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A timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth
A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has used a combination of genomic and fossil data to explain the history of life on Earth, from its origin to the present day.
Source: University of Bristol news - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Long-Term Care Insurance For Singles: Do You Really Need It?
The decision to pursue long-term care insurance is big one for retirees. This choice is even more important and complication for singles facing retirement. Here ' s what you need to know about long-term care insurance to make the right choice for your financial security.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Rae, Contributor Source Type: news

New Yale-Commonwealth Fund fellowship to train leaders in minority health
With support from the Commonwealth Fund, Yale SOM is launching a program to give healthcare practitioners the skills to tackle critical healthcare inequities.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ViewRay closes $173m offering
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) today closed a $172.5 million offering with funds slated to support working capital and general corporate purposes. In the offering, the Cleveland-based company floated approximately 16.2 million shares of common stock at $9.25 per share, bringing in $150 million gross before offering-related payments. The offering also included 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 2.4 million shares at the same price, which was fully executed, lifting the total raised in the round to $172.5 million. ViewRay said it plans to use funds raised to support working capital and general corporate purposes,...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Morning Break: Rapist Physician Walks; ICU Pregnancy Outbreak; Rebates in HHS Crosshairs
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nationwide EpiPen Shortage as Kids Return to School
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Exclusive: Dementia nursing not a ‘backwater’, insists charity
A charity leader has said more needs to be done to promote dementia care as a valuable career for nurses, as new figures reveal the number of people diagnosed with the condition has risen by 6% in three years.
Source: Nursing Times - August 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Air quality plummets in Metro Vancouver as wildfire smoke blankets South Coast
More smoky, hazy air blanketed much of the province Monday as hundreds of wildfires continued to rage across British Columbia.
Source: CBC | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Air quality plummets across B.C. as wildfire smoke blankets province
More smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of the province today as nearly 600 wildfires continue to rage across British Columbia.
Source: CBC | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Trust starts scheme to help its own staff after birth trauma
NHS staff in North Kent who are also the parents of premature babies are being offered additional support via the first health service initiative of its kind in England.
Source: Nursing Times - August 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Avista to acquire Organogenesis
Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition group said last Friday it inked deal to acquire Organogenesis for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, Avista Capital Partners private equity firm will invest $92 million into the newly acquired company, which is slated to be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ORGO” following the closing of the transaction. Avista said it expects the initial enterprise value of the company to be approximately $673 million. “We are delighted to be partnering with Organogenesis, as the company is well-positioned to benefit from secular tailwinds driving growth in the ad...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Organogenesis Inc. Source Type: news

Can Technology Save A Failing Healthcare System?
Saddled with one of the costliest and least performing healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. should embrace the oncoming wave of healthcare technology innovation and watch the experiments with alternatives among startups and bellwether firms alike.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dante Disparte, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN NYSE:JPM NYSE:BRK.A Source Type: news

Strawberries could reduce colon inflammation, study finds
Eating a few strawberries a day could reduce effects of inflammation of the colon, including severe diarrhea and fatigue, according to study on mice.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paper And Bacteria: The NextGen Battery?
In the future, the next time you need a battery to power a device, instead of searching for a Duracell, you may be reaching into your bag to grab a novel disposable-type battery, with two unlikely constituents: paper and bacteria
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Taking the worry out of kids ’ sports injuries
Dr. David Frumberg, a Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon who treats children, shares surprising insights about how to keep young athletes from getting hurt.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern African Countries Step Up to End Deadly Malaria by 2030
[Malaria Elimination Initiative] Amid rising malaria cases, sixteen southern African countries step up commitments to end the deadly disease by 2030
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:33 Children Die of Acute Malnutrition in Bama IDP Camp - - MSF
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started emergency nutritional and paediatric activities in Bama, Borno state, in response to a critical humanitarian situation among newly arrived internally displaced people (IDPs).
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prescription for play? It's "brain building" for kids, study finds
New guidance out overnight calls on pediatricians to write a "prescription for play," and for parents to help fill that order. The clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says "play is not frivolous -- it is brain building." Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the benefits of unstructured play.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xeris Pharmaceuticals kicks off dual-hormone artificial pancreas trial
Xeris Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:XERS) said last week that it launched a Phase I trial of its ready-to-use liquid glucagon in a closed-loop, dual-hormone artificial pancreas system. Automated insulin delivery systems represent the latest advancement in diabetes management. But these technologies fall short of performing the tasks of a human pancreas – they deliver insulin, but they can’t co-deliver glucagon. Traditional dry-powder glucagon formulations must be used immediately, according to Xeris, or else they begin to degrade. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Xeris Pharmaceutica...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat xerispharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: How much should parents pressure picky eaters?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new study that found pressuring picky-eating children to eat certain foods doesn't always help them to grow or overcome their pickiness.
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cord Blood and Your Family ’s Future
Storing your child’s cord blood is an incredible way to invest in their future health and well-being. What you might not know: The same cord blood can be used to cure devastating diseases in your other children, or even in you.  Click here to read the story of Hamad, a young Emirati boy who was cured of sickle cell anemia. He wasn’t cured with his own cord blood; he was cured with cord blood stem cells from his younger brother. Cord blood isn’t just an investment in your child; it’s an investment in your family. Call us to learn more about cord blood and cord blood tissue banking. The post Cord Blood and Your Fami...
Source: Cord Blood News - August 20, 2018 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: maze_cordadmin Tags: Cord Blood Cord Tissue parents Source Type: blogs

Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
H. Gilbert Welch, a health policy expert who has advocated against superfluous cancer screening, published another Dartmouth researcher's work, according to the university administration.
Source: The Scientist - August 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola - Hope Is At the End of the Tunnel in Mangina - (East of the DRC)
[WHO] Mangina (North Kivu), 17 August 2018 - "I was under a lot of stress and experienced insomnia mixed with nightmare all night," says Sister Darl ène Mwasi, a registered nurse at the Mangina referral health centre, which is more than 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Drinking milk at breakfast better manages blood glucose
Milk, especially high-dairy protein types, consumed with breakfast cereal reduced blood glucose concentration compared with water, according to a new study.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company-led recall: Nutriflex Omega Special 2500ml
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company led recall for specific batches of Nutriflex Omega Special 2500ml (B. Braun Medical Ltd), because it has been identi
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why our LMC is committed to the practice manager development programme
Peter Higgins, chief executive of Lancashire and Cumbria Consortium of Local Medical Committees, on why the LMC is comitted to the practice manager development programme   We were delighted when NHS England in October last year decided to place greater focus on the practice manager development programme– an initiative originally announced in the GP Forward View in 2016 but that many people were not aware of– and to deliver the programme with a clearer structure. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more
Source: Management in Practice - August 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Study finds racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain
When receiving long-term opioid prescriptions, black patients are more likely than whites to be tested for illicit drugs and to have prescriptions discontinued.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Anthem, Walmart Partner On Senior Access To OTC Medicines
Anthem is launching a program with Walmart to boost access to over-the-counter medications to seniors in its Medicare Advantage plans.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:WMT NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Tandem launches insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend feature in US
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) last week launched its t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology in the U.S. The company’s latest pump includes a predictive low glucose suspend feature designed to reduce the frequency and duration of hypoglycemia. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem launches insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend feature in US appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

Brookdale to sell prime Manhattan real estate
Brentwood-based Brookdale Senior Living has agreed to sell a New York City facility. According to a news release, Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) has agreed to sell its Brookdale Battery Park independent-living community, located in downtown Manhattan, to Ventas Inc. for $194 million. According to the release, Brookdale will continue to manage the facility on behalf of Ventas, which is Bro okdale’s partner for a number of other communities. "I am pleased with this continued progress in delivering on our…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Man dying of cancer says $289M Monsanto verdict not "in vain"
Agricultural giant was ordered to pay damages to Dewayne "Lee" Johnson after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his terminal cancer
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto plaintiff dying of cancer says $289M verdict not "in vain"
A man who won a landmark lawsuit against the agricultural giant, Monsanto, is speaking out for the first time on "CBS This Morning." Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to former school groundskeeper, Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. A jury found the company's widely used glysphosate-based weed killer caused Johnson's terminal cancer. Anna Werner reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- A novel high-sensitivity (hs) cardiac troponin T (cTnT) protocol for ruling out myocardial infarction (MI) rules out more patients than the existing protocol, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Cognitive disability is the most prevalent disability type among young adults, while middle-aged and older adults have the highest prevalence of mobility disability, according to a report published in the Aug. 17 issue of...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Many low-income urban preschool-aged children with asthma do not meet the criteria for home medication readiness, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Pediatrics. Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru, Ph.D., from the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, a list of specific nephrology tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always needed when treating children for kidney-related conditions has been released by the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Development assistance for adolescent health (DAAH) makes up a small proportion of total development assistance for health, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Network Open. Zhihui Li, from the Harvard T.H....
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- In what can be described as a vicious catch-22, approximately 5 to 9 percent of exacerbated air-pollution-related deaths will be due to increases in power sector emissions from the extra air conditioning use resulting from...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Life expectancy has declined in recent years in some high-income countries, and in the United States, midlife mortality has increased due to several causes, according to two studies published online Aug. 15 in The...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing represents an advance in genomic medicine and has associated ethical challenges, according to a review article published in the Aug. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Diana W....
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lumpectomy & #43; Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Treatment with lumpectomy and radiotherapy is associated with a reduction in breast cancer mortality versus lumpectomy or mastectomy alone among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study published...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in prime-time U.K. television programs and is virtually unchanged from 2010, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Tobacco Control. Alexander B. Barker, from the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does Colace (docusate) Work For Constipation? No!
This study was highlighted in theGeriPal Top 25 articles in HPM.- Ed.)Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Docusate in the Management of Constipation in Hospice Patients. Tarumi et al. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2013: 45(1), 2-13.Palliative care fellows may wonder about their attendings fixation on bowel movements. It may be because we do not ask medical students to disimpact patients any more or because, given the lack of ambulatory care many residents do, they do not see it as a big deal (Constipation a GREAT topic for those of us who like puns and dad jokes).For patients, how...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - August 20, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: arnold constipation docusate geripal top 25 pallimed writing group senna Source Type: blogs

Single-Payer Progressives Lie Their Way to Victory
Progressives are trying to sell voters on a single-payer healthcare plan that charges no premiums, deductibles, or copays. But the math simply doesn ' t add up.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

VA, Walgreens Partner To Coordinate Veterans ' Prescriptions
Walgreens and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are partnering to better coordinate the medication histories of the nation ’s veterans.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NASDAQ:AMZN Source Type: news

Free Healthcare From The Fax
It is an administrative sin for physicians ’ offices to rely upon technology that is more than half a century old. (Yes, Xerox introduced the first commercial version of the fax machine in 1964!) Still, billions of health-related faxes are sent every year
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leonard Achan, Contributor Source Type: news

Measles cases hit record high in Europe
More than 41,000 people have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Will We See More Measles? Public Health Can Answer
There are vaccine-refusal hotspots in major metropolitan areas which might fuel the spread of measles and other infectious diseases.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Outbreak Or Not, Measles Is A Growing Threat Globally
While not officially an outbreak, measles is spreading throughout the U.S., expensively and needlessly, fueled by European cases.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

GMO "gold rush" underway after USDA refuses to regulate Crispr gene editing of foods
(Natural News) The USDA has inexplicably decided not to regulate the Crispr gene editing technique for food, and a slew of young companies are working around the clock to take advantage of this business-friendly approach and vie for dominance in the gene-edited crop sphere. Gene editing technology is used to target certain genes within an...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news