A data duel over U.S. maternal mortality
Experts agree that the U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptably high. And year after year of data show that disadvantaged groups, particularly Black and Native American women, die at even higher rates than women in the United States overall during pregnancy and childbirth. But controversy broke out last week over just how bad the situation is, when a paper by academic epidemiologists published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ( AJOG ) provoked unusual pushback from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The paper suggested a widely reported tripling in t...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Possible TikTok ban has U.S. science communicators on edge
For biologist Brooke Fitzwater, a doctoral student at the University of Alabama, the social media platform TikTok has become a key tool for sharing her knowledge of marine biology with some 250,000 followers. Her short, humorous videos on everything from whale sharks to zombie worms have attracted up to 2.1 million views. “TikTok has been an unparalleled way for me to communicate science to the public,” Fitzwater says. Last week, however, Fitzwater and many other science communicators who rely on TikTok got some worrying news: The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Podcast: Are current radiology AI offerings addressing practice needs?
AuntMinnie.com · Keeping Up With The Radiologists - Episode 3: AI in radiology, build, buy, neither In this episode of the "Keeping Up With the Radiologists" podcast series brought to you by AuntMinnie.com in collaboration with Penn Radiology, Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MD; Mitchell Schnall, MD, PhD; Tessa Cook, MD, PhD; and Chuck Kahn, MD, address the shortcomings of AI in radiology in a spirited discussion. Prashant Warier, PhD, co-founder and CEO of AI software developer QureAI, fields the brunt of the radiologists' constructive criticisms. The temperature rises a little in this episode. Like other medical imaging AI compa...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Imaging Informatics Practice Management Artificial Intelligence Podcasts Source Type: news

Hovering is not helping: relationships among helicopter parenting, attachment, academic outcomes, and mental health in college students - Miller RW, Rainbolt CL, Tallents S.
Helicopter parenting (or overparenting) refers to developmentally inappropriate or intrusive tactics to control a child's behavior. Helicopter parents are usually trying to help their children, but their behavior has been associated with adverse academic, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

University of Bristol expert appointed Senior Investigator by National Institute of Health and Care Research
A University of Bristol academic has been awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 18, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Radiology retains popularity in 2024 Main Residency Match
Although falling just short of the 100% rate achieved in the last two years, nearly all available resident positions for diagnostic and interventional radiology were filled on Match Day 2024 on March 15. In announcing the results of the 2024 Main Residency Match, the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) noted that interventional radiology-integrated had the fifth-highest percentage (91.4%) among positions filled with U.S. MD and DO seniors. .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{border-color:black;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px; overflow:hidden;pa...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Radiology Education Source Type: news

Image perception: Are radiologists akin to MLB batters?
A radiologist’s perception when viewing a complex MR image may be akin to a Major League Baseball (MLB) batter reading the stitches on a fastball, according to researchers exploring exactly how diagnostic interpretations are made. The baseball metaphor works because eye-tracking studies have shown that radiologists are able to discriminate between normal and abnormal stacks of 26 T2-weighted images from prostate MRI in as little as 48 milliseconds per section, said neuroscientist Robert Alexander, MD, of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, in an interview with AuntMinnie.com. Similarly, expert batter...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Advanced Visualization Source Type: news

Image perception: Are radiologists akin to MLB batters?
A radiologist’s perception when viewing a complex MR image may be akin to a Major League Baseball (MLB) batter reading the stitches on a fastball, according to researchers exploring exactly how diagnostic interpretations are made. The baseball metaphor works because eye-tracking studies have shown that radiologists are able to discriminate between normal and abnormal stacks of 26 T2-weighted images from prostate MRI in as little as 48 milliseconds per section, said neuroscientist Robert Alexander, MD, of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, in an interview with AuntMinnie.com. Similarly, expert batter...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Advanced Visualization Source Type: news

‘Lab-leak’ proponents at Rutgers accused of defaming and intimidating COVID-19 origin researchers
Fraudsters. Liars. Perjurers. Felons. Grifters. Stooges. Imbeciles. Murderers. When it comes to describing scientists whose peer-reviewed studies suggest the COVID-19 virus made a natural jump from animals to humans, molecular biologist Richard Ebright and microbiologist Bryce Nickels have used some very harsh language. On X (formerly Twitter), where the two scientists from Rutgers University are a constant presence, they have even compared fellow researchers to Nazi war criminals and the genocidal Cambodian dictator Pol Pot. But now, their targets have had enough. A dozen scientists filed a formal complaint ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 15, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

PQRI Workshop:  Challenges and Opportunities for Modified Release Oral Drug Product Development - 04/18/2024
This PQRI Workshop will bring together leaders and subject matter experts from regulatory agencies, industry, and academia to discuss critical topics related to modified release (MR) drug products for oral administration. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 15, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

I grew up trying to win my parents' approval. I ended up getting a Ph.D., but it was solo travel that changed my life
Angela at the Colosseum in Italy. Courtesy of Angela/@realphdfoodie Angela, an American academic, started traveling solo in November. Angela said she felt burned out after not taking any time off for many years. She felt tied down by expectations to get married, but solo travel felt freeing. This…#colosseuminitaly #courtesy #angela #beijing #florida #southerncalifornia #sanfranciscobayarea #bayarea #phd #copenhagen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We’re hurting.’ Trans scientists call for recognition and support from research community
Twenty-four scientists from around the globe—all of whom either identify as trans or have trans family members—have an urgent message for the scientific community: Sexual and gender minorities in science fields face various systemic barriers, and all members of the research community must strive to address them , the group writes today in Cell . “It will be tempting for people with prejudices—unexamined or not—toward trans people to dismiss this piece as ‘woke,’” says author Fátima Sancheznieto (she/her/ella), a biomedical and social scientist at the University of Wisconsin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mass General and Brigham and Women's to take major steps to integrate
In a major step towards further integration, the state ’s largest health system is combining the clinical departments and academic programs across Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 13, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news

Consider These Factors in a Radiation Oncology Position Consider These Factors in a Radiation Oncology Position
Before accepting a position at an academic radiation oncology practice, a prospective employee should evaluate three main features of the job — compensation, daily duties, and location.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 13, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

Unifying academic medical center departments is major step in harnessing collective expertise
Mass General Brigham clinicians, caregivers, and staff are coming together like never before to work to become the integrated academic healthcare system of the future with patients at the center (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 13, 2024 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news