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CNN hosts a modern-day Salem Witch Trial: Angry Leftists shout "burn her!" at NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch
(Natural News) The country’s leading agitprop network, CNN, held a “town hall” event earlier this week ostensibly to ‘have a conversation’ with politicians and the country’s largest gun-rights organization following another horrific school shooting — this one in south Florida. Turns out the event was more Salem Witch Trial than conversation. It turned into a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can self-affirmation exacerbate adverse reactions to stress under certain conditions? - Jessop DC, Ayers S, Burn F, Ryda C.
OBJECTIVE: Self-affirmation has repeatedly been shown to reduce adverse psychological and physiological responses to stress. However, it is plausible that self-affirmation could exacerbate negative reactions to stress under certain conditions. The current ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

RenovaCare touts win in patent spat with Avita Medical
RenovaCare today touted a win in a patent spat with Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) after the US Patent Office dismissed a challenge to RenovaCare’s patents and denied a trial that Avita was seeking. RenovaCare said that the USPTO specifically noted that Avita’s arguments “were based on old claims and technologies which had already been considered and rejected,” according to a press release. “I’m proud of the cutting-edge technologies developed by our team for the millions that suffer from burns and wounds and deserve access to the very latest in medical innovation. Just as we’ve done...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Regenerative Medicine Wound Care avitamedical RenovaCare Source Type: news

Attempts to legalize marijuana burns out at Arizona Legislature
Two Arizona legislators didn't get very far in attempts to legalize marijuana. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Charge size assessment according to the caused damages - Jangl, Ivan čo M, Kontrová L, Figuli L, Kavický V.
The aim of the paper is to provide an expert opinion on the issue of charge size estimation of used explosion weight according to the caused damages on the sourronings buildings. The research is focused on the analytical approach of setting the weight of e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comprehensive assessment of potential threats to all kinds of events arising from the explosion of pipe bomb - Lichorobiec S, Kavick ý V, Figuli L.
In the area of terrorism, there are many methods of attack. Among the most destruction it includes the use of IEDs. IED equipment is placed or made improvised way in which the active substance is explosive. The explosive is usually located either in bulk o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Recommendations for a new generation of standards for testing numerical assessment of blast-loaded glass windows - Larcher M, Arrigoni M, Bedon C, van Doormaal A, Haberacker C, H üsken G, Millon O, Saarenheimo A, Solomos G, Thamie L, Valsamos G, Williams A, Stolz A.
The determination of the blast protection level of civil engineering buildings components against explosive effects represents a design topic of crucial importance, in current practice. However, some key aspects of blast resistant structures design have be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Reinforced concrete frames under distant blast - Štoller J, Dvořák P.
The article deals with the field tests of UHPFRC frames loaded by distant detonation of 50 kg of TNT and also by direct explosion of 120mm mortar shell. The paper analyses the results obtained from ultrasound diagnostics that was made before and after the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Resilience of historical public buildings against blast in a context of monument preservation - Mari š L, Grúňová Z, Figuli L, Jangl.
Last terrorist attacks have shown, that among so called soft targets of attackers are included places with the concentrated mass of innocent people. Among such a places belong theatres, concert halls etc., having a seat in historical buildings. Historical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Shaped-cumulative charge as a pyrotechnic mean for a pipe bomb deactivation - Lichorobiec S, Figuli L.
The aim of solved problem is a development of a new invasive means for improvised explosive devices deactivation. The idea is a quick and reliable disposal of improvised explosive device with construction system as a tube bombe. Such tube bomb has to be de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Paediatric electrical burn injuries: experience from a tertiary care burns unit in North India - Srivastava S, Patil AN, Bedi M, Tawar RS.
The objective of this study was to evaluate various aspects of electrical burn injuries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

An improved nonlinear analytical approach to generate fragility curves of reinforced concrete columns subjected to blast loads - Yu R, Chen L, Fang Q, Huan Y.
Fragility curve is an efficient tool that is usually used to predict the failure probability of engineering structures in the damage assessment. To generate fragility curves for reinforced concrete columns under blast loads, a deterministic nonlinear analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Assessing the social context of wildfire-affected areas. The case of mainland Portugal - Oliveira S, Z êzere JL, Queirós M, Pereira JM.
Wildfires cause different impacts, depending on the conditions and resilience level of the exposed communities. Wildfire occurrence in mainland Portugal was assessed with regard to socioeconomic and demographic parameters, to identify the most distinctive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Catastrophizing, pain and traumatic stress symptoms following burns: a prospective study - Van Loey NE, Klein I, de Jong AEE, Hofland HWC, Vandermeulen E, Engelhard IM.
BACKGROUND: Pain and PTSD symptoms are significant problems in the aftermath of a burn injury and they often co-occur. Catastrophizing has been linked to both phenomena. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying role of catastrophizing in PTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Chemical sensor systems and associated algorithms for fire detection: a review - Fonollosa J, Sol órzano A, Marco S.
Indoor fire detection using gas chemical sensing has been a subject of investigation since the early nineties. This approach leverages the fact that, for certain types of fire, chemical volatiles appear before smoke particles do. Hence, systems based on ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burn injuries in Kosovo: a 10-year review - Arifi H, Ahmeti H, Zatriqi V, Buja Z, Duci S, Rexhaj Z, Arifi N.
Burns are the most devastating form of trauma. They are among the most devastating injuries a child can sustain, and coupled with prolonged aggressive and non-aggressive medical and nursing therapies, can result in long-term physical and psychological conc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Establishment of a wildfire forecasting system based on coupled weather-wildfire modeling - Rim CB, Om KC, Ren G, Kim SS, Kim HC, Kang-Chol O.
The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) includes a wildland fire-behavior module, WRF-Fire, which simulates wildland fire interactions with the atmosphere. Combining the WRF model with the coupled weather-wildland fire model allows simulations of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Explaining the spatio-seasonal variation of fires by their causes: the case of southeastern France - Ganteaume A, Guerra F.
This paper explains the spatial variation of the fire metrics throughout SE France which was divided into three regions, each characterized by environmental and socio-economic trends. The most deleterious causes were identified as well as their evolution t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Land cover, lightning frequency, and turbulent fluxes over Southern Louisiana - Sokol NJ, Rohli RV.
Lightning is one of the most impactful weather phenomena but little precise and accurate information is known about how its frequency is impacted by changes in land use/land cover (LULC). Similarly, little is known about the spatial and temporal variabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mass burn injuries: an analysis of characteristics and outcomes in a developing country - Lam NN, Huong HTX, Tuan CA.
Our aim was to investigate characteristics and outcomes of patients with mass burn injuries admitted to the National Institute of Burns (NIB), Hanoi, Vietnam. A retrospective note audit was conducted on 83 episodes of mass burn injury (MBI) resulting in 33... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Modeling the spatial patterns of human wildfire ignition in Yunnan province, China - Ye J, Wu M, Deng Z, Xu S, Zhou R, Clarke KC.
Despite wildfire being an important regulator of dryland ecosystems, uncontrolled wildfire can be harmful to both forest ecosystems and human society, and wildfire prevention and control continue to raise worldwide concern. Wildfire management depends on k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Refugee camps, fire disasters and burn injuries camps - Atiyeh BS, Gunn SWA.
In the past five years, no fewer than 15 conflicts have brought unspeakable tragedy and misery to millions across the world. At present, nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution, representing a crisis of h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The epidemiology of burns in Basra, Iraq - Al-Shamsi M, Othman N.
Burns are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and an important public health problem in Iraq. The current study was undertaken to describe epidemiological characteristics of hospitalized burn patients and investigate in-hospital mortality. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The socioeconomic impact of burns in Lagos, Nigeria: a one-year prospective study impact - Ahachi CN, Fadeyibi IO, Chira MK, Abikoye FO, Okpara CO.
A one-year prospective study of burn patients presenting to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008 was conducted to evaluate the socioeconomic impact of burn injuries sustained by the patients. A proforma reflect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Tree rings reveal increased fire risk for southwestern US - Carswell C.
Since the late 1970s, researchers have used tree rings and fire scars to reconstruct the fire history of an area and to understand how climate drives conflagrations. Tree growth rings vary in width with annual precipitation, providing a record of past c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Type-D personality and elevated psychological symptoms in early adjustment of severe burn injury patients - Mujezinovic A, Kwiet J, Kornhaber R, Holt R, Streimer J, Vandervord J, Rogers V, Shaw J, Law J, Cleary M, McLean L.
Severe burn injuries are highly traumatic requiring lengthy recovery. High levels of distress in the early stages of treatment have been associated with poor physical and psychosocial recovery outcomes. Identifying traits relating to distress and personal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Understanding wildfires in mainland Spain. A comprehensive analysis of fire regime features in a climate-human context - Jim énez-Ruano A, Mimbrero MR, de la Riva Fernández J.
Understanding fire regime is a crucial step towards better knowledge of the wildfire phenomenon. However, the concept itself, in spite of its widespread use, still lacks a clear, widely accepted definition and there is no general agreement on which feature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Using reverse geocoding to identify prominent wildfire evacuation trigger points - Li D, Cova TJ, Dennison PE.
Wildfire evacuation trigger points are prominent geographic features (e.g., ridge lines, rivers, and roads) utilized in timing evacuation warnings. When a fire crosses a feature, an evacuation warning is issued to the communities or firefighters in the pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Wildfire mitigation behavior on single family residential properties near Balcones Canyonlands Preserve wildlands in Austin, Texas - Nox R, Myles CC.
Wildfires have become an increasingly important issue in central Texas as more people move to the wildland-urban interface. Although mitigation can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, not all homeowners choose to mitigate. Using the area surrounding t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Kenya:Aga Khan Offers Free Plastic Surgery for Burn Survivors
[Nation] The Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa planned to conduct its first free reconstructive surgeries for fire accident survivors in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict's Take On American Drug Denial
While D.C. ponders cuts affecting millions, here's a 15-minute read on what I've learned in 15 years about our country's real drug problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Children with severe burns display no sex differences in exercise capacity at hospital discharge or adaptation after exercise rehabilitation training - Rivas E, Herndon DN, Chapa ML, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Rontoyanni VG, Gutierrez IL, Sanchez K, Glover S, Suman OE.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Females have a 50% increased risk of death from burn injury compared to males. However, whether exercise capacity and exercise induced training adaptations differ between burned boys and girls is unknown. This project tested the h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing burn care in Brazil: an epidemiologic, cross-sectional, nationwide study - Citron I, Amundson J, Saluja S, Guilloux A, Jenny H, Scheffer M, Shrime M, Alonso N.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the national epidemiology of burns in Brazil and evaluate regional access to care by defining the contribution of out-of-hospital mortality to total burn deaths. METHODS: We reviewed admissions data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Gasoline-related injuries and fatalities in the United States, 1995-2014 - Drago DA.
This descriptive study examines twenty years of gasoline-related fatalities and emergency department treated injuries in the United States, based on data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thermal burns consistently accounted for the majority ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Pilot study of a novel partnership for installing smoke alarms - Omaki EC, Frattaroli S, Shields WC, McDonald EM, Rizzutti N, Appy MK, Voiles D, Jamison S, Gielen AC.
OBJECTIVEs To demonstrate the feasibility of partnering fire department personnel and home visiting nurses to increase the number of low-income homes protected by smoke alarms. METHODS During a regularly scheduled home visit, nurses at the Nurse-Fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Jefferson establishes burn center
Thomas Jefferson Uninversity has established a burn center to provide services – ranging from skin grafts to rehabilitation services to psychological counseling – to patients with serious and complex burns. Dr. William Hughes will serve as director of the center. Before coming to Jefferson, Hughes spent nearly 20 years as director for Temple University Health System's Bu rn Center — a program he established in 1999. Prior to that he practiced at the St. Agnes Burn Center in South Philadelphia.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Lawsuit Argues That Feds' Cannabis Ban Violates Our Constitutional Rights
Medical marijuana patients are challenging the plant's controlled-substance status in federal court, which could end prohibition without congress'help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Amish People Stay Healthy in Old Age. Here ’s Their Secret
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communities, predominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found is what the Amish have a surplus of: good health in late life. The average American life expectancy is currently just under 79 years. Back in 1900, it was only 47, but for early–20th century Amish it was already greater than 70. Over the decades, most Americans have caught up in overall life expectancy, but the Amish still ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized amish communities healthytime Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial composition and plasma components of human blood. Biodegradable bandages made from these fibers will accelerate the growth of tissue cells twice as quickly, contributing to the normal regeneration of damaged tissues, as well as preventing the formation of scars in cases of severe burns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian fire beetle avoids the heat
(University of Bonn) The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University of Bonn were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing. The study has now been published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RenovaCare strikes back at shortseller Streetsweeper
RenovaCare late yesterday issued a response to shortseller Streetsweeper after the group released a scathing review of the company that was skeptical of it’s ability to hold its market valuation. The Gainesville, Fla.-based company strongly rejected the firm’s assessment, saying that Streetsweeper is known for spreading “short and distort” commentaries on companies it targets for short selling. “We will not be distracted by the irresponsible and nefarious actions of these short sellers and a handful of internet posters. We have an obligation to expose those who prey on our shareholders fo...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care RenovaCare Source Type: news

Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'
Studies have also linked compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problemsChemicals used to make non-stick pots and pans, stain-resistant carpets, and food packaging may contribute to high levels of obesity by disrupting the body ’s ability to burn calories, scientists say.Researchers at Harvard University examined the effects of compounds calledperfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have already raised concerns among some health experts after animal experiments and other studies linked them to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Source Type: news

MRI leak causes concern at NYC airport
A leak from a damaged MRI scanner prompted a call to hazardous-material personnel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Environmental Chemicals Found in Non-Stick Pans Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

UK ’s longest serving burns nurse celebrates 40 years in job
A Wakefield nurse, who is described by her trust as a “shining example”, has recently celebrated a key 40-year milestone working in the regional adults’ burns centre at Pinderfields Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight
People looking to lose weight might try all kinds of ways to eat fewer calories. Now, a study in BMJ Open sheds some light onto which of those strategies actually work: Based on data from nearly 60,000 people, three behaviors—eating slowly, cutting out after-dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to bed—were linked to lower obesity rates and smaller waistlines. The study looked specifically at people in Japan with type 2 diabetes who had one to three health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. During those appointments, people were asked about their eating and sleeping habits, including how fast the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Weight loss Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be abl...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news