A gene required for addictive behavior
(EMBO) Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Alban de Kerchove d'Exaerde from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and his colleagues have now uncovered that a gene called Maged1 plays a crucial role in controlling these pathological changes. This finding was published today in EMBO Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of the 2013 Haiyan typhoon victims presenting to the Belgian first aid and support team - van Berlaer G, de Jong F, Das T, Gundran CP, Samyn M, Gijs G, Buyl R, DeBacker M, Hubloue I.
This study aims to describe the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Study: Moringa leaf powder improves the immune system of HIV patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) People with HIV could stand to benefit from adding powdered moringa leaves (Moringa oleifera) to their diet, especially during antiretroviral therapy, as this can improve their nutritional status and boost their immune system, according to research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In the study, researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium compared the effects of daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Only 7 percent of social egg freezers have returned for fertility treatment at a large European center
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Despite dramatic uptake in the numbers of women electing to freeze their eggs as insurance against an anticipated age-related fertility decline, there is still little that clinics can predict about outcome based on real-life experience. Indeed, at one of Europe's biggest fertility centers -- the Brussels Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Belgium -- only 7.6 percent of women have returned to thaw their eggs and try for a pregnancy. And only one-third of those have been successful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) The leaf powder of Moringa oleifera lam. (Moringa) could help human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo looked at the effect of M. oleifera... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hits the Big Apple with latest JLabs site
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson & Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

How your HAIR can tell if you're an alcoholic
Researchers from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, found people suffering from alcohol-use disorders are more likely to have two compounds in their hair. This could diagnose alcoholism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughters of jihad: How family members give meaning to the departure of Belgian and Dutch women who joined the IS - San M.
Since it has become apparent that many Western women have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, there is a relentless stream of publications dealing with the motivations of these women to join the terrorist organization. Most of these publicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive
(Cancer Research UK) Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands according to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

BD lifts Bard vet DeFord to CTO | Personnel Moves – June 4, 2018
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said last Friday it is lifting former C.R. Bard science, technology and clinical affairs senior VP John DeFord to the role of chief technology officer and exec VP. Since acquiring Bard in a $24 billion deal that closed last December, DeFord has served as BD interventional segment R&D SVP, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. DeFord originally joined Bard as science & tech VP in 2004, and had previously served life sciences managing director for venture capital fund Early Stage Partners and as prez & CEO of Cook Inc, which is now known as Cook Medical. He also curren...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson Cook Medical crbard ectosense integer meddux Merit Medical Systems Inc. Nuvasive Optovue polarityte RenalGuard Solutions Teleflex Vital Connect Source Type: news

Did you solve it? World Cup arithmetic
The solutions to today ’s puzzlesOn my puzzle blog earlier today I set you three football table challenges:1) England, Tunisia, Belgium and Panama make up Group G in the 2018 World Cup. Imagine that once they have all played each other the table looks like this.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Cefaly in Hot Pursuit of a Migraine Prevention Indication
Each year migraines are estimated to impact about 39 million people in the U.S. and about 1 billion worldwide. Chronic migraines are characterized by 15 or more headache days per month for at least three months.  Cefaly Technology has developed an electroceutical treatment platform that can tackle the neurological disease. However, the Belgium-based company is working on a new application for the Cefaly Prevent Device to focus on the chronic migraine population. “When we received [FDA] approval for the device in 2014, it was mainly based on the trials that were executed for acutely migraine sufferer – so p...
Source: MDDI - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Belgian prosecutors raid food safety agency over eggs scare
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had raided the premises of the country's food safety agency over an insecticide scandal in eggs that rattled European consumers last summer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UCB Announces the Approval of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Brussels, Belgium – 28th May, 07:00 CEST – UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved extending the label for Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) to include a new indication in adults with moderate-to-severe plaque... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PiCSO therapy reduces infarct size in STEMI patients
Miracor Medical announces new publication at EuroPCR AWANS, Belgium, May 24, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Miracor Medical SA announced today the clinical results from the physician-sponsored OxAMI-PiCSO study were published in the ... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Miracor Medical, OxAMI-PiCSO study, PiCSO Impulse System (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

From a model of fluids to the birth of a new field in computational physics
(Springer) It may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but in the 1950s two numerical models initially developed as a pet project by physicists led to the birth of an entirely new field of physics: computational statistical mechanics. This story has recently appeared in a paper published in EPJ H, authored by Michel Mareschal, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RAND Europe (EU) Established in Belgium as Not-for-Profit International Association to be'Focal Point' for RAND's EU Research Activity
RAND Europe recently announced that its co-application with the US-based RAND Corporation to establish an international non-profit association (AISBL) in Belgium, RAND Europe (EU), has been successful after it received the required notarial deed and approval by Royal Decree. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - May 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women, according to a review published online May 9 in the Cochrane Library. Marc Arbyn, M.D., from the Belgian Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCB Announces Briviact (brivaracetam) Now Approved by FDA to Treat Partial-Onset (Focal) Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients
Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)& Brussels (Belgium), 0700 CEST, 14 May, 2018: UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the company ’s newest anti-epileptic drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kenya:Kericho Signs Agreement to Set Up Cancer Centre
[Nation] Plans by Kericho County government to set up a cancer centre in the region has begun after the devolved unit signed an agreement with a Belgium firm on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Are you feeding your brain the right nutrients? Folate, vitamins B12, C, E, and D are crucial for mental health
(Natural News) Feeding your brain the right nutrients, such as folate, and vitamins B12, C, E, and D are crucial for mental health. In a review, it was found that patients with the chronic mental disorder schizophrenia have low levels of these nutrients. A team of researchers from the University of Manchester, Belgium’s KU Leuven... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phrenology and the Rwandan Genocide - Andr é C.
Belgian colonizers used phrenology to create an irreducible division between the two major groups living for centuries in Rwanda-Urundi. This formed the basis for the implementation of systematic efforts to subdue the large Hutu population. Both the Hutus ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tanzania:Mystery Still Surrounds Lissu Return
[Citizen] Arusha -It is still uncertain when hospitalized Singida East MP (Chadema) Tundu Lissu will return home from treatment in Belgium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

J & J ’ s BioSense Webster launches Qdot Micro afib ablation cath trial
Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE:JNJ) Biosense Webster said yesterday it launched a European trial of its Qdot Micro novel radiofrequency ablation catheter designed for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Irvine, Calif.-based division said that the first patient in the trial has already been enrolled and treated by Aalst, Belgium’s OLV Hospital. “The concept of high power, short duration ablation is novel and a potentially groundbreaking advancement for the industry. This new modality could result in improvements in clinical outcomes and procedural efficiencies and I look forward to further inv...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Biosense Webster johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking ’s Last Paper Was Just Published. Here’s What He Says About the Cosmos
(NEW YORK) — Weeks after his death, physicist Stephen Hawking has delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos, and he says it may be simpler than often believed. Well, simpler if you understand theoretical physics, anyway. It remains incomprehensible for the rest of us. A paper that outlines his view, written with Thomas Hertog of the University of Leuven in Belgium before Hawking’s death in March, has been published by the Journal of High Energy Physics. Hertog had announced the new theory last year at a conference celebrating Hawking’s 75th birthday. The University of Cambridge, where Haw...
Source: TIME: Science - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Malcom Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Physics Stephen Hawking Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

UPDATED: Van ’s Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles Due to Gluten, Undeclared Wheat & Undeclared Milk
Van ’s Foods is voluntarily recalling Van’s Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710–WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 and UPC 0 89947 30206 4. The products are being recalled because a limited number of the wrong packaging were used during the production of Van’s Belgian Waffles. The pro duct inadvertently packaged in the Van’s Gluten Free Waffle box contains gluten, undeclared wheat and undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, wheat or gluten run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These produ cts ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Between immigration control and child protection: unaccompanied minors in Belgium - De Graeve K, Vervliet M, Derluyn I.
This article describes the situation of Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) in Belgium, both in terms of their numbers and demographic profile and in terms of their health and educational challenges. It sketches the complex Belgian legal and policy framework that d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluating speed enforcement field set-ups used by regional police in Belgium: an analysis of speed outcome indicators - Wilmots B, Hermans E, Brijs T, Wets G.
In this paper the results from a field experiment (conducted in 2012) are presented, in which 3 regional police units in the Flemish region of Belgium each tested a particular combination of a speed control (with mobile radar in an anonymous car) with comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

' Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games'Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games
No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's"play outside" day.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

"Play outside": Belgium tells kids to leave TV for sun and games
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's "play outside" day. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An analysis of belgian cannabis social clubs' supply practices: a shapeshifting model? - Pardal M.
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs) are associations of cannabis users that collectively organize the cultivation and distribution of cannabis. As this middle ground supply model has been active in Belgium for over a decade, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cantel Medical wins FDA nod for Advantage Plus endoscope reprocessor
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Advantage Plus pass-thru automated endoscope reprocessor, making it the first AER available in the US, the company claims. The newly cleared device is designed for the high-level disinfection of commonly used endoscopes, including duodenoscopes, the Little Falls, N.J.-based company said. “We strive to deliver real life infection prevention solutions to address the complexities our customers face in setting up successful endoscopy departments. We believe the Advantage Plus pass-thru AER’s availability will transform our custo...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Rwanda:Biotechnology Will Transform Rwanda's Health Sector - Expert
[New Times] Professor Jacob Souopgui, a Cameroonian scholar from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, together with a research team from Rwanda, have initiated a project that will facilitate the enhancement of skills in the biotech field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Apitope Announces Positive Results with Novel Treatment for Graves' Disease
Phase I data show early efficacy in the majority of patients and a very favourable safety profile HASSELT, Belgium and CHEPSTOW, Wales, April 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apitope, a clinical stage biotech company developing pot... Biopharmaceuticals Apitope, Graves' Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Downtown Durham co-working facility readies to open on heels of tenant ’s $30M buyout
Durham-based life sciences co-working hub BioLabs North Carolina is readying to officially open the doors of its new location on the heels of an existing tenant ’s $30 million buyout. Earlier this month, Belgium-based biopharmaceutical giant UCB announced its acquisition of Duke University spinout Element Genomics – founded in 2015 – for up to $30 million. Element was one of our first tenants, says Eric Linsley, founder of BioLabs North Carolina. “We need ten more of them,” he says of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

The health risks of Belgian illicit indoor cannabis plantations - Vanhove W, Cuypers E, Bonneure AJ, Gotink J, Stassen M, Tytgat J, Van Damme P.
We assessed the prevalence of potential health hazards to intervention staff and cannabis growers in Belgian indoor cannabis plantations. Surface mold swab samples were taken at 16 Belgian indoor plantations contained mostly Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Older e-bike users: demographic, health, mobility characteristics, and cycling levels - Van Cauwenberg J, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Clarys P, de Geus B, Deforche B.
PURPOSE: Electric bicycles (e-bikes) may offer an opportunity to stimulate physical activity among older adults. The current study compared Flemish (Belgian) older e-bike users against those not using an e-bike on socio-demographics, health characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New psychoactive substances in oral fluid of French and Belgian drivers in 2016 - Richeval C, Wille SMR, Nachon-Phanithavong M, Samyn N, Allorge D, Gaulier JM.
BACKGROUND: Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem with potentially major judiciary and life-threatening consequences. Up to now, only classical drugs of abuse (DOA) are tested for DUID detection. A challenging issue for draftin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Duke University spinout acquired for up to $30M
Duke University spinout Element Genomics – founded in 2015 – has been acquired by Belgium-based biopharmaceutical giant UCB for up to $30 million, including upfront and milestone payments. "UCB is constantly assessing the capabilities we need to have the highest impact," says Roger Palframan, head of external innovation at UCB, and co ntinues to be "interested in accessing new technologies." Given the "strong interaction we have had with Duke Unviersity on various different programs in UCB,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose?
Researchers from Belgium are questioning whether organ-based tube-current modulation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses Photon-counting breast CT shows promise NCI software automates organ dose measurement Automated tube current selection cuts CT radiation dose Organ-based tube-current modulation cuts breast dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medicrea inks Belgian JV deal with Motion Medical
Medicrea (EPA:ALMED) said today it inked a joint-venture deal with Belgian distributor Motion Medical looking to accelerate adoption of its products in Belgium. France-based Medicrea will hold a 51% majority stake in the newly formed Medicrea Belgium with plans to transition the JV into a fully-owned Medicrea subsidiary over the coming years. The newly founded subsidiary will be led by Motion Medical head Steven Mesdom, who will also remain in on board at Motion Medical, Medicrea said. “We have had an exceptional track record introducing Medicrea’s flagship platforms to Belgium, including PASS thoraco...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Medicrea Source Type: news