Role of physical performance measures for identifying functional disability among Chinese older adults: data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study - Zhang L, Guo L, Wu H, Gong X, Lv J, Yang Y.
This study primarily aimed to compare the validi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing
African swine fever, which harms pigs but not humans, has swept across the country, the world ’ s largest pork producer. And the government knows about only some of the cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RAYMOND ZHONG and AILIN TANG Tags: Pigs Agriculture and Farming China Shandong Province (China) Livestock Diseases Politics and Government Pork Swine Influenza Epidemics Meat Source Type: news

Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister
Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Esaote brings MyLab X5 ultrasound scanner to U.S.
Ultrasound vendor Esaote announced that its MyLab X5 ultrasound scanner is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Esaote launches MyLab X8 scanner at ECR Prestige adds Esaote, Glassbeam products to portfolio Esaote partners with BioRobotics Institute Esaote, Barco partner on new MyLab 9 system Esaote to be acquired by Chinese consortium (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Impact of built environment on physical activity and obesity among children and adolescents in China: a narrative systematic review - An R, Shen J, Yang Q, Yang Y.
This study systematically reviewed scientific evidence regarding the impact of built environment on PA and obesity among children and ado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in income-related inequalities of depression prevalence in China: a longitudinal, population study - Zeng J, Jian W.
This study aimed to measure the income-related inequality of depressive symptoms and its trends among middle-aged and elderly people in China. METHODS: Data were extracted from the 2011 baseline and 2015 follow-up of the China Health and R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists
The director of the National Institutes of Health said that 55 similar investigations into possible foreign exploitation of American research are happening nationwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Research Hospitals Espionage and Intelligence Services National Institutes of Health University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Houston (Tex) Source Type: news

Starwatch: the Lyrids put on their annual show
The Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak. They are the oldest recorded meteors – first written about in ancient China over 2,500 years agoTheLyrid meteor shower reaches its peak on the night of 22 April. The chart shows the view looking east at midnight. This is the oldest recorded meteor shower, with records that describe it dating back more than 2,500 years to ancient China. The meteors, also known as shooting stars, will radiate from a point in the constellation of Lyra, the Lyre. To see them, don ’t concentrate directly on the radiant, be aware of the sky around it, which is where the bright streaks will ap...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Meteors Science Astronomy Space Source Type: news

China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island
China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua
China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Recall Of Blood Pressure Drug Losartan Expanded
(CNN) — If you take blood pressure medicine, you’ll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-methylnitrosobutyric acid in some of these drugs. The company is recalling 36 additional lots, it said Thursday. A full list of recalled drugs is available on the US Food and Drug Administration website. Some of the recalled blood pressure medication (Image credit: FDA) The company hasn’t had any reports of users getting ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News losartan Source Type: news

Unintentional falls mortality in China, 2006-2016 - Cheng P, Wang L, Ning P, Yin P, Schwebel DC, Liu J, Qi J, Hu G, Zhou M.
BACKGROUND: To examine trends in unintentional falls mortality from 2006 to 2016 in China by location (urban/rural), sex, age group and mechanism. METHODS: Mortality data were retrieved from the National Disease Surveillance Points system (DSPs) of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What characteristics of urban green spaces and recreational activities do self-reported stressed individuals like? A case study of Baoji, China - Gao T, Song R, Zhu L, Qiu L.
Several studies have revealed the positive effects of green space and certain activities on counteracting the physical and mental pressure felt by human beings. However, how self-reported stressed people perceive restorative green spaces, their preferences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Suicide rates in Zhejiang Province, China, from 2006 to 2016: a population-based study - Fei F, Liu H, I Leuba S, Li Y, Hu R, Yu M, Pan J, Zhong J.
BACKGROUND: We investigated the current temporal trends of suicide in Zhejiang, China, from 2006 to 2016 to determine possible health disparities in order to establish priorities for intervention. METHODS: We collected mortality surveillance data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

MORE blood pressure pills recalled over carcinogen fears
Last summer it emerged drugs made in China and India, and dispatched across the world were contaminated with carcinogens NMBA, NMDA, and NDEA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China says African swine fever found on Hainan island
China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country's southern coast which it had hoped to keep free of the contagious disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating apples and pears can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but this chronic disease can be prevented with the help of dietary and lifestyle changes. A study published in the journal Food & Function suggested that eating apples and pears can cut your risk of this dreaded disease. Researchers at Zhejiang University in China carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify a novel target for corn straw utilization
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of scientists led by Prof. FU Chunxiang from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology completed the identification of bm5 mutant. This was the first time that the locus of maize bm5 mutant had been identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture improves the physical function of patients with knee osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative, “wear and tear” type of arthritis that commonly occurs in older adults. It develops gradually and causes pain that worsens over time. Fortunately, researchers at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China and Marche Polytechnic University in Italy found a natural way to manage this disease. They discovered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this gene explain the male infertility crisis? Scientists find DNA errors that hamper sperm
The gene, XRCC1, is crucial for sperm development, to ensure a high sperm count, swift motility, normal shape, and solid concentration. Chinese scientists show it is lacking in infertile mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There are 23.1 MILLION missing female births in the world since 1970
Members of the Singaporean researcher team say that the added pressure of China's single-child policy and the desire of parents to have a boy compounded the problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech veteran Michael Gilman joins Arrakis full-time after $75M round
Biogen veteran Michael Gilman, a well-known figure in the Boston-area biotech industry, is joining Waltham biotech Arrakis Therapeutics full-time after the startup raised a further $75 million. Arrakis Therapeutics closed a $75 million Series B round Thursday with financing from new investors GV, Alexandria Venture Investments and Chinese investment firm WuXi AppTec Venture Fund, according to a press release. Following the financing round, Gilman will leave the other startup with which he's been… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess public receptivity toward autonomous vehicles and its relation with the traffic safety climate in China - Qu W, Xu J, Ge Y, Sun X, Zhang K.
The advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs) has gained increasing attention in China. Although auto manufacturers and innovators have attempted to confirm that AVs are safe and have introduced them on public roads, it is vital to understand end-users' acceptan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Bullying victimization among left-behind children in rural China: prevalence and associated risk factors - Zhang H, Zhou H, Cao R.
Bullying victimization among Chinese school-aged children has recently been recognized as a serious problem. However, studies on the prevalence and correlates of bullying victimization among left-behind children-whose parents live and work in urban areas w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chinese pharma plant explosion kills 10
At least 10 people have died from smoke inhalation at a manufacturing plant in China owned by a large pharmaceutical company. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safety awareness and use of child safety seats among parents after the legislation in Shanghai - Niu L, Gao YM, Tian Y, Pan SM.
This study was carried out by Shanghai Key Laboratory of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cross-cultural comparison of firefighters' perception of mobility and occupational injury risks associated with personal protective equipment - Wang S, Park J, Wang Y.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of personal protective equipment (PPE) on firefighters' perception of mobility and their experienced occupational injury risks between China and the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Provincial fire characteristics in China 2002 to 2010 - Lu S, Zhang D, Liu C.
To obtain the provincial fire characteristics in China from 2002 to 2010, a principal component analysis (PCA) was used to compress and interpret the variables. Eight fire-related variables were divided into two data sets. The general fire situation set co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Typhoon track change-based emergency shelter location-allocation model: a case study of Wenchang in Hainan province, China - Qin L, Xu W, Zhao X, Ma Y.
BACKGROUND: Determining the locations of disaster emergency shelters and the allocation of impacted residents are key components in shelter planning and emergency management. Various models have been developed to solve this location-allocation problem, but... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry
Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

U Penn begins human gene-editing trials, among the nation's first
The powerful  gene-editing technique called CRISPR has been in the news a lot. And not all the news has been good: A Chinese scientist stunned the world last year when he announced he had used CRISPR to create genetically modified babies. But scientists have long hoped CRISPR — a technology that allows sc ientists to make very precise modifications to DNA — could eventually help cure many diseases. And now scientists are taking tangible first steps to make that dream a reality. For example,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru that are several thousand years old. In the scientific journal " Scientific Reports " they describe their new method that is able to reconstruct the spatial distribution of dyes, and hence the patterns, in textile samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Synergy of anthropogenic emissions and atmospheric processes may cause severe haze in northern China
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A study led by AN Zhisheng from the Institute of Earth Environment (IEE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reviews and synthesizes recent advances in the causes and formation mechanisms of severe haze pollution in northern China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Modern Midas turns bacterial components into catalysts
(University of Science and Technology of China) A team from University of Science and Technology of China found a way to transform bacterial cellulose into solid acid catalysts, just like the power of Midas to turn a stone into gold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Forecasting contagious ideas: 'Infectivity' models accurately predict tweet lifespan
(PLOS) Estimating tweet infectivity from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a tweet will go viral, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 17, 2019, by Li Weihua from Beihang University, China and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Flips the Switch on Pelvic Mesh Manufacturers
After years of controversy surrounding the use of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), FDA has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling the mesh on the U.S. market immediately. The agency said the manufacturers have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices, which is the premarket review standard that now applies to them since FDA decided they were high risk in 2016. “In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determined that we needed evidence that they worked better than surgery without the use of ...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment
Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Research Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Stanford University Quake, Stephen Ethics and Official Misconduct He Jiankui Matthew Porteus William Hurlbut Babies and Infants Source Type: news

SHAME! Apple censors Tiananmen Square protest songs to appease communist Chinese regime... Big Tech goes all-in for communist tyranny
(Natural News) The 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre is upon us, and Apple is reportedly celebrating this infamously horrific event by censoring all music from its Apple Music streaming service that makes any mention of the atrocity and who caused it. Staying true to its newfound alliance with the communist Chinese government, Apple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. It’s been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news

China urges large pig farms to test for African swine fever
China will allow large-scale pig farms and breeding farms to test for African swine fever in a bid to help early detection of the disease, overturning an earlier prohibition on commercial firms carrying out their own testing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle
(San Diego Zoo Global) In a paper recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study, conducted in Fengtongzai Reserve in China, analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave dens and tree dens used by female pandas. The result of the research suggests that conservation efforts need to take into account species use of microhabitats and habitat features as well as overall ecological systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits
The latest results from the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial highlighted...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening uptake lags in rural areas CT lung screening spots cancers earlier in China CT lung screening cuts cancer mortality 51% in Japan CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gene-edited babies: What a Chinese scientist told an American mentor
Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake ’s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck Source Type: news

China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Research led by The University of Tokyo examined why the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for access to safe drinking water was achieved when all previous attempts had failed. They looked at previous targets, definitions of water safety, and relations with population movement and socioeconomic change. They found keys to success were the relatively easier and somewhat ambiguous targets, huge population migration in China and urban and rural development in India, and economic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > EP's PathBuilder ™ Steerable Introducer Wins Approval from National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA)
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

China tried to grow cotton on the moon – and failed. Here's why it's still important
(Natural News) Early this year, China’s lunar probe Chang’e 4 landed on the unexplored far side of the moon carrying with it a canister of plant seeds. A couple of days later, Chinese scientists confirmed that some of the cotton plants have sprouted – the first time plants were able to do so on the far side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor
Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake ’ s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: your-feed-science Genetic Engineering Genetics and Heredity Research Ethics (Personal) Stanford University He Jiankui Stephen Quake Source Type: news

Chancellor honours Chinese students at Shanghai graduation celebration
More than 330 students from the University of Bristol were honoured by the University ’ s Chancellor, Sir Paul Nurse, at the Graduation Celebration in Shanghai today (Saturday 13 April). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, International; Press Release Source Type: news

Natural treatments that can ease symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse and withdrawal
(Natural News) Maybe you have finally decided to quit alcohol or drugs, but because your brain has become so dependent on these substances, you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. To help you overcome these addictions, here are some natural treatments you can try: Kudzu (Radix puerariae): Kudzu is a Chinese medicine that has been used to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news