Researchers Are Working on a Surprising Way to Deliver Insulin Without an Injection: Swallowing the Needle
Needles aren’t popular. For people with type 1 diabetes (and some with type 2 diabetes) that can be a problem, since treatment requires regular injections with insulin. Now, researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to one day eliminate the need for injections: with a tiny swallowable device that can automatically inject insulin directly into the stomach wall. In a report published in Science, Robert Langer and Giovanni Traverso describe what they call a self-orienting millimeter scale applicator, or SOMA, that they developed to make injecting drugs easier. So far, SOMA has only been tested in animals. Roughly...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized diabetes healthytime Source Type: news

An ingestible self-orienting system for oral delivery of macromolecules
Biomacromolecules have transformed our capacity to effectively treat diseases; however, their rapid degradation and poor absorption in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract generally limit their administration to parenteral routes. An oral biologic delivery system must aid in both localization and permeation to achieve systemic drug uptake. Inspired by the leopard tortoise’s ability to passively reorient, we developed an ingestible self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator (SOMA) that autonomously positions itself to engage with GI tissue. It then deploys milliposts fabricated from active pharmaceutical ingredients direct...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Abramson, A., Caffarel-Salvador, E., Khang, M., Dellal, D., Silverstein, D., Gao, Y., Frederiksen, M. R., Vegge, A., Hubalek, F., Water, J. J., Friderichsen, A. V., Fels, J., Kirk, R. K., Cleveland, C., Collins, J., Tamang, S., Hayward, A., Landh, T., Buc Tags: Engineering, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Launches Child Protection & Nutrition Project
[The Point] Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno: Nutrition and Protection for Children on the Move project at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers test the accuracy of fitness trackers, MPs call for regulation of social media, and more UK news briefs
Also: Prenetics acquires Soma Analytics, Open Bionics raises £4.6m in Series A funding round; ten projects are selected to receive a share of £3m to drive innovation in the NHS. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Barrow Launches Child Protection and Nutrition Project
[Govt of the Gambia] Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno: Nutrition and Protection for Children on the Move project at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Distinct molecular programs regulate synapse specificity in cortical inhibitory circuits
In this study, we investigated transcriptional dynamics in different classes of interneurons during the formation of cortical inhibitory circuits in mouse. We found that whether interneurons form synapses on the dendrites, soma, or axon initial segment of pyramidal cells is determined by synaptic molecules that are expressed in a subtype-specific manner. Thus, cell-specific molecular programs that unfold during early postnatal development underlie the connectivity patterns of cortical interneurons. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Favuzzi, E., Deogracias, R., Marques-Smith, A., Maeso, P., Jezequel, J., Exposito-Alonso, D., Balia, M., Kroon, T., Hinojosa, A. J., F. Maraver, E., Rico, B. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Proceedings from the Ice Hockey Summit III: action on concussion - Smith AM, Alford PA, Aubry M, Benson B, Black A, Brooks A, Burke C, D'Arcy R, Dodick D, Eaves M, Eickhoff C, Erredge K, Farrell K, Finnoff J, Fraser DD, Giza C, Greenwald RM, Hoshizaki B, Huston J, Jorgensen J, Joyner M, Krause D, LaVoi N, Leaf M, Leddy J, Margarucci K, Margulies S, Mihalik J, Munce T, Oeur A, Prideaux C, Roberts WO, Shen F, Soma D, Tabrum M, Stuart MB, Wethe J, Whitehead JR, Wiese-Bjornstal D, Stuart MJ.
The Ice Hockey Summit III provided updated scientific evidence on concussions in hockey to inform these five objectives: 1) describe sport-related concussion (SRC) epidemiology, 2) classify prevention strategies, 3) define objective, diagnostic tests, 4) i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Morbidity of adolescents at the Kaya Regional Hospital Center (Burkina Faso) - Sawadogo N, Garanet F, Traor é D, Somé/Béré C, Maré Z, Dabiré G.
This study aimed to determine the epidemiological and evolutionary profile of hospital-based adolescent disease in Kaya, Burkina Faso. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive studyall adolescents hospitalized from 2014... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of soma mine disaster using causal analysis based on systems theory (CAST) - Duzgun HS, Leveson N.
Analyzing accidents of sociotechnical systems requires an understanding of the system safety structure. Among various methods proposed for accident analysis in complex sociotechnical systems the Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP) model ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is one of the cities now committing its own resources to launch new family planning and reproductive health activities. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.September 24, 2018en fran çaisIn francophone West Africa, a new method of addressing family planning is taking hold as mayors become more engaged in planning for their communities ’ health and economic development goals. In the last 18 months, mayors and local officials from six cities in four countries have begun reproductive health initiatives thanks to guidance and funding fromthe Challenge Initiative (TCI).In a...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Tennessee nurse wrote herself prescriptions for over 10,000 opioids and muscle relaxers
Tennessee nurse Patricia Tillis, 61, had been suspended after writing herself 104 prescriptions over three years. She used a pre-signed prescription pad to give herself oxycodone and Soma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unexpected results with light-gated chloride channel GtACR2 lead to improved technique
(Baylor College of Medicine) Characterization of light-gated chloride channel GtACR2 in mouse cortical neurons revealed that GtACR2 activation inhibited the soma, but unexpectedly depolarized the presynaptic terminals resulting in neurotransmitter release. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rapid effects of estradiol on aggression depend on genotype in a species with an estrogen receptor polymorphism - Merritt J, Davis M, Jalabert C, Libecap T, Williams D, Soma K, Maney D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Trends in carisoprodol abuse and misuse after regulatory scheduling: a retrospective review of California poison control calls from 2008 to 2015 - Sun C, Hollenbach KA, Cantrell FL.
BACKGROUND: In January 2012, carisoprodol was classified as a Schedule IV substance under the controlled substances act from a previously non-controlled, non-scheduled classification. Carisoprodol is marketed as a skeletal muscle relaxant and is commonly c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The promise of spatial transcriptomics for neuroscience in the era of molecular cell typing
The stereotyped spatial architecture of the brain is both beautiful and fundamentally related to its function, extending from gross morphology to individual neuron types, where soma position, dendritic architecture, and axonal projections determine their roles in functional circuitry. Our understanding of the cell types that make up the brain is rapidly accelerating, driven in particular by recent advances in single-cell transcriptomics. However, understanding brain function, development, and disease will require linking molecular cell types to morphological, physiological, and behavioral correlates. Emerging spatially res...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lein, E., Borm, L. E., Linnarsson, S. Tags: Genetics special/review Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

UM SOM Names Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for its Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Dudley K. Strickland, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced that Peixin Yang, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OB-GYN), has been named Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in UM SOM’s Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Soma Compound (Carisoprodol and Aspirin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gambia: Free Surgery Operation At Soma Health Centre in September
[Foroyaa] This is to inform the general public that there will be free surgical operations by a group of Spanish Doctors, to be held at the Soma Health Centre, in September, 2017. The group has three teams of specialist doctors that comprise burn, eye and plastic surgeon specialists. The operations will be carried out free of charge and if one is also admitted, feeding will be taken care of by them. Free transport will be provided for those coming from the Kombo area and after the operation; patients will be refunde (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ligand- and voltage-gated Ca2+ channels differentially regulate the mode of vesicular neuropeptide release in mammalian sensory neurons
Neuropeptides released from dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons play essential roles in the neurotransmission of sensory inputs, including those underlying nociception and pathological pain. Neuropeptides are released from intracellular vesicles through two modes: a partial release mode called "kiss-and-run" (KAR) and a full release mode called "full fusion–like" (FFL). Using total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, we traced the release of pH-sensitive green fluorescent protein–tagged neuropeptide Y (pHluorin-NPY) from individual dense-core vesicles in the soma and axon of s...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wang, Y., Wu, Q., Hu, M., Liu, B., Chai, Z., Huang, R., Wang, Y., Xu, H., Zhou, L., Zheng, L., Wang, C., Zhou, Z. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Sutter Health dives into retail locations with first SoMa clinic, 4 others coming this year
Neighborhood health clinics are on the rise as patients look past big hospitals for care. Nonprofit giant Sutter Health opened three walk-in clinics last year in Sacramento and is bringing the model to San Francisco. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Sutter Health dives into retail locations with first SoMa clinic, 4 others coming this year
Neighborhood health clinics are on the rise as patients look past big hospitals for care. Nonprofit giant Sutter Health opened three walk-in clinics last year in Sacramento and is bringing the model to San Francisco. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Stressing the brain through technology may reduce age-related disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this Opinion paper the researchers discuss how a meaningful and intentional integration with technology, which hormetically challenges our cognition, may redress the conflict for resources between the soma and the germline, and result in a reduction of age-related dysfunction in participating humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three-dimensional Ca2+ imaging advances understanding of astrocyte biology
Astrocyte communication is typically studied by two-dimensional calcium ion (Ca2+) imaging, but this method has not yielded conclusive data on the role of astrocytes in synaptic and vascular function. We developed a three-dimensional two-photon imaging approach and studied Ca2+ dynamics in entire astrocyte volumes, including during axon-astrocyte interactions. In both awake mice and brain slices, we found that Ca2+ activity in an individual astrocyte is scattered throughout the cell, largely compartmented between regions, preponderantly local within regions, and heterogeneously distributed regionally and locally. Processes...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bindocci, E., Savtchouk, I., Liaudet, N., Becker, D., Carriero, G., Volterra, A. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of the New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured, UCLA researchers find
A new UCLA study could change scientists ’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that “think” more like humans.The research focused on the structure and function of dendrites, which are components of neurons, the nerve cells in the brain. Neurons are large, tree-like structures made up of a body, the soma, with numerous branches called dendrites extending outward. Somas generate brief electrical pulses called “spikes” in order to connect and communicate with each other. Scientists had gener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Soma Compound with Codeine (Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rescuers in Turkey Search for 12 Missing Miners; 4 Dead
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams recovered another body from a copper mine that collapsed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Friday, raising the death toll to four. A rescue operation to find 12 miners still missing was underway, but the head of Turkey's crisis management agency, Halis Bilden, said chances of reaching them alive were slim. "I don't believe that we will be able to reach them alive," Bilden told reporters from the mine site in televised comments. "I cannot say that we have reached signs of life." The privately-owned mine near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in late...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Rescuers in Turkey Search for 12 Missing Miners; 4 Dead
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams recovered another body from a copper mine that collapsed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Friday, raising the death toll to four. A rescue operation to find 12 miners still missing was underway, but the head of Turkey's crisis management agency, Halis Bilden, said chances of reaching them alive were slim. "I don't believe that we will be able to reach them alive," Bilden told reporters from the mine site in televised comments. "I cannot say that we have reached signs of life." The privately-owned mine near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in late...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Impact of expanding ELISA screening in DUID investigations to include carisoprodol/meprobamate and zolpidem - Lu A, Scott KS, Chan-Hosokawa A, Logan BK.
In 2013, the National Safety Council's Alcohol Drugs and Impairment Division added zolpidem and carisoprodol and its metabolite meprobamate to the list of Tier 1 drugs that should be tested for in all suspected drug impaired driving and motor vehicle fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Impacts of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident on emergency medical service times in Soma District, Japan: a retrospective observational study - Morita T, Tsubokura M, Furutani T, Nomura S, Ochi S, Leppold C, Takahara K, Shimada Y, Fujioka S, Kami M, Kato S, Oikawa T.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of the 3.11 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident) on the emergency medical service (EMS) system in Fukushima. METHODS: Total EMS time (from EMS call to arrival at a hospital) was assessed in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

carisoprodol (Soma)
Title: carisoprodol (Soma)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Becoming a master in med school takes on new meaning
Tackling a master’s degree during medical school—usually in public health or business—has become increasingly popular among students as they prepare for the rigors of the profession. Many schools now are focused on developing a mastery of learning that is essential for physicians’ entire careers—but it doesn’t involve an additional degree. The AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium—working to modernize and reshape the way physicians are trained—brings schools together to share ideas and experiences with new programs designed to improve competency, l...
Source: AMA Wire - June 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Youth Sports: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Baseball, soccer, lacrosse and other sports are popular spring and summer activities for kids.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. David Soma talks about the benefits of getting your kids involved. To listen, click the link below. Youth Sports (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Soma regulates germline differentiation
Author: Beverly A. Purnell (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Beverly A. Purnell Tags: Germline Source Type: news

Concussion Awareness
The movie "Concussion" opened last week and it's generating a lot of discussion, on many fronts. Doctors at Mayo Clinic hope all the talk will raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries. David Soma, M.D., played high school and collegiate football. Now, as a pediatrician, sports medicine specialist and a father, he has interesting perspectives on the whole [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 29, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

An aftermath analysis of the 2014 coal mine accident in Soma, Turkey: use of risk performance indicators based on historical experience - Spada M, Burgherr P.
This study investigated if such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shasun Pharma gets US FDA nod to market Carisoprodol
Shasun Pharmaceuticals said the product will be manufactured at its Puducherry plant and distributed through a partner. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disaster management at Soma General Hospital in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake - Fukunaga H, Kumakawa H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gambia: VSGS in Lrr Sensitised On Ebola Prevention
[Daily Observer] Lrr -At least 200 women drawn from the various Village Support Groups (VSGs) across the Lower River Region on Monday attended a day's sensitisation forum on Ebola prevention, held at Kaira Konko Scout headquarters in Soma, Jarra West District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST 8/15/2015
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio PODCAST 08-15-15 On this back-to-school edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, children's sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal outlines how much sleep children need to be fully engaged in class. Also on the program, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson provides an update on vaccines, sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma talks about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 17, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: African Oyster Trust Donates to Soma, Farafenni Health Facilities
[Daily Observer] Lady Kira Dalton of a British charity called African Oyster Trust (AOT), recently donated two slit lamps worth over 150,000 dalasis and various optical equipment to the Soma Major Health Centre and Fafafenni Hospital respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news