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Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 'for the price of a coffee a day'

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years old and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020.<p>Harvard Professor …

Anti-aging

EVAR surgery more beneficial for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms than open repair

Why was this study needed?<p>Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are a common vascular emergency in the older population, causing about 6,000 deaths …

Repairs

We want a healthier UK population | The Health Foundation

Our latest infographic explores what good work is and why it is beneficial to our health.<p>17 July 2018<p>What are the wider political, social, economic, …

Self-improvement

Health Accreditation Programs a Boon to Payers

With a wide array of accreditation programs available, payers have the opportunity to put on display their performance in health care delivery, …

Health Care

Arnold: A New Model Could Change Opinion of PBMs

Pharmacy benefit managers have garnered a lot of criticism recently as the nation tries to find long-term solutions to drive down drug prices, but a …

Pharma

Stop smoking services

• Gareth Iacobucci<p>The BMJ<p>Cash strapped councils have slashed smoking cessation budgets in England again this year, <i>The BMJ</i> has found. As some areas …

Mental Disorders

Scientists Reverse Wrinkles, Restore Hair Growth In Mice. Implications Are 'Huge' For Aging Research

Though tales of its existence have been recounted around the globe for thousands of years, and legend has it that even Juan Ponce de Leon never found it, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) might have discovered the fountain of youth. And although it probably wouldn’t be in …

hair loss

Medical residents can now practice virtual operations before they ever touch a live patient

The procedure was over in a matter of minutes.<p>Dr. Cynthia Kahlenberg, a fourth-year medical resident at Hospital for Special Surgery, had done her …

Five-minute steam treatment that shrinks enlarged prostate offers hope for millions of men

A new five-minute steam treatment for an enlarged prostate has been hailed as a breakthrough by NHS surgeons following tests on British patients.<p>The simple procedure was found to shrink glands on average by 36 per cent - but while the result is similar to other treatments, it has far less severe …

Overdiagnosis and the cancer label

Despite Shakespeare’s protestations that roses are still roses whatever you call them, nomenclature does matter. The authors of this week’s Analysis …

How Every Hospital Should Start the Day

In the spring of 2013, Advocate Health Care, one of the largest U.S. health systems, banished all meetings between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM and instead instituted mandatory hospital-wide leadership “huddles” to discuss safety issues. Most of these huddles take just 15 minutes and allow hospital leaders …

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

PhRMA Report: ICER Budget Impact Threshold Raises Concerns

The Institute of Clinical and Economic Review’s budget impact threshold has the potential to produce “serious, negative implications” for patient …

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

How Right to Try Bypasses the FDA

On May 30, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed S.204: the "Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act …

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

Controversial study raises new doubts over unwanted genetic damage caused by CRISPR

A strong research paper from scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute has again raised doubts over the safety and accuracy of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene …

Richard Smith: Is precision medicine a fantasy?

Was Richard Smith wrong to call precision medicine a fantasy?Earlier this year I spoke in a debate at the Cambridge Union against the chief executive …

Scientists Find New Tricks For Old Drugs

Most drugs have side effects, but sometimes they're actually good news.<p>Researchers are now exploring whether some cheap and common drugs have side effects that could help people fight off the flu and other lung infections.<p>This idea has a passionate advocate: Dr. David Fedson. About 10 years ago, …

Investing In Social Services as a Core Strategy for Healthcare Organizations: Developing the Business Case

Despite the widespread acknowledgment of the importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve outcomes and lower medical …

Social Work

What was healthcare like before the NHS?

On the eve of the NHS, the British healthcare system was possibly the best in the world. In terms of the proportion of the public who received free …

Physicians are proposing new ways of delivering and paying for care that take aim at a key shortcoming of the nation’s fee-for-service system: lack …

Medicine

Five ideas from other health systems that could transform NHS

As it enters its eighth decade, the NHS is struggling to cope with increasing demand and a limited budget.<p>No health system has all the answers, and there are certainly lessons the NHS can impart. But if the NHS is to thrive it needs to draw on the knowledge and experiences of other countries.<p>Here …

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Diabetes defeated by diet: How new fresh-food prescriptions are beating pricey drugs

At first glance Sami Inkinen, an elite triathlete and co-founder of the real estate company Trulia, and Rita Perkins, a grandmother of eight in …

AI cancer detectors

More accurate than dermatologists<p>An AI system developed by a team from Germany, France and the US can diagnose skin cancer more accurately than dermatologists. In the study, the software was able to accurately detect cancer in 95% of images of cancerous moles and benign spots, whereas a team of 58 …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Rents rocket across the NZ - Trade Me - The Bay's News First

Bay of Plenty<p>Tradestaff's client is looking for a person with Confident and proven Forklift and Loader operation experience and currently...<p>Bay of …

New Zealand

A new blood test for prostate cancer could spare 50,000 British men a year from invasive biopsy

UP to 50,000 men a year could be spared invasive biopsies by a new test for prostate cancer.<p>Early trials show it is up to 47 per cent more accurate …

What Commissioner Gottlieb’s FDA Is Doing to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Steps Congress Can Take to Help

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FDA