"This marks CCH’s first foray into care training, with plans to expand its mission to provide courses on the subject in many countries, particularly in Asia." - College of Contemporary Health
CCH Participates in Independent Ageing Expo and Convention 2023 in Japan
John Feenie, CEO, and Dzidek Sabat, Product Development Manager, attended the Independent Ageing Conference in Aichi, Japan, in mid-October. The Expo attracted over 950 delegates worldwide, drawn to Aichi by Japan’s leadership in various aspects of dementia care, both clinical and societal. CCH, i...
"With the hybrid model, which merges in-person and virtual consultations, they’ve achieved not only enhanced patient access but also a boost in operational efficiency." - College of Contemporary Health
Virtual care integration elevates patient access and efficiency in Canada clinic
Dr. Richard Tytus, a seasoned medical professional from Hamilton, Ontario, has long championed the merits of virtual healthcare. Being at the helm of a family health team, which comprises around 30 healthcare experts and related professionals, he’s been an early adopter of telemedicine, even befor...
"On average, during their hospital stay, the participants’ glucose levels remained within the desired range 68% of the time. Notably, these participants utilised the automated delivery system for about 95% of the trial duration." - College of Contemporary Health
Digital health breakthrough with automated insulin delivery in hospital trials
Recent research indicates that the combination of automated insulin delivery and continuous glucose monitoring could be an effective method for regulating blood sugar levels in hospitalised adults suffering from diabetes. A collaborative study from Emory University, Stanford University, and the Univ...
"An impressive one-third of participants went on to actively engage with the platform, highlighting the immense potential of such digital interventions in the specialised weight management scenario." - College of Contemporary Health
Digital tool for specialist weight management services shows promising results
In a groundbreaking investigation led by the team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), the potential and efficacy of digital platforms tailored for advanced weight management have been highlighted. The research revolved around assessing the eagerness, acceptance,...
"It’s imperative to perceive as a long-term, strategic investment, rather than a fleeting addition or a privilege enjoyed by a select few." - College of Contemporary Health
WHO Europe stresses the need for strengthened digital health literacy across the region
In a significant report released by WHO Europe, there’s an emphasised call for an immediate boost in investments towards digital health literacy across the region. The report, titled “Digital Health in the European Region: The Ongoing Commitment to Transformation,” sheds light on a concerning ...
"This funding is anticipated to play a pivotal role in reducing patient wait times, expediting the diagnostic process, and introducing novel patient treatment methodologies." - College of Contemporary Health
NHS gets £30m boost for tech advancements to improve patient care
In a recent announcement, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) revealed its plans to allocate £30 million for state-of-the-art technology aimed at enhancing services provided by the NHS. This funding is anticipated to play a pivotal role in reducing patient wait times, expediting the d...
"By being on the frontlines of programme delivery, they emerge as invaluable assets in recognising and diffusing -curbing strategies among students." - College of Contemporary Health
Teachers could play a major role in combating childhood obesity
Recent scholarly insights have underlined a potentially transformative role that educators can play in combating the alarming rates of childhood obesity, particularly in the United States (US). As published in the reputable journal Nutrients, a meticulous study embarked on an exploratory journey to....
“The core inference from our study is that might exacerbate a woman’s menopausal symptoms while concurrently diminishing the relief provided by hormone therapy (HT).” - College of Contemporary Health
Rising obesity levels may intensify menopause symptoms and reduce hormone therapy efficiency, preliminary study indicates
The global surge in obesity, with an estimated 13% of adults now grappling with the condition, is a growing concern. A recent report suggests that obesity prevalence is higher among women than men (15% vs. 11%), with a more pronounced incidence in developed nations. Particularly in the United Stat...
"Drawing a comparison to a decade prior, the CDC highlighted that no state had reported an adult prevalence of 35% or above, underlining a troubling upward trajectory." - College of Contemporary Health
CDC reports nearly half of US states have over 35% of adults living with obesity
Obesity continues to extend its grasp across an increasing number of states in the US, as recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores. According to the fresh batch of information, as of 2022, a minimum of 35% of the adult population in 22 states was categorised....
"Recent research delivers a stern warning: the unhealthy eating habits fostered during one’s university tenure could set the stage for a lifetime mired in significant health challenges, including , respiratory ailments, and ." - College of Contemporary Health
Student’s bad eating habits could herald lifelong illness
Recent research emerging from UBC Okanagan delivers a stern warning: the unhealthy eating habits fostered during one’s university tenure could set the stage for a lifetime mired in significant health challenges, including obesity, respiratory ailments, and depression. The caution comes from Dr. Jo...
"This amplified inclination towards medicine certification among physicians parallels the soaring demand among patients for GLP-1 receptor agonist medications, namely and ." - College of Contemporary Health
Unprecedented surge in applications for obesity medicine certification among U.S. physicians
The realm of obesity medicine is witnessing a remarkable influx of interest among U.S. physicians, showcased by a record-setting number of nearly 1,900 applicants aspiring to gain certification in this burgeoning field, as per recent figures released by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)....
"This seminal study foregrounded the alarming implications of prolonged artificial sweetener intake, connecting higher consumption levels with a substantial upswing in risks..." - College of Contemporary Health
Prolonged consumption of artificial sweeteners could elevate obesity risks, study finds
A recent study has established a concerning connection between long-term intake of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and saccharin, as well as diet sodas, and an augmented risk of obesity. The findings were featured in the International Journal of Obesity, following an extensive examination of...
"The span between 12 and 16 years was identified as a 'sensitive point,' with weight gains during this period more strongly linked to later compared to gains between the ages of 16 and 21." - College of Contemporary Health
New research links early adolescent weight gain to higher depression risks in teen years
Recent studies indicate a strong correlation between elevated body mass index (BMI) in children and increased instances of depression during their teenage years. This correlation, as pinpointed in the comprehensive research conducted by King’s College London, has flagged early adolescence as a cri...
"This initiative will operate via specialist weight management services, where the drug will be prescribed in conjunction with a regimen involving a reduced-calorie diet and physical exercise. The patients targeted in this program must have a BMI exceeding 30 and at least one weight-related health issue to qualify." - College of Contemporary Health
Weight-loss medication Wegovy to be prescribed by NHS amid limited availability
In the UK, the NHS (National Health Service) in England is gearing up to administer the weight-loss drug Wegovy, also known by its scientific name semaglutide, under a “controlled and limited launch.” This initiative, starting from September 4, 2023, will operate via specialist NHS weight manage...
"Recent research disclosed a concerning surge in the number of US adults succumbing to heart disease where was cited as a pivotal contributing factor, exhibiting a threefold rise between 1999 and 2020." - College of Contemporary Health
Obesity-linked heart deaths triple in 20 years
Recent research disclosed a concerning surge in the number of US adults succumbing to heart disease where obesity was cited as a pivotal contributing factor, exhibiting a threefold rise between 1999 and 2020. This alarming revelation was documented in a study published in the Journal of the American...
"It brings us a step closer to harnessing the potential of physical at a molecular level in battling the devastating impacts of Alzheimer’s..." - College of Contemporary Health
Exercise hormone irisin emerges as potential therapeutic agent in Alzheimer’s research
In the relentless pursuit to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have spotlighted a potential new ally: the hormone irisin, which is generated during physical exercise. This revelation brings a beacon of hope, suggesting a potential new frontier in Alzheimer’s therapy....
"The report, titled ‘Towards a healthier, wealthier : unlocking the value of healthcare data‘, highlights robust public support for optimising the UK’s healthcare data, emphasising its dual potential to revitalise the economy and alleviate strains on the system." - College of Contemporary Health
Public support key to leveraging UK’s healthcare data, research suggests
The latest research from the Boston Consulting Group Centre for Growth underscores the potential held by healthcare data in the UK. The report, titled ‘Towards a healthier, wealthier UK: unlocking the value of healthcare data‘, highlights robust public support for optimising the UK’s healthcar...
"Highlighted by the research includes notable merits like significantly shortened waiting periods, heightened levels of patient satisfaction, and diagnostic precision on par with traditional methods." - College of Contemporary Health
Digital health interventions enhance care efficacy in dermatology
The world of dermatology is set to experience transformative improvements in patient care, thanks to the integration of Digital Health Interventions (DHIs). This finding is a result of a systematic review and mapping study undertaken recently by researchers. DHIs, as catalogued by the World Health...
"This robust adoption rate prevails in spite of challenges such as fiscal constraints and limitations in staffing resources." - College of Contemporary Health
Digital health adoption climbs rapidly among healthcare organisations, survey reveals
A recent study spearheaded by Xealth in 2023 underscores a significant shift towards digital health solutions among members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The survey, carried out from May to June, highlighted that an overwhelming 90% of CHIME members are now....
"These AI-powered tools, especially effective when handling vast and precise datasets, are revolutionising the early diagnosis landscape." - College of Contemporary Health
Cutting-edge AI tool uses x-rays to foresee diabetes risk in patients
Diabetes, a condition commonly diagnosed in adults under 65, has been increasingly observed in the senior population. As the disease advances in this age group, it often brings forth complex healthcare challenges. This highlights the need for early diagnosis, especially among older adults vulnerable...
"The ultimate objective is to expedite the transformation of the digital health system on a global scale." - College of Contemporary Health
G20 presidency backs WHO’s unveiling of the Global Initiative on Digital Health
In a significant announcement made during the Health Minister’s Meeting of the G20 Summit, the World Health Organization (WHO) joined forces with the G20 India presidency to introduce the Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH). This noteworthy event was held under the aegis of the Government o...
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"This new finding contributes to the increasing recognition of the association between and various negative outcomes including cognitive deficits, impaired academic performance, behavioural issues, excessive daytime sleepiness, and potential long-term effects on cardiovascular health." - College of Contemporary Health
Child sleep apnea severity linked to obesity, finds new study
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health have discovered that obesity and older age are substantial predictors of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. The study, recently published in Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, underscores the essent...
"As part of this determined initiative, advertisements featuring food products high in fat, salt, and sugar will no longer be permitted to be displayed on billboards, lampposts, screens, or roundabouts within the town’s jurisdiction." - College of Contemporary Health
Luton Council takes action against childhood obesity by banning unhealthy food ads on municipal property
Luton Council has made a significant decision to combat the growing concern of childhood obesity in the town by implementing a ban on advertising for unhealthy food items on most of its council-owned property. As part of this determined initiative, advertisements featuring food products high in fat,...
"Individuals treated with experienced a 20% reduction in the occurrence of heart attack, stroke, or death from heart-related diseases, in comparison to those who were administered a placebo." - College of Contemporary Health
Novo Nordisk’s weight-loss drug Wegovy demonstrates heart benefits in latest trial
Novo Nordisk’s groundbreaking obesity drug, Wegovy, has been shown to offer significant cardiovascular advantages, according to the results of a major late-stage trial announced on Tuesday (8th of August, 2023). This revelation not only highlights the efficacy of the medication but also helps in r...
"It opens new avenues for exploring obesity from a neurological perspective, potentially revolutionising how and overweight conditions are understood and treated." - College of Contemporary Health
Hypothalamic differences discovered in people who are living with overweight or obesity
A groundbreaking study by researchers at the University of Cambridge has provided new insights into the role of the hypothalamus in controlling appetite. This small yet critical region of the brain, which is about the size of an almond, appears to have structural differences in those who are living....
"Recent research has shed light on how may impair immune cells that protect against inflammation associated with , a common skin disorder. This newfound understanding could pave the way for new treatments for psoriasis, particularly for those who suffer from obesity." - College of Contemporary Health
Obesity linked to impairment of immune cells protecting against psoriasis
Obesity is more than just a condition associated with excess weight; it can also influence the immune system in ways that make the body more susceptible to certain diseases. Recent research has shed light on how obesity may impair immune cells that protect against inflammation associated with psoria...
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"The camera’s footage will be processed by an system that can identify both the type of food and portion sizes. The ultimate objective is to provide customised advice on dietary habits, bridging the gap in dietary research that has often relied on participants’ unreliable self-reporting via surveys or diaries." - College of Contemporary Health
Innovative ear-mounted cameras: Revolutionising dietary monitoring and advice
A group of scientists are working on an unprecedented approach to dietary tracking, drawing inspiration from the concept of constant surveillance. The researchers are creating minute cameras that can be attached to the ear, recording every food item consumed by the wearer. The camera’s footage wil...
"Digital health startups aim to leverage and app technologies to identify and manage maternal health conditions proactively, thereby preventing potentially fatal complications. While technology isn’t the panacea, it undeniably enhances access to medical services..." - College of Contemporary Health
Pioneering digital health startups target U.S. maternal health challenges
The escalating maternal health crisis in the U.S., highlighted by a disconcerting 40% surge in maternal deaths during or shortly after pregnancy to 1,205 in 2021, is instigating an urgent response from the digital health sector. Startups like Pomelo Care, Maven Clinic, and Babyscripts are harnessing...
"Cloud technology is a crucial catalyst for leveraging health data to enhance health outcomes, boost patient safety, swiftly identify threats, and expedite research into novel medicines and medical technologies." - College of Contemporary Health
New report illuminates the promising role of cloud technology in healthcare
A fresh report spotlighting the transformative role of cloud technology in combating the prevalent challenges in healthcare has been released by the Health Policy Partnership. The publication, titled “Our Health in the Cloud: Exploring the Evolving Role of Cloud Technology in Healthcare,” outlin...
"This paradigm shift is set to redefine personalised patient care and facilitate disease management effectively." - College of Contemporary Health
Revolutionising patient care: South Yorkshire’s cutting-edge digital health hub
Set to transform patient care, the South Yorkshire Digital Health Hub is a groundbreaking £4 million project with ambitious goals. It aims to revolutionise the treatment and diagnosis of diseases for a population of 1.4 million people living in a region heavily impacted by high disease prevalence a...
"Ground-breaking research spearheaded by Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Københavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) instrument capable of identifying individuals at the greatest risk of developing pancreatic cancer up to three years before diagnosis, using solely their medical records." - College of Contemporary Health
Revolutionary AI tool forecasts pancreatic cancer risk up to three years in advance
Ground-breaking research spearheaded by Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, VA Boston Healthcare System, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) instrument capable of identi...
"While previous research had identified 13 cancers associated with overweight or , this groundbreaking study expands the list to include 18 different forms of the disease.
The findings highlight the urgent need for a reevaluation of the impact of overweight and obesity on rates and emphasise the significance of weight management from an early age." - College of Contemporary Health
New study links obesity to 18 types of cancer, including leukaemia and lymphoma
In a concerning development, a recent study has established a direct connection between excess body weight and an elevated risk of developing multiple types of cancer. While previous research had identified 13 cancers associated with overweight or obesity, this groundbreaking study expands the list....
"An increasing number of overweight teenagers do not perceive themselves as being too heavy. This phenomenon raises alarms as it may lead to detrimental lifestyle choices, warn scientists. The trend of underestimating body weight was found to be particularly prevalent among girls." - College of Contemporary Health
Rising obesity prevalence may have altered perceptions of healthy body weights, study suggests
A concerning trend has emerged, revealing that an increasing number of overweight teenagers do not perceive themselves as being too heavy. This phenomenon raises alarms as it may lead to detrimental lifestyle choices, warn scientists. The trend of underestimating body weight was found to be particul...
"Liver deaths in the UK have seen a staggering 40% increase over the past decade, making it the fastest-growing cause of cancer-related fatalities in the country... British Liver Trust is urging immediate measures to address the “carcinogenic effects” of inexpensive alcohol and unhealthy food." - College of Contemporary Health
UK’s soaring liver cancer death rate blamed on alcohol and obesity
Liver cancer deaths in the UK have seen a staggering 40% increase over the past decade, making it the fastest-growing cause of cancer-related fatalities in the country, warns the British Liver Trust. Calling attention to the alarming rise, the charity is urging immediate measures to address the “c...
"The absence of formal guidance on appropriate portion sizes for young children emphasises the need for policymakers to address this issue. Oversized servings are contributing to the rapid consumption of excessive calories." - College of Contemporary Health
Scientists call for government action on portion sizes to tackle childhood obesity
Leading scientists are urging the government to establish standard portion sizes for young children as part of efforts to combat the obesity epidemic. In a damning report, government scientific advisers have revealed that young children are consuming excessive amounts of salt and sugar while falling...
"Moderate alcohol consumption does not provide protection against conditions such as and type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study, challenging the long-debated notion of potential health benefits associated with light to moderate drinking." - College of Contemporary Health
Study challenges belief that moderate alcohol consumption shields against obesity and type 2 diabetes
Moderate alcohol consumption does not provide protection against conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study, challenging the long-debated notion of potential health benefits associated with light to moderate drinking. The study investigated whether modest alcohol int...
"The study found that this combination more than doubles insulin sensitivity compared to weight loss alone, reducing the risk of developing Type 2 and coronary heart disease." - College of Contemporary Health
Exercise and weight loss combination amplifies battle against obesity and prediabetes
Groundbreaking research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals the tremendous impact of combining regular exercise with a 10% body weight loss in combating obesity and prediabetes. The study found that this combination more than doubles insulin sensitivity compare...