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Is It Possible To Use Your Vibrator Too Much?
Experts debunk myths like whether a sex toy can desensitize the clitoris for good and if vibrators are actually "addictive."
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Most people who died from vaping-linked disease used products containing THC
The latest data adds to evidence pointing to products containing the marijuana, especially products obtained illicitly, as the source of injury.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Optum algorithm used by hospitals had racial bias, researchers say
A widely-used algorithm developed by UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) and used by hospitals to prioritize patient care ranked white patients over sicker black patients, according to new research. The Washington Post reports on the study, published this week in the medical journal Science. Researchers tracked the findings of an algorithm at a large, unidentified hospital, where it is used to help determine which patients would benefit most from extra care. Such algorithms are becoming incre asingly…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Next-Generation Foot Plating System Aims to Ease Use and Save Time in the Operating Room
The Stratum Foot Plating System is the next generation of anatomic locking plates designed to optimize ease of use and reduce operating time. The system contains multiple plate and screw options and features tine technology for hand-free application, pre-assembled compression ramps on the plates, and for the first time ever, a fully sterile system. “The Stratum Foot Plating System is next-generation in several ways,” said Kelly Lackey, senior product manager, foot and ankle products, at Zimmer Biomet, in an interview with MD+DI. The Stratum System is&A...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Oct 25 2019 This Week in Cardiology Oct 25 2019 This Week in Cardiology
AF after TAVR, opioids after cardiac devices, hypertension in black adults, and post-cardiac surgery AF are the topics Dr John Mandrola discusses in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Major Retailers Pull J & J Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos
Major retailers have stopped selling the 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder after last week’s announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in one of the containers. Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral and known carcinogen, is the primary cause of malignant mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid were among the many retailers that have pulled the product from shelves as part of the voluntary recall. “We always put customer safety first and foremost,” Chris Savarese, Rite Aid spokesman ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Cochrane advocates for clinical trial transparency at EU Parliament event
Cochrane recently joined policymakers, civil society organizations and academics at the European Parliament for a roundtable event on clinical trial transparency.Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, which came into force in July 2014, trial sponsors must post summary results within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials. However, there has been a lack of commitment towards implementation.The event, which took place on 17 October, called for further action to ensure greater transparency of clinical trial data. It was organized by Health Action International and TranspariMED ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis (disease control) - Liverpool, UK
Job type: Fixed-term for 1 yearWorking hours:Full time, 80% FTE considered on requestSalary:£29,176Location:Liverpool, UKApplication deadline:24 November 2019, 23:45Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ' s department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team working as part of the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It)LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CI...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Governments Must Short Circuit Tobacco Industry ’s Pervasive Tactics
This report card ranked countries according to their efforts in protecting public health policies. Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh are among those that scored the highest in the level of tobacco industry influence, which means weaker resistance of governments from industry meddling, while the United Kingdom, Uganda and Iran lead in protecting health policy from industry meddling. The ranking is based on civil society reports from 33 countries covering about 70% of the world population. The Global Tobacco Index is released by the STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) project. Key global findings • Trans...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Mary Assunta and Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Medical royal colleges and homeless charities call for doctors to receive mandatory training in keeping homeless patients off the streets
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), along with seven other medical royal colleges and homeless charities, has called on the Government to urgently address the needs of homeless people treated in the NHS. The organisations made their call in a collective response to the government’s consultation on the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA), which includes a duty to refer homeless patients in Accident and Emergency departments to their local housing authority. Since its implementation in 2017, it is still unclear whether the HRA’s mandate that hospitals must refer homeless people on, is having any real benefit. Anecdotal e...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

World Closer Than Ever to Seeing Polio Disappear for Good
A Pakistani child receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely. The deadly viral disease is “very close” to disappearing altogether, with the number of affected children having dropped by 99 per cent since 1988, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ann...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Polio Source Type: news

Former RCMP officer adds to criticism of force's response to PTSD
Former RCMP Constable Jason Gillis from Prince George echoes Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound who spoke out last week saying post-traumatic stress disorder among Mounties is a worsening crisis.
Source: CBC | Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

He was acting drunk but swore he was sober. Turns out his stomach was brewing its own beer.
Researchers think “auto-brewery syndrome” is probably underdiagnosed.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

Racial bias in a medical algorithm favors white patients over sicker black patients
A widely used algorithm that flags patients for extra medical care is biased against black patients, a study found.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

None of these 195 countries — the U.S. included — is fully prepared for a pandemic, report says
The United States does well in five of six preparedness categories but ranks 19th — after Australia, Canada, Singapore and more than a half-dozen European countries — in measures that assess the overall risk environment and vulnerability to biological threats. The factors driving down the U.S. score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

How to bring maximum value to the meetings and events that Ashfield runs for its clients.
Tell us more about your collaboration to optimise congress offerings… Andrew: Ashfield Meetings & Events recently undertook a piece of research commissioned by the Research & Insights team... The post How to bring maximum value to the meetings and events that Ashfield runs for its clients. appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare.
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

Stop Me if You ’ve Heard This One: A Robot and a Team of Irish Scientists Walk Into a Senior Living Home
It’s karaoke-rehearsal time at Knollwood Military Retirement Community, a 300-bed facility tucked away in a leafy corner of northwest Washington, D.C. Knollwood resident and retired U.S. Army Colonel Phil Soriano, 86, has hosted the facility’s semi-monthly singalongs since their debut during a boozy snowstorm happy hour in 2016. For the late August 2019 show, he’ll share emcee duties with a special guest: Stevie, a petite and personable figure who’s been living at Knollwood for the last six weeks. Soriano wants to sing the crowd-pleasing hit “YMCA” while Stevie leads the crowd through th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Trump set to nominate Texas cancer doctor to head FDA
Trump said he would nominate Stephen Hahn, a radiation oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, to be the next FDA commissioner. If confirmed, Hahn would succeed acting agency head Norman "Ned" Sharpless.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

He ’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care
Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do stress-related disorders raise the risk of infections?
New research suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder and other stress-related conditions may raise the risk of certain infections by up to 63%.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

The effects of teaching self-determination skills on the externalizing behaviors of students with emotional behavioral disorders - Mansurnejad Z, Malekpour M, Ghamarani A, Yarmmohamadiyan A.
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of teaching self- determination skills on the externalizing behaviors of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The Research method was quasi experimental with pre and post- test and co...
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘Premarital exams’ for women are popular in Utah. Some experts say they send a bad message.
Learning about your body is good, experts say, but a "premarital exam" makes sex sound like a medical condition, and it implies women need preparation for sexual intimacy that men do not.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

Julie Andrews Praises Going To Therapy: ‘It Saved My Life In A Way’
The actor opened up about the benefits of mental health help.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Julie Andrews Praises Going To Therapy: ' It Saved My Life In A Way '
The actor opened up about the benefits of mental health help. Her comments also highlight points that often aren't addressed.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer shifts linked to increased stroke risk
Putting in more time at work might benefit your career but could leave you at greater risk of a stroke. A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke determined long working hours — classified as more than 10 hours daily at least 50 days out of the year — for a decade or more had a stronger link to stroke. No differences were noted between women and men, but white col lar workers under 50 saw a strong association to stroke. The Washington Post reports employees working…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

House Democrats Unveil Bill To Protect Climate Refugees
The legislation, while unlikely to pass under President Trump, fleshes out how a Green New Deal could address one of the most pressing crises of global warming.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

House Democrat Unveils First Major Bill To Protect Climate Refugees
The legislation, while unlikely to pass under President Trump, fleshes out how a Green New Deal could address one of the most pressing crises of global warming.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hazmat Team Responds After Uranium Gets Delivered To Halfway House
A man living at a Pennsylvania halfway house ordered two grams of powdered uranium for $12 from a Michigan company.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health-care system causing rampant burnout among doctors, nurses
As many as half of all clinicians suffer from burnout symptoms, creating risks to patients, malpractice claims and absenteeism, a national study finds.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Google Has Achieved ‘Quantum Supremacy.’ Just What the Heck Is That?
Here’s a quick bit of topical multiple choice: What is “quantum supremacy?” a) The next blockbuster film in the James Bond series, coming to theaters in the summer of 2020. b) The greatest name for an expansion sports team in all of history. c) Something just achieved by a computer built by one of the world’s biggest and post powerful companies (Hint: it starts with a G and ends with an oogle) and you should be very afraid. If you answered c, you’re correct — except for the very afraid part. The fact is, quantum supremacy — a term that is burning down the Internet today — is ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Tumor Treating Fields Showing Early Success for Mesothelioma
Dr. Giovanni Ceresoli doesn’t think Tumor Treating Fields will work for every patient with mesothelioma cancer, but he knows it will work for some. They are in his clinic. As the principal investigator of the multicenter clinical trial that led to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May, Ceresoli has played a major role in the development of this latest mesothelioma treatment. “It might be too early to say this is a major breakthrough — we need more data — but I hope it is. I know it’s something promising, very promising,” Cerosoli told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “I can say tha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Eli Lilly to target cancer drug developers for deals
Eli Lilly and Co will target cancer drug developers for deals, Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks said on a post-earnings conference call on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA recommends new warnings for breast implants
After being criticized for years for not taking more aggressive action, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a boxed warning -- its most serious caution -- for breast implants.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA calls for new warnings for breast implants
After being criticized for years for not taking more aggressive action, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a boxed warning -- its most serious caution -- for breast implants.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Youth Action Campaign: Making a Global Impact in High School
Evan Edler is a 16-year-old Red Cross volunteer from Massachusetts, who spent this past year participating in his school’s International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign. IHL is a set... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!}
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International armed conflict humanitarian international humanitarian law Youth Action Campaign youth volunteer Source Type: news

Louisville health tech firm bought by Arizona company
Louisville-based 3DR Laboratories LLC has been acquired by Accumen Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed on Monday, were not disclosed. Phoenix-based Accumen is a health care consulting and services company, while 3DR Laboratories offers radiological imaging post-processing services, according to a news release. In short, 3DR makes 3D images out of 2D radiological sc ans. The company began the process of seeking a buyer about a year ago, David Ferguson, 3DR's senior managing director and chairman…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Swiftly Ending Tobacco Epidemic Requires Government Action, Not Empty Promises
By Mark HurleyWASHINGTON DC, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) New information published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that action taken by just 11 countries – most of them low- or middle-income – has resulted in 20 million fewer adult tobacco users in 2017 compared with 2008. Seventy percent of the world’s tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. This promising progress is a testament to strong government action and its effects are far reaching. Between 2008 and 2017, over 53 million fewer adults were exposed to secondhand smoke in indoor public places like restaurants, government buildings and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Hurley Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What To Do If Your Partner Has Totally Different Sleep Habits
Sleep experts share the best ways to get shut-eye without sacrificing your relationship.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch This Guy Accidentally Blow Up His Entire Yard While Trying To Kill Some Bugs
And he didn't even destroy all the insects.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship
Information about the two-year post-graduate Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship program. This program is jointly sponsored by academia, industry, and government, and offers specialized fellowships in the areas of Drug Information, Medication Safety, and Drug Advertising and Promotion. Information is available on how to apply.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Throwing old prescription drugs into the trash isn’t safe or ecological. There are better options.
Dispose of such medication safety and conveniently on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

The Latest: NYC, California sue post office over cigarettes
New York City and the state of California are suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents
Source: ABC News: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Business Analyst (Maternity Cover), Fixed Term, up to 12 months
Specifications: Fixed Term, up to 12 monthsSalary: £35,000Location: LondonApplication Closing Date: 11th November 2019 at Midnight GMTThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Business Analyst to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As the Business Analyst (BA) you will gather, analyse, validate and document business requirements using workshops, interviews, document analysis, site visits, user cases, business analysis, workflow analysis and observations, ensuring they are sufficiently detailed, reviewed, signed off, and kept up-to-date and are fully traceable. You will create a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

A novel hamstring strain injury prevention system: post-match strength testing for secondary prevention in football - Wollin M, Thorborg K, Drew M, Pizzari T.
Despite the resources applied to the prevention of hamstring injuries in sport, between 2001 and 2014 the hamstring injury incidence and burden did not decline in male professional football [soccer]. Consideration of alternative and complementary preve...
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rates for the most common ACA health plans drop for a second year
After defecting from the marketplaces, more insurers are selling coverage for 2020.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

What To Do If Your Dog Eats Weed
Veterinary experts share their advice for handling this increasingly common situation.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Sexual Assault, Some Survivors Seek Healing in Self-Defense
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article.
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gitit Ginat / Undark Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 Mental Health/Psychology onetime syndication Source Type: news