Category Archives: Market-Health Care

Information Sharing and Education in Focus at Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference

Next week several hundred neuroscientists, medical experts, entrepreneurs, and policy makers will gather in Los Angeles to discuss the impact of brain research advances and neurotechnology breakthroughs during the annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. These breakthroughs range from external brain stimulation devices, to emerging methods to detect Alzheimer’s and dementia long before […]

Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference Highlights Wellness Projects

Waste in the US health care system would fund all K-12 education costs in the country – currently around $600 Billion a year. That concise fact was highlighted during the Clinton Health Matters Summit, hosted in Indian Wells at the end of January. The final panel on health and the economy, featuring President Clinton as […]

A Migraine Prevention Treatment on the Horizon

What if there was a way to prevent migraines from starting? Based on some hopeful clinical trial results, millions of people suffering from migraines may soon have an answer. Current medications treat only the symptoms of recurring migraines; they offer no help to prevent the start of a migraine attack. Researchers investigating the intricate details […]

The Future Wave of Medical Technology

The Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego last week provided a forward looking view on what health care will be like in the future, along with quickly evolving news on medical technology advances. The conference, which featured insights from practicing physicians, leading edge medical researchers, biotech & health tech executives (including Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, […]

Brain Hacking Update: Would You Like Ultrasound or Electricity for Your Brain Today?

Some interesting work being done by Virginia Tech and University of Arizona research labs on using ultrasound (very high frequency sound waves) on the human brain to improve mood and heighten sensory performance. Transcranial focused ultrasound (TFUS) is a non-invasive method to alter brain wave activity in particular regions of the brain. The University of […]

The Consumerization of Health Care

Two conferences with seemingly very different agendas were held across the street from each other in San Diego last week, but a closer look reveals these two meetings were linked through a common vision of what consumer health care could be in the future. The first conference, AARP’s Life at 50+ Exposition, was a large […]

Memory Loss Side Effects with Prescription Drugs

A number of prescription drugs, especially in combination with each other, can cause unintended memory loss symptoms. Some of the more common prescription medications known to cause memory problems are Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety meds) such as lprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), quazepam (Doral), temazepam (Restoril) and triazolam […]

Merck Advances BACE Inhibitor Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease

Merck announced last month that it is moving ahead with MK-8931, an experimental BACE inhibitor drug designed to slow the production of amyloid beta protein in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta secretase (BACE) inhibitors work by interfering with the process that creates amyloid beta protein in the first place, in […]