H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

BioMarin sets stage early for hemophilia cure off-Broadway
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc is turning to the theater to establish its name with hemophilia patients, long before its experimental cure for the bleeding disorder could reach the market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frailty Independent Risk Factor for Bleeding in AMI Frailty Independent Risk Factor for Bleeding in AMI
Making a formal diagnosis of frailty is'critical'in older myocardial infarction patients managed invasively so that bleeding-avoidance strategies can be implemented, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment in smokers: a randomized clinical trial
This study aims to investigate the additional influence of multiple applications of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in smokers with chronic periodontitis.Materials and methodsTwenty smokers with chronic periodontitis were treated in a split-mouth design study with aPDT adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) or SRP. aPDT was performed by using a laser light source with 660 nm wavelength associated with a photosensitizer. The applications were performed in four episodes (at days 0, 2, 7, and 14). All patients were monitored for 90 days. Plaque index, probing depth, clinical attachment level, and bleedi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Frail acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization and have an increased risk for bleeding, according to a study published in the Nov. 26 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a review that offers insights into the indications and mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The consequences of a total abortion ban
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of menstrual bleeding on the detection of anogenital injuries in sexual assault victims - Rossman L, Solis S, Stevens J, Wynn B, Jones JS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemophilia, coagulation, and blood clotting
If blood does not clot, life-threatening bleeding can occcur. Find out about how blood clots, how clotting factors work, and how treatment has improved the outlook for people with hemophilia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing'Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing '
A new study did not show overall benefit on cardiac function, but there did appear to be an improvement in patients with ischemic heart failure and a large reduction in GI bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Could Transform Prototyping
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with some studies citing numbers as high as 250,000 annually. Many studies have begun to increasingly look at misuse and adverse events associated with medical devices. While these new advances typically allow for less-invasive procedures or the ability to treat conditions that previously had limited options, these modern procedures are dependent on technically proficient users dedicated to learning and mastering them. One qualitative study assessing device use errors and the prevention of adverse events found “the top three reporte...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin Barad Tags: Design Source Type: news

Aegea Medical raises $17m, touts 3-year adaptive vapor ablation pivotal results
Aegea Medical said this week it raised $17 million in a new financing round and released three-year follow-up data from the pivotal study of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for use in endometrial ablation procedures. The funding round was led by Solas BioVentures and its affiliates, with funds slated to support the company’s PACE II trial exploring the long-term effects of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology in endometrial ablation procedures, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. Funds from the round will also support the 2019 commercial launch of the company’s next-gen Adaptive Va...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Featured Women's Health aegeamedical Source Type: news

Women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding are recommended to supplement with Shepherd's purse
(Natural News) Menorrhagia, a condition better known as heavy menstrual bleeding, is a very common condition in women. It’s also one of the main reasons for impaired quality of life and iron-deficiency anemia in women — making the need for treatment a priority. One natural way to treat the condition is to supplement it with shepherd’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS safety alert issued over life-threatening kidney dialysis bleeds
Healthcare staff across England have been urgently reminded about how to spot warning signs of life-threatening bleeding in kidney dialysis patients following seven deaths. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Bleeding' plant-based burger hits growing UK vegan market
It sold out in the US, and now the delayed launch of a "bleeding" vegan burger is causing huge excitement among UK vegetarians and vegans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiva touts results from pivotal Vascade MVP vascular closure device trial
Cardiva Medical today released results from the pivotal study of its Vascade MVP vascular closure device intended for multi-access venous closure following electrophysiology procedures, touting that the trial met its primary and secondary endpoints. The results from the AMBULATE trial were presented today at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions by Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute exec medical director Dr. Andrea Natale. The Vascade system is composed of a thrombogenic bioabsorbable collagen patch and a collapsible mesh disc, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said. The device fun...
Source: Mass Device - November 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Cardiva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States - benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Recall: Birth Control Pills With Flawed Instructions Could Cause ‘ Unintended Pregnancy ’
TITUSVILLE, NJ (CBS Local) — Janssen Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling three lots of a popular birth control pill due to a packaging error that could cause “unintended pregnancy.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the incorrect instructions can cause a consumer to take the pills in the incorrect order or take the “inactive reminder pill” instead of the active pill. Health officials say it can also cause bleeding. The recall includes: Ortho-Novum 1/35: NDC Number on carton, 50458-176-06; NDC Number on pouch, 50458-176-28; Lot No. 18BM114; expiration date, March 2020 Ortho-Novum...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News birth control Local TV talkers Source Type: news

MaxQ AI wins FDA clearance for Accipio Ix
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer MaxQ AI has received U.S. Food...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI developer MaxQ-AI files papers for $8M public offering MedyMatch changes name to MaxQ-AI FDA OKs MedyMatch AI software as breakthrough device GE partners with MedyMatch on AI MedyMatch debuts AI for detecting intracranial bleeding (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen Recalls Some Oral Contraceptives With Instruction Errors Janssen Recalls Some Oral Contraceptives With Instruction Errors
The error on instructions for the Veridate dispenser could result in wrong order of birth control pill administration, placing women at risk for bleeding, unplanned pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

If you have lost this much weight recently it could be a sign of bowel cancer
BOWEL cancer symptoms include unexplained weight loss, bleeding or finding blood in your poo, or feeling very tired for no reason. But how much weight should you lose before seeing a doctor? Losing this much weight in a short space of time could be a bowel cancer sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - have you lost this much weight? Signs and symptoms revealed
BOWEL cancer symptoms include unexplained weight loss, bleeding or finding blood in your poo, or feeling very tired for no reason. But how much weight should you lose before seeing a doctor? Losing this much weight in a short space of time could be a bowel cancer sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Misunderstood Coagulopathy of Liver Disease The Misunderstood Coagulopathy of Liver Disease
An elevated INR is commonly considered an indication of bleeding risk in patients with liver disease, but is this practice supported by the evidence?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer: Why you should ALWAYS see a GP if you experience bleeding from these body parts
CANCER has a variety of symptoms, which differ between different types. If you experience unexplained bleeding from these parts of the body, always see a GP, even if it ’s just the once. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One year in, KU Health has stopped the (figurative) bleeding at Topeka hospital
A year after buying St. Francis Health in Topeka, The University of Kansas Health System and its partner in the venture, Ardent Health Services, already have put the hospital “well into the black.” KU Health and hospital officials gathered Thursday in Topeka to celebrate the anniversary. St. Francis’ prior owner, SCL Health, reported a $71 million loss in 2016, the most recent year available, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. KU Health CEO Bob Page and Steve An derson, CEO of the St. Francis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Russell Gray Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Treatment Beyond Reach of Many
[The Herald] After experiencing abdominal pain and bleeding for two months, Tarisai (not her real name), a mother of four from Muzarabani, went for cancer screening in August this year at St Albert's Mission Hospital in the Mashonaland Central province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Extremity Hemorrhage and Tourniquet Use
Conclusion Current evidence suggests that direct pressure, commercial tourniquets and improvised tourniquets can adequately control pediatric extremity hemorrhage. Being prepared for an emergency requires dedicated and recurrent training. Practice bleeding control by applying direct pressure, a commercial tourniquet, and a cravat on a simulated (yet human, i.e., standardized) small patient. Take a moment to share the information you gained from this article, and from your own practice, with colleagues. Your knowledge, and the knowledge that you impart to others, will save lives. Back to the Call You take a deep breath and ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erica Simon, DO, MHA Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is a bleeding belly button normal in newborns?
It is not unusual for a newborn's belly button to bleed. This can occur due to the cord separating from the body or irritation from clothing. Learn more about why bleeding may occur and when it is a sign of something more serious. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Bleeding from a certain part of the body could be indicator
VITAMIN D deficiency is a common condition during winter with there being less daylight hours and people choosing to stay inside to shelter from the cold. Recognising symptoms is important, and one sign to recognise is bleeding from a certain part of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Bleeding from this part of the body can indicate condition
VITAMIN D deficiency is a common condition during winter with there being less daylight hours and people choosing to stay inside to shelter from the cold. Recognising symptoms is important, and one sign to recognise is bleeding from a certain part of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Tranexamic acid for significant traumatic brain injury (The CRASH-3 trial): statistical analysis plan for an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - Roberts I, Belli A, Brenner A, Chaudhri R, Fawole B, Harris T, Jooma R, Mahmood A, Shokunbi T, Shakur H.
Background: Worldwide, traumatic brain injury (TBI) kills or hospitalises over 10 million people each year. Early intracranial bleeding is common after TBI, increasing the risk of death and disability. Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in surgery a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality
Giving intensive care unit (ICU) patients a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding does not seem to affect mortality, according to a European trial of nearly 3,300 adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Biomarker May Predict Late Bleeding Events After TAVR Biomarker May Predict Late Bleeding Events After TAVR
New research shows that a surrogate marker of ongoing loss of von Willebrand multimers, tested at the bedside, is a strong predictor of major life-threatening bleeding after TAVR.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Floor Collapse Injures 30 at South Carolina Party
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near the South Carolina university. Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Video posted on social media shows a large part of the first floor falling as people danced, causing many of them to tumble to the floor below. Clemson sophomore Larissa Stone told the I...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

Floor Collapse Injures 30 at South Carolina Party
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near the South Carolina university. Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Video posted on social media shows a large part of the first floor falling as people danced, causing many of them to tumble to the floor below. Clemson sophomore Larissa Stone told the I...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

To keep your blood pressure in check, don ’t forget to brush and floss
Struggling to bring your high blood pressure under control, even with the help of medications?Open your mouth and say “aha!” if you see tooth decay or gums that are sore, bleeding or receding. You may have found the culprit.Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Neovasc touts Tiara TMVR success rate in study
A small study of the Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in high-risk patients revealed a 100% procedural success rate and immediate elimination of mitral regurgitation. Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the study also showed no death, myocardial infarction, stroke, major bleeding, or access site complications at 30 days. The twelve patients in the study had had a previous aortic valve replacement. Such patients have been excluded from most TMVR trials because of the potential risks of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or interaction between the T...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Mayo Clinic neovasc Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
Dr Chikwendu J. Edehas been announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane.The award is managed byCochrane South Africa (SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries. The winner is also expected to mentor a novice author from Africa during the review process and, in so doing, develop capacity in research synthesis on the continent.The award includes attendance at an annual Cochrane Colloquium; costs of face-to-face meeting...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Investing in your employees ’ mental health is good business
Likely not visually apparent, your bottom line is bleeding due to a silent epidemic. Unaddressed mental illnesses are costing companies, whether they can see it or not. Mental illness is the No. 1 public health problem in the United States, more common than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. One in four people will face a serious mental health problem during their lifetime: that means you, a member of your family, or a close friend, an employee or a colleague. Why should we, the business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr. Source Type: news

Investing in your employees ’ mental health is good business
Likely not visually apparent, your bottom line is bleeding due to a silent epidemic. Unaddressed mental illnesses are costing companies, whether they can see it or not. Mental illness is the No. 1 public health problem in the United States, more common than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. One in four people will face a serious mental health problem during their lifetime: that means you, a member of your family, or a close friend, an employee or a colleague. Why should we, the business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr. Source Type: news