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7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot & ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

Lessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward, researchers report
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Third-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study. The effect was large and occurred week after week, regardless of teacher expectations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are amoebae safe harbors for plague?
(Colorado State University) Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New Colorado State University research shows that plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis, not only survive, but thrive and replicate once ingested by an amoeba. The discovery could help scientists understand why plague outbreaks can smolder, stay dormant for years, and re-emerge with a vengeance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Growing health partnerships in rural and remote communities: what drives the joint efforts of primary schools and universities in maintaining service learning partnerships? - Kirby S, Held FP, Jones D, Lyle D.
This study explored the partnership between universities and local primary schools to deliver a classroom-based paediatric communication impairment service provided by undergraduate speech pathology students. It aimed to understand how partnerships wor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Audit Reveals Most Australian Schools Contain Asbestos
For millions of Australian parents, the biggest concern when sending their children off to school is what to pack in their lunchbox. This is hardly surprising, given their perception that schools are a safe place for children. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Many children are at risk of exposure to asbestos in aging school buildings. A recent audit of Australian schools revealed most contain some form of asbestos. In the southeastern state of Victoria alone, only 39 of the 1,440 state schools audited — or 3 percent — passed the test. Hundreds of schools in North South Wales contain asbe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos abatement Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act asbestos in schools Australia Committee on Carcinogenicity Environmental Working Group Action Fund Health and Safety Act 2011 North South Wales Occupational Health and Safety Vict Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator
In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to: Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users; Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Employment Source Type: news

Record-Breaking Winter Weather Exposes Asbestos Threats
The brutal winter storms affecting most of the U.S. bring more dangers than just freezing temperatures and icy roads. Snow, freezing rain and weather forecasts in the single digits can also affect building materials containing deadly asbestos. For example, a Massachusetts elementary school remains closed after a pipe burst over the holiday break and damaged asbestos ceiling tiles. Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Andre Ravenelle said Crocker Elementary School will be closed until at least Friday as the building undergoes remedial work. “We are working with the appropriate agencies and licensed experts to remed...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Andre Ravenelle asbestos in schools Crocker Elementary School environmental protection agency Fitchburg High School Longsjo Middle School Massachusetts School Building Authority Reingold Elementary School Sally Cragin winter storms Source Type: news

Adolescents' engagement in ethnic harassment: prejudiced beliefs in social networks and classroom ethnic diversity - Bayram Özdemir S, Sun S, Korol L, Ozdemir M, Stattin H.
Research on ethnic victimization to date has done little to identify the reasons why adolescents victimize their peers due to their ethnic background. To address this limitation, we examined: (1) the extent to which prejudiced attitudes within adolescents'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Implementing Tactical EMS in a Rural EMS Agency
Photo David Bowers   How a rural EMS agency implemented a tactical EMS program The police officer was waiting for the EMS crew when they exited the ambulance. “We have an active shooter at the middle school with multiple patients,” he said, holding an AR-15 replica training rifle. “The immediate area has been cleared but is not secured.” “Copy that,” said Brian Carr, a captain with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS (JHFEMS), before turning to his partner who was already to donning his tactical gear. “Let’s go!” As Captain Carr and his partner, paramedic Chris Stiehl, followe...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Will Smith, MD, NRP, FAWM Tags: Major Incidents Training Operations Source Type: news

Two Hundred Researchers Take Part in Science Advocacy Event
Science took center stage in recent interactions between researchers and policymakers. Across the nation, biological scientists and educators met with their lawmakers as part of the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, an initiative organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). More than 200 scientists registered to participate in the event. This nationwide event provides a platform for meetings between scientists and their elected officials in their local area rather than in Washington, DC or a state capital, and allows lawmakers to learn first-hand about the science and research...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Teachers: Classroom Resources on Drug Effects
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has free resources just for teachers! Explore lessons, activities, and drug facts to educate teens about the effects and consequences of drug use – https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Source Type: news

Burn! How implicit and explicit attitudes predict early adolescents' "hot sauce" aggression toward classroom peers - Lansu TAM.
The current study examined to what extent early adolescents' implicit and explicit evaluations of a classmate predict (a) their own aggressive behavior toward that classmate and (b) their classmate's aggressive behavior toward them. Implicit and explicit p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hazardous Chemical Resource for the Classroom
Teachers! For your next lesson on hazardous chemicals, utilize this informative database! https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Decorating for Christmas Could Bring Asbestos Exposure in UK
The organization representing education worker unions in the United Kingdom has cautioned its members to avoid disturbing asbestos and endangering children when displaying Christmas decorations in school classrooms. The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) — through the Department of Education — issued a directive to staffs throughout the U.K., reminding them nearly 90 percent of schools still contain some toxic asbestos products. JUAC said putting staples and pins into walls or ceilings to help display holiday decorations often releases microscopic asbestos fibers that can cause serious health issues for thos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 18, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos exposure Christmas decorations Department of Education environmental protection agency Health and Safety Executive Joint Union Asbestos Committee public schools school classrooms United Kingdom Source Type: news

Is Lecturing Obsolete? Advocating for Transformative Lecturing Is Lecturing Obsolete? Advocating for Transformative Lecturing
While education has shifted towards techniques such as flipped classrooms, peer-led teaching, and team learning, the author of this commentary makes a case for the continued value of the live lecture.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Three simple ways we can all help prevent gun violence
We are coming up on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which a young man opened fire on a classroom of first-graders, killing 20 of them and 6 adults — after having killed his mother at home. While nothing can eclipse this tragedy, since then there have been many more tragedies, such as the shooting in Las Vegas, the church shooting in Texas and the recent shooting in Northern California where, thanks to the quick actions of the staff of a local elementary school, the shooter’s attempts to enter the school were foiled. He shot through the windows instead, injuring a child. In 2014, more than 3...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Kids' Safety Claire McCarthy MD Gun safety Source Type: news

TriHealth breaks ground on $54 million Xavier University facility
TriHealth and Xavier University officials on Monday broke ground on the $54 million multipurpose Health United Building that will house classrooms and a fitness and recreation center on campus. The Health United Building (HUB) includes a fitness and recreation center, health and counseling center, and health sciences academic building. The three make up a four-level, 160,300-square-foot facility at 1714 Cleneay Ave. “We know that today’s students want balanced and healthy lifestyles ," Xavier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

Student-teacher relationships and bullying: the role of student social status - Longobardi C, Iotti NO, Jungert T, Settanni M.
This study considered the moderating role of students' social statuses in the classroom. The study sample included 435 students (48.7% females) taken from 18... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluating smartphone-based virtual reality to improve Chinese schoolchildren's pedestrian safety: a nonrandomized trial - Schwebel DC, Wu Y, Li P, Severson J, He Y, Xiang H, Hu G.
OBJECTIVE: This nonrandomized trial evaluated whether classroom-based training in a smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) pedestrian environment (a) teaches schoolchildren to cross streets safely, and (b) increases their self-efficacy for street-crossing. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

In Deadly New Mexico High School Shooting, Gunman Disguised Himself as a Student
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William Atchison, a former student at small-town Aztec High School, had legally purchased a handgun at a local store a month ago and planned the attack, authorities said. He left a message on a thumb drive found on his body that detailed his plan to wait until the students got off buses and made their way to class. He walked into the school with them and went into a second-floor bathroo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Russell Contreras, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Stench of bat feces forces school to close classrooms
Stench of bat feces forces elementary school to close 8 classrooms, work on repairs; no bats discovered (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stench of bat feces forces school to close 8 classrooms
Stench of bat feces forces elementary school to close 8 classrooms, work on repairs; no bats discovered (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for training course, “Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Librarian”
Merete Christianson For the full day on August 2nd, 2017, Connie Schardt presented her popular continuing training course, “Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Librarian” at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, thanks to the Health Sciences Information Section (HSIS) of the North Dakota Library Association (NDLA) and a Professional Development Award from the GMR. HSIS applied for this award as an opportunity for librarians of all stripes in our state to learn more about helping patrons find high quality health information. Health sciences librarians, many of whom are new pr...
Source: The Cornflower - December 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Training Source Type: news

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning
UNISON is to show its continuing commitment to adult learning today (Tuesday) by reaffirming two separate partnership agreements with the Open University and the WEA. The agreements with the two learning organisations are due to be signed later today at the union’s headquarters in London. UNISON’s relationship with the Open University first began in 1997. Since then around 7,000 public service employees who belong to the union have enrolled upon a wide range of accredited courses, right up to degree level. Many of the learners have also been able to take advantage of UNISON’s bursary and grant scheme to h...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release learning and organising open university UNISON Source Type: news

Preschool program helps boost skills necessary for academic achievement
(Penn State) Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the classroom, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mohawk Ambulance Service Partners with Schenectady SEAT to Enroll Eight Students to EMT Training Program
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Mohawk Ambulance Service, the largest privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York, recently began its Fall 2017 EMT Training Course with eight students accepted from Schenectady Social Enterprise and Training Center (SEAT). The SEAT Center provides education and training programs for underrepresented populations, businesses, and communities, with a strong focus on serving young adults, ages 16-24 years old. Mohawk Ambulance works with the SEAT Center as an employer partner to accept qualified candidates into their EMT training program. Mohawk Ambulance Service has remained committed t...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Mohawk Ambulance Service Partners with Schenectady SEAT to Enroll Eight Students to EMT Training Program
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Mohawk Ambulance Service, the largest privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York, recently began its Fall 2017 EMT Training Course with eight students accepted from Schenectady Social Enterprise and Training Center (SEAT). The SEAT Center provides education and training programs for underrepresented populations, businesses, and communities, with a strong focus on serving young adults, ages 16-24 years old. Mohawk Ambulance works with the SEAT Center as an employer partner to accept qualified candidates into their EMT training program. Mohawk Ambulance Service has remained committed t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Helping teachers take biomedical research approaches into classrooms
NIEHS worked with nearly 130 local educators in the past month, through partnerships, collaborations, and in response to direct requests. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Why Librarians Can Make Valuable Contributions Working with Big Data
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Heidi Beke-Harrigan, MLS, Health Sciences Librarian, Member Services Coo...
Source: The Cornflower - December 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Vermont Medical School Ceases All Lectures from Curriculum and Adopts “Active Learning” Techniques for Teaching Next Generation of Physicians
Professor-led classroom lectures end as students are expected to do much of their traditional learning outside of class. Will this influence how many medical students go on to choose pathology for their residency? Medical Colleges, hospital universities, and healthcare trade schools nationwide are considering “Active Learning” techniques to replace lectures. These bastions of higher education—where […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 1, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges Charles Prober MD Chip Heath PhD Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Weste Source Type: news

Apprio Team Fortifies FEMA ’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Washington, D.C. — Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the company’s training support staff performed program management and training support for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) activated Personnel Mobilization Center (PMC) at the agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Under the contract, Apprio’s training staff played a vital role in the coordination and scheduling all of the support required to tra...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Apprio, Inc. Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Apprio Team Fortifies FEMA ’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Washington, D.C. — Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the company’s training support staff performed program management and training support for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) activated Personnel Mobilization Center (PMC) at the agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Under the contract, Apprio’s training staff played a vital role in the coordination and scheduling all of the support required to tra...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Apprio, Inc. Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Making science sexy for teenagers
With demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates far outstripping supply in Europe, the EU-funded STEM4youth project is taking these subjects back to the classroom, along with a dose of fun, to show teenagers that science can be sexy, and that it is central to many careers, from marketing analyst to ethics expert and zoologist. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?
The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were outnumbered by young women in the classroom. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping children with ADHD thrive in the classroom
(University of Kentucky) Nearly 15 percent of Kentucky children are currently diagnosed with ADHD, the highest rate in the nation. While medicine alone doesn't necessarily lead to improved academic performance in the long run, a new intervention developed by UK professors is aiming to do just that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not all STEM teachers work in a classroom
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twil Source Type: news

From school star to star MP
Rosie Duffield is still in shock. It never occurred to her that when she stood as a Labour candidate in the very safe Tory parliamentary seat of Canterbury earlier this year, that she might end up as an MP. The seat had never been held by Labour. But win she did. And she’s taking her new life in her stride – despite working six or seven days a week, staying up to all hours of the night to be present for votes in the House of Commons, and juggling a hundred different things at once. After all, it’s much like being a single parent, a teaching assistant and a UNISON member, a combination that Rosie knows all...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Ali Worthy Tags: Magazine school support staff schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field, with biomedical applications. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underreprese...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Universities drive innovation in the classroom
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) The current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors ® (19.2) examines innovation from the university perspective, highlighting what the most innovative institutions and educators worldwide are doing to prepare future engineers and industry leaders to effectively manage IP to grow their companies and the global economy as a whole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does your child have walking pneumonia?
Classrooms are not only great settings for learning, they?re also the right environment for the spread of infections among students. Walking pneumonia is one of the illnesses that increases in fall when kids are together in classrooms. That's because walking pneumonia is contagious and spread when a student comes in contact with a classmate who [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Auburn University dedicates new school of nursing building
Auburn University has officially commemorated its new School of Nursing building. Construction on the 89,000-square-foot building began in spring 2016. It's the first building at Auburn to provide a home for all nursing classes, offices, active learning centers and simulation labs. Previously, nursing classes were spread among the several large classrooms. "The new building se rves as a proud place that we can call home,” said Ashley Westberry, senior in the School of Nursing. “It will bring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding
Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority of constituencies (400) in England and Wales will be represented. Many more who cannot attend on the day will be lobbying MPs in their constituencies. We will be asking MPs to join us in demanding that the Chancellor releases more funds for our schools to ensure every chil...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education lobby public services school workers teaching assistants Source Type: news

DISTRACTED: Phone use blamed for lower academic performance as students struggle to concentrate
(Natural News) Whatever you do or wherever you go, there is a high chance that you will see a person looking down on a glowing screen. Apparently, this is also prevalent in classrooms. Phone use during class lectures distracts students and makes it harder for them to concentrate, resulting to lower academic performance, a study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher support, peer acceptance, and engagement in the classroom: a three-wave longitudinal study in late childhood - Weyns T, Colpin H, De Laet S, Engels M, Verschueren K.
This study aims to provide a detailed picture of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Farsighted kids have trouble paying attention
A new study says farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests. " We knew from our previous work that preschool and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids that wiggle when engaged in challenging mental activities are often labeled "ADHD" and drugged with mind-altering medications
(Natural News) Many a parent of a child who’s been diagnosed with ADHD has stared in bewilderment as their child sits dead still for hours watching a movie. No wiggling, no chatting, no getting up and down every few minutes – just total focus and concentration. Put that child in a classroom environment and you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

‘Teaching kitchen’ cooks up basics for health sciences students at UCLA
Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional ’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but rather a kitchen in a store better known for high-end kitchenware: Sur La Table. The store is playing host to a so-called “teaching kitchen,” as part of a pilot program that teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC LA, Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news