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Don’t reverse progress: Criminalizing cannabis could backfire
(Natural News) A cannabis researcher has weighed in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to “rescind Obama-era directives that eased federal enforcement of state-legalized recreational marijuana.” Hans Breiter, a professor at Northwestern University, warns that instead of reversing cannabis legalization approved by voters, the focus must be on research that can further our understanding of cannabis. Breiter, who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Precision Medicine Requires Targeted Cancer Therapies, but Payers Reluctant to Pay for Some Genetic Testing Needed to Match a Patient with Right Drug
Clinical labs and pathology groups know how advances in targeted therapies and genomics far outpace providers’ and patients’ ability to know how best to use and pay for them One fascinating development on the road to precision medicine is that many new cancer drugs now in clinical trials will require a companion genetic test to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 12, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology and Cancer Genetics BR Source Type: news

Egypt:Myths and Methadone - Will Egypt's Laws Bend to the Rising Tide of Drug Abuse?
[Bhekisisa] The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country's opioid epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-harm in the criminal justice system: a public health opportunity - Borschmann R, Young JT, Moran PA, Spittal MJ, Kinner SA.
Self-harm is a global public health problem associated with increased morbidity, suicide risk, and premature mortality.1 The behaviour is more prevalent in marginalised groups, including people in prison. The burden of self-harm and suicide in prison is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

National transport policy in Austria - from its beginning till today - Emberger G.
The objective of the paper is to research the historic development of the Austrian transport policy. It explores when a transport strategy was made for the first time, from whom, and which purpose was pursuit. It shows how the objectives of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Estimates research on human trafficking - Abudu B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An improved approach for association rule mining using a multi-criteria decision support system: a case study in road safety - Ait-Mlouk A, Gharnati F, Agouti T.
PURPOSERoad accidents have come to be considered a major public health problem worldwide. The aim of many studies is therefore to identify the main factors contributing to the severity of crashes.METHODSThis paper examines a large-scale data mining... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Should pediatric euthanasia be legalized? - Brouwer M, Kaczor C, Battin MP, Maeckelberghe E, Lantos JD, Verhagen E.
Voluntary active euthanasia for adults at their explicit request has been legal in Belgium and the Netherlands since 2002. In those countries, acceptance of the practice for adults has been followed by acceptance of the practice for children. Opponents of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Frequency of self-reported concussion amongst professional and semi-professional footballers in Ireland during the 2014 season: a cross-sectional study - Coffey N, Lawless M, Kelly S, Buggy C.
BACKGROUND: This paper examines the occupational risk of concussion amongst professional and semi-professional footballers in Ireland during the 2014 League of Ireland season. As part of a broader nationally representative study examining occupational safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The High Cost Of Medical Marijuana Causes Pain In Vermont
Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, some patients still have a hard time affording it. The federal government won't allow states to cover medical marijuana with Medicaid dollars.(Image credit: Emily Corwin/VPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Corwin Source Type: news

The Latest: Judge invites states to discuss opioid crisis
A federal judge who's overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited Ohio's attorney general to brief him on the impact of the opioid epidemic in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Federal judge invites states to discuss opioid crisis
A federal judge who's overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited state attorneys general to join discussions and provide input (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cherokee Can ’ t Sue Opioid Distributors in Tribal Court, Judge Rules
A federal judge halted the Cherokee Nation ’ s lawsuit in tribal court, but said they could pursue it elsewhere. The tribe will look to state court. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Cherokee Indians Suits and Litigation (Civil) Opioids and Opiates Source Type: news

Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati firm faces lawsuits linked to FDA warning, stock dip
Several law firms are advertising for clients related to a class-action lawsuit recently filed against Meridian Bioscience following a dip in stock price last year.   The value of the stock shifted after a division of Greater Cincinnati’s 25th-largest public company was cited for alleged violations by a federal agency. Shares in the Newtown-based maker of clinical diagnostic test kits (NASDAQ: VIVO) were trading at $15.30 this afternoon, up more than 1 per cent from the previous close of $15.10.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Judge invites Ohio attorney general to discuss opioid crisis
A federal judge who's overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited Ohio's attorney general to brief him on the impact of the opioid epidemic in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled on an issue that most people may think was already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zurich to Berlin-"where" are we now with the concussion in sport group? - Pusateri ME, Hockenberry BJ, McGrew CA.
The Concussion in Sport Group recently published its highly anticipated fifth consensus statement on sports-related concussion. The latest iteration features a new organizational format-the "11 Rs" and has input from a wider range of health care profession... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Flu jab is important but not the real threat to the NHS, says UNISON
Responding to today’s (Thursday) comments by the Chief Medical Officer saying that the flu jab should be compulsory for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s important not to lose sight of the real threat to the NHS. It isn’t flu, but the shortage of staff and the lack of funding. “The NHS flu fighter campaign, which encourages NHS and social care staff to have the flu jab, is a very positive initiative. Unions are promoting it, so staff are fully informed about its benefits and it’s made available to all those who want it. “But some people are allergic to the va...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release health health care NHS Source Type: news

Building a healthy heart through cardiac fitness
This spring, Joao DeToledo will be stepping onto the volleyball court to play for his high school team for the first time. It will be a proud moment for the high school senior from Somerville — playing a competitive sport is a goal he hadn’t dreamt possible just a few years ago. Though Joao has always loved sports, he was born with Ebstein’s anomaly, a congenital heart condition that, until recently, has forced him to spend a lot of time on the sidelines. When Joao expressed frustration at not being able to participate in gym and sports as much as he’d like, his cardiologist, Dr. David Fulton, recom...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Fitness Program Dr. David Fulton Dr. John Emans Ebstein's anomaly kyphosis Source Type: news

Indiana Sen. Donnelly stumps for medtech tax repeal on Senate floor
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) took to the Senate floor this week to urge his fellow lawmakers to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on medtech sales that went back into place on Jan. 1 after a two-year-long suspension. The tax, which is among other parts of the Affordable Care Act awaiting their fate in the new year, is deeply unpopular among the industry and the effort to repeal it has broad support on both sides of the aisle. Advamed, the medical device industry’s lobbying group, has long argued that the tax prevents companies from investing in R&D and takes away money that could be used to develop new tec...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Wall Street Beat Cogentix Medical medicaldevicetax zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Multnomah Count's $250M opioid lawsuit could be headed for Ohio
One drug maker-defendant had the lawsuit transferred from state circuit to federal district court. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Will New York Finally Consider Legalizing Cannabis This Week?
Following votes to legalize in other East Coast states, lawmakers will now hear testimony on drug reform in New York, where over 800,000 cannabis arrests have occurred since 1997. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Denial: The Primary Roadblock to Addiction Recovery
Getting a loved one to go to drug and alcohol rehab isn’t always easy. Some people may not be ready to admit that they have a problem, let alone spend 30 to 90 days in a rehab center. Denial is one of the main roadblocks that can keep a person from enrolling in addiction treatment and moving forward with their life.1 So what does this look like daily? How can we help our loved ones overcome their denial and accept the help they need to get better? Addicted and In Denial As a person on the outside, it may be difficult for you to understand how your loved one can deny their addiction and the problems it causes, especia...
Source: Psych Central - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Caregivers Codependence Family Substance Abuse Denial Drug Abuse Empowerment recovery Substance Use Source Type: news

3 questions for Sen. Uresti on future of San Antonio ’s state mental health hospital
The Alamo City institution will get nearly $15 million for its state hospital but needs substantially more funding from Texas lawmakers to fully transform the more-than-century-old campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 -- Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks. Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Will the New 2018 Tax Laws Affect My Paycheck?
by Gary Strauss, AARP, January 9, 2018|Comments: 0. hands holding a large check. Getty Images. It will take a few weeks before workers see changes in paychecks resulting from the new tax laws. You won't begin to see the impact of the new tax law in your paycheck until at least February. That's because the Internal  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems escapes revived shareholders suit
Shareholders who revived a purported class-action kickbacks lawsuit against Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) saw their case dismissed with prejudice yesterday by a federal judge in Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn.-based CSI paid $8 million to settle a federal False Claims Act suit in July 2016 accusing it of running a kickbacks scheme by offering free, all-expense-paid training programs, product giveaways, 3rd-party referral channel marketing and sham speaker bureau payments to doctors. The qui tam whistleblower complaint was filed by former sales manager Travis Thams, who also accused the company of r...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Catheters Legal News Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Source Type: news

UNISON sets out higher education pay targets
UNISON vowed to work with other unions for an end to poverty pay in the country’s universities, its higher education service group decided today. Delegates at the union’s higher education conference in Chester voted this morning for a pay campaign to include: a pay rise of £1,500 a year or 7.5% – whichever is higher; for all employers to pay the real living wage and work towards a minimum rate of £10 an hour in the sector; eradicating the gender pay gap by 2020; an end to zero-hour contracts. And it called for the campaign to be backed by the possibility of escalating, lawful industrial acti...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 Higher Education Conference higher eduction pay pay up now universities Source Type: news

Trump administration to allow work requirements for Medicaid recipients, a major shift that could bring legal challenges
The new guidance will enable states to deny benefits to able-bodied adults unless they have jobs or participate in work-related activities or “community engagement.” Such requirements, long pushed by conservatives, represent a tectonic change for the Medicaid program — which for more than a half-century has been a pillar of the nation’s social safety net. […]Related:A 12-year-old was told she had the flu. The misdiagnosis may have caused her death.He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.The rural-urban sex divide in three simple charts (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intas low-balls Mallinckrodt unit bid to $1bn on legal fears
Last year, media reports mentioned that Intas had emerged as a strong contender to acquire Mallinckrodt unit in a deal estimated between $1.5-2 billion. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Legal Areas to Watch in 2018
Here are some of the important legal areas to keep an eye on in health care during 2018. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT Law & Malpractice Career Personal Health Records Source Type: news

Coherent band excitations in CePd3: A comparison of neutron scattering and ab initio theory
In common with many strongly correlated electron systems, intermediate valence compounds are believed to display a crossover from a high-temperature regime of incoherently fluctuating local moments to a low-temperature regime of coherent hybridized bands. We show that inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the dynamic magnetic susceptibility of CePd3 provides a benchmark for ab initio calculations based on dynamical mean field theory. The magnetic response is strongly momentum dependent thanks to the formation of coherent f-electron bands at low temperature, with an amplitude that is strongly enhanced by local partic...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Goremychkin, E. A., Park, H., Osborn, R., Rosenkranz, S., Castellan, J.-P., Fanelli, V. R., Christianson, A. D., Stone, M. B., Bauer, E. D., McClellan, K. J., Byler, D. D., Lawrence, J. M. Tags: Physics r-articles Source Type: news

Drug users should not be called junkies campaigners say
Users of cannabis, cocaine and heroin are victims of discrimination and should no longer be called druggies or junkies, an international drug legalisation pressure group declared yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Maryland cannabis businesses, lawyers aren't worried about DOJ changes
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last Thursday his decision to rescind Obama-era policies that essentially permitted state-based marijuana legalization without federal interference. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Why Maryland cannabis businesses, lawyers aren't worried about DOJ changes
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last Thursday his decision to rescind Obama-era policies that essentially permitted state-based marijuana legalization without federal interference. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use
(Reuters) - Vermont's senate on Wednesday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anti-conservative censorship spreads from campuses to GOOGLE and other oppressive tech giants
(Natural News) Censorship, discrimination and mandatory “anti-bias” training sessions that cross the line into political indoctrination are now common stories for conservatives on college campuses. But they are increasingly the norm at another haven of young progressives: Silicon Valley. (Articles by Peter Hasson republished from DailyCaller.com) A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of former Google engineer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge deals setback to Cherokee Nation lawsuit over opioids
TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in Oklahoma has dealt a blow to a Cherokee Nation lawsuit seeking to stop the flow of addictive opioid painkillers in its territory by issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent the case from being heard in tribal court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abortion Freedom of Speech Ahead
(MedPage Today) -- Battle heading to the Supreme Court (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

College students see drowsy driving as legally safe
Reuters Health - Although driving while sleepy is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, college students may see it as unavoidable and not legally risky, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why you want to take a stroll through one of L.A.'s most famous cemeteries
A century ago, Dr. Hubert Eaton reinvented the American cemetery by turning what he called “unsightly depressing stoneyards” into manicured green spaces that celebrate the joy of life after death. Today, Eaton’s Forest Lawn welcomes visitors to explore the park, enjoy its substantial art collection... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

Why you want to take a stroll one of L.A.'s most famous cemeteries
A century ago, Dr. Hubert Eaton reinvented the American cemetery by turning what he called “unsightly depressing stoneyards” into manicured green spaces that celebrate the joy of life after death. Today, Eaton’s Forest Lawn welcomes visitors to explore the park, enjoy its substantial art collection... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

South Africa:Silicosis Case - We're Close to a Settlement, Say Lawyers for Both Sides
[GroundUp] Attorneys for the mineworkers and attorneys for the gold mines in the huge silicosis compensation case say they are close to a settlement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The built environment, travel attitude, and travel behavior: residential self-selection or residential determination? - Lin T, Wang D, Guan X.
In examining the impacts of the built environment on travel behavior, studies focused on residential self-selection mostly assume that people self-select residential built environment based on their travel preferences. However, the residential self-selecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Investigating the effect of spatial and mode correlations on active transportation safety modeling - Osama A, Sayed T.
This paper describes the development of macro-level crash models for active modes of transportation incorporating spatial and mode correlation effects. The models are based on data from 134 traffic analysis zones (TAZs) in the City of Vancouver. Five years... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Identification of rules induced through decision tree algorithm for detection of traffic accidents with victims: a study case from Brazil - Figueira AC, Pitombo CS, de Oliveira PTMS, Larocca APC.
As traffic demand continues to increase and in the face of limited possibilities to expand the road infrastructure, various attempts are being made to make road traffic safer. In order to decrease the number of traffic accidents, it is required knowledge o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news