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Israel's Zebra Medical gets FDA ok for brain bleeds product Zebra Medical Vision, an Israel medical imaging analytics company, said on Monday it received its third clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its alert for intracranial hemorrhage, based on head CT scans.
Brain fever kills 97 children in east India Nearly 100 children have died this month from encephalitis, commonly known as brain fever, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a state health official said on Monday.
Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says some claims about health benefits of CBD are 'pretty hokey' "The idea that you can put it in dog food and it's going to calm your dog ... I think that's pretty hokey," former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says. 7 ways Crayola brightened up internal culture The iconic crayon-maker creatively updated its principles and conducted a messaging ‘upgrade’ to boost camaraderie and common purpose. Editor’s note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications’ distance-learning portal, Ragan Training. The site contains hundreds of hours of case studies, video presentations and interactive courses. Whether you work for an iconic, century-old brand or a startup […] The post 7 ways Crayola brightened up internal culture appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
CVS Shifts Anti-Tobacco Fight To E-Cigarettes CVS Health will spend $10 million to fight youth use of e-cigarettes as part of its five-year $50 million campaign to curtail use of tobacco products. In Unorthodox Proposal, Every City, Town And County In U.S. Could Receive Money In Sweeping Opioid Settlement Right now, 1,650 municipalities and counties are eligible for compensation in a sweeping opioid court case being overseen by a judge in Ohio. The unique proposal made on Friday would expand that number to about 24,500. The goal behind this proposal is to sweeten the incentive for the defendants to negotiate a settlement in earnest, something they have largely resisted. If all municipalities are included in a settlement, the reasoning goes, these companies would not have to fear future lawsuits from local governments.
GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market Doing things one at a time in drug development is not a luxury that GlaxoSmithKline can afford any longer, the head of pharmaceuticals at Britain's largest drugmaker told Reuters. Rite Aid Partners With Adobe To Improve Digital Health Rite Aid is partnering with Adobe and its cloud-based technology to better personalize “health and wellness experiences” for the drugstore chain’s customers.
The Most Effective Diet For Reducing The Worst Kind Of Fat The study, known as the CENTRAL trial, demonstrated that a low-carb Mediterranean diet had a more significant effect on reducing fat around the liver (hepatic fat), heart and the pancreas, compared to low-fat diets with similar calorie counts, although the weight loss was similar. Were audiences absorbed in your blog, e-newsletter or print publication? PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards showcases the communicators who kept audiences glued to their stories and visuals. The post Were audiences absorbed in your blog, e-newsletter or print publication? appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
Collective Health's $205M Series E will augment its digital employee benefits platform's predictive analytics The new round of funding will also help the company expand its teams and pursue new strategic partnerships within the US. Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Flour
3 ways to satisfy to millennials’ demand for transparency As consumers place more importance on honesty and openness, how can brand managers build loyalty and create a community of engaged consumers? Consider these tips. Transparency is no longer just a strong choice —it’s nonnegotiable in organizations’ quest to reach and capture the millennial market. To illustrate, let’s consider the food industry, where transparency holds […] The post 3 ways to satisfy to millennials’ demand for transparency appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Your Facebook profile can indicate if you have a medical condition, a study finds Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think.
State Highlights: California Explores Use Of ‘Digital Fire Alarm’ For Managing Mental Health Crises; Complex Legal Theories Ground Flint Water Case To A Halt For Now Media outlets report on news from California, Michigan, New York, Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, Florida, Connecticut, Louisiana, Arizona, Virginia, Colorado, Washington, Connecticut and Maine. Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation Title: Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg CirculationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year's total to 1,044 The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year's total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy at Camp Title: Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy at CampCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Boston schools will offer free menstrual supplies for students starting this fall For many female students when they get their period, this is the reality: Lacking access to a pad or a tampon, they go home. Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been on the rise in recent years, according to a study.
This Startup Is Bringing The Dentist To Your Office Henry the Dentist is a mobile dentistry startup with a fleet of RVs that drives the dentist's office out to the parking lot of a company's office. Looking For New Answers To Aging Well: What Bats In Belfries, Marmosets In Mountains Might Tell While animals have long been studied in medical research, a new wave of researchers is looking for different answers. “The goal isn’t to increase the number of 120-year-olds who are living in nursing homes. We want more 80- and 90-year-olds who are living independently,” says Corinna Ross, a primatologist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. More aging news reports on grip strength, defining "old" and the power of laughter.
More than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled because of possible E. coli contamination It's the second flour recall for possible E. coli contamination in as many weeks. Heart Trouble Can Speed Brain Decline, Study Says Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.
AHA News: Are Transgender Men and Women Who Take Hormones at Risk for Heart Disease? Title: AHA News: Are Transgender Men and Women Who Take Hormones at Risk for Heart Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044 The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, with the number of cases this year now reaching 1,044 as of Friday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows. Biotech ETFs are breaking out—here are 3 ways to play the space Pfizer's deal to buy Array BioPharma for $10.6 billion has ignited biotech stocks. There are ways to get in on the rally using exchange-traded funds.
Education, Intelligence Might Protect Your Brain Title: Education, Intelligence Might Protect Your BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return (Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who've just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows.
Viewpoints: Until People Stop Smoking, Vaping, Many Of The Toughest Cancers Will Prevail; Why Is There So Little Guidance On Choosing Nursing Care? Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. How Much Fat Do You Really Need? Title: How Much Fat Do You Really Need?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death Title: FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Ragu Sauces Recalled for Possible Contamination Mizkan America Inc. announced the recall but said there have been no reports of injuries or complaints from consumers. The company shipped the sauces to retailers nationwide.
Quartet Health rakes in $60M round, brings its total fundraise to $153M The integrated behavioral and primary care platform said that it will be focusing its upcoming efforts on serving the Medicaid population. Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Sleepaway Camp Title: Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Sleepaway CampCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: Study Title: Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Injuries from cosmetics send 4,300 children to ERs every year Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands -- especially those of the very young -- these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, according to estimates in a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.
Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: 'It could have been the end of me' When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, "here we go again." Aidoc, Zebra Medical Vision announce 510(k) clearances for AI image analysis software Both companies are ramping up the pace of their FDA clearances.
Archer Daniels expands flour recall to Pillsbury amid E. coli outbreak ADM Milling Co. is recalling its third brand of flour, Pillsbury, due to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli, according to the FDA. Telemedicine Service Zava Raises $32 Million Series A To Scale Across Europe This week, Zava, a telemedicine provider with over 3 million paid consultations to date, has announced a $32 million Series A investment ahead of its launch into statutory healthcare systems in Germany, France and the UK.
Over 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps recalled because they may have small rocks A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps sold nationwide over fears the bacon may be contaminated with extraneous materials, especially small rocks. Swallowing Toiletries, Makeup Sends Thousands of Kids to ER Each Year Title: Swallowing Toiletries, Makeup Sends Thousands of Kids to ER Each YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Flour Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination Title: Flour Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli ContaminationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's Researchers don't know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they said.
How are you reaching all your patients in the digital age? As health care technology expands, medical practices can take steps to focus on accessibility. Are high-tech innovations increasing medical access, or are they putting restrictions on patients with disabilities? Health care providers are aware of and comply with ADA accessibility, but what about the barriers created by technology for patients with communication and processing differences? […] The post How are you reaching all your patients in the digital age? appeared first on Health Care Communication News. A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy Mom Title: A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Title: Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV AdsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Landing coverage in top media outlets is simpler than you think Get an inside look at what editorial gatekeepers at top publications want in your pitches. CNN. New York Magazine. . Most PR pros only dream about getting their brand or clients featured by these esteemed news organizations. What if you had a way to know exactly what they’re looking for in your pitches? The secret […] The post Landing coverage in top media outlets is simpler than you think appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
Although Trump Administration Has Fallen Short Of Scrapping Health Law, The Changes It Has Made Reshaped Marketplace The cumulative effect of the Trump administration's rules could erode a core principle of the health law: ensuring that people can rely on their health insurance if they get sick, and to spread the costs of illness widely. The most recent change gives employers more flexibility to steer tax-exempt dollars to employees for health care. Genetics research gets help from social media (Reuters Health) - Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report.
Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood Pressure Title: Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Ban On Undocumented Teens In U.S. Custody Seeking Abortions The policy effectively served as a blanket ban on abortion that was inconsistent with Supreme Court precedents saying the government can’t unduly burden a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit wrote in a 2-1 ruling on Friday. The court upheld the block on the policy.
The China Tribunal Pronounced Its Verdict On Organ Harvesting In China The issues considered by the China Tribunal clearly require an adequate response. The evidence collected and analyzed by the China Tribunal is such that we cannot turn a blind eye. Further investigation is required. Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose (Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows.
How to Recognize Early Learning Challenges in Kids Title: How to Recognize Early Learning Challenges in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM MRSA Infection MRSA
License Revoked From Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped Following Reports Of Maggots Found On Resident Arizona state officials said they will seek a revocation of Hacienda's license based on findings from a recent survey and an "extremely disturbing incident involving inadequate patient care" that was reported this week. Other news on quality in care facilities and hospitals comes out of Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Ohio. Lay's recalls barbecue chip variety over undeclared allergen The brand recalled its Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips in 24 states because they may contain a milk allergen.
Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say. Four key takeaways from Congress’s latest single-payer hearing Although the first hearing by a healthcare committee on recent coverage expansion proposals was supposed to encompass a range of Democratic bills, national single-payer proposals garnered almost all the attention.
IBM Agrees To $14.8M Settlement Over Botched Rollout Of Maryland’s Health Law Exchanges In 2013 The state's online marketplace crashed the first day, in a very public black mark against then-Gov. Martin O’Malley. There were similar embarrassments around the country, as many state-run exchange websites failed to work properly. But Maryland’s site was among the worst. Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Flour Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to F
Some Colorectal Cancers Are "Born To Be Bad," Have Already Spread Long Before Diagnosis Four out of five metastatic colorectal cancers have already spread long before people are diagnosed, shows new study. VBI's shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in late-stage trial VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study was unsuccessful in showing two doses of its hepatitis B vaccine were as effective as three doses of an older vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline, sending its shares plunging 66%.
Building a future of safe and drug-free alternatives to painkillers Pain is usually an indication something wrong with the body and the typical approach to pain is to take appropriate medicine that will help alleviate that pain. However, taking painkillers will have some side effects and it is more complicated, or even life-threatening for those who are allergic to certain painkillers. Firefighters Diagnosed With Occupation Cancer Often Left Hanging By The Very Cities They Protected Firefighters these days are more likely to die of cancer than in the blazes themselves. But health coverage plans haven't adapted to that reality. "My city's workers' comp carrier initially flat-out said, 'We don't cover cancer,'" said firefighter Patrick Mahoney. He appealed his case and won, twice, but then the city of Baytown, Texas, sued him to get the decision reversed.
Fight To Add Restrictions To Vaccine Exemptions Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor, Paralyzes Statehouses Across Country Even in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in decades there's still voracious push back against banning exemptions. So far this year, only two states — Maine and New York — have successfully outlawed all exemptions except those granted for medical reasons. Meanwhile, public health officials are eyeing the up-coming summer-camp season with trepidation. Fashion Icon Gloria Vanderbilt Dead at 95 Her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper, confirmed Vanderbilt's death in an on-air obituary Monday, USA Today reported.
eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) after an outbreak of the disease in neighboring South Africa. Share your winning nonprofit campaigns and partnerships Was your corporate partnership beneficial to both parties? Did an influencer help deliver your message? Share your success by entering PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR Awards. The post Share your winning nonprofit campaigns and partnerships appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
To Appear More Intimidating, Just Tilt Your Head Down, Study Suggests No facial muscle movement is necessary: Just tilt your head. Building a future of safe and drug-free alternative to painkillers Pain is usually an indication something wrong with the body and the typical approach to pain is to take appropriate medicine that will help alleviate that pain. However, taking painkillers will have some side effects and it is more complicated, or even life-threatening for those who are allergic to certain painkillers.
WHO Surprised Many By Not Declaring Ebola A Public Health Emergency - Why? Many in the public health community believe Ebola in the DRC is a global threat and were taken aback by the WHO declining to declare the emergency. My dad easily gave up his Marlboros. Now he won't give up his Juul I bought my 69-year-old father a Juul e-cigarette six months ago to see if he'd give up his Marlboro cigarettes. He easily quit smoking. Now he likes his Juul so much he doesn't plan to get rid of it.
Big Health wants you to cure your insomnia with its app, then delete it — some investors hate that Digital health investors are most attracted to business models with recurring revenue from users who will continue to use the app or service forever. Digital health products that attempt to cure or prevent a health condition can struggle for funding. Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea Title: Health Tip: Understanding RosaceaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
5 Easy Ways to Cut Back Your Salt Intake Title: 5 Easy Ways to Cut Back Your Salt IntakeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Bubble Tea: What Happened To A 14-Year-Old Who Drank It Doctors found over a hundred undigested boba or bubble tea pearls in the intestines of a teenager who was suffering from abdominal pain and constipation.
'Daddy-Do-Overs': Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery Title: 'Daddy-Do-Overs': Men Increasingly Getting Plastic SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Drug ODs, Suicides Soaring Among Millennials: Report Title: Drug ODs, Suicides Soaring Among Millennials: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
American Medical Association Responds To 'Epidemic' Of Violence Against Transgender Community "Fatal anti-transgender violence in the U.S. is on the rise and most victims were black transgender women." Common Infant Vaccine May Also Shield Kids From Type 1 Diabetes Title: Common Infant Vaccine May Also Shield Kids From Type 1 DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Later School Start Time Pays Off With More Attentive Students Title: Later School Start Time Pays Off With More Attentive StudentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Suffer in Silence Title: Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Suffer in SilenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes Title: Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph NodesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM 2 Hours/Week in Nature: Your Prescription for Better Health? Title: 2 Hours/Week in Nature: Your Prescription for Better Health?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
NIH Director: No More 'Manels', How To Make Panels More Diverse Here's what Francis Collins, MD, PhD said, and what you can do when forming panels or committees or inviting speakers, 50 Years After Ban, Canadian Lakes Still Have High Levels of DDT Title: 50 Years After Ban, Canadian Lakes Still Have High Levels of DDTCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession Title: When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous ObsessionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM There Will Be Over 22 Million Cancer Survivors In The U.S. By 2030, Says New Report The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is set to boom by 2030 as new treatments and better screening and diagnosis boost numbers.
Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids' Brain Development Title: Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids' Brain DevelopmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity Title: A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
This Poop Transplant Resulted In A Death, FDA Warning There was a superbug in these fecal transplants and that is not super at all. Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young Users Title: Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young UsersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry Title: More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard PoultryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC Title: Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says the eating disorder known as orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical consequences. More Medical Mega-Breaches Thanks To Third-Party Insecurity The compromise of the personal and medical information of nearly 20 million people held by Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp and Opko Health are just the latest illustration of the damage that a lack of security by third-party vendors can cause.
Fecal Transplants Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria Fecal Transplants May Transmit Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections, FDA Wa Oklahoma Advocates Launch Campaign To Get Medicaid Expansion On The Ballot The coalition will need to collect nearly 178,000 voter signatures to put the issue on the November 2020 ballot. "We're normal, everyday Oklahomans that care about this issue and we're growing every day," said Oklahomans Decide Healthcare spokeswoman Amber England. Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and Ohio, as well.
Judge Gives Preliminary Approval Of $215M Class-Action Settlement To Help Victims Of Former USC Gynecologist The preliminary sign-off by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson is not expected to conclude USC’s payouts to female students and alumnae. More than 720 women are pursuing separate claims against the university in state court, and their lawyers have criticized the class-action agreement as paltry. 30 jobs in the PR and marketing world Is a lack of career experience stifling your job search? Adding certain key skills to your résumé could be the boost you need. Plus, check out our roundup of current openings. When angling for a plum position, you might opt to emphasize skills over experience. If you’re a seasoned communicator, it’s your years in the […] The post 30 jobs in the PR and marketing world appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to. Juul-sponsored study shows secondhand vaping emissions are less toxic than cigarette smoke E-cigarette leader Juul said new research in a small study shows emissions from vaping devices are significantly less toxic than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.
'Deaths Of Despair' From Drugs, Alcohol And Suicide Have Reached A Record High, Warns New Report A new report says the U.S. has hit a record high for drug, alcohol and suicide "deaths of despair," with a state-by-state analysis revealing alarming ongoing trends for many parts of the country. How Medicaid Expansion Prevents Child Neglect Medicaid expansion may help prevent child neglect, new research in JAMA Network Open shows.
Experimental mobile app helps manage migraines (Reuters Health) - A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests. UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that "there is a future" after the disease.
How Finnish health tech startups are getting off the ground The ingredients of Finland's growing startup ecosystem include public-private partnerships, data research availability and a little bit of sisu. Helpful writing habits from Strunk and White Avoid loose sentences. Keep related words together. And don’t write your copy with beer. “These are tools, not rules,” writing coach Roy Peter Clark once said in a lecture to journalists about writing. That’s a helpful approach to take when one is tempted to chafe against William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s “The Elements of […] The post Helpful writing habits from Strunk and White appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
Efforts To Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms Beginning To Sprout Nationally Following Denver and Oakland, different states are considering measures. Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entered the fray. Longer Looks: Health Care For The Undocumented; Health Care Drones; And The Heidi Group Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children. Telemedicine Service Zava Raises $32M Series A To Scale Across Europe This week, Zava, a telemedicine provider with over 3 million paid consultations to date, has announced a $32 million Series A investment ahead of its launch into statutory healthcare systems in Germany, France and the UK.
Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes In promoting your facility or practice, use clear and simple language to ensure comprehension. Guide your practitioners to ask questions that bring patient perspectives into sharp focus. Health care messages can be complex. You have stakeholders, opinions, requirements, jargon and details that are indecipherable to the average person. To reach and move your audience and […] The post Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain (Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan.
The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered For heterosexual couples who want to have children, surrogacy is often one of the last options they consider, following time-consuming and emotionally and physically exhausting consultations with a fertility specialist. But for gay couples who want kids, surrogacy is one of only two options (the other being adoption). It is a lengthy and expensive process, and because of differing laws from state to state, it can be an even more complicated process for same-sex prospective parents. Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — 'It's really thinking about it differently' Bluebird Bio's $1.8 million gene therapy, Zynteglo, is the second most expensive drug in the world behind Novartis' $2.1 million gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.
U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements. Can Fertility Be Predicted Through New Technology? Ava Science Inc tracks multiple physiological parameters using its fertility bracelet to identify women's most fertile days - a new study has shown this to be 90% accurate.
U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements. ‘A Relief To Women’: Injectable Birth Control Does Not Raise HIV Risk, Study Finds, And Is As Safe As Other Methods The safety rating for the hormone shot Depo-Provera was lowered several years ago, frustrating women in Africa who found it an easier method to hide and sometimes the only option offered. In other news on HIV: a new documentary and harmful syringe practices.
Brothers with special needs star in a world without limits Whether piloting a plane or blasting off into outer space, the sky isn't the limit for the Go Go Brothers. Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads to deter young smokers Indonesia, the world's fourth biggest producer of cigarettes, will crack down on online tobacco advertisements in a bid to target youthful smokers, the communication minister said on Thursday.
Pharmacies may not stock naloxone, despite statewide orders (Reuters Health) - More than three years after Pennsylvania issued a statewide order expanding access to the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone, the product was still hard to purchase in Philadelphia pharmacies, researchers found. Fecal Transplants May Transmit Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections, FDA Warns The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients that fecal microbiota for transplant (FMT) may transmit multidrug-resistant organisms, leading to serious or life-threatening infections.
State Highlights: Virginia Governor Plans Public Talks On Gun Control; Abuse Occurred To 20% Of Medicare Patients During ER Transports In Eight States, Report Finds Media outlets report on news from Virginia, Florida, Maryland, California, New York, Arizona, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Merck's Full Court Press On Oncology Earlier this week, Merck entered into an agreement to acquire Tilos Therapeutics for up to $773 million. Such acquisitions demonstrate how heavily invested Merck is in immuno-oncology, an area in which it is currently well-positioned with the PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda.
Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil's poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five The number of people to die from a listeria outbreak in British hospitals has risen to five from three, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday.
After Patient Dies From Fecal Transplant, FDA Halts Trials Until Testing Improves For Drug-Resistant Bacteria The transplants have come into increasing use to treat severe intestinal orders and sometimes work quickly in patients wasting away. But the procedure to use stool from a healthy donor to restore the normal balance of bacteria and other organisms in the intestine is considered experimental by the FDA. 5 ways to spend Father's Day and give back at the same time It comes every year on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day can be a struggle to find the right gift or activity to celebrate dad. There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed. But for a bigger impact, volunteering with your dad or donating in his name could be just the thing.
Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Why Jessica Biel is Lobbying Against This Vaccination Bill What is California Senate Bill 276 and why did Jessica Biel and Robert Kennedy, Jr. appear at the California State House this week together?
WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. Health Canada to allow some edible cannabis products starting mid-December Health Canada said on Friday that some edible cannabis products, extracts and topicals would be sold in physical or online stores from mid-December.
Got an antibiotic prescription from your dentist? Chances are, it might be unnecessary (Reuters Health) - More than three-quarters of antibiotic prescriptions written by dentists before dental procedures are unnecessary and might do more harm than good, a new U.S. study found. This Is The Transformative Retreat The Financial Elite Are Flocking To In Bali “If you’re not able to see the beauty inside of yourself, you won’t be able to see it outside” - Wellness Director Manuela Herreros, The Place Retreats.
Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday. 17 staffers in this medical center unit are all expecting. Yes, 17! At first, Hillary Slusser thought she had the flu.
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a suicide. Allscripts purchases digital specialty prescription startup ZappRx A representative of the EHR vendor said that the cloud-based platform would be integrated within the Veradigm business unit.
Cisco and American Well are teaming up to let you talk to your doctor from your TV Cisco is in the early stages of developing a new device that sits on top of televisions and connects you to a doctor. Have App, Will Find Research Recruits: More Than 20,000 People Sign Up On Facebook For ‘Genes For Good’ Finding participants for research can be difficult, but it was relatively easy to find a large pool of people from across the country, the developers said, adding it's private, as well. Facebook doesn't have access to the data. New reports on public health news are on enteroviruses, time outdoors, insomnia, visual impairment, depression, Roundup and more.
Enanta's lung infection therapy succeeds in mid-stage trial Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its treatment for a highly contagious respiratory infection met the main goal of reducing virus levels in the body in a mid-stage study. Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know The EWG first tested oat-based products in August 2018 and then again in October. It did the latest round to see if there has been any shift in the market or if oat-based foods still contain levels that were present before.
AmWell, Cisco partner on TV-centered telehealth platform for seniors The companies pitched the upcoming service as a convenient in-home option for Medicare Advantage patients overwhelmed by digital apps. FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants about the potential serious risk so they can inform their patients.
Do You Have An Aging Plan? Most of us have developed a retirement plan. But few of us have taken the time to create a plan for our older years. This article gives you the information to create a meaningful Aging Plan. Bluebird prices gene therapy at 1.58 million euros over 5 years Bluebird bio Inc on Friday set a price for its gene therapy, Zynteglo, at 1.58 million euros ($1.78 million) over five years, after winning conditional approval in Europe this month to treat a rare genetic blood disorder.
‘Our Lives Don’t Matter’: Flint Residents Left Stunned As Prosecutors Drop All Criminal Charges Against Officials Some officials had been facing charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter in the case over the water contamination crisis that crippled the city of Flint, Michigan. The prosecutors say that the initial investigation was bungled and it is opting to launch a new but expanded probe. But the decision was a blow to residents who were already suspicious of the government. WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
FDA Outlines Path to E-Cigarette Approval Title: FDA Outlines Path to E-Cigarette ApprovalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Seeking support for your innovation? Target quick wins to prove value Internal projects yielding clear value can sway top-level decision makers, healthcare analytics experts speaking at today's HIMSS Media Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Healthcare conference said.
Lawmakers urge DOJ to launch criminal investigation of generic drug makers Two top lawmakers urged the US Department of Justice on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into the nation's generic drug manufacturers to see whether their executives conspired to raise prices at the expense of the American public. Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids increased by a staggering 6,000%.
As ‘Deaths Of Despair’ Soar Among Millennials, Experts Call For Targeted Programs To Address Their Unique Needs Experts say millennials are dealing with "burdensome levels of education debt," the cost of housing and the challenge of building careers during the "great recession" and the opioid crisis. More broadly, rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States. Good Health Is Good Business: Wellness Industry Approaches $4.2 Trillion Entrepreneurs, take note: the wellness industry represents 5.3 percent of global economic output.
Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life People who increased their red meat intake by just half a serving a day boosted their risk of dying over the next eight years by 10%, the study authors said. Philips upbeat on digital care as patients warm to data sharing Dutch health technology company Philips expects sales at its digital care business to grow this year as patients see the benefits of sharing more medical data with doctors, Chief Executive Frans van Houten told Reuters.
Prosecutors drop Flint, Michigan water charges over 'flawed' probe Michigan prosecutors on Thursday dropped all criminal charges over the deadly contamination of the city of Flint's water, saying a more thorough investigation was needed before they could proceed with the case. Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing By studying 20,000 people, researchers have found out the minimum amount of time in nature needed per week to improve health and wellbeing.
Drugmaker Accuses FDA Of ‘Arbitrarily And Capriciously’ Approving A Rival’s Treatment That’s Priced Significantly Lower There's been an unusual and heated war being waged between Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and small, family-run Jacobus Pharmaceutical over their rare drug. The battle is being closely watched to see if incentives for developing such drugs may be jeopardized. Other pharmaceutical news focuses on GSK's investment in CRISPR, privacy and drug importation. How to Get the Jiggle Out: 3 Exercises to Tone Your Upper Arms Title: How to Get the Jiggle Out: 3 Exercises to Tone Your Upper ArmsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reunited: Babies Visit Hospital Staff Who Cared for Them More than 90 families of babies who spent time in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reunited in early May to celebrate their progress since they left the hospital. Study Finds Hundreds of Medical Procedures To Be Ineffective A team of researchers found that nearly 400 medications, devices, and procedures currently in use are ineffective.
Revenue Growth Beats Out Cost Controls For Hospital CEOs In a survey of hospital and health CEOS, only one of the top-five areas of interest from 2018 remained in 2019: innovative approaches to expense reduction. Last year's No. 1 topic, preparing for sustainable cost control, fell to No. 11 out of the 29 included. The Period-Proof Underwear That's Actually Sexy - And Body Positive Sick of having heavy periods, Paige Fashoni decided to make underwear that was both practical and fashionable - and completely eliminated the need for tampons forever.
How This Startup Is Applying Machine Learning To Disease Diagnosis UK-based startup Feebris is using artificial intelligence algorithms for the precision detection of complex respiratory conditions in the field. Costco Frozen Berries Recalled For Hep A Fears The possibly affected products had expiration dates of February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020. The products are sold only at Costco stores in San Diego, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
FDA issues warning after patient dies following fecal transplant The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a safety warning following the death of a person who contracted a drug resistant bacteria that was transmitted by an investigational fecal microbiome transplant (FMT). AHA News: When Dancer Kept Fainting, an EKG Finally Revealed Why Title: AHA News: When Dancer Kept Fainting, an EKG Finally Revealed WhyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Family sent back to DR Congo after two die of Ebola in Uganda Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health minister said. Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Ex
Viewpoints: Rural Health Care Doesn’t Need To Keep Getting Worse; Lessons On How Red-Baiting Set The U.S. Behind On Health Care Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Health Tip: Campfire Safety Title: Health Tip: Campfire SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Why Assumptions About 'Smartphone Addiction' May Be Based On Shaky Evidence Smartphone addiction is a headline-grabbing preoccupation, but just how strong are the conclusions about this "addiction"? State Highlights: New York Anti-Vaxxers Linked To Progressive School Where Textbooks, Technology Are Banned; Strong Economy Is Why 128,000 Tennessee Kids Lost Medicaid, GOP Leaders Say Media outlets report on news from New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Florida, Ohio, Arizona and Arkansas.
Cramer Remix: Thermo Fisher and Danaher are in a sweet spot to buy The bull is raging in the life science space, and Jim Cramer breaks down why these two stocks could have even more room to run. Scared Safe: Pics of Sun's Damage to Face Boost Sunscreen Use Title: Scared Safe: Pics of Sun's Damage to Face Boost Sunscreen UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Uganda tightens border, bans gatherings as second Ebola death confirmed Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country this week. Female soldiers wanting to suppress periods face barriers (Reuters Health) - Military women wanting to stop menstruating while they are deployed may face a number of barriers, a new commentary suggests.
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Suicide Risk in Young The medicine, pregabalin (Lyrica), comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids. General Electric wants to sell its stake in more than 100 start-ups Sources tell CNBC that GE Ventures, the corporate venture arm for GE, is looking to sell off its entire portfolio of investments.
CDC: Exercise Rates Up for Urban, Rural Americans Among adults living in rural America, 13.3% were exercising in 2008 at recommended rates, but by 2017 that number had risen to 19.6%. And in cities, rates went even higher -- from 19.4% to 25.3%. FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient's death The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on Thursday over the use of fecal transplants after one recipient died.
New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines New York is requiring all schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. How personal stories from employees resonate on social media Some of the best brand advocates you will ever find are already working for your organization. Here is how to get them involved. Building a strong customer brand has never been more important, but it still requires a lot of work. Humanizing your brand by bringing your employees to the forefront is one of the […] The post How personal stories from employees resonate on social media appeared first on Health Care Communication News.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Expands Losartan Recall Teva Pharmaceuticals Expands Patient-Level Losartan Reca 'My Body, My Choice' Is Not A Vaccine Slogan A new California bill being proposed will require physician-requested medical vaccine exemptions to be approved by public health officials. Political and Hollywood celebrities are trying to block this.
Why You Should Try Rhubarb Title: Why You Should Try RhubarbCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Allscripts is buying ZappRx, a prescription drug start-up ZappRx has found a buyer: Publicly-traded health IT company Allscripts.
Kevin Durant's Achilles Injury: How Bad Is It? Golden State Warriors' forward Durant got surgery after his Achilles tendon rupture. How long will it take for him to recover? Experts share tips on turning datasets into useful machine learning algorithms To take full advantage of AI, organizations need the right team, clear metrics and goals, and the right expectations about real-world accuracy.
Modern Fertility's mail-order test, app platform collects $15M The Forerunner Ventures-led investment brings Modern Fertility's total backing to $22 million. Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life Title: Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
300 inmates in Texas' Harris County jail are quarantined over a mumps outbreak A mumps outbreak at the Harris County jail in Houston has forced staff to isolate 14 symptomatic people and quarantine a few hundred other inmates, officials said Thursday. June 17-21: See what events are coming in healthcare Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 17.