Medical News Today: Endometrial ablation: What you need to know
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the uterine lining. It may help women who have heavy or long periods, or bleeding in between periods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I'd never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

FDA to speed review of medical products for use by military
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military, such as freeze-dried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda denies there is an outbreak of 'eye-bleeding fever'
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs
Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilenceIn 1545 disaster struck Mexico ’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days.Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic the locals named “cocoliztli”. The word means pestilence in the Aztec Nahuatl language. Its cause, however, has been questioned for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Mexico Health Science Americas Guatemala Source Type: news

How to get rid of piles: This natural treatment can help relieve symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. While symptoms usually clear up by themselves, there is medicine and natural treatment available depending on how severe the case is. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop the clots, spare the coagulation
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) In the fight to cure thromboinflammatory diseases, one of the target molecules is thrombin, a protein that promotes inflammation and can cause blood clots. However, inhibiting thrombin too much can lead to uncontrolled bleeding, limiting the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Now, researchers from BIDMC and the Wyss Institute have found that a class of small molecule called 'parmodulins' can reduce inflammation without compromising normal blood clotting, making parmodulins attractive candidates for new, safer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Black Death' virus causes panic in Uganda as girl dies
A nine-year-old girl died in central Uganda with the symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which it is thought could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susquehanna Valley (Pa.) EMS Trains Community Members to 'Stop the Bleed'
  HELLAM TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- When someone’s in an accident, first responders say uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death. That’s why Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services is freely training people, using dummies and fake blood, to 'Stop the Bleed'.  Saving a life is as simple as having someone around who knows how to stop an uncontrolled bleed. “The wounds getting to be a scary place. There’s no doubt about that," said Chief Mike Fitzgibbons, Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services. Chief Fitzgibbons says accidents...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Grace Griffaton, Fox43 Tags: Training News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Everything you've ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)
When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside?The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in my profession can address this.We could develop a deeper sense of humility, looking beyond ourselves and try to use our voices to amplify the experiences of other people in this cruel, cruel world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mona Chalabi Tags: Anxiety Medical research Health US news World news Science Society & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Oprah is the perfect fit for bleeding heart liberals: Emotional speeches that distort reality while utterly lacking any real substance at all
(Natural News) What exactly is so appealing about the idea of Oprah Winfrey for President? She’s extremely wealthy and her name appears quite often on television and in magazines; other than that, what qualifies her to be the next commander-in-chief and leader of the free world? Perhaps the liberals like her so much because, simply... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuikClot Control+ Hemostatic Dressing is used for internal organ space bleeding.
QuikClot Control+ Hemostatic Dressing is used to control bleeding wounds such as surgical wounds and traumatic injuries. Unit is suitable for patients displaying class III or class IV bleeding.This story is related to the following:Surgical Dressings (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

SURGICEL & #194; & #174; Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used in surgeries.
SURGICEL® Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used for broad-surface oozing and stops bleeding fast. Unit is suitable for gynecologic, oncologic, cardiovascular and general procedure applications. Product offers bactericidal activity in vitro against MRSA, MRSE, VRE, PRSP, E Coli pathogens.This story is related to the following:Hemostats (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Bayer, J & J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gynesonics touts pivotal IDE Sonata trial results
Gynesonics today released results from the pivotal FDA investigational device exemption cleared trial for its Sonata system designed for the incision-free treatment of uterine fibroids, touting a 99% freedom from surgical reintervention for heavy menstrual bleeding. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s Sonata trial is a prospective, longitudinal, multi-center trial exploring the safety and effectiveness of its Sonata device, which is designed to use sonograph-guided radiofrequency ablation to destroy intrauterine fibroids while preserving the uterus. Results from the trial indicated that 99% of trial patient...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Gynesonics Source Type: news

New Absorbable Adjunctive Hemostat From Ethicon Helps Surgeons Control Disruptive Bleeding More Efficiently
SURGICEL® Powder is the next innovation in bleeding management designed to help improve operating efficiency SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Compani... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, SURGICEL, ABSORBABLE HEMOSTAT, hemostat (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Z-Medica Officially Launches QuikClot Control+
Wallingford, CT, Lake Buena Vista, FL – Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that QuikClot Control+ is now commercially available. The announcement is being made in advance of the 2018 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), January 9-13 at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Z-Medica will be exhibiting. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June of 2017 under the de novo classification process, QuikClot Control+ is the first and only hemostatic dressing cleared for ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Z-Medica Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Z-Medica Officially Launches QuikClot Control+
Wallingford, CT, Lake Buena Vista, FL – Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that QuikClot Control+ is now commercially available. The announcement is being made in advance of the 2018 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), January 9-13 at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Z-Medica will be exhibiting. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June of 2017 under the de novo classification process, QuikClot Control+ is the first and only hemostatic dressing cleared for ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Z-Medica Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Baxter buys Mallinckrodt ’ s Recothrom, Preveleak sealants for $153m
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it inked an agreement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK) to acquire its Recothrom and Preveleak hemostat and sealant products for approximately $153 million up front with a potential for contingent payments in the future. Mallinckrodt’s Recothorm is a stand-alone recombinant thrombin-based product with indications as an aid to hemostasis to control oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules when control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical. The Preveleak sealant is designed to seal suture holes during su...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Baxter Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Pregnancy, Bleeding
Bleeding During Pregnancy (Light, Heavy, Causes, Pictures) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., New Report Finds
THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 -- Improved management of excessive bleeding and high blood pressure during labor and delivery are helping to reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths in the United States, maternal health experts say. A new report, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hologic wins CE Mark for MyoSure Manual
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MyoSure Manual device. The MyoSure Manual device features an integrated vacuum with no external suction required, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The system is supported by a one-liter bag of saline without the need for a controller or fluid management equipment. “There is an increased demand to simplify tissue removal procedures regardless of where they are being performed, in-office or in the theater. We continuously look to meet this need by developing innovative solutions that provide flexibility and convenie...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Aegea Medical raises $40m
Aegea Medical said today raised a total of $40 million in financing to support the development of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for endometrial ablation. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said the financing included $30 million from Perceptive Advisors and an additional $10 million from existing equity investors including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Alloy Ventures, Delphi Ventures, BioMed Ventures and Solas BioVentures. “We are excited to be partnering with Aegea Medical in helping to launch this game-changing technology in the women’s health space. We believe Aegea’s Adaptive Vapor ...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology aegeamedical Medtronic Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Prehospital Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Major Bleeding
An interdisciplinary literature review Discovered in the 1950s, tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that, over the last decade, has drawn considerable attention from researchers, clinicians and mainstream media.1 TXA is a synthetic chemical that’s a competitive antagonist to the lysine binding site of plasminogen.2 When a fibrin clot forms in the body in response to bleeding, it’s naturally degraded over time. In major trauma and hemorrhage, it’s thought that the body’s fibrin degradation process is accelerated due to high levels of fibrinolytic factors in circulation.3 This cont...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael J. Carr, MD Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Treating Patients in Austere, Remote Settings
Considerations when treating patients in austere, remote settings You glance over at your partner who’s driving to the call and ask if he knows where he’s going. He tells you he knows the area but not the location of the specific address. He thinks you’re still about 20 minutes away. You look back at the map and locate the trailhead where the caller is supposed to meet you. A 24-year-old male riding an ATV meets you at a trail marker. You key the microphone to let dispatch know you’ve made contact and you hear, “Last unit repeat, unreadable.” You repeat your transmission and dispatch res...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Vaginal bleeding
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black poo? THREE reasons for strange bowel symptom - and if you should see doctor
BLACK POO is unusual and often down to diet changes, but it could also be a sign of bowel cancer and internal bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Houston Astros first base coach recovering well after emergency brain surgery
Rich Dauer was rushed to the hospital with bleeding on the brain after he hit his head on the floor the night before the Houston Astros celebrated the World Series title. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

9-1-1 Calls Provide Vivid Account of Washington State Train Derailment
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash. "My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good," said a crying woman identified as Angela who was bleeding from her head and wailed in panic each time she couldn't find an answer to a dispatcher's questions. "I d...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sally Ho, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

9-1-1 Calls Provide Vivid Account of Washington State Train Derailment
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash. "My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good," said a crying woman identified as Angela who was bleeding from her head and wailed in panic each time she couldn't find an answer to a dispatcher's questions. "I d...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sally Ho, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

9-1-1 Calls Provide Vivid Account of Washington State Train Derailment
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash. "My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good," said a crying woman identified as Angela who was bleeding from her head and wailed in panic each time she couldn't find an answer to a dispatcher's questions. "I d...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sally Ho, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about hemarthrosis
A look at hemarthrosis, a condition where there is bleeding around the joint cavity. Here we learn more about its symptoms, treatment and causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know
The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Date Night with the EHR / Low-Dose Aspirin & Intracranial Bleeding / California FM Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Infographic: Date Night with the Electronic Health Record: Two experts urge individuals and organizations... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Antithrombotics and Lower Risk of Intraocular Bleeding Novel Antithrombotics and Lower Risk of Intraocular Bleeding
Novel antithrombotics such as dabigatran or rivaroxaban are associated, in some instances, with a decreased risk of intraocular hemorrhage compared with traditional anticoagulant therapy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Oral Agents for Cancer-Related VTE:'New Standard of Care'Oral Agents for Cancer-Related VTE:'New Standard of Care '
The oral agent rivaroxaban was as effective as subcutaneous dalteparin in controlling VTE in patients with cancer but was associated with a higher rate of bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Biom ’ Up wins FDA PMA nod for Hemoblast Bellows surgical hemostatic
Biom’Up said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Hemoblast Bellows hemostatic product designed to control bleeding during surgeries including cardiac, general and orthopedic procedures. The Paris-based company’s flagship Hemoblast Bellows product is a ready-to-use hemostatic solution that is usable several times during surgery to reduce bleeding. Approval of the hemostatic came based on results from a prospective, controlled, randomized clinical trial of 412 patients who underwent cardiothoracic, abdominal or lower limb orthopedic surgeries. Results from the trial indicated that the device met all prima...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Biom'Up Source Type: news

Stunning gene therapy breakthrough driven by great dedication and graft | Robin McKie
We need more than ever to celebrate advances in medical science – though they may take years to emergeThere has been a surprising outbreak of the use of the c-word among medical researchers over the past few days. Normally cautious in their language, they have nevertheless been wielding the term “cure” when discussing the long-term potential of two separate treatments for inherited ailments that were announced last week. Such enthusiasm is striking.In one case, scientists based at St Bartholomew ’s, London – who have been working on the inherited bleeding disorder haemophilia A –outlined...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Medical research Science Genetics Biology Cystic fibrosis Society Huntington's disease Alzheimer's Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Internal bleeding: What you need to know
Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging is bleeding that occurs inside the body when a blood vessel is damaged. This can cause serious complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemophilia cure? Gene therapy trial shows dramatic results
A year after gene therapy treatment, people with hemophilia A are showing normal levels of clotting factor and big reductions in bleeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

FDA allows Alnylam to restart hemophilia treatment trials
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to restart clinical trials on a drug to treat patients with a rare bleeding disorder, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

Is THIS a cure for haemophilia?
The trial, led by Barts Health NHS Trust, saw 13 patients injected with a copy of the missing gene that puts them at risk of excessive bleeding, which allowed cells to produce the missing factor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news