Our Bodies Are Polluted With Plastic, Scientists Warn
VIENNA (CBS Local) — The ocean isn’t the only thing filled with plastic. Our bodies are also polluted with plastic, according to a new study from Austrian scientists. Hundreds of small plastic pieces known as microplastics were found in stool samples of each volunteer who participated in a small pilot study by the Environment Agency Austria and the Medical University of Vienna. “This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected — that plastics ultimately reach the human gut,” lead researcher Dr. Philipp Schwabl said Tuesday. “Of particular concern is what this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

OU sociologist examines attitudes toward LGT individuals in new study
(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith G. F. Worthen, examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in a new study. Worthen uses a scale she developed and data from college students in the United States (Oklahoma and Texas), Italy and Spain to offer the first cross-cultural comparisons of attitudes toward transgender people in the United States and European Union. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Another reason to brush your teeth: Poor oral health increases blood pressure
A new study from the University of L'Aquila in Italy found that patients with hypertension and gum disease are 20 percent less likely to have their blood pressure in a healthy range. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeritas Announces That V-Go & #194; & #174; Insulin Delivery Device Has Launched in Italy
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX), a medical technology company and maker of V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes, announced today V-Go has launched and is now available in Italy through its previously disclosed exclusive distribution agreement with Movi SpA (“Movi”).“We are happy to announce the V-Go Wearable...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Does gut microbiota hold the key to improved diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer?
(Spink Health) Researchers from Italy directed by Professor Cammarota have found a unique pattern of microbes living in the esophagus of people with esophageal cancer or Barrett's esophagus, which could potentially be used to identify at-risk individuals and pave the way for new types of treatment in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Valeritas launches wearable insulin delivery device in Italy
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that its wearable insulin delivery device has launched in Italy. The Bridgewater, N.J.-based company inked an exclusive distribution deal with Movi SpA to bring its V-Go device to the more than 2 million people in Italy with Type 2 diabetes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas launches wearable insulin delivery device in Italy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Incredible transformation of cancer-stricken teenager
Kambou Sie travelled from his hometown of Bondoukou in the Ivory Coast to Italy, where he underwent life-changing surgery on a giant tumour that was engulfing his whole face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Medical Team Conducts Surgeries for Children in Gezira
[SNA] Medani -An Italian medical team started conduct of operations of removal of urinary and gastrointestinal malformations and congenital defects in the rectum for children at National Center for Pediatric Surgery in Medani, capital of Gezira State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Archeological find changes date of Pompeii's destruction
Inscription suggests Mount Vesuvius erupted weeks later than previously thoughtA newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after 17 October AD79 and not on 24 August as previously thought.Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of “the 16th day before the calends of November”, meaning 17 October, on a house at Pompeii, the head of archeology at the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: AFP in Rome Tags: Italy Archaeology Classics and ancient history Education Science Europe Source Type: news

What & #039;s Next for Bioresorbable Scaffolds?
Even with new data, the future of bioresorbable scaffolds remains in flux. At TCT 2018 in September, Reva Medical and Abbott Laboratories painted differing pictures with their respective bioresorbable scaffold studies. What now? Dr. Lukasz Koltowski from the Medical University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, presented new data from Reva Medical's "Fantom STEMI" pilot study. The study showed procedural success and clinical utility of the Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in nine patients with acute ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (“STEMI”) heart attacks. "Many heart atta...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Neovasc touts Tiara TMVR success rate in study
A small study of the Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in high-risk patients revealed a 100% procedural success rate and immediate elimination of mitral regurgitation. Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the study also showed no death, myocardial infarction, stroke, major bleeding, or access site complications at 30 days. The twelve patients in the study had had a previous aortic valve replacement. Such patients have been excluded from most TMVR trials because of the potential risks of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or interaction between the T...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Mayo Clinic neovasc Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

A model of factor analysis: reasons for using a helmet in a sample of non-competitive italian cyclists - Ferraro OE, Orsi C, Montomoli C, Morandi A.
Introduction The increased bicycle use for transport as an alternative to motorized vehicles has by now become a common occurrence in all Italian cities. Even though the benefits of using a helmet to protect against trauma in bicycle accidents have been d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Freeing oneself from intimate partner violence: a follow-up of women who contacted an anti-violence center in Italy - Pomicino L, Beltramini L, Romito P.
This study examines the situation of women ( N = 124) who had presented themselves to an anti-violence center in Italy in the previous 3-5 years. At follow-up, 37.3% had no contact with the perpetrator, 22.7% had stayed with him, and 39.8% had "forced" con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave
(University of Arizona) Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading malaria to the living. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaks put Italy's underground lab in jeopardy
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cartlidge, E. Tags: European News, Physics, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

SCIENCE under attack by libtards as physics professor may get fired for daring to say physics isn't sexist
(Natural News) A physics professor at the University of Pisa in Italy recently became the subject of an “ethics investigation” at his school following a lecture he gave about how modern leftist dogma that blames “sexism” for allegedly keeping women from succeeding in the sciences is absolute bunk. Alessandro Strumia boldly and unequivocally stated that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Union Security Holds Stadium Terror Attack Drill
LYON, France (AP) — European security chiefs struggled over solutions to the migrant crisis and oversaw a simulated terrorist attack on a stadium Tuesday, with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looking on. Elite police forces staged the anti-terrorism exercise in the French city of Lyon as part of meetings of interior ministers of six European countries plus Morocco. Sessions didn't speak publicly at the event. Countering terrorism, including dealing with the return of foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, was a main topic at the closed-door meetings. The touchy subject of migration, another focus, had officials di...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Training News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Fighting forgetfulness with nanotechnology
(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) About 29 million people around the world are affected by the disease 'Alzheimer'. In an international collaboration, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz together with teams from Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and the USA are now working together on an approach for a therapy. On the one hand, the goal is to understand the processes occurring in the brain that lead to the disease; on the other hand the development of a method for targeted drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

LGBTQ children at three-fold greater risk of attempting suicide
An Italian study of more than two million children and teens woldwide found that sexual minority youth are at a higher risk of suicide attempts, and transgender kids are at the greatest risk of all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the Preparedness of the Health Care System Infrastructure in Six European Countries for an Alzheimer's Treatment
Researchers examined the health systems of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom to determine whether they have the capacity to rapidly move a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease from approval into widespread clinical use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPMC opens new cancer center in Italy
UPMC on Monday unveiled its second UPMC Hillman Cancer Center facility in Italy, this one in southern Italy. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria is situated in Mirabella Eclano, Campania, next to the Village Maria private hospital, and will be a radiotherapy center. It will have 15 full-time staff and be part of the telemedicine network UPMC has organized around the world. It will be the second su ch facility for UPMC in Italy. The UPMC San Pietro FBF Advanced Radiotherapy Center has been… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

The effect of an Italian nationwide mandatory visibility aids law for cyclists - Prati G.
The role of conspicuity in preventing bicycle-motorized vehicle collisions has been the subject of investigation. To date, no study has evaluated the impact on bicycle safety of legislation imposing bicycling visibility aids. The aim of the present study i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An ancient pear endemic to Italy is a little-known superfood with high concentrations of antioxidant compounds
(Natural News) The Apennine mountains of central Italy are home to an ancient and rare variant of the European pear (Pyrus communis) called the Cocomerina pear. A study conducted by local researchers revealed that this pink-fleshed pear is a superfood bursting with natural antioxidants. “Cocomerina” is derived from “cocomero,” the term for watermelon. This variant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is wine good for you? Graphic reveals scientists' conflicting claims
The health benefits and risks of drinking alcohol have been studied by researchers from around the world since April, in universities in the UK, US, France, Italy, Finland, Brazil and Austria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1,600 scientists rebuke Cern physicist over gender bias
Alessandro Strumia hits back at petition sparked by claim physics was built by menMore than 1,600 scientists have backed a campaign condemning the Italian researcher who claimed physics was “invented and built by men”.They have signed a petition in response tocomments made by Prof Alessandro Strumia, of Pisa University, who said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chris Johnston Tags: Physics Gender Cern Italy Europe Science World news Particle physics Women Source Type: news

Study finds that apples improve sexual function in women
(Natural News) For the Greeks, the apple was a symbol of abundance and fertility. However, according to a study, the fruit may actually be a natural aphrodisiac for women. The study, which was published in the journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, involved a group of doctors in Trento, Italy, who observed 731 healthy and sexually active... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between perceived material deprivation, parents' discipline practices, and children's behavior problems: an international perspective - Schenck-Fontaine A, Lansford JE, Skinner AT, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Malone PS, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L.
This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Ken... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preschoolers' anticipation of sadness for excluded peers, sympathy, and prosocial behavior - Sette S, Colasante T, Zava F, Baumgartner E, Malti T.
We investigated the relations between anticipation of sadness for excluded peers, sympathy, and prosocial behavior in a sample of 127 Italian preschoolers (Mage  = 4.84 years, SD = 0.85). Children attributed emotions to hypothetical exc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma
The use of robotic tumor enucleation conferred favorable long-term surgical margins and local recurrence rates in patients with sporadic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the results of a single-center Italian study.10/04/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Medrobotics touts first EU sale of Flex robotic platform
Medrobotics today touted the first sale of its Flex robotics surgical platform in Europe. The Raynham, Mass.-based company said it sold the system to Italy’s A.O. Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, making the facility the first in Europe to offer procedures with the platform. Medrobotics Flex robotic surgical platform is intended for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures, and is designed specifically to access hard to reach anatomy in otolaryngology, colorectal and gastroenterology procedures, the company said. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Surgical Medrobotics Source Type: news

Catalent Invests $7.3 Million at its Aprilia, Italy Facility
Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it had...(PRWeb October 04, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/catalent_invests_7_3_million_at_its_aprilia_italy_facility/prweb15792798.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Physicist Donna Strickland on Her ‘Surreal’ Nobel Prize Win and the Challenges for Women in Science
Physicist Donna Strickland, a self-described “laser jock” who prefers to keep a low profile, won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday, becoming the third woman ever to do so — an achievement she described as “surreal.” “It’s hard for me to take it in right now,” Strickland tells TIME. “But I’m trying to enjoy it.” An associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, she spent the morning fielding emails from around the world, visiting with students who showed up at her door with congratulations, and discussing the Nobel Prize-winning resear...
Source: TIME: Science - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Canada nobel prize onetime Science Source Type: news

Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity
A farmer harvests amaranth in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. This grain, of which two of the varieties originated in Mexico, is part of the country's traditional diet and can help boost nutrition among Mexicans, who have been affected by skyrocketing consumption of junk food. Credit: Courtesy of Bridge to Community HealthBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Oct 2 2018 (IPS)Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Food and Agricu Source Type: news

FIT Screening Not a Good Fit for Proximal Colon Cancer FIT Screening Not a Good Fit for Proximal Colon Cancer
Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) is significantly worse at detecting proximal than distal colorectal cancers, making screening increasingly ineffective as patients age, warn Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Physicist Suspended After Saying ‘Physics Invented and Built by Men’ in Presentation
(GENEVA) — Officials at the world’s largest particle accelerator have suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation of his “highly offensive” presentation on gender issues that raised new concerns about sexism in science. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said Monday that Alessandro Strumia of the University of Pisa was out of line in his talk Friday for a seminar on “High Energy Theory and Gender.” The Geneva-area center said it had no prior knowledge of the content of the presentation and cited its “attacks on individuals” as “unacceptabl...
Source: TIME: Science - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Physics Source Type: news

Cochrane Summer School 2018
Improving Cochrane evidence uptake in clinical practice is a joint goal of Cochrane Neurological Sciences and Cochrane Italy. They have been making progress with their annual Summer Schools. Over a week they gather young doctors to talk about clinical decision making, evidence-based medicine, and the methodology behind Cochrane Reviews.Visit Cochrane Neurological Sciences websiteVisit Cochrane Italy websiteSee what Cochrane training is happening near youThursday, October 11, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Case For Taking a Walk After You Eat
At the end of a long day, it’s tempting to dive into your social feeds or Netflix queue the minute you’ve finished eating. But back before screens bogarted all our free time, an after-dinner stroll was a popular activity and one associated with improved health and digestion. “Italians have been walking after meals for centuries,” says Loretta DiPietro, a professor of exercise science at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, “so it must be good.” Research backs this up. One small study co-authored by DiPietro found that when older adults at risk fo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Queen Paola stroke: Symptoms you must know after Belgian royal in health emergency
QUEEN Paola of Belgium had a stroke last night, according to Italian and Belgian media reports. These are the signs and symptoms of a stroke you should be aware of - are you at risk of the deadly health emergency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen Paola stroke: Belgian royal in health emergency - symptoms to watch out for
QUEEN Paola of Belgium had a stroke last night, according to Italian and Belgian media reports. These are the signs and symptoms of a stroke you should be aware of - are you at risk of the deadly health emergency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ötzi the iceman was covered in acupuncture-like marks used as a primitive painkiller
Experts from the Institute for Mummy Research in Bolzano, in the Italian province of South Tyrol, claim that healthcare and treatment was already common during the Iceman’s time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids
Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Physical Activity Scale for the elderly: translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Italian version - Covotta A, Gagliardi M, Berardi A, Maggi G, Pierelli F, Mollica R, Sansoni J, Galeoto G.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to translate and culturally adapt the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly into Italian (PASE-I) and to evaluate its psychometric properties in the Italian older adults healthy population. METHODS: For transla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cardiovalve launches pivotal TMVR trials
Israel cardiovascular device developer Cardiovalve said yesterday it launched both the Ahead US and Ahead EU multicenter studies of its Cardiovalve transfemoral mitral valve replacement system. The company’s flagship Cardiovalve system is a novel mitral valve designed for either transferal or transeptal use and is intended to replace the mitral valve through a minimally invasive procedure. Cardiovalve touted that the device features a short profile for minimal protrusion to the left ventricle and minimized interference in cardiac blood flow. Cardiovalve said that will begin enrollment in the Ahead US trial early in t...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves cardiovalve Source Type: news

Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth
Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of child neglect and abuse in Italy: an undervalued problem of public health but also an unknown reality - Ferrara P, Michela P, Annunziata F, de Lucia A, Ianniello F, Chiaretti A.
We reported ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Most nations falling short of UN targets to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases
(Imperial College London) People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MedAutonomic Has Successful Implant of Phoenix
MedAutonomic has made significant progress with its brain neuromodulation technology. The Silicon Valley and Venice, Italy-based company said it had successfully implanted the Phoenix device into the stomach wall of a human through a digestive endoscopic procedure. The device sends signals to the brain (the limbic system)to reset an imbalance in the Autonomic Nervous System with the aim to treat functional diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The company said Phoenix is able to harvest energy from the body, so it can remain in the stomach wall without the need of a bat...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

New fungus found to cause cankers and declines in pistachio trees in Sicily, Italy
(Pensoft Publishers) Since 2010, pistachio farmers from Sicily have been reporting a disease on the trees, characterised by cankers and declines, sometimes leading to the collapse of entire plants. Having surveyed 15 pistachio orchards from three provinces, as well as potted plants, an international team of researchers identified a new disease caused by a previously unknown fungus. The aetiology of the disease and the new pathogenic species are described in the open access journal MycoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MedAutonomic implants device to treat metabolic syndrome
  (Image courtesy of MedAutonomic) MedAutonomic said today it has successfully implanted a brain neuromodulation device, the Phoenix, into the stomach wall of a human through an innovative digestive endoscopic procedure. Powered without a battery, the Phoenix sends signals to the limbic system to reset an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system to treat metabolic syndrome and functional diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a company statement. The company developed a piezoelectric energy harvesting system (PEHS) to power the Phoenix.  The PEHS is...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Biotech Blog Diabetes Implants Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Research & Development medautonomic Source Type: news