Robot-guided video game gets older adults learning and working together
(Vanderbilt University) The game isn't about talking robots or colorful books. It's about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research identifies potential PTSD treatment improvement
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers may have found a way to improve a common treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less severely to fearful conditions, according to research published in Journal of Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning scientists to collaborate on AI-powered drug discovery
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) The laboratories of Jianfeng Pei at Peking University and Alex Zhavoronkov at Insilico Medicine partner with Frontiers in Pharmacology, a leading open science platform on the research topic " AI for drug discovery and development " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

They ’re Talking. Are You Listening? Improve Your Clinical Trial with...
Early and frequent patient engagement in a clinical trial is instrumental in the launch of new medical products today. Learn how patient insights improves all aspects of clinical trials, from design...(PRWeb March 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/theyre_talking_are_you_listening_improve_your_clinical_trial_with_patient_insights_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16175001.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Machine Learning Approach Gives Insight on Toxin Exposure
Harvard Medical School investigators have developed a machine learning approach using high-quality, large-scale animal model data that sheds new light on the biology of the liver and kidneys after toxin exposure. The findings were recently published in Molecular Systems Biology, and reveal new mechanisms of toxin vulnerability and tolerance that may be broadly relevant to studies of human disease, the authors said. Researchers found nine distinct patterns of response to chemical exposure that the authors termed "disease states." These states shed light on the dynamics of toxin-induced liver and kidney injury, inc...
Source: MDDI - March 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Are Planned Parenthood aborted babies being used to make chicken pox vaccines?
(Natural News) Millions of people who value life were aghast after learning that Planned Parenthood, for years, has been engaging in the illegal sale of aborted fetal body parts for profit. But many of these same people willingly line right up to vaccinate themselves and their children without a second thought, even when many vaccines... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: What I've learnt living life on one leg! 
While my injury has been an inconvenience, it has taught me a number of lessons I feel compelled to pass on. First, I have a new-found appreciation for my body, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical students open the envelopes to their futures on Match Day
You could cut the tension with a scalpel inside UCLA ’s Geffen Hall and across town atCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.It was Match Day 2019 and 150  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA fourth-year students, along with 25 of their counterparts at Drew University, who were watching via simulcast, were about to learn which hospital has accepted them for residency, or advanced training in their chosen specialty.At precisely 9 a.m., the doctors-to-be poured outside and, surrounded by friends and families, nervously ripped open their acceptance envelopes. Screams and peals of laughter split the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an orgasm headache?
Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches during sex should see a doctor, as they can be a symptom of a serious condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause painful respiration?
Causes of painful respiration can include infections, injuries, and inflammation. Pain when breathing can sometimes also be due a potentially life-threatening condition, so it is important to be able to recognize signs that indicate a medical emergency. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Medical Reality TV and Prediabetes The Week That Wasn't: Medical Reality TV and Prediabetes
Learn more about Google's 1 billion health-related searches daily, the rise of medical reality TV shows, and the use of the term prediabetes -- useful or fear-mongering?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nutrient-dense foods list
Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Jeff Shuren, M.D., Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, on efforts to evaluate materials in medical devices to address potential safety questions
The FDA is working to further evaluate materials like metals that are used in medical devices to learn more about how these materials interact with the immune system. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she's helping kids learn how to grieve.
Mary Robinson founded the Imagine center for kids to provide what she didn't have after her father died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious games for learning prevention through design concepts: an experimental study - Din ZU, Gibson GE.
Many accidents occur during construction and maintenance of facilities. Logically, decisions made during the design and planning of a project can influence workers' safety. The approach of considering safety in design and planning to control workplace haza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Using machine learning methods in airline flight data monitoring to generate new operational safety knowledge from existing data - Oehling J, Barry DJ.
The aim of this work is to investigate the possibility of using machine learning (ML) methods in order to generate novel, safety-relevant knowledge from existing flight data. Airlines routinely generate vast amounts of flight data from routine monitoring, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Image-based learning to measure the space mean speed on a stretch of road without the need to tag images with labels - Lee J, Roh S, Shin J, Sohn K.
Space mean speed cannot be directly measured in the field, although it is a basic parameter that is used to evaluate traffic conditions. An end-to-end convolutional neural network (CNN) was adopted to measure the space mean speed based solely on two consec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Exploring the use of experiential learning in promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction into primary school curriculum: a case of Botswana - Mutasa S, Coetzee C.
A key imperative of Botswana's adherence to international, regional and local policy on disaster risk reduction (DRR) relates to creating awareness and an understanding of disaster risk. One avenue of creating an understanding of risk is vested in the inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Thank you, climate strikers. Your action matters and your power will be felt | Rebecca Solnit
Nothing is possible without action, and almost anything is when we rise up together, as you are todayI want to say to all the climate strikers today: thank you so much for being unreasonable. That is, if reasonable means playing by the rules, and the rules are presumed to be guidelines for what is and is not possible, then you may be told that what you are asking for is impossible or unreasonable. Don ’t listen. Don’t stop. Don’t let your dreams shrink by one inch. Don’t forget that this might be the day and the pivotal year when you rewrite what is possible.Related:The lessons infantile adults can ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Solnit Tags: Climate change Activism Protest Environment Science Pollution Source Type: news

WATCH: Dad to receive kidney from daughter he adopted 27 years ago
Billy Houze, 64, hopes to undergo surgery after learning his adopted daughter, DeLauren McKnight, was a match to donate her kidney to him. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Automated algorithms track adherence to follow-up advice
An algorithm based on natural language processing was able to analyze radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms AI could help radiologists track follow-up advice Natural language processing yields rad-path correlation Strongly worded PET/CT reports influence follow-up Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya: Exposed - Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer Still on Sale in City Chemists
[Nairobi News] Daily hypertensive drugs linked to cancer are still being dispensed in chemists with no warning to the public, the Nation has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors
Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

PubChem's data model updates
PubChem is updating the data model for objects returned by the PUG View server. These objects are used by both programmatic users and PubChem web pages. Programmatic users will need to update the programs that retrieve and interpret data from PUG View. PubChem web users will not be directly affected by the data model changes. To learn more about this, please readthis post. (Source: PubChem News)
Source: PubChem News - March 14, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: PubChem Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do for healthy teeth and gums
The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Therapists Are Telling Trauma Survivors After ‘Leaving Neverland’
There’s a lot to unpack and learn from James Safechuck’s and Wade Robson’s sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson in the new HBO doc. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes recurrent cold sores?
Many people have cold sores throughout their lives, but some factors can make it easier for them to recur. Learn about why cold sores recur here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

EMS Strong Announces 'Beyond the Call' Campaign Theme
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: BEYOND THE CALL. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and celebrate National EMS Week, May 19-25, 2019. The campaign brings together key organizations, media partners and corporate sponsors that are committed to recognizing and fortifying the EMS community, commending rec...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS Strong (press release) Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Ivantis touts 2-year Hydrus, Glaukos iStent head-to-head study results
Ivantis today released two-year results from a study comparing its Hydrus Microstent to Glaukos‘ (NYSE:GKOS) iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents, touting reductions in medication use and no reoperations for patients in the Hydrus arm. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it is presenting results from the Compare trial today at the American Glaucoma Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco. “We are extremely pleased with these two year results. These results illustrate the clinical advantages of the Hydrus and its unique, proprietary Tri-Modal mechanism of action relative to focal trabecular ...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news

Flashing Lights and Sounds Improve Memory and Learning Skills in Mice
Researchers hope the techniques can be applied to help people with Alzheimer ’ s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Animal Cognition Brain Mice Genetic Engineering Cell (Journal) Massachusetts Institute of Technology your-feed-science Source Type: news

Cardiologist Eric Topol on How AI Can Bring Humanity Back to Medicine
In his new book, Deep Medicine, the cardiologist argues that artificial intelligence can bring humanity back to medicine. You tweet several times a day about the latest medical studies. Do you really read all of those articles? Every one of the 18,000 tweets come from me. People think I have an army of people to help me–no. I’m an information junkie. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been an incessant reader. I apportion time every day–a couple of hours in the morning and the evening. What is the biggest problem you see in medicine today? What’s happened is an erosion of the relationship, due to the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

UR Medical Students Preparing to Meet their Match
Fourth-year medical students here and around the country will find out Friday where they will spend the next several years in training for their first jobs as physicians. At noon on March 15, during an emotion-filled Match Day event coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), approximately 100 students from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry will simultaneously open sealed envelopes to learn where they ’re headed for their residencies. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Using laughter as their guide, five-month-olds can distinguish friends from strangers
Even before we can speak, humans can glean useful information from the sound of laughter.A study by UCLA and New York University researchers found that infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and laughter between strangers. The results suggest that the ability to identify the nature of social relationships is instilled early in human infancy, possibly as part of what the scientists call an “affiliation detection system” that uses vocal cues.“If young infants are able to pick up social information from such brief clips of vocal behavior, it suggests a biologically evolved...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reaction time
(Rutgers University) How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much? A unique Rutgers-led study found that overweight and obese older women who took more than three times the recommended daily dose of vitamin D showed improvements in memory and learning -- but also had slower reaction times. The researchers hypothesize that slower reaction times may increase the risk of falling among older people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple directions from parents can guide children's discovery
(University of Texas at Austin) Whether it's probing a child's understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning sheds light on the biology of toxin exposure
(Harvard Medical School) Harvard Medical School investigators have developed a machine learning approach using high-quality, large-scale animal model data that sheds new light on the biology of the liver and kidneys after toxin exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not
Source: ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. Published: 3/14/2019. This one-hour, 25-minute webinar provides an overview of what research reveals about the needs of people with disabilities and their families post-disaster. Barriers to the recovery process, as well as the resource and service roles of state and local agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and voluntary organizations post-disaster, are discussed. Participants will identify barriers which individuals with disabilities and their families encounter during the recovery phase of disaster. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a sensitive breast?
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause stomach churning?
There are many possible causes of stomach churning, including indigestion, stress and anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, and taking certain medications. Although stomach churning is often harmless and short-lived, it can sometimes be a sign of a more serious health condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hand pressure points: Everything you need to know
There are several pressure points on the hands that reflexologists believe are linked to other parts of the body. Learn more about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: CBD for acne: Does it work?
There is some evidence to suggest that CBD oil can help treat acne by reducing the production of sebum and fighting bacteria on the skin. Learn more about CBD oil for acne here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?
Lysine is an amino acid that may help prevent cold sores. Most people get lysine from their diet. In this article, Learn more about whether it is effective and how to use it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about mustard oil
Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A comparison of statistical learning methods for deriving determining factors of accident occurrence from an imbalanced high resolution dataset - Schl ögl M, Stütz R, Laaha G, Melcher M.
One of the main aims of accident data analysis is to derive the determining factors associated with road traffic accident occurrence. While current studies mainly use variants of count data regression to achieve this aim, the problem can also be considered... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a dislocated finger
Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finger normally takes several weeks to heal properly. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Russian and U.S. Academies Sign Agreement to Continue Cooperation
The president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have signed a five-year agreement to continue their cooperation on studies, workshops, and other activities in areas of mutual interest, marking 60 years of cooperation between the Russian and U.S. academies.Learn More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer patient, 25, learns she can't have children due to emergency hysterectomy
Shaylee Bedward, 25, from Bloomington, Indiana, was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in October 2017. After chemotherapy didn't work, she underwent a hysterectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s Covidien to pay $20m to settle ClosureFast kickback allegations
Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) Covidien has agreed to pay approximately $20 million to resolve kickback allegations related to the sale and promotion of its ClosureFast radiofrequency ablation catheters. The Fridley, Minn.-based company agreed to pay approximately $17.5 million to the U.S. to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act and an additional $1.5 million to California and $1 million to Florida for claims settled by state Medicaid programs, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release. “Today’s settlement serves as an important reminder to those in the health care community that unlawful kic...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Covidien Medtronic Source Type: news