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Recent College Grad Accused of Killing Family With Baseball Bat: ‘I Freed Them’
(GROTON, Mass.) — Authorities say a man accused of killing three family members and a caretaker in Massachusetts told officers he “freed them.” Records released Friday by the police say Orion Krause told officers he killed his mother, grandparents and a caretaker with a baseball bat. The documents say Krause began singing after telling the officers about the incident. The records also say Krause told a nurse during a medical evaluation he uses heroin. The 22-year-old man from Maine has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail at a mental health facility, pending a competency evaluation. Krause&rs...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Have You Considered the Potential of Deep Design?
How much time do medical product designers spend on understanding clinical processes? Perhaps not enough. Product designers “often don’t see their devices as part of a system,” says Kathleen Harder, PhD, director of the Center for Design in Health at the University of Minnesota. But there can be adverse ripple effects with devices, she warns. Harder also serves as director of graduate studies in the Human Factors Program at University of Minnesota. For more than 15 years, she has worked with clinicians to test ideas that guide users toward desired behaviors in healthcare delivery. With a background as an ...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

A sustainable future powered by sea
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) OIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Record numbers of graduates attend GW4 careers fairs in China
Record numbers of returnee graduates attended the GW4 careers fairs in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen last month, leading to an increase in the number of graduates finding employment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sc Source Type: news

UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration
(University of Minnesota) A new study led by graduate student Leland Werden and associate professor Jennifer Powers of the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences has uncovered some valuable information on ways to maximize the success of replanting efforts, bringing new hope for restoring these threatened ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Geisel Announces New Master ’ s Degree in Health Data Science
Dartmouth’s Graduate Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) is offering a new master’s degree with a concentration in health data science beginning in fall 2018. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Insider News Press Release Biomedical Data Science education Features graduate education master's degree Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

Binge drinking in college may lower chances of landing a job after college
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Health On Graduated Nurses
[Govt of SA] A total of 336 nursing students from a government administered North West Nursing College campuses in Mmabatho and Klerksdorp graduated at a glittering ceremony on Friday, 15 September 2017 at Mmabatho Convention Center. The graduation marks yet another successful initiative by the Department of Health to address shortage of health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bristol partners with leading Australian university to offer first dual doctoral award
In a first for the University of Bristol, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady today signed an agreement with Australia ’ s Macquarie University to offer a programme of Dual Doctoral Awards, providing cross-global training opportunities for post-graduate researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Announcements, Postgraduate; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Three Arrested During Protests at Georgia Tech After Vigil For Slain Student
(ATLANTA) — Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia Tech sent out alerts urging students to shelter indoors Monday night and lock doors and windows because of violent protests. Video posted on social media showed a police vehicle burning in the street and officers pinning people to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Brumback / AP Tags: Uncategorized georgia onetime Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Liberia: Fistula Survivors Acquire Vocation Skills
[NEWS] Thirteen fistula survivors have graduated from the Liberia Fistula Project rehabilitation program, having undergone six months training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia College of Physicians & Surgeons Puts Out 1st Graduates
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following nearly four years of medical studies, the Liberia College of Physicians& Surgeons (LCPS) on Friday, September 15, 2017 graduated its first batch of specialized doctors in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family Mourns LSU Freshman Who Died in Possible Frat Hazing: ‘I Will Be Grieving the Rest of My Life’
The close-knit family of a Louisiana State University freshman who died in a possible fraternity hazing incident at the school is grieving the loss of a young man who they said had a big future ahead of him. Maxwell Gruver, 18, died Thursday in what university police are investigating as a possible hazing incident. The teenager from Roswell, Ga. was taken from Phi Delta Theta’s fraternity house to the hospital, where he died before noon, East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark said. The circumstances surrounding Gruver’s death are unclear. Gruver’s grieving family is now waiting for the results of an autopsy,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Louisiana onetime Source Type: news

St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in 2011 Killing of Black Suspect
(ST. LOUIS) — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby. Judge Timothy Wilson found the former officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. The bench ruling came more than a month after testimony concluded. Activists had threatened civil disobedience if Stockley was acquitted, and authorities took steps to deal with that scenario. All three downtown courthouses, including the federal courthouse, and som...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Salter/ AP Tags: Uncategorized Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Harvard Withdrew Chelsea Manning ’s ‘Visiting Fellow’ Invitation. Here’s What to Know
A Harvard graduate school dean on Friday withdrew a designation extended to Chelsea Manning, saying the offer was a “mistake,” after a backlash from several people, including the head of the CIA. Manning, an Army soldier who was convicted of espionage after leaking classified government documents, was released from prison in May after then-President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January. Manning was set to serve as a “visiting fellow” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall before the school revoked the “perceived honor.” The reversal came less than a da...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning onetime Source Type: news

British Financial Times Journalist, 24, Thought to Have Been Killed by Crocodile in Sri Lanka
A British journalist working for the Financial Times is thought to have been killed by a crocodile while on holiday in Sri Lanka. Former Oxford University student Paul McClean, aged 24, was found dead in mud at a lagoon nicknamed ‘Crocodile Rock,’ near the coastal village of Panama in the southeast of the country. Witnesses told the Times that McClean had been seen waving in desperation as he was dragged underwater by the beast. A postmortem examination will be carried out later today. Alex Barker, the Financial Times‘ Brussels Bureau Chief, described McClean as “a first-class journalist in the maki...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Delegates Urge AAFP to Address Barrier to Workforce Diversity
The 2017 Congress of Delegates directed the AAFP to urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to study the consequences of its policy on certification exam pass rates. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Participants in 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Announced
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the members of the 2017-2018 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The jointly sponsored program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. Since the program began in 2002, 49 percent of fellow graduates have assumed director positions. (Source: News from the National Library of Medicine)
Source: News from the National Library of Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria: OAU Graduate Needs N10 Million for Renal Transplant
[Guardian] Akure -A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Miss Yomade Balogun (29) has appealed to Nigerians and philanthropists for financial assistance to save her life from terminal renal disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Incredible Story Behind a Haunting Picture of a POW in Vietnam
The man in the picture keeps his eyes to the ground. Though there are no walls keeping him in — the image was taken in a rice field — there’s no mistaking that he is a prisoner. The rope that binds his arms is only just visible, but the militiawoman guarding him with her bayonet is plain to see. And yet, 50 years after that striking photograph was taken, he remembers that the event it captures held for him a secret sense of possibility. That day was a breath of relief, and cause for a silent prayer of gratitude. The man’s name is Dewey Wayne Waddell. Today, at 82, he’s retired and living in M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized conflict Military photography POW Vietnam Source Type: news

Celeste Ng, Novelist
In many ways, Celeste Ng’s hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was all about conformity. When the best-selling author of Everything I Never Told You was growing up there, she says the affluent town’s rules included mandatory lawn mowing (infractions were penalized with a $100 fine) and a regulation putting only one mailbox and one street number on two-family homes, to disguise them as single-family homes. On the other hand, it was relatively diverse–at least in terms of black and white–and racial prejudice was frequently discussed and dissected. But when the 37-year-old Ng was growing up, there were f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Gov. Baker On ‘ Encouraging Signs ’ And Challenges Confronting Opioid Crisis
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s been well over a year since Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a landmark law to fight the opioid epidemic here in Massachusetts. Since then he has also joined the President Donald Trump’s commission to tackle the crisis nationwide. David Wade sat down with the Governor to talk about what’s working, what we can do better, and how Massachusetts could set an example for other states when it comes to confronting the crisis. David Wade: What is the priority, do you think, for our state? Gov. Baker: I think the big thing is to stay on the stuff that’s we’ve done and r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Politics Syndicated Local Charlie Baker Confronting The Crisis David Wade opioid crisis Source Type: news

The Latest College Rankings Have Some Familiar Schools on Top
Princeton University, Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley, are still the United States’ best university, best liberal arts college and best public university, respectively, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s closely watched college rankings. The 2018 rankings released Tuesday had Princeton in first place, Harvard in second, and Yale and the University of Chicago tied for third among national universities. In the ranking of liberal arts colleges, Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., was first, followed by Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Bowdoin College...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science
If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for the storyline? You’re in a supermarket, only it’s also Yankee Stadium, shopping with your second-grade teacher until she turns into Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Then you both shoot a bear in the cereal aisle. Somebody call rewrite. But dreams are vastly more complex than that, and if you’ve got a theory that explains them, have at it. The ancient Egyptians thought of dreams as simply a different form of seeing, with trained dreamers serving as seers ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior dreams Freud health Jung mind psychology sleep the brain Source Type: news

EBSCO Industries promotes David Walker as new CEO
EBSCO Industries, headquartered atop Oak Mountain off Highway 280, announced Wednesday that Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer David Walker has been promoted to to Chief Executive Officer effect Sept. 1. Walker succeeded Tim Collins, who will remain with the company as President of EBSCO Information Services, the largest of EBCSO’s businesses and a provider of information resources to libraries worldwide. Collins assumed the role in July 2014.  Walker is a graduate of Auburn University who first joined EBSCO in 2000 as the General Manager of Military Service Company, EBSCO’...
Source: News from STM - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Running group helps half its graduates quit smoking
(University of British Columbia) Half the people who completed a 10-week community running program aimed at helping them quit smoking were successful in their attempt. Many others reduced their smoking, and saw their mental health improve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participant...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

J.J. Watt Got a Hero ’s Welcome in His First Game After Raising Millions for Harvey Relief
Waving the Texas state flag, NFL star J.J. Watt made an emotional return to the field Sunday after raising millions of dollars for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Watt, the Houston Texans’ star defensive end, emerged as a hero in Texas off the field after Harvey caused catastrophic flooding and destruction in the Lone Star State. In the days after the storm made landfall, Watt created a crowdfunding page to raise money for those impacted by the storm, with a modest goal of $200,000. His fundraising efforts have surpassed $31 million in donations as of Sunday afternoon. For the Houston Texans’ first regular se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized NFL onetime Source Type: news

Scientists fear Brexit brain drain if leaked Home Office proposals implemented
Royal Society research shows that 16% of academic staff and 14% of all post graduate researchers come from the EUThe UK faces a science brain drain following Brexit if leaked Home Office proposals for immigration are enacted, leading campaigners have warned.The warning comes as the government published its Brexit science position paper outlining its hopes to continue to pay into European funded research bodies including the flagship €80bn Horizon 2020 programme.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent Tags: Science Brexit UK news Foreign policy European Union Source Type: news

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out. First of all, we need to consider the shortage of nurses that already exists. There isn’t one definitive number for how many nurses we’re currently lacking. One figure frequently cited is 20,000, and analysis by the Health Service Journal said that last October 96% per cent of acute hospitals failed to provide the planned number of registered nurses to cover day shifts. So, what we can say is that we don’t currently have enough. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health NHS nurse nurses Source Type: news

Wake Forest School of Medicine sets enrollment record
Wake Forest School of Medicine is welcoming 136 new students this year, making it the largest class of future physicians to enroll at the school to date. More than half of the students, who are set to graduate in 2021, are women, according to the School of Medicine, which is part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The new class of students consist of 69 women and 67 men. The students were selected from a pool of 9,281 applications. “In some ways, our students are a lot like their peers nationwide,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

UCLA study challenges common theories on how heart disease develops
This study tells us that simply changing the way genes are packed together — even by a little bit — can have a widespread effect on the functioning of cells,” Vondriska said. This observation suggests treatments that restore the right arrangement of the chromatin might be able to restore pr oper genome-wide functioning, he said.“This is startling and quite exciting because it allows us to challenge assumptions about how cells work and about what causes disease — in this case, heart failure, which affects over 5 million Americans,” Vondriska said.The protein that investigators deleted is ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Medical Students Graduating With Zero Debt More Medical Students Graduating With Zero Debt
However, the new data show that scholarships don't explain the increase and suggests that more wealthy students are entering medical schools. Study authors say this could exacerbate inequities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New technique gives a clearer image of immunotherapy results in advanced brain cancer
FINDINGSResearchers led by Robert Prins, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, have developed a new approach for brain imaging that can better distinguish immune responses from tumor growth in both preclinical studies and in people with glioblastoma.BACKGROUNDDespite clinical advances in immunotherapy for cancer, non-invasive monitoring of tumor growth (especially in people with brain tumors) has been a significant problem. When clinicians use traditional medical imaging processes, the inflammation that sometimes results from immunotherapies can resemble neurological decline and tumor growth.METHODPrins...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NMC: All graduate nurses should be ready to prescribe
Nurses could be able to prescribe medication “much sooner” in their careers than they currently can under plans being consulted on by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NJIT graduate student wins kudos for her research on a potent counterterrorism tool
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) At a meeting held by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to review ongoing research on materials capable of defeating or disabling weapons such as anthrax, Chintersingh-Dinnall won the poster competition for her work in the lab adding iron to boron by a method called ball-milling to accelerate its combustion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Paediatric injury prevention: addressing injury prevention through a coordinated approach (Safety-2016 abstract #399) - Arbogast H.
Background Over 60,000 children are seen at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) annually with most presenting with preventable injuries. Extending the efforts to address injury prevention through utilisation of undergraduate, graduate and medical school... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Goals for rider education: adaptation of Finnish goals for driver education model for motorcyclists (Safety-2016 abstract #873) - Senserrick T, McRae D, Wallace P, Williamson A, Rome L.
Background The authors were commissioned to develop education curricula for a new motorcyclist graduated licensing system in Victoria, Australia. A review of published literature identified several promising models internationally, but no single best-pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ultrasonic sensor company Inductosense raises £ 1.1m investment
Inductosense, a University of Bristol spin-out which is developing novel ultrasonic sensors for monitoring corrosion, cracks or defects in structures has secured a funding round of £ 1.1million investment from a consortium of investors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Queen's School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Fac Source Type: news

Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 3, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Opinion Source Type: news

Future scientists debut at summer interns ’ poster session
High school, undergraduate, and graduate students presented their research July 27 at the NIEHS Summer Internship Program Poster Session. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Comparison of older and younger novice driver crash rates: informing the need for extended graduated driver licensing restrictions - Curry AE, Metzger KB, Williams AF, Tefft BC.
BACKGROUND: Few previous studies have directly compared crash rates of older and younger novice drivers. To inform discussion about whether Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) policies that are applied in the US for younger novice drivers should be applied to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study claims anxiety may HELP with academic success  
The Canadian study claimed that students with high levels of anxiety were 10 percent more likely to graduate on time than their classmates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Not Renewing Foreigners' Contracts
[Namibian] THE health ministry's permanent secretary, Andreas Mwoombola, yesterday said they will not appoint nor extend the contracts of foreign health professionals until Namibian graduates are accommodated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MIT Portugal PhD graduate researcher developed a chatbot that already is a reference in healthcare
(MIT Portugal Program) Florence is an online personal health assistant that helps users to manage their health& wellness care. This 'virtual friend' has evolved from being a simple symptom checker to become focused on two main features with high demand: health tracking and med& pill reminding, powered by an intelligent automated messaging system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Few Metaphors to Better Understand Depression
Depression is a difficult illness to understand. It’s hard to understand for the people suffering from it, but it’s downright impossible to know everything that a person who deals with depression on a daily basis goes through if you have never experienced it personally. For this reason, I have come up with a few real-life examples to help those who may not fully understand what depression is or how it functions. Of course, this will be the simplistic version. Depression is an extremely complex disease. As a person with depression myself, I have learned that it is very difficult to understand even for those who ...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Antidepressants Depression General Happiness Personal Stories Self-Esteem Bipolar Disorder Depressed Mood Depressive Episode Mental Illness Stigma Mood Disorder Source Type: news