Part 1 of this series described the debate over the role vitamin and mineral supplements (VMS) may play in reducing the risks for various chronic diseases and how many health care professionals and consumers may have lost sight of the main function of vitamins and minerals as essential nutrients. Here in Part 2, we examine the basis for the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), specific functions of the “gap” nutrients and the possible health consequences of insufficient intakes.
In this week's MTB Roundup, cancer funding influx has researchers worried, a New Yorker exposé on the abuse of mentally ill inmates, Augmedix's goal to "rehumanize" the doctor patient relationship and more...
April is coming to a close, so it's time for our Monthly Funding Roundup! Here are the deals in health tech funding that you need to know about.
On the final day of the World Medical Innovation Forum, Partners Healthcare announced selections for its "Disruptive Dozen," the 12 technologies poised to revolutionize cancer care over the next decade.
Executive director of the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce, Greg Simon, spoke about the need for sweeping reform in the fight against cancer at the World Medical Innovation Forum on Monday: “We have to build the biggest engine of reform in human history to break out of the bureaucratic gravity that has kept our system in 1950’s thinking when it’s the 21st century.”
In this week's MTB Roundup, drones deliver blood to remote areas in Rwanda, the reproducibility crisis hampering cancer research, experimental TMS therapy in patients with autism and more...
It’s Sunday morning at MGH’s Richard B. Simches Research Center, where small groups sit huddled around laptops and empty coffee cups, bleary-eyed from a late night of working to address the public health threat that has dominated headlines for the past 3 months. MedTech Boston reports on the CAMTech and MGH Zika Hackathon.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Keener is all-too-familiar with the need for more comprehensive mental healthcare in the adolescent community. That’s why he founded Blackbird Health, a technology backed service company that helps adolescents and their families navigate the mental healthcare landscape.
MedTech Boston sat down with founder and CXO of Mad*Pow, Amy Cueva, to discuss how innovators can leverage design to drive change in healthcare.
These 18 medical device companies presented at the finalist round of the M2D2 2016 $100K Challenge. Winners will be announced on April 6.