Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies
-- Over half of U.S. households have pets, but unfortunately millions of Americans are allergic to animals. The best way to manage symptoms of pet allergies is to avoid pets, says the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology. Other ways to minimize... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
(National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google searches reveal popular bird species
(Cornell University) Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest. Study findings have just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New report examines the safety of using dispersants in oil spill clean ups
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) A multi-disciplinary team of scientists has issued a series of findings and recommendations on the safety of using dispersal agents in oil spill clean-up efforts in a report published this month by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consultation on the academy for advancing practice
Health Education England is consulting on different standards for the establishment of its new academy for advancing practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Co-Chairs of Forensic Science Report Honored by Innocence Network
Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis, co-chairs of the committee that authored the National Academies' 2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, have been awarded the Innocence Network's 2018 Champion of Justice Award. Judge Edwards accepted the award at the annual conference of the Innocence Network. The award"was created to honor individuals who go above and beyond in supporting and championing efforts that free the wrongfully convicted, and/or reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions. Their work strengthens the integrity of the justice system, is...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cherry Murray and Peggy Hamburg Elected Co-Chairs of IAP
Cherry Murray, a member of NAS and NAE, and Peggy Hamburg, NAM member and foreign secretary, have been elected as co-chairs of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the IAP General Assembly in Songdo, South Korea. IAP is the global network of over 140 science, engineering, and medical academies working together to provide independent, expert advice on scientific, technological, and health issues. Over the course of her career in physics, Murray has held prominent appointments in industry, academia, and the public sector, while Hamburg is a distinguished physician and public health administrator as well as president of the ...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Children Are Swallowing Foreign Objects More Frequently, Study Finds
According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, the rate of foreign-body ingestions among children under age 6 nearly doubled in the two decades after 1995. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics Danielle Orsagh-Yentis Pediatrics (Journal) Emergency Medical Treatment Digestive Tract Children and Childhood Batteries Toys Source Type: news

Pediatrician Group Urges Recall of Baby Rocker Linked to Infant Deaths Pediatrician Group Urges Recall of Baby Rocker Linked to Infant Deaths
The American Academy of Pediatrics called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to issue a full recall of the"Fisher-Price Rock'n Play Sleeper" infant rocker, which has been linked to 32 infant deaths, it said on its website.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Risks of Getting a Tattoo Are Rare, But Real. Here ’s What to Know
Nearly three in 10 Americans have a tattoo, yet ink is still somewhat stigmatized. Many job seekers and office workers hide their body art rather than risk disapproval from higher-ups. Research also finds that tattoo stigma is widespread. A recent study, published in the journal Stigma and Health, found that when hypothetical patients with HIV or lung cancer had tattoos, others were more likely to blame them for their high health care costs compared to tattoo-free folks with the same illnesses. The study provides “initial evidence that tattooed individuals face health disparities,” the study authors write. Ta...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Grandfathering Extension Could Harm Patients, AAFP Warns HHS
Responding to a multi-agency request for information, the Academy told HHS that extending plans that were in place before March 2010 could harm vulnerable patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists develop artificial chemical receptor to assist viral transduction for T cell engineering
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A research team, led by Prof. CAI Lintao at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other collaborators developed a 'safe, efficient and universal' technique based on bioorthogonal chemistry and glycol-metabolic labeling for viral-mediated engineered T cell manufacturing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The criminogenic and psychological effects of police stops on adolescent black and Latino boys - Del Toro J, Lloyd T, Buchanan KS, Robins SJ, Bencharit LZ, Smiedt MG, Reddy KS, Pouget ER, Kerrison EM, Goff PA.
Proactive policing, the strategic targeting of people or places to prevent crimes, is a well-studied tactic that is ubiquitous in modern law enforcement. A 2017 National Academies of Sciences report reviewed existing literature, entrenched in deterrence th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adiposity may reduce acne in young adults
Being overweight or obese as a teenager, and having metabolically active fat cells as a result, may be prevent acne, according to a study published in theJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Texts like networks: How many words are sufficient to recognize the author?
(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) We are more original than we think -- this is what is being suggested by literary text analysis carried out by a new method of stylometry proposed by scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences. The author's individuality can already be seen in connections between no more than a dozen of words in English text. It turns out that in Slavic languages authorship identification requires even fewer words and is more certain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAS Honors 10 U.S. Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates
From revolutionizing cancer care to modeling the economic impact of climate change, recent winners of Nobel and Kavli Prizes have explored virtually every angle of science. On Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Academy of Sciences honored 10 of these esteemed individuals at events on Capitol Hill and at the NAS building. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pediatrician group urges recall of baby rocker linked to infant deaths
The American Academy of Pediatrics called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to issue a full recall of the "Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper" infant rocker, which has been linked to 32 infant deaths, it said on its website. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

VA's Process for Determining Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans Seeking Disability Compensation Examined in New Report
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health care professional with pertinent and ongoing brain injury training and experience, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, one of four specialties must diagnose TBI— a neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, or psychiatrist— but the report says that it is the training and experience, not necessarily the medical specialty that renders a health care...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies and Academic Institutions Launch Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
National Academies have joined with over 40 colleges, universities, and research institutions to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The purpose of the action collaborative is to bring together academic leaders and key stakeholders to prevent sexual harassment across all disciplines and among all people in higher education. The action collaborative is designed to be an active space where colleges, universities, and research and training organizations can research and develop efforts that move beyond basic legal compliance to evidence-based policies and practices for addressin...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections: An Orthopaedic Emergency Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections: An Orthopaedic Emergency
What are the signs and symptoms of necrotizing soft-tissue infections, and how are they best managed?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

VA's process for determining TBI in veterans seeking disability compensation examined in new report
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health care professional with pertinent and ongoing brain injury training and experience, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatricians group calls for recall of Rock 'n Play infant seats
The American Academy of Pediatrics has called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper, a product that has been linked to 32 infant sleeping deaths. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's not uncommon for women undergoing mastectomy to treat breast cancer to also have their healthy breast ?removed. ?It's called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. ?But the American Academy of Breast Surgeons is not recommending the practice, at least not for all women. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Judy Boughey explains why. To listen, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Doctors Urge Recall of Fisher Price Sleeper Seat
The American Academy of Pediatrics also said parents should stop using Fisher-Price’s Rock 'n Play Sleeper and stores should remove it from their shelves. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians' Group Calls for Recall of'Rock'n Play' Sleeper After Infant Deaths
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Fisher-Price's Rock'n Play Sleeper has been linked to dozens of infant deaths and should be recalled immediately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Tuesday. The inclined sleeper has been associated with 32... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Springer Nature partners with Cancer Research UK to improve researcher's skills in data management
(Springer) Early career researchers, clinical fellows and in-house research support staff at Cancer Research UK will participate in specially tailored research data training workshops organized by the Nature Research Academies. The two-day workshops cover the theory and practice of data sharing and management with the aim of ensuring researchers feel more confident and knowledgeable about how and where they should store and share their data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers reveal novel therapeutic strategy for ALS
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and their collaborators revealed a new cellular mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggested a novel therapeutic strategy targeting the RNA degradation pathway, and identified an asthma drug as a potential medication for ALS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAS Signs Cooperation Agreement with Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt and Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities President Nili Cohen signed a historic cooperation agreement yesterday to benefit outstanding scientists in both countries and to formalize cooperative relations between the two countries' scientific communities. The signing took place in the presence of Reuven Rivlin, president of the State of Israel. Under the terms of the agreement, annual national scientific conferences with the participation of dozens of leading scientists will take place alternately in Israel and the United States. The accord also provides for annual bi...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Resistosome illuminates plant disease resistance mechanisms
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) In a recent study, a team led by scientists at Tsinghua University (TU) and the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) solved the first structures of a full-length plant NLR protein and uncovered previously unknown mechanisms of this important class of immune receptors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blood-based colon cancer screen shows promise in UW-Madison study
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a study published April 8, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has identified four blood-based fingerprints -- human protein markers -- associated with the pre-cancerous forms of colon cancer that are most likely to develop into disease.The scientists expect their findings will ultimately lead to a blood test for the cancer, adding a method to help increase screening rates while reducing overtreatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oral bacteria 'battle royale' helps explain how a pathogen causes hospital infections
(Forsyth Institute) In a paper publishing later this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers from the Forsyth Institute and colleagues describe their discovery that three closely related species of bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae outlived all other oral bacteria in long-term starvation or 'doomsday' experiment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A study lead by Penn Medicine researchers found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper, published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first data-driven study to show symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Even 1 Alcoholic Drink A Day Can Raise Stroke Risk, Study Says
This study uses a novel genetic approach to try to determine the effect of alcohol consumption on risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Tim Chico, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield. “Although it has previously been suggested moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of stroke or heart disease, this new study adds to recent evidence that finds no protective effect even at low levels of intake,” he added. “Sadly the hope that alcohol somehow protects against cardiovascular disease is probably unfounded.” David Spiegelhalter, a professor for the public understandin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol CNN Source Type: news

FPs Need Seat at Pain Management Table, AAFP Tells HHS
The Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force should leverage the AAFP's expertise and consult family physicians as it develops its final report, the Academy told HHS in an April 1 letter. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dispersants Can Be an Effective Tool for Managing Impacts During a Major Marine Oil Spill
A new report from the National Academies examines the effects and efficacy of using dispersants in marine oil spill response. Dispersants reduce oil at the water's surface by promoting the formation and diffusion of small oil droplets that may biodegrade more readily. Field and modeling studies show that dispersants can be a useful tool for oil spill response, the report says. By reducing the amount of surface oil, dispersants can reduce response personnel's potential exposure to hazardous compounds in oil and lessen the extent of surface oil encountered by marine species. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

CMS Partners With AAFP on $1M AI Development Contest CMS Partners With AAFP on $1M AI Development Contest
Best solutions for predicting admissions and adverse events may be used in new care models; the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) also plans to test AI software to reduce administrative burdens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

NFL quarterback's new 'mental toughness' venture has Valley footprint
Russell Wilson told Trevor Moawad that he would secure the starting quarterback job shortly after he was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Moawad, then director of performance at IMG Academy, who had helped Wilson with his mental conditioning prior to the draft, kind of smirked in response, Wilson recalled. “He said, ‘You know, it may take some time,’” Wilson said. “I said, ‘Nah, it’s not going to take some time. I am going to make sure I get… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Mullen Source Type: news

NFL quarterback's new 'mental toughness' venture has Valley footprint
Russell Wilson told Trevor Moawad that he would secure the starting quarterback job shortly after he was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Moawad, then director of performance at IMG Academy, who had helped Wilson with his mental conditioning prior to the draft, kind of smirked in response, Wilson recalled. “He said, ‘You know, it may take some time,’” Wilson said. “I said, ‘Nah, it’s not going to take some time. I am going to make sure I get… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Mullen Source Type: news

J & J and its surgical orthopedic robot: What you need to know
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) isn’t known for tooting its horn prematurely. The public won’t hear much about a new J&J device until the company’s good and ready. So it should come as no surprise that J&J’s DePuy Synthes business has kept relatively mum about the robotically assisted knee surgery device it’s been developing. J&J entered the competitive surgical orthopedic robot world when DePuy Synthes bought Paris-based Orthotaxy and its orthopedic-surgery robot prototype in 2018. DePuy Synthes gave attendees at the recent American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference a pee...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Health Information Technology Orthopedics Robotics Surgical depuysynthes johnson&johnson orthotaxy Robotic Surgery Source Type: news

The FDA Is Investigating a Possible Link Between Vaping and Seizures
E-cigarettes are often thought of as a less dangerous alternative to cigarettes, since they contain fewer lung-cancer-causing chemicals. But preliminary research has also shown health risks associated with nicotine-rich e-cigarettes, including a higher probability of heart and lung problems. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting Americans to a new potential health risk. Using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, may be associated with seizures, especially among young people, the FDA announced Wednesday. The agency said it has received 35 reports of seizures following e-cigarette use since 2010. While the F...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee
Learn more about the benefits of medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, how to identify suitable surgical candidates, and how it compares with total knee arthroplasty.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's new company will challenge your mind (Photos)
Russell Wilson told Trevor Moawad that he would secure the starting quarterback job shortly after he was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Moawad, then director of performance at IMG Academy, who had helped Wilson with his mental conditioning prior to the draft, kind of smirked in response, Wilson recalled. “He said, ‘You know, it may take some time,’” Wilson said. “I said, ‘Nah, it’s not going to take some time. I am going to make sure I get… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Mullen Source Type: news

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts
The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions [1] over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions have now registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which means the trust now has to halt all cuts and outsourcing to allow for last ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS. Unions have been forced into this step by AET’s refusal to engage in meaningful negotiation over a variety of issues. These include AET’s unwillingness to provide essential financial information on its plans for its schools, outsourcing of sc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release academies academy schools education Jon Richards Source Type: news

Researchers demonstrate latest neurotechnologies at international conference
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Scientists and engineers met to collaborate on their latest research and demonstrate new technologies at the 9th International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society conference on neural engineering, in San Francisco, Calif., March 19-23. For more information about the recent study visit the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fellowship to further international research links in Huntington's disease
(University of Plymouth) Dr. Shouqing Luo, Associate Professor in the University's Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine, received the Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society, in partnership with the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the National Nature Science Foundation of China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon
Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists measure extent of recovery for critically endangered black abalone
(California Academy of Sciences) One critically endangered species of smooth-shelled abalone is making a comeback in certain parts of its range along the California coast. To better understand the extent of black abalone recovery, a collaborative scientific team is turning to archeological sites on the Channel Islands. Their findings, published today in Ecology and Evolution, suggest that while the recent ecological rebound is encouraging, there's still work to do before the black abalone should be considered fully recovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

American Academy Offers Guidance for Use of Science During a Crisis
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academy) has released a new report co-authored by Drs. Rita Colwell and Gary Machlis that offers best practices and identifies research and policy priorities for improving the use of science during a significant crisis. “From earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and landslides to oil spills, wildfires, and floods, major disasters place profound stresses on the ability of our society to respond quickly and effectively to safeguard lives, health, and property,” wrote Academy President Jonathan Fanton in the report’s preface. The number of significant, and expens...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NASEM Study: Red Wolves Are a Distinct Species
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) panel has found that the red wolf is a taxonomically distinct species from the Mexican gray wolf. The committee released its congressionally mandated report, Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf, on March 28, 2019. In 2018, at the direction of Congress, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) asked NASEM to conduct an independent assessment of the taxonomic status of the red wolf and Mexican gray wolf. The study was mandated as a part of an appropriations bill passed in March 2018, in order to inform conser...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

USFA: Connecticut On-Duty Death
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic James "Woody" Woodman, 55, of the West Haven Fire Department on March 29, 2019. Firefighter/Paramedic James “Woody” Woodman was a member of Recruit Class #15 at the Connecticut State Fire Academy. Only two days after being out of the academy, on October 5, 1999, Woodman was part of an ambulance crew transporting a child who had been struck by a vehicle to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. As they neared the hospital, the ambulance was broadsided by a bus and rolled over multiple times. Woodman sustained a traumat...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Operations Source Type: news