Sexual offender's experiences of polygraph testing: a thematic study in three probation trusts - Spruin E, Wood JL, Gannon TA, Tyler N.
This study quantitatively examined qualitatively offender managers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Executive Institute (XI) Convenes in Hershey, Pennsylvania
EMS leaders convened in “Chocolatetown USA”—also known as the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania—on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (PWW) Media XI Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge. The Executive Institute (XI) is a one-day interactive workshop with sessions tailored for EMS industry executives, chiefs, top-level managers, owners and leaders interested in high-level views and discussions about reimbursement, compliance, privacy, leadership and human resource management. Well-known industry leader, Mike Taigman, kicked off the morning with an eye-opening keynote. Taig...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Court Issues Ruling in ZYTIGA ® Patent Infringement Litigation
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child Brides Call on U.S. States to End'Legal Rape'Child Brides Call on U.S. States to End'Legal Rape '
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Glasgow equal pay talks resume after successful strike
Equal pay talks have resumed in Glasgow after this week’s successful strike action by UNISON and GMB members in Scotland’s second city. More than 8,000 union members – overwhelmingly low paid women –  took strike action on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 10,000 marching to a rally outside the city hall on the first day of the strike. There, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told them: “Today, our whole union stands with Glasgow. “Together, we have taken the fight to the courts and to the streets. Councillors have come and gone, but our demands for equal pay have remain...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article equal pay equality glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Express Scripts could lose $20 billion after Anthem contract expires
Fitch Ratings is projecting pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts could lose about $20 billion in revenue after the expiration of its contract with Anthem at the end of 2019. Last year, after an ongoing legal battle, Anthem said it would drop Express Scripts. “If customer retention ultimately requires increased pricing concessions, it could further eat into ESRX's margins over the longer term as contracts roll,” Fitch said in a release. “While Anthem's dispute w ith ESRX comes down to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Liberals pitch new rules on payments for surrogates, sperm donors
The federal government is setting out new rules on payments and protections for sperm or egg donations and on carrying someone else's baby — but a Liberal MP says it's time to overhaul what he calls Canada's outdated, ineffective laws. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Super Typhoon Yutu Shows Not All U.S. Cyclones Get Equal Treatment
“We want people to remember we are Americans and we exist,” a Northern Mariana Islands lawmaker said. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Humacyte launches Phase II vascular trauma Humacyl vessel trial
Humacyte said yesterday it launched a U.S. Phase II trial of its Humacyl investigational human acellular vessel exploring the systems’ use for vascular replacement or reconstruction in patients with life or limb-threatening vascular trauma. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said it hopes to enroll 40 adult patients at six U.S. sites for the trial, with patient monitoring extending out to 24 months. “As a world leader in trauma research, we are constantly exploring new and innovative approaches to treating life threatening injuries. We look forward to evaluating this bioengineered blood vessel in th...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Vascular Humacyte Source Type: news

Fitch: Express Scripts could lose $20 billion after Anthem contract expires
Fitch Ratings is projecting pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) could lose about $20 billion in revenue after the expiration of its contract with Anthem at the end of 2019. Last year, after an ongoing legal battle, Anthem said it would drop Express Scripts. “If customer retention ultimately requires increased pricing concessions, it could further eat into ESRX's margins over the longer term as contracts roll,” Fitch said in a release. “While Anthem's dispute w ith ESRX… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

New CBD cafe offers customers a shot of cannabis in their coffee
Bogarts CBD Coffee House in Swansea, Wales is using CBD shots in their coffee. It's one of a number of businesses following the uprising - and completely legal - trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil will drive people to addiction and crime, experts warn
A group of 166 pain consultants from across the UK said in a letter that legalisation of cannabis oil is being done for political reasons instead of medical, ahead of the law change next Thursday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fueling Up With Functional Foods
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Though the term " functional foods " currently has no legal definition, it's more than just a clever marketing catchphrase. According to health organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, these are foods that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Is the NHIs Boss Above the Law?
[This Day] We state unequivocally that the attitude of the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf over the raging storm between him and the Governing Council is highly condemnable. Yusuf has portrayed himself as somebody that is above the law while his brazen insistence that it is only his kinsman, President Muhammadu Buhari that has the power to suspend him from office has further portrayed the current administration as very clannish and lawless. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Keeps Us Guessing on Recent Legal Victory
Boston Scientific has a big decision to make in Germany, and the clock is ticking. Earlier this week, a German court sided with Boston Scientific in a patent case involving its transcatheter aortic valve replacement technology. The court decided that Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien 3 Ultra device infringed on a patent by Boston Scientific subsidiary Symetis that has to do with the fabric used on the valve seal. Edwards plans to appeal the decision and said the German court will hold a full hearing on the dispute next year. In the meantime, Boston Scientific has the right to prevent sales of the Sapien 3 Ultra in Germany. It i...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

PET-CT Responses After First-Line Immunochemotherapy in FL
Evaluating the prognostic value of PET-CT responses after first-line immunochemotherapy in follicular lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Monsanto / Bayer now facing over 8,000 lawsuits alleging its glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide causes cancer
(Natural News) A California judge has issued a landmark ruling that affirms the cancer-causing effects of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos ultimately sided with jurors in the case of Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who developed a severe and fast-moving form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You have a right to your medical records, but does your hospital know that?
A new study by Yale of 83 leading hospitals finds barriers to exercising your legal right to get your medical records. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Hidden Reasons Why Alzheimer ’s Caregivers Are So Stressed
When Nancy Daly was helping to care for her late mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease, the stress was so great that she would often shut herself in a bathroom and cry into a towel. For more than two years, Daly regularly flew from her home in California to her mother’s in Maryland, eventually to no recognition. “It was as if my entire childhood was erased, when she did not know me,” says Daly, 59. “But I had to grit my teeth and bear it. It was my job to be there.” Daly’s situation is likely familiar to many of the 16 million Americans who serve as unpaid caregivers to someone with ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Aging Baby Boomer Health Source Type: news

The Idea of a ‘DNA Test’ for Transgender People Is Part of a Long, Dark History
Science is too busy holding the universe together to care about politics. Greenhouse gases will continue contributing to climate change and vaccines will continue not causing autism, whether you believe it or not. None of that means that politicians and ideologues won’t keep trying to drag science into their fights. The latest example of this unlovely truth occurred just this week, when the New York Times reported the existence of a memo drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services that would, if the changes it details were implemented, effectively roll back civil protections for transgender people by defin...
Source: TIME: Science - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized LGBTQ onetime Science sexism Source Type: news

Is Pot Addictive? Study Shows Withdrawal Symptoms Can Occur
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- The wave of marijuana legalization that's swept across the United States in recent years has been fueled in part by the popular belief that pot is essentially harmless. But a new study shows that some heavy users will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Son says Sandra Day O'Connor "didn't want to believe" dementia diagnosis at first
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She retired in 2006 to care for her husband, John, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In a letter Tuesday, O'Connor announced she, too, has dementia, but remains grateful. Sandra Day O'Connor's youngest son, Jay, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his mom's recent diagnosis and how she's as much of a "family treasure" as she is a "national treasure." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K2M addresses lawsuits challenging $1.4B sale to Stryker
The suits allege that the Leesburg company failed to disclose certain financial projections. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Sandra Day O'Connor "didn't want to believe" dementia diagnosis at first, son says
First female Supreme Court justice said this week she will no longer be able to participate in public life due to a dementia diagnosis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Weed the People’ Explores Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer
Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial. Now, a new documentary called Weed the People, which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana for childhood cancers and the regulatory hurdles facing people who want to use cannabis. The film, which was executive produced by former talk-show host Ricki Lake, follows five families using cannabis oils to treat pediatric cancers. Some...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Sandra Day O'Connor "didn ’t want to believe" dementia diagnosis at first, son says
This week first female Supreme Court justice said she will no longer be able to participate in public life due to a dementia diagnosis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Son: Sandra Day O'Connor "not only a national treasure, she is a family treasure"
This week first female Supreme Court justice said she will no longer be able to participate in public life due to a dementia diagnosis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can I Be a'Nurse Coach' Across State Lines? Can I Be a'Nurse Coach' Across State Lines?
A registered nurse in California wants to serve clients in other states as a certified nurse coach. Is it legal?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

The Legal Risks of Taking Call The Legal Risks of Taking Call
A healthcare attorney tells providers what they can do to reduce their liability risk when taking call.Medscape (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Align Tech shares tumble despite Q3 EPS beat
Shares in Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) have tumbled over 20% today after the orthodontic device maker posted downbeat guidance alongside third quarter earnings that beat The Street. The San Jose, Calif.-based company posted profits of approximately $100.9 million, or $1.24 per share, on sales of approximately $505.3 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing profits grow 22.2% while sales grew 31.2% compared with the same period during the previous year. Earnings per share were ahead of the $1.19 consensus on Wall Street. “I’m pleased to report third quarter results with revenue and earnings a...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat aligntechnology Source Type: news

Cleveland, Akron Will Try To Prove Opioid Cases Without A Single Bogus Prescription
Plaintiffs in bellwether trials against the opioid industry scheduled to begin next year will try to prove their cases without presenting a single example of pills that were prescribed improperly. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Son says Sandra Day O'Connor "didn ’t want to believe" dementia diagnosis at first
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She retired in 2006 to care for her husband, John, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In a letter Tuesday, O'Connor announced she, too, has dementia but remains grateful. Sandra Day O'Connor's youngest son, Jay, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his mom's recent diagnosis and how she's as much of a "family treasure" as she is a "national treasure." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indigenous students rely on up-to-date sex-ed curriculum, lawyer to argue in Ontario court case
Lawyers for Grand Council Treaty Three will make arguments to the court in a case brought by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, which challenges the Ford government's roll-back of the 2015 sex-ed curriculum. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Judge affirms "guilty" verdict against Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide, reduces punitive damages to $39 million
(Natural News) The tide is finally turning against the world’s most evil corporation, and natural health advocates worldwide are celebrating. Over 8,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer AG’s Monsanto division by plaintiffs claiming that long-term exposure to the company’s glyphosate-based weed killer, Roundup, caused their cancer. In the first of these cases, a jury... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protect NIH's DNA advisory committee
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Adelman, Z. N., Albritton, L. M., Boris-Lawrie, K., Buchmeier, M. J., Cannon, P., Cho, M., DiGiusto, D., Donahue, J. K., Federoff, H. J., Hammarskjold, M.-L., Hardison, A. D., Hearing, P., Lee, B., Lee, D. A., Porteus, M. H., Ross, L. F., Ross, S. R., Woo Tags: letters Source Type: news

Recent lawsuit says the chemical cocktail comprising Roundup is more toxic than just glyphosate on its own
(Natural News) Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s leading herbicide, Roundup, has been heavily criticized for its toxic effects on humans and the environment. Now, it turns out that glyphosate isn’t the only thing that makes Roundup dangerous. While glyphosate can be a problem in and of itself, when combined with the “inactive” ingredients in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD Bombshell: Cannabis approved by the FDA for treatment of brain and spinal cord glioma cancer tumors
(Natural News) This is huge. The FDA just granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to Insys Therapeutics for its pharmaceutical-grade, proprietary cannabidiol (CBD) product for treating cancer tumors in humans. Although glioma tumors affect less than 200,000 Americans, this FDA approval sets a precedent for natural remedies, and could lead to a revolutionary way to legally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Sandra Day O'Connor's dementia progression might be slow
Expert says it's likely the retired Supreme Court Justice will "continue to know who she is and the people around her until the end of her days" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Invisible, Hungry Hand
A worker on a farm in Kiambu district, central Kenya, that produces tea for export. Nearly 80 percent of rural farmers in developing countries earn less than USD1.25 per day. Credit: Charles Wachira/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)The very people who help put food on our tables often face numerous human rights violations, forcing them go to bed hungry.In an annual report set to be presented to governments at the United Nations this week, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver found that agricultural workers worldwide continue to face barriers in their right to food including dangero...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organiz Source Type: news

Narrative skill and testimonial accuracy in typically developing children and those with intellectual disabilities - Brown DA, Brown EJ, Lewis CN, Lamb ME.
Children must describe maltreatment coherently for their testimony to be influential in court. We know little about how well children with intellectual disabilities (CWID) describe their experiences relative to typically developing (TD) children, despite C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Forward Pharma loses appeal in Tecfidera patent dispute with Biogen
A U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that Biogen Inc's patents on its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera are valid, rejecting a challenge by Danish drugmaker Forward Pharma A/S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pollution is to blame for up to 33million asthma-related A&E visits
Researchers from George Washington University in Washington DC say more laws are needed to protect people from pollution which could cause around one in 10 asthma-related A&E admissions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Mistake Toddler's Spider Bite for Cigarette Burn; More Doctors Mistake Toddler's Spider Bite for Cigarette Burn; More
Parents put in jeopardy with child protective services; providing free care doesn't protect physician from lawsuit; huge award for a woman whose eye disease went undetected.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

$289M Monsanto Weedkiller Verdict Cut To $78M, Taxes Still High
The $289M Roundup verdict against Monsanto was cut to $78M, but the plaintiff still faces tough tax rules that make him pay tax on his legal fees. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert W. Wood, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MON NYSE:HRB NASDAQ:INTU Source Type: news

Copay Accumulators Is a New Tactic in Struggle Between Payers and Pharma at Patients ’ Expense
Though patients get a big discount when paying for drugs, copay accumulators prohibit discounts from applying to plan deductibles, extending time it takes for enrollees to reach full plan coverage There’s a new insurance/payer industry tactic in town and Dark Daily thinks clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups should know about it. It’s called a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 24, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology Cathryn Donaldson clinical lab Source Type: news

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has Dementia
Title: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cannabis pain relief without the 'high'
(McGill University Health Centre) In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have delivered encouraging news for chronic pain sufferers by pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract cannabidiol (CBD) for safe pain relief without the typical 'high' or euphoria produced by the THC. The findings of their study have been published in the journal PAIN (The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New clinical protocol after general surgery cuts opioid prescribing in half
(Lawson Health Research Institute) Recognizing the role that opioid prescribing plays in the opioid crisis, a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have developed a new clinical protocol called STOP Narcotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Political competition is hurting our charitable giving
(Brigham Young University) As the midterm election heats up and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study presents a unique angle of American politics: how party affiliation affects charitable donations. Researchers representing four institutions found voters who live in counties where political competition is high give less to charity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news