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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Federal Ban On Industry-Funded ‘Junk Science’
The proposal could help undo some of the damage the Trump EPA has done.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Quality of life and post-traumatic stress symptoms in paediatric patients with tibial fractures during treatment with cast or Ilizarov frame - Johnson L, Messner J, Igoe EJ, Foster P, Harwood P.
PURPOSE: To compare quality of life in children and adolescents with tibial fracture during treatment with either a definitive long-leg cast or Ilizarov frame. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal cohort study was undertaken. Patients aged between ...
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This Is Your Body On The Flu
Experts break down what’s really happening once the virus gets into your system.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deal Helps Bring Genetic Information to Mainstream Medicine
Since Invitae’s inception a decade ago, the firm has been working for the proactive use of genetic information in mainstream medicine. The San Francisco, CA-based company has been using M&A activity to help bring companies under its tent to help make this goal a reality. On Monday, the genetic-testing specialist made more progress on this front by announcing it would put down $50 million to acquire Clear Genetics, a company that develops digital counseling software. San Francisco, CA-based Clear Genetics has developed Gia, a chatbot that equips patients with actionable information throughout the genet...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Software Source Type: news

High School Can Be Rough. These Colorado Teens Are Making It Easier for Their Peers to Get Help.
Highs school students in rural Colorado created the "teen wellness voucher," which provides students free and confidential counseling in order to address the high youth suicide rates in the state. The vouchers entitle teens to two, one-hour sessions with a mental health professional and are available in schools, libraries, the post office, and the local arcade.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
(Medical University of South Carolina) Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report in Brain that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice fluent speech production by following along with another speaker. The efficacy of this experimental approach for certain patients with non-fluent aphasia will be assessed by an MUSC-led multi-site trial.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researchers discover new pathways in brain's amygdala
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report Addresses Political Interference in Government Science
The National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy (Task Force), a nonpartisan group of former public servants and policy experts at the Brennan Center, recently released a report outlining ways to restrict political interference in government science and fix the process for appointing senior government officials. According to the report, “In recent years, the norms and expectations that once ensured that our government was guided primarily by the public interest rather than by individual or partisan interest have significantly weakened. There are now far fewer constraints to deter abuse by executive branch actors...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

A growing problem: Pregnancy vs. high blood pressure
Study points out dangers, provides tips on monitoring health of mother and baby.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

GUEST COMMENT: Association Health Plans are important to growing health care access
GLI is actively working with members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation to expand access to AHPs. In fact, several lawmakers from our region have already signed on as cosponsors of the Association Health Plans Act.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kent Oyler Source Type: news

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Therapy and Rehabilitation Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Parenting Atten Source Type: news

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.
I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt.
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Linehan Tags: Veterans Monuments and Memorials (Structures) United States Defense and Military Forces Afghanistan War (2001- ) Vietnam War Anxiety and Stress Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder United States Army Source Type: news

EPA Leaving Libby Asbestos Superfund Site to Montana
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leaving the Libby Asbestos Superfund site, but that doesn’t mean the job is finished. It’s just changing hands. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will assume the oversight role of the Superfund site, which was part of the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history. The EPA spent almost two decades decontaminating Libby and nearby Troy, Montana, a massive project stemming from the vermiculite mine operation that once spread asbestos dust throughout the region, sickening both miners and residents throughout Lincoln County. More than 400 p...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 11, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs
In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war.
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Halpert Tags: Veterans Hospice Care Death and Dying Vietnam War United States Defense and Military Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Source Type: news

Taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps to help older adults
If successful, the program would connect healthy retirees and young adults to the elderly who need various forms of help.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

Maine ' s Shrimp Crisis Reveals A Big Climate Change Problem We ' re Not Talking About
As global temperatures rise, plans for dealing with the climate crisis are all but silent on the oceans and the plight of the coastal seafood industry.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

YouTube now banning doctors for daring to question transgenderism... Trannies the new "untouchables" who can never be questioned
(Natural News) Once again, the social media and tech behemoths, now that they’ve made it to the top of the heap, continue to exercise their Stalin-like control over what users can and, importantly, cannot, post on their platforms. YouTube is in the hot seat this time for censoring a medical doctor because she dared to...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency preparedness and prevention: Did you know a hip fracture could be fatal in a post-SHTF world?
(Natural News) Getting a hip fracture in a relatively peaceful time is already bad news, but getting one during or after a disaster is much worse. Medical help may no longer be available, and you could become more vulnerable to diseases and safety risks. This is especially the case for women and older people. (h/t...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week
Gender equality and women empowerment at the heart of ICPD25. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 2019 (IPS) Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise. “The Summit is a call to action to accelerate progress towar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Psychosocial interventions targeting recovery in child and adolescent burns: a systematic review - Hornsby N, Blom L, Sengoelge M.
Children post-burn injury experience a range of psychosocial sequelae that benefit from early provision of psychosocial support. However, no systematic review exists evaluating the full range of psychological interventions. OBJECTIVE: To critically...
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School reintegration post-psychiatric hospitalization: protocols and procedures across the nation - Marraccini ME, Lee S, Chin AJ.
This study administered a self-...
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The International Spinal Cord Injury Pediatric Activity and Participation Basic Data Set - Hwang M, Augutis M, Sadowsky C, H öfers W, Vogel LC, Post M, Charlifue S, New PW, Fisher R, Carney J, Dent K, Mulcahey MJ.
The objective of this project was to develop the International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Pediatric Activity and Participation (A&P) Basic Data Set. METHODS: A focus group of experts in pe...
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Novel Treatment of Vaccinia From an Occupational Needlestick Novel Treatment of Vaccinia From an Occupational Needlestick
What was the post-exposure procedure for this case of a laboratory worker with a needlestick exposure to vaccinia virus?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Where one lives influences post-op care and rehab after hip replacement surgery
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A study finds that the socioeconomic status of one's community influences where a patient receives postoperative care and rehabilitation after elective hip replacement surgery. An analysis of a large regional database found that patients in the least affluent communities were more likely to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after hip replacement.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sen. Ed Markey ' s Green New Deal ' Revolution ' Is Winning. Can He?
The Massachusetts senator, facing two serious challengers, held a primary debate on the climate crisis in a bid to secure his status as the issue's leading champion.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

A young doctor tries to leave her emotions at home, but finds it isn’t that easy.
I was trying to protect myself. Sometimes that meant losing my humanity when dealing with patients, families.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isobel Rosenthal Source Type: news

13 Unexpected Reasons Why You Might Have A Fever
The cold and flu aren't the only culprits when it comes to a higher-than-normal temperature.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My mom kept her breast cancer diagnosis a secret from me. It’s an all-too-common tale.
Parents may think they’re protecting their kids from pain, but keeping such secrets can do more harm than good.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Hirschlag Source Type: news

A framework for reconstruction of road infrastructure after a disaster - Hayat E, Haigh R, Amaratunga D.
PURPOSE This paper aims to identify the main aspects requiring immediate attention in the post-disaster reconstruction of road infrastructure, thereby providing a major synthesis, which advances the understanding in this important area. DESIGN/METH...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Command-and-control, emergency powers, and the failure to observe United Nations disaster management principles following the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake - Imperiale AJ, Vanclay F.
Using the disaster risk reduction paradigm and United Nations principles for post-disaster interventions, we analyse the actions of the Italian civil protection agency following the April 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila (Abruzzo, Italy), especially the use of ...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Geographic ontology for major disasters: methodology and implementation - Bouyerbou H, Bechkoum K, Lepage R.
During a catastrophic event, the International Charter11http://www.disasterscharter.org/. "Space and Major Disasters" is regularly activated and provides the rescue teams damage maps prepared by a photo-interpreter team basing on pre and post-disaster sate...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Use of post-earthquake damage data to calibrate, validate and compare two seismic vulnerability assessment methods for vernacular architecture - Ortega J, Vasconcelos G, Rodrigues H, Correia M, Ferreira TM, Vicente R.
The paper presents and discusses the application of two large scale seismic vulnerability assessment methods on the island of Faial in Azores (Portugal). The two methods are specifically conceived to assess the seismic vulnerability of vernacular architect...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lessons from a fatigue prediction challenge for an aircraft wing shear tie post - Main B, Evans R, Walker K, Yu X, Molent L.
Like many aircraft operators and maintainers, the Royal Australia Air Force requires the most robust of metal fatigue analysis tools for both informed acquisition and cost effective sustainment of aircraft. The Defence Science and Technology Group has been...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy isn’t magic, but it helps some patients cope with surgery and recovery
The technique has been used for decades in Europe for minimally invasive procedures.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Debra Bruno Source Type: news

Exploring the long fight against lead poisoning in the United States
Online exhibition tells the stories of activists who mobilized against exposure toxic metal.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blake Source Type: news

Thanks to the LGBT mafia, you can now lose your job for saying that only women can give birth
(Natural News) The former spokeswoman for Doula UK, a birthing group based out of Great Britain, was canned from her position recently after she dared to post biological facts to her social media accounts. Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert, 45, has been working with pregnant women for many years, having represented the national organization for birthing coaches in...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 infants died after being fed infected breast milk. The hospital kept their families in the dark, a lawsuit alleges.
On Friday, the hospital announced that its own equipment contaminated the milk with bacteria.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And ― No Surprise ― It Hurts
Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His Status As The Climate Candidate
Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Major Houston hospital system plans $250M Woodlands campus expansion
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is launching a $250 million expansion project that will add a new eight-floor tower. The 332,510-square-foot South Tower will include new registration, waiting and observation areas; six new operating rooms; endoscopy services; a post-acute care unit; a conference center; a 36-bed patient care unit; an intensive care unit; three shelled floors for future patient growth; and other features, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Potential culprit found in vaping-related lung injuries and deaths
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic
But ERs say they lack the resources to screen patients for suicidal thoughts.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Cochrane supports AllTrials report on UK clinical trial transparency used as a basis for parliament evidence session
Cochrane recently supported an AllTrials report updating the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on rates of clinical trial reporting among universities and NHS trusts.The report, which used data from theEU Trials Tracker, updated the Committee on progress since it wrote to UK universities and NHS trusts in January 2019 urging them to fulfil their reporting requirement within six months.Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.Figures...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished
Mother’s group in Accham feed home-cooked meal to their children. Credit: MARTY LOGANBy Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled. Nepal registered one of the most dramatic reductions in undernourishment among children and women after the government and international agencies took action in recent decades to reverse shocking statistics that showed half of under-5 mortality in the country was due to insufficient nourishment. “Nepal is the best country to showcase how political will can implement a multisectoral...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Child Malnutrition Source Type: news

The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed the strong partnership between his government and UNFPA during a meeting with UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem in March 2019, which will jointly convene the ICPD 25 from 12 to 14 November 2019 along with the Government of Denmark. Credit: PSCU By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

From the Ground Up: Building Child-Focused Community Resilience
This report, part of the Research Counts: Children and Disasters Special Collection, discusses the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, which initially concentrated on building community-based, child-focused resilience using a lens of preparedness. Now, in its second phase, the initiative has expanded to apply what was learned from pre-disaster preparedness to helping communities in post-disaster settings build back stronger. The web page also suggests additional tools. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guest post: Value-based agreements can improve outcomes and even save patients money at the pharmacy counter
Source: The Catalyst - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Guest post: Sharing discounts and rebates is the right thing to do
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.
Source: The Catalyst - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: diabetes Out of Pocket Costs Voters for Cures Source Type: news

First Mesothelioma Patient Begins Newly Approved Treatment
A mesothelioma patient at West Cancer Center in Memphis, Tennessee, is the first in the country to use NovoTTF-100L, a noninvasive electric therapy treatment, since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May. The FDA’s approval of Novocure’s Tumor Treating Fields device for the treatment of mesothelioma marked the first new FDA-approved treatment option for the rare asbestos-related cancer in more than 15 years. NovoTTF-100L uses a low-voltage electrical field that is distributed with three pads attached to the front and back of a person’s chest. The electrical current is designed to disrupt th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news