New drugs approved for rare paediatric disorders
The EU has given approval for the use of new treatments in treating two rare paediatric endocrine disorders, primary adrenal insufficiency and X-linked hypophosphatemia.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
EU Gives Okay to Two Drugs for Rare Pediatric Endocrine Disorders EU Gives Okay to Two Drugs for Rare Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Pediatric primary adrenal insufficiency and X-linked hypophosphatemia are rare and debilitating conditions for which current treatments are limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Once a day glucocorticoid therapy improves health in adrenal insufficiency
According to an Italian study, published in theLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, adrenal insufficiency patients treated once a day with hydrocortisone have improved immune and metabolic function compared with those on conventional therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Provider Training
December 6-7, 2017; Addison, TX. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
‘Please take good care of our baby sister’: Help for Addison’s hemangioma
Most parents dress their baby girls in headbands for fun. But for Addison Quandt, these accessories, adorned with bows and flowers, weren’t a frivolous fashion statement. Instead, they helped hold in place the gauze that covered a large hemangioma on the back of her neck. “People always said what a fashionable baby she was,” says her mom, Dianne. “If they only knew.” Addison was born with four hemangiomas, common benign vascular tumors that typically appear as red birthmarks within a week or two of birth. In many cases, they don’t cause problems and clear up without treatment. But not on...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Denise Adams Dr. Marilyn Liang hemangioma Vascular Anomalies Center Source Type: news
Perception of Policy and Environmental Action to Promote Healthy Behaviors in African American Communities - Addison C, Jenkins BW, White M, Henderson F, McGill DJ, Antoine-LaVigne D, Payton M.
The present study aimed to examine the perceptions of African American communities regarding the involvement of political leaders in facilitating policy and environmental change promoting healthy eating and physical activity. We selected the Metro Jackson ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news
Worried About Getting Around London if Uber ’s Gone? Here Are 3 Alternatives
The news that London’s transportation agency declined to renew Uber’s operating license set off panic Friday as commuters could face the prospect of navigating without one of the city’s accessible forms of transport. But there are a few Uber alternatives in London for people who want to get around without their own car. Unfortunately for riders, Lyft is not one of them, as it doesn’t operate in London. The Underground, the city’s subway system, is of course an option, though the London Tube does have limited service during the late-night hours. And while busses and bicycles are also an option,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized london onetime Uber Source Type: news
Mystery baby born with a DIPG-like tumor puzzles doctors
Addison Faith Richburg was born 17 weeks early with liquid pooling in her brain. When doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina did an MRI they realized she had a tumor on her brain stem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Franklin expedition study says tuberculosis led to deaths
A new study suggests that some of the death's of the crew on the 1845 Franklin expedition in the Arctic may have been due to tuberculosis resulting in Addison's disease, which causes dehydration. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Central adrenal insufficiency following traumatic brain injury: a missed diagnosis in the critically injured - Fan E, Skippen PW, Sargent MA, Cochrane DD, Chanoine JP.
BACKGROUND: High-dose steroid administration is no longer recommended in the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it failed to prove beneficial in improving patients' outcome. However, a masked benefit of steroid administration in TBI managem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Cosmetics dev Bellus Medical wins CE Mark for SkinPen
Bellus Medical said today it won CE Mark approval for its SkinPen microneedling cartridge, with clearance to treat surgical scars. The microneedling device uses collagen induction therapy to treat cosmetic conditions, the Addison, Texas-based company said. A rollout is planned in Europe during this year. “Receiving the CE Mark represents a significant milestone for Bellus Medical. When we started Bellus Medical in 2012, our goal was to create a company that was patient-focused, as well as product-focused. Today, we are an industry leader, a trusted provider, and now we can share that same level of service and c...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Regulatory/Compliance bellusmedical Source Type: news
The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are you suffering exercise burnout? Take this quiz
Personal trainer Nicola Addison - who's trained celebrities such as Elle Macpherson, Erin O'Connor and Daisy Lowe - says you can overdo it. Take this quiz to find out if you're suffering burn-out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Elle Macpherson's trainer says lifting gets a perfect body
Nicola Addison, celebrity trainer to the likes of Elle Macpherson and Erin O'Connor shares her mantra that lifting weights is the secret to getting a perfect figure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lower quality of life in Addison ’s disease & Cushing ’s syndrome patients
Patients with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulations report health-related quality of life that is far lower than that of the general population, according to findings of a study published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
A naturalistic study of driving behavior in older adults and preclinical Alzheimer disease - Babulal GM, Stout SH, Benzinger TL, Ott BR, Carr DB, Webb M, Traub CM, Addison A, Morris JC, Warren DK, Roe CM.
A clinical consequence of symptomatic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is impaired driving performance. However, decline in driving performance may begin in the preclinical stage of AD. We used a naturalistic driving methodology to examine differences in driving b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Prednisolone May Raise Cholesterol in Adrenal Insufficiency Prednisolone May Raise Cholesterol in Adrenal Insufficiency
The findings point to hydrocortisone as first-line treatment, but it is exceptionally expensive compared with prednisolone, at least in some countries, so studying lower doses of prednisolone may be worthwhile.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
20 fitness tips from Elle Macpherson's trainer
London-based fitness guru Nicola Addison has trained Daisy Lowe, Elle Macpherson and Erin O'Connor. Here she shares the advice she gives celebs to achieve their enviable figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The world's easiest exercise plan
Personal trainer Nicola Addison, of Eqvvs Training in London has devised a unique, low-intensity exercise programme for those who are returning after a long break from working out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Salivary Cortisol and Cortisone in Adrenal Insufficiency Salivary Cortisol and Cortisone in Adrenal Insufficiency
Find out more about the diagnostic roles of salivary cortisol and cortisone levels in adrenal insufficiency.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Why sit-ups WON ’T give you a flat stomach
Plenty of us have spent time doing sit-ups with the aim of getting washboard abs. But trainer Nicola Addison, who's worked with stars including Elle MacPherson, says that's not going to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Immune system defect makes Addison ’s patients prone to respiratory infections
According to research in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, people suffering from Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)
The sale of a 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle weighed in at $7.15 million. CHG Senior Living RE Stonehaven LLC, an affiliate of Cornerstone Healthcare Group of Dallas, purchased Stonehaven Assisted Living at 101 Olympia Drive. The seller is Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy. The 7.59-acre development previously was tied to a July 2005 mortgage of $4.3 million held by Farmers Bank & Trust of Camden. Stonehaven Assisted Living acquired the site for $500,000 more than 11 years ago from Osborne Development Ltd., ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news
What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Nicola Addison reveals three easy moves that will give you a better bust
According to celebrity personal trainer Nicola Addison, the secret to a bigger bust lies in your body posture - and there's three moves you can do whilst waiting for the kettle to boil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Christmas Letters
One of my greatest regrets after the loss of my late husband is that he never wrote our kids special letters telling them just how much he loved them. His death was an accident, so we didn’t know better – we didn’t expect him to go. I’d love to be able to bring that individual letter out when they are sad or when they are missing him, but that’s just not possible. It has been seven years since his untimely death, and despite knowing better, I’ve never written a letter to my kids. I’m rectifying that this Christmas and writing them both a special message to keep forever that explain...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Peabody announces fifth Verrill Medalist: British naturalist Sir David Attenborough
Renowned British naturalist, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker Sir David Frederick Attenborough was among five luminaries in the fields of natural history and natural science to be named winners of the Addison Emery Verrill Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the curators of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news
Development and interval testing of a naturalistic driving methodology to evaluate driving behavior in clinical research - Babulal GM, Addison A, Ghoshal N, Stout SH, Vernon EK, Sellan M, Roe CM.
BACKGROUND: The number of older adults in the United States will double by 2056. Additionally, the number of licensed drivers will increase along with extended driving-life expectancy. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in older ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Your NEJM Group Today: New Resident Coaching Model, Hydrocortisone Dosing for Adrenal Insufficiency, Rocky Mountain IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: A new … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Very Few Health Conditions Should Disqualify You From The Presidency
“When you’re running for president, I think, you have an obligation to be healthy,” Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, told Dr. Mehmet Oz on “The Dr. Oz Show” Thursday. The interview came in the same week that the media and Republicans criticized Trump’s opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, about being less than candid about her recent bout with pneumonia. Trump revealed that his blood pressure, liver and thyroid function are within the normal range on the much-anticipated show, and acknowledged some concerns about his weight. Trump ― who weighs 236 pounds, doe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Steroid treatments for arthritis 'may be possible with fewer side effects'
This study was mostly focused on application in the treatment of Addison's disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, but the researchers stated that with further development, it could lead to improved therapies for other conditions that respond to steroid treatment, includingrheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Dr Mark Nixon of the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh said:"The discovery of this selective corticosterone pump in fat cells could lead to a completely new approach in our search for safer steroid medications." The Arthritis Research UK view Dr Nat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
Veterans, families get free mental health care at new Addison clinic
As North Texas continues to be a hotbed for corporate expansions and job growth, an infrastructure of integrated health care becomes increasingly crucial. That integration includes accessibility to mental health care. On Monday, a billionaire hedge fund investor, who founded a national network of clinics devoted to veterans mental health issues, toured a clinic that bears his name in Addison, and he liked what he saw. “I’m really impressed,” Steven Cohen told me after the tour. “I like… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news
Diurnal reports positive headline data from pivotal Phase III trial of Infacort to treat paediatric AI
UK-based pharmaceutical company Diurnal has reported positive headline data from its pivotal study of Infacort in Europe to treat paediatric adrenal insufficiency (AI). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Glucocorticoid Therapy for Adrenal InsufficiencyGlucocorticoid Therapy for Adrenal Insufficiency
How do patients with adrenal insufficiency feel about glucocorticoid therapy -- and how common is the problem of non-adherence? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Weakness and hypotension: case study
A case of weakness and hypotension that led to a diagnosis of Addison's disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiovascular system Source Type: news
[Technical Comment] Comment on “Cycling Li-O2 batteries via LiOH formation and decomposition”
Based on a simple thermodynamic analysis, we show that iodide-mediated electrochemical decomposition of lithium hydroxide (LiOH) likely occurs through a different mechanism than that proposed by Liu et al. (Research Article, 30 October 2015, p. 530). The mismatch in thermodynamic potentials for iodide/triiodide (I−/I3−) redox and O2 evolution from LiOH implies a different active iodine/oxygen electrochemistry on battery charge. It is therefore possible that the system described in Liu et al. may not form the basis for a rechargeable lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery. Authors: Venkatasubramanian Viswanathan, Vikram...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Venkatasubramanian Viswanathan Source Type: news
Morning cortisol rules out adrenal insufficiency
BOSTON – A random morning serum cortisol above 11.1 mcg/dL safely rules out adrenal insufficiency in both inpatients and outpatients, according to a review of 3,300 adrenal insufficiency work-ups at... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - April 6, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
FDA releases February 2016 510(k) clearances
February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(k) summaries or 510(k) statements for final decisions rendered during the period February 2016. TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 224 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 213 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 11 February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD February 2016 DEVICE: ANI Monitor MDOLORIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS SAS 510(k) NO: K142969(Traditional) ATTN: MATHILDE COLLET PHONE NO : 011 333 62092081 6, RUE DU PR LAGUESSE SE DECISION MADE: 23-FEB-16 LILLE FR 59037 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: DBSWIN and VistaEasy Imaging Software Durr Dental...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
Endocrine Society issues first ever clinical practice guideline on diagnosis & treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency
New guideline details diagnosis and treatment of Addison's Disease. Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
No One Knows Why Sperm Whales Are Stranding On Europe's North Sea Beaches
LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the coastline of Europe's North Sea over the past month. As marine pathologists cut samples from the whale's carcass on the windswept expanse of sand at low tide, scientists said it was too early to know exactly why so many whales had taken a wrong turn into the North Sea. Since mid-January, 29 sperm whales have died on beaches in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Britain. They are thought by experts to be members of the same pod, a group of young males migrating south from sub-...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
New guidelines for treatment of severe primary adrenal insufficiency symptoms
The Endocrine Society has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency. Guidelines (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
New PAI Guidelines Stress Importance of Treating Adrenal CrisisNew PAI Guidelines Stress Importance of Treating Adrenal Crisis
The first-ever Endocrine Society clinical-practice guidelines on diagnosis and management of primary adrenal insufficiency in adults and children stress the urgency of treating adrenal crisis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Experts recommend immediate treatment for severe primary adrenal insufficiency symptoms
A Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) has been issued on the diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency, a condition commonly known as Addison's disease that occurs when the body produces too little of the hormone cortisol. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Experts recommend immediate treatment for severe primary adrenal insufficiency symptoms
(The Endocrine Society) The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency, a condition commonly known as Addison's disease that occurs when the body produces too little of the hormone cortisol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
7 Things Insanely Healthy People Have In Their Kitchens
Having a well-stocked kitchen can be the difference between preparing a healthy a meal and blasting through your daily calorie count by giving up and ordering in. To stay healthy, knowing your kitchen is set up with the all right tools can be especially important. In partnership with Tropicana, we talked to a few of our favorite health-food bloggers and health nuts to find out what goes into stocking the perfect kitchen. 1. It Starts With Great Knives It’s hard to describe why it feels so good to slice through a tomato with a razor-sharp edge or chop herbs with a perfectly balanced knife -- it just does, and a great ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Quantitation of Plasma Renin Activity in Plasma Using Liquid Chromatography & ndash;Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
We describe a semi-automated and simple method for the accurate and precise measurement of PRA from 500 & mu;L of plasma (250 & mu;L if blank subtraction is omitted, as discussed) using a liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for angiotensin I (AngI) in 96-well format. After a 3 h AngI generation step at 37 & deg;C in buffering conditions at pH 6, the reaction is quenched with 10 % formic acid containing AngI internal standard. Sample preparation then proceeds with offline solid phase extraction, two wash steps, and methanol elution followed by injection into the LC-MS/MS system. ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Imaging/Radiology - January 7, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
FDA takes action against Vermont dairy farm for illegally administering drugs to cattle
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice entered a consent decree of permanent injunction in the District of Vermont against the Correia Family Limited Partnership, doing business as Wynsum Holsteins, a dairy farm located in West Addison, Vermont, and its partners, Anthony Correia, Barbara Correia and Stephen Correia. The decree accompanies a complaint filed at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 15, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news
ACTH testing may be ‘misleading’ in identifying adrenal insufficiency
Both low-dose and high-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation tests have similar diagnostic accuracy in identifying adrenal insufficiency; however, the tests have limitations and cannot necessarily rule out the condition, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news