Friday ’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis
Friday's  main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF’s plea for Afghani children; Brazil’s bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Telehealth Bridge Disparities in Access to Pulmonary Rehab?
DALLAS--In a session at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week study authors reported on gaps in post-discharge care for COPD and on tele-rehabilitation as possible bridge.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS Source Type: news

From YSPH Commencement to the state capitol in the same week
Just days after receiving his degree, Seth D. Powers was in Hartford for a press conference with Governor Ned Lamont to support a public option in Connecticut. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Approves First New Treatment for Mesothelioma in 15 Years
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration on Thursday approved Tumor Treating Fields, a therapy involving electric currents that disrupt cancer cell division and inhibit tumor growth, for the first-line treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the first treatment in more than 15 years that the FDA approves for mesothelioma. In 2004, the agency added the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed (Alimta) to standard-of-care treatment. The FDA approved Novocure’s NovoTTF-100L System under the agency’s Humanitarian Device Exemption. The approval comes eight months after Novocure, which manufactures and markets the dev...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

The World Made Promises to Women and Girls, We Must Fulfil Them
A mother and her infant in Kenya. Credit: @UNFPAKenyaBy Monica JumaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 2019 (IPS) In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD “Nairobi Summit” in November 2019. The Programme of Action endorsed and adopted at the historic Conference in Cairo has had a tremendous effect in transforming the lives of women and girls in developing countries. A quarter century later, the international community will again converge, this time in Nairobi, to renew, revitalize th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Monica Juma Tags: Africa Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The Lancet journals: Papers at European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2019
(The Lancet) The following papers will be presented at the ESOC conference in Milan and published simultaneously in either The Lancet or The Lancet Neurology journals. All papers are under embargo until the stated time. Contact details for corresponding authors are provided in the Articles and linked Comments. Funding information is listed on the first page of each Article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insilico to present at the 2019 Innovative China Conference
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico to present its research at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch's 4th Innovative China Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From ATS 2019: Update on Factors that May Help Predict ILD Outcomes
DALLAS —Studies on 3 factors that may help guide intervention for patients with ILD were presented: factors during mechanical ventilation, WBC count, and weight loss. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS Source Type: news

ATS Highlights Advances in the Prediction of COPD Outcomes
DALLAS--Results of 3 studies presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week focus on the predictive role of disease exacerbations, machine learning, and Hgb levels in COPD.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS COPD Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

High - Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD
Individuals with HDHP more likely to report forgoing care due to costs, cost - related nonadherence (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes: The New Addiction and Why Physicians Must be Concerned
DALLAS —At the American Thoracic Society meeting thought leaders cited disturbing trends in e-cigarette use by teens and warned of health dangers, known and unknown. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESOC 2019Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Congress hears call for better nurse training in spotting sepsis
Nursing staff need better training in identifying sepsis, warn leading nurses, who are speaking out to coincide with a powerful patient presentation at the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New data show Symbicort reduces attacks in mild asthma when used as an anti-inflammatory reliever
New data from Novel START, an open-label trial designed to reflect real-world practice, has demonstrated the effectiveness of Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide/formoterol) as a potential anti-inflammatory reliever in mild asthma.(1) These results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine and are being presented at the American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference.(1) (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Press registration opens for American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition
(American Chemical Society) Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2019 National Meeting& Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held Aug. 25-29, 2019, in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Announces Anesthesiology Option for DNP Program
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Remarks by Lauren Silvis, Chief of Staff, to the Consumer Health Products Association Regulatory, Scientific, and Quality Conference - 05/21/2019
Remarks by Lauren Silvis to the Consumer Health Products Association Regulatory, Scientific, and Quality Conference, "Responsible Innovation: The Key to Advancing the Health of American Patients and Consumers," May 21, 2019 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Rethinking Supplemental Oxygen: Physicians, Patients, and Caregivers Weigh In
DALLAS--Supplemental oxygen helps patients with lung disease manage better day-to-day, but according to speakers gathered at the ATS meeting in Dallas this week, it can also add to disease burden. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS Source Type: news

A Pro-Con Debate on How to Care for Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
DALLAS--Which patients are candidates for antifibrotic therapy? Is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation appropriate for all ILD patients? The topics were hotly debated on Monday at the American Thoracic Society meeting.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Tags: Conferences/ATS Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2019 EuroPCR 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EuroPCR 2019theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Global cancer researchers head to Memphis for 'team science' conference
Head and neck cancers have multiple causes, but one cause in particular has become epidemic in the U.S. and in Northern Europe: HPV. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Insilico to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Join Guttmacher at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference
The Guttmacher Institute is proud to participate in theWomen Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. Women Deliver brings together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, researchers and media for the largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

BENEFIT Results Could Contain Spoilers for Monarch ’s Effectiveness
Johnson & Johnson’s Auris Health scored positive preliminary results from a first-in-human study evaluating the Monarch Platform to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions. Data from the BENEFIT study was presented at the American Thoracic Society 2019 Conference in Dallas. So far in BENEFIT, Monarch has been used in 24 patients to localize targeted nodules using a combination of direct visualization, navigational guidance and radial endobronchial ultrasound. The primary effectiveness endpoint, successful localization of targeted pulmonary lesions confirmed using a radial endobronchial ul...
Source: MDDI - May 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2019Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients USA (HPAPI) Conference
21 - 22 October 2019, Boston, USA. The inaugural HPAPI USA conference will explore how current technologies are streamlining the HPAPI industry with artificial intelligence and machine learning, to improve risk assessment and validation. The latest emerging therapies will be discussed including bispecific antibodies, oncolytic viral complexes and hormones. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Outdoor walking meetings boost your mental and physical health
Go outside and get some fresh air! It's something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on your feet, and take that work meeting into the great outdoors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

nintedanib slows pulmonary function loss in people with ssc-ild
Phase III study showed nintedanib slows the loss of pulmonary function in people living with systemic sclerosis associated ILD1Results of pivotal Phase III SENSCIS ®trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference in Dallas, USAInterstitial lung disease (ILD) is a key driver of mortality in people living with systemic sclerosis (SSc) – also known as scleroderma – and the absence of approved treatment options constitutes a high unmet need2,3FDA grants priority review to application for regulatory approval for nintedanib in patients ...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

RCN Congress 2019: LIVE rolling news
Keep up with everything happening at the RCN Congress 2019. Journalists from Nursing Times will be reporting live from Liverpool throughout the conference (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

IVF 'will alter human evolution' by allowing disease-prone people to have babies
At a conference in Vienna Dr Hans Hanevik will say babies could be being born with defective genes that led to their parent's difficulty having children. This may ultimately have an effect on evolution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women ’s health conference draws record crowd
NIEHS-sponsored women’s wellness conference offers screenings, resources, education, info for clinical research volunteers, and more. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

TMA Installs Austin Surgeon as President
DALLAS – The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Austin surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, is its 154th president on Saturday. Dr. Fleeger assumed his new post at the TMA House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, showcase, and expo. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TMA Chooses Houston Physician for President-Elect
DALLAS – Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, is elected the new president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body today elected Dr. Fite to serve in this leadership role for one year, before she assumes the presidency. Delegates elected her du ring TexMed, the association’s annual conference. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dallas Surgeon Posthumously Receives TMA ’s Highest Honor
TMA bestowed the 2019 TMA Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Read posthumously at TexMed, the association ’s annual conference, in Dallas. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combating the Rise in STIs
Two recent studies presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections highlight novel approaches to combat rising STI rates. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Participate in Bernstein's 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dengue Fever Cases Rise By 50pc
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Cases of patients being diagnosed with dengue fever in Dar es Salaam have increased by 50.8 per cent in a week, the chief medical officer, Prof Muhammad Kambi, revealed during a press conference on May 16. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Press invitation: 27th European biomass conference and exhibition, May 27-30, 2019 Lisbon
(Eta Florence Renewable Energies) An annual meeting focussing on demonstrable science, policy and industry trends, benefiting in its 2019 edition from an all-time record of 1,105 abstracts received from 75 countries, 281 keynote, plenary and oral presentations juried in, and over 1,500 delegates and 43 exhibitors pre-registered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amgen To Present At The RBC Healthcare Conference And The UBS Global Healthcare Conference
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) will present at the RBC Health Care Conference at 8:30 a.m. ET and at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York City. Elliott M. Levy, M.D., senior vice president of Global Development at Amgen, will present at both conferences. Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar on Amgen's website, www.amgen.com, under Investors. A replay of the webcast will also be available on Amgen's website for at least 90 days following the event. About Amgen Amgen is committed to unlocking t...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from INS 2019Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Prathap Tharyan for leading Cochrane South Asia for over 14 years
After leading Cochrane South Asia since 2005, first as a Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre, and from 2008 as a standalone Cochrane South Asia Centre, Professor Prathap Tharyan is retiring from his role as Director.Under Prathap ’s leadership, Cochrane South Asia, based at the Prof BV Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Health Care and Health Policy at CMC, Vellore, has contributed enormously to Cochrane's global efforts to increase the uptake of reliable evidence to inform health decisions. In the early years of the Centre, Prathap organized several very successful annual conferences on evidence-based health ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Asco 2019 asco 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCO 2019Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Meetings, Conferences, & Workshops (Drugs)
Drugs-Related Meetings (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden celebrates its 2nd anniversary
Cochrane Sweden is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. The Centre was established on the 16th May 2017 and is located in the city of Lund. It is affiliated with the Department of Research& Development / Section for HTA Analysis, Sk åne University Hospital, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and with the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen led by Karsten Juhl Jørgensen.Over the last two years, Cochrane Sweden has been busy promoting-evidence based decision making in healthcare in Sweden. Some accomplishments, so far, have been providing learning tools on how to conduct, edit an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

You & #039;re a Physician with a Great Product Idea. Now What?
Many of the best products on the medical device market stemmed from a nurse or a physician recognizing an unmet clinical need. Something that would make their jobs easier and improve the quality of care for their patients. But navigating the product development landscape is easier said than done, especially if you don't have a lot of time or funding. During the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference, a panel of industry experts offered advice on this challenge in response to two physicians' questions. The first question, from a Mayo Clinic physician, was how might a physician such as himself appr...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Design Source Type: news

Challenges and Successes Abound in Rural Healthcare Challenges and Successes Abound in Rural Healthcare
The National Rural Health Association's annual conference in Atlanta will highlight economic issues surrounding small town medical facilities; in Georgia, seven rural hospitals have closed since 2010.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ATS 2019Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Major conference will 'celebrate Florence Nightingale's legacy'
Nurses and midwives will be given the opportunity to help transform global health and care, as part of an international conference to be held next year to coincide with the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale ’s birth, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news