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Police Fatally Shoot Georgia Tech Student They Say Was Armed With a Knife
Police on Saturday shot and killed a 21-year-old Georgia Tech student who they say was armed with a knife and ignored multiple commands to drop the weapon. Scout Schultz, a fourth-year computer engineering major and a campus leader, approached Georgia Tech Police Department officers with a knife outside a campus dormitory, law enforcement and school officials said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the incident, said an officer shot Schultz after Schultz refused to stop walking toward the officers or put down the knife. Schultz died early Sunday in a hospital. No officers were injured during the i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized georgia onetime Source Type: news

Girl Who Helped Lure Classmate Who Was Stabbed 19 Times Won ’t Get Prison Time
(WAUKESHA, Wis.) — A Wisconsin girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined that she was mentally ill at the time of the attack. Anissa Weier trembled as the jury’s verdict late Friday was read after a week of testimony and some 11 hours of deliberations. She wasn’t available afterward, but her attorney said Weier was relieved and cried following the verdict. “I’m very thankful to the jurors for taking the time to look at what was really going on with her,” Maura McMahon said, her own ey...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Todd Richmond / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime Slender Man Source Type: news

Still haven't quit smoking? Time to go for a run, according to new study
(Natural News) If you’re a smoker trying to kick their nicotine habit, then a good jog with friends may be what you need. According to researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC), becoming part of a running group can help you get off your addiction to smoking. They came to this conclusion following the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Exhaustive List of All the References We Could Find in Mother!
Warning: spoilers for the movie mother! follow. Eliza: So the movie mother! was…something else. Eliana: I am shook. Eliza: I am…confused? Infuriated? Discombobulated? Eliana: I’m coping by Googling as many references as possible: there’s the Genesis story, and I kept thinking about The Giving Tree, which is already depressing for a kids’ book. But this movie takes things to a whole new, bloody level. Eliza: Yeah, and it was nearly impossible to avoid chatter in the ether that the whole thing is a warning about our present path to destroying the environment. Eliana: Yes, the director, Darren...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman and Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized Jennifer Lawrence movies Source Type: news

Girlfriend Charged With Murder After Man Found Naked With His Throat Slashed in the Forest
(FROSTBURG, Md.) — The girlfriend of a man found naked with his throat slashed in a Maryland state forest in January was charged with murder Thursday, officials said. Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch announced that Megan Virginia Shaffer, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisting another to commit or attempt to commit suicide, The Cumberland Times-News reported. The death of Alexander Stevens, 24, of Frostburg, was ruled a homicide in March. Shaffer told authorities they had hiked to an overlook in the Savage River State Forest on the night of Jan. 3 and fallen ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime Maryland onetime Source Type: news

VA Releases Veteran Suicide Statistics by State
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its analysis of veteran suicide data in theirState Data report. They found that the risk for suicide is 22% higher for veterans than for non-veteran adults, that 65% of veterans who commit suicide are 50 or older, and that the highest rates of suicide are in Western states and in states with smaller populations. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

These Stunning Photos of Saturn Are a Beautiful Goodbye From NASA ’s Cassini Probe
The Cassini spacecraft will take a plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday after spending 20 years flying through the solar system and commit one final act: self-destruction. The NASA spacecraft left Cape Canaveral in Florida in 1997 and has traveled about 4.9 billion miles (7.8 billion km) since then, according to NASA. Since Cassini arrived at Saturn, it has circled the ringed planet nearly 300 times, taking photographs for scientists back on Earth to learn from. In its finale, the probe will burn up once it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere. This ensures that microbes from Earth cannot infect Saturn’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis and Josh Raab Tags: Uncategorized cassini Cassini Mission NASA onetime space space 2017 spacecraft Source Type: news

New study confirms Bayer's neonic pesticides are destroying honeybee pollinators... yet the EPA does nothing
(Natural News) A new study affirmed that neonicotinoid pesticides — also known as “neonics” which are chemically related to nicotine — harm both honey bees and wild bees, as reported by BBC. Researchers found that the chemical exposure decreased the survival of honey bee hives during winter, while bumblebees and solitary bees produced fewer queens.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Cold Meds Carry a Psychosis Risk? Do Cold Meds Carry a Psychosis Risk?
Can common cold medication really make someone commit a violent and deadly crime?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Sandwell multi-agency management group for high impact problem drinkers – interim evaluation
Conclusion Overall, this evaluation suggests that: The multi-agency Blue Light process offers the potential for a significant return on investment, with modest up-front investment. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the approach is measurable. Client benefit is significant and demonstrable through evidence of engagement with substance misuse services. The interviews and survey also showed that adopting Blue Light led to: Improved joint working between agencies. Opportunities to challenge poor practice. Support to commissioners to identify unmet need, and gaps and blockages in care pathways. In Sandwell, the Bl...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - September 13, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

‘Love Is Love.’ Read Barack Obama’s Tribute to the Late LGBTQ Activist Edie Windsor
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor, whose fight for equal rights led to a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. Windsor, 88, died early Wednesday. During Obama’s presidency, she filed a lawsuit against the federal government in New York after she was billed $363,053 in federal state taxes in 2010 when her wife, Thea Spyer, died. If her marriage had been recognized by the state, she wouldn’t have been billed anything. The couple had been together for 44 years and had got married in Canada in 2007. The case led the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized onetime politics Source Type: news

BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness Up With E - Cigarettes
Significant increases seen in first 30 minutes after smoking electronic - cigarette containing nicotine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Jane Campion on How Top of the Lake Changed Her Opinion on Sex Work
Throughout her career, Jane Campion has wrangled with questions of womanhood and sexuality that many mainstream films and television shows ignore. She has brought her specific style, which melds the breathtaking and the heartbreaking with idiosyncratic humor, to projects like the 1993 Oscar winner The Piano and, more recently, the detective series Top of the Lake. The second season of that show is now underway on SundanceTV as Campion, the first female director to win the Palme d‘Or at Cannes, celebrates her career in a retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through Sept. 17. Four years after the first s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

FDA's Innovative Plan to Address the Enormous Toll of Smoking
This article discusses a new FDA regulatory plan to reduce the burden of smoking-related disease by requiring reduction of nicotine in combustible tobacco products beneath addicting levels and by encouraging innovations in novel reduced-risk nicotine products. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Older? Here ’ s How to Embrace It
Resist stereotypes about getting older and find something you can commit to improving, whether it ’ s tennis or cabinetry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTOPHER MELE Tags: Age, Chronological Longevity Elderly Aging Source Type: news

Do e-cigarettes damage blood vessels?
Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do E-Cigarettes Damage Blood Vessels?
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests. With the dramatic increase in e-cigarette use ( " vaping " ) over the past... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON
Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an uncaring government whose pay policies are causing real hardship. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4.4 per cent, yet the cost of living soared by 22 per cent. And to rub salt into those wounds, the pay of top bosses ros...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis pay pay cap public services TUC Source Type: news

Mrs. Grey Will See You Now in the Dark First Fifty Shades Freed Teaser
It looks like Fifty Shades Freed, the final installment of the erotic film franchise, will return with the same fantasy couple, but more luxury transportation next year. In the first teaser, released Sunday, it’s the wedding day for the tycoon Christian (Jamie Dornan) and the woman who taught him how to love: Anastasia (Dakota Johnson.) After just a few productive weeks together in Seattle, they’re ready to commit for life. So in the one-minute video, you’ll hear Grey’s traditional vows, and see the film double down on those private shenanigans that have hooked the series’ legion fans. One of ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized Books fifty shades freed movies onetime Pop Culture Source Type: news

E-cigs 'can triple the risk of heart damage' for users
Experts from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute warned regular vaping with nicotine liquids or being exposed to other people ’s vapours could cause lasting damage to blood circulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans
(European Lung Foundation) New research, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Pride and Prejudice - It's Time That Evidence, Not Stigma, Drive SA's Drug Policies
[Bhekisisa] South Africa has taken a lead in the HIV response, but HIV won't be overcome until the country faces some hard truths about drug abuse and its own prejudices. The country defied private interests when, for example, it faced major pharmaceutical companies in court in 2001 in an attempt to offer the best access to treatment for its citizens. It went on to become one of the few countries in the region to commit to funding the bulk of its treatment programme nationally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nicotine addiction: clinical review
Jennifer Percival outlines the key elements of smoking cessation and how these can be applied in primary care. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 5 Healthy People Source Type: news

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group releases priority setting report
The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, based at the University of Oxford in the UK, is one of the oldest groups working on Cochrane Reviews. It has produced dozens of these during the last two decades and in 2016, it embarked on a project to identify the top priorities for future research into tobacco control.  The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group's research prioritization exercise involved more than 300 people and identified a total of 183 unanswered questions in tobacco control through two online surveys and an Oxford-based workshop. It identified 24 priority questions, grouped into eight priority themes. This new se...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Join the rally for EU citizens living in the UK
A rally to celebrate the contribution of EU citizens living in the UK, and British citizens living in Europe, is to be held on Wednesday 13 September. UNISON’s Christina McAnea and an array of politicians, scientists and comedians will speak at the event, which will take place at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. Earlier that day UNISON members and others will be lobbying their MPs at Parliament, urging them to commit to EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Irish Comedian Grainne Maguire will compere the rally and at 7pm over 15 choirs will lead a joint singing session (with lyrics provided). The day o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News BREXIT EU eu migrant Source Type: news

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01)
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study of Iraq fighters reveals what makes people prepared to die for a cause
In research that could help to combat extremists, scientists working on the the frontline in Iraq have begun to unpick what is behind the will to fightWhenIslamic State (Isis) launched its attack on Mosul in 2014, they were outnumbered by opposition forces by almost 40 to one – yetIsis took the city. Now a group of scientists working on the frontline in Iraq have analysed what motivates such fighters in research they say could help combat extremists.While predicting the will to fight has been described by the former US director of national intelligence James Clapper as “imponderable”, researchers say they...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Psychology Islamic State Military Anthropology Source Type: news

Book Review: Addiction Treatment
Spanning across all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures and ages, addiction is one of the largest and most insidious problems our society faces today. And yet, for the medical doctors who are often tasked with treating addiction, identifying and treating it is not always a straight forward process. In his new book, Addiction Treatment, Dr. Michael Weaver, a specialist in substance abuse disorders, provides a comprehensive review of addiction, dual diagnosis, pharmaceutical treatment and clinical advice about how to work with an addict. “People are embarrassed to admit to using drugs partly because they worry...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Medications Psychiatry Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

Hickenlooper, Kasich unveil plan to shore up health insurance markets
The governors of Colorado and Ohio today unveiled their plan to bolster U.S. health insurance markets in the wake of Republicans ’ failure to roll back the federal Affordable Care Act. The plan was developed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. The plan, as reported by USA Today and other news outlets, would commit the federal government to continue to pay subsidies to i nsurers in exchange for keeping down deductibles and co-pay prices on policies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Denver Business Journal Staff Source Type: news

Plastic surgery helps people quit smoking, says study
Patients are told to drop cigarettes for a month before procedures, since  nicotine restricts blood flow and stops skin from healing. A Canadian study shows that is good for public health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgery helps people quit smoking
Patients are told to drop cigarettes for a month before procedures, since  nicotine restricts blood flow and stops skin from healing. A Canadian study shows that is good for public health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cassini Spacecraft Will Soon Commit Suicide on Saturn. Here ’s What to Know
After more than a decade of exploring Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will soon commit suicide by plunging into the planet it has been documenting for years. The spacecraft launched nearly 20 years ago, and took about seven years to make it to Saturn’s orbit. Since 2004, Cassini has completed more than 290 orbits of the planet, sending back thousands of stunning images and making discoveries about Saturn, its rings and its moons. On Sept. 15, Cassini will die by diving into Saturn’s atmosphere. Here’s what to know about its mission and final days: What is Cassini’s last mission? Before Cassini makes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

The Spacecraft Cassini Captured the First Detailed View of Saturn ’s North Pole
The Cassini spacecraft, fast approaching its final days after more than a decade of exploring Saturn, captured a view of the planet’s north pole in April as it neared the gap between Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft’s photo, released on Monday, shows the sun hitting Saturn, offering the most detailed look yet at the planet’s north pole, according to NASA. Cassini captured the photo on the first day of its “Grand Finale,” or, last grazing orbit of Saturn. The spacecraft, which has explored the ringed gas giant since 2004, has reached the end of its useful life. It will commit suicide on Sep...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Fears over e-cigarettes leading to smoking for young people unfounded – study
Largest ever such survey of British 11- to 16-year-olds reveals experimentation with vaping devices does not translate into regular use and smoking rates still in declineYoung people who try e-cigarettes are not more likely to take up smoking as a result, according to a substantial new study.Public health experts have been divided over e-cigarettes. Some believe they will help millions quit their deadly tobacco habit, while others are convinced they are little more than a stalking horse for the tobacco industry. Some of the big international tobacco companies have invested in manufacturing e-cigarettes. Philip Morris Inter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: E-cigarettes Smoking Health UK news Society Young people Medical research Science Psychology Source Type: news

Clinical trial uses nicotine patches to treat chronic lung disease
(MediaSource) Nicotine patches were created to help smokers quit, but researchers are conducting a study to see if they can also help patients who suffer from a chronic lung disease. Sarcoidosis is a growth of inflammatory cells, most likely triggered by inhaling pesticides or other toxic materials. If the condition doesn't go away on its own, it can cause severe lung damage and even death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | New secrets from tobacco industry documents
Tobacco documents reveal the industry had its eye on nicotine gum and patches decades ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Starbucks CEO implies it's perfectly okay to commit violence against Whites, but not non-Whites
(Natural News) Just days after the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, an outspoken leftist who has found himself surrounded by controversy on multiple occasions, took to Twitter and revealed to the entire world just how ignorant he really is. “I know we’re better than this,” the Starbucks Twitter page... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide in Pretoria: a retrospective review, 2007 - 2010 - Engelbrecht C, Blumenthal R, Morris NK, Saayman G.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has declared suicide a global ealth crisis, predicting that ~1.53 million people will commit suicide annually by 2020. OBJECTIVE: A study from South Africa reviewed 1 018 suicide cases in Pretoria over 4 ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The role of heroic doubling in ideologically motivated state and terrorist violence - Griffin R.
The psychiatrist Robert Lifton developed his model of 'doubling' to account for the capacity of some human beings to commit atrocities in one compartment of their lives, while continuing to maintain normal social relations in their domestic sphere, a pheno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lowering Nicotine in Cigarettes Could Help Most Vulnerable (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- FDA proposal could reduce smoking rates among the mentally ill, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Cigarettes Could Become Less Addictive Thanks To The FDA
Reducing nicotine in cigarettes could be a public health win -- depending on how the reduction is implemented. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could nicotine reduction help curb addiction?
(Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont) A new study examining the effects of nicotine reduction among more vulnerable smokers supports the FDA's recent recommendation for lowering nicotine to non-addictive levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Few Smokers Hospitalized With CHD Get Smoking Cessation Meds
Overall, 22.7 percent received smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, most often the nicotine patch (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal
(Reuters) - The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was "extremely encouraged" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- Teens with depression might be more likely to commit violent crimes, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed data from Finland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom consistently found modest increases in risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ex-ArthroCare CEO Baker convicted again in fraud case
A federal jury in Texas last week handed former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker another loss in his second trial over an alleged $750 million fraud scheme, after a federal appeals court last year overturned his first conviction. Baker and ex-ArthroCare CFO Michael Gluk were convicted in June 2014 on charges that they ran a scheme to generate false revenue numbers by dumping inventory, first with a distributor called DiscoCare and eventually via free shipments to end-users. ArthroCare was DiscoCare’s only client until it acquired DiscoCare in December 2007. Although Baker was ...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics ArthroCare Corp. Source Type: news

Attention smokers: Junk food has you addicted to cigarettes
(Natural News) Here’s a dirty little secret that hardly a smoker on planet Earth understands: An acidic body keeps smokers depressed, stressed, anxious and in need of “relief,” so they go right for the nicotine, all while eating chemical-laden junk food and taking chemical-laced medications that keep them negative, depressed and stressed. Here’s another filthy little... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two plead guilty in $25M prescription drug kickback scheme
Two men admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of $25 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions. Matthew Tedesco, 42, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Linwood, N.J., and Robert Bessey, 43, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty at. U.S. District Court in Camden to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Court documents filed in connection with the charges identified Tedesco as a leader in the alleged… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news