Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote
Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church _ a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Does surprise court ruling mean Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can no longer legally block conservative content?
(Natural News) In a move that surprised both Trump supporters and anti-Trump activists alike, a federal judge ruled this week that President Trump can’t legally block Twitter users from viewing his feed on the basis that it is a “designated public forum” and therefore protected by the First Amendment. The judgement comes nearly a year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Joint Health Sector Union Confirms Receiving Court Order
[Vanguard] The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Saturday confirmed receiving an Order of Interim Injunction from the National Industrial Court (NIC) compelling it to immediately resume duties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food firms could face litigation over neuromarketing to hijack brains
Exclusive: Obesity experts consider lawsuits over marketing they say could be harmful to childrenLeading obesity experts are considering litigation against the food industry in the light of emerging research suggesting that junk food marketing could hijack a child ’s brain.Neuromarketing is of growing interest to food companies. Fast food, soft drinks and snack companies increasingly interact with children through social media and online games. Some are beginning to probe further, gathering information through brain scans about how unconscious decisions are made to eat one snack rather than another and targeting peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Food & drink industry Marketing PR Media Social media Children Health Society Fast food Neuroscience UK news Source Type: news

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream
A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does cannabis cure or treat cancer?
As it becomes legal in more places, new potential uses for marijuana are being discovered all the time, but experts warn that the public should be wary of claims that cannabis could cure cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Supreme Court issues order in Joe Redner's battle for homegrown marijuana
The Florida Supreme Court has refused to give emergency relief to Tampa strip clude owner Joseph Redner in his attempt to lift an appeals court order blocking him from growing his own medical marijuana to treat his late stage lung cancer. The state’s highest court sided with the Florida Department of Health to leave a state appeals court order in place which blocked Redner from growing his own medicinal cannabis until the appeals process was complete. Redner has failed to demonstrate that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Lawsuits allege dancing doctor was negligent
At least seven lawsuits have been filed against a surgeon in Georgia who shared videos of herself dancing on YouTube during surgery while patients are in view and under anesthesia. The suits claim she is unqualified and her behavior resulted in poor outcomes including brain damage. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laws Allowing Service Denial to Sexual Minorities Tied to Distress
Laws permitting denial of services linked to increase in mental distress among sexual minorities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Does cannabis cure or treat cancer? An expert answers one of the top patient questions today  
As it becomes legal in more places, new potential uses for marijuana are being discovered all the time, but experts warn that the public should be wary of claims that cannabis could cure cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cook Medical loses Houston-based IVC suit, plans to appeal
Cook Medical said today it lost a suit related to its Celect vena cava filters in Houston, but that it plans to appeal the decision. The ruling came from a jury in Houston, which ruled in favor of a plaintiff, though the Bloomington, Ind.-based company did not release any detailed information related to the case. “We are dedicated to providing life-saving treatment options for patients and will continue to defend all of our IVC filters. Our filters have saved thousands of lives, are clinically successful and are critical to patient well-being,” Cook Medical vascular division VP Mark Breedlov...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Vascular Cook Medical Source Type: news

Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates
Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for ex...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laws Allowing Service Denial to Sexual Minorities Tied to Distress
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples are associated with an increase in sexual minority adults experiencing mental distress, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. Julia Raifman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?
As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK will build own satellite system if frozen out of EU's Galileo – chancellor
Philip Hammond says UK to ‘go it alone’ after Brexit if Brussels carries out access threatThe chancellor, Philip Hammond, has warned that the UK will build its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union ’s €10bn Galileo project if Brussels carries out its threat to block access.The European commission has cited legal issues about sharing sensitive information with a non-member state to justify its decision to shut British firms out of the project. The EU has also said it will restrict access to encrypted signals from Galileo.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Brexit European Union Satellites Philip Hammond Space GPS Defence policy Politics Foreign policy Article 50 Science Technology UK news World news Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

The NHS and GDPR – register for HSJ's free webinar
Today sees the start of new data protection laws in the UK – and NHS organisations will have spent months ensuring their policies and procedures around personal information comply with the changes. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Australian anti-trust watchdog loses appeal against Pfizer over Lipitor sales
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian court dismissed an appeal by the nation's anti-trust watchdog in a case against Pfizer Inc in which the regulator alleged the company had used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilda Sedgh: Restrictive Abortion Laws Hurt Women Worldwide
This article was originally published onBMJ Opinion. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Motor vehicle crash fatalaties and undercompensated care associated with legalization of marijuana - Steinemann S, Galanis D, Nguyen T, Biffl W.
BACKGROUND: Half of U.S. states have legalized medical cannabis (marijuana), some allow recreational use. The economic and public health effects of these policies are still being evaluated. We hypothesized that cannabis legalization was associated with an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effect of verified pediatric trauma centers, state laws and crash characteristics on time trends in adolescent motor vehicle fatalities, 1999-2015 - Notrica DM, Sayrs LW, Krishna N.
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are a leading cause of adolescent death from trauma. A recent study found ACS verified pediatric trauma centers (vPTC) were inversely correlated with pediatric mortality, but the analysis was limited to a single yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pathways to prevention: protocol for the CAP (Climate and Preventure) study to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of school-based universal, selective and combined alcohol misuse prevention into early adulthood - Newton NC, Stapinski L, Slade T, Champion KE, Barrett EL, Chapman C, Smout A, Lawler S, Mather M, Castellanos-Ryan N, Conrod PJ, Teesson M.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use and associated harms are among the leading causes of burden of disease among young people, highlighting the need for effective prevention. The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was the first trial of a combined universal and select... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit
A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bianca Lawrence proudly shows off her keloid scars in viral photos
Bianca Lawrence, 24, from  Bradford, England, posed for London-based photographer Sophie Mayanne as a part of the snapper's #behindthescars series. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury awards $25M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blink Health alleges MedImpact improperly steers patients toward opioids
This week Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices for medications, filed a new legal claim against former partner MedImpact Healthcare System  alleging greed and misconduct while describing the company as a “peddler of opioids.”  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dexcom hit with legal fees in AgaMatrix patent spat
Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) this week was ordered to pay attorney’s fees in a spat with rival AgaMatrix over patents related to continuous glucose monitoring technology. The ruling came alongside a final judgement of non-infringement in favor of AgaMatrix from Judge S. James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California Western Division, according to court documents. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Dexcom hit with legal fees in AgaMatrix patent spat appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diabetes Legal News AgaMatrix Inc. Dexcom Source Type: news

Reed Smith adds Houston partner from Norton Rose, opens Austin office
A 14-lawyer life sciences industry team from Norton Rose Fulbright is joining Reed Smith. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

J & J Loses Second Asbestos in Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson suffered its second trial loss in two months Wednesday linking the company’s baby powder to deadly asbestos-related cancer. A Los Angeles jury awarded $21.7 million in compensatory damages to Joanne Anderson, who said she developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in J&J baby powder laced with the carcinogen. J&J was ordered to pay an additional $4 million in punitive damages Thursday, bringing the total award for Anderson to $25.7 million. The verdict comes less than two months after Johnson & Johnson’s first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit. In ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Kosovo court imprisons 2 over illegal organ harvesting
Kosovo court imprisons 2, including doctor, over illegal organ harvesting (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Marriage Denial Laws Tied to Mental Distress in Gay Couples (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study examines mental impact of 2015 laws in Utah, North Carolina and Michigan (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

South Africa:EXCELLENT NEWS: Groundbreaking Development as SA Cabinet Approves the New Intellectual Property Policy
[MSF] Fix The Patent Laws Coalition optimistic policy will herald a new era for access to medicines in South Africa by prioritising people' lives over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

LAWSUIT: Monsanto hid the truth about glyphosate and cancer
(Natural News) For the first time ever, the world’s most evil corporation may finally have to face up to their crimes in court. On June 18, 2018, one man will take Monsanto head-on, alleging that the company has been hiding the cancer-causing potential of Roundup for decades. Dewayne Johnson, a 48-year-old man from California is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't force women to risk death, injury by having a baby
(Queensland University of Technology) A QUT legal academic says abortion can be decriminalized without society and governments making a moral judgement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma
(Nemours) Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal proceedings of child abuse, according to a consensus statement supported by nine pediatric and radiology international organizations published in Pediatric Radiology. The statement outlines consensus of evidence-based medical opinion on AHT to confirm the validity of the diagnosis and serve as a tool for the legal system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No stay of ruling that tossed California assisted-death law
An appeals court has refused to block a court decision tossing out a California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Legal Restrictions on Abortion Are Harming Women All Over the World
This Friday  Ireland faces a historic vote on whether to reform the country's abortion laws, which are among the most restrictive  in Europe. Currently, women in Ireland who need an abortion are forced to travel abroad - usually England - or may resort to clandestine termination of their pregnancies. Worldwide, an estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year, even though abortion is a simple and safe procedure when properly performed. Unsafe abortion occurs most frequently in countries with restrictive abortion laws. Banning abortion does not eliminate the procedure, but it does ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

J & J hit with $21.7 million verdict in another talc asbestos cancer case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson and its talc suppliers on Wednesday were hit with a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's Baby Powder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery in Mexico potentially life-threatening, say patients
A recent lawsuit claims some Americans were lured to Mexico for weight loss surgeries that turned out to be dangerous or even life-threatening (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery in Mexico: Potentially life-threatening, say patients
A recent lawsuit claims some Americans were lured to Mexico for weight loss surgeries that turned out to be dangerous or even life-threatening (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reed Smith opens Austin, Texas office with 14-lawyer life sciences team
The newcomers had previously practiced at Norton Rose Fulbright and also include lawyers from Washington, New York and Houston. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

Could Lawn Weed Prevent COPD Exacerbations?
(MedPage Today) -- Oral extract of speedwell plant deemed safe in phase IIa trial (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 23, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted Personhood?
Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,Opinion Source Type: news

USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching
Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The graduate student and the other women allege Tyndall, a former gynecologist at USC's student health center for nearly 30 years, used racist and inappropriately sexual language during consultations and conducted pelvic examinations with his fingers and didn't wear gloves. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news