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Brainlab wins FDA nod for Elements Spine, Cranial SRS radiosurgery planning software
Brainlab said today it won FDA clearance for its Elements Spine SRS and Elements Cranial SRS radiosurgery surgical planning software applications. The Munich, Germany-based company said that the Elements Cranial SRS is designed to allow physicians to create radiosurgery plans in less than 15 minutes, supporting plans for numerous cranial indications including arteriovenous malformations, pituitary adenoma, vestibular schwannoma, glioma, meningioma and large brain metastases. “We are highly impressed with the dosimetric results and the speed of plan optimization. We ran a few plan comparisons between our other plannin...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Brainlab Source Type: news

‘I Care Deeply About the Democratic Process.’ Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Election Meddling Plan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Zuckerberg’s announcement comes after the social network said earlier this month that nearly 500 accounts likely originating in Russia bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the election. Facebook said it had previously shared the information with U.S. officials investigating Russian interference leading up to Election Day. On Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed a nine-step plan to stop states from inte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Congress facebook onetime Source Type: news

Sexual touch changes the brain, hormone study says
Studying mice, German researchers found females touched on their genitals had changes their brain and earlier puberty. They warn this shows sexual abuse leaves a lasting mark on the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic launches post-market study of CoreValve Evolut Pro heart valve
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched a post-market clinical study of its CoreValve Evolut Pro valve, looking to evaluate performance out to 5 years for the self-expanding transcather aortic valve implantation system. The multi-center, prospective single-arm study aims to enroll 600 patients across 35 European sites to evaluate the safety of the CoreValve Evolut Pro, including all-cause mortality and all stroke at 30 days and clinical performance including valve hemodynamics and paravalvular regurgitation. “We look forward to replicating the excellent clinical outcomes demonstrated by the Evolut Pro valve ...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

European Commission Approves Bavencio (avelumab) for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
First approved immunotherapy for rare and aggressive skin cancer in the European Union, with initial launches planned in Germany and the UK Builds on Bavencio's previous accelerated approvals in the US and recent approval in Switzerland Approval base... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Regulatory Merck KGaA, Pfizer, BAVENCIO, avelumab, Merkel cell carcinoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Healthcare Consultant
Location: Erlangen, Germany Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Siemens Healthineers™ We at Siemens Healthineers are committed to helping healthcare providers globally to succeed in today's dynamic environment. We are inspired to transform the way things are done - because we want what is best for our people, our customers and ultimately the health of mankind. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

TIME ’s Second Century
Hanging above my desk is a letter from the editors of TIME to my grandfather. An immigrant who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, he, like so many others of his era, was introduced to America through the pages of this magazine. Now and then, he returned the favor by introducing TIME’s editors to some of his own ideas–in this case with a dispatch (in rhyme!) pointing out that they had erred in using the word who instead of whom on a recent cover. TIME acknowledged in response that, grammatically speaking, it was “skating on very thin ice” but noted, citing H.L. Mencken, Noah Webster and Do’s, Don&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward Felsenthal Tags: Uncategorized TIME staff Source Type: news

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

Donald Trump Said ‘Nambia’ When He Meant Namibia. Here Are 4 Things to Know About It
U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as “Nambia” Wednesday in a speech to African leaders at a luncheon in New York. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump was heard saying—though the White House transcript of his remarks did make it clear that he meant Namibia. The gaffe inspired jokes and memes all day on Twitter, including direct comparisons with Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet of May this year. Located on the southwestern edge of the continent, Namibia is one of the world’s younger...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Namibia onetime Source Type: news

Sirion Biotech to Attend ESGCT XXV Anniversary Congress
Sirion Biotech has announced it will be attending the ESGCT XXV Anniversary Congress, in collaboration with the German Society for Gene Therapy DG-GT. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis
There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program. That is because North Korea already holds US allies hostage to violence we cannot control—and may already or will soon pose a similar threat to the US homeland—and thus presents an unacceptable risk of retaliation for any American offensive military action. There is nothing the US can do for North Korea that might induce it to denuclearize, because keeping North Korea on a war footing vis-à-vis the US keeps the regime of Kim Jong Un in power. There is nothing the international community, inclu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Bobbitt Tags: Uncategorized North Korea Source Type: news

HOF Awarded TOP 100 Honour
HOF has secured TOP 100 label status in Germany for the second successive year in recognition of its position among the country's elite innovative companies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Dog That Disappeared in Florida in 2016 ‘Some How, Some Way’ Was Just Found in New York
(FREEPORT, N.Y.) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. A woman who said she found the German shepherd-Jack Russell Terrier mix brought it last week to a Long Island and New York City rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays, which traced its microchip and tracked down its astonished family in West Palm Beach, Florida. “I had said many times, ‘They’re going to find that dog. They may not find that dog alive, but somehow, some way, they’re going to find the chip on that dog and they’re going to be calling us,'” Rick Moneck told The Associate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Long Island onetime 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

See Inside a Berlin Synagogue ’s First Rosh Hashanah After World War II
When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on Wednesday night, it will mark the start of an annual period in which Jewish people around the world will take time to reflect on starting fresh in the new year. But few celebrants in modern history have had more cause for such reflection than the Berlin Jews who survived World War II. In 1945, legendary LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa was there to document the first Rosh Hashanah service held in the city since 1938, which took place on Sep. 7, 1945, at Fraenkelufer, a synagogue that the U.S. Army had helped restore after the Nazis torched it. There, he found a peopl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized 1945 faith Holidays LIFE Magazine photography robert capa rosh hashanah Source Type: news

Media violence and other aggression risk factors in seven nations - Anderson CA, Suzuki K, Swing EL, Groves CL, Gentile DA, Prot S, Lam CP, Sakamoto A, Horiuchi Y, Krah é B, Jelić M, Liuqing W, Toma R, Warburton WA, Zhang XM, Tajima S, Qing F, Petrescu P.
Cultural generality versus specificity of media violence effects on aggression was examined in seven countries (Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States). Participants reported aggressive behaviors, media use habits, and severa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

HIMSS IMPACT Big Data in Medicine
20 - 21 Novemebr 2017, Potsdam, Germany. Big Data looks set to become a game-changer for healthcare and is likely to have a groundbreaking effect in all areas - from health service to population health management and from prevention to treatment and care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Birds' 'ageless ears' could help scientists treat deafness
Researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany found that barn owls have 'ageless ears', an evolutionary advantage that is absent in humans and other mammals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Explorers Found a Sunken World War I Submarine With 23 Bodies Inside
A World War I-era German submarine (commonly referred to as a U-boat) filled with 23 bodies was discovered in the waters off the coast of Belgium, officials said Tuesday. The intact, century-old vessel was found by researchers on the floor of the North Sea bordering the region of West Flanders, Governor Carl Decaluwe told the Associated Press. “It’s quite amazing that we found something like this,” Decaluwe said. “The impact damage was at the front, but the submarine remains closed and there are 23 people still onboard.” Damage to the front of the U-boat suggests that it struck a mine with its...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Belgium onetime Source Type: news

An interconnection between the nervous and immune system
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Working with colleagues from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE ), Harvard Medical School and Ohio State University, researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have shown that the increased incidence of infections seen in spinal cord injury patients is directly linked to a disruption of the normal central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists from Russia and Germany implement a closed cycle algae processing mechanism
(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) A unique cycle of processing algae into valuable materials and its residual biomass into sorbents for water purification with biogas generation was proposed by scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The project is to be implemented within 3 years' time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Man Who Saved the World From Possible Nuclear War Has Died Age 77
Stanislav Petrov, the former Soviet military officer credited with singlehandedly averting a possible nuclear disaster during the Cold War, has died age 77. Petrov was the commanding officer on duty at a nuclear early warning facility in the early hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when his computers falsely identified several U.S. missiles headed toward Moscow, the BBC reports. Having only 20 minutes to act, Petrov decided to regard the warnings as a false alarm. Instead of informing the military about an impending nuclear strike, he told his superiors about a system malfunction. “I had all the data [to suggest there was an o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia 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

Claret Medical touts Sentinel data in TAVR study
Claret Medical today released results from a study of its Sentinel cerebral protection system, touting reduced early occurrence of stroke associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures and lowered mortality rates. The study of the device was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company said. The Sentinel embolic protection device is designed to trap blood clots and prevent stroke during heart valve replacement procedures, which Claret Medical touts as the 1st and only FDA-cleared device to do so. “In...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Neurological Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Why Spaniards Eat So Late
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisabeth Sherman / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Spain Source Type: news

Blaming ‘Bad Dudes’ Masks the Role of Women in the History of White Nationalism
The “Unite the Right” Rally last month in Charlottesville, Va., continues to dominate headlines, with President Trump reigniting controversy last week by reiterating his belief that both sides are to blame for the violent fallout between protesters and counter-protesters. “You have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also,” the President said. The president’s choice of words — the idea that there are “bad dudes” out there — is significant, as it sheds light on an aspect of the controversy that has largely been ignored, which is the role of women in the white nationa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arica L. Coleman Tags: Uncategorized Charlottesville KKK Opinion Race Source Type: news

U.S. Flies Powerful Warplanes Over Korea in Show of Force
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North Korea. The North launched its latest missile as it protested against tough new U.N. sanctions over its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. Monday’s flyovers over the Korean Peninsula involved two B-1Bs and four F-35Bs from the U.S. military and four F-15K fi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Wearables are Revolutionising Classic Medicine - MEDICA 2017 to Focus on Current Trends and Show Concrete Applications
13 - 16 November 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany. The resounding success of health-promoting smart gadgets for private use has been outshone by another no less important development: Wearables are steadily advancing into many fields of professional healthcare. They are essential to the digital revolution that is also changing the field of medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Sexual behavior in Germany
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their sexual practices and sexual contacts outside their main relationships, as well as about contraceptive measures, whose results Julia Haversath and coauthors summarize in the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 544-50). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assessed the possible health risks of large hard sugar balls back in 2010. The focus was in particular on the size from which the balls (when sucked to a small size) can slide from the oral cavity into the throat under unfavourable circumstances, resulting a blocking of the airways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is upon us as the first day began Sept. 16. The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and flowing pints of beer. Here’s everything you need to know about the celebration. When is it? Oktoberfest runs from Sept. 16 to Oct. 3 this year, according to Munich’s website. It normally runs for 16 days with the last day being the first Sunday in October. However, if that 16 days falls before Oct. 3, it will last 17 or 18 days. Why is it celebrated? Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Holidays oktoberfest onetime Source Type: news

Iraqi Prime Minister: German Teen Runaway Could Face Death Penalty
Iraq’s prime minister says the teenage German girl found in Mosul last month who ran away from home after communicating with Islamic State group extremists online is still being held in a Baghdad prison. Speaking to The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday, Haider Al-Abadi says Iraq’s judiciary will decide if the teen will face the death penalty. “You know teenagers under certain laws, they are accountable for their actions especially if the act is a criminal activity when it amounts to killing innocent people,” he said. Sixteen-year-old Linda W. ran away last summer from her hometown...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime World 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

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

You Taste Food Differently When You ’re in a Relationship
People change and adapt when they’re in a relationship—and not usually in ways that make them more unique. Studies suggest that over time, romantic partners can become more similar in subtle ways. Younger couples tend to have similar levels of health the longer they’ve been together, and couples may even develop similar facial features—by employing the same facial muscles out of unintentional mimicry—over time. The same phenomenon may also happen on the plate. A new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that couples may develop more similar food tastes the longer they’re toget...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized couples food preferences food tastes husband i look like my boyfriend i look like my girlfriend Relationship relationships Sex Sex/Relationships Smell why does food taste bad why does food taste good wife Source Type: news

Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy -- one of the cells most critical survival processes -- promote health and fitness in young worms but drive the process of ageing later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestimated
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Just under 60 percent of the German population view undesirable substances in food as a high or very high health risk. The most well-known of these substances, which are scientifically denoted as contaminants, are mercury compounds and dioxins. In contrast, only around 13 percent of respondents have heard of the natural contaminants pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey or tea - and only roughly one in three of those who have heard of PAs believe these substances pose a significant health risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Do the larvae of the wax moth really solve the world's plastic problem? Sensational report of biochemical degradation of polyethylene by caterpillars not confirmed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evotec and MaRS Innovation launch new drug-discovery partnership
German company Evotec and Canada-based MaRS Innovation (MI) have launched a joint partnership ‘LAB150’ in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Robots Will Improve Manufacturing Jobs
There is a widely held view about what is coming in manufacturing. It goes something like: Move over, humans. We don’t need you anymore. Robots will take it from here. But it isn’t true. This is not manufacturing’s future. People have feared the march of the machine for centuries. Yet for just as long, machines have changed work; they have not replaced it. And the emerging fourth industrial revolution — even with its digital, automated assembly lines — is not an exception to this trend. As this new way of doing business becomes a reality, humans and machines will each play a critical role in m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Kaeser Tags: Uncategorized Business technology The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

Robotic start-up Reactive Robotics nets 7-figure funding round
German medical robotics start-up Reactive Robotics said earlier this month it raised a 7-figure funding amount as it looks to accelerate its platform development and entry into the global market. The company is reportedly developing a robotic, intelligent therapy device designed to replace manual Very Early Mobilization therapy for use with intensive care patients. Reactive Robotics said it has developed a prototype, as well as established quality management systems and inked cooperative deals with business partners and suppliers. Existing investors include MTIP MedTech Innovation Partners AG, High-Tech Gründerfonds, ...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Robotics reactiverobotics Source Type: news

The Incredible Story Behind a Haunting Picture of a POW in Vietnam
The man in the picture keeps his eyes to the ground. Though there are no walls keeping him in — the image was taken in a rice field — there’s no mistaking that he is a prisoner. The rope that binds his arms is only just visible, but the militiawoman guarding him with her bayonet is plain to see. And yet, 50 years after that striking photograph was taken, he remembers that the event it captures held for him a secret sense of possibility. That day was a breath of relief, and cause for a silent prayer of gratitude. The man’s name is Dewey Wayne Waddell. Today, at 82, he’s retired and living in M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized conflict Military photography POW Vietnam Source Type: news

This Caribbean Island Was Evacuated After Irma. Now, the Pets Left Behind Are Going Feral
A fleet of hurricane-battered pickup trucks drives through a desolate, waterlogged street of the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Startled by the noise, dogs emerge from a roofless bungalow and begin to snarl as Zifforah ‘Ziffy’ Tyrell, 29, jumps out of a truck and throws a bucket-full of dog food at the aggressive-looking pack. “Don’t shoot,” Tyrell says. In a second car, an army officer who is accompanying this rag-tag team of Barbudan animal activists and volunteers had raised his rifle. The soldier nods and Tyrell slowly moves back to the passenger seat of the truck, shouting: “Let&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Barbuda Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes
Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

The future of EU workers is ‘ a fight that ’ s too important to lose ’
As hundreds of EU migrants, including UNISON members, rallied in Trafalgar Square last night in defence of their rights, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told them: “This is a fight that’s too important to lose.” The rally followed a Westminster lobby, during which dozens of MPs and peers signed a pledge to guarantee the rights of both EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU. It was the second lobby of Parliament this year, with UNISON members from all over the country and from all walks of the public sector again urging their MPs to end the uncertainty of EU citizens over whether they will be able to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant migrant workers NHS NHS staff Source Type: news

Blame the victim strategy reaches corporate level: Deutsche Bank plans to replace much of workforce with robots, because they act like robots anyway
(Natural News) One of the world’s biggest banks, Deutsche Bank, has announced that it will be replacing a significant portion of its workforce with robots. The financial institution, which is based in Frankfurt, Germany, employs more than 100,000 people. It is not known exactly how many people will be laid off or when, but CEO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of overweight: Is metabolically healthy obesity a worthwhile initial goal?
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) More and more people suffer from diseases associated with morbid overweight. Despite the health risks, only some of those affected attempt to lose weight. Many people are most probably daunted by the prospect of losing the required large amount of weight. Researchers of the German Center for Diabetes Research now report in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology that metabolically healthy obesity could be a worthwhile initial goal in the therapy of obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bot-hunters eye mischief in German election
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Computers, Mathematics, European News In Depth Source Type: news