Novel gene mutation found in lymphatic disorder
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Pediatric researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes a serious lymphatic condition, and used that knowledge to restore normal lymphatic vessels in model animals. The laboratory findings may lead to a new therapy for patients with this type of abnormal lymphatic circulation. Abnormal lymphatic flow may sometimes cause severe symptoms, including respiratory distress, fluid accumulation and swelling in limbs and tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three factors that predict life-threatening respiratory disease in burn patients
(Loyola University Health System) For the first time, researchers have devised a model to predict burn patients who are most likely to develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).The prediction model includes three factors: the extent of the patient's inhalation injury, the percentage of the patient's body that was burned and whether the patient had high levels of a blood clotting protein called von Willebrand factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ResMed ventilator now has autoEPAP
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) has added autoEPAP to its Astral life support ventilator in the United States. AutoEPAP (automatic expiratory positive airway pressure) automatically adjusts a patient’s expiratory pressure in response to flow limitations or obstruction of the upper airway. It’s an option when in Astral’s iVAPS (intelligent volume-assured pressure support) mode that automatically adapts to a patient’s changing pressure needs as their respiratory disease progresses. AutoEPAP is already in use in other markets. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Res...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Respiratory ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

No major public health events during hajj 2018 (1439 H) thanks to effective and timely ...
23 August 2018, Makkah – An estimated 2.7 million Muslims from 109 countries have safely concluded the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia’s holy region of Makkah.   The hajj is one of largest annual religious mass gatherings in the world, but months of preparedness by the Saudi Ministry of Health meant hajj 2018 (1439 H) was celebrated without major health events.  With technical support from WHO, the Ministry invested in improving readiness, preparedness and response capacities at all levels to prevent and detect potential health threats early on. A comprehensive and integrated plan e...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Woman nearly loses one of her lungs after inhaling a crayfish leg
The fast-eater, identified only by her surname, Lin, complained of pain after dining-out on the delicacy in China's Hubei province,. A scan revealed the rogue limb risking damage to her respiratory system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Study: Chronic sinus inflammation association with cellular changes
Researchers have found the source of chronic allergic inflammation in the sinus: epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient diagnosed with first case of Mers virus in England since 2013
Health authorities are tracing people who were in close contact with Middle East residentA person who was diagnosed with the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in England since 2013 is said to be in a stable condition.Public Health England (PHE) said the patient is a resident of the Middle East, where they are believed to have contracted the infection before travelling to the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health Leeds Liverpool UK news NHS Science Source Type: news

Middle-East resident diagnosed with MERS in Britain
A person in northern England has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at hospital in Liverpool, Public Health England said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First case of deadly MERS virus in five years diagnosed in England
A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has been detected in a patient in England, the first case since 2013, according to Public Health England. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Providers can take steps to prevent NPI identity theft and resulting health care fraud (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Teen Smoke Exposure Tied to Increase in Related Symptoms
Exposure in non - smoking adolescents linked to increased risk of ED and/or urgent care visits (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Adhering to'secure, preserve, fight'strategy recommended for areas with vulnerable patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
More than twice as many HDHP enrollees in small versus large firms lack employer - funded accounts (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

ResApp partners with DoD on deployment readiness app
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp  has signed a deal to join in the development of mobile applications that will help determine the mission-readiness of American military personnel. ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Lockh eed Martin to join the US Government’s Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health effort. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Lead to 1,400 Deaths a Year
Title: Trump Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Lead to 1,400 Deaths a YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Groups Say EPA's Air Pollution Plan Will Cost Lives
(MedPage Today) -- As many as 1,400 " avoidable " deaths annually from proposed rules on power plants (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s Q1 tops The Street
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today posted fiscal first-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street and raised its sales outlook for the rest of fiscal 2019. The world’s largest medical device business put up profits of $1.08 billion, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $7.38 billion for the three months ended July 27, for a bottom-line gain of 5.8% on flat sales compared with fiscal Q1 2018. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.17, 6¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.24 billion. “We are executing against our plan, grow...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Old Age Is a Curse in India
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Aug 21 2018 (IPS)Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth. Indeed, the government has to deal simultaneously with the rising fiscal burden of NCDs and substantial burden of infectious diseases. As a recen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pratima Yadav, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Harald von Boehmer Midwinter Conference 2019
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018Year: 2019Location: Seefeld, Tirol, AustriaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Clinical Fellowship in Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Your Voice
Title: Health Tip: Protect Your VoiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Title: Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific NorthwestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Low - income urban preschoolers with asthma may not meet home medication readiness criteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Heat - Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Researchers project that AC adaptation will account for increase in deaths related to air quality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Overall, 1.6 percent of total development assistance for health went to projects with adolescent target (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime - Time Television
Tobacco content occurred in 33 percent of all programs; 8 percent of all adverts, trailer breaks (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk factors on hospital arrival for acute respiratory distress syndrome following pediatric trauma - Killien EY, Mills B, Watson RS, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP.
OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors identifiable at hospital arrival associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome development among critically injured children. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Level I or II adult or pediatric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Updates in the Treatment of Active and Latent Tuberculosis Updates in the Treatment of Active and Latent Tuberculosis
Get up-to-date on the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Early warning surveillance system implemented in Saudi Arabia for this year ’s hajj
18 August 2018 – As the number of pilgrims participating in the annual hajj has been increasing in recent years, WHO has been providing support to Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation for the first time during the hajj season of an early warning surveillance system to prevent, early detect, and respond to public health threats during the hajj.  The development of the electronic early warning surveillance system is a joint effort between Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health and WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. This is the first year in which the new system will be used during the ha...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Decreases in pharmacologic treatment, adjunctive agent use, hospital length of stay, opioid tx days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs
New research suggests that having poor dental hygiene means ingesting bacteria that may damage respiratory health in the long-term. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
Title: Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
The logo should be simple and easy to identify, should send a message about the medical practice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psy Source Type: news

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days'notice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

Patient Portals Don ’ t Appear to Have Much Traction
Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Fast Track Companies: Respiratory Services of Western New York, No. 47
Home care is a big part of the local health scene, and helping to ensure a quality of life for men, women and children is Michael McCartney of Respiratory Services of Western New York. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Fast Track Companies: Respiratory Services of Western New York, No. 47
Home care is a big part of the local health scene, and helping to ensure a quality of life for men, women and children is Michael McCartney of Respiratory Services of Western New York. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

AHA: Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health of Those Near and Far
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Use of labetalol versus other antihypertensives linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Most due to respiratory distress, psychiatric/behavioral emergencies, or seizures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

AngioDynamics acquires Surgical Specialties ’ BioSentry sealant, updates on Bard antitrust suit
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today it acquired Surgical Specialties’ BioSentry Tract Sealant assets for an undisclosed amount, and touted a recent legal win in a case against Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard. The newly acquired BioSentry system is designed to prevent the occurrence of pneurmothorax during CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsies using a proprietary hydrogel plug which prevents air leakage during the procedure. The sealant has both FDA clearance and CE Mark approval in the European Union. As part of the acquisition, AngioDynamics said that Surgical Specialties&rs...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory AngioDynamics Source Type: news

Red Tide Is Killing Marine Life and Scaring Away Tourists in Florida. Here ’s What to Know About It
Tourists and residents alike have been chased away from Florida’s famous beaches by an ominous-sounding ecological occurrence: red tide. Florida sees red tide — an algae outbreak that can kill marine life and sicken humans — nearly every year, but the current flare-up has become severe enough to warrant a state of emergency declaration from Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Here’s what to know about red tide in Florida. What is red tide? The naturally and frequently occurring marine phenomenon is caused by an influx of microscopic algae called Karenia brevis, which give water a namesake reddish hue. The orga...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

BARDA, J & J launch ‘ reimagined ’ emergency respiratory device challenge
The Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Janssen R&D are launching a new crowdsourced tech development challenge looking to support innovative respiratory protection devices, according to a recently listed government posting. The new contest, dubbed the QuickFire Challenge, will look to award up to $100,000 to developers of “reimagined, transformative respiratory protection” devices, according to the release. Both J&J’s Janssen and BARDA will collaborate on the challenge, alongside J&J&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Respiratory Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID ’ d
Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news