The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast
Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligencePhilosopher Ren é Descartes’ quote “cogito, ergo sum” became well known after being translated into English as “I think, therefore I am.” It was the result of his attempt to figure out which of the things he thought he knew were impervious to doubt.Long before Descartes uttered these words, however, humans were telling stories about artificial beings and thinking about what defines humanity. A new book by Adrienne Mayor, entitled Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Jordan Erica Webber and produced by Danielle Stephens Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Robots Computing Consciousness Philosophy Psychology Technology Books Science Culture Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression in Jordanian hemodialysis patients - Awwa IAA, Jallad SG.
Background: Although depression is recognized as the most common psychiatric disorder in hemodialysis patients with a significant negative impact on management and prognosis, we didn ’t find any previous data regarding its prevalence in Jordanian patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Merit Medical logs Q3 sales and earnings beat
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) yesterday put up third-quarter numbers that beat expectations on both sales and earnings and confirmed that it’s on track to hit the midpoint of its guidance for the rest of the year. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit posted a swing to black ink for the three months ended Sept. 30, with profits of $16.6 million, or 30¢ per share, on sales growth of 23.6% to $221.7 million, compared with losses of -$3.6 million during Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 47¢, a full nickel ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $216.9 million...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and problematic alcohol use in college students: the moderating role of alcohol protective behavioral strategies and gender - Jordan HR, Madson MB, Nicholson BC, Bravo AJ, Pearson MR.
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the moderating role of alcohol protective behavioral strategy subtypes (alcohol PBS; serious harm reduction, manner of drinking, limiting/stopping drinking) and gender on the relationship between posttraumatic stress ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease
In this study, the most fit individuals did the best,” said Metzl, who was not involved in the study. “Once cleared by their physicians, patients shouldn’t be afraid of exercise intensity.” The benefits of exercise were seen across all ages and in both men and women, “probably a little more pronounced in females,” Jaber said. “Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you will benefit in the same way.” The risks, he said, became more shocking when comparing those who don’t exercise much. “We all know that a sedentary lifestyle or being unfit has some risk. But...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Exercise Local TV Source Type: news

Impulsivity, painful and provocative events, and suicide intent: testing the interpersonal theory of suicide - Jordan JT, Samuelson KW, Tiet QQ.
OBJECTIVE: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005. Why People Die by Suicide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press) hypothesizes that repeated exposure to painful and provocative events (PPE) increases capability for suicide (CS), there... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

First Man: Ryan Gosling's abstract Apollo mission – discuss with spoilers
The biopic of Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing has US patriots all fired up, but do Gosling and director Damien Chazelle achieve their objectives?Damien Chazelle ’s film about the iron-jawed, ice-water-in-the-veins pilot and astronautNeil Armstrong is a rocket pointed directly at the distant planet known as Awards Season. It ought to do well there, as its thrilling set-pieces, strong performances, dramatic score and sweeping emotions achieve escape velocity from typical biopic trappings.You ’d think a movie like First Man wouldn’t have too many surprises; most people know that Apollo 11 landed on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jordan Hoffman Tags: First Man Ryan Gosling Film Damien Chazelle Culture Nasa Space Science Drama films Claire Foy Source Type: news

Associations between perceived material deprivation, parents' discipline practices, and children's behavior problems: an international perspective - Schenck-Fontaine A, Lansford JE, Skinner AT, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Malone PS, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L.
This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Ken... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Man, 23, is one of Britain's youngest ever patients to be diagnosed with dementia AND Parkinson's
Jordan Adams, 23, from Redditch, discovered he has inherited a gene that causes both early onset frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson's Disease from his mother Geri last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom and daughter share 4-year nursing program together, still not sick of each other
Jordan Erickson and her mother Jody Prince will soon share an experience few mothers and daughters share. Both will graduate from the same four-year bachelor of science in nursing program next spring. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Not noble savages after all: limits to early altruism - Wynn K, Bloom P, Jordan A, Marshall J, Sheskin M.
Many scholars draw on evidence from evolutionary biology, behavioral economics, and infant research to argue that humans are "noble savages," endowed with indiscriminate kindness. We believe this is mistaken. While there is evidence for an early-emerging m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

UR Medicine Breast Imaging to Offer Free Mammograms September 15 and October 6
In honor of October ’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UR Medicine Breast Imaging – in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, and Susan G. Komen Upstate NY – is offering free annual mammograms to women age 40 and older. The screening sessions will be he ld at UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Anthony Jordan Health Center on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine conference comes to Jordan
The latest diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine in cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first Philips to partner with cancer center in Jordan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A physics-based earthquake simulator replicates seismic hazard statistics across California - Shaw BE, Milner KR, Field EH, Richards-Dinger K, Gilchrist JJ, Dieterich JH, Jordan TH.
Seismic hazard models are important for society, feeding into building codes and hazard mitigation efforts. These models, however, rest on many uncertain assumptions and are difficult to test observationally because of the long recurrence times of large ea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries - Lansford JE, Godwin J, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D.
Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 7 to 14 in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

‘His Entire Body Was Shutting Down.’ New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Labourer has 18 months to live due to a rare cancer in his brain
Jordan Payne, 23, from Ripley in Derbyshire, is battling a golf ball-sized brain tumour that is made of germ cells - created as a foetus grows in the womb. They eventually become sperm or eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labourer, 23, has 18 months to live due to a rare tumour in his brain
Jordan Payne, 23, from Ripley in Derbyshire, is battling a golf ball-sized brain tumour that is made of germ cells - created as a foetus grows in the womb. They eventually become sperm or eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing child sexual abuse: screening for hidden child molesters seeking jobs in organizations that care for children - Abel GG, Jordan A, Harlow N, Hsu YS.
Approximately 10% of children and adolescents are sexually abused by adults caring for them outside the home. The current study tested the validity and reliability of a child protection screen to identify job applicants who pose a sexual risk to children. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

8 things you need to know this morning
Good morning and happy Friday! The recent pattern of humidity and scattered thunderstorms will continue through the weekend, though Sunday looks to be significantly cooler than we've seen lately. Today and tomorrow the temperature will get up to 95 degrees and 89 degrees, respectively, but Sunday's high will only be 84 degrees. Thunderstorms are expected all three days, mostly in the afternoon. Now, let's get to the news. One year before football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

8 things you need to know this morning
Good morning and happy Friday! The recent pattern of humidity and scattered thunderstorms will continue through the weekend, though Sunday looks to be significantly cooler than we've seen lately. Today and tomorrow the temperature will get up to 95 degrees and 89 degrees, respectively, but Sunday's high will only be 84 degrees. Thunderstorms are expected all three days, mostly in the afternoon. Now, let's get to the news. One year before football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

Characteristics of a suicide attempt predict who makes another attempt after hospital discharge: a decision-tree investigation - Jordan JT, McNiel DE.
The year following discharge from psychiatric hospitalization is a high-risk period for suicidal behavior, particularly among patients initially hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Demographic and clinical correlates have been identified; however, charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna
The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudesI ’ve only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that operate in the technology sector.These enterprises may only involve a paintballing experience in a nearby forest where you can let the office dickhead indulge his leadership delusions and act out some fantasies from a childhood spent readingCommando comics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kevin McKenna Tags: Politics The far right Psychology Society Glasgow Canada Steve Bannon US news Americas World news UK news Science Scotland Source Type: news

Identifying at-risk college student drinkers with the AUDIT-US: a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis - Madson MB, Schutts JW, Jordan HR, Villarosa-Hurlocker MC, Whitley RB, Mohn RS.
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the gold standard screening measure. Recently, there has been increasing call to update the measure to reflect harmful drinking standards in the United States. The purpose of this study was to use re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Merit Medical closes $217m offering
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) said yesterday that it closed a stock offering worth more than $217 million after the underwriters picked up their option. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit floated 3.5 million shares at $54 apiece and sold another 525,000 shares in the underwriter’s allotment, for gross proceeds of $217.4 million. The net proceeds of roughly $204.9 million are slated to repay debt under an existing credit facility, Merit said. Wells Fargo Securities and Piper Jaffray were joint bookrunners and represented the underwriters in the offering, with Canaccord Genuity, Raymond James, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Earthquake brain: impairment of spatial memory following long-term earthquake-related stress - Bell CJ, Frampton CM, Colhoun HC, Douglas KM, McIntosh VV, Carter FA, Jordan J, Carter JD, Smith RA, Marie LM, Loughlin A, Porter RJ.
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to investigate neuropsychological function in patients with earthquake-related posttraumatic stress disorder, compared with earthquake-exposed but resilient controls. We hypothesised that individuals with postt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Concussion management in combat sports: consensus statement from the Association of Ringside Physicians - Neidecker J, Sethi NK, Taylor R, Monsell R, Muzzi D, Spizler B, Lovelace L, Ayoub E, Weinstein R, Estwanik J, Reyes P, Cantu RC, Jordan B, Goodman M, Stiller JW, Gelber J, Boltuch R, Coletta D, Gagliardi A, Gelfman S, Golden P, Rizzo N, Wallace P, Fields A, Inalsingh C.
Various organisations and experts have published numerous statements and recommendations regarding different aspects of sports-related concussion including definition, presentation, treatment, management and return to play guidelines.1-7To date,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AG Jeff Sessions must be fired: He’s a traitor to POTUS Trump and the rule of law in America
(Natural News) Last week 11 brave Republican lawmakers stood up for what’s right and filed an impeachment resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. As reported by The National Sentinel, the lawmakers – led by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio – accused Rosenstein of intentionally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing resilience and inclusive development for adolescents with disabilities (2018)
Report summarizes findings from a survey of adolescents with disabilities from Jordan, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Bangladesh, focusing on barriers to education, health services, psychosocial wellbeing, protection from violence, mobility, and opportunities to participate in their communities.(ODI) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes
1,387 facilities got only one out of five stars for staffing because they failed to maintain the required nursing coverage or to provide data proving they did. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JORDAN RAU and ELIZABETH LUCAS Tags: Nursing Homes Medicare Elder Care Source Type: news

Merit Medical plots public offering
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) said yesterday that it’s planning a public offering that would reap $200 million at yesterday’s closing price. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit said it intends to float 3.5 million shares in the offering, plus a 30-day underwriters option for another 525,000 shares. Although the medical device maker hasn’t priced the offering, at yesterday’s closing price of $57.35 it would fetch about $200.7 million, not including the underwriters option (which would gross $30 million at that price if exercised in full). Merit said it would use the proceeds to pay down debt. Wells Fargo...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

14,000-Year-Old Piece Of Bread Rewrites The History Of Baking And Farming
Breadcrumbs found at an excavation in Jordan reveal that humans were baking thousands of years earlier than previously believed. It may have even prompted them to settle down and plant cereals.(Image credit: Amaia Arranz-Otaegui) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lina Zeldovich Source Type: news

Merit Medical ticks up on Street-beating Q2 numbers
Shares in Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) ticked up in after-market trading today after the medical device maker posted second-quarter earnings and sales that came in ahead of expectations and raised its outlook on the rest of the year. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit reported profits of $10.9 million, or 21¢ per share, on sales of $224.8 million for the three months ended June 30, amounting to 15.4% bottom-line growth on a sales gain of 20.5%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 43¢, 3¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting sales of $214.6 million. &ldquo...
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Archaeologists Find 14,500-Year-Old Bread
Archaeologists in Jordan's Black Desert found the burnt remains of bread, baked more than 14,000 years ago. It proves people were making bread far earlier than originally known. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan
Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread
Tiny specks of bread found in fireplaces used by hunter-gatherers 14,000 years ago, predating agriculture by thousands of yearsCharred crumbs found in a pair of ancient fireplaces have been identified as the earliest examples of bread, suggesting it was being prepared long before the dawn of agriculture.The remains – tiny lumps a few millimetres in size – were discovered by archaeologists at a site in the Black Desert in north-east Jordan.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Science Jordan Food & drink Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Multi-level prevention of human trafficking: the role of health care professionals - Jordan Greenbaum V, Titchen K, Walker-Descartes I, Feifer A, Rood CJ, Fong HF.
As a major public health issue, human trafficking (HT) affects individuals, families, communities, and societies around the world. A public health approach to combating HT has been advocated. Such an approach seeks to prevent HT by engaging diverse stakeho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mandatory reporting of domestic violence: what do abuse survivors think and what variables influence those opinions? - Jordan CE, Pritchard AJ.
For decades, states have passed legislation to mandate reporting of criminal conduct and the abuse of vulnerable persons. Four types of mandatory reporting laws have been enacted, including laws that require reports of injuries associated with crime or due... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

‘ It ’ s Almost Like a Ghost Town. ’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years
Payroll records for more than 14,000 facilities show that the number of nurses and aides at work dips far below average some days and consistently sinks on weekends. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JORDAN RAU Tags: Nursing Homes Elderly Medicare Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Drowning in epilepsy: a population-based case series - Bain E, Keller AE, Jordan H, Robyn W, Pollanen MS, Williams AS, Donner EJ.
OBJECTIVES: The risk of drowning is reported to be 15-19 times greater in people with epilepsy compared to the general population. Despite this disproportionate burden, there is limited data about the circumstances surrounding drowning deaths in people wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amgen And Health And Benefits Consultant Piper Jordan Partner On First Migraine Project With Employers
$11 Billion is Estimated to be Lost by American Employers Each Year Due to Migraine Collaboration Underscores Amgen's Commitment to Reducing Migraine Stigma in the Workplace THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Piper Jordan, one of the nation's leading health and benefits consulting firms, today announced a unique partnership to help improve health and well-being in the workplace for people living with migraine. The collaboration aims to provide disease management resources to both the employee and employer through innovative educational programs, ...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rainfall floods as a result of land use alteration in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan - AlAyyash SM.
The Zaatri Refugee Camp (ZRC) established summer 2012 shortly after the Syrian conflict started. Due to high flux of refugee fled the conflect south of Syria to Jordan and in a short notice, the international organizations with the Government of Jordan sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Satellite constellations and space junk: Chips with Everything podcast
Jordan Erica Webber looks at what is currently happening in the world of space technology, including the burgeoning issue of space pollutionSubscribe and review:Acast,Apple,Spotify,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook,Twitter or email us at chipspodcast@theguardian.com.Neil Armstrongwas the first person to set foot on the moon, but, of course, this was not the first time we had sent something to space. In fact, we ’ve been sending stuff up there since 1957, when the former Soviet Union launchedSputnik. And those 60 years have left their mark.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Jordan Erica Webber and produced by Danielle Stephens Tags: Technology Space SpaceX Nasa Source Type: news

Pharmacists intervention improves management of diseases among Syrian refugees in Jordan
(Elsevier) As global political conflicts continue, refugees are facing challenges such as the unavailability of proper medical care. Many of the Syrian refugees now living in Jordan are struggling with chronic diseases, placing tremendous strain on existing health and humanitarian resources as a result. A new study published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy demonstrates that pharmacists can play a vital role in closing treatment gaps for managing chronic health conditions among this underserved population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pints and Policy
The Bipartisan Policy Center takes a laid-back look at " the week that was " in policy news. Host Jordan LaPier has a beer with BPC experts and helps you get smart on a key issue for the week ahead. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news