DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The pill scandal that's as worrying as 'mother's little helpers' 
A major review of this class of drugs gives lie to the misinformation peddled by the pharmaceutical industry — and exposes the ignorance of some doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join me at the Digital Future of Dentistry ADA 2018- Hawaii Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 1450
Discussion of CAD/CAM, Digital Impressions and 3D Workflow - Ask the ExpertPaul Feuerstein, DMD12:15-1 p.m.5403- Living in the Practice of Today but Wanting the Practice of Tomorrow - Ask the ExpertMarty Jablow, DMD2-2:45 p.m.5409- Continue the Conversation-Selecting a LenderAndrew Ventura2-2:45 p.m.Created in partnership withFriday, October 196400- Let ’s Talk Digital Dentistry-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS8:45-9:30 a.m.6403- What ’s My Next Step?-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS10:30-11:15 a.m.6407- Continue the Conversation-Where Your Technology LivesColin Carr10:30-11:15 a.m.Created in partnership with6404- ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
Title: Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't ImaginaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acute poisonings at a regional referral hospital in western Kenya - Okumu MO, Patel MN, Bhogayata FR, Olweny IA, Ochola FO, Onono JO.
The emergency department (ED) of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) handles many cases of poisoning. However, there is scant information on the factors, agents, and outcomes of poisoning at the hospital. The aim of this work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quapaw House Completes Acquisition of PFH Clinics
Quapaw House Inc. of Hot Springs finalizes plans to acquire the Arkansas assets of Preferred Family Healthcare of Springfield, Missouri, the scandal-plagued behavioral health provider that was cut off from state Medicaid payments earlier this year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Beyond the scalpel: Why 'virtual' autopsies may be the way of the future
It's a familiar scene, whether on TV or in the lab: A body is cut open, prodded and poked to reveal how someone died. Now a recent study suggests a high-tech, less-invasive version of an autopsy — using MRI and CT scans — performs just as well as a conventional post-mortem exam. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real, Brain Scans Suggest
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clarius debuts wireless endocavity ultrasound system
Handheld-ultrasound technology developer Clarius Mobile Health is unveiling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Clarius launches medical school award program Hologic, Clarius ink deal on wireless ultrasound Clarius releases ultrasound research software Clarius rolls out new mobile US software release Handheld ultrasound scanner hits the trail (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clarius Introduces New Endocavity Ultrasound at ASRM 2018 in Denver
DENVER, Oct. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Clarius Mobile Health is introducing the EC7 Endocavity Ultrasound Scanner, a wide-band microconvex array, to improve the gynecologic and urological procedure workflow. Like previous Clariu... Devices, Product Launch Clarius Mobile Health, Endocavity, Ultrasound Scanner (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government reviewing procurement process after 'human body parts' scandal
The government has said it will review the way contracts are awarded to clinical waste disposal firms, in the wake of the HES case and a legal challenge earlier this year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. " Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering CEO leaves Merck board after scandal
The chief executive of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Craig Thompson, resigned from Merck ’s board of directors, following media investigations about the center’s ties to the pharma industry. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks
A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer Center CEO Leaves Merck Board After Disclosure Scandal Cancer Center CEO Leaves Merck Board After Disclosure Scandal
Craig Thompson, chief executive of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, resigned from the board of drugmaker Merck& Co Inc on Tuesday, after questions about the cancer center's ties to the pharmaceutical industry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brain scans could reveal who is more skilled at their job
Non-invasive brain scans could one day be used to assess workers’ competence on the job. Researchers pinpointed key differences in the brain activity of skilled surgeons compared to novices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who suffered from migraines for years has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
Anna Hill, 35, from Bristol, began getting headaches when she was just 12 years old. Earlier this year, she had a private scan, which revealed a 1.8cm-deep tumour in the middle of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Evolutionary Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Prize
(STOCKHOLM) — Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to a new best-selling drug and biofuels won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize, while the other half will be shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said Arnold, 62, conducted the first directed evolution of enzym...
Source: TIME: Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON / AP Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets
FDG-PET/CT scans can predict the success of radiation therapy in patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease — and Death Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

6 mm vs 10 mm-long implants in the rehabilitation of posterior jaws: A 10-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Storelli S, Abb à A, Scanferla M, Botticelli D, Romeo E.
CONCLUSIONS:Rehabilitations supported by 6 mm or 10 mm-long implants showed similar clinical outcomes in terms of survival and success rates, although 6 mm implants had more decementations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and Death Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study is advising physicians to also take a careful look at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CT scans may increase your risk of brain tumors
(Natural News) A computed tomography (CT) scan can be an incredibly useful tool in diagnosing certain problems and possibly helping people get much-needed treatment in time to make a difference. However, this usefulness comes with a great price: It increases the risk of brain tumors, especially in children, according to a new study that was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients showing signs of cancer to be ‘given diagnosis within three weeks’
Patients showing signs of cancer will be promised diagnosis within three weeks, meaning millions more patients will be offered CT and MRI scans via mobile units, it was reported last night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET/MRI motion correction gives readers more confidence
A motion correction algorithm applied to PET/MRI scans resulted in more accurate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions PET/MRI makes clinical inroads, but work remains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overdose Outcomes Improve with Telemedicine
CHALLENGE AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The opioid crisis is a population health issue impacting lives in nearly every community across the country. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and public safety first responders are on the front line of treating these overdose patients. The initial lifesaving acute care they provide is but one step in the continuum of time-sensitive care that includes hospitals, recovery specialists and ongoing treatment programs necessary to prevent the vicious reoccurrence cycle. Through the use of a specialized digital mobile telemedicine app, EMS is uniquely positioned to save lives through timely int...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: General Devices (press release) Tags: Patient Care Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Overdose Outcomes Improve with Telemedicine
CHALLENGE AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The opioid crisis is a population health issue impacting lives in nearly every community across the country. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and public safety first responders are on the front line of treating these overdose patients. The initial lifesaving acute care they provide is but one step in the continuum of time-sensitive care that includes hospitals, recovery specialists and ongoing treatment programs necessary to prevent the vicious reoccurrence cycle. Through the use of a specialized digital mobile telemedicine app, EMS is uniquely positioned to save lives through timely int...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: General Devices (press release) Tags: Patient Care Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: New prostate scanner that hits the cancer bang on target
Barry Dolling, 65, from South London, was the first UK person to test a brand new procedure which offers to treat prostate cancer with minimal side-effects. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S., Japanese researchers to share 2018 Nobel for medicine
Award for medicine kicks off a Nobel Prize week which this year, at least, will feature one major absence due to a rape scandal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart scans on NBA stars show 1 in 5 have abnormal results
Basketball players are 30 times more likely than any other athlete to suffer a sudden cardiac death, and this new research by NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia attempts to look at why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second Large Study Shows That Lung Cancer Screening Works Second Large Study Shows That Lung Cancer Screening Works
NELSON shows that lung cancer screening reduces deaths in high-risk individuals, and also finds that repeat scans pose little burden on the healthcare system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit: Annual report 2018
This report provides up-to-date information on the quality of OG cancer care provided by NHS organisations in England and Wales. It describes trends in patterns of care over a five-year period, between April 2012 and March 2017 and also documents the evolution of staging investigations, with an increased use of PET-CT scans among patients who are candidates for curative treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated blood scandal: Where does the UK's blood supply come from?
A public inquiry into the infected blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s is under way. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated blood scandal: Where does the UK's blood supply come from now?
A public inquiry into the infected blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s is under way. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulators order chiefs of scandal-hit maternity unit to release 2 DECADES worth of records
NHS Improvement has now extended its investigation into Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust's troubled maternity unit to incorporate hundreds more cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighter/Paramedic Recalls Springing Into Action on Southwest Flight 1380
Editor's Note: On April 17, 2018, Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo bank and mother of two children from Albuquerque, N.M., was pulled halfway out of an airplane window on Southwest Flight 1380 after the windows was hit by shrapnel from a failed engine just 20 minutes into the flight. The seatbelt around her waist kept her from being completely sucked away, and it was through heroic efforts by a handful of brave passengers risking their own lives that Jennifer was pulled back into the plane so resuscitation attempts could begin. What follows is the firsthand account from ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Needum, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Teamwork, technology, temperament - laboratory & practice at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
More intensive interaction between laboratory and practice - inspiring digitalisation - enrichening innovative materials - IDS demonstrates the opportunitiesDentists and dental technicians have experienced over the past twenty years how the digitalisation has continually brought new opportunities that were previously undreamt of. There is no end in sight of this success story. At the same time, 3D printing is preparing to open up further new worlds. Regardless of all of the individual innovations, the key to success is and will continue to be the interaction between the " main players " in the team. In this conne...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government
Lawyers for the government tell public inquiry, "things happened that should not have happened". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s a Promising New Way to Treat Appendicitis That Doesn’t Involve Surgery
(CHICAGO) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had another attack. It’s a substantial change in thinking about how to treat an inflamed appendix. For decades, appendicitis has been considered a medical emergency requiring immediat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Watch at Real.video as Paul Joseph Watson skewers Sweden for allowing radical leftist feminists to commit cultural suicide by handing over nation to Islamic "refugees"
(Natural News) The Scandinavian cesspool of leftism known as Sweden is systematically committing cultural suicide – and it’s all because of the radical feminists in charge who insist upon handing the country over to Islamic “refugees” from Africa and the Middle East who care nothing about the native culture, and who are raping and murdering... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

Standardization of EMS Simulation Activities Improves the Learning Experience
Conclusion Standardization is an essential consideration for any simulation activity. The level of standardization must be specifically chosen and incorporated into the design to ensure that each simulation is appropriate and useful. It’s not acceptable to simply place the manikin on a table, or throw the manikin down into the mud and recreate a patient encounter that was “cool” from the last shift. Standardization within simulation activities improves quality and the experience for learners. It also enhances the efforts of proper simulation design, execution and debriefing making the effort of evidence-b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Aaron Dix, NRP, MBA, CHSE, NCEE, CP-C Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory
Brain scans on 16 of the participants indicated that short bouts of mild exercise appeared to trigger an instant uptick in communication between the hippocampal dentate gyrus and the cortical brain regions. Both brain areas are key to processing memory. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STUNNED Android users discover that Google allows mobile phone apps to read all your Gmail
(Natural News) After promising they would no longer spy on your emails for advertisement purposes, Google Inc. recently admitted to lawmakers that they continue to allow third party companies to scan and share data from private Gmail accounts. According to the Wall Street Journal, a top Google official wrote to the U.S. Senate, confessing that Google... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MRI imaging detect early signs of heart disease in lupus sufferers?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints, skin and many other organs throughout the body. Modern treatments have improved the outlook for people with lupus, however there is currently no cure. It remains a variable and unpredictable condition and may even be life-threatening for people whose vital organs, like the heart, are affected. Careful monitoring of the condition is needed so that potentially serious complications can be recognised and treated promptly, and a team of researchers seems to have made a major leap forward in this area. The group from China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 24, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Editor of America's top medical journal compares Trump's child separation policy to Tuskegee
In the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers show racist scandals have led to poorer care for minorities and women, who therefore have poorer health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible scans of a man who had a 4-inch KNIFE stuck in his face
Doctors in South Africa published details of the unusual tale and an array of jaw-dropping scans of the unnamed patient in the prestigious British Medical Journal Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, July 24, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Approve minutes from last full board meeting  Janice McCallum Minutes from June 26, 2018 meeting approved. Environmental Scan–what are you hearing about?   All Janice mentioned recent reporting by NPR/ProPublica on data aggregators, such as Lexis Nexis. Bill Marder from Truven/IBM Watson, who will speak at SPM2018, can provide context on how aggregators have operated and can provide a view to the future...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - September 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Source Type: news

UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal
A long-awaited inquiry has opened into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Survivors of the blood scandal are given as little as five seconds to explain the devastation
Time restrictions during the preliminary hearing meant lawyers were allocated as little as five seconds per victim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news