UAB names new dean in the School of Health Professions
UAB has named Andrew Butler as the new dean of the School of Health Professions following a national search.   Butler’s last position was at Georgia State University, where he was associate dean for research and a professor of physical therapy. The search was led by a committee chaired by UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany.  “I have had several very positive interactions with UAB and Birmingham in my career and am delighted to be joining the School of Health Professions as dean,” Butler… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Ball pits contain KILLER germs 'because they go weeks without being cleaned'
Nine germs that can have disastrous outcomes, including septicaemia, meningitis and pneumonia, were identified in a study by the University of North Georgia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia Democrat Dar'shun Kendrick wants to pass "testicular bill of rights" to punish men when they "release sperm from their testicles"
(Natural News) Triggered by the fact that not everyone considers the murder of unborn children both in the womb (abortion) and out (infanticide) as a legitimate expression of “women’s rights,” Georgia Democrat and pro-death lunatic Dar’shun Kendrick of Lithonia recently introduced new legislation that would basically make it a crime for men to ejaculate by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Guard recruit, 21, is fighting for his life against deadly flesh-eating bacteria
Dez Del Barba, 21, from Stockton, California, was in basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia when he caught a Strep A infection. He has had 14 surgeries including his left leg being amputated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory vaccination is a "public good," claim Leftists, but ejaculation is "assault?"
(Natural News) Leftist Democrats are letting their demons show like never before, as a pair of black female Democrats from Georgia recently proposed new legislation that would make it a crime for men to ejaculate without a condom, condemning unprotected sex by men as a form of “aggravated assault.” But when it comes to doctors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding bullying through the eyes of children - Shiakou M, Stella H, Georgia Y.
This descriptive study, undertaken in Nicosia, Cyprus, was designed to explore to what extent children's (n=71) definitions of bullying coincided to those of the researchers. The research findings revealed that the three main criteria communicated by resea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abstaining from sex does NOT make you a better athlete
Research led by Georgia State University tested eight people's physical strength hours after they had sex and after they didn't, and found 'no significant differences' in performance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Come Visit Visikol at AACR in Atlanta at Booth #3252
This year the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 29 to April 3, 2019, with exhibit dates March 31...(PRWeb March 19, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/come_visit_visikol_at_aacr_in_atlanta_at_booth_3252/prweb16173776.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill
(University of Georgia) Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in the Telegraph Hill area in north San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists develop new form of birth control placed in EARRINGS
Details of the invention by chemists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US are outlined in the latest edition of the Journal of Controlled Release. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing through a robot's eyes helps those with profound motor impairments
(Georgia Institute of Technology) An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion. The web-based interface displays a 'robot's eye view' of surroundings to help users interact with the world through the machine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Girl, five, shunned as a monster has her 'piercing silver' eyes removed after being adopted
Chris and Eryn Austin brought partially-sighted Primrose to the Georgia in the US in 2016. Doctors decided to remove her eyes after MRI scans showed severe damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists delineate pathway that helps us make antibodies
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Early-life exposure to microbiota restricts colon cancer later in life, study finds
(Georgia State University) Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal conditions in the intestine that inhibit the development of colon cancer in adulthood, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are Self-Sterilizing Microneedles Key to Safer Vaccines?
Researchers at the University of South Australia may have found a way to make vaccinations safer. The team developed a microneedle patch loaded with antibacterial silver nanoparticles to provide a sterilization mechanism. "Injections are one of the most common healthcare procedures used for vaccinations and curative care around the world," said Krasimir Vasilev, the lead researcher and a professor at the university's school of engineering. "But up to 40% of injections are given with improperly sterilized syringes and needles, placing millions of people at risk of contracting a range of illnesses or diseases....
Source: MDDI - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Problem drinking linked to HIV, other sexually transmitted infections in Ugandan youth, study finds
(Georgia State University) Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems: Small and Rural Hospitals
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 3/12/2019. This one-hour, 30-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses hospital incident command systems (HICS) in small and rural hospitals, and the persistent, recent, and emergent health challenges facing rural communities. Topics include how Garfield Memorial Hospital in Utah utilized HICS forms in the response and recovery periods during the culinary water incident; a ricin incident at Fannin Regional Hospital in Geo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'
Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer pens open letter to Alex Trebek
Elise Roth Tedeschi, 50, from Smyrna, Georgia, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in January 2012. After 11 months of aggressive treatment, she was declared cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Georgia Researchers Develop Algorithm That Determines Source of Salmonella Bacteria Based on Its Genomes
Microbiologists may soon have a new tool to identify sources of infections in humans and track infections across patient populations Researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety have developed an algorithm that can identify genetic variations in Salmonella found in the feces of four of the most common hosts of the bacteria—pigs, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

When green 'fixes' actually increase the carbon footprint
(University of Pennsylvania) When tech companies move into a city, they often encourage a sustainability mindset. However, new research from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Georgia, Southwestern University, and Portland State, shows that they can also lead to gentrification and emissions that stay the same or increase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Same Leftists who say vaccines promote the "greater good" now insist that ABORTION is a "moral good" for society
(Natural News) A rabid feminist and “Christian social ethicist” by the name of Rebecca Todd Peters recently hosted a lecture at Emory University in Georgia, where she tried to make the case that abortion is somehow a “moral good” for American society. Entitled, “Reframing Choice: Abortion as a Moral Good,” Peters’ lecture focused on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: With a nod to European elegance, biotech exec's estate hits market for $10.3 million
Clifford J. “Cliff” Stocks and his wife Renée Riggan-Stocks are selling their palatial French/Georgian style manse in Clyde Hill, listing it at $10.28 million. They plan to downsize, as three of their five children are almost grown and gone. Clifford Stocks is founder and CEO of OncoResponse Inc., a Seat tle-based, venture-backed biotech company which is focused on immuno-oncology, and developing a more universal, widespread response to immunotherapy. The Stocks bought the home in 2013 from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: With a nod to European elegance, biotech exec's estate hits market for $10.3 million
Clifford J. “Cliff” Stocks and his wife Renée Riggan-Stocks are selling their palatial French/Georgian style manse in Clyde Hill, listing it at $10.28 million. They plan to downsize, as three of their five children are almost grown and gone. Clifford Stocks is founder and CEO of OncoResponse Inc., a Seat tle-based, venture-backed biotech company which is focused on immuno-oncology, and developing a more universal, widespread response to immunotherapy. The Stocks bought the home in 2013 from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

State Houses of Georgia and Tennessee pass heartbeat bills
The state houses in Georgia and Tennessee approved controversial bills that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia heartbeat bill takes step closer to passage after clearing state House committee
A controversial bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected passed a Georgia House committee on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find high blood pressure link
(University of Georgia) The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than 200 Georgia high school students tested for tuberculosis
226 students will be tested by the health department on Wednesday at Discovery High School, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This is the third tuberculosis case reported in Georgia in two weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia Appeals Panel Splits On Expert Testimony In Mold Contamination Case
ATLANTA - The question of whether a trial court properly acted as a gatekeeper when ruling on a treating physician's expert testimony about the cause of a woman's breathing disorder divided a Georgia appellate panel Feb. 25, with the majority finding that it did not and remanding for a full Daubert consideration (James Kershaw, et al. v. Princeton Properties Management, Inc., et al., No. A18A1842, Ga. App., Div. 5, 2019 Ga. App. LEXIS 83). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Prevalence of mental health screening and associated factors among refugees and other resettled populations  ≥ 14 years of age in Georgia, 2014-2017 - Seagle EE, Vargas M.
Mental health screening (MHS) during the initial health assessment is recommended within 90  days of arrival to the U.S. Yet, MHS prevalence is not well understood. Screening prevalence [prevalence ratio (PR), adjusted prevalence ratio (adjPR)] and factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

President Recruits Climate Skeptics for Climate Panel
The White House is planning to create an ad hoc panel to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and examine whether climate change impacts national security, according to a leaked White House memo. The memo dated February 14, 2019 reveals that the White House has drafted an Executive Order to create a 12-member committee called the “Presidential Committee on Climate Security.” The memo states that recent scientific and defense reports that conclude that climate change poses a threat to national security “have not undergone a rigorous independent and adversarial peer review to examine...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Blood testing startup gets $27.8M, Lyft's IPO docs talk health, and more digital health briefs
Also:  Telehealth parity bill passes in Georgia; DrChrono and Orbita add new features. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Belgian EPP Study Shows Mesothelioma Surgery Extends Survival
Using proper patient selection, doctors in Leuven, Belgium, are extending mesothelioma survival times significantly with the controversial extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery. Despite a growing reluctance to perform the surgery within the United States and throughout much of Europe, mesothelioma specialists at University Hospitals KU Leuven have continued performing it with great success. Their 2018 single-center study of the extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for pleural mesothelioma produced a 33.2-month median survival and a 24.2 percent five-year survival. “With our dedicated team, a patient can do well with this su...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Several Dead as Tornadoes, Severe Storms Ravage South
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. "Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told WRBL-TV of the death toll. He added that two people were in intensive care. Drones flying overheard equipped with heat-seeking devices had scanned the area for survivors but the dangerous conditions halted the search late Sunday, Jones said. "The...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Operations Source Type: news

Several Dead as Tornadoes, Severe Storms Ravage South
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. "Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told WRBL-TV of the death toll. He added that two people were in intensive care. Drones flying overheard equipped with heat-seeking devices had scanned the area for survivors but the dangerous conditions halted the search late Sunday, Jones said. "The...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Operations Source Type: news

Teaching Kids about Preparedness with The Pillowcase Project
Long before I joined the Red Cross communications team, I was a Red Cross volunteer. I worked the reception desk at blood drives and brought comfort kits to patients at ... The post Teaching Kids... {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 - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster Preparedness disaster preparedness elementary school georgia Students The Pillowcase Project Source Type: news

Killing my spirit, renewing my soul: black female professors' critical reflections on spirit killings while teaching - Young JL, Hines DE.
In 2016, during a traffic stop in Cobb County, Atlanta, Georgia, dashcam video showed a police lieutenant informing a female passenger, "We only kill black people." Public outcry against the officer's remarks ultimately led to his resignation and retiremen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Georgia House approves 'bed' tax renewal
Legislation renewing the state's "bed" tax on hospitals through 2025 easily cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Two-year-old girl McKenna Shea Xydias diagnosed with ovarian cancer
McKenna 'Kenni' Shea Xydias, of Senoia, Georgia, was diagnosed with ovarian yolk sac tumor on February 15 after developing a 103F fever and a bloated belly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WBCA executive director slated to speak at Women's Health Care Forum
The executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is slated to give the keynote address March 7 at the Women's Health Care Forum sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with Northside Hospital. WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew was a state champion high school and Georgia Tech standout during her playing career, worked with legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and served as an executive for the WNBA Atlanta Dream. She was also associate commissioner for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WBCA executive director slated to speak at Women's Health Care Forum
The executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is slated to give the keynote address March 7 at the Women's Health Care Forum sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with Northside Hospital. WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew was a state champion high school and Georgia Tech standout during her playing career, worked with legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and served as an executive for the WNBA Atlanta Dream. She was also associate commissioner for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Researcher gets $3.86 million grant to develop universal flu vaccine with microneedle patch
(Georgia State University) Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in Georgia State University's Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has received a five-year, $3.86 million federal grant to develop a universal flu vaccine using a microneedle patch that will protect against any strain of the influenza virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Don't panic: Lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
(University of Georgia) People did not panic after receiving a false alarm text message about an impending ballistic missile. Instead they looked to others for what to do. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Emerging Cardiology Solutions in Late-Stage Research at Georgia Tech and Emory University
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - February 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Cardiovascular Source Type: news

CON repeal clears Georgia House committee
A committee in the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Monday that would overhaul the state's health-care planning process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Estrogen made by neurons important to making memories
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Estrogen in the brain is important to keep neurons communicating and memories being made, scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV infections in US could be reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030, study finds
(Georgia State University) New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are met and targeted prevention interventions for people at risk for HIV are rapidly scaled up, according to a study by Georgia State University and the University at Albany-SUNY. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two Killed Helping Stranded Ambulance in Georgia
COCHRAN, Ga. (11Alive) — Two people from Macon have been identified as the people killed in an accident on I-16E in Bleckley County Tuesday night. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when an ambulance pulled over on the side of the road after running out of gas. Two people inside a Toyota Prius – apparently friends of the [EMS personnel] -- pulled over to help.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

MagVenture, Inc.: Robotic Aid to Drugfree Depression Treatment Receives FDA Clearance
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MagVenture, a medical device company providing drugfree depression treatment to the US since 2015, has added a new, FDA cleared robotic platform to their clinical system. This... Devices, Neurology, FDA MagVenture, TMS-Cobot, neuromodulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Georgia Senate committee OKs Medicaid waiver bill
A Georgia Senate committee voted Tuesday to authorize Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage through a more conservative approach than is provided under the Affordable Care Act. The bill cleared the Senate Health and Human Services Committee following a debate that focused primarily on whether Georgia should look to cap Medicaid eligibility in Georgia to those with incomes up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level – as proposed in the legislation – or seek… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news