Occupational accidents by biological risk in clinical laboratory workers. Yopal, Colombia - Ochoa-Gelvez EO, Hern ández-Herrera GN, Trillos-Peña CE.
BACKGROUND: Clinical laboratory workers are at permanent risk of suffering an occupational accident due to exposure to biohazard. These accidents may cause severe diseases, such as HIV, HBV or HCV. OBJECTIVE: To describe the behavior of accidents d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Machine Learning Prediction of RT-PCR Results With Blood Tests Machine Learning Prediction of RT-PCR Results With Blood Tests
Can machine learning methods reliably predict a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result using standard blood tests?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision
It may not be a boom trend, but more non-invasive diagnostic tests are coming to market as clinical laboratory tests that use breath as the specimen Here’s a development that reinforces two important trends in diagnostics: non-invasive clinical laboratory assays and patient-self testing. Recently, the FDA expanded the clearance of one diagnostic test to allow […] The post FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 27, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology asthma at-home test administration breath test C-Spirulina Gastric Emptying Breath T Source Type: news

More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate
Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 10 most common nutrition mistakes - are you still doing any of these?
(Natural News) What is “deformed” food? In different ways food can be deformed in a laboratory or it can become deformed. When scientists genetically modify food, it means they take genes from a plant or animal that naturally kill certain bugs, worms and weeds, and then work it into the seedlings of crops and produce.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novant Health appoints former LabCorp CEO David King to board of directors
David King, who helped transform Labcorp into a global giant, has been appointed to Novant Health's board of directors. King spent nearly two decades at LabCorp, 13 of them as its CEO, before retiring in 2019. Under his leadership, Labcorp almost doubled in size as its transformed from a U.S. testing laboratory to a global life sciences company that is one of the largest medical testing laboratory and drug develo pment businesses in the world. In 2019, Forbes named King to its list of America’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Acquires Financing for National Referral Lab
[New Times] The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on Monday, October 25 signed a financing agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction of the National Health Referral Laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Bloomberg Boris Johnson clinical laboratory COVI Source Type: news

What is Refeeding Syndrome?
Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

BE hopes to roll out COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax by November-end
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of signing a financing agreement with US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), she said currently the manufactured doses are being sent to Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh for regulatory testing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’
Senior scientists say problems at Immensa site show private firms should not be carrying out PCR testsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth officials should have known about major failings at a private Covid testing lab within days of the problem arising, rather than taking weeks to shut down operations at the site, senior scientists say.About 43,000 people, mostly in south-west England, are believed to havewrongly been told they did not have the virus by Immensa Health Clinic ’s laboratory in Wolverhampton in a debacle described as one of the worst scandals in the UK’s Covid ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus UK news Healthcare industry Health policy Science Medical research Society Source Type: news

Charting a Path to Clean Laboratory Air
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Severity of Disease Among Adults Hospitalized with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Before and During the Period of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Predominance - COVID-NET, 14 States, January-August 2021
This report describes adults hospitalized with COVID-19 before and during the Delta period. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 22, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Data & Statistics Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Source Type: news

Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests
Proteins in human saliva make up its proteome and may be the key to new, precision medicine diagnostics that would give clinical pathologists new capabilities to identify disease Clinical pathologists may soon have an array of new precision medicine diagnostic tools based on peoples’ saliva. There are an increasing number of “–omes” that can be […] The post Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 22, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Middleware, Informatics, Analytics Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine -ome Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Source Type: news

Pharmacy Students' Performance in a Live vs. Virtual Lab Course Pharmacy Students' Performance in a Live vs. Virtual Lab Course
Did students fare as well academically when completing an outpatient pharmacy practice laboratory course via Zoom as compared to those who completed it in a traditional classroom setting?American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology antigen t Source Type: news

Over 100 workers sue top US nuclear weapons lab over coercive vaccine mandates
(Natural News) Over a hundred workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are suing the federal government due to mandates involving the experimental Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. Specifically, the workers named the federal contractor Triad National Security LLC, which is paid by the Department of Energy to run the lab. The plaintiffs in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three UCLA faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine
Three faculty members of theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, among the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.New members are elected by their peers through a process that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.The honorees are:Dr. Helena Hansen, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. She co-chairs the medical school ’s Research Theme in Health Equity and Translational Social Science, which cultivates research collaborations between social and biomedica...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It May Be Too Late to Find the Origin of COVID-19. The WHO Is Trying Anyway
Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still not clear exactly how, where or when the SARS-CoV-2 virus began infecting people. Many experts believe the virus jumped from animal hosts to humans, but researchers continue to investigate the possibility that it escaped from a laboratory. It’s not clear which, if either, of those theories is correct, and as time passes, the chances of finding a concrete answer grow slimmer. But on Oct. 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a new effort to capitalize on whatever limited time remains: the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathoge...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Marcus Research Laboratory, Inc. - 615153 - 09/30/2021
CGMP/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)/Adulterated (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Charting a Path to Clean Laboratory Air
Are you working with pathogens or volatiles? Use this flowchart to determine what safety cabinet or fume hood is necessary for any experimental situation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

HCA Healthcare opens new freestanding ChampionsGate Emergency department
HCA Healthcare Inc. today opened its new $9.7 million, 11,000-square-foot ChampionsGate Emergency, a freestanding emergency department in Polk County. It provides 24/7 emergency care in the ChampionsGate and Four Corners area of Orlando and features 11 private patient care rooms and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room, laboratory and imaging services, including a CT scanner, ultrasound and X-ray. Located on 2.38 acres at 8460 Champions Gate Bl vd. in Davenport, it has room to grow. Bradenton-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Susan Lundine Source Type: news

Ghana: Medical Laboratory Professionals Workers Union Launched At Bolgatanga
[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -- A Labour Consultant, Mr Austin Gamey, has called on the leadership of Workers Union to study the Labour Law to empower them to engage effectively with employers to address the needs of employees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results
The discovery is yet another factor that must be considered when developing a liquid biopsy test clinical laboratories can use to detect cancer How often do disruptive elements present in Liquid biopsies result in misdiagnoses and unhelpful drug therapies for cancer? Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) in Seattle wanted […] The post UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 18, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine ACS American Cancer Society ana Source Type: news

Deliberate self-harm in a patient with hyperthyroidism with acute psychosis - Wong HH, Pang NTP.
A woman in her 30s with underlying Graves' disease, who recently completed radioactive iodine treatment, presented with 2 weeks of acutely altered behaviour associated with auditory hallucinations and religious preoccupations. Laboratory investigation demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

South Sudan: Strengthening Yellow Fever Laboratory Testing Capacities in South Sudan
[WHO-AFRO] Juba -- A team of technical officers in the National Public Health Laboratory have been trained over the last week, aiming at building their capacity to contribute to controlling yellow fever outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results
The discovery is yet another factor that must be considered when developing a liquid biopsy test clinical laboratories can use to detect cancer How often do disruptive elements present in Liquid biopsies result in misdiagnoses and unhelpful drug therapies for cancer? Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) in Seattle wanted […] The post UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine ACS American Cancer Society ana Source Type: news

New Mexico judge denies lab workers' claim in vaccine fight
A New Mexico judge has denied a request by dozens of scientists and others at Los Alamos National Laboratory who sought to block a vaccine mandate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The effect of hand hygiene promotion programs during epidemics and pandemics of respiratory droplet-transmissible infections on health outcomes: a rapid systematic review
Conclusions: The data suggest that proactive hand hygiene promotion interventions, i.e. regardless of the identification of infected cases, can improve health outcomes upon implementation of such a program, in contrast to reactive interventions in which the program is implemented after (household) index cases are identified. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos
WSJ reporter affirms that the pathologist was his “first and most important source” in confirming the problems at the now-defunct medical lab testing company During the federal fraud trial of Theranos Founder and former-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, no one has spent more days on the witness stand than ex-Theranos Laboratory Director Adam Rosendorff, MD, the pathologist […] The post Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 15, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendor Source Type: news

Covid PCR tests: at least 43,000 in UK may have had false negatives
Health Security Agency suspends operations at privately run lab in WolverhamptonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 43,000 people may have been wrongly given a negative Covid test result, the UK Health Security Agency has said, as it announced the suspension of operations at a privately run lab in Wolverhampton.NHS test and trace has suspended testing operations by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton, the agency said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson, Steven Morris and Rowena Mason Tags: Coronavirus England Infectious diseases Medical research UK news Science Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Antibodies That Could Be Protective Against Multiple Sarbecoviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 and Its Variants
The antibodies target portions of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that resist mutation, potentially leading to better treatments and vaccines One challenge in the battle against COVID-19 is the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants, especially the Delta variant, which may be more resistant to neutralizing antibodies compared with the original coronavirus. But now, scientists led by researchers […] The post Researchers Identify Antibodies That Could Be Protective Against Multiple Sarbecoviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 and Its Variants appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 13, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Proficiency Testing Services Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Adrienne E. Shapiro MD PhD Advanced Light Source ALS anatomic pathology Berkeley Lab bio Source Type: news

An empirically based power primer for laboratory aggression research - Hyatt CS, Crowe ML, West SJ, Vize CE, Carter NT, Chester DS, Miller JD.
Recent reviews suggest that, like much of the psychological literature, research studies using laboratory aggression paradigms tend to be underpowered to reliably locate commonly observed effect sizes (e.g., r  = ~.10-.20, Cohen's d = ~0.20-0.40). I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Raising doubt about the anticipated consequences of suicidal behavior: evidence for a new approach from laboratory and real-world experiments - Ribeiro JD, Linthicum KP, Harris LM, Bryen CP, Broshek CE.
OBJECTIVE: Converging evidence from basic science and experimental suicide research suggest that the anticipated consequences of suicide may have direct causal effects on suicidal behavior and accordingly represent a promising intervention target. Raising ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of clinical and laboratory causes of burns in pre-school children - Mobayen M, Rimaz S, Malekshahi A.
We investigate characteristics of burns in children aged up to seven years and hospitalized at Velayat burn center unit for two years to evaluate clinical and laboratory causes of burns in pre-school children. In a retrospective study, all patients under 6... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Relating on-field youth football head impacts to pneumatic ram laboratory testing procedures - Campolettano ET, Rowson S.
This study sought to relate the proposed youth standard-defined laboratory impacts ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Presidency to Open Molecular Lab for Covid-19 Test
[Leadership] The medical director, State House Clinic, Dr Munir Yakasai, has announced that a molecular laboratory for coronavirus test at the clinic will be activated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before the end of the month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes
This white paper demonstrates how some clinical lab directors and technical supervisors relieved the unnecessary labor and hazards in one of the most common analog-world bottlenecks and also identifies three commonly overlooked streamlining instrument checks and documentation in the lab today. The post Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 10, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing White Papers clinical laboratory process improvement COVID-19 pandemic dark daily white paper free clinical pathology whit Source Type: news

UCSD Researchers Develop a Wearable Skin Patch That Monitors Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels, and Other Biomarkers in Human Sweat
Skin patch technologies could enable clinical laboratories to monitor patients’ vitals and report to medical professionals in real time Pathologists and clinical laboratory leaders have read many Dark Daily ebriefings on the development of skin patches over the years that do everything from monitoring fatigue in the military to being a complete lab-on-skin technology. Now, […] The post UCSD Researchers Develop a Wearable Skin Patch That Monitors Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels, and Other Biomarkers in Human Sweat appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 8, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Middleware, Informatics, Analytics Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Precision Medicine anatomic pathology California Institute of Technology Caltech Source Type: news

Rationality by Steven Pinker review – reason and beyond
Our powers of reason have undoubtedly made the world a better place. So why are we so in thrall to fake news?‘Rationality ought to be the lodestar of everything we think or do.” This is the opening sentence of Steven Pinker’s call for a return to reason at a time when critical thinking and the grounding of belief in evidence is in short supply. Everyone, he argues, should want to be rational, yet 75% of Americans believe in at least one phenomenon that defies the laws of science, including psychic healing, extrasensory perception, haunted houses. Even intellectual sophisticates argue that reason, objectiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Armstrong Tags: Science and nature books Culture Steven Pinker Science and scepticism Psychology Source Type: news

Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device
Four-star general Jim Mattis testified that he eventually “didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” The Wall Street Journal reported Former-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was known for her obsession with Steve Jobs, imitating not only the late Apple CEO’s well-known management style, but also his wardrobe choices. However, clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will […] The post Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark D...
Source: Dark Daily - October 6, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorff MD anatomic pathology Andreas Dracopoulos Carlos Slim centers for medicare and medic Source Type: news

Laboratory Parameters Predict Invasive Ventilation in COVID-19 Laboratory Parameters Predict Invasive Ventilation in COVID-19
This study identified several laboratory parameters that, in combination with ferritin, may help to predict the need for mechanical invasive ventilation within the first 48 hours.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Sets Up an Advisory Group On TB Diagnostics and Laboratory Strengthening
[WHO] The World Health Organization has established a new technical advisory group that will advise on TB diagnostic tools and strategies, and complement the WHO guideline development process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software For Single-Visit Dentistry
Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with all open hardwareDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, today announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway, the next generation of its easy-to-use CAD software for single-visit dentistry, to be showcased at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. With this new release, exocad offers dentists design tools for a vast range of indications with a wide choice of integrated devices. The new chairside workflow is highly autom...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

India ’s Neuberg Diagnostics Embraces AI and Digital Pathology While Opening Its First Clinical Laboratory in the US
One of the world’s fastest growing medical laboratory companies in India is using digital pathology systems and AI to replace older diagnostic technologies Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining acceptance around the world and use of AI to analyze digital pathology images is expected to be a major disruptor to the profession of anatomic pathology. Internationally, […] The post India’s Neuberg Diagnostics Embraces AI and Digital Pathology While Opening Its First Clinical Laboratory in the US appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 4, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology artificial intellig Source Type: news

Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment
Female scientists in Mexico have filed at least four formal complaints alleging abuse by Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial
Romantic musings between the now-defunct Theranos’ CEO and COO may be introduced to undercut Holmes’ claims of ‘intimate partner abuse’ Medical laboratory professionals did not have to wait long for the first prosecution bombshell to explode during the opening week of the federal criminal fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court filings […] The post Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical la Source Type: news

Xtalks Announces Its Life Science Webinar Calendar for October 2021
Upcoming free, educational webinars from Xtalks will feature topics on biomarkers, clinical trials, drug discovery & development, healthcare, laboratory technology, medical device, patient...(PRWeb October 01, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/xtalks_announces_its_life_science_webinar_calendar_for_october_2021/prweb18234525.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Laboratory validation of instrumented mouthguard for use in sport - Stitt D, Draper N, Alexander K, Kabaliuk N.
Concussion is an inherent risk of participating in contact, combat, or collision sports, within which head impacts are numerous. Kinematic parameters such as peak linear and rotational acceleration represent primary measures of concussive head impacts. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news