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Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe
Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for use in the Dutch context - Bunt S, Steverink N, Andrew MK, Schans CPV, Hobbelen H.
Being able to identify socially frail older adults is essential for designing interventions and policy and for the prediction of health outcomes, both on the level of individual older adults and of the population. The aim of the present study was to adapt ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

'Wooden shoe' rather wear sneakers?
(University of Western Ontario) Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers -- injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xeltis Closes €45 Million in Oversubscribed Series C Financing to Advance Aortic and Pulmonary Valve Programs
The largest investment round for a private medical device company in Europe in 2017 EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands and ZURICH, November 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Xeltis, a clinical-stage medical device company pioneering a resto... Devices, Cardioloy, Venture Capital Xeltis , Endogenous Tissue Restoration, heart valve therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson ’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic
New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson ’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D., with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Practice variation amongst preventive child healthcare professionals in the prevention of child maltreatment in the Netherlands: qualitative and quantitative data - Visscher SJA, van Stel HF.
This article provides both qualitative and quantitative data on practice variation amongst preventive child healthcare professionals in the prevention of child maltreatment in the Netherlands. Qualitative data consist of topics identified during interviews... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Age of onset of non-suicidal self-injury in Dutch-speaking adolescents and emerging adults: an event history analysis of pooled data - Gandhi A, Luyckx K, Baetens I, Kiekens G, Sleuwaegen E, Berens A, Maitra S, Claes L.
OBJECTIVE: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) has emerged as an important mental-health concern. However, epidemiological features like age of onset of NSSI have remained understudied. Therefore, the current study investigated the distribution of age of onset... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Boys perform better at school when surrounded by girls
Research from Utrecht University in the Netherlands found boys ’ performance in reading is significantly better in schools where the majority of pupils were female (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hologic sees strong growth in Q4 revenues
Driven by the addition of sales from its acquisition of Cynosure, women's imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic adds Dutch mammo supply deal Hologic plans $350M private offering Hologic launches new breast stabilization system Hologic launches new breast biopsy system in U.S. Hologic posts Q3 revenue gains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips Partners with Dutch Health Insurer ONVZ for Enhanced Oral Care Prevention
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it is collaborating with Dutch health insurer ONVZ to provide an industry first, strategic cooperation focused on oral care prevention. The unique partnership’s first offering is a supplementary health insurance in combination with the advanced Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Waste recycling by algae proposes a decentralized treatment system
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian and Dutch researchers use single-cell algae to try to solve the problem of managing the waste generated by sewage treatment. The idea is to provide up to 10,000 dwellers with installations that achieve an effective reuse of organic matter, as opposed to the sludge-generating chemical compounds most commonly used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED MILK IN Item # 050605 12/11oz Dark Chocolate Almonds and Item # 050601 12/11oz Dark Chocolate Cashews.
Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. of Myerstown, PA is recalling 11oz Dark Chocolate Almonds and 11oz Dark Chocolate Cashews, because it contains undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Strawberries from Spain, tomatoes from the Netherlands, spices from Morocco and citrus fruits from Georgia -- the globalization of food production and food trading is posing new challenges for consumer health protection. The range of foods is getting bigger and their safety has to be guaranteed in increasingly more complex supply chains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wright Medical shares tumble on Q3 sales miss, growing losses
Shares in Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) fell today after the medical device maker missed sales expectations on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter earnings results. The Netherlands-based company posted losses of $131.9 million, or $1.26 per share, on sales of $170.5 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing losses grow 19.7% while sales grew a smaller 8.4% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 16¢, just ahead of the 17¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expected to see revenue of $173.6 million. “Our U.S. upper extremities business h...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup wrightmedical Source Type: news

Exploring the residual effects of malingering in mock victims of violent crime: an experimental vignette study - Kunst MJJ, Aarts M, Frolijk J, Poelwijk R.
The current study investigated the residual effects of malingering in a sample of 94 Dutch university students. Participants were ordered or advised (but not obliged) to fake psychological symptoms in response to an imaginary act of violent crime victimiza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Study links gut bacteria to every age-related disease
Changing your diet to maintain healthy gut bacteria could help to protect you from nearly all age-related diseases, new research from The Netherlands suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips sees 4-6 percent sales growth in health technology push
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips expects sales to grow by 4 to 6 percent in the coming three years as it focuses on growth in the health technology market, the Dutch company said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hologic adds Dutch mammo supply deal
Women's imaging firm Hologic and its Netherlands' distributor Tromp Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic plans $350M private offering Hologic launches new breast stabilization system Hologic launches new breast biopsy system in U.S. Hologic posts Q3 revenue gains Hologic sues Fuji over DBT patents (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews November 2017
Professional Polo What defines the EMS uniform? In England, Australia, the Netherlands and many other countries, there's a national EMS uniform and everyone knows who the medics are. In the U.S., uniform styles are as diverse as the population. Some agencies wear navy blue with metal badges, others wear flight suits and still others wear polo shirts and khaki pants. The overarching mandate is for uniforms to be professional, durable and functional. The new Performance Pro Polo from Blauer thoroughly addresses these mandates. The no-fade fabric resists pilling and wrinkles, while the no-curl collar maintains a professional ...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Queen of Netherlands Visits Ambode, Lauds LASG's Health Policy
[This Day] Queen of Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as part of efforts to advance the United Nation's financial inclusion advocacy as a vehicle to alleviate poverty and fostering equitable economic growth in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial
Conclusion This trial provides valuable evidence about the effects of a nutrient drink, Souvenaid, on memory in individuals with early signs that they may develop Alzheimer's disease. Importantly, the researchers found no significant effect on the main outcome their study looked at (memory). They did find less brain shrinkage and slightly better cognitive scores in the experimental group, but this still didn't lead to any reduction in the number who were diagnosed with dementia by the end of the study. This trial therefore provides no evidence that Souvenaid/Fortasyn Connect can help to prevent or slow Alzheimer's developi...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

BioGeneration Ventures closes $95m medtech fund
BioGeneration Ventures said today its BGV III fund raised $95.4 million (EU €82 million) in its final closing, looking to focus on therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics within the European Union. Investors joining the funding, which surpassed its $58.3 million (EU €50 million) including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the incubation arm of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and private equity investors Schroder Adveq and the MAN Pension Trust, BGV said. “Over the last years, BGV has proven that investing in early stage companies is critical in d...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News biogenerationventures Source Type: news

Trends in adolescent alcohol use in the Netherlands, 1992-2015: differences across sociodemographic groups and links with strict parental rule-setting - de Looze ME, van Dorsselaer SAFM, Monshouwer K, Vollebergh WAM.
BACKGROUND: From an international perspective, studying trends in adolescent alcohol use in the Netherlands is an important case study. Whereas Dutch adolescents topped the international rankings of alcohol consumption in the beginning of this century, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Victims' perceptions of the police response as a predictor of victim cooperation in the Netherlands: a prospective analysis - Koster NSN.
The current study prospectively explores whether crime victims' willingness to cooperate with the police is predicted by victims' perceptions of police officers' behaviour with regard to their case through their perceptions of police legitimacy. Structural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stopping Child Marriage Forever
Akhter and her mother, Panna Begum, who saved her from being married off at the age of 13. Credit: Shahiduzzaman/IPSBy ShahiduzzamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he’d arranged for their daughter. Panna argued vehemently that Shumi was just a child and it was wrong for her to be married off at such a tender age. Dulal was adamant, countering that it was tradition and custom and his responsibility as a father to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Spectacular Images Show How Our View of the Universe Has Evolved
Unveiling The Universe NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe. By Jeffrey Kluger It’s easy to laugh at the ancient humans who thought of the nighttime sky as a sort of cosmic colander, but the idea made an intuitive kind of sense. In the evening, a gigantic bowl with thousands of pinprick holes is inverted over the Earth—or so the thinking went. The sun, suspended above it all, streams through in a brilliant scattering of starry points. Over the centuries, we slowly came to a clearer understanding of the structure and workings of the universe,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Eclipse jeff kluger NASA space universe Source Type: news

Genetic and environmental contributions to the development of childhood aggression - Lubke GH, McArtor DB, Boomsma DI, Bartels M.
Longitudinal data from a large sample of twins participating in the Netherlands Twin Register (n = 42,827, age range 3-16) were analyzed to investigate the genetic and environmental contributions to childhood aggression. Genetic auto-regressive (simplex) m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Socioeconomic inequalities in frailty among older adults: results from a 10-year longitudinal study in the Netherlands - Hoogendijk EO, Heymans MW, Deeg DJH, Huisman M.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an important risk factor for adverse outcomes in older people. Substantial variation in frailty prevalence between socioeconomic groups exists, but longitudinal evidence for the association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Public unstructured socializing and the code of the street: predicting violent delinquency and victimization - McNeeley S, Hoeben EM.
Using longitudinal survey and space-time budget data from adolescents in the Netherlands, this study examines whether the code of the street affects violent delinquency and victimization, and whether these effects vary by lifestyle. Values similar to the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The structure of challenging parenting behavior and associations with anxiety in Dutch and Australian children - Majdand žić M, Lazarus RS, Oort FJ, van der Sluis C, Dodd HF, Morris TM, de Vente W, Byrow Y, Hudson JL, Bögels SM.
This study aimed to (a) evaluate the measu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Municipal law enforcement officers: towards a new system of local policing in the Netherlands? - van Steden R.
Since the early 2000s, Dutch city councils have sought to professionalise City Wardens (Stadswachten), transforming them into Municipal Law Enforcement Officers (MLEOs). MLEOs, who hold limited police powers, are now regarded as 'Special Investigative Offi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Polytrauma patients in the Netherlands and the USA: a bi-institutional comparison of processes and outcomes of care - Dijkink S, van der Wilden GM, Krijnen P, Dol L, Rhemrev S, King DR, Demoya MA, Velmahos GC, Schipper IB.
BACKGROUND: Modern trauma systems differ worldwide, possibly leading to disparities in outcomes. We aim to compare characteristics and outcomes of blunt polytrauma patients admitted to two Level 1 Trauma Centers in the US (USTC) and the Netherlands (NTC). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Digital Diabetes Care Getting Simpler for Patients
Diabetes is one of the most expensive chronic health conditions worldwide, and has become a favorite target of leading-edge clinicians and technologists touting the age of connected care. "In general, we'll see more of the trend of digitalization to better manage conditions," said Chuck Gammal, a partner specializing in healthcare and medical technology at consultancy Simon-Kucher. "Diabetes is somewhat unique among chronic conditions in that it's very data-intensive." Ironically, though the very data-intensive nature of diabetes care might suggest patients would clamor for platforms and care modules th...
Source: MDDI - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

British birds evolve bigger beaks to use garden feeders
Researchers say UK ’s enthusiasm for bird feeders compared with mainland Europe responsible for increase in beak lengthThe reason some birds in Britain have evolved bigger beaks over the past 40 years may be down to the country ’s enthusiasm for feeding them in their gardens, researchers have said.The report published on Thursday in the US journal Science compared beak length among great tits in Britain and the Netherlands, where bird feeders are less common.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Birds Wildlife Europe UK news Birdwatching Environment Science Animal behaviour Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Thousands of studies could be flawed due to contaminated cells
This study shows why it is important for researchers to consistently take these steps. The authors of the current research make a number of suggestions for additional improvements to the current situation, including that: papers reporting on the discovery of misidentified cell lines need to be clearly labelled so that other researchers can easily find them to make sure they don't "spread" misleading research in their own publications those aiming to clean up the contamination problem should write about the contamination, using social media campaigns and general media coverage to highlight the issue and insp...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Municipal law enforcement officers: towards a new system of local policing in the Netherlands? - van Steden R.
Since the early 2000s, Dutch city councils have sought to professionalise City Wardens (Stadswachten), transforming them into Municipal Law Enforcement Officers (MLEOs). MLEOs, who hold limited police powers, are now regarded as 'Special Investigative Offi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Polytrauma patients in the Netherlands and the USA: a bi-institutional comparison of processes and outcomes of care - Dijkink S, van der Wilden GM, Krijnen P, Dol L, Rhemrev S, King DR, Demoya MA, Velmahos GC, Schipper IB.
BACKGROUND: Modern trauma systems differ worldwide, possibly leading to disparities in outcomes. We aim to compare characteristics and outcomes of blunt polytrauma patients admitted to two Level 1 Trauma Centers in the US (USTC) and the Netherlands (NTC). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait
We used extensive data from a long-term study of great tits (Parus major) in the United Kingdom and Netherlands to better understand how genetic signatures of selection translate into variation in fitness and phenotypes. We found that genomic regions under differential selection contained candidate genes for bill morphology and used genetic architecture analyses to confirm that these genes, especially the collagen gene COL4A5, explained variation in bill length. COL4A5 variation was associated with reproductive success, which, combined with spatiotemporal patterns of bill length, suggested ongoing selection for longer bill...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bosse, M., Spurgin, L. G., Laine, V. N., Cole, E. F., Firth, J. A., Gienapp, P., Gosler, A. G., McMahon, K., Poissant, J., Verhagen, I., Groenen, M. A. M., van Oers, K., Sheldon, B. C., Visser, M. E., Slate, J. Tags: Evolution reports Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How Igus moving plastic components are enabling medtech innovation Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovatio...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Bracco Imaging acquires SurgVision
Bracco Imaging said today it acquired real-time fluorescence image guided surgery start-up SurgVision for an undisclosed amount. Netherlands-based SurgVision is developing a real-time fluorescence image guided surgery platform which combines targeted imaging agent and a tumor visualization device designed for use during oncology surgical procedures, Bracco said. “With the acquisition of SurgVision, one of the most advanced companies in a very promising field, we intend to address a relevant, unmet medical need for oncology patients who have to undergo tumor removal surgery. SurgVision platform expands our imaging sol...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Bracco Diagnostics surgvision Source Type: news

Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope' Moments in Radiology History: Part 4 -- Discovering x-rays Moments in Radiology History: Part 3 -- X-ray's early martyrs Fla. collector searches for x-ray's forgotten past Dutch researchers revive 115-year-old x-ray machine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dutch courage -- Alcohol improves foreign language skills
(University of Liverpool) A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men may be at-risk of death when receiving blood from mums
Researchers from  Sanquin Research in Leiden, the Netherlands, found the most common cause of such deaths is transfusion-related acute lung injury. Women are unaffected by these transfusions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men may be at-risk of death when receiving blood
Researchers from  Sanquin Research in Leiden, the Netherlands, found the most common cause of such deaths is transfusion-related acute lung injury. Women are unaffected by these transfusions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Men who receive blood donated by previously pregnant women may face an increased risk of death following the transfusion, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Males transfused with blood from a woman with a history... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Dutch GPs are happier than GPs in the UK
Dutch GPs dramatically improved their job satisfaction levels after a campaign to change their working environment, Professor Jako Burgers told delegates at the RCGP Annual Conference in Liverpool. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news