Medicine

Handing out vapes in A&E helps smokers quit 

Giving out free e-cigarette starter packs to smokers in hospital A&E departments helps more people quit, NIHR-funded research finds.  Academics from the University of East Anglia conducted a trial in six UK emergency departments between January and...

HDR UK and GA4GH form a partnership to unite genomic and health data 

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced a strategic partnership to expand existing open standards work and collaborate in the wider health data space. Together, both organisations plan to learn...

Cleveland Clinic and IBM publish findings on AI and immunity  

Researchers from the global health system Cleveland Clinic and IBM have published a strategy for identifying new targets for immunotherapy through Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is the first peer-reviewed publication from the two organisations’...

Revolutionising Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Tomography advancements in blood testing for amyloid detection 

Findings indicate that a blood test could lessen the requirement for PET imaging in specific patients with mild cognitive decline. This shift enables a therapeutic focus on causes unrelated to Alzheimer’s disease, thereby widening access to...

Medtronic Diabetes announces world’s first approval for MiniMe 780G System with Simplera Sync disposable, all-in-one sensor 

Medtronic, a global leader in healthcare technology, received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark approval for the MiniMed 780G system with Simplera Sync, a disposable, all-in-one continuous glucose monitor (CGM) requiring no fingersticks or...

NHS partnership challenges in medical entrepreneurship 

We hear from Professor Tara Rampal, Consultant Anaesthetist, and Managing Director and Founder of QuestPrehab, a virtual prehabilitation service that prepares patients, mentally and physically, for major surgery or cancer treatment. Rampal tells us their...

Cloud-native SOPHiA GENETICS expands liquid biopsy offerings 

SOPHiA GENETICS, a cloud-native software company and a leader in data-driven medicine, announced an expanded suite of solutions under SOPHiA DDM for Liquid Biopsy. The range of solutions, including MSK-ACCESS powered with SOPHiA DDM and custom solutions,...

Allied Digestive Health adopts Suki AI solution to improve gastroenterology work 

Suki, a provider of voice Artificial Intelligence-powered healthcare solutions, announced a partnership with Allied Digestive Health (ADH), the third-largest gastroenterology organisation in the US. Comprised of over 200 gastroenterologists, pathologists,...

NHS staff call for ‘long overdue’ investment in HealthTech 

According to new research from BT, NHS staff have joined a chorus of voices calling for the rapid rollout of digital technology to tackle growing wait times for diagnosis and treatment, as concerns mount around existing targets to reduce hospital waiting...

Leading healthcare organisations unite to improve women’s health equity

Over 40 leading organisations, including Ferring, UCB, Roche, GE Healthcare, SAP, Salesforce, Tech Mahindra and Microsoft, have signed an open letter urging improved gender equity in global healthcare. The letter, which was shared at the World Economic...

At-home app launches as NHS reveals almost 2M hospitalised due to UTIs 

A revolutionary app has been launched to tackle the staggering number of UTI-related hospital admissions in the UK.   The Rightdose Self-Test & Treat App, in collaboration with Newfoundland Diagnostics, empowers individuals to test and treat...

Warner Music Group announces partnership with MedTech company to trial ‘musical medicine’  

Warner Music Group, (WMG) the global music entertainment company, has announced a partnership with MediMusic, the British health tech start-up, to help trial ‘music as medicine’ to relieve pain, anxiety and stress.   Through the...