European scientists develop absorbable bandages
Study co-author Elizaveta Permyakova of Russia’s National University of Science and Technology worked on developing the absorbable bandage. An international research group has developed a biocompatible bandage material that has antibacterial properties and will not require changing, a potential boon for burn patients. The material is self-absorbable, and a new bandage can be put directly on top of the old one, alleviating the need for the frequent and often-painful changing of a burn patient’s bandages. The bandages could also help patients with other wounds in which the healing skin is damaged by the changing ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Hospital Care Materials Testing News Well Research & Development Wound Care centraleuropeaninstituteoftechnology nationaluniversityofscienceandtechnology Source Type: news

Association between 5-year clinical outcome in patients with nonmedically evacuated mild blast traumatic brain injury and clinical measures collected within 7 days postinjury in combat - Mac Donald CL, Barber J, Patterson J, Johnson AM, Dikmen S, Fann JR, Temkin N.
IMPORTANCE: Although previous work has examined clinical outcomes in combat-deployed veterans, questions remain regarding how symptoms evolve or resolve following mild blast traumatic brain injury (TBI) treated in theater and their association with long-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Biophysical feedback of global forest fires on surface temperature - Liu Z, Ballantyne AP, Cooper LA.
The biophysical feedbacks of forest fire on Earth's surface radiative budget remain uncertain at the global scale. Using satellite observations, we show that fire-induced forest loss accounts for about 15% of global forest loss, mostly in northern high lat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Wildfires disaster guidance: tips for staying healthy during wildfires - Jamil S, Carlos WG, Leard L, Wang A, Santhosh L, Balmes J, Seam N, Dela Cruz CS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ghana: GNFS to Construct Burns Hospital in Tema
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), is to construct a burns hospital for its personnel and the public, the Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Mr. Edwin Ekow Blankson has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Long-term visual recovery in bilateral handheld laser pointer-induced maculopathy - Chen X, Dajani OAW, Alibhai AY, Duker JS, Baumal CR.
PURPOSE: To describe the long-term visual, clinical, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) recovery after 4 years in a patient who incurred severe bilateral handheld laser pointer damage. METHODS: The findings on clinical examination, color fundus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rethinking the maps: a case study of knowledge incorporation in Canadian wildfire risk management and planning - Sherry J, Neale T, McGee TK, Sharpe M.
As the natural fire regimes of Canada's Boreal forests have been transformed by dynamic social, economic, ecological and political drivers, wildfires have become a locus of increasingly complex land management decisions. But while, in Canada and elsewhere,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Blister fluid could help diagnose burn severity
(American Chemical Society) Severe burns can leave physical and psychological scars, especially in children. When a burn patient enters the clinic, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time required for skin healing--or re-epithelialization--to determine the best course of treatment. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research have found another, possibly more accurate way to classify burn severity: analyzing proteins in blister fluid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products
Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two "heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Advice on assistance and protection provided by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: Part 1. On medical care and treatment of injuries from blister and nerve agents - Timperley CM, Forman JE, Abdollahi M, Al-Amri AS, Baulig A, Benachour D, Borrett V, Cari ño FA, Geist M, Gonzalez D, Kane W, Kovarik Z, Martínez-Álvarez R, Fusaro Mourão NM, Neffe S, Raza SK, Rubaylo V, Suárez AG, Takeuchi K, Tang C, Trifirò F, van Straten FM, Vanninen PS, Vucinić S, Zaitsev V, Zafar-Uz-Zaman M, Zina MS, Holen S.
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has provided advice on assistance and protection in relation to the Chemical Weapons Convention. In this, the first of three sequential papers describing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lightning and the forensic pathologist - Blumenthal R.
This paper explores the pathology caused by lightning. It covers the basic physics and mechanisms of injury of lightning strikes followed by a short discussion. The purpose of this paper is to suggest an approach to the investigation and autopsy of a light... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn camps for burns survivors-Realising the benefits for early adjustment: A systematic review - Kornhaber R, Visentin D, Kaji Thapa D, West S, Haik J, Cleary M.
In this study, we systematically review the best ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Infant burns: a single institution retrospective review - Brink C, Isaacs Q, Scriba MF, Nathire MEH, Rode H, Martinez R.
Thermal injuries amongst infants are common and a cause of significant mortality and morbidity in South Africa. This has been attributed to the lack of an enabling environment (poverty-related lack of safe living conditions) and the cognitive and physical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to burn more fat naturally
Losing weight requires a person to eat fewer calories than their body burns. This typically involves eating less and exercising more. However, some foods and supplements may stimulate the metabolism to naturally burn more fat. Learn more about natural fat burners here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

7 Reasons Rads Burn Out —And How to Cope
From increased workloads to isolation, rads have a lot of reasons to feel burned out. Here ’s what you can do to change that. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

OSU touts new nerve rerouting procedure to reduce pain, phantom limb issues in amputees
New research out of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggests that patients who receive a procedure to reroute amputated nerves experience less pain, numbness and phantom limb pain than those who don’t receive the treatment. The procedure, dubbed targeted muscle reinnervation, has a significant effect on patients if performed at the time of amputation, according to the research. The procedure can also be performed to help amputees post-procedure, especially those who have experienced chronic pain related to the amputation. Severe nerve pain in amputated limbs often requires medication to manage and can...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Prosthetics Research & Development Ohio State University Source Type: news

Fire debris analysis: a need to develop databases - Bumbrah GS, Sarin RK, Sharma RM.
Fire debris analysis is a branch of forensic chemistrywhich deals with the examination and analysis of fire debrissamples in order to detect and identify ignitable liquidresidues in them. In addition to arson, fire debris analysis isusually performed in ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lightning skin burns: a case report - Abdelraouf T, ElHafez M, Elmorsy E.
This study presents a report on a 50-y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rate of psychiatric disorders and associations with quality of life among community members following the Kaohsiung gas explosion: an 18-month cross-sectional follow-up study - Shieh V, Huang JJ, Wu TG, Chiu JY, Chen YC, Lin G, Su CY, Chou FH.
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a follow-up on the rate and related risk factors of probable disaster-related psychiatric disorders such as depressive disorder (major depressive episode, MDE), stress disorders, post-traumatic (posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD), a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Timely access to care for patients with critical burns in India: a prehospital prospective observational study - Newberry JA, Bills CB, Pirrotta EA, Barry M, Ramana Rao GV, Mahadevan SV, Strehlow MC.
BACKGROUND: Low/middle-income countries carry a disproportionate burden of the morbidity and mortality from thermal burns. Nearly 70% of burn deaths worldwide are from thermal burns in India. Delays to medical care are commonplace and an important predicto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

7 Reasons Rads Burn Out —And How to Cope
From increased workloads to isolation, rads have a lot of reasons to feel burned out. Here ’s what you can do to change that. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Burnout DI Executive Performance Source Type: news

Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits
The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

15 Dead, One Survivor in Plane Crash in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran's capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said. The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. But instead, President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the accord in May scuttled billions of dollars in planned sales by Airbus and Boeing Co. to the Islamic Republic, only increasing the danger for p...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Thermal injury deaths of community-dwelling older people with dementia - Bicknell R, Kennedy B, Pham T, Bugeja L, Ibrahim JE.
We examined coronial files in the state of Victoria, Australia between July 1, 2000 and D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Disaster risk in the urban villages of Delhi - Kumar B, Bhaduri S.
Delhi is highly prone to multi hazards like earthquake, flood, fire accident as well as building collapse and epidemics. It lies in the seismic IV zone and is surrounded by river Yamuna and its tributary River Hindon, which lurk at the 204.63  m mark. Whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Factors contributing to a long-term decrease in national lightning fatality rates: case study of the United Kingdom with wider implications - Elsom DM.
Decadal average lightning fatality rates in the United Kingdom have decreased markedly from 1.09 deaths per million population per year (M −1 yr−1) in the 1850s to 0.02 M−1 yr−1 by the 2010s. Factors contributing to the decrease are explored. They... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Low-level blast exposure disrupts gliovascular and neurovascular connections and induces a chronic vascular pathology in rat brain - Gama Sosa MA, De Gasperi R, Perez Garcia GS, Perez GM, Searcy C, Vargas D, Spencer A, Janssen PL, Tschiffely AE, McCarron RM, Ache B, Manoharan R, Janssen WG, Tappan SJ, Hanson RW, Gandy S, Hof PR, Ahlers ST, Elder GA.
Much concern exists over the role of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the chronic cognitive and mental health problems that develop in veterans and active duty military personnel. The brain vasculature is particularly sensitive to blast injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Modeling fire spread in cities with non-flammable construction - Shaham Y, Benenson I.
City-scale models of urban fires were developed for countries where most construction is highly flammable, such as the US, China and Japan. Essential adjustments of existing models are required for modeling fire spread at the city scale in urban areas wher... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The medical response to burn disasters in Europe: a scoping review - Relvas LM, de Oliveira AP.
This study presents a c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Northern Ireland faces dearth in medical students
Lead doctors call for parity of pay with rest of UK Related items fromOnMedica Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Over half of junior doctors have taken time out Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dozens Feared Dead after Oil Tanker Explodes in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. Hundreds of people have died in similar accidents in recent years in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as impoverished people risk their lives to collect fuel leaking from pipelines or trucks. "We have recovered 12 corpses and taken 22 persons with serious burns to hospital," police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told The Associated Press. She said the blast occurred Friday evening in Odukpani in Cross River state in the southeast...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Analysis of evacuation behavior in a wildfire event - Toledo T, Marom I, Grimberg E, Bekhor S.
Disasters and extreme events, both natural and man-made, can have dramatic implications in terms of loss of human lives, well-being and economic costs. Understanding the demand for travel during disaster events, in particular when evacuations take place, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Vulnerability in Bah ía Blanca. Estimating technology-related risks - Gentili JO, Fernández ME, Campo AM.
Since the 1980 ´s Bahía Blanca has become a center for important agro-industrial and petrochemical companies. Toxic leaks or spills, fires and explosions are the main threats related to the industrial activities. Due to its closeness to populated areas, r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hospital-based emergency department visits with pediatric burns: characteristics and outcomes - Abramowicz S, Allareddy V, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Allareddy V.
The objective of this study was to examine the characteristics and outcomes in children presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with burn injuries. METHODS: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) for the years 2008 to 2013 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bioinspired struvite mineralization for fire resistant wood - Guo H, Lukovi ć M, Mendoza M, Schlepütz C, Griffa M, Xu B, Gaan S, Herrmann H, Burgert I.
High-performance wood materials have attracted significant attention in recent years due to excellent property profiles achieved by relatively easy top-down processing of a renewable resource. A crucial flaw of the renewable wood scaffolds is the low flame... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn Percentage in Adults: Rule of Nines
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft orbits asteroid Bennu
The craft is to collect samples of material that reflect the solar system ’s earliest stagesNasa ’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft has achieved orbit around asteroid Bennu.The spacecraft eased into orbit with an eight-second burn of its thruster on 31 December at 19.43 GMT.Its mission is to survey the small asteroid and then collect a sample of the surface material to send back to Earth for analysis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Astronomy Space Nasa Source Type: news

Physician Burnout -- These Characters Are To Blame
Physicians are getting burned out one keystroke at a time. Literally. Physician burnout in the U.S. is reaching epidemic levels, affecting the majority of physicians in some specialties. This burnout is mostly driven by the most mundane part of their jobs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Epidemiology and outcomes of burn injuries at a tertiary burn care center in Bangladesh - Bailey ME, Sagiraju HKR, Mashreky SR, Alamgir H.
This study was conducted at the National Institute of Burn ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"An improvement on burn care" - a full audit cycle on accuracy & appropriateness of burn injury referrals from an emergency department through a burns network - Frost S, Malone P, Porter C, Agarwal R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A novel in vitro model of blast traumatic brain injury - Campos-Pires R, Yonis A, Macdonald W, Harris K, Edge CJ, Mahoney PF, Dickinson R.
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in military and civilian populations. Blast traumatic brain injury results from the detonation of explosive devices, however, the mechanisms that underlie the brain damage resulting from bla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Is the burns research community committed to filling in the gaps in the evidence? An analysis of the burns section of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Berner JE, Booth S, Dheansa B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States - Woodall CW, Monleon VJ, Fraver S, Russell MB, Hatfield MH, Campbell JL, Domke GM.
The quantity and condition of downed dead wood (DDW) is emerging as a major factor governing forest ecosystem processes such as carbon cycling, fire behavior, and tree regeneration. Despite this, systematic inventories of DDW are sparse if not absent acros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Glaukos Keeps Its Eye on the Prize at J.P. Morgan
Glaukos is probably at the top of its game when it comes down to maintaining a presence in the micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) market. The San Clemente, CA-based company reaffirmed its laser-like focus on the market during a presentation at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier on Wednesday. Glaukos’ CEO Thomas Burns began his presentation speaking on the strengths of the firm and its goals going forward. “Our mission is aspirational,” Burns said. “As a company we are seeking to transform glaucoma therapy, and in doing so we ...
Source: MDDI - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Common Food Additive Could Impact Ability To Exercise
BOSTON (CBS) — Most Americans don’t get enough exercise but new research finds a food additive common in the Western diet could be to blame. Inorganic phosphate is used to keep foods fresh longer and enhance flavor. It’s found in foods like processed meats, canned fish, baked goods, and sodas. Up to a quarter of U.S. adults consume three to four times more phosphate than what is recommended. In one study, researchers at the University of Texas found that mice fed extra phosphate spent less time on the treadmill and had a lower ability to burn fat. In another study, they looked at ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local diet and exercise Dr. Mallika Marshall exercising Local TV Source Type: news

Scanner Helps Find Areas Most at Risk to Develop Pressure Ulcers
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) is looking to shake up the way patients are assessed for pressure ulcers with its SEM scanner. FDA granted de novo marketing authorization for the device which can help uncover a patient’s risk for bedsores and gauge whether there is tissue damage. The current standard for assessing pressure ulcers requires clinicians or healthcare givers to visually inspect patients' skin and remember to turn them over in their beds every few hours. The current standard also relies on risk assessment scales that judge which patients are most at risk for developing pressure ulcers and monitor them. ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Sterilization Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods help burn fat?
Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news