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On my radar: Alexei Sayle ’s cultural highlights
The writer, actor and comedian on the joys of cheap restaurants, Otto Dix and that single seat under the stairs on London busesBorn in Anfield, Liverpool, Alexei Sayle studied art before training to be a further-education teacher. When London ’s Comedy Store opened in 1979, he became its first MC and, over the following decade, became a central figure in the alternative comedy movement. He has starred in a number of TV shows includingThe Young Ones (1982-4) and the Emmy-winningAlexei Sayle ’s Stuff (1988-1991). His credits also include theatre (The Tempest, Old Vic, 1988), film (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexei Sayle Tags: Alexei Sayle Culture Restaurants Life and style Tate Liverpool Art Art and design Psychology Science Source Type: news

Science Committee Advances Bipartisan Research Infrastructure and STEM Education Bills
The House Science Committee has approved a package of bills that establish target funding profiles for eight Department of Energy research facility construction projects. The committee also approved four STEM education and research bills, one of which would require federal science agencies to annually report to the National Science Foundation information on the demographics of all R&D grant applicants. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - November 17, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Closing Today! The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association o...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

What's behind the rise in Type 2 diabetes in children?
Type 2 diabetes was once known as "adult onset" because it was so rare in kids. But not anymore. With one in five school-age children considered obese, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in young people is climbing. The newest study shows an almost five percent jump over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the complications resulting from diabetes are happening earlier in life, and the importance of educating kids on the dangers of the disease. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho:First Lady Hosts Diabetes Campaign
[Lesotho Times] THE First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane, through the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund will host a diabetes education campaign in Moshoeshoe 1 statue in Maseru on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

School meals – tell us your story
Do you work in a school kitchen? If so, UNISON wants to hear from you. Following on from national school meals week, which ends today, and in the run-up to next Friday’s Stars in Our Schools Day, the union has put together an online survey to get the views of the people who matter when it comes to school meals – the staff. Please take part and let us know: what it’s like in your workplace? are you valued at work? what are the problems? what goes well? Take the survey now “School meals staff play a vital role in ensuring that pupils are well nourished at school, serving them healthy school meals,&r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services school meals school support staff schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Public Inspection: IHS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Loan Repayment Program
Pre-publication notice of intent from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to continue collecting information as part of the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP). IHS seeks to collect professional, educational, financial, and general applicant information to help determine eligibility for loan repayment. Successful applicants receive loan repayment assistance in exchange for an initial two-year commitment to practice full-time in an eligible, often remote, IHS facility. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted within 60 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for Novembe...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Springer Nature launches a pilot with PaperHive
(Springer) Springer Nature has launched a one-year pilot with PaperHive, a market-leading annotation system and copyright-compliant collaborative research platform. The partnership focuses on increasing reader engagement of university students with academic literature in various fields including biomedicine, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The pilot phase comprises books and textbooks from Springer and Springer Spektrum, the leading publisher for classical and digital educational media in the field of natural sciences and mathematics in the German-speaking region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School climate and college attendance for black adolescents: moving beyond college-going culture - Minor KA, Benner AD.
This study provides support for the established link between school climate and educational outcomes and expands our understanding of this asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

60 seconds to survival: a pilot study of a disaster triage video game for prehospital providers - Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Munjal K, Madhok M, Diaz MCG, Scherzer DJ, Walsh BM, Bowen A, Redlener M, Goldberg SA, Symons N, Burkett J, Santos JC, Kessler D, Barnicle RN, Paesano G, Auerbach MA.
INTRODUCTION: Disaster triage training for emergency medical service (EMS) providers is not standardized. Simulation training is costly and time-consuming. In contrast, educational video games enable low-cost and more time-efficient standardized training. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Riverside Health Foundation helps further medical education in Wichita
The foundation was founded in 1995. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Alcyone Lifesciences wins FDA nod for Alivio hydrocephalus shunt flusher
Alcyone Lifesciences said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Alivio ventricular catheter and flusher system designed for treating hydrocephalus. The newly cleared Alivio device is designed for the non-invasive retrograde flushing of the ventricular catheter to unblock occluded inlet holes or open a relief membrane to restore or increase cerebrospinal fluid flow in non-flowing shunts, the Lowell, Mass.-based company said. “For the first time in over half a century there has been a game changing improvement in the field of hydrocephalus treatment.  Ventricular shunting can help save lives and improve th...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Alcyone Lifesciences Source Type: news

Insulia wins FDA nod, CE Mark clearance to titrate Tresiba, Basaglar insulin
Voluntis said today that its digital management system for people with Type II diabetes, Insulia, won FDA clearance and CE Mark approval to integrate basal insulin brands Tresiba and Basaglar. The company’s software already works with Lantus, Toujeo and Levemir. The Insulia digital companion is composed of a patient mobile app and healthcare worker web portal. The app gives real-time basal insulin dosing recommendations and educational coaching messages based on blood glucose levels to patients with Type II diabetes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Insulia wins FDA no...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Voluntis Source Type: news

Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality
Tim Wainwright is Chief Executive at WaterAidBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19)– and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets. Tim Wainwright, CEO, WaterAid UKIt is frustrating that the headline statistics have not made greater progress two years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), when having a toilet is such a fundamental boost to gender equality, as well as health, education and economic ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Ashfield Meetings & Events welcome Matt Foreman as Head Of Exhibits
Matt will head up a dedicated global exhibit team that operates as an internal department, delivering a specialist service to the agency’s healthcare clients. Within his role, Matt will be responsible for driving exhibits strategy, working closely with the business development team to identify and develop new opportunities. In the last 12 months the team has delivered over 100 exhibits in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Matt will report to Penny Callaghan (Director, Operations & Business Services) and will be responsible for a team of experienced exhibit professionals. Matt joins Ashfield Meetings & E...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by by Emily B. Kean, MSLS, Research and Education Librarian, Donald C. Harri...
Source: The Cornflower - November 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Inside the NICU: Shining light on the healing power of touch
Abigail underwent open-heart surgery and received care in Boston Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Traveling through Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you feel the warmth of natural light and a soothing sense of calm. One mom, leaning delicately over her son’s bedside, caresses his forehead and gently whispers a lullaby. Only a few steps away, a father rests in a chair with his tiny son on his chest. Lifesaving technology fills the 24-bed NICU and a reassuring team of specialized physicians, nurses and Child Life Specialists monitor, treat and embrace their delicate patients. Nea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories neonatal intensive care unit NICU Source Type: news

Dating and relationship violence among 16-19 year olds in England and Wales: a cross-sectional study of victimization - Young H, Turney C, White J, Bonell C, Lewis R, Fletcher A.
This study examines the association between DRV victimization and socio-demographic characteristics, sexual identity and dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Families and the juvenile justice system: considerations for family-based interventions - Amani B, Milburn NG, Lopez S, Young-Brinn A, Castro L, Lee A, Bath E.
We conducted focus groups with defense lawyers, clinicians, and education advocates to gather their perspectives on families' experiences with the juvenile justice system. Our quantitative descriptive analysis identified a range of themes such as discussio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The deferred promise of Islamic-world science
Ten years ago, there was excitement about the prospects for science and innovation across the Islamic world. Was this optimism misplaced?Last week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017World Science Forum. It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the vision ofPrincess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan ’s Royal Scientific Society, who is in the vanguard of a new generation of leaders championing science and innovation in the region. Jordan is also home to theMiddle East ’s first advanced light sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ehsan Masood and James Wilsdon Tags: Science Higher education Islam Science policy Arab and Middle East unrest Politics Source Type: news

Nabholz Foundation Donates $450K For Nursing Programs at ACH
The Nabholz Charitable Foundation pledged $450,000 to support continuing education and training for nurses at Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Creating conditions to help social enterprises flourish
By delivering educational tools and establishing a Europe-wide network of institutions, academics and practitioners, EU-funded researchers are strengthening the role that social enterprises play in addressing social challenges, and helping to foster integration. The project also wants to encourage a new generation of social entrepreneurs to flourish. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

ASGCT Members Inform the Senate HELP Committee About Gene Editing
ASGCT leaders and members highlighted the innovative, durable, and potentially curative nature of gene editing at a Nov. 14 hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14925252.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ICARE Train the Trainer Institute: February 20-23, Atlanta, GA
An Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Train the Trainer Institute will be held February 20-23, 2018, in Atlanta, GA, at the Peachtree City Hotel& Conference Center.Register Here! About the Train the Trainer Institutes (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - November 15, 2017 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

Girls in Afghanistan —and Everywhere Else—Need Toilets
Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from the stench of a filthy and malfunctioning restroom in their school. at this school, girls have no toilets of their own and their only option is to use the ones on the far side of the buildings where the boys study. They do not have locking doors and are several minutes’ walk from a water point. ©2017 Paula Bronstein for Human Rights WatchBy Heather Barr and Amanda KlasingLONDON/WASHINGTON DC, Nov 15 2017 (IPS)“I never come here, just because of boys,” Atifa says, pointing at the door of the stall. “They’re opening the door.” Atifa, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Heather Barr and Amanda Klasing Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Water & Sanitation Afghanistan World Toilet Day Source Type: news

New Pain Management Strategies Spelled Out
National initiatives are designed to provide education, advance research, solve the opioid crisis, and help patients. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Pain Pain Management Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

New Pain Management Strategies Spelled Out
National initiatives are designed to provide education, advance research, solve the opioid crisis, and help patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Pain Pain Management Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Align Tech-backed SmileDirectClub levies lawsuits against critical dentists, orthodontists
The Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) backed SmileDirectClub is reportedly sending cease-and-desist letters to dentists who criticize its products, according to a BuzzFeed report. The company sent at least 2 cease-and-desist letters last month, threatening lawsuits if dentists did not remove videos they’d posted criticizing the practice of do-it-yourself clear teeth aligners, according to the report. The cease-and-desist letters join a lawsuit from late October that the company levied against a group of New York and New Jersey orthodontists who posted a similar video, and a suit against a Michigan affiliate of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Legal News aligntechnology smiledirectclub Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

New Yale lab will use virtual reality games to reduce risks in teens
The goal of the lab is to develop and test VR games for health education and behavioral intervention in youth and young adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

African Academy of Science to put its research on global stage with F1000 publishing platform
The African Academy of Sciences, in partnership with F1000, is launching a publication platform, AAS Open Research, to enable AAS funded and affiliated researchers to publish immediately and without barriers. AAS Open Research will showcase African research on the global stage in an immediate and transparent way. AAS Open Research will join a growing number of funder publication platforms, such as those operated on behalf of Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and soon Ireland’s Health Research Board. The platforms are based on a model developed by F1000Research, which uses immediate publication and...
Source: News from STM - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

USDA helps Rural Communities Thrive with Health and Safety Outreach
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture) WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for health education projects for individuals and families living in rural areas. Funding is made through NIFA's Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grant Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Visual perception of summary statistics not following mathematical rules
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Cognitive psychologists of the Higher School of Economics have experimentally demonstrated that people are capable of estimating the mean size of visible objects and their approximate number simultaneously, showing for the first time that these two cognitive processes are independent of each other and do not follow the rules of mathematical statistics. The results of this experiment, published in PLOS One, can inform new approaches to statistical data visualisation and statistical education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could CDC ’s New Catheter-Site Dressing Advice Curb Infections?
To help prevent intravascular catheter-related infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its guidelines on catheter-site dressing regimens. The CDC now advises that for patients aged 18 years and older, “Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) are recommended to protect the insertion site of short-term, non-tunneled central venous catheters (1A)." Previously, according to its 2011 guidelines, the CDC recommended the use of ...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Next-gen digital animation tools inspired by Chinese puppetry
EU-funded researchers have developed novel design tools, data management systems, apps and best practices for the next generation of computer animation techniques for use in gaming, blockbuster films, training, education and more – boosting Europe’s competitiveness in the sector. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis patients 'negatively affected by a fear of movement'
People with kneeosteoarthritis are experiencing a decreased quality of life due to a fear of movement associated with the condition. This is according to a new US study carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has indicated that this fear of movement may be causing those with osteoarthritis to lead less active lifestyles, putting them at risk of their conditions worsening. Factors affecting fear of movement For this study, a total of 350 participants taking part in a clinical trial were asked to evaluate their fear of movement, as well as providing details on their age, sex, race, education,pai...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Digital health startups form collaborative in Beaverton
Four startups have joined forces to create a Digital Health Collaborative in Beaverton.   Curadite, HealthSaaS, Health Technology Innovations and Solutional Inc. launched the collaborative at the Beaverton Round, at 4145 S.W. Watson Ave. They plan to offer professional workshops, education, community outreach, engineering expertise and networking. The founding companies chose Beaver ton because of its proximity to light rail. The building is also about halfway between Oregon Health& Science University ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Digital health startups form collaborative in Beaverton
Four startups have joined forces to create a Digital Health Collaborative in Beaverton.   Curadite, HealthSaaS, Health Technology Innovations and Solutional Inc. launched the collaborative at the Beaverton Round, at 4145 S.W. Watson Ave. They plan to offer professional workshops, education, community outreach, engineering expertise and networking. The founding companies chose Beaver ton because of its proximity to light rail. The building is also about halfway between Oregon Health& Science University ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Beware of Illegal Breast and Butt Implants
FDA is cracking down on illegal products intended to boost the size of a person's breasts, butt, or other body parts. “We have significant concerns with unsafe injectable silicone that’s being marketed for body contouring by unlicensed providers. We’ve seen serious adverse events result from products, which are sometimes industrial-grade silicone, being used for these unapproved medical purposes,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. “The FDA has stepped in to take enforcement actions against unscrupulous actors who promote and provide these services, but we also want to make the public a...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Springer Nature acquires e-learning provider iversity
Effective 17 October 2017, the international publisher Springer Nature acquired the e-learning provider iversity. iversity is a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs, and collaborates with over one hundred universities, educational institutes and companies worldwide. The acquisition of the online platform will allow Springer Nature to globally expand the dissemination of its authors’ educational and research content with the aid of innovative formats. According to Niels Peter Thomas, Chief Book Strategist at Springer Nature: “The combination of Springer Nature’s high-quality educational and research b...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins debuts $85M research center at Florida hospital (Photos)
Researchers, scientists and clinicians will have plenty of room to collaborate in the new Education and Research Building at Johns Hopkins All Children ’s Hospital in Florida. Collaboration rooms with sweeping views of downtown St. Petersburg are a key feature in the new 230,000-square-foot, seven-floor facility, an $85 million project that broke ground two years ago and is scheduled to be completed next year. See the photo gallery for the firs t look at the construction in progress. The building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

The Grass Is Green for Medtech on the Emerald Isle
You don’t have to be a medtech veteran to have heard of Ireland’s ties to the industry. Still, even those who have spent years working in medical devices and diagnostics may be surprised to learn that 14 of the top 15 global medtech companies—including Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Teleflex, and many more—have facilities in Ireland. Why Ireland? Just what is drawing medtech to Ireland? The country has gained recognition as a frequent target for corporate inversion deals that enable companies to fall under more favorable corporate tax rates, but a 12.5% tax rate is just part of what br...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

New student nursing placements to be offered in Shropshire
Nursing students at the University of Wolverhampton are to be offered placements in Shrewsbury and Telford for the first time, the higher education provider has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Go inside John Hopkins All Children ’s Hospital's new Education and Research Building (Photos)
Researchers, scientists and clinicians will have plenty of room to collaborate in the new Education and Research Building at Johns Hopkins All Children ’s Hospital. Collaboration rooms with sweeping views of downtown St. Petersburg are a key feature in the new 230,000-square-foot, seven-floor facility, an $85 million project that broke ground two years ago and is scheduled to be complete next year. See the photo gallery for the first look at th e construction in progress. The building is seen… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

London Info International 2017 conference opens its doors in just 3 weeks.
Confirming two more keynotes: 5th December – Afternoon keynote Digital Shock – The 4th industrial revolution Alfred Rolington, CEO, Cyber Security Intelligence Ltd We are at the outset of an electronic revolution that will substantially alter our society and change the way most people live. Alfred will talk about how this 4th Industrial Revolution, driven by emerging technologies – such as cognitive electronics, advanced analysis, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and quantum computing – will radically alter our individual, national and global connections, our jobs, personal lives and electronic system...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Source Type: news

Parents: Keep at it! Study shows parental support has more influence on well-being from primary school through college than previously thought
(Natural News) Parenting doesn’t end at providing a roof over your children’s heads and giving them an education. Based on a recent study, parenting can also help influence the well-being of adolescents all the way to university. The study, which was made possible with funding from the Academy of Finland, revealed that parental support for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Diabetes Day 2017 supports women ’s rights to a healthy future
Today, 14 November, is World Diabetes Day. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Women and diabetes ‒ our right to a healthy future”. The campaign aims to promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk of or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and to prevent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a menacing pandemic as it remains hidden throughout most of the world – with up to half of all people with diabetes globally remaining undiagnosed. Di...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 14, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

BMJ Open Quality
FormerlyBMJ Quality Improvement Reports, journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, open access, peer reviewed healthcare improvement work. Articles covering original research, local, national and international QI projects, value-based healthcare improvement initiatives and educational improvement work are all considered. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 8th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium
(Kobe University) We are pleased to inform you of the symposium EU-Japan Initiative for Excellence- Strategic Research Partnership in Medicine, Biotechnology and Social Sciences- to be held on 21 November 2017 at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This is the 8th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium and this year's symposium is jointly organised with VUB. During the event, latest collaboration between Japan and EU in Higher Education, Biotechnology, Migration and Ageing will be introduced by prominent researchers from Japanese and EU institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news