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High blood pressure

Hypertension: treatment disadvantage in the south

Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of people with high blood pressure, with more than two-thirds of people affected going without treatment…

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Aiming to drive health investments

Dubai’s notable healthcare

Formed in 2007 – under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, UAE – the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) oversees the…

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Micro-constrictions

Reducing damage after a heart attack

Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University have established a key cause of micro blood vessels constricting during surgery to reopen a blocked artery, and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it. During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller "micro" blood vessels can remain constricted causing significant damage. A new study led by Associate Professor Neil Herring and published in the European Heart Journal has established a key cause behind this constriction and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it. Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the UK and throughout the Western World. One of the most common ways in which that…

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Economic and social rights

Women’s rights strongholds are healthier, study finds

Nations with strong women’s rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don’t promote and protect these values, finds research published in the online journal…

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Is the problem also the solution?

Why digitisation pushes (and prevents) physician burnout

Deployment of electronic health records (EHR) are increasingly cited as a factor in physician burnout. However, a senior figure with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)…

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Heart and bones

Osteoarthritis linked to cardiovascular disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease…

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'Women in Focus' at ECR

Getting to the top, staying feminine

Women continue to lead a rather marginal existence in medicine. Although there are now more female than male medical students, professorships and directorships are almost exclusively held by men.…

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Why do we get sick?

Mechanism behind development of viral infections uncovered

A team of researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Centre’s Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre (ViREMiCS) found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered…

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COCIR and EFOMP partner up

Training initiative on angiographic equipment

Earlier this July, 75 Medical Physics Experts gathered in Prague to attend the EFOMP and COCIR Summer School “State of the art & new trends of angiographic equipment: Image quality, Patient and…

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Roentgen Professorship 2020

Inspiring young radiologists to take up research

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) Consultant Radiologist Tom Turmezei has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Radiologists’ Roentgen Professorship for 2020, a role created to…

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LSD & Psilocybin

Microdosing drugs – exploring risks and benefits

The practice of taking small, regular doses of psychedelic drugs to enhance mood, creativity, or productivity lacks robust scientific evidence, say scientists. The process, called microdosing, has…

Latest headlines

Siemens Healthineers and ESR team up for digitalization

Siemens Healthineers and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) have launched a collaborative arrangement aimed at promoting discussion with the radiology community. Their first course was held under the heading “Intelligence. Innovation. Imaging – The perfect vision of AI,” in Barcelona on April 5-6. This concept had already proven itself in the Digital Experience Hall at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), where it focused on the digital future of radiology, and the partners now intend to continue the arrangement: “Digitalization affects all of us, and will fundamentally change our lives and the healthcare industry,” says Christoph Zindel, President Diagnostic Imaging at Siemens Healthineers. In the future, Siemens Healthineers will regularly publish texts and interviews on the subject of AI on the AI Blog, which ESR recently introduced. Recorded lectures are available at https://www.maiesr.org/recorded-lectures/


inveox expands to Poland

inveox GmbH, a medical technology start-up founded by alumni of the Technische Universität München (TUM), continues to grow with the opening of a subsidiary in Kraków. ‘‘Poland has become an important European IT-hotspot in recent years. For our continued dynamic growth, especially in software development, the location offers ideal opportunities. I am excited that, within a few weeks, we were able to establish a subsidiary and build a strong core team in Kraków,’’ says Founder and Managing Partner Dominik Sievert. More details about the expansion can be read at the inveox website.


ECR 2019 breaks attendance record!

The organisers, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), are proud to announce a total onsite participation of 23,239, including a record number of 14,602 professional delegates, which represents a 5% increase compared to ECR 2018, and a total of 8,637 industry participants. In addition, the ECR Online streaming platform counted 7,020 registered viewers that were not present on site, which marks an increase of 9% compared to last year. The grand total of delegates at ECR 2019 thus comes to 30,259 which marks a rise of 6% compared to ECR 2018.


White paper on cybersecurity

The Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare ICT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA) has now released its new White Paper on cybersecurity, which shares best practices in the medical technology manufacturing environment. The document identifies a series of industry best practices and guidelines that medical technology manufacturers can implement to improve their cybersecurity sophistication within their manufacturing facilities and engineering processes. The white paper (PDF, 559K) can be viewed and downloaded from the DITTA website.

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Females to the top

Go girl, go! Achieving gender equality in healthcare upper management

France has 32 hospital groups – two regional hospital groups (CRH) and 30 CHUs. Ranked among the 10 best hospitals in France, The Rennes University Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire [CHU]…

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Global health

WHO updates list of essential medicines and diagnostics

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be…

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"Alliance for Precision Health”

Missouri University partners up with Siemens

Siemens Healthineers, University of Missouri System (UM System) and University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care) launch "Alliance for Precision Health.” The ten-year collaboration will…

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Cancer care

Oncology Nursing: Worldwide knowledge differs greatly

Nurses’ knowledge of cancer and screening processes varies significantly across the globe – potentially resulting in unnecessary deaths where knowledge falls short – new research reports. In…

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Agreement

French academic hospital deploys Philips imaging solution

Royal Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est region of France, announced a 10-year agreement to implement Philips’…

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Obesity and Type 1 diabetes

Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope

For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don’t respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese…

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Osteoporosis

Will increased protein intake save your bones? Not likely

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Surrey investigated if protein intake can impact bone health of adults and…

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Cellular interactions

Repairing aged tissue by messing with the neighbors

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered how regenerative capacity of intestinal epithelium declines when we age. Targeting of an enzyme that inhibits stem cell maintaining signaling…

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Autoimmune disease

Detecting rheumatoid arthritis with infrared light

A new way of detecting rheumatoid arthritis using infrared light could offer an objective way of diagnosing the disease and monitoring treatment effectiveness, a University of Birmingham study shows.…