Tag Archives: Medical

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clumps lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that… Read More »

Private equity medical practice takeovers more than doubled from 2013 to 2016

Dive Brief: Private equity firms acquired 355 physician practices from 2013 to 2016, accounting for a total of 1,426 sites of care and more than 5,700 physicians, according to the latest research in JAMA. Acquisitions accelerated each year over that time period, from just 59 acquisitions in 2013 to 136 in 2016. Off the 355… Read More »

‘Ditch the Disk’ group of tech execs is spurring the medical industry to move on from CD-ROMs

Ashwini Zenooz, a radiologist and Salesforce SVP Ashwini Zenooz Most of us can agree that CD-ROMs are a thing of the past. Unless you’re in the health-care sector. Salesforce’s chief medical officer Ashwini Zenooz is a radiologist with an ancient computer at home that she keeps around because it still has a disk drive. In… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »

Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care – American Medical Association

Whether or not patients’ perceptions of health care should be shaped by portrayals in entertainment, there’s no escaping the fact that this fictional content is indeed impactful. In the first of two “AMA Moving Medicine” podcast episodes about pop culture’s impact on the way patients view and understand health care, the AMA Medical Student Section’s… Read More »