From childhood cancer to mapping human development
(Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)) Professor Muzlifah Haniffa from Newcastle University and the Wellcome Sanger Institute* has won the 2019 Foulkes Foundation Medal for her ground-breaking contributions to biomedical science, it was announced today [Tuesday 19 November, 2019]. Professor Haniffa's research achievements include providing a better understanding of the developing human immune system and childhood kidney cancer, mapping the maternal-fetal interface and discovering new immune cells in the skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu Is Getting An Early Start In The US This Season
(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors on a conference call this week that the United States is seeing more flu than is typical for this time of year. “Influenza is off to an early start,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University who was on the CDC call, which included members of the Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network, a group of hospitals that help the CDC assess the severity of the flu season. Thirty states are seeing flu activity — for this time of year, that’s the most states in a decade. Three s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston flu season Source Type: news

Academies Panel to Delve Into Critical Questions Facing US R & D
A new National Academies study will consider the challenges the U.S. is facing in maintaining its global leadership position in science and technology. It will encompass  such matters as protecting research from exploitation, managing international exchanges, and promoting domestic technology commercialization. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - November 15, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Health Professions professor named an Academy Fellow of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Paul Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in the College of Health Professions, earns highest honor from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Health Professionals Academics Source Type: news

98 Percent Of Toddlers Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Report Finds
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — A new analysis of national data published Wednesday finds 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day. The American Heart Association recommends children less than two years of age not have access to any added sugars, which includes any sweeteners that don’t naturally occur in food. “The consumption of added sugars among children has been associated with negative health conditions such as cavities, asthma, obesity, elevated blood pressure, and altered lipid profiles,” said lead investigator Kirsten Herrick, a program dire...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Parenting Source Type: news

Periprosthetic Infections of the Shoulder Periprosthetic Infections of the Shoulder
Periprosthetic joint infection is a serious complication that can occur after shoulder arthroplasty procedures. How are these complications best diagnosed and managed?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

What happens when we die? Insights from resuscitation science
(New York Academy of Sciences) Today, thanks to modern resuscitation science, death can no longer be considered an absolute moment but rather a process that can be reversed even many hours after it has taken place. Clinicians and researchers around the globe are engaged in transformative research to improve resuscitation techniques and increase high-quality survivorship. Their findings have upended conventional notions about the nature of brain injury and death itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home-visits before and after birth can benefit caregiving in low- and middle-income settings
(Elsevier) A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that home-visiting by trained community workers during and after pregnancy can improve mother-child interactions in the first years of life. However, this benefit was not found for mothers who experienced depressive symptoms during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and added sugars
(Elsevier) A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). Infants were 6-11 months, and toddlers were 12-23 months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At-Home DNA Tests Still Need the 'Human Touch,' Say Panelists at Genomics Roundtable Workshop
When Sara Altschule took a 23andMe ancestry test, the results confirmed what she already suspected: She is 77 percent Ashkenazi Jew. However, months later, after opting into add-on health tests, she received life-changing news: She had a BRCA2 gene mutation, which is particularly prevalent among Ashkenazi Jewish women. Altschule’s BRCA2 mutation meant her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 69 percent; for ovarian cancer, it is about 17 percent. While having this knowledge was empowering for her, Altschule also wishes she had received the results from a genetic counselor— not via email, she told ...
Source: News from the National Academies - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Committee Member Testifies Before Congress on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science
David Allison, member of the committee that wrote a 2019 National Academies report on reproducibility and replicability in science, appeared on Nov. 13, 2019 before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Nov. 13 to discuss the report’s recommendations and findings. The report recommends ways that researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders should help strengthen rigor and transparency in order to improve the reproducibility and replicability of scientific research. Watch the Hearing Written Testimony (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

At-Home DNA Tests Still Need the ‘Human Touch,’ Say Panelists at Genomics Roundtable Workshop
When Sara Altschule took a 23andMe ancestry test, the results confirmed what she already suspected - She is 77 percent Ashkenazi Jewish. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NJIT biomedical engineer Tara Alvarez is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Tara Alvarez, a professor of biomedical engineering who studies the links between visual disorders and the brain and develops novel devices to identify and treat them, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel mathematical framework provides a deeper understanding of how drugs interact
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have developed a new methodology characterizing more precisely how drugs influence each other when combined during treatment. Their analysis of over 30k drug pairs applied to cell lines identified 1,832 interactions between 242 different drugs and sheds new light on how drugs perturb the underlying molecular networks. The findings have now been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Explosion in Tianjin Port enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition over the Bohai Sea
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) In August 2015, a serious explosion occurred in Tianjin Port, leaving at least 50 dead and hundreds injured. Fire and smoke soared into the skies of Tianjin. A large amount of nitrogen-containing pollutants generated by the explosion were transmitted to the Bohai Sea. The impact area of the explosion on the Bohai Sea is about 1/5 of the total area of the Bohai Sea (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technique aims to improve imaging of cells
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed and demonstrated a new technique for fluorescence lifetime imaging of tissue and cells in a fast and comprehensive manner -- laying the groundwork for use in a clinical setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-serving hospital chief takes over national agency
A former long-serving NHS chief executive has taken over the NHS Leadership Academy as interim lead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advances in the Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries Advances in the Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries
When it comes to rehabilitation after spinal cord injury, what do orthopedic surgeons need to know?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

When Antibiotics Fail: The Expert Panel on the Potential Socio-Economic Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada
Source: Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Published: 11/12/2019. This 268-page report examines the current impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on Canada's healthcare system, projects the future impact on Canada ’s GDP, and looks at how widespread resistance will influence the day-to-day lives of Canadians. It examines these issues through a One Health lens, recognizing the interconnected nature of AMR, from healthcare settings to the environment to the agriculture sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Capacity to address patient social needs affects primary care clinician burnout
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Clinicians noted the importance of social needs interventions being timely, accessible and tailored to each individual patient, while being responsive to patient feedback. Yet, they were skeptical that referral-based interventions based solely on referrals would adequately address patients' social needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Program linking patients to community resources shows no significant impact on well-being
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A social prescribing initiative, designed to improve patients' well-being and quality of life by connecting them to non-medical resources, did not prove effective overall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between burnout and practice organization in family physicians
(American Academy of Family Physicians) With the rate of burnout as high as 63% among family physicians, it is important to identify risk factors for physician burnout. The relationship between burnout and personal environmental and organizational risk factors was examined in a study of family physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice characteristics and job satisfaction among GPs in 11 countries
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Organizational and functional features of general practitioner practices in 11 countries were studied in search of underlying reasons for job dissatisfaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carbon dots make calcium easier to track
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Prof. DONG Wenfei's research group from the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) has developed a new type of fluorescent carbon dot that can effectively detect calcium levels in cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance poses significant risk to people, the economy
(Council of Canadian Academies) CCA expert panel study provides new data on potential impact of antimicrobial resistance in Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
President Trump has announced his intention to nominate cancer specialist Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Hahn currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, where he oversees clinical care. He previously worked at the National Cancer Institute and the University of Pennsylvania medical school, where he chaired the radiation oncology department for nine years. Until Dr. Hahn is confirmed by the Senate, Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, will oversee the FDA. The Biolo...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enhance Your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingly...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Kinship care and foster care: a comparison of out-of-home placement from the perspective of child abuse experts in North Carolina - Darwiche S, Terrell L, Skinner AC, Narayan AP.
BACKGROUND Children may be placed in either kinship or foster care, forms of out-of-home placement (OHP), if maltreatment is suspected. The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified them as children with special health needs requiring elevated c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lawnmower injuries in children: a national 13-year study of urban versus rural injuries - Shah R, Talwar D, Schwend RM, Sponseller P, Aoyama JT, Ganley TJ.
INTRODUCTION: Although the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America have established lawnmower safety guidelines, a notable number of injuries continue to occur. We sought to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act
The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians'patients who have high-deductible health plans. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens Who Can ’t Lose Weight Any Other Way
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy statement on bariatric surgery for adolescents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Weight Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Study reveals how two strains of one bacterium combine to cause flesh-eating infection
(University of Maryland) A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used genetic analysis to reveal how two different strains of a single species of flesh-eating bacteria worked in concert to become more dangerous than either one strain alone. The work suggests that other difficult-to-treat infections may be polymicrobial and treating only one organism in a polymicrobial infection could be the cause of many secondary infections and chronic infections that resist treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding how strains of flesh-eating bacteria interact may be key to treatment
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston performed in collaboration with the University of Maryland at College Park investigated the dynamics among these strains, which may lead to the development of new therapeutic interventions. The study is currently available in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gold mining critically impairs water quality in rivers across Peruvian biodiversity hotspot
(Dartmouth College) A Dartmouth study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the Madre de Dios River watershed in Peru, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Higher levels of suspended sediment were found in rivers near the mining sites. The elevated sediment levels contain mercury and other contaminants, which can pose human health risks and have a detrimental impact on fish and other aquatic life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MAPS (Medical Affairs Professional Society) partners with IFAPP...
IFAPP Academy is dedicated to providing high-quality education for medical affairs...(PRWeb November 11, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/maps_medical_affairs_professional_society_partners_with_ifapp_academy_to_collaborate_in_education_for_medical_affairs_professionals/prweb16711710.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TV Binges, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep
SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 2019 -- Nearly nine in 10 American adults lose sleep to binge watch TV, a new survey finds. The more than 2,000 U.S. adults who took part in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) poll in September ranked sleep as their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Do's and Don'ts of Homemade Baby Formula
-- Infants need a balance of nutrients to grow properly and be healthy, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although homemade formulas may seem healthy or inexpensive, they may not meet your baby's nutritional needs. The academy mentions some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Never fear, humans have a place in the digital future
(Queensland University of Technology) The Humanising the Future symposium is being staged by the Australian Academy of the Humanities in South Brisbane on Nov. 13-15. Humanities experts from around Australia, the United States, France, The Netherlands, The UK and elsewhere will gather to discuss the ramifications of the 'fourth industrial revolution'. They will explore themes that go beyond the usual framework of 'existential threat' and 'revolutionary transformation' to drill deep into how the world can created a humanised future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Only Children More Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) — Only children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study published Wednesday. The study looked at the eating habits and body weight of only children — called “singletons” by researchers — and found they had less healthy eating habits and beverage choices than families with multiple children. While the sample size was small and the study could not establish cause and effect, it does “raise an interesting point that we need to better understand,” said pediatrician Dr. Natalie Muth, who chairs the A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Obesity Source Type: news

Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners in Kids Unclear Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners in Kids Unclear
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says studies are lacking about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children, as are recommendations to healthcare providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AAP: Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners on Kids Unclear AAP: Long-term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners on Kids Unclear
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says studies are lacking about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children, as are recommendations to healthcare providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave
-- Shaving without cutting yourself or missing patches of hair can be a challenge, says the American Academy of Dermatology. To get a proper shave, the academy recommends: Before you shave, wet your skin and hair. Shave in the direction that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Man on a mission
During his last three years as an undergraduate, Cody Aros spent a lot of time asking strangers deeply personal questions.As a volunteer intake coordinator at a free clinic in Menlo Park, California, Aros ’ duties included asking the people seeking care about their interest in HIV testing. For a lot of people, asking strangers about their sexual histories would be a nightmare. But not Aros. With every interaction, he tried to create a safe space, in which people could share their histories and conc erns without fearing judgment.“There is an element of vulnerability in medicine that I found myself really drawn t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Bloating
-- Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract fills with air or gas. This uncomfortable feeling can be caused by eating certain foods and constipation, among other reasons. To prevent bloating, the American Academy of Family Physicians says you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25 - 29
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Conference, Source Type: news

With Time Change, Use That Extra Hour for Sleep
If you're sleep-deprived and want to get an extra hour of sleep when daylight saving time ends, the academy suggests this strategy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PFAS workshop kicks off National Academies initiative
Topics ranged from balancing risk and alternatives assessments to economics and sharing information with affected communities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29
The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held from Oct. 25 to 29 in New Orleans and attracted approximately 12,000 participants from around the world,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- In Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout, a new report published online Oct. 23 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, recommendations are presented to address clinician burnout. Pascale Carayon,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news