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Donald Trump Stays Mum on Iran Nuclear Deal Decision
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Trump had not informed him or others in the administration about his decision and had refused to share it with British Prime Minister Theresa May when she asked him about it. Tillerson said he had been surprised when Trump publicly announced he had reached a decision. The secretary told reporters it ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iran deal iran nuclear deal onetime White House Source Type: news

Nestle to cut jobs at French skin health R & D center
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle plans to cut up to 450 jobs at a Galderma research and development center in southern France, the Swiss company said on Thursday, as it seeks to make the underperforming skin health business more efficient. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday. The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. Uprooted trees and widespread flooding block...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds
Review of five drugs – including one linked to deaths – says there is no body of reliable evidence behind any of themThere is no magic pill to cure alcoholism, according to a scientific review of the evidence of five drugs being prescribed by doctors.None of the five drugs has a body of reliable evidence behind it, say the scientists, even though one of the drugs, nalmefene, has been approved for use in the NHS by Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Another, baclofen, has generated huge excitement, especially in France, but has been linked to deaths.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Alcoholism Health Society NHS Drugs Pharmaceuticals industry Business Science UK news Source Type: news

M édecins Sans Frontières Séance D'Information - Webinar
M édecins Sans Frontières Séance D'Information - WebinarNovember 02, 2017***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBINAR WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY IN FRENCH***   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Remembering Jake LaMotta, Combustable Champ and ‘Raging Bull’ Inspiration
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight boxing champion who died Wednesday at age 95 from complications from pneumonia, handed Sugar Ray Robinson, the man that many sweaty scholars of the sweet science consider the best pound-for-pound fighter of all-time, his first-ever loss. His bouts with Robinson defined boxing in the 1940s and 1950s, an era when the sport soared in popularity. LaMotta’s combustable life, both inside and outside the ring, were brilliantly captured in Raging Bull, the 1980 Martin Scorsese film that won Robert De Niro, who portrayed LaMotta, an Oscar, and is recognized as one of the best and most inf...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Boxing Jake LaMotta martin scorsese Oscar Raging Bull Robert De Niro Sugar Ray Robinson Source Type: news

Sanofi tests three-in-one antibody to treat or prevent HIV
LONDON (Reuters) - A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Calls President Trump ’s U.N. Speech ‘Ignorant and Hateful’
(UNITED NATIONS) — Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit to be heard at the United Nations. In remarks clearly directed at Trump’s 8-month-old administration, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly: “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Peltz and Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Essilor, Luxotica rebuff EU anti-trust regulators
(Reuters) –Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) and Essilor (EPA:EI) have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust regulators’ concerns over their proposed 46-billion-euro ($55.2 billion) merger, increasing the possibility of a lengthy EU investigation into the deal. Italian eyewear maker Luxottica, which owns brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, and French lens manufacturer Essilor had until Sept. 19 to offer concessions after the EU competition enforcer expressed its reservations about the deal to the companies last week. The European Commission recognises if the parties to a merger have made concession...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Essilor Luxottica Source Type: news

President Trump, North Korea and a Brief History of Nuclear Threats
During his first presidential speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump cited the “strength and patience” of his nation before telling the audience that “if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” This is not, as it happens, the first time a nuclear power has openly threatened another state with destruction — but the previous episode does not bode well for President Trump, or for the world. In 1956 only the United States, the USSR and Great Britain had nuclear weapons. It turns out that Russia was quite a w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kaiser Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Opinion United Nations USSR Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

At Least 9 Dead After ‘Extremely Violent’ Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico With Life-Threatening Winds of Up to 155 Miles Per Hour
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. Maria had previously been a Category 5 storm with 175 mph (281 kph) winds. “This is going to be an extremely viol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Aims for Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.” “We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely island wide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.” Auth...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto and Carlisle Jno Baptiste / AP Tags: Uncategorized Dominica Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

You Might Not Want to Sit Next to Jennifer Lawrence on a Plane
While Oscar winner and relatable human Jennifer Lawrence is probably a great person to hang out with for a night on the town — just look at her pole dancing and bar fight adventures in Hungary! —she might not be the best person to sit next to on a flight. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the mother! actor shared that she has an intense case of fear while traveling in planes. “I’m not afraid of the airplane, I’m afraid of me on the airplane and losing control of myself,” Lawrence said. In fact, Lawrence has even acted on her fear of flying in the past, going so far as to shout t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Jennifer Lawrence Newsfeed viral Source Type: news

Rapid Medical launches Tigertriever registry study
Neurovascular device maker Rapid Medical said it launched a registry study of its Tigertreiver controllable stent retriever. The Israel-based company touts the Tigertriever as the only controllable, fully-visible stent retriever which can be adjusted by the physician to fit in the dimensions of the blocked blood vessel. The newly launched European multi-center registry study looks to enroll patients in France and Switzerland, and will be the 1st to examine the use of the Tigertriever in a real-life setting. The company said it has enrolled its 1st patient in the trial at Switzerland’s Cantonal Hospital of L...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Stents rapidmedical Source Type: news

France ’s Macron Says the Paris Climate Deal Is Not Up for Debate
French President Emmanuel Macron threw down the gauntlet to President Trump on the Paris climate agreement on Tuesday, saying the environmental accord will not be renegotiated to favor the U.S. During his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Macron said “[the deal] can be improved, we can have new contributions, but we will not backtrack.” Of the accord, he said, “it binds us. It brings together us.” His speech comes after reports suggest that Trump’s administration will following through on the President’s promise to withdraw from the accord, unless a more favora...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized France politics United Nations Source Type: news

Bayer halts sales of Essure outside US
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) said today it is halting sales of its Essure contraceptive device outside the US in response to “commercial reasons” and not due to safety or product quality issues. The company said it originally announced it would pull the device from the shelves in most countries in May, and added that it will not resume commercialization in the European Union with no plans to renew its CE Mark. Bayer said it has seen a decline in demand, with a specific drop in France, after the CE Mark for Essure was temporarily suspended in August, according to a French press release. The company went on to again rei...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news

Virtual brain lab brings together leading neuroscientists across the world
(Simons Foundation) Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world have formed a 'virtual brain lab' to test how the brain controls learning and decision making. The £ 10 million International Brain Lab brings together groups from UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Portugal to uncover how complex networks of brain cells support our ability to learn and make decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on the U.N. to Focus ‘More on People and Less on Bureaucracy’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the results in line with this investment.” The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Bayer halts non-U.S. sales of its contraceptive implant
(Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG said in a statement on its French website that it would stop selling its contraceptive implant, Essure, in countries other than the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

President Trump Says He Wants a Parade to Show ‘Military Strength’ on July 4
President Donald Trump on Monday said he loved France’s Bastille Day so much he might bring the idea of a military parade to America as part of a July 4th celebration. “We’re actually thinking about Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength,” Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron before a bilateral meeting as part of a series of United Nations events this week. Trump visited France earlier this year during Bastille Day, a July 14 holiday marking the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. The event is widely considered the beginning of the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

France's Neovacs Takes on GSK and AstraZeneca in Battle to Treat Lupus France's Neovacs Takes on GSK and AstraZeneca in Battle to Treat Lupus
French biotech company Neovacs is confident that its experimental drug to treat lupus could grab significant market share from standard treatments of the autoimmune disease, its chief executive said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sean Spicer ’s Emmys Appearance Rewarded His Lies With Fame
“This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.” So declared Sean Spicer, the supposed-to-be disgraced former press secretary, during a surprise guest at the Emmys last night. If Hollywood is a hotbed of anti-Trump sentiment, you wouldn’t have known it last night. After his brief appearance making fun of the most famous time he lied to the American people, the supposedly-disgraced press secretary posed backstage for pictures with celebs. Gross. I’m all in support of well-placed humor, especially for politicians. (I just wrote a book on ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Litt Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Television Source Type: news

Where 2017 ’s Hurricanes Fit in the Long History of American Climate Confusion
This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN. Last month, Hurricane Harvey dumped more rain on the Texas coast in a week than most states see all year. As I write, Florida is engulfed in a hurricane expected to cause tens of billions more in damage. We know rising sea levels mean higher storm surges. We know hotter air means potentially larger hurricanes with more rain and winds. What’s harder to say is whether we should blame these particular storms—or any other weather event—on glo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam White / History News Network Tags: Uncategorized Environment natural disaster Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

An American Student Hit With Acid Wants You to Pray for Her Attacker
One of the four Boston College students sprayed in the face with acid at a train station in France early Sunday had kind words for her suspected attacker, who authorities have described as “disturbed.” Michelle Krug, a junior who is studying abroad in France, said she and the other three victims are “doing okay” after a woman, who apparently suffers from a mental illness, threw hydrochloric acid at the group at the Marseille-Saint Charles train station. The acid, which Krug said was “weak” and from a water bottle, got into one of her eyes and another student’s eyes. All four studen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

A Global Anti-Human Trafficking Event
On October 14, a fundraising and awareness event called #WalkForFreedom will take place in hundreds of cities across 50 nations. The purpose of the walk, operated by a global anti-human trafficking organization called A21, is to raise awareness about the millions of men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today. By fundraising and rallying thousands of people around the cause, the belief is that this event will be the catalyst for the rescue and restoration of human beings who are being exploited as commodities. Walk For Freedom is distinctly recognized by its participants who are in single-file lines, we...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A21 Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

A Global Anti-Human Trafficking Event
On October 14, a fundraising and awareness event called #WalkForFreedom will take place in hundreds of cities across 50 nations. The purpose of the walk, operated by a global anti-human trafficking organization called A21, is to raise awareness about the millions of men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today. By fundraising and rallying thousands of people around the cause, the belief is that this event will be the catalyst for the rescue and restoration of human beings who are being exploited as commodities. Walk For Freedom is distinctly recognized by its participants who are in single-file lines, we...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A21 Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Might Shutter Its Embassy in Cuba
(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. Tillerson’s comments were the strongest indication to date that the United States might mount a major diplomatic response, potentially jeopardizing the historic restart of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. The two former foes reopened embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015 after a half-century of estrangement. “We have it under evaluation,” Tille...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Indication for Ipsen ’s Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome
Paris (France) September 18, 2017 -- Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) (Ipsen), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental indication for Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) Injection 120 mg for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The 4 American Tourists Attacked With Acid in France Are Boston College Students
The Four American tourists attacked with acid in France on Sunday are all female Boston College students in their early 20s, according to the Associated Press. The women were attacked at the Saint Charles train station in Marseille, a coastal city in southern France, Sunday morning. All four of the women were hospitalized — two of them suffering from shock — and later released, according to the Associated Press. Two of the young women were “slightly injured” in the face by the acid, with one of them potentially having an eye injury, the AP reported. “It appears that the students are fine, cons...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

The Weekend Brief: President Trump ’s Twitter, London Attack Arrests, 2017 Emmys Prep
Here are the weekend’s top stories. President Trump Retweets Controversial Video of Hillary Clinton President Trump retweeted an edited GIF Sunday morning that depicting himself striking Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball. In the video, Trump takes a swing, and a woman that appears to be Hillary Clinton falls to the ground as she enters a plane. London Police Make Another Arrest in Connection With Subway Attack A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with Friday’s subway attack that inured at least 29 people, London police said. The suspect is being detained and questioned, according to the Assoc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized onetime the weekend brief Source Type: news

4 American Women Attacked With Acid in France
(PARIS) — Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city’s main Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press in a phone call. She said all four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock. She said a 41-year-old female suspect has been arrested. The spokeswoman did n...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philippe Sotto / AP Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

London Police Arrest Second Suspect in Subway Attack as Terror Threat Remains ‘Critical’
(LONDON) — London police say a second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack. Police said Sunday that a 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night in Hounslow in west London and is being held under the Terrorism Act. He is being questioned at a south London police station but has not been charged or identified. Two men are now in custody for possible roles in the bombing attack on a rush-hour subway train Friday morning that injured 29 people in London. An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the departure area of the port of Dover, where ferries leave for France. The two arrests...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Katz / AP Tags: Uncategorized london onetime Source Type: news

Is this really a post-truth world? | Julian Baggini
The truth used to be plain and simple. Just because it ’s now complex doesn’t mean it’s false, argues Julian BagginiThe promise of the truth has always been alluring. The most-quoted Gospel verse on evangelical posters and literature is John 14:6, in which Jesus proclaims: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” It resonates because we all have a sense that truth is somehow essential to living well. If your life turns out to have been built on nothing but lies, it is as though it has not been real.Paris is the capital of France, George Washington was the first president of the United States, w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Julian Baggini Tags: Life and style Psychology Philosophy Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

North Korea Vows to Complete Nuclear Weapons Program
(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It traveled 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) as it passed over the Japanese island of H...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tong-Hyung, Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A case-control association study of 12 candidate genes and attempted suicide in French adolescents - Mirkovic B, Cohen D, Laurent C, Lasfar M, Marguet C, Gerardin P.
Background Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-19-year-olds. Evidence has shown that attempted suicide is a complex interplay of genes and environmental factors. In the adult population, possible associations between genetic polymorphisms a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

Data Boosts Support for Abbott, Gore PFO Closure Tech
Devices designed to lower a patient's stroke risk by surgically closing a hole in the heart known as a patent foramen ovale, have historically had a tough time in clinical trials. Data from three separate studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine could go a long way toward boosting support two market-leading PFO closure devices, but figuring out who should have the procedure and who should not continues to be a gray area for clinicians and patients. Long-term results from the RESPECT trial, which evaluated the Amplatzer device that Abbott acquired when it bought St. Jude Medical, along with new dat...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Medical Device Business Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 15, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA cuts could threaten medtech innovation: Here’s why The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget could hurt the speed and quality of FDA review times, says a top expert at Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulator...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Dental Work Tied to Heart Infections in People With Artificial Valves Dental Work Tied to Heart Infections in People With Artificial Valves
Invasive dental procedures may raise the risk of rare but serious infections in people who have prosthetic heart valves, a recent French study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Studies support anti-stroke PFO closure devices from Abbott, Gore
Sykes and Clark; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. A trio of studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that devices from Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and W.L. Gore & Assoc. designed to close a heart defect lowered the risk of a recurring episode in certain cryptogenic stroke patients. Long-term results from the 980-patient Respect trial of the Amplatzer device Abbott acquired along with St. Jude Medical this year, along with data from the Reduce study of Gore’s Helex and Cardioform and the French Close study of PFO closure devices with CE Mark approval, showed that they reduced the risk of re...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Surgical Abbott Structural heart W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT contributes to anal cancer follow-up
Given its high sensitivity and negative predictive value, French researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images FDG-PET/CT foretells melanoma therapy response New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer SNMMI: PET/CT with prostate agent changes therapy plans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

France's Neovacs takes on GSK and AstraZeneca in battle to treat lupus
PARIS (Reuters) - French biotech company Neovacs is confident that its experimental drug to treat lupus could grab significant market share from standard treatments of the auto-immune disease, its chief executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

A Man Has Been Arrested After Attacking a Soldier in Paris
(PARIS) — An assailant attacked a soldier on a counter-terrorism patrol in Paris on Friday, France’s armed forces minister said, the latest in a series of strikes targeting troops protecting transport hubs and tourist sites. The assailant was wrestled to the ground before being detained. The soldier, part of Operation Sentinel, a force deployed in the wake of Islamist attacks was unhurt in the incident. French media reported he was armed with a knife. It happened at the Chatelet subway station, a busy central hub for the metro and the suburban RER rail network that carries commuters into the capital from the ca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reuters Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news