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Editor's Blog and Industry Comments
Is a lack of medical engineers putting lives at risk?
21 September, 2014
A report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests that the low priority given to NHS engineers is leading to problems caused by faulty medical equipment, cancelled operations and - inevitably - poor value for money for taxpayers.
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
21 September, 2014
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, analysed the effect of sugars on dental caries, also known as tooth decay. They show that sugars are the only cause of tooth decay in children and adults.
Research reveals healthcare organisations' increasing financing challenge in acquiring/upgrading medical equipment and technology
11 August, 2014
Siemens’ Financial Services unit (SFS) has released the results of a new survey, conducted amongst global top 40 medical equipment manufacturers.
World first gene therapy trial for heart muscle launches
11 August, 2014
A patient with a mechanical heart pump, called an LVAD, has received a new gene therapy treatment for heart failure at London’s Harefield Hospital. The first of its kind in the world, the clinical trial, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), will assess the treatment for patients with LVADs and provide greater understanding of how the gene therapy affects heart muscle.
University of Leicester study shows insects could inspire prosthetic limb development
22 July, 2014
Neurobiologists from the University of Leicester demonstrate that insect limbs can move without muscles - a finding that may provide engineers with new ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs.
Windows XP vulnerabilities in the healthcare industry (28 May, 2014)
Medical IT infrastructure security (12 February, 2014)
Meeting the network security challenge in the healthcare industry (10 December, 2013)
Wireless Technology Delivers a Secure Future (09 October, 2013)
Letter to the Editor - supporting patient self management (10 September, 2013)
Australian demand increases for healthcare professionals (05 September, 2013)
New research points to memories being stored in the cerebral cortex (28 August, 2013)
Prisons and partner organisations need to do more to provide health care to growing population of older prisoners (22 July, 2014)
NHS is not doing enough to attract talented IT professionals says new poll (19 July, 2013)
Nerves shown to play key role in triggering prostate cancer (12 July, 2013)
Finnish scientists discover new mechanism regulating the immune response (01 July, 2013)
Virtual pillbox on smartphone increases patient safety (13 June, 2013)
Frequently heading footballs may lead to brain injury (11 June, 2013)
Cambridge scientists pinpoint molecular trigger for Alzheimer\'s disease (21 May, 2013)
RCGP calls for urgent action to protect patients during NHS 111 rollout (10 May, 2013)
Hospitals need to act to be protected from new terrorist threats (03 May, 2013)
Survey finds majority of doctors demand permanent withdrawal of 111 service (23 April, 2013)
One third of people with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of repeated falls (11 April, 2013)
Some types of papilloma virus may prevent cervical cancer (10 April, 2013)
Manchester researchers discover links between lifestyle and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (18 March, 2013)
New sensor for methylated DNA simplies search for epigenetics-related diseases (15 March, 2013)
Statistics help to compile a high resolution atlas of the human heart (27 February, 2013)
New insights as to why cells stick to each other (15 February, 2013)
Elastography cancer detection method offers patient benefits (05 February, 2013)
Triple risk of death faces depressed stroke survivors (15 January, 2013)
Research points to possible saliva gland test for Parkinson\'s Disease (15 January, 2013)
Lund University discovers defence mechanism to protect against killer bacteria (15 December, 2012)
Smart stethoscope monitors treatment of kidney stones (13 December, 2012)
Talking to a friend or relative prompts 40 per cent of people to visit GP (27 November, 2012)
New test looks to improve cervical cancer detection (23 November, 2012)
New online resource tool offers useful infromation about seasonal influenza (14 November, 2012)
Terrence Higgins Trust introduces first National HIV Testing Week in England (08 November, 2012)
New research pinpoints the genetic basis of inflammatory disease (02 November, 2012)
GPs says internet searches can aid patient consultations (25 October, 2012)
Irish researchers provide insight into cognitive changes in multiple sclerosis (11 October, 2012)
Anglo-French research team focuses on prevention of collagen-related diseases (02 October, 2012)
Telecare audit shows reablement funding has failed to help social care across England (18 September, 2012)
German research focuses on light-activated reversal of anaesthesia (14 September, 2012)
New research approach offers insight into diabetes genes (03 September, 2012)
New method grows artificial tissues With embedded nanoscale sensors (28 August, 2012)
Novel blood test predicts sudden death risk patients that may benefit from ICDs (27 August, 2012)
Pioneering surgical blood salvage technology aims to transform blood processing (22 August, 2012)
Researchers claim breakthrough in Hepatitis C vaccine development (14 August, 2012)
Cancer stem cells demonstrated for the first time in vivo (03 August, 2012)
University of Denmark demonstrates new agents to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria (20 July, 2012)
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