Intrinsic flame-retardant organic electrolyte for safe lithium-sulfur batteries - Yang H, Guo C, Chen J, Naveed A, Yang J, NuLi Y, Wang J.
Safety concern poses a significant challenge for the large-scale employment of lithium-sulfur batteries. Extreme flammable conventional electrolyte and dendritic lithium deposition cause severe safety issues. Herein, we report an intrinsic flame-retardant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A New Study Reveals How Humans Could Accidentally Murder Life on Mars
Be careful what you wish—even if what you’re wishing for is something you really, really need. Take, for example, Chile’s Atacama Desert. Widely considered the driest place in the world, it has an average rainfall of as little as 0.04 inches per year and meaningful rainfall of about 1.5 inches (enough to leave short-lived shallow lagoons) only once per century on average. Even that much water has been hard to come by, with climate records suggesting no significant rain has fallen in the past 500 years. So you’d think it would have been welcome when the desert got two storms, in 2015 and 2017, not to...
Source: TIME: Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized atacama desert climate exobiology Mars onetime Rain Source Type: news

'Edited' plant-based toxin possesses anti-tumor characteristics
(Shinshu University) Researchers at Shinshu University in Japan have discovered that editing the chemical properties of fusicoccins, a kind of toxic organic compound produced by fungus to blight plants, can transform them into chemicals with anti-tumor properties in cells. " We are hoping to be able to develop a new clinically relevant anti-cancer agent based on fusicoccins, which selectively control protein-protein interactions that are critical for cell survival. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues
A new documentary called Secret Ingredients claims that adopting a non-GMO and all-organic diet can cure a number of chronic diseases and disorders including asthma, allergies and autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

BTG invests $20m in Veran Medical ’ s thoracic guidance tech
BTG (LON:BTG) said this week that it invested $20 million in Veran Medical Technologies and its thoracic navigation system. Veran’s thoracic navigation system is designed to help lung specialists diagnose lung cancer earlier, enabling a smooth transition between an endobronchial and transthoracic approach. The technology is also used to localize and mark lung nodules in the operating room prior to resection. The London-based company has an option to acquire Veran, exercisable from January 2020. “We are excited to announce BTG’s investment in Veran and look forward to collaborating with them,” Veran ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Oncology Wall Street Beat BTG Veran Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed soil nitrogen oxidation through field incubation, and analyzed the rate of nitrogen release by commercial fertilizers compared with farmyard manure compost. For the study, a three-year organic crop rotation was set up in a field with sandy loam, with a cover crop of rye and vetch for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soils treated with organic fertilizer are healthier; produce stronger plants
(Natural News) Come to any local gardening center and you may see rows and rows of plant- and animal-based fertilizers that boast of faster growth, beautiful blooms, or abundant produce from your plants. But which type of fertilizer can actually deliver these promises? A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed the effect of plant- and animal-based... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green for green: Organic fertilizers improve crop quality
(Natural News) Adding chemical fertilizers might boost the yield of your crop in the short term. But using organic fertilizers is not just limited to a long-term investment in the quality of your soil. Romanian researchers reported that using biologic means of improving the soil leads to healthier crops that fetch better prices. Most plants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple bacteria 'batteries' turn sewage into clean energy
(Frontiers) Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while generating hydrogen gas for use as fuel. This novel finding is reported in open-access journal Frontiers in Energy Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again; Meds May Be Tainted With Cancer-Causing Chemical
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz’s losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. Patients use these drugs to keep their high blood pressure in check. The drug is being recalled because the active ingredient has tested positive for N-Nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, a suspected human and animal carcinogen that is used in gasoline as a stabilizer for industry materials and as a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV Valsartan Source Type: news

Animals raised on organic selenium supplements produce fresher meat
(Natural News) There’s no question that eating meat is highly beneficial: Meats like beef and chicken are a complete source of protein and deliver a good amount of iron and vitamin B12. Unfortunately, meat can also become detrimental to your health. When damaged by heat or oxygen, the polyunsaturated fats in meat become oxidized and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Eating Organic Foods Decrease Cancer Risk?
We spoke with Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, about the recent JAMA study on the association between organic food consumption and cancer risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Source Type: news

Bentham EBooks publishes 'Advances in Organic Synthesis (Volume 11)'
(Bentham Science Publishers) Advances in Organic Synthesis is a book series devoted to the latest advances in synthetic approaches towards challenging structures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Scientists from IOCB Prague and IMC have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of diseases, including various types of cancer. Their article was recently published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Globus Medical Q3 beats The Street
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) today posted third quarter earnings that handily topped expectations from analysts on Wall Street. The Audubon, Pa.-based company posted profits of $35.2 million, or 35¢ per share, on sales of $169.2 million for the three months ended September 30, for bottom-line growth of 37.6% on sales growth of 11.5% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 39¢, ahead of the 32¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $167.5 million, which the company topped. “The third quarter marks the fourth cons...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Globus Medical Source Type: news

Currency changes hurt Siemens Healthineers numbers
German industrial conglomerate Siemens reported healthy organic revenue growth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens wins FDA nod for Cios Spin mobile C-arm USC begins clinical use of Siemens 7T MRI scanner Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips Siemens to debut RT version of Sola MRI scanner at ASTRO Siemens wins FDA clearance for Sola MRI unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) The research team of Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague has discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which short peptides are able to penetrate cells and, in principle, could serve as carriers of drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Enantiodivergent Pd-catalyzed C-C bond formation enabled through ligand parameterization
Despite the enormous potential for the use of stereospecific cross-coupling reactions to rationally manipulate the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules, the factors that control the transfer of stereochemistry in these reactions remain poorly understood. Here we report a mechanistic and synthetic investigation into the use of enantioenriched alkylboron nucleophiles in stereospecific Pd-catalyzed Suzuki cross-coupling reactions. By developing a suite of molecular descriptors of phosphine ligands, we could apply predictive statistical models to select or design distinct ligands that respectively promoted stereoin...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhao, S., Gensch, T., Murray, B., Niemeyer, Z. L., Sigman, M. S., Biscoe, M. R. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body
(University of California - Berkeley) A new flexible sensor developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time. The sensor is made of organic electronics printed on bendable plastic that molds to the contours of the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Babies are less likely to develop a milk allergy when they drink milk from cows fed a natural diet
(Natural News) Infants who have an allergic reaction to cow’s milk can benefit from those that were fed with an organic diet that is rich in retinoic acid (RA), according to researchers. The study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, looked the interaction between two components of cow’s milk – the vitamin A metabolite RA and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s the Truth About the Bizarre ‘Alien Spacecraft’ That Buzzed Our Solar System
You surely know the joke: Guy asks a friend, “What do you think the odds are that Angelina Jolie would go out for a drink with me?” Friend answers: “Maybe a trillion to one.” Guy responds: “So you’re saying there’s a chance!” That’s the best way to think about the newly released draft paper by two astronomers from Harvard (Yes, I said Harvard) that Oumuamua, the mysterious, cigar-shaped object that whizzed through the solar system last year and was spotted by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, might actually be an alien probe from interstellar space. The authors of t...
Source: TIME: Science - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Avanos shares down on Q3 sales miss, shrinking profits
Shares in Avanos Medical (NYSE: AVNS), which rebranded from Halyard Health in June, have fallen over 10% today after the company posted third quarter earnings that showed profits shrinking nearly 75% and sales numbers that didn’t meet expectations on Wall Street. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company posted profits of $4.2 million, or 9¢ per share, on sales of $165.1 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing profits shrink 74.7% while sales grew 9.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 37¢, ahead of of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Avanos Medical (formerly Halyard Health) Source Type: news

Organic JUNK food? You can waste your money, wreck your health, and fill the pockets of evil corporate America, if you're not careful
(Natural News) Sure, eating organic food regularly is more expensive, but not anything compared to the medical bills of those who don’t. People brag about medical coverage, low deductibles, minimum co-pays, and their HSA, but when the SHTF, and they can’t work, need surgery, and can’t enjoy their life because they’re sick, in pain, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Mama Organic - Bridging Dar's Nutrition Gap
[Daily News] WHEN a door closes, another one opens. But, for Amina Mhando (early 30s), this adage almost eluded her. For her, life was more of a paradox, as when everything seemed well, tragedy struck and unexpectedly, all her dreams were shattered and there was no light at the end of a dark tunnel as fate had thrown her into uncertainty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New material cleans and splits water
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Researchers at EPFL's Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously producing hydrogen that can be captured and used further. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two remarkable websites you absolutely need to be reading: The Organic Prepper and All News Pipeline
(Natural News) In addition to all the great websites we publish, there are two small but popular sites I want to encourage you to visit. They’re both producing outstanding independent journalism that’s worth a regular visit. Site #1) The Organic Prepper with Daisy Luther – TheOrganicPrepper.com This site offers extremely valuable advice for prepping and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An organic compound found in chrysanthemums can control the rosy apple aphid
(Natural News) A study published in Biological Agriculture & Horticulture tells of how pyrethrins, natural compounds found in chrysanthemums, effectively kill rosy apple aphids, providing organic farmers with additional means to control the pests and to prevent them from becoming an even worse problem. Rosy apple aphids can be a significant headache for organic apple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study proves that people who eat organic have 25% lower risk of cancer
(Natural News) If you’ve ever doubted whether organic food is worth the higher price tag, a study that was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine should put your concerns to rest. In the study, French researchers showed that people who consume organic food have a 25% lower risk of cancer. The study, which was carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fuel remains in archaeological contexts: experimental and archaeological evidence for recognizing remains in hearths used by Iron Age farmers who lived in peatlands - Braadbaart F, van Brussel T, van Os B, Eijskoot Y.
In the archaeological record, ash and charred organic material are the only indications of the type of fuel used by ancient societies to feed their fires. This potential source of information may help further understanding of past human behaviour in relati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What's in the air? There's more to it than we thought
(Yale University) Using high-powered equipment to analyze air samples, Yale researchers were able to get a detailed look at the molecular makeup of organic aerosols, which have a significant presence in the atmosphere. Posing risks to health and climate, these airborne particles generally fall into two categories: Primary organic aerosols that can form during combustion, such as in car and truck exhaust, and secondary organic aerosols that result from oxidation of organic gases and particles in the air. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RTI Surgical ticks up on Q3 beats
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) shares ticked up today after its third-quarter results beat the average forecast on Wall Street. Alachua, Fla.-based RTI Surgical posted profits of $2.9 million, or 4¢ per share, on sales of $69.1 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line slide of -82.3% on sales growth of 3.6% compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 3¢, two pennies above The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $68.6 million. “The strength of our third-quarter results underscores the substantial ongoing progress we are making across our str...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Surgical Wall Street Beat RTI Surgical Source Type: news

FDA Announces Recall Of Another Heart Medicine For Possible Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is alerting patients of another recall of medicine used to treat high blood pressure, for a potential cancer risk due to contamination. This time, SciGen is recalling certain lots of irbesartan. The recalled lot will have “Westminster Pharmaceuticals” and “GSMS Inc.” on the label, according to the FDA list. Another heart medicine, valsartan, has also been recalled recently due to contamination. Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB. This is a drug that blocks a potent chemical in the blood called anigiotensin, which causes muscles ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Recall Source Type: news

“ Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works ”
According to ‘The World State of Agriculture 2018’, India is the country with the highest number of organic producers (835'000). This is a woman cultivating her tea plantation in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Credit: Ilaria Cecilia/IPSBy Maged SrourROME, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Uni Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences dives on Q3 sales miss, lowered outlook
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) shares took a dive today after the medical device company missed expectations for its third-quarter sales and lowered its top-line outlook for the rest of the year. Plainsboro, N.J.-based Integra posted profits of $13.3 million, or 15¢ per share, on sales of $365.9 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, amounting to bottom-line growth of 320.9% on sales growth of 31.2% compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 59¢, dead even with the average forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $370.4 million. “Despi...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Integra LifeSciences Source Type: news

Baxter dips on Q3 sales miss
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) shares slipped today in pre-market trading after the healthcare giant posted third-quarter sales that missed the consensus forecast on Wall Street and cut its sales outlook for the rest of the year. Chicago-area Baxter posted profits of $544 million, or $1 even per share, on sales of $2.77 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a whopping bottom-line gain of 116.7% on sales growth of 2.2% compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 80¢, 6¢ ahead of the average on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $2.78 billion. “Baxte...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Baxter Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, but it relies on compact quantum dots to illuminate molecules and diseased cells rather than fluorescent dyes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crystals that clean natural gas
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) A metal-organic framework that selectively removes impurities from natural gas could allow greater use of this cleaner fossil fuel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

An easy guide for growing organic turmeric indoors
(Natural News) Did you know that turmeric, the popular spice that gives curry its distinctive yellow color, can be grown right in your own home? Thanks to this informational video by Brighteon user Preaching to the Choir, you can grow organic turmeric indoors. Watch the full Brighteon.com video here: Tips for growing organic turmeric To... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition in the ICU; Organic Foods and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- Topics also include the benefits of cardiovascular fitness and denials of coverage for ED visits (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet posts another sales & earnings beat
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) today posted third-quarter results that topped expectations for both sales and earnings and stood by its prior forecast for the rest of the year. The Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedics giant reported profits of $162.2 million, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $1.84 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain of 64.2% on sales growth of 1.3% compared Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.63, 2¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $1.83 billion. “We are pleased with our third-quarter ac...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Stryker posts mixed bag Q3 earnings
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) today posted third quarter earnings that narrowly beat earnings per share expectations on Wall Street but missed revenue consensus, seeing its shares drop slightly in after-hours trading. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company posted profits of $590 million, or $1.55 per share, on sales of approximately $3.2 billion for the three months ended September 30, seeing bottom-line growth of 35.9% while sales grew 7.9% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.69, just ahead of the $1.68 consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expect...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Eating Organic Food May Reduce Cancer Risk
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests those who frequently eat organic foods may have a lower risk of developing cancer.10/25/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA Adds More Drugs To Valsartan Recall List
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration again added to its list of products that are included in the recall of drugs containing valsartan, a generic ingredient that helps people with high blood pressure and heart failure. That ingredient in the recalled drugs was tainted with a possible carcinogen. The FDA testing of these products determined that an additional lot of brands sold under the name RemedyRepack needed to be added to the recall list. See The Full List Here (PDF) Several pills that contain valsartan have been under a voluntary recall since July. The drugs were tainted with N-nitrosodimethylamine, or ND...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Valsartan Source Type: news

Ethane/ethylene separation in a metal-organic framework with iron-peroxo sites
The separation of ethane from its corresponding ethylene is an important, challenging, and energy-intensive process in the chemical industry. Here we report a microporous metal-organic framework, iron(III) peroxide 2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate [Fe2(O2)(dobdc) (dobdc4–: 2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate)], with iron (Fe)–peroxo sites for the preferential binding of ethane over ethylene and thus highly selective separation of C2H6/C2H4. Neutron powder diffraction studies and theoretical calculations demonstrate the key role of Fe-peroxo sites for the recognition of ethane. The high performance of Fe2(O...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Li, L., Lin, R.-B., Krishna, R., Li, H., Xiang, S., Wu, H., Li, J., Zhou, W., Chen, B. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Organic Food's Dubious Cancer Benefits Organic Food's Dubious Cancer Benefits
At first glance it seems like a no-brainer, but does organic food really lower the risk for cancer? Perry Wilson takes a closer look.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Natus takes a hit on Q3 misses
Investors pushed share prices down today for Natus Medical (NSDQ:BABY) after the neonatal care company missed expectations with its third-quarter results. Pleasanton, Calif.-based Natus pared its losses by -34.5% to -$5.6 million, or -17¢ per share, on sales growth of 6.5% to $130.6 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 40¢, 2¢ below the consensus forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $132.9 million. “Our 2018 third-quarter results are highlighted by 6.5% year-over-year revenue growth a...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Pediatrics Wall Street Beat Natus Medical Inc. Source Type: news