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Dural Sealant Patch Made of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

$1M initiative to target health disparities in North Philadelphia
Project HOME, Independence Blue Cross, and AmeriHealth Caritas are teaming up to address the significant health disparities in life expectancy and infant mortality experienced by North Philadelphia residents. IBC and AmeriHealth Caritas, both health insurance plan divisions of Independence Health Group, provided a $1 million grant to Project HOME to support the initiative. Half of the grant money will be used over three years to fund the newly created "Keystone Connection to Wellness" program that…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Race to exploit the world ’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life
New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.The scaly-foot snail is one of Earth ’s strangest creatures. It lives more than 2,300 metres below the surface of the sea on a trio of deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Here it has evolved a remarkable form of protection against the crushing, grim conditions found at these Stygian depths. It grows a shell made of iron.Discovered in 1999, the multi-layered iron sulphide armour ofChrysomallon squamiferum–which measures a few centimetres in diameter – has...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Oceans Environment Pollution Mining Science Fish Travel and transport World news Source Type: news

Trump Unveils Logo For New United States Space Force, With Nod to Star Trek
(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary background and encircled by the words, “United States Space Force” and “Department of the Air Force.” The logo, which bears the date 2019 in Roman numerals, also is similar in design to that of Air Force Space Comm...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime politics Science Space White House Source Type: news

Blues Health Insurers Fund U.S. Non-Profit ' s Generic Drug Expansion Blues Health Insurers Fund U.S. Non-Profit ' s Generic Drug Expansion
A group of Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers is investing $55 million in a new venture with a non-profit generic drug manufacturer to try to offer cheaper prices on pharmacy drugs to their members, the companies said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Major Insurers Offer & #36;55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs. The...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Highmark Teams with Civica Rx, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to...
Highmark announced that it is a founding member of a new subsidiary designed to ensure that Highmark insurance members continue to have access to affordable generic prescription drugs in outpatient...(PRWeb January 23, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/highmark_teams_with_civica_rx_blue_cross_blue_shield_association_to_lower_outpatient_generic_drug_costs/prweb16851161.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants
When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a label ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rose George Tags: Health & wellbeing Digestive disorders Microbiology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Couple: Class Certification Required In Groundwater Case Tied To Chicken Plant
GEORGETOWN, Del. - A Delaware couple on Jan. 13 filed a brief in state court contending that it should certify a class of plaintiffs who have sued a chicken processing plant that the couple says has contaminated the local groundwater with wastewater (Gary and Anna-Marie Cuppels, et al. v. Mountaire Corporation, et al., No. S18C-06-009 ESB, Del. Super., Sussex Co.).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The Irony of Finding So Many Exoplanets in a Time of Climate Change
There was nothing quite like the slang used in the early days of the space program. Saying something was “OK” would not do when you could say “A-OK” instead. Saying, “Let’s get moving,” when you’ve been sealed in your spacecraft for hours waiting to launch while Mission Control sorts out technical glitches, was weak tea compared to the “Light this candle!” as an exasperated Al Shepard barked in 1961. And then, too, there was “screw the pooch.” A cleaned-up version of a decidedly coarser term, it meant, in the pilot’s argot, to crash your jet or l...
Source: TIME: Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change newsletter Space Source Type: news

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when a pathogen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach
(Institute for Basic Science) IBS researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a change in mice's fear learning behavior without the need of optic fiber implants in the brain.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marine tetrodotoxin as a risk for human health - Madejska A, Michalski M, Osek J.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a toxin mainly occurring naturally in contaminated puffer fish, which are a culinary delicacy in Japan. It is also detected in various marine organisms like globefish, starfish, sunfish, stars, frogs, crabs, snails, Australian blue-ri...
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Today's 'Blue Monday' depression peak isn't real, but seasonal blues are. Here's what to do about them
Today is Blue Monday, which is rumored to be the most depressing day of the year. But is it? Research hasn't proved that there is any one day more depressing than all the others. It's a PR stunt that has cemented itself into modern culture.
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Monday: Why it's a 'load of rubbish'
Blue Monday - known as the most depressing day of the year - was made up by a travel company in 2004.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Monday: Are you experiencing the most depressing day of the year or do you have SAD?
BLUE Monday is described as the most depressing day of the year. With dark, cold, wintry days plaguing the month of January, it ’s no wonder why people can end up feeling down. But, for some, the depth of desolation sinks deeper and deeper throughout the season.
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY on how your diet can help you beat Blue Monday
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The relationship between food and mood is a current obsession of mine - something that many GPs may not think of when advising on ways to beat the blues.
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Oakland health giants give $45 million to Newsom's new housing fund
Gov. Gavin Newsom, the self-proclaimed “homeless czar” of California, called upon the private sector last week "to step up" by contributing to his new housing fund to combat homelessness. That call was answered Friday by Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California to the tune of $45 million. Kaiser was the first to announce it would contributed $25 million to the governor's housing fund and — soon after — Blue Shield of California said it too would donate $20 million. Both health organizations…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Seafood Processor and Owner Sentenced for Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Product of USA
Capt. Neill Seafood, Columbia NC, Philip Carawan, president, CEO, probation, sentence, seafood processor, crab meat, foreign, false label, blue crab, foreign crab meat, South America, Asia,
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 17, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA cleared another duodenoscope with a disposable endcap that facilitates reprocessing. Learn more about this and all other cleared duodenoscopes with disposable components inside the blue box update found on our duodenoscopes page. https://go.usa.gov/xdaBE  
Today, the @US_FDA cleared another duodenoscope with a disposable endcap that facilitates reprocessing. Learn more about this and all other cleared duodenoscopes with disposable components inside the blue box update found on our duodenoscopes page. https://go.usa.gov/xdaBE 
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 17, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Fetal Bovine Serum-More Data
Primary and Stem Cell CultureThis just came across our radar." SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL An eye opener in stroke: Mitochondrial dysfunction and stem cell repair in MCAO induced retinal ischemia "We are always delighted when researchers supplement their cell culture media with ourFetal Bovine Serum (FBS).RPE Cells and MSC Culture Retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE, CRL-4000; ATCC) cells were cultured in Dulbecco ’s Modified Eagle Media/F-12 (DMEM/F-12, 11320033; Gibco) containing 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; FBS001; Neuromics) and 0.01 mg/ml hygromycin B (10687010; Gibco) in incubator (37 °C humidified, with 5% CO2, 95% air)...
Source: Neuromics - January 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: adult stem cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells MSCs Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells RPES Source Type: news

Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team led by the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and Heidelberg University has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria produce relevant amounts of methane in oceans, inland waters and on land. Due to climate change, " Cyanobacteria blooms " increase in frequency and extent, amplifying the release of methane from inland waters and oceans to the atmosphere.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tatum O'Neal reveals her surgery scars and bruises left by rheumatoid arthritis
Actress Tatum O'Neal posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday of her back covered in red marks, black-and-blue spots and long scratches, which she attributes to rheumatoid arthritis.
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
Source: The Scientist - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic is Latest Healthcare Fraud ‘Hot Spot’ as Some Unethical Clinical Laboratories, Physicians, and Service Providers Attempt to Cash-in
It’s critical that medical laboratory leaders prepare for increased scrutiny and pressure from DOJ fraud investigations Recent efforts by federal investigators to ferret out and prosecute healthcare fraud have shown that certain clinical laboratory companies are guilty of fraud and abuse. And as Dark Daily covered in “Preparing Clinical Laboratories for Invasive Federal Enforcement of […]
Source: Dark Daily - January 15, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Acadia Healthcare American Association for Clinical Chemistry anatomic pathology Andrew Kessler Anuradha Rao-Patel Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Charles Root PhD clinical laboratory clinical pathology Source Type: news

A new 'cool' blue  
(American Chemical Society) Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized cobalt blue. More recently, in 2009 scientists discovered YInMn Blue, otherwise known as " Oregon Blue. " But most of these pigments have limitations in terms of cost, stability, color or toxicity. Now, researchers inACS Omega report a new class of 'cool' blue colorants that are inexpensive, durable and more environmentally friendly.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury
(University of Arizona) Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep which was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

McDonald's turns to MSG in bid to sell more chicken sandwiches
Fast-food chain tests once-controversial flavor enhancer to compete with Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield names new Colorado president
Charles Ritz has been named the new president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado. Ritz takes over the role from Jeff Sepich, who retired last year. “Charles brings a wealth of experience to this role, a commitment to making healthcare simpler and improving the lives of the communities we serve,” said Scott Kreiling, president of Anthem‘s West Region Commercial Business, in a prepared statement. “His in-depth knowledge of the industry will benefit our members, employer customers…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep
It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned “night mode” settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blue light. But in December, a group of researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. published a paper in Current Biology challenging that notion. After exposing mice to lights that were different in hue but equal brightness and assessing their subsequent activity...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized sleep Wellness Source Type: news

The opioid crisis in Appalachia: the effect of blue-collar employment - Maguire K, Miranda AS, Winters JV.
The effects of the American opioid crisis have been widespread, leading to increases in addictions, poor health outcomes, and death. We expect that these effects may vary across the workforce, in particular, that blue-collar employment, which generally req...
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neuromics Teams with Biowest USA
Pure and Potent Chicken SerumWe have a new partnership with the source for much of the Animal Sera provided worldwide today. They are recognized as being one of the best of the best.I am proud to announce the addition of theirChicken Serum. Their processing is both ISO and GMP certified. Better yet, we have an introductory pricing of $99/500 ml. for the month of January.Chicken Primordial Germ Cells Cultured in Media Supplemented with Neuromics/Biowest USA ' s Chicken Serum.We will be greatly enhancing our Sera offerings in 2020. Stay tuned.
Source: Neuromics - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Animal Serum Chicken Serum FBA Source Type: news

Chicken pox outbreak forces migrant shelter to shutter in northern Mexico
An outbreak of chicken pox has forced the temporary closure of a shelter housing Central American migrants sent to Mexico from the United States, Mexican authorities said on Friday, as officials sought to contain the highly contagious virus.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Subway tries to sue the journalists who concluded Subway's roasted chicken is only 53.6% real meat
(Natural News) In a desperate bid to protect what’s left of their image, Subway sued two independent journalists who say they discovered that Subway chicken contains as little as 42.8% chicken DNA. Subway’s $210 million lawsuit sought to shut up the two journalists who tested the company’s meat in 2017. The lawsuit has been thrown...
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXTINCTION approaching: Glowing "blue tears" in China's seas are TOXIC and steadily growing every year, warn scientists
(Natural News) To tourists and curious onlookers, the sparkling blue glow surrounding Taiwan’s Matsu Islands may look like a scene straight out of a Disney movie. Experts argue, however, that there’s a much darker side to this beautiful sight. “It’s toxic,” Chanmin Hu, an oceanographer at the University of South Florida, said in an interview...
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Light Glasses: Helpful or Just Hype? Blue Light Glasses: Helpful or Just Hype?
More people are turning to blue light glasses to block the light from digital screens. But do the glasses really work?WebMD Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Chicken soup recalled at H-E-B stores in Texas after wheat and soy were left off ingredients label
Canyon Creek Soup Company, which makes H-E-B soup in Canada but distributes it exclusively in Texas, recalled it's Butter Chicken Soup after failing to declare wheat and soy as two ingredients.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Light Glasses - Helpful or Just Hype?
More people are turning to blue light glasses to block the light from digital screens. But do they really work?
Source: WebMD Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue light may not be as disruptive to your sleep as originally thought
Scientists at the University of Manchester tested the effects of blue and white or yellow light on mice and found they had longer periods of wakefulness when living under the latter.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross makes two executive promotions
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has promoted two employees to vice presidential positions within the company.   John Barth has been named vice president of customer service, and Jennifer DeLawrence has been named vice president and controller.  Barth has previously served as manager of customer service for Cahaba GBA, call center technology manager and call center manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shiel d of Alabama. Barth has also served as department manager of customer service. Barth received…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Brazil's 2020 pork, chicken exports seen growing as China swine fever disruption persists
Brazilian food processors are poised to boost pork and chicken exports in 2020 as Chinese demand for imports remains strong while the Asian country deals with severe disruptions in local production, an industry group said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to live longer: A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Over the years, a long and healthy life has been attributed to eating a healthy diet. But with so many diets considered healthy, which one is deemed best for boosting longevity? According to Dan Buettner, a “blue zones” diet could increase your life expectancy.
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Chicken, Pizza, Burger Most Ordered Food Online Despite Health Concerns
[Nation] Chicken, pizza and burger dominate delicacies that are ordered online amid health concerns about fast foods, which have been associated with lifestyle diseases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris
At-home treatment with blue-light therapy has been approved for treatment of acne, but is it effective?Annals of Family Medicine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Sudan: Manis Rest Assured On Blue Nile Wali's Health
[SNA] Khartoum -Plenipotentiary Prime Minister Omar Bashir Manis made telephone call Monday morning with Blue Nile caretaker Wali (governor) Maj Gen Yasin Ibrahim to rest assured on his health and his accompanied delegation.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?
Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a blue whale.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of blue wavelength light exposure on sleep and recovery of brain structure, function, and cognition following mild traumatic brain injury - Killgore WDS, Vanuk JR, Shane BR, Weber M, Bajaj S.
Sleep and circadian rhythms are among the most powerful but least understood contributors to cognitive performance and brain health. Here we capitalize on the circadian resetting effect of blue-wavelength light to phase shift the sleep patterns of adult pa...
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news