Gulf Research Program Announces $10 Million Grant Opportunity for Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico Region
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced a new grant opportunity focused on enhancing coastal community resilience and well-being in the Gulf of Mexico region. The GRP intends to award up to $10 million to projects bringing together researchers and practitioners to collaborate on efforts that increase understanding of how community attributes and systems affect resilience and provide actionable information that can be used to implement policies and practices to enhance resilience. This new funding opportunity builds on previous GRP funding intended to ...
Source: News from the National Academies - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Seidner Student Scholarship Program
Coral Springs, FL – July 17, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, is now accepting applications for theDr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship Program. Named in the memory of Dr. Seidner, a laser dentistry pioneer who also served as ALD president 1996-1997, three recipients will be honored during the ALD ’s 26th Anniversary Conference& Exhibition,April 4-6th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, &ld...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get More Dietary Fiber
-- Fiber -- derived from plant-based foods -- has a number of health benefits including aiding digestion, helping you feel fuller longer and helping to curb overeating, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Depending on your age and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Mindfulness: Dealing with pain
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the?American Academy of Pain Medicine. Pain from disease or injury can diminish quality of life ? a toll that can be?physical and mental. In this previously aired Mayo Clinic Minute,?Dr. Amit Sood, a Mayo Clinic resiliency expert,offers ideas for dealing with temporary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCLA biologist works to create a new field, merging the sciences and architecture
How do spaces affect us, and animals? UCLA biologist Noa Pinter-Wollman had the idea that we can learn from the way animals use space, and, with several colleagues from the U.S., England and France, she is launching an effort to create a new field of study. Her goals are ambitious.Does she hope her research will lead to better homes, better offices and better communities?“Of course,” said Pinter-Wollman, an expert on ants, spiders and how environments influence collective behavior. “Who doesn’t? I want to know how collective behaviors emerge; what causes them, and how they can be improved.”It ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Domestic Electron Ion Collider Would Unlock Scientific Mysteries of Atomic Nuclei, Maintain U.S. Leadership in Accelerator Science
The science questions that could be answered by an electron ion collider (EIC)– a very large-scale particle accelerator– are significant to advancing our understanding of the atomic nuclei that make up all visible matter in the universe, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Beyond its impact on nuclear science, the advances made possible by an EIC could have far-reaching benefits to the nation's science- and technology-driven economy as well as to maintaining U.S. leadership in nuclear physics and in collider and accelerator technologies. Read More (Source: News fr...
Source: News from the National Academies - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chemicals in plastic packaging may harm kids
Several chemicals found in food and in plastic packaging may be especially harmful to children because of their small size, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, AAP cautioned parents and pregnant women to avoid processed meats, plastic packaging and canned foods that contain the substances, some of which have been linked to cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease as well as neurocognitive eff ects like hyperactivity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Health Tip: Using a Home Trampoline
-- Home trampolines may be a fun way to get exercise, but they're not without dangers, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Despite the academy's warnings that home trampolines could lead to injuries from falls and attempted acrobatics, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have released a new report on the research agenda for indoor microbiology, human health, and buildings. The report Microbiomes of the Built Environment examines the current knowledge in the research on indoor environments, examples of knowledge gaps, and new tools that may facilitate the understanding of ecosystems in built environments, in order to better predict and manage indoor interactions of humans with microorganisms and design healthy and sustainable buildings. Read the report here: http://nas-sites.org/builtmicrobiome/    &nbs...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Pediatricians say kids at risk from untested chemicals in food
American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a revamp of the food safety system and warns chemicals may affect children's immunity, growth and behavior (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids
A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked changes in children's hormone systems to chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food. The changes can alter their normal development and increase their risk of childhood obesity, the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement argues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Are the chemicals in food coloring bad for children?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what parents should know about a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics that warns against certain food additives. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians ’ Group Says
Eat more fruits and vegetables, don ’ t put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher and check recycling codes to reduce exposure to chemicals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Food Hazardous and Toxic Substances Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Containers and Packaging Endocrine Gland Bisphenol A (BPA) Children and Childhood Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food Additives American Academy of Pediatri Source Type: news

Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt to Deliver Opening Lecture at International...
Asher Kimchi, M.D., Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology, today announced the selection of Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular...(PRWeb July 23, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dr_deepak_l_bhatt_to_deliver_opening_lecture_at_international_academy_of_cardiology_annual_scientific_sessions_2018_23rd_world_congress_on_heart_disease/prweb15643303.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bristol academics elected as Fellows of the British Academy
Two University of Bristol academics have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Announcements; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

The cause of prostate cancer progression to incurable stage has likely been uncovered
(Academy of Finland) Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11672691 influences prostate cancer aggressiveness. Their findings also suggest ways to improve risk stratification and clinical treatment for advanced prostate cancer. The study is published in the journal Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RE: Important PHA Policy Change and Summer Safety
PHA Policy Change regarding No ShowsEffective August 1, 2018 our no show policy will change.  Families will be allowed 4 NO SHOWS within 2 years before being dismissed from the practice.  A $35.00 no show fee will be charged for missing Check-Ups/Sports Physicals and $25.00 for all other appointments. This charge is per patient, not per family.  You can avoid this charge by cancelling your appointment minimally 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.**********************From the desk of Nishat Nasrullah, DONishat Nasrullah, DONow that summer is in full swing, one of my family ’s fa...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Source Type: news

HCA donates more than $5 million as part of 50th anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of HCA Healthcare Inc,. and in recognition of the milestone the nation ’s largest hospital operator is giving back to some Nashville organizations. In conjunction with the HCA Foundation, the company is giving 50 donations of $50,000 or more to 50 local nonprofits. In addition to those contributions, HCA is giving $500,000 to the National Academy of Medicine Opioid Epidemic Action Collaborative and two donations of $1 million each to the Interfaith Dental Clinic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Caffeine affects food intake at breakfast, but its effect is limited and transient
(Elsevier) A new study featured in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that after drinking a small amount of caffeine, participants consumed 10 percent less at a breakfast buffet provided by researchers, but this effect did not persist throughout the day and had no impact on participants' perceptions of their appetites. Based on these findings, the investigators have concluded that caffeine is not effective as an appetite suppressant and weight-loss aid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine announces Emerging Leaders in Health & Medicine
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine. The individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields, such as basic and translational science, clinical medicine, bioengineering, federal health policy and law, and ethics. Young leaders in this program are selected by NAM leadership to engage in a variety of activities throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) over a three-year term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Single-molecule magnetic tweezers reveal dual function of FACT in gene regulation
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Professors LI Wei and LI Ming from the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently improved the temporal and spatial resolution of their self-developed magnetic tweezers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ADHD Study Links Teen ’ s Symptoms With Digital Media Use
(CNN) — The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, sheds light on how more research is needed to determine whether symptoms of the disorder, commonly called ADHD, are possibly caused by digital media use. “If we can determine if there is a potential causal link that is consistent across studies, then we can design interventions to curb media exposure. Even simple educational information to let teachers, parents, and pe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Tech ADHD CNN JAMA Source Type: news

National Guideline Clearinghouse to live on despite feds bowing out
The nonprofit that has run the recently shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) for 20 years plans to replace the website and run it privately. Funding to support the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) clinical practice guideline website ended on July 16. ECRI Institute, which developed and maintained NGC since its inception in 1998, announced it plans to launch an interim, subscription-based website in September, with “many additional features planned for the near future.” The initial site will enable users to search and retrieve ECRI’s summarizations of clini...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog News Well ECRI Institute National Guidelines Clearinghouse NGC Source Type: news

New Report Identifies Five Breakthroughs to Address Urgent Challenges and Advance Food and Agricultural Sciences by 2030
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase the U.S. food and agriculture system's sustainability, competitiveness, and resilience. The urgent progress needed today, given challenges such as water scarcity, increased weather variability, floods, and droughts, requires a convergent research approach that harnesses advances in data science, materials science, information technology, behavioral sciences, economics, and many other fields. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Academies' Presidents Comment on the EPA's Proposed Rule for Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule for strengthening transparency in regulatory science (April 30, 2018, 83 Federal Register 18768), which stipulates that EPA will ensure that the data and models underlying the pivotal science that informs significant regulatory actions are made publicly available, in a format that allows for outside analysis and validation. In a July 16 letter to EPA's acting administrator, the presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine said that while EPA's proposed provision is generally consistent wi...
Source: News from the National Academies - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Teens Who Are Constantly On Their Phones May Be At Risk of ADHD, Study Says
New research says there may be consequences for teenagers growing up in the social media generation. Though it could not prove causation, a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, found an association between lots of screen use in teenagers and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder is characterized by difficulty paying attention, paired with hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, according to the Mayo Clinic. In 2014, a group of researchers surveyed more than 3,000 California 10th graders about their digital media use and their self-reported frequency of symptoms that could indicate ADHD, ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Establish U.S.-Style Leadership Academy for Health Workers - Adewole
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government on Tuesday said plans have reached an advanced stage for the commencement of a Leadership Development Academy, LDA, to building the capacity of workers in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

146 Scientists identify five key research fields for transforming US agriculture and food production
(Burness) A new blueprint produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), " Science Breakthroughs 2030, " lays out how research can transform the fields of agriculture and food production. Drawn from an extensive process that incorporated the voices of 146 scientists in dozens of fields, the report highlights potential 'breakthroughs' through five critical initiatives of agricultural research that need to be prioritized--microbiomes, gene editing, data analysis, sensors and biosensors, and transdisciplinary collaborations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research to prevent blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award grants for research
(American Academy of Ophthalmology) The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the first recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS ® Registry Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report Proposes Recommendations and New Framework to Speed Progress Toward Open Science
While significant progress has been made in providing open access to scientific research, a range of challenges -- including the economics of scientific publication and cultural barriers in the research enterprise -- must be overcome to further advance the openness of science, says a new report from the National Academies. It recommends coordinated action from the academic community and other research stakeholders, and the use of an"open science by design" framework to foster openness throughout the research process. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Academy : Applied Personal Learning Excellence
This June marks the 3 year anniversary of the re launch of The Academy and what an amazing 3 years it’s been!  Already this year over one thousand... The post The Academy : Applied Personal Learning Excellence appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

The Academy: Applied Personal Learning Excellence
This June marks the 3 year anniversary of the re launch of The Academy and what an amazing 3 years it’s been!  Already this year over one thousand... The post The Academy: Applied Personal Learning Excellence appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

Health Tip: Care For an Incision After Surgery
-- The last thing you want to do after surgery is develop an infection. So caring for a surgical wound is of prime importance. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions: Follow your doctor's instructions about when and how... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For professional baseball players, faster hand-eye coordination linked to batting performance
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Professional baseball players who score higher on a test of hand-eye coordination have better batting performance -- particularly in drawing walks and other measures of 'plate discipline,' reports a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Within Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Infectious Disease Epidemic Emerges Within Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Infectious Disease Epidemic Emerges
There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain!
Researchers at Aberdeen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the rodent study, considered the largest of its kind. It was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Shortages Task Force Applauded by EMS Physicians
Last week the Food and Drug Administration announced the formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force aimed at alleviating nationwide shortages of life-saving drugs. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and other medical groups representing physicians and medical professionals across the country are throwing their support behind the new FDA task force, which was created at the urging of Congress. The NAEMSP, an organization of more than 1,500 physicians and EMS professionals who advocate for all levels of EMS care providers, has been actively engaged on drug shortages issues in Washington since shortages of esse...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDA Drug Shortages Task Force Applauded by EMS Physicians
Last week the Food and Drug Administration announced the formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force aimed at alleviating nationwide shortages of life-saving drugs. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and other medical groups representing physicians and medical professionals across the country are throwing their support behind the new FDA task force, which was created at the urging of Congress. The NAEMSP, an organization of more than 1,500 physicians and EMS professionals who advocate for all levels of EMS care providers, has been actively engaged on drug shortages issues in Washington since shortages of esse...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain!
Researchers at Aberdeen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the rodent study, considered the largest of its kind. It was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomics and Proteomics and Interactomics, Oh, My! Researchers Conclude Metabolite-Protein Interactions are Important to Cellular Processes; Could New Omics Be Added to Clinical Laboratories ’ Test Menus?
This potential new source of diagnostic biomarkers could give clinical labs a new tool to diagnose disease earlier and with greater accuracy Clinical laboratories may soon have a new “omics” in their toolkit and vocabulary. In addition to genomics and proteomics, anatomic pathologists could also be using “interactomics” to diagnose disease earlier and with increased […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 16, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Balázs Papp PhD Biognosys Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy o Source Type: news

'Underworked' victims of modern slavery endure extra exploitation
(University of Bath) People trapped in modern slavery can be 'underworked' by ruthless employers, to increase their debt bondage and provide revenue from living costs. The assumption that victims of exploitation are worked like 'slaves' is shielding extra layers of exploitation, shows research led by the University of Bath's School of Management, published by the Academy of Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of actigraphy for sleep disorders
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Actigraphy can be a useful clinical tool for the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: ‘Britain’s reputation has been hurt’
The Nobel prize-winning biologist and president of the Royal Society on how Brexit might affect the sciencesBrexit hasn ’t happened yet buthow is the process affecting science?There are two answers to this. One is that we ’ve heard anecdotal evidence that people are leaving or not wanting to come here. But we don’t have any statistical evidence of a brain drain. I would add that it has had a negative impact on the mood. For a long time people outside Britain saw this attractive, outward-facing country – a great place to work. That reputation has been hurt.How many countries could somebody come to re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Tucker Tags: Royal Society Science Brexit UK news European Union Politics Source Type: news

Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide
A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons.By looking for that protective shield in microorganisms, specifically the genes that can make it, a team of UCLA engineers and scientists discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years, an important outcome as weeds continue to develop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Guideline Clearinghouse to Shut Down July 16
Due to budget cuts, the National Guideline Clearinghouse is scheduled to shut down July 16th. Read more about this from the American Academy of Family Physicians. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

AAP: Lawnmowers Pose Serious Injury Risk to Children
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Lawnmowers pose a serious risk of injury to children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which offers tips to keep children and adolescents safe this summer. According to the AAP, it is best if children... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Academies target opioid abuse and infectious disease consequences
(Emory Health Sciences) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released proceedings of a March 12 workshop exploring the rise in infectious diseases accompanying opioid abuse, and possible strategies for reducing both epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Expert panel compares opioid epidemic to early days of HIV epidemic
(American College of Physicians) Experts are drawing on lessons learned from the early days of the HIV epidemic to address the current opioid epidemic. As a result of widespread opioid abuse, new epidemics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection have arisen and hospitalizations for related infections have increased. An expert panel convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recommends five crucial steps for clinicians treating patients affected by opioid addiction and these intersecting infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news