Abused infants may slip through the cracks in hospital systems

By Marilynn Larkin Infants who are victims of physical abuse take longer to get to a hospital and are less likely to receive emergency trauma care compared to children who sustain an accidental injury, researchers in the UK say. “Victims of severe physical abuse are mostly under one year old . . . and arrive ‘by stealth’ to hospitals, often ...

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Teaching hospitals in U.S. are expensive, but have lower death rates

By Lisa Rapaport Academic medical centers, increasingly spurned by insurers for being more expensive than community hospitals, appear to have lower death rates for older adults than other facilities, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers reviewed millions of records for patients aged 65 and older and insured by Medicare, the U.S. health program for the elderly. They found 8.3 percent of ...

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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda based on cancer genetics, not location

By Bill Berkrot Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda on Tuesday became the first cancer drug ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on a patients’ specific genetic traits, regardless of where in the body the disease originated. The approval marks a major step in so-called precision medicine, where genetic biomarkers may determine the course of therapy rather ...

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Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

0SHARESShare By Andrew M. Seaman Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation ...

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UK biotech boasts Europe's best pipeline as Brexit threat looms

0SHARESShare By Ben Hirschler | LONDON Britain’s biotech sector boasts the strongest new drug pipeline in Europe but industry leaders say it needs continued access to global talent, funding and regulatory clarity to thrive in the future – all of which could be jeopardized by Brexit. A new report on Wednesday showed Britain was well ahead of rivals like Germany, ...

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How to create Google Assistant shortcuts

0SHARESShare Image: Jack Wallen Google has done it again: evolved their digital assistant in such a way to make life even easier. Imagine, instead of having to say “Okay Google, call <insert name>” to place a call, you could simply say “Okay Google <insert name>”. Although that may not seem like much of a shortcut, this new feature can do ...

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Moment: The app that can help you step away from your smartphone

0SHARESShare Moment: The app that can help you step away from your smartphone – TechRepublichttps://tr3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/techrepubliccore/js/libs/html5shiv.js Moment: The app that can help you step away from your smartphone Related Most Recent 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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App of the week: Moment can help rein in your smartphone addiction

0SHARESShare If you had to guess how much time you spend staring at your smartphone each day what would you estimate: An hour or two tops, right? The US average is actually more than double that: Around 4.7 hours a day . If you sleep eight hours a day you spend about 16 hours awake, meaning roughly a third of ...

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Where are your apps sending data? Connects can tell you.

0SHARESShare Where are your apps sending data? Connects can tell you. – TechRepublichttps://tr3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/techrepubliccore/js/libs/html5shiv.js Where are your apps sending data? Connects can tell you. Related Most Recent 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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How to use Connects to know where your apps are calling out to

0SHARESShare Have you ever wondered what countries your Android apps are sending their network packets to? Are you certain that game changing app is really only communicating with that one service? Or maybe, just maybe, there’s some underlying daemon sending out another signal to another location. Well, with the help of an app called Connects, you can find out exactly ...

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