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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 22, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 5 DeviceTalks Boston exhibitors you should know DeviceTalks Boston is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. The event is hosted by MassDevice. Those who atte...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ethicon, JNJ escape Acclarent whistleblower ’ s retaliation suit
Allegations from a former Acclarent sales rep claiming she was fired for submitting a false claims report were kept alive this week by a Massachusetts magistrate judge, but the same allegations against Acclarent parent companies Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Ethicon were thrown out, according to a Law360 report. The former sales rep Melanie Lokosky claimed that Acclarent falsely reported functionality of a spacer device, claiming it was designed to deliver salt water to win regulatory approval. However, after winning approval, the rep claims the company marketed the device to deliver a steroid and had never int...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Acclarent Inc. Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

BYU Now Sells Caffeinated Soda On Campus and People Are Freaking Out
Brigham Young University has ended a decades-long policy barring caffeinated soft drinks from its campus. To those unfamiliar with the practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that may not seem like a big deal. But to Mormons, students and alumni, the decision is so earth-shattering that some on social media have come to the conclusion that the end of the world must indeed be near. BYU, which is owned by the Church, will now serve sodas on its Provo, Utah, campus as a result of increased demand, perhaps due to clarifications over what drinks can be consumed by members of the Church. The school decided ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Religion Source Type: news

HFSA: Low-Salt Diet Intervention Succeeds While Also Failing (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hints of benefit found in randomized GOURMET-HF pilot study (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Opens Interactive Exhibition on the Refugee Crisis in Salt Lake City
Press releaseDoctors Without Borders Opens Interactive Exhibition on the Refugee Crisis in Salt Lake CitySeptember 20, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) brings its Forced From Home exhibition to Salt Lake City this week. It is an interactive, free exhibition on the global refugee and migration crisis, which is currently traveling throughout the Western U.S. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rachel Milkovich Source Type: news

Latest lithium-ion battery uses water-salt solution, reducing risk of fire and explosion in household electronics
(Natural News) Researchers have devised a powerful and safe military-grade battery that can also be used in the home. The new technology opens the door for the development of safe, powerful, durable, and efficient 4-volt batteries. The latest lithium-ion battery was developed by tech experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MiMedx files IND for Ph2 AmnioFix osteoarthritis trial
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said today that it filed an IND with the FDA for a Phase II trial of its AmnioFix product in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The 318-patient study is designed to compare the safety and efficacy of MiMedx’s micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) injection with a 0.9% sodium chloride USP placebo injection. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post MiMedx files IND for Ph2 AmnioFix osteoarthritis trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Wall Street Beat MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Body mass index and saltwater drowning - Byard RW.
Comparison of body mass index (BMI) was undertaken between 30 cases of salt water drowning and 30 age- and sex-matched controls randomly selected from the autopsy files of Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia, during the period 2000 to 2017. The age ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trend
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Using a model developed at the JRC, scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea's long term currents, salt water content and temperature for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

These 10 Photos Show Off the National Monuments Trump May Target
In late August, Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump the results of an unprecedented review. Trump had tasked him with deciding whether 27 national monuments — protected areas that presidents can designate using the Antiquities Act — should remain as they are or be modified. The question divided communities from coast to coast, with supporters arguing that monuments are important to preserve landmarks and animal habitats, while opponents argued that the designations are examples of government overreach and disrupt economic activity like fishing and logging. Millions of public comments...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized National Monuments Source Type: news

Merriam-Webster ’s New Words Perfectly Sum Up America’s Political Climate
Merriam-Webster announced Monday that about 250 new terms were added to the dictionary’s ranks. Newly defined words often reflect people’s preoccupations — whether in technology or pop culture— and several terms in this batch reflect America’s current political climate. Merriam-Webster has, for example, been tracking alt-right since the term gained prominence during the 2016 election, and editors have seen spikes in attempted lookups for the term in recent months. The term is now defined in the dictionary as follows: alt-right: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized alt right Donald Trump language Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much salt could increase diabetes risk
A high sodium intake (usually from salt) can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

RNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought tolerance
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) The discovery of a RNA that can increase drought and salt tolerance in thale cress could illuminate a new research approach and hold implications for other plants, including food crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could your coffee maker be a weapon of mass destruction? "Smart" appliances could become a national security risk
(Natural News) From “smart” appliances as big as a refrigerator to something as small as a “smart” salt shaker, your seemingly harmless “smart” appliances could be a threat to national security. According to a Daily Mail report, Colorado senators claimed that “smart” devices or devices connected to the Internet could risk natural security. A group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myriad Genetics Announces Positive Data Supporting New riskScore(TM) Test at the 36th Annual Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Validation of Residual Risk Score to Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Women without Hereditary Cancer Mutations Is Highly Statistically Significant SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MY... Diagnostics, Personalized Medicine, Oncology Myriad Genetics, riskScore, breast cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Busy Philipps Was Mistaken for Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She Was Not Happy.
In conclusion: Sanders was most definitely not a star on Freaks and Greeks. This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Mizoguchi / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities celebrity Source Type: news

Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes Risk
Title: Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes Risk
Odds of both type 2 and latent autoimmune diabetes rose when adults consumed more salt, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Sodium (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- High levels of salt consumption may increase an adult's risk of developing diabetes, researchers say. The new study included data from a few thousand people in Sweden. The findings showed that salt intake was associated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Table Salt Is Likely Sprinkled With Microplastics, Research Reveals
The amount of plastic found in our diet has begun to concern scientists as they find it popping up all over the world. A recent study found that your table salt most likely contains microplastics sprinkled in with the salt. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trevor Nace, Contributor Source Type: news

Plane Bursts Into Flames as It Crashes Into Car on 5-Lane Highway
(ROY, Utah) — A small plane struck a car and burst into flames when it made an emergency landing on a busy northern Utah roadway Tuesday afternoon but authorities said both the pilot and driver did not appear to have major injuries. The single-engine plane took off from the Ogden-Hinckley Airport in the northern Utah city of Roy, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Salt Lake City but soon after made an emergency landing on the five-lane State Route 126, a major artery in the area, and hit a car, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. Roy Police Sgt. Matthew Gwynn said the pilot, a 63-yea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rick Bowmer, Michelle L. Price / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime Utah Source Type: news

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON
Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an uncaring government whose pay policies are causing real hardship. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4.4 per cent, yet the cost of living soared by 22 per cent. And to rub salt into those wounds, the pay of top bosses ros...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis pay pay cap public services TUC Source Type: news

Does Study Claim a Cure? Beware of Scientific'Spin '
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Take with a grain of salt any flashy reports from clinical trials boasting groundbreaking results, a new scientific review warns. A majority of clinical trials published in medical journals hype their findings, presenting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of orally self-administered bath salt constituent 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in mice - Gannon BM, Russell LN, Modi MS, Rice KC, Fantegrossi WE.
Synthetic cathinones in bath salts products are psychostimulant drugs of abuse, and 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a common constituent of these products. Oral MDPV has been show to stimulate locomotor activity but reinforcing, locomotor and appe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Is an Important Option for Prostate Cancer Patients during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Eligible Patients Can Use the myRisk® Hereditary Cancer Test to Help Improve Their Care and Potentially Prevent Cancer in Their Family Members SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:... Diagnostics, Oncology Myriad Genetics, hereditary cancer risk assessment, myRisk, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical police state: Cops arrest NURSE for refusing to break the law and violate medical consent
(Natural News) If ever there was a legal case that proves just how far we have strayed as a nation from our Constitution — and why that is troubling, dangerous, and undemocratic — this is it. In recent days an emergency room nurse working at a hospital in Salt Lake City was violently arrested by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deliberate salt poisoning - Isaacs D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hospital Officials Address Arrest of Nurse who Refused to Draw Blood
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw blood from an unconscious patient apologized that security officers didn't intervene and said Monday that they have implemented policy changes to prevent it from happening again. The announcements mark the latest fallout from nurse Alex Wubbels' release last week of July 26 video from a Salt Lake City police officer's body camera showing him dragging her from University of Utah Hospital and handcuffing her. The officer has been put on leave, and his agency has apologized. Hospital CEO Gordon Crabtree s...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brady McCombs, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Hospital Officials Address Arrest of Nurse who Refused to Draw Blood
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw blood from an unconscious patient apologized that security officers didn't intervene and said Monday that they have implemented policy changes to prevent it from happening again. The announcements mark the latest fallout from nurse Alex Wubbels' release last week of July 26 video from a Salt Lake City police officer's body camera showing him dragging her from University of Utah Hospital and handcuffing her. The officer has been put on leave, and his agency has apologized. Hospital CEO Gordon Crabtree s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brady McCombs, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

High blood pressure cure? THIS diet could be the key to lower reading
HIGH blood pressure can be lowered with diet and doctors commonly suggest people should cut salt out of their diet to address hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'
"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test. The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour such as smoking and being obese. Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which often have no noticeable symptoms, can also age the heart. An obese smoker in their 50s who has high blood pressure and high cholesterol could have the heart of a 60- or 70-year-old. The quick and simple test tells you the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Video of Utah nurse's arrest prompts investigation
There has been an outpouring of support after a video showed how a Salt Lake City nurse was arrested by a police officer. The footage has resulted in a public apology from the city's police chief and a criminal investigation by the District Attorney's office. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Salt Gotten An Unfair Shake?
For years, we've been told that less salt is better. But some scientists say that the world's universal seasoning has been maligned and that moderate salt intake is healthier for many people.(Image credit: Lilli Carré for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bret Stetka Source Type: news

Utah officer who arrested nurse over blood test put on leave
Salt Lake City police put a detective on paid leave after prosecutors called for a criminal investigation into him dragging and handcuffing a nurse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Officer who arrested Utah nurse put on leave
Salt Lake City police say an officer seen on video dragging a screaming nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her will be put on paid administrative leave after prosecutors called for a criminal investigation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Arrested Salt Lake nurse accepts chief's apology
The mayor of Salt Lake City says the arrest of a nurse who told a police officer she couldn't draw blood from an unconscious patient is completely unacceptable (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exodus: A Special Screening Event with Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders presents a special screening of KEO Film's Exodus (2015). This film tells the first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe, drawing on footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge.Location: The Nancy Tessman Auditorium at the Salt Lake City Public LibrarySalt Lake City  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Bayer Source Type: news

Forced From Home: MSF Donor Event in Salt Lake City
September 20, 2017Veteran MSF anesthesiologist Dr. Gerry Bashein will discuss his experiences in the field and provide an in-person opportunity to find out more about our programs across the globe.  An hour-long conversation starts at 6:30pm, followed by a reception.Location: The Leonardo MuseumSalt Lake City  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeremy Wells Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: Five surprising foods PACKED with salt
HIGH blood pressure affects one in three adults in the UK, and raises your risk of heart disease and vascular dementia. Too much salt in your diet is considered to be a major risk factor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure
A new study finds a strong correlation between a high individual salt intake and the risk of heart failure over a period of 12 years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Two older diuretics ‘work best’ for drug-resistant hypertension
Two older diuretic drugs have been found to be the most effective treatment for drug-resistant hypertension, based on salt retention being the main culprit behind it, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk
Title: High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

High Salt Intake Linked to Heart Risk
High Salt Intake Linked to Increased Heart-Failure Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk
Study offers another reason to watch your intake (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags (Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news