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Deloitte Hack May Have Exposed Emails, Passwords Of Clients And Staff
One of the'big four'providers of professional services suffered a cyber-attack that the company failed to notice for months, but with reportedly few clients affected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘ shameful ’
The Food and Drug Administration has suspended experiments on the effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys, research aimed at better understanding one of the most pernicious of addictions. Two weeks ago, famed British primatologist Jane Goodall wrote to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, urging an end to what she called “cruel and unnecessary” and “shameful” research. On […]Related:FDA targets hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugsPrimal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so sh...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA targets hundreds of ‘ rogue ’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency said Monday. The action was part of a global operation called Pangea X, led by the international police organization Interpol. That group said the international enforcement effort, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum d...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Solve a Crucial Game of Thrones Mystery?
Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones. Neil deGrasse Tyson is putting his scientific expertise to use solving one of the Internet’s most pressing questions: How was the undead Viserion able to bring down the Wall on Game of Thrones? The famed astrophysicist took to Twitter Sunday to drop some thermal physics knowledge on fans still wondering about the difference between regular and blue dragon fire following the climactic finale of Thrones‘ seventh season. “Intriguing Thermal Physics in #GameOfThrones,” he wrote. “Blue Dragon breath would be at least a factor...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized celebrities game of thrones neil degrasse tyson Television TV twitter viral Source Type: news

She's the top fundraiser for hospital that saved her life
Xavier University sophomore Kilee Brookbank just presented a check for more than $74,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children –Cincinnati, which she credits with saving her life after she was badly burned when her home exploded because of a gas leak. On Oct. 25, the hospital will name one of its family suites in honor of Brookbank, who has raised more than $170,000 for Shriners since 2015. “Without a Shriners hospita l here in Cincinnati, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said Brookbank, 19.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Which Phone Protects Your Security the Best? We Asked the Experts
Americans spend an average of five hours a day on our smartphones, making them some of our most commonly-used electronic devices. But it’s exactly that popularity that makes them a favored target of hackers, too — they want to get at all the personal information we keep in our smartphones, like credit card numbers, passwords and so on. Because our smartphones contain so much of our most vital data, it’s that much worse when they get hacked. So which phone is most secure against malicious hackers? The simple answer is Apple’s iPhone, says Dan Kaminsky, chief scientist and founder of cybersecurity fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Android cybersecurity iPhone onetime smartphone which phone is the most secure Workarounds Source Type: news

Here's how a college student became No. 1 fundraiser for hospital that saved her life
Xavier University sophomore Kilee Brookbank will present a check for more than $74,000 today to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Cincinnati, which she credits with saving her life after she was badly burned when her home exploded because of a gas leak. On Oct. 25, the hospital in Corryville will name one of its family suites in honor of Brookbank, who has raised more than $170,000 for Shiners since 2015. “Without a Shriners hospital here in Cincinnati, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine said the graves were discovered Sunday and contain bodies of 20 females and eight males, and that more bodies are believed to be buried. The government’s Information Committee said on its Facebook page that all eight were boys, including six under 10 years old. Police blame the Araka...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

Athletes Beat Donald Trump In the Sport of Trash Talk
This week at the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man.” Last night he called NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem “sons of bitches.” This morning he tweeted at Stephen Curry, an athlete pretty much everyone admires, calling him in effect “hesitant” and disinviting him from a ceremonial White House visit for the NBA champs, which some have said is the equivalent of telling the prom date who clearly doesn’t want to go to the dance with you that you’re not interested. That is...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Colin Kaepernick Donald Trump Kevin Garnett Lebron James NBA NFL president trump Sports Stephen Curry Trump and Sports Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.
Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer that […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’ (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correction: Land cover, more than monthly fire weather, drives fire-size distribution in Southern Qu ébec forests: implications for fire risk management - Marchal J, Cumming SG, McIntire EJB.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179294.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atomic Bomb?
North Korea warned this week that it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, after saying the country had already successfully detonated one. A hydrogen bomb has never been used in battle by any country, but experts say it has the power to wipe out entire cities and kill significantly more people than the already powerful atomic bomb, which the U.S. dropped in Japan during World War II, killing tens of thousands of people. As global tensions continue to rise over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, here’s what to know about atomic and hydrogen bombs: Why is a hydrogen bomb stronger than an atomic b...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Weapons onetime Source Type: news

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Dickon Tarly Just Endorsed Two Major Game of Thrones Ending Theories
Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones. Dickon Tarly may have been burned alive by Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon following the Loot Train Battle in Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, but that isn’t stopping the actor who played him, Tom Hooper, from speculating about how the show will end. In an interview with Be, Hooper revealed that he supports the idea that A Song of Ice and Fire will turn out to be a history of Westeros written by Dickon’s older brother Sam. “I like the Sam fan theory,” he said. “It’s that Samwell Tarly is narrating the whole...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized game of thrones Television TV Source Type: news

The influence of sex steroid hormones on the response to trauma and burn injury - Al-Tarrah K, Moiemen N, Lord JM.
Trauma and related sequelae result in disturbance of homeostatic mechanisms frequently leading to cellular dysfunction and ultimately organ and system failure. Regardless of the type and severity of injury, gender dimorphism in outcomes following trauma ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A plant-based reactive ammonium phytate for use as a flame-retardant for cotton fabric - Feng Y, Zhou Y, Li D, He S, Zhang F, Zhang G.
A plant-based non-formaldehyde flame retardant containing high phosphorus ammonium phytate (APA) was synthesized for cotton fabric. The char length of treated cotton sample decreased to 31mm from the original 300mm. The LOI value of finished cotton fabric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of bomb blast injury on the ears: the Aga Khan University Hospital experience - Qureshi TA, Awan MS, Hassan NH, Aftab AH, Ali SA.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency and effects of blast-related otologic injuries. METHODS: his retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised charts of patients who were victims of bomb explosions b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Raising suspicion of mistreatment from burns: derivation and validation of the BuRN-Tool - Kemp AM, Holl én L, Emond AM, Nuttall D, Rea D, Maguire S.
BACKGROUND: 10-25% of childhood burns arise from mistreatment. AIM: To derive and validate a clinical prediction tool to assist the recognition of suspected maltreatment. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from 1327 children with burns w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Re: Mediastinal injury is the strongest predictor of mortality in mounted blast amongst UK deployed forces: Methodological issues - Pearce AP, Bull AMJ, Clasper JC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Search for Mexico ’s Earthquake Survivors Enters a Fourth Day, With Some Successes
(MEXICO CITY) —Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday. Rescuers removed or broke through slabs until they found cracks that allowed workers to wiggle through to reach the victims, then lift them to safety. The city government said 60 people in all had been rescued since the quake hit at midday Tuesday. Still, with the hours...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico mexico earthquake natural disaster onetime Source Type: news

Fires in Australia pop up in places already burned
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Fires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Green space and depression during pregnancy: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Study - Nichani V, Dirks K, Burns B, Bird A, Grant C.
This study aimed to determine whether exposure to green space during pregnancy is associated with less depression, and whether this association ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bulk vs. Nano ZnO: influence of fire retardant behavior on sisal fibre yarn - Sheshama M, Khatri H, Suthar M, Basak S, Ali W.
Flame retardant functionality was imparted in sisal (leaf fibre) yarn whereas a strong scientific finding has been established between fire retardant efficacy of bulk and nano zinc oxide based formulations. Bulk and nano ZnO treated sisal yarns have been c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Impact of weekend admission on mortality and other outcomes among patients with burn injury: a nationwide analysis - Peluso H, Abougergi MS, Caffrey J.
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between day of admission and important outcomes among patients with burn injuries. METHODS: The 2014 National Inpatient Sample database was used. Inclusion criterion was a principal diagnosis of burn injury. Exc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Primal screams, blood and burns: What it ’ s like to survive a lightning strike
Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it. “It hit that person. It hit a person,” […]Related:She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Dept of HHS pulls the trigger on $24m contract option with Avita Medical
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today it is executing a $24.3 million expanded contract option with the US Department of Health and Human Services to support development and procurement of its ReCell devices. The option is related to an original contract between Avita Medical and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority division of the HHS, and will extend Avita’s Project Bioshield contract through Sept. 2022, the Cambridge, U.K.-based company said. The company originally won the BARDA contract in Sept. 2015, providing an initial $16.9 million to support eventual FDA premarket approval for its ReC...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine avitamedical Source Type: news

Are E-Cigs Bad For Your Heart?
Scientists are still trying to determine the health effects of e-cigarettes, and until now, they have focused their attention on the addictive properties of nicotine and the potentially cancer-causing agents in the vapors the devices emit. But in a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers document another growing health concern of e-cigs: that they may have negative effects on the heart. Scientists led by Dr. Holly Middlekauff, professor of medicine at University of California Los Angeles, and her colleagues found that devices that contain nicotine can boost adrenaline levels ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are e cigs bad for your heart are e cigs safe e-cig e-cigarette E-Cigarettes e-cigs e-cigs and heart ecig Heart Disease how to quit smoking Nicotine smoking and heart health smoking cessation tobacco what is nic Source Type: news

Texas girl who rapidly sheds skin at risk of early death
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maddie Hoffman, from Texas, is often confused for a burns survivor by cruel strangers due to the appearance of her skin. She has epidemolytic ichthyosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Need Nurses More Than Ever. Why Are We Letting Them Burn Out?
The combination of an exodus of RNs and an influx of aging patients could create a health care crisis. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did NuVasive Investors Miss the Writing on the Wall?
When NuVasive shocked Wall Street in late July by announcing that two of its top executives were leaving the company, analysts ultimately concluded that the changes were unexpected but would not be all that disruptive to NuVasive’s day-to-day business. Now, a report from short-seller GlassHouse Research suggests there is more to the turnover than meets the eye. GlassHouse said the abrupt departure of former Chief Operating Officer Jason Hannon and Chief Financial Officer Quentin Blackford indicates that the clock may be running out for NuVasive, and that the company has been fooling investors with accounting tricks. ...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

How small companies can navigate partnerships in medtech
Partnering with larger players can prove essential to a small medtech company’s business strategy. But learning how to maneuver through collaborative relationships can be tricky.  Part of Philips Healthworks’ mission is to help young companies grow by teaching them valuable skills, like how to establish partnerships. Senior director Brian Rosnov spoke with MassDevice.com editor Sarah Faulkner in advance of his appearance at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.  What is Philips HealthWorks? As a venture capital fund, what qualities do you look for in a partner? While the Philips HealthWorks team is linked to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat royalphilips Source Type: news

These Are the 10 Best International Airports
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Tkaczyk / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Man Gets Prison Time for Dousing His Wife in Gasoline and Setting Her On Fire
(SCHENECTADY, N.Y.) — A New York man who killed his wife by setting her on fire has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison. The Times Union of Albany reports 69-year-old Antonio Bargallo Sr. was sentenced Wednesday in a Schenectady courtroom, where he pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge in July. Bargallo admitted dousing 48-year-old Elizabeth Gonzales with gasoline and setting her aflame at their Schenectady home on March 4. A neighbor helped douse the flames after Gonzales ran screaming from the home with her clothes on fire. Gonzales was airlifted to a hospital burn unit. She suffered burns to ove...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Republicans make last-ditch effort to repeal & replace Obamacare
Some Republicans are expressing cautious optimism about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill while others are voicing criticism. CBSN political contributor Caitlin Huey-Burns breaks down the legislation's chances for success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jaime Lannister Just Revealed the ‘Funniest’ Prank Ever Played on the Game of Thrones Set
Game of Thrones may be one of the darkest shows on television, but that doesn’t stop its cast and crew from having plenty of fun behind the scenes. During a recent interview with Mashable, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — who plays Jaime Lannister — spoke about a few of the pranks the HBO drama’s writers have played on its stars over the years. The 47-year-old actor revealed that his personal favorite revolved around a good old fashioned roast of Jon Snow…literally. “I think the funniest one I remember was the writers, they gave Kit Harington a script where he — where Jon Snow was in a fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized game of thrones jaime lannister Jon Snow Kit Harington nikolaj coster-waldau Television TV Source Type: news

Sympathetic ophthalmia following accidental burn with hot water involving the other eye - Rahman Z, Ali S, Dutta Majumder P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury management in prolonged field care - van Wyck D, Loos PE, Friedline N, Stephens D, Smedick BC, McCafferty R, Rush SC, Keenan S, Powell D, Shackelford S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scientists find way to convert bad body fat into good fat
There's good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a way to convert bad, white fat into good, brown fat, at least in mice. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS)After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country’s Rohingya community. Aung San Suu KyiIn a 30-minute televised address, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her government does not fear “international scrutiny” over its management of the crisis in Rakhine.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, said she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hamas Takes a Step Away from Isolation, With a Long Way Left to Go
In the decade since the militant group Hamas waged civil war with its rival Fatah political party, the stateless Palestinians have been left without a unified voice on the world stage. Now, that might be about to change. Over the weekend Hamas took a step toward unity by agreeing to elections in Gaza and the West Bank, raising the prospect of reunification after ten years of squabbling and violence. Few think the political split is over for good, but Hamas’ move reflects a desire by the group to come in from the cold — and creates a chance to ease the plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians living under an Israe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized Middle East Source Type: news

President Trump Threatened to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea. The U.S. Has Done That Before
President Donald Trump’s vow at the United Nations Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if it attacks the U.S. will be taken very seriously in that country, which was utterly leveled by U.S. bombers six decades ago. American aircraft dropped more bombs on North Korea between 1950 and 1953 than they did in the entire Pacific Theater of World War II — 635,000 tons vs. 503,000 tons. The destruction was so extensive, and so thorough, that bomber crews spent much of the war searching for targets. American planes bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of anothe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karl Vick Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Military onetime White House Source Type: news

New pill could convert 'bad fat' into 'good fat'
Scientists in St Louis, US, have found a way to 'bad' or white fat into beige fat which has obesity-fighting powers. They have blocked a protein in white fat, causing the fat cells to heat up and burn calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of weekend admission on mortality and other outcomes among patients with burn injury: A nationwide analysis
Conclusions: Weekend admission is associated with increased mortality among patients with burn injury>65 years old. Weekend admission is also associated with increased morbidity and prolonged length of stay (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising suspicion of mistreatment from burns: Derivation and validation of the BuRN-Tool
Conclusion: The BuRN-Tool is a potential adjunct to clinical decision-making, predicting which children warrant investigation for child mistreatment. The score is simple and easy to complete in an emergency department setting (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Animals as mobile biological sensors for forest fire detection - Sahin YG.
This paper proposes a mobile biological sensor system that can assist in early detection of forest fires one of the most dreaded natural disasters on the earth. The main idea presented in this paper is to utilize animals with sensors as Mobile Biological S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Atypical exit wound in high-voltage electrocution - Parakkattil J, Kandasamy S, Das S, Devnath GP, Chaudhari VA, Shaha KK.
Electrocution fatality cases are difficult to investigate. High-voltage electrocution burns resemble burns caused by other sources, especially if the person survives for few days. In that case, circumstantial evidence if correlated with the autopsy finding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Electromagnetic interference from swimming pool generator current causing inappropriate ICD discharges - Roberto ES, Aung TT, Hassan A, Wase A.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) includes any electromagnetic field signal that can be detected by device circuitry, with potentially serious consequences: incorrect sensing, pacing, device mode switching, and defibrillation. This is a unique case of ext... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news