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Keeping the child in focus while supporting the family: Swedish child healthcare nurses experiences of encountering families where child maltreatment is present or suspected - Dahlbo M, Jakobsson L, Lundqvist P.
Child maltreatment can lead to acute and long-term consequences, and it is important that at-risk children are identified early. Child healthcare (CHC) nurses in Sweden are in a position to identify child maltreatment, as they follow children and their par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: New Swedish chief appoints COO, fills out C-suite
Swedish Health Services' new CEO Dr. Guy Hudson has added four new executives to his leadership team. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: New Swedish chief appoints COO, fills out C-suite
Swedish Health Services' new CEO Dr. Guy Hudson has added four new executives to his leadership team. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms
Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms to screen for breast cancer, according to a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Dog Owners Live Longer
Owning a dog is linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a Swedish study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Dogs Heart Longevity Source Type: news

Pressure on women to 'have it all' makes health suffer
Twice as many females nowadays are at risk of burnout compared to 1990, found a study by Umea University in Sweden. They're expected to be successful, popular and physically attractive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The HLF-gene controls the generation of our long-term immune system
(Lund University) A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found that when the HLF (hepatic leukemia factor) gene -- which is expressed in immature blood cells -- does not shut down on time, we are unable to develop a functional long-term immune system. This could be a very early stage of leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts
(Karolinska Institutet) Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results, which are published in the journal Gastroenterology, were discovered with the aid of a new mouse model that can now be used to develop and test new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's health has worsened while men's health has improved, trends since 1990 show
(Umea University) Swedish researchers have studied health trends among women and men aged 25-34 from 1990-2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contrast, a bigger part of the men self-rated their health as better at the end of the study period compared to the start. The study is published in PLOS One. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest
Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden's public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease. (Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Scientists Say You Should Get A Dog
CBS Local — Looking for the secret to a longer life and a healthy heart? A new study in Sweden says owning a dog is the best medicine for cardiovascular health, especially if you’re single. Researchers from Uppsala University have released the results of a 12-year study that followed over 3.4 million Swedish adults, looking at their heart health and risks for heart disease. According to the findings, Swedes who owned a four-legged friend were found to have a lower risk of death and decreased chance of cardiovascular disease. The report revealed that the health benefits of having a dog in your life were even mor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular Health Chris Melore Dogs Heart Health talkers Source Type: news

WATCH: Owning a dog linked to lower death rate, study says
Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and lower death rate, according to a comprehensive study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Overweight women at risk of breast tumors being missed
Heavier women were more likely to have a larger tumour, found a study by The Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. This may be because the tumour was harder to find in larger breasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orexo nabs regulatory win for fast-dissolving opioid dependence therapy
Orexo (STO:ORX) said today that the European Medicines Agency granted marketing authorization for its Zubsolv rapidly-disintegrating treatment for opioid dependence. The buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual tablet is the first to be approved in Europe with six different strengths, according to the Sweden-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Orexo nabs regulatory win for fast-dissolving opioid dependence therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Orexo AB Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests. The reason? Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For adults younger than 78, risk for heart disease linked to risk for problems walking
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm examined the factors that put older adults at higher risk for developing physical limitations as they age. Findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that reducing heart disease risk factors with appropriate treatments might help 'younger' older adults maintain their physical function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Owning A Dog May Help Your Heart, Study Shows
Here's what a study from Sweden showed and the ways that a dog can help your health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries
Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows
Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says
Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Dogs owners at lower risk of heart disease -- and death
Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dogs slash the risk of a premature death by a third
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, found older people who live alone are 33 per cent less likely to die over the next 12 years if they own a dog, with heart disease deaths going down by 36 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality
(Uppsala University) A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe
Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Sobi(TM) - First Patient Randomised in a Phase 3 Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Anakinra in the Treatment of Still's Disease
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi™) announces that the first patient has been randomised in the phase 3 study anaSTILLs, to evaluate efficacy and safety of anakinra in the treatm... Biopharmaceuticals Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sobi , anakinra, Still's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mental ill-health among adult patients at healthcare centres in Sweden: district nurses experiences - Janl öv AC, Johansson L, Clausson EK.
BACKGROUND: Mental ill-health among the general population is increasing in Sweden. Primary Health Care (PHC) and Healthcare Centres (HCC), where district nurses (DNs) work, bear the basic responsibility for treatment of mental ill-health, while severe men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries
(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Getinge plans spinout for Arjo extended care biz
Getinge (PINK:GETI B) is proposing to spin its Arjo extended care business into a separately traded public company, pending the approval of its shareholders next month. The Swedish medical device company said this week that it plans to ask stockowners Dec. 4 to approve the distribution of all Arjo shares in which each Series A and Series B Getinge share owner would receive the same shares in Arjo. “The board of directors believes the proposal to split the group into two separate listed companies, Getinge and Arjo, will enhance the prerequisites to successfully develop the respective businesses which will increas...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Wall Street Beat Getinge Source Type: news

Press print
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca's asthma drug
(Reuters) - Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gambia:76 Patients Undergo Cataract Operations At Karantaba
[The Point] At least 76 people have been offered a free operation with cataract at Kiang Karantaba Health Center, thanks to the partnership between Wanja Development Organisation (WDO) and the JALI Experience - a non-profitable organisation based in Sweden. The operation exercise attracted patients from within the catchment areas of the health center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prediction of mortality risk in victims of violent crimes - Gedeborg R, Svennblad B, Byberg L, Michaelsson K, Thiblin I.
BACKGROUND: To predict mortality risk in victims of violent crimes based on individual injury diagnoses and other information available in health care registries. METHODS: Data from the Swedish hospital discharge registry and the cause of death reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medivir Appoints Christina Herder as Executive Vice President Strategic Business Development
STOCKHOLM, Sweden , Nov. 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medivir AB (NASDAQ: MVIR) (Stockholm: MVIR) announces today the appointment of Christina Herder, as Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development effective December... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Medivir AB (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GP appointments in Britain are among the shortest in Europe
GP consultation lengths in the UK are among the shortest in Europe, a study by Cambridge University and published in theBMJ Open has revealed. The study, calledInternational variations in primary care physician consultation time: a systematic review of 67 countries covered more than 28.5 million consultations showing that GP appointments last less than five minutes for half of the world population, ranging from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

PCP Appointments Last 5 Minutes or Less In Half the World PCP Appointments Last 5 Minutes or Less In Half the World
Average appointment times vary widely, from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden. Length should be reported universally as a measure of care quality, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

eLife welcomes the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as a new funder-partner
(eLife) The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, has added its weight to the funder-backed effort to reform science publishing, eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dentists can stop children from becoming fat
Dentists have always told youngsters to avoid sugary snacks to save their teeth. Now experts the Swedish Institute of Medicine suggest they can help to battle bulging waistlines too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Educational inequalities in falls mortality among older adults: population-based multiple cause of death data from Sweden - Ahmad Kiadaliri A, Turkiewicz A, Englund M.
BACKGROUND: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among elderly adults. While socioeconomic status including education is a well-documented predictor of many individual health outcomes including mortality, little is known about socioeconomic inequa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Endurance training helpful in recovery from muscle inflammation, new study shows
(Binghamton University) Endurance training can actually be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NeuroVive Board Chair Resigns, New Chair Elected
LUND, Sweden, Nov. 07, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: NVP, OTCQX: NEVPF) announces that Gregory Batcheller resigned as Chair of the NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB Board effective midnight Nove... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel NeuroVive Pharmaceutical, mitochondrial medicine, NeuroSTAT (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
Cochrane Austria,Cochrane Russia, andCochrane Sweden joined forces to  deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice Rector for Innovation, Andrey Artemyev, officially opened the workshop and gave a warm welcome to participants on behalf of the Rector of Kazan Federal University, Ilshat Gafurov.The theme of the workshop was   'Cochrane systematic reviews: from protocol to review - logistics ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Gail Boudreaux named Anthem CEO
Gail Boudreaux, the former head of UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s health insurance business and long considered one of the most powerful women in the industry, has been named the next president and CEO of Anthem Inc. The Wall Street Journal reported on the plans by Indianapolis-based Anthem to hire Boudreaux late Friday, and this morning the company confirmed it. She'll succeed current CEO Joseph Swedish on Nov. 20; Swedish will stay on as executive chairman until May, then continue in an advisory role… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Anthem Turns To New CEO Familiar With Blue Cross And UnitedHealth Playbooks
Gail Boudreaux will become the next CEO of Anthem, replacing Joe Swedish. Boudreaux has led other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and the health insurance business at UnitedHealth Group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Gelatin accelerates healing of the blood brain barrier in acute brain injury
(Lund University) Researchers already know that gelatin-covered electrode implants cause less damage to brain tissue than electrodes with no gelatin coating. Researchers at the Neuronano Research Centre (NRC) at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that microglia, the brain's cleansing cells, and the enzymes that the cells use in the cleaning process, change in the presence of gelatin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressed fathers risk not getting help
(Lund University) Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed. There is also a major risk that it remains undetected using today's screening instruments, and that fathers do not receive the help they need. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Nerve centre' of Alzheimer's disease discovered
Scientists from the University of Lund in Sweden say the disease starts in the brain's 'default mode network' – an area that remains active even when we are daydreaming. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria
Conclusion This early-stage study gives us some insights into factors that might influence people's responses to a specific type of cancer treatment (immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies). The findings are of interest, but don't have any immediate implications for cancer treatment. We don't know what the conditions that required antibiotic treatment were and whether these could have affected the response to immunotherapy. We don't know whether the antibiotics themselves influenced how well the immunotherapy worked, or whether it was their effect on gut bacteria. We also don't know whether having high levels of part...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

Unions vote to stand up for migrants and refugees
Delegates at the Public Services International (PSI) congress have voted to work for the protection of rights for refugees and migrants, to oppose the privatisation of migration and refugee services, and to demand that states abide by their human rights obligations when it comes to migrants and refugees. The global trade union congress showed unanimous support for those who have had to flee their home, and many delegates stood up and spoke passionately about the issue. Heiki Erkers, chair of academic union SSR in Sweden, said: “Nobody chooses a deadly route, nobody chooses the perilous seas. These are dangerous journ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News international public services international refugees Source Type: news