How to live longer: How education or a lack of it can increase life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: The quest for a longer and healthier life brings about many theories. A latest study shines a light on how one's education could increase life expectancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A union that keeps making LGBT+ history
February is LGBT History Month, so what better time to take a few minutes to consider how UNISON has been making history in the fight for LGBT+ equality – and to have a chat with someone who’s been deeply involved in that struggle. But first, let’s check out the history. Decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales finally occurred in 1967 – lesbianism had never been illegal. In 1976 NALGO, one of UNISON’s founding unions, was urging negotiators to seek to add sexual orientation to non-discrimination clauses in all collective agreements. In 1981, NUPE member Susan Shell was sacked f...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News LGBT LGBT members Source Type: news

Going to university could help you to live longer: Every step of education adds 1.37 years to life
Researchers combed through data of more than 5,000 American people. Race and income were not as strong life predictors as education level, according to the study led by Yale School of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetic patients ‘reluctant’ to do kidney damage urine test, say clinicians
The test, key to picking up early signs of kidney disease, isn ’t routinely carried out by GPs and nurses in annual reviews, indicates pharma company survey Related items fromOnMedica Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks NHS cost of poor diabetes control is £3 billion per year Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Your Workday Is Easier Thanks to His Revolutionary Ideas.’ Computer Scientist Who Created ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ Dies
(NEW YORK) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74. He made using computers easier for generations as a proponent and pioneer of what he called “modeless editing.” That meant a user wouldn’t have to use a keyboard to switch between modes to write and edit, for example. “The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas,” Xerox said i...
Source: TIME: Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime remembrance Source Type: news

CBU launches nursing degree program to help with workforce shortage
Beginning in Fall 2020, Christian Brothers University will enroll its first students in a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, CBU announced Thursday, Feb. 20. The Tennessee State Board of Nursing approved plans for the program, and it is also accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CBU cited a shortage of nurses as a key reason for establishing the BSN program. “We are excited to expand our nursing offerings to include a t raditional, entry-level BSN… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Want to live longer? Stay in school, study suggests
Level of education, and not race, is the best predictor of who will live the longest, researchers report in a new Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here ’s How Effective the CDC Says the Flu Vaccine Has Been for Kids This Season
(NEW YORK) — It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor’s office, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health experts consider that pretty good. The vaccines are made each year to protect against three or four different kinds of flu virus. The ingredients are based on predictions of what strains will make people sick the following winter. It doesn’t always work out. This flu season has featured two waves, ea...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized influenza onetime Source Type: news

A study on students' knowledge of injury risk factors and injury prevention education in a vocational middle school -
OBJECTIVE To understand the cognition and judgment of injury risk factors by vocational and middle school students, and the needs of injury prevention education, so as to provide reference for the prevention work. METHODS The cluster sampling metho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of communication measures of educational interventions in the prevention of adolescent injury -
Injury-related harm is an important cause of adolescents' physical and mental health, and an important cause of premature death. Communication techniques and techniques are intervention methods to improve youth injury prevention knowledge and injury preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Research on short-term educational interventions and practical interventions to improve the cognitive understanding of the value of child safety seats -
OBJECTIVE To understand the current status of parents' awareness of child safety and child safety seats (CSS), and to evaluate the effects of short-term educational interventions and practical interventions on parents. METHODS Using cluster random ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Modes of marijuana use - smoking, vaping, eating, and dabbing: results from the 2016 BRFSS in 12 States - Schauer GL, Njai R, Grant-Lenzy AM.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of modes of marijuana use (e.g., smoked, vaped, eaten, dabbed, etc.), and of multi-modal use has not been assessed across multiple states, and can inform marijuana prevention and education work, given that certain modes of use ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The association between resident physician work hour regulations and physician safety and health - Weaver MD, Landrigan CP, Sullivan JP, O'Brien CS, Qadri S, Viyaran N, Wang W, Vetter C, Czeisler CA, Barger LK.
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) instituted a 16-h limit on consecutive hours for first-year resident physicians. We sought to examine the effect of these work-hour regulations on physician safety. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Effect of an education program, risk assessment checklist and prevention protocol on violence against emergency department nurses: a single center before and after study - Sharifi S, Shahoei R, Nouri B, Almvik R, Valiee S.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an education program, risk assessment checklist and preventive protocol on violence against emergency department nurses. METHODS: The design was a quasi-experimental before and after stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The Global Educational Toxicology Toolkit  (GETKIT): a 1-day course for teaching poisoning essentials in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC): course development and pilot data analysis - Kopec KT, Vohra R, Santos C, Kazzi Z, Wong A.
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide an estimated one million deaths occur annually as a result of poisoning. Internationally there is a lack of toxicology training programs, especially in resource poor settings. We developed a one-day, interactive toxicology curriculu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Carestream Dental and Burkhart Dental Supply Partner to Deliver Digital Technology to More Doctors
ATLANTA—Doctors will soon have greater access to Carestream Dental ’s innovative technology thanks to a new partnership with Burkhart Dental Supply. As an authorized dealer, Burkhart will be able to market, sell, install and service nearly all of Carestream Dental’s equipment, accessories and imaging software.No matter where a doctor is on their digital journey, this new partnership makes it easy for the Burkhart team to guide and support them along the way with access to Carestream Dental technology. For example, the CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system can capture high-resolution 3D images for a more con...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rotherham Council signs UNISON ’s ethical care charter
Rotherham Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Wednesday). Council leader Chris Read joined UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the borough’s care companies to help end zero-hours contracts and reflect travel time between home care visits in care workers’ pay. As a result of this commitment, all home care firms contracted to work with the council will pay at least the real living wage – currently £9.30 an hour – to all their employees from A...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers dave prentis ethical care charter social care Source Type: news

Gambia: Caritas Gambia, Day One Health Donates Medical Equipment to 6 Hospitals
[The Point] Caritas Gambia and Day One Health; an American humanitarian organisation operating in health and education sectors have donated medical equipment to Bundung maternal and child hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Bansang General Hospital, St. Lazarus clinic, Farafenni and Serrekunda general hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based Diets
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A new poll suggests that education is all that stops most Americans from embracing plant-based diets that are better for the planet. The poll, of just over 1,000 adults nationwide, found that 51% said they would eat more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Introduces Digital Dentistry Difference Education Campaign
Initiative will transform public understanding and conversation about dental tech; updated Carestream Dental branding reinforces digital focusCHICAGO—Carestream Dental, an industry-leading provider of integrated digital dental solutions, introduced its Digital Dentistry Difference public education campaign today at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Through this campaign, the company will directly educate consumers about the benefits of digital dentistry and will arm doctors with resources to prompt conversation with their patients, solving a significant awareness gap that research suggests is ha...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Grand Canyon Education investing upward of $25M to grow health care campuses
The planned expansion comes at a time when the nation's nursing shortage continues to grow. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Minority Women with Breast Cancer Show More Variants of Uncertain Significance
Given the uncertainty about the clinical implications of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in moderate penetrance genes and variants of uncertain significance, the findings may underscore the need for targeted genetic counseling education, specifically among young minority women. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Condom nation
(McMaster University) Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they're using condoms, all in an effort to gather data that could inform decisions around public health and sex education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PAINWeekEnd Pain Management Education Conferences Return for 2020: The...
Two Days of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on March 21 and 22; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $199.(PRWeb February 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/painweekend_pain_management_education_conferences_return_for_2020_the_first_in_scottsdale_arizona_offers_ce_cme_to_address_the_public_health_crisis_of_opioid_abuse/prweb16918412.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training
U.S. medical schools are beefing up LGBTQ health education to address shortcomings in care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'We must cultivate the natural curiosity and capabilities of children': Alan Finkel's 2020s vision
As Australia ’s chief science nerd, I found lessons for today in this obscure piece of science history. It can help us map our nation’s futureAbout this seriesLet me share a story with you. It is a story of discovery and exploration.We begin in 1751, in a small village in the north-east of France, when Joseph Lepaute Dagelet was born. Growing up, Dagelet looked up to his brother, Dominique, who was working in Paris with their uncle, thehorloger du Roi– clockmaker to the King.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alan Finkel Tags: Australian education Australia news Science Australia Day Exploration Source Type: news

Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust. Raising your grandchild (or another relative) brings with it attachment challenges you may not have faced when you raised your biological children. By “attachment” I am referring to the safety and comfort that develops, over time between a child and caregiver. For example, the bond between you and your children probably grew organically, beginning in utero, and continued to develop from the first day of their life...
Source: Psych Central - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beth Tyson Tags: Addictions Aging Caregivers Children and Teens Family Grief and Loss Parenting Substance Abuse Adverse Childhood Experience Attachment Bonding Child Development Grandfamily Grandparents grieving kinship family Source Type: news

Immigration plans ‘spell disaster for care sector’, says UNISON
Commenting on government changes to the immigration system announced today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These plans spell absolute disaster for the care sector. Care doesn’t even get a mention in the home secretary’s plans. “Companies and councils can’t recruit enough staff from the UK so have to rely on care workers from elsewhere. But even with these migrant employees, there’s still way too few care workers to meet demand. “Care work is highly skilled, but low paid, so falls foul of the government’s arbitrary immigration threshold. &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 19, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea immigration social care Source Type: news

US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, report says
The United States ranks No. 39 in the world in measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and no country in the world has excess carbon emissions at levels adequate enough to provide its youth with a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Research Tackles Hemorrhagic Shock
Jared Huston, MD, a trauma surgeon at Northwell Health on New York's Long Island, spoke straight to the point about the current state of treatment for hemorrhagic shock. While traumatic wounds to extremities can be treated with a tourniquet, such wounds suffered internally are often fatal unless the patient can be transported quickly to an operating room. "There are no efficacious approaches to treating noncompressible hemorrhage," Huston said. "That's really the problem. If you're injured intra-abdominally or in the chest, and you're not brought somewhere where a trauma surgeon can operate on you and stop t...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

James Graham Named Associate Dean of UAMS College of Medicine
Dr. James Graham, a longtime educational leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, has been named the college's executive associate dean for academic affairs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Exercise Program
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/19/2020. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in February 2020, highlights select templates, courses, and competencies that can help planners develop comprehensive exercises to test the healthcare and public health response to any type of disaster. Resource categories include After Action Reports; Education and Training; Evaluation; Guidance; Plans, Tools, and Templates; and Research. (Text) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance to Educational Settings About COVID-19
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/19/2020. This page provides resources and guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The 14 topics include how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19; what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting; and what advice to give to individuals who have traveled from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand within the last 14 days. (Text) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Emergency Planning for Schools with REMS TA (Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance) Center
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 2/19/2020. This webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ’s Emergency Partners Information Connection discusses the U.S. Department of Education's Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center—the national TA center serving public and nonpublic education agencies with their comprehensive school preparedness effor ts, including school safety, security, and emergency management. The center also provides direct technical assistance in the aftermath of an emergency. (Video or Multime...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, new report says
The United States ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and every country in the world has levels of excess carbon emissions that will prevent younger generations from a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Participate in the 2020 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 20-22, 2020 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background informatio...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

President Slashes USGS Funding by 24 percent
Under President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2021, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) would be funded at $971.2 million, a 24 percent cut from the FY 2020 level enacted by Congress. The budget once again proposes to consolidate the agency’s seven mission areas into five new mission areas to “better address stakeholder priorities.” The five new mission areas would be: Ecosystems, Energy and Mineral Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Resources, and Core Science Systems. Programs formerly under the Environmental Health area would be moved into the Ecosystems mission area and prog...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

President Proposes Cuts at NSF
The President has proposed a 6.5 percent cut to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The science agency is slated to receive $7.7 billion, which is $537 million below the FY 2020 level enacted by Congress. According to the budget proposal, NSF will continue to invest in its Big Ideas and Convergence Accelerator, providing support for “bold inquiries into the frontiers of science and engineering” in order “to break down the silos of conventional scientific research funded by NSF to embrace the cross-disciplinary and dynamic nature of the science of the future.” Among th...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

What types of educational practices impact school burnout levels in adolescents? - Meylan N, Meylan J, Rodriguez M, Bonvin P, Tardif E.
This study explores the relationship between educational practices perceived by high school students and their level of burnout, as defined by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and inadequacy. A total of 287 adolescents (146 girls) aged between 14 and 19 year... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV antiretroviral drugs on patients – as it happened
UK prepares evacuation flight for cruise ship passengers. Follow the latest newsBritish couple on Diamond Princess test positiveSenior doctor dies in WuhanWhat is the coronavirus?Share your experiences6.10pmGMTRussia will suspend entry of Chinese citizens to its territory starting from 20 February, Russian authorities in charge of coronavirus prevention have said.The suspension will be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes.5.54pmGMTIf you ’re just catching up, here is a quick rundown of the latest global coronavirus developments over the past few hours:Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan World news UK news Source Type: news

An EAPC white paper on multi-disciplinary education for spiritual care in palliative care
The EAPC White Paper addresses the issue of spiritual care education for all palliative care professionals. It is to guide health care professionals involved in teaching or training of palliative care and spiritual care; stakeholders, leaders and decision makers responsible for training and education; as well as national and local curricula development groups. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live shows get your heart racing – scientists prove it
UCL scientists measured heart rates and sweat glands of audiences and found live shows caused much greater responseScience has proved what theatre and concert-goers have long known. When it comes to emotional impact, watching a live performance is so much more thrilling than a version on screen.Scientists from University College London (UCL) measured heart rates and sweat glands of audience members as they watched both theatre productions and films. They found that heart rates go up and down with the narrative arc of a story and that the highs are highest and lows lowest at a live show. Peak heart-rate levels were much hig...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Theatre Music Film Culture Stage Science UCL (University College London) Research Higher education UK news Source Type: news

Health Secretary must make real changes to tackle NHS violence
Commenting on the latest NHS Staff Survey published today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Violence and harassment have become the new normal for NHS staff, which is beyond unacceptable. “Staff are overwhelmed and working in overcrowded departments, creating an unhealthy environment where these problems flourish. “No wonder more than two fifths of staff feel unwell as a result of work stress. “Matt Hancock’s tough talk is welcome, but it comes many months after he promised to tackle violence. These figures show there’s been no noticeable change. ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release bullying and harassment Christina McAnea NHS staff NHS survey Violence against staff in the NHS Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news
Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences7.23amGMTMorning, I ’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer.Britons David Abel and his wife Sally who are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Abel, who was been po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan Source Type: news

What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-Novel Coronavirus
Source: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Published: 2/18/2020. This one-hour webinar, co-sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), features experts who discuss the current state of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients. They review how to identify and isolate, and notify the proper officials, if a patient with symptoms and epidemiological risk presents at points of entry to health care staff. They also di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy treatment for blindness underway
First patients begin promising gene therapy Related items fromOnMedica Gene therapy hopes for AMD Baby born with three-person DNA Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education Mexican fish offer clues on heart repair Online resource aims to help GPs spot early signs of degenerative muscle disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

THCGME Funding Can't Wait, AAFP Tells House, Senate
The Academy sent congressional leaders a letter urging immediate funding renewal for the crucial Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Educational attainment in offspring bereaved by sudden parental death from external causes: a national cohort study from birth and throughout adulthood - Burrell LV, Mehlum L, Qin P.
PURPOSE: Previous research has linked loss of a parent during childhood to reduced educational aspirations, school performance, and educational attainment later in life. The potential effect of maternal and paternal bereavement on attainment at all educati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Editorial: Selective prevention in anti-bullying programs: could targeting personality be the answer? - Bowes L.
Bullying is increasingly being viewed as a major public mental health problem; children and adolescents who are victims of bullying are at increased risk of negative psychological, social and educational outcomes. Children who bully others may also be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news