Experimental Alzheimer ’ s Drug Stirs Hope After Early Trials
(CNN) — After a series of prominent failures, there’s reason to be hopeful in the search for a drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Results of an early trial of an experimental drug showed that it improved cognition and reduced clinical signs of Alzheimer’s in the brains of study participants, and experts are “cautiously optimistic” that the results will be duplicated in future clinical trials. The drug, an antibody called BAN2401, not only reduced the formulation of new beta amyloid clusters in the brain, it reduced existing clusters by 70% on average, American biotechno...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease CNN Source Type: news

Viral content: vaccine scandal test Beijing's grip on information control
A Chinese vaccine scandal has laid bare a new challenge Beijing faces in its long-running battle for information control: blogs and online articles by independent writers capable of unleashing a storm of public fury. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Former federal prosecutor now admits the "conspiracy theories" about FBI corruption and the FISA process are ALL TRUE
(Natural News) One of the Left’s go-to tactics when it is trying to discredit conservatives — especially pro-Trump conservatives — is to call them “conspiracy theorists.” So it took something big, like the “Spygate” scandal and the intentional tanking of the Hillary Clinton classified email investigation, to finally convince many Americans that the “crazies” on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia
Using MRI, an international team of researchers believe they have found the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve Could brain imaging predict future behavior? fMRI investigates roots of dyslexia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

fMRI links key brain regions between sleep and depression
Functional MRI (fMRI) scans have helped open researchers' eyes to which brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine-learning algorithm detects schizophrenia on fMRI fMRI studies may need more subjects Noncontrast fMRI protocol might detect vascular disorders fMRI shows a good word might tame psychosis fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients
PET scans with the radiotracer F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) can help determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes FDG-PET/CT beats FLT-PET/CT for differentiated thyroid cancer FLT-PET could help predict outcome in head and neck cancer JNM: FLT-PET aids prognosis of glioma patients FLT-PET helps predicts cancer therapy results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Drug Shows Promise in Early Studies to Treat Alzheimer ’s
There hasn’t been much good news lately on the Alzheimer’s drug front, with a number of companies either abandoning their Alzheimer’s research efforts or stopping studies of experimental medications. Over the summer, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca PLC terminated their development of an experimental treatment when studies failed to show improvement in people with early signs of cognitive impairment. In January, Pfizer closed its neurodegenerative disease research, and a month later, Merck stopped development of its Alzheimer’s drug candidate after disappointing results. But at the annual meeting of the Al...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Inflammation promotes gut polyposis
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Neutrophils take a different tack
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Did the Ninth U.S. Circuit just legalize OPEN CARRY firearms in all 50 states?
(Natural News) A three judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court has ruled in favor of open carry firearms in all fifty states. Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEMA warns of collateral damage from China tariffs
While supporting the Office of U.S. Trade Representative in its actions to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tariffs could add $400M to medical equipment costs U.S.-China trade war breaks out as tariffs kick in MITA: Tariff impact could be billions MITA urges exemption for medical devices in China tariffs China tariffs may affect low-end scanners most (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists say a new blood test could detect brain injuries and eliminate the need for CT scans
A new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York suggests a new blood test could detect brain injuries such as bleeding or bruising and eliminate a number of CT scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong clinics prepare for influx of mainland visitors after China vaccine scandal
Henry Yeung, a pediatrician and president of the Hong Kong Doctors Union, has just boosted his orders for a popular vaccine for infants - stocking up in preparation for a surge in mainland Chinese visitors spooked by the country's latest vaccine scandal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Regulator checks vaccine producers in China after scandal
China's food and drug regulator is running checks on production lines at domestic vaccine makers after a scandal involving a firm that falsified data on a vaccine routinely given to infants, state television said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China orders its state-run media to delete all articles and images about an exploding vaccine scandal... sound familiar?
(Natural News) A Chinese vaccine maker has been fabricating records and pumping out defective vaccines. All production has been halted at Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, China’s second largest rabies vaccine maker. After an inspection, regulators found fabricated safety records for a series of rabies vaccines. The vaccine maker has also halted production of vaccines for diphtheria,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SCANDAL: Airport weather stations that record "global warming" temperatures sit directly in the exhaust paths of fiery hot jet engines
(Natural News) If so-called climate change experts are to be believed, the human race is facing imminent and irreversible doom. Man-made global warming, they insist, is raising temperatures across our planet, melting glaciers, raising water levels, exposing oceanside populations to impending disaster, and creating scary new weather patterns. As proof of their doomsday prophecies, these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 detained in China rabies vaccine scandal
Chinese state media report a total of 15 people have been detained so far in a growing scandal over the faking of records by a rabies vaccine maker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What is the Twittersphere saying about radiology AI?
Tweets that discuss the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays Radiology leaders must counter hype over AI in radiology Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could a blood test rule out most CT for brain injury?
A blood test that detects biomarkers for brain injury could help rule out patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH unveils cloud computing research initiative
Teaming up with Google Cloud, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing NIBIB launches Spanish version of medical scan app Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New diagnostic blood test helps rule out need for CT scans in patients with possible TBI
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Research conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has helped confirm the effectiveness of a blood biomarker that can indicate if patients with a head injury can avoid a costly CT scan because the blood test results indicate no traumatic brain injury (TBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fresh Scandal Erupts Over Vaccine Safety in China Fresh Scandal Erupts Over Vaccine Safety in China
A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. media decries China's censorship of a massive vaccine scandal, even while the U.S. media censors all the vaccine scandals covered up by the CDC
(Natural News) A vaccine scandal has broken out in China: Regulators say that multiple problems, including falsified records, were found at a large pharma company which produces a rabies vaccine. In the aftermath, Chinese censors were tasked with deleting articles and removing any and all postings about the scandal, erasing virtually any trace of public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Automated Bone Scan Index for Prostate Cancer Prognosis Automated Bone Scan Index for Prostate Cancer Prognosis
The automated bone scan index provides an objective analysis of the burden of bone disease in advanced prostate cancer and thus holds promise as a reliable prognostic tool.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NHS blood scandal: 'I don't want him to have died in vain'
In the 1970s and 1980s thousands of UK patients were given blood products infected with Hepatitis C and HIV. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canon, AHRA offer 2 new grant opportunities
Canon Medical Systems USA and the AHRA are adding two new grant opportunities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Canon makes 1st U.S. installation of 1.5T scanner ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant AHRA executive director Cronin set to retire AHRA: Most practices still use CR, despite pay cut AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A novel intervention for system-involved female intimate partner violence survivors: changes in mental health - Rizo CF, Wretman CJ, Macy RJ, Guo S, Ermentrout DM.
Female intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors who are their children's primary caregivers are often mandated to services by child protection services (CPS) and/or the courts. Unfortunately, scant evidence exists regarding mandated programs for CPS- and/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association between irritability and suicide-related outcomes across the life-course. Systematic review of both community and clinical studies - Orri M, Perret LC, Turecki G, Geoffroy MC.
BACKGROUND: Irritability is gaining considerable attention as a risk factor for suicide-related outcomes (suicide mortality, attempt, and ideation). However, the evidence of this association is scant. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence regard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

China's drug regulator to conduct full review of scandal-hit vaccine firm
China's food and drug regulator said on Tuesday it will conduct a full review of the production and sales process in a vaccine maker accused of falsifying data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy?
Which is the superior imaging study to exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China vaccine maker hit by police, graft probes as scandal widens
Changsheng Biotechnology, the Chinese vaccine maker accused of falsifying data, plunged deeper into crisis on Tuesday as both police and the country's top graft watchdog launched investigations into the firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Changsheng Bio extends slump amid vaccine scandal 
Xi orders probe, calls for severe punishment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China launches graft probe into scandal-hit vaccine firm
China's top graft buster said on Tuesday that it had begun an investigation into possible corruption at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co, which is at the center of safety scandal that has ignited public anger. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CT Scans More Than Once a Year Don't Extend NSCLC Survival CT Scans More Than Once a Year Don't Extend NSCLC Survival
Performing computed tomography (CT) surveillance in lung cancer survivors more than once a year is not associated with improved survival, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2
Royal Philips saw revenue grow 8% after currency adjustments in the second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 Report: Philips to cut more jobs in Cleveland Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China vax scandal intensifies
After a second scandal over substandard vaccines from Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, the Chinese public is voicing its outrage. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beijing battles public anger over latest vaccine scandal
More than 250,000 substandard doses sold in drug safety scare (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China police probe vaccine maker after scandal sparks fury
A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from citizens fed up with safety scares, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatening Chinese ambitions to play a larger role in the global pharmaceutical arena. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bitter pill: China vaccine scandal sparks fury, roils markets
A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from citizens fed up with safety scares, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatening Chinese ambitions to play a larger role in the global pharmaceutical space. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thousands of Children Injected with Faulty Vaccines in China
A scandal over faulty rabies vaccines rekindled fears that corruption and abuse in the nation ’ s vast pharmaceutical industry were placing ordinary people at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAVIER C. HERN Á NDEZ Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) China Rabies Source Type: news

In China, Vaccine Scandal Infuriates Parents and Tests Government
A scandal over faulty rabies vaccines rekindled fears that corruption and abuse in the nation ’ s vast pharmaceutical industry were placing ordinary people at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAVIER C. HERN Á NDEZ Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) China Rabies Source Type: news

Bitter pill: China vaccine scandal sparks online fury, roils markets
A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from leaders and citizens fed up with safety scares in the country, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatening Chinese ambitions to play a larger global role. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China vaccine scandal ripples through domestic market, threatens global push
A vaccine scandal in China, which has hit a nerve in the country and prompted quick reactions from leaders in Beijing, is sending ripples across the wider domestic drug market while threatening to dent Chinese ambitions to play a larger global role. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese premier calls for severe punishment in vaccine scandal
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an immediate investigation into a scandal over faulty vaccines that he said had crossed a moral line, and urged severe punishment for the companies and people implicated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breast cancer gene SCANDAL: Half the women who undergo mastectomies found to have harmless gene variant, NOT cancer
(Natural News) Half of American women who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing for breast cancer do not carry cancer-causing genes at all, a study revealed. The number of women undergoing preventive mastectomy reached exponential proportions following Angelina Jolie’s highly-publicized decision to remove both of her breasts in 2013. According to health professionals, millions have already... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing
Following its recent release of a massive database of chest x-rays, the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose? Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose? CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Feasibility of DriveFocus ™ and driving simulation interventions in young drivers - Alvarez L, Classen S, Medhizadah S, Knott M, Asantey K, He W, Feher A, Moulin MS.
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death among North American youth, with a high prevalence of distraction-related fatalities. Youth-focused interventions must address detecting (visual scanning) and responding (adjustment to stimuli) to cri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIBIB launches Spanish version of medical scan app
The U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIBIB teams with radiology societies on AI workshop Pettigrew to step down as NIBIB director Rivanna receives NIBIB grant NIBIB adds new advisory council members Grossman joins NIBIB board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news