Organic Peroxide Decomposition, Release, and Fire at Arkema Crosby Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding: Crosby, Texas
U.S. Chemical Safety Board. 05/13/2018 This 154-page document is the final investigation report into the August 31, 2017, fire at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. In the days leading up to the incident, an unprecedented amount of rain fell at the plant due to Hurricane Harvey, causing equipment to flood and fail. As a result, chemicals stored at the plant decomposed and burned, releasing fumes and smoke into the air. The report calls for more robust industry guidance to help hazardous chemical facilities better prepare for extreme weather events, like flooding, so that similar incidents can be avoided. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Organic fertilizer blend effective at lowering cadmium levels in soil
(Natural News) The presence of cadmium (Cd) in the fertile soil of California is bad news for growers and consumers alike. When large amounts of the heavy metal are absorbed by leafy vegetables, the crop becomes dangerous to humans. Researchers therefore came up with an organic fertilizer that can reduce Cd levels in soils and vegetables, according... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RIOCATH, a revolutionary type of catheter inspired by a snail's eye
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A revolutionary type of catheter, RIOCATH ® (Reversal Inside-Out CATHeterisation), greatly reduces the risk of introducing infection into the body as well as the trauma of sensitive tissues. Clinical trials will begin by the end of this year and the first product market entry is expected in 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gut bacteria play critical role in anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet, UCLA scientists report
This study inspires us to study whether similar roles for gut microbes are seen in people that are on the ketogenic diet,” Vuong said.“The implications for health and disease are promising, but much more research needs to be done to test whether discoveries in mice also apply to humans,” said Hsiao, who is also an assistant professor of medicine in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.On behalf of the Regents of the University of California, the UCLA Technology Development Group has filed a patent on Hsiao ’s technology that mimics the ketogenic diet to provide seizure protection. It has exclu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtronic tops estimates with fiscal Q4, 2018 results
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today reported fiscal fourth-quarter and 2018 numbers that beat Wall Street’s best guesses for sales and earnings. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant posted profits of $1.46 billion, or $1.07 per share, on sales of $8.14 billion for the three months ended April 27, representing bottom-line growth of 25.5% on sales growth of 2.9% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.44, a full nickel ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.74 billion. Full-year profits were $3.10 billion, or $2.27 per share, on s...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Long-range exciton transport in conjugated polymer nanofibers prepared by seeded growth
We describe the preparation of organic semiconducting nanofibers comprising a crystalline poly(di-n-hexylfluorene) core and a solvated, segmented corona consisting of polyethylene glycol in the center and polythiophene at the ends. These nanofibers exhibit exciton transfer from the core to the lower-energy polythiophene coronas in the end blocks, which occurs in the direction of the interchain - stacking with very long diffusion lengths (>200 nanometers) and a large diffusion coefficient (0.5 square centimeters per second). This is made possible by the uniform exciton energetic landscape created by the well-ordered, cry...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jin, X.-H., Price, M. B., Finnegan, J. R., Boott, C. E., Richter, J. M., Rao, A., Menke, S. M., Friend, R. H., Whittell, G. R., Manners, I. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter
For the first time, a permanent member of our solar system has been found to have originated elsewhereA permanent visitor from interstellar space has been found in our solar system, astronomers studying an asteroid orbiting our sun have revealed.While collisions with Earth by comets and asteroids from within our solar system are thought to have brought organic material and water necessary for life to emerge, experts say the latest discovery suggests bodies from beyond the solar system might have also have played a role.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Space Science Astronomy Asteroids Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars
(Imperial College London) By studying a stream on the UK coast, experts have calculated how much organic matter we might find on Mars, and where to look. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Impact of weather and well-timed cultural management techniques on organic weed control
(Cambridge University Press) Weed management can be a tough challenge in organic cropping systems since growers don't have herbicides in their weed control arsenal. New research published in the journal Weed Science, though, shows that weather conditions and well-timed cultural management techniques can help fill the void by making crops more competitive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The need to carefully cull compost: Research suggests microplastics may be entering freshwater and soil from contaminated compost
(Natural News) Composting is known to be an environment-friendly practice of waste disposal. However, one study published in Science Advances suggests that organic compost and fertilizers may contain some amount of microplastics that make their way into freshwater and soil. Studies have highlighted the presence of microplastics in water, but researchers at the University of Bayreuth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:8 Reasons Juicing Is Making You Gain Weight
[Capital FM] It's a new year and you're on a mission to get in the best shape of your life or you're just on a mission to improve your health. You sit down and think of the best way to achieve this health goal of yours and you decide that losing fat through juicing is the route to take. So off to the organic market you go ready to stock up on your green juice ingredients because at this point, the research you've done has shown that juicing will not only help you lose unwanted body fat but will also help nourish your b (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New method of marine alkaloid synthesis has discovered by FEFU scientists
(Far Eastern Federal University) The development of this method will allow one to get previously inaccessible compounds and to study their biological activity. The work of the young researcher has been published in the authoritative international journal Tetrahedron Letters, which presents the latest achievements in organic synthesis, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lignin -- A supergreen fuel for fuel cells
(Link ö ping University) Researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Link ö ping University have developed a fuel cell that uses lignin, a cheap by-product from paper manufacture and one of the most common biopolymers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens to the body after death?
After death, the body enters a long process of decomposition, as its organic elements split into simpler components. What happens, and why learn about it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news

We're just a hop, skip, and jump away from buying and consuming genetically-engineered food
(Natural News) So far, it’s been pretty easy to avoid consuming genetically-engineered food. Buying organic and looking out for Non-GMO Project verification can give you assurance that you’re not getting anything genetically engineered. Could all that be about to change? A new wave of genetically engineered food is about to hit the market, and loose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Route Identified
THS exposure route ID'd from partitioning of surface volatile organic compounds into aerosol phase (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Combining GANs and reinforcement learning for drug discovery
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine publishes a new research paper in Molecular Pharmaceutics journal titled 'Adversarial Threshold Neural Computer for Molecular De Novo Design.' The described Adversarial Threshold Neural Computer (ATNC) model based on the combination of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) with Reinforcement Learning (RL) is intended for the design of novel small organic molecules with the desired set of pharmacological properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High efficiency synthesis of insulin by self-assembly based organic chemistry
(Tohoku University) Researchers have succeeded in efficiently synthesizing insulin by using only chemical processes based on organic synthesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 46 Medical Transportation Management Inc.
2017 revenue: $522 million   +12.7 A full year serving large contracts that Medical Transportation Management Inc. (MTM) won in the fourth quarter of 2016, as well as new contracts in a relatively new part of the business, pushed the company’s revenue up in 2017 as it prepares for more growth. MTM provides health care and transit management services, primarily nonemergency medical transportation under Medicaid and Medicare through contracted providers. In addition to organic growth, a new contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asymmetric nucleophilic fluorination under hydrogen bonding phase-transfer catalysis
Common anionic nucleophiles such as those derived from inorganic salts have not been used for enantioselective catalysis because of their insolubility. Here, we report that merging hydrogen bonding and phase-transfer catalysis provides an effective mode of activation for nucleophiles that are insoluble in organic solvents. This catalytic manifold relies on hydrogen bonding complexation to render nucleophiles soluble and reactive, while simultaneously inducing asymmetry in the ensuing transformation. We demonstrate the concept using a chiral bis-urea catalyst to form a tridentate hydrogen bonding complex with fluoride from ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pupo, G., Ibba, F., Ascough, D. M. H., Vicini, A. C., Ricci, P., Christensen, K. E., Pfeifer, L., Morphy, J. R., Brown, J. M., Paton, R. S., Gouverneur, V. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Surprising things you never knew about the ORGANIC industry - an interview with Reuven Flamer
(Natural News) If you think you really know about organic products and organic certification, prepare to have your mind blown. In this eye-opening Food.news interview, I sit down with Reuven Flamer of Natural Food Certifiers, an organic certifier, to discuss many surprising things you probably never knew about organics. In this interview, we discuss topics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists can measure population change through chemicals found in feces
(Binghamton University) Fecal stanols -- organic molecules -- located in sediment can give archaeologists new information about population numbers and changes, according to new research by faculty at Binghamton University, State University at New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Drinking raw, organic milk improves your health
(Natural News) Raw milk is increasing in popularity in the natural health community — and for many good reasons. While there are indeed some concerns about the potential for raw milk to cause illness, for many, the obvious health benefits make raw milk an easy choice. One of the chief reasons why raw milk is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for starting your own organic garden
(Natural News) Tired of paying for overpriced vegetables? Take another step toward total food independence by cultivating your own organic garden! Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally grown can even help you reduce your food bill. It’s also a good way of ensuring that your family doesn’t consume produce that may contain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The enduring mystery of removing a postpartum pooch
Culturally, the postpartum body is a source of abiding fascination. We are enthusiastic observers of women's shapes after childbirth and celebrate those who shed all evidence of pregnancy a few months after having a baby. These are the women who, as tabloids put it, "bounce back," even though few believe that the effort involved was akin to bouncing or any such rapid and organic movement. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stericycle reports mixed results for Q1
Medical and hazardous waste disposal and compliance company Stericycle (Nasdaq: SRCL)  this evening reported mixed results for its first quarter ended March 31: Adjusted earnings per share beat the Street, but organic revenue was slightly down. Lake Forest, Ill.–based Stericycle earned $21 million, or 25 cents per share, during the first quarter, down from about $53 million, or 62 cents per share, for the same quarter a year before. Adjusting for one-time items offset by the positive impact of U.S. tax reform, Stericycle’s net income was $1.21 per share, an increase of 11% that beat the average $1.05 per s...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Wall Street Beat stericycle stericycleexpertsolutions Source Type: news

Fresenius shares dip on Q1 EPS, sales miss
Shares in Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) have fallen slightly today after the dialysis-focused medical group missed expectations on Wall Street and saw sales and profits shrink in their first quarter earnings report. The Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany-based company posted profits of $292.3 million, or $1.09 per share, on sales of $4.8 billion for the three months ended March 31, seeing the bottom-line shrink by 2% while sales shrunk by 12.7% compared with the same period last year. After adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were 54¢, just below the 67¢ consensus on Wall Street...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

Teleflex blows past Q1 estimates
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) today blew past the consensus estimate with its first-quarter results and announced a manufacturing consolidation plan it hops will save $25 million to $30 million annually. Wayne, Pa.-based Teleflex posted profits of $56.2 million, or $1.20 per share, on sales of $587.3 million for the three months ended April 1. That amounts to bottom-line growth of 39.9% on a top-line gain of 20.4% compared with Q1 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.15, a full 21¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $568.9 million. “I am pleased to report tha...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

Report: FDA plans reorganized “ super office ” for device regulation
The FDA is planning a new “super office” for its Center for Devices and Radiological Health department and the soon-to-be created Office of Product Evolution and Quality, according to a Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society report. The new office will aim to support a new dynamic and overcome existing separations of functionality within the FDA to create “more organic connections and information sharing,” CDRH head Jeffrey Shuren said, according to the report. The change comes as the federal watchdog looks to shift its monitoring to taking into account the total product lifecycle of medical devic...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Source Type: news

Prosthetic retina using organic pigment may restore sight to blind people
A photoactive film that converts light impulses into electrical signals, stimulating nerve cells in the eye, has shown promise in restoring sight to blind people. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halyard Health shares rise on Street-topping Q1
Shares in Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) rose today after the medical device maker beat expectation on Wall Street with its first quarter results. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company posted profits of $20.2 million, or 43¢ per share, on sales of $156.4 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing massive 57.8% growth on the bottom-line while sales grew 7.3% compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 76¢, vastly surpassing the 17¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $153 million. “I&r...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Halyard Health Source Type: news

You Asked: What ’s the Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables?
It’s a scary time to eat a salad, given the news of a vast E. coli outbreak in the U.S. spread by contaminated romaine lettuce. If the outbreak has you worrying about your produce-washing habits, you’re not alone. But washing your produce won’t protect you from E. coli. A recent study in Food Science & Nutrition found that rinsing or submerging leafy vegetables in water doesn’t meaningfully reduce their burden of E. coli bacteria. Another study, this one from the University of Georgia, found specially designed produce washes were even less effective than a water rinse at clearing away E. coli. (...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

From the Health Ranger Store: The 10 most powerful plant-based foods on the planet
(Natural News) The majority of people are living in a food desert, with very little unpolluted and nourishing food on the horizon. Sure, there is the odd oasis where you can pick up some fresh, organic, and nutrient dense food, but for many people these spots are far and few in between. Fortunately, organic food delivery... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A simple catalyst helps to assemble complex molecular frameworks of antifungal agents
(AKSON Russian Science Communication Association) A team of Russian chemists led by Professor Dmitry Perekalin from Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds have recently developed a new rhodium catalyst for organic synthesis. The active center of the catalyst, the rhodium atom, is 'wearing' an asymmetric 'hat,' that allows the catalyst to assemble the reacting molecules with full spatial control. The method is expected to help to synthesize new antifungal agents for agricultural industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Company To Pay Penalty, Complete Environmental Projects Over Emissions
PITTSBURGH - MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC and Ohio Gathering Co. LLC (collectively MarkWest) on April 23 agreed to pay a $691,000 civil penalty and complete three environmental projects to resolve allegations from the federal government, state of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for excessive emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from two of its facilities, according to a complaint and consent decree filed in Pennsylvania federal court (United States, et al. v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC, et al., No. 18-cv-520, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNex...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Why Earthlings Are So Obsessed With Mars
It’s been centuries since Earthlings last gave Mars a moment’s peace. From the first time we noticed it hanging in the sky — closer than other worlds, brighter than other worlds, unsettlingly redder than other worlds — we have alternately loved it, feared it and hung our hopes for life in the lonely cosmos on it. That romance is as passionate as ever. There are currently eight active spacecraft orbiting or on the surface of Mars — two of them rovers. On May 5, NASA will launch yet another, the Mars InSight lander, which will be the first ever to drill a probe deep into the Martian subsurface. ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Interview Source Type: news

Orthofix closes $105m Spinal Kinetics buyout, cuts earnings outlook
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said yesterday that it closed the $105 million buyout of Spinal Kinetics and its M6 cervical disc implant, but cut its earnings outlook for the rest of the year despite higher-than-expected first-quarter results. The deal for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Spinal Kinetics called for $45 million in up-front cash, plus another $65 million in milestones pegged to FDA approval of the M6 device and trailing twelve-month sales targets of $30 million and $50 million. The M6 discs are designed to mimic natural disc anatomy with an artificial visco-elastic nucleus and fibrous annulus. The...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Orthofix Spinal Kinetics Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Stryker Q1 beats The Street
Shares in Stryker (NYSE:SYK) have fallen slightly today after the medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations but saw sales shrink slightly. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company posted profits of $443 million, or $1.16 per share on sales of $3.2 billion for the three months ended March 31, seeing the bottom-line shrink 0.2% while sales grew 9.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.70, just ahead of the $1.60 per share consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expected too see sales of $3.2 billio...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Novel glutamine antagonist prodrugs to be developed as anticancer therapies
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) An international science team at IOCB Prague and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) has prepared and tested new substances for cancer treatment that are effective through stopping the metabolism of glutamine. The team's promising results attracted investors supporting the development of these new drugs in the amount of $40.5 million. Further preclinical development and clinical testing will be led by spin-off company Dracen Pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Natus Medical Q1 results beat The Street despite swing to red ink
Shares in Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) fell today after the newborn-focused medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that saw profits turn to losses, despite topping Wall Street expectations for sales and earnings per share. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company posted losses of approximately $3.2 million, or 10¢ per share, on sales of $128.6 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing a massive swing from profits on the bottom-line while sales grew 3.2% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were 24¢, just in line ...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Natus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

3M Healthcare ’ s sales, profits gain in Q1
Sales and profits were up during the first quarter for the healthcare business at industrial conglomerate 3M Cos. (NYSE:MMM), the Minnesota-based company said today. 3M Healthcare posted operating profits of $460 million on sales of $1.54 billion for the three months ended March 31, for gains of 7.2% and 7.0%, respectively, over Q1 2017. Overall 3M reported quarterly profits of $602 million, or 98¢ per share, on sales of $8.28 billion, for a bottom-line slide of -54.5% on sales growth of 7.7%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items – including a $217 million, 36¢-per-share expense from last year&rsquo...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat 3m Source Type: news

Integra Lifesciences beats expectations for Q1 sales, earnings
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) beat the consensus expectation for both its sales and earnings during the first quarter, the medical device company said today. Plainsboro, N.J-based Integra reported profits of $11.0 million, or 14¢ per share, on sales of $357.1 million for the three months ended March 31, for a bottom-line gain of 71.9% on sales growth of 38.1%, fueled largely by its $1.05 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Codman Neurosurgery last October. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 58¢, nearly a dime ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat integralifesciences Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences shares down on mixed-bag Q1 earnings release
Shares in Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) have fallen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that beat earnings per share expectations, but missed sales consensus on Wall Street and showed shrinking profits. The Irvine, Calif.-based company posted profits of $206.6 million, or 96¢ per share, on sales of $894.8 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing profits shrink 10.3% while sales grew 1.3% compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.22, well ahead of the $1.11 consensus...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study
Title: Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Even organic tampons and menstrual cups can cause TSS
It does not matter what your tampon is made of - it can still cause toxic shock, and so can menstrual cups. According to a new French study, the safest way to deal with period blood is still a pad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock
Toxic shock syndrome is caused by an immune system reaction to bacterial toxins such as S. aureus or the streptococcus bacteria.  Symptoms include fever, rash, low blood pressure and fatigue, and the condition can quickly progress to coma and even death through multiple organ failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news