CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is withdrawing theSeptember 17, 2018 notice related to the Medicaid Statistical Information System because it was prematurely published. A revised notice will be published at a later date. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Bitcoin better than the dollar?
(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The name itself, cryptocurrency, does not inspire trust. Clusters of bits, considered by many as money of a doubtful nature. Advanced statistical analysis for the Bitcoin market carried out at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, however, has not shown any significant differences between its basic statistical parameters and their equivalents for respected financial markets. All indications are that Bitcoin is a better currency than it might seem at first glance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Easier access to mental health statistics
National mental health statistics that shed new light on care and treatment for patients are now available from NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California workers toil in many of America's deadliest jobs (Photos)
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

The emergence of statistical objectivity: changing ideas of epistemic vice and virtue in science - Freese J, Peterson D.
The meaning of objectivity in any specific setting reflects historically situated understandings of both science and self. Recently, various scientific fields have confronted growing mistrust about the replicability of findings, and statistical techniques ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Before-after safety analysis using extreme value theory: a case of left-turn bay extension - Zheng L, Sayed T, Tageldin A.
There is growing interest in the use of traffic conflicts in before and after safety evaluations because of well-recognized quality and quantity problems associated with historical crash records. Most of these studies apply statistical techniques to compar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients' LDL cholesterol and other blood lipids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village
(Springer) Archaeologists now have new tools for studying the development of medieval villages and the transformation of the historical landscapes surrounding them. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, scientists have attempted to reconstruct the history of Zornoztegi, an abandoned medieval village located in the Basque Country, Spain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neratinib is effective in breast tumors bearing both amplification and mutation of ERBB2 (HER2)
Mutations in ERBB2, the gene encoding epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family member HER2, are common in and drive the growth of "HER2-negative" (not ERBB2 amplified) tumors but are rare in "HER2-positive" (ERBB2 amplified) breast cancer. We analyzed DNA-sequencing data from HER2-positive patients and used cell lines and a patient-derived xenograft model to test the consequence of HER2 mutations on the efficacy of anti-HER2 agents such as trastuzumab, lapatinib, and neratinib, an irreversible pan-EGFR inhibitor. HER2 mutations were present in ~7% of HER2-positive tumors, all of which were metasta...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cocco, E., Javier Carmona, F., Razavi, P., Won, H. H., Cai, Y., Rossi, V., Chan, C., Cownie, J., Soong, J., Toska, E., Shifman, S. G., Sarotto, I., Savas, P., Wick, M. J., Papadopoulos, K. P., Moriarty, A., Cutler, R. E., Avogadri-Connors, F., Lalani, A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Ambulance Crew Configuration: Are Two Paramedics Better Than One?
Conclusion Understanding ideal crew configuration is vital to maintain EMS systems. There’s a lack of evidence demonstrating the need for a second ALS provider on a general ALS response. Implications of overstaffing may result in more patient care errors and draining of financial resources which could be spent on additional state-of-the-art medical equipment or number of units resulting in better system performance and patient care. References 1. Robbins V: History of ambulance services and medical transpoortation systems in the United States. In JT Lindsey (Ed.), Management of ambulance services. Pearson: Boston, pp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Oregon workers toil in many of America's deadliest jobs (Photos)
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

Oregon workers toil in many of America's deadliest jobs (Photos)
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

These are the most dangerous jobs in America
Nationwide, working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012, nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate t hat was roughly 30 percent higher than what was recorded by emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Collin Krabbe Source Type: news

The most dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012, nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate t hat was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

Is your job among the most-dangerous in America?
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The effect of waterpipe smoking on psychomotor performance required for driving: a quasi-experimental trial - Saadat S, Sabagh MS, Karbakhsh M.
OBJECTIVE The main objective of this study was to find out whether there is a causal relationship, beyond statistical association, between waterpipe smoking (WPS) and driving performance. Methods This quasi-experimental study included 22 male students ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Getting the most out of intensive longitudinal data: a methodological review of workload-injury studies - Windt J, Ardern CL, Gabbett TJ, Khan KM, Cook CE, Sporer BC, Zumbo BD.
OBJECTIVES: To systematically identify and qualitatively review the statistical approaches used in prospective cohort studies of team sports that reported intensive longitudinal data (ILD) (>20 observations per athlete) and examined the relationship betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bicycle choice modeling: a study of university trips in a small Colombian city - Orozco-Fontalvo M, Ar évalo-Támara A, Guerrero-Barbosa T, Gutiérrez-Torres M.
This article shows results of the appli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

AIBS Researchers to Present Findings at Science of Team Science Conference
The findings of an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) study on the effects of discussion and differences in application scoring between teleconference versus in-person grant peer review panels will be reported at the 2015 Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference this 3-5 June 2015. The conference is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and will be held at its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. "AIBS has a decades long history of conducting peer review for government and non-government organizations that fund scientific research. As part of the organization's commitment to providing decis...
Source: AIBS News - October 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

(Slideshow) The most-dangerous job in America: Are your employees at risk?
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012, nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate t hat was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
At least 52 people died on the job in Ohio in the past 21 months, resulting in nearly $1 million in fines, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some deaths were mundane. A worker slumping over on the work floor, for example. Others were horrific – falling from a roof, drowning in a septic tank or being crushed by a collapsed trench wall. Nationwide, working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a p olice officer or a firefighter… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America? It's not what you'd expect
At least 52 people died on the job in Ohio in the past 21 months, resulting in nearly $1 million in fines, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some deaths were mundane. A worker slumping over on the work floor, for example. Others were horrific – falling from a roof, drowning in a septic tank or being crushed by a collapsed trench wall. Nationwide, working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a p olice officer or a firefighter… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

A close look at cancer statistics in Tampa Bay
Cancer affects many people, but take a closer look at how many locals are fighting it each day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alexis Muellner Source Type: news

Recommendation of ICD-10 codes for surveillance of adverse drug reactions and drug intoxication - Mota DM, Vigo Á, Kuchenbecker RS.
ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization. It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover aggressive prostate and lung cancers are driven by common mechanisms
UCLA researchers have discovered a common process in the development of late-stage, small cell cancers of the prostate and lung. These shared molecular mechanisms could lead to the development of drugs to treat not just prostate and lung cancers, but small cell cancers of almost any organ.The key finding: Prostate and lung cells have very different patterns of gene expression when they ’re healthy, but almost identical patterns when they transform into small cell cancers. The research suggests that different types of small cell tumors evolve similarly, even when they come from different organs.The study, led by Dr. O...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America, construction tops the list for Hawaii
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

The most-dangerous job in America, construction tops the list for Hawaii
Here's a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016. Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate th at was roughly 30 percent higher than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Nerbovig Source Type: news

A Couple's Tough Trek Back From Opioid Addiction
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- In 2016, almost 174 Americans died each day due to drug overdoses -- and roughly two-thirds of those deaths were caused by opioid drugs. The statistics are startling and make the problem seem hopeless. But is it? Beating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tales from 141,430 and one genomes
(University of California - Berkeley) Non-invasive prenatal testing potentially provides a wealth of genetic information, but the quality of the DNA sequencing is poor -- only about 10 percent coverage per genome. Nevertheless, scientists led by Rasmus Nielsen at UC Berkeley now show that with enough genomes -- in this case, 141,431 -- it is possible to find genetic variants linked with human traits, including birth outcomes and susceptibility to infectious disease. Such statistical analyses can even by used to track migration patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

V-Wave launches pivotal interatrial shunt trial
V-Wave said today it launched a new trial of its minimally invasive interartrial shunt designed to treat patients with symptomatic heart failure. The new Relieve-HF trial aims to enroll 500 patients in a pivotal study of the device, which is designed for patients with NHYA Class III and ambulatory Class IV symptomatic heart failure, the Israel-based company said. “The interatrial shunt provides a novel therapeutic approach for patients with chronic HF. The shunt is implanted through a catheter inserted in a vein in the leg. Prior clinical experience demonstrated device and implantation procedure safety, and stat...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials V-Wave Source Type: news

Immediate loading of three (fixed-on-3) vs four (fixed-on-4) implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses: 1-year results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS:These preliminary results suggest that immediately loaded cross-arch prostheses of both jaws can be supported by only three dental implants at least up to 1 year post-loading, though longer follow-ups are definitively needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Processed Meats Linked To Breast Cancer, Study Says
(CNN) — Eating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham could increase the risk of breast cancer, a study has said. Regularly consuming the foods was linked with a 9% higher risk of breast cancer, according to an analysis of previous studies looking at over 1.2 million women. The findings follow previous research from the World Health Organization, which categorized processed meat as a carcinogen after finding that its consumption can cause various types of cancer. Processed meats are those that have been preserved by smoking, curing or salting. “This systematic review and meta-analysis study reports signif...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer Local TV Source Type: news

MRSA, MSSA and Gram-negative bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection: annual data for independent sector healthcare organisations
These statistics with accompanying commentary cover rates of MRSA, MSSA, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. bacteraemia and CDI reported by independent sector organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’ s How Much Fast Food Americans Are Actually Eating
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” said Cheryl Fryar, first author of the report and a health statistician at the CDC. “We focused on fast food for t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Fast Food Source Type: news

Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 -- In the first quarter of 2018, the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent, not significantly different from a year earlier, according to a report released Aug. 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Robin A. Cohen,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 -- Rates of opioid-related prescriptions and health care utilization are rising among seniors, according to two September statistical briefs released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The reports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phys Ed: We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much
Although declines in running and other activities are unavoidable, they may be less steep than many of us fear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Running Statistics Calculators Exercise Source Type: news