UK heatwave WARNING: Failing to do this in hot weather could result in piles
THE UK HEATWAVE is set to continue for another week, according to weather forecasters, but while many welcome the sunshine and soaring temperatures, if it ’s too hot for too long health risks can emerge. One health problem that can appear is piles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court slashes $50m from J & J stapler suit damages
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon had approximately $50 million slashed from punitive damages it owes in a product liability suit over its PPH 03 hemorrhoid stapler, according to recently released court documents. In December 2015, a California state jury awarded the plaintiff in the case, Florence Kuhlmann, $70 million in punitive damages on top of an initial $9.8 million in compensatory damages. This week, the Court of Appeals for the State of California’s First Appellate District, Division Five, cut the punitive damages down to $19.6 million, or two times the compensatory damages it owe...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Product Liability Surgical Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - this is when you should be worried about finding blood in your poo
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. But, blood in your poo could also be a sign of haemorrhoids - this is how to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Squatty Potty Appears to Have Eliminated Its Regulatory Problems
Since introducing the Squatty Potty toileting aid to friends and family in 2010, the Edwards family of Saint George, UT, has sold hundreds of thousands of the (ahem) stools that purport to make elimination more efficient. “That’s without any marketing at all,” said CEO Bobby Edwards, a contractor and designer who developed the stool that puts users’ feet on a slant, causing their bums to mimic a squat. “People found us.” So did FDA, which cited Squatty Potty in January 2017 for failure to have written medical device reporting procedures. The company was not aware that they were marketing...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Anal cancer warning - this is why you should never ignore an itch around the anus
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which type of tumour the patient has. Anal cancer signs are similar to less serious conditions, like piles. But, you should never ignore itchiness or pain around the anus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anal cancer warning - symptoms include itching around the anus
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which type of tumour the patient has. Anal cancer signs are similar to less serious conditions, like piles. But, you should never ignore itchiness or pain around the anus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing workload
We all work in fast-paced environments, where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met. Do your to-do piles only ever seem to get bigger, your inbox only ever become fuller and do you seem to have an ever decreasing amount of time to complete your work in? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Numerical simulations and shaking table tests of block masonry wall during earthquake - 敏和, 昌克, 隆雄, 進, 寅士良, 宏文.
A series of shaking test with 1/7 scaled model was conducted by corporation of JR Co. Ltd.. DDA (Discontinuous deformation Analysis) simulations were carried out in two patterns, in which one was countermeasure with piles of stone wall, gravel and backfill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Piles - three food swaps that could prevent haemorrhoids
PILES treatments include creams and ointments. But, you could lower your risk, or even prevent, painful, bleeding haemorrhoids by making these small diet and lifestyle changes everyday, a nutritionist has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles symptoms - you could be at risk of painful haemorrhoids if you do this exercise
PILES treatments can include creams and tablets, although simple diet changes could reduce symptoms. You should avoid this exercise to lower your risk of painful haemorrhoids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles symptoms - avoid this exercise or risk painful haemorrhoids
PILES treatments can include creams and tablets, although simple diet changes could reduce symptoms. You should avoid this exercise to lower your risk of painful haemorrhoids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles treatment: What is a haemorrhoidectomy and when will you need one?
PILES treatments can include medicines and creams. But, you may need a haemorrhoidectomy procedure if your haemorrhoid symptoms require it. What is the treatment, and who should have the surgery? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up
Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade would bring her closer to medical school. “I was running myself so thin trying to be the best college student,” she says. “It almost seems like they’re setting you up to fail because of the sheer amount of work and amount of classes you have to take at the same time, and how you’re also expected to do so much.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

Bleeding piles? Do you have first, second, third or fourth degree haemorrhoids?
PILES cream and treatments may help to relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids. Bleeding piles may be a sign of fourth degree haemorrhoids. Are you at risk of the unpleasant condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 36, describes shock rectal cancer diagnosis
Annie Schreiber, of Indiana, thought she had hemorrhoids after spotting blood in her stool in July. Diagnosed with cancer, she was told she needed a colostomy bag, but then found another option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles - pain after doing a poo could be a sign of haemorrhoids
PILES treatments include creams and tablets, and may help to relieve painful symptoms. You could have haemorrhoids if you have pain or discomfort while doing a poo or after a bowel movement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surge in obesity piles pressure on hospitals
The number admitted to hospital in England has jumped by almost a fifth in two years. About two-thirds of those are for fat-reduction operations like the fitting of gastric bands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles treatment: Eating more of this fruit could prevent symptoms and pain
PILES treatment usually recommended by health professionals usually comes in the form of a simple dietary change. Symptoms usually clear up by themselves after a few days, but those looking for light relief to cure any pain or discomfort caused by haemorrhoids, can try eating more pears. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles - FIVE cheap home treatments to get rid of your haemorrhoids
PILES treatment can include creams, ointments or tablets. But, you could get rid of unwanted haemorrhoids by using these five cheap and easy home remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids - FOUR ways to prevent painful piles through diet and exercise
PILES, or haemorrhoids, treatments can include creams, ointments and painkillers. But, you could prevent the condition by making these four diet and exercise changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids: This common flu symptom increases your chances of piles - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles: This common cold symptom increases your chances of haemorrhoids - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain when you poo? You could have haemorrhoids and should see a GP
HEMORRHOIDS treatment includes creams and ointments. You should see a doctor if you have pain when passing a stool, as it could be a sign of piles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles - do NOT use this to wipe after using the toilet
PILES treatments, including creams and dietary changes, could help to relieve symptoms of haemorrhoids. But, you should never use this to wipe after using the toilet, or risk aggravating your piles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids - add these five foods to your diet to PREVENT piles
PILES are swollen blood vessels found inside or around the anus. You can prevent haemorrhoids by adding these foods to your diet everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles - this is how much water you need to drink everyday to prevent haemorrhoids
PILES treatment, including creams, medication, surgery, may help to relieve symptoms. Prevent hemorrhoids by drinking this amount of water everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peritech Pharma's Novel Hemorrhoids Treatment Commercialized in 24 Countries
Deal includes local manufacturing and marketing in Central and South America, and the Caribbean HERZLIYA, Israel, Feb. 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Peritech Pharma, a specialty anal-rectal pharmaceutical company, today announce... Biopharmaceuticals, Licensing Peritech Pharma, hemorrhoids (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids? You can treat unwanted piles with this cheap gel
PILES treatments include dietary changes and some over-the-counter medicines. But, you could relieve haemorrhoids symptoms with this simple and cheap gel. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Symptoms vs Hemorrhoids
Colon Cancer Symptoms vs. Hemorrhoids (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thrombosed piles: Are they dangerous? Look out for these five symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. Symptoms usually clear up by themselves, but what does it mean if you have thrombosed piles? Are they dangerous? What are the symptoms and treatment options? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Piles: Get rid of haemorrhoids by taking these 4p a day supplements everyday
PILES treatments include creams and suppositories. But, taking these supplements everyday could help to reduce the symptoms of haemorrhoids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

February 2018
The Power of Pets : Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions The Problem That Piles Up : When Hoarding Is a Disorder How to Find a Cancer Doctor Unexplained Cases of Allergic Reactions Linked to Red Meat Bullying Prevention (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles symptoms? When haemorrhoids symptoms could be a sign of something more serious
PILES symptoms are often similar to signs of anal cancer. This is how to tell the difference of haemorrhoids to the rare cancer.   (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How long does it take for piles to go? This simple treatment will help them clear up fast
PILES are swollen veins and muscle around and inside the anus. In many cases they don ’t cause symptoms, but they can trigger itching and discomfort. How long does it take for piles to go, and what’s the best form of treatment? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles symptoms - Five of the best foods for preventing unwanted haemorrhoids
PILES - or haemorrhoids - are swollen veins and muscle inside and around the anus. These are the best foods to eat to prevent the uncomfortable condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot & ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

How to get rid of piles - and always do this to prevent haemorrhoids returning
PILES, also referred to as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins and muscle inside and around the anus. While some people experience no symptoms others can experience discomfort. There are a range of treatment methods to offer relief and ways to prevent them coming back. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles treatment: How to get rid of symptoms (and prevent new haemorrhoids)
PILES doesn ’t always cause symptoms, and some people may not even know they have them. But for those who do experience discomfort there is treatment available and ways to prevent it from happening again. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectal Cancer Symptoms vs Hemorrhoids
Rectal Cancer Symptoms vs. Hemorrhoids (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of piles: This natural treatment can help relieve symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. While symptoms usually clear up by themselves, there is medicine and natural treatment available depending on how severe the case is. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles signs and symptoms - what causes haemorrhoids and how do I treat them?
PILES are swollen veins in and around the anus, but how do you know if you ’ve got the common condition? These are the signs and symptoms of haemorrhoids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 6 Dead as Mud Sweeps Away Homes in California Burn Areas
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At least six people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. Rescue crews used helicopters to lift people to safety because debris blocked roads, and firefighters slogged through waist-high mud to pull a grimy 14-year-old girl from a collapsed Montecito home where she had been trapped for hours. "I thought I was dead for a minute there," the girl could be heard saying on video posted by KNBC-TV before she was taken aw...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Weber, Daniel Dreifuss, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thrombosed hemorrhoids: What you need to know
Thrombosed hemorrhoids happen when sacs in the anal passage get pushed onto the outside of the anus and fill with blood clots. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids: Your super weapon against stress and anxiety
(Natural News) When the stress piles up or your anxiety gets out of control, you probably already have a few trusty tools to help take that edge off. Perhaps you try some yoga stretches or spend a few minutes meditating. These are all great ways of coping, but if you really want to counter stress... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rescue Efforts Continue in Athens Outskirts after Massive Flash Flooding
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris on the fringes of Greece's capital Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a major highway. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched for potentially missing people in flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens. The flooding came after a severe overnight storm brought driving rain to the area. Roads turned into muddy rivers that carried away vehicles, tossing them into piles on roadsides and against fences and buildings....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Rescue Efforts Continue in Athens Outskirts after Massive Flash Flooding
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris on the fringes of Greece's capital Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a major highway. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched for potentially missing people in flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens. The flooding came after a severe overnight storm brought driving rain to the area. Roads turned into muddy rivers that carried away vehicles, tossing them into piles on roadsides and against fences and buildings....
Source: JEMS Operations - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Hemorrhoids during pregnancy: What's the best treatment?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news