Direct to Patient Health Research

Health questions are complex. Simple, highly controlled studies addressing only a few variables are insufficient to understand how medications are used in the real world. That’s why Lucine prefers to conduct large scale studies, addressing a myriad of health concerns simultaneously. Our studies are crowdsourced online via social media, ensuring a broad and diverse respondent population. We have over 44 countries represented so far and that number is growing daily. If you need to know how your treatment works in the real world, it pays to use Lucine’s resources for online, direct-to-patient health research.   Patients Matter in Modern Research  Gone are the days when researchers can test a single medication, in a homogeneous, highly controlled and entirely closed environment. Gone are the days when the doctor or the researcher knows all and defines all that can be known. Modern research must embrace the complexity of co-morbidity, medication, environmental and sex-dependent interactions. Modern research must consider what the patient knows about his or her health, and most importantly, modern research consider that health, and indeed, biological data are not simple linear equations. Life is messy. Health and illness are complex.  For the most accurate healthcare decisions, these relationships must be considered. If you want to know what’s really going on in everyday health, work with Lucine. We take health science to the next...

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Real World Medication Data

Is this Medication Good for Me? That is the question on everyone’s mind; is this medication good for me? How does one decide? The mandated medication package inserts tell one story, the drug reaction and interaction lists online are long and complicated, adverse events data are incomplete and patient stories reflect individual reactions. Where are data that put numbers to the side-effects and adverse reactions? Where are the real world data that show risks for patients of different age groups, men versus women, or on multiple medications? Where are those data?  Lucine Health Sciences is collecting those data.   Understanding Side Effects While we cannot make your medication decisions for you, we can collect more complete side-effect data from patients around the world and we can offer those data to patients, physicians and industry. We think everyone deserves to know the frequency, severity, and chronicity of side-effects. Don’t you?  ...

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Health Media

We cannot expect patients to manage their own healthcare without access to reliable health and science information. Lucine Health Sciences fills the credibility void left by other news sources. We provide critical reviews of medical research, health, and healthcare policy, translated for a consumer audience. A health savvy population is a healthy population. Hormones Matter – Where Health and Hormones Make Sense Developed by women’s health experts, Hormones Matter is our flagship property committed to offering readers cutting edge and research, policy and health news. This dynamic health media site offers analysis on issues and topics that affect women and their families. It gives voice to patients with difficult to diagnose and treat conditions and provides insight and interaction from health communities around the world. With daily news coverage, investigative reporting, editorial commentary and personal health stories, Hormones Matter offers a unique and unparalleled level of health information. Integrated Health Media and Research Hormones Matter drives awareness, conversation and discovery between patients, physicians and researchers worldwide.  Hormones Matter is the backbone of our crowdsourced research platform. As our readership grows, so too does our ability to conduct large-scale health research. As the our interaction between readers grows, our research is refined and discoveries are...

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Social Health Communities

Social health communities are all the rage these days but what does that really mean operationally for a research company? For us, it is all about relationships and interactions. At the core of each of our relationships is respect for the knowledge and insight that the patient has to offer.  We believe in the power of talking to patients, of listening to patients, of learning from and with patients. They know when medications work or don’t work. They know when their bodies don’t feel right. They may not have the words to describe what they are feeling, but if we listen, they will give us the clues to drive discovery.  For Lucine, health research is social. Social Health Lucine operates a number of online social health communities across multiple social media. We are a known and trusted entity on a growing number of patient advocacy and patient help groups worldwide. Our research, our media, are cross-posted to each of these groups which increases exposure and reach exponentially. More importantly, our relationships with these groups and individuals drive our research topics and discoveries. At the center of social health is the notion that discovery comes from interaction. We nurture those interactions with great care and transparency. Our mission is improved healthcare through better health information and data. Every community we interact with, knows that....

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