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BenefitPackages.com Reveals How Anthem Blue Cross Members in...
About 153,000 policy-holders in California will be affected by this change. Anthem Blue Cross will no longer offer health plans for 16 of 19 of Covered California regions starting in 2018. Anthem...(PRWeb August 30, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14638208.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contaminated eggs cost Dutch chicken farmers 33 million euros
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch chicken farmers have suffered around 33 million euros ($39 million) in damages as a direct result of culls and other measures carried out after their eggs were found this month to be tainted with a toxic chemical.
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blue light emitted by screens damages sleep
Exposure to blue light emitted from screens can suppress the production of melatonin, affecting the quality and duration of sleep, according to a new study published inChronobiology International.Science Daily
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

50,000 Blue Cross N.C. grandfathered customers will have to switch to ACA plans
About 50,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina customers who have been able to keep their existing health plans since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 will have to transition to ACA plans, effective Jan. 1, 2018. “Because no new customers have joined this pool since 2010, the group as a whole has gotten older and sicker," BCBSNC stated in a blog post. "That means they have also become more expensive to insure. And as the number of customers continues to dwindle, the…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

National recall of Maple Lodge Farms chicken frankfurters
Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. is recalling their Zabiha Halal and Maple Lodge Farms Big Original Chicken Frankfurters.
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: What you should NEVER do before cooking chicken
FOOD poisoning has been of particular concern this week after news of contaminated Dutch eggs entering the UK, and several athletes in London for the World Championships falling ill with gastroenteritis. One such food at highest risk of bacterial growth is chicken - this is how to cook it safely.
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield withdrawing from individual market in Atlanta
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is pulling out of the individual health insurance market in metro Atlanta in exchange for offering coverage in rural counties where insurance is unavailable. In an agreement with the Georgia Office of Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield will extend health insurance coverage to 85 Georgia counties – more than half of the state's 159 counties – that otherwise would be left without any coverage option, said Jay Florence, the state's deputy insurance com missioner. "Without…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

AIBS Writes to EPA Administrator Pruitt about Red Team/Blue Team Climate Exercise
AIBS and several of its member societies recently joined with other scientific organizations to send a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concerns about the agency’s approach on climate science. The EPA is moving forward with a plan to create a “red team/blue team” exercise to review what is known about climate change. The concept comes from military analysis, where a red team criticizes the current consensus view and a blue team rebuts that critique. These exercises have their origin in creating a robust and resilient military. By attacking the system,...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Blue Cross of N.C. lowers requested rate increase for ACA plans next year
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has lowered its requested rate increase for ACA plans next year from 22.9% to 14.1%. The company – the only insurer that offered ACA plans in all 100 North Carolina counties for 2017– intends to serve all counties in 2018 as well. “The 2018 rate request was based on claims data from the first quarter. However, we have received more data in June and July that made us confide nt we could reduce our requested increase. We have notified the [North Carolina…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Hundreds of teens are committing suicide because they're told to do so in sickening Blue Whale Challenge
(Natural News) A spate of teen suicides going as far back as 2015 has been linked to the Russian Internet game, the Blue Whale Challenge. According to WND.com, the social media game has caused the suicide deaths of hundreds of teenagers the world over. Of those deaths, at least 130 have occurred in Russia alone,...
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineering on a blue streak
(University of Delaware) A pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution
The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight, and even returning to older, slower-growing chicken breeds.(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Japanese Scientists Turn Chrysanthemums 'True Blue'
The scientists introduced genes from two other flowers that allowed the mums to mimic the chemical process producing blue pigment. This might be applicable to other flowers, like roses and lilies.(Image credit: Naonobu Noda/NARO)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

UK will not accept chlorinated chicken to secure U.S. trade deal: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not accept imports of chlorinated chicken in pursuit of a trade deal with the United States after Brexit, its environment minister said on Wednesday, days after a trade minister tried to play down public health concerns.
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BLUE Software to Hold the BLUE Annual Conference in Chicago, US.
BLUE Software has announced it will be running its annual conference in september this year.
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Florida Blue Foundation has $4.3M available for grants — here’s how to get some of it
The Florida Blue Foundation has roughly $4.3 million for grants split between two programs focused on improving mental and behavioral health and health service deliveries. The foundation’s Improve Consumer Health program has $2.4 million in funding for awareness and preventive projects designed to educate people about mental and behavioral health, as well as projects designed to train and create materials to help people navigate the health care system. In additio n, roughly $1.9 million in funding…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Blue Ash-based health care operator to double in size
Premier Health Care Management, a Blue Ash-based nursing home developer and operator, plans to double in size in the next three years.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Demeropolis Source Type: news

The chemistry of fried chicken (video)
(American Chemical Society) Battered and deep-fried chicken might be one of the most delicious foods ever. But what makes this summer picnic staple so tasty? It all comes down to the chemistry of frying. In the latest Reactions video, learn how the delicate dance of fat at high temperatures leads to a crispy, savory summer snack.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BLUE Software Hires New Chief Revenue Officer
BLUE Software has announced the addition of Ruben Castano as chief revenue officer to its team of experienced sales team staff.
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exposure to blue light during lunch break: effects on autonomic arousal and behavioral alertness - Yuda E, Ogasawara H, Yoshida Y, Hayano J.
We examined their effects in office workers. Eight healthy university office workers were exposed to blue and orange lights for 30  min during lunc...
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Blue-enriched white light enhances physiological arousal but not behavioral performance during simulated driving at early night - Rodr íguez-Morilla B, Madrid JA, Molina E, Correa A.
Vigilance usually deteriorates over prolonged driving at non-optimal times of day. Exposure to blue-enriched light has shown to enhance arousal, leading to behavioral benefits in some cognitive tasks. However, the cognitive effects of long-wavelength light...
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Enhancing extinction learning in posttraumatic stress disorder with brief daily imaginal exposure and methylene blue: a randomized controlled trial - Zoellner LA, Telch M, Foa EB, Farach FJ, McLean CP, Gallop R, Bluett EJ, Cobb A, Gonzalez-Lima F.
OBJECTIVE: The memory-enhancing drug methylene blue (MB) administered after extinction training improves fear extinction retention in rats and humans with claustrophobia. Robust findings from animal research, in combination with established safety and data...
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Blue whale skeleton replaces dinosaur at Natural History Museum - timelapse video
The Natural History Museum has replaced its much-loved dinosaur skeleton in the Hintze Hall, affectionately known as Dippy, with a huge blue whale skeleton. The whale was first displayed in 1939 in the museum and now proudly stands in the museum ’s central spaceWatch the full clip on the Natural History Museum ’s social mediaSo long, Dippy: museum ’s blue whale seeks to inspire love of living worldContinue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Natural History Museum Whales Cetaceans Environment Museums Wildlife Marine life Science UK news Source Type: news

'Blue Whale' Online Game Responsible for Teen's Suicide: Family
Title: 'Blue Whale' Online Game Responsible for Teen's Suicide: FamilyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

President's Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets recalled for possible salmonella contamination
Some President’s Choice brand chicken nuggets are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday night.
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

So long, Dippy: museum's blue whale seeks to inspire love of living world
Natural History Museum in London signals urgency of wildlife crisis by replacing dinosaur centrepiece with species alive todayIn the hot summer of 1976, when Richard Sabin was 10, he went on a trip with his Birmingham primary school to theNatural History Museum in London. Blown away by the scale of what he was seeing, the wide-eyed schoolboy was told by an attendant that if he wanted to see something really big he should make his way to the mammal hall, where the skeletons of a number of whales, including an enormous blue whale, were displayed.“Another gallery attendant went past, and I stopped her and said, ‘Are these...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Science Natural History Museum Whales Environment Marine life Museums Culture Wildlife Cetaceans Conservation BBC David Attenborough Television & radio Dinosaurs Fossils Zoology Biology London UK news Source Type: news

Chicken pox vaccine now available on the high street
The jab for the very common childhood viral illness is not routinely available on NHS. now Superdrug is the first high street retailer to offer the vaccine. Chicken pox can be dangerous for some.
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Blue to hire 100-plus workers
Florida Blue plans to hire more than 900 seasonal contractors statewide, including 100-plus for its Lake Mary office for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment season. These positions will provide telephone health plan sales and sales support beginning in August and September and continuing until mid-December. The open enrollment for Medicare starts Oct. 15 and for Obamacare the enrollment starts Nov. 1. Florida Blue may hire in waves of 30 people every few wee ks due to training capacity.…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Western N.C. hospital system set to cancel Blue Cross contracts
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has announced that Mission Health System – a hospital system that serves 18 counties in western North Carolina – plans to cancel its contracts with BCBSNC, leaving the network effective Oct. 5. BCBSNC stated that, as a result, Mission Health will become the only health system in the state outside of its network. “Rising medical cos ts are one of the most urgent issues facing North Carolina families. More than 43 other hospitals across the state…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

BLUE Software Successfully Showcases at GS1 Connect
BLUE Software has announced its successful attendance to GS1 Connect.
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel to Review the 2014 Smallpox (Variola) Virus Incident on the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Campus
National Institutes of Health. 05/2017 This 50-page document is the report of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blue Ribbon Panel appointed to review the July 2014 discovery of six vials containing variola virus, the causative agent of smallpox, as well as over 300 other previously undiscovered biological samples on the NIH Bethesda, MD, campus. The panel identified several key factors that contributed to the smallpox virus incident, and noted several specific problematic issues relating to the immediate response after discovery of the smallpox virus and other samples. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Children's, Blue Cross reach contract deal
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and insurer Blue Cross have settled their heated contract dispute. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson helped broker a deal that returns Children's to Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's network, the Star Tribune reports. Minneapolis-based Children's and Blue Cross were unable to settle on terms of a contract ahead of a July 5 deadline. Chl idren's was officially no longer part of Blue Cross' network as of Wednesday. If the dispute…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Scientists get closer to natural blue pigment
Demand for natural pigments in the cosmetic and food industry is high, but most blue pigments used in cosmetics and food are still artificial. THE EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the pigment and diatoms in cosmetics, medicine and agriculture.
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 7, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Blue Cross, Children's Hospital don't reach contract agreement by deadline
The state's largest children's hospital and the state's largest insurer couldn't come to terms on a new contract by Wednesday's deadline, and that could cause cost increases. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota fired broadsides at each other as the deadline passed, reports MPR News. Children's said Blue Cross's demands would result in a Medicaid cut, while Blue Cross said Children's is demanding larger reimbursements than other hospitals. The…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Nick Halter Source Type: news

Is Blue Light Bad for Your Health? Is Blue Light Bad for Your Health?
The WebMD article looks at the health effects of blue light from devices and street lights.WebMD Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insurer steps into void from Blue KC's departure from marketplace
Centene Corp. announced Friday that next year it will begin selling health plans to 25 Western Missouri counties that had been left without any health insurers offering individual market plans. According to a release, the Celtic Insurance Co., a subsidiary of the Clayton-based Centene and an affiliate of Home State Health Plan, will fill the void left in these counties after the departure of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. “This is extremely positive news for all Missourian s. We appreciate…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Dermatologist says sunscreen can protect us from blue rays
Dermatologist to the stars Dr Howard Murad has explained that blue rays from our smartphones and computers are affecting our skin as well as our eyes and should consider sunscreen as protection.
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TNT Red, White & Blue Smoke Fireworks Recalled
TNT Red, White& Blue Smoke Fireworks Recalled
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew launches total knee for Navio robot-assisted surgery platform
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it’s adding a total knee arthroplasty application to the Navio handheld robot-assisted platform. The European Union’s largest orthopedics player said the Navio system can be used with its Journey II, Legion Primary and Genesis II total knees. Smith & Nephew acquired Minnesota-based Blue Belt Technologies – Navio’s original maker – in January 2016 for $275 million. “The Navio partial knee replacement application has been commercially available since 2014, including UKA and PFJ options, and has developed a strong surgeon following,” U.S. commer...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Blue Belt Technologies Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Blue Cross study of opioid epidemic shows Bay State fares better than most
In the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic, new data from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows that Massachusetts is actually faring better than most states. The 13th Health of America report looked at claims data from Blue Cross Blue Shield members nationwide, and discovered that fewer filled an opioid prescription in 2015 in Massachusetts compared to nationally. Though 21.4 percent of members nationally filled an opioid prescription in 2015, only 14 percent did in Massachusetts. Massachusetts…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Recall: Chicken Bites Sold at Target
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to breaded chicken products
The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating after seven confirmed cases of salmonella infections linked to breaded chicken products. No one has died but two were hospitalized. Most of the cases are in Alberta.
Source: CBC | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Recall: Chicken Bites Sold at Target
Overhill Farms Inc. of Vernon, CA, is recalling about 54,630 pounds of frozen chicken bites from its Yummy Spoonfuls and Overhill Farms brands.
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contract battle heats up between Children's, Blue Cross
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has launched a website critical of insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota amid a heated contract dispute between the organizations. Minneapolis-based Children's will also host a press conference Monday afternoon that will feature remarks from executives and the mother of a patient. The website, Stand Tall For Small, launches as Blue Cross and Children's have been unable to settle on a contract ahead of a July 5 deadline. Effe ctive that date,…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news