As a GP, I see how the challenge of coronavirus could help improve the NHS | Ann Robinson
From technology for remote consultations to better education about hygiene, Covid-19 is forcing the health service to evolveCovid-19, or more precisely the reaction to it, is playing havoc with our economic and healthcare institutions. So why is the waiting room in my surgery quieter than usual for this time of year? The sense among some other GP colleagues is that theNHS 111 phone line is doing a good job of directing possible cases to testing facilities in nearby hospitals (despite the stories of incorrect advice in some cases), while the worried well are staying away for fear of picking up something nasty in the surgery...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Science Infectious diseases UK news Health Society GPs Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Force Massachusetts Colleges To Make Drastic Changes
BOSTON (CBS) – Colleges and universities around Massachusetts continue grappling with how to handle the remainder of the school year amid coronavirus concerns. On Tuesday, Harvard University became the first Boston school to announce it would be shifting to online only classes for the rest of the year. The university asked students to move out of their dorms by Sunday at 5 p.m. and not return to campus following spring break. Later in the day, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed suit. MIT moved its classes online and also asked students to move out of their dorms. Emerson College, Amherst College, Smit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Education Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus School Closings Source Type: news

Is Our Academic System Ready for a New Coronavirus Normal?
Credit: Pîxabay.By Esther Ngumbi and Brian LovettILLINOIS, United States, Mar 11 2020 (IPS) Institutions of higher education have a responsibility to lead by example and to provide current, high-quality information to the people and communities that support them. This responsibility is no clearer than during a public health and information crisis like the one presented by this novel coronavirus. State and local governments in particular should be able to rely on Universities for guidance on protective evidence-based precautionary measures, whether it’s cancelling events, closing schools or formulating public he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Esther Ngumbi and Brian Lovett Tags: Education Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Antibiotics: City dwellers and children take the most
(University of Bonn) City dwellers take more antibiotics than people in rural areas; children and the elderly use them more often than middle-aged people; the use of antibiotics decreases as education increases, but only in rich countries: These are three of the more striking trends identified by researchers of the NRW Forschungskolleg " One Health and Urban Transformation " at the University of Bonn. They evaluated 73 publications on the use of antibiotics in the outpatient sector around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

€ 2.45 m to investigate leukaemia causes and therapies
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) The Heidelberg-based LeukoSyStem consortium investigates leukemia stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research financially supports this collaboration between Heidelberg University Hospital, HI-STEM gGmbH, the German Cancer Research Center   and EMBL. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USC, UCLA and other UC campuses announce transition to online learning to protect against coronavirus
USC and UCLA will suspend most in-person classes, and three other University of California campuses joined the escalating wave of restrictions on higher education instruction, travel and tours to guard against the global coronavirus outbreak (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Watanabe, Nina Agrawal, Sarah Parvini, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

UCLA to cancel most in-person classes until early April to protect against coronavirus
UCLA will suspend most in-person classes beginning Wednesday, the latest University of California campus to join the escalating wave of restrictions on higher education instruction, travel and tours to guard against the global coronavirus outbreak (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Watanabe Source Type: news

College campuses empty as virus scare pushes learning online
Colleges nationwide are shutting down campuses with plans to continue instruction online, leaving some students distressed over where to go and professors puzzled over how to run higher education in the time of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

States Need Medical Supplies to Fight Coronavirus. Can the National Stockpile Keep Up With Demand?
The outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States is the latest test for the federally managed Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), a secretive stash of medical supplies and equipment that the government has stored in case of emergencies. As the virus spreads throughout the United States — there are now more than 700 confirmed cases and nearly 30 people have died — the way that lifesaving supplies like masks and respirators are doled out from the nation’s repository to states with high case loads will mark a critical proving ground for the efficacy of the Trump administration’s response, which has...
Source: TIME: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday due to the ongoing concerns about coronavirus. Baker made the announcement during a press conference at the State House. Health officials announced on Tuesday there are 51 new cases, bringing the state’s total of positive tests to 92. Of those cases, 70 were connected to a Biogen employee conference at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston at the end of February. On Monday, there were 41 cases in the state. “We believe it’s important to start taking more aggressive action now to mitigate spread based on the informat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: UN addresses school disruptions, suspends public access to New York Headquarters
In an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, classrooms have been shuttered across the world, causing a record number of students to miss school, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Future of Family Planning in West Africa Starts Here
By Hawa Talla, Project director for francophone West Africa, the Challenge Initiative ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo taken in Senegal for IntraHealth International by Clement Tardif.March 16, 202046% of West Africa’s population lives in urban areas. Additionally,one in seven women under 25 wants to delay or avoid pregnancy but isn’t using any method of contraception.To meet women’s needs for high-quality family planning services in the region sustainably, IntraHealth International hosts the West Africa regional hub forthe Challenge Initiative (TCI). In collaboration with the Bill and Me...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Compounding Quality Center of Excellence: In-Person Training Programs
The Compounding Quality Center of Excellence ’s free in-person training programs target outsourcing facility staff and offer continuing education credits. The training will open for state regulators and pharmacy compounders if space is available. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Evaluation of the UK D.A.R.E. primary programme - Evans E, Tseloni A.
Aims: Results from the first evaluation of the UK Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Primary programme, designed and undertaken by the (independent academic) authors on data collected in late 2015/early 2016 by the UK providers of the programme are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Curriculum Among US Pharmacy Schools Infectious Diseases Curriculum Among US Pharmacy Schools
What infectious diseases topics are taught in US schools of pharmacy, and how are they taught? What are the perceived challenges in the teaching and learning of ID and antimicrobial stewardship?American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ministers Campaign in Schools On Covid-19
[AIM] Maputo -A partnership between the Mozambican Ministries of Health and Education and the World Health Organisation (WHO) is undertaking an information campaign in the country's schools on how to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory disease, caused by the new coronavirus first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Look at Digital Health from the Heart of Europe
13 November 2020, Deggendorf, Germany DigiHealthDay @DIT-ECRI is going to be a daylong action-packed event targeting primarily academia - from established researchers, to young scientists and students. Following the theme "How are digital technologies transforming health and care around the world", the symposium will explore modern Digital Health and its role in tackling global health problems from a uniquely international perspective, with a special focus on Digital Health Education. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

International Scientific Symposium DigiHealthDay 2020
13 November 2020, Pfarrkirchen, Germany DigiHealthDay @DIT-ECRI is going to be a daylong action-packed event targeting primarily academia - from established researchers, to young scientists and students. Following the theme "How are digital technologies transforming health and care around the world", the symposium will explore modern Digital Health and its role in tackling global health problems from a uniquely international perspective, with a special focus on Digital Health Education. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Pupils' genes cannot accurately predict educational achievement
Pupils' genetic data do not predict their educational outcomes with sufficient accuracy and shouldn ’ t be used to design a genetically personalised curriculum or tailor teaching, according to a new University of Bristol study. The findings, which compared the genetic scores of 3,500 pupils with their exam results, are published in the journal eLife today [10 March]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

South Africa: Coronavirus - Pupil, Teacher Safety a Priority, Says Education Department
[News24Wire] The Department of Basic Education says it has been inundated with queries about its plans to deal with potential spread of the virus in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New study confirms value of family meals
This study showed that more frequent family meals were associated with better dietary outcomes and family functioning outcomes. While Americans celebrate the month of March as National Nutrition Month, these findings underscore the myriad benefits advanced by family meals advocates over the past few years and punctuate the official launch of the Family Meals Movement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Did you solve it? Are you a master of reflection?
The answer ’s to today’s colouring puzzlesEarlier today I set you the following puzzle:Here ’s a square divided into eight segments, and the four ‘mirror lines’ of that square. In other words, you can reflect the square across each axis and the square looks exactly the same.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Virtual Reality For Good Use Cases: From Educating On Racial Bias To Pain Relief During Childbirth
The power of virtual reality is being used in a myriad of ways to make a difference. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sol Rogers, Contributor Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Are you a master of reflection?
A colourful puzzle for squaresFelt tips at the ready! Today ’s puzzle involves colouring in.The image below shows a square divided into eight segments, and the four ‘mirror lines’ of that square. In other words, when you reflect the square across each of these axes, the square looks exactly the same.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Geometry puzzles Education Science Source Type: news

Contributions from psychology to effectively use, and achieving sexual consent - Flecha R, Tom ás G, Vidu A.
Psychology related to areas such as gender, language, education and violence has provided scientific knowledge that contributes to reducing coercive social relationships, and to expanding freedom in sexual-affective relationships. Nonetheless, today there ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rising violence against doctors: can competency-based medical education through its competencies in palliative care offer a solution? [Letter] - Paul SS, Thampi PT.
The workplace violence against doctors is a global phenomenon. It is often difficult from the literature to understand its true incidence. The World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with physical violence rates against healthcare workers, in gener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Charities preparing to feed children if schools shut over coronavirus
Schools are first line of defence against hunger, Feeding Britain says, with up to 3m pupils at riskA charity led by the archbishop of Canterbury is preparing to help feed children if schools are closed by coronavirus, amid fears the withdrawal of free school dinners could leave up to 3 million children at risk of hunger.Feeding Britain, which runs food poverty schemes in 12 areas of England including Cornwall, Leicester, Barnsley and South Shields, is exploring how to set up emergency programmes similar to those used to feed the poorest childrenduring the summer holidays.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth and Richard Adams Tags: School meals Coronavirus outbreak Education Schools Infectious diseases Science Primary schools Secondary schools Poverty Social exclusion Society Justin Welby Anglicanism Source Type: news

The Protein Society announces DiversifyProteinScience
(The Protein Society) DiversifyProteinScience.org web portal serves as a resource to assist us all in achieving diverse, equitable and inclusive research and educational programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AHP film for schools promotes NHS careers
Health Education England has launched a film aimed at schoolchildren to promote careers in the allied health professions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘We’re concerned but calm’: five voices from the frontline against Covid-19
In a week when the UK ’s defences were ramped up, five workers describe coping with a climate of fearHeadteacher of a primary school in NottinghamContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson and Denis Campbell Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Science Infectious diseases UK news World news Health policy Education Source Type: news

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education: Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/8/2020. This web page provides guidance resources for institutes of higher education, under these topics: Interim Guidance for Administrators, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations, Guidance for Student Travel, Checklist for Administrators, and FAQs for Administrators. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Facebook to Ban Ads for Medical Face Masks to Prevent Exploitation During COVID-19 Spread
(WASHINGTON) — Facebook is temporarily banning advertisements for medical face masks as part of an effort to prevent use of its platform to exploit people’s concerns about the new coronavirus. The ban covers advertisements on the social media platform as well as commercial listings on Facebook Marketplace, the company said. Facebook said it would begin to enforce the ban over the next few days. “Our teams are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will make necessary updates to our policies if we see people trying to exploit this public health emergency,” Rob Leathern, Facebook’s direct...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin Crutsinger / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Social Media Source Type: news

Kids Around The World Are Reading NPR's Coronavirus Comic
Teachers, parents and librarians share how they have been using the comic to educate children about the new coronavirus. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malaka Gharib Source Type: news

U of L's $35M loan bill easily clears Senate committee — final vote pending
House Bill 99, which would set up a partially forgivable $35 million loan to assist the University of Louisville with its turnaround of Jewish Hospital and other facilities passed 9-2 out of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. U of L President Neeli Bendapudi and Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect, appeared before the Senate Education Committee to plead their case for legislation before the vote. It's now on its way to the full Senate floor, where it could face its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

On 8th March – and All the Other Days: Each for Equal
This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020   Gender equality is a basic human right and a prerequisite for sustainable development, so why does inequality persist in so many countries, and what can we all do to address it? The post On 8th March – and All the Other Days: Each for Equal appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prof. Margaret Kobia and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IWD 2020 Source Type: news

Gambia: Is the State Prepared for the Coronavirus?
[Foroyaa] The minister of health and Chinese ambassador should take centre stage on national tv to explain the genesis of the virus and what the Chinese government had done to contain the virus and what can be done in The Gambia to make the country coronavirus free. This sensitisation should continue by contacting the ministry of education to involve all students in the sensitisation campaign. As the old saying goes prevention is better than cure. The starting point of preventive health is education especially at th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Associations of adverse childhood experiences with educational attainment and adolescent health and the role of family and socioeconomic factors: a prospective cohort study in the UK - Houtepen LC, Heron J, Suderman MJ, Fraser A, Chittleborough CR, Howe LD.
BACKGROUND: Experiencing multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a risk factor for many adverse outcomes. We explore associations of ACEs with educational attainment and adolescent health and the role of family and socioeconomic factors in these a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in health sciences students' perception of obstetric violence after an educational intervention - Mena-Tudela D, Gonz ález-Chordá VM, Soriano-Vidal FJ, Bonanad-Carrasco T, Centeno-Rico L, Vila-Candel R, Castro-Sánchez E, Cervera Gasch Á.
BACKGROUND: Obstetric violence is a type of gender-based violence that is presented structurally. This type of violence has physical and psychological consequences for both the women who experience it and health professionals. The World Health Organization... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Confusing standards lead to extra sugar in kids' breakfast cereals
(Elsevier) Parents may let their children consume more sugar from their breakfast cereal than intended due to insufficient industry nutritional guidelines. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, finds little improvement in the nutritional value of breakfast products marketed to children despite 12 years of self-imposed industry regulations intended to improve child health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleeter receives funding for project developing history teaching modules
(George Mason University) Nathan Sleeter, Research Assistant Professor, Center for History and New Media, received funding for a project in which researchers with Mason's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) will create teaching modules for instructors working in secondary and higher education using resources from the Shapell Manuscript Foundation (SMF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations: Interim Recommendations for U.S. Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/6/2020. This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) have visited. It is aimed at limiting the survival of novel coronavirus in key environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available. These guidelines are focused on community, non-healthcare facilities (e.g., schools, institutions of higher education, offices, daycare centers, businesses, community centers) ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outbreak Planning Checklist for Blood Collection Centers and Transfusion Services
Source: American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Published: 3/6/2020. In the event of an infectious disease outbreak (i.e., influenza, coronavirus [COVID-19]), blood centers and transfusion services must have robust strategies to help protect the health and safety of both staff and donors. This 10-page document provides guidance for planning and preparation, which are critical to limit the potential negative impact of COVID-19 on health care and the blood supply. Effective communication, current information, and education are key to successful strategies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: 290 million students now stuck at home
School closures in 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have disrupted the education of more than 290 million students, a record number, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: patient with underlying health conditions becomes first fatality in UK – latest updates
Boris Johnson warns coronavirus likely to significantly spread in UK; Iran limits travel as 3,500 infected; California declares state of emergencyCoronavirus latest: at a glanceHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO ’s global death rate ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to cope with education closuresShare your experiences8.43pmGMTSeven new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases to 13, according to Irish media. A further three cases have been confirmed in Norther...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Aamna Mohdin, Ben Quinn and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science World news Infectious diseases Italy UK news India James Bond Europe Medical research South and Central Asia Microbiology Source Type: news

Substance use disorders: what school counselors should know - Dunbar ETJ, Nelson MD, Tarabochia DS.
Substance use among school-aged young people is of concern as it relates to student success. School counselors have an opportunity to prevent, educate, and counsel students about substance use. Various models of school counseling, including the ASCA Nation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Postpones Mesothelioma Symposium
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has postponed its annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma next month because of the COVID-19 virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The event is the largest gathering of the mesothelioma community each year. It was scheduled for April 6-7 in San Antonio, Texas. Officials with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced the postponement Wednesday but has not yet rescheduled. Each year, the symposium brings together patients, caregivers, advocates, attorneys, financial consultants, doctors and nurses from various disciplines. The goal is to edu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Men and women live longer in countries with higher gender parity
This study marks an important step in quantitatively debunking the notion that women’s improved social standing and access to secure livelihoods come at men’s expense. Our research suggests that both men and women can gain from such shifts,” said Dr. Jody Heymann, founding director of WORLD and a UCLA distinguished professor of public health, public policy and medicine. “Additionally, male life expectancy may potentially be extended through educational equality.”Thestudy was published today in  EClinicalMedicine. Read the full news release. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Intervention To Stop Transmission of Imported Pneumonic Plague - Uganda, 2019
Rapid identification of a suspected case of pneumonic plague in the remote West Nile region of Uganda and the timely response by well-trained Ugandan health officials in the form of contact tracing, antibiotic prophylaxis, and community education prevented any additional cases of plague from occurring. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Plague Source Type: news