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Scientific Societies and Higher Education Associations Alarmed at Proposed Tax Changes
A chorus of scientific societies and higher education associations has voiced deep concerns about provisions in the House ’s tax reform bill that they argue could significantly increase the cost of graduate education. Higher education associations have also objected to several other provisions in the House bill and its Senate counterpart that they say could destabilize the finances of colleges and universities. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - November 22, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Female MDs Likely to Have Educated Spouses With Careers Female MDs Likely to Have Educated Spouses With Careers
Among one-physician couples, nonphysician husbands were more likely to have graduate degrees and higher income than nonphysician wives; this may explain why female docs work fewer hours and earn less.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Globus sues Stryker, ex-engineer for trade secret theft
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) yesterday sued Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and a former Globus engineer, alleging that she took proprietary trade secrets with her when she took a new job at Stryker earlier this month. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, alleges that Madeline Davis broke her non-compete and non-disclosure pacts with Globus when she took the job Nov. 1 at Stryker. Hire in 2015 as an associate project engineer and promoted to project engineer in January, Davis worked on the Forge corticocancellous spacer for cervical fusion, according to the complaint. The NCND agreements bar Davis ...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Globus Medical Stryker Source Type: news

Making science sexy for teenagers
With demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates far outstripping supply in Europe, the EU-funded STEM4youth project is taking these subjects back to the classroom, along with a dose of fun, to show teenagers that science can be sexy, and that it is central to many careers, from marketing analyst to ethics expert and zoologist. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

London Info International 2017 conference opens its doors in just 2 weeks.
Confirming our latest opening keynote: 6th December Danny Kingsley, Deputy Director of Scholarly Communication University Library, University of Cambridge, Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Cambridge So did it work? Considering the impact of Finch 5 years on Looking at different open access policies it becomes clear that the institutions and funders behind them ‘believe’ that open access will benefit research and society. With the publication of the Finch Report in 2012, the UK embarked on one of the most expensive open access experiments in the world with the RCUK Open Access Policy. This was wi...
Source: News from STM - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Source Type: news

Wind energy project receives a boost with £ 1.2 million award
A collaboration between University of Bristol engineers and a company founded by Bristol graduates has been awarded a £ 1.2 million to develop a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Scien Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance – tackling a danger of a different kind in the Syrian Arab Republic
Hanaya Raad is a Syrian pharmacist who has dedicated herself to spreading awareness on antibiotic resistance in her home country. A topic not covered in her out-dated university curriculum, Ms Raad first heard about antibiotic resistance after she graduated when it was mentioned in a practical course for pharmacists. On hearing about this mounting threat, Ms Raad and two of her fellow graduates Sarah Safadi and Nour Allahham took it upon themselves to take action. After digging further into the topic and educating themselves on the best course of action for pharmacists, Ms Raad and her colleagues approached the Syrian Phar...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

HKU PhD graduate wins best PhD thesis on urban mobility in developing countries
(The University of Hong Kong) Dr Muhammad Adeel, a PhD graduate at the Department of Urban Planning and Design of the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, won the CODATU Prize for the best PhD thesis on urban mobility in cities of developing countries with his thesis 'Transportation Disadvantage and Social Exclusion in Pakistan'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gearing up for Gromit: students to help make charity trail the ‘ most innovative yet ’
Bristol Children ’ s Hospital charity Wallace& Gromit ’ s Grand Appeal has unveiled the highly anticipated secret of which iconic Aardman character will take to the streets of Bristol next summer – with a little help from students at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechani Source Type: news

Rheumatology leaders urge support for graduate student exemption & continuous health coverage
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school. Interacting with his classmates and giving presentations were excruciating. He considered dropping out. This is understandable. Grad school is hard enough. When you have a mental illness, it can feel impossible. Thankfully, it’s not. Below, three psychologists shared their suggestions for success. Learn about your mental illness. Working with a therapist can help you better understand your condition and yourself. What’s also he...
Source: Psych Central - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Self-Help Stress Students grad students Graduate School Graduate Students Mental Health Mental Illness Self Care self-compassion success Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Laser Technology for Sudanese Dentists - First Diplomas From University of Genoa in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum, 15 November 2017 - In a press release issued by Italian embassy in Khartoum " last Saturday 11 November, at Corinthia Hotel, graduation certificates in "Laser dentistry" issued from University of Genoa were awarded to 52 Sudanese students. The participants, mostly girls, coming from all over the country and the region, have been awarded a diploma after one year course of study designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

South Africa:Securing a Place for Next Generation of Doctors
[Bhekisisa] We are launching new medical schools but will we have places for their new graduates? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tax Reform Could Impact Higher Education
Congress is considering major tax overhauls that would, among other things, impose an excise tax on the investment earnings of endowments at wealthy colleges and universities. Nearly seventy private institutions of higher education would be subject to the new tax, which only affects schools whose endowments exceed $250,000 per student. Public universities would be exempt. Only 30 of the top 300 research institutions in the U.S. fall within the list. Among them are Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Yale University, and Columbia University. The House and Senate have drafted their own versions of the tax reform ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Apply for the 2018 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Are you a graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy. Winners receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings scientists to the nation's capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

UAB expands Vision Therapy Clinic
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry has expanded it Vision Therapy Clinic.   This expansion will enable more than twice as many patients with conditions affecting eye teaming, visual tracking and focusing to be treated.  “When I started at UAB, it was my goal to bring therapy services to our patients and to give the School of Optometry students an education that woul d allow them to provide vision therapy services to their patients after graduation,” said Kristine Hopkins,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Graduated driver licensing and differential deterrence: the effect of license type on intentions to violate road rules - Poirier B, Blais E, Faubert C.
In keeping with the differential deterrence theory, this article assesses the moderating effect of license type on the relationship between social control and intention to violate road rules. More precisely, the article has two objectives: (1) to assess th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Big data resources presented at American Public Health Association meeting
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Although studies and surveys have shown that using information technology to analyze big health datasets and guide public health decisions can improve health equity, the majority of community health center leaders and staff report receiving little to no training in health informatics. Today at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will share a training protocol designed to remedy this gap and be replicated nationwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR
SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 -- CPR can be performed by sixth graders, a new study suggests. Some states require hands-only CPR training for high school graduation, but teaching younger children has not been a focus of training efforts, the researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your liver is WHERE? Clueless millennials know less about basic anatomy than any previous generation
(Natural News) While some people can’t wait for school to be over, it looks like students need to pay more attention in class. According to the test results of a quiz administered by a team of researchers, young graduates aren’t as familiar with anatomy as middle-aged non-graduates, which can interfere with the effectiveness of healthcare.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It is time for zero tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine - Bates CK, Jagsi R, Gordon LK, Travis E, Chatterjee A, Gillis M, Means O, Chaudron L, Ganetzky R, Gulati M, Fivush B, Sharma P, Grover A, Lautenberger D, Flotte TR.
While there are more women in leadership positions in academic medicine now than ever before in our history, evidence from recent surveys of women and from graduating medical students demonstrates that sexual harassment continues in our institutions. Our a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report (November 2017)
Data book examines current physician supply, medical school enrollment, and graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. The report provides the most current data available for each state, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and Puerto Rico in a series of maps, figures, and tables, including the U.S. average, state median, and state rank. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New satellite lab and ground station to boost space exploration in Bristol
Space exploration in Bristol is to be boosted thanks to the opening of a new satellite laboratory and ground station at the University of Bristol today [10 Nov]. The fully automated ground station, equipped with the latest tracking technology, will allow students and researchers to speak with astronauts in NASA ’ s International Space Station, download data from current satellites in orbit, and communicate with future University of Bristol-built satellites. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engin Source Type: news

Afya Elimu Fund Is Boosting Kenya ’s Health Workforce—and Reigniting a Young Mother’s Dream
November 09, 2017Affordable loans are helping students like Beatrice stay in school.For 19-year-old Beatrice Mudhai, the youngest child in a family of 10, money has always been stretched. So much so that she had to wait three years before joining college. During the gap years, Beatrice conceived her first child, Norelle.“It was one of the most difficult times in my life, a mixed bag of joy and gloom,” Beatrice says. “I was glad to be a mother, but not ready to marry the father of my child, as we were both very young with no means to support the child.”At this time, Beatrice was living inLandi Mawe i...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Rwanda:Harvard School to Train Rwandan Oncologists
[New Times] Harvard Medical School, the graduate medical school of the prestigious Harvard University in the United States, has agreed to train over 20 clinical oncologists from Rwanda over the next few years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Low-cost device to diagnose skin cancer wins international Dyson award
Hand-held device dubbed sKan measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma, and could save lives around the worldA low-cost hand-held device which could help save lives across the world by diagnosingskin cancer early has won its inventors a prestigious international award and cash prize of £30,000.Four graduates ofMcMaster University in Canada have scooped theJames Dyson award for their invention, dubbed sKan: an easy-to-use gadget which measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent Tags: Science prizes Cancer research James Dyson Technology Skin cancer Health Medical research Society Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Graduates of Leadership Program Help Shape the Future of Health Workforce Development in Namibia
IntraHealth leaders and participants in the UTAP Leadership Development Program celebrated in Windhoek, Namibia, last month. Back row, from left to right: Pamela McQuide, Pearl Kalimugogo, Ria Bock, Elize Booys, Elsie Hlahla, Rosaline Hendricks, Leilanie Chamberlain, Maureen Corbett, and Trilaine Massey. Front row: Cherizaan Willemse, Maritza Titus, Oretu Kavari, and Valery Mwashekele. Photo by Cherizaan Willemse for IntraHealth International.November 07, 2017Fourteen new leaders graduated last month fromIntraHealth International ’s 2017 leadership development program in Namibia. They include nurses, physicians, info...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group seeks part-time Information Specialist (Manchester, UK)
ClosingDate:  16/11/2017Duration: 1 December 2017 until 31 March 2020Hours Per Week: 0.6 FTESalary: £31,604 to £38,833 pro rata per annum according to experienceLocation:  Oxford Road, ManchesterThe Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group wishes to recruit a part-time Information Specialist. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to support the production of systematic reviews in the field of orthopaedic trauma.You will be a graduate with a strong health information background.   A qualification in librarianship, informatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Medical Professionals Tasked On Patient Care, As Luth Graduates 200
[Vanguard] The Group Medical Director, ExxonMobil, Dr. Bello Aliyu has called on Nigeria medical experts to step up their effort in area of patients care even as he pointed out that knowing their limit in service delivery could save a life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public's poor knowledge of anatomy may hamper healthcare
(Lancaster University) Healthcare is being hampered because of the public's poor basic knowledge of anatomy. Middle-aged non-graduates scored better than young graduates in an anatomical quiz given to the public. The only organ which 100 percent of people answered correctly was the brain followed by the biceps muscle and the cornea. The organs which the public knew least about were the adrenal glands which less than 15 percent of people could identify. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CareerWorks Medical's first graduates already are getting job offers
Modeled after the Seattle-based Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation's successful program training low-income folks for the banking field, CareerWorks Medical is off to the running start, with four hospital partners and a successful first class of trainees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

CareerWorks Medical's first graduates already are getting job offers
Modeled after the Seattle-based Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation's successful program training low-income folks for the banking field, CareerWorks Medical is off to the running start, with four hospital partners and a successful first class of trainees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Fighting Neuroblastoma Like a Superhero
Treatment TermsNeuroblastoma CategoriesChildren's health Author Aliza Inbari Overview VG stands for Vomit Girl, the superhero that Sarah Smith created in her mind when she was a young child undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops in the adrenal glands. Hero Imagevg_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Content“Chemotherapy causes patients to vomit frequently so I came up with a superhero for myself: Vomit Girl,” explained Sarah, now a 22-year-old, cancer-free college student. Her best friend’s mom made her a large cape displaying the ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duty hour compliance: a survey of U.S. Military medical interns and residents - Blitz JB, Rogers AE, Polmear MM, Owings AJ.
OBJECTIVE: In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) modified its duty hour standards for interns and residents. This was done, in part, because of a belief that increased compliance with these standards was needed to positi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Hearing the dawn chorus: Okinawa's new acoustic monitoring network
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Using remote acoustic monitoring to track bird activity on Okinawa for the first time, scientists examined the distribution of birds on Okinawa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 3 with Lisa Bero
Lisa Bero, a former Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence  from health professionals  Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero has called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, followinglast week ’s revelations that Australiannurses, dietitians, and pharmacists are receiving millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.‘All around the world this is a problem because physicians and other health professionals to some extent have this e...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Students explore immigration through a big data lens
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) At the Supercomputing17 conference, diverse undergraduate and graduate students will learn how to use advanced computing to explore the nation's immigration policies as part of the Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute. The program, which debuted in 2016, teaches students how to use data analysis and visualization to develop data-driven policy solutions to pressing social issues. Organized by TACC, XSEDE and SC17, the project applies the world's most cutting-edge technologies to address social change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How I came to be the Biosleuth
To celebrate Medical Librarian’s Month we have invited medical librarians in our region to submit some information about who they are and the work that they do as medical librarians. Today we are concluding our series with a post from an independent medical librarian in Washington!  Julia Parker, The Biosleuth! Who am I? Julia Parker, M.S., M.L.I.S Where do I work? Biosleuth Consulting Services, LLC Unlike many of my colleagues, I work as an Independent Medical Librarian . . . a liaison to people of diverse information needs, not necessarily local to WA. I am the principal of Biosleuth Consulting Services, ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news

E-cigarette use by teens linked to later tobacco smoking, study says
Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are at risk of graduating to tobacco smoking, a large Canadian study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
The university's administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 27, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Boston Start-Up Hopes To Revolutionize Online Check-Ups
BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve all done it — felt an ache or pain and jumped online to diagnosis ourselves.  Those internet answers can be scary and flat-out wrong. A Boston start-up now wants to change the way we give ourselves these online check-ups. “You’ll hear people say all the time ‘I put in cough and I got lung cancer. I put in headache and I had a brain tumor,’ ” said Andrew Le, describing the possible results someone might get when googling their own symptoms. Le is CEO of Boston-based BuoyHealth.com, a new website that wants to be your first online stop when you&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Colleges and Universities Should Take Action to Address Surge of Enrollments in Computer Science
U.S. colleges and universities should respond with urgency to the current surge in undergraduate enrollments in computer science courses and degree programs, which is straining resources at many institutions, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It examines the benefits and drawbacks of a range of strategies that institutions could pursue in response– such as adding faculty and resources, imposing targeted controls on enrollment, or using innovative technologies to deliver instruction to large numbers of students, among other options. An important factor driving the en...
Source: News from the National Academies - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Learning to drive safely: reasonable expectations and future directions for the learner period - Simons-Morton B, Ehsani JP.
The young driver problem is typified by high crash rates early in licensure that decline with experience, but are higher initially and decline more slowly for the youngest novices. Despite considerable effort, only Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Courtney ’s story: Piecing together a genetic puzzle
Courtney Whitmore was born 22 years ago with a cleft palate, two clubbed feet and fists that were so tightly clenched they couldn’t be pulled apart. Since Courtney was an otherwise happy and healthy baby, neither her parents nor her doctor saw cause to be concerned about these seemingly unrelated conditions. What they didn’t realize was that these were the first clues to a genetic puzzle that would take ten years to unravel. The next clue came at age 3. “One day my dad and I were playing peekaboo, and suddenly I couldn’t see,” says Courtney. “My parents rushed me to the hospital and the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Cardiovascular Genetics Program Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Ronald Lacro Loeys-Dietz syndrome Source Type: news

Older novice driver crashes in New Jersey: informing the need for extending graduated driver licensing restrictions - Curry AE, Metzger KB, Williams AF.
In contrast to most other countries with Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems, only a few U.S. jurisdictions currently extend GDL restrictions to drivers licensed at age 18 or older. However, several recent studies have found that a substantial proport... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news