Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'
Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two yearsA flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity conversion, researchers say.Engineers at the University of Queensland have been working with nanoparticles known asquantum dots that pass electrons and generate an electrical current when exposed to solar energy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Solar power Australia news Nanotechnology Energy Environment Renewable energy Science Source Type: news

UK must prepare for more intense storms, climate scientists say
Government urged to create more natural drainage systems to cope with impact of crisisBritain must brace for more storms like Dennis and Ciara because rainfall will be more intense in a climate-disrupted future, scientists have warned.They said the government needed to increase the creation of more natural drainage systems if it wanted to avoid having to raise the level of sea and river defences every few years to counter the growing threat of flooding and storm surges.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: UK weather Extreme weather Climate change Science Environment UK news Source Type: news

Health and the built environment in United States cities: measuring associations using Google Street View-derived indicators of the built environment - Keralis JM, Javanmardi M, Khanna S, Dwivedi P, Huang D, Tasdizen T, Nguyen QC.
BACKGROUND: The built environment is a structural determinant of health and has been shown to influence health expenditures, behaviors, and outcomes. Traditional methods of assessing built environment characteristics are time-consuming and difficult to com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Design of a network optimization platform for the multivehicle transportation of hazardous materials - Dong S, Zhou J, Ma C.
With economic development, the volume of hazardous materials is increasing, and the potential risks to human beings and the natural environment are expanding. Road transportation has become the main mode of transportation for hazardous materials. Because o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Active and fit communities. Associations between neighborhood walkability and health-related fitness in adults - McCormack GR, Frehlich L, Blackstaffe A, Turin TC, Doyle-Baker PK.
There are many health benefits of regular physical activity and improving physical fitness levels can reduce the risk of chronic disease. Accumulating evidence suggests the neighborhood built environment is important for supporting physical activity; howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Road crossing decisions in real and virtual environments: a comparative study on simulator validity - Feldstein IT, Dyszak GN.
Virtual reality (VR) is a valuable tool for the assessment of human perception and behavior in a risk-free environment. Investigators should, however, ensure that the used virtual environment is validated in accordance with the experiment's intended resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence: a novel warning system in which the victims' environment alerts to the danger - Cabello JG.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has become a problem of a great magnitude as it is a leading cause of death for women according to the World Health Organization. This paper presents a novel Early Warning System (EWS) for locating and protecting potential v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Deep frostbite: clinical characteristics and outcomes in northeastern China - Zhao JC, Fan X, Yu JA, Zhang XH, Shi K, Hong L.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with severe frostbite in a single institution in northeastern China. METHODS: The clinical records of patients with severe frostbite of the extremities who we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Relationship between suicide mortality and lithium in drinking water: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Barjasteh-Askari F, Davoudi M, Amini H, Ghorbani M, Yaseri M, Yunesian M, Mahvi AH, Lester D.
BACKGROUND: Lithium at therapeutic doses has protective effects against suicide in clinical practice. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the relationship between lithium concentration in drinking water and suicide mortality in the general population. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective
A child wades through water on her way to school in Kurigram district of northern Bangladesh during floods in August 2016. Credit: UNICEF/AkashBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country. Bangladesh is renowned for the geomorphic features that include massive rivers flowing throughout the country. Within the border of Bangladesh lie the bottom reaches of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Beavers cut flooding and pollution and boost wildlife populations
Five-year study of animals in Devon finds measurable benefits to wildlife and peopleBeavers have alleviated flooding, reduced pollution and boosted populations of fish, amphibians and other wildlife, according to a five-year study of wild-living animals in Devon.The report, which will help the government decide whether to allow wild beavers to return to England after being hunted to extinction more than 400 years ago, concludes that the species has brought measurable benefits to wildlife and people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Wildlife Rivers Devon Animals University of Exeter Flooding Pollution Environment Science Higher education UK news Source Type: news

Human composting could be the future of deathcare
Washington becomes first US state to legalise practice as interest in green burials surges in UKIt is viewed as a fitting end for a banana skin or a handful of spent coffee grounds. But now people are being urged to consider human composting and other environmentally friendly “deathcare” options.Speaking before a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Washington State University, said: “Death certainly isn’t the biggest environmental impact we have in our life p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Death and dying Compost Environment World news Science Source Type: news

The influence of risk factors on the onset and outcome of psychosis: what we learned from the GAP study - Murray RM, Mondelli V, Stilo SA, Trotta A, Sideli L, Ajnakina O, Ferraro L, Vassos E, Iyegbe C, Schoeler T, Bhattacharyya S, Marques TR, Dazzan P, Lopez-Morinigo J, Colizzi M, O'Connor J, Falcone MA, Quattrone D, Rodriguez V, Tripoli G, La Barbera D, La Cascia C, Alameda L, Trotta G, Morgan C, Gaughran F, David A, Di Forti M.
The GAP multidisciplinary study carried out in South London, recruited 410 first episode of psychosis patients and 370 controls; the aim was to elucidate the multiple genetic and environmental factors influencing the onset and outcome of psychosis. The stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Air Pollution Can Cross State Lines With Deadly Consequences, Study Finds
(CNN) — Air pollution is known to have negative — even deadly — effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines. Now, a new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and even premature deaths hundreds of miles away. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, found that, on average, around half of the early deaths in the US linked to pollution actually occur outside the borders of the state where the toxic air originated. “This situatio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Air Pollution CNN Health News MIT Source Type: news

How do childhood and parental anxiety features affect the consequences of child sexual abuse? - Al şen Güney S, Bağ Ö, Kaya H, Arıer Arısın S.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the anxiety features of children who experience child sexual abuse (CSA) and their parents, along with the features and consequences of sexual abuse in the environment of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). The sample ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Built environment factors affecting bike sharing ridership: data-driven approach for multiple cities - Duran-Rodas D, Chaniotakis E, Antoniou C.
Identification of factors influencing ridership is necessary for policy-making, as well as, when examining transferability and aspects of performance and reliability. In this work, a data-driven method is formulated to correlate arrivals and departures of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Relationship between air temperature parameters and the number of deaths stratified by cause in Gifu Prefecture, Japan - Bando M, Miyatake N, Kataoka H, Kinoshita H, Tanaka N, Suzuki H, Katayama A.
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that air temperature is closely related to health outcomes. We investigated the relationship between air temperature parameters and the number of deaths stratified by cause in Gifu prefecture, Japan. METHODS: The number ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Adolescent profiles according to their beliefs and affinity to sexting. A cluster study - Soriano-Ayala E, Cala VC, Dalouh R.
Sexting consists of sending, receiving, and distributing images of sexually suggestive content through electronic devices. This practice is one of the new ways of linking sex affectively through virtual environments, especially in adolescence. However, not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol policies in U.S. states, 1999-2018 - Blanchette JG, Lira MC, Heeren TC, Naimi TS.
OBJECTIVE: U.S. policymakers and public health practitioners lack composite indicators (indices) to assess and compare the restrictiveness of state-level alcohol policy environments, conceptualized as the presence of multiple policies in effect in a partic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vision-based navigation of autonomous vehicles in roadway environments with unexpected hazards - Islam M, Chowdhury M, Li H, Hu H.
Vision-based navigation of autonomous vehicles primarily depends on the deep neural network (DNN) based systems in which the controller obtains input from sensors/detectors, such as cameras, and produces a vehicle control output, such as a steering wheel a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women
Delegates to UNISON’s women’s conference voted through a vital motion this morning, pledging to fight the NHS fees for pregnant women. Presenting the motion, Milton Keynes branch secretary Mary Moore explained that the fees are designed as part of the UK’s “hostile environment for migrants”. For pregnant women, this comes in the form of violent and degrading policies, forcing health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of as health providers. If a woman is pregnant and seeking asylum, or does not have secure immigration status in the UK, they can expect to be c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference health hostile environment immigration Midwives unison women Source Type: news

Dawn of the cockroach "superbugs": Roaches are becoming cross-resistant to various insecticides, warn researchers
(Natural News) Even the most hardened, nature-loving, tree-hugging, environmentally conscious animal lover would draw the line at allowing cockroaches to roam free in their home. Quite frankly, cockroaches are super gross, and anybody who detects them in their environment would be quick to call out the exterminator to get rid of them. But there’s a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' movement and development
(University of Helsinki) A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaking away essential resources isn't wasteful, actually helps cells grow
(University of Tokyo) Experts have been unable to explain why cells from bacteria to humans leak essential chemicals necessary for growth into their environment. New mathematical models reveal that leaking metabolites -- substances involved in the chemical processes to sustain life with production of complex molecules and energy -- may provide cells both selfish and selfless benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

5200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange
In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, adapting cultivation methods for harsh agricultural environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

5,200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange
In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, adapting cultivation methods for harsh agricultural environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jones & Van Aken monitoring water quality for city of Fairfax
(George Mason University) R. Christian Jones, Professor/Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Environmental Science and Policy, and Benoit Van Aken, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, are conducting stream monitoring for the City of Fairfax. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

We have a new day of mourning and tiny school children are reciting ‘How to be a citizen’ | First Dog on the Moon
The nation pauses for Bramble Cay melomys Remembrance DaySign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and printsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: First Dog on the Moon Tags: Climate change Extinct wildlife Environment Science Source Type: news

Visual vertigo, motion sickness, and disorientation in vehicles - Bronstein AM, Golding JF, Gresty MA.
Environmental circumstances that result in ambiguity or conflict with the patterns of sensory stimulation may adversely affect the vestibular system. The effect of this conflict in sensory information may be dizziness, a sense of imbalance, nausea, and mot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A Group of Big Businesses is Backing a Carbon Tax. Could It Be a Solution to Climate Change?
The long list of big companies backing a carbon tax as a solution to climate change grew this week with financial giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. endorsing a legislative plan billed as a centrist approach to reducing emissions. The announcement comes as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), the organization behind the proposal, which was first released in 2017, redoubles efforts to promote the plan before an expected introduction in Congress as the conversation around various climate solutions heats up in Washington. The CLC announced new backers—including former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and former UN climate...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Cyberbullying in the university setting. Relationship with emotional problems and adaptation to the university - Mart ínez-Monteagudo MC, Delgado B, García-Fernández JM, Ruiz-Esteban C.
This study attempts to analyze the predictive capacity of certain emotional problems (anxiety, de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The new normal: changes in drinking norms from college to postcollege life - Hamilton HR, Armeli S, Litt M, Tennen H.
Despite the wealth of research on the effects of drinking norms on college students' alcohol consumption, researchers have not yet examined changes in drinking norms and their association with drinking level after students leave the college environment. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office
Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caity Weaver Tags: Work-Life Balance Careers and Professions your-feed-selfcare Workplace Environment Disabilities Pain Source Type: news

This Cruise Ship Has the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the World
The number of patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan has continued to rise—making the ship the largest cluster of the deadly virus outside China. An additional 44 cases of the illness were identified on the Diamond Princess on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 218. That accounts for more than one third of all cases detected outside mainland China. With nearly 6% of the 3,711 passengers and crew members now infected, the 952-foot cruise ship also has the highest infection rate of the coronavirus anywhere in the world. Wuhan, China, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Japan onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Reconnecting with nature key for the health of people and the planet
(University of Plymouth) Researchers at the University of Plymouth, Natural England, the University of Exeter and the University of Derby are the first to investigate -- within a single study -- the contribution of both nature contact and connection to human health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning identified
(University of Saskatchewan) One of the world's most horrific environmental disasters--the 1950 and 60s mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan--may have been caused by a previously unstudied form of mercury discharged directly from a chemical factory, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Study Shows That When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, the EPA Has Looked the Other Way
It’s easy to lose count of all of the pesticides that are sprayed on crops in the U.S., and well-nigh impossible to know all of the names (dichloropropene and pyraclostrobin and spinetoram and on and on). But it’s not hard to guess who gets hit hardest by all of these chemicals: kids, whose brain, nervous and hormonal systems are still developing at the time of exposure. What’s more, a new pesticide introduced today will have fewer years to build up in the tissues of, say, a 50-year old, compared to a child who will accumulate a lifetime load of the stuff. That’s the biggest reason that, in 1996, C...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children's Health Environment Environmental Health Pesticides Source Type: news

New Study Shows That When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, the EPA Has Looked the Other Way
It’s easy to lose count of all of the pesticides that are sprayed on crops in the U.S., and well-nigh impossible to know all of the names (dichloropropene and pyraclostrobin and spinetoram and on and on). But it’s not hard to guess who gets hit hardest by all of these chemicals: kids, whose brain, nervous and hormonal systems are still developing at the time of exposure. What’s more, a new pesticide introduced today will have fewer years to build up in the tissues of, say, a 50-year old, compared to a child who will accumulate a lifetime load of the stuff. That’s the biggest reason that, in 1996, C...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children's Health Environment Environmental Health Pesticides Source Type: news

Tropical snake diversity collapses after widespread amphibian loss
Biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates worldwide. Yet cascading effects of biodiversity loss on other taxa are largely unknown because baseline data are often unavailable. We document the collapse of a Neotropical snake community after the invasive fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis caused a chytridiomycosis epizootic leading to the catastrophic loss of amphibians, a food source for snakes. After mass mortality of amphibians, the snake community contained fewer species and was more homogeneous across the study site, with several species in poorer body condition, despite no other systematic changes in ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zipkin, E. F., DiRenzo, G. V., Ray, J. M., Rossman, S., Lips, K. R. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

Understanding the discretionary lane-changing behaviour in the connected environment - Ali Y, Zheng Z, Mazharul Haque M, Yildirimoglu M, Washington S.
Discretionary lane-changing (DLC) is one of the complex driving manoeuvres that requires surrounding traffic information for efficient and safe manoeuvring. The connected environment not only provides such information but also increases situational awarene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Accounting for drivers' bicycling frequency and familiarity with bicycle infrastructure treatments when evaluating safety - Fournier N, Bakhtiari S, Valluru KD, Campbell N, Christofa E, Roberts S, Knodler M.
Municipalities in the United States often encourage bicycling for the health, economic, and environmental benefits by implementing new and innovative bicycle infrastructure treatments. Unfortunately, many treatments are unfamiliar to or misunderstood by dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

High polygenic burden is associated with blood DNA methylation changes in individuals with suicidal behavior - Cabrera-Mendoza B, Martinez-Maga ña JJ, Genis-Mendoza AD, Sarmiento E, Ruíz-Ramos D, Tovilla-Zárate CA, González-Castro TB, Juárez-Rojop IE, García-de la Cruz DD, López-Armenta M, Real F, Garcia-Dolores F, Flores G, Vázquez-Roque RA, Lanzagorta N, Escamilla M, Saucedo-Uribe E, Rodríguez-Mayoral O, Jiménez-Genchi J, Castañ eda-González C, Roche-Bergua A, Nicolini H.
Suicidal behavior is result of the interaction of several contributors, including genetic and environmental factors. The integration of approaches considering the polygenic component of suicidal behavior, such as polygenic risk scores (PRS) and DNA methyla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Preventing transphobic bullying and promoting inclusive educational environments: literature review and implementing recommendations - Dom ínguez-Martínez T, Robles R.
BACKGROUND: Transgender individuals are often targets of abuse, bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence at school, which causes significant personal suffering and serious consequences for their education process. Research suggests that structural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Autonomous vehicles, car-dominated environments, and cycling: using an ethnography of infrastructure to reflect on the prospects of a new transportation technology - Latham A, Nattrass M.
With growing concerns about air pollution and congestion, getting more people to move around cities by bicycle is gaining more attention than at any point over the past 50  years. At the same time, the spread of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is being position... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Alternative to Alimta Coming for Mesothelioma Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval of Pemfexy, a new brand of the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed, to combat malignant mesothelioma and advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer. The approval will allow oncologists to offer an alternative to Alimta, which today is considered standard pemetrexed and manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. The chemotherapy drug is designed to block DNA replication and cell division. However, Pemfexy will not be available until February 2022. The FDA approval is limited to pleural mesothelioma patients whose disease is unresectable. Pemfexy is produced by Eagle Pharm...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Protect our food
UNISON has teamed up with a bereaved father to make sure that the UK doesn’t lose its food safety standards to deregulation. Campaigner Steve Nash, UNISON national officer Paul Bell and lawyer Sean Humber delivered a 219,000-strong petition to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) headquarters in London. It calls on new FSA chief executive Emma Miles to scrap plans that would permit slaughterhouses carry out their own safety inspections. “What the FSA is trying to do is move to a risk-based approach to inspection with slaughterhouses,” said Mr Bell. What that means is that instead of independent meat hygiene in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News food standards agency local government meat hygiene meat inspection meat inspectors Source Type: news

Windrush deportations must stop now, says UNISON
Commenting on the departure of the government’s deportation flight to Jamaica UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie today (Wednesday) said: “It’s deeply worrying that people who’ve lived in the UK since childhood are being deported to countries they don’t know. “This shows the government’s learned nothing from the Windrush scandal and is intent on ploughing ahead with its shabby hostile environment agenda. “Deportation flights must stop now and a proper investigation launched into this cruel and disproportionate punishment.” Notes t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Press release deportations government jamaica roger mckenzie scandal Windrush Source Type: news

The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions | Arwa Mahdawi
Streaming services are responsible for massive energy consumption. We must all pay more attention to our digital footprintBinge-watching Netflix doesn ’t just fry your brain; it may also be frying the planet. The streaming service’s global energy consumption increased by 84% in 2019 to a total of 451,000 megawatt hours – enough to power 40,000 average US homes for a year.Netflix disclosed these figures in its inauguralenvironmental,social andgovernancereport, noting it matched 100% of its 2019 non-renewable power use “with renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets”. While these may help...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Music streaming Netflix Media Climate change Science Environment TV streaming Source Type: news

EPA fails to follow landmark law to protect children from pesticides in food
(Environmental Working Group) The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children's health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. But an investigation by EWG, published this week in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found that the EPA has failed to add the mandated children's health safety factor to the allowable limits for almost 90 percent of the most common pesticides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news