Unemployment and suicide in Italy: evidence of a long-run association mitigated by public unemployment spending - Mattei G, Pistoresi B.
From the mid-1990s on, the suicide rate in Italy declined steadily, then apparently rose again after the onset of the Great Recession, along with a sharp increase in unemployment. The aim of this study is to test the association between the suicide rate an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Gerresheimer taps Metzner as CFO | Personnel Moves – December 14, 2018
Gerresheimer said late last month that it tapped Dr. Bernd Metzner as its new chief financial officer, set to take position at the latest by July 1 next year. Prior to joining the Dusseldorf-based company, Metzner acted as CFO at Ströer, a position he took up in June 2014. He also held positions at Bayer from 2002 to 2011, holding the CFO position for Bayer Italy and the global CFO position for Bayer’s pharma division. “In Dr. Bernd Metzner, we have gained a highly experienced chief financial officer for Gerresheimer AG. Along with chief executive officer Dietmar Siemssen and management board member Dr. Lu...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Aethlon Medical Inc. Amazon Bayer Berkshire Hathaway berkshiresterilemanufacturing Common Sensing Frazier Healthcare Ventures gerresheimer GI Dynamics JP Morgan Chase oculartherapeutix Organovo Personnel M Source Type: news

Cochrane Croatia celebrates its 10th birthday
On Friday, 7th December, Cochrane enthusiasts gathered at the University of Split School of Medicine to celebrate the 10th anniversary ofCochrane Croatia.Cochrane Croatia was founded as a Branch of the Italian Cochrane Centre on 8thDecember, 2008, ten years following initial discussions betweenProf. Ana Maru šić, Sir Iain Chalmersand Prof. Alessandro Liberati. Prof. Peter Tugwell, and his team, were instrumental in building capacity within Cochrane Croatia, along with the Mami ć family who warmly welcomed several members of Cochrane Croatia into their family home, in Ottawa. Together, with the support of the Itali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Incidence and type of health care associated injuries among nursing students: an experience in northern Italy - Rubbi I, Cremonini V, Butuc A, Cortini C, Artioli G, Bonacaro A, Pasquinelli G.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Nursing students are at high risk of injury while on clinical placement. The incidence of injury is three times higher in comparison to other healthcare workers, with a prevalence ranging from 25% up to 33,2%. Lack of knowl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hospitalizations
(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed (Pozzilli, Italy), in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston), highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine a day), in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find clue to epidemics in 'bursty' social behavior
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Researchers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, have developed a mathematical model that could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread. The team discovered that current predictive models may miss the influence of a critical aspect of the social behavior of individuals called 'burstiness.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia
(RUDN University) Using mathematical statistics methods, RUDN medics analyzed the data of 30 studies of the cases of hepatitis in Somalia. The studies also included Somali people who immigrated to Italy, the United States, United Kingdom and Libya and were screened for hepatitis viruses The research demonstrated critical spread rates of 5 types of viral hepatitis. The authors emphasize that, according to the results, immediate action should be taken by the international community. The results of the study were published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LumiThera inks Italian Valeda distro deal
LumiThera said today that it inked a deal with ophthalmology distributor Miloftalmica to be the exclusive distributor of the Valeda light delivery system, intended to treat dry age-related macular degeneration, across Italy. Therapy using the Valeda light delivery system consists of a series of light-based treatments to the retinal cells, which Seattle-based LumiThera claims improves energy production and can be used to address inflammation, ischemia and metabolic dysfunction that contribute to the disease. “Our new exciting partnership with LumiThera is fully consistent with the strategy and growth objectives of Mil...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Optical/Ophthalmic LumiThera Source Type: news

LumiThera Announces a Distribution Agreement for the Valeda Light Delivery System with Miloftalmica in Italy
SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- LumiThera Inc., a commercial-stage medical device company focused on developing photobiomodulation (PBM) therapies for ocular disorders and disease, announced a distribution agreement wit... Devices, Ophthalmology, Distribution LumiThera , Miloftalmica, photobiomodulation, Valeda Light Delivery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can social interactions affect spread of disease?
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, a team of researchers from New York University and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, draws connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can
Italian police investigating a disco stampede have found a pepper spray can (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener
The color for Italy's fashion capital now is gray _ due to its stone buildings and polluted skies _ but Milan is embarking on a new plan to go green, planting 3 million new trees by 2030 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede
Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rap Concert Stampede in Italy Leaves 6 Dead, Over 50 Hurt
CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — A stampede at a rap concert in an overcrowded Italian disco killed five teenagers early Saturday along with a woman who had brought her young daughter to the event, authorities said. Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very serious condition. Video broadcast on Italian state TV RaiNews24 showed scores of teenagers rushing out of a door and surging toward a low wall near an exit of the Blue Lantern disco in the central Italian town of Corinaldo, near Ancona on the Adriatic coast. The barrier then appeared to give way and a cascade of teenagers tumbled over it, falling on t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Diana Maltagliati And Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

Globus Scales Efforts Abroad with European Launch of ExcelsiusGPS
Globus Medical has officially entered Europe with its robotic guidance and navigation system, the ExcelsiusGPS. The Audobon, PA-based company said the first European ExcelsiusGPS procedure was performed in October at the Metropolitan Hospital in Neo Faliro, Athens, Greece. Since then, the system has been used in "numerous" open and minimally invasive spine procedures at Bonifatius Hospital in Germany and at the Fornaca Clinic in Italy. Globus launched the ExcelsiusGPS in the United States in late 2017 and the company reports positive feedback from U.S. surgeons and hospital administrators who have ado...
Source: MDDI - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Globus Medical launches ExcelsiusGPS in EU
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) said yesterday that it launched its ExcelsiusGPS robotic guidance and navigation system in the global market, having completed installations of the system in several European countries. The ExcelsiusGPS system won CE Mark clearance in the EU in early 2017 with indications for use in both minimally invasive and open procedures for orthopedics and neurosurgery, including procedures for the spine, long bones and cranium. The system is designed to integrate with Globus Medical implants and instruments, with compatibility with pre- and intra-operative CT and fluoroscopic imaging, the co...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Globus Medical Source Type: news

Several Injured in Gas Station Explosion Near Rome
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Several Injured in Gas Station Explosion Near Rome
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Reva touts first implant of Fantom Encore bioresorbable scaffold in Italy
Reva Medical (ASX:RVA) touted this week the first implant of its newly-launched Fantom Encore bioresorbable scaffold in Italy. The company’s third-generation coronary bioresorbable scaffold features a thin strut profile and Reva’s Tyrocore polymer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Reva touts first implant of Fantom Encore bioresorbable scaffold in Italy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Vascular Wall Street Beat Reva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Italy's health minister sacks public health advisers
Italy's health minister has removed 30 doctors and scientists from the ministry's public health advisory committee as part of the "government of change" promised by the 5-Star Movement and League (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cross-cultural aspects: exploring motor competence among 7- to 8-year-old children from Greece, Italy, and Norway - Haga M, Tortella P, Asonitou K, Charitou S, Koutsouki D, Fumagalli G, Sigmundsson H.
Motor development is affected by maturation and growth but also influenced by the specific environmental and cultural context. Therefore, cross-cultural research can provide information about how different cultural contexts, lifestyles, and physical activi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Road safety analysis of urban roads: case study of an Italian municipality - Demasi F, Loprencipe G, Moretti L.
In this study, an analytical methodology for the calculation of urban... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Towards a treatment for gluten intolerance
(EMBO) Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder of the intestine. It occurs when people develop sensitivity to gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. An international research team from Italy and France has now uncovered a new molecular player in the development of gluten intolerance. Their discovery, published in The EMBO Journal, suggests potential targets for the development of therapeutic approaches for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spiked Worldwide Last Year Due to ‘Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’: New Report
Reported cases of measles spiked in 2017, threatening years of public health progress and pointing to gaps in vaccination coverage worldwide, according to new data released Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2017, reported measles incidence dropped by 83%, saving about 21 million lives and resulting in an 80% decline in measles mortality, the new data shows. But toward the end of that time period, researchers observed a worrisome trend: between 2016 and 2017, reported measles cases increased by 31% globally. Increases were observed i...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Study: Italy's economic crisis has affected nutrition
A new study shows that Italy's long economic crisis is having an impact on nutritional health in the country once synonymous with the Mediterranean diet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Podcast: Talking therapy for the management of mental health in low- and middle-income countries affected by mass human tragedy
Evidence Aid, an organisation dedicated to improving the use of evidence in humanitarian crises, highlights information from Cochrane and other systematic reviews of particular relevance to those involved in humanitarian assistance and, in July 2018, these were added to by a report on psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries. We asked one of the authors, Marianna Purgato from the University of Verona in Italy, to tell us about this new Cochrane Review." Whether a humanitarian crisis is triggered by natural hazards or other events, people affected by it in low- a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prevalence and co-occurrence of unhealthy lifestyle habits and behaviours among secondary school students in Tuscany, central Italy - Millarini V, Caini S, Allamani A, Ermini I, Querci A, Masala G, Fabbri S.
We reported on a survey conducted in 2013-2015 among secondary school students in Tuscany, central Italy.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zapping the back with electrical currents reduces pain from a slipped disc
Italian researchers tested pulsed radiofrequency (pRF) on 128 patients with a slipped disc who had no relief from other treatments. The findings were presented at a conference in Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Shows Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Opioid Switching
Switching from one prescription opioid to another often solves the problem of debilitating side effects or inadequate pain relief, according to a recent study involving a wide range of cancer patients. Opioids are not all the same. And neither are those they are helping. Despite the increasing government restrictions and the frenzy over potential abuse, opioids can be a lifesaver for a mesothelioma patient finding the right fit. “I’ve been through both sides of that switching issue,” said Tim Crisler, a 16-year pleural mesothelioma survivor told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It worked gr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Israeli Company Set To Begin Testing New Radiation Cancer Therapy
An Israeli medical technology company is set to begin testing a new radiation cancer therapy, that kills cancer cells while sparing surrounding tissue, in leading medical centers in Italy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

The transformative process of the multi-country study on the drivers of violence affecting children in Italy - Bernacchi E, Zelano M.
This article reflects on the process of the Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children in Italy. We first provide an overview of how we worked with the data sets available and reflect on the gaps in the data collection which emerged ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Widening the antiMafia net: child protection and the socio-cultural transmission of Mafia behaviours in Calabria - Sergi A.
This article explores proceedings by the Youth Tribunal of Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, aimed at the protection of children in families where one or both parents are investigated for mafia offences. The findings show that preventing the transmission of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World's first automated volcano forecast predicts Mount Etna's eruptions: system tracks infrasound waves to determine when an eruption is imminent — and alerts the Italian government - Hall S.
Smoke filled the cabin as the Boeing 747 plunged towards snow-covered mountains in southern Alaska. All four engines had shut down, and it took the pilots eight long minutes to regain control of the aircraft. No one on board was hurt — but they had a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Amidst Rising Hunger, BCFN Forum to Promote Food Sustainability
An organic farmer in his sustainable farm in Paro, BhutanBy Stella PaulMILAN, Italy, Nov 26 2018 (IPS)As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise globally. A record 821 million people are facing chronic food deprivation – a sharp rise from 804 million figure in 2016 – said a report published by the UNFAO earlier this year. Along with rising hunger, food security has declined across Africa and South America while undernourishment is on the rise again in Asia, said the report which attributed the changing scenario to climate-related changes, adve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Climate Change Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Globalisation Green Economy Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Natural Resources Poverty & Source Type: news

Who Let The Dogs In? IKEA Did, And Melted Some Hearts
An IKEA store tin Catania, Italy recently opened its doors to stray dogs in the area, not just cut-outs of shelter dogs, as it did in a previous campaign with " Home for Hope " to encourage pet adoption. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Trend of drug abuse in 2011- 2014 in Italy - Sacco A, Macchiarella A, Amato A, La Commare D, Contr ò V, Proia P.
Doping, although was born as a medication and not with the purpose of enhancing performance, is a widespread practice in all sports, between amateur and gym-goers. The Italian sports federations were in second place worldwide for positive doping-test, afte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Critical aspects in the legal defence of patients with Tourette's Syndrome: an Italian case series - Porta M, Servello D, Dell'osso B, Dina CZ, Bona A, Alleva GC.
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a developmental neurobehavioral disorder with childhood onset and relevant burden in terms of disability and reduced quality of life. In Italy the biological basis of this syndrome is still frequently ignored and TS is often rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicide and suicides attempts in Italian prison epidemiological findings from the "Triveneto" area, 2010-2016 - Castelpietra G, Egidi L, Caneva M, Gambino S, Feresin T, Mariotto A, Balestrieri M, De Leo D, Marzano L.
The aim of this observational study was to assess rates of suicide and suicide attempts, in relation to gender, age, place of birth and security levels, in north-eastern Italian prisons during 2010-2016, and investigate associations with prison overcrowdin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Meet the winners of the Capturing Cancer Photography Competition
(Future Science Group) Future Science Group (FSG) today announced the winners of the Capturing Cancer: Oncology Central Photography Competition. Balkees Abderrahman (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA) and Federico Gulluni (University of Torin, Italy) were chosen by the public vote and an expert judging panel, respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drivers' performance in response to engineering treatments at pedestrian crossings - Branzi V, Meocci M, Domenichini L, La Torre F.
Pedestrian injuries and fatalities represent one of the major road safety problems all around the world. In 2016, according to the Italian data 570 pedestrians were killed and more than 21,000 were injured in traffic-related crash; moreover than 50% of acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Abbott launches FlexAbility cath ventricular tachycardia ablation trial
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said yesterday that it launched a study aiming to evaluate ablation treatments for patients with ventricular tachycardia, touting it as the first such trial of its kind. In the trial, dubbed the Less-VT study, investigators will explore the safety and effectiveness of ablation with the Chicago-area medtech giant’s FlexAbility ablation catheter in treating monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in patients who are unresponsive to drug therapy. “For some patients with sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, drug therapy is an ineffective treatment option. We want to build a body of clin...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Featured Abbott Source Type: news

Technogym steps up pace to win world fitness race
Italian group to launch stay-at-home training platform (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Violence towards emergency nurses. The 2016 Italian national survey: a cross-sectional study - Ramacciati N, Gili A, Mezzetti A, Ceccagnoli A, Addey B, Rasero L.
AIM: To analyse the dimensions and characteristics of Violence towards Emergency Nurses in a national context (Italy). BACKGROUND: Nurses are the most exposed to workplace violence, especially in Emergency Department contexts. METHODS: A cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Impact of the economic crises on suicide in Italy: the moderating role of active labor market programs - Mattei G, Pistoresi B, De Vogli R.
PURPOSE: To analyze the association between unemployment and suicide in Italy during the years 1990-2014, with a peculiar focus on the great recession (GR) and the role played by social protection as buffering mechanism against the negative effect on healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Modelling the dynamics of a large rock landslide in the Dolomites (eastern Italian Alps) using multi-temporal DEMs - Gatter R, Cavalli M, Crema S, Bossi G.
Latest advances in topographic data acquisition techniques have greatly enhanced the possibility to analyse landscapes in order to understand the processes that shaped them. High-resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), such as LiDAR-derived ones, provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: A quercetin-tocotrienols combination combats cancer
(Natural News) The battle against cancer is heading into new territory, as scientists explore the healing ability of substances that support the body’s cells, instead of killing them off. Researchers from the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) have made a breakthrough discovery for preventing the spread of malignant tumors. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Quercetin-tocotrienols combination combats cancer
(Natural News) The battle against cancer is heading into new territory, as scientists explore the healing ability of substances that support the body’s cells, instead of killing them off. Researchers from the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) have made a breakthrough discovery for preventing the spread of malignant tumors. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent study documents damage to rice crops by three fall-applied residual herbicides
(Cambridge University Press) Fall-applied residual herbicides are a commonly used control for glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass -- one of the most troublesome weeds in Mid-South row crops. But research published in the journal Weed Technology shows rice growers need to be cautious. Some residual herbicides can have a negative impact on rice crop performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it received CE Mark in the European union for its Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system intended for use in minimally invasive procedures to repair lesions in the descending aorta. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the device is cleared for use in treating thoracic aortic aneurysms, blunt traumatic aortic injuries, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers, intramural hematomas and type B aortic dissections. The Valiant Navion is a low-profile version of the company’s Valiant Captivia thoracic stent system, and features both CoveredSeal and FreeFlo stent configurations...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

20-year-old woman dies from a stem-cell transplant
Keziah Shorten was in intensive care for six months after having the operation in Italy and died of pneumonia after a second transplant carried out by University College London in 2011 also failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news