 hospitals

At launch, Apple is working with Penn Medicine, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins, Geisinger Health System and others across the country.

New cancer blood test offers promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack …

Four recent FDA clearances in the cardiac monitoring space

A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health …

New Blockchain-Based Startups Create New Opportunities for Healthcare

Blockchain technology has huge potential to disrupt a wide range of industries, ranging from data management, security and healthcare as a few …

There's a once-a-week HIV pill coming that will change the lives of millions of people

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have published a study that outlining a new capsule that can release HIV drugs within …

Meet one CEO driving biotech innovation

<i>The following article is part of Chase's Game Changers series, which focuses on high-impact businesses and the people who lead them. The article</i> …

NYT, Bloomberg say Apple is working on Watch EKG, noninvasive glucose

Citing anonymous sources within Apple, reports in Bloomberg and the New York Times over the past weeks continue to add to the pile of leaks and …

HIMSS18 Patient Engagement and Experience Summit: New strategies for precision medicine, telehealth, social determinants

Lots of health systems pay lip service to patient-centric care, but what does that really mean? As healthcare continues its transition to paying for …

Smart pill that reads gut gasses spells end to colonoscopy for thousands

A new smart pill able to diagnose illnesses in the gut that can be read on a mobile phone promises an end to painful colonoscopies for thousands of patients.<p>Scientists have hailed the first successful human trials of the gas-sensing swallowable capsule, which they say will revolutionise the way gut …

WhatsApp Doc? Messaging Service Helps Doctors Share Information

'This has the potential to be a real game-changer.'<p>Medics helped develop a “WhatsApp Doc” messaging service to enable hospital doctors to securely …

J.P. Morgan’s head of life sciences for commercial banking shares biopharma industry insights for 2018 (Q&A)

Peter Meath, Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences for J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking business, shared his perspective on what will happen in …

10 Future Healthcare Jobs To Watch

To say that healthcare is changing would be an understatement. Technology is transforming it, and some healthcare jobs may cease to exist in the future. It is exciting to see what kind of new jobs will come about in the future and the training required for the next-generation workforce.<p>Without a …

Digital Health

Why So Many People with Diabetes Stop Taking Metformin

Researchers say metformin has the lowest adherence rate of any major diabetes drug. However, patients say there are ways to improve that …

Diabetes

Cancer cure? Technique that modifies cells to detect and kill cancer upon contact gets FDA approval

When cells with sensors built into them come into contact with cancerous cells, it causes tiny 'explosions' that kill everything around …

Bill Gurley — the legendary investor who backed Uber, Snap, and eBay — is now betting big that healthcare has hit a 'tipping stage'

Bill Gurley is getting serious about healthcare.<p>The tech investor, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has made a name for himself backing companies like Uber, Snap, Twitter, and eBay. But Benchmark's footprint in healthcare wasn't as prolific.<p>In 2014, he tweeted that the healthcare market is …

Dietary fats influence endoplasmic reticulum membrane

A lab study may help explain on the molecular level why saturated fat can harm cells and unsaturated fat can be protective.

I Completely Overhauled My Diet to Tackle PMS

When I got my first period at 12, I was home alone. Much like the protagonist of Judy Blume’s <i>Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.</i>, I had pleaded …

Women's Health

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Molecule That Could Be The Key to Ending Antibiotic Resistance

"I wouldn't say I feel safe, but it's clear we're making progress."<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called …

Medicine

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

Heart association president has heart attack during heart health conference

John Warner, the president of the American Heart Association, is recovering after he suffered a heart attack at a heart health conference.<p>On Monday, …

Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …