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Drinking three cups of coffee a day protects you from heart woes
Doctors have long advised their patients that drinking too much caffeine in coffee could make their hearts race, but American Academy of Cardiology research shows that coffee lowers heart risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Roche to present new data at AAN highlighting extensive research for OCREVUS and expanding neuroscience pipeline
Roche announced today that new data on its approved and investigational medicines for neurological conditions will be presented during the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data at AAN highlighting extensive research for OCREVUS and expanding neuroscience pipeline
Roche announced today that new data on its approved and investigational medicines for neurological conditions will be presented during the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data at AAN highlighting extensive research for OCREVUS and expanding neuroscience pipeline
Roche announced today that new data on its approved and investigational medicines for neurological conditions will be presented during the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drowsy driving in the ridesharing industry is a public safety risk
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) concludes that fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/14/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/14/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Donald Hensrud, a public health and general preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses dieting and healthy food choices. Also on the podcast, Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, shares new guidelines?from the American Academy of Pediatrics on screening teenagers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at Home
-- Some 3 million people -- many under age 5 -- swallow or consume a poisonous substance each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Common sources include medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘Scaffolding’ method allows biochemists to see proteins in remarkable detail
UCLA biochemists have achieved a first in biology: viewing at near-atomic detail the smallest protein ever seen by the technique whose development won its creators the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry. That technique, called cryo-electron microscopy, enables scientists to see large biomolecules, such as viruses, in extraordinary detail.Until now, this method has not worked with the thousands of much smaller proteins, which can cause diseases if defective, that are inside cells. A team led by Todd Yeates, a UCLA professor of  chemistry and biochemistry, reports results that hold the promise of using cryo-electron microsco...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Developmental psychologist receives 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has bestowed the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's highest honor for early career scientists and engineers, on University of Washington (UW) social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson. The Waterman Award Committee, an external panel of distinguished scientists and engineers chaired by Gary May, Chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and which includes the leadership of the National Academies of Science and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245107&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reforms Needed to Help Launch Careers of Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists
A new report from the National Academies calls for a series of substantial reforms to strengthen the U.S. biomedical research system for the next generation of scientists. The congressionally requested report includes recommendations to open career paths inside and outside of academia for early career scientists, broaden responsibility among public and private stakeholders for the future of the research ecosystem, and increase policy experimentation and investment in that research ecosystem, so that scientists are empowered to imagine new and innovative treatments for diseases and improvements to health and well-being. Rea...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The fight for clean emissions continues
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters. Today, more than 300 million vehicles worldwide are fitted with such filters. However, a VERT conference held at the Empa Academy revealed why the emission problem is by no means over. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA's IRIS Program Has Made Substantial Progress, Says New Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System program has made"substantial progress" in implementing recommendations outlined in past reports by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, improving the program's overall scientific and technical performance, says a new Academies report. The program, which is used to assess the hazards posed by environmental contaminants, remains a work in progress and should continue to evolve as it adapts and applies new scientific practices and knowledge, the report says. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Professor Jonathan Rossiter announced as one of RAE ’ s Chair in Emerging Technologies
Jonathan Rossiter, Professor of Robotics at the University of Bristol has been appointed as one of the Royal Academy of Engineering Chairs in Emerging Technologies to help ensure that the UK is a driving force for global technological innovation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Health Tip: Improve Aging Skin
-- Aging skin, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. But you can slow down the process and keep your skin looking younger. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how: Every day, even in winter, protect your skin by using sunscreen that is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children
(University of Gothenburg) Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA's IRIS program has made substantial progress, says new report
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program has made 'substantial progress' in implementing recommendations outlined in past reports by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, improving the program's overall scientific and technical performance, says a new Academies report. The program, which is used to assess the hazards posed by environmental contaminants, remains a work in progress and should continue to evolve as it adapts and applies new scientific practices and knowledge, the report ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Should You Diagnose Yourself Online? Here ’s What Doctors Think
Online symptom checkers are the digital version of the DIY doctor. Plug in what’s ailing you — headache, stomach pains, weird skin rash — and you get a list of what’s (likely) causing the problem. The key word is ‘likely.’ Depending on which version you use, that list could be spot on, or it could lead you astray — luring you into a false sense of reassurance that nothing is wrong, or sending you into a spiral of anxiety about a serious, and possibly even fatal, condition. None of that is new for web-based data searches. But because health information could literally mean the diffe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Single Breakthrough Discovery for Citrus Greening Disease in Florida Unlikely, Says New Report; Calls for a Master Plan to Coordinate Research Efforts and Management
A single breakthrough discovery for managing citrus greening in Florida in the future is unlikely, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that wrote the report called for a systems approach to prioritize research on the disease and strategically distribute resources for research to effectively manage the disease, which is the most serious threat for citrus growers worldwide. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Night of Sleep Deprivation Linked to Amyloid- & #946; Burden
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- One night of sleep deprivation is associated with amyloid- β (Aβ) burden (ABB) in healthy controls, according to a study published online April 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using positron... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The risk of fatigue and sleepiness in the ridesharing industry: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement - Berneking M, Rosen IM, Kirsch DB, Chervin RD, Carden KA, Ramar K, Aurora RN, Kristo DA, Malhotra RK, Martin JL, Olson EJ, Rosen CL, Rowley JA, Gurubhagavatula I.
The ridesharing-or ride-hailing-industry has grown exponentially in recent years, transforming quickly into a fee-for-service, unregulated taxi industry. While riders are experiencing the benefits of convenience and affordability, two key regulatory and sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Psychological Factors Affecting Shoulder Surgery Outcomes Psychological Factors Affecting Shoulder Surgery Outcomes
A better understanding of the psychological factors that may influence recovery after elective shoulder surgery will help optimize postoperative outcomes.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Competing in a global innovation economy: The current state of R & D in Canada
(Council of Canadian Academies) A new expert panel report, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), provides the latest data and information on Canada's track record in fundamental research, applied research and experimental development, industrial R&D, and the relationship of these research efforts to wealth creation and prosperity through innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel hormone replacement therapy trial demonstrates improved memory function in adrenal patients
Better timing for cortisol replacement therapies, to more closely replicate the secretion patterns of people with normal levels of the hormone, has shown a significant improvement in patients' cognitive function. This is the striking finding from a new trial led by University of Bristol scientists including Professor Stafford Lightman and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The findings are potentially important and underline the case for novel therapeutic approaches, as patients on cortisol replacement therapy often have side effects that make it difficult for them to lead normal lives....
Source: University of Bristol news - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Doctors Urge Elite Academy to Expel a Member Over Charges of Plagiarism
National Academy of Medicine was asked to tighten ethics rules following the strange case of a member accused of plagiarism and false claims of top scientific honors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Plagiarism Medical Schools Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Erik K. Noji Source Type: news

Leadership and adaptive reserve are not associated with blood pressure control
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Primary care leadership and practice resilience can strengthen organizational culture. In small primary care practices, however, practice adaptive reserve and leadership capability are not associated with baseline blood pressure control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interventions to decrease cardiovascular disease are not one-size-fits-all
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In a study spanning four culturally different communities, tailored recruitment materials were developed to facilitate community engagement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice leaders' and facilitators' perspectives on quality improvement may differ
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Practice facilitators and practice leaders agreed on the value of a facilitated quality improvement program, but reached different judgments on practices' intensity and pace of change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of quality improvement strategies among US primary care practices
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Small- to medium-sized practices with quality improvement systems (e.g., registries) are most likely to use quality improvement strategies. Practices with fewer major disruptions are more likely to use quality improvement strategies to improve cardiovascular preventive services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists decry lack of science in 'forensic science'
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Many of the 'forensic science' methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, according to an editorial in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital ownership of practice may reduce physician burnout
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Among staff in small- to medium-sized primary care practices, hospital ownership is associated with positive perceptions of work environment and lower burnout. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality releases early findings from EvidenceNOW
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released early findings from EvidenceNOW, a multi-million dollar initiative to help primary care practices across the country more rapidly improve the heart health of Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Descriptive analysis of a baseline concussion battery among U.S. Service Academy Members: results from the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium - O'Connor KL, Dain Allred C, Cameron KL, Campbell DE, D'Lauro CJ, Houston MN, Johnson BR, Kelly TF, McGinty G, O'Donnell PG, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ, Pasquina P, McAllister T, McCrea M, Broglio SP.
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence and possible long-term consequences of concussion remain an increasing concern to the U.S. military, particularly as it pertains to maintaining a medically ready force. Baseline testing is being used both in the civilian and mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Automatic matching of bullet land impressions - Hare E, Hofmann H, Carriquiry A.
In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences published a report questioning the scientific validity of many forensic methods including firearm examination. Firearm examination is a forensic tool used to help the court determine whether two bullets were fired ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New study highlights benefits of weekly nutrition classes to improve type 2 diabetes
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Prescriptions are not enough -- diet changes and nutrition education make the difference in people with diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pricing Pressures and Robotics Are at the Center of AAOS 2018
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons and manufacturers from across the U.S. and around the world, took place in early March in New Orleans. At this year’s meeting, a number of key trends were highlighted related to cost containment, the use of robotics and other enabling technologies, more procedures being conducted at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and growth drivers in a number of sectors. Pricing pressures persist The need for pricing controls affects all healthcare markets and orthopedics is no exception. Every year at AAOS, ort...
Source: MDDI - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Aaron Dickson Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

National Foundation for Cancer Research scientists among the National Academy of Inventors' class
(National Foundation for Cancer Research) Two National Foundation for Cancer Research scientists are among the National Academy of Inventors' latest class. The honor recognizes top academic inventors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Support for commissioners of respiratory services
Primary Care Respiratory Society UK and Cogora have announced the 2018 Primary Care Respiratory Academy Commissioning Platform. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AAP Hypertension Guideline Garners AAFP Affirmation of Value
The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to the American Academy of Pediatrics'guideline on screening for and managing high blood pressure in children and adolescents. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2021Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2020Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2019Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Health Tip: Watch a Birthmark Over Time
-- Small moles, medically called nevi, appear at birth in about one of every 100 newborns. They usually don't cause problems, but can rarely develop into a melanoma, a type of deadly skin cancer, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. So while you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tough situation after giving birth for women with type-1 diabetes
(University of Gothenburg) Holding a newborn baby -- and, at the same time, dealing with a blood sugar level that is fluctuating like never before. For some women with type-1 diabetes, the situation right after giving birth is overwhelming, and they need more support, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental disorder rates differ by immigration status and ethnicity of American adolescents
(Elsevier) Immigrant youth from specific racial-ethnic groups in the USA tend to have lower rates of certain mental disorders compared to their non-immigrant peers, reports a study published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are people with Parkinson's disease depressed or demoralized?
(American Academy of Neurology) People with Parkinson's disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization, according to a study published in the April 4, 2018, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. That study found demoralization may be common in Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Birnbaum speaks at allergy, asthma, immunology meeting
Linda Birnbaum delivered a keynote address at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news