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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include physician-assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Prospects Dim for ACA Replacement
(MedPage Today) -- Also: improper dosing of liver drug implicated in patient deaths (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Path To Becoming A Leader
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Repeal-Replace Effort Leaves Other Health Measures Hanging
(MedPage Today) -- Funding set to run out on CHIP, doc training programs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Paper Chase
(MedPage Today) -- Weren't EHRs supposed to eliminate hard-copy records? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Estimated Range of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti in the United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/20/2017 This updated resource (2017) provides two maps of the estimated range of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States in 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more likely to spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses than other types of mosquitoes such as Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The Web page also provides information about these mosquitoes, outbreaks spread by mosquitoes, and how to be protected from Zika and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Model EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Clinical Guidelines: Version 2.0 (2017)
National Association of State EMS Officials. 09/2017 This 373-page document, an update of the 2014 version, provides guidelines that are intended to help state EMS systems ensure a more standardized approach to the practice of patient care, and to encompass evidence-based guidelines as they are developed. The long-term goal is to develop a full range of evidence-based pre-hospital care clinical guidelines. The guidelines can fill a significant gap in uniform clinical guidance for EMS patient care, while also providing input to the evidence-based guideline development process. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ensuring Pediatric Readiness for All Emergency Departments: National Pediatric Readiness Project
Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. 07/2017 This nine-page report describes the history of the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP), the progress made to date, and the need for continued efforts to improve pediatric health care services within the nation's emergency departments. The project aims to establish a composite baseline of the nation's capacity to provide care to children in the emergency department, and create a foundation for emergency departments to engage in an ongoing quality improvement process. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hurricane season public health preparedness, response, and recovery guidance for health care providers, response and recovery workers, and affected communities - CDC, 2017 -
CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have guidance and technical materials available in both English and Spanish to help communities prepare for hurricanes and floods (Table 1). To help protect the health and safety of the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Infrastructure Project Manager
Department: SystemsType: Full-time; Exempt WHO WE ARE:The Systems Department in the U.S. office of Doctors Without Borders/ M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) acts like the organization's central nervous system, providing the vital information infrastructure to ensure the smooth functioning of all its operations. The Systems Department is responsible for building, configuring and maintaining the technical architecture, both physical and virtual, which ensures MSF can achieve the ambitions of its mission.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Cleaners May Spread Multidrug-Resistant MRSA in Home
(MedPage Today) -- Variety of risk factors included pet ownership, small household (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' This Is Carnage': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10 Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10
A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Philanthropists Pledge Millions for Better U.N. Data on Women Philanthropists Pledge Millions for Better U.N. Data on Women
Philanthropists pledged millions of dollars to fund U.N. data gathering on Thursday, saying it was vital to learn more about the world's women to tackle the poverty that disproportionately affects them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

McCain Plans to Vote'No' on Graham-Cassidy Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Bill seen as probably dead. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Preexposure Prophylaxis: Adapting HIV Prevention Models to Achieve Worldwide Access
Open access article looks at how to improve access to PrEP on a global scale. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

By the Numbers: All-Time Records as Repeal Takes Shape
(MedPage Today) -- New NCHS stats show record number have plan for regular care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

It ’s Been One Year Since the World Took On Superbugs. Here’s What’s Changed
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there would be up to 10 million deaths globally by 2050. On Thursday, leaders gathered once again, in a less formal setting near the UN, to discuss what progress has been made one year later. “We are not where we should be,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, during her keynote sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized AMR antibiotic resistance antibiotics rise of the superbugs UNGA United Nations United Nations General Assembly what is antibiotic resistance Source Type: news

Drug Development: What the FDA Doesn't Know
(MedPage Today) -- Is it good business to keep the FDA in the dark? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates? Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates?
What can you say to convince a hesitant patient that influenza vaccine is necessary?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan
Ontario will cover a combination HIV prevention pill that is now available in generic form by the end of the month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

CPH Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Certified in Public Health Credential
September 29, 2017 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promoting migrant health – striving for peace and decent life for all
Promoting migrant health – striving for peace and decent life for all (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], refugees [subject], displaced people, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Daniel Swartzman Public Health Ethics Lecture
October 4, 2017 7:00-8:30pm; Chicago, IL. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Do: Join Forces, Save Lives
September 22, 2017Change is in the air. And it feels good.The secret is out! And we couldn ’t be more excited.After months of planning, strategizing, and daydreaming about how to reach more people around the world with the health care they need, we ’ve done something big:IntraHealth International is joining forces withDAI, one of the world ’s leading development organizations.If we want to keep doing good, we need to be creative about it.Our partnership issomething new, both for us and for the world of international development. It ’s not a merger. It’s not an acquisition. It’s a unique ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

UN and EU launch global effort to end violence against women
Language EnglishUNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this figure may well be an underestimate. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Morning Break: CVS Opioid Crackdown; The'Subway Condom'; Safety Net Limbo
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reducing urban violence: a contrast of public health and criminal justice approaches - Cerd á M, Tracy M, Keyes KM.
BACKGROUND: Cities are investing millions in Cure Violence, a public health approach to reduce urban violence by targeting at-risk youth and redirecting conflict to non-violent responses. The impact of such a program compared to criminal justice responses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania - Mbarouk GS, Sawe HR, Mfinanga JA, Stein J, Levin S, Mwafongo V, Runyon MS, Reynolds TA, Olson KR.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting patients of all age groups. Poisoned patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and prompt evaluation and appropriate management are imperative to ensure o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction: a systematic review and taxonomy - Byhoff E, Hamati MC, Power R, Burgard SA, Chopra V.
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relationship between increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction has important policy and public health implications. This systematic review of the literature establishes a taxonomy to facilitate evaluation of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Residential road traffic noise and general mental health in youth: the role of noise annoyance, neighborhood restorative quality, physical activity, and social cohesion as potential mediators - Dzhambov A, Tilov B, Markevych I, Dimitrova D.
Given the ubiquitous nature of both noise pollution and mental disorders, their alleged association has not escaped the spotlight of public health research. The effect of traffic noise on mental health is probably mediated by other factors, which have not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases, and public health experts hope to fight back with this new emoji
Mosquitoes are more than a spoiler of backyard barbecues. They threaten more than half the world ’s population with their disease-spreading bites. In fact, mosquitoes are deadlier — by far — than sharks and snakes.They are the incubator and chief disseminator of malaria, dengue and yellow fevers,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Despair in the American Heartland? A Focus on Rural Health
The October 2017 issue of theAmerican Journal of Public Health(AJPH) focuses on the health of rural US populations. Individual articles may require a subscription to view. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resources for Stay Well This Winter campaign
For the third year in a row, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England’s national winter campaign, Stay Well This Winter, will be running from 9 October 2017. The campaign encourages at-risk g (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 22, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part II: Increasing Access to Care: Telemedicine and the Law
October 17, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are you happy you voted -- or didn't?
(University of Montreal) An analysis of 22 election-period surveys in five countries shows that people who cast a ballot are much more glad they did than people who abstain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why do people in new democracies stop voting?
(University of Montreal) An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization had happened there. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UMass Amherst environmental scientist Laura Vandenberg honored as Pioneer in Public Health
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Collaborative   on Health and the Environment, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the ways in which the environment affects human health and well-being, has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg as one of its '20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health' recognizing her 'exceptional levels of accomplishment in work that is rigorous, dynamic and builds critical knowledge.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessement of the disorder's symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social media
(University of Southern California) Twitter bots have earned a bad reputation -- but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science with a team from the Technical University of Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

700-year-old saint myth has been proven (almost) true
(University of Southern Denmark) Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrafast 5G mobile broadband thanks to millimeter-wave band technology
(IMDEA Networks Institute) The great ambition of the networked society is to connect everything, everywhere, all the time. But the ideal of seamless communications poses fundamental challenges to legacy networks that the new 5G communication networks currently under development need to solve. One of such challenges is supporting the significant growth of traffic demands. Next generation services such as mobile cloud service, gaming, social-networking applications and 3-D immersive applications require massive capacity and higher data rates than current 4G networks are unable to sustain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC
(University of Cambridge) Analysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Solidarity between good and justice keeps a society together
(Soka University) Soka University researcher Isamu Okada and his collaborators Tatsuya Sasaki (University of Vienna) and Yutaka Nakai (Shibaura Institute of Technology) have found that the solidarity of philanthropism and reciprocity is necessary to maintain cooperative societies. Their paper was published in Scientific Reports on Aug. 29, 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On the contrary: Smarter than conventional stock market wisdom?
(World Scientific) This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management, and provides an incisive approach to core issues in finance. The authors' critical and scholarly look at the subject is presented in this book in a light-hearted style does not undermine the serious impact that the thoughtful insights has raised. Instead, it that allows experts and students alike to easily comprehend and appreciate the underlying concepts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing
(University of Surrey) Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news