South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast milk helps premature babies´ brain development,...
Edinburgh University researchers analysed MRI scans of nearly 50 premature babies. The babies had all been born before 33 weeks gestation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT decision aid cuts follow-up imaging in kids with trauma
Shared decision-making using a decision aid did not reduce the use of head...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts CT decision tool optimizes head CT for kids with trauma SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Prominent Researcher on Eating Habits Resigned After a Scandal Over His Studies
A prominent food researcher has resigned from his post at Cornell University after an investigation found major issues with his research. Six of his high-profile journal articles were retracted earlier this week. Brian Wansink, known for his buzzy behavioral science studies focusing on food, has been removed from all research and teaching at Cornell following an internal investigation that revealed academic misconduct, the school announced in a statement Thursday. “The committee found that Professor Wansink committed academic misconduct in his research and scholarship, including misreporting of research data, problem...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

People with depression have a larger hypothalamus which may disrupt the HPA axis
Research, published inActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, suggests that people who suffer from depression have a larger hypothalamus, which may disrupt the HPA axis to increase cortisol release.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

To the rescue: How this NC medical team is bridging needs Down East
The mobile, free-standing emergency department is actually an extendable RV, with a series of tents connected to it. Inside, the facility provides all of the medical resources needed to provide basic life-saving and acute life-saving services, save for a CT scanner. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Could a New Biosensor Be Able to Smell Cancer?
Researchers from Aromyx Corp. announced this month that the company’s flagship technology, the EssenceChip, will be made available to select partners by the end of this year. The new biosensor technology was designed to work with a digital platform that can measure the human sense of smell and taste by placing olfactory receptors from the nose onto a disposable biochip that can then produce a digital readout. Aromyx Corp. founder and CEO Chris Hanson says that the new biosensor technology was developed using the human sense of smell and taste as a blueprint to create a digital capture of the human senses....
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Siemens to highlight new catheter at TCT 2018
Siemens Healthineers plans to highlight its new Acuson AcuNav Volume intracardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens installs 1st U.S. go.Top CT scanner Siemens installs 1st Acuson Sequoia scanner Siemens gets Health Canada OK, forms SC deal Siemens Healthineers reports Q3 Imaging growth Siemens launches education, staffing programs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exorbitant Dental Bill? Medical Insurance May Cover Some of It
Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID TULLER, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Health Insurance and Managed Care Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Medical Devices Source Type: news

Unlucky devils
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Does Thinking Burn Calories? Here ’s What the Science Says
You spent Sunday on the couch, skimming your social feeds and watching HGTV. Monday at work was a different story; your job involves creative problem solving and other difficult mental activities. Does the extra brainpower you use at work burn more energy than your Sunday spent watching Fixer Upper reruns? “The basic answer is yes,” says Ewan McNay, an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Albany. The brain—unlike any other part of the body—runs exclusively on the sugar glucose, and strenuous cognitive activities require more glucose than simple ones, say...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
(Springer) Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of an ongoing study on premature babies to examine how the brains of baby boys and girls changed and developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

France's Lactalis gets go-ahead to reopen plant after tainted milk scandal
French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

inui Health, formerly Scanadu, announces FDA-cleared home urine testing platform
The smartphone-connected system can perform five different tests that could help diagnose UTIs, diabetes, and kidney disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pope Francis's disgusting history of protecting pedophiles and smearing abuse victims
(Natural News) The Catholic Church continues to rip itself apart from within following a series of sex scandals over the past several years involving pedophile priests and even now its leader, Pope Francis, seems incapable of admitting or dealing with. Breitbart News notes that following the latest allegations of sex abuse by priests, Francis “doubled down” on his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Rapper Tried To Use Neuroscience To Get Over Her Ex
Dessa is a singer and writer from Minneapolis who spent years trying to fall out of love and get over her ex. Nothing seemed to help — until she visited a research lab for a brain scan.(Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR's Skunk Bear) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Cole Source Type: news

Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection
In life, timing is everything. With sodium fluoride (NaF) PET, interpreting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bob Woodward is a LIAR and a fake news "journalist" who fabricates quotes: Two more officials denounce his fake reporting
(Natural News) Once upon a time, Bob Woodward was a formidable journalist with credibility to spare, having exposed – with partner Carl Bernstein – the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, putting their paper, The Washington Post, on the map of greats. But that was more than 40 years ago. Since then, Woodward has degenerated into a rumor-mongering... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First CDC guidelines for treating children ’s concussions offer valuable tools for doctors, UCLA researchers report
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued guidelines for diagnosing and treating children who have suffered a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury. These guidelines will provide doctors with the tools they need to deliver the best outcomes for young patients with concussion, said two UCLA co-authors of the report, recently publish ed in JAMA Pediatrics.“Children have been overlooked in research and clinical protocols for concussion, but their smaller size doesn’t make them less important,” said Dr. Christopher Giza, director of the &nb...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vygon leads French investors in funding Canadian startup OxyNov
Single-use medical device maker Vygon said today that it has acquired a 20% stake in OxyNov, a Canadian startup specializing in oxygen therapy and respiratory assistance medical devices. The financial terms of the transaction, in which Desjardins-Innovatech and other private investors in Quebec also participated, were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, OxyNov (Quebec) launched FreeO2, a medical device CE marked in May 2017. FreeO2 automatically and continuously adjusts the flow of oxygen delivered to the patient based on a clinician-defined target for oxygen saturation and patient needs. The French group decided to invest in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Bruker Now Presents Preclinical PET/CT Si78 Scanner with Total Body PET Detector
The PET/CT Si78 Scanner offers sub-millimeter spatial resolution over a large field-of-view and high resolution micro-CT. The unit is embedded with ParaVision™ 360 multi-modality imaging software that integrates PET/CT workflows from animal positioning and imaging to data processing and management. It's workflow process supports reproducibility and consistent PET quantification for facilitating preclinical discovery, development and validation process.This story is related to the following:Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanners (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

The Checkup: For Kids With Concussions, Less Time Alone in a Dark Room
The C.D.C. ’ s first guidelines to focus on children's head injuries steer doctors away from CT scans and prolonged isolation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Sports Injuries Concussions Brain Parenting Headaches Source Type: news

Uncovered FBI texts PROVE deep state colluded with complicit media to try to overthrow America's democracy and destroy Trump: This is treason!
(Natural News) The more that is uncovered regarding the Obama-era “Spygate” scandal involving the 2016 Trump campaign, the more we are convinced that the actions of some of the Deep State figures involved rise to the level of sedition. In recent days, members of Congress obtained from the Justice Department another batch of emails between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment
Can FDG-PET/CT be used to direct the treatment of locally advanced cervical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Bastard bush': acacia thorn injuries and management - Smail SJ, Arthur C, Hylands K, Stewart CJ.
This case report outlines the presentation and management of a young soldier who sustained a lower limb acacia thorn injury while on exercise in Kenya. The injury failed to heal with a subsequent ultrasound scan revealing a large retained thorn requiring s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:Wolwerivier Gets First Medical Facility Thanks to Swedish Family, Who Lost a Loved One in Cape Town
[News24Wire] A "healing" bond has been forged between the residents of Wolwerivier relocation camp, north of Cape Town, and a family living in the Scandinavian country of Sweden more than 10 000km away, whose son was knocked down and killed a few years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ontario women to get PET scans to help plan treatment in locally advanced cervix cancer
(University Health Network) An Ontario clinical study that shows adding PET imaging to conventional CT imaging to stage locally advanced cervix cancer can change treatment means newly diagnosed women in this province may also receive PET imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Demand A Scan: Luck Is Not An Option
Right now, the only patients who get a CT scan for early detection are people considered high risk, including current and former smokers. That ’s despite proof that 80% of new lung cancer patients have either never smoked or quit decades prior. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bonnie J. Addario, Contributor Source Type: news

Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats
Insurance coverage for prostate MRI scans varies widely among private payors,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection MRI-based risk model improves prostate cancer detection MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA MRI can replace biopsy for prostate cancer surveillance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Systematic Review Intraoral scan bodies in implant dentistry: A systematic review
ConclusionsISBs are complex implant-positioning-transfer devices that play an essential role in the digital workflow and fabrication of accurately fitting implant-supported restorations. With scanner technology rapidly evolving and becoming more widespread, future studies are needed and should be directed toward all parts of the digital workflow when using ISBs. By understanding the basic components of ISBs and how they relate to digital scanning and CAD-CAM technology, more emphasis may be placed on their importance and usage in the digital workflow to ensure accurate transfer of implant position to the virtual and analog...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust staff blow whistle over bullying to council leader
A local authority leader has called for an independent investigation into allegations of bullying made by staff at a scandal-hit trust, HSJ can reveal (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MRI scans are horrible for kids – so I created a virtual reality app to help
From my office next door to the scanner, I heard how traumatic the procedure was. I found a solution in the latest technologyAs a physicist in the NHS, it ’s not really my job to see patients. I am more the behind-the-scenes guy ensuring everything is safe and the machines are working.Related:'The NHS is not just doctors and nurses': five hidden rolesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Ashmore Tags: NHS Health Physics Science Apps Technology Children Virtual reality Society Source Type: news

3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery
There are three key characteristics evident on CT angiography (CTA) scans that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nikon Imaging Center opens at UC San Diego
(University of California - San Diego) The Nikon Imaging Center, a collaborative microscopy center that provides local researchers with access to the latest imaging technologies, has opened UC San Diego. The center will provide researchers with access to a wide array of latest generation microscopic tools and technologies, including point-scanning and field-scanning confocal, high-content, total internal reflection fluorescence and wide-field fluorescence microscopes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

(IL-)2 be or not to be?
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Development, Immunology twis Source Type: news

The Power of Data to Affect Patient Outcomes
In my role as the EMS Coordinator for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky, I’m the interface between EMS agencies in the area and our hospitals. A big part of our mission is to be a community force that’s visible, transparent and achieves superior patient outcomes. But to do that, good data and processes were necessary.   For us, the journey really began in 2015, when we started researching the best ways to get access to prehospital data from our EMS agency partners and bring that data into the ED. We felt that closer collaboration with EMS would provide much better services for the patients in o...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joshua Ishmael, MBA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Report: New Apple Watch features on-board EKG scanning, AF detection
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) today unveiled its new Series 4 Apple Watch which the tech company said now features on-board electrocardiogram scanning technology, according to a report from The Verge. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said that it won FDA approval for the watch, and touted the EKG addition as the first EKG product to be offered over-the-counter directly to consumers, according to the report. To take an EKG, users of the device must press their finger to the watch’s “digital crown” and sensors in the underside of the watch will perform the test, according to The Verge. EKG testing with the w...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Featured mHealth (Mobile Health) Apple Source Type: news

PHOTOS: A look inside Novant Health's $80M Mint Hill Medical Center
Novant Health is set to open its Mint Hill Medical Center on Oct. 1, following a decade-long planning process for the $80 million facility. Mint Hill Medical Center is near the intersection of Interstate 485 and Albemarle Road, and includes a 150,000-square-foot, 46-bed hospital with four operating rooms and a 16-bay emergency department, which has direct access to a CT scan for trauma patients. Other key services include: A 16-ba y infusion and transition center with a healing garden just outside; Four… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Philips partners with Integron on connected health
Royal Philips and Integron, a provider of managed internet of things (IoT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips introduces Ingenia Ambition X MRI scanner Philips to debut Epiq CVx scanners at ESC 2018 congress Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2 Philips signs deal to buy EPD Solutions Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Guideline Updates Diagnostic Criteria for IPF New Guideline Updates Diagnostic Criteria for IPF
The revised guidance document streamlines accurate and rapid diagnosis of the rare, often terminal, lung disease by classifying patients according to high-resolution computed tomography scan patterns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New measures to tackle 'scandal' of learning disabilities deaths
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

For women with genetic risk, twice-a-year MRI beats mammograms
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans twice a year instead of one annual mammogram is far more effective at detecting early breast cancers in young women with a high-risk genetic profile than mammograms alone, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips introduces Ingenia Ambition X MRI scanner
Royal Philips has launched the latest addition to its Ingenia MRI portfolio:...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips wins managed services deals in Australia Philips to debut Epiq CVx scanners at ESC 2018 congress Philips teams with Intel on AI initiative Philips issues security advisory for cardiac PACS software Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about transvaginal ultrasounds
A transvaginal ultrasound is an imaging scan that doctors use to examine the inside of a person ’s pelvic region. By inserting a scope into the vaginal canal, the doctor can identify certain health issues. Here, we look at the uses of transvaginal ultrasounds, how to prepare for this procedure, and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Dawnia survives kidney cancer after receiving a nephrectomy on her right kidney
Five years ago, Dawnia, who lives in Texas, was diagnosed with stage II kidney cancer at age 50. During a routine visit at her gynecologist ’s office, the nurse practitioner was alarmed when she learned that Dawnia’s mother was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. The nurse urged her to get an ultrasound which showed a 9×9 tumor. Dawnia credits her nurse practitioner’s suggestion of getting an ultrasound with saving her life. S he has remained cancer-free following her nephrectomy. No chemotherapy or radiation was required. Dawnia had chest x-rays and abdominal CT scans every three to six months f...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Proton Beam Scandal; Cancer Doc Didn't Disclose; From Transplant Legend to Liability
(MedPage Today) -- The latest in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Insulet promotes COO to corner office as CEO Sullivan sets retirement date
Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) announced this week that president & COO Shacey Petrovic will succeed CEO Patrick Sullivan after he retires at the end of the year. Petrovic plans to stay on as president of the Billerica, Mass.-based company. Sullivan will retire from Insulet’s board effective Jan. 1, 2019 and will hold a consulting role with the company through the end of 2019. Board-member Timothy Scannell will become chairman effective Jan. 1, 2019. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Insulet promotes COO to corner office as CEO Sullivan sets retirement date appeared first on M...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Insulet Source Type: news

For the first time, a neural link between altruism and empathy toward strangers
(University of Pennsylvania) Using fMRI scans of a brain region called the anterior insula, University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University researchers discovered that people who donated a kidney to an anonymous recipient were more sensitive to a stranger's fear and pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news