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Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition
Learn the symptoms and etiology of vocal cord dysfunction, which is often misdiagnosed as asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasms. How can it be differentiated from these conditions?U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Social interactions override genetics when birds learn new songs
(University of California - San Francisco) New UC San Francisco research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their fathers, enriched early experience with a foster-father can overcome this genetic destiny. This finding has striking implications for our thinking about how experience influences the genetics of complex human traits like learning ability or even psychiatric disease, the authors say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Mastering the Addicted Brain
I have worked in the substance use disorder field for about forty years. It can be a contentious field at times, with varying factions proclaiming that their way for recovery is the only way. Some go the denial-busting, “you must admit your an addict” route. Others focus more on the individual, seeking approaches to recovery that may work for them, whether that is harm-reduction, complete abstinence,  a life time of support group meetings, or something else. Walter Ling, author of Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean is a flexible pragmatist. He is interested...
Source: Psych Central - December 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Self-Help Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

The psychology of giving
Mutual giving brings a higher level of engagement and learning. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scalloped tongue: What you need to know
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight causes of nipple pain
Nipple pain is a common occurrence in menstruating, pregnant, or breast-feeding women. In this article, learn about the common causes and how to treat them (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is renal colic? Symptoms and relief
Renal colic is pain caused by a urinary tract stone. The pain can be anywhere in the urinary tract. Learn more about how it is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

An event-triggered machine learning approach for accelerometer-based fall detection - Putra IPES, Brusey J, Gaura E, Vesilo R.
The fixed-size non-overlapping sliding window (FNSW) and fixed-size overlapping sliding window (FOSW) approaches are the most commonly used data-segmentation techniques in machine learning-based fall detection using accelerometer sensors. However, these te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is optic neuritis?
This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thrombosed hemorrhoids: What you need to know
Thrombosed hemorrhoids happen when sacs in the anal passage get pushed onto the outside of the anus and fill with blood clots. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

When You ’re Deeply Ashamed of Your Anxiety
You feel deeply ashamed of your anxiety. You are embarrassed and mortified and hope that no one ever finds out—maybe not even your friends, maybe not even your spouse. After all, who gets nervous and shaky at the grocery store? Who feels panicked over giving a presentation at work? Who gets terrified of germs or their loved one’s safety every single time they walk out the door? You assume it’s just you. You assume there’s something really wrong with you, something inherently wrong with you. You are flawed. And because you believe you should be able to control your anxiety—and you can’t&m...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety Disorders Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Anxiety Disorder Avoidance Excessive Anxiety feeling ashamed panic Self Doubt self-compassion self-kindness Source Type: news

New level of intelligence: A new AI can teach itself with a “reinforcement learning algorithm” resulting in “superhuman” abilities within hours
(Natural News) It has been two decades since DeepBlue defeated Garry Kasparov in a match, but chess players were surprised by another development. The AlphaZero algorithm, a collaboration between Google and DeepMind, has recently shattered records. Even though DeepMind’s AlphaZero played against itself for only four hours, it managed to “synthesize the chess knowledge of one and a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education and intervention: New training lab uses virtual reality to dissuade teens from smoking
(Natural News) Virtual reality has a wide variety of uses, ranging from augmenting entertainment experiences to helping pilots train for actual flight. Now, research scientists from the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games are working towards newer, more noble applications for this technology. One of these is smokeSCREEN VR, the virtual reality adaptation of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of ovary pain
The ovaries are located on either side of the lower pelvis. Learn about the possible causes of ovary pain, including cysts and endometriosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know
The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

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, Association for the Sciences of Limnology ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Two Hundred Researchers Take Part in Science Advocacy Event
Science took center stage in recent interactions between researchers and policymakers. Across the nation, biological scientists and educators met with their lawmakers as part of the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, an initiative organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). More than 200 scientists registered to participate in the event. This nationwide event provides a platform for meetings between scientists and their elected officials in their local area rather than in Washington, DC or a state capital, and allows lawmakers to learn first-hand about the science and research...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Annual Meeting 2017: Book of Abstracts
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 12/20/2017 This 23-page document provides the abstracts presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The range of abstracts reflects a growing interest for and experience with conducting research on MHPSS within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, which other practitioners and researchers will be able to learn from in the coming years. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Top 10 Mesothelioma News Stories of 2017
Every year, mesothelioma specialists and researchers make strides to advance the standard of care, improve treatment strategies and develop new diagnostic practices. Mesothelioma remains a rare cancer, with an estimated 3,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S., but the fight to find a cure only grows stronger. And while researchers are busy finding breakthroughs in care, advocates are hard at work campaigning for a ban on asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma. This was a memorable year on both fronts. Immunotherapy continues to be the hot topic among emerging treatments. Drugs such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and ni...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: canada asbestos ban Food and Drug Administration Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act keytruda Medical marijuana mesothelioma mesothelioma vaccine Opdivo Scott Pruitt talcum powder lawsuit yervoy Source Type: news

From Journalist to Advocate: The Journey of a Cancer Patient
No one person's journey is the same as another's. But that means that we always have something to learn. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Shower in the Morning, or at Night? Yes.
Night showers may be leisurely and relaxing, but our writer was surprised to learn that morning showers — or even two showers a day — may be better. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Hygiene and Cleanliness Beds and Bedding Source Type: news

Addendum of: Fall detection in individuals with lower limb amputations using mobile phones: machine learning enhances robustness for real-world applications - Shawen N, Lonini L, Mummidisetty CK, Shparii I, Albert MV, K örding K, Jayaraman A.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.8201.]. ©Nicholas Shawen, Luca Lonini, Chaithanya Krishna Mummidisetty, Ilona Shparii, Mark V Albert, Konrad Kording, Arun Jayaraman. Originally published in JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth (http://mhealth.j... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Community-based implementation of trauma-focused interventions for youth: economic impact of the learning collaborative model - Dopp AR, Hanson RF, Saunders BE, Dismuke CE, Moreland AD.
This study investigated the economics of the learning collaborative (LC) model in the implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based intervention for traumatic stress in youth. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania:Health - Learning More About Sanitation
[Daily News] SECONDARY school students in Bukoba listen to proper sanitation for health that is taught in school too. (File photo) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Conduct disorder: What you need to know
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Unrestricted Text and Data Mining with allofPLOS
Content mining, machine learning, text and data mining (TDM) and data analytics all refer to the process of obtaining information through machine-read material. Faster than a human possibly could, machine-learning approaches can analyze data, metadata and text content; find structural similarities between research problems in unrelated fields; and synthesize content from thousands of articles to suggest directions for further research explorations. In consideration of the continually expanding volume of peer-reviewed literature, the value of TDM should not be underappreciated. Text and data mining is a useful tool for deve...
Source: News from STM - December 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about mastectomy scars
Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Deep learning analyzes PET for signs of dementia
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed FDG-PET and MR was able to differentiate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player? PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur Can AI diagnose Alzheimer's disease early? FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules
The echogenicity of solid thyroid nodules is often assessed qualitatively during...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning prevent unnecessary thyroid biopsies? 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Strategies for Reducing Fatal Complications in Liposuction Strategies for Reducing Fatal Complications in Liposuction
Find out about the most common severe complications associated with liposuction, and learn how they can best be prevented.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Health literacy toolkit aims to improve wellbeing
NHS England, Health Education England, Public Health England and the Community Health and Learning Foundation have published a toolkit to help improve health literacy among adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SMS tool brings sexual, reproductive health information to Rwanda ’s youth
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda ’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people:sexual and reproductive health.Stigma and embarrassment keep young people from learning about their bodies, health and rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

What is the future of medtech in 2018?
[Photo by Jordan McQueen on Unsplash]Some of the largest medtech companies showed in 2017 that they are ready to grow through embrace the new healthcare ecosystem. Medical device companies are putting greater emphasis on value-based. They’re putting more attention to clinical and economic research and adopting digital products that incorporate machine learning and data integration. Questions, though, still remain as we enter 2018. The editors at MDO asked several experts – many at the recent DeviceTalks West in Orange County, Calif. – to weigh in on what they believe will happen in the comi...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Business/Financial News News Well BD connectedsensorventure DeviceTalks West Edwards Lifesciences endogastricsolutions knobbemartens MedTech Medtronic Nihon Kohden Osso VR royalphilips vennli Verily Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benign fasciculation syndrome: What causes muscle fasciculations?
Benign fasciculation syndrome is persistent muscle twitching, tingling, or numbness in one or more muscles. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Must-Know FDA Guidance Documents from 2017
In 2017, FDA issued several new and updated guidance documents, furthering the agency’s mission to advance public health by helping to speed innovation, and bring more effective and safe medical devices to the marketplace. Here are the documents that are important for medical device manufacturers and industry to know. Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions: The Pre-Submission Program and Meetings with Food and Drug Administration Staff What FDA says: This revised guidance provides an overview on how manufacturers should engage with FDA regarding requests for agency feedback on issues relating to potentia...
Source: MDDI - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cynthia Nolte, Sandra D. Maher, and Ashleigh Dawley Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

A strategy of'delayed antibiotic prescribing' for respiratory infections may reduce antibiotic use
This review found that delayed antibiotic prescriptions reduced antibiotic use. It concluded that through the use of delayed prescriptions, both doctors and patients can learn to recognise the situations where antibiotics aren't needed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure
Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Regional office will be closed December 22 through January 1 during the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Happy holidays from all of us at NNLM MAR! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Four moving forward, following living donation
Many children wait months — and sometimes years — for a transplant, but thanks to the generosity of living donors, some kids don’t have to wait. Read about the lives and futures of four children saved by living donation. Helping Sloan live up to her name Without Lt. Steve Tenney, 7-month-old Sloan wouldn’t be nursing, beginning to roll over on her own or meeting other milestones. “I did what anyone would have done,” says Tenney, who donated a piece of his liver when Sloan was only 5 months old. “Sloan means ‘warrior,’” her mom, Sarah says. “We didn&rsqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donation living donor pediatric transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Types and side effects of antiemetic drugs
Antiemetic drugs help ease symptoms of nausea or vomiting. Learn about what medications are available to treat different causes of nausea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
January 16, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET. Join TIGER for this presentation on Sutter Health's journey into the trials and successes of Informatics Implementation and their case study development. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare-Cybersecurity Perspective
January 9, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interprofessional education and team-based learning in a research methods course - Schug V, Finch-Guthrie P, Benz J.
This article describes team-based pedagogical strategies for a hybrid, four-credit research methods course with students from nursing, exercise, and nutrition science. The research problem of concussion in football, a socially relevant and controversial to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do liver cleanses work? Evidence and risks
Liver cleanses promise to rid the body of toxins and impurities, but are controversial because there is little science to support their use. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans?
If an incidental lung nodule is present on a CT coronary artery calcium (CAC)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk Chest doctors issue guidelines for CT lung cancer screening JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Automated CAC fares well in CT lung screening scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Arthroscopy in Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle Arthroscopy in Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle
Learn more about arthroscopically assisted treatment for pigmented villonodular synovitis in the ankle or subtalar joint.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Machine learning will change jobs
(Carnegie Mellon University) Machine learning computer systems, which get better with experience, are poised to transform the economy much as steam engines and electricity have in the past. They can outperform people in a number of tasks, though they are unlikely to replace people in all jobs. So say Carnegie Mellon University's Tom Mitchell and MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson in a Policy Forum commentary to be published in the Dec. 22 edition of the journal Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don't step on my heels: Scientists teach robots how to respect personal space
(Chinese Association of Automation) Robots have a lot to learn about humans, including how to respect their personal space. Scientists at the National University of San Juan, Argentina are giving mobile robots a crash course in avoiding collisions with humans. Using impedance control, the researchers aimed to regulate the social dynamics between the robot's movements and the interactions of the robot's environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google and suicides: what can we learn about the use of internet to prevent suicides? - Chandler V.
This article studies the statistical relationship between the search propensity of suicide-related terms on Google and the number of suicides. STUDY DESIGN: Suicide mortality data from all American states from January 2006 to November 2014 (n  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news