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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced that she will be holding hearings on climate change next year. "Where we have a role, I want the energy committee to be playing a role," she said referring to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Murkowski also expressed her support for scientists at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in Washington, DC, saying "Know that you've got an advocate in me for the geosciences in Congress." According to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual survey of research degree recipients, U.S. institutions...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Stimwave touts 6 month MIS SCS trial results
Stimwave today touted six-month data from a trial of its minimally invasive spinal cord stimulator system. The company’s pivotal Surf trial compared a variety of waveform options without the need for separate trial devices. Stimwave reported that in the high and low frequency groups, back and leg pain responders were more than 92% and 86%, respectively. The 100-patient study had 100% implant placement success, according to Stimwave, and no implant-related serious adverse events. Following a 30-day trial period with the implanted device and a six-month follow-up, participants experienced statistically significant impr...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Pain Management Stimwave Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Nearly 36 Million Children Are Poor, Lack Access to Basic Social Services - Report
[Addis Standard] An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released today by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS crisis: Damning figures show ambulance diverts have doubled and 19 out of 20 beds are full
NHS statistics for last week show hospitals in England turned away 38 ambulances from overloaded A&E departments and just one in every 20 hospital beds are free for new patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ’re Not Imagining It: Food Recalls Are Getting More Common. Here’s Why
Lately, it’s felt like there’s a new food recall each week, striking everything from romaine lettuce to Ritz crackers. And a new report from the non-partisan Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) says that phenomenon isn’t in your head: Food recalls are actually getting more common. The total number of food recalls in the U.S. increased by 10% between 2013 and 2018, hitting a peak of 905 in 2016, according to the report. Class I recalls — those based on a “reasonable probability” that contaminated food could cause health problems — of meat and poultry rose by 83% during this time p...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Cortical column and whole-brain imaging with molecular contrast and nanoscale resolution
Optical and electron microscopy have made tremendous inroads toward understanding the complexity of the brain. However, optical microscopy offers insufficient resolution to reveal subcellular details, and electron microscopy lacks the throughput and molecular contrast to visualize specific molecular constituents over millimeter-scale or larger dimensions. We combined expansion microscopy and lattice light-sheet microscopy to image the nanoscale spatial relationships between proteins across the thickness of the mouse cortex or the entire Drosophila brain. These included synaptic proteins at dendritic spines, myelination alo...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gao, R., Asano, S. M., Upadhyayula, S., Pisarev, I., Milkie, D. E., Liu, T.-L., Singh, V., Graves, A., Huynh, G. H., Zhao, Y., Bogovic, J., Colonell, J., Ott, C. M., Zugates, C., Tappan, S., Rodriguez, A., Mosaliganti, K. R., Sheu, S.-H., Pasolli, H. A., Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only, Physics r-articles Source Type: news

Evaluation of coding ill-defined and unknown causes of death in the Republic of Serbia - Bogdanovi ć MD, Marić GD, Pekmezović TD, Alempijević ĐM.
One of the most frequently used indicators for the quality of mortality statistics is the use of R-codes as the cause of death (COD) in death certificates. The aim of this study was to analyse the coding of ill-defined and unknown causes of death in the Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Analysis with applied statistics of the safety use of the rope rescue equipment - Jackovics P.
The article presents the results of a questionnaire-based survey intended to contribute to the development of the safety and security requirements of rescue operations involving rope-technology, the relevant rescue methodology and the operations procedure.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

More than 120,000 babies and young children in England don't have a GP
Figures from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics have suggested nearly four per cent of under-fives are not registered with a GP and their health could be at risk as a result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Why We Should Care about Vulnerable Coastal Communities
Meity Masipuang is a member of an enterprise group in Papusungan village, Lembeh island, Indonesia. Their women’s group purchases fish to smoke and resell. They are participants of the IFAD-funded Coastal Community Development project in Indonesia. Credit: IFAD/Roger ArnoldBy Nigel BrettROME, Jan 16 2019 (IPS)According to UN statistics, approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world’s coastal population is increasing faster than the total global population. At the same time, global warming is causing sea levels to rise and increasing ext...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nigel Brett Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Wa Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence applied to the genome identifies an unknown human ancestor
(Center for Genomic Regulation) By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators from the   Institute of Evolutionary Biology   (IBE), the   Centro Nacional de An á lisis Gen ó mico   (CNAG-CRG) of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Genomics Institute at the University of Tartu have identified, in the genome of Asiatic individuals, the footprint of a new hominid who cross bred with its ancestors tens of thousands of years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Statistics anxiety' is real, and new research suggests targeted ways to handle it
(University of Kansas) A new study uses an analytical technique called 'network science' to determine factors contributing to statistics anxiety among psychology majors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA researcher uses big data to help optimize cancer treatment
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Treating cancer is incredibly complex and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But, there is something that can help physicians create treatments customized for individuals: big data.There ’s an abundance of information being gathered in the health care sector including genome sequencing, tissue imaging, electronic health records and personal health trackers.As director of cancer data science for the  UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Paul Boutros and the other researchers in his laboratory are using big data to help optimize treatment for people, fur...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neuromodulation: Using the brain ’ s internal language to relieve pain
When a patient walks into Dr. Jason Yong’s clinic at Brigham & Women‘s Faulkner Hospital complaining of pain, his work has just begun. “Pain is a common symptom and it’s totally generic,” Yong explained to MassDevice. “The other thing that makes it challenging is that it’s so subjective.” After Yong exhausts the pharmaceutical possibilities for managing his patient’s pain, he turns to technological options such as implantable neuromodulation systems. Neuromod devices use electrodes to deliver stimulation directly to a patient’s brain, spinal cord or peripheral...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Featured Neurological Pain Management Wall Street Beat Abbott Brigham & Women's Hospital Source Type: news

The Effect of Platelet-Rich Fibrin on Soft Tissue and Crestal Bone in One-Stage Implant Placement in Fresh Extraction Sockets: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Conclusion: It can be concluded that mean crestal bone levels increased in PRF with bone ceramic group, whereas decrease in PRF group and both the groups are statistically significant. When the papillary levels are compared between the two groups, there was no statistical significance, but increased papillary levels were found in both the groups. The mean PPD was decreased in both the groups, but there was no statistical significance between the two groups. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Is a Covert Narcissist?
A covert narcissist is just as much a narcissist as your typical extroverted narcissist. Some narcissists emphasize one personality trait more than others. One person with outgoing personality might always show off and need to be the center of attention, while another narcissist might be a vindictive bully, an entitled playboy, an imperious authoritarian, or an exacting know-it-all, as articulated by Madonna, “Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.” Some public figures and celebrities exemplify extroverted narcissists — people who are, grandiose and crave attention. Radio host and psychologist Dr. We...
Source: Psych Central - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Bullying Narcissism Personality Source Type: news

Take a Number: You ’ re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger.
New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Height (Stature) Blacks Women and Girls Hispanic-Americans Mexican-Americans National Center for Health Statistics Ogden, Cynthia L Source Type: news

Odds Of Dying From Accidental Opioid Overdose In US Surpass Those Of Dying In Car Accident
(CNN) — For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident. The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017. The NSC also found the lifetime odds of death for this form of overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire. Examining a variety of federal and state data the NSC found the lifetime odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were 1 in 96. For motor vehicle accident...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Gender dysphoria in children in clinical practice of child and adolescent psychiatry - Tateno M, Ikeda H.
In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), Gender dysphoria (GD) is defined as a marked incongruence between one's experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender. Clinical pictures of GD in children show marked diver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Acceptability of debris-flow disasters and influential factors in a hazard prone area of northwestern China - Liu X, Miao C.
Risk acceptability is an inevitable problem in human societies. In this case study of a debris-flow prone area in Zhouqu County of Gansu Province in northwestern China, on-site questionnaire surveys were administered and statistical analysis was conducted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The tricks to help you keep your promises  
DR MAX PEMBERTON: January 11 — yesterday — was the day when, statistically speaking, people are most likely to have given up on their New Year resolutions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheat bread made from fine oat powder is more nutritious
(Natural News) It turns out, to make great bread, you have to turn to…statistics. In a study that appeared in CyTA – Journal of Food, researchers from Poland found that a statistical method known as response surface methodology (RSM) can greatly impact both the quality and nutritional profile of wheat bread rolls that have been fortified... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 MD & amp;M West Sessions You Won & #039;t Want to Miss
It's hard to believe it's that time of year again but MD&M West is upon us once again. Taking place Feb. 5-7 in Anaheim, CA, this year's conference lineup covers the hottest medtech topics as well as technical advice for professionals involved in every level of medical device development and commercialization. Below we highlight eight conference sessions attendees won't want to miss. You can also click here for a complete list of sessions. 1. How AI Could Revolutionize Medtech Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in medtech these days, and there will be no...
Source: MDDI - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Demand increasing for home health professionals
The demand for home care workers is at an all-time high and continues to increase as healthcare delivery models focus on getting patients home sooner and reducing hospital readmissions and unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that home care has the highest growing trend of any other profession from 2014-2024. Who uses home care services? Chronically ill, the elderly, and joint replacement recipients are among the many patients who benefit from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Debra Sciandra Source Type: news

Demand increasing for home health professionals
The demand for home care workers is at an all-time high and continues to increase as healthcare delivery models focus on getting patients home sooner and reducing hospital readmissions and unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that home care has the highest growing trend of any other profession from 2014-2024. Who uses home care services? Chronically ill, the elderly, and joint replacement recipients are among the many patients who benefit from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Debra Sciandra Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

US fertility rate is below level needed to replace population, study says
The total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 continued to dip below what's needed for the population to replace itself, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total Fertility Rates Vary by State
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- There is considerable state-level variation in total fertility rates for each race and Hispanic-origin group, according to a study published Jan. 10 in National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women in the U.S. Are Having Fewer Babies —Especially Here
U.S. fertility rates are relatively low from coast to coast, according to new data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The report looked at total fertility rates, or the number of children that a group of 1,000 women could be expected to have over their lifetimes given current age-specific birth rates. As of 2017, women in only two U.S. states — South Dakota and Utah — were having children at rates high enough to sustain existing population levels, the researchers found. While U.S. fertility rates were fairly low across all states, the numbers...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

Top statistical society issues guidance on statistical statements for forensic evidence
(American Statistical Association) The American Statistical Association (ASA) has released a document with guidelines for discussing forensic evidence, in response to concerns that the use of forensic evidence such as shoe prints, fingerprints, bite marks, fibers or hairs has contributed to wrongful convictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health service productivity outstrips the rest of the economy
NHS staff boosted productivity by 3% in a single year, outstripping productivity growth in the rest of the economy according to the Office for National Statistics. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice workforce statistics
NHS Digital has published the latest data on the general practice workforce covering GPs, nurses, direct patient care and non-clinical staff working in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

January and February classes for Certified Health Education Specialists
Happy New Year from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine! Please see below for descriptions of our upcoming courses that offer Category I CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists. These is no cost to attend these classes, just create a free account with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to sign up! From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region for this class that will explain the basics...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Erin Seger Tags: CHES Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Have Fallen Drastically Over the Last 25 Years. But These Types Are On the Rise
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans, behind only heart disease. But there’s good news: the cancer death rate has drastically declined over the past 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Overall, the cancer death rate dropped by 27% between 1991 and 2016, according to the report’s data, which came from the National Center for Health Statistics. Steadily declining cancer mortality rates saved about 2.6 million lives between 1991 and 2016. Significant reductions in lung cancer mortality explain a large part of the overall trend. Smoking rates have falle...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

I Was Pregnant and in Crisis. All the Doctors and Nurses Saw Was an Incompetent Black Woman
The first dream for my imagined future self that I can recall starts with a sound. I was maybe 5 years old and I wanted to click-clack. The click-clack of high heels on a shiny, hard floor. I have a briefcase. I am walking purposefully, click-clack-click-clack. That is the entire dream. I dreamed of being competent. I have never felt more incompetent than when I was pregnant. I was four months or so pregnant, extremely uncomfortable, and at work when I started bleeding. When you are black woman, having a body is already complicated for workplace politics. Having a bleeding, distended body is especially egregious. I waited ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tressie McMillan Cottom Tags: Uncategorized black women Books health Pregnancy Source Type: news

Time for a new Paradigm
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 8 2019 (IPS)The person most qualified to write the foreword for this latest work by Riccardo Petrella, In the Name of Humanity, would actually be Pope Francis, who, using other words but speaking of values and making denouncements, has often argued what the reader will find in the following pages. I quote him, because words like “solidarity”, “equality”, “social justice” or “participation” – now used only by Pope Francis I – have now disappeared from today’s p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

American Statistical Association endorses post-election audits principles
(American Statistical Association) The American Statistical Association Board of Directors announces its endorsement of Principles and Best Practices for Post-Election Tabulation Audits. The December 2018 document -- which updates a 2008 document with the latest statistical research and best practices -- 'is meant to provide guidance to relevant legislative bodies, state and local election administrators and vendors...' because a 'healthy democracy requires widespread trust in elections... [and] people need to be sure that the official election outcomes match the will of the voters.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer mortality milestone: 25 years of continuous decline
(American Cancer Society) A steady, 25-year decline has resulted in a 27 percent drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States, translating to approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016. The data come from Cancer Statistics, 2019, the American Cancer Society's widely-quoted annual report on cancer rates and trends. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does marijuana fuel violence? Washington's murder rate spiked after the drug was legalized
A new book pulls together murder statistics, psychosis statistics and cannabis research to conclude that the connection between all three 'has been proven'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech veteran Reggie Groves on leading with ‘patients first’
In guiding Medtronic through the Fidelis lead recall, medtech veteran Reggie Groves always took a “patients first” perspective. At DeviceTalks West 2018, Groves explained how her time at Medtronic influenced her as a leader and how she has brought those lessons into her role as CEO of Reva Medical. Once the world’s most popular defibrillator lead, Medtronic’s Fidelis leads were in hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. So when the device began delivering random, painful shocks to people about a decade ago, Medtronic officials were worried. That included Reggie Groves, who was charged with run...
Source: Mass Device - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Featured Recalls Vascular Wall Street Beat DeviceTalks West Medtronic Reva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Consequences of community water fluoridation cessation for Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in Juneau, Alaska
BMC Oral Health201818:215https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0684-2© The Author(s). 2018Received:6 March 2018Accepted:30 November 2018Published:13 December 2018AbstractBackgroundThe general aim of this research was to determine whether cessation of community water fluoridation (CWF) increased oral health disparities, as measured by dental caries procedures and restoration costs for children and adolescents.MethodsThe analysis was based on all Medicaid dental claims records of 0- to 18-year-old patients residing in zip code 99801 (Juneau, Alaska) during an optimal CWF year (2003,n...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

RWE: The Missing Link
This article is from our latest'Trends in Real-World Evidence'magazine.  Download for free.Data linkage challenges Linking data is not an easy process; not only does it require the right technological tools and knowhow, it raises a range of concerns, from patient anonymity and data ownership, to how to transcend geographical barriers.Anonymizing data is a fundamental challenge, says Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director at Janssen Clinical Innovation – Patient Data for Research. “Data linkage requires, via an underlying consent model, linking different data together – with the patient being the common l...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

How search engine data enhance the understanding of determinants of suicide in India and inform prevention: observational study - Adler N, Cattuto C, Kalimeri K, Paolotti D, Tizzoni M, Verhulst S, Yom-Tov E, Young A.
BACKGROUND: India is home to 20% of the world's suicide deaths. Although statistics regarding suicide in India are distressingly high, data and cultural issues likely contribute to a widespread underreporting of the problem. Social stigma and only recent d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Prediction of the risk of falls and fractures using stabilometric studies in the elderly - Safonova YA, Zotkin EG, Klitsenko OA.
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the parameters of the stabilogram in people over 65 years of age and to identify the parameters of the stabilometric study, which had statistically significant connections with falls and fractures.The study included... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of fire accidents in Chinese highway tunnels 2000-2016 - Ren R, Zhou H, Hu Z, He S, Wang X.
Statistical analysis of tunnel fire accidents (TFAs) in China 2000-2016 as related to causes, characteristics, and consequences are discussed in this study with average frequency, time and locations, vehicle types, and regional distribution features reveal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Suicide rate in Greece stabilizes at historically high levels but still lowest in Europe - Fountoulakis KN.
INTRODUCTION: There is a debate concerning the nature and the causes of the increase in the suicidal rates observed since 2011 in Greece. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data from the recent Hellenic Statistical Authority report on death causes for the year 2015... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The effects of seat width, load factor, and passenger demographics on airline passenger accommodation - Miller EL, Lapp SM, Parkinson MB.
The objective of this work is to demonstrate a method for examining the competing effects of secular trends in body size, seat size and configuration, and the increased load factor of airplanes. The method uses statistical modeling and virtual fit testing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news