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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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Gun deaths in the U.S. have reached a record high, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the research, 39,773 people were fatally shot in 2017, a figure that has grown by more than 10,000 people since 1999. CDC data going back to 1979 shows that last year had the highest rates of gun deaths in nearly 40 years. The new data comes as a community in Newtown, Conn. reckons with the sixth anniversary of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, during which 20 children and six adults died. Tim Makris, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, a group...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Guns onetime public health Source Type: news
Federal prosecutors have charged six Detroit-area physicians with fraudulent billing in connection with a scheme to hook patients on opioids and then force them to undergo unnecessary procedures.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
This article reviews the current literature on HPV-associated anal cancer in the HIV-infected population, including epidemiology, screening, clinical characteristics, and treatment outcomes. PMID: 30523625 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anal Sci - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Cancer Treat Res Source Type: research
Authors: Petty AD, Wilson G Abstract Myopia is an eye condition that is increasing around the world, reaching epidemic levels in many countries. It is associated with a higher risk of other ocular diseases including myopic maculopathy and retinal detachment. Historically in New Zealand myopia has existed at a low level, however the environmental changes that have increased myopia internationally will affect New Zealanders too. Higher levels of myopia will have a profound social, economic and health burden on our country. Fortunately, proven interventions to limit the onset and degree of myopia already exist. To lim...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The most common cause of sudden death was suicide, which was overwhelmingly the leading cause of sudden death in patients discharged or lost to follow up. The most potent predisposing factor appeared to be drug and alcohol problems. Mental health services should therefore advocate for comprehensive and evidence-based alcohol and drug policies, including access and availability to treatment programmes. PMID: 30543613 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Elective abortion is legal in Mexico City but highly restricted elsewhere in Mexico —a situation that forces women from around the country to journey to the capital if they wish to safely terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
The Ford government will resume binding arbitration hearings with the association representing the province’s physicians, according to a memo the group’s head sent to members Friday afternoon.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
Adding metformin to diet and lifestyle advice does not improve pregnancy or birth outcomes in women who are overweight or obese, according to a clinical trial from Australia.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Publication date: January 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Fedor Lurie, Brajesh K. Lal, Pier Luigi Antignani, John Blebea, Ruth Bush, Joseph Caprini, Alun Davies, Mark Forrestal, Glenn Jacobowitz, Evi Kalodiki, Lois Killewich, Joann Lohr, Harry Ma, Giovanni Mosti, Hugo Partsch, Thom Rooke, Thomas WakefieldSummaryGuideline 1.1: Compression after thermal ablation or stripping of the saphenous veins.When possible, we suggest compression (elastic stockings or wraps) should be used after surgical or thermal procedures to eliminate varicose veins. [GRADE - 2; LE...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s adding “the pharmacy of the future” to her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy&Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in June,…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: news
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