How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) The research team of Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague has discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which short peptides are able to penetrate cells and, in principle, could serve as carriers of drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Academy Warns of Danger in Proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule
In a recent letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, the AAFP called for the preservation of current emission, efficiency and technology standards. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use Petroleum Jelly to Protect Your Skin
-- The skin is the largest organ in the human body. And petroleum jelly is an inexpensive, readily available way to help protect it. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Apply petroleum jelly to damp skin, including lips and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intramedullary Nailing of Periarticular Fractures Intramedullary Nailing of Periarticular Fractures
What are the advantages of intramedullary nailing in the management of periarticular fractures of the lower extremity? How does it compare with plate fixation?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Hancock: we will create a National Academy for Social Prescribing
A National Academy for Social Prescribing will help GPs and frontline staff share expertise, the health and social care secretary has said.  Speaking at a Kind’s Fund event on social prescribing in London today, Matt Hancock said that social prescribing is‘fundamental to prevention’.  The academy will be a‘research base’ for social prescribing and will set out its benefits across the world, Mr Hancock said. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Spanking could be harmful in the long term, U.S. pediatricians say
Studies have associated physical punishment in childhood with increased aggression and brain changes in young adulthood, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Families often share potentially dangerous antibiotics: study
(Reuters Health) - A substantial proportion of parents confessed to giving their children antibiotics that had been prescribed for someone else, according to survey results presented by U.S. researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AAFP's Influence Clearly Visible in CMS' 2019 MPFS Final Rule
CMS'2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule incorporates several key recommendations the Academy provided earlier this year in its comments to the agency. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tropical mountain species in the crosshairs of climate change
(Cornell University) Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly adapted to their narrow niches, creating the right conditions for new species to arise in these areas, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Still, the same traits that make tropical mountains among the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth also make the species that live there more vulnerable to rapid climate changes, the study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Emotional vulnerabilities shape complex behavioral arrangement of toddlers with ASD
(Elsevier) At the time when autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially foreshadowing the emergence of co-morbid affective and behavioral conditions highly prevalent in older children, reports a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spanking Harms Children, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday, in an updated policy statement on the effects of corporal punishment. Spanking as a form of discipline in young children leads to increased aggression and does not go very far in teaching responsibility and self-control, the AAP says, also noting the harmful effects of verbal abuse. The policy statement, which will be presented at the AAP’s 2018 National Conference & Exhibition, details that the use of corporal punishment can have a negative effect on the relationship between a parent and a child. “Experiencing co...
Source: TIME: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Parenting Source Type: news

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Children
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians’ group recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline” — such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and setting expectations — and not use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating or shaming. The policy statement updates guidance published in 1998 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Boston News Health CNN Parenting Spanking Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms
In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that adults caring for children use "healthy forms of discipline". (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking
Striking, yelling at or shaming children can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in the brain's structure, new research confirms. Harsh verbal abuse is also linked to mental health problems in preteens and teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alarming ’ number of people save, share antibiotics
If you have unused antibiotics sitting in your medicine cabinet, you ’re not alone. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found an “alarming” number of parents save leftover antibiotics and give them to others. It’s concerning to doctors because prescription diversion, as it’s referred to by the study’s authors, is the type of misuse that can lead to antibiotic resistance. Of close to 500 U.S. parents surveyed, about 48 percent admitted to keeping unused antibiotics instead… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians ’ Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development. Harsh... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Resiliency in NICU parents may be linked to lower depression and anxiety
(Children's National Health System) Parents of vulnerable newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) who feel less resilient may experience more symptoms of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. A snapshot from an ongoing cross-sectional study exploring this relationship was presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference& Exhibition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Dutch Protocol for Gender Dysphoria?
Discussion Terminology related to gender∂has changed over time and with newer more specific terminology developing more consensus. Also terminology used by patients to describe themselves or their situation may be different than below. “Gender – denotes the public (and usually legally recognized) lived role as boy or girl, man or woman. Biological factors combined with social and psychological factors contribute to gender development.” Gender is not dichotomous and other terms such as third gender, agender or gender queer reflect this. “Assigned gender – refers to a person’s initi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oct. 27-30
The 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology was held from Oct. 27 to 30 in Chicago and attracted approximately 6,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Almost half of parents report saving leftover antibiotics, and almost three-quarters of these parents subsequently divert the antibiotics, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Superheroes and villains: Who's more violent?
Superheroes nearly always save the day, but the methods they use might not be as heroic as people think, according to research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition on Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teresa Woodruff elected to National Academy of Medicine
Grantee Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for achievements that include the invention of EVATAR. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Dr. Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

'Citizen Science' Can Support Both Learning and Research Goals, Says New Report
Scientific research that involves nonscientists contributing to research processes– also known as‘citizen science’– supports participants’ learning, engages the public in science, contributes to community scientific literacy, and can serve as a valuable tool to facilitate larger scale research, says a new report from the National Academies. If one of the goals of a citizen science project is to advance learning, designers should plan for it by defining intended learning outcomes and using evidence-based strategies to reach those outcomes. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children. The guidelines were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- New guidelines have been released for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, according to a report from the American Academy of Dermatology published online Nov. 1 in the Journal of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: A Pediatrician's Role in Special Education
-- If your child has a learning disability, your pediatrician may be able to help you and the school system better understand the child's special needs, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The pediatrician can assist the school system in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research: heat-resistant enzymes could produce more cost-effective drugs
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could change the way scientists look at one of the most essential enzymes in medicine in hopes of designing better and more cost-effective drugs in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Public health social work as a unifying framework for social work's grand challenges - Cederbaum JA, Ross AM, Ruth BJ, Keefe RH.
Introduced in 2013 by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) implicitly embrace a public health perspective. However, the lack of a specific overarching conceptual framework creates a challenge f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Plasma Science Decadal Survey Heats Up
A National Academies study committee has begun a decadal survey of progress and opportunities in plasma science that will complement a separate forthcoming assessment of U.S. research programs in magnetic confinement fusion. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - October 31, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Guidance Updated on Transition of Youth to Adult Health Care
The AAFP joined the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians in updating a joint clinical report on the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pilon Fracture: Preventing Complications Pilon Fracture: Preventing Complications
Find out about the surgical strategies for tibial pilon fractures -- and learn how to optimize outcomes and minimize complications.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

A record-long polymer DNA negative
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) A fragment of a single strand of DNA, built of the nucleobases cytosine and guanine, can be imprinted in a polymer - this has been shown by chemists from Warsaw, Denton and Milan. The resulting artificial negative, with a record-long length, functions chemically like a normal strand of deoxyribonucleic acid. This achievement finally confirms the possibility of creating polymer imprints of DNA, functionally corresponding to DNA fragments containing all four nucleobases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists find surface-exposed water ice on the moon
(Natural News) Astronauts heading to the Moon can be reassured about the available amount of water that can be turned into fuel or potable liquid. An article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences determined that water ice can be found on the surface of Earth’s satellite. Water has it rough in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAFP Nudges ONC Toward EHR Interoperability
The Academy has offered feedback to the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability, usability and certification testing. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine -- managing common ankle fractures
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) 'Management of Isolated Lateral Malleous Fractures' written by Aimethab A. Aiyer was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Balloon measurements reveal dust particle properties in free troposphere over desert
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) The Taklamakan Desert is one of the major sources of Asian dust. The area is significant for studying the initial state of Asian dust particle transportation, which is mainly influenced by westerly winds. Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Science reported balloon-borne measurements of dust particles in the free troposphere under calm weather conditions over a Chinese desert region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Full Agenda Now Available for Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
The full agenda is now available for the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, which will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The three-day summit will be co-hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. For more information, visit the summit website. General registration | Journalist and news media registration (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

AIBS Past-President Appointed Editor-in-Chief of PNAS
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the appointment of May R. Berenbaum as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the Academy. Berenbaum will begin the editorship on January 1, 2019. A Past-President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), Berenbaum is Professor and Swanlund Chair of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1994 and has served on the PNAS Editorial Board since 1998. Berenbaum is also a Past-President of the Entomological Society of Am...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has disbanded a 24-member panel affiliated with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) that had been working on an assessment of the current limits on airborne particulate matter (PM). Although CASAC is leading this review, the panel provided added expertise in determining whether the standards for PM and other air pollutants are sufficient to protect public health. The responsibility for the PM review will now solely fall on CASAC. Prior to this announcement, Wheeler had also replaced five out of the seven members on CASAC, with most of the ne...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Why toddlers need their afternoon nap
The University of Arizona study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was based on 24 children with an average age of two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news