University of Minnesota Medical School professor named to National Academy of Sciences
(University of Minnesota Medical School) Marc Jenkins, PhD, director of the Center for Immunology and Regents' and Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese scientists uncover structural basis for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition by Remdesivir
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of Chinese scientists have reported the high-resolution cryo-EM structure of Remdesivir-bound RNA replicase complex from SARS-CoV-2, the infective virus of COVID-19. The research, published online in Science on May 1, 2020, was conducted by Prof. XU Huaqiang and Prof. XU Yechun from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Prof. ZHANG Yan from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Prof. ZHANG Shuyang from Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and their collaborators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DOE Plan to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at New Mexico Site Technically Viable if Security, Execution, Other Challenges Are Addressed, Says New Report
The U.S. Department of Energy ’s plan to dilute and dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is technically viable, provided that the plan’s implementation challenges and system vulnerabilities are resolved. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke
In an updated practice advisory, the American Academy of Neurology says closure of patent foramen ovale may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Developmentally Disabled Kids Should Also Be Considered for Organ Transplant, Pediatricians Say Developmentally Disabled Kids Should Also Be Considered for Organ Transplant, Pediatricians Say
Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities should not be excluded from organ-transplant lists and should be referred for evaluation as recipients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - May 2020
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Douglas R. Green, Ph.D., of St. Jude elected to the National Academy of Sciences
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologist Douglas R. Green, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his contribution to understanding the mechanism of cell death and survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Nursing Homes Are Handling COVID-19 - Best Practices from Maryland and Massachusetts
The 1.3 million nursing home residents in the U.S. make up less than 0.5 percent of the nation ’s population, but represent approximately 15 percent of COVID-19 related deaths to date. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Switching to glasses from contact lenses may stop you from touching your face
Focus on this, contact lens wearers of the world: To reduce the spread of the pandemic virus that causes Covid-19, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is suggesting it's time to put your contact lenses on the shelf and dazzle the world with your frames. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's chief scientist warns against claims of breakthroughs on coronavirus cures
Alan Finkel joins other academics who are concerned some trials of Covid-19 treatments are being reported prematurelySign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAustralia ’s chief scientist has urged the public to be wary of claims of breakthroughs and sudden cures for coronavirus and instead to rely on Covid-19 information based on evidence.Amid a proliferation of reports of cures and treatments relating to the virus, Dr Alan Finkel on Wednesday launched theRapid Research Information Forum alongside the head of the Australi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science Australia news Source Type: news

Academy Reacts to Latest FDA E-cigarette Policy Delay
After the FDA cited COVID-19 as a reason to delay stronger oversight of tobacco products, the AAFP and 49 allies urged the agency to work to protect the public health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Evidence on Spironolactone Safety in COVID-19 Reassuring Evidence on Spironolactone Safety in COVID-19 Reassuring
Spironolactone and other androgen blockers might actually protect against the virus,   according to a report in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Survey results: Understanding people's concerns about the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Academy of Medical Sciences
The research charity MQ: Transforming Mental Health and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) are working with researchers and those with lived experience to ensure that mental health is at the heart of research into the impacts of COVID-19. This work will ensure greater focus and coordinated research funding to tackle the biggest mental health challenges, both now and in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To solve the problems of this pandemic, we need more than just 'the science' | Dominic Abrams
The government will unveil some of its strategy for ending lockdown this week. It must consult academics across disciplinesPoliticians make mistakes all the time. There is no getting away from it, as being wrongfooted by public opinion can spell the end of a political career. In that sense, they ’re a bit like academics: we are also bound to get things wrong. But unlike politicians, we see the advantages in uncovering and learning from our errors and biases, in discovering new things and constantly thinking beyond the immediate problem.That ’s why the national academies – theBritish Academy, representing ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dominic Abrams Tags: Universities Education Higher education Science Coronavirus outbreak Research Academics Source Type: news

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists elected to esteemed National Academy of Sciences
(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Two researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's (MSK) Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAN updates recommendation on closure of common heart defect after stroke
(American Academy of Neurology) New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concludes that closure of a common heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke. The updated practice advisory is published in the April 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heat-friendly microbes provide efficient way to biodegrade plastic
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers in China have engineered a microbe that shows promise as the foundation of an efficient way to break down polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic fiber used to manufacture clothing and disposable consumer products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Known global Covid-19 deaths pass 215,000 – as it happened
Infections in Saudi Arabia pass 20,000; Germany ’s infection rate back at 1.0; Turkey delivers medical kit to the US. This blog is now closed.Follow our new coronavirus blog here for live news and updates12.23amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below. Head there for the latest global coronavirus news:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed known China toll as US infections pass 1 million12.13amBSTThree US children infected with the coronavirus are being treated for a rare inflammatory syndrome that appears similar to one that has raised concerns by doctors in Britain, Italy and Spain, Reuter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle, Simon Burnton,Jessica Murray and Naaman Zhou (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Source Type: news

Managing Conflict: Dealing with Angry and Abusive Patients
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in collaboration with The Mental Wellness Academy and Pharmacy Support have produced guidance on dealing with angry and abusive patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NephroPlus to hire 2,000 workers in 12 months
Finding that India has a dearth of skilled technicians, the company has decided to increase the number of franchisees of its Enpidia Training Academy, which offers a diploma degree in dialysis with a focus on Hemodialysis. NephroPlus, which currently runs 11 institutions with 100 students each across India, plans to scale its intake by signing up another 14 franchisees. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Testing - What It Measures, Who Gets it, and How Much Is Needed
When it comes to COVID-19 testing, questions remain about which of the tests available are reliable, how much testing is needed, and how to ensure access to testing. The latest COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored the challenges ahead. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

From ‘COVID Toes’ to Hives, These Are the Skin Conditions Dermatologists Think Could Be Signs of Coronavirus
Dermatologists around the world are gathering data on what may be largely overlooked symptoms of COVID-19: skin conditions ranging from rashes to “pseudo-frostbite.” Many viral illnesses—including chickenpox, measles and mononucleosis—are accompanied by telltale skin rashes, often a result of the body’s heightened inflammatory response while fighting off infection. Though more research is needed, a growing number of case reports and preliminary studies suggest SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can also affect the skin. In late March, an Italian physician submitted a letter to the edi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Likely to Become a Seasonal Infection Like the Flu, Top Chinese Scientists Warn
Chinese scientists say the novel coronavirus will not be eradicated, adding to a growing consensus around the world that the pathogen will likely return in waves like the flu. It’s unlikely the new virus will disappear the way its close cousin SARS did 17 years ago, as it infects some people without causing obvious symptoms like fever. This group of so-called asymptomatic carriers makes it hard to fully contain transmission as they can spread the virus undetected, a group of Chinese viral and medical researchers told reporters in Beijing at a briefing Monday. With SARS, those infected became seriously ill. Once they ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Open Fractures Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Open Fractures
Prophylactic antibiotic therapy plays a key role in the management of open fractures by reducing the risk of infection. Which regimens are most effective?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New 6-year data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show earlier treatment initiation nearly halves risk of needing walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis
             Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new analyses of Phase III OPERA I and OPERA II studies, as well as the open-label extensions, showing that OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) treatment reduced the risk of disease and disability progression in RMS and PPMS. These new analyses add additional evidence to the benefit-risk profile of OCREVUS, including the impact of MS on people’s daily lives. The data were selected for the 72nd American Academy of Neurolog y (AAN) Annual Meeting and will be made available onlin...
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New 6-year data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show earlier treatment initiation nearly halves risk of needing walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis
             Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new analyses of Phase III OPERA I and OPERA II studies, as well as the open-label extensions, showing that OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) treatment reduced the risk of disease and disability progression in RMS and PPMS. These new analyses add additional evidence to the benefit-risk profile of OCREVUS, including the impact of MS on people’s daily lives. The data were selected for the 72nd American Academy of Neurolog y (AAN) Annual Meeting and will be made available onlin...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pursuing Data on COVID-19: The Health Inequity Multiplier
The objectives for this one-hour, 26-minute webinar are to provide an overview of COVID-19 demographic data: what we know now; outline limitations of data as it stands: methodological, organizational, and political; and share any substantive, validated disaggregated data that describe potential areas of disparity, including race, gender, geography, and socioeconomic status. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academies, National Science Foundation Create Network to Connect Decision-Makers with Social Scientists on Pressing COVID-19 Questions
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Science Foundation announced today the formation of a Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) to connect social and behavioral science researchers with decision-makers who are leading the response to COVID-19. SEAN will respond to the most pressing social, behavioral, and economic questions that are being asked by federal, state, and local officials by working with appropriate experts to quickly provide actionable answers. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies' Presidents Criticize Halt in US Funding for WHO
Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences, John L. Anderson, President of the National Academy of Engineering, and Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, have issued a statement urging continued funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) during the coronavirus pandemic. The presidents note: “Continued funding to the WHO is critical to ensure global access to primary care and essential medicines; train the health workforce; improve monitoring and prepare for future public health emergencies; prevent noncommunicable diseases; and promote mental health, among countless ot...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Academies is seeking experts for a study that will develop a vision for the National Science Foundation for using an interdisciplinary, systems approach to studying the Earth. The study will identify facilities, infrastructure, coordinating mechanisms, computing, and workforce development needed to support that goal. Nominations for committee members who have cross-disciplinary expertise related to the study are invited. Expertise is needed in the fields of behavioral, social, and economic sciences; atmospheric science; climate science; biology and ecology; oceanography; hydrology; geology and geophysics; cryo...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

A step toward a more efficient way to make gene therapies to attack cancer, genetic disorders
A UCLA-led research team today reports that it has developed a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells safely, rapidly and economically. The method, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could give scientists a new tool for manufacturing gene therapies for people with cancer, genetic disorders and blood diseases.The study ’s co-senior author is Paul Weiss, a UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and engineering. “We are figuring out how to get gene-editing tools into cells efficiently, saf...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Managing Newborns of Mothers With COVID-19: Clinical Practice Guidelines (AAP, 2020)
2020 clinical practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on managing newborns of mothers with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

James Beggs, NASA Administrator Who Resigned After Challenger Disaster, Dies at 94
(BETHESDA, Md.) — Former NASA administrator James M. Beggs, who led the agency during the early years of the space shuttle program and resigned after the Challenger disaster killed seven astronauts in 1986, died Thursday at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 94. Congestive heart failure is suspected to be the cause of his death, according to one of his sons, Charles Beggs. President Ronald Reagan nominated Beggs to become the sixth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He served in the agency’s top position from July 1981 to December 1985. Beggs was on a leave of absence from t...
Source: TIME: Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight remembrance wire Source Type: news

Improving Access to Evidence-Based Medical Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Strategies to Address Key Barriers Within the Treatment System
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (HMD). Published: 4/27/2020. The aim of this paper is to identify strategies to increase access to effective medical treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), with a focus on addressing barriers limiting access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in healthcare settings that patients with OUD are likely to encounter. It includes nine key barriers that prevent access to evidence-based care, including stigma; inadequate clinical training; a dearth of addiction specialists; lack of integration of MOUD provision in practice...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAS Annual Meeting - Experts Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic and Science ’s Response
Anthony Fauci and other panelists explored the status of the pandemic, research underway, and the key role of vaccines in bringing the pandemic to an end. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

A step toward a better way to make gene therapies to attack cancer, genetic disorders
(University of California - Los Angeles) A UCLA-led research team today reports a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells safely, rapidly and economically. The method, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could give scientists a new tool for manufacturing gene therapies for people with cancer, genetic disorders and blood diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Post-Pandemic Mental Health Epidemic
Credit: Gopen Rai/NEPALI TIMES ARCHIVEBy Sonia AwaleApr 26 2020 (IPS) The number of Nepalis suffering from mental health issues is increasing with the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown, and the lack of treatment and counselling means the country may be facing an epidemic of psychosocial disorders. Mental health is a hidden pre-existing crisis in Nepal because of social stigma, with a survey three years ago showing that a shocking 37% of the population suffered from some form of mental health problem. “During a time of a disaster or an epidemic, anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive compulsive tendencies a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

NAS Annual Meeting: Experts Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic and Science ’s Response
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Published: 4/26/2020. From the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting on April 25-27, 2020, this one-hour, 50-minute recording presents a diverse panel that speaks to the whole experience on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic —from U.S. to international; to the state of diagnostic, treatment, and vaccine development; and to the importance of communication. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CAS team develops quick detection system for COVID-19 cases
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new on-site nucleic acid detection system for quick identification of the SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 was recently developed by a research team at the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Movista CEO Stan Zylowski to Host Executive Leadership Academy Reception
Movista co-founder and CEO Stan Zylowski is scheduled as the featured speaker for the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy opening reception on Aug. 20 in Bentonville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Guidance Post Hospital Discharge for Mothers or Infants with Suspected or Confirmed SARS-Co V-2 Infection
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 4/23/2020. This guidance was developed to support pediatricians providing direct care for breastfeeding families after discharge from the newborn hospital stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post-discharge guidance and education are essential to support families, ensure the health of mothers and infants, and ensure mothers are able to reach their breastfeeding goals. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests 3D face photos could be a sleep apnea screening tool
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Facial features analyzed from 3D photographs could predict the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring the Importance of Pharmacies to Public Health
Research by NAM Pharmacy Fellow Dima M. Qato has shed light on “pharmacy deserts” and closures that reduce people’s access to medications. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Big Medicaid Boost Is Next Priority, AAFP Tells Congress
Congress must make Medicaid a top priority in any further legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy and the Partnership for Medicaid told House and Senate leaders in an April 17 letter. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Child abuse, spanking and adult dating violence: a replication study of Temple et al., 2018 - Ferguson CJ.
The issue of whether spanking does or does not contribute to later aggression remains controversial despite public policy statements by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups opposing spanking. Studies have remained inconsistent regarding whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Keeping Nursing Home Residents and Staff Safe in the Era of COVID-19: A Webinar
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Published: 4/22/2020. This 54-minute webinar, sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, highlights the innovative approaches to address the complex challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic for nursing homes that are currently being implemented in the state of Maryland. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Views on guns and death penalty are linked to harsh treatment of immigrants
(University of Oregon) An online study that pulled equally from people who identify as Democrats or Republicans has found subtle new clues that underlie the dehumanization of immigrants. The findings by two University of Oregon researchers were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Structure-based design of antiviral drug candidates targets SARS-CoV-2 main protease
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of Chinese scientists has recently developed two novel compounds that inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 main protease (Mpro) and one of them is a good drug candidate for further clinical studies. The research, published online inScience on April 22, was conducted by the researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ShanghaiTech University, the Wuhan Institute of Virology of CAS, and their collaborators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news