Talking Points

March 17th, 2015 New entrants and established players are racing to create the next generation of medical products and services, writes Strategy+Business. Increasing numbers of consumers are willing to abandon traditional care venues for more affordable and...

March 17th, 2015 Dr Joel Gallant immediate past chair of the HIV Medicine Association, has spoken about five important lessons learned at the CROI 2015 conference on the prevention of HIV and the future clinical implications of some of the major studies that were...

March 10th, 2015 Britain’s NHS has launched a controversial calculator which predicts when you will have a heart attack or stroke - and compares a person’s ‘heart age’ with their biological age. But some critics raised concerns about the accuracy of a 'blunt...

March 3rd, 2015 An United States politician asked a testifying physician testifying before a House State Affairs Committee whether a woman could have a remote gynaecological exam by swallowing a tiny camera. The doctor explained that items swallowed do not end up...

February 24th, 2015 More than 85% of Dutch doctors would help a patient die, while 60% said they had done so. Around 1 in 3 said they would consider it if a patient were suffering from early dementia or mental illness. This is according to a VU University Amsterdam...

February 17th, 2015 The practice of ‘googling’ others may be ubiquitous in most fields, but it is an unresolved dilemma for professional medical bodies, write the authors of a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine....
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