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Concussions related to sports and recreation activities affect millions of Americans

Concussions related to sports and recreation activities affect millions of Americans

Every year, between 3 million and 4 million Americans suffer concussions in sports and recreation. Head impacts and concussions caused by contact sports are a quickly growing epidemic among young athletes. [More]
NIST chemist develops portable kit for recovering traces of chemical evidence

NIST chemist develops portable kit for recovering traces of chemical evidence

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris. [More]
AngioDefender holds much promise for personalized cardiac care

AngioDefender holds much promise for personalized cardiac care

For a non-descript box it wields a mighty name and even more impressive possibilities for people with heart disease. Called the AngioDefender, the machine - no bigger than a shoebox - holds much promise in the ability to personalize cardiac care, say researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of St. Joseph's Health Care London. [More]
HealthSouth Round Rock informs individuals of possible theft of health information

HealthSouth Round Rock informs individuals of possible theft of health information

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock, previously Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Central Texas, is currently notifying potentially affected individuals that a laptop containing unsecured protected health information was stolen from the trunk of an employee's vehicle on or around Oct. 21, 2015. [More]
Researchers test new concept in type 2 diabetes patients going into remission

Researchers test new concept in type 2 diabetes patients going into remission

Remission is well-known as the goal in cancer treatment but scientists are discovering it's also an exciting possibility for those with type 2 diabetes. [More]

Honeywell acquires Sigma-Aldrich's laboratory research chemicals business

Honeywell today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Seelze, Germany-based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich, broadening Honeywell's offerings for high-purity solutions for drug discovery, medical diagnostic testing and other laboratory applications. [More]
Discovery may provide reliable 'clock' for forensic scientists

Discovery may provide reliable 'clock' for forensic scientists

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that unique and changing microbial communities present during decomposition of human cadavers may provide a reliable "clock" for forensic scientists. The method could be used to estimate time of death in different seasons, as well determine the original location of moved corpses and help locate buried corpses. [More]
New test can detect drug abuse faster

New test can detect drug abuse faster

A new test for club drugs like ketamine can detect low levels of drugs in urine and plasma, making it faster, easier and cheaper to identify them. The authors of the study, published in Journal of Chromatography B, say it could give authorities the boost they need to keep up with trends drug (ab)use. [More]
Researchers identify genetic mutation associated with reckless drunken behavior

Researchers identify genetic mutation associated with reckless drunken behavior

University of Helsinki researchers have identified a genetic mutation which renders carriers susceptible to particularly impulsive and reckless behaviour when drunk. More than one hundred thousand Finns carry this mutation. [More]

Bilingual domestic violence conference provides opportunity for leaders supporting Latina and Latino survivors

As domestic violence awareness month drew to a close, the fully bilingual "Voces de la Comunidad" conference provided the opportunity for service providers from across the state to come together and build expertise in supporting Latino/a survivors. [More]
New paper device could rapidly and inexpensively assess hepatitis B, male infertility

New paper device could rapidly and inexpensively assess hepatitis B, male infertility

Scientists have developed a new paper device that analyzes DNA and could rapidly and inexpensively assess disparate conditions including hepatitis B and male infertility, which together affect millions of people around the world. The test, reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could be of particular help diagnosing people in low-income areas. [More]
Honeywell inks definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich's laboratory research chemicals business

Honeywell inks definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich's laboratory research chemicals business

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Seelze, Germany-based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich for approximately 105 million euro. [More]
New data analysis platform reveals major flaw in GC-MS process

New data analysis platform reveals major flaw in GC-MS process

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that a technology used in thousands of laboratories, called gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS), fundamentally alters the samples it analyzes. [More]
New guideline on the use of prescription medications for treatment of opioid addiction

New guideline on the use of prescription medications for treatment of opioid addiction

Medications play an important role in managing patients with opioid use disorders, but there are not enough physicians with the knowledge and ability to use these often-complex treatments. [More]

Cerilliant offers first-ever multi-component solutions for qualitative evaluation of drug interference

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation today announced that the Cerilliant® brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing business segment now offers the first-ever reference solutions for qualitative evaluation of drug interferences in a testing laboratory's analytical methods. [More]
Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders more likely to commit violent crimes after release

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders more likely to commit violent crimes after release

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. [More]
Researchers evaluate use of pharmacy-based naloxone education and distribution to fight opioid overdoses

Researchers evaluate use of pharmacy-based naloxone education and distribution to fight opioid overdoses

In response to the growing opioid crisis, several states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have granted pharmacists the authority to provide naloxone rescue kits without a prescription to at-risk patients. This model of pharmacy-based naloxone (PBN) education and distribution is one of the public health strategies currently being evaluated at hundreds of pharmacies in both states to determine the impact on opioid overdose death rates. [More]
Roche establishes strategic alliance with Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Roche establishes strategic alliance with Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Roche announced today the establishment of a strategic alliance with Diagnostic Laboratory Services of Aiea, Hawaii, that designates the company as a Roche Molecular Center of Excellence (MCOE) for the next five years. [More]
BMC partners with RIH, CVS to support pharmacy-based naloxone rescue kits to help combat opioid addiction, overdose

BMC partners with RIH, CVS to support pharmacy-based naloxone rescue kits to help combat opioid addiction, overdose

Boston Medical Center has received a $1.3 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support a demonstration project of pharmacy-based naloxone rescue kits to help reduce opioid addiction and overdose death in two New England States: Massachusetts and Rhode Island. [More]
Healthfirst notifies data privacy incident

Healthfirst notifies data privacy incident

Healthfirst, 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007, is notifying approximately 5300 affected members and past members that their personal information may have been compromised in the course of a criminal fraud scheme perpetrated against Healthfirst. Social Security numbers and credit card information were not affected. [More]
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