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Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why is ketchup so delicious? Science answers the big food questions
What ’s good, what’s bad and why – five food questions answered by consultant cardiologist Ali Khavandi and science writer Dara MohammadiWhether you ’re a dolloper or a Jackson Pollocker, a plate of chips just isn’t the same without a good squirt of ketchup. But why does it make chips taste so much better? It’s the same reason Iberico ham is more moreish than the boiled stuff and why a sprinkle of parmesan makes a bowl of pasta that much f resher. The answer is the Japanese word for “savoury” or “deliciousness”, the fifth and most elusive of tastes: umami.Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ali Khavandi, Dara Mohammadi Tags: Food & drink Life and style Food science Chemistry Health Source Type: news

Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explained
(Hokkaido University) In collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, (AP-HP), and (AP-HM) have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits. Their work has shown that these sources contain allergens belonging to a new family of proteins involved in pollen food associated syndrome. This discovery, published in JACI on Aug. 3, paves the way for the development of novel allergy diagnostic tests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development of an effective dose coefficient database using a computational human phantom and Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate exposure dose for the usage of NORM-added consumer products - Yoo DH, Shin WG, Lee J, Yeom YS, Kim CH, Chang BU, Min CH.
After the Fukushima accident in Japan, the Korean Government implemented the "Act on Protective Action Guidelines Against Radiation in the Natural Environment" to regulate unnecessary radiation exposure to the public. However, despite the law which came in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gait characteristics in women's safety shoes - Goto K, Abe K.
This study aimed to analyze the effect of wearing hardsoled safety shoes on both spatiotemporal gait charact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 16, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Is there a digital health solution for treating pain? Could TENS devices be a potential answer to the opioid crisis? If they are, it’ll be thanks to digital health. Case in point is NeuroMetrix’s Quell device. ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

ReCor Medical adds another $12m for trial of Paradise renal denervation device
ReCor Medical last week added a $12 million contribution from Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) to the $10 million it raised from the Japanese conglomerate last year for a clinical trial of its Paradise renal denervation device for treating hypertension, ReCor president & CEO Andrew Weiss told MassDevice.com this morning. In May 2016 Otsuka participated in a strategic investment of an unspecified amount; Weiss told us that that round and the $12 million debt financing added last week are earmarked for the Radiance-HTN efficacy study of the Paradise device, which is designed to use ultrasoun...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Hypertension ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Lack of nurses blamed for the spread of Japanese fungus
King's College Hospital in South London was responsible for 31 cases of Candida auris fungus infections during a year-long outbreak, figures show. Bosses at its trust blamed a lack of nurses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese fungus spreading through British hospitals
A dangerous Japanese fungus is spreading through British hospital wards, health officials warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant Japanese fungus spreads to 55 hospitals
The fungus was first identified in the ear canal of a Japanese woman in 2009 Related items fromOnMedica Health workers ’ hand-washing rates decline through the working day PHE urges hand washing to tackle fatal E.coli outbreak Superbugs could kill 1 person every 3 seconds Doomwatch report warns of 80,000 superbug deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Psychoeducational intervention program about posttraumatic growth for Japanese high school students - Taku K, Cann A, Tedeschi RG, Calhoun LG.
This study evaluates the effect of a psychoeducational intervention about posttraumatic growth (PTG) among Japanese adolescents. Study 1 examined whether those who learned about changes related to stress would report higher growth than those who did not. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of on-site personal experience of violent death on posttraumatic stress disorder of bereaved Japanese family members in forensic autopsy cases - Ogata K, Michiue T, Yamazoe R, Maeda H.
The present study investigated the influence of direct on-site experience of violent death on the symptoms involved in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of bereaved Japanese family members (n = 367) in forensic autopsy cases, using a questionnaire surve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meaning reconstruction process after suicide: life-story of a Japanese woman who lost her son to suicide - Kawashima D, Kawano K.
Although Japan has a high suicide rate, there is insufficient research on the experiences of suicide-bereaved individuals. We investigated the qualitative aspects of the meaning reconstruction process after a loss to suicide. We conducted a life-story inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fluctuating Home Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia Fluctuating Home Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia
In elderly Japanese individuals who measured their blood pressure each morning, greater variability in readings was tied to increased risk of future Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

China joins ICH in pursuit of global harmonization of drug development standards
FDA’s Theresa Mullin (center) and the FDA delegation engaging in a discussion on ICH and generic drugs with the faculty and students at Yeehong Business School/Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in Beijing China. By: Theresa M. Mullin, Ph.D. Increasingly, drug development is a global endeavor. It requires international collaboration to ensure that consistent standards are adopted and adhered to by all drug makers and regulatory authorities, regardless of country of origin or destination. I am pleased to have been in China recently, when the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) submitted its membership applicatio...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and burnout among psychiatric trainees in Japan - Tateno M, Jovanovic N, Beezhold J, Uehara-Aoyama K, Umene-Nakano W, Nakamae T, Uchida N, Hashimoto N, Kikuchi S, Wake Y, Fujisawa D, Ikari K, Otsuka K, Takahashi K, Okugawa G, Watanabe N, Shirasaka T, Kato TA.
AIM: Burnout is a psychological condition that may occur in all workers after being exposed to excessive work-related stresses. We investigated suicidal ideation and burnout among Japanese psychiatric trainees as a part of the Burnout Syndrome Study (BoSS)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nature Index points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions
The Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement, published today, sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by examining how research articles are cited in third party patents. By looking at patents owned by third parties – informed by and citing academic work – rather than those held by institutions themselves, the influence of research on the development of products and services is exposed.  The supplement’s tables contain some of the key academic players whose ideas may shape tomorrow’s inventions. The top of these tables are occupied by both institutions with globa...
Source: News from STM - August 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Asian price fight, nasty legal battle at the gates of $2.6B Arizona aloe vera empire
Aloe vera helps the skin and its juice is popular in Asia. But there is plenty of bad blood involving a $2.6 billion aloe vera empire based in Arizona. Scottsdale-based Forever Living Products and one of its arms, Aloe Vera of America Inc., are at the center of lawsuit involving Forever Living Japan. Gene Yamagata and Yamagata Holdings owns 50 percent o f Forever Living Japan, which distributes aloe vera, bee pollen and other products. Forever Living Products CEO Rex Maughan owns the other 50… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Asian price fight, nasty legal battle at the gates of $2.6B Arizona aloe vera empire
Aloe vera helps the skin and its juice is popular in Asia. But there is plenty of bad blood involving a $2.6 billion aloe vera empire based in Arizona. Scottsdale-based Forever Living Products and one of its arms, Aloe Vera of America Inc., are at the center of lawsuit involving Forever Living Japan. Gene Yamagata and Yamagata Holdings owns 50 percent o f Forever Living Japan, which distributes aloe vera, bee pollen and other products. Forever Living Products CEO Rex Maughan owns the other 50… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

MPFI's Ryohei Yasuda awarded 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize
(Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience) Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's (MPFI) Scientific Director, was one of two outstanding recipients of the 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize, awarded July 20 in Chiba-city, Japan. Awardees were invited to deliver a special lecture at the Japan Neuroscience Society's annual meeting and received a prize of ¥ 1,000,000, approximately $10,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors
(Springer) Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. Jie Gao of Kyoto University in Japan and Peking University in China is lead author of a study in the journal Primates, which is the official journal of the Japan Monkey Centre, and is published by Springer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nancy Frates Says New ALS Treatment Offers Hope
BOSTON (CBS) – A powerful wave of hope moving through the ALS community – the FDA has approved a drug for the first time in more than two decades that slows the symptoms of the devastating disease. Radicava has shown promising signs in Japan – slowing the progression of ALS by 33%. Trials were done on patients in the earliest stages, but anyone living with the disease can take it — including an optimistic Pete Frates. His mother Nancy told WBZ this new medicine totally changes the dynamic of the diagnosis: “The doctor told us five years ago when Pete was diagnosed, ‘There’s no effe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ALS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Juli McDonald nancy frates Pete Frates Radicava Source Type: news

Blood pressure fluctuations tied to dementia risk: study
If your blood pressure varies from day-to-day, you may be at higher risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease, new research from Japan suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first and oldest fossil diving bird
(Perot Museum of Nature and Science) Two brothers from a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, made the discovery of their lives -- the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. Identified as a new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum. The scientific paper describing the find -- entitled 'The oldest Asian Hesperornithiform from the Upper Cretaceous of Japan, and the phylogenetic reassessment of Hesperornithiformes' -- has been posted on the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure fluctuations linked to dementia: study
People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a Japanese study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure fluctuations linked to dementia
(Reuters Health) - People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a Japanese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Class Action Lawsuit Against HPV Vaccine Filed in Colombia Class Action Lawsuit Against HPV Vaccine Filed in Colombia
An association representing 700 individuals who allege damage after receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil has been launched in Colombia; a class action suit is ongoing in Japan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 -- If your blood pressure varies from day-to-day, you may be at higher risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease, new research from Japan suggests. People whose systolic blood pressure (the top reading) fluctuated from day-to-day... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fire spread caused by combustible facades in Japan - Nishio Y, Yoshioka H, Noguchi T, Kanematsu M, Ando T, Hase Y, Hayakawa T.
With regard to fire safety for exterior walls of a building, fire-resistance performance is considered, according to the current building standard law of Japan. And it was revealed that the fire safety is not specifically regulated from the viewpoint of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Empirical analysis on risky behaviors and pedestrian-vehicle conflicts at large-size signalized intersections - Suzuki K, Ito H.
In this study, we conducted observation surveys and analyzed the risky behavior of both pedestrians and vehicles making left turns at five major intersections in Japan (left hand traffic system). We aggregated the number of risky behavior of pedestrians an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Option price model and evaluation of time saving effect for emergency patient of heat stroke - Morisugi M, Mori R, Sakamoto N, Nakajima K, Ohno E.
Time saving for emergency patient like as a case of heat stroke is eagerly anticipated especially in recent society of Japan. Though implementation new arterial high-standard road may make a considerable contribution, however in practical management, the w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Validation of the STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool in a Japanese acute care hospital setting - Toyabe SI, Kaneko T, Suzuki A, Yasuda A.
Patient falls are the most frequent adverse events that occur in a hospital. Prevention of inpatient falls is performed by a strategy to target patients at high risk for falls determined by a falls risk assessment system such as the STRATIFY tool. However,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of a GPS-enabled smart phone App with functions of driving safety diagnosis and warning information provision on over-speeding violation behavior on expressways - Jiang Y, Zhang J, Chikaraishi M, Seya H, Fujiwara A.
This study investigates Japanese drivers' over-speeding violation behaviors on expressways captured by a GPS-enabled smart phone App, called Safety Supporter and designed by the authors, with functions of both second-by-second safety diagnosis and traffic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Optimal cut-off score of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for major depressive episode during pregnancy in Japan - Usuda K, Nishi D, Okazaki E, Makino M, Sano Y.
AIM: Depression during pregnancy adversely affects both mother and child. As antenatal depression is a predictor of postnatal depression, early detection might prevent postnatal depression. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is frequently used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Comparative study on foreign drivers' characteristics using traffic violation and accident statistics in Japan - Yoh K, Okamoto T, Inoi H, Doi K.
This study aims to identify the characteristics of foreign drivers through analyzing traffic violation an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Experimental observations on the optimal layout of orientation blocks for safe road crossing by the visually impaired - Inagaki T, Fujisawa S, Takahashi K, Ikeda N, Takeuchi K, Ogino H, Kobayakawa S.
For people with visual impairments who face difficulties when crossing the road, in urban areas of Japan the infrastructure designed to provide an indication of crossing direction and the curbstones at sidewalk-roadway boundaries often varies in reliabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Variability of observed drivers' car-following behavior on expressway basic segment - Yang Y, Wada K, Oguchi T, Iryo-Asano M.
The inter-driver variability of follow-the-leader behavior is well recognized as a main cause of bottleneck phenomenon on expressway basic segment. The bottleneck phenomenon observed at sag sections on Japanese expressways is an example where the accumulat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Japan ’s Takeda and Cardurion partner to develop new heart disease treatments
Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical has entered a partnership with Cardurion Pharmaceuticals to develop new and advanced therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransEnterix shares rise on Q2 beat
Shares in TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) rose today after the robotic surgical device maker met expectations on Wall Street with its 2nd quarter earnings results. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company posted losses of $14.7 million, or 11¢ per share, on sales of $1.6 million for the 3 months ended June 30, seeing losses down 81.9%. Losses per share were just in line with the 11¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see revenue of $1.6 million for the quarter. “We are very pleased with the progress we made during the quarter on our key strategic priorities, including the steps t...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat TransEnterix Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems shares down despite Q4, FY2017 earnings beat
Shares in Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) fell today despite the medical device maker beating expectations on Wall Street with its 4th quarter and fiscal year 2017 earnings and announcing that the recall of its saline infusion pumps, initiated in April, is nearing completion. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company posted profits of $772,000, or 2¢ per share, on sales of $52.9 million for the 3 months ended June 30, seeing a 115.8% swing from losses while sales grew 9.2% compared with the same period last year. Earnings per share for the quarter beat out the 5¢ loss-per-share consensus on Wall Street, where ana...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Disaster Nursing History in Japan
World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. 06/28/2017 This 40-minute webinar discusses the fast development of disaster health, with a particular focus on disaster nursing in Japan; summarizes the contemporary history of disaster nursing in Japan; and provides an overview of its organizational system, particularly in disaster situations. It discusses how Japan has historically experienced numerous disasters as a result of being located on the Pacific Rim of Fire. Japan was also the target of the Sarin subway disaster event in 1995. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A study on mobility improvement for intellectually disabled student commuters - Nakamura F, Ooie K.
In Japan, the number of people with intellectual disabilities has been increasing and efforts are being made to improve their access to public facilities and transport. Although the Japanese government has published a guidebook on effective communication w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Daiichi Sankyo settles U.S. lawsuits over blood pressure drug Benicar
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Daiichi Sankyo on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay up to $300 million to settle some 2,300 U.S. cases accusing the Japanese drugmaker of failing to warn that its blood pressure medication Benicar can cause gastrointestinal illness. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As Eclipse Watchers Look to the Sky, a New Age of Telescopes Is Dawning
It’s impossible to know how many amateur telescopes will be trained upward as the Great American Eclipse makes its stunning way across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. That explosion of private skywatching telescopes will occur at a moment when the professional kind — conducted with massive ground-based observatories and their counterparts in space — is going through boom times of its own. Currently, there are more than three dozen orbiting telescopes at work, observing the cosmos in multiple wavelengths, including the visible, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma ray. And there are many dozens more on Earth. Bot...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized atacama desert eclipse Hubble NASA space 2017 video Webb Source Type: news

Okayama University researchers identify clodronate for chronic pain treatment
Researchers at Japan ’s Okayama University have demonstrated the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) release and its potential as a drug for the treatment of chronic pain. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan clears CardioFocus ’ HeartLight
CardioFocus said today it won approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system with an indication for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company’s HeartLight system is designed to allow electrophysiologists to control the delivery of laser energy through direct visual guidance to isolate pulmonary veins with a high procedural flexibility. The device includes a compliant balloon to accommodate diverse PV anatomies and has a short learning curve to allow for quick adoption of the tech, the company said. To support the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance CardioFocus Inc. newtag Source Type: news