Health Tip: Using a Home Fireplace
-- Many homeowners enjoy relaxing by a hot fire at the end of a cold day. But a crackling fire can lead to a disaster, especially if there are small kids at home and some basic safety rules aren't followed, the American Academy of Pediatrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAL and the American Institute of Dental Public Health Teach...
The Academy for Advancing Leadership in partnership with the American Institute of Dental Public Health and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas convenes the Academic Leadership for Residents Program...(PRWeb October 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/aal_and_the_american_institute_of_dental_public_health_teach_strategies_for_success_in_academic_healthcare_leadership_to_the_next_generation/prweb15839819.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Academies Launching New Study on Sunlight-Reflection Research
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is forming a new committee to develop a research agenda and research governance approaches for climate intervention strategies that reflect sunlight to cool Earth. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASEM Report: NASA Should Expand Astrobiology Research
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recommends that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) should expand its astrobiology research missions to advance the search for life in the universe. The call was issued in a new report, “An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search of Life in the Universe”. According to the report, “NASA should support research on a broader range of biosignatures and environments, and incorporate the field of astrobiology into all stages of future exploratory missions.” Biosignatures are the lines of evidence used by researchers t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 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 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Interrupting the Medtech Status Quo
As a facial trauma surgeon, Dr. Alan Johnson hated using wires and arch bars to immobilize jaws to help heal jaw fractures. “This is commonly known as ‘having your jaw wired shut,’ "Johnson told MD+DI. “It’s miserable for patients, time consuming and risky for surgeons, and an inefficient use of healthcare resources for the health system. The wires are painful to patients’ gums. The application of the wires puts surgeons and their teammates at risk for sharps injuries. And, the techniques used to app...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Trump Administration Wants Drug Makers To Include Price In TV Ads
(CNN) — Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called “historic action”: a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads. “We will not wait for an industry with so many conflicting and perverse incentives to reform itself,” Azar said at the National Academy of Medicine’s annual forum. “Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost wh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV Prescription Drugs Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why You May Have Adult Acne
-- Acne is often thought of as a younger person's condition -- a symptom of the transition from childhood to young adulthood. But some people in their 30s, 40s and 50s still have acne, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Here's the group's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘Patients Deserve to Know’: Trump Administration Wants Drug Commercials to Show Prices
TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they’ll start doing that next spring. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar unveiled a proposal that would apply to all brand-name drugs covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which is most medicines. “Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost when they’re being told about th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and AAL Spark...
The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) to offer an online certification program for clinical dental...(PRWeb October 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/university_of_pennsylvania_school_of_dental_medicine_and_aal_spark_innovation_in_dental_education_with_new_online_certification_program/prweb15839914.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NAM Announces Fellowships and Presents Awards
The National Academy of Medicine announced the 2018 class of NAM Fellows and presented two prestigious awards at its annual meeting today. In addition, the 2018 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care was presented to Stuart Altman for his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research. NAM also presented the 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Kenneth Wells, f or his work developing quality and outcomes approaches to psychiatry and mental health, fostering a generation of clinical investigators and mental health system leaders, and championing par...
Source: News from the National Academies - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAM Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service
For their outstanding service, the National Academy of Medicine honored members Elaine L. Larson, senior associate dean of scholarship and research, Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research, and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University; Hedvig Hricak, chair of the department of radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Nicholas Peppas, professor and director of the Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #6 at the University of Texas at Austin. News Release | Annual Meeting Page (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine Elects 85 New Members
The National Academy of Medicine today announced 75 new regular members and 10 new international members at its annual meeting. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Annual Meeting Page (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Anne Peyroche, who was removed as interim head of France's National Center for Scientific Research in January, committed scientific misconduct, according to the French Academy of Sciences. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of National Academy of Medicine
Oct. 15 - The National Academy of Medicine is holding its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Today's public events include a scientific program called Cancers: Can We Beat the Odds? and a President's Forum on affordable medications. Agenda | Webcast (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA neurosurgeon named to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Linda Liau, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon-scientist and chair of the neurosurgery department at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been elected by her peers to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.Membership honors people who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, commitment to service and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.A scientist in UCLA ’sJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Liau has devoted the past 25 years to developing and refining treatment strategi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Discrimination Depression (Mental) Parenting Transgender and Transsexuals Homosexuality and Bisexuality Families and Family Life Doctors Source Type: news

NuSmile Summit Set for February 15-16, 2019
Unprecedented CE event targets pediatric dentists, general dentists and their teamsHOUSTON, TEXAS, October 4, 2018 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be held February 15-16, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows doctors and their team members to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses that best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several of the world&rsq...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UIC scholar selected as National Academy of Medicine fellow
(University of Illinois at Chicago) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected the University of Illinois at Chicago's Dima Qato to serve as its 2018 Fellow in Pharmacy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UC San Diego Health's Lucila Ohno-Machado elected to National Academy of Medicine
(University of California - San Diego) Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at UC San Diego Health, professor of medicine and associate dean for informatics and technology at the School of Medicine, and a founding faculty member of UC San Diego Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three health professionals Named 2018 National Academy of Medicine Fellows
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected three outstanding health professionals for the class of 2018 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine 'for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine honors three members for outstanding service
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brown medicine, epidemiology professor elected to National Academy of Medicine
(Brown University) With the prestigious appointment, Dr. Josiah Rich earns high honors for his work fighting the opioid epidemic and addressing health issues among prisoners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drs. William A. Gahl and Charles N. Rotimi elected into the National Academy of Medicine
The National Academy of Medicine welcomed two NHGRI senior investigators, William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., and Charles N. Rotimi, Ph.D. Recognized as one of the highest honors scientists can receive, members elect new recruits based on their accomplishments in advancing medical science. As a medical geneticist, Dr. Gahl focuses on rare metabolic disorders and the discovery of new genomic diseases. Dr. Rotimi probes the genomic causes of disease and health disparities in a cultural context. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 13, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Violent Video Games Tied to Physical Aggression
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Playing violent video games is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression, according to research published online Oct. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Anna T. Prescott, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Carroll University to develop National Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy
A nearly $3 million federal grant awarded to Carroll University will support the development of the National Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy.   Carroll’s new academy will create support systems and development opportunities for high school students in underrepresented populations, which will prepare them for acceptance into collegiate allied health programs, according to a news release. The Waukesha university aims to increase the num ber of people serving in integrated health care professions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine Publication Outlines Steps Toward Making Health Care Systems Fully Interoperable
While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among health care technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication. The lack of interoperability results in waste, inefficiency, and clinician burnout, which can contribute to patient safety risk.Digital interoperability across clinicians, care units, facilities, and systems has become more essential because of increasing compl...
Source: News from the National Academies - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Making Ugly Scars Scarce
-- Just about everybody has a scar or two. Although scars can't be eliminated, there are ways to minimize their appearance, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy recommends a consultation between the patient and a dermatologist to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NAM special publication outlines steps toward making health care systems fully interoperable
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among health care technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication. The lack of interoperability results in waste, inefficiency, and clinician burnout, which can contribute to patient safety risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Basophils -- Underestimated players in lung development
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The adult lung consists of highly specialized cell types that are protected by a variety of immune cells. How these immune cells migrate to the lungs during development and after birth and influence each other is poorly understood. Using single cell sequencing methods, researchers from Israel and Austria discovered a hitherto unknown, fundamental mechanism: immune cells mainly known in the context of allergy play a crucial role in the development of macrophages in the lung. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AAFP Changes Course on Low-Nicotine Products
(MedPage Today) -- Congress of Delegates says Academy's earlier endorsement of FDA approach sends wrong message (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month
BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can g...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month
BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can g...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Mice with two MOTHERS are born in China
Twenty-nine healthy mice were created by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing using DNA taken from two mouse eggs - without sperm from a father. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for gay couples who want their own children as mice with two MOTHERS are born in China
Twenty-nine healthy mice were created by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing using DNA taken from two mouse eggs - without sperm from a father. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Same-Sex Couples Have Babies With Shared DNA? Study Hints It's Possible
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Lesbian and gay couples might one day be able to produce offspring that share genetic traits from both parents, a study in mice has determined. Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences produced 29 healthy mouse... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recent National Academies report puts research participants' rights at risk, say law scholars
(University of Minnesota) In a Policy Forum article appearing in the Oct. 12, 2018 issue of Science, leading bioethics and legal scholars sound the alarm about a recent report from National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The Academies' report on 'Returning Individual Research Results to Participants' makes recommendations on how to share research results and data with people who agree to participate in research studies and calls for problematic changes to federal law. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frontier Medicine Honed AAFP President's Leadership Skills
Newly installed Academy president John Cullen, M.D., sat down withAAFP News to talk about himself, his upcoming presidential year and practicing family medicine in a remote small town. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19
On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Breaks From AMA, Adopts Neutral Aid-in-Dying Stance AAFP Breaks From AMA, Adopts Neutral Aid-in-Dying Stance
American Academy of Family Physicians delegates took a neutral stance, opting to let families, physicians, and states make aid-in-dying decisions, in opposition to American Medical Association policy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NASA Should Expand the Search for Life in the Universe and Make Astrobiology an Integral Part of its Missions, Says New Report
To advance the search for life in the universe, NASA should support research on a broader range of biosignatures and environments, and incorporate the field of astrobiology into all stages of future exploratory missions, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read More  (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs
AAFP has created a wealth of resources to allow primary care practices to identify and address social determinants of health.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Advice to NASA's astrobiologists as they search for life beyond Earth
It ’s one of the biggest questions there is: Are we alone in the universe?NASA scientists in the field ofastrobiology are looking for answers. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has some advice to help them along.The report was released Wednesday in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

FPs Are Answer to Rural Maternity Care Crisis
Blog post by Dr. John Cullen, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, sharing his experience in providing obstetrical care as a rural family physician in Alaska. Stresses the importance of family physicians and OB/Gyns working together in order to reverse trends in rural maternal and infant mortality. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Bitcoin better than the dollar?
(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The name itself, cryptocurrency, does not inspire trust. Clusters of bits, considered by many as money of a doubtful nature. Advanced statistical analysis for the Bitcoin market carried out at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, however, has not shown any significant differences between its basic statistical parameters and their equivalents for respected financial markets. All indications are that Bitcoin is a better currency than it might seem at first glance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practical Resources From AAFP for Addressing SDoH Practical Resources From AAFP for Addressing SDoH
Physicians know that social determinants of health are important. AAFP now provides the tools to be able to address them in a meaningful way.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

NAS Member Shares 2018 Nobel in Economics
The 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was divided equally between National Academy of Sciences member William D. Nordhaus of Yale University"for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer of New York University"for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis." (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news