New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

Descriptive analysis of the context of child sexual abuse reportedly perpetrated by female suspects: insights from Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Majeed-Ariss R, Wilson RJ, Karsna K, Martin GP, White C.
BACKGROUND: Determining the prevalence and characteristics of female-perpetrated child sexual abuse (CSA) is fraught with difficultly. There is a historical lack of empirical research and a discrepancy between the number of cases that reach the attention o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Building bridges rather than walls
European national histories are often taught as isolated narratives that emphasise conflict rather than cooperation. But recently, EU-funded researchers used historical exhibitions and digital technologies to remind Europeans just how much history and culture they share. A custom-designed Android app, for example, now helps visitors explore London's National Gallery. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 18, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Caro Verbeek: What Can The Scents Of The Past Tell Us About Our History?
Each day, we breathe about 22,000 times--and all that time we smell. Scent historian Caro Verbeek recreates scents of the past. She says, just like music and art, smell is a part of our heritage.(Image credit: TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

The end of domestic wine in 17th century Japan
(Kumamoto University) An historical document clearly indicates that the Hosokawa clan of Japan's Kokura Domain stopped producing wine in 1632, the year before the shogunate ordered them to move to the Higo Domain. Researchers believe the reason for halting wine production was directly related to the move and because wine was considered a drink of Christianity, which was harshly suppressed at that time in Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Global terrorism and organised crime: convergence and general security implications - Agara T, Ezeajughu M.
This paper's interest is in interrogating the extent to which global terrorism and organised criminality do converge. In spite of the basic differences between them in terms of motivations and methods, historical examples have indicated that terrorism and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Our grandmothers' legacy: challenges faced by female ancestors leave traces in modern women's same-sex relationships - Reynolds TA.
Investigations of women's same-sex relationships present a paradoxical pattern, with women generally disliking competition, yet also exhibiting signs of intrasexual rivalry. The current article leverages the historical challenges faced by female ancestor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Covishield and Covaxin: Key concerns over the two vaccines
ET tries to clear some concerns around the development with experts ’ views on how the two vaccines can be used for India’s public vaccination drive, the historical perspective and the challenges ahead. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connected and autonomous vehicles, electric scooter and their implications for road network design - Carrignon D.
New generation mobile telecommunication networks and battery technology are profoundly transforming the capability of vehicles and the transport system. The road network will need to be adapted to this new technical reality. A historical assessment of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The sexually sadistic properties of necrophilia, in the context of serial killing, a case study - Pettigrew M.
In the relatively limited amount of scholarly literature examining necrophilia, there has been historical disagreement over the presence of sexual sadism in the sexual violation of the dead. A case study is presented here of necrophilia, in the context of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Soldier's 1827 diary reveals another dark episode in Tasmanian history: A soldier's diary disintegrating in Ireland's national library...
A chance find leads a historian to an Irish soldier's important memoir. Now work is underway to reveal more of his "very valuable" and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

How the American child welfare system lost its way
(University of Rochester) Black children are removed from their families at much greater rates than any other race or ethnicity in this country. At the same time the sheer number of all child abuse investigations in the US is staggering: experts estimate that by age 18 one out of three children has been the subject of a child protective services investigation. Yet, many of these investigations and removals are unjustified, says University of Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

K.T. Oslin, 'Do Ya',' '80's Ladies' singer, dead at 78
"80's Ladies" singer and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee K.T. Oslin died Monday morning, according to music historian and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Ashamed, silent and stuck in a system"-applying a structural violence lens to midwives' stories on social disadvantage in pregnancy - Neely E, Raven B, Dixon L, Bartle C, Timu-Parata C.
Historical and enduring maternal health inequities and injustices continue to grow in Aotearoa New Zealand, despite attempts to address the problem. Pregnancy increases vulnerability to poverty through a variety of mechanisms. This project qualitatively an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Health Officials Fear COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike Among Indigenous Youth
Fallen pinecones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains. Leslie, whose father is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, is one of at least two teenagers on the reservation who died by suicide this summer. A third teen’s death is under investigation, authorities say. Leslie’s mother, Natalie Keiser, was standing beside the grave recently when she received a text with a photo of the headstone she ordered. She looked at her phone and then back at the grave of the girl who t...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Reardon / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Scientists and philosopher team up, propose a new way to categorize minerals
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Minerals are the most durable, information-rich objects we can study to understand our planet's origin and evolution. However, the current classification system leaves unanswered questions for planetary scientists, geobiologists, paleontologists and others who strive to understand minerals' historical context. A new evolutionary approach to classifying minerals complements the existing protocols and offers the opportunity to rigorously document Earth's history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Climate change: threshold for dangerous warming will likely be crossed between 2027-2042
(McGill University) The threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042 - a much narrower window than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's estimate of between now and 2052. In a study published inClimate Dynamics, researchers from McGill University introduce a new and more precise way to project the Earth's temperature. Based on historical data, it considerably reduces uncertainties compared to previous approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers deconstruct ancient Jewish parchment using multiple imaging techniques
(Frontiers) Scientists in Romania used multiple, complementary imaging techniques to non-invasively study the composition of an aged Jewish parchment scroll. The various analyses can determine the types of materials used in the manuscript's manufacturing, providing historical context for objects of mysterious provenance. The research also offers insights into the item's degradation over time, including indications of previous repair attempts. All of this information helps conservators determine how best to restore such antiques to their original condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Novel Tracking And Monitoring Technology Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed Across the U.S.
As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s interstates and two-lane highways, a team of analysts watched over nearly every aspect of its journey in real-time. They could see the stops the driver took, they knew the weather outside and, most importantly, they knew the condition of the precious cargo onboard: thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine. In the back of the truck, boxes packed with vials of Pfizer/BioNTech’s newly authorized vaccine were loaded onto customized trays, resembling small pizza boxes, each carrying a minimum of 975 doses. The containers were packed with sensors, tracking...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Burden of motorcyclists without helmets in a state without a universal helmet law: a propensity score analysis - Jones MD, Eastes JG, Veljanoski D, Chapple KM, Bogert JN, Weinberg JA.
BACKGROUND: Although helmets are associated with reduction in mortality from motorcycle collisions, many states have failed to adopt universal helmet laws for motorcyclists, in part on the grounds that prior research is limited by study design (historical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Racist algorithms or systemic problems? Risk assessments and racial disparities - Vincent GM, Viljoen JL.
As recent and historical events attest, racial and ethnic disparities are widely engrained into the justice system. Recently, scholars and policymakers have raised concerns that risk assessment instruments may exacerbate these disparities. While it is crit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What goes well with tacos? Toothbrushes!
From cleanings to root canals to extractions in decidedly non-dental office environments, a  core part of UCLA dental students’ education includes critical oral health care delivery to people in underserved communities.Since its inception in 1964, the UCLA School of Dentistry ’s students, residents and faculty help thousands of people annually in community clinics across southern California to fulfill its historical mission of improving the oral health of Los Angeles, California and beyond. Their efforts continue to be essential as an estimated 5.2 million people in Ca lifornia do not have dental...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: Make Up Your Own Mind About the Vaccine
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Where I’m coming from (compared to most of my colleagues): Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Yale Medical School.FT Faculty at GWU School of Medicine & Southern Connecticut State University MPH Program, and long-time adjunct faculty at NYMC MPH program in Health Policy.Assistant Commissioner of Health at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the first SARS outbreak.Served as State EMS Director, Consultant to Public Health ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Ambulance Science Source Type: news

Discriminatory Laws Still Holding Women Back in the Middle East
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Dec 14 2020 (IPS) Decades of aggressive efforts to create equal opportunities for women, shatter the glass ceiling and build a more inclusive society only ends up in failure, when the key stake holders refuse to acknowledge discriminatory laws, socio-cultural and religious set ups that continue to threaten progress made by the female work force. Yousra ImranBritish Egyptian writer Yousra Imran’s book ‘Hijab and Red Lipstick’ gives a sharp insight into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sara, the protagonist in the book is torn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dying alone and lonely dying: media discourse and pandemic conditions - Nelson-Becker H, Victor C.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This paper explores current concerns and practice related to older people dying alone in Intensive Care Units, care homes, and at home through media discussions during the Covid-19 pandemic and before. It addresses the historical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Watchdog and historical groups sue White House over preserving records
The lawsuit takes aim at a White House policy allowing officials to screenshot electronic messages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, Those Who Fought the 1980s Epidemic Find Striking Differences and Tragic Parallels in COVID-19
More than three decades after the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 1988, the world’s leading global health organization faces another public health crisis in COVID-19. On this World AIDS Day, those who raised awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, find devastating similarities and haunting differences in America’s response to both crises. In 1981, scientists recorded the first cases of a rare pneumonia, usually found among immunosuppressed patients, among a group of gay men in Los Angeles, and noticed more cases appearing among gay men in San Francisco and New ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
Dear Friends and Colleagues,It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021.The Global Organizing Committee (comprising four partners:  Cochrane,JBI,GIN andCampbell) concluded, with the agreement of our local host - CEBHC-KT and Masaryk University, that the most appropriate decision is to cancel the Summit in Prague in its entirety for 2021 and postpone it until 2 – 6 October 2023.As global lea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

COVID-19: A data challenge and a catalyst for new insights
  One of the key issues that arose during the pandemic, and arguably a factor that has led to more deaths, has been one of healthcare systems, public health and governments having insufficient or no relevant data on which to base critical decisions. The right data are not in the right place to answer the right questions at the right time. Yet, in the midst of this we have also seen remarkable collaboration on the scientific response to the pandemic, from diagnostics to therapeutic and vaccine research and development. We have learned a lot about the virus since its genome was shared by Chinese researchers in Jan...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Historical bias overlooks genes related to COVID-19
(Northwestern University) A historical bias -- which has long dictated which human genes are studied -- is now affecting how biomedical researchers study COVID-19, causing many virus-related genes to go largely unexplored. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Historical and methodological highlights of quarantine measures: from ancient plague epidemics to current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic - Conti AA.
The ongoing 2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is an enormous challenge for the health systems and the entire societies of the countries involved. Since at present the outbreak continues to evolve (April 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Enriching research in ecology and evolution through nine 'flavors' of history
(University of Chicago Press Journals) In a recent article in The Quarterly Review of Biology, " Beyond Equilibria: The Neglected Role of History in Ecology and Evolution, " author Hamish G. Spencer argues for a revitalized view of history. This historical view is a response to current research in the field of ecology and evolution, which is dominated by an ahistorical view of dynamic systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

All-virtual G20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia as host
In a sign of the times, the traditional "family photo" of leaders in the summit was digitally designed and superimposed on a historical... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety in the football codes: a historical review of fatalities in Australian print media - Jewson JL, Brukner P, Gara TJ, Fortington LV.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Synthesis study demonstrates phytoplankton can bloom below Arctic sea ice
(Frontiers) Researchers used historical scientific studies, along with contemporary observations employing autonomous floats and robotic vehicles, to demonstrate that phytoplankton blooms occur under Arctic Ocean sea ice. Previously, scientists had assumed that was impossible due to low-light conditions, particularly when ice cover was thicker before climate change. The synthesis of more than half a century of research on under-ice blooms suggests that modern computer models underestimate the contribution of microscopic algae to the Arctic carbon cycle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemic Affecting Young People ’ s Mental Health
Self - reported symptoms of depression, thoughts of suicide much higher than historical norms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Comment on "Ancient origins of allosteric activation in a Ser-Thr kinase"
Hadzipasic et al. (Reports, 21 February 2020, p. 912) used ancestral sequence reconstruction to identify historical sequence substitutions that putatively caused Aurora kinases to evolve allosteric regulation. We show that their results arise from using an implausible phylogeny and sparse sequence sampling. Addressing either problem reverses their inferences: Allostery and the amino acids that confer it were not gained during the diversification of eukaryotes but were lost in a subgroup of Fungi. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Park, Y., Patton, J. E. J., Hochberg, G. K. A., Thornton, J. W. Tags: Evolution t-comment Source Type: news

Home Depot To Increase Hourly Wages For Workers As Housing Market Booms
(CBS/CNN) — The housing market is booming. That’s great news for Home Depot — and its workers. Home Depot reported better-than-expected sales and earnings Tuesday, and the company is planning to invest $1 billion annually on increased worker benefits. That’s on top of the $1.7 billion in benefits the company has already granted this year in response to Covid-19. Home Depot unveiled temporary programs during the coronavirus pandemic such as expanded paid time off and weekly bonuses. But the company has decided to give hourly workers a permanent pay increase as the housing market continues to thrive. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Business Syndicated CBSN Boston Home Depot Source Type: news