When hair transplants go WRONG
GRAPHIC CONTENT: The US-based International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery has warned black market clinics are offering hair transplants for as little as £620 in countries like Turkey and India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking Very Hot Tea Almost Doubles Risk Of Cancer, New Study Says
This study, published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer, was the first to pinpoint a specific temperature, according to the authors. Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world and is often fatal, killing approximately 400,000 people every year, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is usually caused by repeated injury to the esophagus due to smoke, alcohol, acid reflux and — maybe — hot liquids. The esophagus is a long tube through which swallowed food and liquids travel to reach the stomach. The American Cancer Society estimates that 13,750 new cas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News tea Source Type: news

IceCure Medical Presents Promising Results from First-ever Interventional Radiology Study With Its Next Generation Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) Cryoablation System, ProSense(TM)
Data presented at the European Association of Urology showed the ProSense™ system at 1-year follow-up was safe, effective and without serious adverse events for treating small kidney tumors CAESAREA, Israel, March 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketi... Devices, Oncology, Interventional IceCure Medical, cryoablation, ProSense, renal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea or coffee could more than DOUBLE the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus
The study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people who lived in north-eastern Iran. People in the UK and US typically drink beverages below 60°C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theranica raises $35m Series B for neuromod migraine patch
Theranica Bio-Electronics said yesterday that it raised a $35 million Series B round for the Nerivio Migra neurostim patch it’s developing to treat migraine headache. Netanya, Israel-based Theranica said VC shop aMoon led the round, joined by all of its existing backers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa. The company raised an unspecified amount in its seed round back in September 2016. Theranica closed out a nearly 300-patient pivotal study last October it used to back a bid for FDA clearance that met its primary endpoint and showed “high efficacy, safety and tolerabilit...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Wall Street Beat Theranica Bio-Electronics Source Type: news

Long term consequences of child sexual abuse in Saudi Arabia: a report from national study - Almuneef M.
Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a global public health problem that has been found to be linked to negative health outcomes. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of different forms of CSA and its impact on chronic diseases, mental health disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical child abuse by parents and teachers in Saudi Arabia: a systematic literature review - Alsehaimi A, Barron I, Hodson A.
A systematic review was conducted to find out what is known about the prevalence and nature of physical child abuse in Saudi. The review identified 15 abuse prevalence studies carried out in Saudi Arabia between 1998 and 2016, written in English or Arabic.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sports injuries aligned to predicted mature height in highly trained Middle-Eastern youth athletes: a cohort study - Rejeb A, Johnson A, Farooq A, Verrelst R, Pullinger S, Vaeyens R, Witvrouw E.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of maturity status with injury incidence in Middle-Eastern youth athletes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Four consecutive seasons (2010-2014), Aspire Academy, Qatar. PARTICIPANTS: Male athlete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Israel-based Theranica raises $35M in series B funding
Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC. All existing investors of the company – Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa – participated in the round. What they do (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health, rights situation critical among women and girls in conflict-scarred Dara ’a
DARA ’A, Syrian Arab Republic –With the crisis in Syria soon to enter its ninth year, the people of Dara ’a Governorate face especially harrowing conditions, with hostilities killing civilians asrecently as July.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Via Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for Its FasTouch(TM) Absorbable Fixation System
AMIRIM, Israel, March 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Via Surgical Ltd, a leading developer of surgical fixation solutions, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of the FasTouch™ Absorbable Fixation Syste... Devices, Surgery, FDA Via Surgical, FasTouch, Absorbable Fixation, surgical mesh (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet the Robot That Can Help Perform Angioplasty
There's a new surgical robot on the market in Europe and the Middle East, and this one can assist in stenting procedures such as angioplasty. Rouen, France-based Robocath developed R-One, which is the first European robotic solution to obtain the CE mark in the field of interventional cardiology. R-One is designed to enable precision technologies that complement existing methods, in order to improve procedures and the working environment. The company said the device uses a unique technology that optimizes the safety of robotic-assisted coronary angioplasty. The R-One has an open architecture so it i...
Source: MDDI - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Three Dead, Five Wounded in Shooting on Netherlands Tram
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building close to the shooting. Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level. Dutch military police went on extra alert at Dutch airports and at key buildings in the country as the Utrecht manhunt took place. A few hours after the shooting, Utrecht police released a photo of a 37-year-old man bor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

New coalition seeks to give veterans easier access to medical marijuana
This story first appeared  on MassLive.com. Iraq War veteran Stephen Mandile was prescribed 57 medications over 10 years of treatment through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and pain from a spinal cord injury. Eventually, he tried to kill himself. He says things got better after he started using medical marijuana when the first Massachusetts dispensary opened in 2015. “I was able to get off of all my other medications and have an improvement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Low-risk patients may benefit from less invasive transcatheter valve replacement
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A new study by a team of cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by senior and corresponding author Jeffrey Popma, M.D., suggests that a minimally invasive procedure currently reserved for patients too frail to undergo surgery may in fact be a safe and effective alternative for healthier patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequency and nature of road traffic injuries: data of more than 10,000 patients from Ha'il, Saudi Arabia - Ahmed S, Mahmood M, Rizvi SAH, Siddiqui AA, Shahid N, Akram WA, Bano S.
Background Road traffic accidents (RTAs) have become a major issue in today's world. They have caused the loss of more than a million lives in the last decade and are substantially increasing every day. Injuries due to RTAs can cause significant morbidity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Terrorism media effects in youth exposed to chronic threat and conflict in Israel - Pfefferbaum B, Tucker P, Newman E, Nelson SD, Niti éma P, Pfefferbaum RL.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews the extant research on the effects of contact with terrorism media coverage on psychological outcomes in youth in the context of chronic threat and conflict in Israel. RECENT FINDINGS: The extant research is inconclusi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Key Medical Packaging Standard, ISO 11607-1/2 Published; More Regulatory Support on the Way
The objective is to publish the revised ISO TS 16775 early in 2021, one year ahead of schedule. There is a lot of good stuff in it, but the document has not been that popular, so WG7 is working to see how to make it more useful,” he said. In a live survey that Wagner led during a pre-conference workshop at HealthPack, almost half of the respondents had never used ISO TS 16775, "but a majority was keen to get a copy of the new revised version," he said. To help sterile packaging users distinguish a sterile barrier system from a protective layer, a new requirement of ISO 11607, Wagner is leading a...
Source: MDDI - March 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Packaging Source Type: news

Food banks among recipients of Butterball turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak
At least half a dozen people in three states sickened by bacteria: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attacks on Houses of Worship over Last Decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran, including six Revolutionary Guard commander...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Tanzania: 62 Kidney Dialysis Machines for Delivery Tomorrow
[Daily News] IN what certainly represents a major breakthrough for people suffering from kidney complications, the government is expected to receive, tomorrow, 62 new kidney dialysis machines from the government of Saudi Arabia that will be distributed to zonal and regional hospitals countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Decision-making in the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting in Sudan: a cross-sectional study - Sabahelzain MM, Gamal Eldin A, Babiker S, Kabiru CW, Eltayeb M.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is a form of violence against women and girls that is widely performed in about 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. In Sudan, the prevalence of FGM/C among women aged 15-49  years was 87% ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Occupational stressors among farmers in Iran using fuzzy multiple criteria decision-making methods - Jahangiri M, Molaeifar H, Rajabi F, Banaee S.
INTRODUCTION: Rural communities, especially farmers, are exposed to numerous concerns and stressors due to their type of occupation. The present study aimed at evaluating and prioritizing occupational stressors that cause dissatisfaction among farmers usin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Trends in the leading causes of childhood mortality from 2004 to 2016 in Qatar - Al-Thani M, Al-Thani AA, Toumi A, Khalifa S, Ijaz MA, Akram H.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood mortality is an important health indicator that reflects the overall health status of a population. Despite the decrease in global childhood mortality rates over the past decades, it still remains an important public health issue in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and severity of traumatic dental injuries among young amateur soccer players: a screening investigation - Qudeimat MA, AlHasan AA, AlHasan MA, Al-Khayat K, Andersson L.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) are prevalent among soccer players. In Kuwait, no studies of TDI among soccer players have been carried out. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, type, and causes of soccer-related trauma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parenting after a history of childhood maltreatment: a scoping review and map of evidence in the perinatal period - Chamberlain C, Gee G, Harfield S, Campbell S, Brennan S, Clark Y, Mensah F, Arabena K, Herrman H, Brown S.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Child maltreatment is a global health priority affecting up to half of all children worldwide, with profound and ongoing impacts on physical, social and emotional wellbeing. The perinatal period (pregnancy to two years postpartum) is c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disaster risk reduction in Iraq - Al-Shamsi MTM.
Iraq is at risk of multiple hazards including both natural and man-made calamities. Little effort had been made before 2003 to address the disaster risk; even though many legislations enacted to provide a relief in the event of the acute crisis, they were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lumenis Announces New Clinical Breakthroughs Using Its Patent-Protected MOSES(TM) Technology
Procedure time reduction in lithotripsy and benefits in BPH treatments YOKNEAM, Israel, March 15, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, aesthetic and ophtha... Devices, Urology Lumenis, lithotripsy, benign prostatic hyperplasia, MOSES (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine Select Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced that Alfardan Group, one of the leading family-owned conglomerates in Qatar and Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine have selected Allscripts to provide ambulatory care services for the launch of its new project, Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases
Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential samonella contamination, the North Carolina-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Eating or handling contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases
Butterball LLC is voluntarily recalling more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products nationwide as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Butterball recalls 39 tons of turkey over salmonella risk
Suspect ground turkey products were distributed nationwide to grocery chains including Kroger and Food Lion (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker Flexes M & amp;A Muscle Through OrthoSpace Buy
Stryker is strengthening its sports medicine portfolio through its latest acquisition. The Kalamazoo, MI-based company flexed its M&A muscle by paying $110 million up front, plus an additional $110 million in milestones to acquire OrthoSpace. Founded in 2009,Caesarea, Israel-based OrthoSpace is developing InSpace, a product for the treatment of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. The technology is a biodegradable sub-acromial spacer, which is designed to realign the natural biomechanics of the shoulder. In the U.S., InSpace is currently under clinical study and not approved for use. “The acquisiti...
Source: MDDI - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Butterball LLC Recalls Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Infections
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections. To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA fingerprint) of Salmonella . The four Wisconsin patients are linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products. Additionally, a Minnesota resident with the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics
President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: Saudi Doctor Torture; Purdue Bankruptcy? J & J Ordered to Pay
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stryker pays up to $220m for OrthoSpace
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it put $220 million on the table for OrthoSpace and its InSpace rotator cuff repair device. Stryker said it paid $110 million in up-front cash and agreed to another $110 million in potential milestones for the Caesarea, Israel-based company. “The acquisition of OrthoSpace is highly complementary to our existing portfolio and aligns with Stryker’s focus on investing in sports medicine,” medsurg president Andy Pierce said in prepared remarks. “We are excited about the momentum OrthoSpace has in key global markets and the additional surgical option this technology pro...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat OrthoSpace Stryker Source Type: news

FDA approves BD ’ s Venovo venous stent
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today that the FDA granted pre-market approval for its Venovo stent for treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease. Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD touted Venovo as the first on the U.S. market approved to treat obstructed blood flow in the iliac and femoral veins. “The FDA pre-market approval of the Venovo venous stent represents a significant advance for interventionalists treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease, an under-recognized condition,” peripheral intervention president Steve Williamson said in prepared remarks. “We designed the Venovo venou...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stents bectondickinson Source Type: news

INGO statement on the attacks in Hajjah andrenewed fighting in Hodeidah
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday which according to the UN killed 22 people – twelve women and ten children – and injured many more. Hajjah has seen an increase in tensions and fighting in recent weeks; thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid and many more are reportedly trapped by the fighting and cannot flee to safety or reach help. These horrific incidents show that innocent civilians including children continue to pay the price for a conflict in which they hav...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Youth who kill in Turkey: a study on juvenile homicide offenders, their offenses, and their differences from violent and nonviolent juvenile delinquents - Erbay A, Buker H.
This study aims to answer two major research questions: (a) What are the characteristics of the juvenile homicide offenders (JHOs) and their offenses in Turkey? (b) How do different risk factors vary across the JHOs and other violent and nonviolent juvenil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Retracted: Prevalence and associated factors of peer victimization (bullying) among grades 7 and 8 middle school students in Kuwait - International Journal Of Pediatrics.
[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/2862360.]. At the request of the authors, the article titled “Prevalence and Associated Factors of Peer Victimization (Bullying) among Grades 7 and 8 Middle School Students in Kuwait” [1] has been retract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

India-Israel fund supports India initiative in imaging AI
Thanks to support from the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms Report: Indian radiologist commits suicide after alleged bullying Zebra, Clalit Health tout research at RSNA 2018 AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Individual and social factors related to attempted suicide among women: a qualitative study from Iran - Khezeli M, Hazavehei SM, Ariapooran S, Ahmadi A, Soltanian A, Rezapur-Shahkolai F.
The researchers conducted this study as a phenomenological research to understand the individual and social factors related to attempted suicide phenomenon among women of Gilan-e Gharb. Participants of the study are comprised of 17 women survivors of attem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

David Kerr on Combating the Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq David Kerr on Combating the Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq
David Kerr on how the AMAR Foundation, Iraqi government, and Yazidi Spiritual Council joined forces to repatriate thousands of displaced Yazidis, including formerly enslaved women and their children.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally high blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Researchers from the Middle East found that a species of hawthorn can be used to manage blood sugar levels. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they identified Crete hawthorn (Crataegus azarolus), a plant native to the Mediterranean Basin, to have anti-hyperglycemic properties – that is, the ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, At Least 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to at least a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No mea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

William T. Abraham, MD, joins V-Wave as Chief Medical Officer
CAESAREA, Israel, March 12, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- V-Wave Ltd., an early stage medtech company developing an implantable interatrial shunt device for treating advanced heart failure (HF) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)... Devices, Cardiology, Personnel V-Wave, interatrial shunt, heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Who Discovered A Problem Hiding In Plain Sight
Jordan Kassalow founded VisionSpring to address a social and market failure: 2.5 billion visually impaired people without access to eyeglasses. Now he's sharing his insights on what it takes to advance large-scale change and how anyone can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Willy Foote, Contributor Source Type: news

Edwards Makes Significant Moves in the Mitral Valve Space
Edwards Lifesciences bolstered its presence in the mitral valve space through a pair of transactions it announced Monday. The Irvine, CA based company invested $35 million in an exclusive right to acquire Corvia Medical and in addition the firm obtained certain assets of Mitralign for an undisclosed sum. Edwards investments come on the heels of Boston Scientific exercising its option to acquire the remaining shares of Millipede Inc. for $325 million. In addition, the Marlborough, MA-based company said a $125 million payment becoming available upon achievement of a commercial milestone. Tewksbury, MA-based Corvia Medical&ac...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Aggression, victimization and sexual harassment among young adolescents in Turkey - Å IZU, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
The study investigates sex differences and regional differences in both victimization and perpetration of aggression and sexual harassment in Turkey. A questionnaire was completed by 482 young adolescents (9 −15 years of age) from four regions in Turkey. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news