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U.S. Funding for Accountability Mechanism in Syria is a Step in the Right Direction
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced today that the United States will provide $350,000 for the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), which was created by the UN in 2016 to provide accountability for the “most serious crimes under international law” committed in the Syrian conflict. Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy and partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), issued the following statement in response. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Judge holds closed-door settlement talks over opioid crisis
A federal judge in Ohio is ready to start talks on a possible settlement of hundreds of lawsuits brought against drugmakers and drug distributors over the nation's opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump urges U.S. Congress to back 'right to try' for terminally ill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that he wants lawmakers to support the "right to try" for terminally ill patients to try experimental therapies not approved by federal authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Court to give $109 million to woman lost hands feet abs
Former intelligence contractor Lisa-Maria Carter, now 53, will get $109 million after a doctor's alleged mistakes cost the former intelligence contractor her hands, feet, and digestive system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Roman Law Doctrine, India Moves to Stub Out Tobacco Industry Rights With Roman Law Doctrine, India Moves to Stub Out Tobacco Industry Rights
The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry's legal right to trade, an effort aimed at deterring tobacco companies from challenging tough new regulations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. Court to Reconsider San Francisco Soda Health Warning Ruling U.S. Court to Reconsider San Francisco Soda Health Warning Ruling
A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling blocking a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Shares in healthcare property owner Quality Care drop on ManorCare rent fight
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of healthcare property owner Quality Care Properties Inc fell to a 13-month low on Tuesday as investors braced for a prolonged legal battle over unpaid rent with its main tenant, No. 2 U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Former S.D. dentist pleads guilty to $17m medtech fraud scheme
A former dentist from South Dakota plead guilty last week to a $16.6 million scheme to defraud consumers through the sale of a sham laser device and associated treatments, promising it would cure more than 200 different conditions, according to a US Department of Justice report. The plea was the finale to a three-year effort from the DoJ to halt the distribution of the device, known as the “QLaser System”, according to the report. The defendant, 82-year-old Robert Lytle of Rapid City, S.D., plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to introduce misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce with the int...
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Regulatory/Compliance U.S. Justice Dept. (DOJ) Source Type: news

Wrigley lawsuit: Don't use Starburst, Skittles to sell e-cigarette liquid
(Reuters) - The chewing gum and candy company Wm Wrigley Jr Co said in a new lawsuit that a seller of e-liquid for electronic cigarettes should stop trading off its Starburst and Skittles brands in its marketing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Few Prescription Meds Have Dosing Guidelines for Obese Kids
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Obesity can change how prescription drugs work, but many medications used to treat children don't say so on their labels, researchers report. Federal lawmakers offered drug manufacturers incentives to study how drugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bracco lands new FDA approval for MultiHance
Contrast developer Bracco Diagnostics has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bracco targets gene therapy for ultrasound contrast Bracco declines comment on Norris gadolinium lawsuit Bracco Imaging acquires SurgVision Bracco invests in dose monitoring firm Bracco unveils colon insufflator (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vape shops sue to block U.S. regulation covering e-cigarettes
(Reuters) - A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator to treat e-cigarettes and similar devices like cigarettes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Federal judge wants opioid lawsuits to end in settlement
A federal judge is pushing the opioid industry and governments that have sued it to reach a settlement in the hope that it would begin to solve the nation's opioid-addiction crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case
The second trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder and its possible link to mesothelioma began this week in a Middlesex County, New Jersey, superior court. A jury in California two months ago — in a highly anticipated first trial — found the pharmaceutical giant was not responsible for a plaintiff’s mesothelioma, the rare asbestos-related cancer. Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi opened the latest trial Monday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, just a few blocks from the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson. The trial is estimated to last two months. Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III, ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Daiichi wins Rs 3,500 crore arbitration case against Singh brothers in Delhi High Court
Daiichi and the Singhs have been locked in litigation since 2016 over whether the firm can enforce its award in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delhi High Court set to deliver verdict on Daiichi Sankyo's Rs 3,500 crore arbitration award
Daiichi and the Singhs have been locked in litigation since 2016 over whether the firm can enforce its award in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

$1.1B class action alleges 'horrific treatment' at former Indian hospitals
The lawsuit focuses on 29 segregated hospitals operated across the country by the federal government between 1945 and the early 1980s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking to take Hunt to court over NHS
A judicial review is granted over government health policy plans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking to take NHS's Hunt to court
A judicial review is granted over government health policy plans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Indian lawyers to argue Ranbaxy-Daiichi appeal in Singapore
While Ranbaxy has taken on senior advocate Harish Salve to argue the case, Daiichi has assigned on an equal stature advocate Gopal Subramanium for its team. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science'
A federal court has ruled that diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) scans are not...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer MRI shows brain changes after 1 football season DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred
(Cornell University) If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to be environmentally friendly. But this street cred can all be erased if you let your cat roam around outdoors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lawyers who target the NHS banned from advertising or setting up shop in hospitals
NHS hospitals will no longer provide office or advertising space for law firms or claims management companies who encourage patients or their families to take the NHS to court. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perio made easy - Implementing Healthy Gums Do Matter in practice
Would you like your primary dental care team to meet high standards of periodontal care, influence behaviour change of patients and fulfil their medico-legal and General Dental Council professional standards? Clinical leaders need the knowledge and confidence to mentor their teams to deliver best practice and improved outcomes for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Declaration Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: State of California v. Wright
The federal government ’s 2017 interim final rules regarding the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement greatly expanded exemptions to the requirement on religious or moral grounds. Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Domestic Research Lawrence B. Finer filed a declaration in support of a case br ought by the states of California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia opposing the rules. The declaration argues the rules would compromise women’s ability to obtain contraceptive methods, services and counseling and, in particular, to consistently use the methods that work best for t...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Cancer patient threatens to sue spa for denying manicure
Employment lawyer Jo Mackie, 50, is taking legal action against Center Parcs after being refused a manicure and massage because she had had breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Militarism and dual-conflict capacity - Wilson M, Machain CM.
This research note examines how domestic institutions can moderate the relationship between domestic and interstate conflict involvement. Previous work has found that military dictatorships are more likely to become involved in either domestic or internati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Electoral reforms and peace duration following negotiated settlements - Keels E.
One of the most common features found within peace agreements is provisions that call for post-civil war elections. Unfortunately, the initial post-war elections often increase the risk of civil war recurrence. While past research has consistently confirme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

NIBRS and SHR: a comparison of two national homicide databases with respect to parricide - Fegadel AR, Heide KM.
Empirical studies on children killing parents in the United States have used the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) arrest database and have focused on single victim-single offender incidents. The authors used a secon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Response to "A study of the perception of verbal expressions of the strength of evidence" - Berger CEH, Stoel RD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religiousness and rape myth acceptance: risk and protective effects - Ensz S, Jankowski PJ.
This study addressed the lack of research simultaneously examining multiple dimensions of religiousness when predicting rape myth acceptance, and extended prior findings of a mediating role for right-wing authoritarianism (i.e., uncritical submission to au... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Relational vulnerability and the research process with former prisoners in Athens, Georgia (USA) - Mitchelson ML.
A host of power relations are structurally imposed upon the imprisoned and these produce vulnerabilities that require considerable energy and attention. This paper argues, however, that 'vulnerable populations' is a politically reactive legal category in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reevaluating peacekeeping effectiveness: does gender neutrality inhibit progress? - Karim S.
Since the adoption of UNSCR 1325, more female peacekeepers are participating in peacekeeping missions than ever before. Nevertheless, the current literature on peacekeeping effectiveness is largely gender neutral, discounting the unique role female peaceke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The rise of the crime victim and punitive policies? Changes to the legal regulation of intimate partner violence in Finland - Kotanen R.
This article examines intimate partnership violence as a question of criminal justice policy in Finland, and contributes to criminological discussions regarding oft-stated connections between the politicization of the victim, the treatment of offenders, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The emergence and use of GPS electronic monitoring in Germany: current trends and findings - Haverkamp R, Woessner G.
In Germany, Electronic Monitoring (EM) is currently applied in two different areas. As of 2000, in the German state of Hesse, Radio Frequency (RF) EM has been used for probationers to avoid (re)imprisonment. Approximately 4 years ago, a federal law came in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors in domestic homicides: identifying common clusters in the Canadian context - Dawson M, Piscitelli A.
Little research has attempted to examine risk factor combinations when examining intimate partner violence. A variety of risk factors have been identified in domestic homicides, and it is recognized that risk of lethality may increase with the presence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors for spousal physical violence against women in Saudi Arabia - Eldoseri HM, Sharps P.
This study aimed to explore selected risk factors for spousal physical violence (SPV) in women frequenting primary health care clinics (PHCs) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study design was conducted in six PHCs, where one-on-one, private interviews wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: With Roman law doctrine, India moves to stub out tobacco industry rights
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry's legal right to trade, an effort aimed at deterring tobacco companies from challenging tough new regulations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York, Minnesota Sue Trump Admin to Block Healthcare Funding Cuts New York, Minnesota Sue Trump Admin to Block Healthcare Funding Cuts
New York and Minnesota have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from cutting off federal funding for state programs that provide healthcare to hundreds of thousands of low-income people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
California's new adult-use pot laws and taxes are making the going much more difficult for programs that donate medical marijuana to poor patients. But a new wave of medical marijuana activism has commenced as a result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Carreon, Contributor Source Type: news

Judge dismisses Opternative's suit against South Carolina eye care law
In 2016, Opternative, a Chicago-based telehealth startup offering online refractive eye exams, opened a lawsuit against South Carolina ’s Board of Medical Examiners and Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation alleging that a newly passed law restricting online eye exams was protectionist, unconstitutional legislation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Outcome Health CEO steps down as part of settlement with investors
Health IT unicorn Outcome Health settled a three-month legal battle with investors, and as part of that deal, cofounders CEO Rishi Shah and President Shrada Agarwal will step down. Shah and Agarwal will no longer be part of daily management and will instead act as chairman and vice chairman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Court to reconsider ruling on San Francisco soda health warnings
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling which had blocked a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SEC probes ‘highly suspicious’ trading before Sanofi-Bioverativ deal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims in a new lawsuit that an unknown group of traders earned $4.9 million by making “highly suspicious” trades in the stock of Bioverativ before the Waltham-based drugmaker was acquired by Sanofi last week for $11.6 billion. The agency filed the suit on Friday against “one or more unknown traders” while it seeks to identify the perpetrators. According to the complaint in N ew York federal court, they purchased short-term options on Bioverativ… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

U.S. court to reconsider ruling on San Francisco soda health warnings
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling which had blocked a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Medics rally behind struck off doctor
Thousands sign a letter criticising the case and more than £200,000 is raised for legal costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting the health and well being needs of young carers
Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the impact on the child and whole family. Identifying and keeping young carers engaged and involved so that the impact of their caring responsibilities can be minimised is a challenge requiring concerted effort on many different levels. These case studies demonstrate good practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors can end baby's life support without parents' consent, court rules
A UK judge has ruled that doctors can withdraw life support for a severely disabled 11-month-old boy without the consent of his parents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news