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Facts about teens and head injuries. Post

The Big Number, 02202018. Health&Science. (The Washington Post/The Washington Post). That’s how many 15-to-17-year-olds in the United States have had a significant head injury, such as a concussion . A report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that older teens were much more likely to have had an injury than younger children. (The rate for kids 3 to 5 years old, for instance, was only 4 percent.) At all ... Full story

Careem acquires Middle East online restaurant listing platform, to trial food delivery

DUBAI (Reuters) - Careem, a Middle East competitor to Uber Technologies [UBER.UL], said on Sunday it had acquired RoundMenu and would start trialing food delivery services through the restaurant listing and reservation online platform this month. The Dubai-based ride hailing firm acquired the website and app for an undisclosed sum. “Careem will begin testing a delivery capability for RoundMenu customers on a small scale later this month,” it ... Full story

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective. Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a perfect solution. Other treatments also have a placebo effect, and make people feel better. Many of these are dangerous, though, and we have to ... Full story

In a world first, Switzerland deems it illegal to boil a lobster

When it comes to cooking fresh lobster, the Swiss are now saying: We feel your pain. A law goes into effect March 1 that bans the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a big pot of boiling water, quickly killing the tasty crustacean. That practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say it's cruel and lobsters can sense pain. The first national legislation of its kind in the world calls for a more humane death for lobsters, by ... Full story

Medical Devices & Technology Consulting & Analysis

PURSUING GROWTH THROUGH INNOVATION, M&A, AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. Major shifts in the health care environment make it increasingly difficult for medical technology companies to sustain traditional growth and profitability. At the same time, cost pressures, ongoing consolidation, increasing sophistication of customers, and digitalization of health care also present unprecedented opportunities. New product and business model innovations, ... Full story

Amid car trouble, hospital worker runs half a mile to help perform life-saving procedure

Paula Weatherley was called in at 3 a.m. to help perform a life-saving procedure on a heart attack victim at Conway Regional Medical Center when she hit a piece of metal that flattened her tire. She ran the half a mile to the hospital to ensure she could help save a life. Full story

Five Simple Ways To Reduce Stress At Work

, Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. How can I relax after work? originally appeared on Quora : the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world . Answer by James Porter , Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of , on Quora :. Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of ... Full story

Lose Sleep, Lose Brain Cells?

MAYLIN RODRIGUEZ-PAEZ, RN. Losing sleep? You could also be losing your brain cells, according to the results of a latest study. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania placed mice on different sleep schedules to study the effect it had on their brains, and what they found was somewhat surprising. Not only did the lack of sleep prove to be damaging, the outcomes turned out to be worse than expected . LACK OF SLEEP INCREASES OXIDATIVE ... Full story

Olympian talks substance abuse, mental health |

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Myth Busters Challenge Panel

‘Health and Safety’ is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible activities going ahead. The Health and Safety Executive has set up an independent panel – the Myth Busters Challenge Panel - to scrutinize such decisions. The Panel is chaired by the HSE Chair, supported by a pool of independent members who represent a wide range of interests. This includes small businesses, public safety, Trade Unions, ... Full story