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A multimodal mri study of recovery of consciousness in severe traumatic brain injury: preliminary results - Yang A, Xiao XH, Liu ZH, Wan ZL, Wang ZY.
Accurate and reliable assessment of the conscious state of patients with severe TBI is vital for their future management. The purpose of the present study is to find an effective and accurate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for predicting recovery ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Prognostic value of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) for prediction of post-concussion symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury: a systematic review - Mercier E, Tardif PA, Cameron PA, Emond M, Moore L, Mitra B, Ouellet MC, Frenette J, De Guise E, Le Sage N.
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed to determine the prognostic value of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) to predict post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Seven databases were searched for studies evaluati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Race, insurance status, and traumatic brain injury outcomes before and after enactment of the Affordable Care Act - Moffet EW, Zens TJ, Haines KL, Beems MV, McQuistion KM, Leverson GE, Agarwal SK.
BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act aims to improve patient outcomes. Race/ethnicity and insurance status impact outcomes after traumatic brain injury. We sought to gauge the Affordable Care Act's effect on outcomes after traumatic brain injury, as graded ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Repeated mild traumatic brain injury produces neuroinflammation, anxiety-like behaviour and impaired spatial memory in mice - Broussard JI, Acion L, De Jes ús-Cortés H, Yin T, Britt JK, Salas R, Costa-Mattioli M, Robertson C, Pieper AA, Arciniegas DB, Jorge R.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Repeated traumatic brain injuries (rmTBI) are frequently associated with debilitating neuropsychiatric conditions such as cognitive impairment, mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We tested the hypothesis that repeated mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury in polytrauma patients - Neubauer T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Autoregulation in paediatric TBI-current evidence and implications for treatment - Donnelly JE, Young AMH, Brady K.
BACKGROUND: Children who survive acute traumatic brain injury are at risk of death from subsequent brain swelling and secondary injury. Strict physiologic management in the ICU after traumatic brain injury is believed to be key to survival, and cerebral pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Challenges and opportunities for pediatric severe TBI-review of the evidence and exploring a way forward - Bell MJ, Adelson PD, Wisniewski SR.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading killer of children in the developed and developing world. Despite evidence-based guidelines and several recent clinical trials, the progress in developing best practices for children with severe TBI has been slow. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality and epidemiology in 256 cases of pediatric traumatic brain injury: Korean Neuro-Trauma Data Bank System (KNTDBS) 2010-2014 - Jeong HW, Choi SW, Youm JY, Lim JW, Kwon HJ, Song SH.
OBJECTIVE: Among pediatric injury, brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability. To improve outcomes, many developed countries built neurotrauma databank (NTDB) system but there was not established nationwide coverage NTDB until 2009 and there h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric traumatic brain injury: a 5-year descriptive study from the national trauma center in Qatar - El-Menyar A, Consunji R, Al-Thani H, Mekkodathil A, Jabbour G, Alyafei KA.
BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) have not been adequately documented from the rapidly developing countries in the Arab Middle East. We aimed to describe the hospital-based epidemiologic c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological outcome after severe traumatic brain injury in adolescents and young adults: The chronic phase - Doser K, Poulsen I, Wuensch A, Norup A.
OBJECTIVES: Young individuals surviving severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently experience a wide range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences. This cross-sectional follow-up study investigated psychological outcome of young survivors ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Technology-assisted rehabilitation interventions following pediatric brain injury - Wade SL, Narad ME, Shultz EL, Kurowski BG, Miley AE, Aguilar JM, Adlam AR.
INTRODUCTION: Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), children experience a variety of physical, motor, speech, and cognitive deficits that can have a long-term detrimental impact. The emergence and popularity of new technologies has led to research into t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of trauma in the hormonal interplay of cortisol, testosterone, and oxytocin in adolescent aggression - Fragkaki I, Cima M, Granic I.
Although numerous studies have examined the neuroendocrinology of aggression, the findings are mixed and focused on cortisol and testosterone. We argue that past findings remain inconclusive partly because the key roles of oxytocin and trauma have not been... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multimodal advanced imaging for concussion - Hasan KM, Keser Z, Schulz PE, Wilde EA.
In the United States alone, 1.6 to 3.8 million people have sports-related concussions yearly. The patho-mechanisms of concussions may not be directly measured by conventional neuroimaging; advanced models may be needed to address the shortcomings of the cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Artificial walking technologies to improve gait in cerebral palsy: multichannel neuromuscular stimulation - Rose J, Cahill-Rowley K, Butler EE.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sports-related concussion: acute management and chronic postconcussive issues - Mahooti N.
Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a common problem in youth sports. Concussion may occur after a forceful hit to the body or head, resulting in transient neuropathological changes that spontaneously resolve with relative rest and activity modification in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive reserve as a variable impacting the effectiveness of rehabilitation on balance in Parkinson's disease - Piccinini G, Imbimbo I, Ricciardi D, Coraci D, Santilli C, Lo Monaco MR, Loreti C, Vulpiani MC, Silveri MC, Padua L.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive reserve (CR) can be considered an active expression of brain resilience in response to damage. Several studies have shown the influence of CR on cognitive impairment and its relationship with cognitive function in Parkinson's disease ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Risk factors for intracranial lesions and mortality in older patients with mild traumatic brain injuries - Iba ñez Pérez De La Blanca MA, Fernández Mondéjar E, Gómez Jimènez FJ, Alonso Morales JM, Lombardo MDQ, Viso Rodriguez JL.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for intracerebral lesion (ICL) in older adults with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and evaluate the influence of comorbidities on outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS AND PROCE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Non-pharmacological rehabilitation interventions for concussion in children: a scoping review - Dobney DM, Miller MB, Tufts E.
PURPOSE: To summarise the extent, nature, and quality of current scholarly literature related to non-pharmacological, rehabilitation interventions following concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury in children. METHODS: An electronic search was c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration
(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Children who exercise have more brain power
A study of 8-11-year-olds carried out by researchers at the University of Granada in Spain found exercise boosts cognition, executive function and academic achievement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to boost concentration
In an age of constant stimuli and distractions, it can be almost impossible to concentrate. We have put together some concentration-enhancing strategies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Brains over body: Scientists say our brains are "selfish" when it comes to energy
(Natural News) The phrase “brains over brawn” may actually be true. Science shows that in a scenario where an individual uses both at the same time, the brain receives much more energy than the muscles. The “selfish brain” theory Researchers found that if strenuous physical and cognitive efforts are exerted at the same time, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Definition of traumatic brain injury, neurosurgery, trauma orthopedics, neuroimaging, psychology, and psychiatry in mild traumatic brain injury - Pervez M, Kitagawa RS, Chang TR.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the normal function of the brain. This condition can adversely affect a person's quality of life with cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms that limit interpersonal, social, and occupational functioni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A summary of a Cochrane Review: music interventions for acquired brain injury - Wieland LS, Santesso N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

I hurt so: hypnotic interventions and palliative care for traumatic brain injury - Moss D.
This article presents a case study in which self-hypnosis, hypnosis-assisted psychotherapy, and palliative care strategies were provided within a multi-modal integrative treatment program for a 38-year-old woman with traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of female sex steroids administration on pathophysiologic mechanisms in traumatic brain injury - Khaksari M, Soltani Z, Shahrokhi N.
Secondary brain damage following initial brain damage in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of adverse outcomes. There are many gaps in TBI research and a lack of therapy to limit debilitating outcomes in TBI or enhance the neurogenesis, despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of a low risk mild traumatic brain injury and intracranial hemorrhage emergency department observation protocol - Yun BJ, Borczuk P, Wang L, Dorner S, White BA, Raja AS.
OBJECTIVES: Among emergency physicians, there is wide variation in admitting practices for patients who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) with an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of implementin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dementia after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury: coexistence of multiple proteinopathies - Kenney K, Iacono D, Edlow BL, Katz DI, Diaz-Arrastia R, Dams-O'connor K, Daneshvar DH, Stevens A, Moreau AL, Tirrell LS, Varjabedian A, Yendiki A, van der Kouwe A, Mareyam A, McNab JA, Gordon WA, Fischl B, McKee AC, Perl DP.
We report the clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropathologic characteristics of 2 patients who developed early onset dementia after a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuropathological evaluation revealed abundant β-amyloid neuritic and cored pl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An index of decline or recovery following nonimpact and impact mTBI - Sweeney JE, Johnson AM.
This study investigated the degree to which litigants/insurance claimants sustaining Nonimpact mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in motor vehicle accidents differed from compensation-seeking motor vehicle accident victims that suffered Impact mTBI in term... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Case control study: hyperbaric oxygen treatment of mild traumatic brain injury persistent post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder - Harch PG, Andrews SR, Fogarty EF, Lucarini J, Van Meter KW.
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are epidemic in United States Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Treatment of the combined diagnoses is limited. The aim of this study is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comprehensive assessment of shockwave intensity: Transcriptomic biomarker discovery for primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury using the mammalian hair follicle - Zhang J, Knight R, Wang Y, Sawyer TW, Martyniuk CJ, Langlois VS.
OBJECTIVE: Primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an injury experienced during modern warfare due to exposure to the pressure waves produced by the detonation of explosives. With virtually no apparent physical damage or symptoms presen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of mild blast traumatic brain injury on cerebral vascular, histopathological and behavioral outcomes in rats - Rodriguez UA, Zeng Y, Deyo DJ, Parsley MO, Hawkins BE, Prough DS, DeWitt D.
To determine the effects of mild blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI), several groups of rats were subjected to blast injury or sham injury in a compressed air-driven shock tube. The effects of bTBI on relative cerebral perfusion (laser Doppler flow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Child abuse associates with an imbalance of oligodendrocyte-lineage cells in ventromedial prefrontal white matter - Tanti A, Kim JJ, Wakid M, Davoli MA, Turecki G, Mechawar N.
Child abuse (CA) is a major risk factor for depression, and strongly associates with suicidal behavior during adulthood. Neuroimaging studies have reported widespread changes in white matter integrity and brain connectivity in subjects with a history of CA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of fall prediction by the Hessisch Oldendorf Fall Risk Scale and the Fall Risk Scale by Huhn in neurological rehabilitation: an observational study - Hermann O, Schmidt SB, Boltzmann M, Rollnik JD.
OBJECTIVE: To calculate scale performance of the newly developed Hessisch Oldendorf Fall Risk Scale (HOSS) for classifying fallers and non-fallers in comparison with the Risk of Falling Scale by Huhn (FSH), a frequently used assessment tool. DESIGN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How 20 minutes of intense exercise can boost memory
New research shows that intense physical activity increases levels of a protein that helps brain cells grow and function better. This may improve memory. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged fan gets BBC DIY SOS build
Simon Dobbin's home was transformed as part of the BBC television show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > NeuroTech Attends 17th OCIN
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Source: Microport News Release - November 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Any physical activity ‘better than none’ for older people’s heart health
Many can ’t do recommended 150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise Related items fromOnMedica Tough weekend-only exercise much better than inactivity Moderate exercise improves over-50s ’ brain health Every minute of exercise lowers heart risk Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Higher weekly activity levels linked to lower risk of five chronic diseases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits
A comparison of brain tissue from monkeys, chimps and humans suggests that our brains produce the chemical messenger dopamine, which plays a major role in pleasure and rewards, far differently.(Image credit: D. Roberts/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease More Prevalent in Blacks Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease More Prevalent in Blacks
ICAD is prevalent in older adults, especially black men, and should be an important consideration when evaluating reasons for stroke, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed
New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed
New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brain
(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

You can make yourself more intelligent with brain training
A study by Goethe University Frankfurt found the brains of clever people really are wired differently. Challenging tasks may help in development of brain networks – so different parts can interact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Drinking THIS unlikely JUICE could slow symptoms of brain decline
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and problems thinking, and increasing numbers of people are set to suffer. However drinking beetroot juice could lower risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis
A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Alan Dickinson obituary
Geneticist who carried out groundbreaking research into the behaviour of diseases including scrapie and CJDThe geneticist Alan Dickinson, who has died aged 87, was aware even as a young man that he might not live to answer the question that dominated his career: what causes mind-rotting diseases such as scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in people? Such was the risk faced by a scientist who in the 1950s chose to specialise in a field then known as “slow viruses”.As these disorders, joined in the 1980s by mad cow disease, were reclassified over the years as transmissible spongiform encephalopat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Emily Green Tags: Genetics Health BSE Society Rural affairs Source Type: news

Teen with neurological disorder walks after 2 years
Conor Lewis, now 18 from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with ‘medically unexplained’ functional neurological disorder. His physio team unexpectedly captured him walking after years of therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports mad teen
Conor Lewis, now 18 from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with ‘medically unexplained’ functional neurological disorder. His physio team unexpectedly captured him walking after years of therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news