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OIG: HHS data silos impede efforts to improve nation’s health

How the Department of Health and Human Services manages, shares and secures its data is among the top management and performance challenges facing the agency. That’s the assessment of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which contends that failure to modernize the agency’s data practices will severely limit its ability to improve the health and… Read More »

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a digital engagement platform that seeks to achieve a couple aims—to provide a more secure and… Read More »

Yellow lens glasses don’t improve drivers’ night vision

(Reuters Health) – – Touted to improve nighttime eyesight, yellow lens glasses don’t help drivers see better and may, in fact, worsen vision, a new study suggests. Researchers found that yellow-lens wearing volunteers operating a driving simulator were no better at spotting a pedestrian when confronting oncoming headlights than those who wore clear lenses, according… Read More »

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Can 6 Months of Exercise Improve Cognitive Function?

Aerobic exercise confers plenty of benefits on those who indulge. Now, new findings published in the journal Neurology suggest that six months of regular cardio activity, such as walking, jogging or cycling on a stationary bike, can help reverse cognitive problems in older adults, reports the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers recruited… Read More »

Can Regular Exercise Improve Your Memory?

Can Regular Exercise Improve Your Memory? Can Regular Exercise Improve Your Memory? Being physically active has numerous health benefits. We know regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. But exercise also affects the mind. It reduces depression and anxiety, and now, research indicates it boosts memory function. Researchers at the University of… Read More »