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Pelzman's Picks: The Death of a Patient
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the ethics of using emergency contacts for research (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Auris Health named to CNBC Disruptor 50 list
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, has been named to to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, and is the only medical device company to be included. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company was selected due to its focus on lung cancer, which CNBC said kills more individuals in the US than any other type of cancer, and its founder, robotic surgical pioneer and intuitive surgical founder Dr. Frederic Moll. The company has already raised $513 million in equity capital from major tech investors and recently won FDA approval for its robotic Monarch Platform. Topping the list are Elon Musk’s SpaceX, ri...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

ConTech 2018 – Conference chairs to meet to finalise this year’s programme.
The Contech conference chairs are meeting tomorrow (May 23rd) to finalise the conference programme. ConTech 2018 is aimed at information providers and content owners who increasingly have to address the challenges of competing in a data world, driven by machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. ConTech 2018 will help organisations understand how data-ready they are and what opportunities exist in this exciting new world. Get practical advice and learn from the content pioneers embracing this new technology – whether making decisions about strategic people and technology...
Source: News from STM - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

Digging into new ethical issues around stem cells
Discussions concerning the ethical issues related to stem cells have been ongoing for many years, but a special section in the latest issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine takes a deep look at some of the newest and most complex issues -- including the direct global sales of services and untested and unproven products marketed as stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump to Nominate Wilkie to Head VA Trump to Nominate Wilkie to Head VA
President Donald Trump said on Friday he will nominate Robert Wilkie to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, replacing David Shulkin, who was pushed out amid alleged ethics problems.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Reporting to parents on children's exposures to asthma triggers in low-income and public housing, an interview-based case study of ethics, environmental literacy, individual action, and public health benefits
To better understand the ethical and public health implications of returning personal results in low-income communities, study investigated parents'experiences of learning their children's environmental chemical and biomonitoring results in the Green Housing Study of asthma. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethical issues in conducting research with children and families affected by disasters - Ferreira RJ, Buttell F, Cannon C.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review topical evidence on ethical issues in conducting disaster research with children and families affected by natural disasters, with an emphasis on analyzing specific vulnerabilities associated with children and families affected ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

How to ethically conduct clinical research during public health emergencies
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London, a prominent bioethicist, has co-authored a viewpoint article in PLOS: Neglected Tropical Diseases on the ethics of clinical research during public health emergencies, like Ebola outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn ’ t — Happen
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and JENNIFER MEDINA Tags: Women and Girls Doctors Ethics and Official Misconduct Pelvis Vagina Tyndall, George Nassar, Lawrence G (1963- ) gynecology Source Type: news

NIH Funding Needs to Keep Rising, Senators Say
(MedPage Today) -- But concerns raised about ethics issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Robert Jarvik: An Innovator with Heart
Robert Jarvik, MD, remembers Dec. 2, 1982, as vividly as if it were last week. He was 36 at the time and a device he designed, the Jarvik 7 artificial heart, was about to be implanted into a human patient for the first time. That patient, a retired dentist named Barney Clark, had been at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for about a week, and his medical team, lead by William DeVries, MD, planned to put off the surgery just a little while longer in hopes of getting Clark as strong as possible for the operation. But Clark wasn't getting stronger. Robert Jarvik, MD, will receive the MDEA Lifetime Ac...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Cardiovascular Design Source Type: news

Research, for Whom?
We presented this finding to the health minister, who praised our work and announced that the government would set up a tribal medical research centre in Gadchiroli. Eventually, though, the centre was set up in Pune (where there are no tribals) because researchers and doctors did not want to come to Gadchiroli.Disappointed, we approached the tribal leaders in the villages and requested them to put some pressure on the government to bring the centre to Gadchiroli. Their response took us unawares: “Doctor, this is your disease, not ours,” they said. “Did we ever tell you that we need help for this?” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abhay Bang Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Auris Health, Ethicon ’ s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, said today it inked a cooperative development and commercialization deal with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary looking to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. Through the agreement, both companies will help develop an integrated system for robotic control, navigation and application of bronchoscope-delivered microwave ablation. The bronchoscope in development will be equipped with a small camera and accessory channel to allow tools to enter the lungs through the...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Ethicon johnsonandjohnson NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Should Doctors Help People Die Just Because They're Elderly? Should Doctors Help People Die Just Because They're Elderly?
A Canadian couple in their 90s recently passed away together under Canada's law that permits physician-assisted dying. An ethics expert explains why this was wrong.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New F1000Research gateway to maximise the 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research
Launching today, the NC3Rs Gateway is a new publication portal on the F1000Research publication platform dedicated to the 3Rs – replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research, featuring methodology articles, reviews and source data. All articles will be published almost immediately and then undergo invited open peer review. The NC3Rs has previously described a 3Rs “valley of death” between the development of new 3Rs technologies and approaches and their subsequent uptake into practice. This lag is influenced by a range of factors including a lack of information in the published literature on...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for
Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and ethics because of the way law enforcement used a third-party DNA interpretation co mpany to identify close relatives and hone in on a likely culprit. The company, GEDmatch, is well-known among genetic genealogy enthusiasts.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Catharine Wang Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for
Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and ethics because of the way law enforcement used a third-party DNA interpretation co mpany to identify close relatives and hone in on a likely culprit. The company, GEDmatch, is well-known among genetic genealogy enthusiasts.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catharine Wang Source Type: news

The Big Ethical Questions for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
AI in healthcare is developing rapidly, with many applications currently in use or in development in the UK and worldwide. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, and the ethical issues arising from its use, in a new briefing note, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research, published today. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Peer review information now available for online articles
You can now access detailed information about the peer review process research published on IOPscience has been through. In response to community feedback, we have introduced a new peer review information module for online papers. The module is displayed in the ‘article information’ section. It tells you if the article went through single or double blind peer review; the number of revisions before publication, and if it has been checked for originality. Kim Eggleton, senior managing editor at IOP Publishing, said: “The science community told us this is information they are keen to have available. It adds ...
Source: News from STM - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

The big ethical questions for artificial intelligence in healthcare
(Nuffield Council on Bioethics) AI in healthcare is developing rapidly, with many applications currently in use or in development in the UK and worldwide. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, and the ethical issues arising from its use, in a new briefing note, artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research, published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents' legal battle to maintain life support sparked a debate about medical ethics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Luck Swallows Everything
Are we ultimately responsible for who we are and the choices we make? Can we choose to be the person who is able to make them? And if not, does this really change anything in the way we live? Tags: book, decision making, ethics, mind-body, responsibility (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: book decision making ethics mind-body responsibility Source Type: news

What do young adolescents think about taking part in longitudinal self-harm research? Findings from a school-based study - Lockwood J, Townsend E, Royes L, Daley D, Sayal K.
BACKGROUND: Research about self-harm in adolescence is important given the high incidence in youth, and strong links to suicide and other poor outcomes. Clarifying the impact of involvement in school-based self-harm studies on young adolescents is an ethic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moral injury in time of war - Jones E.
The word injury derives from the Latin injuria meaning a wrong. Applied to both physical and psychological wounds, it is now used as a label for the impact that a moral and ethical dilemma might have on an individual's wellbeing. Although the term moral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A Do No Harm Framework for ICT4D: Inspiration from SwitchPoint 2018
May 11, 2018The issue of data ethics isn't new to international development —but it all feels a little more urgent now. SwitchPoint 2018 was an inspiring, passionate, and delightful indulgence: Spending two days in lush Saxapahaw, North Carolina, thinking about big ideas and learning from leading experts in small group sessions in between performance art and live music shows felt like such a departure from Conference As Usual.I felt space opening up in my brain to start really processing what the speakers were saying —the real act and action of listening versus the usual ruse of secretly responding to...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Growing brains in labs – Science Weekly podcast
This week:Hannah Devlin explores how scientists are growing human brains in labs. Why are they so keen to explore the possibilities? What are the ethical concerns being raised by experts?Subscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIn the mid-1990s a special little mouse crept its way into media headlines. Pink, hairless and fragile-looking, the little animal looked every bit as you would expect a mouse to – with one exception. He had a human ear growing from his back. “Ear Mouse”, as he came to be known, hinted that scientists were...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Sandra Ferrari Tags: Science Neuroscience Evolution Biology Source Type: news

New technology could slash carbon emissions from aluminium production
Development could transform how one of the world ’s most common materials is madeTechnology has been unveiled that could drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions from aluminium production, in a development that could transform the way one of the world ’s most common materials is made.Aluminium is used to make cars, construction materials, industrial machinery, electrical products, drinks cans, foil packaging and much more. But its production relies on processes that have changed little since the 1880s when the first smelting processes were pioneered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Environment Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Science Technology Steel industry Canada World news Carbon footprints Ethical and green living Source Type: news

Disaster Health Core Curriculum
The course consists of eleven, 30-minute to one-hour online training lessons covering a variety of disaster health topics such as personal or family preparedness, communication, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and much more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Penn experts call for safeguards if Medicaid work requirement policies prevail
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced controversial policies inviting states to establish work requirements as a condition to receive Medicaid, many in the medical community opposed it. If these measures continue to be approved, CMS should act to minimize the potential harms they could cause to Medicaid recipients, two Penn Medicine experts in law and ethics argue in a new JAMA Viewpoint published this week, that lays out basic safeguards to help guide the states. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disaster Health Core Curriculum
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 05/07/2018 This course consists of 11 30-minute to one-hour online training lessons covering a variety of disaster health topics such as personal or family preparedness, communication, surge capacity, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and considerations for recovery. The curriculum is designed to be taken by healthcare professionals in pieces or as a whole. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Minerva Surgical seeks retraction of Hologic-backed NovaSure study
Minerva Surgical is seeking the retraction of a study backed by rival Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva’s competing device, alleging “material misleading statements” that violate ethics guidelines. Results from the 189-patient study, published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, found a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure, despite a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. But Minerva alleged last month that the study’s claim that it enrolled all 92 ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Women's Health Hologic Minerva Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

Humans who have their brain reanimated after death could suffer
Nottingham Trent ethics and philosophy lecturer Benjamin Curtis said reanimating dead brains could lead to humans enduring eternal agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans who have their brain reanimated after death could be locked in an 'living HELL'
Nottingham Trent ethics and philosophy lecturer Benjamin Curtis said reanimating dead brains could lead to humans enduring eternal agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's ongoing and relational negotiation of informed assent in child-researcher, child-child and child-parent interaction - Ericsson S, Boyd S.
Contemporary considerations of childhood research ethics recognize children's competence and agency, their rights to be informed about research and their capabilities to negotiate participation. There is also a recognition of children's assent as ongoing a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The ‘ Unstoried Life ’ — Not Having a Narrative
In Things That Bother Me, Galen Strawson includes a beautiful account of his own experience as an 'unstoried' self, someone to whom it simply does not come naturally to experience life as a story. I feel amazingly affirmed by Strawson's words. Tags: ethics, existentialism, meaning, therapy, writing (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: ethics existentialism meaning therapy writing Source Type: news

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?
The 21st-century tech revolution is transforming human lives across the globeThe aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O ’Connell in his bookTo Be a Machine,which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; that we can and should merge with machines, remaking ourselves, finally, in the image of our own higher ideals.”The idea of technologically enhancing our bodies is not new. But the extent to which transhumanists take the concept is. In...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Technology Ageing World news Science Ethics UK news Source Type: news

Birth Tourism: Ethical?
(MedPage Today) -- The popular practice faces criticism (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Nurse is Dying on Your Flight. What Would You Do?
(MedPage Today) -- ZDogg, MD, discusses the ethics of both medical and airline professionals when emergencies arise (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Minister Blocks HIV/Aids Conference Because it Promotes Homosexuality
[Monitor] Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, has blocked an HIV/Aids conference, saying it was organized to promote "homosexuality and other dirty things." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Should ethics or human intuition drive the moral judgments of driverless cars?
(Frontiers) Driverless cars will encounter situations requiring moral assessment -- and new research suggests that people may not be happy with the decisions their cars make. Experiments designed to test people's reactions to a driving dilemma that endangers human life, revealed a high willingness for self-sacrifice, a consideration of the age of potential victims and swerving onto the sidewalk to save more lives -- intuitions that are sometimes at odds with ethically acceptable behavior or political guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump's longtime doctor faces ethical and legal questions
Claims by President Donald Trump's former physician that the President's representatives essentially forced him to surrender Trump's medical records to them raise a number of questions about whether the doctor or others violated the law or principles of ethics, legal and medical ethics experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report Recommends Academic Institutions Should Prepare Undergraduates for a Data-Driven Workplace
All U.S. undergraduate students should develop a basic understanding of data science to prepare them adequately for the workforce, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report examines the importance and benefits of postsecondary data science education and recommends offering a range of educational pathways, attracting students with varied backgrounds to the discipline, and embedding ethics and privacy into the curriculum. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

A study in real traffic examining glance behaviour of teenage cyclists when listening to music: results and ethical considerations - Stelling-Konczak A, Vlakveld WP, van Gent P, Commandeur JJF, van Wee B, Hagenzieker M.
Listening to music while cycling impairs cyclists' auditory perception and may decrease their awareness of approaching vehicles. If the impaired auditory perception is not compensated by the cyclist himself or other road users involved, crashes may occur. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening
In many teaching hospitals, students doing their gynecology rotation"practice" a pelvic exam on a surgical patient without their consent. An ethics expert says this is unethical.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Individual Benefit versus Social Responsibility
(MedPage Today) -- The profound ethical dilemma of medicine today (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care 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

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

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

CMS Inpatient CV $$; Fast Food Proximity; CTO Tx; Endocarditis Ethics
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 30, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Patricia L. Smith, Impact and Dissemination Librarian at Galter Health S...
Source: The Cornflower - April 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Data Management Source Type: news