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Improving radiation protection

EANM join forces with scientific organisations to investigate the impact of medical radiation exposure on patients and medical staff

(Vienna, August 21, 2018) Nuclear medical techniques are essential in diagnosing a large number of diseases and in treating various kinds of cancer. Since nuclear medicine is based on the use of radioactively labelled substances patients are exposed to a certain amount of radiation. Although doses are low and have to be weighted against the high diagnostic and therapeutic benefit, the improvement of radiation protection is a main concern of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). „Recently, EANM has joined forces with scientific organisations from related disciplines in order to specify risk estimations and promote cutting edge research which will serve as a basis for improving protective measures. Patients as well as staff are going to benefit considerably from these efforts“, says EANM expert Prof. Klaus Bacher.

Modern health care is hardly conceivable without nuclear medicine. Nuclear imaging comprises highly efficient diagnostic techniques that provide precise information on early stages of numerous conditions, ranging from narrowed arteries over the presence of tumours to the onset of dementia. This is most valuable information that doctors can draw upon to design individually tailored and timely therapies for their patients. Apart from these diagnostic aspects, nuclear medicine also provides targeted treatments for cancer patients where high local tumor doses can be achieved while minimizing the radiation burden affecting healthy tissue.
Joining forces for better data
For nuclear medical diagnosis as well as treatment the patient is injected with substances, for example glucose, that are radioactively labelled. Although the applied radiation doses are low there is an ongoing discussion among experts to which extent risks such as cancer induction can be excluded. Highly important as this matter is for both patients and staff clinically relevant studies based on sufficient and appropriate data are still rare. In order to fill this gap and thus provide the prerequisite for reliable risk estimations the European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) was founded ( www.eibir.org/scientific-activities/joint-initiatives/european-alliance-for-medical-radiation-protection-research-euramed/). The goal of the association is to promote and support research in order to clarify the various and complex medical radiation protection issues and to translate the results into clinical practice. Together with a number of other scientifically related organisations EANM is a founding member of EURAMED and will have a leading role in the oncoming years through presidential and vice-presidential positions. It is for the first time that different disciplines such as radiology, radiotherapy, medical physics and nuclear medicine join forces in such a manner. A common strategic research agenda (SRA) for medical radiation protection has already been published.
Recommendations are under way
Another important step forward towards an improvement of radiation protection is MEDIRAD (Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation Exposure). This project has been established in order to investigate the impact of medical low-dose radiation exposure on patients and medical staff and to set up science-based policy recommendations for their effective protection. It was developed under the guidance and with significant input of EURAMED and EANM ( www.medirad-project.eu/). MEDIRAD“s research consortium, consisting of over 70 scientists from 33 organizations and 14 countries, received 10 million Euros in funding from the European Commission and started in June 2017. „The research will significantly improve our medical understanding and practice of radiation protection“, says Prof. Bacher. In the field of nuclear medicine research results are expected to optimize the radiation exposure during diagnostic PET/CT examinations and to improve the treatment of thyroid cancer patients using radioactive iodine therapy. Other fields of research concern radiation exposure in breast radiotherapy and the impact of nuclear medical procedures in cardiovascular diseases. „EANM has always taken radiation protection seriously and welcomes the close cooperation of clinicians and medical physicists. Discussing and investigating these issues in a number of interdisciplinary scientific committees will lead to appropriate recommendations for the justified use of nuclear medical procedures very soon“, says Prof. Bacher.
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Partnership between Thryve and healthbank – intelligent mHealth solution for the detection of health risks

Expansion of the healthbank ecosystem – fitness trackers become health assistants – health care is improved – from prevention and screening to intervention and therapy

Partnership between Thryve and healthbank - intelligent mHealth solution for the detection of health risks

Thryve: Friedrich Lämmel (l), Paul Burggraf (m) and John Trimpop (r)

healthbank enters into another important partnership and brings mobile health services to its platform. The cooperation with the Berlin-based company Thryve is another milestone in healthbanks ecosystem strategy. Thryve, whose spin-off roots lie at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, develops and licenses software as a service in the field of mobile health applications. Via a single interface, a so-called single API, data from over 200 different fitness trackers, smart watches and portable medical devices can be connected. The cooperation between healthbank and Thryve links the services of both companies and enables healthbank users to integrate their personal devices. At the same time, the Single API solution is also open to other network partners of healthbank.

Thryve is driving forward the individualisation of health care through the use of so-called wearables by patients. „Our software enables health services to access health data from smartphones, smart watches, fitness trackers and other smart devices such as scales or blood pressure monitors via a single API,“ explains Thryve co-founder Paul Burggraf. „By enabling health services to understand and use the wealth of automatically generated data, we can fundamentally improve all aspects of health care – from prevention and screening to intervention and therapy,“ Burggraf adds.

How exactly does this work? „Health data from smart watches, fitness trackers or medical devices are easily integrated into digital health services and processed with Thryve – so that individual health status can easily be recognized, health risks automatically identified and the success of therapy measured in objective parameters. This helps us to assess and safeguard the activities, fitness and health of a person,“ Burggraf explains. This health information is supplied via standard sensors of millions of devices in use today. „An adaptive, individual interpretation layer makes different model types of wearables comparable with each other and identifies additional irregularities in the recorded data,“ he explains further. Together with the Charité University Hospital Berlin, Thryve has been developing and testing intelligent solutions for the detection of health risks and disease indicators for several years. Thryve is based on more than ten years of Fraunhofer research and combines artificial intelligence, professional software development and validated medical procedures.

For Reto Schegg, CEO of healthbank, Thryve is a dream partner. „The Healthbank platform is optimally designed to integrate partners and applications from the healthcare sector into healthbank’s ecosystem quickly, efficiently and highly securely. healthbank not only offers its partners a state-of-the-art architecture and security approach. The additional integration of wearables together with Thryve increases the attractiveness of the platform enormously.

This cooperation enables healthbank users to use individual tracking data from wearables in a standardised way and store it securely in their healthbank account in order to document, for example, successful rehabilitation or long-term observations. In addition, the release of the data for general practitioner, caregiver or within the family is guaranteed. „We believe in a future in which everyone has their own health in their own hands,“ says Burggraf. „A future in which personal assistants protect us from illness, automatically recognise illnesses and health risks and enable everyone to receive exactly the right treatment,“ Burggraf explains his vision. „A vision that we support as a safe, neutral and independent partner,“ explains Schegg from healthbank.

About Thryve:
mHealth Pioneers powers the individualization of health care. Our software enables health services to access sensible health data from smartphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers and the like through a single API. Since founding our company 2016 in Berlin, we have added corporates, fellow startups, care organizations and research institutions to our customers and support diverse indications such as oncology, affective disorders or cardiology. By enabling health services to understand and use automatically generated data, we create a holistic health picture and fundamentally improve care delivery – from prevention and screening to intervention and therapy.

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mHealth Pioniers GmbH
Paul Burggraf
Bismarckstrasse 10-12
D- 10625 Berlin
Tel. +49 152 531 617 34
paul.burggraf@thryve.de

About healthbank
healthbank is the world’s first citizen-owned, neutral and independent health data transaction platform that enables people to share their data in a secure and privacy compliant way with other partners. healthbank connects data sources of all kinds from the entire health sector and rewards participants to share their health data for research purposes. Based in Switzerland, healthbank stands for Swiss neutrality, trust and data protection and enables participating citizens, researchers and organisations with large amounts of data to network with each other. Thus, the value of health and medical data can be optimally tapped on this independent, global health platform. healthbank promotes innovations in health care, from prevention to cure, at a more reasonable price and of better quality, for the benefit of individuals and society.
www.healthbank.coop

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healthbank innovation AG
Pauline Geniets
Blegistrasse 17a, CH-6340 Baar
Tel. +41 (0) 41 552 24 00
press@healthbank.coop

healthbank ist die weltweit erste bürgereigene, neutrale und unabhängige Gesundheitsdaten-Transaktionsplattform, die es Menschen ermöglicht ihre Daten auf sichere und datenschutzkonforme Art und Weise mit anderen Partnern zu teilen. healthbank verbindet Datenquellen aller Art aus dem gesamten Gesundheitsbereich und belohnt Teilnehmer, ihre Gesundheitsdaten für Forschungszwecke zu teilen. Mit Sitz in der Schweiz steht healthbank für schweizerische Neutralität, Vertrauen und Datenschutz und ermöglicht es den teilnehmenden Bürgern, Forschern und Organisationen mit grossen Datenmengen sich miteinander zu vernetzen. Damit kann der Wert von Gesundheits- und medizinischen Daten auf dieser unabhängigen, globalen Gesundheitsplattform optimal erschlossen werden. healthbank fördert Innovationen im Gesundheitswesen, von der Prävention bis zur Heilung, zu einem angemesseneren Preis und besserer Qualität – für das Wohl des Einzelnen und der Gesellschaft.
www.healthbank.coop

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Pauline Geniets
Blegistrasse 17a
6340 Baar
Phone: +41 44 202 61 60
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2nd International Conference on Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolism & Medicare

– November 05-06, 2018 | Philadelphia, USA

2nd International Conference on Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolism & Medicare

Diabetes| Nutrition| Metabolism | Medicare- Join Hands to Eradicate the Diabetes
– November 05-06, 2018 | Philadelphia, USA
The significant progress Diabetes sector is hampered by patenting; Diabetic medicines will most likely always remain a niche market. Diabetes is one of the most challenging diseases throughout the world. The impact of diabetes on the individual quality of life and the general economy in Italy is substantial. There are a number of different types of diabetes drugs – with some having similar ways of acting. The 50+ diabetes drugs available in the world in the form of tablets or injection suspension and placed into different drug“s classes. A large number of innovations are therefore lost.
The Global Market for Diabetes Management accounted for 40 billion USD in 2010 and is anticipated to attain a market size of around 114 billion USD following a growth rate of 13.5% CAGR. The foremost products in this market consist of glucose meters, testing strips, lancets, continuous blood glucose meters, syringes, insulin pumps, insulin & its devices such as patches and anti-diabetic drugs. However, hypoglycaemic agent, test strips, and anti-diabetic drugs are the most revenue generating products.
While diabetes usually cannot be cured, drug manufacturers and biotech companies make glucose monitors, and drug products to assist to manage the condition. It’s calculable that entire market for diabetes products and related care is worth $92 billion in the U.S. The conventional therapeutic information is thought to be inside each one’s scope and does not require any review or preparing to practice it.
According to the (CMS) Centres for Medicare and Healthcare, 32nd of Medicare outlay is attributed to the diabetes population. Medicare has expanded medical coverage of monitoring devices, screening tests and visits, academic efforts, and preventive medical services for its diabetic enrolees. However, oral anti diabetic drugs and hypoglycaemic agents were excluded from reimbursement.
„2nd International Conference on Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolism & Medicare“, going to be held during November 5-6, 2018 in Philadelphia, USA is going to be the biggest conference dedicated to Diabetes and its consequences day to day. It provides a premier technical forum for reporting and learning about the latest research and development, along with discussing new applications and technologies related to Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolism & Medicare. Events include hot topics presentations from all over the world and professional networking with industries, leading working groups and panels. Diabetes Conference 2018 will be organized around the theme- „Join Hands to Eradicate the Diabetes“

Allied Academies is an established and reputed publisher which started publishing in the year 1994. Initially the focus of the group was to organize conferences and publish articles in the realm of Business and Management, with time the publisher expanded the subject scope and presently focusing on other subject areas.

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Dr. Hüseyin Sahinbas: New President of German Hyperthermia Society

Shanghai 2018 – Successful DGHT-eV expansion in China

Dr. Hüseyin Sahinbas: New President of German Hyperthermia Society

Dr. Sahibas present DGHT-eV

With Dr. Hüseyin Sahinbas, whose areas of specialty include hyperthermia, the German Hyperthermia Society, or DGHT-eV for short ( www.dght-ev.de), has elected a new president with particularly ambitious goals. One of his first actions in office involved setting up an academic exchange with colleagues in China and entering into a cooperation agreement with Shanghai“s Shulan Hospital. Both parties expect a creative and intensive clinical and scientific exchange in this context, in order to „further expand the quality and application of hyperthermia,“ according to Dr. Quing Xu, Director of the Tongji University Cancer Center. In addition to further scientific studies, this work will include defining and implementing guidelines for performing hyperthermia treatments with regard to individual entities. The objective of this step is to further establish the relevance of hyperthermia in conventional school medicine and to boost its acceptance. „We not only want to expand our international contacts, but also want to foster the cooperation of national associations,“ said Dr. Sahinbas, who outlined his goals as DGHT-eV President as follows:

– Build bridges between all associations dedicated to complementary (oncological) and conventional fields
– Build bridges between decision-makers in politics and medicine
– Build bridges between scientific research and colleagues working „in the trenches“
– Build bridges between doctors and affected patients seeking help
– Build bridges between science, patients and the media

„Hyperthermia is already supported by detailed studies in many areas and now has to make the leap to becoming accepted by insurance systems,“ says Dr. Sahinbas, adding, „This will be one of my core tasks as President. I will largely act as a link between many associations and colleagues, I see myself as a bridge builder for politics, science, but also for commercial institutions in medicine and insurance.“ True to his motto „It takes a vision to have a current plan,“ DGHT-eV will reposition itself within this framework to provide more active support for colleagues and to convince other physicians of the benefits of this therapy form. In order to achieve this in the near future, intensive talks are currently underway, for example at the Berlin Charite Hospital, to create a „hyperthermia specialist“ training course. „Clear guidelines and specialist training will make hyperthermia significantly more attractive for junior colleagues, and we hope to generate broad interest among young doctors. I particularly look forward to the task of communicating knowledge and experience in the treatment of cancer patients.
That makes my position as president of DGHT-eV very gratifying,“ says Dr. Sahinbas, whose long-term objectives include establishing an independent professorship for hyperthermia.

Dr. Hüseyin Sahinbas – President DGHT-eV

Bei Krebsleiden und chronischen Krankheiten ist die Hyperthermie mittlerweile mehr als nur ein Hoffnungsschimmer zur Prognoseverbesserung. Denn Hyperthermie kann Leben retten, verlängern und erheblich verbessern.

Das ist das Ziel der DGHT-eV

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Hüseyin Sahinbas
Gutenbergstr. 8
26135 Oldenburg
Phone: +49 441 – 936 54 58 – 6
E-Mail: info@dght-ev.de
Url: http://www.dght-ev.de

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Nerdys Pizza could be the future of workplace automation

Nerdys Pizza could be the future of workplace automation

Crusty, hot, and fresh – that is what Pizza is meant to be, even if you order it for home delivery. Nerdys Pizza“s automated mobile bakery brings stone-baked Pizza directly to the door, freshly baked. This ingenious oven system allows pizzas to be baked during the journey to the customer, and lets you follow the cooking process using an app.

The oven, installed in the vehicle, can bake crisp pizzas in a matter of minutes. It is also possible to prepare finger-food at the same time. And specially designed pizza boxes make the process completely hygienic.

Nerdys Pizza Trucks are fitted with the most modern power generation systems, enabling to save up to 50% of energy costs as compared to a conventional delivery service. „Empty“ runs can be avoided altogether.

Marius Matthiessen CEO of Nerdys Pizza says: „My revolution began in 2016 when a lukewarm pizza delivery unleashed a wave of technology and innovation. I set myself to no smaller a task than to deliver the best pizza in the world directly to your door.“

Nerdys is one of a number of automated startups popping up in the World trying to fuse cooking with technology. But Matthiessen is confident that Nerdys can lay the groundwork for the future of high-quality, tech-infused food delivery.

Crusty, hot, and fresh-that is what Pizza 4.0 is meant to be, even if you order it for home delivery. We have taken no chances here and have designed the delivery vehicle of the future. Trackable by GPS, automated and controlled by robot, our vehicles deliver you hot pizzas, cold drinks, and fresh salads. We are the high-tech delivery startup with the fastest, most modern fleet on the planet – that is Nerdys Pizza Company.

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Nerdys Pizza DACH
Marius Matthiessen
Stehrweg 11a
48155 Münster
Phone: 02515908325
E-Mail: press@nerdyspizza.com
Url: http://www.nerdyspizza.de

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CPR Training Courses-Top-Notch Life Support Trainings

CPR Training Courses-Top-Notch Life Support Trainings

CPR training sessions are some powerful, hands-on experiences that even non-medical professionals can acquire and momentarily safe people from life-threatening conditions. However, not everyone enjoys the inconvenience of travelling to a located institute or center for learning. This is why the CPR trainings courses will travel to your desired location and provide you the relevant trainings within Southern California including Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties.
Our CPR training regime is mainly targeted to provide on-site, basic first aid training sessions to pre-schools, daycare centers and corporate offices.

Why CPR Training Courses?
It is important for people to understand why CPR training courses are also meant for professionals in other than the healthcare industry. Especially, it“s really helpful in places congested with urban life and traffic where medical assistance is slow and difficult to reach. The trainings will help the individual learn life-saving knowledge that can help a patient in distress and stabilize him for the time being.

Due to the ever-increasing chaosand health uncertainty in the society, it is becoming more likely than ever that people participate in CPR trainings courses at some point in their life. Let it be a family member at home, a colleague in office, or even a stranger in the street, the knowledge acquired should help you take immediate action.
Several statistics have shown that people equipped with CPR knowledge have saved lives around them and preventing injuries from elevating to life-threatening status. Upon such an episode, the right techniques are applied to the patient to normalize his/her body state for a short while. The actions taken ensure that the injuries are handled appropriately rather than further worsened due to improper handling.

Approvals and Compliance
All our CPR training courses and first aid certifications are EMSA approved, USCG approved, and legally in compliance with OSHA requirements, hence, the person is officially approved to take the necessary medical measures in case of an emergency.

About CPR Certification Courses:
Adults who are interested to acquire hands-on trainings from experienced CPR education professionals can become a valuable asset in any workplace, institution or home. We offer rigorous trainings classes at the best possible prices. Classes are typically conducted in a group of minimum 6 people and more than 30.

The entire purpose of the training sessions focuses on identifying the symptoms of cardiac arrest in the person and applying some instant stabilizing techniques till professional medical personnel arrives.

This also allows the learners to be prepared at all times prior to any similar happening. Many workplaces highly value such skillset in any candidate“s resume and consider them a valuable asset for the company. Furthermore, this also provides the employee an enhanced reputation and acquire a sense of trust in the entire workplace.
As stated above, we allow the interested people to avail the convenience of completing CPR certification courses at their own residence and get bestowed with life-saving knowledge and hands for your loved ones, friends, and strangers. For more details about pals certification online visit website.

We offer valuable online CPR certifications, online CPR classes, ACLS, PALS, BLS recertification to both medical and non-medical professionals worldwide.

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Best of both worlds in health science Advancience and healthbank

The data science company together with the GDPR compliant health data platform healthbank. A combination of two innovative ideas, both concerned about the secure storage of health data and both the community first.

Best of both worlds in health science Advancience and healthbank

With the connection of healthbank from Baar and Advancience from Allschwil the need of gathering anonymous data to develop instruments for psychometric profiling and storing health data safe on the healthbank platform are covered.

„As ongoing data collection is a fundamental pillar of our research strategy to continuously evolve and improve our product portfolio, we put data and privacy protection of our user community first“ says Founder and CEO of Advancience, Christian Vogler. The basic ideas is to develop a software to e.g. early detect diseases through pychometric profiling.

This cooperation underlines once again that healthbank is the perfect platform for start-ups in e-health when they need anonymous data and do not have the possibilities or the means for data storage that meets the highest security standards themselves . healthbank provides the perfect solution. In a completely new architectural approach, security was raised to the highest level through end-to-end encryption and the range of functions for users is expanded.

The key to next generation medicine/psychology is collecting large datasets. Yet, while doing this, it is of utmost importance to give control and profit back to the data generators: Us all. This is what excites me most about partnering with healthbank: It provides us with a unique opportunity to achieve all three goals, says Christian Vogler.

The healthbank platform is optimally designed to integrate partners and applications from the health sector quickly, efficiently and highly securely. For Advancience it means that this cooperation allows them to provide individual mental fitness tracking without collecting any personally identifying data.

About Advancience
Advancience AG (in formation) is a data science company that develops and applies game-based and neuroscience guided mental fitness tracking and psychometric profiling. We make full use of the potential of digitalization to provide highly scalable software solutions for psychological assessment. By reinventing and innovating the psychological toolkit, we strive to bring the new possibilities of modern information technology to applied psychology. Our instruments can be employed wherever psychological profiles need to be relied on to better accomplish the task at hand: From applica-tions in human resources to healthcare.
www.advancience.io

About healthbank
healthbank is the world’s first citizen-owned, neutral and independent health data transaction platform that enables peo-ple to share their data in a secure and privacy compliant way with other partners. healthbank connects data sources of all kinds from the entire health sector and rewards participants to share their health data for research purposes. Based in Switzerland, healthbank stands for Swiss neutrality, trust and data protection and enables participating citizens, research-ers and organisations with large amounts of data to network with each other. Thus, the value of health and medical data can be optimally tapped on this independent, global health platform. healthbank promotes innovations in health care, from prevention to cure, at a more reasonable price and of better quality, for the benefit of individuals and society.
www.healthbank.coop

Press contact healthbank
healthbank innovation AG
Pauline Geniets
Blegistrasse 17a, CH-6340 Baar
Tel. +41 (0) 41 552 24 00
press@healthbank.coop

Press contact Advancience
Advancience AG (in formation)
Dr. Christian Vogler, CEO
Gewerbestrasse 24, CH-4123 Allschwil
Tel. +41 78 924 33 26
christian.vogler@advancience.ch

healthbank ist die weltweit erste bürgereigene, neutrale und unabhängige Gesundheitsdaten-Transaktionsplattform, die es Menschen ermöglicht ihre Daten auf sichere und datenschutzkonforme Art und Weise mit anderen Partnern zu teilen. healthbank verbindet Datenquellen aller Art aus dem gesamten Gesundheitsbereich und belohnt Teilnehmer, ihre Gesundheitsdaten für Forschungszwecke zu teilen. Mit Sitz in der Schweiz steht healthbank für schweizerische Neutralität, Vertrauen und Datenschutz und ermöglicht es den teilnehmenden Bürgern, Forschern und Organisationen mit grossen Datenmengen sich miteinander zu vernetzen. Damit kann der Wert von Gesundheits- und medizinischen Daten auf dieser unabhängigen, globalen Gesundheitsplattform optimal erschlossen werden. healthbank fördert Innovationen im Gesundheitswesen, von der Prävention bis zur Heilung, zu einem angemesseneren Preis und besserer Qualität – für das Wohl des Einzelnen und der Gesellschaft.
www.healthbank.coop

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healthbank
Pauline Geniets
Blegistrasse 17a
6340 Baar
Phone: +41 44 202 61 60
E-Mail: roger.huber@huber-media.ch
Url: http://www.healthbank.coop

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The development of common diseases.

BlockHealth is the necessary game changer.

The development of common diseases.

Much has changed in recent decades about the way we live. Industrialization and the prosperity gained by our society have redefined our lifestyle. The omnipresence of processed foods and the decreasing need for exercise in everyday and professional life do not pass us by unnoticed.

Frequency of diseases increases sharply

This development becomes very clear from various diseases of civilisation such as obesity or diabetes. In hardly any country is the obesity rate still below 20%. Similarly, the development of diabetes now affects more than 420 million people. The global cost of diabetes is over $1.3 trillion.
The figures are not encouraging for children and young people either – quite the opposite. More than 124 million children worldwide are pathologically overweight, compared with only 11 million in 1975. It has long been proven that those who eat wrongly for years and decades and move little are at a significantly increased risk of suffering one or more of the numerous lifestyle-related diseases of civilization.

Prevention as a decisive key

The question is, how are already deficient health systems to meet these ever-increasing challenges in the future?
Instead of solving the problem at its root, diseases are still treated mainly in the form of symptom alleviation or suppression. The environment that is the main cause of diseases, such as one’s own lifestyle, and the inadequate accessibility of low-threshold health care and promotion are not recognized in our health system.

BlockHealth as a solution approach

BlockHealth is a paradigm shift towards self-determined health management.
Only with a change in awareness of one’s own health and the ability to promote and maintain one’s own health can the constantly increasing number of patients be contained in the long term.
At the same time, many processes along the supply chain must be made more efficient. As in about the doctor-patient contact, but also cooperation among health professionals. Doctors have an average of about 7 minutes per patient. In order to ensure the correct treatment, it must be possible to obtain a holistic picture of the patient within a very short time.

We are convinced that with BlockHealth we have laid the foundation for the implementation of exactly these goals:
– The efficient use and intelligent exploitation of your own health data
– Low-threshold opportunities to adopt a healthy lifestyle

More about the product and our solutions can be found at www.blockhealth.ai and on our BlockHealth Social Media Accounts.

BlockHealth – Dein persönliches Gesundheitsmanagement

BlockHealth ist dein Manager für deine persönlichen Gesundheitsdaten – und ein kompetenter Berater und Begleiter zu einer gesunden und nachhaltigen Lebensweise.

Wir haben es uns zur Aufgabe gemacht, eine Plattform zu schaffen, die dabei unterstützt, Probleme des heutigen Gesundheitssystems zu lösen – sei es die oft komplizierte Handhabung von Gesundheitsdaten und/oder der dazugehörigen Dokumente, Zeitmangel der Ärzte, fehlende Kontakt-, Beratungs- und Verknüpfungsstellen zwischen eigenen Gesundheitsthemen und den dazu benötigten Maßnahmen, oder die sportliche Betätigung, die oftmals zu kurz kommt: durch selbstlernende und auf den Nutzer individuell abgestimmte Tools steuert BlockHealth genau diesen Problemen entgegen und bringt das Potential auf, die eigene Gesundheit präventiv, nachhaltig und maßgeblich zu forcieren. Dabei ist uns Individualität, Nachhaltigkeit und die Anpassung auf den eigenen Lebensstil und Gesundheitszustand äußerst wichtig. BlockHealth kombiniert technisch sichere, einfach nutzbare Funktionen zur Verwaltung der eigenen Gesundheitsdaten mit künstlicher Intelligenz, um dir einen ganz persönlichen Weg zu selbstbestimmtem Gesundheitsmanagement zu ebnen.

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BlockHealth GmbH
Fabian Aschauer
Peter-Behrens-Platz 2
4020 Linz
Phone: +43 660 34 26 887
E-Mail: office@blockhealth.ai
Url: https://www.blockhealth.ai

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healthbank 2.0 launched

healthbank has developed a new version of its health data platform – new functions make healthbank even better, safer and easier to use – new partners are integrated

healthbank 2.0 launched

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The health data platform healthbank continues to grow rapidly. The next milestone in this development is the launch of the new healthbank v2.0 healthcare platform. In a completely new architectural approach, security was raised to the highest level through end-to-end encryption and the range of functions for users was further expanded. The health platform is now optimally designed to integrate further partners and applications from the health sector quickly, efficiently and highly securely.

„With the introduction of healthbank 2.0 we ensure that our users‘ health data is kept absolutely safe and that users have full control over their health data,“ explains Schegg, CEO of healthbank. „In recent months we have developed a new version of our health data platform, which offers many new functions and is safer, better and easier to use for users.
healthbank 2.0 is based on a completely new security architecture with end-to-end encryption, adds Schegg. „This means that the health data is encrypted on the user’s personal device (PC, laptop or mobile phone) before it is transferred to healthbank’s cloud systems. This is a completely new way of safely storing health data and will bring about more trust and protection in the population.“
Upcoming projects
With the new software architecture and the implemented security mechanisms,
healthbank is now ready to connect further partners and applications with a healthbank account, says Schegg. The following projects are also in the pipeline:
-The two award-winning apps „CatchMyPain“ and „PainCompanion“ will soon be integrated into the healthbank. Users suffering from severe or chronic pain can benefit from the long-term pain documentation in the future and continue to share their experiences and thoughts. All generated pain data is securely stored in the healthbank account.
-healthbank works closely with the Swiss app developer „Rehaptix“. Rehaptix monitors the rehabilitation of patients with motor disabilities due to a neurological injury such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. All data generated in the app is securely stored in the healthbank and can also be passed on to other people.
-healthbank plans to integrate fitness trackers into the healthbank in the near future. With this service users can connect their fitness tracker with the healthbank. And if a user changes the tracker, this will no longer be a problem in the future – the data and the connection to the healthbank will remain intact.

„With the new version of healthbank, our users can securely share their data with recipients of their choice in the future – and, if they are interested, they can participate in research projects worldwide or make their health data available to research institutions,“ explains Schegg.

About healthbank
healthbank is the world’s first citizen-owned, neutral and independent health data transaction platform that enables people to share their data in a secure and privacy compliant way with other partners. healthbank connects data sources of all kinds from the entire health sector and rewards participants to share their health data for research purposes. Based in Switzerland, healthbank stands for Swiss neutrality, trust and data protection and enables participating citizens, researchers and organisations with large amounts of data to network with each other. Thus, the value of health and medical data can be optimally tapped on this independent, global health platform. healthbank promotes innovations in health care, from prevention to cure, at a more reasonable price and of better quality, for the benefit of individuals and society.
www.healthbank.coop

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healthbank innovation AG
Karsten Stampa CFO/COO
Blegistrasse 17a, CH-6340 Baar
Tel. +41 (0) 41 552 24 00
press@healthbank.coop

healthbank ist die weltweit erste bürgereigene, neutrale und unabhängige Gesundheitsdaten-Transaktionsplattform, die es Menschen ermöglicht ihre Daten auf sichere und datenschutzkonforme Art und Weise mit anderen Partnern zu teilen. healthbank verbindet Datenquellen aller Art aus dem gesamten Gesundheitsbereich und belohnt Teilnehmer, ihre Gesund-heitsdaten für Forschungszwecke zu teilen. Mit Sitz in der Schweiz steht healthbank für schweizerische Neutralität, Ver-trauen und Datenschutz und ermöglicht es den teilnehmenden Bürgern, Forschern und Organisationen mit großen Daten-mengen sich miteinander zu vernetzen. Damit kann der Wert von Gesundheits- und medizinischen Daten auf dieser unab-hängigen, globalen Gesundheitsplattform optimal erschlossen werden. healthbank fördert Innovationen im Gesundheits-wesen, von der Prävention bis zur Heilung, zu einem angemesseneren Preis und besserer Qualität – für das Wohl des Ein-zelnen und der Gesellschaft.
www.healthbank.coop

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Pauline Geniets
Blegistrasse 17a
6340 Baar
Phone: +41 44 202 61 60
E-Mail: roger.huber@huber-media.ch
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Roger Huber
Gartenstrasse 36
8002 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 202 61 60
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Medicine Wellness Health

biolitec®: Risk patients benefit from laser channel technology for BPH

Laser channel technology with biolitec® lasers successfully applied to treat in high-risk patients in Japan – Gentle, safe, fast, few side effects – Excellent hemostasis with fast, residue-free ablation

biolitec®: Risk patients benefit from laser channel technology for BPH

Prostate treatment with biolitec® fiber TWISTER (Source: biolitec biomedical technology GmbH)

Jena, July 11th, 2018 – The minimally invasive laser treatment LIFE (Laser Induced Flow Enhancement) by medical laser pioneer biolitec biomedical technology GmbH with its channel technology is particularly well suited for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia in high-risk patients. This is due to the optimal wavelength of the biolitec® laser (980 nm and 1470 nm) and to the special properties of the TWISTER and XCAVATOR® laser fibers, also specially developed by biolitec®. These are currently one of the gentlest, safest and fastest laser treatments with the fewest side effects and are therefore particularly suitable for high-risk patients. The channel technology offers the possibility of removing the tissue of the urinary tract of the prostate from the inside in a targeted manner without leaving any residue.

The biolitec® laser was one of the first lasers on the market with a wavelength of 980 nm and 1470 nm. This wavelength offers the highest absorption in water and hemoglobin and consequently enables excellent hemostasis. Less bleeding during the procedure improves visibility in the surgical area.
The TWISTER and XCAVATOR® laser fibers stand out due to their enlarged contact area and a special coating on the fiber tip, which enables faster ablation and more precise fiber guidance. The biolitec® fibers also work in contact mode. This significantly reduces the coagulation zone (smaller than 1 mm) and the bladder and surrounding tissue are protected, incontinence and sexual dysfunction are usually avoided.

The LIFE method has proven itself among other things in the treatment of high-risk patients. Urologists at Harasanshin Hospital Fukuoka in Japan have helped to develop this special channel technique and have operated on 26 patients who either suffer from diabetes and/or need to take anticoagulants. In addition, all patients had large prostates (on average over 100 to 200 g).

Doctors at Harasanshin Hospital Fukuoka were able to operate much faster than with conventional procedures – one hour on average – and to reach a large cavity without having to remove the tissue completely. The side effects, such as swelling, dysuria or retention, which are particularly common in large glands, did not occur. In addition, the treating physicians were enthusiastic about the good manageability and quality of the biolitec® laser system.

Further information on biolitec® lasers and special fibers as well as the possibilities of participating in workshops for doctors can be found on the website www.biolitec.com. Interested patients can find out more about doctors who use the LIFE method at www.info-prostate.com.

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com