UNISON makes call for proper careers advice in England and Wales
UNISON congratulates the 300,000 young people in England and Wales who sat their A levels this summer and will receive their results. The union recognises the work they put in for the exams, like their 139,000 peers in Scotland who received their SQA results on 7 August, and hopes their results are what they want. The union also highlights the importance of UNISON members providing careers advice all year round, in schools and colleges, to help young people reach their potential. In Scotland, UNISON members employed by Skills Development Scotland, have been busy using social media to make sure young people know about the h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article careers advice careers services children's services education services exams Source Type: news

Ghana:'We Did Not Give Any Admission Quota for Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges'
[Ghanaian Times] The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has denied issuing directives on the 2018/2019 admission quota for the nursing and midwifery training colleges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Magazine honors UC Riverside program focused on diversifying STEM fields
(University of California - Riverside) The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Creating New Compounds For 3D Printed Medical Devices
A new biomaterial company,  FibreTuff, has announced plans to begin manufacturing cellulose-based biomaterials that are biocompatible, absorbable, and nondegradable for Class I and II medical devices. The company’s PAPC ingredients can be compounded into pellets to make 3D printing filament that can be used to print a variety of medical devices and implants. “FibreTuff compounds biomaterials that contain cellulose and blends them with thermoplastics branded as PAPC (polyamide, polyolefin, and cellulose) compositions for use in Class I [and] ...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Personal Health: An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep
Many college-bound kids start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of college courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Sleep Colleges and Universities Tests and Examinations Anxiety and Stress Biorhythms Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals
A 15-year-old girl took the witness stand to testify against the accused, detailing extensive sexual abuse. David Crenshaw, the clinical supervisor of the girl's therapist at the time of the June 2011 trial, said he and the therapist did not think she would be able to go through with it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too cute? Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals
A 15-year-old girl took the witness stand to testify against the accused, detailing extensive sexual abuse. David Crenshaw, the clinical supervisor of the girl's therapist at the time of the June 2011 trial, said he and the therapist did not think she would be able to go through with it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hookah smoking raises cardiovascular risk comparable to traditional cigarette smoking, study finds
This study is believed to be the first to investigate the effects of hookah smoking on stiffening of the arteries. Studies have shown that as cigarette use continues to decline, hookah smoking is rising, especially among youth and particularly among college students.“We know that flavored tobacco products are frequently the first kind of tobacco product used by youth,” Rezk-Hanna said. “One of the major issues with hookah is the fact that the tobacco is flavored with fruit, candy and alcohol flavors, making hookah the most popular flavored tobacco produc t among this audience.”According to the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

College Students Want Children, but Don ’ t Know When Fertility Declines
Fewer than half of university students surveyed knew that female fertility declines after 35, and only one in five knew male fertility declines at 45. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Women and Girls Colleges and Universities In Vitro Fertilization Source Type: news

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 21-25
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy The annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy was held from July 21 to 25 in Boston and attracted approximately 2,700 participants, including clinicians, academicians, allied... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Academic Institutions Reach $31.6 Billion in FY 2016; Support to HBCUs Declines for the Second Year in a Row
In FY 2016, federal agencies obligated $31.6 billion to institutions of higher education in support of science and engineering (S&E), up from the $30.5 billion obligated in FY 2015. Funding for research and development to universities and colleges accounted for 90% of the total federal S&E support to higher education institutions. These data are from the FY 2016 Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Scienc...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - July 30, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Don ’t prosecute doctors who unwittingly make fatal errors, say medical leaders
Cultivate ‘just’ rather than ‘blame’ culture, emphasise submissions to Marx review on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs Doctors' concerns over care are often ignored NHS black and minority ethnic staff bullied more than white staff BMA responds to rapid review into gross negligence manslaughter Royal Colleges ’ body calls for five-day pause in bid to end junior doctors’ dispute (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nebraska, Iowa State to lead new institute to fight antimicrobial resistance
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University will lead new institute, announced July 26 by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New drive to improve mental health in schools
Mental health workforce for schools/colleges Related items fromOnMedica Regulator to lead major review of children ’s and teens mental health services Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland Pupils in mental health 'crisis' say teachers Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Further education needs an urgent injection of funding
Earlier this month, the joint unions met with the Association of Colleges (AoC) to discuss the pay claim of 5%, or £1500, whichever is the greater, for further education staff. The AoC have asked for the joint unions to support them in demanding a specific pay injection from the government that will be ring-fenced for staff pay. The proposed pay package that has been offered, contingent on this funding offer being accepted, is 5% over two years. UNISON’s committee is now discussing how the union will respond to this offer in light of a recent survey which revealed that members in FE are feeling increasingl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article education further education Source Type: news

Bad career choice?
By Rukhsana ShahJul 23 2018 (Dawn, Pakistan)As with so many other professions, nursing remains a neglected line of work, despite its practitioners being responsible for the treatment, safety and quick recovery of patients, as well as post-op management and specialised interventions. Doctors need them because no doctor can care for each patient. Rukhsana ShahAccording to the latest Economic Survey, there are 208,007 doctors and 103,777 nurses in the country. This reflects a ratio of one doctor to less than 0.5 nurses, while the recommended ratio is 1:4. This should not be surprising as 90 per cent of nurses here are females...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rukhsana Shah Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care
RCGP calls for better partnership between health care providers, security authorities and community services Related items fromOnMedica Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Royal Colleges unite to tackle health inequity We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policies in US Colleges, Universities Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policies in US Colleges, Universities
How prevalent are smoke-free policies at U.S. colleges and universities?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Community colleges can boost access to primary care and physician diversity
(University of California - Davis Health System) Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS England tells staff groups to act on flu vaccine
NHS England is calling on the royal colleges to provide an action plan to encourage uptake of the flu vaccine among staff, after a clinical study made a direct link between vaccination and mortality rates. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Med Students from Community Colleges More Likely to Become PCPs (CME/CE)
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Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trump administration orders universities to stop being racist against Asians
(Natural News) Targeting for elimination yet another racist policy carried over from the Obama era, the Trump administration is calling on colleges and universities across the country to stop discriminating against Asians and whites with unfair affirmative action admissions policies. In a recent statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delineated the administration’s new guidelines on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Osteopathic Colleges Line Up Students
The two new osteopathic medical schools in Arkansas are being flooded with applications from students who want to be doctors. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why science breeds a culture of sexism
Late-night research, isolation and a strict, male-dominated hierarchy are the perfect conditions for sexual harassment. With colleges struggling to enforce conduct codes, what can be done?Lois, a medical researcher, endured more than five years of sexual harassment during her postgraduate study at a leading UK university. It started when she worked on a project between her MSc and PhD. The professor overseeing the research bombarded her and the other women in the group of junior researchers with crude and humiliating sexual comments.“He said I looked so sexy in overalls that he had to resist the urge to rip them off ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Batty and Nicola Davis Tags: Science Sexual harassment MeToo movement Feminism Inequality Gender Students US universities Women Discrimination at work Source Type: news

The New Old Age: He Called Older Employees ‘ Dead Wood. ’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.
State governments “ are still learning there ’ s an age law, ” said one attorney, despite the fact it has been on the books for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Discrimination Women and Girls Workplace Hazards and Violations Labor and Jobs Colleges and Universities Elderly Suits and Litigation (Civil) Ohio State University AARP Source Type: news

The New Old Age: He Called Older Employees ‘ Dead Wood. ’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination and Took Back Their Jobs.
State employers “ are still learning there ’ s an age law, ” said one attorney, despite the fact it has been on the books for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Discrimination Women and Girls Workplace Hazards and Violations Labor and Jobs Colleges and Universities Elderly Suits and Litigation (Civil) Ohio State University AARP Source Type: news

Scrapping of bursary partly behind drop in mature students
Fewer mature students are applying to go to university with the scrapping of the nursing bursary partly to blame for the decline, says the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical Schools Rip Trump Move Against Race Consideration At Universities
The Association of American Medical Colleges is “deeply concerned” that the Trump administration is rescinding guidance on consideration of race in university admission. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

English further education pay claim submitted
UNISON and the UCU have formally submitted a pay for 5% or £1,500 to further education employers in England. This follows a change of position by the Association of Colleges, which initially refused to accept a pay claim, after an outline of the claim was submitted at a national joint forum officers’ meeting on 1 May. But a firm response from the joint unions saw the AoC reverse its decision and agree to receive the claim, which has now been formally submitted. It is for: 5% on all pay points, or a £1,500 a year pay rise (full-time), whichever is greater; for the living wage, calculated by the Living Wag...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News colleges education services fe FE colleges FE pay further education pay up now Source Type: news

Personal Health: Preventing Suicide Among College Students
Privacy rules that keep colleges from notifying parents of a students ’ distress may be costing lives. Some solutions include granting permission in advance or having a friend alert the family. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Colleges and Universities Depression (Mental) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Parenting Mental Health and Disorders Privacy Source Type: news

Personal Health: To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect
Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Depression (Mental) Psychology and Psychologists Colleges and Universities Friendship Social Media Elderly Source Type: news

Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds. As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colorado nursing sector to see big changes, thanks to 2018 legislative session
Seven community colleges will go before a state board in early July seeking permission to offer bachelor's of science degrees in nursing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities ― United States and Territories, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities ― United States and Territories, 2017
As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. colleges and universities had smoke-free policies, twice as many as in 2012. Among these campuses, 1,743 (83.7%) had tobacco-free policies and some specifically prohibited electronic cigarette use (1,658 [79.6%]) and hookah smoking (854 [41.0%]). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities (October 2017)
Comprehensive list of colleges and universities with entirely smokefree campus sites (both indoors and outdoors) at a minimum (additional 100% protections -- E-cigarettes, hookah, and/or marijuana -- are indicated where applicable). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Further education colleges in crisis
UNISON vowed to continue to fight for further education jobs and to negotiate the best conditions for workers in the face of drastic and on-going cuts. Local government conference heard that with more than 30,000 UNISON members working in further education and sixth form colleges across the UK, there continues to be concerns about the future of FE provision. A recent National Audit office report revealed that more than half of all colleges are in deficit and could face an uncertain future. This is despite the sector having lost one million learners since 2009 and 16 to 18s receiving the same funding as they did in 1990. &l...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference further education northern region Source Type: news

Ditch your pills to beat heart disease!
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, are behind the move. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol-related harm minimization practices among university students: does the type of residence have an impact? - Hepworth J, Schofield T, Leontini R, Germov J.
BACKGROUND: The culture of 'risk-related alcohol use' has been identified as an intrinsic part of university life for many students, especially those in residential colleges in English-speaking countries. While the prevailing approach to managing drinking ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Western Dakota Tech earns first place in 4th annual Community College Innovation Challenge
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) awarded Western Dakota Tech from Rapid City, South Dakota first place in the 2018 fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). Judges awarded second place to Oakton Community College from Des Plaines, Illinois for their Heat Recovering Silencer project. NSF and AACC established the challenge to encourage the nation's community colleges to develop the necessary ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245783&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on White House Community College Innovation Challenge event
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), hosted the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) this week. This competition encourages innovative, entrepreneurial students to use science and engineering to propose solutions to real-world challenges, from energy generation to landmine detection. This year, 10 finalist teams were invited to the White House to present their ideas to a panel of expert ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245768&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eritrea:Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Mendefera -In a bid to augment the blood reserve of the National Blood Transfusion Center, the Adi-Keih Colleges of Arts and Social Science and Business and Economics students and lecturers voluntarily donated blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Colleges and Universities Women and Girls Workplace Hazards and Violations Research Engineering and Engineers National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Source Type: news

Trump ’s Immigration Policies Are Making It Harder for Foreign Doctors to Work in the U.S. — And That Could Hurt Patients
For the past four years, Daniel, an Israeli-born doctor completing a medical residency in the U.S., has secured an H-1B visa for temporary specialized workers without a hitch. But this May, without warning, the government put his status in the U.S. in danger. Daniel, who withheld his last name for fear of retaliation, is one of many foreign-born medical residents across the country who have received visa rejections or delays since mid-April — similar to rejections thousands of H-1B applicants in other high-paying industries have recently received — prompting a flurry of legal activity from medical groups, hospi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

MacDougall to receive teaching award
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, was recently selected for the Emerging Teaching Scholar Award by the American Association of Colleges Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Faculties. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Enhancing junior doctors' working lives: a progress report 2018
This progress report provides an update on the work that Health Education England has completed with partners including the British Medical Association, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council over the past year in response to the concerns doctors in training have raised and to help boost morale. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yale study tracks Title IX use across US colleges and universities
(Yale University) Title IX -- the US civil rights law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs -- has been widely recognized as a crucial step toward gender equality in America. A new Yale study tracks the changing use of Title IX over time in response to perceived gender disparities, and for the first time, systematically analyzes how the law has been mobilized at the federal level through complaints filed against four-year non-profit colleges and universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unions welcome Association of Colleges ’ U-turn on pay talks
The University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON have today (Tuesday) welcomed a U-turn from the Association of Colleges (AoC) over pay talks for staff in further education. At the start of the month the AoC said that it would not discuss a pay claim for 2018/19 while UCU members were still in dispute at some colleges. That threat prompted unions who represent staff in colleges to write to the AoC saying that a refusal to discuss the pay claim was an “unnecessary provocation” and warned the AoC that it risked undermining its “credibility and relevance to the sector” if it would not talk w...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education Jon Richards pay support staff Source Type: news