Circulating Vitamin D –Binding Protein Linked With Decreased RCC Risk
The inverse association between circulating DBP and risk of RCC support emerging evidence for an etiologic role of DBP in cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Big votes on Missouri ballot in November: medical marijuana, minimum wage
Missouri voters may get the chance to weigh in on proposals to legalize medical marijuana, increase the state's minimum wage and to change state redistricting this November, according to the Associated Press. On Thursday, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft approved the initiatives for the Nov. 6 ballot. However, the initiatives still could face challenges in court. Now slated for the November ballot is Amendment 1, which would change how the state redraws its state electoral districts every 10 years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Big votes on Missouri ballot in November: medical marijuana, minimum wage
Missouri voters may get the chance to weigh in on proposals to legalize medical marijuana, increase the state's minimum wage and to change state redistricting this November, according to the Associated Press. On Thursday, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft approved the initiatives for the Nov. 6 ballot. However, the initiatives still could face challenges in court. Now slated for the November ballot is Amendment 1, which would change how the state redraws its state electoral districts every 10 years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Nevro ’ s Q2 losses exceed expectations
Although it pared its second-quarter losses on strong revenue growth, Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) missed the consensus earnings forecast yesterday due to increased labor costs and a legal battle with spinal cord stimulation rival Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX). Redwood City, Calif.-based Nevro posted losses of -$10.7 million, or -35¢ per share, on sales of $96.1 million for the three months ended June 30, cutting losses by -7.6% on sales growth of 23.2% compared with Q2 2017. Analysts were looking for losses of -31¢ on sales of $95.3 million. Nevro said its operating expenses rose on “increased headcoun...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat nevro Source Type: news

Online Negative Reviews Can Threaten Clinical Laboratories Not Prepared to Address Feedback or Manage Their Internet Presence
As consumers increasingly choose physicians and service providers based on other people’s feedback on review websites, Internet-based customer service programs are becoming critical business tools for clinical laboratories and pathology groups Clinical laboratory managers are becoming increasingly aware that negative reviews on anonymous online review sites, such as Yelp and others, can negatively impact revenues. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 3, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHCJ anatomic pathology Andrea Ducas Association of Health Ca Source Type: news

Psychopathic personality traits and the successful criminal - Boccio CM, Beaver KM.
A significant body of literature links psychopathy and psychopathic personality traits with criminal behavior and involvement with the criminal justice system. However, very little research has examined whether psychopathic personality traits are related t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

On implementing a therapeutic jurisprudence-based criminal justice system in Japan - Ibusuki M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Legal viewpoints on violence in the emergency department - Wang TL.
Medical violence is on an upward trend. The aim of this article is to investigate the role of Taiwan's national legislature under the Medical Act with regard to preventing and managing violence. Because legal protection is limited, we recommend that all he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Faith in thy threshold - Curley LJ, Murray J, MacLean R, Laybourn P, Brown D.
The current study focussed on the decision-making processes of jurors. The study investigated how jurors make a decision, if they integrate information within their decision-making process and if cue utilisation thresholds promote confirmation bias. To do ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Incidence, distribution, and cost of lawn-mower injuries in the United States, 2006-2013 - Hottinger DG, Nasr I, Canner JK, Kattail D, Koka R, Schwengel D.
We examined the incidence, distribution, types and severity, and emergency department (ED) and hos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impacts of marijuana commercialization on adolescents' marijuana beliefs, use, and co-use with other substances - Lipperman-Kreda S, Grube JW.
In the United States, as of March 2018, medical use of marijuana is legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and recreational use is legal in eight states and the District of Columbia [1,2]. The liberalization of marijuana laws raises public hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obesity Linked With Increased Risk of Certain Subtypes of RCC
A nested case-control study found that the association between obesity and RCC varies depending on subtype. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

U.S. urges end to lawsuits over 'abstinence-only' for pregnant teens
The U.S. government is urging federal judges to dismiss two lawsuits by Planned Parenthood affiliates over its efforts to impose what they called an "abstinence-only-until-marriage" focus in its Teen Pregnancy Protection Program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Allergan sues Pfizer over opioid litigation costs
Allergan alleges that that the deluge of lawsuits it is facing stem from Pfizer's improper handling of Kadian, which Allergan acquired from Pfizer in 2008 (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some Physicians Perform C-Sections Over Fear of Lawsuit
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more women worldwide are delivering babies by Cesarean section and a new review finds physicians’ fear of being sued may be a big driver. It is general consensus that vaginal births are safer and carry fewer risks that C-sections yet the rate of C-sections continues to grow.  To find out why researchers in Ireland reviewed 34 studies involving almost 9,000 obstetricians and midwives from 20 countries. They found that the fear of being sued over a complicated vaginal delivery was a major and significant factor when deciding whether to perform a C-section. Other big inf...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local C-section Cesarean section childbirth Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

UCLA researcher uses virtual reality to understand how animals perceive space
UCLA Health Nobody thinks much about how to navigate from the sofa to refrigerator. Memorizing sensory cues along the way, like the sight of the dining room table or a kitchen countertop, requires no conscious effort. You may not realize it, but your brain is processing data faster than any super computer, rapidly constructing a mental map based on sensory inputs as you move through your house.  When healthy, we don ’t appreciate this gift. However, spatial memory is one of the first functions to deteriorate in several neurological conditions including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. That is why UCL...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two from WNY join marijuana legalization workgroup for New York
A University at Buffalo research psychologist is among 20 professionals across New York tapped to draft legislation for a legal marijuana program. R. Lorraine Collins, associate dean for research at UB, has conducted addictions research for decades, with funding from the National Institutes for Health. Her research has focused on substance use by young adults, cognitive and behavioral approaches to prevention, and treatment of addictive beha viors, psychosocial issues and high-risk behaviors. Collins… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Baltimore, four other jurisdictions sue Trump for 'sabotage' of ACA
Baltimore City joined citizens from four other U.S. cities in filing suit today against the Trump administration alleging intentional and unlawful sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. The complaint was filed on behalf of Baltimore, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, Chicago and citizens in Charlottesville, Virginia. It alleges that President Donald Trump and his administration have violated a constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” and in turn jeopardized access… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Serena Williams: Women's Healthcare Hero?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes! She's a champ on the tennis court and could prevent maternal death (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Allergan sues Pfizer over costs of opioid litigation
Allergan Plc on Thursday sued Pfizer Inc to force its larger rival to cover any damages Allergan is forced to pay as a result of hundreds of lawsuits claiming it deceptively marketed an opioid acquired from Pfizer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hologic buys Faxitron for $85M
Moving to expand its presence in the breast-conserving surgery market, women's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic appoints new CFO Hologic wins $4.8M in patent lawsuit against Minerva Judge finds in favor of Hologic in Fujifilm patent lawsuit Faxitron acquires Precision X-Ray assets FDA clears Faxitron's 3D CT breast system Faxitron to double sales team in 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lenalidomide Consolidation Benefits CLL Patients Post Chemoimmunotherapy
Chemoimmunotherapy followed by lenalidomide consolidation is tolerated and extends PFS and OS in CLL patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Boulder biotech wants to settle with the SEC for $20 million
Clovis Oncology Inc. said it wants to settle an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for $20 million. In yesterday's second-quarter earnings report, the Boulder biotech said it "recorded a one-time charge of $20 million related to an agreement in principle reached with the S.E.C. that, if approved by the S.E.C. and the U.S. District Court where the settlement is to be filed, would resolve the S.E. C.’s investigation related to rociletinib." The SEC was interested in rociletinib,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare
Four major U.S. cities filed a lawsuit on Thursday contending that President Donald Trump's administration is unconstitutionally seeking to undermine Obamacare by failing to faithfully execute the healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Neighborhood Navigator
Searchable database of free or reduced cost services, including food, housing, goods transit, health, money, care, education, work, and legal, based on zipcode. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CCG loses high court battle to close urgent care centre
A High Court judge has thrown out plans by a CCG to replace a walk-in urgent care centre with an appointment only primary care hub. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Northamptonshire County Council plans are going too far, warns UNISON
Plans by Northamptonshire County Council to announce yet more cuts and closures to services will leave the most vulnerable people in the county with nowhere to turn, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Council, which effectively went bankrupt earlier this year, has called an emergency meeting this evening.  At this, it’s likely councillors will announce cuts that could leave services in breach of the legal minimum local authorities must provide, or be closed altogether. There are fears too, says UNISON, that councillors could be gearing up to announce huge cuts to the wages of council employees. UNISON branch sec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Press release East Midlands local government local government cuts Source Type: news

Why do workers take safety risks?--a conceptual model for the motivation underpinning perverse agency - Ji Z, Pons D, Pearse J.
Exposure to chronic harm is difficult to manage and prevent in industry. There is a need to better understand the state of mind when workers disregard safety processes and expose themselves to this type of risk. This paper develops a theoretical model of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Social struggle - for inclusive development and avoiding violent conflict? - Haugen HM.
Drawing upon the central postulate of the author's book Kampen om utviklingen (The Struggle over Development; 2016), saying that development is a result of social struggles, this article seeks to test the robustness of this postulate. More specifically, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hospitals hope for health care fix next session
Community hospitals are eyeing the next legislative session for a potential health care overhaul, after lawmakers failed to reach a compromise on health care legislation this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Instead of paying farmers subsidies to grow unprofitable crops, wouldn't it make more sense to legalize hemp agriculture and unleash billions in profit potential?
(Natural News) President Donald Trump recently announced that a multi-billion dollar financial aid plan for farmers would soon be coming down the pike. The subsidies for farmers are intended to help farmers who’ve been hit hard by new, retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the three-part, $12 billion plan will help ensure that farmers and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who owns the aquifer?
(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy& Environmental Sciences) Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Latest: Short-term health plans cheaper but cover less
The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Protest against dictatorship and the construction of collective identity - Bire šev A.
Protest against Dictatorship that started on April 3, 2017 in towns and cities across Serbia was too short-lived to establish organized production and instruments of distribution of meaning. This however doesn't imply that certain processes were not set in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Many U.S. teens think gun control might curb mass shootings
(Reuters Health) - Roughly two in three U.S. teens believe that tougher gun control laws might help prevent mass shootings, a survey suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kim Dotcom confirms he's building a Twitter replacement that protects free speech
(Natural News) Perhaps you’ve never heard of Kim Dotcom. Or perhaps you’ve only heard the controversial stuff about how New Zealand’s court of appeal recently ruled that he could be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright and other charges. Irrespective of what you may have been told about him, one thing is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court declines to hear appeal in wife's cyanide death case
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher convicted in what prosecutors say was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fines for sex harassment on streets approved in France
French lawmakers have voted to expand the definition of child rape and to outlaw sex harassment on the street (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here's the latest on CareSync's closure, liquidation
The Tampa Bay-based company that specialized in IT health care software and services has filed for an assignment for benefit of creditors. CareSync Inc. filed the ABC in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Hillsborough County on July 23. An assignment for benefit of creditors is a state court supervised business liquidation proceeding available to an insolvent debtor as an alternative to a chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation proce eding. The filling comes after the company, which received $7.25… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

With Millions At Stake, New Jersey Won't Accept Junk Science Against Pharma Companies
A pro-business ruling allows judges to prevent experts with opinions not based on accepted science from testifying before jurors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Pulse Biosciences ’ nano-pulse stimulation tested in skin cancer patients
Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLSE) has begun a clinical study to evaluate nano-pulse stimulation (NPS) platform in a common skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC). NPS is a non-thermal therapy that uses ultra-short, nanosecond-pulsed electric fields that directly affect and disrupt intracellular structures. It has been shown to induce immunogenic cell death in pre-clinical cancer models, according to the company. Study participants will be treated with NPS prior to resection of the BCC lesion, which is the standard of care for such lesions. Post-resection tissue samples will be assessed for the elimination of the ...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Legal News Oncology Pulse Biosciences Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

The Latest: Short-term health plans have legal safeguard
The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of treatment and other factors that lead to drug court success, substance use reduction, and mental health symptomatology reduction over time - Baughman M, Tossone K, Singer MI, Flannery DJ.
Adults presenting with substance use and mental health disorders in the criminal justice system is well documented. While studies have examined drug courts and medication-assisted treatment (MAT), few have examined social and behavioral health indicators, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Documented, systematic and individualized communication with the attending physician for fall risk reduction/injury mitigation care planning - Smith DA.
Falls are common in nursing homes (NHs) and may result in serious injury to the resident as well as legal and regulatory liability for the NH. Some of these falls and injuries might be avoided if attending physicians were involved in risk reduction. I deve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Intoxicated but not incapacitated: are there effective methods to assist juries in interpreting evidence of voluntary complainant intoxication in cases of rape? - Nitschke FT, Masser BM, McKimmie BM, Riachi M.
Jurors often negatively evaluate complainants making allegations of rape when those complainants were intoxicated at the time of the assault. It is, therefore, essential that legal practitioners have effective methods of ensuring that jurors use evidence o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A national pragmatic safety limit for nuclear weapon quantities - Pearce JM, Denkenberger DC.
This study determines the nuclear pragmatic limit where the direct physical negative consequences of nuclear weapons use are counter to national interests, by assuming all unknowns are conservatively optimistic. The only effect considered is nuclear winter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Being out of place: non-belonging and queer racialization in the U.K - DasGupta D, Dasgupta RK.
The question of refugee rights and immigrant entry to the UK presently has come under attack with the rise of nationalist sentiment and the exit of the UK from the European Union. The figure of the Muslim migrant has been normatively constructed to represe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Exploring the sexual assault response team perception of interprofessional collaboration: implications for emergency department nurses - Adams P, Hulton L.
There is little research on the dynamics of the sexual assault response team (SART) members' interprofessional collaboration (IPC) practice. The study purposes were to (1) explore the perceptions of IPC among SART members; (2) evaluate the use of Perceptio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Firearm deaths in Sweden - Junuzovic M, Rietz A, Jakobsson U, Midl öv P, Eriksson A.
This study aimed to explore the involvement of firearm use in firearm fatalities and to evaluate physician reporting concernin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news