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New data shows asthma deaths have increased by a third

Deaths from asthma attacks are the highest they have been in the last decade and have increased by more than 33% over the last ten years, according to Asthma UK’s analysis of data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS). Asthma UK is now is calling on...

MEDICAL RESEARCH NEWS #1

All the latest news about medical research compiled by Okomeds. Medical Research Council Funds Phase 2 Multi-Center Study XBiotech announced that the Medical Research Council (MRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, has awarded funding to study bermekimab therapy in a Phase 2 multi-center study in advanced...

Medical events that you cannot miss

Each year, Okomeds, Medical Translators Services, offers businesses and public organisations a list of medical events, conferences & congress taking place soon all over the world. You can find here the medical events taking place this summer all over the world: United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong,...

Getting diabetes misdiagnosed

Nearly 40% of adults with type 1 diabetes were misdiagnosed with type 2 says research done by the University of Exeter. It is key to provide efficient translation services to patients when being diagnosed. This prevents misdiagnosis and ensures they get the right treatment including insulin or...

Medical Books That You Can’t Miss!

We celebrate World Book Day by proposing two medical books written by doctors: “This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor,” by Adam Kay and “When Breath Becomes Air Book”, by Paul Kalanithi. Adam Kay's first book, “This is Going to Hurt, revisiting...

Medical transcriptionists researching about Fibromyalgia
Medical transcriptionists researching about Fibromyalgia

No field has so much at stake or as many medical restrictions or medical regulations, as medical translation. That is why highest standard are needed. On the other hand, pharmaceutical and medical device production are ongoing. Medical guidelines and practices are continuously being adapted to...

Learning about high blood pressure with medical translators
Learning about high blood pressure with medical translators

Any translator cannot afford to mix up terms. It could be a matter of life and death, as when we are talking about high blood pressure. Unlike other fields of translation, medical translation can be very challenging, requiring more advanced skills due to the need...

Medicine translation, cracking the anticoagulants code
Medicine translation, cracking the anticoagulants code

Medical appointments can be confusing, cultural barriers can favor misunderstandings, so having a team of medical translators, interpreters or specifically trained staff can make a big difference on patients’ health. For example, when referring to anticoagulants, do we really know what they are? Becoming anticoagulants meaning...

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