UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

England's coronavirus outbreak has DOUBLED in a week, official estimates show
The Office for National Statistics estimates that a total of 59,800 people are infected with Covid-19 at any one time in England, a projection that has soared from its 39,700 calculation last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Hancock warns Covid-19 hospital admissions are doubling every EIGHT days
Government statistics show 194 newly-infected Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in England on Tuesday, compared to just 84 eight days ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BrainCool Announces Statistically Significant Late-Breaking Clinical Data at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Cooral® System Intra-Oral Cooling Device Prevents Oral Mucositis (OM) A New Standard is Set for Preventing One of the Severest Side-Effects of Cancer Treatment LUND, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BrainCool A... Devices, Oncology BrainCool, Cooral System, hypothermia, oral mucositis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How many more lives could be saved if Vitamin D had been distributed when the China virus hit?
(Natural News) The most important statistic concerning the covid-19 pandemic is the mortality rate. When covid-19 outbreaks were first announced, the mortality rate looked grim, as hospital systems relied on ventilators. As viable anti-viral treatments were suppressed (such as hydroxychloroquine), many hospital patients were literally left to die. Even worse: The local, state, and federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, A Story Of Survival
Today is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. To honor this day, we could discuss the statistics of how 300-400 physicians die each year due to suicide. But, instead, this is the story of Dr. Justin Bullock, a resident physician with Bipolar Disorder. A narrative of survival. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Gold, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Government promises new labs as coronavirus testing slower than ever
The Department of Health today announced it would open two more major test-processing labs in Newcastle and Bracknell as statistics show the testing system is now slower than ever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 A Meta-analysis
Importance Effective therapies for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are needed, and clinical trial data have demonstrated that low-dose dexamethasone reduced mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who required respiratory support. Objective To estimate the association between administration of corticosteroids compared with usual care or placebo and 28-day all-cause mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants Prospective meta-analysis that pooled data from 7 randomized clinical trials that evaluated the efficacy of corticosteroids in 1703 critically ill patients with COVID-19. The trials were con...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Prevention Might Translate Into Record Low Flu Rates: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- The final statistics are in for America's last flu season, and the news is good: Record low rates of influenza were reported as cases plummeted during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Researchers from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 17th September 2020)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 17 September 2020 Updated to reflect the new breakdown between regional and local test sites. 11 September 2020 Updated how testing capacity is defined and calculated. 10 September 2020 Added information about how cases and contacts are matched to an upper-tier local authority. 3 September 2020 Updated to include more detail about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

The potential influence of group membership on outcomes in indicated cognitive-behavioral adolescent depression prevention - Rohde P, Bri ère FN, Stice E.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent depression prevention programs are typically delivered in groups in which adolescents share a common setting and interventionist, but the influence of the group is usually ignored or statistically controlled. We tested whether the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reassessment of burden of occupational fatal injuries in Italy, 1951-2017 - Ariani F, Baldasseroni A, Biffino M, Romeo G, Levi M.
BACKGROUND: occupational injuries in Italy are registered primarily by the Italian National Institute for insurance against accidents at work (Inail); its statistics show the number of events by consequence type (temporary, permanent, fatal). Data prior to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Land motor vehicle-related fatal drowning in Finland: a nation-wide population-based survey - Lunetta P, Haikonen K.
OBJECTIVE: WHO mortality statistics overlook land motor-vehicle accident (LMVA)-related drowning. The aim of the study was to provide an overview of the prevalence and trends of fatal LMVA-related drowning in Finland, plus the main crash settings, victims'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

The success of using 2% lidocaine in pain removal during extraction of mandibular premolars: a prospective clinical study
ConclusionThe technique is simple and effective as well. It might be considered as an alternative anesthetic injection to the inferior alveolar nerve block for dental extraction of the mandibular premolars.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Eflornithine + Sulindac Shows No Benefit in Adenomatous Polyposis
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- For patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, the incidence of disease progression is not statistically significantly lower with the combination of eflornithine and sulindac versus either eflornithine or sulindac... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eflornithine & #43; Sulindac Shows No Benefit in Adenomatous Polyposis
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- For patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, the incidence of disease progression is not statistically significantly lower with the combination of eflornithine and sulindac versus either eflornithine or sulindac... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Massachusetts Has Highest Vaccination Rate In America, Report Says
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Vaccines Source Type: news

UK coronavirus deaths are confirmed for Monday
Government statistics show some 2,998 infections are now being recorded each day, on average. For comparison, more than 3,300 cases were confirmed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of 940 nm Diode Laser as Adjunct Treatment to Mechanical Instrumentation on Root Surface Gingival Fibroblast Adhesion in Periodontally Compromised Extracted Teeth : An in vitro Study
Conclusion: A diode laser with a wavelength of 940 nm has a negligible effect on adhesion of fibroblasts to the root surface of teeth extracted because of chronic periodontitis (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Female perpetrated domestic violence: prevalence of self-defensive and retaliatory violence - Boxall H, Dowling C, Morgan A.
Domestic violence is a gendered crime, with women being much more likely than men to be the victims of violence (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017; Hulme, Morgan& Boxall 2019) and to experience a range of associated harms such as homelessness, assault-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
Suicide rates for those aged 10 to 24 statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 then increased to 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- From 2000 to 2018, there were increases in suicide rates among persons aged 10 to 24 years, according to the Sept. 11 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assessment of the speed management impact on road traffic safety on the sections of motorways and expressways using simulation methods - Oskarbski J, Kami ński T, Kyamakya K, Chedjou JC, Żarski K, Pędzierska M.
METHODS used to evaluate the impact of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) services on road safety are usually based on expert assessments or statistical studies. However, commonly used methods are challenging to apply in the planning process of ITS service... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of safety performance of displaced left-turn intersections: case studies in San Marcos, Texas - Qu W, Sun Q, Zhao Q, Tao T, Qi Y.
Displaced left-turn (DLT) intersections are designed to increase the mobility of vehicles by relocating the left-turn lane (lanes) to the far-left side of the road upstream of the main signalized intersection. Since DLT is a relatively new design and very ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tool and machinery-related hand injuries: a review of national Hospital Episodes Statistics and data from a tertiary hand unit - Green R, Uzoho C, Arrowsmith J, Bainbridge C, Johnson NA.
We sought to identify national trends in tool and machinery-related hand injuries. Hospital Episodes Statistics data in England from 1998 to 2017 were analysed. Data from our hand unit from 2011 to 2017 were also reviewed to establish the types of tool and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Facts v feelings: how to stop our emotions misleading us
The pandemic has shown how a lack of solid statistics can be dangerous. But even with the firmest of evidence, we often end up ignoring the facts we don ’t like. By Tim HarfordBy the spring of 2020, the high stakes involved in rigorous, timely and honest statistics had suddenly become all too clear. A new coronavirus was sweeping the world. Politicians had to make their most consequential decisions in decades, and fast. Many of those decisions depended on data detective work that epidemiologists, medical statisticians and economists were scrambling to conduct. Tens of millions of lives were potentially at risk. So we...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Harford Tags: Psychology Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Smelly warning sign which could indicate early diagnosis of deadly condition
BOWEL cancer: Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. More than nine out of ten new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and nearly six out of ten cases are diagnosed in people aged 70 or over. With these worrying statistics knowing all the potential signs of the deadly disease is imperative and if experiencing this smelly sign, it could mean you may be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

CERENOVUS Launches New Suite of Technologies to Advance Stroke Treatment
IRVINE, CA – September 9, 2020 – CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* today announced that it has launched CERENOVUS Stroke Solutions™, which includes a suite of three devices designed to aid physicians in clot removal procedures. The announcement was made during the virtual European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).Strokes are the second leading cause of death globally, and account for an estimated 140,000 deaths in the United States each year.[i],[ii] Over half of stroke survivors become chronically disabled placing an estimated $34 billion econo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An astronomically dated record of Earths climate and its predictability over the last 66 million years
Much of our understanding of Earth’s past climate comes from the measurement of oxygen and carbon isotope variations in deep-sea benthic foraminifera. Yet, long intervals in existing records lack the temporal resolution and age control needed to thoroughly categorize climate states of the Cenozoic era and to study their dynamics. Here, we present a new, highly resolved, astronomically dated, continuous composite of benthic foraminifer isotope records developed in our laboratories. Four climate states—Hothouse, Warmhouse, Coolhouse, Icehouse—are identified on the basis of their distinctive response to astr...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Westerhold, T., Marwan, N., Drury, A. J., Liebrand, D., Agnini, C., Anagnostou, E., Barnet, J. S. K., Bohaty, S. M., De Vleeschouwer, D., Florindo, F., Frederichs, T., Hodell, D. A., Holbourn, A. E., Kroon, D., Lauretano, V., Littler, K., Lourens, L. J., Tags: Atmospheric Science, Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

South Africa: 2020 Second-Quarter Output Down 51%
[Namibian] South Africa's overall economic activities decreased by 51% between April and June this year, Statistics South Africa announced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

County goes 'red' in Covid-19 status — that's good — and schools could open in 2 weeks
More indoor businesses will be reopening in Santa Clara County because of improved Covid statistics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jody Meacham Source Type: news

Medical Errors Jump After'Spring Forward' to Daylight Saving Time Medical Errors Jump After'Spring Forward' to Daylight Saving Time
There is a statistically significant increase in patient safety-related incidents in the week after the annual spring change to daylight saving time, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antidepressant Use Shows Gender, Racial Disparities Antidepressant Use Shows Gender, Racial Disparities
The antidepressant use gap between women and men is getting wider, a new analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Leads to Collapse in Turnover in Business
[AIM] Maputo -- Business turnover in most Mozambican enterprises collapsed by 50 per cent or more during the state of emergency decreed by the government to restrict the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, according to a survey of the impact of Covid-19 on business carried out by the National Statistics Institute (INE). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 12,507 Malaria Cases, 40 Deaths Recorded This Year Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibia Economist] Malaria cases this year increased by 440.2% compared to 2841 cases recorded in 2019 and reduced when compared to 2018 cases of 31,000, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health availed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cases of Covid-19 were at least THREE TIMES higher than official statistics showed, study
Analysis of GP appointments in London show 8,985 suspected Covid-19 cases by April 30 - treble the amount who tested positive at swabbing centres. Pictured: Daily cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia's regions and their preferences for strong alcohol
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) HSE University economists analyzed two data sets for Russian regions in 2010-2016: the official statistics of the Russian Statistics Agency on alcohol sales and estimates of unregistered alcohol consumption modeled by the study's authors relying on the Ministry of Health's own methodology. It appeared to be that, despite a steady decline in alcohol consumption in the country, it varies greatly from region to region (from 1.1 up to 17-20+ liters of pure alcohol per adult). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DNA testing 'can predict throat cancer up to eight YEARS' in advance
Statistical model built by scientists at the University of Cambridge and European Bioinformatics Institute reveals the risk of someone with Barratt's oesophagus developing throat cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Post-concussion syndrome: a diagnosis of DSM past - McIntyre MK, Amiri M, Kumbhare D.
Following concussion, a subset of patients have persistent symptoms that are functionally limiting and may be difficult to treat. These symptoms were previously captured in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide rates continue to rise in England and Wales, BMJ
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for more research to understand why numbers of deaths by suicide in certain groups are increasing in England and Wales, as new data from the Office for National Statistics data show a continuing rise in 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000
The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Recent cancer studies have shown that genomic mutations leading to cancer can occur years, or even decades, before a patient is diagnosed. Researchers have developed a statistical model that analyses genomic data to predict whether a patient has a high or low risk of developing oesophageal cancer.The results could enable early detection and improve treatment of oesophageal cancer in future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends of injuries due to gender based violence, Uganda, 2012 - 2016, a retrospective descriptive analysis - Biribawa C, Nuwemastiko R, Oporia F, Baguma E, Bulage L, Okethwangu D, Ario AR, Kobusingye O.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda is widespread. The 2012 Uganda Bureau of Statistics report indicated that 60% of Ugandan women experienced GBV, which is approximately twice the global rate. There is paucity of information on epidemiology ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; cases rise across Europe
‘We need to see how safe it is,’WHO stresses; Italy reports biggest rise since 2 May while Spain and France both report thousands of new casesDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC ’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by ChristmasUK coronavirus updates – live6.51pmBSTThis is a Reuters exclusive from Aislinn Laing:Johnson& Johnson will seek 20,000 volunteers for late-stage human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in hard-hitLatin America, one-third of the planned global total, one of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news