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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling wrote about how the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine are responding to the opioid crisis, including details on a new class that will be offered for the first time on November 28. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Applications Due: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due today, October 5. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM MAR is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. Learn more about the requirements and and submit your application by October 12. Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – NNLM is inviting more librarians to join our #citeNLM2018 Wikipedia Help Team for the Fall Edit-a-thon! Learn how you can help to improve the health information available on Wikipedia. World Space Week – Blogadillo, News from SCR The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Assoc...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
(Florida Atlantic University) 'Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's or is it just an accomplice?' Researchers devised a multi-functional reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracked its localization and mobility, noticing a strange association between the protein and cholesterol that resides in the cell membrane of synapses. With cholesterol's broad involvement in almost all aspects of neurons' life, they propose a new theory on the amyloid precursor protein connection in AD, especially in the surface of those tiny synapses, which triggers neurodegeneration.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Conclusions: Limberg flap reconstruction for pilonidal sinus in the setting of acute abscess is a viable option with outcomes comparable to that for disease without acute abscess. This practice will avoid the pain and cost associated with a prolonged local wound care regimen involved in drainage of the abscess prior to flap reconstruction. PMID: 31006184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
We describe a case of a patient with severe intellectual disability and an open fracture of the distal lower limb. After fracture management and debridement of devitalized tissues, the resultant soft tissue defect was covered with a free gracilis flap. On postoperative day 7, the patient ripped out the newly transplanted flap. The flap was too traumatized for salvage, so a contralateral free gracilis muscle flap was used. The patient showed good aesthetic and functional outcomes at a 1-year follow-up. When planning the postoperative management of patients with psychiatric illness, less complex and more robust procedures ma...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
It's the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractTau oligomers are emerging as a key contributor to the synaptic dysfunction that drives cognitive decline associated with the clinical manifestation and progression of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). Accordingly, there is ample consensus that interventions that target tau oligomers may slow or halt the progression of AD. With this ultimate goal in mind, in the present study, we investigated tau oligomer accumulation and its synaptic and behavioral consequences after an in vivo treatment with near infrared (NIR) light (600–1000 nm) in two transgenic mouse models, overexpressing human tau either alone (hT...
Source: Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
African swine fever, which harms pigs but not humans, has swept across the country, the world ’ s largest pork producer. And the government knows about only some of the cases.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pigs Agriculture and Farming China Shandong Province (China) Livestock Diseases Politics and Government Pork Swine Influenza Epidemics Meat Source Type: news
The Tennessee Senate has rejected a push to revive a bill this year to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
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