Here ’s how Sanofi separates true innovation from all the hype in digital health
Recognizing that digital technology is here to stay in the business of healthcare, pharmaceutical companies have not shied away from collaborating with the folks in Silicon Valley. Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), for instance, has dove in feet first, striking deals with major tech players like Verily. But weeding out true disruptions from all the noise isn’t easy. “There’s a lot of hype,” said Rachel Sha, VP of Sanofi’s digital business development & licensing unit. “We work really hard to identify companies that don’t just have nice slides, but actually have early experience and data ...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Alphabet Inc. google Sanofi-Aventis Verily Source Type: news

Ed Goldman: Sutter Health ’s nurses deserve a break
If you ’ve ever been hospitalized, you know that it’s not the doctors who take care of you. Nurses do. Your surgeon may save your life. A good nurse can save your sanity. During a three-year period, from 2009 to 2012, I underwent seven operations at Sutter Medical CEnter’s now-awesome/then-just-fine freeway-close complex that rambles from 29th to 28th streets, between Capitol Avenue and K Street. My surgeon each time was Dr. Michael Beneke, whose bedside manner was a nice matchup for his formidable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Terrorist attack in Nice, France, in july 2016: massive influx of patients to a radiology department - Amoretti N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NICE approves multiple sclerosis drugs after prices are reduced
Reductions to the price of three multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs mean NICE is now able to recommend them for routine NHS funding. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease: NICE guideline [NG95]
This NICE Guidance was published in April 2018. It covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment. It does not cover preventing Lyme disease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups
NICE has published a quality standard to support public authorities in considering their equality duty when designing, planning and delivering services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘ All of Us ’ Research Program Recruiting Participants
BOSTON (CBS) – The future of healthcare is to customize therapies based on a patient’s individual background.  That requires a large amount of data on people from all walks of life. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. If you had high blood pressure, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what medications would be best for you? Local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. (WBZ-TV) It’s called precision me...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Biomedical Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Cauda equina syndrome: Changes to NICE CKS red flags
Failure or delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome can be catastrophic and leave GPs open to costly negligence claims. Dr Philip White from MPS explains changes to NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries' red flag symptoms for this condition, which should support earlier referral. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.9 Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Source Type: news

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Source: Neuromics - May 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays Cell Based Assays. FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

NICE guidance on sepsis is of limited value in postoperative colorectal patients: the scores that cry'wolf! '
This research article found that the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment appeared to be inferior to the SIRS Criteria for identifying postoperative sepsis after colorectal cancer resection. The article states that more work is required to assess whether a combination of scoring criteria, biochemical markers and automated tools could increase accurate detection of postoperative infection and trigger early intervention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE seeks professional members for adoption and impact reference panel
The panel is a virtual advisory body to a small number of NICE teams within the medicines and technologies programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections
There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE bids to reduce antibiotic use for urinary tract infections
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE urges GPs to 'be smarter' in use of antibiotics for UTIs
Draft NICE guidance on UTIs calls on GPs to step up efforts to avoid inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Urinary tract infections Source Type: news

Implementation of a school districtwide grassroots antibullying initiative: a school staff and parent-focused evaluation of Because Nice Matters - Pedro D, Tunac K, Pineda D, Capp G, Moore H, Benbenishty R, Astor RA.
Military-connected youths experience stressful life events, including deployments and multiple school transitions, that make them vulnerable to bullying. Social workers have highlighted the power of grassroots school community initiatives that address risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Terrorist attack in Nice -  the experience of general surgeons - Massalou D, Ichai C, Mariage D, Baqué P.
INTRODUCTION: After the attacks in Paris, France was again struck by terrorism in the city of Nice during the night of July 14, 2016. At 22:33 in the evening, a 19-ton truck drove into the crowd of holiday celebrators. The attack resulted in 458 wounded an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Quincy Mother Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story For Melanoma Monday
QUINCY (CBS) – On this Melanoma Monday dermatologists want to bring attention to skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form but doctors say it is preventable and treatable if caught early. Katie Michaud, a young mother in Quincy, is well aware of that now. Michaud is grateful she can spend quality time with her two young children because not long ago, her future was uncertain. “I saw my life flash before my eyes,” Katie told WBZ-TV. Katie Michaud. (WBZ-TV) Six months ago, she was about to welcome her second child when a trip to the dermatologist to c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Katie Michaud Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Decision to not make drug for childhood cancer on NHS 'devastating'
Health watchdog Nice, which advises NHS England, stressed it would like to recommend dinutuximab beta for patients with neuroblastoma – but argued it is too expensive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA ’s InSight Lander Is About to Give Mars its First Health Checkup in 4.5 Billion Years
When it comes to Mars, we’ve all gotten spoiled. Back in 1976, it was huge news when Viking 1 and 2 became the first spacecraft to land on the Red Planet. But these days just getting stationary metal on Mars isn’t so exciting, not when we’ve got an SUV-sized rover like Curiosity driving across the Martian plains and craters. A spacecraft that lands and then just sits there is something of a cosmic meh. At 7:05 AM ET on May 5, however, that may change as NASA launches the Mars InSight lander, a sit-there ship that will explore a part of the planet no other spacecraft has studied in detail: its interior. Th...
Source: TIME: Science - May 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Decision to not make a drug for childhood cancer on the NHS is 'devastating', say charities
Health watchdog Nice, which advises NHS England, stressed it would like to recommend dinutuximab beta for patients with neuroblastoma – but argued it is too expensive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Samuel Epstein Leaves Legacy of Cancer Prevention
Dr. Samuel Epstein spent his life advocating cancer prevention and fighting against industries that put workers and consumers at risk. For more than 50 years, Epstein raised awareness of preventable causes of cancer. Among his targets was asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other deadly conditions. He’s credited for saying the asbestos industry “successfully suppressed and manipulated information on the carcinogenicity and other hazards of asbestos.” In his 1998 book “The Politics of Cancer Revisited,” Epstein discussed the elaborate cover-up that Jo...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

NICE guidance on tamoxifen prescribing has slow uptake
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Three multiple sclerosis drugs recommended by NICE
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in France: was there a short-term impact on hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease? - Chatignoux E, Gabet A, Moutengou E, Pirard P, Motreff Y, Bonaldi C, Oli é V.
BACKGROUND: The terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice in 2015 and 2016 generated widespread emotional stress in France. Given that acute emotional stress is a well-known trigger for cardiovascular disease, we investigated whether these attacks had any short-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance
NICE has published a guideline on recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Starwatch: Mars and Saturn on view with the moon
Early risers can see a fine grouping in the southern sky, and southern observers should also see shooting starsThroughout the early hours of 5 May, a nice grouping of solar system objects will be visible in the southern sky.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Saturn Mars The moon Science Space Source Type: news

"Universal Basic Income" just a fancy name for WELFARE for all... if you don't earn it, you can't call it "income"
(Natural News) Following the launch of Finland’s “universal basic income” scheme last year, other Western countries are now toying with the idea of handing out cash every month to their citizens for “free.” But as nice as this all might sound to those who don’t understand economics, universal basic income is really just a more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new option for men with enlarged prostate
Men suffering with symptoms from an enlarged prostate could be offered a new type of nonsurgical treatment thanks to changes in NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

When the weather is good, we are happier on social networks
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) When the weather is nice, posts on social networks are more cheerful, according to an international scientific study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) took part. The study also shows that Facebook and Twitter are full of negative sentiments when it is very cold or very hot or it is raining a lot. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Gene Editing Could Save Coral Reefs
The powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is taking the scientific world by storm. It gives researchers unprecedented power and precision in making tweaks to practically any gene in a plant or animal — and coral reefs could become its next beneficiary. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers led by Phillip Cleves at Stanford University used CRISPR to edit three genes in corals growing in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Cleves manipulated the genes very early in the coral’s life cycle — just after fertilization of egg and sperm, when the coral is just...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

Near-drowning: to be or not to be … is it the question? - Megarbane B, Mehdaoui H, Résière D.
We thank Dr. Queiroga and collaborators for the very nice letter advising us to definitively abandon the term of “near drowning”, based on the Utstein-style guidelines for the uniform reporting of data from drowning, which was published in 2003. Int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Forensic answers to the 14th of July 2016 terrorist attack in Nice - Quatrehomme G, Toupenay S, Delabarde T, Padovani B, Alunni V.
The terrorist attack of July 14, 2016 in Nice (France) was a devastating event. A man voluntarily drove a truck into a crowd gathered for the fireworks display on the seaside "Promenade des Anglais," plowing pedestrians down over more than 2  km before bei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Rehabilitation in adults with severe and enduring mental illness: draft scope consultation
NHS England has asked NICE to develop a new clinical guideline on rehabilitation in adults with severe and enduring mental illness. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why You Should Consider Augmented Reality to Develop Your Next Medical Device
When HS Design was hired to recreate a client's whole-body dermatology imaging system within one year, the product development firm had its work cut out for it. Canfield Scientific's original imaging system was about 8 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and 3 feet deep and housed 92 cameras strategically placed all around the patient in order to provide a complete view of the patient's skin surface in macro quality resolution with a single capture. Then, the company's software allowed clinicians to map and monitor pigmented lesions and distributed diseases of the skin. So if a patient returned for a second scan after having gained 20...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Design R & Source Type: news

Sepsis recognition tools in acute ambulatory care: associations with process of care and clinical outcomes in a service evaluation of an Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit in Oxfordshire
This research article reported that both the National Early Warning Score and systemic inflammatory response syndrome were better at predicting the need for escalated care than quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment and NICE criteria in patients with suspected infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS WILL fund breast cancer tests that could spare women the stress of chemotherapy
Almost 10,000 women a year are to benefit from NHS breast cancer tests that could spare them the stress of chemotherapy after a U-turn by Nice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Chore-play'? When couples share the dishes, they're happier
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples are happier when they share chores
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban solitary confinement of teens to protect their mental health, health leaders urge
BMA and royal colleges call for immediate changes to be made to youth justice system Related items fromOnMedica Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system NICE says new prisoners should be tested for infections Suicidal inmate let down by prison health service Mentally ill should not be detained in police cells, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE opens consultation on asthma indicator
The consultation on proposed amendments to the NICE asthma indicators for general practice is open and runs from 17 April to 21 May 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Together for Short Lives' report to NHS England: A national overview of the readiness of the children's palliative care sector to implement the NICE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management Guidelines
Together for Short Lives has developed this report with the support of NHS England, to provide a baseline of the current position of the children's palliative care sector in providing high quality, equitable palliative and end of life care based on the NICE guideline. The data in this report was collected from the regional children's palliative care networks and then collated and analysed against the NICE guideline. The results show a mixed level of achievement reflecting the wide variation that exists across each of the networks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compendium of local solutions for children's palliative care: a national overview of the readiness of the children's palliative care sector to implement the NICE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management Guideli
This compendium complements Together for Short Lives'report " A national overview of the readiness of the children's palliative care sector to implement the NICE NICE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management Guideline. Data was collected from the chairs, or their representatives , of the regional children's palliative care networks. It was then collated and analysed against the NICE guidance. The results showed a mixed level of achievement reflecting the wide variation that exists across the networks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older people with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE
NICE says people growing older with learning disabilities need to have annual health checks to help them manage conditions that can quickly affect them as they grow older. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA ’s Role in the New Era of Medtech Collaboration
As we've recently noted, the shift toward a value-based care system has inspired a new era of collaboration in the medical device industry, including the emergence of risk-sharing contracts. While these agreements primarily involve manufacturers, providers, and payers, is it too much of a stretch to think FDA might, at some point, play a role in that trend? The question seemed to catch Paul Howard a bit off guard Tuesday at the University of Minnesota's Design of Medical Devices Conference. Howard, senior advisor to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, delivered the luncheon keynote at the conference o...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

New advice will help doctors spot and treat Lyme disease early, says NICE
NICE has issued new advice to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

On April 17, Bring Your Skills – to the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!
You may have heard of Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons, where rooms full of people add content and citations to Wikipedia, to make it a better, evidence-based resource.  Does the idea intrigue you?  Are you a killer searcher and verifier?  Or even pretty good?  If so, we have an opportunity for you! Join us at the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, from 6AM to 6PM Pacific Time on April 17 (it’s online only– no travel required!).  We’ll be focusing on diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center (GARD), and improving them using trusted National Library of Medicine resources li...
Source: Dragonfly - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM citation Edit-a-thon genetic diseases Wikipedia Source Type: news

Drug misuse prevention
A quality standard from NICE covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Society endorses position statement on growth hormone delivery device choice
The Society has endorsed a British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)position statement on the choice of device for growth hormone delivery.The statement is in accordance with NICE guidance and recommends that the choice of delivery method should be assessed on an individual basis.Read the full statement (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news