Development is not the same as ageing: the relevance of puberty to health of adolescents - Currie C.
In much academic writing on matters of adolescent public health, age is treated as a proxy for developmental stage, and yet the two are very different concepts and this lack of distinction neglects important biological processes that impact the well-bei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First Known Catalog of Somatic Reference Samples for NGS-Based Oncology Tests Now Available
A report from the Landscape Analysis Sub-Group of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), Somatic Variant Reference Samples for NGS, Landscape of Available Reference Samples, compiles all the currently available somatic reference samples identified in a comprehensive search and verification process. “We have basically taken information that is available and compiled it in one uniform format. We have done the vetting of going back to the source of the information, showing them what we’re going to present, and asking them for necessary edits or additions, to verify that what we ar...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
It's unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist Health to open cardiovascular center in Triad city
Heart patients in the Elkin area will soon be able to be seen by physicians affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. The Winston-Salem-based academic medical center will open Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart and Vascular, a cardiovascular clinic located at 100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park next to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Dr. David Kay, a cardiologist based in Mt. Airy, will lead the practice while continui ng to see patients at his home office. Kay is board certified in internal medicine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

College Admissions Scandal: A Med Student Reacts College Admissions Scandal: A Med Student Reacts
Recently, wealthy parents were arrested for manipulating college admissions. Given the amount that medical students have invested in the academic system, this news is particularly upsetting.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

New ultrasound technique gauges kids' heart function
A catheter-based ultrasound technique can measure heart function in children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose FET-PET adds 'relevant' info to pediatric cancer cases 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost MRI helps save baby who accidentally ingested ketamine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico
Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and rising sea levels are climate change effects that impact the mental health of the country's population. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) Minerva Montes lost her home on Holbox Island in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Rebuilding her home was quicker and easier than overcoming the psychological aftermath of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Source Type: news

Carolyn W. Slayman portrait unveiled on the 82nd anniversary of her birth
Alastair Adams painted the portrait of the late deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at Yale School of Medicine. It was unveiled on March 11. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Academic Institutions Increase 2%; Support to HBCUs Declines 17%
In FY 2017, federal agencies obligated $32.4 billion to institutions of higher education in support of science and engineering (S&E), up 2% from the $31.6 billion obligated in FY 2016. Funding for research and development to universities and colleges increased 4% to $29.8 billion. Meanwhile, total S&E support to historically black colleges and universities declined for the third year in a row, to $308 million, down 17% from FY 2016. Data are from the FY 2017 Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engin...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 19, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: Fiscal Year 2017
Tables present FY 2017 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include type of activity and trends, as well as ranking by state, agency, and individual institution. Data are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions by the National Center for Science and Engineering within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 19, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Female Emergency Physicians Paid Less Than Males
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- A gender-based salary gap persists among academic emergency medicine physicians, according to a study published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Jennifer L. Wiler, M.D., from the University of Colorado in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a new academic prize for students of specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
A new academic prize has been launched for students on primary care specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist- Endocrinology
Vacancies for Band 7 Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology (QEHB and HGS) at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.Salary:£33,222-£43,041Interview date expected to be10 April 2019Two exciting opportunities have arisen for individuals to contribute towards the provision of excellent patient care within our Endocrinology and Diabetes Service. We are looking to appointment two Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology. One post will be for our Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital site (HGS) and the other for our Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham(QEHB) ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide
Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to their benefit, and taking active measures to boost the numb ers of women in ICT leadership positions, including in academia and entrepreneurship. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health On First World Middle Ear Transplant Done At Steve Biko Academic Hospital
[Govt of SA] A pioneering surgical procedure using 3D-printed middle ear bones, developed by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and his team at the University of Pretoria (UP) Faculty of Health, may be the answer to conductive hearing loss, a middle ear problem caused by congenital birth defects, infection, trauma or metabolic diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists Threw a Smartphone in a Blender to Reveal the Contents
The latest results in scientific research have come from an unlikely machine: the blender. Scientists at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom wanted to investigate what materials were used to create an iPhone, so they turned to the friendly kitchen tool to blend a phone to dust. Then, the researchers added sodium peroxide, an oxidizer, and mixed the combination at nearly 500 degrees celsius — that’s more than 900 degrees fahrenheit. The brainchild of two geologists at the university, the project sought “to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest in what is contained within everyda...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized Bizarre onetime Science viral Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides information on the amount and condition of science and engineering research space at eligible U.S. colleges and universities. Data tables include information on research space, new construction, deferred construction, and repair and renovation projects, all by field, state, and type of academic institution. Data in this report are from the FY 2017 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

South Africa: Steve Biko Hospital Conducts World's First Ever Middle Ear Transplant
[News24Wire] The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane has successfully completed the world's first ever middle ear transplant, using 3D-printed middle ear bones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lab it up: Hilbert College spends $425K on new science facility
Hilbert College is building out a new laboratory in its Bogel Hall academic building that will accommodate a new program in applied sciences. The program is a bachelor's degree in forensic science (which has a similar name to another Hilbert program that trains students in a career for criminal justice). The new degree is aimed at preparing students for a broader range of opportunities in the healthcare space such as pre-medical, pre-ph armacy or DNA analysis tracks. It will begin this fall. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Postconcussion academic support in children who attend a primary care provider follow-up visit after presenting to the emergency department - Snedden TR, Pierpoint LA, Currie DW, Comstock RD, Grubenhoff JA.
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a primary care provider (PCP) follow-up visit after emergency department evaluation of concussion improved the children's likelihood of receiving academic support. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. Concussed c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nursing academic appointed to top research advisory board
Professor Jill Maben, leading expert on nursing workforce issues at the University of Surrey, has joined a high powered panel that aims to boost health service staff and patient engagement with research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HydroCision names Tranchemontagne as CEO | Personnel Moves – March 12, 2019
HydroCision said early this month that it tapped former Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) exec Alain Tranchemontagne as its new chief executive officer. Prior to joining Boston-based HydroCision, Tranchemontagne held a position as U.S. business commercial development senior VP at Smith & Nephew. Before joining Smith & Nephew, Tranchemontagne also held positions at Covidien in senior marketing roles in the patient care division. “We are delighted to have Alain spearhead the next growth chapter in HydroCision’s future. The board was impressed with Alain’s proven track record at major medical d...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Aethlon Medical Inc. camberspine Humacyte HydroCision Inc. Invictus Medical IRRAS johnsonandjohnson MediWounds qureai Senseonics Smith & Nephew SynCardia V-Wave Virta Health Source Type: news

Vacancy for Member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialty Certificate Examining Board
The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, the Society for Endocrinology, and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board.The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the SCE; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Adriani Nikolakopoulou
TheThomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own life. His creativity spanned his entire career, influencing clinicians and methodologists alike. He is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomise the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomise patients than to treat them in the absence of good evide...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Experiences of nature boost children's learning
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Spending time in nature boosts children's academic achievement and healthy development, concludes a new analysis examining hundreds of studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking arts classes leads to better academic performance, Mason research shows
(George Mason University) A new study from the George Mason University Arts Research Center and published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts found a link between arts elective courses in music, dance, visual art and drama, and better grades in middle school. The study, led by Adam Winsler, professor of applied developmental psychology, followed a large and diverse sample of preschool children up until they completed sixth, seventh and eighth grade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is my child seriously ill?
Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 12 March]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Among Top 20 Nationally
SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) students continue to enhance their academic profile among the nation’s best in board pass rates and assessments. The SOP Class of 2018 North American Pharmacist Licensure...(PRWeb March 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/siue_school_of_pharmacy_students_among_top_20_nationally/prweb16161989.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Latino and black children have poorer academic outcomes than non - Latino whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Tolerance of intimate partner violence and sexist attitudes among health sciences students from three Spanish universities - Garc ía-Díaz V, Fernández-Feito A, Bringas-Molleda C, Rodriguez-Díaz FJ, Lana A.
OBJECTIVE: To explore university health science students' intimate partner violence tolerance and sexist attitudes and to examine their trend throughout the academic years. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of students of both sexes of the degrees of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improving patient safety through collaboration: a rapid review of the academic health science networks' patient safety collaboratives
This report discusses the progress and impact made by England's Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) in their first four years. It was commissioned by The AHSN Network and written by The King's Fund. The report notes how interest is shifting from supporting the improvement of individual services to improving how different services work together in local systems. It highlights the role the PSC programme has had in creating a movement for change and cultivating a shared vision among health and care organisations. It also suggests some areas PSCs and national NHS bodies could focus on to further support innovation, quality im...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic performance of urban children with asthma worse than peers without asthma
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer academically. Kids who were kept home due to asthma symptoms weren't able to do as well in the classroom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Driving innovation at 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, April 1-2
(Colorado State University) Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, former Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr. and energy experts in academia, government and industry will headline the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, April 1-2.The 8th annual event brings together speakers from multiple disciplines to advance the ever-broadening conversation about the future of energy, with topics ranging from clean transportation and water to trends in the oil and gas industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review of the academic health science networks ’ patient safety collaboratives
A report from the King ’s Fund discusses the progress and impact made by England’s patient safety collaboratives (PSCs) in their first four years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report: CEO of Hahnemann and St. Christopher's hospitals dismissed
The revolving door in the CEO's office at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's is still spinning. Suzanne Richards, who two months ago, assumed the role of chief executive office for both Philadelphia hospitals, has reportedly been dismissed according to phiilly.com. Both hospitals are part of American Academic Health System, a subsidiary of Paladin Healthcare. Paladin, a hospital management company based in El Segundo, Calif., acquired Hahnemann and St. Christopher's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Report: CEO of Hahnemann and St. Christopher's hospitals dismissed
The revolving door in the CEO's office at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's is still spinning. Suzanne Richards, who two months ago, assumed the role of chief executive office for both Philadelphia hospitals, has reportedly been dismissed according to phiilly.com. Both hospitals are part of American Academic Health System, a subsidiary of Paladin Healthcare. Paladin, a hospital management company based in El Segundo, Calif., acquired Hahnemann and St. Christopher's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2019
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment. Data and figures in this digest are organized into the following topical areas: enrollment, field of degree, employment status, and occupation, including academic careers. Surveys conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation provided a large portion of the data used in this report. NCSES's mandate is the collection, interpretation, analysis, and ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 8, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Linking Community and Academic Oncologists: Creating a New Model Linking Community and Academic Oncologists: Creating a New Model
Can oncologists continue to deliver cancer care without subspecialization? Jack West envisions a team-based model that capitalizes on oncologists'unique strengths.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Could CRISPR Diagnostics Provide a Valuable Weapon in the Fight against Pandemic Flu?
The flu season is up and running in the Northern Hemisphere, and early signs in both the United States and Europe are that the effects might not be quite as severe as the brutal 2017/18 season. The United States is predominantly seeing H1N1 circulating, while monitoring in Europe has identified co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2—both varieties of Influenza A that should be covered by the seasonable vaccine. What if they weren’t though? Influenza A can be found in both human and animal populations, and it evolves rapidly through genetic mutation. Each year many humans rely on their country&a...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Wilkins Tags: IVD Source Type: news

School bullying in compulsory and advanced secondary education. Determining factors in its intervention - Mart ínez Sánchez I, Goig Martínez R, González González D, Álvarez Rodríguez J.
Background: School bullying is a problem that has been considered from various different perspectives in the academic literature. The present work seeks to increase knowledge on the influence of the climate established at the school in order to dete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Who will succeed Gottlieb at FDA?
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said this week he will be stepping away from his position in one month, leaving one major question – who will take replace him? While it’s impossible to know who will be appointed, a number of candidates stand out for the role, while others seem less likely but still viable candidates to head the agency. Topping the list of likely candidates is former Flatiron Health chief medical officer and current principal deputy commissioner Amy Abernethy, who stands as a likely interim leader, according to a report from STAT News. Abernethy reportedly spent time at Duke with former FDA ...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Higher Education R & D Spending: Spending and Funding Sources Differ by State
Universities and colleges play an important role in conducting R&D in the United States. Academic institutions spent $72 billion on R&D in 2016, an increase of 21% over the past decade, after adjusting for inflation. More than half of the funding was from the federal government (54%, or $39 billion). Academic R&D spending was concentrated in six states, with just under 45% of spending concentrated in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Data are from the Higher Education R&D Survey, from the National Center of Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 7, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Diabetes and endocrinology consultant at The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a diabetes and endocrinology consultant. Applicants will be considered for a full time NHS post or a post that would be split with the University of Exeter, the academic sessions set according to the academic record of the applicant.They are looking for a consultant with skills in general diabetes and endocrinology and a specialist interest in antenatal, pump and the diabetes foot. In addition clinics will be in diabetes, thyroid and general endocrinology and virtual clinics in the community.Deadline for applications is 22 March. Find ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists Blast Proposals by Climate Change Doubters Targeting School Lessons
(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the near-universal scientific consensus that global warming is real, dire and man-made. Of the more than a dozen such measures proposed so far this year, some ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MICHAEL MELIA / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Connecticut Education onetime Source Type: news

A causal model of binge drinking among university students in northern Thailand - Tonkuriman A, Sethabouppha H, Thungjaroenkul P, Kittirattanapaiboon P.
Binge drinking, an extreme drinking pattern and the most common form of hazardous alcohol consumption among university students, has remained a public health concern with physical, psychological, academic, and social problems. Tracking multiple factors is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression
(WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime overnight Source Type: news

Springer Nature Now Shares Select Papers on ResearchGate
A pilot project between the scholarly publisher and the academic networking platform launched last week. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Are students with disabilities suspended more frequently than otherwise similar students without disabilities? - Morgan PL, Farkas G, Hillemeier MM, Wang Y, Mandel Z, DeJarnett C, Maczuga S.
Students with disabilities (SWD) have been reported to be disproportionately suspended from U.S. schools and so more likely to experience the "school-to-prison pipeline" through suspension's associations with lower academic achievement, dropout, juvenile d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news