Comment on "Designing river flows to improve food security futures in the Lower Mekong Basin"
Sabo et al. (Research Articles, 8 December 2017, p. 1270) used statistical relationships between flow and catch in a major Lower Mekong Basin fishery to propose a flow regime that they claim would increase catch, if implemented by proposed dams. However, their catch data were not adjusted for known variation in monitoring effort, invalidating their analysis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Williams, J. G., Moyle, P. B., Halls, A. S. Tags: Ecology t-comment Source Type: news

New System Could Hold Promise for Patients Suffering from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
SoniVie’s recent clinical trial of TIVUS (therapeutic intravascular ultrasound) shows encouraging results for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). “The TROPHY1 study was our first human study in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension,” said Charles Carignan, MD, CEO of SoniVie, in an interview with MD+DI. The results are from a 6-month follow-up for the 23 enrolled WHO Class 3 patients in the United States, Europe, and Israel. TIVUS is a catheter that goes either through the jugular vein or the femoral vein into the right side of the heart and pas...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, Fiscal Year 2018 MEDLINE/PubMed Statistics Available
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated the following statistical resources to include Fiscal Year 2018 MEDLINE/PubMed data. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Calibration of highway safety manual predictive models for Kansas freeway segments - Matarage IC, Dissanayake S.
The Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) are statistical formulas developed based on limited data gathered from selected few states. Therefore, the HSM recommends calibrating the HSM-default SPFs to local conditions or dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Could Myriad ’s New Study Results Be Game Changers For Cancer Patients?
The 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s meeting might be in the books, but the impact of some of the data released at the conference are certain to have implications for cancer patients for years to come. Myriad Genetics presented data from several studies at ASCO that will no doubt have a long-lasting impact on cancer detection and treatment. The Salt Lake City, UT-based company spoke with MD+DI during ASCO about results from both colorectal cancer and breast cancer studies. Some of the most talked-about results came from the Phase III POLO Study, which looked at how well the BRACAnalysis CDx id...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Deaths from falls increase among older US adults
(JAMA Network) Death rates from falls for US adults 75 or older increased from 2000 to 2016 in this study that analyzed nationally representative vital statistics data. The absolute number of deaths from falls increased from 8,613 in 2000 to 25,189 in 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novartis Kisqali significantly extends life in women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer in MONALEESA-7 trial
Novartis announced statistically significant overall survival (OS) results for Kisqali in combination with endocrine therapy[1]. The Phase 3 MONALEESA-7 trial evaluated Kisqali plus endocrine therapy (goserelin plus either an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen) as initial treatment compared to endocrine therapy alone in pre- and perimenopausal women with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer[1]. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Zimbabwe Locks Up Its Disabled
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kadoma -Neither officials nor disability rights activists can guess how many disabled people are imprisoned in a country with few reliable statistics about even the prevalence of disability (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Telehealth Advances Provide Innovative Solutions to Complex Resident, Facility Needs
The pressure has been mounting for skilled nursing facilities to prevent avoidable hospitalizations, and a statistic from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) explains why. According to CMS, among Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in long-term care facilities, 45% of hospital admissions could have been avoided. And these hospitalizations, in addition to increasing expenditures for CMS and SNFs, can have dire consequences for residents. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news

A small electrical zap to the brain could help you retrieve a forgotten memory
A study by UCLA psychologists provides strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. The research, published in the  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, also shows for the first time that using an electrical current to stimulate that region, the left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex, improves people ’s ability to retrieve memories.“We found dramatically improved memory performance when we increased the excitability of this region,” said Jesse Rissman, a UCLA assistant professor of psychology, and of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, the study&rsquo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Life expectancy stops increasing in Canada due to opioid overdoses
Statistics Canada has released data showing life expectancy stopped increasing for the first time in four decades as young men and women died at higher rates, mostly due to opioid-related overdoses in British Columbia and Alberta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Data showing no rise in life expectancy due to opioids need to be Canadian election issue, B.C. doctor says
Life expectancy at birth did not increase for the first time in four decades and Statistics Canada calls the drug overdose crisis a major contributing factor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Laser therapy as an adjunct treatment for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis provides no extra benefit for most clinical outcomes Author links open overlay panelClovis MarianoFaggionJr.
ConclusionsBased on the meta-analysis of only 2 studies, the BOP reduction in the short term was more significant in the laser group. No statistical difference was evident, however, between the control and test groups when the other clinical endpoints were assessed in non-surgical and surgical comparisons. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Publication Output Trends: 2017 Shows U.S. Output Level Slightly Below That of China but the United States Maintains Lead with Highly Cited Publications
Publication output in peer-reviewed science and engineering (S&E) journals, books, and conference proceedings serves as an indicator of scientific research activity. New data show that worldwide S&E publication output continues to grow, reaching 2.4 million in 2017, with the United States and China being the two largest producers in 2017 (17% and 19% of the world total). Globally, S&E publication output grew at an average annual rate of 4% between 2007 and 2017. This InfoBrief updates information on the international publication output trends presented in Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. (Source: NSF - ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 30, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

New framework helps gauge impact of mosquito control programs
(PLOS) Effective methods of controlling mosquito populations are needed to help lower the worldwide burden of mosquito-borne diseases including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have described a new statistical framework that can be used to assess mosquito control programs over broad time and space scales. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Interventions for peri-implantitis and their effects on further bone loss. A retrospective analysis of a registry-based cohort.
CONCLUSIONS:Non-surgical procedures were insufficient to prevent further bone loss at implant sites affected by moderate/severe peri-implantitis. Surgical treatment of peri-implantitis markedly diminished the progression of bone loss. Clinical assessments of bleeding on probing and probing depth at diagnosis predicted further bone loss. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Smartphone-Controlled Wearable Migraine Device Wins US Market Authorization
FDA granted marketing authorization of Theranica's Nerivio Migra through the De Novo pathway. The device is worn on the patient's arm and uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to create a conditioned pain modulation (CPM) response. The Nerivio Migra was one of a handful of device-based migraine treatments MD+DI featured earlier this year. The device is indicated for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adult patients who do not have chronic migraine. One device included on that list is electroCore's gammaCore vagus nerve stimulator, which FDA cleared last year for the prevention of cluster headache. I...
Source: MDDI - May 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

New U.S. Diabetes Cases Are Declining as Obesity Rates Climb. Officials Don ’t Know Why
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. Earlier research had spotted a decline, and the new report shows it’s been going on for close to a decade. But health officials are not celebrating. “The bottom line is we don’t know for sure what’s driving these trends,” said the lead author of the new report, Dr. Stephen Benoit of the Centers ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized diabetes Obesity onetime Source Type: news

Study: Doctors, Dentists Continue To Prescribe Opioids To Young People At High Rates
(CNN) — The rates of opioid prescriptions remain high for adolescents and young adults in the US, with certain outpatient and emergency conditions frequently prompting the use of these medications, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed visits to emergency rooms and outpatient clinics for adolescents and young adults ages 13 to 22 between 2005 and 2015 using data from two national surveys conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the 11-year study period there were more than 78,000 visits to emergency rooms and outpatient clinics...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN opioids Source Type: news

Incorrect mean historical deaths in table estimating deaths following Hurricane Maria -
The Research Letter titled “Use of Death Counts From Vital Statistics to Calculate Excess Deaths in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria,” published in the October 9, 2018, issue of JAMA,1 included incorrect mean historical death counts. In the Tab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Suicide mortality among adolescents in Brazil: increasing time trend between 2000 and 2015 - Cicogna JIR, Hillesheim D, Hallal ALLC.
OBJECTIVES: Analyze the suicide mortality time trends among adolescents in Brazil from 2000 to 2015. Methods: Data were collected from the Brazilian Mortality Database and from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. Study variables ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cosmetic 'tweakments' to banish bingo wings and build biceps at the same time
Statistics show that some 28,000 people in the UK underwent cosmetic surgery in 2018 - about half the number in 2013. But the choice these days seems to be subtle ‘tweakments’ instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset.A study of 1,000 patients found evidence that the technique, called active nerve cell cluster stimulation, reduced the patients ’ degree of disability three months after they suffered an acute cortical ischemic stroke, which affects the surface of the brain.Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of theUCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, was the co-principal investigator of the study, which was conducted at 73 medical centers in 18 countries.“We ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pfizer announces top-line results from Phase 3 Trial of LYRICA ® (pregabalin) in primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a Phase 3 study to assess the use of LYRICA® (pregabalin) as adjunctive therapy for epilepsy patients 5 to 65 years of age with primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures did not meet its primary endpoint. Treatment with LYRICA did not result in a statistically significant reduction in seizure frequency versus placebo. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

US Prescription Drug Use: 7 Questions to Test Assumptions
The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report on prescription drug use in the US. Take this 7-question quiz to see how much you know about the latest findings. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Source Type: news

Limited evidence suggests that the immediate placement of dental implants into infected sites versus non-infected sites in the esthetic zone show comparable clinical results
Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeSummarySelection CriteriaA thorough search was conducted between January 2009 and October 2017 in the PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane Library databases along with cross-checking of the identified article references. Clinical trials that were published in English and included a follow-up period of at least 1 year were selected.The titles and abstracts for eligible papers were screened by 2 reviewers. Full text was assessed when the studies met the eligibility criteria. Studies were included after agreement or, in cases of disagreement, consensus was reached through discuss...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Women's heart disease death has rocketed since 1999, CDC data reveal
A new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has found that heart disease deaths decreased by 22 percent from 1999 to 2011, and then rose four percent from 2011 to 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cites Defibrillator Battery Maker for Quality Violations
A November 2018 FDA inspection has resulted in a warning letter for Zeller Power Products. The Wallace, ID-based company makes a replacement battery for Cardiac Science's PowerHeart Automated External Defibrillator (AED) G3. FDA said its inspection revealed that Zeller didn't have design validation documentation to justify the battery's five-year shelf life and an operational guarantee of up to four years after installation. The firm also failed to validate software used on the battery's printed circuit boards. A Zeller management representative provided the FDA investigator a product in...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Rising Rx Costs Creating Tough Choices for Seniors
Increasing numbers of people 65 and older have skipped medication they couldn't afford, taken less medication than prescribed, or delayed filling a prescription, says lead author Robin Cohen, a CDC statistician. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A proportion of older adults employ strategies to reduce prescription drug costs, according to a May data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Robin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Cancer death rates declined for adults aged 45 to 64 years from 1999 to 2017, while heart disease death rates decreased to 2011 and then increased, according to the May 22 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Systematic Review Methodology Editor - Flexible location
Specifications: Full-time, initially as a one year fixed-term contract. Secondments considered.Salary: £40,000 to £45,000Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 12th June 2019 (12 Midnight GMT)This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Methodology Editor to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As Systematic Review Methodology Editor, you will provide support, general systematic review methods advice and methods peer review as requested by Network Editorial Teams (Network Senior Editor, Associate Editor or Network Support Fellow) or field queries from the Commun...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Statistical Editor - Flexible Location
Specifications:Part time (0.5 FTE) initially as a one year fixed-term contract, secondments consideredSalary:£44,000 to £48,000 (FTE)Location:FlexibleApplicationClosing Date: 12th June 2019 (12 Midnight GMT)This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Statistical Editor to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As Statistical Editor, you will provide statistical support and advice as requested by Network Editorial Teams (Network Senior Editor, Associate Editor or Network Support Fellow) or field queries from the Community Support Team as needed. The post holder will al...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Differences in Master's and Doctoral Enrollment in Science, Engineering, and Health in 2017
Graduate enrollment by degree level and field of study are available for the first time through the 2017 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS). These new data show 649,112 graduate students were enrolled in SEH programs in 2017, with 58% pursuing master's degrees and 42% pursuing doctoral degrees. More graduate students were enrolled in science (415,568) than combined in engineering (165,581) and health (67,963). Enrollment in master's programs was seen for 77% of graduate students in health, 58% of graduate students in engineering, and 55% of graduate students in science. (Source:...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 21, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2017
These tables provide detailed data on master's and doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and selected health fields. Trend data are provided on graduate student enrollment, postdoctoral appointments, and other doctorate-holding nonfaculty researcher (NFR) appointments, as well as counts of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and NFRs by characteristics, such as sex, race and ethnicity, citizenship, field of study, and primary source and mechanism of support. Data are from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 2017, sponsored by ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 21, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

An exploratory model for the non-fatal drowning risks in children in Guangdong, China - Xu H, Zhu X, Zhou Z, Xu Y, Zhu Y, Lin L, Huang J, Meng R.
BACKGROUND: Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children under 14  years of age in Guangdong, China. We developed a statistical model to classify the risk of drowning among children based on the risk factors. METHODS: A multiple-sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study identifies our 'inner pickpocket'
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an 'inner pickpocket' in all of us. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New podcast explores why 'statistically significant' is so misunderstood
(Taylor& Francis Group) It's a controversial topic. Probability values (p-values) have been used as a way to measure the significance of research studies since the 1920s, with thousands of researchers relying on them since. With this reliance, though, comes misunderstanding and, therefore, misuse.This misunderstanding is what the latest episode of the How Researchers Changed the World podcast explores, in conversation with statistician Ron Wasserstein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statistical model could predict future disease outbreaks
(University of Georgia) Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence, especially for preventable childhood infections such as measles and pertussis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Living in a remote location is associated with avoidable death. Why is that?
A study by Statistics Canada has found that Canadians living in remote areas have higher chances of unnecessary death — avoidable mortality — than those living in heavily populated areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

California law led to an increase in childhood vaccination rates
(George Washington University) A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases compared to states that acted as statistical controls. At the same time, the data also revealed a sharp increase in medical exemptions to the vaccine mandate, concentrated in a few California counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Labelling Recall: Automation is the Answer
The heavy reliance that companies place on manual processes and disparate labeling systems is more times than not at the route of product recalls. In 2018 alone, labelling issues made up 9% of all medical device recall events, which comprised of the return of over a million units. For a business, the consequences are costly, with the average label change sitting at $350,000. However, despite the availability of automated technologies created to tackle these very issues, numerous companies still persevere with out-dated processes which leave labels exposed to error. As regulations tighten, the cost of non-compliance is hig...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Craig Jones Tags: Labeling Packaging Source Type: news

FDA Approves Venetoclax for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
In randomized trial, drug demonstrated statistically significant improvement in progression - free survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Cocaine and Psychostimulants Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Cocaine and Psychostimulants
These latest statistics show that death rates in the US involving cocaine and psychostimulants are on the upswing across all demographic groups. What are the implications for public health practice?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Labeling Recall: Automation is the Answer
The heavy reliance that companies place on manual processes and disparate labeling systems is more times than not at the route of product recalls. In 2018 alone, labeling issues made up 9% of all medical device recall events, which comprised of the return of over a million units. For a business, the consequences are costly, with the average label change sitting at $350,000. However, despite the availability of automated technologies created to tackle these very issues, numerous companies still persevere with out-dated processes which leave labels exposed to error. As regulations tighten, the cost of non-compliance is high...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Craig Jones Tags: Labeling Packaging Source Type: news

U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession
The birthrate hit a 32-year low and the fertility rate reached a record low in 2018, bringing the United States more in line with other wealthy countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIAM STACK Tags: Population Recession and Depression United States Economy Birth Rates National Center for Health Statistics Source Type: news

Project to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science Award
A 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, College Students, Opioids, Researchers, Science Fair Awards, Students, Teachers, Teens, Tobacco, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Africa: Neglect of African Medicine and Medicinal Plants
[This is Africa] Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Majority Of Sunscreens Tested Would Flunk Proposed FDA Safety Tests, Report Says
(CNN) — Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group announced Wednesday. The group released its analysis as part of its 2019 Guide to Sunscreens, a yearly report on sunscreen safety that the nonprofit began in 2006. The group said it analyzed the ingredients and performance of more than 1,300 products with sun protection factor, or SPF; 750 of those are marketed as beach and sport sunscreens. The analysis involves only a fraction of the sunscreen products sold in the United Sta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

CDC: Number of Births in U.S. Reached New Low in 2018
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- The number of births reached a new low in 2018, as did the general fertility rate in the United States, according to a Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news