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Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Partnering With Librarians
The role of the librarian is to locate, organize, make available, and often disseminate information. Librarians in the 21st century primarily work with digital resources to ensure that clinicians have easy access to the information needed to practice, research, and teach, and for lifelong learning. The focus of this editorial is to highlight the value the librarian brings to writing and publishing. Moreover, as you work in other settings, be sure to think about collaborating with a librarian to raise the level of productivity in the areas of teaching and clinical practice.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Janene Batten Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

New Jersey company recalls cut fruit products after 33 sickened with salmonella
A New Jersey produce company is recalling some of its products in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware for possible salmonella contamination after more than 30 people got sick.
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 Health Trackers For Running
Looking for a device to track your running routine? Or you’d like to treat yourself to a little gadget for the end of year season that will supplement your workout? Maybe you just need a little push with the help of what technology can offer to get out of your apartment and hit the running track? We’ve got you covered! We’ll list our favourite health tracking devices that we’ve tested and found appropriate for running. Fitbit Ionic: Almost perfect  The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit’s very first fitness tracker-smartwatch hybrid, is something of a love child between Pebble and Fitbit. The device was released aft...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health fitness running healthcare design fitness trackers digital health sensors runner Source Type: blogs

Lyme disease claim lines increased 117% from 2007 to 2018
(FAIR Health) From 2007 to 2018, claim lines with diagnoses of Lyme disease increased nationally 117%. The new FAIR Health Study Uncovers Geographic, Age and Gender Variation, among Other Notable Statistics. Comparing Lyme disease to other tick-borne diseases, the study draws on data from FAIR Health's comprehensive repository of over 29 billion private healthcare claim records -- the largest in the country.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Focused Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier, May Aid Alzheimer ' s Treatment Focused Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier, May Aid Alzheimer ' s Treatment
MRI-guided low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU) can safely open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and allow for targeted delivery of drugs in patients with Alzheimer ' s disease (AD), according to new preliminary research.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ice Bath After Workout May Not Improve Fitness Ice Bath After Workout May Not Improve Fitness
New research throws cold water on a popular exercise recovery regimen, finding that ice baths after a workout may actually impede muscle building.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Amgen ' s Biosimilar to J & J ' s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug FDA Approves Amgen ' s Biosimilar to J & J ' s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Amgen Inc ' s biosimilar copy of Johnson& Johnson ' s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, according to the regulator ' s website.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story
In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Tufts, erroneously reported that Richard Sackler is a current board member of Purdue Pharma
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 
The Daily Mail's resident doctor Martin Scurr answers your health concerns in his weekly column.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis
Changes in clinical pathways and order sets can help reduce albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Enterotoxigenic E. Coli Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Children in Early Trial Enterotoxigenic E. Coli Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Children in Early Trial
An oral, inactivated enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine (ETVAX) is safe and immunogenic in children, according to a new phase-1/2 trial.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary Geriatric Assessment May Improve Outcomes After Stem-Cell Transplantation Multidisciplinary Geriatric Assessment May Improve Outcomes After Stem-Cell Transplantation
Multidisciplinary, cancer-specific geriatric assessment to create an individualized optimization plan appears to improve outcomes in older patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), researchers report.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Associations of low-dose aspirin or other NSAID use with prostate cancer risk in the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study
ConclusionLow-dose aspirin or other NSAID use was not associated with reduced prostate cancer risk, neither overall nor according to anthropometric measures, smoking, or alcohol use. The variation according to outcome characteristics warrants further investigation.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - December 10, 2019.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML and related matters.I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board are dated 6 December, 2018! Secrecy unconstrained! This is really the behaviour of a federal public agency gone rogue – and it just goes on! When you read this it will be well over 12 months of radio silence. I wonder will things improve with the CEO and COO gone?Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

So Mr Kelsey Is Moving Out With HIMSS. What Do You Think?
So HIMSS is taking Mr Kelsey on! Make of this what you will. Thanks to the eager reader of the NT News for letting us all know! I wonder does HIMSS know just the level of appreciation we all have for Mr Kelsey in OZ? David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Effect of Meditation on Health: a Metasynthesis of Randomized Controlled Trials
ConclusionsThis metasynthesis provides among the most compelling evidence to date that meditation benefits health. Nonetheless, current estimates of meditation –health effects may be inflated as a result of publication bias, low quality studies, and use of inactive control conditions.
Source: Mindfulness - December 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs
The White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thank goodness for stickiness: Unravelling the evolution of income-related health inequalities before and after the Great Recession in Europe
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Max Coveney, Pilar García-Gómez, Eddy Van Doorslaer, Tom Van OurtiAbstractThe Great Recession in Europe sparked concerns that the crisis would lead to increased income related health inequalities (IRHI). Did this come to pass, and what role, if any, did government transfers play in the evolution of these inequalities? Motivated by these questions, this paper seeks to (i) study the evolution of IRHI during the crisis, and (ii) decompose these evolutions to examine the separate roles of government versus market transfers. Using ...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - December 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Preemies face higher risk of diabetes as children and young adults
(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born too early may be more likely to develop diabetes as children and young adults than full-term infants, a new study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thought Leader Forum: Telehealth innovation to improve care convenience
Patients expect great care from their health care providers. These days, they also expect great technology and communication. Telehealth has enabled a broad, new swath of services, from check-ups to prescription services to diagnostics. Kaiser Permanente of Washington has integrated this technology into its systems in a comprehensive way – and it’s changing the way doctors interact with patients, making it easier for patients to seek care and even offering some flexibility for time-strapped care…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Discourses of professionals and adolescents about the access of adolescents to Health Services in Venezuela, 2017
Resumen El objetivo fue analizar los discursos de profesionales y adolescentes sobre los factores que dificultan y potencializan el acceso de esta poblaci ón a los servicios de salud (SS) y los efectos que generan en el alcance de la equidad en un estado de Venezuela. Se realizaron 12 entrevistas con adolescentes y 12 con profesionales, teniendo como base el Análisis Crítico del Discurso (ACD) y la estructura triangular de Thiede, Akweongo y McInty re. Los resultados se estructuraron en tres temas: el poder de los estereotipos y creencias; la ley al margen del derecho a la salud y construyendo prácticas humanizadas. El...
Source: Saude e Sociedade - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Association between social conditions and oral health in school failure
CONCLUSION Oral disorders and social factors were associated with school failure in adolescents. A successful school trajectory was a strong determinant of health, therefore actions between the educational and health sectors must be developed for adolescents, especially those with this profile.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Change Is Coming to Medicare Home Health. Should I Be Worried?
A new Medicare home health payment system that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, reimburses for care based on patient characteristics, rather than on the number of therapy minutes the patient needs. The new system, known as the Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), will likely affect the amount of speech-language treatment a beneficiary receives. It will also lead to changes in the ways speech-language pathologists demonstrate their value in this setting, their roles and responsibilities, and, in some cases, staffing levels. PDGM payment is based on: Source of admission (community or institutional). Lower payment for the second ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - December 9, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Sarah Warren Tags: Audiology Health Care Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia Source Type: blogs

Brentwood hospital company receives second delisting warning from NYSE
For the second time this year, the New York Stock Exchange has warned Quorum Health Corp. that it is at risk of being delisted. Quorum was notified Dec. 3 that it is not in compliance with the exchange’s listing standards due to its average price per share closing at less than $1 over a consecutive 30-day trading period, according to a filing Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Brentwood-based ho spital operator has six months to raise its share price and regain compliance. The…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

U.S. kids not getting measles shots before international travel
(Reuters Health) - Even with measles outbreaks common in many parts of the world, doctors and parents are often not opting to have children vaccinated before international travel, a new study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study says
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Methodist Health System names new CEO
Dallas-based Methodist Health System has named Jim Scoggin as its new CEO. Scoggin has served as interim CEO since April of this year after Stephen Mansfield retired after leading the company for 13 years. With 34-years of experience in the healthcare sector, the Methodist Board of Directors felt that Scoggin had to ability to lead the company now and into the future. Scoggin's career started in 1980 when he worked for Humana; during his time, he held various positions including Chief Financial…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

University students' and clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes towards physical activity for mental health
ConclusionsThe findings highlight the acceptability of physical activity as a mental health intervention tool within a post-secondary context. Importantly the results provide implications for developing strategies to incorporate physical activity as an acceptable support method within mental health services.
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

U.S. territory of American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week
Health officials in the U.S. territory of American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations beginning Friday.
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says
A new study shows that elite athletes have less "noisy" brains than the rest of us, a sign of better brain health.
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Shows Even Light Drinking Can Increase Cancer Risk
BOSTON (CBS) — According to a new study published in the journal Cancer, even light to moderate alcohol intake has been linked to a higher risk of cancer. Researchers at the University of Tokyo and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at data on over 60,000 cancer patients in Japan. They found drinking as little as one drink a day for 10 years or two drinks a year for five years, was associated would increase overall cancer risk by five percent, such as cancers of the colon, stomach, breast, prostate, and esophagus. Cancer risk was lowest with no alcohol consumption.
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Drinking Source Type: news

Jeff Hordley health: Actor's disease ‘I was scared it would stop my acting career'
JEFF HORDLEY flew onto televisions screens playing bad boy, Cain Dingle, in the long-running soap Emmerdale. Life imitated art for Jeff when he had to endure a dangerous health struggle that had taken his mother ’s life. What is it and what are the symptoms to look out for?
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study shows inhibition of gene helps overcome resistance to immunotherapy
Cancer immunology drugs, which harness the body ’s immune system to better attack cancer cells, have significantly changed the face of cancer treatment. People with aggressive cancers are now living longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, cancer immunology therapy only works in a subset of patients.Now, a new study from scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why some people with advanced cancer may not respond to one of the leading immunotherapies, PD-1 blockade, and how a new combination approach may help overcome resistance to the immunotherapy drug.TheUCLA study, published today in th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Broken Heart Syndrome Can Be Brought on By Stress, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Researchers find that not only can loss of a loved one break someone’s heart, but extreme stress can also do it as well. “Broken Heart Syndrome” occurs when one part of the heart stops pumping properly. More common in women, patients may feel like they’re having a heart attack with chest pain and shortness of breath. It can be treated and it is usually temporary. It’s been associated with the death of a loved one, and researchers now say extreme stress can do the same…a frightening medical diagnosis, job loss, financial burden, a divorce, loss of a pet. Patients often have s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Broken Heart Syndrome Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

France to ban dozens of glyphosate weedkillers amid health risk debate
France's health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Improving Cultural Safety of Diabetes Care in Indigenous Populations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA: A Systematic Rapid Review
ConclusionsWhile based on a small number of studies, the review establishes moderate evidence that interventions to improve cultural safety can have positive effects on the treatment of diabetes in Indigenous populations. Further research with stronger study designs should be conducted to further validate the present conclusions.
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - December 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

We Beat Sleep Apnea. It Should Be Easier for You to Do It, Too.
The consequences of ignoring the condition can be severe, but the health system puts up barriers to treatment.
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Health Insurance and Managed Care Traffic Accidents and Safety Snoring Source Type: news

Minnesota Health Action Group announces new CEO and president
The Minnesota Health Action Group announced Monday that it has named Mamie Segall as its new president and CEO. Segall replaces Carolyn Pare, who held the role for 20 years before stepping down in September. The Minnesota Health Action Group is a nonprofit reform organization that influences the health care industry to drive down costs and drive up quality. It counts the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul among its members, as well as companies like Best Buy Co. and 3M Co. Segall was most recently…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Marie Claire Editor Departing for Health Start-Up
Anne Fulenwider joins a handful of magazine women who have left their posts for new ventures.
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Marikar Source Type: news

Research Reveals If Cannabis Improves Mental Health (M)
The second most common medicinal use of cannabis is for mental health problems. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cannabis Mental Health subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Baptist Health Foundation Names Lena Moore Chief Development Officer
The Baptist Health Foundation announces Lena Moore, formerly of the Clinton Foundation, as its new chief development officer.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UPDATED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION: December 18, 2019: Meeting of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement - 12/18/2019 - 12/18/2019
UPDATED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION: December 18, 2019: Meeting of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medications as effective as stents for most with coronary artery disease
This study suggests that for most, managing CAD with medications alone (the conservative approach) is as safe and effective as the more invasive strategy of cardiac catheterization and opening of the blocked artery. Findings of the ISCHEMIA trial ISCHEMIA followed over 5,000 patients with significant narrowing in one or more coronary arteries. Half of the patients were randomly selected to receive conservative treatment with optimal medical therapy (OMT) and lifestyle changes to treat risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The other half were given OMT and also sent for cardiac catheterization (thre...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dara K. Lee Lewis, MD Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Medical News Today: Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake
Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find also proves a key point in evolutionary biology.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Pembroke practice to merge into community health center
A rural community health provider will add three new service sites through the acquisition of Pembroke Family Medicine. The private practice will merge into Oak Orchard Health, with its three sites in Genesee County —Alexander, Batavia and Corfu — to be converted to new extension sites. According to plans filed with the state Department of Health, adding the three sites would help met unmet needs in a service area that runs as north as Albion, stretches into the eastern borders of LeRoy and…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

A population-based analysis of suicidality and its correlates: findings from the National Mental Health Survey of India, 2015–16
This study also has implications for other low-income and middle-income countries in south Asia, where sociodemographic factors play a crucial role for suicide prevention.FundingMinistry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Ghana: Pokuase Residents Get Free Health screening On Farmers' Day
[Ghanaian Times] The International Central Gospel Church, Gateway Sanctuary, has organised a free health screening and blood donation for residents of Pokuase and its environs.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news