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Interventions that target criminogenic needs for justice-involved persons with serious mental illnesses: a targeted service delivery approach - Wilson AB, Farkas K, Bonfine N, Duda-Banwar J.
This research describes the development of a targeted service delivery approach that tailors the delivery of interventions that target criminogenic needs to the specific learning and treatment needs of justice-involved people with serious mental illnesses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What can machine learning do? Workforce implications
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brynjolfsson, E., Mitchell, T. Tags: Computers, Mathematics, Sociology p-forum Source Type: news

Influencing for people with arthritis in 2017
We know that arthritis can impact on all parts of a person’s life, and as a result our policy, campaigns and public affairs team have had a busy year. Working across health, work, benefits, social care, and many more areas, there have been lots of positive developments to reflect on in 2017, but there are also some big challenges ahead.A huge thanks to everyone who has supported our work across 2017. Your emails to decision makers, survey responses, petition signatures and the stories you’ve shared with us, have made our work hugely powerful and helped us create an impact.Here’s a rundown of our top 5 hig...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Botox for hair and what does it do?
Botox for hair may refer to a topical cream or scalp injections, both with the aim of improving the look and health of hair. Learn more about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Are Those New Tax Laws Under the Tree?
Learning the ins and outs and ups and downs of the late-year tax overhaul. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Attachment figure's regulation of infant brain and behavior - Sullivan RM.
Altricial infants (i.e., requiring parental care for survival), such as humans and rats, form an attachment to their caregiver and receive the nurturing and protections needed for survival. Learning has a strong role in attachment, as is illustrated by str... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Predicting CSF Diversion for Fetal Ventriculomegaly With MRI Predicting CSF Diversion for Fetal Ventriculomegaly With MRI
A machine learning model based on fetal MRI parameters accurately predicts the need for postnatal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion in fetal ventriculomegaly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About Clinical Trials (Before You Need One)
Ask questions about clinical trials, learn how to find open trials, and consider enrolling in them before you are out of treatment options. Your knowledge may someday save a life – your own, or that of somebody you love. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Bateman-House, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria and the HIV/Aids Burden
[This Day] The misery index in the country seems to be increasing on all fronts. At a time many countries have learnt to tame the HIV/AIDS challenge, it is saddening that Nigeria is still in the throes of "Africa's death sentence". The World's AIDS Day was marked recently with the revelation that Nigeria is the second most ravaged country in the world after South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Employee of the Year awards – Commercial and Clinical UK
A note from Colin Watson, Managing Director of Ashfield Commercial and Clinical UK: “Throughout 2017 everyone has contributed to the successes we’ve had and as always there have been some outstanding contributions by individuals and teams throughout the UK business. It is always hugely rewarding to recognise these achievements with our three “Employee of the Year Award” winners. In third place this year we have Layla Hornbuckle who works within our training department. Over the last year she has gone above and beyond in providing support and training to all of our new employees – as well as in...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Cocking Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference: November 28-30, 2017
MESH (Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare) Coalition. 12/2017 This Web page provides links to the presentations from the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference, held on November 28-30, 2017. The conference was held to expand opportunities for learning about the implementation of healthcare coalitions and coalition activities in communities. It was the sixth conference that provided continued opportunities for coalitions to connect and share their successes and lessons learned. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Anal pain
Learn about the possible causes of anal pain. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The gift of being heard
When Keira Kelley started collapsing shortly after her first birthday, her parents were terrified. But what was almost as upsetting was the feeling that no one believed something was actually wrong with their daughter. “The first time it happened, she tripped over a chair and was unconscious and grey,” says Kate, her mom. “My husband thought she was gone. He called 911, and when the EMTs arrived she started to come to. They thought maybe she had the wind knocked out of her.” The Kelleys took her to urgent care near their home in Norwood, but she seemed okay, so they chalked it up to a one-time fluke...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Doug Mah Dr. Kathy Jenkins Electrophysiology Service pacemaker Pacemaker and ICD Program Source Type: news

Environmental Impact of Storms and Floods
How can storms and floods be an environmental hazard? Learn why at ToxTown: https://go.usa.gov/xnn8w. Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.  /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Gathering for the Holidays? Learn More about Your Family Health History.
Get to know your family better this holiday season by talking about health https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2017/12/your-familys-health-history. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Heidi Marleau
Next up in our spotlight on Partner Outreach Librarians is Heidi Marleau. Heidi is one of the GMR’s Partner Outreach librarians from Wisconsin who conducts outreach on behalf of the GMR, presenting educational sessions on National Library of Medicine resources. See our website to learn more about our Partner Outreach Libraries. Name: Heidi Marleau Title: Associate Director, Ebling Library, UWisc-Madison Our five questions: How long have you been in the role of an outreach librarian? 5 years How did you get involved in outreach? Due to a change in staff duties, we needed a new outreach coordinator and it was goo...
Source: The Cornflower - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

MedlinePlus now has lab test information
!  Learn why your doctor ordered a lab test, and what the results may mean. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Just 4,000 steps a day can lead to better brain health
Walking more than 4,000 steps a day can improve attention and mental skills in adults 60 and older, according toUCLA research published December 12 in a preprint edition of the Journal of Alzheimer ’s Disease.Various studies have found that physical activity is important in preventing cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. Cognitive decline occurs when people start having difficulty reasoning, processing and remembering.Brain volume and brain thickness — both measured by neuroimaging methods — are different ways of quantifying the health of the brain. Previous research shows physical activity cor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about myositis
A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Recruitment Information Session - Washington D.C.
January 29, 2018All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers: join us for a presentation and question& answer session to learn more about how you can become part of Doctors Without Borders' field work. A Human Resources Officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process and a Doctors Without Borders aid worker from the local area will share their stories of life in the field.SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER.Location: Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood LibraryWashington  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

5 tips for developing a connected drug-delivery device
Now more than ever, people are carrying their computers at their fingertips and managing nearly every aspect of their lives online – including their health. Meanwhile, the medtech and pharmaceutical industries are looking for ways to help people stay on top of their treatment regimens and improve outcomes. Many companies believe that by combining their medical devices or drug-delivery systems with connected capabilities, they can boost patient compliance and learn more about the products they have on the market. But developing a connected drug-delivery system comes with a unique set of challenges. Drug Delivery Busin...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Sunrise Labs Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet lures Medtronic vet Hanson to CEO spot | Personnel Moves December 19, 2017
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today it tapped former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) exec VP Bryan Hanson as its new prez and CEO, replacing interim CEO Daniel Florin who will continue on as CFO and senior VP. A 20-year veteran of medical devices, Hanson operated most recently as group president of Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic’s approximately $9 billion minimally invasive therapies group, Zimmer Biomet said. Prior to his time with Medtronic, Hanson held positions as group president of Covidien’s medical device business, and group president of surgical solutions. “On behalf of the board, I am thrilled to welco...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bovie Medical Corp. Dentsply Sirona Endologix InVivo Therapeutics Medtronic milestonescientific zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is facet arthropathy?
Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Is Gene Therapy? How Does It Work?
Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is steatorrhea or fatty stool?
Steatorrhea or fatty stool occurs when there is too much fat in the stool. In this article, learn about what causes fatty stool and how it is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Songbirds may hold the secret to how babies learn to speak
(University of Southern California) A new study of songbirds by scientists at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may reveal how people learn complex behaviors, including speech. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercising at own pace boosts a child's ability to learn
(University of Stirling) A child's attention and memory improves after exercise according to new research conducted by primary school pupils and supported by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cooperative learning aids in preventing alcohol use in rural middle schools
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study looked at the role played by peer groups in preventing alcohol use among students in rural middle schools. It found that cooperative learning can reduce the growth in alcohol use that normally occurs during the middle school years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eye contact synchronizes brainwaves; this is how babies learn to communicate
(Natural News) According to a recent study, eye contact between an infant and an adult helps their brainwaves “get in sync” which can also “support communication and learning.” Researchers at the University of Cambridge have revealed that “when a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behavior can synchronize,” such as their gaze, emotions, and heart rate.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA grant program funds interdisciplinary brain cancer research
When a neurosurgeon looks at a glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, she sees a dark mass bullying its way through the brain. When an oncologist talks to a patient with glioblastoma, he tempers expectations, talking in months rather than years. When a molecular biologist thinks about glioblastoma, she thinks about the tumor ’s sweet tooth — the sugar it consumes to fuel its frenetic growth. And when you put all these people together — you get a plan to fight cancer.Armed with new research tools and a grant from the David Geffen School of Medicine ’s newSeed Grant Program, a team of UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Connected Drug-Devices: Ensuring Device Longevity and Success
Adding connectivity and smart functionality to drug-delivery devices will inevitably have an impact on the use process for the patient (whether this is the intention or not), and there are very specific patient-device dynamics that need to be considered to ensure that the implementation of this technology is successful across all patient populations. It may be time that we reconsider our traditional risk-based human factors approach and update it for this changing technology landscape by taking a more holistic approach to usability. The Challenge It has been suggested that some of the key driving forces for developing conn...
Source: MDDI - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Katie Cornish Tags: Design Digital Health Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is keratitis?
Learn more about inflammation of the cornea, also known as keratitis. We examine its different causes, along with symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify papular urticaria
Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hobo spider bite: What you need to know
The hobo spider is a type of funnel-building spider. It is not usually aggressive unless provoked. Learn more about hobo spider bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

E-Learning Institute Fellowship Participants Selected
The CDC and PHF have selected 14 public health professionals to participate in the E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship, a six-month fellowship program designed to cultivate the skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gray and cloudy skies are not unusual in the Pacific Northwest. But, as the days become shorter and the dark starts setting in about mid-afternoon, it is easy to be less energized and feel more like hibernating. This is not unusual. However, for those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), other more intense symptoms may appear such as: sadness    gloomy outlook sadness gloomy outlook feeling hopeless, worthless, or irritable loss of interest or pleasure in activities low energy difficulty sleeping or oversleeping carbohydrate cravings and weight gain thoughts of death or even suicide The causes of S...
Source: Dragonfly - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the Budwig diet protocol?
Learn about the Budwig diet, a complementary protocol that is supposed to help with the treatment of cancer. Does evidence support its use? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Transgender Kids doc doesn't present facts fairly. CBC was right not to show it
It is unreasonable to expect viewers to know that the empirical data that guides the documentary is flawed. After all, they come to the documentary to learn about a reality with which they are not necessarily well acquainted. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Angola:Health Minister Checks Malaria Situation in Huambo
[ANGOP] Huambo -The Health Minister, S ílvia Lutukuta, is since Sunday morning paying a working visit to the central Huambo province, where she is learning about the malaria situation in this region, which has been recording high levels of the disease since the beginning of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Is it time for CCTA to replace invasive angiography? Cutting-edge techniques transform practice of cardiac CT Prototype FFR-CT software shows high accuracy vs. invasive FFR Noninvasive FFR-CT equals cardiac cath for stenosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More students pass California physical fitness test after 8 weeks in exercise program
One in five school-age children are obese, which raises their risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. But many communities simply don ’t have the resources to combat this public health epidemic.Fortunately, a long-running UCLA program continues to help schools provide much-needed training and facilities for their students. TheUCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program has installed fitness centers at more than 130 underserved middle schools and high schools in California, Colorado, Florida and Massachusetts.During the 2016 –17 school year, 12 Los Angeles schools were among the newest sites to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypervolemia: What you need to know about fluid overload
Hypervolemia is a condition in which there is too much fluid in the blood. It is also known as fluid overload. Learn more about the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Todd's paralysis?
Learn all about Todd ’s paralysis or when it becomes impossible to move part or all of the body after a seizure. We look at the management options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Video update from the Health Ranger Ranch: A new baby donkey is born
(Natural News) Here’s a video update from the Health Ranger Ranch, featuring video footage of our new baby donkey who is only about 10 days old at this point. We haven’t named her yet, but she’s healthy and vibrant, and just learning how to kick in self-defense (a crucial skill to dissuade coyotes from attacking).... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Set them up for success: Teach your kids these 7 healthy habits for their long term well-being
(Natural News) As parents, we want nothing more than the best things for our children. That’s why we start them young: We start saving up for their college, we put them in the best schools we know or even set them up to learn a skill or two that they may use when they grow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?
Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news