HIT modernization crucial to improve healthcare for Native Americans and Alaska Natives

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indian Health Service (IHS), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, needs technology improvements to enhance healthcare for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, according to a Health Affairs blog post written by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers. The authors urge Congress to support the…

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ESMO reaffirms commitment to education as key lever to make cancer prevention effective

International survey results on public’s behaviours around cancer released Alarming contrast in responses between socio-economic groups ESMO highlights improved prevention knowledge and wider accessibility to care as key priorities Lugano, Switzerland, 4 February — Today on World Cancer Day, ESMO, the leading organisation for medical oncology, joins the Union for International…

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Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — People with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, research led by Navkaranbir Bajaj, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease. This offers…

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Putting precision oncology into practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Center to integrate the power of genomic sequencing data into…

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First-ever experimental Sudan virus specific antibody treatment protects animals

Army scientists working with partners from industry and academia have developed an experimental treatment that protects animals from Sudan virus, which is closely related to Ebola. Their work is published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. There are six distinct species of ebolaviruses, which collectively pose a significant threat…

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Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China

HONG KONG — A 44-year-old man in the Philippines has died of the coronavirus, the first known fatality outside China, health officials said on Sunday, as the number of deaths jumped to more than 360 and other countries expanded travel restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the outbreak. The man, whose name…

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