MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke
MRI scans appear to have uncovered abnormalities in certain brain pathways...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD Machine learning predicts working-memory performance MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD 3D MRI shows risks in premature infants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kit Check Releases New, Smaller ‘Blue Box’ Scanning Station
Portable low-profile scanning station supports highly accurate medication tracking from the hospital pharmacy to the OR(PRWeb May 09, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15474880.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could this new pill replace breast screening?
One in three women who undergo breast cancer treatment did not need to; their benign masses were mistaken as cancerous in scans. A new pill by the University of Michigan hopes to change that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Ways To Fix The VA Amid Ongoing Scandals
Fixing the VA ’s problems won’t be easy, but Dr. Pearl believes the necessary changes resemble those he made as CEO of the nation’s largest medical group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Deep-pocketed San Francisco biotech lands another infectious disease fighter
Former Biogen and Exelixis CEO George Scangos leads Vir, which is backed by $600 million to tackle infectious diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Deep-pocketed San Francisco biotech lands another infectious disease fighter
Former Biogen and Exelixis CEO George Scangos leads Vir, which is backed by $600 million to tackle infectious diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Five so-called "conspiracy theories" that are actually supported by mainstream science
(Natural News) Telling the truth about a scandal that hasn’t been approved by the legacy media and their owners often yields a predictable result: You’ll be labeled a conspiracy theorist — even when there is plenty of evidence to support the truth. Comfortable lies may help some people sleep at night, but the truth is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The updated version of Chrome Cleanup Tool scans your personal computer files WITHOUT your consent
(Natural News) Google Chrome has quickly risen to become the most used web browser in the entire world. Ever since it was first introduced all those years ago, Google, the internet search giant, worked hard to make it as appealing and as hard to switch away from as soon as you became a user. Recently,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » New Processing Technique Helps Researchers Use Electronic Health Records to Study Biological Contributors to Mental Illnesses
Researchers have found a way to scan electronic health records that helps identify associations between broad RDoC-based dimensions of behavioral function and biological contributors to mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Doctors Beware: Abbott & #039;s HeartMate 3 Has a Safety Problem
Just when it seemed the HeartMate 3 was gaining momentum, Abbott warned physicians that outflow graft twisting may occur after the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted. The problem can trigger a persistent low-flow alarm that may signal a potential safety risk to patients, such as blood flow or clotting. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has not recalled any of the devices from patients or hospitals, but there have been 32 reports of outflow graft twisting (an incidence rate of 0.72%), including reports of low blood flow, clotting, and three patient deaths. No devices are being recalled from patients or ...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Training in goal-oriented attentional self-regulation improves executive functioning in veterans with chronic TBI - Novakovic-Agopian T, Kornblith ES, Abrams G, Burciaga-Rosales J, Loya F, D'Esposito M, Chen AJ.
Deficits in executive control functions are some of the most common and disabling consequences of both military and civilian brain injury. However, effective interventions are scant. The goal of this study was to assess whether cognitive rehabilitation tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Safe and unsafe drinking situations through children's eyes: comparing recalled childhood emotions regarding family members' drinking from Italy and Scandinavia - T örrönen J, Rolando S.
This article examines how people in childhood responded emotionally to family members' drinking in Finland, Italy, and Sweden. The data consist of retrospective childhood memories told and shared in a focus group context. The results suggest that in the Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'I never did anything wrong' - Trojan Horse: a qualitative study uncovering the impact in Birmingham - Awan I.
In 2014, the city of Birmingham (UK) became embroiled in a high-profile scandal that would bring it and the wider education system under disrepute. The 'Trojan Horse' affair, as it become known, began with an anonymised letter that claimed hard-line 'Islam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mass. patients use more expensive imaging services, more often
MRIs, CAT scans and other expensive imaging services are more often ordered by Massachusetts doctors — a problem that is contributing to the state’s high health care costs, according to recently released state data. Medicare spent $762.1 million on imaging services, or $892 per beneficiary, in Massachusetts in 2015 — the fourth-highest spending in the U.S, and 14 percent higher than the ave rage state. “This is a contributing factor to higher overall health care costs in Massachusetts,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mass. patients use more expensive imaging services, more often
MRIs, CAT scans and other expensive imaging services are more often ordered by Massachusetts doctors — a problem that is contributing to the state’s high health care costs, according to recently released state data. Medicare spent $762.1 million on imaging services, or $892 per beneficiary, in Massachusetts in 2015 — the fourth-highest spending in the U.S, and 14 percent higher than the ave rage state. “This is a contributing factor to higher overall health care costs in Massachusetts,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

No hidden rooms in Tutankhamun burial chamber, says Egypt
Antiquities ministry says radar scans give conclusive evidence there are no hidden roomsEgypt ’s antiquities ministry has said new radar scans provide conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber.Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of Egypt ’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team had conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrating radar that showed the tomb did not contain any hidden, manmade blocking walls, as was earlier suspected.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Egyptology Archaeology Tutankhamun Africa Middle East and North Africa Culture Science World news Source Type: news

Why tests can do more harm than good for some women, says DR ELLIE CANNON
On Wednesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted that 450,000 women aged 68 to 71 had not been invited to their final routine breast cancer scan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't bother with catch-ups, says breast scan professor  
Women  who missed out on mammograms due to a computer error should ignore invitations for a ‘catch-up’ scan, according to an architect of the NHS breast cancer screening programme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welch Allyn Flips the Script: Goes for Adult Market After Pediatrics
Most medical device companies go after approvals for pediatric devices only after an adult version of the technology has been given the greenlight. Welch Allyn is going about the process a little bit differently when it comes to the Spot Vision Screener, a device that tests a person’s vision. “Spot Vision Screener was originally purposed for that pediatric population,” Chuck Witkowski VP and General Manager, Vision Care, for Welch Allyn, told MD+DI. “I would just really credit our customers, key opinion leaders, and clinical consultants for helping us understand the needs of the adult population and...
Source: MDDI - May 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Software Source Type: news

Stunning CT scan shows a 1cm-long chicken bone lodged in a man's airways
Doctors at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria published the man's tale - and a copy of his scan - in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: New CQC chief, not enough beds and the breast cancer scandal
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 4, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion,The Scientist Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine hastens stroke care with mobile CT unit
The ambulatory CT unit of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland CT hits the road in Houston with stroke ambulance project Ambulance with mobile CT cuts stroke treatment times (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Currency headwinds have impact on revenue at Siemens
Unfavorable currency changes drove down revenue for the second quarter at Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens receives FDA OK for CT scanners Siemens secures clearance for updated Somatom Force CT Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Acclarent launches TruDi ENT nav system
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Acclarent said late last month it launched the TruDi real-time, three-dimensional navigation system designed for ENT procedures. Acclarent said that the first commercial procedures were performed with the device on April 16, after having previously won FDA 510(k) clearance. The TruDi system is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed for endoscopic sinus surgery procedures, and is intended for use during intranasal and paranasal image-guided navigation procedures for eligible patients who require sinus surgery. The newly launched system enables the use of the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Acclarent Inc. johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Currency headwinds sink revenue at Siemens Healthineers
Unfavorable currency changes drove down revenue for the second quarter at Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens receives FDA OK for CT scanners Siemens secures clearance for updated Somatom Force CT Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer
Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) appears to have a significant impact on the management of men with prostate cancer, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

USPSTF opens review of CT lung cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a new research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI Becoming Prevalent in Identifying Stroke, Head Trauma
Another company is throwing its hat into the ring to use artificial intelligence to help identify bleeds, fractures and other critical abnormalities in head CT scans. San Mateo, CA-based Qure.ai released the results of a clinical validation study confirming its algorithm’s near-radiologist performance on 21, 000 patients and has made a dataset of almost 500 AI-analyzed head CT scans available for download. The results have been published in a research paper on Cornell University's online distribution system for research, arXiv.org. The paper is titled “Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for ...
Source: MDDI - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Snoring warning: Being a loud snorer could WEAKEN your skull
BEING a loud snorer could weaken your skull, according to research today.Scans have found people with the common bedtime disorder sleep apnoea have much less bone protecting their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OK's Exact Imaging's FusionVu
Ultrasound technology developer Exact Imaging has received U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Exact Imaging completes Va. install Exact Imaging launches microultrasound/MRI device Exact Imaging wins Canadian approval for ExactVu FDA clears Exact Imaging's microultrasound system Exact Imaging gets CE Mark for scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thousands of calls made to breast screen error helpline
This follows revelations that 450,000 women have not been invited for breast scans since 2009. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Layoffs begin for Philips Healthcare at Cleveland plant
Layoffs are under way in Cleveland at a manufacturing plant run by healthcare business at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), with a total of 144 positions cut in February and April. Some 382 of the company’s 850 Cleveland-area jobs will ultimately be eliminated at the plant, which makes computed tomography scanners, a spokesman told Cleveland.com. The Dutch healthcare giant said Feb. 9 that it would close the plant amid a $600 million R&D initiative and plans to invest in a service training program in Cleveland. In a Feb. 20 Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification sent to Ohio’s Job &...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Wall Street Beat Layoffs royalphilips Source Type: news

Ill. Rotarians donate scanners to Tanzanian hospital
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge, IL, is donating new diagnostic imaging equipment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba donates ultrasound to Tanzania mission Rad-Aid and the search for meaning in retirement ACR Foundation presents humanitarian awards ACR Foundation donates to Nepal Report: High rate of advanced breast cancer in Africa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner
(Ruhr-University Bochum) What happens in a crocodile's brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team headed by Dr. Felix Str ö ckens from the Department of Biopsychology at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum has provided the answer to this question. In a first, the researchers examined a cold-blooded reptile using functional MRI. They were thus able to determine that complex stimuli triggered activation patterns in the crocodile's brain that are similar to those in birds and mammals (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breast screening error angers survivor and family of deceased
A man said his wife might have survived breast cancer if she had been scanned and diagnosed earlier. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction of a single molecule
Plasmon-induced chemical reactions of molecules adsorbed on metal nanostructures are attracting increased attention for photocatalytic reactions. However, the mechanism remains controversial because of the difficulty of direct observation of the chemical reactions in the plasmonic field, which is strongly localized near the metal surface. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to achieve real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction at the single-molecule level. A single dimethyl disulfide molecule on silver and copper surfaces was dissociated by the optically excited plasmon at the STM...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kazuma, E., Jung, J., Ueba, H., Trenary, M., Kim, Y. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Watching the clock in asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Complement is a CD8+ T cell metabolic rheostat
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI
Routinely analyzing serum S100B levels within three hours of a trauma could significantly reduce the number of CT scans performed on children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Breast cancer scandal may have cost 270 lives due to computer error
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK breast cancer scandal affected 450,000 women, may have cost 270 lives
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast screening error 'shortened up to 270 lives' - Hunt
Hundreds of women in England may have died prematurely after failing to receive breast scan invitations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening scandal: How many women have been affected by NHS 'failure'?
A BREAST cancer screening failure was revealed to the House of Commons by Jeremy Hunt today. The failure means up to 270 women have had their lives ‘shortened’ after they did not receive an invitation to attend a screening for the signs and symptoms of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab
More than 200 women received false negative cytology results when they actually had cervical cancer. The scandal involves outsourcing of testing to the United States and withholding information from patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast scan error 'shortened up to 270 lives' - Hunt
Hundreds of women in England may have died prematurely after failing to receive breast scan invitations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA hid glyphosate findings from the public after finding weed killer contamination in nearly ALL food
(Natural News) Shocking internal emails, uncovered via the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed yet another scandal: The FDA knew that the toxic weed killer, glyphosate, was contaminating the U.S. food supply — and ignored the dangerous threat posed to American consumers. Apparently, the finding of glyphosate in heavily consumed products like granola bars and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Triage: EMS needs a diagnostic tool that goes beyond a simple history & physical exam
As a young EMT and paramedic, I had relatively little education about acute myocardial infarctions. In the age of the 3-lead ECG, education was largely focused on arrhythmia detection and how to differentiate heart blocks, tachycardia and bradycardia. Detection of heart attack was largely based upon history and physical exam findings. Three decades later, the thought of relying on a physical exam to diagnose a ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is hard to imagine. Although we’ve made remarkable progress in the prehospital detection of STEMI, we’ve made significantly less progress in the diagnosis of ac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news