How men and women use condoms differently
There's a lot to learn when you're getting intimate with a new partner: What turns them on? What's off the table? And what steps will you take toward a safer sexual encounter? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How will radiology group consolidation affect patients?
The U.S. radiology workforce has been consolidating over the past number of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice How data registries can help your radiology practice How will machine learning affect radiology practice? Better together? When to consider an external partnership Geography, lack of specialization hinder imaging access (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Emerging Drugs for Residual CV Risk in Statin-Treated Adults Emerging Drugs for Residual CV Risk in Statin-Treated Adults
Learn about the many novel therapeutics recently approved or under development which target LDL-C and/or triglycerides via different mechanisms than do statins.American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AI Used to Assess Treatment Response for Brain Tumors
Researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre have developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. In their recent publication, the authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard MRI are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors. Thus, they make a valuable contribution to the individualized treatment of tumors. In addition, the validated method is an important first step towards the automated high-throughput analysis of medical image data of brain tumors. One of the essential cri...
Source: MDDI - April 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness?
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Robots to autocomplete Soldier tasks, new study suggests
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Smart phones autocorrect in texting, search engines autocomplete queries, and mapping applications redirect navigation in real-time to avoid slowed traffic. These ubiquitous AI-based technologies adapt to everyday needs and learn user habits by focusing on making the algorithm better, but Army researchers want to enhance AI by providing more information about the intent of the user. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$10 million grant to support Texas Center for Learning Disabilities
(University of Houston) An anonymous $10 million gift by a grateful patient's family to the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD) has cemented its future as a powerful force for change and improvement in the lives of children with disabilities. The TCLD is one of only three National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded national learning disability centers in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burned Out Business Owners Learn to Relax, Delegate, Say No
While burnout is a common phenomenon in the workplace, it's particularly frustrating for entrepreneurs whose dream was to escape the daily grind of employment and find fulfillment in running their own companies. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cause of a lump on the back of the neck
Potential causes of a lump on the neck include swollen lymph nodes, acne, and cysts. The type of treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about the various causes of a lump on the neck here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Importance of Low Incurred Sample Reanalysis Failure Rates From Your...
In this live webinar, learn about the history of Incurred Sample Reanalysis and how low failure rates can be achieved and used to support the quality of data generated for a study.(PRWeb April 04, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/importance_of_low_incurred_sample_reanalysis_failure_rates_from_your_cro_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16219579.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Designing an EDC System to Work For a CRA, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by...
Targeted source data verification (SDV) may be well-established, but new strategies are needed to improve the quality and speed of data collection and analysis. In this free webinar, learn how an...(PRWeb April 04, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/designing_an_edc_system_to_work_for_a_cra_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16219631.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Falls risk classification of older adults using deep neural networks and transfer learning - Martinez MT, De Leon P.
Prior research in falls risk classification using inertial sensors has relied on the use of engineered features, which has resulted in a feature space containing hundreds of features that are likely redundant and possibly irrelevant. In this paper, we prop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Using project-based learning with Venezuelan teachers to enhance teacher attitudes about school-based drug abuse prevention: a control-group comparison study - Amesty E, P áez D.
Because teachers have regular access to youth, they have the potential of playing a significant role in health promotion and drug abuse prevention strategies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of training and encouraging project-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigating the effect of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports on student learning and behavioral problems in elementary and middle schools - Ryoo JH, Hong S, Bart WM, Shin J, Bradshaw CP.
Many states have scaled up School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) with the goal of improving student behavior and academic outcomes. Although the effects of SW-PBIS on behavioral and discipline outcomes have been promising, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is blue balls a real condition?
Blue balls is the informal term for epididymal hypertension, which causes uncomfortable or aching testicles if a person is aroused but does not ejaculate. Learn more about the myths and facts here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does oxidative stress affect the body?
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants to neutralize them. Long-term oxidative stress can contribute to aging and may play a role in a number of conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

NEC sets policy on Brexit and so much more
“We are very much involved on Brexit – but the union is also doing much more on the major issues which affect public services and public service workers,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met. But Brexit was still a key part both of his report and the debate in the meeting. The situation is changing by the minute, the NEC heard as it met just nine days before Britain is due to leave the EU without a deal. Mr Prentis noted that public services unions from across the world are meeting at the PSI Congress tomorrow, and the experience of colleagues dealing with...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2019 National Delegate Conference BREXIT national executive council NDC NEC Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes rapid weight gain?
Most people ’s body weight fluctuates over time, but rapid weight gain can sometimes indicate a medical issue. In this article, learn about which conditions can cause rapid weight gain as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee
Learn more about the benefits of medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, how to identify suitable surgical candidates, and how it compares with total knee arthroplasty.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts
The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions [1] over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions have now registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which means the trust now has to halt all cuts and outsourcing to allow for last ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS. Unions have been forced into this step by AET’s refusal to engage in meaningful negotiation over a variety of issues. These include AET’s unwillingness to provide essential financial information on its plans for its schools, outsourcing of sc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release academies academy schools education Jon Richards Source Type: news

UNISON celebrates the “unsung heroes” of local government
Photo: Jess Hurd They are “the unsung heroes of the public sector”, the hundreds of thousands of local government workers who provide the vital services that keep our communities working. UNISON represents 600,000 of them, including social workers, librarians, housing officers, refuse collectors, cleaners, homecare workers, youth workers, environmental health inspectors, and many more. And now the union has launched its Local Service Champions campaign to ensure their efforts are recognised. “We are determined to celebrate our local government members,” said UNISON deputy head of local government Mi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Local Government Conference Local service champions Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Meisser Madera
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

How Virtual Reality Can Help Those With Autism
The VR industry has a huge role in shifting how we use technology to help support those on the autistic spectrum to connect, communicate and navigate. Plus, it can help those without the condition learn more about it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sol Rogers, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have chills without a fever?
Potential causes of chills without a fever include hypothyroidism and exercising in intense cold. Treatment may be unnecessary unless a fever develops or chills recur. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

The psychology behind solving cold case homicides
(University of Huddersfield) In this recently published book, former Metropolitan detective Mark Rycroft and criminologist Dr. Jason Roach analyze police decision-making and explain how cold case, though met by a sense of foreboding by many officers, can actually offer a valuable learning opportunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's a quick and easy guide to making your own cleaning products
(Natural News) Most store-bought cleaning products are expensive, and they usually contain chemicals that are bad for your health and the environment. To save money, learn how to make natural cleaning products using affordable and non-toxic ingredients that you can find around the house. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Why are store-bought cleaning products bad for you? If... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a low libido?
It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Tailored Approach to Regulating AI-Based Medical Devices
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is making the most of his final week at the agency. In the month that has passed since Gottlieb rattled the medical device industry with news of his impending resignation, the commissioner has issued 18 public statements pertaining to nearly all corners of the agency's realm, from food, tobacco, and cosmetics to drugs and devices. Friday is Gottlieb's last day on the job. On Tuesday, Gottlieb said the agency will consider a new regulatory framework for reviewing medical devices that use advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. AI has been making headlines in medtech for a whi...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does it take a cold to go away?
The cold is a common illness that usually resolves within 7 –10 days. In this article, learn about what to expect, how long a cold is contagious, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

In the Spotlight: Recent FDA Updates and Guidance for Rare Disease...
Join experts from Premier Research for a live session on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK) to learn about the core elements of the new guidance plus the latest recommendations and...(PRWeb April 03, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/in_the_spotlight_recent_fda_updates_and_guidance_for_rare_disease_drug_development_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16216157.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Infographic: Transcatheter mitral valve repair
Learn more about mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA wants public input on AI-enabled device regulation
(Image from FDA) The FDA today floated some ideas on how it might regulate medical devices armed with artificial intelligence — also known as software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD) — whose algorithms can change based on machine learning (ML) and possibly affect people in ways for which they were not approved or cleared. It is also asking for the public’s feedback. To date, the agency has cleared or approved AI/ML-assisted devices whose algorithms have typically been locked before hitting the market. The FDA’s 20-page discussion paper includes a proposed regulatory framework for devices that h...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Big Data Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT internationalmedicaldeviceregulatorsforum Source Type: news

FDA eyes new framework for AI that continuously learns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an effort to develop...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NCI Director Sharpless tapped as acting FDA chief Gottlieb steps down as FDA commissioner FDA unveils draft framework for Pre-Cert pilot program C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews FDA releases digital health innovation action plan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

He Married His Kidney Donor. But Now, He Needs Another Kidney
Kyle Froelich’s first search for a donor kidney ended in a fairy tale romance. In 2010, Chelsea Clair decided to give her kidney to Froelich—a man she’d never met—after hearing through a mutual friend that both of his were failing. The pair began seeing each other every day as Clair went through the donor testing process and eventually started dating after the transplant was complete. Kyle’s health returned, and they got married three years later, making headlines across the country. Now, however, the Indiana couple is back in the news for a less celebratory reason: the kidney Chelsea donated ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

What a new FDA commissioner could mean for clinical research
With the resignation of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb taking effect this month, many clinical research professionals are wondering how this could impact their drug and device trials. During his tenure of just under two years, Dr. Gottlieb introduced a number of initiatives, including one aimed at aggressively regulating teenage vaping, reducing nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels and banning menthol in cigarettes. He also oversaw the approval of a record number of new medicines, generic drugs and medical devices. Yet his departure leaves many questions unanswered, especially those that impact the med...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do lice look like?
It is easy to confuse head lice with many other conditions. In this article, learn about what head lice and their eggs look like, as well as how to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Is the Spoon Theory?
The spoon theory is a way to describe what it’s like to live with chronic diseases. Learn what it means, who coined the phrase, and how “spoonies” use it in daily life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Learning and Coordinating Center for Advancing Social & Economic Opportunity and Well-Being
(Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals)
Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals - April 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Algorithm Automatically Detects Major Thoracic Diseases on Chest X-Rays Algorithm Automatically Detects Major Thoracic Diseases on Chest X-Rays
A new deep-learning-based automated-detection (DLAD) algorithm accurately classifies major thoracic diseases on chest x-rays, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Tahira Devji
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

MPs learning lessons from Winnipeg addictions treatment facility
The head of a support program for men struggling with homelessness and addiction hopes a travelling committee of Parliamentarians get a better understanding of the city’s meth crisis after their visit to Winnipeg. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 5 reasons why sugar is bad for you
Excess sugar consumption can cause many conditions, including diabetes and obesity. Added sugar is particularly harmful for the body. Learn more about why sugar is bad for you here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Machine learning for measuring roots
(Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)) A multidisciplinary team of plant biologists and engineers has developed a software that uses machine learning to measure plant root length accurately. Root analysis is essential in academic and agricultural research. The software, named MyRoot, saves researchers both labor and time and, in the future, it could be a useful tool in agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence helps to better assess treatment response of brain tumors
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) A team from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre has developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. The authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acute flaccid myelitis requires galvanized research response
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) presents significant challenges not only to patients but also to researchers, and efforts must be accelerated to learn more about the condition, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, write in a new perspective published in mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trump Proposes $1B Cut to NSF
The President has proposed a $7.1 billion budget fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the National Science Foundation (NSF), which represents a 12.5 percent cut from its current funding level. The President’s budget asserts that NSF would accelerate its progress on its “10 Big Ideas for Future Investments,” allocating support to high-priority areas that integrate science and engineering fields and create partnership opportunities with industry, private foundations, other federal agencies, and the education sector. The agency would provide $30 million to each of the six research-focused Big Ideas, that inclu...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

President Proposes Shrinking DOE Science Budget by 16 Percent
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would receive $31.7 billion in FY 2020, $3.8 billion below FY 2019 enacted appropriation. Within this, $5.5 billion (-16 percent) would be directed toward the Office of Science. The request allocates 40 percent of Office of Science’s FY 2020 budget to research. Approximately 22,000 researchers are supported by grants from the Office of Science. Funding for Biological and Environmental Research (BER) would be slashed by nearly 30 percent from the FY 2019 level to $494 million, with funds directed to research in foundational genomic sciences. The proposed level of funding for BER...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

BCoN Report to Offer National Agenda for Biodiversity Collections Research and Education
The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) will release its new report, Extending U.S. Biodiversity Collections to Promote Research and Education, at 9:00 AM eastern time on April 4, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. You are invited to this event to learn more about this important report and what it means for science and society. The report is the outcome of a series of workshops and stakeholder conversations that BCoN has held over the past four years. Scientists familiar with the report have expressed enthusiasm for its recommendations. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. I...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news