FDA launches new resource to provide easily accessible, more accurate historical drug approval data
FDA is launching a new resource to assist external and agency researchers collecting historical information about FDA ’s drug approvals. The Compilation of Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) New Molecular Entity (NME) Drug and New Biologic Approvals is a .CSV file available on the agency’ (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report. They used historical data to assess how major weather swings in the fall months could affect flu... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Episode 3: can we trust science to police itself? – podcast
In our third and final episode, we talk about trust in science. In particular, how historical cases of abuse led many in our groups to questiongene editing, science and medicine. If we focus on the past, will we ever move forward?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Steve Scott and produced by Max Sanderson with Pascal Wyse, Shanida Scotland, Katherine Godfrey, Emilie Glaser, Alok Jha, Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton Tags: Gene editing Science Biology Genetics Health Sickle cell disease Society Source Type: news

New Hampshire, Vermont On List Of States With Highest Risk Of Melanoma Linked To UV Rays
(CNN) — States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer. Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States, jumping 2% per year between 2005 and 2015 in both men and women, the study found, with an estimated 151,000 cases a year by 2030 up from just over 96,000 in 2019, if current trends continue. It is also the deadliest type of all skin cancers and linked to UV radiation exposure in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN New Hampshire News Skin Cancer Vermont News Source Type: news

Primary blast wave protection in combat helmet design: a historical comparison between present day and World War I - Op 't Eynde J, Yu AW, Eckersley CP, Bass CR.
Since World War I, helmets have been used to protect the head in warfare, designed primarily for protection against artillery shrapnel. More recently, helmet requirements have included ballistic and blunt trauma protection, but neurotrauma from primary bla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Sun Herald Sydney City-2-Surf Fun Run - historical injury patterns and factors influencing injury type and frequency - Vassil JC, Winn L, Heslop DJ.
INTRODUCTION: The Sydney City-2-Surf (Australia) fun run is the world's largest annual run entered by around 80,000 people. First aid planning at mass-participation running events such as the City-2-Surf is an area in the medical literature that has receiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

The Roman Catholic Church: a centuries old history of awareness of clerical child sexual abuse (from the first to the 19th century) - Rashid F, Barron I.
Debates in international forums and in mainstream media on the role, responsibility, liability, and response of ecclesiastical authorities of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) toward clerical child sexual abuse (cCSA) fail to take into account the historical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book excerpt: "Migraine: A History"
Medical historian Katherine Foxhall writes of a disabling disease that is little understood, but which affects one out of seven people on Earth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hotspot identification considering daily variability of traffic flow and crash record: A case study - Wang X, Qu X, Jin S.
The objective of the research is to identify unidentified hotsp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Koori voices: self-harm, suicide attempts, arrests and substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents following residential treatment - Nathan S, Maru K, Williams M, Palmer K, Rawstorne P.
BACKGROUND: Complex interacting social, economic and historical factors influence the availability and uptake of alcohol and drugs, including among Indigenous communities. Self-harm and suicide as well as homelessness and incarceration, can both precede an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Massive child sacrifice gravesite shows that "indigenous" Native Americans were mass murderers
(Natural News) A popular leftist mantra suggests that European colonization of the United States was a horrible evil that displaced innocent “indigenous” people groups that always coexisted peacefully with one another. But historical reality shows that early Native Americans were actually hardened killers who thought nothing of sacrificing human children as gestures of homage to their many gods. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimate of safety impact of lane keeping assistant system on fatalities and injuries reduction for China: scenarios through 2030 - Tan H, Zhao F, Hao H, Liu Z.
The objective of this research is to assess the number of casualties in China's road traffic accidents that can be reduced by lane keeping assistant (LKA) through 2030, based on the historical data on the number of fatalities and injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Marijuana legalization and historical trends in marijuana use among US residents aged 12-25: results from the 1979-2016 National Survey on drug use and health - Yu B, Chen X, Chen X, Yan H.
BACKGROUND: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. More and more states legalized medical and recreational marijuana use. Adolescents and emerging adults are at high risk for marijuana use. This ecological study aims to exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘It’s Insidious’: How Juul Pitched E-Cigs to Native American Tribes
New Congressional documents reveal that e-cigarette maker Juul Labs pitched its products to at least eight Native American tribes, in a move tribal health advocates say is as disturbing as it is expected. “I always suspected that the targeting of tribes was more pervasive than we knew,” says Rae O’Leary, a public health analyst who founded the anti-tobacco Canli Coalition of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and in July testified before Congress about Juul’s outreach to the CRST. “It’s saddening. The tobacco industry and the e-cigarette industry see us as a vulnerable population, one...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Scientists document collapse of key Central American forest engineer
(Washington State University) White-lipped peccaries have declined by as much as 87% to 90% from their historical range in Central America, signaling a population collapse of a key species in the region. The pig-like animal is an important food source for large animal predators and humans alike and plays a critical ecological role by dispersing seeds and creating water holes that benefit other animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Manufacturing Effects on Material Properties
Conclusion Being a part of the 30% - 40% of companies with materials-related recalls can be a detriment to your business. Consider incorporating materials science into your development capabilities and reach out to experts to understand what manufacturing variation could cause material property changes. Assess materials in your risk analysis and especially test for potential variation factors having a direct or confounding effect on your product’s performance. Editor's Note: Stacie Depner will be moderating "Tech Talk Panel: Criteria for Choosing the Right Material for Your Device," ...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Stacie Depner Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Digital Civil Registration Can Reduce the Number of ‘Invisible’ People and Bring Kenya Closer to the SDGs
Kenyans register Huduma-Namba. Credit: Reuters/Goran TomasevicBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) A recent opinion piece in the New York Times titled, “Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities” raises an issue that the UN is passionate about: that the pursuit of sustainable development should leave no one behind. In seeking inclusivity of all in the development narrative. Kenya is making important gains in making the invisible, visible. The court ruling that gave the Government the green light to continue with digital civil registration- if implemented in an inclusiv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

America already led, tested and proved many of the solutions: one day they are inevitable - Alpers P.
This article argues that historical lessons in gun control point the way to potential improvements in U.S. gun control in the future. The article begins by examining Australia's response to the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, where the country acted quickly ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fall of the Roman Empire is revisited in new book by Penn State historian
(Penn State) The cascade of events that led to the toppling of an empire may not be as easy to trace as it seems, according to a Penn State historian who recently penned a new book on the fall of the Roman Empire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wild melancholy: on the historical plausibility of a black bile theory of blood madness, or h æmatomania - Verplaetse J.
Nineteenth-century art historian John Addington Symonds coined the term h æmatomania (blood madness) for the extremely bloodthirsty behaviour of a number of disturbed rulers like Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya (850-902) and Ezzelino da Romano (1194-1259). A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day: UNISON Renfrewshire remembers Jane Haining
Holocaust Memorial Day is Monday 27 January and UNISON Renfrewshire will be remembering the only Scot who died in a Nazi concentration camp – Jane Haining. In 1932, she responded to an advert in the Church of Scotland magazine for the position of a matron at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest. When Germany annexed Austria in 1937, Budapest became a major destination for Jewish people fleeing the Nazis. Jane and the Scottish Mission did vital work saving Jewish refugees by helping them emigrate to safety – by February 1939 it was running courses in farming, cattle breeding and any other subjects that would ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article holocaust memorial day Scotland Source Type: news

Aiming for the stars: how New Zealand's space industry is causing turbulence
The once-sleepy Mahia peninsula is now the site of regular rocket launches but a plan to put US spy satellites into space is causing concernLife on the Mahia peninsula on New Zealand ’s North Island used to be quiet: surfing beaches, historical monuments, and good snapper fishing.Then space came to town.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin Tags: New Zealand Space Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

Link Between Stress And Hair Turning Prematurely Gray Revealed In Harvard Study
(CNN) — Marie Antoinette’s hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical accounts. More modern reports refer to hair turning prematurely white in survivors of bomb attacks during World War II, while an Australian airline pilot saw his hair go gray in the months after landing a plane following a failure of all four engines in the early 1980s. While there’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting premature graying can be caused by extreme stress — whether this is true and how this happens isn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Source Type: news

Scientists Confirm That Stress Can Indeed Turn Hair Grey
When Ya-Chieh Hsu, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, wanted to figure out exactly what makes hair turn grey, she started with an obvious, albeit anecdotal, culprit: stress. There are well-known historical examples of the connection between stress and hair greying—Marie Antoinette’s coif reportedly blanched after she was captured during the French Revolution—and studies have even linked stress in animals to greying hair. But for the first time, Hsu and her colleagues figured out the biological reason why stress saps the pigment out of...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized grey hair Stress Source Type: news

Emerald Publishing enters exclusive partnership with Oxford Analytica, offering daily Expert Briefings on geopolitics and international relations events to the worldwide academic community.
Emerald Publishing has announced that it is to partner with Oxford Analytica, the pioneer of geopolitical risk analysis, to deliver analysis of events at the nexus of politics, economics, business and society to the academic community. Expert Briefings are impartial analyses of macro-economic and geopolitical events, prepared by a global network of over 1,500 experts, including former policymakers, regulators and industry leaders, together with experienced analysts based in Oxford, UK. The briefings offer a unique understanding of the geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape, to inform decisions and reaction. Harrie...
Source: News from STM - January 21, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Latest Source Type: news

Scant Evidence About Optimal Number of Patients for PCPs Scant Evidence About Optimal Number of Patients for PCPs
There is scant evidence regarding optimal PCP patient load. Current recommendations rely on historical experience more than evidence; experts stress identifying the ideal practice model, not ideal patient load.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku'
(Pensoft Publishers) Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It has been used by recreational fishermen and artists since the Edo Period. Distributional data from 261 'Gyotaku' rubbings were extracted for 218 individual specimens, roughly representing regional fish fauna and common fishing targets in Japan through the years. The results of the research are presented in a paper published by Japanese scientists in open-access journal Zookeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Estimating the relevance of historical red flags in the diagnosis of abusive head trauma - Hymel KP, Lee G, Boos S, Karst WA, Sirotnak A, Haney SB, Laskey A, Wang M.
OBJECTIVE: To replicate the previously published finding that the absence of a history of trauma in a child with obvious traumatic head injuries demonstrates high specificity and high positive predictive value (PPV) for abusive head trauma. STUDY DESIGN: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Historical disaster exposure and household preparedness across the United States - Malmin NP.
OBJECTIVES: The study determined whether households in disaster-exposed communities were more likely to be prepared. METHODS: Three measures of preparedness were created using the 2013 American Housing Survey: cumulative, adequate, and minimal prep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Buffering effects of social support for Indigenous males and females living with historical trauma and loss in 2 First Nation communities - Bernards S, Wells S, Morton-Ninomiya M, Plain S, George T, Linklater R, Mushquash C, George J.
Globally, Indigenous mental health research has increasingly focused on strengths-based theory to understand how positive factors influence wellness. However, few studies have examined how social support buffers the effects of trauma and stress on the ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts
(Portland State University) Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect all people equally. A new study by researchers at Portland State University, the Science Museum of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University is one of the first to link historical housing policies across the United States to inequitable heat exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trying to Get in Shape in 2020? Here ’s the History Behind the Common New Year’s Resolution
It’s that time of year again, when many Americans head to the gym in an attempt to keep a New Year’s resolution to exercise more. About 11% of gym memberships are purchased in January, more than any other month in the year, according to a recent survey by The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, and a recent YouGov poll found that, of the nearly 30% of respondents who said they are making New Year’s resolutions, 50% said their top resolution was to exercise. While New Year’s resolutions in general are thought to date back to the ancient Babylonians, the New Year’s resoluti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

National Patterns of R & D Resources : 2017 – 18 Data Update
This report provides current data on the levels and key trends of the performance and funding of research and development in the United States, with comparisons to the historical record ( back to 1953 ) . Detailed statistical tables present data on U.S. R&D expenditures by performing sector, source of funds, type of R&D, and state. Data are drawn from five surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - January 8, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Something else is out of control in Australia: climate disaster denialism | Ketan Joshi
Myths about the bushfires grow online before finding their way into the rightwing press and the mouths of politiciansThe impacts of the climate crisis are now clearly manifesting in ways beyond rising temperatures. In Australia, the conditions forsevere bushfires are occurring far more regularly (hot days, dry land and high winds). And the country is now suffering its most intense bushfire season ever. The quantity of land burnt, the smoke pollution impacts, the temperatures and number of homes lost are all breaking historical records.Related:The Australian fires are a harbinger of things to come. Don't ignore their warnin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ketan Joshi Tags: Climate change Australia news World news Bushfires Natural disasters and extreme weather Environment Science Pollution Media Newspapers & magazines Source Type: news

EPA's Science Advisory Board Rebukes Proposed Transparency, WOTUS Rules
In a draft report dated October 16, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) criticized the agency’s proposed rule “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” also referred to as the “secret science” rule. The regulation, first proposed by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in April 2018, would bar the use of scientific studies in crafting regulations unless the underlying data “are publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation.” E&E News reported that the SAB released draft commentaries on four key ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Structural health monitoring system based on FBG sensing technique for Chinese ancient timber buildings - Jiang SF, Qiao ZH, Li NL, Luo JB, Shen S, Wu MH, Zhang Y.
Due to the long-term service, Chinese ancient timber buildings show varying degrees of wear. Thus, structural health monitoring (SHM) for these cultural and historical treasures is desperately needed to evaluate the service status. Although there are some ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Community Members Train Doctors on Palliative Care
Researchers and community members worked with doctors in South Carolina to create culturally competent palliative care protocols for white and African American communities in the rural South. The training emphasized the differences in cultural values and included visits to historical and culturally relevant sites. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Asylums: the historical perspective before, during, and after - Houston RA.
Extensive institutionalisation of people with mental disorders has a brief history lasting just 150 years. Yet asylums feature prominently in modern perceptions of psychiatry's development, on a mental map drawn in sharp contrasts between humanity and barb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cultural evolution caused broad-scale historical declines of large mammals across China
(Aarhus University) Researchers from Aarhus University and Nanjing University have shown that cultural evolution overshadowed climate change in driving historical broad-scale megafauna dynamics across China. By mining Chinese administrative records for data on species distributions and land use alongside climate data from 2 to 1953 CE, the researchers identified the millennia-long spread of agriculture and agricultural intensification as the main cause of the extirpation of the Asiatic elephant, Asian rhinoceroses, tiger, Asiatic black bear, and brown bear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mid-19th century road network dataset for Galicia and Austrian Silesia, Habsburg Empire - Kaim D, Szwagrzyk M, Ostafin K.
In this paper, we present the vector dataset of the historical road network of Galicia and Austrian Silesia (>80  000 km2) in the mid-19th century - two regions of the former Habsburg Empire, located in Central Europe. The data were acquired man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

What Does 2020 Have in Store for Medtech?
It's the time of year for reflection and prognostication. A recent report from Mike Matson, a medtech analyst at Needham & Co., offers a little of both for the medical device industry. Here are the key takeaways from Matson's Dec. 19 report: Matson said he expects medtech market growth to improve somewhat in the new year (from 4.9% in 2019 to 5.5% in 2020 on a constant currency basis). Breaking that down to specific sectors, the analyst expects to see market growth in knee and hip replacements, spine, trauma, extremities, cardiovascular, pacemakers, peripheral vascular, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, drug-elut...
Source: MDDI - December 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Top UCLA news stories of 2019
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday this year and delivered new  advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching. These are some of the top stories from UCLA Newsroom in 2019 — those which made news and engaged the community of Bruins and beyond.UCLA Newsroom will resume publishing on Jan. 2, 2020. For more, be sure toperuse the archives and to followUCLA Newsroom on Twitter. UCLA turns 100UCLA ArchiveUCLA from overhead in the 1930s.Founders of UCLA would marvel at their creationIn just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a respected center of learning, research and health ca...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The ancient Egyptian 'first ever female physician' never existed, researcher claims
A researcher from the University of Colorado said a historian who wrote a book in the 1930s appeared to have wrongly identified a painting of a female healer in a tomb in the Valley of Kings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The punch-drunk boxer and the battered wife: gender and brain injury research - Casper ST, O'Donnell K.
This essay uses gender as a category of historical and sociological analysis to situate two populations-boxers and victims of domestic violence-in context and explain the temporal and ontological discrepancies between them as potential brain injury patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In search of historical insight into the problem of military suicide - Jones DS.
According to the latest data from the US Department of Defense, 541 service members died by suicide in 2018. The suicide rate for the active component of the military, 24.8 per 100  000 service members, has increased to the highest level since before ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A historical examination of military records of US Army suicide, 1819 to 2017 - Smith JA, Doidge M, Hanoa R, Frueh BC.
IMPORTANCE: Suicide rates among active-duty personnel in the US military have increased substantially since 2004, and numerous studies have attempted to contextualize and better understand this phenomenon. Placing contemporary examinations of suicides amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Human fear conditioning: from neuroscience to the clinic - Fullana MA, Dunsmoor JE, Schruers KRJ, Savage HS, Bach DR, Harrison BJ.
Both clinicians and neuroscientists have been long interested in the topic of fear conditioning, with recent advances in neuroscience, in particular, igniting a shared interest in further translation between these domains. Here, we review some historical a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news