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Sudan:West Darfur State Discusses Health Issues in Areas Supported By JICA
[SNA] Al- Geniena -The Minister of Health of west Darfur state held, Thursday, the city meeting concerned with the communities supported by the Japanese International Agency for Cooperation, in Seriba, Tanjaki, Abu Srouj, Kouma, and Bier Saleba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tokyo company acquires KC Specialty Therapeutics
Hungry for expansion opportunities in the U.S., a Tokyo-based company is acquiring the assets of KC Specialty Therapeutics in Kansas City, Kan.   KC Specialty, a subsidiary of Statson Pharmaceuticals, will retain its local operations. Financial details were not disclosed.  For Tokyo's Kangen Pharmaceuticals, the deal offers growth opportunity in the U.S. and Japan and broadens its network of affiliates and alliances in Asia and Europe, Kangen President Norihiro Hirota said in a release.  "This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Epistemologies of violence: medieval Japanese war tales - Oxenb øll M.
Although violence is one of the most primitive means of communication, appropriate aggression is nevertheless something that needs to be learned. But even though scholars of various disciplines agree that violence is deeply embedded in cultural structures,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide for the purpose of gaining insurance payouts in Japan - Kodama T, Fujimoto H, Tamura Y, Kataoka M.
PURPOSE: Studies on suicide for the purpose of gaining insurance payouts are rare globally; analyses of this phenomenon can help us understand it better and achieve more individualized care and support. METHOD: We used suicide data for the period f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off
Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob MikanowskiThe Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of the first life on land, 200,000 years after humans arrived on this planet, 5,000 years (give or take) after God bid Noah to gather to himself two of every creeping thing, and 200 years after we started to systematically categorise all the wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jacob Mikanowski Tags: Invertebrates Taxonomy Insects Animals Wildlife Environment Extinct wildlife Science Biology Source Type: news

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequent sun exposure may cue gene fusion found in skin cancer
(Kumamoto University) Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have determined that a particular fusion gene has a tendency to be found in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) lesions on skin exposed frequently to the sun. The fusion gene is unique to cSCC and appears to be related to frequent sun exposure. It is believed that the work will open doors to a new form of personalized cSCC treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first day of winter. It starts the moment the Northern Hemisphere is pointed at its farthest distance from the sun. The winter solstice is considered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The sacred day is also called Yule to pagans celebrating the birth of the new solar year, ac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime winter solstice Source Type: news

N.M. Paramedic Helps Young Cancer Patient With His 'Bucket List'
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) –They met only once, but a strong bond ties a local paramedic to her former patient. Now, she’s hoping to help grant a big wish for a child battling cancer. Paramedic Jennifer Saiz is a cancer survivor but her patient is still in the fight. She says his joyful spirit touched her so much, she wanted to help check off an item on his bucket list. At the Dimas’ household, there are plenty of presents wrapped under the tree. But what’s on 10-year-old Elijah’s Christmas list can’t be tied with a bow. “Visit the Pokémon center in Japan, get Nickelodeon...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Francesca Washington, KRQE Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Opening ceremony, UHC Forum
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour to be here today. I would like to thank Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his leadership and for the $2.9 billion of support for global health he announced today. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Japan [country], Speech [doctype], Western Pacific Region [region Source Type: news

Injuries in Japanese junior soccer players during games and practices - Kuzuhara K, Shibata M, Uchida R.
CONTEXT:   Soccer is the most popular junior sport in the world. In junior sports, injury analysis and injury-prevention measures for players, especially those under 12 years of age, are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE:   To prospectively study the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child abuse prevention team activities in a general hospital in Tochigi, Japan - Kobayashi Y, Tsukui M, Ichihashi Y.
Child abuse is a major public health and social welfare problem in Western high-income countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Also in Japan, recently, the number of child abuse cases reported to child guidance ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Africa:Health Policies Must Focus On Needs of Individuals
[MSF] Between 12-15 December the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 will take place Tokyo, Japan. This major gathering, co-hosted by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and others, aims to "stimulate global and country level progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)", which the world has committed to reach by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Mercedes Tatay, MSF's International Medical Secretary, will attend the forum and provide a crit (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senzime wins CE Mark for TetraGraph neuromoscular monitor
German patient monitor developer Senzime said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its TetraGraph neuromuscular monitor. The newly cleared TetraGraph monitor is designed for use in the perioperative monitoring of physiologic data in surgical patients under general anesthesia and muscle relaxation using neuromuscular blocking drugs. The system is designed to stimulate a peripheral nerve to measure, analyze and display muscle function in surgical patients who’ve received NMBAs as part of their general anesthesia. “The CE mark is a major milestone for Senzime, we will immediately commence the ma...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance senzime Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography findings in cases of bath-related death: applicability and limitation in forensic practice - Mishima S, Suzuki H, Fukunaga T, Nishitani Y.
PURPOSE: Bath-related deaths occur frequently in Japan, and many of these deaths are diagnosed as death from disease without autopsy in the current Japanese death-investigation system. Therefore, we aimed to examine the postmortem computed tomography (PMCT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

World's brain initiatives move forward together
(Forschungszentrum Juelich) A declaration to establish an International Brain Initiative has been made by representatives from some of the world's major brain research projects, including the Human Brain Project. At the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra, representatives from Japan, Korea, Europe, the United States of America and Australia announced a formal declaration to work together to speed up progress on 'cracking the brain's code'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MIT Researchers Land Deal For Needle-Free Drug Injector
CBS Local — Scared of needles? Can’t stand all the pinpricks from taking medication or diabetes tests? Startup company Portal Instruments has landed a major deal to bring their needle-free solution to market in a move that could change the way people take medicine forever. The tech startup, which was created by MIT researchers in 2012, has reached a deal with Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda to help develop the “PRIME” injector and bring it to the market. MIT says Portal will receive an undisclosed payment for their invention, with the potential to earn up to $100 million for reaching cer...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore drug injector Local TV MIT Needles Portal Instruments talkers Source Type: news

Impact of vehicle speeds and changes in mean speeds on per vehicle-kilometer traffic accident rates in Japan - Tanishita M, Van Wee B.
Speed and speed variation are widely believed to be key issues in the understanding of traffic accidents. However, there has not been a substantial amount of research that focuses on the interaction between the mean speed and the change in the mean speeds.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Nobel Laureate Is Worried U.S. Politics Could Endanger Scientific Research
(STOCKHOLM) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered. “We benefited from an enlightened period in the postwar United States. Our National Institutes of Health have enthusiastically and generously supported basic resea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized Budget Donald Trump Federal Budget Immigration micharl rosbash nobel prize onetime overnight politics Science United States Source Type: news

As building floor space increases, time running out to cut energy use and meet climate goals: UN
(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN-backed Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction predicts that the floor area of buildings worldwide (235 billion m2 in 2016) will roughly double by 2060, some 230 billion m2 of additional buildings -- the equivalent of all the buildings in Japan added every year; a Paris every week. While energy intensity of the buildings sector has improved, it isn't enough to offset rising energy demand. Ambitious action is needed to avoid locking in long-lived, inefficient buildings assets for decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide among agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers - Shiri R.
In their meta-analysis, Klingelschmidt and her associates (1) found that agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers are at 48% higher risk of suicide than the working-age population. Moreover, they found that the excess risk is even greater among Japanese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

How to live longer: Japanese doctor, 105, reveals the SECRET to a long life
LIVE LONGER by never retiring, according to a Japanese doctor and longevity expert, as the UK retirement age is set to increase. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is following suit with regulatory...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit Study: No residual gadolinium found after GBCA use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How a New Device Could Ease the Pain of Biologics
Portal Instruments, a new medical device startup out of Cambridge, MA, announced a partnership this week with Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda to develop a new needle-free drug delivery device to help treat chronic conditions. The new device has the potential to treat a wide range of conditions that require drugs to be injected through a needle, specifically GI diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The partnership will combine Portal's delivery device with Takeda's investigational or approved biologic medicines. The technology is designed to deliver drugs through the use of a pressurized liqui...
Source: MDDI - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage: Robust Policy and Systems Research (Still) Needed
December 07, 2017We must  learn from what has worked—and more importantly, what hasn’t. Following the  Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin and looking forward to the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 in Tokyo in December, it seems clearer than ever that achieving the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) will require ongoing and targeted health policy and systems research.As many countries seek to apply the latest evidence to strengthen their health systems, it needs to be coupled with research into new policies as they are implemented.Only this in...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Implanet inks distro deal with Korea ’ s L & K Biomed
France-based orthopedic implant company Implanet said today that it inked a strategic partnership with Korea’s L&K Biomed. According to the terms of the deal, Implanet America will team up with Aegis Spine, L&K Biomed’s U.S. subsidiary, to accelerate the marketing of its Jazz platform in the U.S. In Asia, L&K Biomed will be responsible for distributing the company’s Jazz platform. In exchange, Implanet plans to distribute L&K Biomed’s implants in Europe. Both companies said they hope to jointly penetrate the Japanese market, which they cited as the second-largest marke...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Distribution Implants Orthopedics Implanet Source Type: news

Collaboration surges as businesses outsource discovery to academia
New data from the Nature Index show that as corporations have scaled back their own in-house research, there has been a surge in collaboration withacademic and government research bodies, as they look to share the burden of scientific discovery. These findings are featured in the Nature Index 2017 Science Inc. supplement, published today, which investigates corporate institutions’ changing role in science, how the academic research landscape is evolving as a result, and the costs and benefits of these shifting arrangements to high-quality research Previous research has shown that the long-term decline in corporate sc...
Source: News from STM - December 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Edwards Buys Harpoon for up to $250 Million
Edwards Lifesciences may be best known for its leadership in transcatheter valve therapies, but the company appears to be turning to its surgical valve portfolio as part of its growth strategy for the coming year. The company's acquisition of Harpoon Medical, announced Wednesday afternoon, is the first major indicator of this shift. Harpoon is developing beating-heart repair technology for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR). Edwards paid $100 million up front for Harpoon and agreed to pay up to $150 million more in milestone payments over the next 10 years. The company has had an eye on Harpoon since 2015 wh...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Varian's Halcyon receives Brazilian market clearance
Varian Medical Systems' Halcyon radiation therapy system has received clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Oncology Services installs Varian radiotherapy system Varian opens new regional center in Brazil Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Collaboration surges as businesses outsource discovery to academia
New data from the Nature Index show that as corporations have scaled back their own in-house research, there has been a surge in collaboration withacademic and government research bodies, as they look to share the burden of scientific discovery.  These findings are featured in the Nature Index 2017 Science Inc. supplement, published today, which investigates corporate institutions’ changing role in science, how the academic research landscape is evolving as a result, and the costs and benefits of these shifting arrangements to high-quality research. Previous research has shown that the long-term decline in corpo...
Source: News from STM - December 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Health2Sync lands $6 million in Series B funding for Japanese expansion
Diabetes management company Health2Sync is looking to expand its operation into Japan after raising $6 million in Series B investments led by Sompo Holdings, one of Japan ’s largest insurance companies.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Racial Differences Seen in IgG4 Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Japanese patients had higher IgG4 and lower CRP than western cohorts (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 5, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas
Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.December 05, 2017IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a newdeclaration by Franceand 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world.Areport by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Japan's HPV vaccine rate dropped after fake antivaxx study
An allegedly fake study in 2013 commissioned by the Japanese government found the vaccine caused brain damage, driving a huge downturn in coverage rates for the shot which prevents cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Asbestos Ban Will Impact US Imports
In a landmark decision, Brazil severed ties with asbestos. The world’s third-largest producer of chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, ruled last week to ban the production, distribution and use of the toxic mineral. Brazil’s Supreme Court on Nov. 29 voted 7 to 2 on the measure to ban the substance responsible for deadly mesothelioma and other diseases. According to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States — countries with populations that surpass the South American nation — ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos bans Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exporters Association of the Asbestos-Exposed brazil asbestos Brazilian Supreme Federal Court China chloralkali industry Chrysotile asbestos Department of Commerce Dr. Arth Source Type: news

Led by OrbiMed Israel and Peter Thiel, ChemomAb Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding
SBI Japan-Israel Innovation Fund and Milestone Participate in Investment Round TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ChemomAb, the bio-pharmaceutical start-up, has completed a $10 million fund raising round led by ... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital ChemomAb, monoclonal antibodies (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of mortality during and after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami among older coastal residents - Aida J, Hikichi H, Matsuyama Y, Sato Y, Tsuboya T, Tabuchi T, Koyama S, Subramanian SV, Kondo K, Osaka K, Kawachi I.
The Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study is a nationwide cohort study of individuals aged 65 years and older established in July 2010. Seven months later, one of the study field sites was directly in the line of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Ts... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Correction: Nabeshima, Y., et al. Analysis of Japanese articles about suicides involving charcoal burning or hydrogen sulfide gas. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1013 - Nabeshima Y, Onozuka D, Kitazono T, Hagihara A.
We wish to make the following three corrections to the published paper [...]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Refrigeration technology to maintain cold-stored mouse sperm viability for 10 days
(Kumamoto University) A Japanese research team has succeeded in developing a refrigeration preservation technology that maintains the fertilization functionality of mouse sperm for 10 days. Previously, the maximum freezing period was limited to three days, but by extending the preservation period by over three times that amount, it is now possible to send sperm of genetically modified mice to research organizations around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does nodding make you more popular?
Japanese-based psychologists have tested the effect of nodding and shaking one's head on a person's likability and approachability. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Novocure nabs reimbursement for Optune in Japan
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) shares were up this morning after the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare agreed to reimburse for Optune as a treatment for newly-diagnosed glioblastoma. The Optune device delivers low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields, called “Tumor Treating Fields,” to inhibit cancer cell replication. As a treatment for newly-diagnosed glioblastoma, Novocure combines its device with the anti-cancer drug temozolomide. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novocure nabs reimbursement for Optune in Japan appeared f...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Neurological Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

Chick embryos provide valuable genetic data for understanding human development
(Kumamoto University) An international collaboration of researchers from Japan, Russia, Spain, and Australia has created the first genome-wide set of avian transcription start sites. Their data have been made available through the web-based, open-access, interactive DNA visualization system, ZENBU. ('Zenbu' means 'all' in Japanese.) The database and their CAGE-based TSS mapping method are expected to greatly facilitate research on the early development of amniotes, a group of vertebrate animals including the mammals, birds and reptiles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctor wins 2017 John Maddox prize for countering HPV vaccine misinformation
Riko Muranaka awarded prize for efforts to explain jabs ’s safety amid scare campaigns which have seen Japanese vaccination rate fall from over 70% to 1%A Japanese doctor who has stood up to a campaign of misinformation around a common anti-cancer vaccine has won a prestigious prize for championing evidence in the face of hostility and personal threats.Riko Muranaka at Kyoto University was awarded the 2017 John Maddox prize on Thursday for her efforts to explain the safety of thehuman papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine amid strong opposition from anti-vaccine activists and a small group of academics.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science prizes HPV vaccine Vaccines and immunisation Science and scepticism Health Society People in science Cervical cancer Source Type: news

Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) in Australia has intensified its campaign for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos. ADRI is producing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that includes the first scientific collaboration of so many global leaders aimed at banning asbestos. “This is a big step, something that’s never been done before, the research examining the societal transition required for countries to phase out asbestos,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, ADRI director, told Asbestos.com. “It’s not going to be an easy task, but we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 30, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos International Ban Asbestos Secretariat International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Ken Takah Source Type: news

Rowpar taps oncology market with oral care products
During the past two years, Rowpar received 10 patents in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Volpara highlights 4 studies at RSNA 2017
Breast imaging software developer Volpara Solutions is touting four studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Volpara launches 2 new products at RSNA 2017 Japan, Taiwan grant Volpara regulatory clearance Volpara wins 25 VolparaEnterprise installations Volpara highlights new software package at AHRA Volpara partners with Mammography Educators on training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Takeda moves ahead in Zika race with launch of vaccine trial
LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical has moved ahead in the race to develop a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with the start of a clinical trial program backed by the U.S. government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Perspectives acquired through long-term epidemiological studies on the Great East Japan Earthquake - Tsuboya T, Inoue M, Satoh M, Asayama K.
The Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) and subsequent tsunamis that occurred in 2011 caused extensive and severe structural damage and interrupted numerous research activities; however, the majority of such activities have been revived, and further public ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mixing cultures and nationalities in rugby teams changes the way they play
(Elsevier) The cultural identity of rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new study published in Heliyon. The research shows that the Māori All Blacks, a team of players who share the same cultural heritage, are more playful and spontaneous and take more risks than the Japanese National Team, which has a mix of nationalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open-access quantum computer goes live in Japan
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 28, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news