Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

Did you solve it? The Zorro puzzle
The solution to today ’s teaserIn my puzzle column earlier today I set you these problems about slicing through a square grid:1) What is the least number of straight lines you need to draw across a 3x3 square grid so that every cell in the grid has at least one of the lines passing through it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

AMA launches online education portal, researchers explore personalized radio for dementia patients and more digital health news briefs
Also: Apple patent on Apple Watch strap sensors; Drone medical delivery service raises $190 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bradford hospital workers balloted over strike action to fight ‘backdoor privatisation’
Staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will vote on whether to take industrial action after the announcement of the privatisation of some of its services. The UNISON ballot opens today (Monday) and comes after the Trust said hospital staff, including porters and domestic assistants, will be outsourced to a separate company to cut costs by exploiting a tax loophole. The transfer will strip them of the protections they have as NHS employees and is a form of backdoor privatisation, says UNISON. Although the new company will be owned by the Trust, UNISON believes outsourcing to subsidiary companies will have negative c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release ballot Bradford NHS NHS improvement Sara Gorton wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: As 379,000 Benefits From Family Planning Contraceptive Services in 2018
[Concord] Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has announced partnership with QCell mobile company to be able to provide more information, education and services on sexual reproductive health to Sierra Leoneans, especially women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FE pay ballot results
UNISON members working in 14 Further Education colleges in England have voted in a disaggregated ballot for a pay rise. Although members voted in favour of strike action in 9 of these colleges, turnout was not enough to meet the threshold for strikes set out in the 2017 Trade Union Act. UNISON’s further education and sixth form committee considered the result and stated: “We would like to thank those activists, branches and regions that put in significant work to achieve the result. “Unfortunately and frustratingly the government’s anti-democratic trade union laws, which impose a very high turnout t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article FE colleges FE pay further education Source Type: news

Can you solve it? The Zorro puzzle
Swordplay with lines and squaresToday you ’re going to get the chance to prove a theorem no one has ever proved before.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Geometry puzzles Education Science Source Type: news

The social impact of participation in culture and sport
A parliamentary report finds that opportunities to improve criminal justice, education and health are being missed by the government's failure to recognise and harness social impact. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Returning £1bn to nurse education vital to tackle staffing
Nurse leader renews call for safe staffing levels Related items fromOnMedica NICE sets out safe levels of nursing staff From the hospital to the home: delivering a connected healthcare model Government launches new safety measures for the NHS Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women ’s health conference draws record crowd
NIEHS-sponsored women’s wellness conference offers screenings, resources, education, info for clinical research volunteers, and more. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals
[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'FG to Use Technology to Reduce Deficits in Health, Education'
[Leadership] The Federal Government is exploring all possibilities and opportunities to ensure that broadband connection is available to Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Emergencies Call, the Red Cross Answers
By Heather Fay, American Red Cross, Services to the Armed Forces – Outreach and Education As a military spouse of over 20 years, I liked to think I had always ... The post When Emergencies... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support Red Cross Life Source Type: news

Are robots sexist? UN report shows gender bias in talking digital tech
Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN ’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane in Practice - Physician Assistant
Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Practice’ series collects stories about clinical professionals using Cochrane evidence - the everyday healthcare professional making sure their patients and clients are getting the best care!Kristy's story: Name: Kristy Goodman, MS, MPH, PA-CLocation:  Los Angeles, CA  " I ’m trained as a PA (physician assistant) and have a Master of Public Hea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Geisel Professor Receives Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Patricia T. Glowa, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, of pediatrics, and of community and family medicine, has received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 17, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Announcements Education Improving Lives Insider News faculty award faculty recognition Source Type: news

University backtracks on disputed Voynich manuscript theory
Bristol distances itself from academic who claims to have solved century-old mysteryA university that breathlessly declared one of its academics had cracked the code of the celebratedVoynich manuscript has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown after medieval experts poured scorn on his theory.Bristol University said this week Dr Gerard Cheshire had “succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed” by identifying the language and purpose of the mysterious and apparently coded 15th-century text.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Language University of Bristol Science Education Culture UK news Source Type: news

Consultation skills: Frequent attenders
Dr Pipin Singh offers advice on how to approach consultations with patients who frequently attend the surgery. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Consultation skills Source Type: news

Missouri inches up in ranking of 'best states' in the U.S.
A new ranking of best states in the U.S. puts Missouri just below the middle of the pack, but up a few notches from last year's ranking. U.S. News and World Report released its third annual survey of state rankings this week. The report evaluates how all 50 states are serving residents in 71 metrics across eight categories: health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and na tural environment. Missouri came in at No. 28 on this year's ranking,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Nikki Kingery Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Policies and Practices to Promote Positive Adolescent Development and Close the Opportunity Gap
The changes in brain structure and connectivity that occur between the ages of 10 and 25 present adolescents with unique opportunities for positive, life-shaping development, and for recovering from past adversity, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth provides recommendations for capitalizing on these opportunities, and for addressing inequities— in education, health care, child welfare, and the juvenile justice system— that undermine the well-being of many adolescents and leave them less able to tak...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Schools should have one meat-free day a week, says charity
Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ mealsAll state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly and reflect changing dietary advice.Given wide acceptance that diets need to change to address the climate crisis – including by eating less meat and more beans and pulses – the Soil Association is urging the Department for Education to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent Tags: School meals Climate change Schools Vegan food and drink Health Farming Environment Plants Society Education UK news The meat industry Children Nutrition Science Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Nursing
MODERATOR: Thank you for being here today and being a part of this discussion. You might talk, first of all, about why someone would recommend becoming a nurse these days. MS. FULGHAM: I feel that being a nurse today, you can really take it anywhere. It almost sounds like a commercial, but it’s true that there are so many specialties out there, and you can take it anywher e you want to go. You can serve your country, you can be part of education, you can work in a hospital, or you can specialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Nursing
MODERATOR: Thank you for being here today and being a part of this discussion. You might talk, first of all, about why someone would recommend becoming a nurse these days. MS. FULGHAM: I feel that being a nurse today, you can really take it anywhere. It almost sounds like a commercial, but it’s true that there are so many specialties out there, and you can take it anywher e you want to go. You can serve your country, you can be part of education, you can work in a hospital, or you can specialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

New workforce legislation highlights programs essential to care we need as we age, AGS
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today offered a ringing endorsement of the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781), a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure communities across the US have access to health professionals and other critical supports improving care for us all as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Where Washington ranks on the US News Best States list
We're No. 1. At least according to U.S. News& World Report, which placed Washington atop its 2019 Best States rankings released this week. The Evergreen State climbed five spots over last year, with improvements coming in the education, crime and opportunity. The publication, which has been issuing these rankings for many years, uses 71 metrics to score states. The weight of the categories helped push Washington to No. 1 despite no t scoring higher than No. 2 (in infrastructure) in any single… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Robert S. Johnson Source Type: news

Where Washington ranks on the US News Best States list
We're No. 1. At least according to U.S. News& World Report, which placed Washington atop its 2019 Best States rankings released this week. The Evergreen State climbed five spots over last year, with improvements coming in the education, crime and opportunity. The publication, which has been issuing these rankings for many years, uses 71 metrics to score states. The weight of the categories helped push Washington to No. 1 despite no t scoring higher than No. 2 (in infrastructure) in any single… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robert S. Johnson Source Type: news

Research and Education Learning curve of intraoral scanning by prosthodontic residents
ConclusionsThe repetitive use of IOS showed a learning phase of 5 trials to achieve competence of 80% of their best performance. The scanning time and difficulty level decreased with the repetitive use of IOS. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

More U.S. Adults Show Signs of Despair As They Enter Middle Age
Pattern generalized across races, education levels, geography (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Willingness of patients to use unused medication returned to the pharmacy by another patient: a cross-sectional survey
Dutch cross-sectional survey (46 pharmacies) found that, when quality is guaranteed, 61.2% of patients were willing to use medication returned unused to the pharmacy by another patient. Men, and those with a high educational level were more willing to use returned medication. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Examines Lay Responders ’ Ability to Stop Severe Bleeding
Does the American public feel empowered and equipped to stop life-threatening bleeding? A new study published in Prehospital Emergency Care finds that lay responders are not only willing to apply specialized dressings designed to stop severe bleeding, but that their confidence in doing so significantly increases after a brief education and practice session. The study, sponsored by the American Red Cross and led by Craig Goolsby, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education of the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, observed 360 lay responders as they applied...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Training Students to Address Vaccine Hesitancy or Refusal Training Students to Address Vaccine Hesitancy or Refusal
This paper describes a learning unit to improve pharmacy students'confidence in countering vaccine myths and addressing vaccine refusal and hesitancy.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Education and Health: Long-Term Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Geography, 1997-2017
The Urban Institute report shows worsening health for less-educated adults from all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups from 1997 to 2017. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: McMorrow S Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Ministry Targets Over 3.2 Million Children With Lifesaving Interventions
[Concord] This was made known last week at an orientation meeting held for District Health Education/Social Mobilization Officers and Heath Committee Chairpersons of Councils at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium in Freetown he Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other Health Development Partners will soon embark on a Nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, reaching approximately 3.2 Million Children with Lifesaving Health Interventions, starting from Monday June 1 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Physicians Association Bets On Health Education
[ANGOP] Dundo -The Angolan Medical Association is committed to promoting health education, strategic planning in entrepreneurship courses and health marketing in the period 2019/2020, said on Wednesday in Dundo (Lunda Norte) ), the dean of association, Elisa Gaspar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Probation return to public control is welcome but must be administered locally, says UNISON
Commenting on the decision to return medium and low-risk probation cases to public control, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “Returning probation work to public ownership is a long-overdue step in the right direction. But UNISON, along with the Labour Group of Police and Crime Commissioners, is convinced probation services are best delivered locally, rather than from the one-size-fits-all centralised model which is the National Probation Service. “The sooner probation is put back into local control to restore the confidence of staff, service users...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release let's fix probation national probation service privatisation Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – May 2019
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends:At the UCSF School of Pharmacy we don ’t just embrace change, we create it. We have a rich history as drivers of change in our profession, in science, and in education. That passion for change, coupled with a scientific mindset, is clearly evident today in the School, as you’ll read in this Update.I have much to share, so I ’ll get right to it.With warm regards, (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DenseBreast-info.org launches density education study
Breast density education group DenseBreast-info.org has launched a study to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DenseBreast-info.org launches educational video series DenseBreast-info.org to launch European content DenseBreast-info.org releases Spanish-language video Breast density groups release resources in Spanish New nonprofit group launches breast density website (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Pledge: Setting a Course Toward Making a Difference in EMS
Have you ever made a pledge? As a school teacher, I made a pledge each morning when I said the Pledge of Allegiance with each class. There are other pledges I have made. A pledge to pay my mortgage, a pledge to be faithful to my wife, a pledge to defend my country when I was sworn into the Navy, and a pledge to a friend to pray for him as he fought an illness. No doubt, you have made similar pledges throughout your life. In fact, so many pledges seem to water down our thoughts about the seriousness of our pledges. Each of my classes over the years has stood at attention outside in ranks, saluted the flag of the United Stat...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William P. Richard, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Name Brian Kim President.
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has hired Brian Kim to serve as its new president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Name Brian Kim President
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has hired Brian Kim to serve as its new president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nine Geisel School of Medicine Students Named Schweitzer Fellows
As part of the 2019-20 class of New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows, nine Geisel medical students will spend the next year learning to address social factors affecting community health while developing lifelong leadership skills in the process. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: Education Improving Lives News community health medical students Schweitzer Fellowship Source Type: news

Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory
UNISON members are celebrating today (Wednesday) after claiming victory in a dispute with Birmingham City Council over plans to make ‘indefensible’ cuts to the hours of low paid care staff. The union has been at loggerheads with the local authority since July 2017 when councillors announced plans to make around £2 million of savings by slashing the hours of care staff working for its enablement service. Over 200 low-paid care workers, 96% of whom are women, would have lost up to £11,000 a year as a result of the cuts, says UNISON. It has taken 82 days of strike action, over an almost two-year period...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Press release Birmingham care workers strike Source Type: news

Forget Sats – find a true measure of education | Letters
Clive Stafford Smithsays Sats are irrelevant to his son ’s life andMary Bousteddefends Labour ’s proposed assessment reforms, whileAnn MooreandRichard Wetherellhighlight the negative effects of testsAmanda Spielman may be warning the wrong people about exam anxiety, certainly as far as younger kids are concerned (Ofsted chief says teachers can cause ‘subliminal’ exam anxiety, May 14). My 10-year-old is not worried because I have told him Sats are irrelevant to his life. His secondary school will determine how best he will fit in, based on its own testing, when he gets there in September. I did ask h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Exams Education Sats Schools Primary schools Secondary schools Ofsted Teaching GCSEs Psychology Labour Education policy Liberal Democrats Source Type: news

Supreme Court ruling will add to child poverty, says UNISON
Commenting on a ruling from the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) that the government’s benefits cap for lone parents will stand, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The effect of today’s decision will be to add to child poverty. “It will simply drive many lone parents into the worst private sector housing as the benefit cap makes them struggle to keep a roof over their children’s heads.” Notes to editors: – UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local gover...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Press release benefits children supreme court Source Type: news

Society for Participatory Medicine Welcomes Burt Rosen as President & Expands Board of Directors
Addition of Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD, and Amber Soucy, MSN, RN, Invigorates Momentum to Advance Dialogue Between Patients, Providers and Caregivers   BOSTON—May 15, 2019—The Society for Participatory Medicine, the preeminent organization in promoting true partnerships between patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, is pleased to welcome Burt Rosen as president along with the addition of Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD, and Amber Soucy, MSN, RN, to its board of directors. Their involvement with the society will help advance the movement of participatory medicine, in which patients, caregivers and...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Society for Participatory Medicine Staff Tags: News News Releases Source Type: news

Liberia: 450 Ebola Orphans in Dire Need of Educational Assistance
[Observer] A total of 450 Ebola orphans documented by a Liberian-based American charity Diompilor-Liberia Incorporated has sounded an urgent call for external and internal assistance for vulnerable orphans in order to continue their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Association of EMS Educators names New Executive Director
Bryan Ericson, NAEMSE President, is pleased to announce that Stephen Perdziola has been appointed by the board of directors to the position of Executive Director effective May 2, 2019. Stephen has been the NAEMSE business manager since 2007.  His responsibilities over the past 12 years have covered areas of finance, operations, payroll, auditing, symposium planning and staff management.  Bryan sated that Stephen was the logical individual to move into the Executive Director position.  He continued to say that Stephen has the experience, knowledge and personality needed to continue the mission of NAEMSE which...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Congratulations to Graham Williams and Julia Buckingham on being elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Congratulations are in order for our President Professor Graham Williams and former President Professor Julia Buckingham, who have beenelected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent body dedicated to advancing biomedical and health research to the benefit of society. Fellows are elected for their outstanding contributions to medicine and society and showcase the diversity of medical science in the UK. Professor Graham Williams is Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory and Director of Research in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London and has b...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change
Droughts are not new to East Africa. However, abnormally high temperatures in the region are linked to climate change and proving deadly for livelihoods and livestock. Credit: Petterik Wiggers/OxfamBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2019 (IPS) There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk. Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, &lsq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Female authors listed on just 30% of recent UK academic research
Progress rate ‘disheartening’, says expert as 2014-17 figure is small improvement on 2006-09Women are listed as authors of just 30% of academic research from British universities, according to a major new ranking of higher education institutions.Although the number of women named as authors is gradually increasing, the slow pace was described by one expert as “disheartening”. The 30% figure is for studies published between 2014 and 2017, which is an improvement from an average of just under 26% between 2006 and 2009.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dalmeet Singh Chawla Tags: Gender Research Academics Universities Higher education UK news Science Research publishing Women Source Type: news