Elon Musk invents his own laws of physics, claims Tesla brake pads NEVER need to be replaced
(Natural News) Whether you admire him or despise him, there’s no denying that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a savvy businessman. All that success may be going to his head, however, as he now appears to believe that he can invent his own laws of physics. Musk has claimed that Tesla vehicles’ brake pads never... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD oil: What is it and what are the benefits? There's ONE thing you need to beware
CBD OIL rose in popularity last year after people learnt of its reported health benefits and the fact it ’s a legal substance in the UK. But what is it exactly and what are the benefits? What else should you be aware of? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager sent to a health is now caged with killers and rapists
Kyle Gibbon, 18, was sectioned under mental health laws – and 13 years later he is still locked up in an infamous maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Scotland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma
A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility says she is not in a coma as previously reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of ailments
With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating on-going medical conditions, some even using it to wean themselves off prescription medications (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Yale University will NOT have birth control vending machines because it violates Connecticut law  
State laws ban over-the-counter medicine from being sold in vending machines. Instead, Yale Health will provide emergency contraception for free without needing to speak to a clinician first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Sackler family wanted to sell OxyContin as an UNCONTROLLED substance, court documents allege
A massive filing in the Massachusetts case against the Sackler family contains damning evidence that the family wanted to market the drug as a non-addictive substance outside the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?
The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company
More than 1,000 government entities have sued Purdue, along with other drugmakers and distributors, claiming they are partly culpable for a drug overdose crisis that resulted in a record 72,000 deaths in the U.S. 2017. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why Baptist Health's purchase of Hardin Memorial is being delayed
Louisville-based Baptist Healthcare System Inc.'s planned $361.4 million purchase of Hardin Memorial Health has been delayed again because of a lawsuit that seeks to stop the deal. Closing was scheduled for Feb. 1 after an earlier delay related to the lawsuit. "We continue to prepare for the transition to become a Baptist Health hospital while the lawsuit is pending," Hardin Memorial said in a news release. "We want to be ready to close the sale and join Baptist Health as soon as the lawsuit is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Why Baptist Health's purchase of Hardin Memorial is being delayed
Louisville-based Baptist Healthcare System Inc.'s planned $361.4 million purchase of Hardin Memorial Health has been delayed again because of a lawsuit that seeks to stop the deal. Closing was scheduled for Feb. 1 after an earlier delay related to the lawsuit. "We continue to prepare for the transition to become a Baptist Health hospital while the lawsuit is pending," Hardin Memorial said in a news release. "We want to be ready to close the sale and join Baptist Health as soon as the lawsuit is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company
Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one family is getting a lot of the scrutiny (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump administration hammers California over defunct crisis pregnancy center law before March for Life rally
A state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

In symbolic move, HHS finds California law violated federal conscience protections
A California state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the Department of Health and Human Services' new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Opioid marketing contributed to overdose epidemic, Boston Medical Center report says
In the midst of a variety of lawsuits accusing pharmaceutical companies of contributing to the overdose epidemic, the Grayken Center for Addiction has confirmed the connection between opioid marketing and overdose deaths. According to the report, released Friday morning, researchers at the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center show that for each three additional payments made to physicians per 100,000 people in a county, opioid overdose deaths went up 18 percent. “We had heard so much on the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

NHS England wins legal dispute over largest medicines procurement
NHS England has seen off a legal challenge to its largest ever medicines procurement, which is aimed at acquiring drugs to help eliminate hepatitis C in the country by 2025. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California's Top Lawyer Cements Role as Healthcare Defender-in-Chief California's Top Lawyer Cements Role as Healthcare Defender-in-Chief
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra scores a win for California and other states in his effort to block Trump administration birth control rules.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Alberta judge says no money for couple charged in son's meningitis death
An Alberta couple facing a retrial in the meningitis death of their son will not get $4 million they wanted the government to give them for past and future legal fees, a judge said Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Suspect in Death of FDNY EMT to Appear in Court
NEW YORK (NBC New York) - Thursday could be a key day in court for a man accused of stealing an ambulance in the Bronx nearly two years ago and killing a Bronx EMT in the process. Lawyers for Jose Gonzalez and doctors are due in court to try and determine if he is fit to stand trial in the March 2017 killing of Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year EMS veteran and mother of five who was mowed down by her own ambulance trying to stop a thief from hijacking it. Gonzalez has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection with Arroyo’s death. The Department of health, however, has concluded that test results found he wa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Source Type: news

Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restrictive surrogacy laws are forcing UK couples to the US
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debate brews over ruling that sends Kitchener, Ont. nurse back to work after stealing drugs
A Kitchener, Ont. nurse who was fired in 2016 after admitting to stealing and using opioids from the care home where she worked will get her job back. She'll also be compensated for injury to 'dignity, feelings and self respect.' But the ruling by an arbitrator concerns one labour lawyer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Gender stereotypes - Ellemers N.
There are many differences between men and women. To some extent, these are captured in the stereotypical images of these groups. Stereotypes about the way men and women think and behave are widely shared, suggesting a kernel of truth. However, stereotypic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From silence to justice : implications for persons with little or no functional speech accessing the criminal justice system - White R, Bornman J, Johnson E.
Accessing the criminal justice system is a basic human right protected internationally by the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). However, one group within the broader disability sphere who finds accessing the criminal justice system ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Does the dark triad predict prejudice? The role of Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism in explaining negativity toward asylum seekers - Anderson J, Cheers C.
OBJECTIVE Personality has a long history of being linked to attitudes toward various social groups, but little research has explored how darker aspects of personality might contribute to social attitudes. In this article, we explore the role of the ominous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An evaluation of the implementation of sector policing in the Eastern Cape - Lamana AR, Tanga P, Barkhuizen J.
The research focused on the evaluation of the implementation of the South African Police Service sector policing, in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The aim of the research was to obtain a better understanding of sector policing and to provide pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can AI Outperform Doctors at Detecting Cervical Cancer?
A new computer algorithm was able to accurately analyze digital images of cervical screenings and identify precancerous changes that required further medical follow-up. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market
California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dispute over rules rile California's legal pot market
California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Is the Government Shutdown Impacting Medtech?
If you think medical device companies are not impacted by the U.S. federal shutdown, think again. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, took to Twitter this week to highlight agency employees who are working unpaid to perform mission-critical activities. FDA cannot legally accept any new medical device or drug submissions until the government shutdown ends because the user fees that are collected with these submissions cannot be processed during the lapse period. The agency is able to support activities funded by carryover user fee balances from FY 2018, but medical device user fee programs only have...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Patients who may have contracted hepatitis at NJ surgical center file lawsuit
Two patients from a New Jersey surgical center have tested positive for hepatitis, their attorney said Thursday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kwiatkowski asks for sentence to be thrown out
David Kwiatkowski, the radiologic technologist who is serving 39 years in prison...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead ARRT responds to Newsweek article on Kwiatkowski Former RT Kwiatkowski reveals drug diversion secrets Kwiatkowski sentenced to 39 years in prison Kwiatkowski pleads guilty in hepatitis C case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Critical impacts of the government shutdown on the FDA and clinical research
Rachel Martukovich, Clinical Research Associate for IMARC Research, Inc. The recent partial government shutdown, which is now the longest in US history, has various stakeholders in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries concerned with the potential impact on the world of clinical research.  The FDA is one of the federal agencies most affected, as the budget for fiscal year 2019 is on hold until the shutdown ends and Congress can appropriate funds. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently tweeted that “The lapse in funding represents one of the most significant operational challenges in FDA’s rec...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Attention Graduate Students: Apply for the 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy. Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits Day, an annual event where scientists meet with lawmakers to advocate for ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Participate in the 2019 Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on March 25-27 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background information and ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Attention Graduate Students: Apply for the 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy. Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits Day, an annual event where scientists meet with lawmakers to advocate for ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Association of legal intervention injuries with race and ethnicity among patients treated in emergency departments in California - Mooney AC, McConville S, Rappaport AJ, Hsia RY.
IMPORTANCE: Increased public concern regarding police use of force has coincided with a dearth of available data to uncover the magnitude and trends in injuries, particularly across race or ethnicity. OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in injury rates, s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Character disorders among autocratic world leaders and the impact on health security, human rights, and humanitarian care - Burkle FM.
The development of autocratic leaders in history reveals that many share severe character disorders that are consistently similar across borders and cultures. Diplomats and humanitarians negotiating for access to populations in-need and security of their p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What makes moral disgust special? An integrative functional review - Giner-Sorolla R, Kupfer T, Sabo J, Olson JM.
We present here an integrative look at the literature, organized according to the four functions of emotion proposed by integrat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ruth Bader Ginsburg "will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2019" says same news source that accurately reported her cancer
(Natural News) Today The Atlantic, a fake news propaganda rag of the lunatic Left, called for the impeachment of Trump. That’s because Leftists have reached “peak panic” mode as rumors are circulating that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seriously ill and will soon either retire from the court or pass away. The Santa Monica Observer, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prosecutors Block NTSB from Inspecting Limo in Deadly New York Crash
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself. The National Transportation Safety Board says it has been blocked from getting within 15 feet (4.5 meters) of the limo involved in the nation's deadliest transportation accident in nearly a decade because local prosecutors say they have priority as part of their criminal case against the limo company's operator. Most major NTSB probes would have produced a preliminary report by...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef to Commence Awareness Against Female Gender Mutilation
[Vanguard] Worried that despite laws against female genital mutilation, FGM, the practice still persists in countries especially developing countries, the United Nations International Children's Fund, UNICEF, Nigeria is set to host the next edition of Frown Challenge to commence in April 2019 and end March 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You ’re Not Imagining It: Food Recalls Are Getting More Common. Here’s Why
Lately, it’s felt like there’s a new food recall each week, striking everything from romaine lettuce to Ritz crackers. And a new report from the non-partisan Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) says that phenomenon isn’t in your head: Food recalls are actually getting more common. The total number of food recalls in the U.S. increased by 10% between 2013 and 2018, hitting a peak of 905 in 2016, according to the report. Class I recalls — those based on a “reasonable probability” that contaminated food could cause health problems — of meat and poultry rose by 83% during this time p...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

A retrospective analysis of prescription medications as it correlates to falls for older adults - Lawson K, Vinluan CM, Oganesyan A, Gonzalez EC, Loya A, Strate JJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the correlation between falls and two medication factors: the class of medications and potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) prescribed to community-dwelling older adults aged 55 and older. METHODS: Retrospective, cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph in Boston: effects on vehicle speeds - Hu W, Cicchino JB.
This study evaluated the effects of the speed limit reduction on speeds in Boston. METHOD: Vehicle speeds were collected at sites i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A methodology to estimate the number of unsafe vehicle-cyclist passing events on urban arterials - Mehta K, Mehran B, Hellinga B.
In this study interactions between motorized vehicles and bicycles were studied by analyzing the overtaking behavior of motorized vehicles when passing bicycles on urban arterials. A methodology is presented to estimate the number of 'unsafe' passing event... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patterns of motorcycle helmet use - a naturalistic observation study in Myanmar - Siebert FW, Albers D, Naing UA, Perego P, Santikarn C.
Developing countries are subject to increased motorization, particularly in the number of motorcycles. As helmet use is critical to the safety of motorcycle riders, the goal of this study was to identify observable patterns of helmet use, which allow a mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news