911 Calls Reveal Frantic Moments after Utah Mall Shooting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of people made frantic calls to 911 to report a shooting over the weekend at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that caused hundreds of panicked shoppers to flee the building or take shelter in closets, bathrooms and back rooms. "Everyone is running out of the mall," said one caller. "Oh my God, oh my God." Another who said he was calling using the phone of a woman who was shot in the leg exclaimed amid heavy breathing: "There's been a shooting... Two people got shot." EMS Today 2019: Active Shooter/Hostile Environment Preparedness Active Shooter/ Violent Event...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

New name, new offices for blood services agency
The new year will see a new name and location for the Hemophilia Center of Western New York. The organization has rebranded as WNY Bloodcare, a name it says better reflects the range of blood disorders it serves.  While it will continue to serve individuals with hemophilia, its staff of hematologists, laboratory and specialty pharmacy professionals diagnoses and treats patients with a r ange of bleeding and clotting disorders. The agency has long been based at 936 Delaware Ave. and now plans… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma
The Brazilian Jiu jitsu knee-mount position can decrease blood flow in major limb arteries and may help control bleeding after injury, according to a small proof-of-concept study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

The Effect of Platelet-Rich Fibrin on Soft Tissue and Crestal Bone in One-Stage Implant Placement in Fresh Extraction Sockets: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Conclusion: It can be concluded that mean crestal bone levels increased in PRF with bone ceramic group, whereas decrease in PRF group and both the groups are statistically significant. When the papillary levels are compared between the two groups, there was no statistical significance, but increased papillary levels were found in both the groups. The mean PPD was decreased in both the groups, but there was no statistical significance between the two groups. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say
As mass-casualty events and violent attacks in the U.S. continue to increase, military and emergency medicine experts are recommending that public venues install bleeding-control kits for at least 20 victims.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Democrats claim compassion for illegal immigrant children ravaged by sexual predators but do NOTHING to protect American children from vaccine predators
(Natural News) The amount of zeal with which liberal Democrats are bellyaching about the alleged plight of illegal immigrant children at America’s southern border would make it seem as though these bleeding hearts are out there on the front lines every day fighting for all children everywhere – though that’s not actually the case. You... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Bleeding
(Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gynesonics touts 1-year pivotal IDE Sonata trial data
Gynesonics yesterday released 12 month results from the FDA investigational device exemption pivotal trial of its Sonata system intended for diagnostic intrauterine imaging and the transcervical treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. Results from the trial were published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. The company’s flagship Sonata System is a uterus preserving, incision-free uterine fibroid treatment designed to treat fibroids transcervically with radiofrequency energy. The system combines both an intrauterine ultrasound system with a proprietary radiof...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Gynesonics Source Type: news

Public spaces should stock bleeding-control kits for mass casualties, experts say
(Reuters Health) - As mass-casualty events and violent attacks in the U.S. continue to increase, military and emergency medicine experts are recommending that public venues install bleeding-control kits for at least 20 victims. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: 'Watermelon stomach' isn't what you might think
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?My mother-in-law was diagnosed with internal bleeding in her stomach, a condition that her doctor told her is sometimes called "watermelon stomach." Can you explain why it has this name, since her belly wasn't swollen? Is the treatment for it typically effective? ANSWER:?The term watermelon stomach is another name for a condition called [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

' Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing for Mass Casualties'Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing for Mass Casualties
Should bleeding kits become as readily available as the automated external defibrillator?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

' Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing Everyone for Mass Casualties'Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing Everyone for Mass Casualties
Should bleeding kits become as readily available as the automated external defibrillator?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

IRRAS: Intracranial bleeding management device used on first U.S. patient
The IRRAflow device [Image courtesy of IRRAS]IRRAS AB announced today that a healthcare team in Southern California is the first to use the company’s IRRAflow device on a U.S. patient with intracranial bleeding. A University of California–Irvine (UCI) Medical Center team led by Dr. Sumeet Vadera successfully treated a patient who suffered a chronic subdural hematoma after a recent fall. The IRRAflow device – FDA cleared last year – is meant to provide a safer, more effective treatment than traditional drainage devices. It uses a dual-lumen catheter to combine active irrigati...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological News Well Surgical IRRAS Source Type: news

Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Martial arts technique for control of severe external bleeding - Slevin JP, Harrison C, Da Silva E, White NJ.
OBJECTIVES: Haemorrhage control is a critical component of preventing traumatic death. Other than the battlefield, haemostatic devices, such as tourniquets or bandages, may not be available, allowing for significant avoidable blood loss. We hypothesised th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

I Was Pregnant and in Crisis. All the Doctors and Nurses Saw Was an Incompetent Black Woman
The first dream for my imagined future self that I can recall starts with a sound. I was maybe 5 years old and I wanted to click-clack. The click-clack of high heels on a shiny, hard floor. I have a briefcase. I am walking purposefully, click-clack-click-clack. That is the entire dream. I dreamed of being competent. I have never felt more incompetent than when I was pregnant. I was four months or so pregnant, extremely uncomfortable, and at work when I started bleeding. When you are black woman, having a body is already complicated for workplace politics. Having a bleeding, distended body is especially egregious. I waited ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tressie McMillan Cottom Tags: Uncategorized black women Books health Pregnancy Source Type: news

Found in fruit, rutin helps combat the effects of jararaca viper venom
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil showed protective effects of flavonoid rutin against bleeding and inflammation due to snakebite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cracking the code on 'cavernous malformations'
Although most have never heard the term "cavernous malformation," as many as 1 in 500 people may have this condition, which can cause bleeding, seizures, muscle weakness, and motor and memory problems. "Cavernous malformations are rare ? even to a neurologist or neurosurgeon," says?Dr. Kelly Flemming, a Mayo Clinic neurologist. "Having coordinated care by providers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Efficacy of chlorhexidine rinses after periodontal or implant surgery: a systematic review
ConclusionChlorhexidine rinsing helps to reduce biofilm formation and gingival inflammation after surgery. However, no additional reduction of periodontal probing depth over any given placebo or control solution could be found irrespective of whether CHX was used or not. The use of additives such as antidiscoloration systems (ADS) or herbal extracts may reduce side effects while retaining efficacy.Clinical relevanceWithin the limitations of this review, it can be concluded that CHX may represent a valuable chemo-preventive tool immediately after surgery, during the time period in which oral hygiene capacity is compromised....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New DVT Device Designed to Tackle Stubborn ‘Wall-to-Wall’ Clot
Vetex Medical recently completed the first-in-man case in a multicenter study of a new deep vein thrombosis (DVT) device that has the potential to reduce hospital stays and costs associated with DVT treatment. The Galway, Ireland-based company said the Vetex Thrombectomy Catheter is the first device to combine rotational and grasping action to quickly and gently remove large volumes of stubborn wall-adherent clot in a single session, without thrombolytic drugs. The first patient was treated by the study’s principal investigator Stephen Black, MD, Narayan Thulasidasan, MD, and their team at Guyâ€...
Source: MDDI - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Minerva Surgical raises $9m for endometrial ablation tech
Minerva Surgical has raised $9.2 million from 17 investors as part of a $10 million offering, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The Redwood City, CA.-based company makes the Minerva endometrial ablation system – a treatment designed to help women manage heavy menstrual bleeding. Heaving bleeding, which occurs in women between the ages of 30 and 40, is a common diagnosis; the condition affects 1 in 3 women, according to Minerva Surgical. The company’s technology works by delivering plasma energy to the tissue lining of a woman’s uterus. The doctor dilates the patient’s cervix and ...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Women's Health Minerva Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

A Swedish Hospital Is Treating a Possible Ebola Patient
A Swedish hospital is treating an individual who may have Ebola, health officials announced Friday. The individual, whose identity was not disclosed, first visited an emergency room in Enköping, about 50 miles outside Stockholm, prompting hospital authorities to shut down the emergency department, a release says. The patient has since been transferred to Uppsala University Hospital, about 30 miles away, and is in isolation in the hospital’s infection clinic. The individual is not confirmed to have Ebola, and other diagnoses are possible. Test results are expected back sometime Friday night, according to the anno...
Source: TIME: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

People leaving hospital after medical illness do not benefit from extended clot reducing treatment
Taking rivaroxaban after discharge from hospital does not significantly reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism, either blood clots in large veins or of dying from clots travelling to the lungs. This large multinational trial sought to find out whether using the anticoagulant rivaroxaban for 45 days after discharge was effective. Continued use offered a very small reduction in the risk of a venous thromboembolism, but also slightly increased the risk of major bleeding. Neither result reached statistical significance. The trial was terminated because of the lower than expected number of clots. (Source: Current Awareness S...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do we need abutments at immediately loaded implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses? Results from a 5-year randomised controlled trial.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2018;11(4):397-407.AbstractPURPOSE:To compare the clinical outcome (in particular of marginal peri-implant bone level changes) between immediately loaded straight implants which had definitive abutments placed at implant placement and never removed versus implants which had no intermediate abutments.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Thirty-two edentulous patients had one of their jaws rehabilitated with a provisional screw-retained resin reinforced cross-arch fixed prosthesis supported by four immediately loaded implants: two central straight implants and two either tilted or straight distal implants. The two cen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Could "miracle" molecule make humans bulletproof against snake bites?
(Natural News) Scientists have isolated a specific protein in snake venom that induces internal bleeding. By targeting this protein with a specific antibody, researchers were able to prevent cell-to-cell adhesion which would cause hemorrhage. Researchers found that animals resistant to hemorrhage-inducing venom carried a variation of the protein which presumably protects them from death. While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy
-- A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Immediate non-occlusal versus delayed loading of mandibular first molars. Five-year results from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS:Within the limitations of this study, the present data seem to confirm the hypothesis that the clinical outcome of immediate versus delayed loading of implants in mandibular fist molar sites is comparable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Analysis of fall-related adverse events among older adults using the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report (JADER) database - Hatahira H, Hasegawa S, Sasaoka S, Kato Y, Abe J, Motooka Y, Fukuda A, Naganuma M, Nakao S, Mukai R, Shimada K, Hirade K, Kato T, Nakamura M.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common but serious problem in older adults, and may lead to fractures and bleeding. As many factors, such as medication, aging, and comorbid diseases may simultaneously affect fall-related adverse events (AEs) in older adults, we ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Equipping public spaces to facilitate rapid point-of-injury hemorrhage control after mass casualty - Goolsby C, Strauss-Riggs K, Rozenfeld M, Charlton N, Goralnick E, Peleg K, Levy MJ, Davis T, Hurst N.
In response to increasing violent attacks, the Stop the Bleed campaign recommends that everyone have access to both personal and public bleeding-control kits. There are currently no guidelines about how many bleeding victims public sites should be equipped... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

10 Top Questions You Had For Dr. Google In 2018
(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Google Local TV Source Type: news

Essure Discontinuation Doesn & #039;t Mean the End to FDA Scrutiny
FDA wants the public to know it is taking steps to make sure the long-term safety profile of a controversial birth control device continues to be studied even after U.S. sales of the device are discontinued at the end of the year. While this seems like a good idea, in theory, patient advocates have concerns about the validity and feasibility of the required post-market study. Bayer announced in July that it would stop selling the Essure device at the end of the year due to a decline in U.S. sales. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at the time that the agency would still hold the compa...
Source: MDDI - December 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 -- For patients initiating oral anticoagulant therapy, the incidence of hospitalization for upper gastrointestinal bleeding is highest and lowest with rivaroxaban and apixaban, respectively, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Featured review: Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?The aim of thisCochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The review ’s lead author Dr Ioannis Gallos from the University of Birmingham explains, “Bleeding after birth is the most common reason why mothers die in childbirth worldwide. Although most women will have moderate bleeding at birth, others may bleed excessively, and this can pose a serious risk to their healt...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Interview with Dr Ioannis Gallos lead author of the updated Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta ‐analysis
The aim of thisCochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics& Gynaecology for Birmingham Women ’s Hospital. Ioannis obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery (DMS) cum laude from the University of Rome, Italy. He subsequently trained in Obstetrics& Gynaecology in the UK and sub-speciali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Effectiveness and compliance of an oscillating-rotating toothbrush in patients with dental implants: a randomized clinical trial
International Journal of Implant Dentistry20184:38https://doi.org/10.1186/s40729-018-0150-6© The Author(s). 2018Received:12 April 2018Accepted:24 October 2018Published:10 December 2018AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this randomized clinical trial was to assess the efficacy of an oscillating-rotating toothbrush in reducing plaque and inflammation around dental implants.MethodsEighty patients presenting dental implants were enrolled in this study and assigned randomly to two different groups: 40 patients in the test group and 40 in the control one. Each patient in the test group rece...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cardiva Medical wins FDA PMA for Vascade MVP vascular closure device
Cardiva Medical said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Vascade MVP venous vascular closure device. The Vascade MVP system is composed of a thrombogenic bioabsorbable collagen patch and a collapsible mesh disc, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said. The device functions by placing a collapsible mesh disc against the inner vessel wall to stop bleeding followed by a collagen patch and the removal of the mesh disc, the company said. The collagen patch is designed to expand, seal and stop bleeding and is later absorbed by the body. Cardiva touted the Vascade MVP as the first and only vascular closure system ...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Cardiva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs
Does the reduced risk of nontraumatic bleeding in patients taking NOACs as opposed to warfarin come at the cost of a higher risk of ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New study finds that surgeons under stress make more mistakes in the operating room
(Data Science Institute at Columbia) A new study reveals that during stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients. Using a technology that captured the electrical activity of a surgeon's heart, researchers found that during intervals of short-term stress, which can be triggered by a negative thought or a loud noise in the operating room, surgeons are much more prone to make mistakes that can cause bleeding, torn tissue, or burns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Major bleeding occurred in more apixaban - treated than control patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop bleeding on Depo-Provera
Depo-Provera is a birth control shot that can sometimes cause spotting. It is a common side effect, and there are home remedies that can help stop it. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Blood Clots
-- Blood clotting is the body's way of preventing excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Typically, the body will dissolve the clot after the injury has healed, the American Society of Hematology says. But occasionally, a clot forms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How One Engineer & #039;s Blood Disorder Enabled the Development of an Anemia Detection App
Every month from the time he was six months old, Rob Mannino has had to go into a clinic to receive a blood transfusion. Mannino has an inherited blood disorder known as beta-thalassemia, which is caused by a mutation in the beta-globin gene. “My doctors would test my hemoglobin levels more if they could, but it’s a hassle for me to get to the hospital in between transfusions to receive this blood test. Instead, my doctors currently have to just estimate when I’m going to need a transfusion, based on my hemoglobin level trends," Mannino said. For his biomedical eng...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Hologic wins FDA nod, launches next-gen Omni hysteroscope
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today that it launched its next-gen Omni hysteroscope in the U.S. after having received FDA 510(k) clearance earlier in the month. The newly cleared Omni hysteroscope features a three-in-one modular scope and is intended for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Experts agree that direct visualization of the uterine cavity in women with abnormal uterine bleeding is the gold standard that allows physicians to accurately identify and collect quality samples and remove pathology – in a safer and more effective manner than blind biopsy ...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

PPIs Cut Upper GI Bleeds From Anticoagulants
(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding risk was highest with rivaroxaban, lowest with apixaban (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk
Adding a proton-pump inhibitor to oral anticoagulation can defend against gastrointestinal bleeding, but with varying success, depending on which oral anticoagulant, especially in high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

More effective than drugs: Indian Lycium alleviates symptoms of rheumatism
(Natural News) Most people take non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen to treat inflammatory diseases. What a lot don’t know is that these medications are harmful to the body. They are associated with potentially fatal side effects like bleeding, peptic ulcers, and increased permeability of the gastric mucosa. To protect patients from these consequences, many researchers are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interrupting DOACs for Surgery Safe and Effective
(MedPage Today) -- No major risk for arterial clotting or major bleeding (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

I really am quite brilliant – at giving myself compliments and raising my self-esteem | Rhik Samadder
Violent aversion to self-praise is wired into British cultural DNA, yet the evidence points to the beneficial effects of patting our own backs once in a whileLook at you! Reading a newspaper site rather than staring, bovine, at pap snaps of Rihanna on a beach, or endless updates on the possible contents of a royal womb. You ’re smart, and discerning. Did you make your own lunch today? That is both thrifty and healthy behaviour. Got to work on time? You are a rockstar of time-management. But you don’t need me to tell you that.Experts are increasingly coming to believe that paying ourselves compliments can be as ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rhik Samadder Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news