Tag Archives: Years

Covid-19 & Digital Health in Italy: “10 Years of Evolution in 10 Days” | WTF Health

COVID-19 Mar 27, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “It’s fair to say that, in Italy, we are doing 10 years of digital health evolution in 10 days.” Our “man-on-the-street” in Italy (well, man-sheltered-in-place in Italy) Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware, reports in on the Covid-19 outbreak and what’s happening with digital health startups, health… Read More »

Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years

Alana Prisco FINDINGS A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.  Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression… Read More »

Terminal prostate cancer patients could get ‘two more years of life’ with experimental drug

Terminal prostate cancer patients could get ‘two more years of life’ with experimental immunotherapy drug, study reveals Men whose end-stage cancer was treatment resistant trialled pembrolizumab A small number of ‘super responders’ saw their disease ‘disappear’  Overall, a quarter of participants showed evidence of the drug working  By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline Published:… Read More »

Mother, 47, claims wearing hair bobbles on her wrist for 30 years led to NERVE DAMAGE

Mother, 47, claims wearing hair bobbles on her wrist for 30 years has given her carpal tunnel syndrome Lisa McLennan, from British Columbia, has developed carpal tunnel syndrome A friend told her she had been warned to stop wearing elastic on her wrist The common nerve condition causes pain and numbness in the hands and… Read More »

Children exposed to opioids in the womb suffer cognitive delays for years

The opioid epidemic’s toll on future generations: Hundreds of thousands of Americans exposed to painkillers in the womb will suffer cognitive and physical delays well into their teens and adulthood, study finds The number of pregnant women using opioids in high-income countries has increased by five-fold in recent years  Between 75 and 90% of their children… Read More »

Report: Philadelphia Black men live an average 69 years — the city’s lowest life expectancy

Mark Makela/Getty Images Black men who live in Philadelphia live an average of 69 years – the lowest average life expectancy rate out of all of the city’s population groups, according to a report released by the city’s health department. In Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, the first report of… Read More »