Understanding the relevance of comprehensive facial injury (CFI) score: statistical analysis of overall surgical time and length of stay outcomes - Canzi G, De Ponti E, Fossati C, Novelli G, Cimbanassi S, Bozzetti A, Sozzi D.
Comprehensive facial injury (CFI) score is a powerful and extremely simple scale used to grade the clinical severity of all facial injuries, and is expressed in terms of the overall surgical time needed for definitive treatment. Its statistical validation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The reliability of the ICD-AIS map in identifying serious road traffic injuries from the Helsinki Trauma Registry - Airaksinen NK, Hein änen MT, Handolin LE.
OBJECTIVE: The EU has recommended that its member countries compile statistics on the number of serious road traffic injuries. In Finland, the number of seriously injured road traffic patients is assessed using the International Classification of Diseases,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has requested reapproval of the proposed information collection project for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey — Insurance Component. The survey is used to measure the extent, cost, and coverage of employer-sponsored health insurance and will provide statistics at the national, atate, and sub-State (metropolitan area) level for private industry. Comments on the proposed information collection are due wit hin 60 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Over 10 TIMES as many people are killed by doctor’s knives than by crazed mass shooters - Should we ban scalpels?
(Natural News) The gun-grabbing extreme liberals and “Demoncrats” of the U.S.A. are raging mad at Neal DeGrasse Tyson for calling out the truth in a tweet after the recent mass shootings. Doctors actually killed more people over the weekend than mass shooters, but the media makes people go INSANE over events that aren’t statistically significant.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local UK Councils Disabled Facilities Grant Spending
Freedom of Information Requests submitted on behalf of A Wood Idea have revealed that UK council funding through Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) is at a 10-year high (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 6, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Facts - Statistics Source Type: news

Osso VR Expands Its Reach, Shares Study Results
Virtual reality surgical training solution Osso VR is already impacting reality. A just-released study conducted by UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine shows that the surgical performance of Osso VR users “improved by 230% and their speed was 20% faster,” Justin Barad, MD, CEO and co-founder of Osso VR, told MD+DI. “These are not subtle differences. Research is showing that VR users are faster and more competent.” He added that just after 30 minutes of VR training, the “effect is startling.” Such...
Source: MDDI - August 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s and dementia leading cause of death in England and Wales
Experts call for urgent action to tackle ‘biggest health crisis of our time’Dementia is the biggest health crisis of our time, experts have said, asstatistics show the condition was the primary cause of death in England and Wales last year.Almost one in eight people died from dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease in 2018, with the proportion increasing for the fourth consecutive year – up from 12.7% in 2017 to 12.8% in 2018. There were 541,589 deaths registered in England andWales last year, the highest total since 1999.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia Office for National Statistics Health Mental health Society Death and dying Life and style Wales UK news Neuroscience Older people Source Type: news

Reporting of Results Often Biased in Psychiatry, Psychology Trials
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- More than half of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with statistically nonsignificant findings for the primary end points published in psychiatry and psychology journals have spin in the abstract, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alzheimer's and dementia leading cause of death in England and Wales
Increase in life expectancy and improved diagnosis key factors behind rise, says ONSAlmost one in eight people died of dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease in England and Wales in 2018, according tothe latest mortality figures, making it the leading cause of death.Related:When I was diagnosed with dementia I thought it was the end of the world. It's notContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia Office for National Statistics Health Mental health Society Death and dying Life and style Wales UK news Neuroscience Older people Source Type: news

Researchers'Spin' Clinical Trial Findings in Top Psych Journals: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Summary results of clinical trials published in top journals are often exaggerated, a new review charges. The review says such spin -- exaggerating the clinical significance of a treatment without statistics to back it up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AbbVie Submits New Drug Application to US FDA for Investigational Elagolix for Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated with Uterine Fibroids in Women
New Drug Application (NDA) is supported by data from pivotal Phase 3 studies of nearly 800 patients Clinical trials in women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) associated with uterine fibroids showed a statistically significant reduction in HMB with el... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA AbbVie, Elagolix, Uterine Fibroids (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cities Now See More Overdose Deaths than Rural Areas
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. drug overdose deaths, which have been concentrated in Appalachia and other rural areas for more than a dozen years, are back to being most common in big cities again, according to a government report issued Friday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the urban overdose death rate surpassed the rural rate in 2016 and 2017. Rates for last year and this year are not yet available. But experts, citing available data, say the urban rate is likely to stay higher in the near future. The difference between the urban and rural counties was not large. In 2017, there were 22 ov...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Cities Now See More Overdose Deaths than Rural Areas
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. drug overdose deaths, which have been concentrated in Appalachia and other rural areas for more than a dozen years, are back to being most common in big cities again, according to a government report issued Friday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the urban overdose death rate surpassed the rural rate in 2016 and 2017. Rates for last year and this year are not yet available. But experts, citing available data, say the urban rate is likely to stay higher in the near future. The difference between the urban and rural counties was not large. In 2017, there were 22 ov...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Urban overdose deaths overtake rural deaths for first time in years
Drug overdose deaths in urban counties surpassed those in rural counties in 2016 and continued through 2017, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Counties with the Worst Drug Problems in Every State
Provides a state-by-state list showing the county having the worst drug problems, with statistics on population, poverty rate, number of drug-related deaths from 2013-17, and annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Urban or Rural, the U.S. Drug Crisis is an Equal Opportunity Killer
A new study by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics shows varied victim and drug patterns in urban and rural areas, but similar trends in rising death rates. Death rates were higher in urban areas for most age groups, with the highest rate among people ages 25-44 in both rural and urban areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Study identifies genetic differences that may increase risk of obesity, diabetes
In a Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA, the DNA from nearly 20,000 people was harnessed to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions.The findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest the potential for using genomic sequencing to uncover variations that may increase the risk for several common health problems, including heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome. The researchers also identified genetic differences that may result in below-average height and weight.The study authors — from UCLA, Washington University, th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Modeling the risk of team sport injuries: a narrative review of different statistical approaches - Ruddy JD, Cormack SJ, Whiteley R, Williams MD, Timmins RG, Opar DA.
Injuries are a common occurrence in team sports and can have significant financial, physical and psychological consequences for athletes and their sporting organizations. As such, an abundance of research has attempted to identify factors associated with t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Predicting falls in people with Parkinson's disease: impact of methodological approaches on predictors identified - Almeida LRS, Heller G, Allen NE, Canning CG, Sherrington C, Valen ça GT, Oliveira-Filho J, Paul SS.
BACKGROUND: Previous investigations of falls predictors in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) have used various statistical methods and categorization of falls outcomes. The impact of methodological differences on falls predictors has not been investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Infant Mortality Rates Highest for Non-Hispanic Blacks
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- Mortality rates are much higher for infants of non-Hispanic black women than for infants of other race/ethnic groups, according to the Aug. 1 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Death rate for black infants more than double rate for white infants
A National Vital Statistics report published Thursday shows declines in infant death rates since 1995 continue, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent years -- and in some areas it has gone up. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on climate breakdown: an emergency for all, but especially the poor | Editorial
Record temperatures in Europe and the US have reinforced the danger of global heating for many inhabitants. But others are and will be far worse hitWe tend to learn better from experience than from what we have simply been told. So for many in Europe, sleepless nights and suffocating buses or workplaces have helped to make real the threat posed by global heating. Now statistics are reinforcing the message. Last week the UK had thehottest day on record: 38.7C in Cambridge. New records were set in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in July, and June was the hottest month in US history. The Met Office says that the UK &rsqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Environment Science UK weather UK news Australia weather US weather US news Migration World news Fossil fuels Energy Global development Refugees Bangladesh South and Central Asia Honduras El Salvador Source Type: news

Assessment of irritability in school-aged children by pediatric, family practice, and psychiatric providers - Hameed U, Dellasega C, Scandinaro A.
BACKGROUND: Irritability, a common behavioral problem for school-aged children, is often first assessed by primary care providers, who manage about a third of mental health conditions in children. Until recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Quickstats: Number of deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings, among males and females - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000-2017 -
During 2000 –2017, a total of 1,109 deaths among U.S. residents from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred, for an annual average of 62 deaths. Deaths ranged from a low of 43 in 2001 to a high of 89 in 2017. Approximately 80% of the deaths were among m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Devices Continue to Gain Traction As Opioid Epidemic Rages On
This study, when complete, will be a monumental step-up for evidence-driven medicine in the rapidly growing field of neuromodulation,” said Andrea Trescot, the CMO of Stimwave and former President of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). “Every other industry is expected to show efficacy through sham and placebo-controlled studies; the Tsunami study is growing the evidence that single-stage, wireless neurostimulators can offer more options to more pain patients.” Medtech's Response The opioid crisis has had a profound impact in the U.S. resulti...
Source: MDDI - July 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Men
Or more competent, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Salam Tags: Women and Girls Labor and Jobs Polls and Public Opinion Men and Boys American Psychological Assn Bureau of Labor Statistics National Center for Education Statistics United States Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary:£28,660 per annumContract type:Full-time, fixed-term for up to 12 monthsClosing date:14 August 2019 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors throug...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Lilly's Verzenio(R) (abemaciclib) Significantly Extended Life in Women with HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer in MONARCH 2
Verzenio is the first and only CDK4 & 6 inhibitor in combination with fulvestrant to achieve statistically significant improvement in overall survival MONARCH 2 was a Phase 3 study including both pre/peri- and postmenopausal women whose cancer progresse... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Eli Lilly, Verzenio, abemaciclib, breast cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trump Signs 9/11 Victims Fund Extension
President Donald Trump on Monday signed legislation that will extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2092. During the signing ceremony at the White House, Trump was surrounding by first responders, survivors and family members of several who died in the 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S Senate voted overwhelmingly last week to approve the legislation that will provide a lifetime of assistance for victims and their families. The extension will allow the fund, first established in 2001, to pay for past and future medical claims of those effected by the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 29, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

World health, by the quite interesting numbers
The Global Health Observatory provides statistics on just about everything — from antimicrobial resistance to violence to sanitation services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

West Africa: Promoting civil registration and vital statistics to leave no one behind in Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal - 27 July, 2019: An inception meeting on sharing technical standards and implementation strategies of a project on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was held in Dakar, Senegal from 24 to 26 July 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Exposure to pesticides during pregnancy increases a child's risk of autism by nearly 10 percent
(Natural News) According to statistics presented by the Autism Society, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, with one in 59 children now being diagnosed with a form of this condition. Shockingly, the number of people diagnosed with ASD increased by over 119 percent between 2000 and 2010.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Good Death': Would You Choose When You Die?
Between 2009 and 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 1,364 people in Washington had used the law to end their lives. Last year, in California, 337 people chose to die under the state’s End of Life Option Act. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Good Death': Choosing How to Live and How to Die
Between 2009 and 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 1,364 people in Washington had used the law to end their lives. Last year, in California, 337 people chose to die under the state’s End of Life Option Act. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low
A report released earlier this year by the National Center for Health Statistics said the 2017 U.S. fertility rate continued to fall below what's needed for the population to replace itself, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-reporting DSM-5/ICD-11 clinically significant intimate partner violence and child abuse: convergent and response process validity - Heyman RE, Snarr JD, Slep AMS, Baucom KJW, Linkh DJ.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases-11th Revision (ICD-11; proposed) now include criteria for clinically significant (a) intimate partner violence (IPV) and neglect and (b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Misperceptions about the 'opioid epidemic:' exploring the facts - Oliver JE, Carlson C.
A plethora of statistics and claims exist concerning the rise in prescription opioid use and the increase in opioid-related deaths. Eleven misperceptions were identified that underlie some of the growing national concern and backlash against opioid use. Mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews
The Cochrane Review'Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews: associations with results, conclusions, and methodological quality'has recently published. We talked to author Camilla Hansen to learn what the latest evidence says and why it is important.Can you please tell us about this Cochrane Review?" Systematic reviews summarise existing evidence on a specific research question. These summaries sometimes provide a basis for developing clinical guidelines and can have a major impact on how patients are treated. It is therefore essential that findings from systematic reviews are trustworthy. If not, we may...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Featured Review: Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews
The Cochrane Review'Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews: associations with results, conclusions, and methodological quality'has recently published. We talked to author Camilla Hansen to learn what the latest evidence says and why it is important.Can you please tell us about this Cochrane Review?" Systematic reviews summarise existing evidence on a specific research question. These summaries sometimes provide a basis for developing clinical guidelines and can have a major impact on how patients are treated. It is therefore essential that findings from systematic reviews are trustworthy. If not, we may...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

The increase of sepsis-related mortality in Italy: a nationwide study, 2003-2015
This study aims to analyze all the conditions mentioned in the death certificates (multiple causes of death-MCoD) to estimate the nationwide burden of sepsis-related mortality in Italy, to investigate time trends and main comorbidities in sepsis-related deaths. The increased awareness within the medical community in addition to the growing susceptible elderly population and the spread of antimicrobial resistance could have contributed to the sepsis-related mortality increase. MCoD statistics could help in recognizing sepsis not only as a clinical challenge, but also as a major public health issue. (Source: Current Awarenes...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Needs Specialist Capacity to Tackle the Spread of Infectious Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past ten years, a community of practice has begun to develop in Africa around research that uses models to understand and evaluate population-level health problems and their potential solutions. This type of research - known as Applied Epidemiological Modelling - involves developing and applying analytical tools for problems that can't be addressed by traditional statistical methods. These tools are particularly useful for combating infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research and Education In vitro evaluation of the shear bond strength and bioactivity of a bioceramic cement for bonding monolithic zirconia
ConclusionsThe evaluated cement did not develop apatite in SBF, and its bond strength values were below the control glass ionomer cement. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Explainable statistical learning in public health for policy development: the case of real-world suicide data - van Schaik P, Peng Y, Ojelabi A, Ling J.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the availability of publicly available data related to public health has significantly increased. These data have substantial potential to develop public health policy; however, this requires meaningful and insightful analysis.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension
The U.S. Senate followed the House of Representatives on Tuesday and passed legislation that will extend the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2092. The legislation will fund all current and future medical claims of those effected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, and United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The extension of funding will benefit victims who may develop mesothelioma linked to the more than 400 tons of asbestos that covered the 16-acre disaster zone after the twin towers fell. According to World Trade Center R...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

9/11 Victims Fund Passes Senate
The Senate gallery erupted in applause from politicians and first responders on Tuesday after a 97-2 vote to extend the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2092. The reauthorization will fund all current and future medical claims of those effected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, and United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The extension will allow victims and their families to file claims through 2090, but they will be paid out through 2092. The extension of funding will benefit victims who may develop mesothelioma linked to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Reducing Air Pollution Could Cut Rates of Childhood Asthma
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Statistical models demonstrate how targeting certain air pollutants could reduce the incidence of childhood asthma, according to a study published online July 22 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Erika... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In an open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa, a vaginal ring that is inserted once a month and slowly releases an antiviral drug was estimated to reduce the risk of HIV by 39%, according to statistical modeling. In addition, the study found that participants appeared to use the ring more in the open-label study than in a previous clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results
A UCLA-led research team has  found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery.After concluding the experiment mice, the scientists discovered data from liver transplants performed between October 2013 and August 2015 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, revealing that the same phenomenon appears to hold true in humans. The statistics from human patients even demonstrated that the people who were in worse health prior to their surgeries but received pre-surgery antibiotics fared better after their transplants than the patients who wer...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Uses Magic Tricks In First TV Ads To Prevent Teens From Vaping
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration put out its first TV ads focused on e-cigarette prevention. The effort is part of the FDA’s “The Real Cost” youth e-cigarette prevention campaign, a $60 million initiative that launched last year through social media, digital content and posters at high schools nationwide. The campaign aims to reach almost 10.7 million students ages 12 to 17 who might be at risk of vaping or have already started. The new ads feature street magician and social media personality Julius Dein performing illusions with people’s vapes by appearing to turn them into traditi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat FDA vaping Source Type: news

Is your lifestyle leading to a heart attack? Learn how to protect yourself with “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”
(Natural News) Heart attack is prevalent in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone somewhere in the U.S. suffers from a heart attack every 40 seconds. Statistics indicate that more than half a million Americans have a heart attack each year, and for the majority of them, this experience is their first. Heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news