MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk
Using MRI, researchers found that lifestyle factors can increase the risk of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Studies question link between contact sports and CTE MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mother, 29, reveals her purple belly button turned out to be a sign of advanced ovarian cancer
Zowie Gallagher, from Woodford Green in East London, initially thought she had a hernia but scans revealed a tumour the size of a mango on her pelvis, which needed surgery to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy
The photorealistic quality of cinematically rendered CT scans may reduce the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China's Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal: state media
The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PROOF: The Catholic Church is infested with DEMONIC child rapists known as "priests" ... 300 "priest predators" named in grand jury report
(Natural News) Over 300 “predator priests” were named in the recently released grand jury documents from the child sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania. The graphic and horrifying details of sexual assault and rape of young children at the hands of these “priests” have undoubtedly turned the world of the Catholic Church upside-down. To make matters... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-List China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-List
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NYU, Facebook believe AI can make MRIs 10 times faster
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research group (FAIR) has teamed up with the NYU School of Medicine on a new project that could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans 10 times faster. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MRI shows link between radiation and memory loss in kids
MRI scans have shown how the effects of radiation therapy can reduce the volume...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Soccer ball heading more risky for women than men MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Facebook Aims To Make MRI Scans 10x Faster With NYU
Facebook and New York University want to train an AI to reconstruct MRI images so that patients don't have to spend as long in MRI scanners. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Shead, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:FB Source Type: news

Risk prediction using natural language processing of electronic mental health records in an inpatient forensic psychiatry setting - Van Le D, Montgomery J, Kirkby KC, Scanlan J.
OBJECTIVE: Instruments rating risk of harm to self and others are widely used in inpatient forensic psychiatry settings. A potential alternate or supplementary means of risk prediction is from the automated analysis of case notes in Electronic Health Recor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and a new noninvasive cardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac MRI offers prognosis for hard-to-find infarctions CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events ACC: PET tops SPECT for severe coronary artery disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries
Cinematically rendered images based on CT scans of the ankle are more photorealistic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vaccine Scandal Censorship In America Modeled After Communist China
(Natural News) The vaccine scandal that’s exploding in China is a mirror image of the vaccine scandals that have been covered up in America by the CDC, a military organization run by military intelligence officials. In both countries, the media are ordered to censor / blacklist the entire story in order to withhold the truth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide
In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own. (Image credit: FS Productions/Getty Images/Blend Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal
China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

She Lost Her Contact Lens 28 Years Ago. It Was Stuck In Her Eyelid the Whole Time
When a U.K. woman went to the doctors with a swelling in her upper left eyelid, she didn’t expect the cause to date back to a contact lens she thought fell out 28 years before. An MRI scan of the mystery lump revealed the existence of a cyst, so doctors decided to operate, according to a case study in the British Medical Journal released last week. When they extracted the cyst, its outer tissue ruptured and revealed an “extremely fragile” hard contact lens, which was cracked and damaged, BMJ reports. At first, the source of the lens was a mystery. But after further questioning, the patient’s mother ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Comparison of the Fit of Lithium Disilicate Crowns made from Conventional, Digital, or Conventional/Digital Techniques
ConclusionsCeramic crowns, which were made using all ‐digital approach or cast digitization by a laboratory or intraoral scanner had comparable fit to those produced by conventional approach. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

China's vaccine scandal explodes as one million doses now found to be maiming Chinese children... total cover-up by the media
(Natural News) The Chinese government has admitted that hundreds of thousands more doses of children’s vaccines are faulty, bringing the total number of vaccines known to be defective there to nearly one million. The State Council of China announced that another batch of vaccines for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) that were produced by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China stocks hit 2-year low as vaccine scandal dents healthcare
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese Vaccine Maker Made 500,000 Substandard Baby Vaccines-Xinhua Chinese Vaccine Maker Made 500,000 Substandard Baby Vaccines-Xinhua
A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Birds of the same feather? Study finds that you hang out with people who have the same pain tolerance as you
(Natural News) You have a lot of things that are similar to your friends – with hobbies and interests being some of them. However, according to a recent study in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, you may also have the same pain tolerance levels, provided that you and your friends are males. The study, which included... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China to prosecute suspects, confiscate illegal income of scandal-hit vaccine maker
Chinese authorities will prosecute all suspects in a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd and confiscate its illegal earnings, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Statins associated with improvement of rare lung disease
This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was  published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the  cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.  (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AI robot can draw what you're thinking by reading your brain impulses
(Natural News) A team of scientists at the Research Center for Brain-Inspired Intelligence in Beijing, China recently developed a technique to decode perceived images by analyzing data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans. To carry out the research, the scientists monitored the activity in the visual cortex. One challenge was to efficiently process fMRI data. The task involved mapping the activity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Index wins CMS coverage for osteoporosis diagnostic device
Finnish orthopedic device manufacturer Bone Index said it has won Medicare and Medicaid coverage for its Bindex point-of-care osteoporosis measurement device for ambulatory surgical and outpatient settings. Bindex measures the cortical bone thickness of the tibia and an algorithm calculates the density index, a parameter that estimates bone mineral density at the hip as measured with a bone-density (DXA) scan. The device detects osteoporosis with 90% sensitivity and specificity and will significantly help physicians with diagnosis, according to the Helsinki-based company. The FDA approved Bindex in January 2017. ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Orthopedics Bone Index Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) FDA Source Type: news

How an integrated data platform can reshape the medical device industry
By Medidata Solutions As big data grows and competition rises, stricter regulatory guidance looms Today’s medical device industry is being transformed by the generation and analysis of vast amounts of data. However, the traditional approaches to data collection and analyses in clinical trials don’t necessarily apply. Along with this massive volume of siloed, disparate data comes unique challenges — from unstructured datasets and data ownership and privacy issues to storing global post-market surveillance data and adhering to evolving regulatory definitions and requirements. These challenges demand the ado...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medidata Solutions Tags: Sponsored Content Medidata Solutions Source Type: news

Philips issues security advisory for cardiac PACS software
Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2 Philips wins FDA clearance for Ingenia Elition MRI scanner Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Philips issues security advisory for PACS software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liquid droplets step on the cGAS
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds
A novel artificial intelligence platform diagnoses neurologic diseases on the basis of brain CT scans in seconds -- saving both time and lives, sayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A laboratory study on effects of cycling helmet fit on biomechanical measures associated with head and neck injury and dynamic helmet retention - Yu HY, Dennison C.
There is a scant biomechanical literature that tests, in a laboratory setting, whether or not determinants of helmet fit affect biomechanical parameters associated with injury. Using conventional cycling helmets and repeatable models of the human head and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Wearable scanners to transform study of how brains work
UK researchers develop sensors to investigate areas from dementia to decision-making (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese vaccine maker made 500,000 substandard baby vaccines: Xinhua
A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of the findings of postmortem computed tomography scan and traditional autopsy in traumatic deaths: is technology mutually complementing or exclusive? - Mishra B, Joshi MK, Lalwani S, Kumar A, Kumar A, Kumar S, Gupta A, Sagar S, Singhal M, Panda A, Rattan A.
Background: Postmortem examination is indispensable to ascertain the cause of an unnatural death and as such is mandatory by the law. From ages, traditional autopsy (TA) has proved its worth in establishing the cause of death in the deceased despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, June 26, 2018
      Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Minutes from May 22, 2018 meeting approved. Treasurer’s Report (Financial and Membership)                John Grohol John described some recent fraudulent activity related to a travel fund award check. We should get money back from bank insurance. All agreed we should tighten our screening process...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes News Board Meeting Source Type: news

MCR's New VL2 Lenses Block 41% of Blue Light
MCR Safety has released new lens technology that is capable of blocking 41% of ISO 12312-1 blue light while allowing 88% of all visible light to pass in their new MAXBLUE™ VL210MB safety glasses. Blue light is known to cause eye fatigue, headaches and migraines in people exposed to RF scanners and other handheld or portable devices on the job. The lenses are clear with a streamline, comfortable and athletic design. They are scratch resistant with a polycarbonate frame.This story is related to the following:Safety& Security EquipmentHealth, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Len...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

AI can optimize treatment of glioblastoma
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can reduce dosing levels for chemotherapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence scanner 'as good as eye experts'
AI system developed at Moorfields made right referral in 94% of cases Related items fromOnMedica Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New AI system can screen for neurological illnesses in seconds
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence method than can identify a range of acute neurological illnesses in CT scans within a few seconds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI shows kids benefit from parental conversation
MRI brain scans of young children show that conversations with adults can create...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy MRI ties high blood pressure to dementia risk MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google’s AI beats doctors at spotting eye disease in scans
Clinical trials planned after early tests of DeepMind software (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging
The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) for medical image analysis may...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working Medical imaging AI market primed for growth NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prescan tutorial eases patient concerns about PET/CT
Giving patients knowledge of what to expect from an upcoming FDG-PET/CT scan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Patients want imaging price information MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction Survey: Radiologists rated awesome and awful Improving the patient experience benefits everyone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses at Mount Sinai
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster than human diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exposed: The great teeth whitening scandal on Britain ’s High Streets
A Mail on Sunday reporter was charged £60 for teeth-whitening at Essex Smiles, in Ruislip. The company claims they merely provide safe teeth-whitening products for the customer to self-administer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First 3D total hip replacement surgery completed
Medical technology company Conformis completed two surgeries using The Conformis Hip System, a total hip replacement system that converts a patient’s CT scan into a three-dimensional model to develop a preoperative, individual surgical plan, which the surgeon receives before the operation.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Industry News Source Type: news

NuVasive, Siemens ink spinal surgery joint dev deal
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said yesterday it inked a strategic partnership deal with Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers looking to develop and advance technology designed for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Through the deal, dubbed the Spine Precision Partnership, the companies will look to jointly advance their proprietary technologies, looking to improve operating room workflow efficiency and the delivery of minimally disruptive spinal technologies, San Diego-based NuVasive said. The first step in the partnership will be the integration of NuVasive’s Pulse surgical automation platform with Siemens Healthine...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Surgical Nuvasive Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Is chest x-ray overused for patients on ventilation?
Many patients undergoing mechanical ventilation continue to receive daily chest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans MedPAC: Imaging still high on low-value service list Choosing Wisely drives down imaging use -- sometimes Clinical decision support can cut inappropriate imaging Study questions daily chest x-rays for intensive care patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Norway will  prescribe free heroin to its most serious addicts to improve their quality of life
Although controversial, supporters of such programmes, which are used elsewhere in Scandinavia, argue they reduce death rates and lower crime. The plan may come in as soon as 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news