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September 2017 Blog Posts (70)

Who are involved in filing investigational new drug applications

Lack of data integrity or the presence of anomalies in data is one of the primary reasons for which the FDA hauls up and penalizes an organization engaged in pharmaceutical manufacturing. As the use of analytical methods for drug quantification at many stages of drug development process grows in prevalence; the need for scientists, technicians, and quality assurance personnel, etc. to understand the complete validation process of the analytical method has…

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Added by Adam Fleming on September 28, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

With Macy Foundation Grant, Drexel Teams with 12 Institutions to Enhance Professionalism in Medical Education

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The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded a grant to Drexel University faculty to support the dissemination and enhancement of an online resource for teaching future health care providers about professionalism in medicine — including empathy, compassion, honesty, ethics and social justice.

Dennis Novack, MD,…

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Added by John Robinson on September 28, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

What should Entities do to avoid HIPAA fines and penalties?

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A look at the nature and numbers of HIPAA breaches over just the couple of years makes stark reading: On the one hand, in terms of numbers; 2016, with about 16 million records breached was a pretty good year compared to the previous year, in which about seven times that number, more than 113 million, were breached. But the bad news is that…

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Added by John Robinson on September 28, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Safest and Least Safe New Family Cars

One of the most important factors when searching for a new family car is safety. If you're driving your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews around you want to know that they are as safe as they can be when you're looking after them.

\uap dir="ltr">And of course most modern cars are very safe, as they have to adhere to strict safety standards and the results of crash testing are publicly available for you to peruse, enabling you to find the safest… Continue

Added by Alex on September 27, 2017 at 7:52am — No Comments

U.S. asks China not to enforce cyber security law

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has asked China not to implement its new cyber security law over concerns it could damage global trade in services, a U.S. document published by the World Trade Organization showed on Tuesday.

China ushered in a tough new cyber security law in June, following years of fierce debate around the move that many foreign business groups fear will hit their ability to operate in the country.

The law requires local and overseas firms to submit to…

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Added by Adam Fleming on September 27, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments

Man (35) in vegetative state for 15 years ‘showing signs of consciousness’

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A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on nerve stimulation.

In the month since a vagus nerve stimulator was put into his chest, the man, who was injured in a car accident, has begun responding to simple…

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Added by John Robinson on September 27, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

A range of exercises and medications can help with fibromyalgia

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Dear Doctor: My daughter, who is in her 40s, has fibromyalgia. Is there any cure for this painful condition, or any natural remedies? I hate to see her suffer.

Dear Reader: The word “suffer” perfectly sums up fibromyalgia, and my heart goes out both to your daughter and to you, who can see the condition’s terrible effect on her. A chronic pain disorder initially termed “fibrositis syndrome” in the mid-19th…

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Added by John Robinson on September 27, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

Rise in HIV diagnoses among people over 50 in Europe

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Between 2004 and 2015, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 2.1% each year among this age group, with people over 50 accounting for 17.3% of new HIV cases diagnosed in Europe in 2015.

Experts argue sexual health programs should increasingly target this demographic, as well as the younger population.

“Our findings suggest a new direction in which the HIV epidemic is evolving,” said Lara…

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Added by John Robinson on September 27, 2017 at 5:29am — No Comments

Healthcare’s Dangerous Fee-For-Service Addiction

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For its many users, healthcare’s fee-for-service reimbursement methodology is like an addiction, similar to gambling, cigarette smoking and pain pill abuse. Doctors and hospitals in the clutches of this flawed payment model have grown dependent on providing more and more healthcare services, regardless of whether the additional care adds value.

I don’t use this metaphor lightly, nor wish to trivialize our nation’s growing problem with…

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Added by John Robinson on September 26, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

How to uncover fraud, and put a plan in place to prevent it going forward

Internal fraud, by which people who work for an organization are themselves involved in fraud, is a serious issue for businesses. This kind of fraud is very insidious, as it is stealthy and is almost impossible to detect. Accounts Payable, a core component of most organizations, is one of the primary areas of fraud. This AP fraud is something organizations don’t seem to be precluded from, no matter what the nature of their business or its size.

Yet, learning to…

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Added by Adam Fleming on September 26, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

FDA approves first commercial product for peanut allergy prevention

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The approach towards preventing peanut allergies has changed dramatically in recent years. Now the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first commercial product, called Hello, Peanut!, to help inform the public that early peanut introduction and regular consumption can reduce the risk of peanut allergy in young…

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Added by John Robinson on September 26, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

Best Ways to Preserve Food at Commercial Level

A well-plated dish is all the all the more enticing to the faculties! It upgrades the general understanding of eating. Likewise, when your sustenance is outwardly engaging, it animates your stomach related squeezes, and augments the body's assimilation of the…

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Added by Emma Miah on September 25, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?

Depression Is brai.jpg A new study confirms the link between inflammation of the brain and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in people diagnosed with major depression. This is the first study of its kind to measure relevant biomarkers in living individuals.

Major depression is a very common mental condition, with…

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Added by John Robinson on September 25, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments

Crypto-Mania Grips Hong Kong as City Looks for Life Beyond Banks

In the mid-1990s, Johnson Leung embarked on a career in shipping. In the early 2000s, he moved to finance. And now, he runs a Hong Kong startup that aims to improve how container ships are booked using blockchain technology.

Many in Hong Kong hope the city can make a similar leap. The shipping and banking hub, which has struggled for years to nurture a domestic technology industry, is embracing the blockchain revolution as it looks for new sources of…

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Added by Adam Fleming on September 25, 2017 at 5:44am — No Comments

6 Ways To Start Improving Your Gut Health Today

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Considering the rapid rise in kombucha, sauerkraut and probiotic products, it’s pretty clear gut health is on everyone’s minds. And with good reason — more and more research is emerging showing just how important good gut health is for overall wellbeing.

“Having a healthy gut is so…

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Added by John Robinson on September 25, 2017 at 5:41am — No Comments

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

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While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can act as medics as well. By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an…

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Added by John Robinson on September 22, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

Monitoring the heart’s mitochondria to predict cardiac arrest?

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A new device can assess in real time whether the body’s tissues are receiving enough oxygen and, placed on the heart, can predict cardiac arrest in critically ill heart patients, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and scientists from Cambridge device maker Pendar Technologies. Their study, conducted in animal models, is the cover article in today’s issue of Science…

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Added by John Robinson on September 22, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

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The number of NHS mental health staff who have had to take sick leave because of their own mental health issues has risen by 22% in the past five years.

Those taking long-term…

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Added by John Robinson on September 22, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

Understanding the FDA’s Latest Regulations for Computer Systems Used in the Tobacco and Related Industries

 Understanding the FDA's Latest Regulations for Computer Systems Used in the Tobacco and Related Industries1 Tobacco, an age-old addiction, dishes out some chilling, unpleasant facts. Tobacco is the US’ leading cause of preventable deaths. Between four and five percent of the entire American population -some 16…

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Added by John Robinson on September 22, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

The fourth season of Gurgaon's biggest & most popular food awards concludes with fervour

Some of the biggest names of India’s hospitality industry descended at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Gurgaon on Wednesday evening to celebrate the fourth season of ‘The Big F Awards’ – undoubtedly, Gurgaon’s biggest & most popular food awards.

The gala event was marked with the presence of bigwigs from the food & beverage…

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Added by Adam Fleming on September 22, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments

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[General Industry] What is your workplace's policy on headphones? Working on one currently.

I have been tasked to create a headphones (and cell phone) policy for my employer. I am relatively new to this company, but so far they've let everyone listen to headphones and mess around with their…Continue

Tags: general, industry, distraction, music, phone

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AI Machine Learning In Businesses How wоuld уоu define a small buѕinеѕѕ, thе number оf реrѕоnеl, thе size оf the budget, оr ѕаlеѕ?

How wоuld уоu define a small buѕinеѕѕ, thе number оf реrѕоnеl, thе size оf the budget, оr ѕаlеѕ?However you define уоur оwn ѕmаll business, it tоо can tаkе advantage оf thе AI/ …Continue

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Started by emmablisa Dec 10.

Distracted Driving 1 Reply

****WARNING**** Despite the fact that this is a life event portrayed by actors, it's graphic. This video should be part of…Continue

Tags: texting, fatality, safety, car, driving

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 5.

Safety update: OSHA announces fit-test procedures 1 Reply

Fabricators as well as other workers may be required to use respirators to protect themselves from inhaling fumes, particles, or dust when performing cutting, grinding, welding, coating, or painting,…Continue

Tags: online, training, Safety, workplace, PPE

Started by Safety Training International. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 4.

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