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NCDOI Commissioner to BCBS: 'What does it take to not stand behind your CEO?'
Pressure continues to build for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina President and CEO Patrick Conway following a June DWI arrest, with the state's top insurance regulator now calling for his immediate resignation. Following news that Conway – head of the state's largest insurer – was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse following an incident on Interstate 85 in Randolph County where he swerved into a tractor trailer with his daughters in his SUV,…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Oregon, Washington insurance commissioners scold Cambia for keeping arrest secret
Mike Kreidler said Cambia's board should have informed him sooner about the arrest of the CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, since the two entities are in the midst of seeking approval for a partnership.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

French Researchers Building Massive New Scanner to Tackle Brain Disease French Researchers Building Massive New Scanner to Tackle Brain Disease
French researchers are developing what they say will be the most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner in the world, which will use a supermagnet the weight of a blue whale and should allow earlier diagnosis of diseases such as Parkinson ' s.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No yolk! Scientists turn mung beans into scrambled eggs - but without the cholesterol 
JUST foods has developed an 'egg' mixture that looks and cooks like scrambled eggs, but does not come from a chicken. This plant-based formula uses mung beans, giving JUST 'egg's protein, but no cholesterol.
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French researchers build massive new scanner to tackle brain disease
French researchers are developing what they say is the most powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in the world which will use a supermagnet the weight of a blue whale and should allow earlier diagnosis of diseases such as Parkinson's.
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Starwatch: northern autumn brings the loneliest star
The blue-white star Fomalhaut, one of the brightest in the sky, can be seen low in the southern sky from the northern hemisphereIf there is one star that signposts autumn in the northern hemisphere, it ’sFomalhaut. Now is a good time to start your search for this bluish-white star. The chart shows the view at midnight (BST) as 23 September becomes the 24th, looking south. With a clear horizon, Fomalhaut will appear low and isolated as there are no other stars of comparable brightness around it. This has led astronomers to nickname it “the loneliest star”. The star itself is about twice the size and mass of the sun, y...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

Why it's dangerous to liken DNA to computer code
The lure of bioengineering is obvious but we should be wary of bugsA few days ago, on my way to a discussion inthe exquisite little McCrum theatre, which is hidden away in the centre of Cambridge, I had to pass through the courtyard of theEagle pub in Bene ’t Street. As I did so, I suddenly remembered that this is the hostelry where, on 28 February 1953, Francis Crick, rushing in from the nearby Cavendish Lab, announced to astonished lunchers that he and James Watson had discovered the secret of life. (They had just unveiled their double-helix model of the DNA molecule to colleagues in the laboratory; there ’s now a bl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Gene editing Genetics Biology Science Technology Source Type: news

Burnout in blue: an analysis of the extent and primary predictors of burnout among law enforcement officers in the United States - McCarty WP, Aldirawi H, Dewald S, Palacios M.
Job-related burnout is a significant concern for researchers, law enforcement administrators, and government authorities because of its broader effects on officer health, job performance, and service provided to the public. This topic is particularly relev...
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sudan: Haemorrhagic Fever, Cholera Spreading in Sudan As Reports of Chikungunya Wane
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Red Sea State / Blue Nile State / Kabkab -The Ministry of Health has reported 22 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever in Kassala in eastern Sudan.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A numbing medicine turned a woman's blood blue
A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath... and an unusual symptom you don't see every day.
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's blood turns BLUE because of a dangerous side effect of numbing cream
The woman, of New York, had an adverse reaction to a pain reliever filled with benzocaine. It caused a disorder that sees iron in the blood change form and struggle to pump oxygen around the body.
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using certain spices on raw chicken meat can reduce or prevent microbial growth
(Natural News) Many environmental factors cause or accelerate the spoilage of food, but among them, microbial growth remains the primary focus of many studies. Microorganisms like bacteria can cause sickness and food poisoning when ingested, and while artificial preservatives can delay their growth, these chemicals can also cause harm to human health. In a recent study...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Eight Die As 1K+ Malaria Cases Recorded in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher / Nyala / Blue Nile -At least eight people have died of malaria in North Darfur this week, while doctors at El Fasher Teaching Hospital recorded at least 1,000 malaria cases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TOXINS for VEGANS? KFC, home of monosodium glutamate in fast food, to start serving "Beyond Meat" chicken nuggets that are loaded with even more MSG
(Natural News) The fast food industry is going buck wild over all of the new “plant-based” meat alternatives that are hitting the market these days, with not just Burger King adopting meatless burger patties but now KFC, which is unveiling meat-free “nuggets” and “wings” at one of its Atlanta locations. None other than Beyond Meat,...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States move to crack down on flavored vape products
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlawed the sale of all flavored electronic cigarette products besides tobacco and menthol in his state Tuesday, following the lead of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Beth LeBlanc, a reporter for the Detroit News, spoke to CBSN's "Red and Blue" about Michigan's crackdown on the products that have become popular with children and teenagers.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York Enacts Ban on Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes, the First State in the U.S. to Do So
NEW YORK — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the ban, which covers all flavored cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately. Retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from store shelves. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday , citing surging use among young people. According t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DEEPTI HAJELA / AP Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

New York Bans Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes, the First State in the U.S. to Do So
NEW YORK — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the ban, which covers all flavored cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately. Retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from store shelves. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday , citing surging use among young people. According t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DEEPTI HAJELA / AP Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

How investment returns affected Atrium Health's latest financial report
Atrium Health saw large gains in its net income in the first half of 2019. Charlotte-based Atrium reported net income of nearly $764 million across its total enterprise in the first two quarters, a more than 264% jump from the previous year. The total enterprise refers to Atrium operations, or primary enterprise, plus its regional partners, such as Cone Health or Blue Ri dge HealthCare. Net income for Atrium's primary enterprise was more than $675 million, a 349% year-over-year increase. Atrium…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Field report: Dordan unveils cleanroom thermoforming for medical packaging
Woodstock, IL, a small town 50 miles northwest of Chicago, may be best known as the filming location for the 1993 Bill Murray comedy classic, Groundhog Day. While there’s something to be said about the comfort of same-old, same-old as in the movie where every day repeats itself, that’s not part of nearby Woodstock-based Dordan Manufacturing’s plans for growth. After years of consideration with experience in retail, electronics, automotive, and healthcare packaging, the custom thermoformer committed to adding medical cleanroom packaging capability to its portfolio in 201...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan Cholera Cases Spread to Sennar State
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar / Blue Nile -10 cases of cholera have been reported in Sennar state since Friday, adjacent to Blue Nile state in which 72 cases were reported as of Sunday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cyberbio Convergence: Characterizing the Multiplicative Threat
Source: Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. Published: 9/17/2019. This meeting was held to inform the continuing assessment of the biological threat, specific vulnerabilities, and overwhelming consequences. Topics discussed on this five-hour, 17-minute recording of the meeting include the convergence of cyber- and biological sciences; the vulnerability of pathogen and biomanufacturing data systems; biological risk mitigation; and the vulnerability of intellectual property and the national and global bioeconomy. (Video or Multimedia)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investing in your own disruptor: The opportunities and challenges of strategic investing
At Health 2.0 Venture Connect, strategic investors from Providence St. Joseph Health, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Johnson& Johnson reflect on their experiences.
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Five confirmed cholera deaths in Sudan since August 28
There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan's Blue Nile state since Aug. 28, the health ministry said in a statement.
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Portland health care event you don't want to miss
For the sixth year, the Business Journal is gathering some of the nation's preeminent thought leaders on the future of health care. The appropriately titled Health Care of the Future event is happening Sept. 27 at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom. Register here So what can you expect? Insights from the likes of Dr. Patrick Conway, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. You may remember that Conway's company recently entered into a strategic affiliation with Portland's Cambia…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suzanne Stevens Source Type: news

Chicken-choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers
Charlotte Smith, two, choked while eating lunch at her nursery.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Translating Ambition to Action: High Hopes for United Nations Action Week
Cameron Diver is Deputy Director-General, the Pacific Community (SPC)By Cameron DiverNew Caledonia, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing the Pacific Community (SPC) at this important event, and throughout “Action Week” during the upcoming UN General Assembly. Cameron DiverThe interconnections and synergies between major issues of global concern and the key role multilateralism and international cooperation can play in helping tackle these challenges are i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cameron Diver Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Conferences Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sudan: Health Ministry Confirms Four Cases of Cholera
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / ED Damazin -The Ministry of Health confirmed four cases of cholera in Blue Nile state. It said in a statement issued yesterday that the National Laboratory for Public Health notified the ministry of the presence of cholera bacteria in four of the six samples it received from infected patients in Blue Nile state. Cases of typhoid have been found as well.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vim ' s platform raises $24M to guide patients toward high-quality, low-cost care
Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross led the Series B round.
Source: mobihealthnews - September 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Four cholera cases confirmed in Sudan, three die of acute watery diarrhoea
At least four cases of cholera have been confirmed in Sudan's Blue Nile state and three people with acute watery diarrhoea have died, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday,
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

B.PHL Innovation Fest to feature 'Broad City' star, Netflix co-founder
When officials from Independence Blue Cross and a dozen other citywide organizations announced earlier this summer it planned to launch a new innovation-focused festival, it raised some questions.   What would the three-day B.PHL Innovation Fest entail exactly? And, as local tech news site Technically pointed out when the festival was referred to as the first of its kind — how did it differ from that media organization’s ever-growing Tech Week, a staple in the city’s innovation ecosys tem for…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors Warn of Cholera Epidemic
[Radio Dabanga] Blue Nile -The Doctors Committee in Blue Nile State warned that a cholera epidemic threatens the country. Spokeswoman Dr Shiraz Ahmed called on the Ministry of Health to intervene urgently and take preventive measures to prevent an outbreak of the epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope is an exercise in questing. It’s vast, exciting, and gorgeous out there. Even scenes of cataclysm—a supernova, a Jovian cyclone—can be beautiful from so safe a remove as Earth. Orbiting telescopes like Hubble or Spitzer or Kepler also have the luxury of avoiding the sometimes-dispiriting business of looking down at Earth. Never has that seemed like more of a good idea than this summer, when, to look back at the surface of the planet rolling by below is to loo...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment Space Source Type: news

A Cognitive Researcher Explains How Male and Female Brains Aren ’t So Different
The British cognitive researcher Gina Rippon tells TIME why male and female brains aren’t so different, explored in her book Gender and Our Brains A popular notion has it that a human being’s most important sex organ is the brain. You say it’s our behavior that’s different; our brains are strikingly similar. Why? This goes all the way back to Charles Darwin, who said that women are inferior because they have inferior brains and therefore they do not have the right to assume a powerful role in society. But the bottom line is there is no consistent pattern or structure which reliably characterizes the...
Source: TIME: Science - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Tips for a successful open enrollment
About 30 percent of employees say they need more information surrounding their benefits. If you plan on offering additional or different coverage options for the upcoming plan year, it ’s essential to help your employees understand the choices being offered. Despite your efforts to provide all the information your employees need to make good decisions, a recent study by AFLAC reports: Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) did not feel confident they understood everything they signed up for afte r their most recent…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Source Type: news

Vegetarians might have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, study says
Non-meat diets have soared in popularity with many people ditching beef, pork and chicken in pursuit of health and environmental benefits and concerns about animal welfare.
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Young Biotech Company Garners Australian Design Award for Innovative Diagnostics
A Danish and Taiwanese company has won Australia’s Good Design Award for a portable diagnostic device—small enough to fit in a camera case—that allows diagnosis of infectious diseases on the spot from a single drop of blood. “The Good Design Award ranked BluBox as the best solution for the rapid and accurate assessment of communicable diseases in heavily populated as well as resource-constrained, expertise-lacking areas,” explained Filippo Bosco, CEO and one of the three founders of BluSense Diagnostics (Copenhagen). The secret inside...
Source: MDDI - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jenevieve Blair Polin Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

Food Waste Is a Huge Environmental Problem. Here ’s 5 Ways to Reduce Yours
Tossing uneaten leftovers or slimy lettuce may feel like no big deal. But a new report from the sustainability-focused World Resources Institute (WRI) says food waste is responsible for 8% of annual greenhouse-gas emissions, and that 25% of agricultural water use and a land mass the size of China go toward producing food that ultimately goes uneaten. If it were a country, according to WRI, food waste and loss would release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any nation except the U.S. and China. Cutting back on food waste could help the environment in a few ways. Most obviously, it would save the resources and e...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Food Waste Is a Huge Environmental Problem. Here Are 5 Ways to Reduce Yours
Tossing uneaten leftovers or slimy lettuce may feel like no big deal. But a new report from the sustainability-focused World Resources Institute (WRI) says food waste is responsible for 8% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, and that 25% of agricultural water use and a land mass the size of China go toward producing food that ultimately goes uneaten. If it were a country, according to WRI, food waste and loss would release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any nation except the U.S. and China. Cutting back on food waste could help the environment in a few ways. Most obviously, it would save the resources and e...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Cancer could be detected with a URINE test, scientists hope
The test, developed by Imperial College London, was tested on mice. The urine turned a bright blue to correctly indicate colon cancer tumours were present in the body.
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 29, says her obsession with dieting stopped her period for FIVE MONTHS 
Emma Nacewicz, 29, from Bellmore, New York, used to exercise for at least two hours a day and would limit herself to plain grilled chicken with vegetables when she went out to dinner.
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets
On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres saluted the courage of the country’s citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets
On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres saluted the courage of the country’s citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newt Gingrich ’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that only 24 men have ever gone, all of them decades ago, that they were all test pilots and astronauts and that he’s…Newt Gingrich. And you’d be right. But all the same, Gingrich insists that he has a plan to get Americans—if not himself—back to the moon in a hurry, and that he’s not working alone. He has the help of a crack team that incl...
Source: TIME: Science - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Space Source Type: news

Whole Foods CEO slams trendy meatless burgers and chicken wings for being unhealthy 
Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey said he believes plant-based 'meat' burgers are good fr the planet but they are not healthy because they contain 'highly processed' ingredients.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Gaming Software Help Support Vision Therapy?
Interactive gaming software launching today as a wellness product aims to engage children in vision therapy for amblyopia (lazy eye), mild strabismus (crossed or turned eye) or convergence insufficiency (eyes unable to focus together). AmblyoPlay, developed by Smart Optometry, “complements in-office vision therapy and increases at-home vision therapy participation through gamification,” explained Žan Menart, CEO of AmblyoPlay. “Through Smart Optometry’s network of doctors, a common problem communicated to us from presentation to presentat...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Software Source Type: news

Nine in 10 children are glued to screens and sleep badly
A study of British children by Loughborough University and University College London found that the blue light from their device screens is disrupting sleeping patterns.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside North Carolina ’s Big Effort to Transform Health Care
The state and its top insurer are pushing to pay health care providers based on whether they keep people healthy, not for each service they provide.
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Lohr Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn Duke University Medical Center Government Contracts and Procurement Hospitals Doctors Medicine and Health Source Type: news