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Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Trump ’s Latest EPA Nominee Let Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollute Groundwater
During Chad McIntosh's time as a Ford environmental exec, seeping chemicals contaminated groundwater near a company plant. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chad:Fight Against Polio in Chad, Nigeria - Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates Join Forces
[Cameroon Tribune] The billionaires are funding and promoting routine vaccination to kick out the virus for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central African Republic:Thousands of Refugees on 'Starvation Diet' in Chad
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of Central African refugees who fled to southern Chad late last year to escape escalating violence are short of food, shelter, medical care and other essential relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism
[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cigna to Buy Express Scripts in $52 Billion Health Care Deal
The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY and KATIE THOMAS Tags: CIGNA Corporation Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Source Type: news

Cigna Agrees to Buy Express Scripts in Major Health Care Deal
The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: CIGNA Corporation Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
(Institut Pasteur) The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study 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! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart ’ s Stock Falls. There ’ s a Common Rival.
The grocery chain ’ s deal and the retail giant ’ s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL CORKERY and CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Albertsons Inc Rite Aid Corporation E-Commerce Shopping and Retail Drugstores Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news

Albertsons to Buy Rite Aid, Combining Groceries and Drugstores
The transaction is another sign of the pressure that traditional retailers of all kinds are facing as consumers do more and more of their buying online. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Albertsons Inc Rite Aid Corporation E-Commerce Shopping and Retail Drugstores Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news

Africa:Countries Need to Prioritize Anti-Malaria Efforts Like SMC. Here's Why.
[Malaria Consortium] On November 17th, 2018, Chad was the last country to complete the 2017 SMC round. This marked the last 'implementation' day of the ACCESS-SMC project, which is scheduled to end on February 28th, 2018. Through ACCESS-SMC, millions of children under five years old have been protected from malaria during the rainy season since 2015. Over 45 million treatments were given to eligible children, resulting in a significant reduction of malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Albertsons to Buy Remnants of Rite Aid Following Walgreens Deal
The transaction is another sign of the pressure that traditional retailers and pharmacies are facing from consumers shopping online. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Albertsons Inc Rite Aid Corporation E-Commerce Shopping and Retail Drugstores Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk plans $65M expansion in Johnston County
Amid an ongoing $2 billion expansion in Johnston County – adding about 700 employees over the next few years – Novo Nordisk has committed to another $65 million, 18-job expansion project at its Clayton site.  The company "had the need to expand our current capability at the facility," says Chad Henry, corporate vice president and general manager of Novo Nordisk in Clayton. For the company's latest expansion – which is for additional equipment capacity – Novo Nordisk has landed $1.9 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Former S.D. dentist pleads guilty to $17m medtech fraud scheme
A former dentist from South Dakota plead guilty last week to a $16.6 million scheme to defraud consumers through the sale of a sham laser device and associated treatments, promising it would cure more than 200 different conditions, according to a US Department of Justice report. The plea was the finale to a three-year effort from the DoJ to halt the distribution of the device, known as the “QLaser System”, according to the report. The defendant, 82-year-old Robert Lytle of Rapid City, S.D., plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to introduce misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce with the int...
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Regulatory/Compliance U.S. Justice Dept. (DOJ) Source Type: news

DJO Global to pay $8m to settle False Claims case
The U.S. Justice Dept. this week said that DJO Global agreed to pay more than $7.6 million to settle allegations that a former subsidiary submitted false claims to Tricare, the military’s health insurance arm. DJO, which wound down its Empi subsidiary in 2015, allegedly submitted claims to Tricare for “excessive, unnecessary” transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation electrodes, the Justice Dept. said. The company used an “assumptive selling” technique to convince the insurer to buy “unjustifiably large quantities” of TENS electrodes from 2010 through 2015, “with ...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation DJO Global Source Type: news

CA family welcomes quintuplets after heartbreaking loss
Amy and Chad Kempel from California, welcomed healthy quintuplets after fears they would not survive high-risk delivery when their insurance company refused to provide specialized care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of 4 welcomes quintuplets after heartbreaking loss
Amy and Chad Kempel from California, welcomed healthy quintuplets after fears they would not survive high-risk delivery when their insurance company refused to provide specialized care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi, Facing Threat from Generics, Moves to Buy Hemophilia Drug Maker
The $11.6 billion deal for Bioverativ would bolster the French pharmaceutical giant ’ s portfolio as it faces falling sales for its diabetes drug, Lantus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hemophilia Sanofi SA Brandicourt, Olivier Source Type: news

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