How does the brain see? MacArthur fellow Doris Tsao says the answer will reveal how the brain works
How does the brain turn millions of electrical impulses into objects we recognize?That question is at the heart ofDoris Tsao’s research.The Caltech visual neuroscientist uses brain imaging technology, electrical recording techniques and mathematical modeling in her search for answers. That quest... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
RVO less likely for those receiving compression within 24 hours of diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Questions: Rachel Bond, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Changing the face of cardiology (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

OAC-ALONE: Don't Drop Antiplatelets in AF Post-Stenting Just Yet OAC-ALONE: Don't Drop Antiplatelets in AF Post-Stenting Just Yet
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone could not be shown to be noninferior to OAC plus antiplatelet therapies 1 year after coronary stenting, but study numbers may be at fault.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hybrid Closed Loop System Aid for Tighter Glucose Control
(MedPage Today) -- System also modestly reduced HbA1c (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Report: Edwards to open 600-job facility in Ireland
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is looking to open a new facility in Limerick, Ireland, that could bring in up to 600 new jobs for the region, according to a report from the Limerick Leader. The Irvine, Calif.-based company is looking to build a new 170,000 square foot facility in the area, and hopes to complete the project by 2021, according to the report. The project will cost approximately $93.3 million (EU €80 million) to complete, and could employ up to 600 individuals, according to the Limerick Leader. The facility will manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies, according to...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Heart transplant outcome linked to gut bacteria, study finds
Gut bacteria appears to play a key role in whether a body accepts a transplanted heart, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the Best Way to Break Up With Someone, According to Experts
There are few feelings worse than being dumped. But being the one to end the relationship may be a close second. The truth is, breakups aren’t easy for either person. But if you’re the one doing the dumping, there are a few things you can do to make the experience less painful for both you and your partner. Here’s the best way to break up with somebody, according to relationship experts. Tell the truth — but don’t be cruel If you’re ending a relationship, you owe it to the other person to explain why, says Rachel Sussman, a New York City psychotherapist and author of The Breakup Bible. &...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

EPIX Therapeutics Announces Completion of DIAMOND-AF Paroxysmal Study and First Enrollment in DIAMOND-AF II Persistent Study
New Global IDE Study is Evaluating the DiamondTemp™ Ablation System in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EPIX Therapeutics, Inc., a medical device company that designs and manu... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology EPIX Therapeutics, atrial fibrillation, DIAMOND-AF, DiamondTemp, ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypertensive Women May Stop Medication While Pregnant Hypertensive Women May Stop Medication While Pregnant
About one in 20 hypertensive women may stop taking their antihypertensive medication during pregnancy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old's illness regularly makes his heart stop
Jamie Poole, from Australia but living in London, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which means his heart muscle is thickened and weaker, and causes him regular cardiac arrests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Researchers Suggest New Way to Possibly Eliminate Clogged Arteries
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers have proposed a unique study in humans to reduce the early onset of atherosclerosis, the buildup of the artery-clogging plaque that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- For patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease, albiglutide results in fewer cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in The Lancet to coincide with the annual meeting of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks
A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

E-cigarette maker Juul files complaints against 'copycat products'
Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke Risk
Title: How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetics from deprived areas more likely to be admitted
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a heart attack or stroke than those who are better off, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UMass Amherst researchers plan to develop alternative energy source for muscle
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Muscle biophysicist Ned Debold in the kinesiology department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences, with Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jianhan Chen of the chemistry department, are collaborating on a project to develop a compound to serve as an alternative energy source for skeletal and cardiac muscle during times of stress. The work is supported by a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award from the American Heart Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sequencing RNA in 20,000 Cardiac cells reveals insights into heart development and disease
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Scientists using a powerful new technology that sequences RNA in 20,000 individual cell nuclei have uncovered new insights into biological events in heart disease. In animal studies, the researchers identified a broad variety of cell types in both healthy and diseased hearts, and investigated in rich detail the " transcriptional landscape, " in which DNA transfers genetic information into RNA and proteins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New DNA tool predicts height, shows promise for serious illness assessment
(Michigan State University) A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people's height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease in south-west England
Public Health England has published reports on cardiovascular disease in the south-west, focusing on risk factors, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Worse Cardio, Mental Health in Sexual Harassment, Assault Victims
(MedPage Today) -- Higher odds of depression, hypertension, poor sleep (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

NeoVasc shares jump on 12-week Reducer data
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today saw shares jump after it released 12-week data from the first patient implanted with its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. The patient, implanted with the device in June as part of a compassionate use case, reported the ability to walk several miles without symptoms after having not been able to walk two bloc...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Obesity in Toddlerhood Hard to Shake
(MedPage Today) -- Ages 2 to 6 is crucial window for BMI in youth, longitudinal study shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

V-Wave launches pivotal interatrial shunt trial
V-Wave said today it launched a new trial of its minimally invasive interartrial shunt designed to treat patients with symptomatic heart failure. The new Relieve-HF trial aims to enroll 500 patients in a pivotal study of the device, which is designed for patients with NHYA Class III and ambulatory Class IV symptomatic heart failure, the Israel-based company said. “The interatrial shunt provides a novel therapeutic approach for patients with chronic HF. The shunt is implanted through a catheter inserted in a vein in the leg. Prior clinical experience demonstrated device and implantation procedure safety, and stat...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials V-Wave Source Type: news

Science confirms what the heart already knows: Hugs really do make you feel better
Feeling down in the dumps? Stressed? A little off-kilter because of some disagreement? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns Getinge ’ s Datascope over IABP production facility issues
The FDA this week released a warning letter it sent to Getinge‘s (PINK:GETI B) Datascope over issues it found during an inspection of its Fairfield, N.J.-based facilities used to manufacture intra-aortic balloon catheters. During the inspection, which took place between March 19 and June 11 this year, the FDA said that it identified five different instances in which the facilities were out of conformity with its requirements. In its first point, the federal watchdog said that Datascope failed to establish and maintain quality requirements with its suppliers, specifically noting one such failure with the supplier...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Datascope Corp. Getinge Source Type: news

Science Says You Should Embrace Hugging
When a loved one has a tough day, you probably give them a hug without a second thought. And a new study says that simple act may have a larger effect than you realize. Hugs can have a measurable impact on mood and stress after social conflict, according to a paper published Wednesday in PLOS One. The gesture seemed to increase positive feelings and reduce negative ones on days when people experienced relationship problems, the study found. “A very simple, straightforward behavior — hugging — might be an effective way of supporting both men and women who are experiencing conflict in their relationships,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Study: U.S. hospitals charged more for implantable cardiac devices
The prices of similar cardiac implants in the U.S. were higher than in the four largest E.U. markets between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study by British researchers. U.S. prices were two to six times higher than those in Germany and varied widely among the European countries studied. The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined the prices charged by large hospitals in six U.S. markets and in France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. for coronary stents, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). It is the first systematic comparison of cardiac implant prices between the U.S. a...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Drug-Eluting Stents healthaffairs Source Type: news

PORTICO 1: Low Mortality, Stroke With Repositionable Valve PORTICO 1: Low Mortality, Stroke With Repositionable Valve
Real-world data from Australia, Canada, and Europe support the safety and efficacy of the Portico valve, which remains investigational in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

E.coli infections in hospitals are more than 4% higher than a year ago
Figures released by Public Health England revealed the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham had the highest number of E.coli infections over the past year, while Salisbury in Wiltshire had the fewest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge pares claims in Bard IVC bellwether
A federal judge in Arizona yesterday pared some claims in the third bellwether case involving inferior vena cava filters made by Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard, as the trial entered its 11th day. It’s the fourth bellwether in the multi-district litigation over the IVC devices, which are designed to prevent blood clots from passing through the body’s largest vein into the heart and lungs. In the first case to go to trial, a federal jury in Phoenix found for plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker, awarding $3.6 million in damages. Bard prevailed in the second bellwether trial, with the jury findin...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Product Liability Vascular bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
For six major diseases, readmission rates up in for - profit versus government, nonprofit hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Light Drinking ’ s Benefits
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Rate remained steady compared with 2017 but was substantially lower than rate of 16 percent in 2010 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Clinical trials into potential heart drug halted over Brexit fears
California-based research firm Recardio was due to begin a study of the drug dutogliptin on patients in Exeter, Leeds and Clydebank. However, it has now suspended the UK arm of the trial. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the one sign you shouldn’t ignore while you’re asleep
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and sweating more than normal. But, you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction if you have this one sign while you sleep. Do you do this while asleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could we use gene mutations to treat diabetes and heart disease?
A gene study of 300,000 veterans yields three cholesterol-controlling mutations that could help develop new drugs for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Drinking daily glass of wine is not good for your health, study says
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine has found that a daily drink can protect against heart disease but any drinking was detrimental to cancer risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BD promotes Polen to COO | Personnel Moves – October 3, 2018
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it named current president Tom Polen as its new chief operating officer, filling a role that has been empty since 2016. Polen was appointed president in April 2017, and will continue to report to chairman and CEO Vincent Forlenza, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. In his new position, Polen will have oversight of its three operating segments, its innovation and new product dev pipeline and global operations, BD said. “Tom’s promotion reflects his leadership role developing and implementing BD’s strategy and vision and aligning our businesses under thr...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson clicktherapeutics intersectent Intuitive Surgical johnsonandjohnson nevro shapememorymedical ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Silent Aortic Stenosis Outcomes Good With Close Surveillance
(MedPage Today) -- Midterm survival rates high with medical management in registry (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Here ’ s How Much Fast Food Americans Are Actually Eating
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” said Cheryl Fryar, first author of the report and a health statistician at the CDC. “We focused on fast food for t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Fast Food Source Type: news

Drinking daily glass of wine is NOT good for your health, it only works if you have 3 per week
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine has found that a daily drink can protect against heart disease but any drinking was detrimental to cancer risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities: briefing
This report finds people with severe mental illness have significantly worse physical health compared to the general population, with a higher prevalence of obesity, diabetes, COPD, stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and asth (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: After 2 Heart Attacks, She May Need a New Heart But First Comes Her Wedding
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- On her way to watch her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in 2016, Leah Huss felt sensations far different from the usual pre-game jitters. There was shortness of breath. And a heaviness in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Doctors Could Do More to Help Smokers With Poor Circulation
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Doctors are not doing nearly enough to help peripheral artery disease patients quit smoking, a key risk factor for the disease, a new study shows. The study, published Oct. 3 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Simple Ways to Relieve Depersonalization
Depersonalization Disorder is a persistent feeling of being disconnected from your body and thoughts. It can feel like you’re living in a dream, or looking at yourself from outside your body. The world may feel like it’s flat and unreal, as if it’s in 2D or behind a pane of glass. Depersonalization Disorder can be an intensely frightening experience. It’s generally brought on by trauma (from violence, abuse, panic attacks) or, as is becoming more common, a bad drug experience. It’s also a surprisingly common condition: It’s estimated that 50% of all people will experience feelings of dep...
Source: Psych Central - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shaun O' Connor Tags: Anxiety Dissociation Dissociative Personal Stories Psychology Self-Help Trauma Depersonalization Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning
New research suggests that the peak time for certain adverse cardiovascular events has changed and suggests possible reasons for this shift. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news