Millions of Americans Could Be Identified Using Consumer Genetic Databases —Even If They’ve Never Taken a DNA Test
Up to 60% of Americans of European descent could be identified using only a DNA sample, some basic personal information and consumer genetic databases—even if they’ve never done a genetic test themselves, according to a new study published in Science. Some 7 million Americans have taken a direct-to-consumer DNA test, many of which promise insights about ancestry, wellness and likelihood of developing certain chronic diseases in exchange for a sample of spit. The proliferation of these tests has also given rise to crowdsourced online databases that allow people to anonymously upload their results for further ana...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pregnant women put ultrasound at their fingertips
Keepsake ultrasounds have gotten their fair share of criticism, but women's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian keepsake ultrasound firm won't face charges Canadian keepsake ultrasound firm cops to replica scans WSJ analysis highlights excessive prenatal ultrasound use Aussie woman pleads guilty in keepsake ultrasound scam Canadian ob/gyns, rads target entertainment ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says
It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Politicians must address skewed economics of health care
In this politically polarizing climate, one of the most destructive problems we face as a nation isn ’t even a blip on the federal government’s radar. The elephant in the room? The cost of employer-funded health care premiums. Bottom line: Most of us in the U.S. are insured through our employers, and we prefer private group insurance. Forget the anemic argument about looking at a Scandinavi an system, where health care is paid through taxes levied by county councils — in essence, national… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Politicians must address skewed economics of health care
In this politically polarizing climate, one of the most destructive problems we face as a nation isn ’t even a blip on the federal government’s radar. The elephant in the room? The cost of employer-funded health care premiums. Bottom line: Most of us in the U.S. are insured through our employers, and we prefer private group insurance. Forget the anemic argument about looking at a Scandinavi an system, where health care is paid through taxes levied by county councils — in essence, national… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Develop a VR Solution in Healthcare
Technology is changing the face of healthcare as we know it. Virtual and Augmented Reality that once were associated only with game and film industries are now becoming a real game-changer in healthcare. Gone are the days when students practiced on real patients. Today, VR and AR solutions can not only improve medical education and training but also provide profound patient treatment, medical rehabilitation, consultation, and diagnosis. What’s next? AR & VR in Healthcare: The Industry Landscape A recent report by Research and Markets states that augmented and virtual reality in the healthcare market ...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marta Hlova Tags: Digital Health Imaging Source Type: news

The Good News Buried in Thursday ’s Soyuz Rocket Failure
One of the most technologically beautiful things you’ll ever see is a Soyuz rocket screwing up. Soyuz rockets don’t screw up often — another beautiful thing — but one did Thursday at 2:40 PM local time, over the steppes of Kazakhstan. What unfolded was a master class in how things go right when things go wrong. The rocket was intended to carry veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and rookie NASA astronaut Tyler “Nick” Hague up to low-Earth orbit for a six month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS), joining a crew of two astronauts and one cosmonaut already aboard. Two a...
Source: TIME: Science - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Regular sauna bathing reduces your risk of vascular disease and mental health disorders, according to new study
(Natural News) When is the last time you visited a sauna? Although they’ve been around for thousands of years, saunas have never quite gained the popularity in the United States that they enjoy in other parts of the world, particularly Scandinavia. That’s unfortunate because these heated rooms can provide a lot more than relaxation; they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development and validation of a fall prevention knowledge test - Dykes PC, Bogaisky M, Carter EJ, Duckworth M, Hurley AC, Jackson EM, Khasnabish S, Lindros ME, Lipsitz SR, Scanlan M, Yu SP, Bates DW, Adelman JS.
Falls are a serious, persistent problem in hospitals. Ensuring that all hospital staff have adequate knowledge of how to prevent falls is the first step in prevention. We identified validated fall prevention knowledge tests (FPKTs) and planned to conduct a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The long reach of the gut
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Investing in Human Capital
The World Bank’s new Human Capital Index allows countries to benchmark themselves globally on the health and education investments needed to fulfil their potential. Plus: how brain scans help poor children; Rwanda’s compulsory health system; and what needs fixing in the Asian Tigers’ education system. (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RaySearch, Canon sign collaboration pact
Canon Medical Systems and radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon launches Healthy Sonographer Program RaySearch signs Swedish Cancer Institute Canon installs 1st MR Theater in U.S. RaySearch to highlight software upgrades at AAPM Canon makes 1st U.S. installation of 1.5T scanner RaySearch wins Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about head and brain MRI scans
A doctor may use a head and brain MRI scan to check for a range of injuries and abnormalities. Here, gain a detailed understanding of the procedure and how to prepare. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

NYT Report: Apple Watch ‘ should not be considered a medical device ’
The new electrocardiogram-equipped Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) Watch should not be considered a medical device, according to a new report from the New York Times. The article, written by Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll, calls into question the downsides of the newly released device and the potential for both false positives and false negatives. Carroll acknowledged the possible positives of the device, including the ability for physicians to monitor patients from a distance and diagnosing heart problems in individuals that would possibly go undetected, but said that “just because s...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) Apple Source Type: news

Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal
France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers using 3D facial scans to aid diagnosis of children with rare genetic syndrome
(Clemson University) Clemson University faculty have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of 3D imaging that could allow for quicker diagnosis of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes intellectual and physical disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Instagram using AI to scan for bullying in photos and captions
Instagram is taking action against trolls and bullies. The social media giant on Tuesday rolled out new machine learning tools that are able to 'proactively detect' bullying in photos and captions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA clearance for Sola MRI unit
Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens taps Kilkenny for VP role at MRI division Siemens to highlight new catheter at TCT 2018 Siemens installs 1st U.S. go.Top CT scanner Siemens installs 1st Acuson Sequoia scanner Siemens gets Health Canada OK, forms SC deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Troubled firm at centre of NHS body parts scandal 'underestimated' scale of human waste
EXCLUSIVE: The former Healthcare Environmental Services employee, who worked at the firm's Tyneside unit for four months, refused to be identified over fears of reprisals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Check-Cap submits IDE application for C-Scan
Colon capsule developer Check-Cap has submitted an investigational device exemption...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Check-Cap shares research results for new C-Scan system Check-Cap, GE manufacturing collaboration moves forward Check-Cap adds $2.7M to coffers GE reaches development milestone in Check-Cap deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment
Using MRI instead of ultrasound to measure the wall thickness of carotid arteries...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI offers new insight into blood deposits MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain ARRS: DTI-MRI shows brain damage from cocaine use MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Woman who suffered from symptoms for years has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
Anna Hill, 35, from Bristol, began getting headaches when she was just 12 years old. Earlier this year, she had a private scan, which revealed a 1.8cm-deep tumour in the middle of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS waste scandal: Handler stripped of contracts
Healthcare Environmental Services has been stripped of NHS contracts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubled firm at centre of NHS body parts scandal STRIPPED of its contract 
Healthcare Environment Services (HES) allowed hundreds of tonnes of waste from hospitals, including human body parts, to pile up at four of its facilities in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS uses 'AI workers' as secretaries: Robot receptionists are eight times more efficient
Ipswich Hospital, run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust, has 'employed' three virtual workers to free up staff from certain tasks, such as submitting scans and blood test results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can dedicated breast PET identify suspicious lesions?
A dedicated breast PET scanner fell short in a European research study assessing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammi-PET finds tiny breast lesions -- but could improve PEM device receives kudos from Dutch researchers U.S. team finds favor with new PEM unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA is awarded $5 million to develop tools to detect lung cancer earlier
Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been awarded $5 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute to develop liquid biopsy tools for testing individuals who could have lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in both U.S. men and women. The award, one of only six given in the nation, will support further development of the tools to improve methods for early detection of lung cancer.Today ’s standard of care in diagnosing lung cancer involves a low-dose computed tomography scan of the lungs, evaluating whether there are what are c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Canon launches Healthy Sonographer Program
Canon Medical Systems USA has launched a program designed to reduce the causes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon installs 1st MR Theater in U.S. Canon, AHRA offer 2 new grant opportunities Canon makes 1st U.S. installation of 1.5T scanner ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evening Eating —“Are You a ‘Light’ Eater?”
The following is an excerpt from Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food by Arlene B. Englander. (Copyright © 2018. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved.) Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight or keep weight off realizes that evening can be the make or break time of day in terms of permanent success. Consider this. In my community there currently is a radio-based advertising campaign touting the effectiveness of a weight loss formula that I will refer to as the Weight Loss Answer. This liquid, taken at bedtime, is to be consumed on an empty stomach. The purchaser is told no...
Source: Psych Central - October 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Personal Stories calorie counting Eating Habits Source Type: news

Impact of voxel size and scan time on the accuracy of three-dimensional radiological imaging data from cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionsWhen using small voxel sizes, the scan time does not have a significant impact on image accuracy and therefore the scan time can be shortened. However, for larger voxel sizes, shorter scan times can lead to increased inaccuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bombshell: Environmental activism groups operating in the USA may actually be front groups run by communist China
(Natural News) Congressional Republicans are working hard to get to the bottom of what appears to be a major scandal that could forever taint the reputation of so-called “environmentalist” groups operating in the United States. As reported by The Daily Caller, a number of big names in environmentalism would seem to be working on behalf... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips adds to Ambient Experience portfolio
Royal Philips has added a new preparation and recovery bay to its Ambient Experience...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips deploys hybrid OR at Augusta University Health Philips partners with Integron on connected health Philips introduces Ingenia Ambition X MRI scanner Philips wins managed services deals in Australia Philips to debut Epiq CVx scanners at ESC 2018 congress (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

REAL collusion: Democrat lawyers met with FBI to share notes on Russia allegations before FISA warrant was issued
(Natural News) Those who have followed details of the still-developing Spygate scandal, in which the Obama administration used a politicized Justice Department and FBI against a rival presidential campaign, have long suspected that there was Russian “collusion” alright, but not between Moscow and the 2016 Trump campaign. To the contrary, the available evidence suggested there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish smear scandal: Woman who highlighted failures dies
Emma Mhic Mhathúna was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two incorrect smear test results. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Finnish lifestyle of getting drunk while wearing pants became the new hygge
Many of us are familiar with the idea of stripping to our pants, opening a beer and watching TV. But in Finland ‘Pantsdrunk’ has been elevated to an official activityIt ’s been a long day: one meeting after another. You leave your office, happy the working day is finally over. You could head out, network until the early hours, but somehow it doesn’t appeal. What you need, more than anything, is to relax and de-stress.You might be tempted to turn to the popular Scandinavian antidotes to stress,lagom andhygge. But are they really any good? Lagom, a Swedish word, can be translated as “in perfect ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Miska Rantanen Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Finland Books Culture Source Type: news

A rapid appraisal of the status of mental health support in post-rape care services in the Western Cape - Abrahams N, Gevers A.
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-known impact of rape on mental health and the widespread problem of rape in South Africa, mental health services for rape victims are scant and not a priority for acute-phase services. Survivors encounter multiple mental health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alien life form? No, it is MARIJUANA! Eerie images reveal what cannabis looks like
Dr Ted Kinsman from the Rochester Institute of Technology created these images which were photographed in a vacuum chamber using a computer scanner. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The pill scandal that's as worrying as 'mother's little helpers' 
A major review of this class of drugs gives lie to the misinformation peddled by the pharmaceutical industry — and exposes the ignorance of some doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join me at the Digital Future of Dentistry ADA 2018- Hawaii Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 1450
Discussion of CAD/CAM, Digital Impressions and 3D Workflow - Ask the ExpertPaul Feuerstein, DMD12:15-1 p.m.5403- Living in the Practice of Today but Wanting the Practice of Tomorrow - Ask the ExpertMarty Jablow, DMD2-2:45 p.m.5409- Continue the Conversation-Selecting a LenderAndrew Ventura2-2:45 p.m.Created in partnership withFriday, October 196400- Let ’s Talk Digital Dentistry-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS8:45-9:30 a.m.6403- What ’s My Next Step?-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS10:30-11:15 a.m.6407- Continue the Conversation-Where Your Technology LivesColin Carr10:30-11:15 a.m.Created in partnership with6404- ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
Title: Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't ImaginaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acute poisonings at a regional referral hospital in western Kenya - Okumu MO, Patel MN, Bhogayata FR, Olweny IA, Ochola FO, Onono JO.
The emergency department (ED) of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) handles many cases of poisoning. However, there is scant information on the factors, agents, and outcomes of poisoning at the hospital. The aim of this work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quapaw House Completes Acquisition of PFH Clinics
Quapaw House Inc. of Hot Springs finalizes plans to acquire the Arkansas assets of Preferred Family Healthcare of Springfield, Missouri, the scandal-plagued behavioral health provider that was cut off from state Medicaid payments earlier this year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Beyond the scalpel: Why 'virtual' autopsies may be the way of the future
It's a familiar scene, whether on TV or in the lab: A body is cut open, prodded and poked to reveal how someone died. Now a recent study suggests a high-tech, less-invasive version of an autopsy — using MRI and CT scans — performs just as well as a conventional post-mortem exam. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real, Brain Scans Suggest
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clarius debuts wireless endocavity ultrasound system
Handheld-ultrasound technology developer Clarius Mobile Health is unveiling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Clarius launches medical school award program Hologic, Clarius ink deal on wireless ultrasound Clarius releases ultrasound research software Clarius rolls out new mobile US software release Handheld ultrasound scanner hits the trail (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clarius Introduces New Endocavity Ultrasound at ASRM 2018 in Denver
DENVER, Oct. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Clarius Mobile Health is introducing the EC7 Endocavity Ultrasound Scanner, a wide-band microconvex array, to improve the gynecologic and urological procedure workflow. Like previous Clariu... Devices, Product Launch Clarius Mobile Health, Endocavity, Ultrasound Scanner (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news