Medical News Today: Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn ’s disease. However, more research is necessary to confirm these findings. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case
Abortion opponents have say Planned Parenthood -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- should not receive any government money. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius Expands Presence in China With Investments and Acquisitions
Fresenius Medical Care is letting it be known that it wants to have a stronger presence in China, one of the fast-growing emerging markets. Last week the Bad Homberg, Germany-based company announced a ton of acquisitions and investments in dialysis centers and renal hospitals in China. Here’s the breakdown: The company acquired a 70% share of Guangzhou KangNiDaiSi Medical Investment Co., Ltd, which focuses on dialysis and related chronic disease services. KangNiDaiSi has three independent hemodialysis centers under construction in the cities of Guangzhou and Zhaoqing in Guangdong province, which borders H...
Source: MDDI - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. top court spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood cuts
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Louisiana and Kansas, turning away their appeals of lower court rulings that blocked their efforts to end public funding to Planned Parenthood, a national women's healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Del. supremes uphold Fresenius bailout on Akorn buy
Delaware’s Supreme Court ruled last week to uphold a decision by the state’s Chancery Court that Fresenius (ETR:FRE) could walk away from its $4 billion merger with Akorn (NSDQ:AKRX). The initial deal was designed to help Fresenius move into new therapeutic areas and dosage forms, including eye drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays and respiratory drugs. But Fresenius abandoned the purchase in April, pointing at an investigation that found material breaches of FDA data integrity requirements related to Akorn’s operations. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Akorn Fresenius Source Type: news

Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma women vulnerable to racist abuse and physical violence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Power hungry DEM socialist Ocasio-Cortez already threatening to use government to silence her critics
(Natural News) Unfortunately, Americans have far too few expectations when it comes to who they send to Washington to represent them these days, as evidenced by the lack of integrity and character exhibited by many lawmakers. Too many of us also don’t seem to care whether or not our representatives even know, understand, or can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current defence strategies in some contested drink-drive prosecutions: is it now time for some additional statutory assumptions? - Williams PM.
The prosecution of those socially irresponsible individuals who drive when they have had too much to drink - in that their breath, blood or urine alcohol level exceeds the prescribed legal limit - has been standard practice since October 1967. The forensic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Job satisfaction: what factors in the coal mining industry will lead to higher satisfaction? - Tshivhase T, Vilakazi L.
In recent years, employee turnover has become a challenge that every human resource department is concerned with. The purpose of this paper is to explore the level of job satisfaction in the coal mining industry. This paper also determines the relationship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Global status report on road safety 2018 - Tran NT, Breene J, Khayesi M, Mcinerney R, Sukhai A, Toroyan T, Ward D, Iaych K, Auert J, Krug EG.
The number of road traffic deaths continues to climb, reaching 1.35 million in 2016. However, the rates of death relative to the size of the world's population has stabilized in recent years. The data presented in this report show that progress has been ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Testing claims of crime-related amnesia - Jelicic M.
This article describes ways to evaluate the genuineness of crime-relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

MiMedx accounting firm quits
The troubles at MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) continued last week with the resignation of the accounting firm tapped to audit its books in the wake of a financial scandal. Marietta, Ga.-based MiMedx last July ousted ex-CEO Parker Petit and president & COO William Taylor amid a board-directed independent investigation that had already prompted the departure of CFO Michael Senken and treasurer John Cranston in June. At the time, MiMedx said it would restate all of its earnings reports going back to 2012 and was cooperating with U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and Justice Dept. investigations into ...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Judge guts plaintiff ’ s case in 2nd Cook Medical IVC bellwether
An Indiana judge last week gutted the plaintiff’s case in the second bellwether trial in the multi-district litigation brought over Cook Medical‘s inferior vena cava filters. Tonya Brand sued Cook in 2014, alleging that the Celect IVC filter implanted prior to a spine procedure fragmented, sending the broken pieces into her thigh and near her spine. Her lawsuit included claims for  strict liability and negligent failure to warn, strict liability and negligent design defect, negligent manufacturing, negligence per se, breach of warranty, loss of consortium, and punitive damages. Cook filed for sum...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Product Liability Vascular Cook Medical Source Type: news

South Africa: TAC Thanks Constitutional Court As It Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
[News24Wire] The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is celebrating 20 years of existence by leading a symbolic march to the Constitutional Court to thank it for what it has done for people living with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Independent Clinical Laboratories in Maryland May Need to Step-up Outreach with Hospitals as New CMS Program Launches Jan. 1
Clinical laboratory leaders will want to pay close attention to a significant development in Maryland. The state’s All-Payer Medicare program—the nation’s only all-payer hospital rate regulation system—is broadening in scope to include outpatient services starting Jan. 1. The expanded program could impact independent medical laboratories, according to the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), which told Dark […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Uncategorized All-Payer Model anatomic pathology asthma Blue Cross and Blue Shie Source Type: news

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma women vulnerable to racist abuse and physical violence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy
A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma women vulnerable to racist abuse and physical violence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Adoption of the Methodology for the HHS-Operated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year Final Rule
Notice of final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 benefit years. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Lawrence Greiten Shows Heart for UAMS, ACH (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Lawrence Greiten has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine as a cardiothoracic surgeon and will practice at Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)
The story about the mental health services provider that ripped off both taxpayers and the mentally ill reveals what happens when bureaucrats and lawmakers surrender their oversight duties to highly conflicted parties. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers
State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines: National Deployment and Vaccination Plans
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP
Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More than half of California nursing homes try to avoid new staffing laws
The new regulations require more time spent caring for patients directly. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prepare for President Trump to call upon American citizens to defend the Republic against the lawless deep state
(Natural News) Even though Robert Mueller is repeatedly indicting former Trump associates for lying to the government — a “process crime” – James Comey just gave testimony to Congress in which he lied hundreds of times. Yet nothing has happened to James Comey (yet). President Trump may soon be indicted for “campaign finance violations,” warn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans think marijuana is MUCH safer than alcohol
In a survey of over 1,000 people, 57 percent said that, if they could only legalize one, it would be cannabis, while the remaining 43 percent picked alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can we infer inter-individual differences in risk-taking from behavioral tasks? - Palminteri S, Chevallier C.
Investigating the bases of inter-individual differences in risk-taking is necessary to refine our cognitive and neural models of decision-making and to ultimately counter risky behaviors in real-life policy settings. However, recent evidence suggests that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An association between multiculturalism and psychological distress - Samson FL.
Amidst increasing focus on rising rates of substance abuse and suicide among white Americans and extending prior research on intergroup attitudes and health, this study examines a novel factor associated with psychological distress: disagreement with multi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Police surgeons and victims of rape: cultures of harm and care - Bourke J.
This article explores the tensions they faced between the needs of victims and their legal respons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Legalising cannabis will mean 100,000 people would become addicted to the drug, think tank warns
The Centre for Social Justice said evidence from home and abroad suggests that cannabis use is linked to mental health problems such as psychosis or impaired thinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of women claim their IUD gave them a neurological disorder
There have been 856 lawsuits filed against Bayer by women who say that its popular IUD contraceptive, Mirena, cause them a neurological disorder, but one Columbia University expert says it's not so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse
Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit holds up Baptist Health-Hardin Memorial deal
Baptist Healthcare System Inc.'s planned takeover of Hardin Memorial Health has been stalled by a lawsuit that seeks to undo the deal. The deal was slated to close Dec. 1. But that day has come and gone, and the deal has not closed, according to Baptist Healthcare public relations manager Kit Fullenlove. Fullenlove said in an email that a lawsuit filed by a former Hardin Memorial employee has complicated the deal. The two hea lth care systems agreed to a $361.4 million deal in which Louisville-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Akorn tumbles after US court upholds ruling on Fresenius deal cancellation
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chile court declares abortion regulation unconstitutional
Chile's Constitutional Court has thrown out a regulation that prohibited some private hospitals and clinics from refusing to perform legal abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Zuckerberg crimes EXPOSED: Internal documents prove that Facebook is a lawless, data-mining criminal operation
(Natural News) After weaseling his way through a series of congressional hearings this past spring, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back in the news following the revelation that his social media empire committed even more crimes with its mishandling of private user data. A bombshell cache of documents recently handed over to lawmakers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing Increasing Pressure from an Evolving Regulatory Environment, Clinical Laboratories Need to be ‘Inspection Ready’ in 2019
Experts say medical laboratories must overcome staffing challenges and develop a culture of continual inspection readiness Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups will be entering 2019 facing not only financial upheaval from Medicare Part B fee cuts and narrowing payer networks, but also an increasingly rigorous and ever-evolving regulatory environment. Although the Clinical Laboratory Improvement […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 7, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Accumen anatomic pathology Anne T. Daley CAP Today Chi Solutions CLIA clinical la Source Type: news

Enhanced Enforcement of Laws to Reduce Alcohol Overservice Among Licensed Establishments in New Mexico, 2004-2008
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

A mercenary academic produced dodgy data to sabotage my case | Anonymous academic
When I gave evidence showing that an environmental toxin had caused deaths, the authorities hired a rogue scientistMost of my job as an academic researcher is spent at my desk or in meetings, so it was with some surprise that I ended up working on a legal case. I felt like a scientist in a TV thriller. I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.Related:Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous AcademicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Education Universities Higher education Science Academics Lecturers Research Source Type: news

Exclusive: Regulator may get powers to force FTs to merge
National officials are set to seek strengthened legal powers to force NHS providers to merge, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational pot
In a new law that took effect Thursday, Michigan is now the first Midwestern state to legally allow recreational marijuana. It ’s the 10th state to legalize recreational pot. But some oppose the high possession limit, allowing people to carry up to 2.5 ounces. Nikki Battiste reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Eases Rules on Coal Industry Despite Climate Change Warnings
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama administration efforts to slow climate change comes in the wake of multiplying warnings from the agency’s scientists and others about the accelerating pace of global warming. In a ceremony Thursday at the agency, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal to dismantle a 2015 rule that any new coal power plant...
Source: TIME: Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: ELLEN KNICKMEYER / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Former firefighter pushes for stronger carbon monoxide laws across Canada after multiple poisonings
A former firefighter who lost four family members to carbon monoxide poisoning is urging Canadians to be aware of the risks and take the necessary life-saving precautions this winter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks
Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson& Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd Johnson & United Therapeutics Corporation Medicare Bribery and Kickbacks Pulmonary Hypertension Justice Department Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Spectrum Dynamics files lawsuit against GE
Molecular imaging technology developer Spectrum Dynamics has filed a lawsuit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE partners with VA Puget Sound on 3D imaging New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue FDA clears Spectrum's SPECT/CT scanner Spectrum Dynamics rolls out new software Spectrum ships D-SPECT with new CZT modules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news