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Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults
(Wiley) Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures Announces Further Expansion Internally and Externally:
Company Expands Digital DenturePossibilitieswithinLab® MC X5 Capabilities Powered by New inLab®SW 18, and D  GSHAPEand imes-icore® Collaboration DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( “Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that bo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Liverpool scandal echoes Mid Staffs
The must read stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?
A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could looking into the eyes aid stroke diagnosis?
A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Ministers seek to end 'revolving door' for failed NHS managers
Ministers have said they will tackle the “revolving door culture” in NHS management in some areas – and seek to “clarify” whether regulators facilitated roles for former board members at a scandal hit trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator 'arranged' new job for chief of scandal hit trust
Regulators “arranged” for the former boss of a scandal hit trust to be moved to another provider without informing its leaders of serious shortcomings at her previous organisation, documents seen by HSJ reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers
Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How would you sequence this treatment for this implant?
A 17 year old boy came into my office today missing tooth #8. The CT scan shows that the buccal cortical plate is still intact but the gingiva appear traumatized buccally. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

UNISON calls for a new set of principles for public service contracts
With the collapse of Carillion and profit warnings from Capita, the government needs to urgently establish a new code of conduct for the delivery of public services by private companies, says UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON’s preferred option is to bring services back in-house. But where the private sector is running public contracts, UNISON wants firms to abide by a set of principles to ensure the driving force is the public, not the private, interest. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, calling for a new public service ethos to underpin the d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis privatisation public services Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer patients should be offered early scans to avoid unnecessary surgery, says NICE
NICE recommends the use of a more accurate scan to diagnose and determine the stage of pancreatic cancer in patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OBSTRUCTION? First solid evidence that Obama was DIRECTLY involved in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation
(Natural News) Most of us who have been watching the biggest political scandal in our country’s history unfold over the past year — the politicization of our federal law enforcement and intelligence institutions to spy on a rival presidential campaign — never for one second believed that the 44th president was completely in the dark.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Kirkup report criticises regulators for failing to spot care scandal
Regulators and commissioners have been criticised by an independent review after it took four years to identify serious care failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rushed visits are devastating for the caring and the cared for, says UNISON
  Commenting on research published today (Thursday) by disability charity Leonard Cheshire, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Rushed visits cause much distress to elderly and disabled people, and unnecessary stress to the care workers trying to look after them. “Government imposed cuts have left cash-strapped councils often forced to commission care at bargain basement rates. As a result, employers are cramming care workers’ rotas with so many visits they rarely have time for a chat with the people they’re caring for. For the lonely – whose only contact with the o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article Source Type: news

Planmed adds features to its Verity CBCT scanner
Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has launched an upgraded version...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Planmed's 2D digital mammography system FDA clears Planmed's Verity for maxillofacial imaging Planmed inks Verity distribution pact Planmed's Verity receives Health Canada license Planmed, Merry X-Ray ink CT distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abbott ’ s FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring app launches in Europe
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it launched an app for its FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system in Europe that can be used with both iPhone and Android smartphones. The mobile app is designed to give people with diabetes direct access to their glucose data on their smartphones. Without the app, FreeStyle Libre users have to carry a separate, handheld device to scan the system’s sensor for a glucose reading. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring app launches in Europe appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat Abbott Source Type: news

Learning a language could protect you from Alzheimer's
MRI scans of patients with Alzheimer's showed they retained more of their gray matter in crucial brain areas if they were bilingual, according to researchers at Concordia University in Canada. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott's App for FreeStyle ® Libre System Now Available in Europe for Both iPhoneTM and AndroidTM
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today the FreeStyle LibreLink app is now available in Europe for use with compatible smartphones(2) (both iPhone and Android). People with diabetes living in Europe and using the FreeStyle® Libre system(3) are now able to access glucose data directly from their smartphones, eliminating the need to carry the separate FreeStyle Libre reader(4) (a handheld device used to scan the FreeStyle Libre sensor to get a glucose result). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks Reconstruction kernel cuts artifacts in CT MPI ISCT: Is CT perfusion dead beyond the head? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans
Patients seeking a routine MRI scan for back pain can pay as little as $350...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Yoga benefits patients with metabolic syndrome
(Wiley) In a recent Scandinavian Journal of Medicine& Science in Sports study, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GE Healthcare launches analytics program for PyeongChang, Tokyo Olympic athletes
General Electric (NYSE:GE) said yesterday it is supplying a bespoke advanced analytics solution for both the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this year and the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The system, designed through a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, integrates athlete information including injuries and illness alongside venue, sport and training procedures to produce more informed treatment decisions and improve health and safety at the games. “Through digital transformation, the IOC is pursuing its mission of helping to prevent injuries among our world-class athletes. With 40 ...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT GE Healthcare Source Type: news

Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection
PET scans with the novel radiotracer flortaucipir may provide more valuable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET tracer helps diagnose concussed patients PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease Novel PET combination awarded SNMMI Image of the Year SNMMI: PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NYC tourists + rental bike - helmet = trip to ER
Is the growing popularity of rental bikes in New York City driving an increase...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Trauma CT experts unveil fresh data on accident fatalities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google ‘robomedics’ spot disease faster than doctors
Google ’s London-based AI firm, DeepMind, used retinal scans from thousands of patients to develop an algorithm that spots disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newsweek pushes Monsanto propagandist lies authored by scandal-ridden organic hater Henry I. Miller
(Natural News) Yet another mainstream news outlet, Newsweek, has decided to shamelessly spread fake news that bashes organics and promotes GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). And wouldn’t you guess it, but the stated author of this ridiculous hit piece is none other than Hoover Institution hack Henry I. Miller, who’s been caught on numerous occasions attaching his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How brain ’s reward system lessened distress over 2016 election results
Some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. A new study by UCLA psychologists explains the differences between these two groups.Those who had no symptoms of depression had either strong family support or heightened activity in two key regions of the brain ’s reward system: the nucleus accumbens and the medial prefrontal cortex.“This is the first study to show this buffering effect of the brain wor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Influence of the oscillation frequency of different side-to-side toothbrushes on noncontact biofilm removal
ConclusionsThe oscillation frequency of the tested side-to-side toothbrushes affected the biofilm reduction in an interdental space model.Clinical relevanceWithin a toothbrush, higher oscillation frequencies may lead to beneficial effects on interdental biofilm removal by noncontact brushing. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why communication from a ‘locked-in’ child is a miracle we must question
If Jonathan Bryan can communicate we should celebrate, but hard evidence is needed before we change how severely disabled children are cared forThere has been much coverage lately – including inthe Times,the Mirror,the Daily Mail, andtonight ’s CBBC documentary special– of the story of 11-year-old Jonathan Bryan and his remarkable ability to write poetry, keep a regular blog, and communicate with his parents, in spite of his severe and debilitating cerebral palsy. Now Jonathan – who communicates via a spelling board with the help of a facilitator who carefull y watches the movement of his eyes &ndas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher French and Michael Marshall Tags: Science and scepticism Source Type: news

The frequency of brain CT-scan findings in patients with scalp lacerations following mild traumatic brain injury; a cross-sectional study - Hamrah H, Mehrvarz S, Mirghassemi AM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of the brain CT-scan findings in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and scalp lacerations. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted during a 1-year period from March 2016 to March 2017 in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kate Winslet saved my life: Brave mother delayed cancer treatment to save unborn daughter
A MOTHER who delayed crucial cancer treatment to have her baby is free of the disease after film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet helped raise cash for her treatment. Gemma Nuttall, 29, was told she had an aggressive ovarian cancer after her first pre-natal scan, but she refused life-saving treatment as it would have killed her unborn child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates prostate cancer from benign tissue
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Using nuclear medicine, German researchers have found a way to accurately differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in prostate cancer patients. The research is highlighted in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and demonstrates that the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scans correlates with PSMA-expression in primary prostate cancer. By this means, researchers were able to generate an SUVmax cutoff for the differentiation of cancerous and benign prostate tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid blood vessel scan tolerated by claustrophobic patients unable to stand longer tests
(European Society of Cardiology) Doctors have developed a new five-minute procedure to scan the blood vessels which offers hope for claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate the conventional longer test. The research is presented today at CMR 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal, according to a primate study. The damage can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans. It may also occur from infections during childhood and adolescence. Hard hit are brain regions that generate new brain cells. Fetal brain structures that may be injured include those where neural stem cells play a role in learning and memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DeepMind develops AI to diagnose eye diseases
Retinal scans used to train an algorithm in ‘promising’ partnership with the NHS (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas Rep Gohmert calls on Comey, McCabe and Ohr to be JAILED after defrauding FISA court with fake "Trump dossier"
(Natural News) Following Friday’s release of the infamous, scandal-filled FISA memo on Friday, it didn’t take long for a member of Congress to call for the obvious: Legal action against those involved in misrepresenting the fake “Trump dossier” as a legitimate piece of intelligence before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court so the Obama administration could spy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FISA warrants and Team Trump spying: What did OBAMA know and when did he know it?
(Natural News) More information continues to be revealed and released following Friday’s publication of the scandal-filled FISA memo. It has now become clear that there is very likely a direct link from the FISA warrant approval process to the former president of the United States, Barack Obama. Here’s an analysis not only of how the FISA... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Porn viewers could be damaging their brains  
Brain scans from a 40-year-old married man who regularly looked at such images showed activity in areas of the brain that are associated with pain, rather than those associated with sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being Outdoors May Change the Way Your Brain Works, Study Says
Getting outside may not only change your perspective — it could actually alter the way your brain works in some unexpected ways, according to a small new study. “Your brain seems like it has to work harder and it’s less effective when it’s outside,” explains Kyle Mathewson, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada and the lead author of new research published in the journal Brain Research. For the study, Mathewson, along with graduate student Joanna Scanlon, monitored the brain activity of 12 people as they listened to a series of tones. Everyone was directe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized bike riding Brain brain health cognition Exercise exercise brain benefits exercise brain health health benefits of nature healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime outdoors outside Research stationary bike Source Type: news

The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research
The Essential Scan aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. This weeks topics include the 340B drug pricing program, quality of Medicare Advantage skilled nursing facilities, community benefit spending, and quality of marketplace plans compared to Medicaid. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother Jones, WashPost, NYT, CNN and Yahoo all exposed as deep state propaganda puppets in shocking FISA memo
(Natural News) The most horrific political scandal in the history of our nation is breaking now. The FISA memo has been released. (FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.) Read the full text of the shocking memo at this Axios link or find a short summary at the Washington Examiner. It’s also available at this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​‘My baby almost died’: Formula scandal sends shudders through France
His formula was tainted with salmonella — and a broad range of other Lactalis powdered milk products still on the shelves were at risk, too. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: By Liz Alderman Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scandal-hit ambulance trust to hire private sector capacity and review staff leave
A scandal-hit ambulance trust is hiring private ambulance capacity, reviewing holiday arrangements and asking hospitals to accept transfers more quickly following an intervention by national regulators over its performance issues. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gabapentin in mixed drug fatalities: does this frequent analyte deserve more attention? - Finlayson G, Chavarria M, Chang S, Gardner T, Grande A, MacCallum C, DeJong JL, Quesnelle K.
From 2000 to 2014, drug overdose deaths increased 137% in the United States, and 61% of these deaths included some form of opiate. The vast majority of opiate-related drug fatalities include multiple drugs, although there is scant data quantitatively descr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news