1 in 20 Britons have NOT eaten green vegetables in at least a month, reveals survey  
A survey of the nation's health and diet, conducted by Organic UK, found 68 per cent of people have not put anything green on their plate for more than a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic fertilizers made with moringa promote the healthier growth of wheat
(Natural News) If you’re thinking of planting wheat, try adding some moringa to the mix to help it grow faster and keep weeds at bay, according to a study in Allelopathy Journal. In the study, the researchers investigated extracts from the leaves, flowers, and seeds of the moringa tree (Moringa oleifera), in particular, how they affect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic and solution-processed tandem solar cells with 17.3% efficiency
Although organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells have many advantages, their performance still lags far behind that of other photovoltaic platforms. A fundamental reason for their low performance is the low charge mobility of organic materials, leading to a limit on the active-layer thickness and efficient light absorption. In this work, guided by a semi-empirical model analysis and using the tandem cell strategy to overcome such issues, and taking advantage of the high diversity and easily tunable band structure of organic materials, a record and certified 17.29% power conversion efficiency for a two-terminal monolithic solution...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Meng, L., Zhang, Y., Wan, X., Li, C., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Ke, X., Xiao, Z., Ding, L., Xia, R., Yip, H.-L., Cao, Y., Chen, Y. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Organic-matter flow in kelp forest
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sugden, A. M. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Honest Tea has a plan to hit $1 billion in sales — it includes Happy Meals
When Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998, his goal was simple: create a healthy, organic drink with sustainability and transparency at the core of his business. Two decades later, that hasn’t changed. But the market has — and the company needs to keep up. That’s why the Bethesda-based beverage maker is repositioning itself as a “health and wellness megabrand,” beyond the tea it’s best known for, said General Manager Clare Koller. Her mission? Make sure customers know its teas,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Nestle to remove stabilizers from major milk brands in Brazil
Nestle SA is eliminating stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil, an executive told Reuters, as the world's largest food company makes a global push to capture growing consumer interest in natural, healthy and organic products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coca-Cola's Honest Tea plans to ride Happy Meals toward $1B in sales
When Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998, his goal was simple: create a healthy, organic drink with sustainability and transparency at the core of his business. Two decades later, that hasn’t changed. But the market has — and the company needs to keep up. That’s why the Bethesda-based beverage maker is repositioning itself as a “health and wellness megabrand,” beyond the tea it’s best known for, said General Manager Clare Koller. Her mission? Make sure customers know its teas,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

A healthy, organic diet lowers your risk of cancer by a whopping 65%
According to a recent study by the University of Florida, a healthy organic diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and dairy can help lower your cancer risk by 65 percent. The study also states that avoiding tobacco can help lower your risk of developing kidney cancer.09/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Low-severity wildfires impact soils more than previously believed
(Desert Research Institute) Low-severity wildland fires and prescribed burns have long been presumed by scientists and resource managers to be harmless to soils, but this may not be the case, new research shows. According to two new studies by a team from the University of California, Merced (UCM) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI), low-severity burns cause damage to soil structure and organic matter in ways that are not immediately apparent after a fire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness
A new crop of niche stores aimed at millennials who can afford to pay more are featuring gluten-free and organic food as their staple products (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Honest Tea’s plan to become a ‘health and wellness megabrand’
When Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998, his goal was simple: create a healthy, organic drink with sustainability and transparency at the core of his business. Two decades later, that hasn’t changed. But the market has — and the company needs to keep up. That’s why the Bethesda-based beverage maker is repositioning itself as a “health and wellness megabrand,” beyond the tea it’s best known for, said General Manager Clare Koller. Her mission? Make sure customers know its teas,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Here ’s Honest Tea’s plan to become a ‘health and wellness megabrand’
When Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998, his goal was simple: create a healthy, organic drink with sustainability and transparency at the core of his business. Two decades later, that hasn’t changed. But the market has — and the company needs to keep up. That’s why the Bethesda-based beverage maker is repositioning itself as a “health and wellness megabrand,” beyond the tea it’s best known for, said General Manager Clare Koller. Her mission? Make sure customers know its teas,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

A healthy, organic diet lowers your risk of cancer by a whopping 65%
(Natural News) A lot of people believe that having a healthy organic diet helps lower the risk of certain diseases. A recent study helped prove that claim, establishing that a healthy diet can lower the risk of cancer by as much as 65 percent. For lead author Dr. Ashish Deshmukh of the University of Florida, the findings of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating organic food and using supplements can prevent zinc and iron deficiencies
(Natural News) The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it. This phenomenon, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interstellar space is filled with "toxic grease" that would make future space travel very difficult, say researchers
(Natural News) Manned spacecraft better pack windshield wipers when they venture out of the solar system and into interstellar space. An article in The Daily Mail Online reported that the void between the stars are filled with greasy carbon dust that is toxic to life despite being made of the same element as organic life.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undeniable truth: Pesticide residues on non-organic produce much higher than previously thought
(Natural News) If you’re still not making a conscious effort to seek out organic produce, you’ll probably reconsider after you hear the results of some recent fruit sample testing. The presence of pesticides on conventionally grown produce is expected, but the extent of the contamination the tests revealed is shocking. According to tests carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker to Pick up K2M for $1.4B
Stryker has thrown in its bid to acquire one of the 25 most attractive medtech companies on the M&A radar. The Kalamazoo, MI-based company said it was acquiring K2M, a specialist in complex spine and minimally invasive, in a transaction $1.4 billion. Specifics of the deal show that Stryker has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of K2M in an all cash transaction for $27.50 per share. The purchase price represents a 27% premium over K2M’s average closing price during the 90 trading days ended Aug. 29, 2018. The deal is slated to close in late 4Q18. The move would ...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants
(University of California - Berkeley) University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water. The mineral-coated sand reacts with and destroys organic pollutants, providing a way to help purify storm water percolating into underground aquifers, creating a safe and local reservoir of drinking water for parched communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Faster than we thought: sulfurization of organic material
(Washington University in St. Louis) Processes that were thought to take tens of thousands of years can happen in hours, according to new research. And that may change our understanding of the carbon cycle, and maybe the history of Earth's climate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Improving soy farming with organic fertilizers
(Natural News) A Brazilian study investigated the possibility of using turkey manure as an organic fertilizer to replace chemical fertilizer. It reported that the manure was able to improve the soil quality and increased the yield of soybean crops, allowing for the reduction or outright replacement of chemical fertilizers that have toxic side effects. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wright Medical slides after pricing offering to back Cartiva buyout
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) shares traded down this morning after it priced an offering it plans to use to fund the $435 million buyout of Cartiva. Wright said it plans to finance the Cartiva purchase, announced yesterday morning, with an equity offering. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Cartiva makes a synthetic cartilage implant for treating arthritis in the big toe. Yesterday afternoon Wright said it plans to float nearly 18.3 million shares at $24.60 apiece, for expected net proceeds of $423 million. Underwritten by J.P. Morgan, the offering is slated to close August 30, Memphis-based Wright said. WMGI shares c...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Cartiva Extremities wrightmedical Source Type: news

Wright Medical Dishes out $435M for Cartiva
Wright Medical Group said it has reached an agreement to acquire Alpharetta, GA-based Cartiva for $435 million and the deal is expected to close in 4Q18. Cartiva is known for its Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) and won FDA approval for the product in 2016. SCI treats arthritis at the base of the great toe is composed of a biocompatible, durable, low-friction organic polymer that functions similarly to natural cartilage and can be implanted in about 35 minutes. Unlike fusion, Cartiva reduces joint pain without sacrificing the foot’s natural movement and retains mobility and range of motion. Due to a less...
Source: MDDI - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Wright Medical puts up $435m for Cartiva
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today that it agreed to pay $435 million in cash to acquire Cartiva and its synthetic cartilage implant for treating arthritis in the big toe and raised its sales outlook for the rest of the year. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Cartiva won pre-market approval from the FDA for the SCI implant in July 2016 (the device won CE Mark approval in the European Union back in 2002 and is also on the market in Canada, Brazil, Chile and Australia). It’s made of an organic polymer designed to mimic the function of human cartilage. Wright forecast a $35 million top-line contribution from ...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Cartiva Extremities wrightmedical Source Type: news

Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 1/3 of world's farms
(Washington State University) Nearly one-third of the world's farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.The researchers analyzed various practices, including organic farming, that use land, water, biodiversity, labor, knowledge and technology to both grow crops and reduce environmental impacts like pesticide pollution, soil erosion, and greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Arctic pollutants decrease after market removal and regulation
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Levels of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulated by the Stockholm Convention are decreasing in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers who have been actively monitoring the northern regions of the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The many health benefits of eating organic strawberries
(Natural News) Strawberries are more than just their delectable taste. This fruit, particularly its organic versions, offer many health benefits. Here are some of them: Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants: Strawberries are rich in antioxidants because of their flavonoid content. Because of their antioxidant capacity, they ward off free radical damage to low-density... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A guide to rebuilding after TEOTWAWKI
(Natural News) So “the end of the world as we know it” (TEOTWAWKI) has arrived in whatever form it takes. Do you have what it takes to rebuild from scratch? An article on The Organic Prepper presents a guide to reconstructing what has been lost. As part of your preparations, you should have preserved as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your dental fillings could be killing you! Dental restorations with mercury can ruin your health
(Natural News) If you’re health-conscious, you’re probably doing your best to stick to a diet of healthy, natural, organic foods. You’re likely getting regular exercise and spending some time in the sun to keep your vitamin D levels in check. Perhaps you’ve replaced your household cleaning chemicals with more natural alternatives. However, something could still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In soil carbon measurements, tools tell the tale
(American Society of Agronomy) Soil organic carbon stocks are the amount of organic carbon found in soil. There are several common ways of measuring these stocks. Until now they were all believed to give pretty much the same results. New research shows not all tools give the same results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Companies: Rehearing En Banc Needed On Class Certification Of Groundwater Case
CINCINNATI - A group of chemical companies on July 30 filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asking it to reconsider its decision that affirmed the certification of some issues for class treatment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4) for a lawsuit in which residents contend that they have been harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their groundwater. The companies insist that the panel chose "the wrong side" of a circuit split on the issues relevant to class certification (Terry Martin, et al. v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al.,...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Danaher to spin out dental biz
Danaher (NYSE:DHR) said late last month it plans to spin off its dental business into an independent, publicly-traded company. The Washington D.C.-based company said that the transaction is intended to be tax-free to Danaher shareholders, and expected to close in the second half of next year. “This is an important step towards realizing even greater potential for both Danaher and our dental business. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to maximizing long-term value for all of our shareholders, customers and associates. We believe that our dental business can be more effective as a standalone compan...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Danaher Corp. Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s Q1 tops The Street
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today posted fiscal first-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street and raised its sales outlook for the rest of fiscal 2019. The world’s largest medical device business put up profits of $1.08 billion, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $7.38 billion for the three months ended July 27, for a bottom-line gain of 5.8% on flat sales compared with fiscal Q1 2018. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.17, 6¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.24 billion. “We are executing against our plan, grow...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Be informed: Comprehensive list of dangerous chemicals you must avoid
(Natural News) Manufacturers of food and body products deliberately add toxic chemicals to their merchandise, putting the general public at risk of certain adverse health conditions. Organic food and skin care product manufacturer PureZing! has listed some of the most commonly used toxic chemicals in commercial goods, which include hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and contaminates. People... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business
Credit: IPSBy Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS)The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it’s like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)’s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.The results are both bad and somewhat good. Of the food samples tested, some 32 per cent were positive for GM markers. That’s bad. What’s even worse is that we found GM in in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunita Narain Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Heavy Metals Found in Packaged Baby Foods
BOSTON (CBS) – A recent study showed traces of pesticide in oat cereals, and now concerns are being raised about traces of heavy metals in baby and toddler foods. Consumer Reports’ Food Safety Team analyzed 50 popular packaged baby and toddler foods like baby cereals, snacks, and pureed fruits and veggies and found that every product had measurable levels of at least one heavy metal like cadmium, arsenic or lead.  Two-thirds of the samples had worrisome levels of at least one metal and organic foods were no better. Over time exposure to heavy metals could be harmful to kids’ cognitive development, bu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Baby Food Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Smart fluorescent dyes
(Wiley) Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that changes its emission color without loss of efficiency when externally stimulated. The study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie explains this behavior by a simple phase transformation of the solid substance, which could be relevant for optoelectronic applications such as in smart OLEDs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stereodivergent synthesis of 1,4-dicarbonyls by traceless charge-accelerated sulfonium rearrangement
The chemistry of the carbonyl group is essential to modern organic synthesis. The preparation of substituted, enantioenriched 1,3- or 1,5-dicarbonyls is well developed, as their disconnection naturally follows from the intrinsic polarity of the carbonyl group. By contrast, a general enantioselective access to quaternary stereocenters in acyclic 1,4-dicarbonyl systems remains an unresolved problem, despite the tremendous importance of 2,3-substituted 1,4-dicarbonyl motifs in natural products and drug scaffolds. Here we present a broad enantioselective and stereodivergent strategy to access acyclic, polysubstituted 1,4-dicar...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kaldre, D., Klose, I., Maulide, N. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Researchers uncover a major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A team of researchers from IOCB Prague, KU Leuven, and Baylor College of Medicine has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings, published in a recent issue of the journal PNAS, reports that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical charge of the LEDGF/p75 protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nourish your brain by choosing organic food
(Natural News) Eating well nourishes not just your body, but also your brain. And when it comes to food, nothing is better for your neurons than organic produce. The brain is called the control center of the body – and for good reason. All the processes in your body are practically managed by the brain,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazingly 'green' synthesis method for high-tech dyes
(Vienna University of Technology) Dyes that are also of great interest for organic electronics have recently been prepared and crystallized at TU Wien. All that is required is just water, albeit under highly unusual conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Orthofix Q2 shows shrinking profits
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) this week posted second quarter earnings that beat expectations on Wall Street but showed growing losses. The Lewisville, Texas-based company posted profits of $925,000, or 5¢ per share, on sales of $111.6 million for the three months ended June 30, seeing profits shrink 97.6% while sales grew 2.4% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 42¢, ahead of the 36¢ consensus on The Street. “During the second quarter, we made excellent progress on our operating and margin improvement goals despite the impact of unexpected c...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Orthofix Source Type: news

Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity
(Hokkaido University) A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other. This technology is expected to assist in rapid and low-cost drug synthesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Expands Recall Of Common Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Concern
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. The FDA initially announced a valsartan recall in July after lab tests discovered that some drugs could have been tainted with a substance linked to higher risk of cancer. The drug had previously been recalled in 22 other countries. The expanded recall includes some drugs that contain valsartan and hydrochlorothisazide. Not all of the drugs containing valsartan were impacted. N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, the i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV Recall Valsartan Source Type: news

Grand Jury Indicts Arkema, CEO For Texas Plant's Chemical Release During Hurricane
LIBERTY, Texas - The district attorney for Harris County, Texas on Aug. 3 announced that a grand jury has indicted chemical manufacturer Arkema North America, its chief executive officer and a plant manager for contamination of the air and the local water supply after the company's plant was damaged in Hurricane Harvey and released multiple chemical and volatile organic compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

6th Circuit Affirms Class Certification For Some Groundwater Claims
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 16 affirmed a lower court's decision to deny class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3), but then certify other issues for class treatment under Rule 23(c)(4) for a lawsuit in which residents contend that they have been harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their groundwater (Terry Martin, et al. v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al., No. 17-3663, 6th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 19441). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Avanos, formerly Halyard Health, sees shares rise on Street-beating Q2
Avanos Medical (NYSE: AVNS), which rebranded from Halyard Health in June, has seen shares rise today after the medical device maker handily beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter results. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company posted profits of $35.3 million, or 73¢ per share, on sales of $160.9 million for the three months ended June 30, for massive bottom-line growth of 106.4% on sales growth of 7.9% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 48¢, well ahead of the 17¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Avanos Medical (formerly Halyard Health) Source Type: news

Pure, organic maple syrup is a delicious superfood
(Natural News) Researchers shared the many benefits of pure, organic maple syrup in a symposium at the 253rd annual American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco held in early April 2017. The symposium was the very first worldwide symposium focused on the health benefits of pure, organic maple syrup. The following are some of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic makeup of ancient meteorites sheds light on early solar system
(University of Manchester) The origin of organic matter found in meteorites that formed during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago may provide key clues to understanding the birth of life here on Earth.It could also help astronomers investigate the potential habitability of other solar systems. That's according to a new study led by the University of Manchester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The best of both worlds: Basic-to-acidic flash switching for organic synthesis
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a fast and practical technique using a micro-flow reactor for the synthesis of pure N-carboxy anhydrides (NCAs). They exploited the advantages of carrying out the synthesis under basic conditions and avoided its disadvantages by flash switching to acidic conditions after 0.1 seconds. This approach enabled them to produce several types of NCAs in a scalable, space-saving, and less time-consuming fashion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Diego Gettler
Age: 36 Title: Relationship director       Company: MomDoc Hometown: Mesa Education: MBA, Arizona State University Definition of success: Success is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Hard work is paramount to every successful venture. What makes an effective business leader:  Winning the trust of those you work with and developing them into the leaders themselves. Mentor: My dad Something about you that would surprise other people: I’m an organic gardener and fruit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news