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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

Tunnell Consulting CMC Statistician Julia O'Neill to Present at...
O’Neill to Take Part in Session on Control Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies.(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14932419.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality
Tim Wainwright is Chief Executive at WaterAidBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19)– and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets. Tim Wainwright, CEO, WaterAid UKIt is frustrating that the headline statistics have not made greater progress two years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), when having a toilet is such a fundamental boost to gender equality, as well as health, education and economic ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Infant Mortality Rate Falls - Unicef, Statistics Bureau
[Premium Times] The fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in 2011 to 70 per 1000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lottery and suicide - the effect of number of lottery tickets on Hungarian suicide rates - Osvath P, Balint L, Bozsonyi K.
AIM: The relationship of suicide and gambling is a neglected field in the study of suicidology. In Hungary, no statistical studies have been published to date with regard to the whole of the population. Our study investigates the relationship between a ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Infant Mortality Drops - Report
[Daily Trust] The new official Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data jointly released by the Narional Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted nationwide drop in Infant Mortality rate to 70 per 1000 live births from 97 in 2011. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems
(Association for Psychological Science) Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings in Psychological Science. The study, which uses a statistical technique to approximate random assignment, indicates that this increase in behavior problems cannot be attributed to various characteristics of the child, the parents, or the home environment - rather, it seems to be the specific result of spanking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans
For dengue viruses 1 to 4 (DENV1-4), a specific range of antibody titer has been shown to enhance viral replication in vitro and severe disease in animal models. Although suspected, such antibody-dependent enhancement of severe disease has not been shown to occur in humans. Using multiple statistical approaches to study a long-term pediatric cohort in Nicaragua, we show that risk of severe dengue disease is highest within a narrow range of preexisting anti-DENV antibody titers. By contrast, we observe protection from all symptomatic dengue disease at high antibody titers. Thus, immune correlates of severe dengue must be ev...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katzelnick, L. C., Gresh, L., Halloran, M. E., Mercado, J. C., Kuan, G., Gordon, A., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Visual perception of summary statistics not following mathematical rules
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Cognitive psychologists of the Higher School of Economics have experimentally demonstrated that people are capable of estimating the mean size of visible objects and their approximate number simultaneously, showing for the first time that these two cognitive processes are independent of each other and do not follow the rules of mathematical statistics. The results of this experiment, published in PLOS One, can inform new approaches to statistical data visualisation and statistical education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving clinical trials with machine learning
(University College London) Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published in Brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure on workers in the public sector whose pay has been cut for seven years. “The government needs to take action in next week’s budget, ensure the pay cap is lifted and give public service employees a decent wage rise.” Notes for editors: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 3% last month, unchanged from a five-year high in September. The Retai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government inflation ONS Source Type: news

N.Y. Federal Judge Says Disability Claimant's Request Was Properly Denied
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Oct. 12 overruled a disability claimant's objections to a magistrate judge's order denying the claimant's request for statistical information on claim acceptance rates by a disability insurer after determining that the requested statistics do not directly relate to the disability claim at issue (Cherylle McFarlane v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 16-7806, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169052). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

A population-based case-control study of hospitalisation due to head injuries among bicyclists and motorcyclists in Taiwan - Pai CW, Chen YC, Lin HY, Chen PL.
INTRODUCTION: According to official statistics in Taiwan, the main body region of injury causing bicyclist deaths is the head, and bicyclists are 2.6 times more likely to be fatally injured than motorcyclists. There is currently a national helmet law for m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Age-varying relationships between physical function and cognition in older adulthood - Sprague BN, Phillips CB, Ross LA.
OBJECTIVES: There are positive relationships between physical and cognitive function in older adulthood; however, the strength of these relationships are inconsistent across studies. Although novel statistical tools provide flexibility to explore age-relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017
Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics.(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dental commissioning statistics, England – September 2017
These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 NHS England local offices as at the end of September 2017, for the upcoming 12 months. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Validating performance of TRISS, TARN and NORMIT survival prediction models in a Norwegian trauma population - Skaga NO, Eken T, S øvik S.
INTRODUCTION: Anatomic injury, physiological derangement, age, injury mechanism and pre-injury comorbidity are well-founded predictors of trauma outcome. Statistical prediction models may have poorer discrimination, calibration and accuracy when applied in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate?...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The economics of the abortion industry: Save money through depopulation, make profit through sale of baby parts to medical industry for experiments and vaccines
(Natural News) A shocking new video lays out a diabolical, multi-decade scheme to exterminate the black population in the United States, an agenda that has largely been embraced by the Democratic Party and others on the “progressive” Left. Via abortion, blacks are essentially being exterminated systematically, as statistics demonstrate: Not only is abortion more dominant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helius Medical touts PoNS TBI-treatment trial data despite primary effectiveness miss
Helius Medical Technologies (TSX:HSM) today released results from a registrational trial of its Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, used to treat patients with chronic balance deficits due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injuries, touting positive effects but a missed primary effectiveness endpoint. The Newtown, Penn.-based company’s PONS system is designed to treat neurological symptoms, caused by trauma or disease, non-invasively through the tongue. “We are excited to be on the forefront of research that may bring this novel and exciting therapy to patients in need. The investigators and resear...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Helius Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Monsanto weedkiller 'not statistically significantly associated with cancer': study
A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mental Health - Are You the 1 in the 4?
[MumsVillage] According to WHO statistics, 1 in 4 persons suffers from a mental disorder. Among Kenyan women, depression and anxiety are the highest ranked mental health issues. Mental Disorders are considered the continent's silent epidemic because most times they are remain undiagnosed and unmanaged (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
(Carnegie Mellon University) The federal government launched the BRAIN Initiative in 2013 to ignite the development and application of new technologies needed for major advances toward understanding the brain. Carnegie Mellon University's Rob Kass believes brain research is in desperate need of cutting-edge statistics, which can and should supply a crucial link between new, highly complex data and the thorough scientific explanations the research aims to generate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia is now Britain ’s biggest killer, figures show
The figures combine existing data for England, Wales and Scotland with new statistics published yesterday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia now Britain ’s biggest killer, figures show
The figures combine existing data for England, Wales and Scotland with new statistics published yesterday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Science Institute develops statistical method that makes better predictions
(Data Science Institute at Columbia) A team of statisticians from the Data Science Institute (DSI) received a National Science Foundation grant ($900,000) to develop a statistical method that will help researchers who work with big data make better predictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Fruit and veggie food safety
Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.?One hundred twenty-eight thousand?are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people die. "I have been seeing a lot of stomach viruses, gastroenteritis, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

General pharmaceutical services in England: 2007/08 to 2016/17
New statistics are available on the activities carried out by community pharmacies and appliance contractors in England during 2016/17. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

LumiThera touts interim data from pilot study of LT-300 AMD treatment
LumiThera today announced topline interim results from the Lightsite 1 trial of its LT-300 photobiomodulation device designed to treat dry age-related macular degeneration, touting statistically significant vision benefits maintained to 3 months. Data came from the 30-patient pilot study of the device, funded by a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute. The trial is slated to follow patients undergoing photobiomodulation therapies for up to 1 year. “We have examined the interim data from the Lightsite I study for up to the first 3 months followin...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic LumiThera Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Safe Love' Moves to Save 1 Million Girls From HIV, Unwanted Pregnancy
[Vanguard] With available statistics showing that young girls are disproportionately affected when it comes to HIV, Safe Love International has launched a campaign tagged: "No Sugar Daddy, Bright Future" to save 1 million Nigerian teenagers from new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Vaccination Is Our Greatest Weapon Against Under-5 Mortality'
[Vanguard] Expert has decried the recent statistics released by World Health Organisation, WHO, which shows that Nigeria has the highest burden of unvaccinated children worldwide, saying "with the series of benefits derived from vaccination it's unacceptable for a country like Nigeria not to embrace vaccination against childhood killer diseases." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NI women 'waiting longer' to have babies
The average age of a first-time mother has risen from 24 to 28, new statistics suggest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU) have now identified two mechanisms through which this bacterium can cause gastric cancer. Their findings could result in the development of new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

40 Percent Of Doctors, Nurses Have Gone To Work With The Flu, Survey Finds
CBS Local — As flu season kicks into high gear, a new report is revealing the unhealthy habits of the people entrusted with keeping Americans healthy. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 healthcare professionals, over 40 percent who say they’ve worked while sick actually had the flu as they met patients. “The statistics are alarming. At least one earlier study has shown that patients who are exposed to a healthcare worker who is sick are five times more likely to get a healthcare-associated infection,” lead author Dr. Sophia Chiu wrote in the survey’s release. “We recommend a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore Doctors Flu flu season Nurses talkers Source Type: news

NLM Interlibrary Loan Service: Changes for the New Year
In addition to using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) DOCLINE system, libraries can soon send interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to NLM via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), saving libraries already using OCLC time and effort by integrating these requests into their existing workflows. The change, beginning January 2018, gives libraries wanting to borrow materials from NLM three possible avenues for placing requests: DOCLINE, OCLC, and the NLM ILL Request Portal. DOCLINE, which has served medical libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 1985, efficiently routed more than one ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: DOCLINE News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Post electrical or lightning injury syndrome: a proposal for an American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual formulation with implications for treatment - Andrews CJ, Reisner AD, Cooper MA.
In the past, victims of electrical and lightning injuries have been assessed in a manner lacking a systematic formulation, and against ad hoc criteria, particularly in the area of neuropsychological disability. In this manner patients have, for example, on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analysis of Shade Matching in Natural Dentitions Using Intraoral Digital Spectrophotometer in LED and Filtered LED Light Sources
Early ViewAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the shade matching capabilities in natural dentitions using Vita Toothguide 3D-Master and an intraoral digital spectrophotometer (Vita Easyshade Advance 4.0) in various light sources.Materials and MethodsParticipants between 20 and 40 years old with natural, unrestored right maxillary central incisors, no history of bleaching, orthodontic treatment, or malocclusion and no rotations were included. According to their shades, subjects were randomly selected and grouped into A1, A2, and A3. A total of 100 participants (50 male and 50 female) in each group were chosen for this study. Shade s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:All Should Join Fight Against Cancer
[The Herald] Statistics provided by the World Health Organisation on cancer are frightening, with the disease now the leading cause of death globally, having claimed 8,8 million lives in 2015 alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Health Facilities, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous onl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

US rate for gun deaths is up for the second straight year
Government statistics show the nation's gun death rate up for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MQSA National Statistics https://go.usa.gov/xnTyP  
MQSA National Statistics https://go.usa.gov/xnTyP  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

US rate for gun deaths increases for second straight year
Government statistics show the nation's gun death rate up for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts – a seafarer's story
Recent statistics suggest that suicide rates among people working at sea are rising. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCT 2017: Boston Scientific touts lowered hemorrhagic stroke rate, cost for patients in Watchman studies
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released combined 5-year outcomes data from both the Prevail and Protect-AF study of its Watchman left atrial appendage closure device, touting it as a safe and effective an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Five-year data from the Prevail study was published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In both trials, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company compared the Watchman device to warfarin treatment for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF with follow-ups out to five years. A combine...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Boston Scientific Source Type: news

The AWEsome connection between our brain chemistry and human behavior
(Natural News) In any given year, about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. These statistics are staggering! Yet, when it comes to brain health and behavioral disorders, Western medicine is clearly missing the point – in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas
But heart disease leads to more deaths in deprived areas, says Office for National Statistics figures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news