Brain training 'could cut dementia risk', says study

Brain training 'could cut dementia risk', says study

Findings suggest computerised speed of processing training can reduce cognitive decline by 48 percent

Wearables' impact on cancer patients' quality of life to be tested
Wearables' impact on cancer patients' quality of life to be tested Project sees the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center collaborate with Medidata
Microsoft-backed doctors network expands in Europe
Microsoft-backed doctors network expands in Europe Among Doctors officially launches in the UK and Spain
GSK launches first pharma trial powered by Apple's ResearchKit
GSK launches first pharma trial powered by Apple's ResearchKit Will use an iPhone app built using the software for a real-world study
Dr Google looks to reassure 'cyberchondriacs'
Dr Google looks to reassure 'cyberchondriacs' Starts providing more context for medical symptoms

Pharma and digital

Dr Google looks to reassure 'cyberchondriacs'
Dr Google looks to reassure 'cyberchondriacs' Starts providing more context for medical symptoms
Google takes aim at blindness with NHS research deal
Google takes aim at blindness with NHS research deal DeepMind Health partners with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Novartis plots digital transformation in medical education
Novartis plots digital transformation in medical education Outlines benefits of greater use of technology, including transparency and reach

Online audiences

Microsoft-backed doctors network expands in Europe
Microsoft-backed doctors network expands in Europe Among Doctors officially launches in the UK and Spain
Face-to-face beats digital as prescribing influence
Face-to-face beats digital as prescribing influence But report confirms doctors continue to embrace digital technology
Merck & Co reorganises its HCP communities, hands Univadis to Physicians Interactive
Merck & Co reorganises its HCP communities, hands Univadis to Physicians Interactive Physicians Interactive outlines globalambitions for its newly-expanded network

Digital strategy

How Bayer transformed its approach to digital
How Bayer transformed its approach to digital Head of digital development Jessica Federer on how the company built digital into its DNA
Pharma sales in the digital era
Pharma sales in the digital era A successful marketing strategy must embrace customer preferences and strive for a channel mix that provides the right information at the audience's convenience
Pragmatic digital health
Pragmatic digital health Pharma will have to move beyond tech hype if its digital efforts are to have a genuine impact

Social media

Cuttsy and Cuttsy launches campaign celebrating healthcare industry
Cuttsy and Cuttsy launches campaign celebrating healthcare industry Encourages people to share positive experiences online
Digital influencer marketing
Digital influencer marketing How good stories can drive value for brands, products and companies
Digital influencer marketing
Digital influencer marketing How good stories can drive value for brands, products and companies

Mobile and pharma

GSK launches first pharma trial powered by Apple's ResearchKit
GSK launches first pharma trial powered by Apple's ResearchKit Will use an iPhone app built using the software for a real-world study
Apple talks up health and fitness benefits of new Watch OS
Apple talks up health and fitness benefits of new Watch OS Outlines new Breathe app and stronger fitness integration for watchOS 3
Monitoring app boosts survival in lung cancer patients
Monitoring app boosts survival in lung cancer patients Results of prototype Moovcare remote monitoring device released at ASCO 2016

Regulatory issues

UK patients offered app to report adverse reactions
UK patients offered app to report adverse reactions Yellow Card app allows potential side-effects tobe sent directly to the MHRA
FDA teams up with PatientsLikeMe for patient data project
FDA teams up with PatientsLikeMe for patient data project Will explore its potential to inform the regulator'approach to risk assessment
Google-backed genetic testing kit gains FDA approval
Google-backed genetic testing kit gains FDA approval 23andMe’s DNA test can alert consumers to their risks of certain diseases

Best practice

Boehringer's ASCO blog picks up digital excellence award
Boehringer's ASCO blog picks up digital excellence award Work by Ogilvy HealthPRwins Prescription Products/Patient Health prize
Novo's ‘virtual mannequins’ win digital award at PMEA
Novo's ‘virtual mannequins’ win digital award at PMEA Med ed programme Decisions in Time was delivered with emotive
Boehringer continues award-winning ChatAFib tweet chat
Boehringer continues award-winning ChatAFib tweet chat Its next social media discussion follows the programme's Communiqué win