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Rare blue diamonds reveal secrets from hundreds of miles below the Earth's surface
Blue diamonds are among the most rare and valuable gems on Earth, but up until now, scientists knew very little about them.The most famous blue diamond is the Hope Diamond, which was discovered in the mid-1600s in India. It is now part of the gem and mineral collection at the National Museum of...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Rare blue diamonds reveal secrets from secrets from hundreds of miles below the Earth's surface
Blue diamonds are among the most rare and valuable gems on Earth, but up until now, scientists knew very little about them.The most famous blue diamond is the Hope diamond, which was discovered in the mid-1600s in India. It is now part of the gem and mineral collection at the National Museum of...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Cigna And Blue Cross Plans Buy Stake In Telehealth ' s MDLive
MDLive has landed a $50 million investment from investors including Cigna, High Velocity Capital and Health Care Service Corp., the parent of five Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CI NYSE:TDOC Source Type: news

Chicken most likely to make you sicken, CDC data show
No single food has made as many people sick as chicken, according to a recent CDC analysis
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dangers of blue-green algae: microbe is lethal to animals and harmful to humans
Ecologists are warning people in Fredericton that a blue-green algae bloom may be behind the sudden deaths of three dogs who died after swimming in the St. John River. Here's what you need to know about the pesky microbe and its troubling consequences.
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Self-harm risk among adolescents and the phenomenon of the "blue whale challenge": case series and review of the literature - Lupariello F, Curti SM, Coppo E, Racalbuto SS, Di Vella G.
The "Blue Whale Challenge" is a dangerous Internet phenomenon. As per media reports, it involves a series of life-threatening tasks imposed by a "curator" to "players," who must fulfill the whole list, and it ends with the suicide of the player. The author...
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do we miss half of the injuries sustained during rape because we cannot see them? An overview of the use of toluidine blue tissue stain in the medical assessment of rape cases - Kotz é JM, Brits H.
The prosecution of rape cases is difficult due to the absence of eyewitnesses. McCauley found that the detection of vaginal lacerations increased from one in 24 to 14 in 24 in reported adult rape cases when toluidine blue was used. Proof of injuries consis...
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Peripheral cyanosis: Causes of blue hands and feet
Peripheral cyanosis is when the fingertips, hands, or feet turn blue or green. This happens when those extreme body parts are not getting enough oxygen from the blood. Cold temperatures, heart, or lung problems can cause peripheral cyanosis. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Avoid the sugar slump after meals: Blue pea extract could keep your blood sugar levels stable
(Natural News) Keep your sugar levels at bay after meals by consuming blue pea extracts, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand looked at the effects of blue pea (Clitoria ternatea L.) flower extracts on postprandial plasma glycemia response and antioxidant activity. For...
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue green algae dogs warning: What does blue green algae look like, is it dangerous?
BLUE-GREEN algae is currently a major health risk as high summer temperatures encourage growth of the toxic plant. What does blue-green algae look like and is it dangerous?
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study uncovers how lutemax 2020 protects the eyes against blue light damage
(OmniActive Health Technologies) Morristown, N.J., July 23, 2018 - In a new study published in Nutrients titled 'Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers Protect Against Light-induced Retinopathy via Decreasing Oxidative and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in BALB/cJ Mice', Lutemax 2020 supplementation was shown to protect photoreceptors against blue light damage by mitigating oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress -- a primary mechanism associated with photoreceptor damage and visual impairment.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Loblaws recalls No Name chicken nuggets due to possible salmonella
Loblaws is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Science: Extract of the blue pea flower can keep your blood sugar levels stable after meals
(Natural News) Blue pea (Clitoria ternatea L.), a natural food colorant that contains anthocyanin, has been known to exhibit antioxidant and antihyperglycemic activity. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effects of blue pea flower extracts on postprandial plasma glycemia response and antioxidant status were investigated. Fifteen healthy men...
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Florida Blue hiring 200 temporary workers ahead of open enrollment
Jacksonville-based Florida Blue health insurance is hiring 200 temporary workers for its call centers before open enrollment, which runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. Two job fairs will be held this week at the Florida Blue Centers at River City Marketplace, 13141 City Station Drive. One will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and another will be held Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The positions will last for about four to five months. Training clas ses will be held in August and September.…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Richard Bacon pneumonia: Former Blue Peter star 'put in coma': What is the lung condition?
RICHARD BACON revealed he had pneumonia last week , he told his Twitter followers. But the former Blue Peter presenter has now been reportedly put into a medically-induced coma. What is pneumonia, and what are the symptoms to look out for?
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. Due to Radagast Pet Food ’ s commitment to food safety and quality, The Company is conducting this voluntary recall.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blue Whale Challenge: perceptions of first responders in medical profession - Mahadevaiah M, Nayak RB.
CONTEXT: Blue Whale Challenge is a phenomenon which gained its early foothold on the internet chatboards. It is a dare-based harmful game which has a list of fifty tasks which you perform culminating in one's death on the final task. The fatalities caused ...
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evolution of human, chicken, alligator, frog, and zebrafish mineralocorticoid receptors: Allosteric influence on steroid specificity
Although multiple steroid ligands of the glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, and progestin families bind to and regulate the activity of mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs), the responses to these ligands differ across species. To understand how the different domains of MRs contribute to the ligand-induced activation or inhibition of MR activity, we studied the response to eight steroids (aldosterone, 11-deoxycorticosterone, 11-deoxycortisol, cortisol, corticosterone, progesterone, 19-norprogesterone, and spironolactone) of human, chicken, alligator, frog, and zebrafish full-length MRs and truncated MRs, which lacked the N-te...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katsu, Y., Oka, K., Baker, M. E. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

CO2 supply issues may trigger meat shortage, processing industry warns
Carbon dioxide supplies could take up to three weeks to return to normal with key gas producers on shutdownSupplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) may not return to normal levels for another two to three weeks – triggering likely shortages of meat for UK shoppers – the processing industry has warned.Theproduction of crumpets,beer,fizzy drinks, fresh chicken and pork have been affected by shortages of CO2 over the past two weeks, amid longer than expected shutdowns at ammonia and ethanol plants – key producers of the gas – in the UK and also across Europe.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Food & drink industry Food science Meat Business Supermarkets Retail industry Life and style Farming UK news Farm animals Chicken Pork Source Type: news

Blue Cross of MN names Anthem exec CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has named former Anthem Inc. executive Dr. Craig Samitt president and CEO effective July 30, the health insurer announced Thursday. Samitt, who is trained as an internal medicine physician, was most recently executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Anthem. Indianapolis-based Anthem sells Blue Cross-branded coverage in more than a dozen states and is the nation's second-largest insurer behind UnitedHealth Group. Before joining Indianapolis-based…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Partners HealthCare to dump Blue Cross as insurer for its own employees
Partners HealthCare, the state ’s largest employer, sent a letter to employees Tuesday telling them that it will switch their health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to its own plan as of next year. The change will move some 100,000 employees now insured through Blue Cross to Neighborhood Health Plan, whi ch Partners has owned since 2012. NHP has until only recently focused on low-income patients on the state’s Medicaid program. “By administering our health plan in-house,…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

The pros and cons of using blue lights to deter drug use
Blue lights on skin make it harder to see surface veins.
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What do blue lights have to do with drug use?
Some establishments are installing blue lights in public areas to discourage intravenous drug use.
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use
The blue lights make it more difficult for drug users to see their veins.
Source: ABC News: Health - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross withdraws from Business Council of Alabama
Another Birmingham corporate heavyweight has left the Business Council of Alabama. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has joined Alabama Power Co. and Regions Financial Corp., as well as PowerSouth Energy, in withdrawing from the business lobbying group. "Blue Cross has consistently participated at a high level of support of the BCA and its activities. At this time, the co rrect path for our company and our customers is to withdraw from the BCA while the organization considers its future path,"…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

Hoyt Louks Moves Up at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)
Hoyt Louks has been promoted to director of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s Blue Advantage national accounts and BlueAdvantage regular business division in Little Rock.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announce new five-year relationship
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) have announced a new agreement that will keep all Mayo locations across Minnesota in the Blue Cross provider network through 2023. This five-year agreement demonstrates the level of commitment both organizations have to the members and patients they serve together. [...]
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Top doc at MN Blue Cross on health care, ethics and a TV doctor who inspired him
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's chief medical officer sat down with the Business Journal to talk about his career, population health and how ethics play into reducing costs.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Blue Cross says premiums will drop for most small business customers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama said the majority of its small business customers will receive a premium decrease in 2018. The Birmingham-based insurer, which is the state's dominant health insurance provider, said the 6 percent average rate decrease is primarily attributed to lower-than-expected medical prices, medical services and prescription drug costs, along with suspension of the ACA health insurance tax for 20 19. “Seeing many of our small group customers experience a rate decrease…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Viagra: The Little Blue Pill That Could
Title: Viagra: The Little Blue Pill That CouldCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/16/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medtech companies need to expand their philosophy: Here ’s why
[Image from unsplash.com]Medtech companies should expand their notion of who their customers are and dig deeper to discern what those customers want, according to health provider- and insurer-connected experts at the recent DeviceTalks Minnesota in St. Paul. Artificial intelligence and the proliferation of healthcare data have made it possible for medtech to consider not just individual patients as their ultimate customers, but entire populations, the DeviceTalks panelists said. The industry would also do well to seek collaborations with not only the established experts in particular areas of medicine, but younger, hungrie...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Blue Health Intelligence Mayo Clinic University of Minnesota University of St. Thomas Source Type: news

Former Health and Human Services secretary appointed to GuideWell, Florida Blue board
The former head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been appointed to board of directors for Jacksonville-based GuideWell, the parent company of Florida Blue. Sylvia Mathews Burwell lead the department under former President Barack Obama. She currently serves as the president of American University, which is in Washington, D.C. During her tenure in the White House administration, which began in June 2014, Burwell oversaw the implementation of the seco nd open enrollment period…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

The loss of a parent is the most common cause of brood failure in blue tits
(British Ecological Society) Complete brood failure in blue tits is almost always associated with the sudden and permanent disappearance of one of the parents. Peter Santema and Bart Kempenaers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen show in their study that the remaining parent substantially increased its effort to raise at least some of the chicks, which turned out to be successful in two thirds of the nests.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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Source: Neuromics - June 6, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Antibodies Antibody TRPV1 antibodies TRPV1 antibody Source Type: news

New Fibrillarin Antibody
Potent Nucleoli MarkerGiven the importance ofNucleus and Related Markers to all branches of cell/molecular biology, we are dedicated to having the best.We have just added a newFibrillarin Antibody.Images: Immunofluorescent analysis of (A) C6 rat glioma cells and (B) Human embryonic kidney cells stained with mouse mAb to fibrillarin, MO22169, dilution 1:1,000 in red, in both cases costained with chicken pAb to vimentin, CPCA-Vim, dilution 1:10,000 in green. The blue is DAPI staining of nuclear DNA.Nop1p/Fibrillarin was originally identified as a nucleolar protein of bakers yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (accession P15646)....
Source: Neuromics - June 4, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Fibrillarin Antibody Nuclear Staining Nucleoli Source Type: news

Why Blue Cross is investing $1.2M in UNC ’s School of Medicine
As part of its $50 million investment in community health initiatives, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is investing $1.2 million in the UNC School of Medicine ’s Physician Assistant Studies program. According to Blue Cross of N.C. and UNC Chapel Hill, the PA program has a strong focus on aiding returning veterans with medical training work when it comes to civilian health care. It also focuses on addressing a shortage of health-care professionals in ru ral parts of the state. The latest…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Sudan:Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Dengue Fever Reported After Rains in Sudan's Blue Nile, Red Sea States
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / Port Sudan -Six cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - have been admitted to Ed Damazin Hospital in Sudan's Blue Nile State this week. The rains have also seen an increase in cases suspected to be the mosquito-borne haemorrhagic (severe dengue) fever admitted to Port Sudan hospital.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Loblaw recalls No Name brand chicken burgers over salmonella fears
Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain packages of No Name brand chicken burgers out of what the retailer calls "an abundance of caution."
Source: CBC | Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate
Swallowing a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel preparation for colonoscopy increases detection of adenomas, particularly hard-to-detect ones that are flat or subtle, according to results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicken Distributed by Ruby ' s Pantry Pop-up Location
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Minnesota Department Agriculture (MDA), and local health departments are investigating at leastfour cases of salmonellosis affecting three Wisconsin residents and one Minnesota resident. All four of the patients received frozen breaded chicken products at a Ruby ’s Pantry pop-up location...(see release)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Chicken Parmesan
Many chicken Parmesan recipes are drowning in cheese ? and calories. This lighter version is finished with a sprinkling of mozzarella. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just in time for you to try over the weekend. You [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Campylobacter -- the germ on chicken eggs
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Eggs are a popular food. In fact, Germans consumed almost 20 billion of them in 2016, which equates to a per capita consumption of 235 eggs. It is therefore easy to understand why the detection of chemicals in eggs, such as the insecticide fipronil recently, caused quite a stir, not to say an outrage. What is largely unknown, though, is that the most common bacterial pathogen for food infections is also to be found on chicken eggs.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is blue baby syndrome?
Blue baby syndrome, also known as methemoglobinemia, is a condition that causes a baby ’s skin to turn blue. While it is rare, a common cause of this discoloration is drinking formula made with water that is contaminated with nitrates. Doctors can treat blue baby syndrome, but untreated cases can be fatal.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

The truth about blue light: does it really cause insomnia and increased risk of cancer?
The light emitted from our LED screens is blamed for everything from bleary eyes to much more serious health issues. So just how worried should we be?Long attached to visions of clear skies and calm seas, the colour blue historically could not be more welcome, refreshing and natural. Yet, because of the proliferation of blue-emitting LEDs in our artificially lit lives, blue light has come to represent bleary eyes, sleeplessness and the poor health associated disruption of the circadian rhythm.Of the spectrum of lightwaves emitted by the sun that our eyes can detect, it is the shorter “blue” ones that get reflected and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Neuroscience Sleep Biology Life and style Source Type: news

Blue Shield to launch prescription cost transparency program
Blue Shield of California's new program is meant to allow members to choose their prescriptions based on deductible prices before visiting the pharmacy.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news