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16 Healthcare Gamification Startups To Watch In 2014

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | June 16, 2014

An in-depth look at sixteen of the most promising healthcare gamification startups to watch in 2014 and beyond...

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Acetaminophen In Pregnancy Linked To ADHD In Kids, Study Finds

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | February 24, 2014

Children whose mothers took Tylenol during pregnancy were more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers found. Read More »

Antibiotics Given to Babies May Change Their Gut Microbes for Years

Anna Vlasits | STAT | June 15, 2016

Babies born by caesarean section, as well as those given antibiotics early in life, have a different balance of gut microbes than other babies, two new studies show. These differences could put them at higher risk for various health problems in childhood, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, and perhaps even autism. By the time children are 3 years old, their microbiomes are largely stable, said Dr. Ramnik Xavier, a lead author on one of two related studies published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine. So what happens early in life can have long-term implications for health...

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Autism Epidemic Linked To Epidemic Of Vaccine Induced Diabetes

Press Release | Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. | July 12, 2013

A new peer reviewed study was published in the current issue of Open Access, Scientific Reports (Volume 2, Issue 3, 2013)  linking the autism epidemic to the epidemic of  vaccine induced type 1 diabetes. Read More »

Autism Rates Rising Sharply, CDC Reports

Alan Zarembo | Los Angeles Times | March 30, 2012

Federal health authorities have significantly raised their estimate of the prevalence of autism in children, concluding in a new study of 8-year-olds that 1 in 88 has some form of the disorder. Read More »

CHICA, automated system developed by Regenstrief and IU, improves Autism screening rate

Press Release | EurekAlert | November 15, 2013

An automated system developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University to help pediatricians focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care improves autism screening rates by identifying at-risk children at the 24-month visit. Nationwide children typically are not diagnosed with autism until age 4½ or 5 years. Read More »

Dazed And Confused: Drugs In Drinking Water

David Bard | The Allegiant | February 16, 2013

Drugs in Drinking Water: There is an unhealthy cocktail of drugs in your drinking water. With each sip, you self-medicate with anti-anxiety and even psychotropic drugs. Read More »

Hao2: The British Startup Built By An Autistic Workforce

Jennifer O'Mahoney | The Telegraph | May 28, 2013

Last week, a report on German software firm SAP's recruitment drive for autistic programmers hailed the company's innovative step to attracting new talent. But for one British startup, realising the power of an autistic workforce is nothing new. Read More »

Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story

Kristan Harris | South Milwaukee Now | June 14, 2013

The debate over vaccines continues as an Italian court ruled in favor of the Bocca family whose nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the MMR (Measles/Mumps & Rubella) vaccine. I came across this case and felt it was a good idea to report on this as the vaccine debate has been a hot topic here lately. Read More »

Kaiser Talks Up Monkey Game, Talks Down EMR Integration

Jonah Comstock | MobiHealthNews | July 9, 2013

When Kaiser Permanente debuted its Interchange platform API initiative last month, the company made it clear that they would not be feeding patient health information into third party apps or devices via APIs. While the health system has done notable research into incorporating things like exercise data into its EMR, it isn’t interested in integrating just any data stream. Read More »

Merger of TranSmart, i2b2 Aims to Provide Informatics Boost to Precision Medicine Efforts

Neil Versel | Genomics Web | April 28, 2017

As genomic tools continue to make their way from the research lab into clinical practice, the recently announced merger between the TranSmart Foundation and the Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) aims to provide researchers and clinicians with an open-source resource that could benefit precision medicine efforts. Earlier this month, the two organizations announced their plans to combine into a single foundation focused on providing open-source biomedical software and databases for precision medicine...

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Prometheus Research Announces $1M in Expanded Funding From Public and Private Sectors, Sees Broader Applications for Their Integrated Registry Platform

Press Release | Prometheus Research | May 11, 2015

Prometheus Research announced today they have received nearly $1M in additional support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and health-focused private philanthropies for their work developing open-source integrated registry software and related clinical research informatics data standards. Building on the success of their Phase I SBIR award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), two new NIH awards provide significant additional funding for enhancing Prometheus' Research Exchange Database (RexDB®) platform with features required in interventional research. 

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Prometheus Research Awarded $700,000 NIH SBIR Grant To Improve Open Source Tools For Autism Research

Press Release | Prometheus Research | April 9, 2013

Prometheus Research, an integrated data management services provider, announced today that it has been awarded $700,000 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of autism spectrum disorders research. Read More »

Researchers Call For Open Access To Autism Diagnostic Tools

Sarah DeWeerdt | Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) | June 24, 2013

Most of the world’s children live in low- and middle-income countries. Yet few epidemiological studies of autism prevalence have been conducted in these countries, and little is known about how the symptoms of autism vary from culture to culture. Read More »

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

James Hamblin | The Atlantic | March 18, 2014

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.

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