To Prevent Sexual Harassment, Academic Institutions Should Go Beyond Legal Compliance to Promote a Change in Culture
A systemwide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. There is no evidence that current policies, procedures, and approaches– which often focus on symbolic compliance with the law and on avoiding liability -- have resulted in a significant reduction in sexual harassment. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Colleges and Universities Women and Girls Workplace Hazards and Violations Research Engineering and Engineers National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Source Type: news

Comparisons for Nonsurgical Treatment of Knee OA Comparisons for Nonsurgical Treatment of Knee OA
How do these non-surgical treatment options for managing knee OA compare in terms of efficacy?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

National Academies report on sexual harassment in academia
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A systemwide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protective mechanism against atherosclerosis discovered
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Immune cells promoting inflammation play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis. Scientists at CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Cambridge showed that a survival factor for those cells has also anti-inflammatory functions and a protective role in atherosclerosis. The study, published in Circulation, provides valuable new insight for atherosclerosis research and suggests a hitherto unknown, inherited risk factor for atherosclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More of the Chinese population will be exposed to heat waves
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) One of the major concerns in climate change studies is how the thermal conditions for the living environment of human beings will change in the future. Scientists found that a general increase in effective temperature in the future leads to a large increase in population exposure to very hot days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Report Suggests Improvements to Graduate STEM Education
As highlighted in a February 2018 Feature article in BioScience, “Biology Graduate Programs Educating Students for Life Beyond Academia: Broadening Horizons for Young Scientists (https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix152), students and institutions are taking fresh looks at graduate education programs. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has just offered additional perspectives to this on-going discussion with a new report, “Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century.” The report offers recommendations for improving U.S. graduate education in STEM. “Bringing the repo...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

FAA Should Change Its Safety Risk Assessment Approach for Drones to Effectively Integrate Them Into the Nation's Airspace
Introducing drone operations into the nation's airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, an overly conservative approach to safety risk assessments at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the report says tends to overestimate the severity and likelihood of risks from many types of drone operations, can be a significant barrier to introd...
Source: News from the National Academies - June 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Population Health Academy - Summer 2018
Mon, July 16 - Friday, July 20, 2018; Philadelphia PA (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model
The AAFP took advantage of CMS'request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SetPoint Brings Bioelectronic Market to the Forefront with Study
SetPoint Medical’s open-label study support the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist drugs and other non-TNF targeted biologic agents. The data, presented in a poster session at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Washington, D.C., showed that more than 60% of patients achieved significant reductions in their disease activity as assessed by the Crohn’s Di...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Implants Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Bed Wetting
-- Some 5 million children in the United States wet the bed, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Although most kids are potty trained by age 4, bedwetting may still be a problem for about 20 percent of 5-year-olds, 10 percent of 7-year-olds and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gleason, Thompson to Headline Executive Academy
Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors have an opportunity this fall to learn from some of the most successful and recognizable business names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Artificial gene defect reveals target to fight genetic disease
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Fanconi anemia (FA) is caused by defective genes for DNA-repair leading to bone marrow failure, developmental abnormalities and increased cancer risk. Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers at CeMM systematically screened for the loss of an additional gene that could rescue the disease -- and found it. The corresponding protein turned out to be a potential target that could be therapeutically exploited for FA. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Penn Medicines Garret FitzGerald M.D. FRS elected to the German National Academy of Sciences
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Garret FitzGerald, M.D., FRS, a professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, and an international leader in cardiovascular disease research, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, the oldest continuously existing academy of medicine and the natural sciences in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academies Launch 'New Voices' Project to Engage Next-Generation Leaders in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are launching the“New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine” initiative to identify outstanding early-career science, engineering, and medicine (SEM) leaders. They will engage in communicating the evidence base for addressing national and global challenges to provide new perspectives on issues of importance to the community represented by the National Academies. They will also help identify ways to expand the diversity of expertise that is brought to all of the Academies' convening and advisory activities. Learn More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Sunscreen Lingo
-- Which sunscreen is right for you? There may be no easy answer unless you understand sunscreen lingo, the American Academy of Dermatology says. A recent study in JAMA Dermatology found that fewer than half of people asked at a dermatology clinic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New method helps make orthotopic brain-tumor imaging clearer and faster
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Prof. LIU Bin from the University of Singapore, reported the first NIR-II fluorescent molecule with aggregation-induced-emission (AIE) characteristics for dual fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A primer on tooth sensitivity: What causes it and natural remedies to try
(Natural News) Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental problems, affecting at least 40 million adults in the U.S., according to the Academy of General Dentistry. It involves pain or discomfort in teeth when eating certain flavors – such as sweet or acidic foods – or when these are exposed to cold and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Back Flu Shot, Not Nasal Spray Vaccine
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the shot, which is an inactivated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Customized resistance exercise a factor for success with fibromyalgia
(University of Gothenburg) Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to research carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In search of the oldest Christian temple in Russia
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) NUST MISIS scientists, in collaboration with colleagues from both the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Dagestan State University, have conducted an experiment with the help of muon radiography method (a modern method of scanning the internal structure of substances) that could turn out to be substantial. The research group non-invasively scanned the hidden space underground the northwestern part of the Naryn-Kala fortress (Derbent). The team is currently processing the information from the sensors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rescuing historic climate data in the East Asian region
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) An international team from the UK, China, Japan and the US tackles the challenges of recovering, collating, digitizing and working with long-term instrumental weather observations in in the East Asian Region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New iPhone app can spot autism by tracking kids' faces
The app is expected to reignite controversy between the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Academy of Pediatrics, which disagree on screening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New iPhone app can spot AUTISM by tracking kids' faces as they watch videos
The app is expected to reignite controversy between the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Academy of Pediatrics, which disagree on screening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists see inner workings of enzyme telomerase, which plays key roles in aging, cancer
Cancer, aging-related diseases and other illnesses are closely tied to an important enzyme called “telomerase.” UCLA researchersreport in the journal  Cell the deepest scientific understanding yet of this once-mysterious enzyme, whose catalytic core — where most of its activity occurs — can now be seen in near atomic resolution.“We’re now seeing not just the face of the clock, we’re seeing how the components inside interact to make it work,” said Juli Feigon, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the UCLA College and a senior author of the study. “At ea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens new Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte
The innovative, centrally-located facility offers dental professionals a broad range of opportunities to learn through unique trainings, seminars, certifications and hands-on experiences.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 1, 2018)–Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art training facility, the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte (DSAC), with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018.Set to loud applause from enthusiastic attendees, Dentsply Sirona CEO Don Casey cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcomed guests to tour the ultra-modern space located at 1332...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has joined 40 public health and medical associations in favor of a proposed update to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's cigarette product standards to reduce the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preterm newborns sleep better in NICU while hearing their mother's voice
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Hearing a recording of their mother's voice may help neonates maintain sleep while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to preliminary data from a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teenage girls are more impacted by sleepiness than teen boys are
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results of a recent study show that teen girls reported a higher degree of interference of daytime sleepiness on multiple aspects of their school and personal activities than boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's why Oregon Bio's Denise McCarty believes 'fighting solves everything'
McCarty is a fierce advocate for Oregon biotech companies, and she also co-owns a boxing academy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why Oregon Bio's Denise McCarty believes 'fighting solves everything'
McCarty is a fierce advocate for Oregon biotech companies, and she also co-owns a boxing academy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Seasonal Depression Doesn ’t Just Happen in the Winter. Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness
As a kid, Krista Golden loved to play outside in her family’s yard when the weather turned nice. But by her mid-twenties, something changed. “As I’ve gotten older, I’d rather be by myself and stay in the house during the summer,” says Golden, who is 43 and lives in Ohio. “I just accepted it as, ‘This is me.'” Last winter, Golden learned that there was a reason for her summertime sadness: Her therapist told her she likely had seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But unlike most people with SAD, who experience dips in mood and energy during the cold, dark months of winter, Golden...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Clinical Applications of US in the Shoulder and Elbow Clinical Applications of US in the Shoulder and Elbow
A new review explores the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of shoulder and elbow disorders.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Maternal depressive emotion associated with children's sleep problems
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Maternal depressive mood during the prenatal and postnatal periods is related to child sleep disturbances, according to recent pilot data from a longitudinal cohort study in kindergarten children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lighting intervention improves sleep and mood for Alzheimer's patients
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep health and yoga intervention delivered in low-income communities improves sleep
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Pilot study results indicate that a sleep and yoga intervention has promising effects on improving sleep disturbance, sleep-related impairment, and sleep health behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances more common for immigrants than non-immigrants
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary data from a recent study show high levels of emotional distress could be causing immigrants to have more sleep disorder symptoms than non-immigrants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhancing junior doctors' working lives: a progress report 2018
This progress report provides an update on the work that Health Education England has completed with partners including the British Medical Association, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council over the past year in response to the concerns doctors in training have raised and to help boost morale. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Continuity, change and complexity in the performance of masculinity among elite young footballers in England - Roberts S, Anderson E, Magrath R.
Following recent research evidencing that young men are redefining the essential components of what it is to be a man, this paper draws on qualitative interviews with 22 elite-level, English Premier League academy level football (soccer) players to investi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep paralysis and hallucinations are prevalent in student athletes
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Pilot data from a recent study suggest that sleep paralysis and dream-like hallucinations as you are falling asleep or waking up are widespread in student athletes and are independently associated with symptoms of depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New algorithm determines ideal caffeine dosage and timing for alertness
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to a recent study, a newly developed algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links short and long sleep durations with excess heart age
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links screen time to insomnia symptoms and depressive symptoms in adolescents
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from a new study indicate that greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NFL teams play better during night games thanks to circadian advantages
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Pilot data from a recent study suggest that NFL teams have better performance during night games versus afternoon games due to advantages from circadian rhythms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acute coronary syndrome patients with short sleep have double odds of hospital readmission
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Pilot data from a recent study suggest that patients with short sleep have over two times the odds of readmission than those with sufficient sleep duration during the month following acute coronary syndrome evaluation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New invention safely transports unknown, deep-dwelling fishes to the ocean's surface
(California Academy of Sciences) Strange and beautiful fishes from the ocean's deep and lesser-known twilight zone reefs are hitching a ride to the surface thanks to the newly invented SubCAS (or Submersible Chamber for Ascending Specimens). This ingenious pressurized chamber, engineered by the scientists-turned-inventors at the California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, stretches two feet long and is used by scientific divers to collect and safely surface charismatic reef residents for further study and public display. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study points to a potential 'Achilles heel' in brain cancer
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University believe they have uncovered an 'Achilles heel' of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer. Their study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details how a mechanism that protects glioma stem cells can potentially be exploited to develop new and more effective treatments for GBM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to experience sleep problems as adults
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from a study of childhood cancer survivors show that they are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults, and those who report poor sleep have a greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news