Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), entitled Learning through Citizen Science, has called for diversity in citizen science. "Citizen science project designers must grapple with issues of equity, diversity, power, and inclusion...They face these issues even if they do not set out to address diversity in their project and even when they are not consciously aware that these factors are at play in their project." The report recommends addressing inequities in education, opportunities, and resources to meet the learning demands of participants. Learn more at http://ww...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Deadline Approaching: Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists
Registration is closing soon for the Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists, a new professional development program by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As students and a growing number of reports note, however, many STEM graduate students are interested in employment in a variety of sectors by the time they complete their degree. Students continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped to pursue employment in ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best fish to eat for health?
Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Larger fish may contain mercury so people should consume them in moderation. Learn more about the best fish to eat and how to prepare them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between inverse psoriasis and intertrigo?
Inverse psoriasis and intertrigo are two skin conditions that cause a rash in areas where the skin folds. They are separate conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about baby acne
Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library
Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County – 41.7%- as opposed to 35.8% nationally. Even more troubling was the continued increase of respondents who shared that over the past week they’d had no leisure time for activity.   Only 20.7% of Effing...
Source: The Cornflower - November 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries chair yoga libs4health Success Stories Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Humidity levels and COPD
Some people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) find that extremes in humidity can trigger or worsen symptoms. Managing exposure to humidity can help reduce or prevent COPD flare-ups. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best treatments for chickenpox scar removal
Most people experience chickenpox at least once during their lifetime. Some people may develop scars from it, especially if they scratch the lesions. Learn about different methods of chickenpox scar removal here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Learning disability nurse appointed chief executive of West Midlands trust
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Few American mothers learn from their health care providers that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 700 mothers. Of the 92 percent who said they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural home remedies for COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can improve their symptoms using various home remedies. These may include breathing exercises, essential oils, and supplements. Learn about home remedies for COPD here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bradypnea (slow breathing)
Bradypnea is when a person is breathing at a slower rate than is usual for their age and activity level. Learn about bradypnea here, including its definition, causes, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Learn how moringa, just like hemp, is a miracle healing plant – Watch at Brighteon.com
(Natural News) Some would argue that hemp, a derivative of the cannabis (marijuana) plant, is the most useful and versatile plant in the world, providing nourishment, utility, and regenerative benefits in every part of its unique structure. Well, there’s actually another contender for this title that’s a little lesser known: a miracle tree called moringa.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning methods to analyze injury severity of drivers from different age and gender groups - Mafi S, Abdelrazig Y, Doczy R.
Access to non-biased and accurate models capable of predicting driver injury severity of collision events is vital for determining what safety measures should be implemented at intersections. Inadequate models can underestimate the potential for collision ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

From beaker to solved 3D structure in minutes
(California Institute of Technology) A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is 'like science fiction.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SDSU-led team developing instruments to detect language problems earlier
(San Diego State University) Using the Computerized Comprehension Task, the team measured concepts by asking children to touch images on a touch-sensitive screen that represented words they were learning. The team used a measure of vocabulary that focused on stable concepts, finding that it was superior to prior measures in predicting children's general language ability at age 3. The team also identified individual children at risk for language problems a full two years earlier than prior studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mobile technologies may help researchers crack the mysteries of aging
(Penn State) A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State's Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions later in life by developing new standardized mobile technologies for researchers across the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tips for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Do you usually feel apprehensive around others due to fear of possible embarrassment? Do you develop sweaty palms, shaky legs or feel you have butterflies in your stomach when called up to speak before an audience? Do you feel others are constantly scrutinizing your every move with a view that’s critical of you? If so, you are not alone. You have lots of company. In the United States alone, about 40 million American adults suffer from various forms of anxiety disorders, with over 15 million adults suffering from social anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The problem affects...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety General Social Phobia anxious thoughts Loneliness making friends Social Anxiety Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act This Open Enrollment Season
Policygenius's recent Affordable Care Act survey shows that even eight years later, there's much confusion around the law. For some demographics, this makes an already confusing topic more challenging. Learn how to get the most accurate information for the state of your health and your finances. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Schneider and David Auten, Contributor Source Type: news

Outcry as boys' HPV 'catch-up' is rejected by the government
The MoS has learnt that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Vaccines Minister Steve Brine have rejected this extension for boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Return to learn after sport-related concussion: a survey of secondary school and collegiate athletic trainers - Williamson CL, Norte GE, Broshek DK, Hart JM, Resch JE.
CONTEXT: Recent recommendations have emphasized return-to-learn (RTL) protocols to aid athletes in recovery from sport-related concussion (SRC) but have been based primarily on anecdotal evidence. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the RTL practices of cert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deep Learning Algorithm Aids in Assessing Breast Density
Algorithm may help better predict how likely it is a woman will have cancer in her future. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: Breast Imaging Dense Breasts Source Type: news

Five unique ways AI is being used to promote health
Here ’s a look at how organizations are deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning for use cases ranging from doctor's assistants to social media and more. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

5 ways AI is already being used in healthcare today
Here ’s a look at how organizations are deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning for uses cases ranging from doctors assistants to social media and more. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

National Family Health History Day
Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health History Day? Chances are you will be seeing grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who have important memories to share. What a great opportunity to start a conversation about your family’s health! Documenting medical and health information is an important...
Source: The Cornflower - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Partner Outreach Libraries Partner Outreach Library Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 7 benefits of rooibos tea
Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Prognosis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

The direct and indirect influences of parenting: the facets of time-perspective and impaired control along the alcohol-related problems pathway - Patock-Peckham JA, Walters KJ, Mehok LE, Leeman RF, Ruof AK, Filson Moses J.
BACKGROUND: Social Learning Theory suggests how one conceptualizes time will be passed from parent to child (Bandura& Walters, 1963). Through the lens of Behavioral Economics Theory (Vuchinich& Simpson, 1998), impaired control may be characterized as con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?
Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blog: Celebrating the Stars in our Schools
School support staff are incredible. In communities across the UK they support and educate our children, providing a vast range of services that pupils benefit from and families rely upon. That’s why this morning I was in Tottenham, to visit two fantastic schools – Brook and Willow. There I met the amazing support staff who work there, and heard their headteachers and the children they support, praise them and thank them for their work. I was there to launch our annual Stars in our Schools celebration. The day itself is on 23 November, but we want to see as many schools as possible taking part. Whether they&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News stars in our schools Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation creates an irregular heart rhythm called arrhythmia. A doctor can use physical examination and machine testing to diagnose and treat this common heart disorder. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is a heart disease that leads to twitching and malfunction in the walls of the heart and irregular heart rhythm. This can cause a range of complications and can be fatal without treatment. Read on to learn about the symptoms and possible complications, as well as how to treat the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the types of atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm. There are several types of atrial fibrillation, which have different impacts on health. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why was medieval Islamic medicine important?
Medicine was important in the medieval Islamic world. Doctors and scholars wrote extensively on the topic and made significant discoveries about medicine and healing. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ancient Roman medicine
During the Roman Empire, health standards improved due to an understanding of the importance of public health and the influence of Greek doctors. Learn more about medicine during this period here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you?
The term "alternative medicine" can mean different things to different people....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job #MyRadGirlfriend No. 70: Listen to your heart (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cells to Society: $3.4 Million in Grants / New FAANs / Research News
This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Corner Bakery Cafe
As an AARP member, you can save on your check at Corner Bakery Cafe. ... Learn more details about this benefit and how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP ® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford
As an AARP member, you have access to savings and benefits designed to reward you for being safe and more experienced. ... Learn more and how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Whole grains and blood pressure control -- what's the connection?
Whole-grain foods and blood pressure control? Whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Eating more whole-grain foods regularly also may reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure. And if you already have high blood pressure, eating more whole-grain foods may help lower your blood pressure. Learn more from?Dr. Sheldon Sheps, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Treating stomach cancer
Stomach cancer: Diagnosis and treatment November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about treating this disease.?Your health care provider will consider the stage of your cancer, as well as your overall health and personal preferences, to determine your treatment plan. This may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Explores the “ Next Big Thing ” in Mental Health Services Research
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) ’ s 24th biennial Mental Health Services Research (MHSR 2018) conference held August 1-2, in Rockville, MD, brought together mental health researchers, trainees, consumers, advocates, and mental health care providers to learn about current research findings and discuss new research that might close the gap between what science shows is most effective and what services people actually receive in real-world settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Research Finds Babies Laugh Differently Than Adults, Similar To Chimps
BOSTON (CBS)- What’s any sweeter than a baby’s laughter? Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered that babies laugh differently than adults in a rather unusual way. They laugh more like monkeys. Researchers studied the laughter of 44 kids between 3 and 18 months of age. They found that the youngest babies commonly laughed both when they inhaled and exhaled similar to other primates, like chimpanzees. Older babies tended to laugh only during exhalation like older children and adults. Researchers say it appears to be a gradual change over time. And while it’s not clear why the change, it might have so...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Uncategorized Babies Babies Laughter Dr. Mallika Marshall health. dr. mallika marshall Monkeys Source Type: news

Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools
Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Could AI be the next big thing for medical device manufacturing?
[Image from Unsplash]Officials at machine learning and artificial intelligence consulting company Wovenware think AI could boost the quality of medical device manufacturing. The San Juan, Puerto Rico–based company already has clients in a variety of industries including airlines, education, food, financial services, insurance, telecommunications and utilities. Now it’s working with a number of medical device companies to test proof of concept at plants on the island, according to COO and co-founder Carlos Meléndez. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.&nbs...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Contract Manufacturing Featured Software / IT AI artificial intelligence puertorico wovenware Source Type: news