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Analysis of multisource data establishes wide-ranging antecedents of youth suicide in England.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people worldwide and an international public health concern.1 While research has established common risk factors that may serve as key components of suicide prevention strategies (eg, past suicidal behaviour, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse), little is known about specific antecedents of youth suicide. Knowing what factors precede youth suicide can help frame targets for intervention and identify promising sites for suicide prevention.The authors collected data from the Office for National Statistics about people aged 10G Ç ô 19- á years who died by...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IsoRay Announces "Long-term PSA Outcomes in a Single Institution, Prospective Randomized Cesium-131 / Iodine-125 Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy Trial" Poster Presentation at 2017 Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Conference
9-Year Study Demonstrates Durable Positive Outcomes and Statistically Identical Results of Cesium-131 RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator ... Devices, Oncology IsoRay, brachytherapy, radiotherapy, cesium, iodine, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I Treated Breast Cancer for Years as a Doctor. Then I Was Diagnosed
I was a cancer expert long before I was a patient: in control, passionate about my work and invulnerable. Yet all of this would change with one phone call. It was a morning like many before. While discussing a complicated case with a colleague, my cell phone began to vibrate. Seeing the familiar number from the university’s radiology department, I knew it would be a “finding of concern.” With a pang of sadness, I pondered which of my patients I would soon be calling with bad news. The voice on the other end of the line sounded cheerful and upbeat. She told me that they had found five little “irregul...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pamela Munster Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer diagnosis breast cancer treatment i have breast cancer oncologist oncology TIME Health Breast Cancer what is breast cancer Source Type: news

Which Phone Protects Your Security the Best? We Asked the Experts
Americans spend an average of five hours a day on our smartphones, making them some of our most commonly-used electronic devices. But it’s exactly that popularity that makes them a favored target of hackers, too — they want to get at all the personal information we keep in our smartphones, like credit card numbers, passwords and so on. Because our smartphones contain so much of our most vital data, it’s that much worse when they get hacked. So which phone is most secure against malicious hackers? The simple answer is Apple’s iPhone, says Dan Kaminsky, chief scientist and founder of cybersecurity fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Android cybersecurity iPhone onetime smartphone which phone is the most secure Workarounds Source Type: news

Bevespi Aerosphere demonstrates statistically significant improvement in lung function in patients with COPD
AstraZeneca today announced positive top-line results of the Phase III, PINNACLE 4 trial in which Bevespi Aerosphere* (glycopyrronium and formoterol fumarate 14.4/9.6 µg) demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in lung function as measured by trough forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), compared to its monotherapy components (glycopyrronium 14.4 µg and formoterol fumarate 9.6 µg) and placebo, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Is This the Worst Hurricane Season Ever? Here ’s How it Compares
Hurricane season won’t end until Nov. 30, but four major hurricanes — Category 3 or greater — have already churned through the Atlantic. And meteorologists say more are likely on the way, raising a question of how this hurricane season compares to past years. For an answer, we turned to the National Hurricane Center, which began tracking damage caused by hurricanes in 1900. The figures only reflect fatalities and damage for the mainland U.S., so the following tables don’t capture the full extent of the destruction caused by this year’s storms. Which hurricane seasons were deadliest for the U.S...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Johnson Tags: Uncategorized hurricane harvey hurricane irma Hurricanes interactive studio weather Source Type: news

Emergency medical service personnel's risk from violence while serving the community - Maguire BJ, O'Neill BJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risks of violence-related injury among emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed 1630 violence-related occupational injury cases reported to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Britain ’s Theresa May Says Brexit Shouldn’t Take Effect Until 2021
British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extra two years for the U.K. to complete its withdrawal from the bloc, in a bid to thaw chilled relations between negotiators. In a speech in the Italian city of Florence, May confirmed her government would pursue an implementation period of “around two years” after the formal point of departure scheduled for March 2019. “A period of implementation would be in our mutual interest,” she added. Under the deal, relations between Britain and the E.U. would remain much the same as before. Britain would continue contributing to the E.U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized United Kingdom Source Type: news

‘I Had a Right to Be at Central’: Remembering Little Rock’s Integration Battle
It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks. Everyone, that is, but 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other teenagers who were to be Central High’s first black students. They had been prevented from entering the school by an angry mob of citizens, backed up by a group of Arkansas National Guardsmen. But on Sept. 25, under escort by federal troops, Carlotta and her classmates walked up the front steps of Central High and into history. They became the highest-profile black students in the United States to integrate a formerly all-white sch...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lina Mai Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights Education segregation Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Erratum to: Editorial: Do orthopaedic surgeons belong on the sidelines at American football games? - Leopold SS, Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Gioe TJ, Rimnac CM, Wongworawat MD.
In the November Editorial, "Editorial: Do Orthopaedic Surgeons Belong on the Sidelines at American Football Games?" a statistic was attributed to a JAMA study (Ref. 10) that should have been attributed to an article from the New York Times (Ref. 16). The s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

134th CNSTAT Meeting Public Seminar: New Directions for Federal Statistics from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and the CNSTAT Innovations in Federal Statistics Reports
October 20, 2017 2:15-4:00pm ET; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She ’s Planning for College. But She’ll Miss President Trump’s Deadline to Avoid Deportation
Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn’t know if she’ll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has shielded over 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, allowed them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, travel abroad and obtain a driver’s license. But on Sept. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration White House Source Type: news

A review of the historical, criminological, and theoretical understandings of the Cambodian American population: a call for more comprehensive research - Chheang D, Connolly EJ.
The collective view of Asian Americans as model minorities is evident with the extensive amount of statistical data showing support for the academic and socioeconomic success of Asian Americans in the United States. This perception, however, often presents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Social capital, neighborhood disorder, and disaster recovery - Clay L, Papas M, Abramson D, Kendra J.
This study examined social institutions as a contextual factor that may influence perceptions of neighborhood physical and social disorder during disaster recovery. DESIGN: The study used descriptive statistics and fit logistic regressio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Death Rates Among Women Aged 45 –64 Years, by Race and Age Group - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015
Among black women aged 45 –54 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease death rate decreased 60% from 28.4 per 100,000 in 2006 to 11.5 in 2015. Among black women aged 55–64 years, the rate increased 42% from 10.0 in 2000 to 14.2 in 2008, before declining to 10.3 in 2015. Among white women aged 45–54 years, the rate decreased 53% from 1.9 in 2005 to 0.9 in 2015. Among white women aged 55–64 years, the rate did not change, remaining at about 0.8. Throughout the period, HIV disease death rates among black women were higher compared with rates among white women for both age groups. (Source: ...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Death Rates Among Women Aged 45 –64 Years, by Race and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The goalie fighting to save dreams
There can’t be many young people whose daily educational experience includes encountering a bona fide national hero. But for those at the Canolfan yr Afon Pupil Referral Unit, in Ebbw Vale, that’s been the case for the last four years as they’ve been ably assisted by former Everton football icon Neville Southall MBE. Not that the record cap holder – he played 92 times between the sticks for the Welsh national football team – cares if his reputation precedes him. His sole vocation these days is to play at least some part in helping these complex-needs youngsters live a life that can give them t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine cymru/wales education services unison in schools Source Type: news

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016 (September 2017)
This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500). Four follow-up surveys...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Campos, F., Frese, M., Goldstein, M., Iacovone, L., Johnson, H. C., McKenzie, D., Mensmann, M. Tags: Economics, Psychology reports Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression
Conclusion This large cohort study highlights high levels of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. It is however important to note that these are symptoms – we don't know how many of the children would be diagnosed with depression. When parents complete the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, it is estimated that it will accurately identify 75% of children with depression and 73% of children without depression. But it is less accurate when children complete it. Recent research suggests that it can identify 60% of children with depression and 61% of children without depression. Despite these limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research showsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gun Safety, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says a bulk of Canadians lack sleep
About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night than recommended, and many report their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder and non-seasonal affective disorders: results from the NESDA study - Winthorst WH, Roest AM, Bos EH, Meesters Y, Penninx BWJH, Nolen WA, de Jonge P.
BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is considered to be a subtype of depression. AIMS: To compare the clinical picture of SAD to non-seasonal affective disorders (non-SADs). METHOD: Diagnoses according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Overdose Prevention and Bystander Training
Boston Public Health Commission, Office of Public Health Preparedness, DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. 09/2017 This course provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone). Topics include opioid overdose statistics; the impact of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid analgesic; the role of drug duration and potency; and the definition of an opioid overdose. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Aid Worker Security Report 2017: Behind the Attacks: A Look at the Perpetrators of Violence Against Aid Workers
Humanitarian Outcomes. 08/2017 This 24-page report provides the latest statistics on major attacks on humanitarian aid workers from the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD), and uses this evidence base for a deeper exploration of a single thematic topic in humanitarian operational security. It focuses on the perpetrators of violence, asking the questions of which groups are responsible for the violence affecting aid workers, and why. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Have Cut into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Opioid Abuse and Addiction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens Today Are Having Sex, Dating and Drinking Less Than They Used To
Contrary to popular belief, today’s kids are not growing up too fast. According to a new study published in the journal Child Development, they’re growing up slower than they used to. The researchers analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million adolescents, ages 13 to 19, from across the country over the last 40 years (1976 to 2016). They found that today’s youths, compared to those in previous decades, are less likely to engage in adult activities, including drinking alcohol, dating, having sex, going out without their parents, driving a car and working a job. Today, the researchers say, 18-year-olds act m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized adolescents Dating drinking igen jean twenge maturity Sex Sex/Relationships teen drinking teen pregnancy teenage sex statistics Teenagers Teens Source Type: news

Digital versus conventional implant impressions for partially edentulous arches: An evaluation of accuracy
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published online:September 16, 2017AbstractStatement of problemTo the authors ’ knowledge, while accuracy outcomes of the TRIOS scanner have been compared with conventional impressions, no available data are available regarding the accuracy of digital impressions with the Omnicam and True Definition scanners versus conventional impressions for partially edentulous arche s.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the accuracy of digital implant impressions using 2 different intraoral scanners (IOSs) with that of conventional impressions for partially edentulous arch...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kenya: Kibera Receives Sh2.5 Million for New Maternal, Infant Care Initiative
[Capital FM] Nairobi -When compared to nationwide statistics, slums within Nairobi face staggering disparity in all aspects of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sample-size planning for more accurate statistical power: a method adjusting sample effect sizes for publication bias and uncertainty - Anderson SF, Kelley K, Maxwell SE.
The sample size necessary to obtain a desired level of statistical power depends in part on the population value of the effect size, which is, by definition, unknown. A common approach to sample-size planning uses the sample effect size from a prior study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Mathematician and chronicler of political murders
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Emil J. Gumbel's formulas are fundamental for extreme value theory. This statistical discipline describes extreme incidents, such as floods or storms. Little is known, however, that he was also a pioneer of modern data journalism, unveiling the patterns of political murder in the Weimar Republic. Professor Matthias Scherer and his team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now intend to fill in the gaps in what the world knows about Gumbel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Phase III data showed that Venclexta/Venclyxto plus MabThera/Rituxan helped people with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease worsening compared to bendamustine plus MabThera/Rituxan
Roche announced today that the phase III MURANO study, which evaluated Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab) in people with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), met its primary endpoint and showed a statistically significant improvement in the time people lived without their disease progressing (progress ion-free survival [PFS] as assessed by investigator) when treated with Venclexta/Venclyxto plus MabThera/Rituxan compared to bendamustine plus Mabthera/Rituxan. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III data showed that Venclexta/Venclyxto plus MabThera/Rituxan helped people with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease worsening compared to bendamustine plus MabThera/Rituxan
Roche announced today that the phase III MURANO study, which evaluated Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab) in people with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), met its primary endpoint and showed a statistically significant improvement in the time people lived without their disease progressing (progress ion-free survival [PFS] as assessed by investigator) when treated with Venclexta/Venclyxto plus MabThera/Rituxan compared to bendamustine plus Mabthera/Rituxan. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Raising the profile of long term conditions in Parliament
On Monday 11th September, our Policy and Public Affairs team attended a Parliamentary drop-in to help MPs understand more about the needs of people with long term conditions. The event was coordinated by the Richmond Group, a coalition of 14 leading health and social care organisations - including Arthritis Research UK - who work together to influence policy and practice.The organisations that make up the coalition represent 15 million people with long term conditions in the UK who regularly need to rely on health and care services. We work together to campaign for improvements, and ensure that everyone with a long term co...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology 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

HIV Among People Aged 50 and Over
This fact sheet provides statistical data and information about HIV among people aged 50 and older. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Unique Features of Complex PTSD
“If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis) would be shrunk to a pamphlet in two generations.” – John Briere The term Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was first used in 1992. It originates in the observation that many of the symptoms exhibited by sufferers of PTSD are also found in those who experienced prolonged periods of abuse or neglect as children, including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and feelings of fear, often unrelated to any presen...
Source: Psych Central - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD Child Abuse childhood neglect complex posttraumatic stress disorder complex trauma Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex
Conclusion This study appears to suggest that many factors increase the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex. Overall, women seem to be more likely to lose interest than men. While this large study provides some insight into the possible reasons behind having a lack of interest in sex, it has a few limitations: As so many factors were considered, there were bound to be some that showed statistical significance – this could just be by chance. The cross-sectional nature of the study means we can't be sure if the specific factors reported on caused the lack of interest, or vice versa. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

FDA Blesses First App to Treat Substance Abuse
FDA has given the thumbs up to reSET, a prescription digital therapeutic from Pear Therapeutics. The offering is now cleared for use as an adjuvant to standard outpatient therapy to treat patients with substance use disorder for stimulants, cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol. This the first FDA-cleared mobile medical application system for treating patients with substance use disorders. “This is a defining moment for digital therapeutics and for patients with substance use disorder,” Corey McCann, president and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, said in a company press release. “As the first FDA-cleared Prescription D...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

VA Releases Veteran Suicide Statistics by State
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its analysis of veteran suicide data in theirState Data report. They found that the risk for suicide is 22% higher for veterans than for non-veteran adults, that 65% of veterans who commit suicide are 50 or older, and that the highest rates of suicide are in Western states and in states with smaller populations. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New data-driven analysis reveal deeper insight into athletic performance at sports symposium
(American Statistical Association) With the demand for data, analytical tools, and a competitive edge on the rise in professional and collegiate sports, the 2017 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will feature fresh findings, applications, and insights into player performance and team success. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes
But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, International Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple ’s New $1,000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch
You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new version, Apple makes its previous technology antiquated in mere seconds, thus shaming many of us to upgrade. For millions of us, the many capabilities of the iPhone make dropping several hundred dollars to acquire o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Tags: Uncategorized Class iPhone tech technology Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved survival for rural trauma patients transported by helicopter to a verified trauma center: a propensity score analysis - Zhu TH, Hollister L, Opoku D, Galvagno SM.
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies using advanced statistical methods to control for confounders have demonstrated an association between helicopter transport (HT) vs. ground ambulance transport (GT) in terms of improved survival for adult trauma patients. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pfizer and Astellas Announce Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 3 PROSPER Trial of XTANDI (enzalutamide) in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Enzalutamide is the first androgen receptor-inhibitor to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in metastasis-free survival (MFS) in this patient population in a randomized, controlled clinical trial NEW YORK and TOKYO, Sept. 14, 2017 -- (H... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Astellas Pharma, Pfizer, XTANDI, enzalutamide, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast
Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or notSubscribe& Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterOn paper, the Japanese anaesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii was a dazzling model of scientific productivity. Over two decades, he held posts at five institutions, associate positions at two more, and published more than 200 papers. In some years, he published a dozen randomised control trials – and it was this superhuman publication record that sta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Max Sanderson Tags: Science Medicine Technology Source Type: news