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‘ If you want to be heard, speak in UNISON ’
Addressing UNISON’s LGBT conference in Brighton this afternoon, Christina McAnea, the union’s assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining and equality, spoke about how she increasingly hears the question asked of ‘why should I join a union?’ “Looking around the hall, some of you – not all of you – will be old enough to remember the UNISON TV advert that saw one cartoon ant trying to gain the attention of a bear.” It only hears and leaps out of the way when the single ant returns with a huge group of ants. The message was simple, she told them. “If you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2017 LGBT Conference Christina McAnea transphobia Source Type: news

LGBT conference opens in Brighton
Vice-president Gordon McKay opened the 2017 UNISON LGBT conference in Brighton this morning by thanking delegates for all they do – and appealing to them to do more. To be asked to speak first was “a tremendous honour,” he told the hall, before quipping that was “until you’re told, if you can speak first, people will know that’s the worst it can get for the next two days!” After laughter, Mr McKay said: “Thanks for the work you do four our union, every day … most importantly, just being with people when they need someone. “I hope you’re proud of yourself &n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 LGBT Conference Source Type: news

President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Georgia nurses laugh as WW2 veteran dies in video
The incident in 2014 sparked a three-year legal battle between Dempsey's family in Woodstock, Georgia, and Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center - until the video emerged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N. official said Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

J & J Wins California Lawsuit Claiming Asbestos in Talc Caused Cancer J & J Wins California Lawsuit Claiming Asbestos in Talc Caused Cancer
A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson& Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion funding
Whether it's a fee or a tax, Arizona Supreme Court says OK to this funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Bridging the gap between health care and legal services for patients
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Neighbors Rush to Help During Massive Fire at Pa. Senior Living Center
Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured at least 20 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys. Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live around the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community ferried elderly residents to medics as firefighters rescued them from the blaze. "Everyone saw how devastating the fire was and we all had the same reaction: that people needed help," he said of the Thursday night inferno in West Chester, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) we...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 17, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Neovasc raises $65m to cover damages in CardiAQ case
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today it closed an offering of approximately $37.5 million and a private placement of approximately $27.8 million to cover the roughly $42 million balance of damages and interest in a litigation with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) subsidiary CardiAQ Valve. In its offering, Neovasc offered approximately 6.6 million Series A units and 19.1 million Series B units at a price of $1.46 per unit. In a separate private placement, the Vancouver-based company sold approximately $32.8 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured convertible notes and Series E warrants, bringin...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News CardiAQ Valve Technologies Edwards Lifesciences Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Ortho faces $247m ruling in Pinnacle bellwether trial
A Dallas federal jury this week ruled that Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and its DePuy Orthopaedics must pay $247 million to six patients claiming to be injured by its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a Reuters report. The jury ruled that the controversial metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed and that patients did not receive appropriate warning about the risks associated with them, according to the report. The six plaintiffs and patients in the case claim that after implantation, the devices led to injuries including tissue death, bone erosion and other negative health effects, a...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Now It's Easier for Patients in Two States to Sue Now It's Easier for Patients in Two States to Sue
Efforts to block frivolous or nonmeritorious suits fall flat; apology laws don't increase liability risk; more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

MSF Continues Efforts to Reduce Pneumonia Vaccine Price so More Kids Can Be Protected
Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is challenging a recent Indian court decision to give U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer a patent it doesn't deserve on its pneumonia vaccine Prevnar13 (PCV13). This decision solidifies Pfizer's monopoly across the globe and prevents vaccine manufacturers in India from making and selling more affordable versions of PCV13 for people in India and other countries where the patent exists until 2026. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

South Africa:'They Made Me Feel Like a Murderer' - Stigma Endangers Women Seeking Legal Abortions
[Bhekisisa] Bontle Mabe turned to a loan shark to fund her abortion after she was turned away for five days in a row at her local clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Big Ag GAG: 29 states quietly pass "preemptive seed laws" that prevent debate and local government autonomy over genetically engineered crops
(Natural News) Big Ag has found a way to make genetically modified seeds permanent, by quietly writing in “preemptive seed laws” at the state level. In twenty-nine states, men and women at the local level will no longer be able to discuss, debate, or propose laws on the use of genetically modified seeds. The people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price
A neurosurgeon convinced a judge that he was fired for reporting a colleague whose license was later suspended for disruptive behavior. The victor's $17.5 million court award, though, comes at a price.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Uganda:Address the Ethical, Legal Dilemmas of Doctors' Strike
[Observer] Industrial actions by health professionals (no matter the category) severely affect health systems and, when they last longer, create a bigger potential for collapsing health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Handle Employee and Patient Complaints
Every practice has them: disgruntled employees and patients. Here's how to handle their complaints and avoid lawsuits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Compliance Staff Source Type: news

Pope Urges Lawmakers to Protect People with Healthcare Laws
Pope Francis asked lawmakers to be sure healthcare laws protect " all, " not just the privileged population. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Population Health Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

New interdisciplinary research program in biomedical innovation law
(University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law) The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 35 million to Timo Minssen, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen for establishing a Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innova-tion Law (CeBIL).The aim of CeBIL is to analyse the most important legal obstacles to pharmaceutical innovation and thereby contribute to translating innova-tive biomedical research into new effective, affordable and easily acces-sible forms of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pedestrians' perception and response towards vehicles during road-crossing at nighttime - Balasubramanian V, Bhardwaj R.
In this study, we have estimated the pedestrian's response towards an approaching vehicle and the time taken to correctly recognize it while they cro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Determinants of pedestrian and bicyclist crash severity by party at fault in San Francisco, CA - Salon D, McIntyre A.
Pedestrian and bicyclist safety is of growing concern, especially given the increasing numbers of urban residents choosing to walk and bike. Sharing the roads with automobiles, these road users are particularly vulnerable. An intuitive conceptual model is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Effects of the New York State Concussion Management and Awareness Act ("Lystedt Law") on concussion-related emergency health care utilization among adolescents, 2005-2015 - Baker DR, Kulick ER, Boehme AK, Noble JM.
BACKGROUND: All states have enacted legislation addressing the management of sports-related concussions (SRCs) in adolescent athletes. The effect of these laws on health care utilization is uncertain. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Australian state parliament ends marathon euthanasia debate
An Australian state parliament's marathon debate on allowing voluntary euthanasia ended unresolved after a lawmaker collapsed in his office (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Pence says 'ball is in Senate's court' on taxes
Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson wins cancer lawsuit in California
Meanwhile, J&J faces lawsuits by around 5,500 plaintiffs nationally asserting talc-related claims, largely saying it failed to warn women about the risk of ovarian cancer from the products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical POLICE STATE: FDA approves "Big Brother" digital sensor that tracks your compliance with psychiatric medications
(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially granted its approval for a newfangled tracking device that pharmaceutical companies can now legally manufacture into drug pills in order to monitor whether or not patients are taking all of their prescriptions. The technology is being specifically touted as a solution to the problem... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon
Varian Medical Systems has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady Varian takes orders for proton therapy system French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Repealing Obamacare individual mandate would boost health freedom and save the government hundreds of BILLIONS each year
(Natural News) Two of the most important aspects of repealing Obamacare are regularly under-reported by the “mainstream” media and ignored by Democrats: Getting rid of the law’s individual mandate would not only dramatically enhance health freedom, but it would also save our broke government hundreds of billions of dollars. As reported by the Washington Free... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Putting bandits into context: how function learning supports decision making - Schulz E, Konstantinidis E, Speekenbrink M.
The authors introduce the contextual multi-armed bandit task as a framework to investigate learning and decision making in uncertain environments. In this novel paradigm, participants repeatedly choose between multiple options in order to maximize their re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rethinking the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention? - Gerstein D, Giordano J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer
(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson& Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daiichi gave Delhi High Court wrong information: Singh brothers
Contrary to Daiichi's allegation that RHC had violated these orders, Dutt said the unencumbered shares of RHC in Religare have gone above what were undertaken in March. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should the Legal Age for Tobacco Be Raised? Results From a National Sample of Adolescents
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lenders of Orchid Pharma appoint Sripatham Ramkumar as resolution professional
Lakshmi Vilas Bank has referred Orchid Pharma to National Company Law Tribunal and the court had admitted the company on August 17. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phoenix will sue drug makers over costs to battle opioid crisis
Phoenix will join other cities in suing drug makers over the cost of fighting the ongoing opioid crisis, according to The Arizona Republic. The city council voted 8-0 to take drug makers and distributors to court to recoup funds spent fighting the epidemic. Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwomen Thelda Williams and Debra Stark broached the subject with City Manager Ed Zuercher in a letter last week. The trio blamed drug makers and dist ributors for the rapid rise in opioid-related deaths, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Should Negotiate With Striking Doctors
[Monitor] On Tuesday, the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU), the Uganda Medical Workers Union (UMWU) and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union filed a suit in the High Court in Kampala challenging government's decision to enter into negotiations with the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Billionaire founder of Insys to plead not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Multiple CCGs consider minimum waiting times
An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada
Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Families and the juvenile justice system: considerations for family-based interventions - Amani B, Milburn NG, Lopez S, Young-Brinn A, Castro L, Lee A, Bath E.
We conducted focus groups with defense lawyers, clinicians, and education advocates to gather their perspectives on families' experiences with the juvenile justice system. Our quantitative descriptive analysis identified a range of themes such as discussio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug firm founder indicted in opioid conspiracy due in court
The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is due in court in Massachusetts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Biologists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used cryo-EM to resolve the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. The researchers captured the high-resolution image of a protein ring, called an inflammasome, as it was bound to flagellin, a protein from the whiplike tail used by bacteria to propel themselves forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering
(University of Kent) Production timings for artificially propagated plants and animals could help flag items offered for sale before they should legally be available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nurse who refused to leave Manchester Arena bomb victim
This week's health hero nominee is nurse Jess Haskins, 33, who helped Manchester bomb victim Adam Lawler, 15. His family believe he wouldn't be as well as he is now without her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol minimum unit pricing gets go ahead in Scotland
UK Supreme Court rules minimum unit price is legal Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Alcohol dependency and detoxification Tighter pub licensing linked to 2% cut in admissions Governments must do more to fight alcohol harm says OECD England faces 135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths by 2035 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men & #039;s Roles in Women & #039;s Abortion Trajectories in Urban Zambia
CONCLUSIONSIncreasing knowledge about the legality and availability of safe abortion is vital not only among sexually active women, but also among those they confide in, including men. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Nursing homes operated by Plano company file for bankruptcy after multi-million dollar lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits in Kentucky and New Mexico have led 33 nursing homes operated by Preferred Care Group to file for bankruptcy. Plano-based Preferred Care, one of the largest U.S. nursing home chains, blamed the chapter 11 filings on 163 multi-million dollar suits that its defending, Reuters reported. A $28 million judgement in favor of a family of a man injured in a Preferred Care facility is listed as the company’s lar gest claimant in its bankruptcy filing. By filing for chapter 11,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news

Align Tech-backed SmileDirectClub levies lawsuits against critical dentists, orthodontists
The Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) backed SmileDirectClub is reportedly sending cease-and-desist letters to dentists who criticize its products, according to a BuzzFeed report. The company sent at least 2 cease-and-desist letters last month, threatening lawsuits if dentists did not remove videos they’d posted criticizing the practice of do-it-yourself clear teeth aligners, according to the report. The cease-and-desist letters join a lawsuit from late October that the company levied against a group of New York and New Jersey orthodontists who posted a similar video, and a suit against a Michigan affiliate of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Legal News aligntechnology smiledirectclub Source Type: news