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Insurance giant Anthem eyes Minnesota stop-loss market
The nation's second-largest insurer filed for regulatory approval to sells stop-loss coverage to Minnesota employers, though a spokeswoman said no decision had been reached about such a move. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Ocular injuries after bungee jumping: a case report and literature review - Hsieh MT, Sun IT, Chen CH.
We report a case of ocular injury after bungee jumping. A 29-year-old woman presented with bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage and periorbital petechiae after bungee jumping. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Ocular examinations rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Implications of articulating machinery on operator line of sight and efficacy of camera based proximity detection systems - Schwabe N, Godwin A.
The underground mining industry, and some above ground operations, rely on the use of heavy equipment that articulates to navigate corners in the tight confines of the tunnels. Poor line of sight (LOS) has been identified as a problem for safe operation of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Public perception of the role of the Nigeria police force in curbing the menace of kidnapping in Benin metropolis, southern Nigeria: a criminological study - Obarisiagbon EI, Omagie M.
Kidnapping for ransom has been on the increase in the last ten years in Nigeria and there appears to be no end in sight despite the existence of a police force whose statutory function of crime detection and prevention has come under fire for its abysmal p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Not all headaches feel the same, handy picture guide shows
As well as causing light sensitivity, nausea and vision loss, migraines often lead to a throbbing sensation of both sides of the head. More than 190,000 migraine attacks occur every day in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing Red: Five Eye Diagnoses Not to Miss Seeing Red: Five Eye Diagnoses Not to Miss
Red eyes can range from self-limiting to vision-threatening. Can you distinguish the characteristics of the most serious causes and manage these conditions appropriately? (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Article Source Type: news

Should Health Sciences Librarians be Involved with Big Data in Healthcare?
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Mary Wittenbreer, Head Medical Librarian, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN...
Source: The Cornflower - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Liberia:Help in Sight for Ebola Orphans in Bong County
[Observer] Many would consider the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and its accompanying horrific tales as things of the past, but its impact has never faded away, especially in rural parts of the country where help for victims or post-Ebola recovery programs have been practically nonexistent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hay fever: You won't believe how many sufferers have to take time off work
ONE in five hay fever sufferers has taken time off work due to their allergy, a study has found. Itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing fits that come with the allergy leave almost four in 10 struggling to do their job. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Delta State Has Over 40,000 Blind People
[Guardian] Asaba -Delta State has over 40,000 blind people, while 20,000, mostly women and children, are infected with cataract. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 'spy cam' that is helping Connor, 15, see for the first time after he was born blind   
Connor Simpson, 15, from North Ayrshire, was born blind. But now, thanks to the ground-breaking technology, he has gained a level of independence he and his family never thought possible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metropolis eyes SRL in spinoff deal
Metropolis was exploring a consolidation deal which could make it the largest diagnostics chain in Asia ’s third-largest economy, sources said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers' eyes reveals their future heart-disease risk
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, found that for every one point increase in a person's health quality-of-life, their retinal vessels narrow by  0.00005mm, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In-Depth: How digital health is changing marathons
Forty mph winds pelted cold rain against the runners as they approached the Boston Marathon ’s infamous Heartbreak Hill. It was just before this mark that runner Courtney Duckworth’s eyesight started to blur. She couldn’t tell if her senses were warped from the terrible weather conditions or if it was something more serious. Living with Type 1 diabetes, she is used to keeping track o f her health while she runs.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Hill-Rom Enhances Spot(TM) Vision Screener To Serve Senior Population
New software advances early detection of vision loss among patients with pupil sizes as small as 3mm CHICAGO, April 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) announced new enhancements to its Welch Allyn Spot™ Vision Sc... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Hill-Rom, Welch Allyn Spot, Vision Screener (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes
Title: Healthy Diet, Healthy EyesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - April 20, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Three teas to drink to alleviate itchy eyes and sneezing
HAY FEVER symptoms can be hard to contend with as you go about your day-to-day life. Sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes are just a few of the signs. Tablets and nasal sprays are recommended as treatment by the NHS, but introducing certain teas into your diet could also be the answer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time
This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin has never before been spotted in this northern area. They like the warmer waters farther south. About 200 were swimming in the group.(Image credit: Mike Hill/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Entering a Golden Age of Medical Materials
Materials science is a field that is constantly evolving as technologies advance around us at lightning pace. New trends and developments continue to drive device innovation, but they also push new materials to the forefront as well. Device makers and engineers have made great strides in using these new materials to create exciting new technologies, with recent discoveries made from advances in medical electronics, biomaterials, plastics, and soft materials. Jacqueline Anim is the principal material engineer for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures surgical systems and instruments. She currently...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Materials Source Type: news

Shire/Allergan: too many wrinkles
Botox maker eyes return to acquisition trail, but a tie-up would not add much value (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes
THURSDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety
Anxiety is frustrating. You feel like a stranger inside your own body. You feel like there are mini explosions inside your head, inside your heart. Sometimes, you shake. Sometimes, you sweat. Sometimes, the sensations are hard to describe: You simply feel off or downright terrible. Your thoughts race each other around a very large track for hours. Sometimes, these thoughts speak of inevitable, impending doom. Sometimes, they’re more subtle, whispering and strengthening your self-doubt. And, naturally, you let these anxious thoughts and sensations dictate your life. You let your anxiety determine whether you go to the...
Source: Psych Central - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Habits Self-Help anxiety tips anxious thoughts managing anxiety navigating anxiety struggling with anxiety Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Dr Ranj recommends applying this £1 product to your nose for relief
HAY FEVER symptoms can include sneezing, coughing, a runny nosy, itchy eyes, a headache and tiredness. They can have a big impact on how you go about your day-to-day life, and while the NHS recommends a number of treatments, such as tablets and nasal sprays, Dr Ranj Singh says applying a £1 skincare product to your nose can help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research: Eyes of adolescents could reveal risk of cardiovascular disease
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) New research has found that poorer well-being or 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that adolescents with poorer scores in the social and mental well-being domains of HRQoL have structural changes in their retinal blood vessels that could be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Device helps blind, low-vision users better browse web pages
Low vision and blind people successfully navigated web pages using a traditional screen reader, keyboard and new technology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This New Movie Will Give You a New Love for Insects. Really.
Nobody went to Colombia to get well in the early 1990s. Actually, few people went there even to visit—what with the drug wars and the political wars and the State Department warnings against traveling anywhere in the country. But Robert Oelman did go to Colombia in that dangerous era, and what he found there was peace and purpose. It was, improbably, the country’s insect life that was responsible, and their story—Oelman’s and the katydids’ and the mantises’ and the leaf hoppers’—is told in the dazzling new documentary Learning to See, which premiered in March at the SXSW Film...
Source: TIME: Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized documentaries onetime Source Type: news

A Boy With Suddenly Failing Vision A Boy With Suddenly Failing Vision
An otherwise healthy 5-year-old boy presents after a failed vision exam. What's causing the decline in his eyesight?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

The causal effect of wrong-hand drive vehicles on road safety - Roesel F.
Left-hand drive (LHD) vehicles share higher road accident risks under left-hand traffic because of blind spot areas. Due to low import prices, the number of wrong-hand drive vehicles skyrockets in emerging countries like Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. I i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Eat this 22p fruit to keep itchy eyes and sneezing at bay
HAY FEVER symptoms include frequent sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy, red or watery eyes. They can be difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but introducing anti-inflammatory foods into your diet could be the answer, according to nutritional therapist Hannah Braye. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen reader plus keyboard helps blind, low-vision users browse modern webpages
(University of Washington) By using a keyboard for tactile feedback in combination with a screen reader, users were three times more successful at navigating complex modern webpages, like they would encounter in a typical Airbnb booking site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jamie Oliver ’s campaign to stop junk food ads aimed at children
Stars have shared pictures of themselves covering their eyes on social media as part of the #AdEnough campaign. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is calling for a 9pm watershed on junk food ads. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A stick-on patch for hay fever could relieve symptoms all day long
The patch, which is changed daily, contains a drug called emestadine, a medicine that ’s already used in tablet form to soothe sneezing and runny noses, as well as in drops for watery, red eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson ’ s Q1 tops estimates as medical device biz adds 8%
UPDATED April 17, 2018, with medical device division results. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today reported first-quarter sales and earnings that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street, despite lower profit numbers, and said it plans to make changes to its supply chain that could save as much as $800 million annually. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based healthcare giant posted profits of $4.37 billion, or $1.60 per share, on sales of $20.0 billion for the three months ended March 30, for a bottom-line slide of -1.2% on sales growth of 12.6% compared with Q1 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share wer...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

A stick-on skin patch for hay fever that blocks the release of histamine
The patch, which is changed daily, contains a drug called emestadine, a medicine that ’s already used in tablet form to soothe sneezing and runny noses, as well as in drops for watery, red eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivantis touts 1-year head-to-head Hydrus, iStent study data
This study looks at the viability of MIGS in patients who don’t need or may have already had cataract surgery, so it’s a vital addition to our growing body of evidence supporting MIGS,” Compare trial medical monitor Dr. Iqbal Ahmed said in a prepared release. Ivantis said the 152-patient trial was the first to compare two minimally invasive glaucoma surgery device for treating open-angle glaucoma in a standalone procedure. The study aimed to compare safety and effectiveness of both devices in lowering IOP and reducing eye-drop medication. Results at one year showed that 47% of eyes treated with the Hydrus...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Why Do Some Beer Bubbles Appear to Defy Physics? Science Finally Has an Answer
Physics is a topic best not contemplated under the influence of alcohol. If the room looks like it’s spinning or a single image starts to look double, you can be sure that what you’re seeing is not the way the world really is. And yet even before your very first sip, there’s one screwy bit of physics that’s hard to deny: the bubbles in your glass of stout appear to be sinking. Bubbles, of course, are supposed to move up, not down, for a very basic reason: the gas that fills them is lighter than the surrounding liquid. Just like a balloon filled with lightweight helium must rise in heavier oxygen-nit...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Physics Source Type: news

Can "results blind manuscript evaluation" assuage "publication bias"? - Hyman MR.
To stimulate debate, the following commentary discusses the limitations of Dr. Locascio's results blind manuscript proposal evaluation. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Results blind manuscript evaluation proposal: comment - Grice JW.
"Comment on Locascio's Results Blind Manuscript Evaluation Proposal." Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39(5), pp. 254-255 Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Results blind science publishing - Locascio JJ.
Problems in science publishing involving publication bias, null hypothesis significance testing (NHST), and irreproducibility of reported results have been widely cited. Numerous attempts to ameliorate these problems have included statistical methods to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Results blind science publishing ; comment - Kline RB.
"Comment on Locascio, Results Blind Science Publishing." Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39(5), pp. 256-257 Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Results blind science publishing: commentary on Locascio - Marks M.
"Commentary on Locascio." Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39(5), pp. 252-253 Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Results-blind publishing: a rejoinder to responses - Locascio JJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Do this before bed to help keep sneezing and itchy eyes at bay
HAY FEVER symptoms can be difficult to deal with as you go about your day-to-day life. They are usually triggered during pollen season between late March and September but can last for weeks or months. Your pharmacist can recommend remedies to help with itchy eyes and sneezing, but there also a number of measures you can take to help keep symptoms at bay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Fail to Ease Dry Eye, Study Shows
Title: Fish Oil Supplements Fail to Ease Dry Eye, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - April 16, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms - five ways to stop your nose streaming this spring
HAY FEVER symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing, streaming eyes and headaches. You can prevent the need to reach for your allergy tablets or medicine this spring with these five management tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil: Omega-3 fatty acids 'won't save your eyesight'
POPPING a daily fish oil pill won't save your vision, say scientists. A study found omega-3 fatty acids found in sardines, salmon, mackerel were no better than a dummy tablet of olive oil at relieving dry eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news