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'Undermatched' students less likely to graduate on time compared to peers
(University at Buffalo) A new University at Buffalo study finds that undermatching -- when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit -- correlates to another higher education dilemma: delayed graduation. The study shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who do not undermatch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wolf OKs clinical research on medical marijuana at 5 universities in Philadelphia
Eight of Pennsylvania ’s universities have received the go-ahead to start studying medical marijuana. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is billing the move as the commonwealth’s “first step toward clinical research” on the drug. The eight medical universities and colleges selected are Drexel University College o f Medicine; Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; Perelman School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katie Meyer, WITF Source Type: news

Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier
Large science publisher Elsevier does not meet the requirements of Swedish universities and research institutes. In order to take steps towards the goal of immediate open access by 2026 set by the Swedish Government, the Bibsam Consortium has after 20 years decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. To be able to make the necessary transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system the Bibsam Consortium requires: Immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier journals by researchers affiliated to participating organisations Reading access for participating...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn ’ t, Until It Was Too Late.
Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Tags: Colleges and Universities Suicides and Suicide Attempts Hamilton College Clinton (NY) Mental Health and Disorders Privacy University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Higher ed employers make final offer
Higher education employers have made a new pay offer of a 2% or £425 pay rise, whichever is greater, on all pay points for the 2018/19 pay round. The final offer follows the latest meeting between the higher education unions – UNISON, Unite, the GMB and academic unions UCU and EIS – and the University and Colleges Employer’s Association yesterday. UNISON national secretary Jon Richards said the offer “does not meet our claim in full, but we welcome the improvements on the employers’ initial offer”. That offer came in mid April and was for an increase of 1.7% or £325 a year. H...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education higher education pay pay negotiating and bargaining pay up now universities Source Type: news

Hoeven, Udall Introduce Legislation to Support Native Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities
Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bipartisan legislation to support tribal self-governance, agricultural production in Indian Country, and enhanced agribusiness and rural development opportunities for Native American farmers, ranchers, and communities. Among other things, this would provide greater self-determination for food distribution activities under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and would expand resources, research opportunities, and grant eligibility for tribal colleges and universities. (Source: News stories...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Report Urges Development of Approaches that Integrate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities
An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated with positive learning outcomes that may help students enter the workforce, live enriched lives, and become active and informed citizens, says a new report from the Academies. Colleges and universities should consider developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that integrate these fields. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tata Trusts to set up Cancer Care Hospital in Bhubaneswar
Apart from the apex hospital, the state government also entered into partnership with the Tata Trusts for a comprehensive cancer care programme under which the district level hospitals and medical colleges will be equipped to provide better cancer care. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal college revalidation advice 'not consistent' with GMC
A review into medical workforce revalidation has questioned the role of royal colleges and suggested the need for new specialty specific guidance. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Geisel Clerkship Director Receives Excellence in Medical Education Award
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, Hilary Ryder, MD, MS, FACP received an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Excellence in Medical Education award for her research, “Understanding what we say: varying cultural competency amongst faculty evaluators on the internal medicine clerkship.” (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 2, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education Insider News education research faculty recognition Hilary Ryder medical education Source Type: news

It ’ s not us, it ’ s all about YOU!
If you’re a UNISON member you should have had an envelope through your letterbox from UNISON’s general secretary asking you to vote in yet another election. Yes, we know there are a lot of elections at UNISON but that’s because of the way it’s set up. UNISON is your union. That means that you get the chance to be involved in the major decisions. One of the key ways you do this is by electing your representatives onto one of the union’s service group executives. These elections happen every two years and the next ones are now! Now at this point you may already be subconsciously wanting to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article SGE elections 2018 Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in Kansas City and seven communities throughout the United States. Join us or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer is today, April 27. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News An historica...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Government urged to exclude nurses from visa cap
NHS Employers and the medical royal colleges have called on the Home Office to exclude nurses from its tier two visa cap to free up places for doctors. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: Government blocks 100 doctors' visas
NHS Employers and the medical royal colleges have called on the Home Office to exclude nurses from its tier two visa cap to free up places for doctors, it has emerged. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

School students to ‘ graduate ’ from unique university taster course
Almost 800 students from schools and colleges across the Bristol area have ‘ graduated ’ from a unique scheme which gives them an insight into studying at university. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

School students ‘ graduate ’ from unique university taster course
Almost 800 students from schools and colleges across the Bristol area have ‘ graduated ’ from a unique scheme which gives them an insight into studying at university. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“ Talking to others has helped me realize that I ’ m not a crazy person. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK PAULAS Tags: School Shootings and Armed Attacks Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) Aurora, Colo, Shooting (2012) Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) Colleges and Universities Everytown for Gun Safety Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National DNA Day is coming up next week on Wednesday, April 25. National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018! Students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. If your library is participating in, or hosting an event for National DNA Day, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylva...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Yale Alumni Push Back Against Asbestos Tycoon Stephan Schmidheiny
Yale University alumni are pushing again to revoke the honorary degree given to Swiss billionaire Stephan Ernst Schmidheiny, whose asbestos-filled factories in Italy were responsible for the deaths of more than 2,000 people. Schmidheiny, 70, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and fined $15 billion in 2012 by an Italian court that found him negligent in protecting employees and nearby residents from deadly asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Schmidheiny received his honorary degree from Yale in 1996. In 2014, the university dismissed efforts by the Italy-based Asbestos Victims and Relatives Association and seve...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Ban solitary confinement of teens to protect their mental health, health leaders urge
BMA and royal colleges call for immediate changes to be made to youth justice system Related items fromOnMedica Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system NICE says new prisoners should be tested for infections Suicidal inmate let down by prison health service Mentally ill should not be detained in police cells, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Colleges Need To Do To Make Student Mental Health A Priority
Experts explain how campuses can be more accepting and accommodating. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by theAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).Giacomini was selected by her AACP peers for the award, which honors the recipient ’s leading research and outstanding professional contributions. The annual award is named in honor of the late Ernest H. Volwiler, a former president of... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Attacks, discrimination, judgment: For conservative youth, the college experience has been ironically similar to the oppression of 50 years ago
(Natural News) The findings of a new Gallup / Knight Foundation poll are perhaps the most revealing yet as to the menacing state of extreme anti-conservative bias at many of America’s colleges and universities. A shocking 61 percent of students polled as part of the 2017 survey stated that the oppressively liberal climate at many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of state and Federal gun control laws on school shootings - Gius M.
School shootings are the highest profile type of murder in the United States. They are also the rarest type of murder. In 2014, there were only 17 firearm murders that were perpetrated in schools and colleges. The purpose of the present study is to determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UC medical school dean to depart
Dr. William Ball intends to step down Aug. 1 as dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, which pumps nearly $1 billion into the local economy every year.   Ball also will relinquish his role as senior vice president for health affairs, which involves overseeing strategic planning at the university’s four health colleges: medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health sciences.  UC president Neville Pinto revealed Ball’s departure in an April 1 0 memo to the university’s other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

2018 Community College Innovation Challenge finalists announced
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. Each student team works with a faculty mentor and industry ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245059&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colleges Must Do More To Address The Opioid Epidemic
As a result of the opioid epidemic, millions of young Americans who are spectacularly ill-equipped to succeed are being shoehorned onto college and university campuses, where it ’s nearly impossible for students with a history of opioids to stay clean. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Craig, Contributor Source Type: news

Briefing paper: Children and young people's mental health (CYPMH): Schools and colleges.
This briefing provides headline details from the British Psychological Society (BPS) on child and young people's mental health in schools and colleges. The Society is campaigning for reform in a number of policy areas related to CYPMH and we would be delighted to meet to discuss this in more detail. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Action Alert: Ask Senators to Support NSF
Congress is now considering funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Scientists interested in the National Science Foundation (NSF) should consider contacting their Senators to ask that they sign a Dear Colleague letter lead by Senator Markey (D-MA). The letter requests Congress provide NSF with $8.45 billion in FY 2019. NSF is the primary federal funding source for fundamental biological research at our nation’s universities and colleges. The agency provides approximately 68% of extramural federal support for non-medical, fundamental biological research at academic institutions. The proposed...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them
Michael Brown stared at the acceptance letter in front of him: It said yes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sneak peek: Simulated patients take center stage at new $40 million facility
Before local medical students can train with actual patients, they have to log time on a simulator. A very human-like simulator. Think a blinking, breathing, crying, baby-birthing simulator. Next month, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will officially open its latest project, the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). At CHIPS, students from UTHSC's six colleges — dentistry, graduate health sciences, health professions, nursing, medicine,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

A medical charter: Commitments to limit physician burnout, promote well-being
(Mayo Clinic) More than half of U.S. physicians say they experience burnout in their work. Today, Mayo Clinic and other leading medical centers have published a " Charter on Physician Well-Being " as an intended model for medical organizations to not only minimize and manage physician burnout, but also promote physician well-being. The charter, which has been endorsed or supported by many major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Association of Medical Colleges, appears online in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Donations of a Nasal Spray Help Curb Opioid-Related Deaths?
Naloxone is indicated for counteracting an opioid overdose, and recent donations of a nasal spray form of the drug aim to expand its availability in schools and communities. This month, Adapt Pharma expanded its program offering free NARCAN (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray to U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities. And in February, Adapt partnered with AptarGroup, codeveloper of the device used to deliver the nasal spray, to donate 4000 doses of NARCAN to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force as well as 1000 doses to the McHenry County Substance Abuse...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mechanisms of behavior change within peer-implemented alcohol interventions - Eaton EM, Magill M, Capone C, Cramer MA, Mastroleo NR, Reavy R, Borsari B.
OBJECTIVE: Colleges continue to experience a high number of referred students because of campus alcohol violations. Subsequently, there has been a trend to use peer-implemented minimal interventions (PMIs), often using motivational interviewing (MI). Howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Funding review ‘must recognise real cost of providing quality college education’
Any funding review of English further education needs “to recognise the real cost of providing a high-quality college education in this country,” said UNISON today after the government said it would be reviewing the sector. Skills minister Anne Milton told MPs during education questions yesterday that departmental official will “assess how far the current funding system meets the costs of high-quality provision in the further education sector and will update the house shortly.” Ms Milton, who was answering questions from Labour MPs, added that the government is conducting a post-16 education and fun...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News colleges education services FE colleges further education local government sixth form colleges Source Type: news

Trump touts Adapt Pharma ’ s plan to distribute free opioid-overdose devices to schools
In a wide-ranging speech yesterday detailing his administration’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis in the U.S., President Trump touted Adapt Pharma‘s move to distribute free doses of its overdose-reversal nasal spray, Narcan, to schools and universities. As part of an initiative launched in collaboration with The Clinton Foundation last year, Adapt previously offered 20,000 free cartons of Narcan to colleges across the country. But yesterday the company announced it would lift that cap, pledging to give Narcan to all high schools and colleges in the U.S. Get the full story at our sister site, Dru...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Adapt Pharma Source Type: news

Doctors should practice in rural India for one year compulsorily, says Parliamentary committee
Separately, it also said graduates from government medical colleges must practice in the country for a “minimum compulsory period.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSF Requests Comments on New Sexual Harassment Reporting Policy
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking public comments on the agency’s proposed implementation of new reporting requirements for sexual harassment. The new reporting requirements, detailed in a notice released by NSF on February 8, 2018, state that the agency “does not tolerate sexual harassment, or any kind of harassment, within the agency, at grantee organizations, field sites, or anywhere NSF-funded science and education are conducted.” Under the new requirements, the two-thousand colleges, universities and other institutions funded by NSF would be responsible for “promptly and approp...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up
Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade would bring her closer to medical school. “I was running myself so thin trying to be the best college student,” she says. “It almost seems like they’re setting you up to fail because of the sheer amount of work and amount of classes you have to take at the same time, and how you’re also expected to do so much.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

International symposium on chemistry education honors IUPUI's Pratibha Varma-Nelson
(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) Leading figures in science education are gathering this week for a symposium honoring Pratibha Varma-Nelson of IUPUI, this year's recipient of the American Chemical Society's George Pimentel Award. The award recognizes Varma-Nelson's prominent role in influencing how chemistry and other STEM disciplines are taught at colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Florida stands up for the First Amendment by eliminating college "free speech" zones that limit speaking to pre-approved locations
(Natural News) Throughout my career as a journalist and political scientist, I’ve never come across any historical evidence indicating that our Founding Fathers sought to limit Americans’ free speech rights to certain areas. And yet that’s precisely what many colleges and universities do. Administrators have adopted policies creating “free speech zones” where they essentially funnel... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England
New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of  education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year to funding for 11 – 16 year olds, between 2015/16 and 2019/20, plus the deep cuts to sixth form funding (over 17% per pupil since 2010). 62% of secondary schools in England have increased the size of their classes in the last two years (2014/15 to 2016/17). In some authorities this...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education school school cuts school funding Source Type: news

National Careers Week – the lost art of giving good guidance
UNISON supports the valuable role played by National Careers Week which celebrates the importance of careers advice and education in schools. The resources it provides help give schools a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education. At a time of high youth unemployment there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. National Careers Week provides a useful platform to advise and inspire our next generation as they enter the world of work. UNISON continues to campaign for a world class car...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article careers advice careers services education education and training education services Source Type: news

Redundancy threats stalk northern colleges
The country’s ability to deliver “a world class skills and technical education” is under threat, as further education colleges are announcing hundreds of planned redundancies. Hull College announced this week that it is seeking the equivalent of 231 full-time redundancies. It currently employs 1,044 people – many of them part-time – in the equivalent of 789 full-time jobs on three campuses in Hull, Goole and Harrogate. And for those whose jobs survive the proposed 30% cut, management is seeking dismissal and re-engagement on worse terms and conditions. Also this week, Kirklees College, based i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article colleges education services further education redundancies redundancy Source Type: news

Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth
(Washington State University) Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Portland State receives $1m grant to aid STEM transfer students
(Portland State University) Portland State University faculty have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help students transferring from community colleges to achieve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. More than half of the money will go to student scholarships. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review evidence suggests that nutritional labelling on menus in restaurants and cafes may reduce our calorie intake
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops, and cafeterias could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers, which are among the leading causes of poor health and premature death.Several studies have looked at whether putting nutritional labels on food and non-alcoholic drinks might have an impact on their purchasing or consumption, but their findings have been ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

First of its kind study reveals far-reaching benefits of recovery for families of dependent drinkers
This study is important in illustrating not only the impact of dependency on many areas of family life but also the restorative effects of recovery for the user, their families and communities. The research shows the importance of policies that promote recovery for substance users, and clearly indicates the benefits of including the family in the journey of recovery and reintegration.” Vivienne Evans, Chief Executive of Adfam, said: “This report is an invaluable addition to a growing body of knowledge about the impact of substance misuse on families. It supports and adds weight to Adfam’s 30-year mission ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 26, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News addiction recovery Source Type: news