Basking sharks gather in large groups off northeast US coast
(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly common, seeing large groups is not. The reason why the animals congregate has not been clearly determined, and observations of these aggregation events are relatively rare. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could This Device Replace Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?
SetPoint Medical has launched a pilot trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a bioelectronics device in patients, who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents. The study will enroll a total of 15 subjects, aged 22 to 75, across seven U.S. investigational centers. Valencia, CA-based SetPoint's approach toward treating RA is designed to supplement the body's natural inflammatory reflex by providing "built-in" therapy and is intended to improve safety compared with drugs or biologic solutions. Currently pharmaceutical options are used to treat RA. These tre...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Implants Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet picks ex-Covidien exec Lannum for IR chief | Personnel Moves – March 20, 2018
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said yesterday it tapped former Covidien investor relations head Coleman Lannum as its investor relations senior VP, reporting directly to prez & CEO Bryan Hanson. Lannum has more than 15 years in investor relations, having held positions with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK), Covidien and Tyco Healthcare. During his time with Covidien, Lannum oversaw the company’s initial public offering, which was the largest-ever in healthcare, and led the investor relations efforts for its merger with Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2015, according to a press release.  Imaging3 taps Biehl as CFO ...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Biocoat Cogmedix Covidien Draeger Medical Elekta EMC Corp. Imaging3 imetechnologies Mallinckrodt Medtronic personnel-moves Siemens Sight Sciences Tyco Healthcare Varex Imaging zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

No Ordinary Match
Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta poses with Lions Clubs International President Dr. Naresh Aggarwal and a Unified Football team during the medal ceremony at Loresho Primary school in Nairobi, Kenya- 27 February 2018.By David S. EvangelistaNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 19 2018 (IPS)The parched earth made for a tough football pitch, but the youth of Loresho Primary school were determined. It was blue against yellow- two teams competing for the coveted prize of pride and victory. In every way, this was the typical backdrop of a primary school. Pressed uniforms, dust rising from the running feet of an active student body, and the buzz o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David S. Evangelista Tags: Africa Aid Education Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sen. Maggie Hassan Enters TIME ’s ‘Opioid Diaries’ Into the Senate Record
Sen. Maggie Hassan on Thursday entered TIME’s recent issue on the opioid crisis into the Senate record. The move came during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing, during which senators discussed strategies to fight drug addiction and heard from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. “I would like unanimous consent to enter some narrative and some photos from this week’s TIME magazine, called The Opioid Diaries,” Hassan said during the hearing. “It is compelling and I think the pictures in particular capture what is happening in our c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Congress opioid crisis Opioid Diaries Source Type: news

Book Review: Mindful Eating
How long does it take you to eat lunch? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk or in front of the TV, realizing that you have no recollection of what you’ve eaten? If so, you’re not alone. We live in a busy world, where fast is expected. This impacts us in all areas, including the way we eat. Mindless eating does not necessarily imply a disorder needing psychiatric assistance. It is a habit that many of us employ when we’re simply not paying attention. In Mindful Eating, Jan Chozen Bays, MD shares how to have a better relationship with food through mindful eating. She t...
Source: Psych Central - March 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Weight Loss books about eating mindful eating Source Type: news

Florida's Long-Lost Wild Flamingos Were Hiding In Plain Sight
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Klingener Source Type: news

LimFlow hopes to give end-stage CLI patients an alternative to amputation with its pDVA system
Earlier this year the FDA accepted LimFlow’s Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization system into its Breakthrough Device Program. CEO Dan Rose is hopeful that that designation, along with an increased feasibility study size, will help get the company’s pDVA product to critical limb ischemia patients in the US facing limb amputations with no other options. “There are over 270,000 ischemic major amputations in U.S. and Europe every year and these patients have no option today,” Rose said in an interview with “We’re really trying to provide a new solution for patients who have exhausted ...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

German NnBU looks to fund newborn device dev with cryptocurrency offering
German medical device maker NnBU Holdings is looking to support the development of its device designed to improve outcomes for babies delivered by Caesarean-section through an unusual path – the company this week revealed plans to raise $18.5 million (EU €15 million) through an “Initial Coin Offering.” The NnBU device in development is designed to massage the torso of C-section newborns to stimulate the positive stresses of natural birth, and focuses light on the baby’s fontanel to create a “comfortable waking process for the newborn baby,” the company claims. The company said that con...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pediatrics nnbuholdings Source Type: news

Greg Laurie Talks Steve McQueen, Faith and Mesothelioma
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in search of a life away from the drugs, the drinking and ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news

Ethiopian women and girls see “remarkable results” in ending child marriage
KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia ’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women and girls are mobilizing to change things – and they are seeing enormous success.“We are getting remarkable results in the fight against child marriage,” said Atsede Girmay, one of the volunteers in this effort. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle
(GUATEMALA CITY) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S., European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation. The study estimates that roughly 10 million people may have lived w...
Source: TIME: Science - February 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime World Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son Jaedin was finally delivered, Amanda an...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

Starwatch: the moon and a pair of star clusters
The waxing moon is moving towards the Pleiades and HyadesThe Moon approaches two star clusters on the evening of 26 January. Both clusters are located in Taurus and can be seen with the naked eye. Find the waxing Moon in the south-west, then look to its upper right to see a tight grouping of stars known as thePleiades, or Seven Sisters. These stars all formed together some time within the last 100 million years. To the upper left is a more spread-out V-shaped cluster known as theHyades. Roughly six times the age of the Pleiades, the Hyades is the closest star cluster to Earth, just 150 light years away. But don ’t be foo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy The moon Science Space Source Type: news

Can a DIY fertility test help you plan when to have a baby?
A new wave of tech startups is promising women detailed insights into their ability to conceive. But experts are scepticalMy sisters, aged 27 and 30, are seated at their computers poring over the slick websites of companies promising to reveal secrets to them about their fertility. “Get insight into how your fertility is tracking relative to your age,” promises one. “Get the tools you need to have more control over your fertility,” says a second. “Gauge how long you have left to conceive,” says a third. The tests, which look at the levels of one or more female horm ones in the blood, style themselves as easy to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Reproduction Technology Fertility problems Biology Health Society Science Women Life and style Source Type: news