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Canavero: World's 1st human head transplant carried out
The announcement  was made by Italian Professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group at a press conference in Vienna this morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Leonardo da Vinci Painting Just Sold for $450 Million. Here ’s How Experts Figured Out It Was Real
For a painting worth nearly half a billion dollars, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is far from perfect. The 500-year-old portrait of Jesus Christ has a shady past that includes ownership by King Charles I, a 160-year disappearing act and a sale for only thousands of dollars just 12 years ago. It is damaged and was heavily repainted, then restored. And at least one prominent da Vinci expert is on record saying he doesn’t believe da Vinci was the primary artist behind it. But the 15-by-17 portrait overcame all of that Wednesday night when it sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for a gob-smacking $450.3 mil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Art onetime Source Type: news

Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe
Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Neuroscience research provides evidence the brain is strobing not constant
(University of Sydney) It's not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That's the finding of a landmark Australian-Italian collaboration that provides new evidence that oscillations, or 'strobes', are a general feature of human perception.While our conscious experience appears to be continuous, the University of Sydney and Italian universities study suggests that perception and attention are intrinsically rhythmic in nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts reduced pressure ulcers in Allevyn Life dressing trial
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer polyurethane dressing used in treating elderly patinets with hip fractures, touting reduced onset of pressure ulcers. Results from the trial were presented at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel annual meeting this year, the company said. Data in the trial came from experiences with 359 fragility hip fracture patients aged 65 and over at Bologna, Italy’s Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, run by research nursing centre head Dr. Christiana Forni. “Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem due to the...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Neovasc shares fall on Q3 sales miss
Shares in Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) have risen in early morning trading today after the medical device maker posted 2nd quarter earnings that beat the Street on losses per share but missed on sales. The Vancouver-based company posted losses of $5.8 million, or 6¢ per share, on sales of $1.4 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 79.9% while sales were reduced 54.7% compared with the same period last year. Losses per share were just ahead of the 7¢ per share consensus on Wall Street, though sales fell well short of the Street’s $1.8 million expectations. “From a product perspe...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Laser Technology for Sudanese Dentists - First Diplomas From University of Genoa in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum, 15 November 2017 - In a press release issued by Italian embassy in Khartoum " last Saturday 11 November, at Corinthia Hotel, graduation certificates in "Laser dentistry" issued from University of Genoa were awarded to 52 Sudanese students. The participants, mostly girls, coming from all over the country and the region, have been awarded a diploma after one year course of study designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido lidocaine patch
Sorrento Therapeutics (NSDQ:SRNE) subsidiary Scilex Pharmaceuticals said today that it filed a marketing authorization application seeking approval for its ZTlido lidocaine patch. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said it is pursuing a hybrid regulatory pathway with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the U.K., which will serve as the lead review agency. The company also plans to file for review in other countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Scilex Pharmaceuticals Sorrento Therapeutics Source Type: news

Italy pushes Milan bid to host European Medicines Agency
Italy's president hopes that Milan wins the right to host the hotly sought-after European Medicines Agency, which has to be relocated from London due to Britain's divorce from the European Union (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing integrative group protocol with adolescent survivors of the Central Italy Earthquake - Maslovaric G, Zaccagnino M, Mezzaluna C, Perilli S, Trivellato D, Longo V, Civilotti C.
Earthquakes, which can cause widespread territorial and socio-economic destruction, are life-threatening, unexpected, unpredictable, and uncontrollable events caused by the shaking of the surface of the earth. The psychological consequences, such as PTSD, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Randomised controlled non-inferiority trial of primary care-based facilitated access to an alcohol reduction website: cost-effectiveness analysis - Hunter R, Wallace P, Struzzo P, Vedova RD, Scafuri F, Tersar C, Lygidakis C, McGregor R, Scafato E, Freemantle N.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the 12-month costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained to the Italian National Health Service of facilitated access to a website for hazardous drinkers compared with a standard face-to-face brief intervention (BI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The country of fires. Fire emergency in summer 2017 in Italy: impact on health and environment - Michelozzi P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Transgenic Stem Cells Lead To A Genuine Miracle Cure
A team of doctors and scientists in Germany and Italy fixed a defective gene in a young boy's skin. They then grew new skin that they used to replace 80% of the skin on his body, saving his life. Two years later, his new skin is amazingly normal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients
Using FDG-PET/CT, researchers in Italy have found a correlation between cell-free...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery PET identifies cell mutations in NSCLC patients ASTRO: Negative PET/CT doesn't always mean dormant NSCLC SNMMI: FDG-PET can monitor immunotherapy for NSCLC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Penumbra ’ s Q3 results top estimates
Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) yesterday reported third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street and raised its sales outlook for the rest of the year, despite a nearly 100% profit slide. The Alameda, Calif.-based medical device company posted profits of $238,000, or 1¢ per share, on sales of $83.9 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, which amounted to a -98.0% bottom-line plunge on sales growth of 24.9% compared with Q3 2016. Analysts on The Street had predicted losses per share of -6¢ on sales of $79.2 million. Penumbra said it now expects to report full-year sales of $324 million to ...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Neurological Wall Street Beat Penumbra Inc. peripheral Source Type: news

Boy is given new skin thanks to gene therapy
(Ruhr-University Bochum) A medical team at the Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum's burn unit and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena (Italy) were the first ever to successfully treat a child suffering from extensive skin damage using transplants derived from genetically modified stem cells. The boy is a so-called butterfly child: he suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed approximately 80 percent of his epidermis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Researcher May Help Identify Best Candidates for...
Italian scientists say genetic testing for gene expression may be the key to more effective mesothelioma treatment.(PRWeb November 08, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14887255.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changes in alcohol consumption from youth to adulthood in Italy - Olimpi N, Bravi S, Allamani A, Voller F.
The objective of the study was to asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of incidents of violence in a large Italian hospital - Sossai D, Molina FS, Amore M, Ferrandes G, Sarcletti E, Biffa G, Accorsi S, Belvederi Murri M, Tomellini MJ, Copello F.
INTRODUCTION: An increase in the rate of non-fatal violence events, from 20.65/10,000 in 2012 to 22.81/10,000 in 2014, was observed at the IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino in Genoa. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the incidence and outcome of the phen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A GIS-based quantitative approach for the search of clandestine graves, Italy - Somma R, Cascio M, Silvestro M, Torre E.
Previous research on the RAG color-coded prioritization systems for the discovery of clandestine graves has not considered all the factors influencing the burial site choice within a GIS project. The goal of this technical note was to discuss a GIS-based q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

FDG PET shows tumor DNA levels in blood are linked to NSCLC aggressiveness
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Italian researches have demonstrated a better way of determining the aggressiveness of tumors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a study presented in the featured clinical investigation article of the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, they used 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT imaging to show that the amount of cell-free tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream correlates with tumor metabolism (linked to cancer aggressiveness), not tumor burden (amount of cancer in the body). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

G7 on do violent communities foster violent kids?Health, science suggests global action to reduce the impact of climate on health
(Universit à Ca' Foscari Venezia) Italian Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin presented the results of the research in Milan during the meeting on Health attended by the G7 ministers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

G7 on health, science suggests global action to reduce the impact of climate on health
(Universit à Ca' Foscari Venezia) Italian Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin presented the results of the research in Milan during the meeting on Health attended by the G7 ministers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Joining in the fungi: black truffle grown in UK for first time
Dog unearths P érigord black truffle successfully grown in Wales, the furthest north the delicacy has ever been foundAn expensive Mediterranean black truffle has been cultivated in the UK for the first time, the farthest north that the species has been found.Researchers believe the truffle, mostly found in northern Spain, southern France and northern Italy, was able to grow in Wales due to climate change.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Climate change Fungi Environment Wales Food & drink Biology Life and style Science UK news Source Type: news

Event tackles child malnutrition as economic imperative
A report prepared for an international nutrition summit in Italy says malnutrition is an underlying cause of half of child deaths worldwide and that some 155 million children suffer physical and cognitive impairments from being malnourished (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberal publication "deaf shames" disabled ballet dancer by photoshopping away her cochlear implant for its glamour ad
(Natural News) Virgin Active, which is a chain of health clubs located in South Africa, Italy, Spain, Australia and a few other countries, has recently come under fire for allegedly editing out the cochlear implant of one of their models, 27-year-old Simone Botha Welgemoed. Naturally, when Welgemoed noticed that her implants were not in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SMT bags tender to supply 10,000 stents to Italian public hospitals
Emilia Romagna is one of the most populous regions of north Italy, with 15 cath labs performing 10% of Italian Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) that include stenting procedures. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Variation on the Mediterranean diet may help you make it to 100: Consider trying the "Pioppi" diet for 7 days
(Natural News) Renowned cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra and former athlete Donal O’Neill have written a book called The Pioppi Diet: A 21-day Lifestyle Plan, which features a seven-day diet plan that adopts the regular meal plans followed by residents of Pioppi Village in Italy. Pioppi has been acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the home... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA takes unprecedented step toward more efficient global pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined the agency will recognize eight European drug regulatory authorities as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements. The eight regulatory authorities found to be capable are those located in: Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trauma and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a European population-based case-control study from the EURALS consortium - Pupillo E, Poloni M, Bianchi E, Giussani G, Logroscino G, Zoccolella S, Chio A, Calvo A, Corbo M, Lunetta C, Marin B, Mitchell D, Hardiman O, Rooney J, Stevic Z, Bandettini di Poggio M, Filosto M, Cotelli MS, Perini M, Riva N, Tremolizzo L, Vitelli E, Damiani D, Beghi E.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and previous traumatic events, age of trauma, and site of injury. METHODS: A population-based case-control study was performed in five European countries (Italy, Irel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Planned and unplanned complex suicides: casuistry of the Institute of Legal Medicine of Parma (Italy) - Banchini A, Schirripa ML, Anzillotti L, Cecchi R.
Complex suicide is performed using more harmful methods, simultaneously or consecutively. In these cases, the distinction between suicide and homicide represents a challenge for forensic pathologists. In literature, complex suicide is divided in two subgro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Biomarkers can reveal traumatic brain injury, even when concussions don ’t show up on CAT scan
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes ’ outer membranes rupture from blunt impact or whiplash trauma.BACKGROUNDMild traumatic brain injuries, also called concussions, often go undiagnosed, but they can lead to lasting neurological impairment, especially after repeated occurrences.Currently, doctors use CT scans or a standard scoring system to describe the level of consciousness in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pope Francis to call International Space Station
Pontiff to become second pope to speak to astronauts orbiting the earth with live streamed video callThe voice of Pope Francis will be heard on the International Space Stationwhen he makes a call to its astronauts.The pope is due to speak to the crew at 1400 BST, including 60-year-old Italian Paolo Nespoli, who is on his third space mission. The video call will be streamed online onNasa TV andthe Vatican ’s YouTube channel.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Pope Francis World news The papacy International Space Station Science Source Type: news

A man who helped repair homes after Hurricane Harvey just died of flesh-eating bacteria
A 31-year-old Texas man died of a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection last week, nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and the man began repairing homes damaged by the floods. On Monday, the Galveston County Health District said the man went to a hospital on Oct. 10 with a “seriously” infected wound on his upper left arm. […]Related:The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her faceThe rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mista...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face
Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for “sweating blood” from her face and her hands, a condition she's had for three years, according to two physicians from the University of Florence. It's a condition few doctors have seen, and some have questioned whether sweating blood is even possible. But it […]Related:The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterusWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face
Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for “sweating blood” from her face and her hands, a condition she's had for three years, according to two physicians from the University of Florence. It's a condition few doctors have seen, and some have questioned whether sweating blood is even possible. But it […]Related:‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterusWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world&rsquo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman who sweats blood from her palms and her face
Sweating blood from her face and the palms of her hands, a 21-year-old woman was admitted to an Italian hospital, according to a case in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Woman Dies in Italy After Being Denied C-Section
[Nairobi News] A Kenyan family is mourning the death of a woman amid concerns of negligence by medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Italian woman 'sweats' blood from face and palms of hands
A patient was hospitalised in Florence, Italy, after suffering the bizarre symptoms  for 3 years. The unnamed woman's bleeding was most intense when she was under stress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors
Doctors in Italy recently treated a patient with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. There are those who question whether hematohidrosis exists, but a Canadian medical historian says it's extremely rare but legitimate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Historical perspectives on democratic police reform: institutional memory, narratives and ritual in the post-war Italian police, 1948-1963 - Dunnage J.
The article analyses the occupational culture of the Italian Interior Ministry police after the Second World War, following the demise of Benito Mussolini's fascist dictatorship. In undertaking this, the article largely focuses on how the history, values a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

An evaluation of the impact of a policy-level intervention to address psychosocial risks on organisational action in Italy - Di Tecco C, Jain A, Valenti A, Iavicoli S, Leka S.
Psychosocial hazards have the potential to cause harm to employee health and negatively affect organisational outcomes. Work-related stress is an outcome of exposure to psychosocial risks that has received broad attention at research and policy level in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Weight Loss in Italy?
One of the women I work with wanted to know about the new diet drug called Belviq. The FDA is always approving a new “miracle” weight-loss pill, only to recall it a few years later. To date, at least 34 diet drugs have been taken off the market. Diet pills cause all kinds of problems — heart attack, stroke and psychiatric disorders. And Belviq isn’t any different. Some of its side effects include suicidal thoughts, a racing heartbeat, hallucinations and more… The European Union banned Belviq. The reason? It causes cancer in animals.  And here’s the real irony… Clinical tri...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Historical perspectives on democratic police reform: institutional memory, narratives and ritual in the post-war Italian police, 1948-1963 - Dunnage J.
The article analyses the occupational culture of the Italian Interior Ministry police after the Second World War, following the demise of Benito Mussolini's fascist dictatorship. In undertaking this, the article largely focuses on how the history, values a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

An evaluation of the impact of a policy-level intervention to address psychosocial risks on organisational action in Italy - Di Tecco C, Jain A, Valenti A, Iavicoli S, Leka S.
Psychosocial hazards have the potential to cause harm to employee health and negatively affect organisational outcomes. Work-related stress is an outcome of exposure to psychosocial risks that has received broad attention at research and policy level in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Somalia:Italy Donates 300,000 Euros to Somali Red Crescent
[Shabelle] Turkish and Somali paramedic carry wounded people to a Turkish military plane that will transport the injured to Turkey, at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, 16 October 2017. The death toll from the 14 October truck bomb attack has risen to at least 230, the deadliest attack in Somalias recent history. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Legumes see new life in flowerpots
Each year in Europe, the food industry discards millions of tonnes of vegetable residue and legumes. In Italy, scientists are using these leftovers to make bioplastics, an innovative and ecological material. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Will a sugar tax work? Well, it did at Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants
Researchers say the chef ’s 10p levy on sugary drinks led to a significant drop in sales – boding well for the government’s sugar tax planJamie Oliver ’s 10p tax on sugary drinks sold in his Italian restaurants has resulted in a significant drop in sales, a study has found.The Jamie ’s Italian chain introduced the sugary drinks tax to set an example as part of a campaign to persuade the government to take action. In June 2015, Oliver announced that every drink containing added sugar would cost 10p extra and that the money would help pay for food education and water fountains in schools.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Jamie Oliver Sugar Restaurants Society UK news Food & drink Soft drinks Children Science Source Type: news

Flood of radioactivity in Europe may be coming from Russia, according to experts
(Natural News) Since the end of September, experts claim that there has been a spike in radioactivity detected in the air over Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France. Although scientists are still unaware of what is responsible for this increase, new calculations suggest that it originally came from somewhere within the southern Ural Mountains. Specifically,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news