Minnesota teachers lose Covid-19 vaccination slots after staff shares signup link
State officials begin a mass vaccination effort for Twin Cities teachers today in St. Paul, part of an effort to restart in-person classes. But the launch wa muddied after administrators shared a link to sign up, resulting in uninvited people taking time slots meant for teachers. The Star Tribune reports on the plan to vaccinate as many as 15,000 educators, with some schools noting that many of their faculty are being left out. Lionsgate Academy, for example, expected 87 of its staff to get vaccines,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Cloris Leachman, Emmy- and Oscar- winning actor, dies at 94
Leachman played the nosy neighbor on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and won an Academy Award for her role in "The Last Picture Show." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tel Aviv University professor wins Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Professor Yossi Yovel, Associate Professor of Zoology at Tel Aviv University (TAU), is one of three Laureates to be awarded 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Professor Yovel was recognized for his work in the area of Life Sciences and will receive $100,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roadblocks to success for PhD grads could mean missed opportunities for Canada
(Council of Canadian Academies) Canada could be sitting on a significant untapped resource, as the number of PhD holders in this country rises, but persistent barriers make it hard for them to put their skills to work. According to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), PhD graduates play a critical role in the Canadian economy, but many are missing out on important opportunities to contribute their expertise and bolster growth and innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci Awarded Medal by Academy of Sciences
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- Anthony Fauci, M.D., will receive the 2021 Public Welfare Medal for his " decades-long leadership in combating emerging infectious diseases, from the AIDS crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being a clear, consistent, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yes, Masks Are Still Necessary
Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Protective Clothing and Gear Masks Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Filters Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Proceedings of the National Academy of S Source Type: news

Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Path to Recovery
As the new year begins, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and in other parts of the world.   Scientists have worked at record speed to develop new vaccines, and the nation is now embarking on an unprecedented effort to scale up vaccine manufacturing, production, allocation, and distribution. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Child Car Seat Safety Tip: Skip Puffy Winter Coats
SATURDAY, Jan. 23, 2021 -- Puffy coats have their place, but it's not inside a car seat. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of tips for keeping your little ones safe and warm while traveling by car. The first is to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is the SAG Award for Outstanding Movie Cast a Good Predictor for Best Picture Oscar?
The Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture is often seen as bellwether for the Academy... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a Stronger, More Sustainable U.S. Economy
Alongside its devastating effects on human health, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a catastrophic toll on the U.S. economy. Approximately 12 million Americans are unemployed, thousands of businesses have shut down — many permanently — and hunger and homelessness are on the rise. The economic fallout is disproportionately affecting low-income adults and families and minority communities, greatly impacting these vulnerable members of our society the most. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advancing Racial Equity in America
Last summer ’s widespread protests against police brutality — taking place in the midst of a pandemic that has exacted a heavy toll on communities of color — sparked a national awakening to the toxic effects of centuries of systemic racism, and put issues related to racial equity and justice front and cen ter. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advising the Nation on Climate Change
As the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly engulfed the nation and the world, a slower-moving crisis — but potentially even more damaging — has been unfolding for decades. The effects of climate change are already being felt by millions. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Microbiome Search Engine 2 helps researchers explore microbiome space
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) To correlate the newly developed microbiomes with existing data sets, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and their collaborators developed the Microbiome Search Engine 2 (MSE 2). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Meta-Apo supports cheaper, quicker microbiome functional assessment
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new algorithm called Meta-Apo, developed by researchers led by JING Gongchao of the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) may reduce the need for expensive, time-consuming whole-genome sequencing computations to understand how a microbiome functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study Reveals New Insights into the Link Between Sunlight Exposure and Kidney Damage in Lupus
A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research kidney lupus ultraviolet light Source Type: news

Study reveals new insights into the link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Academy honors 20 for major contributions to science
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences will honor 20 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on Their Inauguration
We congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on this historic day, and we are grateful for their lifelong dedication to serving the American people. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Toddler Tantrums? Pediatricians Offer Tips to Curb Bad Behavior
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021– Toddler behavior won't always be good. Outbursts are normal. Yet, you can also use those aggravating moments to help shape your little one's behavior, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Start by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain pressure disorder that causes headache, vision problems on rise
(American Academy of Neurology) A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates. The study is published in the January 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that for women, socioeconomic factors like income, education and housing may play a role in their risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Safe for Lactating Women
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Women should not stop breastfeeding in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement released by the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and published online Dec. 23 in Breastfeeding Medicine. Given that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single-cell test can reveal precisely how drugs kill cancer cells
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have developed a method named D2O-probed CANcer Susceptibility Test Ramanometry (D2O-CANST-R) to see, at single-cell/organelle level, how pharmaceuticals induce cancer cell death and how cancer cells adapt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers identify how cancer cells adapt to survive harsh tumor microenvironments
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) To better understand the conditions that select for the Warburg Effect and the mechanisms where cells can express this metabolic adaptation, Moffitt researchers subjected nonmalignant cells to the harsh tumor microenvironment that is present during early carcinogenesis, known as ductal carcinoma in situ. In a new research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Moffitt team shows that these conditions select for cells to express a Warburg Effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tourniquetless TKA: History, Controversies, and Technique Tourniquetless TKA: History, Controversies, and Technique
Tourniquet use is common practice in total knee arthroplasty, but is it time to transition to a tourniquetless technique?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Lasers & molecular tethers create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
(University of Washington) Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a technique to modify naturally occurring biological polymers with protein-based biochemical messages that affect cell behavior. Their approach, published the week of Jan. 18, 2021 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, uses a near-infrared laser to trigger chemical adhesion of protein messages to a scaffold made from biological polymers such as collagen, a connective tissue found throughout our bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How cells move and don't get stuck
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Theoretical physicists from Berlin teamed up with experimental physicists from Munich to determine the precise mechanics involved in cell motility. The findings were published in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Incoming Administration Names Academy Members to Key Posts
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced their nomination of several members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine to serve in key science positions. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Academy Bumps Best International Feature Shortlist Up to 15, Remove ‘Saves’ From Process
And removes the three “saves” typically incorporated into the selection process. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?
SATURDAY, Jan. 16, 2021 -- If you're trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests. Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Should Your Child Get a COVID-19 Test?
SATURDAY, Jan. 16, 2021 -- If you're trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests. Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, particularly among minorities
The COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in the United States in 2020 by more than a year, from roughly 78.5 years to 77.5 years, an analysis published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

POCUS group launches MSK certification
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy has launched a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UTSA receives $5 million Mellon grant for racial justice efforts
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university's community partnerships in advancing racial justice. UTSA's project -- Democratizing Racial Justice -- will be a transformative, community-based People's Academies for Racial Justice. Selected community fellows and faculty fellows will collaborate on a public-facing project. Grant funding will further support community dialogues with key scholars working in fields related to social justice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cities, Transit Agencies, and Shared Mobility Providers Should Collaborate to Fully Realize Transportation Potential Across Metropolitan Areas
If combined with public transit and increased in scale, shared modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing, scooter sharing, and bike sharing, can enhance mobility, equity, and sustainability in metropolitan areas, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination and second doses - Academy statement, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges firmly supports the decision of the four UK chief medical officers to prioritise the delivery of the first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and to delay the second dose to up to 12 weeks. We recognise the concerns of those who have had a first vaccination and were expecting their second dose. However, with the rapid spread of infection, particularly the new variant COVID-19, the policy of getting the vaccine to as many people as possible in the shortest possible time is, in public health terms, absolutely right. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brief encounters: How fleeting protein interactions shape health
(University of Leeds) The UK's leading scientific academy - the Royal Society - has awarded one of its most prestigious research professorships to an academic at the University of Leeds, to develop new ways of 'seeing the unseen' - the way that proteins interact to shape or to destroy memories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

C-Path announces SHIP-MD 2021 Virtual Workshop
(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) C-Path in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health AdvaMed, the American Academy of Pediatrics and multiple pediatric health system leaders, is proud to announce the System of Hospitals for Innovation in Pediatrics - Medical Devices Virtual Workshop to be held on February 9-11, 2021. The workshop will focus on the acceleration of medical device development for the unique needs of children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine collection highlights 15 years of scientific discovery
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Editors of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine have identified some of the most significant articles in the publication's history, publishing new commentaries on them in a special 15th anniversary collection. The 15 commentaries from associate editors and members of the journal's editorial board describe the impact of the selected articles both at the time of their publication and today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Veterinarians Should Perform Exams to Detect Soreness in Tennessee Walking Horses, Using New Methods and Revised Scar Rule, Says New Report
To detect soreness in Tennessee walking horses, only veterinarians should administer inspections at shows, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors associated with symptom reporting in U.S. Service Academy cadets and NCAA student athletes without concussion: findings from the CARE Consortium - Caccese JB, Iverson GL, Hunzinger KJ, Asken BM, Clugston JR, Cameron KL, Houston MN, Svoboda SJ, Jackson JC, McGinty GT, Estevez CA, Susmarski AJ, Enrique A, Bryk KN, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M, Pasquina PF, Buckley TA, CARE Consortium Investigators.
BACKGROUND: Symptom resolution is a key marker in determining fitness for return to activity following concussion, but in some cases, distinguishing persistent symptoms due to concussion versus symptoms related to other factors can be challenging. OBJE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evolution in Surgical Management of Ankle Instability Evolution in Surgical Management of Ankle Instability
Learn more about the most recent developments and newest surgical techniques for the management of ankle instability.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Colleges and Universities Need Campuswide Culture Change to Better Support Students ’ Well-Being and Address Mental Health Problems
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on U.S. colleges and universities to take comprehensive, campuswide approaches to more effectively address mental health and substance use problems among students and to develop cultures that support well-being. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist and geneticist recognized for re
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering& Science of Texas) HOUSTON - Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscientist and Geneticist Benjamin Arenkiel, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Medicine from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). He was chosen for his breakthrough identification of the brain's neural pathways that are connected to eating disorders, addiction and other neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UT Southwestern biochemist recognized for pioneering metabolic research
(TAMEST) DALLAS - UT Southwestern Biochemist Benjamin Tu, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). He was chosen for his pioneering research on cellular roles of small molecule metabolites that may have relevance for cancer treatments and other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eliminating Lead Emissions From Small Aircraft Will Require Concerted Efforts Across the Aviation Sector, Says New Report
Significantly reducing lead emissions from gasoline-powered aircraft will require the leadership and strategic guidance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a broad-based and sustained commitment by other government agencies and the nation ’s pilots, airport managers, aviation fuel and service suppliers, and aircraft manufacturers, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study examines medical practice patterns over time
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Variations in medical practice can have serious consequences for the quality, equity and cost of one's health care; however, it's unclear whether these disparities can be attributed to individual differences, from one doctor to another or to changes in your doctor's individual practice over time, perhaps in response to shifts in clinical guidelines or advancements in diagnostic technologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Twitter croudsourcing found effective for dermatologic diagnoses
(American Academy of Family Physicians) New study from researchers at the University of Paris provides support for social media as a potentially useful tool in the doctor's diagnostic toolkit and a way for general practitioners with questions to connect to specialists who may have the answers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

January/February 2021 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed, indexed research journal that provides a cross-disciplinary forum for new, evidence-based information affecting the primary care disciplines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

North Carolina simplifies medicaid enrollment, improves coverage for pregnant women
(American Academy of Family Physicians) North Carolina did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA, which continued to put many low-income women at risk for losing health care coverage post partum. The state did comply with ACA standards for simplifying Medicaid enrollment. By automating the process and removing a stringent and often cumbersome financial assessment process, more low-income women qualified for full Medicaid and reduced the number of women who instead qualified for more limited benefits under the state's Medicaid for Pregnant Women program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news