Historical and projected fractures associated with mobility scooters presenting to U.S. emergency departments: 2004-2025 - Pirruccio K, Sloan M, Sheth NP.
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of mobility scooter users in the United States continues to rise. However, these devices impart a substantial yet underappreciated risk of serious injury - namely, fractures - on users. METHODS: The purpose of this cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. Itâs been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news
Top 4 historical HEALTH LIES the public needs to stop spreading as fact
(Natural News) What was that you just read in your favorite health magazine? Has that “fad” failed you before? What health advice did you heed? Is it in the history books? Is it peer-reviewed research from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in some prestigious medical journal? Is it at the top of Google when you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020
The NLM is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research in the historical collections of the NLM. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - April 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Amazon Adventure review – a microscope in the rainforest
Following the true story of scientist Henry Bates in the 1840s, this satisfying film uses Imax tech to provide astonishing wildlife detailIn places, this satisfying Imax edutainment brings forth happy memories of James Gray ’s excellentThe Lost City of Z. It ’s a tribute to another overshadowed historical figure, that ofHenry Walter Bates, the Leicester-born amateur scientist – and Alfred Wallace associate – who struck out for the Amazon in 1848, charged with collecting insects at threepence per bug, and in so doing indirectly gathered the evolutionary proofs that backed up Darwin’s On the Ori...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mike McCahill Tags: Film Documentary films Amazon rainforest Evolution Biology Culture Science Trees and forests Family films Source Type: news
A Baby Was Born With DNA from 3 People. Here ’s How That’s Possible
Researchers at the Institute of Life in Athens, Greece announced that a healthy baby boy was born on Tuesday morning to a 32-year-old woman who had experienced several failed cycles of IVF. The six-pound boy, who the doctors say in a statement is healthy, was born using a technique called maternal spindle transfer. In the procedure, the grouped-together DNA from a mother’s egg was removed and placed inside a donor egg from another woman, which had been emptied of its DNA. The donor’s egg with the mother’s genes was then fertilized and developed into an embryo that was transferred for pregnancy. The techn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Reproductive Health Source Type: news
Cascading impacts of large-carnivore extirpation in an African ecosystem
Populations of the world’s largest carnivores are declining and now occupy mere fractions of their historical ranges. Theory predicts that when apex predators disappear, large herbivores become less fearful, occupy new habitats, and modify those habitats by eating new food plants. Yet experimental support for this prediction has been difficult to obtain in large-mammal systems. After the extirpation of leopards and African wild dogs from Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, forest-dwelling antelopes [bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus)] expanded into treeless floodplains, where they consumed novel diets and supp...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Atkins, J. L., Long, R. A., Pansu, J., Daskin, J. H., Potter, A. B., Stalmans, M. E., Tarnita, C. E., Pringle, R. M. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news
The heartland always a place of global connection, not isolation, author says
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A persistent heartland myth paints the rural and small town Midwest as local, insular and isolationist, but the author of a new book says its history shows a far different reality. University of Illinois historian Kristin Hoganson dug into local history and found a region formed by numerous far-flung global relationships, many connected with agriculture. The result is " The Heartland: An American History, " being published this month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Gene Therapy Trial for Mesothelioma Opens Internationally
A long-awaited phase III clinical trial of a novel gene therapy could change malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment in the future. The trial, which will include almost 50 locations around the world, opens this month for mesothelioma patients whose standard treatment has stopped working. The gene therapy drug, called TR002, is also a form of immunotherapy. It will be used in combination with gemcitabine chemotherapy in a second-line setting. “We can’t predict what the outcome will be, but we’re very excited about the potential of this treatment, and the fact there may be another drug in the armamentarium...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news
A sight to behold: What are green flashes?
(Natural News) Superstitious pirates (the real historical ones, not the ones in movies featuring Johnny Depp) believe that the “green flash” signals the return of a dead soul to the world of the living. The fleeting atmospheric phenomenon has a scientific explanation, but that doesn’t take away its eerie beauty. A green flash is an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A social networks data historian supporting research in emergency & disaster medicine and management - Benis A, Boim A, Notea A.
The aim of this initial research is to show that data and information collected from Internet Social Networks support the understanding of individual and collective behaviors which can help emergencies and disasters managers to mitigate and to improve prep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
The natural world can help save us from climate catastrophe | George Monbiot
Ecological restoration can be a powerful means of protecting the atmosphere – we need to rewild on a massive scaleLetter: A natural solution to the climate disasterI don ’t expect much joy in writing about climate breakdown. On one side, there is grief and fear; on the other side, machines. I became an environmentalist because I love the living world, but I spend much of my life thinking about electricity, industrial processes and civil engineering. Technological change is essential, but to a natural historian it often feels cold and distancing. Today, however, I can write about something that thrills me: the m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Climate change Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science Source Type: news
Most GPs excluded from historical cover under new indemnity scheme
The government’s new national GP indemnity scheme does not provide universal coverage for historic clinical negligence claims, it was announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Outgoing FDA Commissioner Plans to Make All Device Incidents Public
Thereâs a new chapter in the ongoing saga of the medical device adverse event reports. In the latest entry, outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted on Wednesday that all of the adverse event reports would be made open to the public. Here's Gottlieb's tweet: Â This is an old database where historical information wasn't easily accessible electronically owing to the system's age. But it's imperative that all safety information be available to the public. We're now prioritizing making ALL of this data available. https://t.co/T1c3qQQQ3E â Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (@SGottliebF...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
FDA head Gottlieb pledges to release all adverse event reports
Outgoing FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a tweet yesterday that the agency plans to release all medical device adverse event reports to the public. The move comes only weeks after a Kaiser Health News investigation revealed that millions of adverse event reports have been hidden from the public through the agency’s “alternative summary reporting” repository. “This is an old database where historical information wasn’t easily accessible electronically owing to the system’s age. But it’s imperative that all safety information be available to the public. We’re now pr...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news
Monsanto: Laboratory Fraud Not Relevant In Bellwether Glyphosate Cancer Trial
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on March 4 filed a brief in California federal court contending that in the bellwether glyphosate cancer trial, the plaintiff's supplemental brief regarding alleged fraud at a laboratory that tested the chemical "misrepresents the historical record" and "has no relevance to any of the issues" in the trial's second phase (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
FDA Scrambles to Prevent Shortages Amid Sterilization Shutdowns
Shutdowns of two facilities that use ethylene oxideÂ to sterilize medical devices have raisedÂ concern about potential shortages in the medtech industry because this is such a popular sterilization method for medical devices. Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a flammable, colorless gas used to make a range of products. EtO also is used to sterilize equipment and plastic devices that cannot be sterilized by steam, such as medical equipment. In fact, about half of allÂ sterilized medical devices undergo sterilization using this gas. According to the EPA, long-term exposure to EtO can irritate the eyes,...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Historical analysis of U.S. tornado fatalities (1808-2017): population, science, and technology - Agee E, Taylor L.
The record of tornado fatalities in the United States for over two centuries (1808-2017) and decadal census records have been examined to search for historical trends. Particular attention has been given to the response to population growth and expansion i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
The BBVA Foundation recognizes Claudia Goldin for pioneering analysis of the gender gap
(BBVA Foundation) The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category has gone in this eleventh edition to the American economic historian Claudia Goldin " for her groundbreaking contributions to the historical analysis of the role of women in the economy, and for her analysis of the reasons behind gender inequality. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Bristol academic discovers ancient royal charter of King John
A rare, original royal charter from the first year of King John ’ s reign has been discovered in Durham by a medieval historian from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news
Critical issues for youth involved in the juvenile justice system: innovations in prevention, intervention, and policy - Javdani S.
This introduction to the themed issue presents a targeted review of historical and contemporary trends in the prevention, intervention, and policy response to juvenile justice system-involved youth. These trends underscore often overlooked ideological assu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Behind a lesbian furore over a famous palaeontologist lies a deeper truth | Tori Herridge and Becky Wragg Sykes
No one knows if Mary Anning had lovers. But what a new film does get right is the vital role women played in her lifeThe furore over a film portraying the 19th-century palaeontologist Mary Anning as having a female lover probably tells us more about ourselves than it does about historical accuracy onscreen. Francis Lee ’s Ammonite might not be a scrupulously backed-up biopic, but it may just hit on the one thing that so many other accounts of Anning, and other early women in science, have missed: the importance of friendships and collaborations.Anning, theworking-class woman whose fossil discoveries changed the world...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tori Herridge and Becky Wragg Sykes Tags: Kate Winslet Geology Science Dinosaurs Evolution Zoology Fossils UK news Film Source Type: news
Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico
Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and rising sea levels are climate change effects that impact the mental health of the country's population. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) Minerva Montes lost her home on Holbox Island in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Rebuilding her home was quicker and easier than overcoming the psychological aftermath of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Source Type: news
Immunotherapy Should Be First Line in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Immunotherapy Should Be First Line in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Pembrolizumab demonstrated durable tumor control, a generally manageable safety profile, and favorable survival outcomes compared with historical data in advanced MCC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years
Greek historian ’s description of ‘baris’ vessel vindicated by archaeologists at sunken city of Thonis-HeraclionIn the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of hisHistoria, the ancient world ’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”.For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Archaeology UK news Science Egypt Source Type: news
A Founding Father's Contribution to Mental Health Advocacy A Founding Father's Contribution to Mental Health Advocacy
Dr Drew Ramsey on a historical physician whose face you may know but whose inspiring story you probably do not.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news
Team receives grant to recreate the 'sound signature' of cultural heritage sites
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Sungyoung Kim, an associate professor of audio engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a team of researchers to develop a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate the acoustics of historical venues. The team received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news
Depression and Suicide Rates Are Rising Sharply in Young Americans, New Report Says. This May Be One Reason Why
Since the late 2000s, the mental health of teens and young adults in the U.S. has declined dramatically. That’s the broad conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression among kids ages 14 to 17 increased by more than 60%, the study found. The increases were nearly as steep among those ages 12 to 13 (47%) and 18 to 21 (46%), and rates roughly doubled among those ages 20 to 21. In 2017—the latest year for which federal data are available—more than one in eight Americans ages 12 to 25 experienced a major depressive episode, the study fou...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news
In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times
In the panel on Hanseniasis versus Leprosy, the need to change the name of a disease surrounded by stigma with no scientific basis was debated, during the Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 2019 (IPS) Known scientifically as Hansen’s disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used. The debate took place during a panel called H...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Source Type: news
Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration
Linguistic diversity, now and in the past, is widely regarded to be independent of biological changes that took place after the emergence of Homo sapiens. We show converging evidence from paleoanthropology, speech biomechanics, ethnography, and historical linguistics that labiodental sounds (such as "f" and "v") were innovated after the Neolithic. Changes in diet attributable to food-processing technologies modified the human bite from an edge-to-edge configuration to one that preserves adolescent overbite and overjet into adulthood. This change favored the emergence and maintenance of labiodentals. Our...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Blasi, D. E., Moran, S., Moisik, S. R., Widmer, P., Dediu, D., Bickel, B. Tags: Anthropology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news
Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the Review of Economic Studies finds that US counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Epidemiology of accidents by venomous animals and distribution of antivenon: state of art and world status - da Gra ça Salomão M, de Oliveira Luna KP, Machado C.
Accidents by venomous animals are discussed under the historical perspective of state actions. Considered as neglected diseases, they cause social and economic losses in the working age population from rural areas of poor countries, as few of them have pub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news
Damage patterns in the town of Amatrice after August 24th 2016 Central Italy earthquakes - Fiorentino G, Forte A, Pagano E, Sabetta F, Baggio C, Lavorato D, Nuti C, Santini S.
The impact of the two seismic events of August 24th 2016 on the municipality of Amatrice was highly destructive. There were 298 victims, 386 injured, about 5000 homeless, and the historical center of the town suffered a great number of partial and total co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
‘Historical Trauma’: Native Communities Grapple with Missing and Murdered Women
Discusses the high rates of murdered and missing indigenous women as well as issues like domestic violence. Touches on the lack of media attention or focus that has been devoted to this issue, the difficulty in prosecuting these crimes due to jurisdiction issues between federal and tribal courts, as well as more recent strides in garnering public attention and working towards solutions. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Renaissance for artisanal mortar
(University of Gothenburg) To adapt mortar to new building materials and industrial methods, the content in walls and plaster changed during the 20th century. The change meant that knowledge of historical materials and methods for producing mortar were lost. New research at the University of Gothenburg reveals that historical binding agents and mortar can be produced and used in present-day plaster restorations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Family firearm ownership and firearm-related mortality among young children: 1976-2016 - Prickett KC, Gutierrez C, Deb S.
: media-1vid110.1542/5972298231001PEDS-VA_2018-1171Video Abstract BACKGROUND: Firearm-related fatalities are a top 3 cause of death among children in the United States. Despite historical declines in firearm ownership, the firearm-related mortality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Senseonics inks CGM data deal with Glooko
Senseonics (NYSE:SENS) said today that data from its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system can be integrated into Glooko‘s diabetes data management tech. Thanks to the new partnership, Eversense users will be able to view historical glucose trends in Glooko’s mobile and web apps as well as real-time data from the Eversense mobile app, according to Senseonics. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Senseonics inks CGM data deal with Glooko appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Big Data Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Wall Street Beat Glooko Senseonics Source Type: news
Step into the historical world of Bristol ’ s secret garden
Starting this April, the public will have the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and rich heritage of one of the city ’ s hidden gardens. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news
Network screening for large urban road networks: using GPS data and surrogate measures to model crash frequency and severity - Stipancic J, Miranda-Moreno L, Saunier N, Labbe A.
Crash frequency and injury severity are independent dimensions defining crash risk in road safety management and network screening. Traditional screening techniques model crashes using regression and historical crash data, making them intrinsically reactiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production
Climate change is altering habitats for marine fishes and invertebrates, but the net effect of these changes on potential food production is unknown. We used temperature-dependent population models to measure the influence of warming on the productivity of 235 populations of 124 species in 38 ecoregions. Some populations responded significantly positively (n = 9 populations) and others responded significantly negatively (n = 19 populations) to warming, with the direction and magnitude of the response explained by ecoregion, taxonomy, life history, and exploitation history. Hindcasts indicate that the maximum sustainable yi...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Free, C. M., Thorson, J. T., Pinsky, M. L., Oken, K. L., Wiedenmann, J., Jensen, O. P. Tags: Ecology, Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news
Forensic anthropology in the global investigation of humanitarian and human rights abuse: perspective from the published record - Ubelaker DH, Shamlou A, Kunkle AE.
Forensic anthropologists have played key roles in the historical development of forensic science applications to global humanitarian and human rights issues. These anthropological initiatives can be traced back to the Smithsonian seminar organized by T. D.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
National Patterns of R & D Resources: 2016-17 Data Update
This report provides current data on the levels and key trends of the performance and funding of research and development in the United States, with comparisons to the historical record (back to 1953). Detailed statistical tables present data on U.S. R&D expenditures by performing sector, source of funds, type of R&D, and state. Data are drawn from five surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 27, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news
Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?
The numbers don’t lie: women tend to live longer than men. The average American man will live to age 76, according to the latest CDC figures, while the average woman in America will live to age 81. And a woman’s extra years tend to be healthy ones. The World Health Organization’s HALE index, which calculates the number of years a man or woman can expect to live without a major disease or injury, finds that American men can look forward to 67 healthy years, while American women will enjoy 70 years of “full heath.” This male-female lifespan gap is not a new phenomenon; experts have known about i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Longevity Research Source Type: news
Building blocks of psychology: on remaking the unkept promises of early schools - Gozli DG, Deng WS.
The appeal and popularity of "building blocks", i.e., simple and dissociable elements of behavior and experience, persists in psychological research. We begin our assessment of this research strategy with an historical review of structuralism (as espoused ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
'We felt a huge responsibility' – behind the landmark Apollo 11 documentary
To create the year ’s first must-see documentary, director Todd Douglas Miller worked with Nasa to restore fascinating unseen footage from 1969A man sips a beer, eyeing the horizon from a Florida parking lot. Nasa techs sit in a lobby as headlines blare of Ted Kennedy ’s car crash in Chappaquiddick. They’re two of the many striking details – ordinary, recognizable moments amid one of humankind’s most extraordinary achievements – restored to full vitality in Apollo 11, an all-primary source documentary, meticulously restored. The 93-minute documentary, r eleased for a limited time in the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Adrian Horton Tags: Documentary films Culture Nasa Space Source Type: news
Zika Virus: Epidemiology and Cases Diagnosed in the UK (United Kingdom)
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated in February 2019, provides information about historical and current epidemiology of Zika virus infections, including cases in United Kingdom travelers. It provides an update on current outbreaks, and a table for the region of travel for Zika cases diagnosed in United Kingdom travelers since 2015. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Methods of the development of pedestrian traffic routes in the historical center of Saint Petersburg - Lavrov L, Perov F, Eremeeva A.
The article focuses on the need to improve the conditions of pedestrian traffic in the historical center of Saint Petersburg, which is currently complicated due to the excessive number of cars in the center. Here, pedestrian routes are located within city ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
Rural segregation and racial violence: historical effects of spatial racism - Cook LD, Logan TD, Parman JM.
To review the evidence of changes in segregation over time, we use a newly developed household-level measure of residential segregation that can distinguish between the effects of increasing racial homogeneity of a location and the tendency to segregate wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news
More water resources over the Sahel region of Africa in the 21st century under global warming
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the projection uncertainty of Sahel summer precipitation among the climate models is closely related to the historical precipitation simulation in South Asia and the western North Pacific. They use the specified historical simulation biases to calibrate future projections and found that more water resources are available in the twenty-first century, with an increase of 119% after the calibration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news