Pollution May Dim Thinking Skills, Study in China Suggests
The impact of air pollution appeared especially stark in older men, a particularly worrying sign for countries with aging populations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Air Pollution Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences China Dementia Source Type: news

Health Tip: Pool Fencing Helps Prevent Drowning
-- The inviting blue waves of a swimming pool can be deadly for a curious youngster. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4, the American Academy of Pediatrics says, citing U.S. government... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Child's Play: It's Fun, and So Much More
From the desk of Shelly Flais, MDChildren learn through play. Whether playing peekaboo with a parent, playing outside with a sibling, or playing make believe with a preschool classmate, playtime boosts brain power, physical activity, social bonds, and can buffer against stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics, seeing trends of increased screen use as well as reduced time set aside for recess within schools, has issued a new clinical report, " The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children, " to remind all of us who interact with babies and young kids to protect screen-free, open...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - August 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Up to 8 Million Deaths Occur in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Yearly Due to Poor-Quality Health Care, Says New Report; Major Quality Chasm Must Be Fixed in Order to Reap Benefits of Universal Health Coverage
Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achievable in human health and where global health stands today, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report calls for urgent, comprehensive efforts led by ministries of health worldwide to transform the design of health care through systems thinking and principles of human factors, acknowledge and engage the informal care sector, focus on settings of extreme adversity, embrace digital techn...
Source: News from the National Academies - August 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Up to 8 million deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries yearly due to poor-quality health care
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achievable in human health and where global health stands today, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Dyson-Hudson receives American Paraplegia Society's Excellence Award
(Kessler Foundation) In recognition of his outstanding contributions to improving the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, of Kessler Foundation, was this year's recipient of the Excellence Award of the American Paraplegia Society, a section of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Dyson-Hudson serves as director of SCI Research at Kessler Foundation and co-director for Kessler's federally funded Northern New Jersey SCI Model System, and is research associate professor at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Mothers Should Avoid Marijuana, Pediatricians Say
A new study showed that chemical traces of marijuana can be detected in breast milk up to six days after use, highlighting the need for research into the effect of pot on babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMIE TSANG Tags: Marijuana Breastfeeding Pediatrics (Journal) American Academy of Pediatrics Law and Legislation Babies and Infants Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Christina D. Chambers Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn Pregnant And Nursing Moms To Avoid Marijuana
BOSTON (CBS) – Marijuana has been touted as a remedy for morning sickness so more women are using it while pregnant and even while breastfeeding, but the nation’s leading group of pediatricians is sounding an alarm saying not enough is known about the effects of the drug on a child’s developing brain. It is estimated that 1 in 20 women use marijuana while pregnant and in some places where the drug is legal, almost 20 percent of women use it while breastfeeding. A small study found that THC, the ingredient in marijuana which causes the so-called “high”, does show up in the breast milk of nursin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Marijuana Pregnancy Source Type: news

National Academies Planning Study on Future of US Weather Enterprise
The National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate is seeking to conduct a study that articulates a vision for the future of the U.S. weather enterprise over the next 10 to 25 years. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - August 27, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: awolfe Source Type: news

Expert Advice for a Safe Trip Back to School
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Whether your kids walk to school, take the bus or ride in a carpool, teaching them some common-sense practices will make for a safer trip, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Children who take a school bus should be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Marijuana use is rising among pregnant patients. Not so fast, doctors warn
Marijuana may be losing its image as a dangerous drug, but mounting research suggests women should steer clear of it if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according tonew recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.The advice comes as more than half of the states, including California,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

A blunt warning from pediatricians: Pot and pregnancy don't mix
Marijuana may be losing its image as a dangerous drug, but mounting research suggests women should steer clear of it if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.The advice comes as more than half of the states, including California,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

Epigenetic analysis of aggressive brain tumors
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Glioblastoma is a brain cancer with devastating prognosis. It is caused by numerous genetic defects, which make it difficult to treat. A new study by scientists from CeMM, MedUni Vienna and the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry network demonstrates how epigenetic analysis of tumor samples collected in routine clinical practice could be used to better classify and treat the disease. The results were published in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Here's Food for Thought -- and School Success
SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 -- Want to help your kids succeed at school? Watch what they eat. Research shows that children who have a nutritious breakfast have better concentration, more energy and do better in school, according to the American Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The inter-tester reliability of the squeeze and bent-knee-fall-out tests in elite academy football players - O'Brien J, Santner E, Finch CF.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the inter-tester reliability of two common tests for assessing hip and groin injuries, using a protocol closely reflecting normal clinical conditions. DESIGN: Same-session, single-trial, inter-tester reliability study. SETTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ raises big questions for medical device manufacturers
Sandra Maddock, president and CEO, IMARC Research Thanks in large part to innovation in the medical device industry, the average human lifespan has nearly doubled in the past hundred years. Medical devices have undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people, too. But a provocative new Netflix documentary raises an important question: Is there a point when innovation goes too far? The Bleeding Edge, produced by Academy-Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, tells the stories of patients who say they’ve suffered serious health problems as a result of recent medical devices being used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Managing Concussions From Time of Injury to Return to Play Managing Concussions From Time of Injury to Return to Play
Learn about the proper management of sport-related concussions -- from the initial evaluation to treatment and follow-up.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Konica Minolta contributes to ultrasound education
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas is lending its support to the American Academy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts ultrasound-guided procedure package Konica Minolta launches portable musculoskeletal US Konica Minolta debuts AeroRemote Insights Konica Minolta enhances Exa PACS software Konica Minolta launches new DR device (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'The Death and Life of the Great Lakes' Wins Best Book Award From Academies; Crossing the Line Productions and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Science Magazine, ProPublica/NPR Also Take Top Prizes
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of the 2018 Communication Awards. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Your Toddler Can Be a Vegetarian
-- A well-planned vegetarian diet is healthy for an infant or toddler, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. But it's crucial to make sure that the young child gets all necessary nutrients, the academy says. These nutrients include: Vitamin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage the Terrible 3's
-- Three-year-old children may be among the most difficult to manage as they become more independent and talkative. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these ways to manage the sometimes terrible 3's: Be positive, and try to yell less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Academies announce winners of 2018 Communication Awards
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of the 2018 Communication Awards. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How healthy is the American diet? The Healthy Eating Index helps determine the answer
(Elsevier) In the latest issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, leading nutrition experts describe and evaluate the latest version of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), which has been issued to correspond to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SPR Therapeutics Wins Nod for Dual Lead PNS System
The use of neurostimulation could be an effective weapon in the long fight to eliminate the opioid epidemic in the U.S. FDA just recently signed off on a neurostimulation pain treatment therapy from SPR Therapeutics. The Cleveland-based company said it has received clearance to market the Sprint extensa (dual lead) Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System. The company also received clearance for some updated features on its single lead pain treatment application. “This recent clearance allows now for a dual lead or two lead to be used in the treatment of pain and it allows us to target just more than one...
Source: MDDI - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

‘His Entire Body Was Shutting Down.’ New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance the development of evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines to help guide appropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics
FDA awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to advance the development of evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines to help guide appropriate opioid prescribing. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Registration Opens for Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
Registration is now open 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 and a draft agenda, visit the summit website. General registration | Journalist and news media registration (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Teen Healthier
-- Adopting healthy patterns during the teen years may lead to a better quality of life as an adult, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. The academy suggests teaching your teen about: Physical Health - Exercise often, eat a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How To Raise'Creative, Curious, Healthier' Kids, According To The AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics' new report will make you think. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why pediatricians are prescribing play time for kids
New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics says playing with parents and other kids is a critical part of healthy development (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees. Play is a crucial way for kids to develop social and mental skills, head off... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Let your children play! Top doctors urge pediatricians to PRESCRIBE playtime to kids
Compared to kids of the 80s, today's kids have far less free time - 12 fewer hours a week - and 30 percent of school kids spend recess indoors, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting nominations of individuals from the academic, industrial, and non-profit sectors to an interdisciplinary committee of 16 experts who will define and assess the current state of the U.S. bioeconomy and consider strategies for safeguarding and sustaining the economic activity driven by research and innovation in the life sciences. The panel requires experts in various life sciences disciplines, such as biomedicine, agriculture, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and biomanufacturing, as well as individuals with expertise in cybersecurity, data security...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 20, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Pediatricians Group: Doctors Should Prescribe Play Time For Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Doctors Should Prescribe More Play Time For Kids, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Where Is Traditional Medicine Heading?
[Ethiopian Herald] After suffering from asthma during his childhood, Merigeta Bekalu Mulu, sought for help from traditional healers. This also led him to attend the church academy for 20 years in Gojjam, Amhara state. On top of this, he worked as an assistant to his grandfather who was healer, and later transferred his ages old knowledge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prescription for play? It's "brain building" for kids, study finds
New guidance out overnight calls on pediatricians to write a "prescription for play," and for parents to help fill that order. The clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says "play is not frivolous -- it is brain building." Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the benefits of unstructured play. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: Let Kids Play
Doctors should prescribe parents of young children to prioritize playing, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Computer and Video Games Puzzles Youth Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Getting policy right: why fisheries management is plagued by the panacea mindset
(Dartmouth College) Fisheries management has often been characterized by regulatory policies that result in panaceas -- broad based policy solutions that are expected to address several problems, which result in unintended consequences. An international research team shows how one size fits all policies like individual transferable quotas may be doomed from the onset, as these policies perpetuate 'the panacea mindset.' The team calls for a more customized policy approach in a new piece that will be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Updated Car Seat Law and Texting app info
Still need a school sports physical?  We still have available appointments before school activities start!  Don't forget that immunizations need to be up to date as well!Construction of the new North Aurora office is rapidly being  completed!  We anticipate the office will open on or about Thursday October 18th.  The new office is located at 98 Miller Drive, Suite 101.  Our doctors who will work there are Drs. Gronli, Thomas, Kanabar, Shakir, Doman and Wall and Nurse Practitioner Kim Gubbins will be opening the Lactation Center there.The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a wealth...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - August 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair
-- Want your hair to look healthier? The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks: Wash oily hair more frequently. Wash chemically treated hair less often. As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex-Based Differences in Common Sports Injuries Sex-Based Differences in Common Sports Injuries
In what ways do the presentations and treatment outcomes differ between males and females who have sustained sports injuries?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs
(Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease
(American Academy of Neurology) The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's disease. People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement. Now a new study has found that the thinning of the retina, the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye, is linked to the loss of such brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they ’re recognised?
Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution support workers make in delivering patient care and celebrate those who take special pride in their roles. So if you work in the health service and know anyone whose contribution to your team or department deserves special recognition, ask their manager to nominate them to be one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

This Habit Will Make You Better At Your Job
Imagine you’re faced with a tricky task at work. What’s your first reaction? If you’re socially minded, perhaps you’d fire off an email or Slack message to a co-worker, hoping to pick their brain. Or if you prefer solitude, maybe you’d shut yourself in a conference room to puzzle through the problem on your own. Either of these strategies could yield good results — but a new study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the best strategy may be a blend of the two. “With our smartphones and all of these technologies now, we’re constantly able...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

I await a second Magnum opus | Brief letters
Morris Traveller in the Alps | What ’s the point of Sats? | DNA ancestry tests | A dog called Trevor | Lolly sticksIn the early 60s, I drove a Morris Traveller (Letters, passim) laden with three friends and a month ’s worth of camping gear to Yugoslavia. We stalled on a 1:2.5 gradient up the Julian Alps from Villach in Austria to the border. We set about unloading all my passengers and possibly the luggage with a view to them humping everything to the pass. Fortunately, an Austrian army jeep came swooping do wn, swung round and threw out a tow rope, and dragged us up to the top. Angels! We then rolled down chee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Motoring Sats Schools Education Race issues Biology Dogs Ice-cream and sorbet Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Bug Bites
-- Hot summer weather and long days spent outside are the perfect combination for bug bites. But it may be difficult to figure out which type of bug was responsible. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this primer: Mosquitoes are typically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news