Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sanofi commit to new trials on Verily's digital research platform
The pharmas will be employing Verily's Project Baseline platform to streamline recruitment and data collection during clinical research. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amazing video reveals how Leftists think they can commit CRIMES to silence the speech of conservatives, and they tell themselves it's right to do so
(Natural News) In the age of POTUS Donald Trump, American Leftists have increasingly resorted not only to violence but to criminal behavior as a means of being part of the “resistance” to his administration. And just as frequently, American Leftists have shown blatant disregard for the law and the unwritten rules of civility necessary to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public health ‘under assault’ by free-market idealogues
Conservative party has 25 current MPs with direct or indirect financial links to Institute of Economic Affairs Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ Experts urge radical action on mental health crises (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MHAW: 2 years and a lifetime ago
Jad is a tailor who has a passion for sewing . He is also known in his neighborhood in Aleppo for his beautifully tailored wedding dresses. Jad never imagined that he would have to leave Syria, his dear homeland. But after his house was bombed, he had to escape to save his family. Jad had to leave behind the life he built there and flee to Lebanon. He wished he could tailor his life events, regardless of the atrocity around him. He first settled in the south of Lebanon, as he felt there would be better opportunities there. As the days went by, Jad realized that it wouldn’t be as easy as he had imagined. The dream of ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Research to lessen inflammatory damage after injury receives Kuo Memorial Award Grant
(Children's National Health System) A pre-clinical study at Children's National Health System that investigates the use of nicotine-like, anti-inflammatory medications to reduce limb damage caused by the body's inflammatory mechanisms has earned the Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial Award Research Grant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and e-cigarette use during young adulthood - Shin SH, Conley D, Ksinan Jiskrova G, Wills TA.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: E-cigarette use among young people is highly prevalent. Individuals exposed to adverse childhood experiences such as childhood maltreatment (CM) may be at particular risk, as CM has been linked to nicotine dependence. Studies tes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace-based smoking cessation program helps Yale Hospitality employees
The new Yale-developed program provides employees with free nicotine replacement products like patches and gum, and personal counseling with a nurse. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaping companies facing European opposition to higher nicotine level
A push by makers of electronic cigarettes to raise nicotine levels in the European Union towards their far higher American levels is running into opposition, a senior executive at U.S. market leader Juul said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: America ’ s Hidden Mental Health Crisis - Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews
One of the most horrific — and least acknowledged — effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America ’ s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened — and how we can fix it. Phil Andrews is the Director of Crime Prevention Initiatives for the State ’ s Attorney ’ s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland. In January 2016, a Task Force chaired by Andrews released a report unanimously recommending the establishment of mental health courts at the Circuit and...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Fast-Paced Compelling Topics at Atlantic Pulse: The Atlantic Summit on Health Care, Boston
by Deb Gordon, Janice McCallum, Danny Sands On Tuesday, April 30, a roomful of health care insiders enjoyed a series of rapid-fire, TED-esque talks, interviews, and panels by leading health care voices at The Atlantic Summit on Health Care (#AtlanticPulse). Several SPM members attended the forum, and we reflected on the most salient themes we took away. Time’s Up, health care! The power and value of diversity was on display throughout the day, as was evidence that health care has a long way to go before the professionals in Esther Choo and Janice McCallum the field reflect the full heterogeneity of American patient...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny Sands, MD Tags: General Source Type: news

A Device That Heats Tobacco, But Doesn ’t Burn It, Can Now Be Sold in the U.S. Here’s What to Know About IQOS
After a two-year wait, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday green-lit the sale of a new gadget that heats tobacco instead of burning it. The device, which is called IQOS (pronounced EYE-kose) and made by Philip Morris International, works by heating tobacco-filled sticks, called Heatsticks, to produce a nicotine-rich aerosol. The FDA’s decision means the device may now be marketed in the U.S. — but even though IQOS has been shown to produce fewer of the cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, the FDA has not yet approved a separate application to call IQOS a lower-risk alternative...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Higher doses of nicotine gum and patches also may increase quit rate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 30, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?
With UNISON’s campaign for Go for Growth in May already underway, it’s time to look back on an April that produced more than a few illustrations of just what the UK’s biggest union can do. It began (as these things do) on the first of the month, when we celebrated 20 years of the national minimum wage – an achievement that UNISON made possible. In 1999, we were told that it would cost millions of jobs – but we know how that turned out. But we’re not resting on our laurels and UNISON is committed to campaigning for a real living wage for all. And that’s why, at a Parliamentary recep...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference Bring them in environment agency health and safety international workers' memorial day LGPS living wage local government nhs pay OCS one wage any age pensions divestment Source Type: news

Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 -- People who use combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of NRT, according to a review published online April 18 in the Cochrane Database... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Dead, Three Wounded, in California Synagogue Shooting
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old gunman opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday, killing a woman and wounding the rabbi and two others Saturday, authorities said. President Donald Trump and other elected officials decried what they called an anti-Semitic attack exactly six months since 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest assault on Jews in U.S. history. There were indications an AR-type assault weapon might have malfunctioned after the gunman, identified as John Earnest, fired numerous rounds inside the Chabad of Pow...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Terror and Religion
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) Just before nine o´clock in the morning of April 21st, Christians in Sri Lanka were in their churches peacefully celebrating Easter Sunday, while tourists were waking up in their hotel rooms. Suddenly explosions blasted three churches and three hotels. Among the ruins lay hundreds of wounded people, as well as 253 corpses of men, women and children. They had been killed and maimed because some fellow human beings believed they acted in God´s name and out of promises of an unproven, heavenly bliss if they killed themselves after obliterating people they did not k...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Using Cannabis and Tobacco/Nicotine Together Is Linked to Heavier Use and Poorer Functioning Among Young Adults
More than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials as cannabis is legalized in more jurisdictions. Young adults who used cannabis and tobacco or nicotine together in some way tended to consume more marijuana and tobacco or nicotine products, and reported poorer functioning and more problematic behaviors compared to those who used did not use both products together. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Juul nicotine hit may be 'Worst for kids, best for smokers'
Juul's high-nicotine formula has conquered the US, but at what cost to teens? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA warns company for selling e-liquids that resemble kid-friendly foods as part of the agency ’s ongoing Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
FDA issued a warning letter to Electric Lotus LLC for selling nicotine-containing e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Social media mentions of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) battery-related overheating, fires, and explosions: findings from a pilot study - Trigger S, Coleman B.
Serious injuries may result from electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) battery malfunctions, including overheating, fires, and explosions (O/F/E). This pilot study assessed the usefulness of social media monitoring as a tool for gathering information... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Biological machinery of cell's 'executioner' yields secrets of its control
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called necroptosis that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many E-Cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- You might need to worry about inhaling more than just nicotine when you vape: New research warns that many electronic cigarettes appear to be contaminated with fungi and bacteria. The finding stems from a close look at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pulling Flavored E-Cigs Hurt Sales in a ‘Very Meaningful’ Way, Juul Founders Say
Juul founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees, who were named to the 2019 TIME 100 list, called vaping’s potential for helping adult smokers ditch combustible cigarettes “one of the greatest opportunities for public health in the history of mankind” at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. Juul has dominated the e-cigarette market with its sleek devices, which deliver nicotine without many of the harmful, cancer-causing substances in combustible cigarettes. But while the devices are designed to give adult smokers an alternative to cigarettes, Juul and other brands have developed a massive following among teenagers &...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health T100 2019 TIME 100 Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy
(Wiley) New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comments from Richard Besser, MD, on the U.S. FDA Compliance Policy Regarding Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Flavored Cigars
RWJF submitted comments to the FDA, in supports of the decision to revise its compliance policy to reduce youth access to flavored ENDS and cigars. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - April 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping Nicotine
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don't understand the amount of addictive nicotine they're inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping Nicotine
Title: Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping NicotineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Can You Help ASCs Access the Latest Medtech Advances?
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed ...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes by Laura Uselding, MD
Laura Uselding, MDE-cigarettes are the MOST COMMON tobacco product used by adolescents. According tothe 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey conducted by the University of Michigan, the prevalence of vaping increased by approximately 1.3 million teens from 2017 to 2018. It found that 37% of 12th graders and 10% of 8th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the last 12 months.  The use of e-cigarettes is likely putting a new generation of teens at risk of nicotine dependence. Here are some important things to know about e-cigarettes: E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid containi...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

EPA ’s Latest Asbestos Regulation Falls Short of Full Ban
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new regulation on Wednesday that will make it tougher to domestically manufacture, import or sell products made with asbestos, the toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma and other diseases. The regulation closes a loophole in the partial ban of asbestos that was legislated almost 30 years ago. It will strengthen the EPA’s ability to review and prohibit the use of a long list of asbestos products that are not banned but have been long abandoned by the industry. The ruling is part of a legislative process that requires the EPA to review its regulation of asbestos under the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medicine that is available as skin patches, chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalers, lozenges and tablets that deliver nicotine through the body to the brain. In many countries, people can get NRT from healthcare professionals as well as over-the-counter, without prescriptions. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Analyst: Cerner deal with activist reflects needed focus on operations
Cerner Corp.'s recent deal with an activist investor fund is a positive for the North Kansas City-based company as it continues to improve operational performance, said Richard Close, a health care IT analyst for Vancouver-based wealth management firm Canaccord Genuity. Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) announced a cooperation agreement Tuesday with Starboard Value LP to refresh its board, commit to improving margins and initiate a $1.2 billion stock repurchase plan. "I think from Starboard's perspective,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

V.A. Officials, and the Nation, Battle an Unrelenting Tide of Veteran Suicides
Veterans commit suicide at a higher rate than non-veterans and face many of the same risk factors, including a shortage of mental health resources in rural areas. Multiple state and federal agencies are trying to connect at-risk veterans with services to help. May require subscription to view full article. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Couples ‘SIX times’ more likely to QUIT smoking than single smokers
COUPLES who try to quit smoking together are almost six times more likely to be successful than those who go it alone, says a study. Researchers say partners help one another avoid temptation and resist nicotine cravings. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal proteins correlate with aggressive behavior in dementia
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers' tendency to commit criminal acts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: E-cigarettes helped more smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy
Studies have found that 18% given e-cigarettes were abstinent from smoking vs 9.9% for nicotine replacement therapy. E-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than smoking, so switching to vaping is likely to bring substantial health gains. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richmond Ambulance Authority Aims to Prevent First Responder Suicides
Richmond Ambulance Authority - The Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) is hoping to help remove a dangerous stigma among first responders. For years emergency personnel have struggled with the notion that it’s weak to ask for help if you’re struggling with stress. The organization recently started circulating a new video in hopes of removing that stigma by communicating the importance of getting help and the strength it takes to reach out. While the video promotes programs that are available at RAA to help its providers, it also highlights resources available to any first responder. Studies have shown that first...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Safe staffing a ‘ vital ’ campaign for NHS ’ s frontline staff
The lack of safe staffing on wards and in ambulances is putting patients and staff at risk, UNISON’s health conference heard today. Once again in Bournemouth delegates were told about an aspect of members’ working lives that was causing stress and anxiety, which in turn was leading to people leaving their jobs and even more understaffing. James Anthony (pictured) of the health service group executive said that nurses in hospitals and community settings must be prepared to stand together “and where necessary take industrial action to defend patient care and safe staffing.” Speaking on the motion &ldq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference health care NHS staff safe staffing Source Type: news

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage
(University of California - Riverside) Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents. The FDA has a growing concern about this uptick in their use because these electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine. A research team led by UC Riverside and Portland State University has now found that nicotine concentrations are higher in JUUL electronic cigarettes than in any of the many other electronic cigarette products the team analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Graphic Warning Labels on Tobacco Packages Can Deter Some Smokers from Buying Cigarettes
Placing graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packages may deter some adults from purchasing tobacco products. But the strategy is unlikely to influence smokers who are most addicted to nicotine. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Final defendant sentenced in insider trading case
Federal prosecutors have wrapped up an insider trading case based on alleged tips from a Bank of America consultant on pending corporate transactions, including Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical. Rodolfo Sablon, 39, of Miami, Fla., was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for his role in the insider trading scheme based on tips from Bank of America technical consultant Daniel Rivas. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan also sentenced Sablon to two years of supervised release, including six months in a community confinement center, and ordered him to pay $923,566 in forfeiture and a...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Wall Street Beat Abbott st.judemedical Source Type: news

Anti-vaping advocates push to raise minimum age for nicotine
As e-cigarette use among middle and high school students rises sharply, more states and cities are raising age limits for purchasing nicotine, including vaping products (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Investigating a Possible Link Between Vaping and Seizures
E-cigarettes are often thought of as a less dangerous alternative to cigarettes, since they contain fewer lung-cancer-causing chemicals. But preliminary research has also shown health risks associated with nicotine-rich e-cigarettes, including a higher probability of heart and lung problems. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting Americans to a new potential health risk. Using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, may be associated with seizures, especially among young people, the FDA announced Wednesday. The agency said it has received 35 reports of seizures following e-cigarette use since 2010. While the F...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Obalon to lay off half its workforce in retail pivot
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it’s planning to lay off 50% of its employees, including all of its direct sales force, in a pivot toward retail. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company, which makes a gas-filled balloon designed to treat obesity, said it hopes to cut its expenses by 35% during the second quarter after one-time charges of $1 million. The move also involves elimination of 49 direct field sales and headquarters emnployees, Obalon said. The company employed 100 full-time workers as of Dec. 31, 2019, according to a regulatory filing. “As a result, the company expects to transition to a ne...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that there have been reports of teens experiencing seizures after they vape. " Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine poisoning and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What a new FDA commissioner could mean for clinical research
With the resignation of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb taking effect this month, many clinical research professionals are wondering how this could impact their drug and device trials. During his tenure of just under two years, Dr. Gottlieb introduced a number of initiatives, including one aimed at aggressively regulating teenage vaping, reducing nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels and banning menthol in cigarettes. He also oversaw the approval of a record number of new medicines, generic drugs and medical devices. Yet his departure leaves many questions unanswered, especially those that impact the med...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Babies who battle infections are up to 20% more likely to commit violent crimes in later life 
Researchers from Sweden believe inflammation caused by the infection affects the development of regions of the brain responsible for regulating aggression or violence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to advance treatment strategies for helping youth addicted to nicotine as a result of the epidemic rise in teen use of e-cigarettes
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to Really Support a Loved One Who ’s Struggling with Their Mental Illness
You know your friend is struggling with depression or anxiety or some other mental health issue, but you don’t know what to say. You feel like anything you think about saying just sounds stupid and patronizing. You also aren’t sure what to do. After all, you don’t want to intrude. You don’t want to be pushy, or bulldoze over their privacy. Or you already feel overwhelmed by something difficult in your own life. Still you want to help. You just wonder, How? Psychotherapist Colleen Mullen, Psy.D, LMFT, noted that many of us worry that we’ll just make the other person more upset or uncomfortable ...
Source: Psych Central - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Caregivers Disabilities Disorders Family General Relationships & Love Self-Help Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Compassion Depression Empathy Friends loved ones Mental Health mental health struggles Mental Illness support Source Type: news