Suicidal crisis and suicide prevention  : psychopharmacological aspects - de Néris M, Costanza A, Besson M, Greiner C, Prada P, Ambrosetti J.
Suicide is a common cause of death in Switzerland. It often occurs during a period of crisis marked by a disruption of the subject's intrapsychic, interpersonal or social balance. The management of this crisis is crucial and essentially psychotherapeutic. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Scientists have identified protein involved in progression of lung cancer and melanoma
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Russia), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Minjiang University, and Fuzhou University (China) pointed out WDR74 protein playing an important role in lung cancer and melanoma primary tumors/metastases progression. During the research, the artificially gained WDR74 function brought about a high activity in cancer cells. However, when the function had been dropped cells failed to metastasize becoming more vulnerable to chemotherapy. Related articles are published in Cancer Letters and Oncogene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

3 Things I Learned at MD & amp;M West on Day 2
1. Temperature Is a Really Big Deal. Remember calling "time and temp" when you were a little kid? Growing up in the landline era, there were few things as exciting to me as being able to dial a local number on our rotary-dial telephone and hear a pleasant female voice tell me the exact time and temperature. I was reminded of this childhood pastime during a chat with Peter Smith at TE Connectivity's booth at MD&M West on Wednesday. "Temperature is the single most measured parameter in the world, except for time," said Smith, senior manager of sensor product knowledge and training at TE Connectivity. ...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

SARS 2.0! Scientists name the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
The announcement comes after the World Health Organization yesterday named the disease that the virus causes COVID-19 at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Al Gore to lead global 'healthy planet, healthy lives' forum in Switzerland this May
(Frontiers) Switzerland will host some of the world's top scientists, policymakers, and industry leaders at a major international science event in Montreux this May 2020. The fifth annual Frontiers Forum will welcome speakers including the former US vice president, Nobel Prize awardee and the leading advocate about climate change, Al Gore, renowned cognitive psychologist and best-selling author, Steven Pinker, and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Looking at the effects of pumpkin seed extract on men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
In this study, researchers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland investigated the effects of a proprietary oil-free hydroethanolic pumpkin seed extract on the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. The majority of men are affected by symptomatic BPH from a certain age. Extracts from medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis lung cancer drug gets priority U.S. review
Novartis has won fast-track U.S. regulatory review for capmatinib (INC280) in a hard-to-treat form of lung cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Equipment became better in backcountry skiing-did severity of injuries decrease? An analysis from the swiss alps - Gasser B.
Background: Large technical developments in avalanche transceivers as well as in ski-shoe-binding units should make backcountry skiing a safer sport and as a consequence, yield to a decrease in the number and severity of mountain emergency events. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Briton with new coronavirus traveled through Geneva airport
A Briton who infected at least five people with the new coronavirus in a French ski resort traveled there and back via Geneva airport in Switzerland on Jan. 24 and 28, the Swiss government said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spotlight On ... Christine Sison, founder and CEO of Swiss Monkey
Please see correction at the end of the story Christine Sison started working as the business manager of her husband’s new dental practice in Midtown Sacramento in 2010. But she had an entrepreneurial streak, and it didn’t take her long to see a business opportunity. In 2016 Sison launched Swiss Monkey, which is marketed as “The Denta l Industry's Coolest Matchmaker.” For $99 a month (or $999 a year), the platform allows employers to post jobs, view profile details submitted by applicants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

Spotlight On ... Christine Sison, founder and CEO of Swiss Monkey
Christine Sison started working as the business manager of her husband ’s new dental practice in Midtown Sacramento in 2010. But she had an entrepreneurial streak, and it didn’t take her long to see a business opportunity. In 2016 Sison launched Swiss Monkey, which is marketed as “The Dental Industry's Coolest Matchmaker.” For $99 a month (or $999 a year), th e platform allows employers to post jobs, view profile details submitted by applicants and search and message job candidates on the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

Going On A Cruise? Here ’ s How The Coronavirus Will Change Your Trip
(CNN) — Royal Caribbean normally encourages cruise-goers to drop off their luggage, hop on the ship and run off to enjoy their vacations. That’s all changed since the coronavirus outbreak. Spooked by the deadly disease, cruise companies around the world are imposing extraordinary measures to curb its spread, from taking passengers’ temperature before boarding to denying entry to people who’ve recently visited China. Those fears were on full display in the past two weeks, with at least three cruises being quarantined after some passengers showed symptoms. CBS New York: Cruise Ship Passengers Screened...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday the health science arm of Nestle SA will invest an additional $200 million in the drugmaker, bringing the Swiss company's total investment to $473 million.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sentinel program: example of suicide prevention for an agricultural population in Switzerland - Saillant S, Michaud L, Besson J, Dorogi Y.
OBJECTIVES: In the field of suicide prevention, the identification of risk groups is important, as is the training of front-line workers, to raise awareness of suicide issues. Agricultural workers represent a group at high risk of suicidal behavior due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A study shows growth trends in female homicide victims in Spain spanning over a century
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) In a groundbreaking study, research carried out between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL, Switzerland) has compiled data on homicide victims in Spain, disaggregated by gender, from 1910 to 2014. Unlike previous studies, which have focused on particular regions of the country or shorter time periods, this study gathers and analyses data corresponding to more than a century in Spain. Although it takes a look at both male and female victimization, the analysis has centred particularly on female victims. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development of the immune system varies according to age, location and anaemia
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Age and geographical location have the strongest influence on immune composition and vaccine responses, with anaemia having a considerable effect, according to a study co-led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), the Babraham Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, in collaboration with the Manhi ç a Health Research Center (CISM). The results, published in Science Translational Medicine, will help improve the efficacy of early childhood vaccines in low-income countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New understanding of childhood immune systems may improve vaccine efficacy
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) In low- and middle-income countries, children have the greatest need for protection afforded by vaccination due to high incidence of infectious diseases. However, vaccines for these children show lower efficacy when compared to similar populations in high-income settings. A study by Swiss TPH and partners from Babraham Institute and ISGlobal published in Science Translational Medicine reveals that the immune system of children varies according to age, location and anaemia status. This knowledge is crucial to improve vaccine efficacy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coral Reef Research Collection wins $100,000 International Science Prize
(Frontiers) A team of scientific editors has been awarded US $100,000 by Swiss open-access publisher Frontiers in recognition of an outstanding special issue research collection on coral reef science and conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pre-hospital trauma care in Switzerland and Germany: do they speak the same language? - Jensen KO, Teuben MPJ, Lefering R, Halvachizadeh S, Mica L, Simmen HP, Pfeifer R, Pape HC, Sprengel K.
PURPOSE: Swiss and German (pre-)hospital systems, distribution and organization of trauma centres differ from each other. It is unclear if outcome in trauma patients differs as well. Therefore, this study aims to determine differences in characteristics, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Roche Says Closed Chinese Cities Hinder Virus Diagnostics Test Deliveries Roche Says Closed Chinese Cities Hinder Virus Diagnostics Test Deliveries
Swiss drugmaker Roche is struggling to deliver diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to large Chinese cities after Communist Party rulers halted people from entering and leaving in a bid to halt the spreading outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Ramps Up Preparedness for Novel Coronavirus in the African Region
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up novel coronavirus preparedness efforts in the African region and supporting countries to implement recommendations outlined by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, which met in Geneva, Switzerland on 30 January. On the advice of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director-General, declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche announces CHMP recommendation for EU approval of Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 31 January 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Despite advances in treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy-containing regimens,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche sales miss expectations amid pressure from patent expiries
Swiss drugmaker looks to new medicines to offset rising competition from copycat products (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche reports very strong results in 2019
Group sales increase 9% at constant exchange rates and 8% in Swiss francs, driven by new products, more than compensating for impact of competition from biosimilars (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche reports very strong results in 2019
Group sales increase 9% at constant exchange rates and 8% in Swiss francs, driven by new products, more than compensating for impact of competition from biosimilars (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The truth about antimatter: Experiment confirms it is BOTH a particle and a wave
(Natural News) Antimatter – defined by modern physics as sub-atomic particles that have properties opposite normal sub-atomic particles – has recently been confirmed as both a particle and a wave. In a study published in the journal Scientific Advances, a team of physicists from Italian and Swiss institutions, said they made the discovery after subjecting positrons, or positively charged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple trajectories of alcohol use and the development of alcohol use disorder: do Swiss men mature-out of problematic alcohol use during emerging adulthood? - Lemoine M, Gmel G, Foster S, Marmet S, Studer J.
This study aimed to identify trajectories of alcohol use (AU) and their associations with the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD) among young men with different weekly drinking patterns. (B) METHOD: A longitudinal latent class anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Novartis sales rise 9% as new medicines provide a boost
Novel gene therapy a boon to Swiss drugmaker (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Swiss seek access to EU early-warning system as coronavirus spreads
Switzerland needs access to a European Union early-warning system for health crises to shore up its defences against the new coronavirus in China, Swiss health officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche's Tecentriq Fails Trial in Form of Urothelial Cancer Roche's Tecentriq Fails Trial in Form of Urothelial Cancer
Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq failed a late-stage clinical trial in a form of urothelial cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What's in your water?
(Johns Hopkins University) Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States' most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
(University of Bern) There is increasing evidence that health behavior and disease manifestation differ substantially between women and men. The universities of Bern and Zurich are now offering the first continuing education program in sex- and gender-specific medicine in Switzerland. The program will start in May 2020 and aims to stimulate the implementation of sex- and gender-specific medicine in research and clinical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cipla, PAG eye Wockhardt ’s formulations business
Wockhardt employs more than 7,000 people and has a presence in the US, Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Russia and other countries. It has manufacturing and research facilities in India, the US and Britain, and a plant in Ireland. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perceived sleep problems after spinal cord injury: results from a community-based survey in switzerland - Buzzell A, Chamberlain JD, Schubert M, Mueller G, Berlowitz DJ, Brinkhof MWG.
Objective: To investigate the burden of sleep problems within the Spinal Cord injured (SCI) community with respect to the general population (GP) in Switzerland. The study further explored potential predictors for receiving treatment for sleep probl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Effects of contact between minority and majority groups more complex than once believed
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) For more than 50 years, social scientists and practitioners have suggested that having members of different groups interact with each other can be an effective tool for reducing prejudice. But emerging research points to a more complex and nuanced understanding of the effects of contact between groups, say Linda Tropp at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Tabea H ä ssler, leader of a multi-national research team based at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swiss Post, Matternet to resume drone delivery operations at hospital facilities in Switzerland
The drones were grounded following two incidents in January and May last year.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Roche provides an update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in people with muscle-invasive urothelial cancer
Basel, 24 January 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMvigor010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as an adjuvant (after surgery) monotherapy treatment did not meet its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) compared to observation in people with muscle-invasiv e urothelial cancer (MIUC). Safety for Tecentriq appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the medicine, and no new safety signals were identified.“Reducing the risk that muscle-invasive urothelial cancer will recur after surgery is very difficult, and we are disappointed that we w...
Source: Roche Media News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides an update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in people with muscle-invasive urothelial cancer
            Basel, 24 January 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMvigor010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as an adjuvant (after surgery) monotherapy treatment did not meet its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) compared to observation in people with muscle-invasiv e urothelial cancer (MIUC). Safety for Tecentriq appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the medicine, and no new safety signals were identified.“Reducing the risk that muscle-invasive urothelial cancer will recur after surgery is ve...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Google promises to protect privacy as it eyes opportunities in health care
More news out of Davos, Switzerland, from Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai: Health care looks to be the next big frontier for artificial intelligence. Reuters reports that Pichai, also CEO of Google Inc., told a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos that artificial intelligence has the potential to improve health outcomes in the next five to 10 years. “Look at the potential here. Cancer (is) often missed and the difference in outcome is profound. In lung cancer, for example, five experts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Fernandez Source Type: news

Reminder: Invitation to Roche ’s Full Year Results 2019 Presentation
Roche will publish its Full Year Results for 2019 prior to the opening of the Swiss Stock Exchange on  Thursday, 30 January 2020.7:00 CET / 6:00 GMT / 1:00 AM EST / 10:00 PM PST (evening before) Release will be e-mailed and posted on the Roche IR website>  click here. Presentation slides will be posted on the Roche IR website>  click here. We would like to  invite all interested parties to participate or dial in to the event outlined below.Thursday, 30 January 2020, London  The Full Year Presentation will be held at the   London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche's SMA drug trial win bolsters $2 billion sales prospects
Roche's spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug risdiplam hit another clinical trial target, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday, which analysts said bolsters its prospects of reaching $2 billion in annual sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Global Mental Health Crisis Requires a Worldwide Investment, Advocates Say On TIME Davos Panel
Mental health issues affect billions of people across every corner of the globe, touching every community and every family, and mounting evidence shows the issue is worsening. To combat the issue, we need to urgently grow our investment in programs that expand access to care, mental health advocates said at a TIME lunch on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. “Invest in the system, invest in our rights,” said Elisha London, founder and CEO of United for Global Mental Health. She called for $1 billion in spending on mental health programs worldwide: “It has to happen now.” The event, held during the annu...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland / Davos, Switzerland Tags: Uncategorized DavosMentalHealth mental health Source Type: news

Roche wins approval for cancer drug Kadcyla in fast-growing China market
Roche said on Wednesday China had approved the import of its Kadcyla drug for breast cancer, another win for the Swiss drugmaker in its second-biggest market where rising demand has helped drive its increased sales and profit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cardiac and visual degeneration arrested by a food supplement
Our genome consists of 20,000 genes, all of which may be capable of triggering disease. It is estimated that there are 7,000 unknown genes that cause recessive genetic diseases resulting from mutations in two copies of a gene that have been inherited from each parent. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have recently identified 45 new genes that cause blindness or cognitive problems. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

FDA: 7 Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream After Use, But Don ’ t Abandon Sun Protection
(CNN) — After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. “What is most alarming about these findings is that chemicals are absorbing into the body in significant amounts and the ingredients have not been fully tested for safety,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, a consumer organization which advocates for sunscreen safety. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Let's talk about violence - more! - Exadaktylos AK, Muller M.
Everywhere in Switzerland, there are people whose lives are permeated by violence. Interpersonal violence is a complex problem, closely interwoven with mind-sets, and individual and social customs, as formed by many different influences in families and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Big oil is the new big tobacco - and Congress must use its power to investigate | Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran
Americans had the right to know the harms of smoking. They have the right to know the harms of the energy industry, tooGreta Thunbergsummed up 2019 in five words: “Our house is on fire.” In Australia, this is now literally the case.Wildfires there have been raging for more than a month and now span an area larger than Switzerland. The situation bears all thehallmarks of a hot new world: lives lost, livelihoods ruined and species pushed towards extinction, accompanied by government inaction, industry PR spin, abetting rightwing echo chambers, and taxpayersfooting the multibillion-dollar bill.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran Tags: Oil Energy US politics Environment Oil and gas companies Oil spills Energy industry Fossil fuels Climate change Science US Congress US news Commodities Business Source Type: news