Recommendations Updated for Barrier Method Use Among Teens
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, published online July 20 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented relating to use of barrier methods for adolescents engaging in sexual activity. Laura K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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The National Science Board (NSB) is accepting nominations for its 2021 honorary public service awards. The Vannevar Bush Award recognizes lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology, and public policy. The Public Service Award honors individuals and groups for substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering. Nominations are due by September 30, 2020. Learn more about the awards and submit a nomination at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/. The U.S. Global Change Research P...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 21, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

National Academies Launch Study on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine – First Meeting July 24
In response to a request from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) have formed a committee that will develop an overarching framework to assist policymakers in the U.S. and global health communities in planning for equitable allocation of vaccines against COVID-19. The committee will hold its first meeting on July 24. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Teens need easy access to condoms and contraception, say pediatricians
Condoms should be free and easily available to teens to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections while being told about long-acting reversable contraception, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senior doctors urge Britons to wear face masks and stick to social distancing to prevent second wave
Carrie MacEwen, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, said Britons need to know Covid-19 'has certainly not disappeared and could cause even more suffering for the population'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Is Going Virtual
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Permanently Change Cancer Care?
COVID-19 cases are surging again in parts of the U.S., but that doesn ’t mean other medical issues can be put on hold. Cancer care is particularly complex in the age of COVID-19, said panelists during a July 13 and 14 National Academies webinar, Opportunities and Challenges for Using Digital Health Applications in Oncology. It involves a spectrum of services — inc luding screening, diagnostics, surgery, radiation, palliative care, and survivorship care. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists identify a new drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that the blood protein vitronectin is a promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), also holds implications for Alzheimer's and heart disease, which are linked to vitronectin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amid Social Upheaval and COVID-19, Black Women Create Their Own Health Care Support Networks
In early May, a group of 20 Black mothers in rural Mississippi logged onto a virtual group therapy session to discuss the immense, compounding pressures of providing for their families and caring for their children during a global pandemic and historic unemployment crisis. It was the first time any of them had talked to a traditional mental health counselor, and the results were cathartic. “It’s important that we refuel — to be able to be better parents, to be able to be better daughters, to be better sisters and mothers,” says Dr. Erica Thompson, the executive director of Magnolia Medical Foundatio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New technology promises to revolutionize nanomedicine
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and their colleagues from Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a breakthrough technology to resolve a key problem that has prevented the introduction of novel drugs into clinical practice for decades. The new solution prolongs blood circulation for virtually any nanomedicine, boosting its therapeutic efficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the impact of fitness on injury risk during police academy training? A retrospective cohort study - Tomes C, Schram B, Pope R, Orr R.
BACKGROUND: In the conduct of their daily duties, law enforcement officers (LEO) are often required to perform dynamic, physically demanding tasks with little or no notice, sometimes at maximal levels of exertion. Given these requirements, training for pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Yale researchers discover potential treatment for rare degenerative disease
(Yale University) Yale pharmacology professor Barbara Ehrlich and her team have uncovered a mechanism driving a rare, lethal disease called Wolfram Syndrome and also a potential treatment. Their findings appear in the July 6 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global research community asks for the right research in the right places for COVID-19
(African Academy of Sciences) Today a report was released that calls for the use of research evidence on the optimal implementation of public health interventions for COVID-19 in varied global settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientific Panel Urges That Schools Reopen
Younger children in particular are ill-served by remote learning, according to a report issued by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Shutdowns (Institutional) E-Learning Education (K-12) Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Rural Areas Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Reopenings Computers and the Internet Race and Ethnici Source Type: news

Schools Should Prioritize Reopening in Fall 2020, Especially for Grades K-5, While Weighing Risks and Benefits
Weighing the health risks of reopening K-12 schools in fall 2020 against the educational risks of providing no in-person instruction, school districts should prioritize reopening schools full time, especially for grades K-5 and students with special needs, 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 - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Will schools be safe this fall?
As schools  begin to share their plans for reopening, concern is growing over how to safely protect children, their families and teachers as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge.The alternative to children returning to the classroom is remote learning, an option that Los Angeles Unified School District has announced it will implement. But that, too, presents its own challenges for families.  In an interview with UCLA Health,  Dr. Nava  Yeganeh, a pediatric infectious disease specialist atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital who serves on several school COVID-19 task forc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WNBA ’s Elena Delle Donne Is ‘Hurt’ League Denied Her a Medical Waiver Despite Taking 64 Pills a Day
(NEW YORK) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was shocked and hurt when her request to be medically excused for the season was denied by an independent medical panel. Having battled Lyme disease for more than a decade and now taking 64 pills a day, she thought she was definitely going to be considered high-risk to get severe illness if she contracted the coronavirus. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to make that decision thought otherwise, ruling Monday that she was not “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” The disease is not included on the Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Doug Feinberg / AP Tags: Uncategorized Basketball COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

New Report Recommends National Framework to Strengthen Evidence on Effective Responses to Public Health Emergencies, Says Current Evidence Base Is Deficient
Research and funding priorities tend to shift from one disaster to the next, which has resulted in a sparse evidence base and hampers the nation ’s ability to respond to public health emergencies in the most effective way, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pharmacy must be at heart of second wave planning
Responding to a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, which warns that the UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter, President of the Royal Pharmac (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Preparing for a challenging winter: 2020-21, Academy of Medical Sciences
July and August must be a period of intense preparation for our reasonable worst-case scenario for health in the winter that we set out in this report, including a resurgence of COVID-19, which might be greater than that seen in the spring. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People's Perspective: Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21, Academy of Medical Sciences
Written by patients and carers, calls for actions recommended in the Academy's report Preparing for a challenging winter to be developed through engagement with patients, carers and the public to ensure services, guidelines and communications work for people, rather than focusing plans on individual medical conditions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepare now for a winter Covid-19 peak, warns UK's Academy of Medical Sciences
Countries need to prepare for a potential uptick in coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the initial outbreak of the pandemic, scientists say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Take Center Stage as the Nation Responds to COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
Most U.S. colleges and universities are struggling to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Historically Black Colleges and Universities — known as HBCUs — are facing their own unique challenges. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

What encourages--or impedes--primary care team collaboration through case management?
(American Academy of Family Physicians) While multiple recent studies have provided evidence of the benefits of case management, primary care teams have struggled to implement and sustain its use in their clinical practices. In this systematic review, researchers examine barriers to case management, as well as factors facilitating its implementation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robert Graham Center: First steps towards gender parity in academic authorship
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Researchers affiliated with the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care conducted a descriptive bibliometric analysis to determine the gender ratio of scholarly authorship on publications by its researchers between 2008 and 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic allergy reporting may lead to resistance, higher costs, decreased safety
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications, but in determining the most appropriate prescription for a patient, doctors and pharmacists often rely on inaccurate records of the patient's antibiotic allergies. Many records are incomplete, unclear or incorrect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Graduates of family medicine residencies are likely to enter and remain in family medicine
This study provides an overview of the characteristics of physicians who completed family medicine residency training from 1994 to 2017. It serves to update the only previous comprehensive national review of this kind, conducted in 1996, which covered family medicine graduates from 1969 through 1993. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New measure of social determinants of health may improve cardiovascular health assessment
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The authors of this study developed a single risk score derived from multiple social determinants of health that predicts county-level cardiovascular disease mortality. The authors conclude that their multivariable SDoH risk score can identify counties with high CVD risk and has the potential to improve CVD risk prediction and interventions for vulnerable populations at the county level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International conference on social determinants of health identified change needs
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In November 2019, clinicians, health administrators, educators and researchers from around the world gathered in Toronto to discuss how to best address social determinants of health from a primary care perspective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Participants in CPC+ are diverse but not representative of all primary care practices
This study analyzes patterns of participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative which is the largest voluntary primary care payment and delivery reform model tested to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LGBT-friendly medical practices improve STD/HIV screening rates for vulnerable populations
This report--describing the first national quality improvement collaborative focused on providing culturally affirming care for LGBT people--finds that making primary care practices more LGBT-friendly and inclusive may improve STD and HIV screening rates among this vulnerable population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New french prescribing rules result in decreased prescribing of certain sleep drugs
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In France, the implementation of new prescribing rules for the sedative-hypnotic drug zolpidem led to an important and immediate decrease in use. This decline was partially compensated for by a rise in the use of a nonbenzodiazepine drug called zopiclone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 makes clear the need to address social determinants of health
(American Academy of Family Physicians) University of Michigan public health experts Julia Wolfson and Cindy Leung argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has made glaringly apparent the structural conditions that underlie inequities in our nation's health. Race and ethnicity, housing, income, occupation and chronic health conditions are all key factors that influence one's ability to safely weather highly infectious disease pandemics like COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The five phases of pandemic care for primary care
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The authors present a roadmap for necessary primary care practice transformations to care for patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Apply Now for Arkansas Business' Executive Leadership Academy
Arkansas Business will host its first virtual Executive Leadership Academy this fall. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply for the program is July 31. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UK experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 deaths this winter
Preparations to avoid second wave worst-case scenario in NHS hospitals ‘must start now’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain must start “intense preparations” for a second wave of coronavirus that has the potential to kill as many as 120,000 hospital patients in a worst case scenario, experts have warned.Senior doctors and scientists convened by the Academy of Medical Sciences said on Tuesday that, without urgent action, a resurgence of cases this winter could overwhelm the NHS when services are already stretched because of flu and other seasonal pressures.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Health Patrick Vallance Society Science UK news NHS Matt Hancock Source Type: news

“A deep curiosity about the world”
The ocean may have something to teach us about the pandemic we ’re grappling with, according to oceanographer and National Academy of Sciences member Jody Deming. Deming is a member of the Ocean Memory Project — a collaboration of scientists, artists, and others who are exploring how changes over time are encoded into ocean “memories.” (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Superior Capsular Reconstruction The Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Superior capsular reconstruction is a recently available technique for the management of irreparable rotator cuff tears. What have we learned about this procedure?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

UTMB researchers have discovered a new antiviral mechanism for dengue therapeutics
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a new mechanism for designing antiviral drugs for dengue virus. 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 - July 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research: Crop plants are taking up microplastics
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently found that microplastics are indeed contaminating edible plants, including vegetables we eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself From the Sun's Harmful UV Rays
SATURDAY, July 11, 2020 -- When you're outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from the sun, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and nearly 20 Americans die every... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School
In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making." (Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anya Kamenetz Source Type: news

Low Back Pain Also May Resolve in Some After Hip Replacement
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Symptomatic low back pain (LBP) resolves in 82 percent of patients with hip and back pain who undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA), according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2020 Virtual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Black Communities
Black Americans are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than white Americans — the most recent manifestation of racial disparities in health that have long been evident in the United States. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists reveal comprehensive proteomic map of human lung adenocarcinoma
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of Chinese scientists from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Center for Protein Sciences (Beijing), National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, recently reported a comprehensive proteomic analysis based on 103 Chinese patients with lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), a leading cause of death among all types of cancer worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Existing Feeding Recommendations for Birth to 24 Months Often Consistent - Opportunities Exist to Harmonize Guidance
Guidelines about feeding children under the age of 2 are generally consistent, but there are some inconsistencies, such as the minimum recommended age to which breastfeeding should be continued, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

CDHE Awards Chapters Implicit Bias Training Grants
Thanks to a grant from the AAFP Foundation, the Academy's Center for Diversity and Health Equity has awarded grants to 12 chapters to create implicit bias training events for members. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Henley's Portrait Unveiling Stirs Emotions, Sparks Memories
On July 6, a small group of Academy leaders, staff and special guests gathered at AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan., to witness the unveiling of the official portrait of outgoing EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., who is retiring as of Aug. 1. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds if School Districts Do Not Reopen This Fall
Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive. Shortly afterward, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be issuing new guidance next week “that will give all new tools to our schools.” The recommendations will keep students safe, he said, but “the president said today we just...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COLLIN BINKLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Education News Desk Trump Administration wire Source Type: news

Syndesmosis Injury From Diagnosis to Repair Syndesmosis Injury From Diagnosis to Repair
The authors propose a standardized guide for the diagnosis and management of syndesmotic ligament injuries.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news