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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

Can essential oils help wounds heal?
  Bumps, scrapes and cuts happen every day – it’s a fact of life. For really deep, serious wounds you’ll want to head immediately to your doctor or emergency room first. If you need stitches, they’re best equipped to do that. But in the case of minor wounds, essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing. Essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing for minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises. What are essential oils? These are simply highly concentrated oils extracted from different species of plants, often used as a home remedy because they can help support skin health. Heal...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 26, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Wound Infection wound care treatment Source Type: news

Algae That Can Kill Dogs Is Discovered in 3 N.Y.C. Parks
The green-blue blooms of toxic algae have been found in Central Park, Morningside Park and Prospect Park.
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Goldbaum Tags: Water Pollution Lakes Algae Parks and Other Recreation Areas Bacteria Rain Hazardous and Toxic Substances Global Warming Dogs Environmental Conservation Department (NYS) Parks and Recreation Department (NYC) Central Park (Manhattan, Source Type: news

Upstate shines light on bladder cancer
Blue Light Cystoscopy helps doctors better detect and diagnose cancerous tumors in the bladder.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exactly what to eat in top 10 restaurants if you are on a weight loss drive
Pippa Campbell, a Jersey-based nutritionist and weight loss specialist, said she would pick the PERi PERi Grilled Chicken Burger at Nandos, which has just 387 calories.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest NC health insurer to cut rates again for Affordable Care Act customers
Statwide, Blue Cross and Blue Shield is seeing Affordable Care Act plan rate reductions higher than expected – with a projected 4.6 percent decrease in the Triangle.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

CBP refuses to publicly reveal how many migrants are sick with contagious diseases
Despite outbreaks of flu, tuberculosis and chicken pox, US Customs and Border Protection refuses to tell the public how many migrants in detention facilities have contagious diseases.
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the Race to Build the World ’s First Commercial Octopus Farm
For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky shore at low tide and count as many spineless creatures as they could—which, as it turns out, was pretty easy. There were dozens of invertebrate species to be found, including snails, crabs, starfish and, of course, lobster. I didn’t lay eyes on an octopus, however, until I was about 8. My dad sporadically hosted a lunch for his class, to which he brought an assortmen...
Source: TIME: Science - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tik Root Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Residents: Gag Order In Groundwater Case Is Unconstitutional
GEORGETOWN, Del. - A group of Delaware residents on Aug. 13 filed a brief in Delaware state court contending that a gag order sought by a chicken processing company, which the plaintiffs say is liable for groundwater contamination from the wastewater produced at its plant, is unconstitutional (John Albright, et al. v. Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc., et al., No. S18C-08-033, Del. Super., Sussex Co.).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

USDA study advises against washing raw poultry, red meats
Washing raw chicken before it's cooked is a common practice, but new federal research advised against it Tuesday -- saying it can lead to foodborne illnesses that are responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘It’s Time to Go Back to the Moon.’ Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Lunar Mission
(WASHINGTON) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return. Bezos, who was dwarfed by his mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at his presentation Thursday, says, “This is an i...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Blue Origin onetime Source Type: news

Nestle Purina PetCare Company Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in Three-ounce Cans due to the Potential Presence of Rubber Pieces
Out of an abundance of caution, Nestle Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inspire Medical wins more Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage
Five more Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans have extended coverage to Inspire Medical Systems’ (NYSE:INSP) sleep apnea therapy, the company said today. These plans and the effective dates of their coverage are: Independence Blue Cross, in Pennsylvania, March 4, 2019; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Feb. 20, 2019; Wellmark, in Iowa and South Dakota, Jan. 1, 2019; HealthNow New York, April 1, 2019 BCBS of Kansas City, March 1, 2019. Together, these plans provide coverage for approximately 8.5 million members. Thirteen BCBS plans covering about 25 million members have issued coverage policies for the compan...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well Wall Street Beat Blue Cross Blue Shield Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

The Wrap: Hot Chicken Takeover heads to Cleveland, Cameron Mitchell takes over the Short North and a huge sports weekend (Video)
In this edition of The Wrap, Editor Doug Buchanan and I start off talking about Hot Chicken Takeover heading to Cleveland and Cameron Mitchell's domination of the Short North. We also talk about Mount Carmel West hiring a developer to turn the healthcare campus into mixed-use area and wrap up with the busy sports weekend, which features the Arnold Sports Festival, the Crew SC's home opener and the Blue Jackets playing an early Saturday game. Join us on this epic jo urney through the week in…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Somerson Source Type: news

Inspire Medical Systems scores win with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Inspire Medical Systems – creator of a pacemaker-like system to treat obstructive sleep apnea – said today that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Evidence Street issued a positive assessment of Inspire therapy to its members. BCBSA is a national federation of 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The report from BCBSA, according to Inspire (Maple Grove, Minn.), found sufficient evidence that an Inspire-type therapy provided meaningful improvement in the net health outcome for sleep apnea patients falling under certain criteria: over 22 years old (as well as 10- to 21-year-olds with Down’s syndro...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well Blue Cross Blue Shield Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Reimbursement sleep apnea Source Type: news

Here ’s What the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Looked Like From Around the World
Millions of people who got up early or stayed up late Wednesday morning were treated to a rare natural spectacle – a Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse swept over the skies for the first time since 1982. But if you opted to sleep in – or were cursed by cloudy skies – during the lunar eclipse, you’re still in luck. Video taken from around the world (above) shows what the eclipse looked like for sky gazers. The rare event brought a supermoon (a full or new moon that occurs within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth), a blue moon (the second full moon of the month), and a total lunar eclipse togethe...
Source: TIME: Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Talia Avakian Tags: Uncategorized onetime Super Blue Blood Moon Source Type: news

Blue Lights Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at night. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue lights Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Blue Light Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at night. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue light Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Duck egg blue and oviraptor green: study reconstructs colour of dinosaur eggs
A new study of oviraptor eggshell fragments shows remarkable similarities between the reproductive biology of dinosaurs and birdsBird eggs come in a variety of colours. From the creamy and chalky whites in doves and pigeons to spotted yellow lapwing eggs and brown chicken eggs, to the blues of blackbirds and American robins. The striking colours and patterns have inspired artists, scientists and home decor makers fromAristotle tohigh-end jewellers. Thanks to palaeontology, we can now add oviraptor blue-green to the spectrum.Remarkably, only two chemical compounds bring about the whole spectrum of bird egg coloration and pa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hanneke Meijer Tags: Dinosaurs Birds Animals Fossils Evolution Zoology Biology Science Palaeontology Source Type: news

Blue Ivy and Beyonc é Teamed Up to Serve Meals to Hurricane Harvey
It looks like Blue Ivy Carter is taking after her mother Beyoncé in more ways than just her natural talent as a performer — she’s also inherited her sense of philanthropy. Blue Ivy helped her mother serve meals to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Bey’s hometown of Houston, Texas. The Lemonade singer, Blue Ivy and the rest of her Bey Good team served meals to those who lost their homes due to the severe flooding and damage of Hurricane Harvey; Beyoncé also took time to meet with victims of the hurricane and made a “significant donation” to help as many people as possible in her home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized Beyonce blue ivy carter celebrities hurricane harvey viral Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Drops Coverage for Non-Emergency ER Visits; Medical Laboratories Could See Drop in ER Clinical Lab Test Orders
Experts concerned people will be unable to judge a true emergency from a minor health concern; patients could be left with a big ER bill if they are wrong Here’s a groundbreaking way payers are keeping healthcare costs down: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia sent letters to its members in May […]
Source: Dark Daily - July 14, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACEP Affordable Care Act American College of Emergency Physicians Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide & Feeling Blue
Often, those who have never experienced depression believe it is a fleeting thing, one with no power to destroy the natural flow of a person’s life. They are wrong. In Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue, editor Amy Ferris has gathered stories of depression in a book that illustrates the emotional, psychological, social, and even physiological tolls depression can take. The book aims to normalize the experience of depression and suicidal thinking and enlighten the reader about the day-to-day experiences of what often feels like a deep, dark pit. Ferris begins by recounting her own expe...
Source: Psych Central - December 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tamara Hill, MS Tags: Book Reviews Depression Essays General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Suicide amy ferris books on depression books on feeling blue books on feeling down books on suicide Depression And Suicide depression Source Type: news

Heal’s doctor house calls are now in-network for Anthem Blue Cross of California members
Los Angeles-based Heal, which has developed an app that helps people request a doctor to visit their house, announced that it is now in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of California. Now, Heal members in California who are large or small group Anthem Blue Cross of California PPO plan members can pay a co-pay, often between $10 and $30 instead of paying […]
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized Anthem Blue Cross of California doctor house call app Heal telehealth telemedicine Source Type: news

Ask the expert: Can kids still get chicken pox?
Q: A friend of mine is concerned because her child was exposed to chicken pox. Can babies and children still get chicken pox? A concerned parent Thriving checked in with Dr. Susan Laster, a pediatrician in private practice in Brookline, MA, affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital, to learn more about children and chicken pox. Can children still get chicken pox? Contrary to popular belief, kids can still get chicken pox. While it is usually not a serious illness, there can be some serious consequences, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children be vaccinated against chicken pox at 12 months...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & conditions Q&A chicken pox Dr. Susan Laster Source Type: news

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield taps AbilTo to offer members tele-therapy after cardiac events
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced that it has tapped AbilTo to offer members the option to participate in therapy sessions via phone or video after they’ve experienced a cardiac event. Beginning this month, the offering will be available to certain commercial employer groups, including the Federal Employee Program (FEP). This partnership comes […]
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Payer/Employer Uncategorized AbilTo BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey mental health app telehealth video visits Source Type: news

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Production of Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats Due to the Presence of Propylene Glycol
Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food. Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 7, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew puts up $275m for Blue Belt, misses with Q3 top line
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it agreed to acquire robot-assisted surgery company Blue Belt Technologies for $275 million, but missed top-line expectations for the 3rd quarter. Minneapolis-based Blue Belt makes the portable Navio system, which is designed to work with 8 different knee systems, including Smith & Nephew’s Zuk and Journey Uni devices. The London-based medical products giant, noting that Blue Belt is its “most successful” implant sales partner, plans to continue to support implants from other manufacturers with the Blue Belt system. “Our experience working with...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Blue Belt Technologies Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Independence Blue Cross JV taps TouchCare to offer patients video visits
Tandigm Health, a venture launched in April 2014 by Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners, which manages physician practices in Pennsylvania, has partnered with video visits service TouchCare. “Medicine and the doctor-patient relationship are very personal,” Dr. Anthony Coletta, Tandigm Health’s president and CEO said in a statement. “Enabling our primary care physicians to connect with their […]
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Payer/Employer Provider Uncategorized DaVita HealthCare Partners Independence Blue Cross Tandigm Health telehealth telemedicine TouchCare video visits Source Type: news

Blue Belt touts 1st Navio-assisted partial knee replacement
Blue Belt Technologies said yesterday its Navio robotic-assisted surgical system was used in its 1st partial knee replacement, using Smith & Nephew‘s (FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) ZUK unicompartmental knee. The Navio is a robotic-assisted, CT-free navigation handheld robotics system and bone-cutting tool that aids operating surgeons in bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions, according to the company. “The ZUK is a clinically successful implant, and now for the first time we’re able to pair it with the advantages of robotics-assisted technology. Navio’s intraoperative planning software ...
Source: Mass Device - September 10, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Blue Belt Technologies Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to cover some video visits via Doctor on Demand
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has brought on San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand as the health insurer’s new preferred telehealth provider. Starting in 2016, members of some BCBS plans will pay a reduced rate or no rate for Doctor on Demand’s no-subscription video visit platform. Additionally, Doctor on Demand’s software will support claims processing […]
Source: mobihealthnews - September 2, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Payer/Employer Uncategorized BCBS Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Doctor on Demand telehealth telemedicine video visits Source Type: news

Here’s What Those Weird Blue Clouds Mean
If you’ve noticed some strange blue clouds in the night sky recently, you’re not alone. Uncharacteristically blue nighttime clouds, usually seen over polar regions, have been visible as far south as Colorado and Northern California in recent years. The clouds, known as “noctilucent clouds” or NLCs, glow blue at night because tiny ice crystals 50 miles (80 km) above the earth are reflecting sunlight from the other side of the planet, according to SFGate. And some scientists say the glowing blue clouds may be yet another effect of climate change. The vast majority of scientists agree that climate chan...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 25, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized blue clouds climate change NLCS noctilucent clouds Science Source Type: news

Unscrambling the genetics of the chicken's 'blue' egg
(University of Nottingham) Researchers at The University of Nottingham have unscrambed the genetic mutation that causes the distinctive blue eggs laid by some breeds of chicken.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 20, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news