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PixarBio CEO Faces Criminal Fraud Charges
In the latest turn of what has been one of the more peculiar medtech/biotech stories to develop over the past couple years, PixarBio CEO Frank Reynolds and two of his associates were arrested Tuesday on charges of securities fraud. The arrest comes just shy of two months after PixarBio threatened to sue Reynolds' former company, InVivo Therapeutics, for libel and patent rights to the company's scaffold device. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts said Tuesday that Reynolds, Jay Herod, and Kenneth Stromsland were charged with engaging in a scheme to defraud PixarBio investors by making false and misl...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut's tuberculosis outbreak
Dr. Sarah Giles, a freelance journalist and family physician, says Canadians and the media need to pay more attention to the tuberculosis outbreak in Nunavut. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Cyber-attack on the NHS
This report criticises the government's response to the WannaCry cyber-attack on the NHS in 2017, and warns there is much work to be done to improve cyber security if damage from the next attack is to be minimised. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'Absolute shock' at government refusing visas for hospital doctors
A government visa cap is causing “significant issues” for trusts that are unable to fill rota gaps due to shortages of certain doctors in the UK. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding police stress towards a secure and sustainable society - Bano B, Talib P.
The police is one of the most prominent organizations in a society, and police personnel are the most visible representatives of the government. They are needed at times danger, crisis and difficulty. Hence, they are expected to be the most accessible, int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman annual scrutiny 2016/17
This report argues that the government needs to take action to improve the NHS complaints system, properly investigate cases of past injustice and modernise the legislation for England's ombudsmans' services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

United Socialist States of America: “Crazy Bernie” wants to give everyone a government job — what could go wrong?
(Natural News) Your grandfather’s Democratic Party is dead and gone, as evidenced by its hard-Left turn away from ordinary everyday Americans who make this country work. The latest evidence of this massive shift in political ideology is a serious legislative proposal by Sen. “Crazy Bernie” Sanders, an “independent” from Vermont who honeymooned with his wife... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: The future of our country depends on it
Tomorrow UNISON will be in the House of Commons, making the case for proper nursery funding. Over the years, UNISON has led the campaign against closures to nurseries, sure start centres and early-years services. Tomorrow that fight continues, with UNISON members in Salford bringing together three of their local MPs to lobby them on nursery cuts and closures. UNISON stands by our members in Salford who are fighting to keep services going. We all know that early-years education has come under extreme pressure across the country as a result of austerity economics. Yet at the same time, these are vital services that have a pr...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News early years Source Type: news

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters
April 24, 2018Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.Susan Adongo, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mum, has not been feeling well for the past few days.As she runs her daily errands, she feels a slight backache, fatigue, and headache. Today she has traveled over three kilometers to Kyere Health III to see a health worker about what is afflicting her.“I know for sure this is malaria,” Susan says. “The village health team has always mentioned to us the symptoms of malaria during the health talk sessions and this is exactly what I am exper...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

ConTech 2018 – Conference chairs announced
We are privileged to be working with an outstanding group of conference chairs who are helping us create the programme for this new and exciting event. Our team is:- Vincent Cassidy, Director of Academic Markets, Institution of Engineering and Technology Paul Blake, Senior Content Designer, Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport Nicky Zachariou, PhD, Data Scientist, Government digital services Dan Pollock, Specialist in Digital Publishing, Change Management and Growth Strategy, Delta Think Sam Herbert, Co-founder, 67 Bricks We have already received some excellent speaker proposals for ConTech 2018. There are ju...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Firing of Striking Nurses, Closure of Hospital and Growing Cholera Crisis
[Kubatana.net] The Chitungwiza Community Development Network (CCDN), on behalf of concerned Chitungwiza residents and the generality of Zimbabweans, would like to register its shock and displeasure with the Government of Zimbabwe on its mishandling of the Health sector labour issues and subsequent firing of striking nurses which has led to the closure of Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Government "mind control" documents accidentally released to a journalist... here's what they show
(Natural News) After filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Washington State Fusion Center in an attempt to gather information on Antifa and white supremacist groups, journalist Curtis Waltman surely wasn’t expecting to receive a mysterious zip file on “psycho-electric weapons,” yet, oddly enough, this is exactly what happened. As reported by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yahoo News spreads FAKE NEWS about fake news: Falsely claims Asian government crackdowns on "fake news" are modeled after President Trump "authoritarianism"
(Natural News) In a new low, Yahoo News (which, if you haven’t noticed, isn’t exactly known for aligning with conservative points of view) is now spreading fake news about fake news. In a recent article titled “Asian Push to Crack Down on ‘Fake News’ Sparks Alarm,” author Sam Reeves argues that criticism over new anti-fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthista reveal the five myths about fibre we all believe
Recent figures from Public Health England latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) show that while the Government recommends we get 30g of fibre a day, the average Brit gets just 18g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic straws: Call for government to rethink policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman calls for government to rethink plastic straws policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Muthomi Njuki Axes 96 Contracted Nurses as Officials Protest
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi county government has dismissed 96 nurses after their one-year contract expired last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:60% of Cases in Ebonyi Hospitals Caused By Malaria - Govt
[Vanguard] Abakaliki -Ebonyi State government yesterday, said 60 per cent of hospital attendance in the state was caused by malaria and its negative effects on the people of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Dismissed Nurses Return to Work
[263Chat] Government has pardoned and permitted thousands of dismissed nurses to resume their duties pending approval of their applications for re-engagement, Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers' Strike - Nigerian Govt Sets Up Committee to Reconsider Johesu Demands
[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it has set up a committee to review the 'technical and financial' related aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to domestic violence costs US government $55 billion each year
(Case Western Reserve University) The federal government spends an estimated $55 billion annually on dealing with the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence, according to new research by social scientists at Case Western Reserve University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People who use medical cannabis are less likely to abuse opioids, research finds
(Natural News) Could plant medicine be the solution to the pharma industry-created opioid epidemic? Despite being marked with stigmata, the cannabis plant has continued to prove its medicinal value — even under strict (and nonsensical) prohibition via the federal government. Multiple studies have shown that marijuana, when used medicinally, reduces the risk of opioid abuse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gang Rape and Murder of an 8 Year Old Child in India
Displaced children in Kenya. Credit: IPSBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 2018 (IPS)Grotesque and barbaric, is the only way to describe the rape and murder of an 8 year old child, in a country where women and girls are traditionally revered as Goddesses. There have been numerous cases of rape across the country, however, the story of little Asifa, who was sedated, gang raped, tortured and then murdered in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir has haunted us all. While Asifa was killed in January 2018, the details of the case only grabbed national headlines in April, this was partly due to the heinous nature of the crime, a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Contractors' strategic responses to voluntary OHS programmes: an institutional perspective - Ju C, Rowlinson S, Ning Y.
Industry-level voluntary programmes are widely practiced as a complementary approach to government law and enforcement in addressing occupational health and safety (OHS) issues. Drawing on insights from institutional theory, this study seeks to explore how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Differences in use of government subsidised mental health services by men and women with psychological distress: a study of 229,628 Australians aged 45  years and over - Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'Este C, Blyth F, Byles J.
This study examined factors associated with use of government subsidised mental health services by 229,628 men and women from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study. Logistical regression models assessed use of mental health services by gender and according t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is Prevent a safe space? - Ramsay P.
In this article, I test the claims of the UK government and universities that the Prevent programme aims to create a safe space for the discussion of 'extremist' ideas in universities. I do this by comparing the main elements of the Prevent duty that has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Hunt's screen time limits for kids are scientific nonsense
Shouldn ’t policy be based on evidence – not the other way around?The future seems rosy for Jeremy Hunt. In his newest letter to social media firms, he envisions afuture where every child gets a state-imposed and universal social media limit, similar to the alcohol units recommended by government. After a child surpasses a set cutoff point, their social media access is stopped for the day. Hunt makes it seem easy, practical, and better for children and parents alike.There is just one glaring problem. This drastic policy still needs the scientific evidence to back it up. Hunt announced yesterday that his chief m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Orben Tags: Science Psychology Social media Digital media Jeremy Hunt Source Type: news

Lesotho:Indian Doctors Visit
[Lesotho Times] A team of doctors from Apollo Hospital, in India visited the country this week to assist the government in its fight against non-communicable diseases like cancer and kidney ailments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dishonest CDC caught hiding data proving that guns are used FAR more for self-defense than for crime
(Natural News) One of the Left’s biggest knocks on guns is their claim that very few Americans actually use one for self-defense purposes and that firearms are used far more times to commit murder and other crimes. Not only is that untrue, it’s very untrue. And what’s more, at least one government agency has known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most GP practices 'operating on the edge of viability', warns BMA
GP practices face a growing risk of collapse unless the government and NHS England take decisive action to support them, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Kenya:State House Says Cuban Doctors to Work in Rural Areas
[Nation] The government will only hire specialist doctors from Cuba and they will be deployed to the rural areas, State House has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:NOTU Protests Government Move to Import Cuban Doctors
[Monitor] The National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) has added its voice to the growing chorus of bodies protesting government's plan to recruit Cuban doctors, saying the move is uncalled for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Defends Decision to Hire Cuban Doctors
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government has defended the decision to deploy Cuban doctors to the country a move that has come under criticism since the announcement of the partnership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN members to begin voting on NHS pay deal proposals today
The Royal College of Nursing ’s 200,000 nursing staff in England will begin voting today on whether to accept last month’s pay deal put forward by unions, the NHS and government. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Isn't Winning the War Against Malaria in Some Counties
[The Conversation Africa] In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria. It has issued insecticide treated bed nets, sprayed people's homes with insecticides and ensured that there is widespread diagnostic testing. These efforts have resulted in a significant drop in transmission rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Haul Chiwenga, HSB and Parirenyatwa to Court Over Purported Dismissal
[Kubatana.net] THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association has filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court seeking an order restraining and interdicting the Health Services Board, Health and Child Care Minister Hon. David Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga from terminating the services of some striking nurses and to stop the government from recruiting new staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Pledges to Secure N108 Billion to Eliminate Malaria
[Premium Times] The federal government has committed to secure $300 million (about N108 billion) from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Secure $300m Loan to Finance National Malaria Strategy
[This Day] To help eliminate the malaria scourge in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can ’ t Eat or Smoke Them.
The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Tags: Marijuana Hemp Medical Marijuana Law and Legislation Italy Agriculture and Farming Politics and Government Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Malaria Is Still Responsible for 30 Percent Child Deaths in Nigeria - FG
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said that malaria is still responsible for 30 per cent of child deaths and 11 per cent maternal deaths in the country because of the continued use of oral monotherapy for the treatment of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt Ready to Beat Malaria, Says Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance of Ghana's readiness to overcome malaria, in view of his Government's commitment to executing the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control and the innovative strategies adopted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Secure $300 Million Loan to Finance National Malaria Strategy
[Premium Times] As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers Strike - We Are Unmoved By Govt's 'No Work No Pay' Threat - Johesu
[Premium Times] The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government's threat to invoke the 'no work no pay rule' rule should the unions persist in continuing with their strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC expands warning to consumers over tainted romaine lettuce
The government is now warning all romaine lettuce, not just chopped, be tossed. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt for Testing Ugandans With HIV Positive Relatives
[Observer] The government has revived its HIV testing guidelines of 2016 and started encouraging all family members with HIV positive patients to be screened. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
With Brexit less than a year away, the UK government is looking to far-seeing companies such as Queen’s Awards winners to show the way in international trade and innovative ideas (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania Could See Big Returns on Family Planning Investments
April 23, 2018Let ’s not let another second, day, or year go by where we fail to address the demand for family planning in Tanzania.Providing contraception and reproductive health services to those who want them globally would cost $3.6 billion per year. But, according to 60 teams of economists and representatives from the United Nations, NGOs and private sector businesses,that investment would generate annual benefits around $432 billion.  That ’s a $120 return per dollar spent.  In fact, these teams ranked access to contraceptives as the second highest on a list of scenarios that could generate the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news