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Jury Awards $67.5M To Miners For 'Defective' Dust Masks Made By 3M, Law Firm Says
HINDMAN, Ky. - A Kentucky jury awarded two former coal miners $67.5 million for black-lung disease after the men alleged that the respirators they used, which were made by 3M Co., were defective, according to a news release issued by the plaintiffs' attorney on April 23. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Putative Class Sues 3M, Others For Water Contamination From Firefighting Chemicals
BOSTON - Massachusetts residents on April 18 filed a putative class action against The 3M Co. and others in federal court, seeking more than $5 million for personal injuries they allege were caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) the defendants manufactured and used at a training facility for firefighters, which has leaked into the local drinking water (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. 18-10747, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Gives EPA More Time To Rule On Ohio's List Of Impaired Waters
TOLEDO, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on April 11 denied environmental groups' request to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with a deadline for conducting an evaluation of the water quality in Lake Erie related to its potability and gave the agency 30 days to approve or disapprove the state's list of impaired waters (Environmental Law and Policy Center, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-1514, N.D. Ohio; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61569). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company To Pay Penalty, Complete Environmental Projects Over Emissions
PITTSBURGH - MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC and Ohio Gathering Co. LLC (collectively MarkWest) on April 23 agreed to pay a $691,000 civil penalty and complete three environmental projects to resolve allegations from the federal government, state of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for excessive emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from two of its facilities, according to a complaint and consent decree filed in Pennsylvania federal court (United States, et al. v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC, et al., No. 18-cv-520, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNex...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Mobile Home Park Owners Cannot Seek Future Remediation Costs, Judge Rules
SAN DIEGO - The owners of three mobile home parks cannot seek to recover future remediation costs to clean up contamination at their properties caused by the migration of hazardous substances from an adjoining property, a federal judge in California ruled April 12, finding that California law bars the recovery of the damages (Greenfield MHP Associates LP, et al. v. Ametek Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-01525-GPC-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62407). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Men Injured By Lithium Battery Explosion On Fracking Rig Seek Reversal, Dismissal
DENVER - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief on April 23 in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the arguments asserted in a brief filed by the two defendants "represent a misunderstanding" of the claims and constitute "a continued misapplication of Oklahoma law." As a result, the men argue that a lower court's decision in favor of the fracking companies should be reversed (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5th Circuit Certifies Questions About Voluntary Payment To Mississippi High Court
NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 16 certified two questions to the Mississippi Supreme Court regarding whether Mississippi's voluntary payment doctrine bars an insurer from recovering a settlement payment made on behalf of an additional insured when the insurer disputes that the additional insured was actually covered for the settlement under the applicable policy (Colony Insurance Co. v. First Specialty Insurance Corp., No. 17-60094, 5th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9444). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Senators recommend delaying cannabis bill for a year to address Indigenous issues
Members of the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee are recommending the Liberal government hold back on legalizing cannabis for at least a year in order to address its potential for harmful effects in Indigenous communities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Pregnant women asked to avoid cannabis in face of poor research
Alberta medical professionals are warning that the upcoming legalization of cannabis may exacerbate the province's problem of premature infants. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Noel Conway case: Ill man 'best judge' of 'undignified death'
A terminally ill man should have the right to decide when he dies, the Court of Appeal hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 -- Physicians should be aware of the correct protocol for, as well as the laws involved in, firing employees, according to a report published in Medical Economics. The article suggests compiling an employee handbook, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pro Bono: Rapidly Evolving Treatment Protocols Can Impact Your Liability
Advances in treatment can impact your liability Over the last few years, many rapidly changing medical advances and treatment methods for managing stroke and cardiac patients have challenged the status quo of traditional treatment, and are impacting how we assess and treat patients in the prehospital setting. Is there an obligation to keep up with these changes and adjust our treatment protocols consistent with these new modalities? Absolutely. In a lawsuit alleging negligence, an essential aspect of the inquiry is to determine the standard of care for that patient situation. Negligence or medical malpractice re...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen R. Wirth, Esq., EMT-P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medtronic expands paid family leave benefits for US employees | Personnel Moves – May 1, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced expanded paid family leave benefits which the company says will “allow for greater employee flexibility while balancing work and family priorities.” The new benefits, which went into effect today, cover full and part-time US employees and allow for a “wide range of family care leave needs,” the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. These include time spent with a new child, caring for sick family members or caring for family after a spouse, child or parent is called to active military duty. “These expanded benefits support our employees and their families...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Admedus Ltd. bectondickinson crbard Medtronic Minnetronix Inc. Zeus Industrial Products Source Type: news

Bid to overturn homeopathy crackdown
The British Homeopathic Association takes NHS England to the High Court after it asked GPs to stop prescribing treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRA reveals atherosclerosis in many low-risk patients
Approximately half of patients considered to have a low risk of developing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images 7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms MRA helps detect risk from unruptured cerebral aneurysmsComments: 5/1/2018 2:00:55 PMC. Poplin MD FACP JD I am not a radiologist, but a Board-certified general internist (and an attorney).  What are we supposed to do with this information?    Does it mean all low-risk, asymptomatic patients should be screened by MRA, and if disease is found, put on a statin?  That is a lot of ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says
TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 -- Tobacco companies have been given deadlines to come clean on their cigarette packaging and websites about the health dangers of their products and their efforts to mislead the public about those risks, a new court order... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

To improve homicide firearm information reporting - Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory - Jiang Y, Lyons D, Northup JB, Hilliard D, Foss K, Young S, Viner-Brown S.
Information on homicide firearms can be used to help state and local communities understand the problems of violence and decrease injuries and deaths. However, it is difficult to collect these data. To our knowledge, in the public health arena, the Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The analysis of the phenomenon of violence in psychiatric patients - Masna B, Giezek M, Ciechowicz J, Zabielska P, Ba żydło M, Tomczak J, Paszkiewicz M, Safranow K, Karakiewicz B.
OBJECTIVES: Domestic violence is a phenomenon stemming from various social issues. One of such issues, which arouses much interest, is the behavior of psychiatric patients using violence in their family. The aim of the following work was the analysis of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Public housing redevelopment, neighborhood change, and the restructuring of urban inequality - Tach L, Emory AD.
This study asks whether one such policy--public housing redevelopment via the federal HOPE VI program--altered the trajectories of high-poverty, racially segregated neighborhood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mechanical profiles of murder and murderers: an extensive review - Kamaluddin MR, Md Shariff NS, Mat Saat GA.
INTRODUCTION: Murder is an extreme form of violent crime which occurs across all social, cultural, and ethnic spheres. It is therefore, crucial to understand the nature and the extent of mechanical profiles of murder and murderers. The purpose of this arti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Do anti-immigrant laws shape public sentiment? A study of Arizona's SB 1070 using Twitter data - Flores RD.
This article examines the effect of Arizona's 2010 high-profile anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, on both public attitudes and behaviors toward i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Critical factors for improving state ‐level motorcycle safety in the United States - Dissanayake S, Lu JJ, Gamgamuwa U, Shaheed MS.
This research was conducted to identify critical factors that are important in increasing trends on motorcycle rider fatalities in the United States, with particular attention on the helmet law. In addition to fatality crash data, demographic, policy, weat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of punishment: implications for psychiatric disorders - Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P, Killcross S, McNally GP.
Punishment involves learning about the relationship between behavior and its adverse consequences. Punishment is fundamental to reinforcement learning, decision-making and choice, and is disrupted in psychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Orthofix closes $105m Spinal Kinetics buyout, cuts earnings outlook
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said yesterday that it closed the $105 million buyout of Spinal Kinetics and its M6 cervical disc implant, but cut its earnings outlook for the rest of the year despite higher-than-expected first-quarter results. The deal for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Spinal Kinetics called for $45 million in up-front cash, plus another $65 million in milestones pegged to FDA approval of the M6 device and trailing twelve-month sales targets of $30 million and $50 million. The M6 discs are designed to mimic natural disc anatomy with an artificial visco-elastic nucleus and fibrous annulus. The...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Orthofix Spinal Kinetics Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Why Legalising Marijuana Matters for Zimbabwe
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has legalised the growth of mbanje for medicinal and scientific research, making it one of only three countries in Africa to do so. Only Malawi and Lesotho have pipped Zimbabwe to the post. Hopefully, these are only the first, tentative steps in a continent-wide trend, but time will tell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Judge criticises CCGs for spending public money on 'expensive lawyers'
A judge has criticised two clinical commissioning groups for spending public money on “expensive lawyers” in a ruling on funding of care for patients registered in another area. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sunshine and showers – April ’ s highlights
Pay, pay, pay The first half of April was dominated by pay. The union accepted the local government pay offer after consultation with branches. The two year deal affects hundreds of thousands of local government members and, amongst other highlights, will see a 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale and a pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on the current SCPs 7-28. Members in Hull who work in recycling started the month with a 14 day strike for decent pay and a better sick pay scheme. Last year one of the members in Hull was diagnosed with cancer but was denied sick pay. And pay dominate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Magazine health health pay living wage local government North West northern region Source Type: news

Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Wis. enacts breast density law Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density Breast density laws mystify primary care providers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lawmakers shelve edibles for sale at Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries
Lawmakers want to establish a working group that would study edibles before legalizing them for sale in dispensaries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Lawmakers shelve edibles for sale at Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries
Lawmakers want to establish a working group that would study edibles before legalizing them for sale in dispensaries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Regulation of nursing associates in England
The government consulted on amendments made to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 and subordinate legislation in order to give the Nursing and Midwifery Council the correct legal powers to regulate the nursing associate profession. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Miss. Supreme Court orders Medicaid to make payments
On April 12, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered the state's Medicaid program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MPPR rollbacks could restore up to $64M to radiology RBMA Hill Day underscores importance of radiology advocacy Medicaid payments may influence cancer screening rates Mass. Medicaid losing money to overimaging Study offers more nuanced view of U.S. imaging use rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. appellate judges seem divided on gene editing patents decision
(Reuters) - U.S. appeals court judges appear divided over whether to allow a research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Student developers of blood cell counting device win 2018 Penn Startup Challenge
Sanguis, a medical device company founded by three University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine students who became best friends after meeting on their first day of school, won the second annual Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge. As the "Perelman Grand Prize" winner, Sanguis received $30,000 plus another $15,000 in legal, accounting,& strategy services. The company – founded by Divyansh Agarwal, Prateek Agarwal and Daniel Zhang – has developed what it describes as "the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

EPA Administrator Under Ten Ethics Investigations Signs " Secret Science " Proposal
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule on April 24, 2018 intended to restrict the use of science in crafting regulations. The proposed rule would do this by prohibiting the use of research for which data are not publicly available. The “secret science” proposal titled “strengthening transparency and validity in regulatory science” was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on April 19, 2018. “We need to make sure [scientists’] data and methodology are published as part of the record,” said Pruitt. “O...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White House Rescissions Proposal Could Cut Funding from Omnibus Spending Bill
The White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress, potentially drawing funding cuts, known as rescissions, from the recently approved omnibus spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The White House plan is based on a 1974 budget law that allows the President to propose rescissions, which then need to be approved by Congress within 45 days. In its FY 2018 budget request, the Trump Administration had proposed deep cuts to several agencies, which were rejected in the final FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The President had expressed opposition to increased domestic spending and had initially threatened to ve...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biologists Visited Congress as Part of AIBS Grassroots Event
Biological scientists from Alaska to Florida and California to Connecticut were in Washington, DC, on April 16-17, 2018, to participate in an AIBS communications and advocacy training workshop. Following the training program, scientists headed to Capitol Hill where they spent April 18 meeting with their members of Congress. The meetings provided participants with an opportunity to put into practice what they had learned in the training program, while also advocating for increased federal funding for scientific research. The meetings with members of Congress were an opportunity for scientists to help lawmakers understand ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Senate Confirms NASA Administrator
Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) was confirmed as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator by a narrow 50-49 vote in the Senate on April 19, 2018. There was a dramatic turn during the vote when Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who had initially voted against the nominee, changed his vote. Also notable for this vote, for the first time in the history of the Senate, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), recently out of maternity leave, brought her newborn baby to the Senate floor while she cast her vote. Democratic lawmakers unanimously voted against Bridenstine, citing concerns over his lack of scie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Transgender residents sue over Wisconsin's Medicaid rule
Two Wisconsin residents who want gender reassignment surgeries say in a federal lawsuit they're being discriminated against by the state because the agency that administers Medicaid won't approve their procedures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Voluntary or involuntary acute psychiatric hospitalization in Norway: a 24h follow up study - Hustoft K, Larsen TK, Br ønnick K, Joa I, Johannessen JO, Ruud T.
The Norwegian Mental Health Care Act states that patients who are involuntarily admitted to a hospital must be reevaluated by a psychiatrist or a specialist in clinical psychology within 24h to assess whether the patient fulfills the legal criteria for the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The "true man" and his gun: on the masculine mystique of second amendment jurisprudence - Christensen CD.
The Supreme Court's recent Second Amendment jurisprudence raises serious normative questions for the use of self-defense with a firearm. This jurisprudence also implicates our prevailing social norms with respect to socially constructed and structurally pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

To kill or not to kill: (when) that is the question? A legislative treatise on battered Israeli women facing a dead end road - Dayan H.
This Paper seeks to examine the legal framework in which the self-defense exception is applied in Israel in circumstances of domestic violence. The Paper scrutinizes the issue with reference to recent amendments to the Israeli Penal Code pertaining to the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

United we stand? The role of ethnic heterogeneity in the immigration and violent crime relationship at the neighborhood level - Gostjev F.
The current study makes several contributions to the extant literature on the relationship between immigration and neighborhood crime. I review classical and contemporary theories and argue that these theories make contradictory predictions regarding the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Playing Youth Tackle Football Is Linked to Earlier Symptoms of Brain Disease
This study has limitations. The brains used in this study may not represent those of the broader tackle football population, because most ex-football players, and their families, chose to donate their brains to shed light on their cognitive and behavioral struggles. Still, the results are alarming. “The data supports that you should not play tackle football until you’re more physically mature,” says McKee, whose future work will attempt to define a sort of tipping point for tackle football: how long can kids play before the risks rise exponentially? Last week, California lawmakers dropped legislation bann...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Isle of Man poised to relax abortion laws
Politicians expected to back decriminalisation ahead of Ireland’s vote on same issue (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Judge limits damages to last 4 years in DePuy patent spat
A US District Judge last week capped damages in an orthopedic device patent infringement case against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes, limiting damages to the last four years. In the case, plaintiff Acantha accused DePuy of infringing on a patent with its Vector and Zero-P VA product lines. The patent was issued originally in 2001, and reissued in 2002, according to court documents, after which Acantha began discussions with DePuy about licensing the patents. However, both companies never agreed to a licensing deal. In 2003, Acantha inked an agreement with Stryker (NYSE:SYK)’s...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Stryker Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Wheelchairs Prohibited in the Last Place You ’ d Expect
Citing state laws, assisted living facilities often turn away residents in wheelchairs. A lawsuit in New York seeks to end the practice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Elderly Nursing Homes Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Wheelchairs Disabilities Americans With Disabilities Act AARP New York City Source Type: news