Drug to treat bleeding may benefit haemorrhagic stroke patients
Patients with stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, suggests a trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heavy-period drug can treat brain haemorrhage
Tranexamic acid can stem dangerous bleeding in the brain, trials show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients, study finds
(University of Nottingham) Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, an international trial has revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bleeding between periods?
Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are common causes, though bleeding between periods can also be a sign of certain cancers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Girls With Heavy Periods Not Screened for Von Willebrand Disease Girls With Heavy Periods Not Screened for Von Willebrand Disease
The vast majority of young girls in the U.S. with heavy menstrual bleeding are not screened for von Willebrand disease, despite longstanding recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

60 Minutes report claims unapproved plastic sources used in Boston Scientific pelvic meshes
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) stocks fell slightly in pre-market trading after being covered in a 60 Minutes episode focused on gynecological pelvic mesh implants which are the source of a massive multi-district litigation, including claims that the company knowingly purchased inauthentic Chinese plastic materials for production. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company declined an interview with 60 Minutes, which focused on the devices and the 48,000 suits Boston Scientific faces over the allegedly harmful meshes. Boston Scientific was quoted as having told 60 Minutes that “nearly one million women have been success...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Women's Health Boston Scientific Source Type: news

SurModics acquires Embolitech thrombectomy tech for $5m
SurModics (NSDQ:SRDX) said today it inked a deal with Embolitech to acquire its thrombectomy platform the and associated intellectual property in a deal worth $5 million up front, with additional payments based on regulatory milestones. The newly acquired tech platform is designed for use in the peripheral vasculature to remove hard blood clots, Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SurModics said. SurModics added that it plans to leverage its design, development and manufacturing capabilities to advance the platform into different peripheral and vascular applications. “We are pleased to sign an agreement with Surmodic...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular SurModics Inc. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about thin blood
Thin blood is the opposite of thick blood, which can increase the risk of blood clots and complications, such as stroke. Thin blood can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising and has various causes. In this article, learn about the causes of thin blood, the symptoms, when to see a doctor, and treatments that can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

60 Minutes to speak to Boston Scientific in coverage of pelvic mesh MDL
CBS’s 60 Minutes will speak to Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week as the news program covers the massive multi-district litigation over gynecological pelvic mesh implants. The program referred to the multi-district litigation over the implants as the largest such litigation since asbestos, according to a press release. In early 2016, the FDA reclassified surgical meshes to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women as a Class III device, moving it up from a Class II classification. Research has indicated that meshes used transvaginal procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse can lead to complications including mes...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Women's Health Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

CABANA Favors Afib Ablation Over Meds for Reducing Heart Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Per protocol analysis shows fewer death, stroke, bleeding, arrest events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nepal ’s first midwives waiting in the wings to save women’s lives
KATHMANDU, Nepal –“I was so upset when a woman, suffering from heavy bleeding soon after giving birth, had to be rushed to a hospital – travelling six hours on a winding and bumpy road,” recalled Pramika Maharjan. “She was between life and death.”Ms. Maharjan encountered the case four years ago, when she was a nurse in Nepal ’s remote far-western district of Doti. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

HRS 2018: Study questions benefit of ablation over drug therapy for atrial fibrillation
Long-awaited data released today from a large clinical trial comparing catheter ablation with drug therapy in treating atrial fibrillation showed no significant benefit for ablation, according to Dr. Douglas Packer, who presented the findings today at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society in Boston. The 2,204-patient trial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and industry players Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit BioSense Webster, focused on a primary composite endpoint of total mortalit...
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management HRS 2018 Source Type: news

First-Trimester Bleeding Linked to Smaller Baby
Although the decline in newborn weight was relatively small, the researchers said the effect is similar to reductions in birth weights "observed in pregnancies [affected by] maternal smoking." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 people have become sick by smoking synthetic marijuana contaminated with rat poison
(Natural News) An article in LiveScience reports that more than 100 people in five states have ended up in the hospital or even losing their lives after smoking synthetic marijuana. Experts believe the drug is tainted by rat poison that caused severe bleeding in users. The first such incidents took place at the start of March 2018.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller Baby
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby's birth weight. The study involved more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More than one day of early-pregnancy bleeding linked to lower birthweight
NIH study cautions that more research is needed to determine if this small difference in weight poses a health risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Twin who survived early birth falls victim to sepsis
The story of Alfie and Ben ’s fight for life was featured in the Daily Mail a decade ago. Alfie was just 1lb 15oz with 15 holes in his bowel and bleeding on his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In-Person Training Proves Most Effective Method to Educate Laypeople to Perform Bleeding Control
Through PATTS Trial (Public Access and Tourniquet Training Study), researchers (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Single-Use Spray Takes Aim at GI Bleeds
Cook Medical has been focused on finding an easier way to treat patients suffering from gastrointestinal bleeds. For nearly 10 years the Bloomington IN-based company has been developing the Hemospray, a powder like device that has just received a nod from FDA. Barry Slowey, VP of Cook Medical’s Endoscopy specialty, said the company got the idea for Hemospray from an application used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq to treat wounds on the battlefield. “If you look at the how bleeds are treated in the gastrointestinal tract, you see  the treatments are either mechanical, like an endoscopic clip&n...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of New Device for Treating GI Bleeding
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new Hemospray device to help control bleeding of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The new device " provides an additional, non-surgical option for treating upper and lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cook Medical wins FDA de novo nod for Hemospray
Cook Medical said yesterday it won FDA de novo clearance for its Hemospray endoscopic hemostat designed for treating bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. The Hemospray product won indications from the FDA for treating non-variceal GI bleeds, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. Hemospray is a single-use device designed to deliver an aerosolized spray of a mineral blend to a bleeding site during endoscopic procedures, and can cover large areas including ulcers and tumors, according to an FDA release. “We are extremely pleased to receive this approval to market from FDA. We have worked diligently to bring ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cook Medical Source Type: news

Medtronic initiates select recall of Covidien Endo GIA staplers
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) this month issued a select recall for specific Covidien Endo GIA staplers over possible missing components, according to a safety field notice from the company. The Fridley, Minn.-based company warned that the Endo GIA articulating loading units could possibly be missing a sled component designed for staple deployment, making it unable to deploy staples. “Use of a product with this issue may result in a failure to form a staple line when tissue is divided, leading to bleeding or leakage of luminal contents,” the company wrote in a field safety notice. Medtronic said it has received fou...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Recalls Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

Minerva Surgical seeks retraction of Hologic-backed NovaSure study
Minerva Surgical is seeking the retraction of a study backed by rival Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva’s competing device, alleging “material misleading statements” that violate ethics guidelines. Results from the 189-patient study, published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, found a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure, despite a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. But Minerva alleged last month that the study’s claim that it enrolled all 92 ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Women's Health Hologic Minerva Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Prevent the condition with simple household exercises
BOWEL cancer symptoms include bleeding from your behind, unexplained weight loss and stomach pains. According to Cancer Research UK, more than half of all bowel cancer cases could have been prevented. You can reduce your risk by changing your diet and lifestyle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Device Cleared for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Title: New Device Cleared for Gastrointestinal BleedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 8, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of Endoscopic Hemospray for Most GI Bleeds FDA OKs Marketing of Endoscopic Hemospray for Most GI Bleeds
Mineral spray delivered by an endoscopic device adds a nonsurgical option to control GI bleeding and can cover large ulcers or tumors. Similar materials have been used by the military in the battlefield for years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA permits marketing of new endoscopic device for treating gastrointestinal bleeding
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Hemospray Device Cleared for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new Hemospray device to help control bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract. Bleeding in the stomach, intestines, colon or rectum may be caused by factors such as ulcers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baltimore entrepreneur looks to raise $500K to launch first medical product
A Baltimore medical device startup is seeking $500,000 in funding and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, so it can market a new spray that can help stop someone from bleeding out. BC3 Technologies, a medical device firm, is looking to commercialize its first product, called SEAL. It is an aerosolized hemostatic, or spray that can help induce clotting and stop a wound from bleeding, buying someone extra time to get to a hospital for treatment. The company recently completed a three-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Baltimore entrepreneur raising $500K to launch spray that stops bleeding
A Baltimore medical device startup is seeking $500,000 in funding and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, so it can market a new spray that can help stop someone from bleeding out. BC3 Technologies, a medical device firm, is looking to commercialize its first product, called SEAL. It is an aerosolized hemostatic, or spray that can help induce clotting and stop a wound from bleeding, buying someone extra time to get to a hospital for treatment. The company recently completed a three-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Heavy menstruation could be a symptom of an underlying condition that causes fertility problems
(Natural News) If you suffer from heavy periods, it could be a sign that you may have an underlying health condition. Recent research revealed that at least 25 percent of women of reproductive age suffer heavy periods that may significantly impact their quality of life. The experts explained that in some cases, the heavy bleeding women... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sir Alex Ferguson health latest: What is a brain haemorrhage?
A BRAIN haemorrhage is bleeding in or around the brain. It results from the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm – a ballooning in an artery wall, causing it to thin and become weak. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As emergency blood-thinner antidote scores FDA OK, Peninsula drug maker's stock soars
Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock soared 25 percent Friday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's antidote for two blood-thinning medicines for patients with life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. The drug, called Andexxa, is South San Francisco-based Portola's (NASDAQ: PTLA) second FDA approval in a year. Both drugs were discovered and developed by scientists at 250-employee Portola. "This is a monumental day," Portola CEO Bill Lis said in a conference call with analysts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

As emergency blood-thinner antidote scores FDA OK, Peninsula drug maker's stock soars
Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock soared 25 percent Friday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's antidote for two blood-thinning medicines for patients with life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. The drug, called Andexxa, is South San Francisco-based Portola's (NASDAQ: PTLA) second FDA approval in a year. Both drugs were discovered and developed by scientists at 250-employee Portola. "This is a monumental day," Portola CEO Bill Lis said in a conference call with analysts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The Mysterious Case of Rectal Bleeding
(MedPage Today) -- Where was it coming from? Michael Kirsch, MD, gets to the bottom of it (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

When Should DOACs Be Held Prior to EP/Cath Procedures? When Should DOACs Be Held Prior to EP/Cath Procedures?
When evaluating pre-procedural DOAC use, thrombotic and bleeding risks must be carefully balanced. Read this for expert guidance from ACC.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

To Overcome Myths about Contraception, This Nurse Goes Beyond the Clinic
May 02, 2018Geita region  has one of the highest fertility rates in Tanzania and maternal mortality is high. Deus Bahame is working to change that.When registered nurse Deus Bahame learned that many girls in Tanzania ’s Bukombe District Council started having children at the age of 14, he knew he must do something.“With limited family planning services, by 28 to 30 years of age, these young women will have given birth to nine or ten children,” Bahame says. “We met them at the clinic only when they were already pregnant. There is no way we can improve these women’s lives and reduce materna...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Blood Type May Play Role in Death Risk After Trauma
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- People with the most common blood type, type O, may be at higher risk of death after suffering severe injuries because they're more likely to have major bleeding, a new study suggests. While the study is preliminary,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews May 2018
Feature-Filled AED Trainer With actual automated external defibrillators (AEDs) costing more than $1,000, CPR instructors are always looking for a reliable, low-cost AED trainer that realistically simulates an actual device. The new AED UltraTrainer from Prestan has all the features of a high-quality AED, without the shock of defibrillation electricity—or the sticker price. The standard “power” and “shock” buttons are accompanied by a “child” button which allows the trainer to mimic pediatric functions. Audio menus let you select scenarios and adjust settings for the CPR metronome,...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews May 2018
Feature-Filled AED Trainer With actual automated external defibrillators (AEDs) costing more than $1,000, CPR instructors are always looking for a reliable, low-cost AED trainer that realistically simulates an actual device. The new AED UltraTrainer from Prestan has all the features of a high-quality AED, without the shock of defibrillation electricity—or the sticker price. The standard “power” and “shock” buttons are accompanied by a “child” button which allows the trainer to mimic pediatric functions. Audio menus let you select scenarios and adjust settings for the CPR metronome,...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Efficacy of Chitosan-Based Dressing for Excisional Wounds Efficacy of Chitosan-Based Dressing for Excisional Wounds
A chitosan-based topical dressing may be an effective option to help control excessive bleeding associated with wound debridement.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stopping the Bleed is Just the Beginning
This study was a retrospective review of available data from mass shooting events occurring between 1984 and 2013. The researchers attempted to get data from 25 public mass shootings, and they were able to obtain it from 12 events involving 139 patients. The researchers reviewed all of the cases to determine the anatomical locations of wounds. They were able to review 115 of the cases to determine the anatomical location of the wound that caused death, and reviewed 125 of the cases for the potential for survivability with appropriate prehospital and in-hospital trauma care. Results: The researchers calculated an average of...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sean J. Britton, MPA, NRP Tags: Trauma Columns Source Type: news

Bleeding gums could be a sign of THIS vitamin deficiency
BLEEDING gums are common, but they shouldn ’t be ignored. They could signal the first signs of gum disease, or they could be the result of a vitamin deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a friable cervix?
Friable cervix occurs when someone ’s cervix becomes extra sensitive. Symptoms may include bleeding between periods, pain inside the vagina, or unusual discharge. Friable cervix is often caused by an STI or pregnancy but can also result from cervical cancer. In this article, we discuss causes, symptoms, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Clinicians' PCI Risk Estimates Often Don't Match Validated Scales
(MedPage Today) -- Over-, underestimation of ischemic and bleeding risk are common (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Inari Medical touts FlowTriever pulmonary embolism study data
Inari Medical today presented results from a study of its FlowTriever retrieval and aspiration system designed to treat pulmonary embolism, touting the safety and efficacy of the system. Results were presented by Dr. Thomas Tu of Louisville, Ky.’s Baptist Health at the Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in San Diego, Irvine, Calif.-based Inari Medical said. “The significant improvement in right heart function shown with the FlowTriever system compares very favorably with outcomes of other techniques used to treat PE. At the same time, the impressive safety profil...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Inari Medical Source Type: news

First Trimester Bleeding Tied to Greater Retained Placenta Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Patients require D&C, blood transfusions for potentially underreported condition (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Relevance of abusive head trauma to intracranial hemorrhages and bleeding disorders - Anderst JD, Carpenter SL, Presley R, Berkoff MC, Wheeler AP, Sidonio RF, Soucie JM.
BACKGROUND: Bleeding disorders and abusive head trauma (AHT) are associated with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), including subdural hemorrhage (SDH). Because both conditions often present in young children, the need to screen for bleeding disorders would be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Yellow Fever: Why Does A Restaurant Have The Name Of This Disease?
A restaurant located in a Whole Foods store has the same name as a disease that can cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, and eyes and death. It is also a slang term for a fetish. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news