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‘I’m Not a Bad Person.’ Man Apologizes for Wrong-Way DUI Crash That Killed 5
(SCRANTON, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania man who acknowledged he was driving drunk before a wrong-way crash that killed five people apologized to the victims’ families before he was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. Thirty-year-old Gennadiy Manannikov, of Lake Ariel, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in July to five counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the January 2016 crash. Before sentencing, he said poor judgment put him behind the wheel. “I’m not a bad person,” Manannikov said. “I made a bad choice that night.” State police say Manannikov drove ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Integration of laser scanning and three-dimensional models in the legal process following an industrial accident - Eyre M, Foster P, Speake G, Coggan J.
BACKGROUND: In order to obtain a deeper understanding of an incident, it needs to be investigated to "peel back the layers" and examine both immediate and underlying failures that contributed to the event itself. One of the key elements of an effective acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Roy Moore Is Doing Bernie Sanders Progressives a Big Old Favor
A body of water and more than 4,000 miles separate Alabama and Great Britain, but two events occurring within twenty-four hours on both sides of the pond provide a roadmap for the American political landscape. Let’s start with Alabama’s Republican primary. Though grassroots Republicans may have plenty of anger at GOP leadership, interim Senator Luther Strange reeked of home-brewed quid pro quo. As Alabama’s attorney general, Strange forced a delay in the impeachment of sex scandal-plagued Governor Robert Bentley, who would, in turn, appoint him to Jeff Sessions’s vacated seat. The candidacy of theoc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elise Jordan Tags: Uncategorized GOP party problems Source Type: news

Tom Price is out as HHS secretary
Tom Price has resigned from his post as U.S. health and human services secretary after days of fending off criticism over chartered flights he took on the public dime. The announcement today out of the White House said Don J. Wright – presently assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – will take over as acting secretary. The announcement came soon after President Donald Trump, at his Bedminster, N.J. gold course, told reporters that he didn’t like the “optics” around the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent ...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Healthcare Reform News Well Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) Donald Trump Tom Price Source Type: news

BREAKING: Tom Price is out as HHS secretary
Tom Price has resigned from his post as U.S. health and human services secretary after days of fending off criticism over chartered flights he took on the public dime. The announcement today out of the White House said Don J. Wright – presently assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – will take over as acting secretary. The announcement came soon after President Donald Trump, at his Bedminster, N.J. gold course, told reporters that he didn’t like the “optics” around the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent ...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Healthcare Reform News Well Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) Donald Trump Tom Price Source Type: news

Price Resigns over Flightgate Scandal
(MedPage Today) -- With criticism from fellow Republicans growing, Tom Price steps down from HHS post (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tom Price Out As Health Secretary In Wake Of Private Jet Scandal
The Georgia doctor resigns after the collapse of GOP efforts to Obamacare repeal and amid mounting furor over his use of military jets and private charters. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Trump Health Secretary Tom Price Resigns After Private Plane Scandal
Tom Price, the embattled Health and Human Services Secretary whose use of costly private jets put him on the outs with President Donald Trump, resigned under pressure on Friday. Price, the first member of the President’s Cabinet to leave the administration, spent more than $1 million on private planes to ferry him to Europe, Asia and around the U.S. The revelation left the White House embarrassed and angry, Republicans in Congress fuming about waste, and the President himself worried how it would look. Price attempted to calm the furor, offering to cover some of the costs, including a $25,000 trip from Washington, D....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott Tags: Uncategorized health and human services Tom Price Trump Administration White House Source Type: news

Quantitative Imaging Predicts Microvascular Invasion in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Quantitative Imaging Predicts Microvascular Invasion in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Quantitative image analysis of preoperative CT scans can be used to predict microvascular invasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Donald Trump Ran Against Wasteful Spending. Now His Own Cabinet Is Under Fire
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump frequently argued that as a billionaire he didn’t really need the job of president and would be immune to a D.C. culture of corruption and waste. As he rolled-out his Cabinet picks, among the richest in history, he echoed that same logic. But in recent days, several members of Trump’s Cabinet have been tripped up by the same kinds of wasteful spending habits that Republicans have long decried. The revelation that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took more than a dozen flights on privately chartered jets put his job in jeopardy and the Trump Administration into da...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Cabinet David Shulkin Donald Trump Ryan Zinke Scott Pruitt steven mnuchin Tom Price Source Type: news

Brain Inflammation Tied to Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Brain Inflammation Tied to Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
This study used PET scans to corroborate these findings in living human beings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vagus nerve stim partly awakens patient from 15-year vegetative state
A 35-year-old patient in France who has been in a vegetative state for last 15 years demonstrated signs of awareness after scientists electrically stimulated the patient’s vagus nerve, according to a study published in Cell this week. After nerve stimulation, the patient was able to follow an object with his eyes and turn his head when asked, the scientists reported. “These findings show that stimulation of the vagus nerve promoted the spread of cortical signals and caused an increase of metabolic activity leading to behavioral improvement as measured with the CRS-R scale and as reported by clinicians and ...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Source Type: news

Study: Transcranial e-stim beneficial in mild traumatic brain injury
Researchers from the University of California San Diego and from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have improved neural function in a group of people with mild traumatic brain injury using low-impulse electrical stimulation to the brain, according to a study published in Brain Injury. Although little is understood about the pathology of mild TBI, the team of researchers noted that previous work has shown that passive neuro-feedback, low-intensity pulses applied to the brain through transcranial electrical stimulation, has promise as a potential treatment. The team’s pilot study enrolled six people...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Research & Development University of California at San Diego Source Type: news

Finally finding answers for cavernous malformation
It was early morning and Tiffany and Joe Palowski were worried. Their son, Michael, was undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to determine the cause of his excruciating headache. The test — only expected to take about 45 minutes — now approached the two-hour mark. “They had to have found something,” Tiffany said as her panic rose. “I know they did.” About 10 days earlier, Michael had gotten sick, vomiting so intensely that he began throwing up blood. The 6-year-old had spent a week in a local hospital with a suspected case of norovirus before being sent home. But then he&rsq...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cavernous malformations Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Edward Smith Second opinion Source Type: news

Canadian patients help bottom line at local MRI providers
Hundreds of patients cross the border each year for MRI and CT scans in Western New York, avoiding wait times back home that can exceed 100 days. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canadian patients help bottom line at local MRI providers
Hundreds of patients cross the border each year for MRI and CT scans in Western New York, avoiding wait times back home that can exceed 100 days. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Scandinavia's earliest farmers exchanged terminology with Indo-Europeans
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) 5,000 years ago, the Yamnaya culture migrated into Europe from the Caspian steppe. In addition to innovations such as the wagon and dairy production, they brought a new language -- Indo-European -- that replaced most local languages the following millennia. But local cultures also influenced the new language, particularly in southern Scandinavia, where Neolithic farmers made lasting contributions to Indo-European vocabulary before their own language went extinct, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Pacemaker Research Accelerates
One of the great "meta" areas of investigation for the scientific community is how to attain greater efficiency in sustainable energy creation and storage, from solar power arrays to car batteries to batteries for mobile phones and laptops. To the quest for greater sustainability in these industries one can add cardiac pacemakers, and one pioneer of the technology says it could be ready for trials sooner rather than later. "It's not far," M. Amin Karami, PhD, director of the Intelligent Dynamic Energy and Sensing Systems Lab at the State University of New York at Buffalo, said. "We can have the tec...
Source: MDDI - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Implants Source Type: news

New Qualcomm Patch Can Monitor Patients for Cheaper than Lunch at a Fast Food Joint
Qualcomm Life, the healthcare subsidiary of telecom giant Qualcomm Inc., yesterday announced that it has developed reference designs for single-use, connected, medical-grade biometric patches that will be commercially available in 2018. Details in a press release about the patches were scant, but James Mault, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Qualcomm Life provided a few specifics Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Medtech Conference hosted by industry trade group AdvaMed in San Jose. The Bluetooth Low Energy–enabled patches have a seven-day battery life and can measure motion, heart ...
Source: MDDI - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Adhesives, Electronics Source Type: news

You Shouldn ’t Care How Stocks React to Donald Trump
Many reasons have been offered up for Donald Trump’s shocking ascent to the Oval Office. A list of the leading causes would likely include globalization, white resentment, working-class revolt, anti-immigrant nativism, reality TV and social media. Yet ironically, the most obvious aspect of Trump’s personal biography and pubic image has been mostly disregarded when explaining his victory: To most of the 62 million men and women who voted for him, Donald Trump has always been, first and foremost, a billionaire businessman. Since the early twentieth century, Americans have come to value social progress and persona...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Cook Tags: Uncategorized Business Donald Trump Economics politics Source Type: news

Brain Scan May Explain Parkinson's Hallucinations
Scans showed areas with decreased connectivity (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Disconnects Spotted in Parkinson's Patients with Visual Hallucinations
Scans showed areas with decreased connectivity Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parkinson's Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promised Land
In the summer of 2015, a curious piece of world news brought a flicker of hope to the wretched Syrian city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters had taken over the ancient town, toppling its monuments and executing anyone who resisted their draconian rules. And yet at one of the city’s darkest moments, rumors of a sanctuary far away began to filter in, generating dreams among a populace that had already lost everything. On Aug. 31 of that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that her country was prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. “We can do this,” ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home Germany Refugees Source Type: news

Elevated translocator protein in anterior cingulate in major depression and a role for inflammation in suicidal thinking: a positron emission tomography study - Holmes SE, Hinz R, Conen S, Gregory CJ, Matthews JC, Anton-Rodriguez JM, Gerhard A, Talbot PS.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is associated with raised peripheral inflammatory markers. Mounting evidence also suggests that inflammation is involved in suicidal behavior. However, the involvement of inflammation in the brains of individuals with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Distracting injury defined: does an isolated hip fracture constitute a distracting injury for clearance of the cervical spine? - Lindborg R, Jambhekar A, Chan V, Laskey D, Rucinski J, Fahoum B.
OBJECTIVES: As the population within the USA ages, the number of hip fractures seen yearly in the emergency department is expected to rise. According to the NEXUS criteria, many of these patients receive computerized tomographic scan (CT) evaluation of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Brain Disconnects Spotted in Parkinson's Patients With Visual Hallucinations
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Researchers say they've discovered a possible explanation for visual hallucinations in people with Parkinson's disease. The researchers conducted brain scans on 15 patients with visual hallucinations, 40 patients without... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Pirate Radio Ships Paved the Way for Britain ’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution
The British pop invasion that took over American airwaves in the 1960s might never have happened, had it not been for a radio revolution in the United Kingdom. In 1964, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered such music immoral, antisocial and unfit for public broadcast. Yet just three years later, on Sept. 30, 1967 — a half-century ago this Saturday — the BBC switched on the transmitters...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized mi amigo Music onetime pirate radio radio caroline radio one uk Source Type: news

We May Never Know Whether North Korea Tortured Otto Warmbier, Coroner Says
(CINCINNATI) — A coroner said Wednesday her office could not determine what led to the fatal brain damage of a young Ohio man detained in North Korea for more than a year. While the parents of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump have accused the North Korean government of torturing him, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said evidence has led to no “scientific facts” to solve Warmbier’s mysterious death. “We don’t know what happened to him, and this is the bottom line,” she said. The cause of the death may never be known, she added. A coroner’s report dated Sept. 11 shows ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Sewell / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Otto Warmbier Source Type: news

Why Cybersecurity Must be Part of Medical Device Architecture
Medical devices are no longer a stand-alone component in the healthcare ecosystem. More and more devices are network-connected, which often involves interaction through websites and the transmission of sensitive data through wireless components.   Network-connected medical devices promise an entirely new level of value for patients and doctors, but they also introduce new cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could affect clinical operations and put patient care at risk.   Medical device risk management processes need to be revamped to properly identify security vulnerabilities and include countermeasures to mitiga...
Source: MDDI - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mickey Garcia Tags: Software Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Two AI Startups Bag New Funds
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is easily one of the hottest areas of medical technology today, and investors are eager to place bets on companies that are turning to machine learning to help solve some of healthcare’s biggest problems. Two such companies announced funding rounds Wednesday. Hear influential physician and bestselling author Eric Topol’s take on how artificial intelligence will impact the future of medicine at MD&M Minneapolis on November 8, 2017. An international syndicate of investors, including physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical device experts, kicked in $25 million to suppor...
Source: MDDI - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino ‘Effectively Fired’ Amid FBI Investigation
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. Interim university President Greg Postel said at a news conference Wednesday that Jurich is on paid leave, while Pitino is on unpaid leave. The coach’s attorney, Steve Spence, told the Courier-Journal that Louisville has “effectively fired” Pitino. Neither Pitino nor Jurich attended the news conference. “I’m more angry than embarrassed,” Postel said. “We will be looking for someone with integrity. There’s no reason th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Basketball Kentucky onetime Source Type: news

Check-Cap seeks CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today that it filed for CE-Mark registration of its C-Scan ingestible capsule, designed for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening. Data used to support the EU regulatory submission showed that C-Scan had a 44% sensitivity in the 45 study participants included in an analysis for polyps, with 89% specificity. The company reported that sensitivity strongly correlated to the percentage of the colon scanned – sensitivity was 78% and 100% for participants where greater than 50% and 70% of the colon was scanned, respectively. The 66 patients enrolled in the trial ingested the capsule ...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Check-Cap Source Type: news

NIH Clinical Center provides one of the largest publicly available chest x-ray datasets to scientific community
The dataset of scans is from more than 30,000 patients, including many with advanced lung disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

16 TV Shows That Deserve a Second Chance This Fall
Maybe you couldn’t get into the pilot episode. Maybe you stuck with a show for a season or two, but you gave up on it after too many twists and turns. Maybe you’ve just never heard of that streaming series that’s supposed to be better than anything on network TV. There are plenty of reasons you may be missing some of the best TV shows returning to broadcast this fall. But do not despair. We have determined that these series — on their second, third or even 34th seasons (we’re looking at you, Survivor) — are worth watching this year. Looking for a comedy to distract you from the headlines...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Analytics 4 Life lands $25m for AI-backed cardiac imaging tech
Analytics 4 Life said today that it landed $25 million in a Series B financing round. A group of investors, including doctors and medical device experts, contributed to the round. The digital health company’s cardiac imaging tech is designed to help physicians assess the presence of coronary artery disease using signals from the body – without the use of radiation or contrast agents. The company’s first application of its technology is CorVista, a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses an array of sensors to scan signals naturally given from the body. When the sensors are finished collecting data, the sig...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging analytics4life Source Type: news

Timpiyan, Kenya - Zoonotic TB survivor
My name is Timpiyan and I am a zoonotic tuberculosis (TB) survivor. I come from the Kajiado County in Kenya, and I am originally from a Maasai tribe. Since 2016 I have been a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Task Force on TB. In 2011, I realized that something was wrong with my health when I started losing weight while my stomach was constantly swollen. I had a whole body scan at the hospital in Nairobi and the doctors told me that they saw a big mass in my upper abdomen which had to be removed. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Kenya [country] Source Type: news

Timpiyan, Zambia - Zoonotic TB survivor
My name is Timpiyan and I am a zoonotic tuberculosis (TB) survivor. I come from the Kajiado County in Kenya, and I am originally from a Maasai tribe. Since 2016 I have been a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Task Force on TB. In 2011, I realized that something was wrong with my health when I started losing weight while my stomach was constantly swollen. I had a whole body scan at the hospital in Nairobi and the doctors told me that they saw a big mass in my upper abdomen which had to be removed. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Kenya [country] Source Type: news

Roy Moore Has Won the Alabama GOP Primary Runoff
(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset likely to rock the GOP establishment, Moore clinched victory over Sen. Luther Strange to take the GOP nomination for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special election. Throughout the campaign, Moore argued the election was an opportunity to send a message to the “elite Washington establishment” that he ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized alabama GOP onetime Senate Source Type: news

Toshiba announces Aquilion One Genesis CT upgrades
Toshiba Medical has released upgrades to its Aquilion One Genesis Edition CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba brings new CT scanner to Minn. hospital Toshiba fills Ga. ultrasound order Toshiba touts money savings with CT for stroke care Toshiba, AHRA open Putting Patients First grant program CIVCO, Toshiba partner on ultrasound products (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lack of secure mental health beds scandalous, says judge
A teenager at risk to himself and others could not be found a secure mental health bed for a month. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated blood: Victims can launch court damages action
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal are told they can seek damages in the High Court. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defense Dept. awards DePuy $33m deal for surgical products
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes secured a $32,994,565 contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for medical surgical products last week. The nine-month contract comes with eight one-year and one 15-month option periods. The customers include the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Earlier this month, DePuy launched its latest development in medical devices, Trumatch titanium 3D-printed implants to be used in facial reconstructions. With the new product, the company can offer Trumatch Orthognathics, a personalized solution for corrective jaw s...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alex Beall Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical defensedepartment depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump ’s Business Ties in China Are More Secret Than Ever
(SHANGHAI) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. Information that once routinely appeared in private trade tracking data has vanished, leaving the identities of companies involved in 90% of shipments unknown. Even less is known about her manufacturers. Trump&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika Kinetz / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Ivanka Trump onetime Source Type: news

Underuse of Chest X-Ray vs. CT for Lung Cancer Screening Underuse of Chest X-Ray vs. CT for Lung Cancer Screening
Why are clinicians continuing to use chest x-ray screening for lung cancer when guidelines strongly recommend CT scan as the preferred option?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What a Roy Moore Win Could Mean for Washington
On Tuesday, voters in Alabama will choose between two very different political styles: a flame-throwing wild card and an Establishment-backed reliable vote. But as the Alabama Republican Senate primary draws to a close, the differences between incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and conservative firebrand Roy Moore amount to whether voters are happy with the status quo in Washington, and how they felt about their last governor. Strange, the former state attorney general, was appointed in February by embattled former Gov. Robert Bentley, and is backed by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a special elec...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized 2018 election Congress Donald Trump elections Luther Strange Roy Moore Senate Primary Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

Docs with scanners order more low-value imaging
Physicians with a history of imaging use are more inclined to order low-value...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Anthem move shows how payors are 'steering' patients Anthem to review hospital outpatient CT, MRI scans Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Increased serotonin 1A receptor availability in the raphe nuclei predicts future suicidal behaviour
Each year, suicide ends an estimated 800G Ç ë 000 lives worldwide.1 Thus, identifying risk factors of future suicidal behaviour is of great importance. Accumulating evidence for- á the last 40 years have linked suicide to alterations in the central serotonergic system,2 but prospective studies predicting future suicidal behaviour from brain serotonin measures are lacking.Brain serotonin 1A (n=100) and serotonin transporter (n=50)- á binding potentials were investigated in vivo in patients with major depressive disorder using positron emission tomography (PET) with the radiotracers [11C]WAY100635 a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthony Weiner Is Going to Prison for Sexting Scandal
(NEW YORK) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency. Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. He must surrender to prison officials by Nov. 6. The sentencing completed the sordid downfall of the New York Democrat, whose penchant for exchanging lewd messages and photos with young women online destroyed his career in Congress in 2011, doomed his bid...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Larry Neumeister / AP Tags: Uncategorized Courts onetime Source Type: news