A suggested new term and definition to describe the cumulative physiological and functional effects of non-injurious head impacts - Lavender AP, Georgieva J, Takechi R.
In recent decades, there has been an increase in research on sport-associated concussion as a result of neurological symptoms experienced by high-profile and retired athletes, consequently lawsuits with large media coverage have ensued. Studies have linked... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trofinetide Shows Promise in Rett Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- The investigational drug trofinetide showed modest benefit in girls and young women with Rett syndrome, the phase III LAVENDER study showed. After 12 weeks of treatment, significant differences in two co-primary endpoints and... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 6, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

U magazine crossword – here’s the real one!
Those readers of U Magazine who keenly look forward to its crossword puzzle will be noticing, in the current issue, that the grid does not match the clues. We do apologise for the error. And to ensure that members don’t miss the chance to take part, we’re presenting the correct grid here, with the clues – for you to print out, complete and send in. If you don’t have a printer, we’re happy for you to simply write out the solution (as 1 down, 7 across, etc…) and send that instead. Nursery Rhymes by Caper One for the gardeners – clues are presented in rhyming couplets for amusement only Across 7 S...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 11, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

South Africa: Rugby, Nutrition and Sunny Skies Bridge the Gap for a Day in Cape Town's Lavender Hill
[Daily Maverick] Lavender Hill residents in Cape Town were treated to sports stars, entertainment and a nutritious meal on Saturday, 13 November 2021, celebrated as World Kindness Day internationally. The event was a collaboration between food rescue organisation SA Harvest, Lavender Hill NGO Guardians of the National Treasure and members of the SA Rugby Legends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mystery of exotic infectious disease traced to aromatherapy room spray
CDC has traced an unusual tropical disease to a very unusual source-- a lavender-scented room spray. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New book explores novel techniques in minimally invasive sports medicine procedures
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A new book edited by Chad D. Lavender, M.D., an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, explores novel minimally invasive techniques and technology for treating sports medicine and orthopaedic injuries. 'Biologic and Nanoarthroscopic Approaches in Sports Medicine' is a comprehensive compilation of experiences and lessons learned by the 20 contributing authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Terpen-tales: The mystery behind the unique fragrance of the lovely lavender
(Nanjing Agricultural University The Academy of Science) Scientists from China have sequenced and analyzed the genome of lavender to provide insights into what causes its distinct aroma. Their findings shed light into the evolution of this uniquely fragrant plant, which could pave the way for creating improved lavender varieties besides adding to existing knowledge on the evolution, phytochemistry, and ecology of Lamiaceae, the plant family to which lavender belongs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Lavender oil has a ‘marked’ hair-growing effect says study
RESEARCH into ways to combat hair loss has alighted upon some novel solutions. An animal study suggests lavender oil holds promise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of sub-concussive impacts during a rugby tackling drill on brain function - McNabb C, Reha T, Georgieva J, Jacques A, Netto K, Lavender AP.
Concussion is known to detrimentally affect brain health. Rugby tackles commonly occur with high collision force between tackler and ball carrier, and low impact head contact is not uncommon. Cognitive deficits following a bout of soccer ball heading has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No abuse potential of silexan in healthy recreational drug users: a randomized controlled trial - Seifritz E, Moller HJ, Volz HP, M üller WE, Hopyan T, Wacker A, Schläfke S, Kasper S.
BACKGROUND: Silexan is a lavender essential oil with established anxiolytic and calming efficacy. Here we asked whether there is a potential for abuse in human patients. METHODS: We carried out a phase I abuse liability single-center, double-blind, 5-w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Anxiety treatment: Lavender oil's calming ability - how it can help with symptoms
ANXIETY treatment: To help cure a condition felt by millions and one which has been on the rise over the past few years, turning to nature could be one of the best remedies. Lavender oil has proven an effective tool for treatment for depression and anxiety. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysteria 2020 finalists
It’s taken 6 months, many hours on the part of lots of people including all the wonderful entrants, and finally I’m at the stage where I can announce the finalists in the Hysteria 2020 Writing Competition. The under 16’s category hasn’t been finalised yet, so I will update this post later this week when I have the details. As usual the standard was exceptionally high and it was hard to choose between so many good entries and I just want to say a huge thank you to Becky Danks who also judged half the entries as well. Of course, there were many entries which were disqualified for not following the rul...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 Source Type: news

Mental Health: Adding ornamental plants to your front garden can help you feel happier
Experts led from the Royal Horticultural Society planted blooms including azaleas, clematis and lavender in yards in low-income areas of Salford, Greater Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A journey around the world': Kew Gardens offers visitors an escape
Travel the World at Kew series will showcases plants from 10 countries across six continentsThose unable to satisfy their wanderlust in these uncertain days of lockdown and travel quarantine are invited to immerse themselves in the sights, smells and spirit of faraway places – in a botanical sense at least – here in the UK.From colossal Californian redwoods, those imposing ancient giants of the plant kingdom, to the balmy fragrance of Mediterranean rosemary and lavender, visitors to Kew Gardens in London will be transported to 10 countries across six continents within just a few hours as part of its Travel the World tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies Tags: Kew Gardens London Plants UK news Source Type: news

YSN alumnae entrepreneurs launch online mental health practice
Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. and Dr. Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. are founders of Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news