Drug used for PTSD may worsen nightmares, not reduce suicidal thoughts
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dehydration causes your brain SWELL, making it harder for you to complete everyday tasks
(Natural News) Did you know that dehydration can cause both physical and mental changes to the body? Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that dehydration actually causes part of your brain to swell and negatively impacts cognitive function. The study, published in the journal Psychological Reports, investigated the effects of dehydration on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher gets $1.2 million federal grant to study how brain controls eating behavior
(Georgia State University) Dr. Marise Parent, professor and associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million federal grant to study how brain areas involved in memory control eating behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

40 Under Forty: Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program's Tamira Moon
Moon is a member of the 2018 class of 40 Under Forty honorees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

USDA Partners with Communities to Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure to Rural Areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the investment of $91 million in 12 states. These 19 projects, funded through the Telecommunications Programs, aim to improve e-Connectivity for more than 27,000 businesses and households in rural communities in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Angiotensin receptor blockers normalize sodium excretion
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Drugs that inhibit a hormone that constricts blood vessels also help improve sodium excretion in blacks who hold onto too much sodium in the face of stress, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When boy fish build castles to impress girls, boy genes get 'turned on' and 'tuned in'
(Georgia Institute of Technology) What if we could observe genes firing off signals to cause some behaviors? We're getting closer. Researchers were able to directly match gene regulation with ritual mating behavior in fish. Their research field may also give some insight into autism spectrum disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide handshakes kill precursor T cells that pose autoimmune dangers
(Georgia Institute of Technology) The mechanisms that trigger the elimination of T cells that pose autoimmune dangers work very mechanically via physical forces. T cell precursors must loosen their grip on human antigens within a reasonable time in order to advance to being T cells and defend the body. But if precursor T cells, thymocytes, grip the human antigens too tightly, the immune cells must die. Here's how the grip of death works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Plastic microfibers found for first time in wild animals' stool, from S. A. fur seals
(Morris Animal Foundation) For the first time, plastic microfibers have been discovered in wild animals' stool, from South American fur seals. The findings were made by a team of Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Georgia, who suggest examining scat from pinnipeds can be an efficient way to monitor environmental levels of microfibers and microplastics in the environment. Their study was published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel strategy appears to protect retina when disease reduces oxygen
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) An enzyme known to help our liver get rid of ammonia also appears to be good at protecting our retina, scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Using machine learning techniques, a new open source decision support tool could help clinicians choose cancer therapy drugs by analyzing RNA expression tied to information about patient outcomes with specific drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Georgia officials investigating possible cyber crimes and vote tampering by state Democratic Party
(Natural News) Move over, Russia. It seems you may have some competition when it comes to the issue of meddling in U.S. elections from one of our own political parties, no less. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is also the Republican candidate for governor, announced Sunday that his office is investigating the state... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mysteries of Animal Movement
A scientist ’ s unfettered curiosity leads him to investigate the physics at work in some very odd corners of the natural world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAMES GORMAN Tags: Animal Behavior Mathematics Ants Robots and Robotics Georgia Institute of Technology United States Army Hu, David L How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movements and the Robotics of the Future (Book) Animals Massachusetts Ins Source Type: news

How to build human-centered cybersecurity
Margarita Gonzalez and Shane Owens, both with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, explain the need to reframe the security conversation from humans being the weakest link to supporting them with tools designed with users in mind. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Smartphones and tablets are causing mental health problems in children as young as two
Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia says spending more than an hour a day on smartphones and tablets every day is damaging children's mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MCG lab designated to help with patient testing for NCI-MATCH trial
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has been selected as a designated laboratory for the National Cancer Institute's Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice, or MATCH trial, which is assessing the effectiveness of targeting cancer-causing gene changes rather than cancer type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NASA pushes exploration of oceans in our solar system
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Envision a yellow submarine on a rocket to Europa as a future culmination in the search for extraterrestrial life. A new $7 million NASA Astrobiology grant is fueling an alliance of oceanic astrobiology researchers who will unify their focus to probe oceans on our solar system neighbors for signs of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol
(University of Georgia) Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol profiles in young adult men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Disruption and innovation as a means to create change in health care
While disruption is a “buzzword” often used across multiple industries, we need to have a foundational understanding of what that means for healthcare, writes Christopher Cornue, chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at Navicent Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Cornue is chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at Navicent Health, a member of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Source Type: news

Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school's program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Getting leptin levels 'just right' may provide cardiovascular protection
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Like that famous bowl of porridge, when leptin levels are 'just right' they help protect our cardiovascular health, scientists say.This satiety hormone, made primarily by fat cells, is best known for telling our brains we are full. In obesity, leptin levels are high but the brain becomes resistant to its message and the cardiovascular system instead comes under attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Passes Epic Ambulance Non-Transport Payment
  Video from WNEP-TV. Barrar's bill to reimburse ambulance companies heads to governor WEST CHESTER, Pa.–Legislation drafted by state Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was successfully voted on concurrence by the House. Read more at Daily Local News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Editor Matt Zavadsky's Take:   A very logical step being taken by the Pennsylvania legislature!   And, one that is currently in place for payers such as Anthem and the Medicaid ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Passes Epic Ambulance Non-Transport Payment
  Video from WNEP-TV. Barrar's bill to reimburse ambulance companies heads to governor WEST CHESTER, Pa.–Legislation drafted by state Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was successfully voted on concurrence by the House. Read more at Daily Local News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Editor Matt Zavadsky's Take:   A very logical step being taken by the Pennsylvania legislature!   And, one that is currently in place for payers such as Anthem and the Medicaid ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Red Cross Helps Family of Seven in Georgia after Hurricane Michael
In early October 2018, the Summers Family packed up their life in Lancaster, OH, and moved to Georgia—to make a fresh start. Lloyd Summers had landed a job near Thomasville, ... The post Red Cross... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster georgia Hurricane Michael Red Cross shelter Summers family Thomasville Trista Summers Source Type: news

'I love my Dalmatian skin': Woman, 25, celebrates the psoriasis that COVERS her body
Georgia Crowther's body has been covered in psoriasis since she was six. The 25-year-old, from Hertfordshire, says her skin is 'pretty', and controls it with a plant-based diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who Mean Business: Northeast Georgia Health System CEO Carol Burrell
Carol Burrell is a 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

These Are the States with the Highest and Lowest Youth Obesity Rates
More than a quarter of Mississippi children ages 10 to 17 are obese, giving the state the nation’s highest rate of youth obesity, according to new data. Nationwide, nearly 16% of kids ages 10 to 17 have obesity, according to a report released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based on data from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). But rates varied significantly from state to state, ranging from Mississippi’s 26.1% to Utah’s 8.7%. The NSCH was redesigned in 2016, so it’s difficult to compare the current data with past iterations of the survey. The 2016-20...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Obesity onetime Source Type: news

Q & A with Tamira Moon, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree
Atlanta Business Chronicle  has named our 2018 40 Under Forty honorees. These up-and-comers will be celebrated at an awards event Nov. 8 at the Fox Theatre in Midtown. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Tamira Moon, program director, Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: Q: You’ve been selected one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty honorees for 2018. How can other young leaders win similar accolades for their achievements? A: Pursue a career that aligns with your… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA hires heavy hitter for vice president of research role
Russell Mumper has been named the University of Alabama ’s vice president for research and economic development. Mumper currently is vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Prior to that, he led four research centers or institutes, co-founded five startup companies and received nearly $30 million in research grants. Starting Jan. 1, Mumper will be tasked with leading and advancing UA’s research and economic development efforts, fulfilling one of the primary goals of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UA hires heavy hitter for vice president of research role
Russell Mumper has been named the University of Alabama ’s vice president for research and economic development. Mumper currently is vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Prior to that, he led four research centers or institutes, co-founded five startup companies and received nearly $30 million in research grants. Starting Jan. 1, Mumper will be tasked with leading and advancing UA’s research and economic development efforts, fulfilling one of the primary goals of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 2018 (IPS)Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?Having advocated ‘shock therapy’, a ‘big bang’, ‘sudden’ or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Leading advocacy, watchdog organizations join ambulance transparency coalition
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (October 23, 2018)—A bipartisan coalition of leading advocacy and taxpayer watchdog groups announced today they had joined the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, a new grassroots initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. The new coalition, which collectively represents the interests of hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters, includes Common Cause, Georgia Conservatives in Action, Georgia Ethics Watchdog, Main Street Patriots, Athens 4 Everyone, Athens Area Citizens for Better EMS Response Times, and Barrow County Board...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: AmbulanceTransparency.org (press release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Leading advocacy, watchdog organizations join ambulance transparency coalition
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (October 23, 2018)—A bipartisan coalition of leading advocacy and taxpayer watchdog groups announced today they had joined the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, a new grassroots initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. The new coalition, which collectively represents the interests of hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters, includes Common Cause, Georgia Conservatives in Action, Georgia Ethics Watchdog, Main Street Patriots, Athens 4 Everyone, Athens Area Citizens for Better EMS Response Times, and Barrow County Board...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: AmbulanceTransparency.org (press release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Good bacteria cleaning water in Georgia Aquarium's huge oceanic exhibit delivered a nice surprise to researchers. The aquarium wanted to know which bacteria were at work, so Georgia Tech oceanic biochemists analyzed them: The bacterial colonies raised eyebrows because they were virtually indistinguishable from those found in natural settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical marijuana panel cancels meeting
Georgia lawmakers apparently know all they need to know about how to increase the availability of medical marijuana in the Peach State. A legislative study committee that met three times this summer and fall to consider the issue has canceled a fourth meeting that had been scheduled for this week in Savannah, Ga. "We are confident that the fantastic testimony obtained during previous commission hearings will help us shape a produ ctive in-state model for the expanded distribution of low-THC medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Medical marijuana panel cancels meeting
Georgia lawmakers apparently know all they need to know about how to increase the availability of medical marijuana in the Peach State. A legislative study committee that met three times this summer and fall to consider the issue has canceled a fourth meeting that had been scheduled for this week in Savannah, Ga. "We are confident that the fantastic testimony obtained during previous commission hearings will help us shape a produ ctive in-state model for the expanded distribution of low-THC medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Home-based biofeedback therapy is effective option for tough-to-treat constipation
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Biofeedback therapy used at home is about 70 percent effective at helping patients learn how to coordinate and relax bowel muscles and relieve one of the most difficult-to-treat types of constipation, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia
By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Politics and Government Medicaid Elections, Governors Abrams, Stacey Y Kemp, Brian P Georgia Midterm Elections (2018) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Black women are 42% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the US 
Two biology researchers from Georgia State University describe the racial gap, why it eludes scientists, and what we are learning about how to close the gap. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter Is Predicted to Be Milder This Year for Most of the Country. Here ’s What to Expect Where You Live
While the current spell of unseasonably cold weather might have you fearing the worst this winter, the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s outlook from December through February is anticipating a milder winter for much of the U.S., according to their forecast released Thursday. The balmy prediction is due to the roughly 75% chance of an El Niño developing. An El Niño is an irregularly occurring atmospheric event caused by the development of a warm band of ocean water off the Pacific coast of South America. This change in sea surface temperature has a wide range of effects on seasonal weather patter...
Source: TIME: Science - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wilder Davies Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Study Highlights Surgery Benefits of P/D over EPP for Mesothelioma
This study focused on 30-day mortality and postoperative complications. It included a meta-analysis of 39 previous studies from 1990 to 2017, along with the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database from 1995 to 2012. Study results included: 30 Day Mortality: EPP 5 percent; P/D 2 percent Postoperative Complications: EPP 46 percent; P/D 24 percent Postoperative Arrhythmias: EPP 20 percent; P/D 5 percent. Although there is no cure for pleural mesothelioma, aggressive surgery — with either the P/D or EPP — has been proven to extend survival times. According to a recent study pub...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

CLAIM: Big Pharma drug research facility just a front for government bioweapons development program
(Natural News) New accusations have come forth from the Russian Defense Ministry claiming that the United States government knowingly killed dozens of people with a biological weapon that it claimed was “drug research.” Documents suggest that at least 73 people from the European country of Georgia died over a very short period of time as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding refined fiber to processed food could have negative health effects, study finds
(Georgia State University) Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Toledo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Veteran battling suicidal thoughts opens horse ranch to help military families
October in Georgia is when summer finally gives way to fall and the atmosphere paces itself like a perfectly curated air conditioner. One recent Saturday morning, on a rural property in Fortson, the sound of children laughing and playing could be heard between the occasional horse's neigh. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northside plans $40M, 32-bed expansion of Cherokee hospital
The new hospital is asking the Georgia Department of Community Health for the green light for an expansion project estimated to cost $40 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Gailey Source Type: news

Georgia company acquires biomedical firm in Tampa, names Laser Spine Institute founder its new CEO
A medical technology company out of Alpharetta, Georgia has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. (OTCQB: MDVX) was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other c hronic lung disorders. Bill… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

State reopening applications for rural hospital tax credits
The state is reopening applications for Georgia's rural hospital tax credit program, the Department of Revenue announced this week. The program was reported to have reached its $60 million annual cap for the first time ever back in July. The agency did not indicate why it later turned out the cap was not met and is still working to certify the dollar amount of credits that remain available. With the program failing to reach t he cap since its inception in 2016, legislative leaders responded this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

State reopening applications for rural hospital tax credits
The state is reopening applications for Georgia's rural hospital tax credit program, the Department of Revenue announced this week. The program was reported to have reached its $60 million annual cap for the first time ever back in July. The agency did not indicate why it later turned out the cap was not met and is still working to certify the dollar amount of credits that remain available. With the program failing to reach t he cap since its inception in 2016, legislative leaders responded this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Salmonella From Chicken Sickens Dozens, Including 9 In Mass.
(CNN) — At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The CDC says nine people in Massachusetts have reported getting sick. The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, grou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV SALMONELLA Source Type: news

Dry conditions in East Africa half a million years ago possibly shaped human evolution, study finds
(Georgia State University) Samples of ancient sediments from a lake basin in East Africa have revealed that arid conditions developed in the area around half a million years ago, an environmental change that could have played a major role in human evolution and influenced advances in stone technology, according to an international research team that includes geologists from Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news