Comparing executive functioning and clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of people with schizophrenia who hold a driver's license to those who do not - Hellinger N, Lipskaya-Velikovsky L, Weizman A, Ratzon NZ.
This study aimed to characterize people with schizophrenia by comparing clinical s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Changes in reporting for unintentional injury deaths, United States of America - Ning P, Schwebel DC, Chu H, Zhu M, Hu G.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify how changes in reporting of specific causes of death and of selecting underlying cause from among multiple causes of death contribute to trends in mortality from unintentional injury in Americans aged 65 years or older. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A computer vision-based roadside occupation surveillance system for intelligent transport in smart cities - Ho GTS, Tsang YP, Wu CH, Wong WH, Choy KL.
In digital and green city initiatives, smart mobility is a key aspect of developing smart cities and it is important for built-up areas worldwide. Double-parking and busy roadside activities such as frequent loading and unloading of trucks, have a negative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

' Heartbeat Bills' Give State Lawmakers Pause on Anti-Abortion Tactics'Heartbeat Bills' Give State Lawmakers Pause on Anti-Abortion Tactics
Ohio is the latest Republican-led state to pass a ban on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But Tennessee last week backed off on a similar bill, fearing costly legal battles. What now?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows
April 20 is the day stoners decades ago chose to celebrate their love of marijuana, but as pot legalization expands some mainstream brands are joining the party (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Protect Yourself From a Noncompliant Patient Malpractice Case: Protect Yourself From a Noncompliant Patient
If patients delay or fail to follow a treatment plan, a physician's diligence and documentation can help avoid a lawsuit.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Saint Thomas settles religious discrimination lawsuit
Saint Thomas Health has settled a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to a news release. Saint Thomas is accused of violating the religious rights of a worker at its hospital in Rutherford County by requiring him to receive a flu shot. As part of the settlement, Saint Thomas will pay the worker $75,000 in damages and modify its accommodation policy regarding sincerely held religious b eliefs, according to the release. Saint Thomas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows
April 20 is the day stoners decades ago chose to celebrate their love of marijuana, but as pot legalization expands some mainstream brands are joining the party (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge rejects challenge of New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday denied a petition seeking to lift New York City's recently-imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, dismissing a court challenge brought by an anonymous group of parents who argued the order was unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chicago Whistleblower Lawyer Crowned the " King of Qui Tam " ...
Chicago lawyer Michael I. Behn was recognized as the "King of Qui Tam" by a law magazine for his long career successfully representing whistleblowers who report fraud to the government under...(PRWeb April 19, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/chicago_whistleblower_lawyer_crowned_the_king_of_qui_tam_by_law_magazine/prweb16249791.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GMC promises fewer investigations into one-off mistakes
Speedy assessment process has seen more cases closed without going to formal stage Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yes, abortion is murder, and a proposed new law in Texas would finally prosecute those who carry it out
(Natural News) Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would pave the way for women who undergo abortions to potentially be charged with capital murder, a crime that carries the death penalty in Texas. The Bill, House Bill 896, would remove the penal code exception for criminal homicide applying to women and doctors related... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A seismic shift: Health care industry braces for new earthquake laws
California could see $34 billion to $142 billion in new health care development to keep up with seismic safety laws that go into effect in 2030. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

A seismic shift: Health care industry braces for new earthquake laws
California could see $34 billion to $142 billion in new health care development to keep up with seismic safety laws that go into effect in 2030. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

On the Hill to Advocate for and Honor Health Workers
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalApril 18, 2019World Health Worker Week was a time to  educate lawmakers on the tremendous impact of frontline health workers.During  World Health Worker Week 2019, frontline health workers and members of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) took to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to educate lawmakers and their staff on the tremendous impact frontline health workers have in their communities and to advocate for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health worker teams aro...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy World Health Worker Week Health Workforce Systems Nurses USA Source Type: news

Michigan woman contracts rare parasitic eye infection from contact lenses
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens hygeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana Legislature Stopped Optometrists' Competition in the Blink of An Eye
An innovative online eye test is banned in Indiana, not because it is unsafe, but because entrenched interests convinced lawmakers to ban it in a 2016 law. Now, they are fighting back in court against protectionism. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wimer, Contributor Source Type: news

EPA ’s Latest Asbestos Regulation Falls Short of Full Ban
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new regulation on Wednesday that will make it tougher to domestically manufacture, import or sell products made with asbestos, the toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma and other diseases. The regulation closes a loophole in the partial ban of asbestos that was legislated almost 30 years ago. It will strengthen the EPA’s ability to review and prohibit the use of a long list of asbestos products that are not banned but have been long abandoned by the industry. The ruling is part of a legislative process that requires the EPA to review its regulation of asbestos under the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices
(Bloomberg) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.” Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate. McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which stud...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Litvan / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg onetime tobacco Source Type: news

New York City defends measles vaccination order in court
New York City's Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents sued, arguing that the order was unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eight more firms to get pot licenses
Florida is adding eight more medical marijuana operators to the 14 businesses currently selling cannabis throughout the state. The new additions to Florida’s rapidly growing medical-marijuana industry --- projected to generate more than $2.5 billion in annual revenue within five years --- come from a pool of applicants that lost out in the first round of licensing in 2015 under an initial state law that allowed non-euph oric cannabis. Since then, Florida voters broadly legalized medical marijuana,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

US scientist is ready for 4 pregnancies with 'three-parent' embryos
Dr Dietrich Egli, a researcher at Columbia University, said Wednesday that he had genetically modified three-parent embryos ready for four pregnancies, once it's legal to implant them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Health 202: Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows
Trump hasn't urged more vaccinations, yet. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan
Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river ’s biggest user put up a roadblock.The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bettina Boxall Source Type: news

When to Create and Update a Will
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something happens to you. But don't think of your will as static. It should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study of gender-based violence against men in the rural area of Haryana, India - Malik JS, Nadda A.
BACKGROUND: Research across the globe highlights rights violations and abuses experienced by women and seldom are channeled toward any atrocities being experienced by men. OBJECTIVES: To find the prevalence, characteristics, and sociodemographic co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Crime and victimization among people with intellectual disability with and without comorbid mental illness - Thomas SDM, Nixon M, Ogloff JRP, Daffern M.
This study aimed to examine the impact that comorbid mental illness had on the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Adaptation of a Canadian culpability scoring tool to Alberta police traffic collision report data - Pitt TM, Aucoin J, Nettel-Aguirre A, McCormack GR, Howard AW, Graff P, Rowe BH, Hagel BE.
The objective of this study was to adapt a previously validated Canadian Culpability Scoring Tool (CCST) to Alberta police report data. METHODS: Police traffic collision reports from motor vehicle (MV) collisions in Calgary and Edmonton ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Medical malpractice suits are an uphill battle — here's why
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

As fewer patients sue their doctor, the rate of winning malpractice suits is dropping too
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

South Africa: High Noon for Tiger Brands As Summons Issued in Listeriosis Class Action Lawsuit
[Daily Maverick] The deadly listeriosis outbreak, which hit South Africa hard, is starting to play out before the courts. South African human rights attorney Richard Spoor, who is well-known for his razor-sharp tongue, is hauling Tiger Brands to court by the tail. He is asking the high court to award members of a class action lawsuit punitive or constitutional damages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family hit with $3,700 bill for out-of-network anesthesiologist
A growing number of states are passing laws to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Many come from doctors outside of their insurance networks. Jim Axelrod has one family's story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter. A group of doctors want to change that
This product "may contain feces." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'
A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

United Therapeutics sued by generic drug competitors
United Therapeutics Corp. has been sued for “unlawfully impeding competition” by Sandoz Inc. and RareGen LLC, the companies selling a generic form of a drug the Silver Spring biotech had under patent until last month. The lawsuit, filed April 16 in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleges that United Therapeutics (NASD AQ: UTHR) placed restrictions on cartridges made by medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical ASD Inc. that are required to administer subcutaneous injections… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

United Therapeutics sued by generic drug competitors
United Therapeutics Corp. has been sued for “unlawfully impeding competition” by Sandoz Inc. and RareGen LLC, the companies selling a generic form of a drug the Silver Spring biotech had under patent until last month. The lawsuit, filed April 16 in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleges that United Therapeutics (NASD AQ: UTHR) placed restrictions on cartridges made by medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical ASD Inc. that are required to administer subcutaneous injections… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law a bill that would allow certain patients to access a low-potency cannabis oil they can already legally use (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sultan of Brunei stripped of RCGP honours
The College meets next week to discuss its future professional relations with 'repressive regimes' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws Tobacco production 'breaches human rights laws ’ Women second-class citizens when it comes to healthcare Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Academy Calls for Drug Pricing Transparency, Action
In separate letters to lawmakers this month, the Academy expressed support for new drug pricing legislation and ongoing insulin price investigation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rethinking suicides as mental accidents: towards a new paradigm - Ajdacic-Gross V, Hepp U, Seifritz E, Bopp M.
BACKGROUND: Since its beginnings, suicide research has made great progress in terms of empirical findings. However, in contrast to empirical knowledge, the theoretical understanding of suicides has shown only minimal progress. Missing interdisciplinary bri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Population structured by witchcraft beliefs - Mace R, Thomas MG, Wu J, He Q, Ji T, Tao Y.
Anthropologists have long argued that fear of victimization through witchcraft accusations promotes cooperation in small-scale societies 1. Others have argued that witchcraft beliefs undermine trust and therefore reduce social cohesion 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Challenges to traditional narratives of intractable conflict decrease ingroup glorification - McLamore Q, Adelman L, Leidner B.
Conflict narratives are cornerstones of group identity, but often facilitate violence by framing the group's actions in ways that foster defensive forms of group identification (i.e., glorification). Three experiments tested whether alternative narratives ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor among dozens charged in massive drug sweep
A Greater Cincinnati doctor was among 31 physicians and dozens of other health care professionals charged April 17 in connection with the alleged illegal prescribing of dangerous narcotics, according to federal officials. Dr. Raymond Noschang of Hamilton County was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati on charges of unlawfully distributing the powerful pain reliever oxycodone and the OxyContin brand of pill containing oxycodone.  Such controlled substances have a high potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Supreme Court showdown to rule whether UPMC-Highmark pact can be extended
All eyes are on the Supreme Court for the showdown next month between Attorney General Josh Shapiro and UPMC over whether the UPMC-Highmark consent decree can be extended after a Commonwealth Court judge stayed the rest of the case pending a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania late Tuesday granted Shapiro’s request to appeal a 2018 ruling that set the June 30, 2019, end to the consent decree. While specific court dates weren’t set, the order sets into motion a hearing between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law
A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Compliance with New Federal EKRA Law Creates Uncertainties in How Clinical Laboratories Pay Commissions to Their Sales Teams
Vague language and last-minute additions to the federal SUPPORT Act of 2018 with its included EKRA provisions mean big changes to how clinical laboratories can legally compensate sales professionals for referrals Clinical laboratories may be at grave financial risk should they fail to properly comply with the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 17, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands to fight listeria class action
South Africa's leading food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it will fight a class action lawsuit over its role in the world's largest ever listeria outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Implementing a Toxicity Screening Form to Report Chemo Side Effects
The number of patients reporting side effects related to chemotherapy increased by more than 40 percentage points after the implementation of a chemotherapy toxicity screening form. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news