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U.S. FDA nominee moves to untangle potential conflicts of interest

46 minutes agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate.

Providence Medical Technology Receives New FDA 510(K) Clearances and Bolsters Executive Management Team

/PRNewswire/ -- Providence Medical Technology, Inc., an innovator in tissue-sparing, cervical-fusion technology, announced the addition of two industry veterans to the commercial leadership team. Scott Lynch has joined the company to lead Global Marketing, and Michael Scott is assuming International leadership. Show More Summary

Electronic Health Records Improve Weekend Surgery Outcomes

Electronic health record systems significantly improve outcomes for patients who undergo surgeries on weekends, according to a Loyola Medicine study published in JAMA Surgery.

Everything That's Leaving Netflix in April 2017

Netflix is saying goodbye to several titles in April 2017. These include: "Ally McBeal," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "The Princess Bride."

Everything That's Coming to Netflix in April 2017

Netflix is introducing many new titles in April 2017. These include: "Casting JonBenet," the new season of "Chelsea," and many Disney exclusives.

Trump's Budget Plan Cuts Vital Research on Endocrine Disruptors

Here's why you should care about Trump's plans to cut the Environmental Protection Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.

FDA nominee to recuse himself from decisions on more than 20 health-care companies

59 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

Scott Gottlieb, Trump's pick for FDA, has substantial holdings in various health-care companies.

Medical News Today: Five of the best blogs for stress relief

59 minutes agoHealth : Medical News Today

Too much stress can have an adverse effect on health and well-being. Medical News Today take a look at five of the best blogs to help with stress relief.

Adults with disabilities screened less often for colorectal cancer

59 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly 135,000 cases reported in 2016. The likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer is strongly related to the stage in which it is diagnosed. Show More Summary

TBI in emergency departments a substantial economic burden

(St. Michael's Hospital) A new study that looked at nearly 134,000 emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury, including concussion, during a one year period in Ontario estimated that those visits had a total cost of $945 million over the lifetimes of those patients.

Hike Faster I hear Banjo music: Week 2 and a bunch of firsts!

Alright all of you who have been sitting in meetings, changing diapers, and studying for quizzes, here’s what I’ve been up to this week.   Disclaimer: I haven’t seen Deliverance, but it was filmed in Hiawassee and I’ve heard way too many banjo jokes Quick Summary: I started the week in Hiawassee, GA with a zero day and then crossed into NC. Show More Summary

Can You Really Change Your Mind?

by Kara Baskin Imagine this: You just got word from senior management that a long-term project you’ve been working on has taken a huge turn in direction. What’s your reaction: Do you think, “Ok, we’ll have to adapt our plan, but we can make this work,” or “Well, that’s it…this project is doomed. Show More Summary

Children struggling to concentrate at school due to lack of sleep, MPs told

Sleep deprivation highlighted in inquiry into role of education in preventing mental health problems in children Sleep deprivation is a growing problem in schools, with pupils struggling to concentrate in lessons due to lack of sleep,...Show More Summary

The Trail Karma Initiative: Give More, Get More

The following post is courtesy of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. To submit your own story or query, click here.  he principle of karma says that life revolves around a system of cause and effect. If one person does something good (no matter how big or small) they shall receive something good back… and vice versa for the bad. Show More Summary

Laura Hayes being interviewed

Link for live streaming it: I will come on shortly after 12:05pm PST. Jeanie is an excellent interviewer, and very knowledgeable regarding vaccine-related issues (and much more!). In case you missed my previous interviews with Jeanie, here are the...

4 Amazing Low-Carb Treats for Your Easter Basket

Easter is coming soon, which means the Easter Bunny will be making his rounds, filling kid’s baskets with goodies and treats. We have found a few treats we think you and your little bunnies will love and are low-carb too! Low Carb Keto Almond Joy Easter Eggs These little Easter eggs are sure to bring joy […]

Excitement to Cautious Optimism — Reactions to Approval of Ocrevus

The historic approval of Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), the first-ever treatment for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), set off ripples in the relatively calm waters of MS news reporting. The drug, which was also approved Tuesday as an unusually effective and safe treatment for relapsing MS, is viewed as a game-changer by many experts in the field. Show More Summary

Surgery to remove unaffected breast in early breast cancer increases

(American Cancer Society) The proportion of women in the United States undergoing surgery for early-stage breast cancer who have preventive mastectomy to remove the unaffected breast increased significantly in recent years, particularly among younger women, and varied substantially across states.

Eastern Nursing Research Society honoring Penn nursing's Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the Ruth M. Show More Summary

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