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21st century cures emerge as 20th century science matures | Science Daily
The basic scientific research behind new drugs approved by the FDA in the last seven years dates back to the 1970s and 1980s, according to a study from Bentley University that suggests that developing new therapeutics depends on basic science reaching a certain level of maturity.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people shouldn't get screened for thyroid cancer, as screening usually finds cancers that don't ever become life-threatening.
"Mixed reality" company Scopis is aiming to give physicians a better view of what they're working on, overlaying a surgical site with a hologram that shows them where to put screws and instruments. The company just launched the platform, which uses Microsoft HoloLens glasses, for spine surgery.
NIST offers guidance for securing wireless infusion pumps | Health Data Management
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released new guidance for wireless infusion pumps cybersecurity, including a risk assessment that maps security to existing standards.
VA takes two-pronged approach to deploy appointment software | Health Data Management
Until the VA implements its commercial Medical Appointment Scheduling System across the country, it will look into using its own scheduling application, called the VistA Scheduling Enhancement, which has been introduced at eight sites.
The Cleveland Clinic is using Boston Scientific's Vercise deep-brain stimulation system in a clinical trial to figure out if the technique helps stroke patients recover movement.
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