7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 27, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA clearing LifeSignal’s wireless ECG to Zavation receiving FDA clearance for its expandable corpectomy cage, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears LifeSignal’s wireless ECG LifeSignals announced in a July 26 press release that it has received FDA clearance for its wireless LP1100 Life Signal Patch. The patch is designed to be used in wearables and healthcare monitoring devices. The clearance allows the company to use the Life Signal Processor to develop ECG and other vital sign monitoring wearables ...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Prosthetics Regulatory/Compliance DoseOptics FBC Device Flashback Technologies Health.io LifeSignal Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring MedTe Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles
Bibasilar crackles are abnormal sounds from the base of the lungs, and they usually signal a problem with airflow. Some causes of bibasilar crackles include bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. In this article, we describe the sounds and symptoms in detail. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about ice burns
Freezing temperatures or coming into direct contact with a cold object, such as an ice cube or ice pack, can damage the skin tissue and cause an ice burn. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors of ice burns. We also cover how to treat them at home using first aid and when to seek medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Nutrition that heals: A YSN student ’s journey into plant-based medicine
Vanessa Correia, RN, CLC, YSN ’19 founded the “Nutrition that Heals” lecture series to provide an introduction to plant-based, evidence-based nutrition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a period while pregnant?
Light bleeding, or spotting, in early pregnancy is common but does not mean a woman is having her period. Once an egg implants in the womb, periods will stop until after a woman has given birth. In this article, learn more about the link between menstruation and pregnancy, as well as other possible causes of bleeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best diet for osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis has no cure, but it is possible to reduce its symptoms by making dietary changes. People can eat foods that reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, such as broccoli, oily fish, and dark leafy greens. Avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugar should also help to minimize symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Want Med Students to Be Better Doctors? Make Them Teach Want Med Students to Be Better Doctors? Make Them Teach
Allowing students to teach helps them hone their skills in a unique way. Read how one student's experience teaching sexual education to middle-school students helped her gain'knowledgeable empathy. 'Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Viewpoint Source Type: news

No Ready Cure for Mistreated Trainees No Ready Cure for Mistreated Trainees
Awareness programs reflect the increasing focus on harassment in the workplace, but a new study finds that little high-quality research is available on how to solve the problem for medical trainees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

No Cure for Mistreated Trainees No Cure for Mistreated Trainees
Awareness programs reflect the increasing focus on harassment in the workplace, but a new study finds that little high-quality research is available on how to solve the problem for medical trainees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

Algorithm Predicts Early Mortality Risk on Starting Chemo Algorithm Predicts Early Mortality Risk on Starting Chemo
A machine learning algorithm accurately predicts early mortality risk in patients about to undergo either curative or palliative chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Five Reasons Why Clinical Trials Fail And What Pharma is Doing To Fix It
If echo chambers, polarizing politics and solipsism sums up the world in 2018, the art of listening has become gold dust.The pharma industry appears to be bucking the trend however. When it comes to the patient voice, companies are becoming all ears, with patient insights driving internal decisions across the board.We decided to put this proposition to the test.One of pharma ’s perennial thorns is clinical trial recruitment. 86% of clinical trials do not reach recruitment targets within their specified time periods. Patients clearly have their grievances but are pharma companies truly listening? More importantly, are...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

It's July at a Teaching Hospital. You Know What That Means
(MedPage Today) -- Freshly minted interns need to learn more than how to put in chest tubes and IV lines (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The Unlinkable Data Chal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Congratulations to Sandi Htut, Professional Development Awardee!
The GMR is excited to announce that Sandi Htut has been funded to attend the 2018 CityMatch Leadership and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference. Sandi is the Data Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator at Franklin County Public Health. Franklin County’s infant mortality rate is higher than both state and national averages. By attending this conference, Sandi will come away with actionable insight that will have a direct impact on her work and, in turn, the residents of Franklin County, Ohio. For example, Franklin County is experiencing an increase in opioid overdoses. Sandi plans to attend a session on ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Public Health Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Charlevoix Public Library
I am happy to announce that the GMR has awarded funding to the Charlevoix Public Library! Congratulations to Susan Kroll and the staff at Charlevoix Public Library. Project Summary: This request seeks to fund the purchase and support of 20 iPads loaded with NLM consumer health information for adults and children. This proposed project is a partnership between the Charlevoix Public Library and the Munson Charlevoix Hospital Education Department. The iPads will be placed in the Library, the Hospital Wellness Workshop facility, in selected physicians’ and school nurse offices and used in health clinics for America...
Source: The Cornflower - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

National Student Survey results 2018
In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) released today, the University of Bristol has achieved 82 percent overall satisfaction. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Staff notices, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is my kid's poop green?
Green poop in kids is usually due to something that they ate, such as leafy greens or food coloring. Diarrhea can also cause green poop. Green poop is rarely a need for worry, and in infants, it is a sign that everything is normal. Learn about the reasons for green poop in babies, toddlers, and children here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Pregnancy Tosses 229 From School in 5 Years
[Daily News] AT least 229 girls in Kagera Region dropped out of school due to pregnancies between 2014 and this year, the Kagera Regional Education Development Officer, Mr Aloys Kamamba has disclosed. According to Mr Kamamba, 188 girls were in secondary schools while 41 others were in primary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Well-Wishers Raise Over U.S.$13,000 to Save Student
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A total of Sh31.8 million has been raised by citizens across Tanzania who came together to save the life of a young medical student currently battling kidney failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Apply to be a Student Nursing Times Editor 2018-19!
Once again we ’re on the look-out for five passionate student nurses/midwives to represent your branch to the wider nursing community! (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bring the pain: Report recommends skills for future doctors
In the future, the state's potential doctors and dentists will get more education around pain management — and stopping addiction before it starts. In January, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam created a 19-member commission to determine key skills future medical professionals need to prescribe medications for pain management. The Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education issued its Competenci es Report on July 26 as one part of the TN Together Initiative to combat opioid addiction in Tennessee.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes patches of discolored skin?
Patches of discolored skin have many possible causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, infections, and skin cancer. While not all causes are serious, some may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Anyone who notices a new patch of discolored skin should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

No Time to Slow Down While HIV/AIDS is Threatening a New Generation
Credit: UNICEFBy Dr Chewe LuoAMSTERDAM, Jul 27 2018 (IPS)As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can’t help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic. When I first qualified as a pediatrician in Zambia some 30 years ago, Southern Africa was only just awakening to the magnitude of the AIDS crisis starting to play out in the region. Some governments famously refused to acknowledge the severity of the epidemic and questioned even the existence of HIV and its connection to AIDS.Zambia had its moment of shocked awareness when the 30 year-old son of President Kenn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Chewe Luo Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice
A free, self-paced, interactive learning module that demonstrates the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population health, in the context of a foodborne outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can too much vitamin D hurt you?
Vitamin D has many important functions. The body produces it after exposure to sunlight, but in winter months or areas with less sunshine, many people choose to take supplements. Taking too much vitamin D can lead to negative side effects, including brittle bones and dehydration. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Biology Fortified is another front group for Monsanto, pushing GMOs and cancer-causing herbicides in your food
(Natural News) Biology Fortified, Inc. (BFI) is a tax-exempt GMO-front group with a main mission of teaching scientists how to communicate with the public (and political lobbyists) and convince them that genetically modified organisms in food are not the health-and-environmental horror story that they really are today. The BFI main source of reference is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Smartphones During Lectures = Lower Grades
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- College students might want to leave their smartphones and tablets behind when they head to a lecture, new research suggests. Otherwise, the distraction might translate into a lower grade on the final exam. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Using Smartphones During Lectures & #61; Lower Grades
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- College students might want to leave their smartphones and tablets behind when they head to a lecture, new research suggests. Otherwise, the distraction might translate into a lower grade on the final exam. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Deglacial changes in western Atlantic Ocean circulation
A new study carried out by an international team of researchers, using the chemistry of ocean sediments has highlighted a widespread picture of Atlantic circulation changes associated with rapid climate change in the past. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambian Acrobats Use Circus to Flip HIV 'Juju' Myths
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Zambia's first social circus provides disadvantaged young people with education and job opportunities while teaching them everything from unicycling to juggling (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How sharing health data can help create a healthier Central Ohio
Did you know your health blueprint has the power to potentially save lives? Central Ohio was recently chosen as a pilot community for the American Heart Association ’s new program, My Research Legacy. This program brings together a team of scientific, medical and business experts, as well as people from all communities to learn how things like our daily health choices and genetic makeup can impact our heart- and brain-health. My Research Legacy is a chance f or people to learn more about their personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: American Heart Association Source Type: news

Aneurysm Overview Video Aneurysm Overview Video
This video covers the pathophysiology of aneurysms disease, as well as common signs and symptoms and complications. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

A 55-Year-Old Man With Severe Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 55-Year-Old Man With Severe Chest Pain: USMLE Question
A 55-year-old man presents to the emergency department with sudden-onset tearing chest pain. Can you make the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

How Is AI Used In Healthcare - 5 Powerful Real-World Examples That Show The Latest Advances
Healthcare can be transformed with the innovation and insights of AI and machine learning. From robot-assisted surgery to virtual nursing assistants, diagnosing conditions facilitating workflow and analyzing images, AI and machines can help improve outcomes for patients and lower costs for providers (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bernard Marr, Contributor Source Type: news

Making love can make men sad too: QUT research
(Queensland University of Technology) A world-first study by QUT researchers concludes men can and do suffer from postcoital dysphoria (PCD) which results in feelings of sadness, tearfulness or irritability following sex. Masters student Joel Maczkowiack and Professor Robert Schweitzer from QUT's School of Psychology and Counselling said that while the condition had been recognized in women, no studies had previously identified the phenomenon among males. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

55- to 70-year-old women and men with prediabetes get stronger bones with football training
(University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences) Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New UCI center to advance the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare
(University of California - Irvine) UCI artificial intelligence center will develop, apply deep learning neural networks to diagnostics, disease prediction and therapy planning. Initial research includes developing a system with 97%+ accuracy in near real-time detection of brain bleeds on NCCT. System to be implemented in UCI's comprehensive stroke program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Checking phones in lectures can cost students half a grade in exams
(Taylor& Francis Group) Students perform less well in end-of-term exams if they are allowed access to an electronic device, such as a phone or tablet, for non-academic purposes in lectures, a new study in Educational Psychology finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why US universities need better policies against workplace bullying
(Taylor& Francis Group) Higher education institutions in the United States should change their faculty codes of conduct to define bullying as a distinctive form of harassment, according to a new paper published in the National Communication Association's journal First Amendment Studies. Such codes also need to provide faculty and staff with clearer communications regarding bullying, and offer guidance for both targets and bystanders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Learn more about the proposed rules change to the ACA marketplaces in 2019 from experts Sara Collins, Ph.D., Matthew Fiedler, Ph.D., and Sabrina Corlette.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Representation of domestic violence against women: comparison among nursing students - Silva CD, Gomes VLO, Fonseca ADD, Gomes MT, Arejano CB.
OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare the structure and content of representations of domestic violence against women among students in the initial and final grades of a nursing undergraduate course. METHODS: A qualitative study was carried out betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Multi-type child maltreatment: prevalence and its relationship with self-esteem among secondary school students in Tanzania - Mwakanyamale AA, Wande DP, Yizhen Y.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is becoming predominantly multi-type in nature. Studies report that multi-type child maltreatment is associated with low self-esteem in adolescence and adulthood. There is a lack of published studies in Tanzania regarding mul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A deep learning approach for predicting antidepressant response in major depression using clinical and genetic biomarkers - Lin E, Kuo PH, Liu YL, Yu YW, Yang AC, Tsai SJ.
In the wake of recent advances in scientific research, personalized medicine using deep learning techniques represents a new paradigm. In this work, our goal was to establish deep learning models which distinguish responders from non-responders, and also t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

It's not (only) the mean that matters: variability, noise and exploration in skill learning - Sternad D.
Mastering a motor skill is typified by a decrease in variability. However, variability is much more than the undesired signature of discoordination: structure in both its distributional properties and temporal sequence can reveal control priorities. Extend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Effective injury forecasting in soccer with GPS training data and machine learning - Rossi A, Pappalardo L, Cintia P, Iaia FM, Fern ández J, Medina D.
Injuries have a great impact on professional soccer, due to their large influence on team performance and the considerable costs of rehabilitation for players. Existing studies in the literature provide just a preliminary understanding of which factors mos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Rhythmic auditory stimulation for reduction of falls in Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled study - Thaut MH, Rice RR, Braun Janzen T, Hurt-Thaut CP, McIntosh GC.
OBJECTIVE: To test whether rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) training reduces the number of falls in Parkinson's disease patients with a history of frequent falls. DESIGN: Randomized withdrawal study design. SUBJECTS: A total of 60 participants (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Risk factors for domestic violence in women and predictors of development of mental disorders in these women - Almi ş BH, Kütük EK, Gümüştaş F, Çelik M.
INTRODUCTION: Based on the hypothesis that women who exposed to physical violence had lower education and income levels than those who did not, and those who got married earlier and had marriage with unwanted people had higher psychiatric disorders, the ai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review - Elnahhas AM, Elshennawy S, Aly MG.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Science Direct, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Consumer Health: 3 heart-healthy diet myths
Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-healthy diet myths? Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. The food you eat can play a major role in your risk of developing heart disease. But three popular nutrition myths could steer you down the wrong path. Learn about the role of coconut [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Extra dementia training for care home staff could save up to 20,000 lives a year, study finds
Extra dementia training for care home staff could save up to 20,000 lives a year in Britain after scientists found that better support for residents with the illness led to a significant reduction in mortality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news