Most physicians think the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the right level of evidence for approving new drugs, according to survey data reported in a research letter published.
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The mismatch between implantable microelectronics and the surrounding tissue must be narrowed down to reduce immune responses after implantation and allow flexible movements in vivo. The design of implantable soft electronics is a challenge due to limited availability of suitable electronic materials. In the study, they demonstrated an elastic microelectronics device with a Young's modulus lower than the tissue of interest. The system contained a highly conductive, soft hydrogel as a conductor and an elastic fluorinated photoresist as the insulation layer. Results of the study are now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
More people are physically active due to the Sweatcoin app which rewards you for walking researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG at the University of Warwick have found. Sweatcoin gets people outdoors and walking to earn a virtual currency to spend in their marketplace.
Mortality associated with adverse effects of medical treatment (AEMT) fell slightly in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings published online January 18 in JAMA Network Open. However, the risk of death due to AEMT is not evenly distributed, with some age groups and geographic regions more affected than others.
A new study using Pop-Up health check stations found a possible link between 'unhealthy' shopping centers and the number of cases of suspected or diagnosed with high blood pressure recorded for people who volunteered for checks.
Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it is not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner's rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person's ability to breathe and the quality of their sleep.
A flurry of new biologics and combination treatment strategies for a chronic inflammatory skin condition heads the list of hotly anticipated topics here at the Conference of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (EHSF) 2019.
Suspected opioid overdose patients treated with naloxone are safe for discharge from the emergency department after one hour. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the January 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).
After a flesh wound, skin cells march forward to close the gap and repair the injury. Findings from a team led by Leah Vardy at A*STAR's Skin Research Institute of Singapore now demonstrate how a carefully regulated set of molecular cues helps coordinate this healing migration.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's similarity to ancient people who once roamed the earth.
ViewRay, Inc. announced today the five-year anniversary of patient treatments with MRIdian MRI-guided radiation therapy at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
New research has found that a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can dramatically reduce the time needed to ensure that abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings will receive an expert radiologist opinion sooner, cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than 3 days.