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Britain ’s Theresa May Says Brexit Shouldn’t Take Effect Until 2021
British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extra two years for the U.K. to complete its withdrawal from the bloc, in a bid to thaw chilled relations between negotiators. In a speech in the Italian city of Florence, May confirmed her government would pursue an implementation period of “around two years” after the formal point of departure scheduled for March 2019. “A period of implementation would be in our mutual interest,” she added. Under the deal, relations between Britain and the E.U. would remain much the same as before. Britain would continue contributing to the E.U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized United Kingdom Source Type: news

Bicycle helmet use patterns in Italy. A description and analysis of survey data from an Italian friends of cycling association - Popa I, Ferraro OE, Orsi C, Morandi A, Montomoli C.
Cycling is becoming one of the most popular forms of recreation and transport the world over, but cyclists still have a high level of vulnerability. A bicycle helmet is an important safety device available to cyclists, but little is known regarding possibl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Case Study: Translating Pregnancy Guide
Pescara Health Board (AUSL) has produced a brochure called 'Mamma Consapevole' ('Pregnancy: The Essential Guide') to help women cope with pregnancy. To ensure every woman with residency in Italy could benefit from this guide, Pescara's AUSL asked int … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Review: Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

UPMC invests in hospital, add to services in Italy
UPMC ’s latest international investment is a 50 percent ownership stake in a Rome hospital that will also lead to an expansion of its cancer and thoracic treatment across Italy. The 75-bed Salvator Mundi International Hospital is now jointly owned by UPMC and its operator, Rome International Hospital Management Srl. The nearly 60-year-old hospital was founded and spent much of its life operated by the Sisters of the Divine Savior before RIHM took over in 2012. It has three operating theaters in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC invests in hospital, add to services in Italy
UPMC ’s latest international investment is a 50 percent ownership stake in a Rome hospital that will also lead to an expansion of its cancer and thoracic treatment across Italy. The 75-bed Salvator Mundi International Hospital is now jointly owned by UPMC and its operator, Rome International Hospital Management Srl. The nearly 60-year-old hospital was founded and spent much of its life operated by the Sisters of the Divine Savior before RIHM took over in 2012. It has three operating theaters in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Essilor, Luxotica rebuff EU anti-trust regulators
(Reuters) –Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) and Essilor (EPA:EI) have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust regulators’ concerns over their proposed 46-billion-euro ($55.2 billion) merger, increasing the possibility of a lengthy EU investigation into the deal. Italian eyewear maker Luxottica, which owns brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, and French lens manufacturer Essilor had until Sept. 19 to offer concessions after the EU competition enforcer expressed its reservations about the deal to the companies last week. The European Commission recognises if the parties to a merger have made concession...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Essilor Luxottica Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Epidemiology and clinics of mushroom poisoning in Northern Italy: a 21-year retrospective analysis - Cervellin G, Comelli I, Rastelli G, Sanchis-Gomar F, Negri F, De Luca C, Lippi G.
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about epidemiology and management of mushroom poisoning. We analyzed and described epidemiology, clinical presentation, and clinical course of mushroom-poisoned patients admitted to emergency departments (EDs) of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Laser May Be Safer Than Bevacizumab in Babies With Acute-phase ROP Laser May Be Safer Than Bevacizumab in Babies With Acute-phase ROP
Babies with acute-phase retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) who are treated with bevacizumab have more long-term eye problems than babies treated with laser, according to a new randomized controlled trial done in Italy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Italy
As of 14 September, fourteen autochthonous confirmed cases of chikungunya have been diagnosed in Italy, six in Rome and eight in the coastal area of Anzio (Lazio Region). There are additional cases being investigated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

Steven Mnuchin Requested a U.S. Military Jet to Use for His Honeymoon
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked for a $25,000-an-hour military jet to fly him and his wife on a honeymoon to Europe, weeks before the couple flew on a government aircraft during the eclipse. The department’s inspector general announced on Wednesday that they were investigating the request, which was made because Mnunchin feared he would not have access to secure communications while traveling to Scotland, France, and Italy, ABC News reported. “It is imperative that he have access to secure communications, and it is our practice to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized louise linton onetime steven mnuchin Treasury Department Source Type: news

Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LivaNova mulls sale for CRM biz
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it’s considering a sale for its cardiac rhythm management business, tapping Barclays to shop the $250 million operation to potential buyers. “As part of our ongoing efforts to position LivaNova for long-term success, we are sharpening our focus on the company’s areas of strength and market leadership. To that end, we are exploring options to realize the full value of the CRM Business Franchise,” CEO Damien McDonald said in prepare remarks. “The CRM business franchise is a global business and strong regional player with attractive assets, a robust pipel...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management LivaNova Source Type: news

Treasury Secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon
Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

Menarini and OBT conduct Phase I oncology trial of MEN1309
Italian pharmaceutical company Menarini Ricerche has partnered with UK-based biotechnology firm Oxford BioTherapeutics (OBT) to conduct a Phase I clinical trial of MEN1309 to treat patients with metastatic solid cancers and non-Hodgkin ’s lymphoma (NH… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

An 11-Year-Old Boy and His Parents Have Died After Falling Into a Dormant Volcano
Firefighters have recovered the bodies of an 11-year-old boy and his parents, who died after falling into the crater of a dormant volcano near Naples in southern Italy. The boy, who reportedly entered a prohibited area at the Solfatara di Pozzuoli volcano Tuesday, is believed to have fainted after inhaling sulphuric fumes, the Guardian reports citing Italian media. His parents attempted to save him when the crater collapsed underneath them, either after a small explosion or simply giving way under their weight, according to firefighters who attended the scene. The couple’s other child, aged seven, reportedly ran to a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Italy onetime Source Type: news

Britons are among the most depressed in the Western world
The UK is ranked joint seventh out of 25 countries for adults reporting they have depression - more than double the rates in countries including Poland, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana: Thebe in Italy for Medical Attention
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana ace runner, Baboloki Thebe has left for Italy to seek medical attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Cassini Spacecraft Has Entered Its Final Collision Course with Saturn
The Cassini spacecraft is now locked on a final approach that will see it end a 13-year mission by crashing into Saturn. On Monday the probe made its closest encounter with Titan, the gas-giant’s largest moon, which Cassini has been exploring since 2004. Informally called “the goodbye kiss” by engineers, the spacecraft flew within 120,000 km of Titan — a distance close enough to change Cassini’s trajectory so the probe would hurtle toward Saturn, the BBC reports. The spacecraft’s mission will end Friday when it enters the planet’s atmosphere and disintegrates. In its final hours, C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized cassini onetime space Source Type: news

Best of ESMO 2017 Congress
(European Society for Medical Oncology) ESMO 2017 was a truly global event with nearly 24,000 participants from 131 countries. The ten countries with the most delegates were the USA, France, Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, Japan, and Russia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pope Francis Urges ‘Pro-Life’ President Trump to Rethink DACA Decision
(ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE) — Pope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying anyone who calls himself “pro-life” should keep families together. “If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity,” Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia. Francis said he hadn’t read up on Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Program, which allows some immigrants who were brought to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Winfield / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Donald Trump onetime Pope Francis Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

End is nigh for Nasa's Cassini as it heads for crash landing on Saturn
Collaboration with European space agencies began in 1997 and has provided pictures of the moon, Titan, for scientists.Nasa ’s Cassini mission to Saturn is entering its final week. On 15 September, it will dive towards the planet and burn up in its atmosphere. Nasa have called it the grand finale.Cassini is one of the most ambitious space missions. It is a collaboration between Nasa, ESA and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. The spacecraft, launched on 15 October 1997, took seven years to travel through the solar system to Saturn, which lies about 10 times further from the Sun than Earth.Continue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Saturn Space Nasa Astronomy Science European Space Agency World news Source Type: news

Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery
Assessing the sexual function of patients with eating disorders, particularly those with anorexia nervosa, may help identify those most likely to have optimal recovery, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Differences in drug use between men and women: an Italian cross sectional study - Putignano D, Bruzzese D, Orlando V, Fiorentino D, Tettamanti A, Menditto E.
BACKGROUND: Drugs are the most important treatment option for most diseases, and the majority of medical consultations result in a prescription. Women and men receive different drug prescriptions and differ in therapeutic response to pharmacological therap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury in Italy during 2013-2014: a population-based study - Ferro S, Cecconi L, Bonavita J, Pagliacci MC, Biggeri A, Franceschini M.
STUDY DESIGN: Observational prospective population-based incidence study. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to assess the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries (TSCIs) and incidence rates, in order to provide estimates by age, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sanofi and Axxam start new CNS research collaboration
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Italian biotech firm Axxam have entered a new research collaboration in the field of neurodegenerative disorders. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Next-Gen Obesity Balloon Pump Confidence in Apollo?
Apollo Endosurgery's Orbera365 weight-loss balloon works the same way as the original Orbera device, except it is designed to stay in the patient's stomach for 12 months, twice as long as the previous version. Apollo Endosurgery said it has received CE Mark approval to sell its Orbera365 weight-loss system in Europe, doubling the amount of time the balloon stays inflated in the patient's stomach. The approval comes less than a month after FDA alerted doctors of patient deaths associated with obesity balloons made by Apollo and ReShape Medical. The news deflated Apollo's stock (NASDAQ: APEN), as shares sold o...
Source: MDDI - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Photoselective Vaporization Bests Transurethral Resection of the Prostate for BPH Photoselective Vaporization Bests Transurethral Resection of the Prostate for BPH
Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) offers similar efficacy with better quality of life, compared with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), researchers from Italy report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Girl dies from malaria in Italy leaving doctors baffled
Sofia Zago, from Italy, died of malaria after developing a fever. She hadn't travelled to a risk-prone country. An expert says hot weather may help mosquitos to adapt and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: A Workshop
September 21-22, 2017 Rome, Italy or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy
"It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy has been declared malaria-free since 1970.(Image credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Held Source Type: news

Italy orders investigation after child dies of malaria
Italy's health ministry has ordered an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl from malaria after checks determined she hadn't traveled to any country at risk for the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Girl, 4, dies from malaria leaving doctors baffled
Sofia Zago, from Italy, died of malaria after developing a fever. She hadn't travelled to a risk-prone country. An expert says hot weather may help mosquitos to adapt and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy investigates malaria death of child who had not been abroad
ROME (Reuters) - A four-year old girl has died of a severe form of malaria contracted in Italy, where the disease is supposed to have been eradicated nearly half a century ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors
The little girl had not been abroad and northern Italy is malaria-free. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing exercise-induced bronchospasm
(Frontiers) Italian researchers have explored previous research for the best methods to identify, prevent and treat exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) in children with and without asthma. In EIB, the airways become constricted during and after exercise, and effective treatment could allow children to fully enjoy the benefits of exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles Italy
A storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain when some British dentists claimed that prosecco causes chronic tooth decay. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Tags: Prosecco (Wine) Teeth and Dentistry Italy Great Britain International Relations British Dental Association News and News Media Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Johnson, Boris Source Type: news

NaviGate touts 1st 52mm transcatheter tricuspid valve procedure
NaviGate Cardiac Structures touted this week that its Gate catheter-guided tricuspid atrioventricular valved stent was implanted six weeks ago into a patient’s transplanted heart. The patient’s transplanted heart was failing due to severe tricuspid valve insufficiency. The successful implantation at the Policlinico of the University of Padua, Italy, is the first European-based patient treated with the company’s tricuspid replacement heart valve. Three hours after the procedure, the patient was showing improved renal function, NaviGate reported. Two months after the intervention, the 67-year-old male patie...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc Source Type: news

Falls requiring visit to emergency room in a population-based cohort of diabetic patients in Italy - Valent F.
BACKGROUND: The aims were to assess the frequency of falls among the diabetic adult population of the Italian Northeastern region Friuli Venezia Giulia and to identify risk factors. METHODS: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Going to university may cut your risk of heart disease
Conclusion This study indicates there may be some genetic support for the idea that spending longer in education contributes to lowering the risk of CHD. The researchers also demonstrate that this may be because people who spend longer in education have a lower BMI and are less likely to smoke. However, there are some limitations to this research that need to be considered: The genetic variations identified as being associated with education may not be markers for education at all, but more basic biological pathways. The authors do not account for the fact that differences in education might be due to brain function, w...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Skin cancer starts as marks in two-thirds of cases
Researchers from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy found that in 71 per cent of cases, melanoma appears as new marks on the skin, rather than arising from existing moles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing fitness for professional and non-professional drivers: legislation and medico-legal issues. - Pelizza P.
For a long time, European legislation has not considered the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) a relevant factor for road safety. In Italy, in 2010 the Scientific Society of Legal Medicine COMLAS published Guidelines for the assessment of fitness to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Episode 7 of the Podcast ‘Countdown:’ The Strange Case of the Drowning Astronaut
There are a lot of things to like about walking in space—except for the fact that you can’t scratch your nose. A spacesuit, after all, is really more of a space vehicle, with its own sealed environmental system that must remain sealed if it’s going to keep you alive. You could no more open your helmet to relieve an itch or clear a fogged visor than you could open the window of your spacecraft itself. That’s generally a tolerable thing—until one day in July of 2013 when it became a terrifying thing. It was on that day that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano stepped outside the International Space...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Countdown drowning. NASA international space station Luca parmitano onetime Podcast space 2017 Source Type: news