Zimbabwe: Teachers, Invigilators Undergo COVID-19 Prevention Training Ahead of Exams
[263Chat] Teachers who will be involved in the June examinations are set to undergo training during the next two weeks on how to minimise health risks and prevent Covid-19 infection, 263Chat has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic
This guidance provides advice on how NHS organisations may choose to facilitate visiting across healthcare inpatient settings (including mental health, learning disability and autism, children and maternity) and is subject to local discretion. This guidance supersedes and replaces the NHS'Visitor guidance'dated 8 April 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An educational pathway and teaching materials for first aid training of children in sub-Saharan Africa based on the best available evidence - De Buck E, Laermans J, Vanhove AC, Dockx K, Vandekerckhove P, Geduld H.
BACKGROUND: First aid training is a cost-effective way to decrease the burden of disease and injury in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Since evidence from Western countries has shown that children are able to learn first aid, first aid training of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwean stakeholders' perspectives on causes of and solutions to gender-based violence in their community: findings from a focus group - Waterman EA, Edwards KM, Makoni EI, Siller L, Murphy SB, Wagman JA.
Gender-based violence (GBV) rates are high in Zimbabwe. Looking toward a partnership to prevent GBV in the Victoria Falls region, which lacks GBV prevention initiatives, the current study's aim was to learn about stakeholders' perceptions of GBV causes and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Drowning is still the leading accidental cause of death for kids ages 1 to 4
Toddlers each year are killed in an average of 379 drownings related to pools or spas, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. You can protect your child through constant supervision, creating barriers to water access and learning CPR. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus numbers — what we have learnt from the pandemic
Scientists understand much more about Covid-19 than they did but big gaps in knowledge persist (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence enhances brain tumour diagnosis
(Kyoto University) A new machine learning approach classifies a common type of brain tumour into low or high grades with almost 98% accuracy, researchers report in the journal IEEE Access. Scientists in India and Japan, including from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), developed the method to help clinicians choose the most effective treatment strategy for individual patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health services should learn long-term lessons of earlier coronavirus outbreaks
(University of Leeds) Patients recovering from COVID-19 could suffer significant long-term effects, according to research into the experiences of people hospitalised by previous coronavirus outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To understand COVID-19, researchers review aging, immune response to viral infections
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) As clinicians learn about a new disease in real-time, researchers are also investigating what lessons from other respiratory infections could apply to COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Learning from history to fight against COVID-19
(University of Missouri-Columbia) A group of researchers at the University of Missouri received a COVID-19 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the 1918 flu pandemic in Missouri for any similarities and differences to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings could help inform overall strategies for mitigating the spread of the current virus in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How effective are language learning apps?
(Michigan State University) Researchers from Michigan State University recently conducted a study focusing on Babbel, a popular subscription-based language learning app and e-learning platform, to see if it really worked at teaching a new language. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DOE NETL commissions SwRI to develop methane quantification technology
(Southwest Research Institute) Southwest Research Institute is developing machine learning algorithms to measure fugitive methane emissions through a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Office of Fossil Energy and managed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Deficit financing options The range of deficit financing options has changed little since first legitimized by Roosevelt and Keynes in the 1930s and used extensively to finance wartime government spending. Jomo Kwame SundaramFirst, debt financing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

June 17 webinar: Updated BLAST RefSeq rRNA databases for identification and phylogenetic analysis
Join us on June 17 to learn about NCBI’s curated marker rRNA sequences (targeted loci) for Bacteria and Archaea (16S) and Fungi (18S, 28S and ITS) from type strains, which are now available as a distinct set of BLAST databases. … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - June 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Source Type: news

Lawmakers Propose $100 Billion Investment in Technology at NSF
Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have introduced legislation that would establish a new Directorate for Technology within the National Science Foundation (NSF) and provide the agency an additional $100 billion over 5 years. The Endless Frontier Act (S. 3832), sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D NY) and co-sponsored by Senator Todd Young (R-IN), aims to ensure American leadership in innovation. “For over 70 years, the United States has been the unequivocal global leader in scientific and technological innovation, and as a result the people of the United States have benefitted through good-payin...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Now Online: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’s highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior researche...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Now Online: Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an interdisciplinary, 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 increasingly...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Increase Your Career Opportunities: Writing for Impact and Influence Online Course
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is once again offering its popular professional development program to help scientists and students hone their written communication skills to increase the power of their message. Writing for Impact and Influence combines practical instruction and hands-on exercises to improve participants’ general writing proficiency and their ability to reach large audiences. The program will provide participants with the skills and tools needed to compose scientific press releases, blog posts, emails, and memoranda. Learn to write for stakeholders, decision-makers, and the gen...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Innovation to Respond to COVID-19
Learn about FDA ’s innovative approaches to respond to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Analyzing injury severity of motorcycle at-fault crashes using machine learning techniques, decision tree and logistic regression models - Rezapour M, Mehrara Molan A, Ksaibati K.
A review of US mortality crashes revealed that motorcycle crashes are overrepresented in fatal crashes in the United States. Unlike passenger vehicles, motorcycles do not have much protection when it comes to crash involvement. In Wyoming, fatal or severe ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

We Need to Slow down and Reconnect with Our Ocean for the Future of the Planet
By Stuart MinchinJun 8 2020 (IPS) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is also an opportunity to re-think many of our practices. As we mark World Oceans Day, the current global slowdown may be the reset our Ocean needs and the Pacific region is asking the world to reflect on our past to inform innovation for our future. COVID has disrupted the global transport sector massively, and the increasing reliance on global shipping as flights are grounded presents bot...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stuart Minchin Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Video Source Type: news

2020 Business of Pride Career Achievement Honoree: Mark Addicks, 2023 Partners
Besides 2023 Partners, Addicks is co-owner of Mason Jar Kitchen and Cupcake Bakery, a board director of learning software company The Big Know, an investor in tech startup Upsie, and a teacher at University of St. Thomas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

ctDNA, Targeted Therapies, and Immunotherapy in NSCLC ctDNA, Targeted Therapies, and Immunotherapy in NSCLC
From ctDNA detection to immunotherapy and targeted therapies -- learn about the latest frontiers in non-small-cell lung cancer.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Online psychotherapy for the COVID era: digital healthcare with insights from Auschwitz?, The Mental Elf
M. David Enoch writes his debut elf blog on a recent article in the BJPsych Bulletin about the trailblazing use of online interventions to enable autonomous psychological care. His blog also suggests that during the current pandemic we may learn something important from Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, which was born out of the horrors of the World War II concentration camps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protesting Police Brutality and Racial Oppression Is Essential Work
As thousands of people march in the streets to protest police brutality, many worry about the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Protesters do not always social distance or wear masks. It is difficult to maintain six feet of separation when the streets fill quickly; it can be tough to call out for change behind a mask; and silent protests feel inadequate when the goal is to finally have one’s voice heard. Because of mass gatherings, COVID-19 cases are projected to rise. This is particularly frightening for people living in places, like Minneapolis, where daily hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are on the rise or ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brooke Cunningham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccine: Here Are The Latest Developments
(CNN) — While coronavirus keeps spreading and killing with impunity, the world waits for a vaccine that could quash the pandemic. But details and timelines keep shifting. Here’s the latest on where we stand in the race for a vaccine: When will a Covid-19 vaccine be available to the public? No one’s sure yet, but the target is sometime in early 2021. Vaccines in development around the world are in various stages of testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he’s confident one of the vaccine candidates will be proven safe and effective by th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Closures Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Psychological assessment of adults with learning or intellectual disabilities undertaken remotely, BPS
These guidelines have the same scope as those developed for the profession as a whole, but relate specifically to psychological assessment of adults with learning/intellectual disabilities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sir Isaac Newton Experimented With A Cure For The 1660s Plague
In documents up for auction, we're learning about Newton's experiment. First, hang a toad upside down for three days and collect its vomit. Then grind it all up and apply the mixture topically. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Schools to Reopen From September - Kenyatta
[Nairobi News] Learners will stay longer at home after President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday announced that formal learning in all levels of education will resume from September 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flywheel unveils life sciences imaging platform
Research informatics firm Flywheel has introduced an enterprise-wide image...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flywheel, Imbio offer COVID-19 data research tools MaxQ AI chooses Flywheel for machine learning Flywheel, Google team up on medical imaging research Flywheel, Google partner on MRI research center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Functional, diffusion MRI could benefit from AI
For a variety of reasons, functional and diffusion MRI haven't been particularly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial brains may need sleep too
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Neural networks that become unstable after continuous periods of self-learning will return to stability after exposed to sleep like states, according to a study of simulated spiking neural networks, suggesting that even artificial brains need to nap occasionally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Forgot where you parked the car? Research suggests memory is a game of all or nothing
(University of York) An online study, involving more than 400 participants aged 18-35, reveals that memories for specific locations are either totally forgotten or, if they are remembered, it's with as much precision as when they were first learnt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Negative thinking linked to dementia in later life, but you can learn to be more positive
Repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. But you can fight back by training your brain to be more optimistic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Developing HTA Landscape in APAC – Insights and Lessons Learned,...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss the process and challenges to get on the NRDL in China or with undergoing price adjustment review with the MHLW in Japan. Attendees will learn...(PRWeb June 08, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_developing_hta_landscape_in_apac_insights_and_lessons_learned_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17172770.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life the universe and medicine – part 3
By the 7th July I had completed a first week at Silversands, and it was quite surreal as it was full of welcoming, helpful, supportive and interested people – so unlike my experience of much of Dorset Council, which was often divisive and fractious. Of course, it helped that on Tuesday we got a contract I’d been involved with before joining so I now have a 100% success rate on day two …! And here I am sitting in a hotel room in London, which turns out to be the same hotel my parents stayed in for their honeymoon! In advance of a NETSCC meeting tomorrow. I came up early today to go and see the London Mit...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thought for the day my story Source Type: news

For university classrooms, are telepresence robots the next best thing to being there?
(Oregon State University) Telepresence robots help university students learning remotely to feel more a part of the class, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MERS Fast Facts
Check out CNN's MERS Fast Facts to learn more about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a viral respiratory illness first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: 'I Have Found a Unique Avenue in E-Learning During COVID Times'
[Nation] For two and a half months now, since schools closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 34-year-old Helen Nyokabi has been running a digital school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yes, it's REAL: Coronavirus patients are losing their sense of smell and taste – and aren't getting them back
(Natural News) In addition to attacking the lungs, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) can also rob patients of their sense of smell and taste. Now, as they begin to learn more about the disease, experts warn that these patients could be without these senses for much longer than expected. Healthcare personnel first noticed that COVID-19 patients were losing their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Natural antiseptic plants you can use to treat wounds
(Natural News) Treating a wound is an essential survival skill. You can learn it through first aid training or you can improvise using medicinal plants when in a pinch. These plants have natural antiseptic properties that can help protect wounds from infection and support the skin’s natural healing process. (h/t to PrimalSurvivor.net) Wound-healing herbs and plants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Diabetes Journey: Inspiring Myself to Inspire Others
Read about one woman's journey of learning to live with type 2 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP wellbeing, RCGP (updated 5th June 2020)
This section of RCGP Learning's COVID-19 resource hub provides support for GPs during this challenging time, including wellbeing, resilience and mental health resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist issues with COVID-19, RCGP (updated 5th June 2020)
This section of RCGP Learning's COVID-19 resource hub provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical management, RCGP (updated 5th June 2020)
Essential information for GPs about COVID-19, from symptoms to diagnosis to protecting practice staff. This is part of RCGP Learning's COVID-19 resource hub. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remote consultation and triaging, RCGP (updated 5th June 2020)
Part of RCGP Learning's COVID-19 Resource Hub, this provides advice on adapting to changing consultation formats, including best practice for online and telephone triage appointments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting on two fronts – and paying the price
The UK has ground to a halt under COVID-19 lockdown and the Home Office has slowed its operations. With unclear immigration guidance available, thousands of workers are now worried about the security of their visas and the life they’ve built in the UK.  Samaanatha* is one of them. A children’s social worker in the Midlands, Samaanatha came to the UK in 2015, after being recruited directly from India. After five years of working in children’s safeguarding for a council, she is now entitled to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), which will allow her to live permanently in the UK without having...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Home Office ilr immigration Indefinite leave to remain local government migrant workers settled status social work visa Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem: Our Planet ’s Ailing Health
The COVID-19 outbreak is a global tragedy. Hundreds of thousands have died, healthcare systems are buckling, and the future is uncertain for millions of people whose livelihoods are collapsing. It is absolutely right that the focus today is on saving lives here and now. In the same spirit of doing what we can to safeguard people’s wellbeing, we must not content ourselves with containing the acute crisis. We must also look ahead to what we can learn from this crisis to prevent future risks. COVID-19 is a reminder of how vulnerable even our modern, technologically advanced societies are. The biggest lesson is that COVI...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inger Andersen and Johan Rockström Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news