Cheating, lying, and trying in recreational sports and leisure practices - Sailors PR, Teetzel S, Weaving C.
This paper analyses the ethics of rule breaking, lying, and failing to try one's best in recreational sports and leisure activities. Foundational philosophical arguments regarding the ethics of cheating, lying, and failing to try by Scott Kretchmar, Robert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Why vaccines are important -- A plea against vaccinophobia
(Springer) The increasing distrust in vaccinations has triggered an extensive scientific and public debate over whether or not it is useful, safe and ethical to vaccinate children today. 'Unfortunately, vaccines have now become a victim of their own success', says Paul A. Offit, who wrote the foreword for Andrea Grignolio's book Vaccines: Are they Worth a Shot? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists have discovered how to predict life of implants without animal testing
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body. The technology is notable for its ethics: the research can be carried out in vitro -- that is, without involving lab animals. The research article has been published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Better Connect with Your Latino Patients
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?
Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Deathbed confession: when a dying patient confesses to murder: clinical, ethical, and legal implications - Tincknell L, O'Callaghan A, Manning J, Malpas P.
During an initial palliative care assessment, a dying man discloses that he had killed several people whilst a young man. The junior doctor, to whom he revealed his story, consulted with senior palliative care colleagues. It was agreed that legal advice wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

XACT Brings in Funding and CE Mark for Robotics Navigation System
XACT Robotics has received CE mark for its robotics navigation steering system. On top of that, the Caesarea, Israel-based company has raised about $5 million in a series C round. How’s that for being efficient? The company said the funds will mainly be used for the launch and operation of seven Centers of Excellence in the US, Europe, and Israel, where the company expects that hundreds of clinical procedures will be conducted within the next 12 months with the XACT robotic navigation and steering system. The XACT robotics system is currently approved and being used for CT-guided percutaneous procedures i...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Would Your Reps Pass The Empathy Test?
Make no mistake about it, the role of the pharmaceutical sales representative is in flux. But, then, when has it not been?In truth, looking at today ’s small, data-fueled sales forces, it’s hard to conceive that back in the early nineties more than 100,000 pharma reps were plying their trade in the US alone.Back then, the name of the game was – in reductive terms – to flog as many blockbuster drugs to healthcare professionals (HCPs) as possible. Ok, it was always much more nuanced than that, but it never approached the complexity of today’s environment, where reps are increasingly expected to ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Librarians and Research Data Management Services: Branching Out Into Big Data
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: Rose Fredrick, Digital Repository Librarian, Health Sciences ...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

Harvard Professor's Attack On Pharma's Clinical Trials Is Absurd
Yes, we must be vigilant to be certain that studies are run ethically and that results are published accurately and on time. But, to say that academic-industry relationships are full of “corruption” is both wrong and irresponsible. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PFE NYSE:MRK NASDAQ:AMGN NYSE:SNY NASDAQ:REGN Source Type: news

Use of electrical brain stimulation to foster creativity has sweeping implications
(Georgetown University Medical Center) In an article published in Creativity Research Journal, Georgetown researchers address neuro-ethical concerns associated with the increasing use of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building Trust in Biomedical Research- upcoming PNR Rendezvous
Understanding research isn’t always easy and often there is a disconnect between the research being done and how that applies to healthcare and to us as individuals. For some, trust in biomedical research can be tenuous but it is critically important that we, the public, know the science and become informed. Join us for our next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn what one regional organization is doing as they work towards building public trust in biomedical research. When: Wednesday September 19, 1:00pm PT, noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT PNR Rendezvous session title: Community Conversations that Build Trust in Biomedical Resea...
Source: Dragonfly - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Training & Education science literacy Source Type: news

Prominent Cancer Researcher Resigns from Dartmouth Amid Plagiarism Charges
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch was seen as an authority on the risks of aggressive screening for breast cancer and over-diagnosis. He disputed the charges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Welch, H Gilbert Soneji, Samir Plagiarism Dartmouth College Ethics and Official Misconduct Research Academic and Scientific Journals New England Journal of Medicine Appointments and Executive Changes Source Type: news

Perspective discusses the importance diversity in research to help further precision medicine
The scientific and ethical benefits of incorporating health information from diverse and underrepresented populations in genomic medicine are described in aPerspective by co-authors Dr. Lucia A. Hindorff and Mr. Vence L. Bonham, NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute, and Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, University of California, San Diego. Their recommendations for incorporating diversity into the evidence base for genomic medicine appeared in the Sept. 13, 2018 issue ofFuture Medicine.Read the Q&A with Dr. Ohno-Machado. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 14, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

Digital health technologies come with'responsibility of imagining unintended consequences '
Speaking today in Boston, Luminary Labs CEO Sara Holoubek urged listeners to embrace ethics-focused practices within their organizations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Who Is the Inventor? The Art of Determining Conception of an Idea
In the world of academia and research, scientists spend countless hours thinking, researching, experimenting, and finally, drafting manuscripts before sending them off to journal editors and reviewers. In the course of preparing each article, they may include as co-authors the names of other graduate and undergraduate students, thesis advisors, collaborators, and/or other individuals who gave them valuable feedback along the way. Such is the way of the research community, but not so when it comes to inventorship on patent applications. To most scientists, inventorship is rooted in collaboration, collective research, and, i...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Adam Zeiger Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

Book Review: The Emotional Foundations of Personality
The Emotional Foundations of Personality: A Neurobiological and Evolutionary Approach is the last work of Jaak Panksepp. Kenneth Davis was a student of Panksepp many years ago and became a colleague and co-author. As Davis wrote, this work was like taking a multi-year seminar with Panksepp. The result is truly remarkable. It is so filled with research, critical thought, history, and knowledge, it is difficult to know where to begin. Emotional Foundations of Personality is a history of our ongoing efforts to define just what personality is and how to measure it. We have used language and description for most of our testing ...
Source: Psych Central - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Genetics Memory and Perception Neuroscience Personality Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Treatment books on emotions Emotional Life jaak panksepp ken davis Source Type: news

Expert: Let Ethics Guide Pain Prescribing
(MedPage Today) -- Framework won't vary with'swirling'political or regulatory climate (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

MSK Cancer Center Orders Staff to ‘ Do a Better Job ’ of Disclosing Industry Ties
In an email to staff members, chief executives at Memorial Sloan Kettering responded to news that a top doctor had failed to report links to companies in research articles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Academic and Scientific Journals Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Baselga, Jose Ethics and Official Misconduct Start-ups American Assn for Cancer Research Bristol Myers Squibb Company New England Journal of Me Source Type: news

Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals
A senior official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has received millions of dollars in payments from companies that are involved in medical research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Conflicts of Interest Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New England Journal of Medicine American Society of Clinical Oncology Lancet, The (Journal) Jose Baselga Breast Cancer Ethics and Offici Source Type: news

The Medical Device Excise Tax: Three Potential Outcomes
The battle to repeal the medical device excise tax (MDET) has been a significant focus of the medical device community since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted on March 23, 2010. At that time, Congress included a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices to help cover the costs of the expanded health insurance coverage mandated under the ACA. Efforts to repeal the MDET began almost as soon as the ACA was enacted. The medical device industry largely criticized the MDET, insisting that the tax would harm R&D investment and performance, and thus argued it should be abolished. Although there has been significant agreement ...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin E. Culbertson and Jeffrey D. Morton Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Ethical concerns in sport: when the will to win exceed the spirit of sport - Vargas-Mendoza N, Fregoso-Aguilar T, Madrigal-Santill án E, Morales-González Á, Morales-González JA.
Background: The need to advance and achieve success is deeply ingrained in human evolution. As a species, humans developed instincts that allowed them to survive and transmit their genes along generations. The will to win is an instinct that has bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Inmates as Test Subjects
(MedPage Today) -- Can clinical trials in prisons ever be ethical? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Do You Want to Improve How You Effectively Work with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Inter Faculty, vol. 8
(University of Tsukuba) Perhaps it is somewhat singular to focus on engagement, as this is the very cornerstone of any research problem in human sciences. The research problems of the present volume speak for themselves: identity and rights; transfer and evolution of linguistic concepts from one culture to another; reconsiderations of ethical interpretation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pentagon Raises Concerns About EPA's " Secret Science " Proposal
The United States Department of Defense has expressed concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule “Increasing Transparency in Regulatory Science” in written comments submitted to the agency. The proposed “secret science” rule would bar the use of scientific studies in drafting new regulations unless the underlying data “are publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation.” “While we agree that public access to information is very important, we do not believe that failure of the agency to obtain a publication’s underlyin...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

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https://www.massdevice.com/henry-schein-to-settle-anti-trust-class-action-for-39m/Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19 ¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

It ’ s time to value our carers
If there was just one point that Mandy Buckley could convince her employer of, it would be to value carers properly. “I’ve been a carer for 17 years now,” she says. Mandy is part of Birmingham City Council’s enablement team – a dedicated, qualified and experienced group that is “the first port of call when somebody comes out of hospital”. Patients are first assessed in hospital before being discharged. Then the enablement team takes up the baton. Initially, the team works with the discharged person for up to six weeks as a care provider, all the while continuing to assess what sort...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article adult social care Birmingham care workers local government Source Type: news

It ’ s time to value our care workers
If there was just one point that Mandy Buckley could convince her employer of, it would be to value care workers properly. “I’ve been a care worker for 17 years now,” she says. Mandy is part of Birmingham City Council’s enablement team – a dedicated, qualified and experienced group that is “the first port of call when somebody comes out of hospital”. Patients are first assessed in hospital before being discharged. Then the enablement team takes up the baton. Initially, the team works with the discharged person for up to six weeks as a care provider, all the while continuing to asse...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article adult social care Birmingham care workers local government Source Type: news

How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty - Meder B, Fleischhut N, Krumnau NC, Waldmann MR.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to make traffic safer, but their societal integration poses ethical challenges. What behavior of AVs is morally acceptable in critical traffic situations when consequences are only probabilistically known (a situation of r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ethics dumping: the exploitative side of academic research | Doris Schroeder
A new EU code makes equitable partnerships in resource-poor settings a condition for fundingThough many consider it to be a thing of the past, unethical and exploitative research persists in the 21st century. It is particularly worrying when this exploitation aligns with the old fault lines of colonialism. Researchers from high-income countries travel to resource-poor settings to undertake research that would not be allowed at home. The European commission calls this type of research “ethics dumping”.Ethics dumping can take many forms. Sometimes it is wilful exploitation:researchers avoid local ethics approval,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doris Schroeder Tags: Higher Education Network Academics Research Science Lecturers Global development Source Type: news

CRISPR Gene Editing Fixes Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs. Are Humans Next?
The powerful gene editing technology CRISPR is one small step closer to treating a human disease. In a new paper published in Science, researchers led by Eric Olson, professor and chair of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported that he and his team successfully used CRISPR to correct the genetic defect responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in four beagles bred with the disease-causing gene. It’s the first use of CRISPR to treat muscular dystrophy in a large animal. (Previous studies had tested the technology on rodents.) In varying degrees, the genetic therapy halted the muscle degradatio...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

Henry Schein to settle anti-trust class action for $39m
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slated to go on the books for the company’s third quarter, though the settlement i...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News benco Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Scientists "break technical barrier" that's preventing the cloning of primates, including humans
(Natural News) Cloning has been – and probably always will be – one of the most important scientific discoveries made by humans. It has been a major fascination for at least half a dozen generations now, even if it may never be used directly on people because of the social, political, moral, and ethical concerns surrounding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy to treat veterans with moral injury-based PTSD: two case examples - Held P, Klassen BJ, Brennan MB, Zalta AK.
Moral injury refers to acts of commission or omission that violate individuals' moral or ethical standards. Morally injurious events are often synonymous with psychological trauma, especially in combat situations; thus, morally injurious events are often i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Structural violence and trauma outcomes: an ethical framework for practical solutions - Sossenheimer PH, Andersen MJ, Clermont MH, Hoppenot CV, Palma AA, Rogers SO.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Limit Placebo Use in Cancer Clinical Trials, Says FDA Limit Placebo Use in Cancer Clinical Trials, Says FDA
In a new draft guidance, the FDA recommends limiting the use of placebo in oncologic clinical trials because it poses both practical and ethical concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies' potential side effects. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Believe in change – for the better | Observer letters
We must exploit the power of positive thinking if we are to curb the effects of dangerous movements in our climateIn 1982, when I was having a bit of an existential crisis while campaigning for nuclear disarmament and heavily pregnant, my father-in-law related the story of a neighbour who ’d shot dead his wife, children and himself during the Cuba crisis because he couldn’t face the prospect of inevitable nuclear war. “He could have been enjoying his grandchildren now.”Climate change (It ’s the end of the Earth as we know it, Comment) appears to momentous, and not withstanding the depressing (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Climate change World news Science UK news Environment Source Type: news

The Unabomber's ethics - Moen OM.
In this paper, I present and criticize Ted Kaczynski's ("The Unabomber") theory that industrialization has been terrible for humanity, and that we should use any means necessary, including violent means, to induce a return to pre-industrial ways of living.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ raises big questions for medical device manufacturers
Sandra Maddock, president and CEO, IMARC Research Thanks in large part to innovation in the medical device industry, the average human lifespan has nearly doubled in the past hundred years. Medical devices have undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people, too. But a provocative new Netflix documentary raises an important question: Is there a point when innovation goes too far? The Bleeding Edge, produced by Academy-Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, tells the stories of patients who say they’ve suffered serious health problems as a result of recent medical devices being used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Leading nurses recognised for international human rights work
Two leading nurses have been revealed as this year ’s recipients of a prestigious award given each year to nursing professionals for their work to promote ethical practice and human rights. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

An ethical way forward for AI
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, J. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Animal research fails to help humans, squanders resources, new report reveals
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Animal research has failed to benefit human health, wasted limited public research funds, misled clinicians, and harmed countless animals unnecessarily, finds a new report by PETA scientists Emily Trunnell, Ph.D., and Frances Cheng, Ph.D. It will be presented in poster form at the second annual Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods in Rio de Janeiro on August 24. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Medical Device Safety Action Plan: Good or Bad for Medtech?
In April, FDA released a five-pronged Medical Devices Safety Action Plan, full of rhetoric aimed at convincing the public that this new plan will enhance the agency's commitment to patient safety and recognition that safety and innovation should go hand in hand. Some aspects of the plan call for new ways to use FDA's existing tools, while others identify areas where the agency "may need additional authority," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. As with most draft guidance FDA puts forth, the release of the Medical Devices Safety Action Plan came with a public comment period, which ended ...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news