NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2023
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides selected individuals with up to $10,000 each to support research in the historical collections of the NLM. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - May 18, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour
Significant investments from the international community will be needed to get free quality education for every child. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Cecilia RussellDurban, May 17 2022 (IPS) “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour.” So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International’s African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela’s famous quote about how education can change the world. Sinyolo was participating in a themed discussion on education at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news
Historical seasonal changes in prescribed burn windows in California - Baijnath-Rodino JA, Li S, Martinez A, Kumar M, Quinn-Davidson LN, York RA, Banerjee T.
Prescribed (Rx) burns are conducted on days when the meteorological thresholds of maximum air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speeds are all met (burn window) in order to ensure safe Rx burn practices. Limited burn windows have been consistently i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alito's abortion history lesson in dispute
Justice Samuel Alito's draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide hinges on a contested historical review of... #ussupremecourt #landmark #samuelalito (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Course teaches students to provide better health care for people with disabilities
The students in nursing professor Lauren Clark ’s class sat rapt as guest speaker Susy Thiele described a recent frustrating visit to see a gynecologist.Thiele, who lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was told prior to her appointment that there would be a lift to assist her onto the exam table. But when she got there, they could not accommodate her in her wheelchair.“It’s kind of wrong and sad that in our day and age, the technologies that they might have — you know, the simple things, there just in case — aren’t there,” Thiele said.Thiele and her caregiver, Mary Esquivel, were speaking to the s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Historian's research on coroners' inquests in B.C. gives chilling glimpse into criminalization of abortion
Decades ago, it was not unusual to find a police detective by the bedside of a woman about to die from a failed abortion. Coroners reports from that era provide a window into a story that one historian says repeats itself wherever women are denied access to safe abortions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news
Modeling the relationships between historical redlining, urban heat, and heat-related emergency department visits: an examination of 11 Texas cities - Li D, Newman GD, Wilson B, Zhang Y, Brown RD.
Place-based structural inequalities can have critical implications for the health of vulnerable populations. Historical urban policies, such as redlining, have contributed to current inequalities in exposure to intra-urban heat. However, it is unknown whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Current state of data and analytics research in baseball - Mizels J, Erickson B, Chalmers P.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Baseball has become one of the largest data-driven sports. In this review, we highlight the historical context of how big data and sabermetrics began to transform baseball, the current methods for data collection and analysis in baseball... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Xenophobic mob violence against free labour migrants in the age of the nation state: how can the Atlantic experience help to find global patterns? - Lucassen L.
This article asks under what historical conditions people who consider themselves as belonging to the ingroup resort to collective violence against free labour migrants. Based on cases in the North Atlantic, and largely limited to the nineteenth and twenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
NNLM Reading Club May 2022: Caring for Black Mothers
The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC as, “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes,” prevent many people from racial and ethnic minority groups from having fair opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health and contribu...
Source: The Cornflower - April 29, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: NNLM Reading Club Source Type: news
INDIA: Healthcare Inequities Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic
Migrant labourers wait in queues in Kashmir in order to travel back to their homes. The second wave of COVID-19 in India has seen masses of people leave cities and towns to return to their rural homes. Credit: Umer Asif/IPSBy Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Public health specialists say that an ongoing wrangle between the Indian government and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the COVID-19 death toll in this country is symptomatic of a long-ailing public health delivery system. India has consistently challenged estimates published by leading scientific journals such as the Lancet, which placed the number o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
Historical Status of OTC Rulemakings
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 28, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news
The New Science of Forgetting
A baby zebrafish is just half the size of a pea. A recent look inside its transparent brain, however, offers clues to the far bigger mystery of how we remember—and how we forget. In an experiment that yielded insights into memory and the brain, a team of researchers at the University of Southern California taught the tiny creature to associate a bright light with a flash of heat, a temperature change the fish responded to by trying to swim away. Using a custom-designed microscope, the team then captured images of the animals’ brains in the moments before and after they learned to associate the light and the hea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Neuroscience Source Type: news
Organized violence and organized abandonment beyond the human: the case of Brucellosis among Palestinians in Israel - Tanous O, Eghbariah R.
This article explores how brucellosis became a racialized disease in Israel, where almost all patients are Palestinians. Informed by legal and historical research, the article demonstrates how colonial and settler-colonial policies have targeted Palestinia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Towards the automated large-scale reconstruction of past road networks from historical maps - Uhl JH, Leyk S, Chiang YY, Knoblock CA.
Transportation infrastructure, such as road or railroad networks, represent a fundamental component of our civilization. For sustainable planning and informed decision making, a thorough understanding of the long-term evolution of transportation infrastruc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news