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World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

West Africa:Militants in Lake Chad Region Block Polio Program
[VOA] Scientists warn a campaign to eradicate polio in central Africa is falling short because of upheaval in the Lake Chad Basin area, where the Boko Haram militant group remains active. On the positive side, on country -- Gabon - has been declared polio-free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
(University of Basel) The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators, carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study published in Science Translational Medicine employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Feistein Institute launches bioelectronic medicine trial for treating Lupus
Researchers at the Feinstein Institute launched a clinical trial looking to explore the efficacy of bioelectronic medicine specifically designed to manage pain associated with lupus. The study is exploring the use of a proprietary device, designed based upon previous research at the Feinstein Institute, which emits electrical pulses through a patient’s ear for five minutes a day over four days. “Lupus is a painful disease, notoriously hard to diagnose and difficult to treat – new treatment options are desperately needed. This trial will study an innovative approach to controlling symptoms of a d...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Source Type: news

Teva Pharmaceuticals to Cut 25% of Jobs in Huge Reshaping
The world ’ s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Allergan Inc Israel Source Type: news

Tanzania:Paid-for Schooling Can Keep Tanzanian Girls From Early Marriage
[Citizen] Sub -Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage - or child marriage - rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has changed for the world's poorest women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

Medicrea wins FDA nod for IB3D interbody devices
Medicrea (EPA:ALMED) said today it won FDA clearance for its IB3D portfolio of 3D-printed titanium interbody devices featuring its AdapTEK technology. The company’s AdapTEK technology is intended to allow surgeons to create interbody devices customized to individual specifications through in-house additive manufacturing techniques. Customization features include different ranges of footprints, lordotic angles, heights, lateral windows and endplate surface structure, Medicrea said. “With the FDA clearance of our 3D-printed Titanium interbodies, we are able to approach a large segment of the spine market, wh...
Source: Mass Device - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Medicrea Source Type: news

Lawsuits Filed in Vegas Shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip filed four new negligence cases Monday on behalf of more than 450 victims. This time, however, Houston-based lawyers Chad Pinkerton and Mo Aziz filed the cases in Los Angeles against companies including MGM Resorts International, the corporate owner of both the Mandalay Bay resort and the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert venue. Pinkerton said the intent was to get the cases before a jury less likely to be influenced by the size and clout of a casi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Ritter, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Chad: Preventing the Spread of a Cholera Epidemic
Field newsChad: Preventing the Spread of a Cholera EpidemicNovember 17, 2017Since September, a cholera epidemic inChad has followed the meandering path of the Bahr-Azoum river —used by many for washing, bathing, and even drinking—southward from the eastern Sila region to the more heavily populated district of Am Timan, in Salamat region, near the border with Central African Republic. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Medicrea files suit against former sales reps, K2M Spine and Kinetic Surgical
Medicrea (EPA:ALMED) is seeking a temporary restraining order against K2M Spine and Kinetic Surgical, as well as former sales representatives Chad Jackson, Thom Thomas, Lauren Brown and William Haigh, according to court documents filed last week. The company wrote that K2M is trying to play “catch-up” with Medicrea, alleging that it has poached 27% of the company’s sales force and has stolen trade secrets and confidential data. The N.Y.-based company manufactures and sells a patient-specific spinal implant, UniD, which it bills as the first of its kind. “Defendants are attempting to misappropri...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Legal News Surgical Wall Street Beat K2M kineticsurgical Medicrea Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati's largest public companies agrees to $75M settlement with feds
Chemed Corp. has agreed to pay $75.5 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that the company submitted false claims to Medicare for hospice services. The resolution represents the largest amount ever recovered under the federal False Claims Act from a provider of hospice services, said Chad Readler, acting assistant attorney general of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Division.  The Cincinnati-based operator of Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: CHE) said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Novartis Looks to Buy French Firm to Bolster Cancer Portfolio
The $3.9 billion acquisition of Advanced Accelerator Applications would mark a rare deal in the pharmaceutical sector this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cancer Novartis AG Source Type: news

3 Adults Accused of Having a Child Smuggle Narcotics to Prison Inmate
(NEWPORT, Vt.) — Police say that three adults are accused of using a child to smuggle narcotic drugs into a Vermont state prison. Vermont State Police said Friday that Newport residents 34-year-old Samantha Watson, 27-year-old Jason Watson and 38-year-old Chad Paquette face charges such as contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Jason Watson and Paquette are both inmates at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. Police say narcotic drugs were brought into the facility and then handed to an inmate under the table by a child during a contact visit. State police said that the state department of correct...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

Arkis BioSciences wins FDA nod for CerebroFlow neuro cath
Arkis BioSciences said yesterday it won FDA clearance for its CerebroFlow external ventricular drainage catheter. The CerebroFlo catheter is designed for insertion into a ventricular cavity of the brain for external drainage of cerebro spinal fluid, and features the comapny’s Endexo technology designed to reduce obstructions, infections and lower treatment costs, Arkis BioSciences said. “Arkis’ CerebroFlo catheter is the 1st neuro catheter to incorporate Endexo, a permanent polymer additive whose properties have been shown to reduce protein adhesion and activation in laboratory in vitro stu...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Arkis BioSciences Source Type: news

RTI Surgical taps director for CFO, fills out roster | Personnel Moves, Sept. 19, 2017
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) said yesterday that it’s tapping a board member to be CFO and adding a pair of medical device veterans to its executive roster. Alachua, Fla.-based RTI said it named director Jonathon Singer as its finance & administration chief effective Oct. 2, replacing Robert Jordheim. Singer, who resigned his board seat to accept the CFAO role, is the former CFO of Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), Sargent Pharmaceuticals and radiation safety products maker Landauer. “As we continue to implement our long-term growth strategy, we need the right team to accelerate and solidify our progress,” CEO Ca...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News 3B Medical Bonesupport Haemonetics Obalon Therapeutics Organogenesis Inc. orthosalespartners personnel-moves rationalsurgicalsolutions RTI Surgical silktherapeutics Titan Spine Source Type: news

Chad Carr brain tumor tissue leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tissue of boy, 5, who died of tumor leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic
Credit: Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS)Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), tasked with civilian protection, has been unable to curb these systematic abuses, Amnesty says.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion Source Type: news

Chad Carr's tumor offers genetic clues for DIPG research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A year and half after losing his battle against brain cancer, Chad Carr's legacy lives through research that will help other children facing the same cruel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Michael Flynn Failed to Disclose Middle East Trip on Security Clearance Form, Democrats Say
(WASHINGTON) — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn faced new questions about a 2015 trip he took to the Middle East as part of a private proposal to build nuclear power plants across the region. Two top Democrats said in a letter released Wednesday that he appeared to have violated federal law by failing to report the trip when he renewed his security clearance last year. The lawmakers — Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Rep. Eliot Engel of New York — also said documents turned over to their staff suggested that Flynn also failed to report contacts with Israeli and Egypt...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day and Stephen Braun / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress Middle East onetime Source Type: news

A Devastating Hurricane Season Exposes America ’s Flood Insurance Problem
As Hurricane Irma continued on a collision course toward South Florida with wind speeds topping 150 mph, millions of people in the region boarded up their homes and packed up their bags. In the face of a storm that is predicted to be devastating, the question looming over many families is whether they will be able to afford to rebuild their homes if they’re destroyed. At the heart of that question is the issue of flood insurance — an increasingly fraught topic not just in South Florida but in the flood-prone regions of the country as a whole. Private insurance companies moved away from offering flood insurance ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Congress FEMA hurricane irma Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Chad Bettis returns to baseball following cancer battle
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left playing and right during chemotherapy treatments) is returning to the major leagues after a nine month battle with testicular cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baseball star returns after finishing cancer treatment
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left playing and right during chemotherapy treatments) is returning to the major leagues after a nine month battle with testicular cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Baseball: Fatherhood, and Illness, Retools the Priorities of Rockies Starter Chad Bettis
Bettis, 28, who was battling testicular cancer when his baby daughter, Everleigh, arrived, said, “ I kind of found out where baseball stood. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER KEPNER Tags: Baseball Testicular Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Chemotherapy Colorado Rockies Bettis, Chad (1989- ) Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time
Discussions are underway with the governments of Cameroon and Niger to make radio courses certified, allowing children to receive a certification and pass the school year.Rose called the approach to the complex crisis “unique,” as it moves from a focus on individual countries to a multi-country response.He also highlighted the potential for the radio education program to be replicated in other regions of the world.In 35 crisis-affected countries, humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children between the ages of 3 and 18.“In the same way that radio playe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Third Annual Hooley Awards Finalists Announced
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the nine finalists for this year’s Hooley Awards. The winners will be announced at the company’s ImageTrend Connect 2017 conference on July 19, 2017. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion in three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier. “Great thinkers lead the way toward improvements in public health and safety, better data and a better tomorrow,” commented Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We hope to highlight their achievements and honor the work the...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Third Annual Hooley Awards Finalists Announced
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the nine finalists for this year’s Hooley Awards. The winners will be announced at the company’s ImageTrend Connect 2017 conference on July 19, 2017. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion in three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier. “Great thinkers lead the way toward improvements in public health and safety, better data and a better tomorrow,” commented Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We hope to highlight their achievements and honor the work the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute receives $1m grant to develop bioelectronic pancreas
The Feinstein Institute said this week it won a $1 million gift from the Knapp Family Foundation to launch a 4-year research program to explore bioelectronic medicine to treat diabetes. With the grant, the institute will aim to develop an implantable device that will function as an electronic pancreas to regulate diabetes patients’ glucose metabolism without the use of insulin. “Diabetes impacts our family as it impacts millions of other families around the world, which is why we are passionate in our support of the Feinstein Institute’s innovative and scientific efforts in combating this debilitating con...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Research & Development The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Source Type: news

How Hospitalists Can Reach the C-Suite How Hospitalists Can Reach the C-Suite
Chad Whelan, MD, who was recently named president of Loyola University Medical Center, shares his best career tips.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

West Africa: 5.6 Million Children At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Hits Communities Affected By Lake Chad Crisis
[Unicef] Dakar/ Geneva/Abuja -More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season
More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chad Raith Joins Mercy Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Chad Raith was recently hired at Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers as vice president of mission. He was previously an assistant professor of religion and philosophy and director of the Paradosis Center for Theology & Scripture at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Real Estate Darryl Napolitano has been hired as a broker and development management associate at Colliers International Northwest Arkansas in Rogers. He was most recently managing director at Haag Brown Commercial's northwest Arkansas office. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aftermath of Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad Basin: a neglected global health threat - Awosusi AE.
The Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad Basin has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Since the violence began 7  years ago, more than 20 000 people have been killed. Farms, schools, health facilities and other key infrastructure have been destroyed.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine
A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 26 2017 (IPS)World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.“Political failure has led to these crises – political leadership is needed to resolve them…the world&rsquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

What It's Like When A Guinea Worm Living Inside Your Body Suddenly Burrows Out
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. JUBA, South Sudan ― It took days for Maker Achuil and others to slowly pull the arm-length, spaghetti-like worm out of his thigh. After a year with the white parasite inside him, Achuil screamed in pain as the grown Guinea worm emerged. A former soldier in South Sudan, which fought for decades before gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011, Achuil still shudders at the memory of the agony he felt as the worm was gradually wound around a stick. “It was like putting...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"We Have Experienced Calamities": Stories from Diffa, Niger
Voice from the Field"We Have Experienced Calamities": Stories from Diffa, NigerMay 10, 2017For more than three years, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. Authorities report that there are now more than 240,000 displaced people in southeastern Niger ’s Diffa region, bordered by Chad and Nigeria. The majority of them were driven from home by violence.Garba, 40: "I Really Hope Peace Returns" (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Niger: Growing Needs for Those Displaced by Boko Haram Conflict
Field newsNiger: Growing Needs for Those Displaced by Boko Haram ConflictMay 10, 2017For more than three years, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. Authorities report that there are now more than 240,000 displaced people in southeastern Niger ’s Diffa region, bordered by Chad and Nigeria. The majority of them were driven from home by violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news