Zambia: Playing in Poisoned Dust - Being Outside is a Health Risk for Some of Zambia's Children
[HRW] Thousands of children in Kabwe, Zambia, risk lead poisoning just by playing outside because the earth and dust are so contaminated. The source is a lead and zinc mine that shut down in 1994 but was never properly cleaned up or sealed off. Lead poisoning can lead to health issues ranging from learning disabilities to seizures or even death. Philippa Stewart spoke to researcher Joanna Naples-Mitchell about the implications for families living in Kabwe -- where the soil in contaminated neighborhoods has (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go
A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Inspired from nature - robots can now learn to swarm on the go
A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Effects of cooperative learning on peer relations, empathy, and bullying in middle school - Van Ryzin MJ, Roseth CJ.
Although researchers have developed prevention programs to reduce bullying, the results are mixed, and this may be due to a degree of uncertainty in their theoretical foundation. In particular, these programs share an emphasis on empathy as a personal attr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of a toothache at night
A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine different methods to get rid of a toothache at night here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gum boils
Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental procedures, while home remedies may reduce discomfort. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes numbness on the right side of the face?
Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial numbness, and learn about the treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can trigger anxiety?
Certain situations and events can be anxiety triggers for some people. Strategies are available to help people avoid triggers and get their anxiety under control. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens when you lose your virginity?
Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

RSNA to launch new global learning program
The RSNA plans to launch a new Global Learning Centers program in 2020 to improve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry RSNA 2019 to expand AI coverage RSNA R&E Foundation OKs grant money RSNA debuts cardiothoracic imaging journal RSNA commits to AI with 2 new spotlight courses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can acupressure relieve headaches?
Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Researchers Quit MIT's Media Lab over Jeffrey Epstein Money
Two scholars resign after learning that their employer accepted donations and investments from the billionaire and alleged serial pedophile who recently died by suicide in jail. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Inside the Race to Build the World ’s First Commercial Octopus Farm
For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky shore at low tide and count as many spineless creatures as they could—which, as it turns out, was pretty easy. There were dozens of invertebrate species to be found, including snails, crabs, starfish and, of course, lobster. I didn’t lay eyes on an octopus, however, until I was about 8. My dad sporadically hosted a lunch for his class, to which he brought an assortmen...
Source: TIME: Science - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tik Root Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Handbook of Assays for Developing Targeting Therapeutics
Download this handbook from LI-COR Biosciences to learn about key assays used to answer vital questions related to therapeutics research, including Western blotting, protein profiling, tissue section... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Application of traffic calming devices in developing countries: learning lesson from Bangladesh - Rahman F, Joewono TB, Masum SA.
Traffic calming devices become more favorable for many cities to manage traffic in urban as well as neighborhood areas. Many developing cities already initiated the implementation, while the process has a wide variation in both quality and quantity. The ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies
Turbulence is a natural occurrence and should be expected — not dreaded. The trick is to learn to go with the flow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Stearns Bercaw Tags: Airlines and Airplanes Anxiety and Stress Global Warming Source Type: news

Statins are a scam: Learn the secrets of natural heart health with Natural News' latest book
(Natural News) One in every four Americans takes a statin. Statistically, that means you probably know someone who is on a statin drug. Millions of people are dutifully taking their medication, believing it is the only thing between them and a heart attack. If you believe what the pharmaceutical industry says, statins are essential for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider Renting Your Vacation Home on AirBnB
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Source: AARP.org News - August 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS to Publish Ratings of Health Plans on ACA Exchanges
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Source: AARP.org News - August 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about fly bites
Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Exploring genetic interaction manifolds constructed from rich single-cell phenotypes
How cellular and organismal complexity emerges from combinatorial expression of genes is a central question in biology. High-content phenotyping approaches such as Perturb-seq (single-cell RNA-sequencing pooled CRISPR screens) present an opportunity for exploring such genetic interactions (GIs) at scale. Here, we present an analytical framework for interpreting high-dimensional landscapes of cell states (manifolds) constructed from transcriptional phenotypes. We applied this approach to Perturb-seq profiling of strong GIs mined from a growth-based, gain-of-function GI map. Exploration of this manifold enabled ordering of r...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Norman, T. M., Horlbeck, M. A., Replogle, J. M., Ge, A. Y., Xu, A., Jost, M., Gilbert, L. A., Weissman, J. S. Tags: Engineering, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Guidance on preventing falls by people with learning disabilities
Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in public health, health services and social care to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a pimple on the finger
Many things can cause a pimple-like bump to develop on the finger, such as a wart or atopic dermatitis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about finger pimples here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

fMRI aids in controlling Tourette syndrome
Yale University researchers used functional MRI (fMRI) to help train children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI connects words to brain activity fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response PET, fMRI shed light on alcohol's effects on brain Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A public health response to a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone , 2017: lessons learnt - Musoke R, Chimbaru A, Jambai A, Njuguna C, Kayita J, Bunn J, Latt A, Yao M, Yoti Z, Yahaya A, Githuku J, Nabukenya I, Maina J, Ifeanyi S, Fall IS.
On August 14, 2017, a 6-kilometer mudslide occurred in Regent Area, Western Area District of Sierra Leone following a torrential downpour that lasted 3 days. More than 300 houses along River Juba were submerged; 1141 people were reported dead or missing an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sexual abuse detection through drawing workshop: e-learning contribution - Limor K, Rachel LW, Johanna CC.
Sexual abuse is a common worldwide phenomenon, with severe physical and mental consequences. Yet its detection remains challenging due to a variety of factors. Sexual abuse detection through drawing shows promising results for the detection of sexual abuse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about bad breath
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 8 ways to calm anxious thoughts
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medtronic Drops Huge Update on Surgical Robotics System
Analysts and investors will get their first look at Medtronic’s soft tissue surgical robotics system late next month. The Dublin-based company gave an update about the highly-anticipated platform during an earnings call earlier this week. The firm said it will host a preclinical demonstration of the device on September 24, according to a transcript of the earnings call from Seeking Alpha. Medtronic also reaffirmed its plans to launch its surgical robotics platform outside of the U.S. in its FY20. Medtronic will continue its push into surgical robotics, noted Geoffrey Martha executive VP and president of t...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Life-like robots soon to be reality
Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol team who has demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft robotic materials. This new advance, published in Science Robotics, could create new robotic possibilities to environmental monitoring, pollution clean-up, drug delivery, prosthetic devices, wearable biosensing and self-healing composites. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Blow to 10,000-hour rule as study finds practice doesn't always make perfect
Research of violinists undermines popular idea as average players practise more than best onesWith blatant disregard for the public benefits of motivational idioms, researchers have concluded that practice does not, necessarily, make perfect.A study of violinists found that merely good players practised as much as, if not more than, better players, leaving other factors such as quality of tuition, learning skills and perhaps natural talent to account for the difference.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Malcolm Gladwell Culture Cleveland Ohio US news World news Source Type: news

fMRI connects words to brain activity
Read any good books lately? Interactive functional MRI (fMRI) maps now can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response PET, fMRI shed light on alcohol's effects on brain Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties fMRI finds brain alterations in gaming addiction (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Which nuclear modality has the lowest dose for CHD?
Reducing radiation exposure from myocardial perfusion imaging is a key priority,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NRC proposes changes to rules on radiotracer patients Cardiologist self-referral of MPI remains a concern PET MPI identifies heart attack risk in diabetics Deep learning advances SPECT MPI SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How do you deal with dental abscesses in a SHTF situation?
(Natural News) Tooth abscesses can become deadly if you don’t have access to specialized dental care. Preppers and homesteaders must learn about the warning signs of a dental abscess, how to prevent it, and how to treat this dental emergency when it happens off-grid. An infection produces pus, which accumulates into an abscess. In tooth infections, the pus pools... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?
Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about broken ribs
Broken ribs are a common injury following an accident or fall. In this article, learn about how to identify the symptoms and what to expect from treatment and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yeast infection after sex: What to know
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to relieve gum pain fast
From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gum pain. Learn about these methods, and when to see a dentist, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause red spots on the feet?
There are many possible causes of red spots on the feet, including injuries, insect bites, irritations, and infections. Learn about some common causes and how to treat them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and home remedies for dark lips
Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments
Public Health England - This guide contains information to help staff in public health, health services and social care to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities. It is also intended to help falls prevention services to provide support that is accessible to people with learning disabilities. The guide can be used by family carers, friends and paid support staff to help them think about what risks may contribute to falls and how to reduce such risks.GuidanceMore detail  (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - August 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Source Type: news

AI, Health, And The Future Of Human Agency
How machine learning will disrupt medicine - but why we need decision making to remain with the patient. Ashoka talks with Dr. Stephen Friend. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashoka, Contributor Source Type: news

A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?
Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have welcomed the news saying it allows communities to access early treatment. Courtesy: World Health Organisation (WHO)By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Issa Sikiti da Silva Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ebola Source Type: news

International Association of Fire Chiefs CEO and Executive Director Mark Light Retires
On August 19, 2019, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced that Mark Light has retired from his position as CEO and Executive Director. Mark Light said, “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement. It has been my sincere honor to lead the IAFC as CEO and Executive Director for the past 12 years. IAFC has accomplished many things during my tenure and I am proud of these accomplishments. None of those accomplishments could have happened without the full support of the IAFC Board of Directors and the IAFC staff. I cherish the relationships I’ve developed with so many of individu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Industry News Source Type: news

Helping doctors and nurses to improve care for patients with a learning disability
NHS Digital is piloting a reasonable adjustment flag on patient records which will let doctors, nurses and other health and care staff know that a patient has a learning disability and has specific needs that require adjustments to the services provided so they get the best care. The pilot will run to the end of September to test the technology behind the flag and gather feedback from staff, patients and carers. NHS Digital will then explore a potential expansion (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarker Discovery Using Antibody Arrays
Download this original eBook from The Scientist's Creative Services Division and RayBiotech to learn more about screening for biomarkers using arrays! (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

McDonald's acquires machine-learning startup to develop personalized menus using A.I.
(Natural News) To boost flagging sales and compensate for reduced traffic at its stores, McDonald’s has turned to artificial intelligence. The icon of the American fast food industry acquired an Israeli tech startup and tasked it with developing A.I.-powered software that will create personalized menus for customers on the fly. McDonald’s announced its purchase of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Joint Outreach Center for homeless health services opens in Kaneohe
Legislators, nonprofit groups and business leaders attended a blessing ceremony for the the new Joint Outreach Center medical clinic in Kaneohe on Friday. The following day, the center held an open house that allowed members of the community to learn more about how the clinic plans to respond to the health care needs of Windward Oahu's homeless population — the second highest number of unsheltered homeless on the Island, according to the Institute for Human Services. This three-year pilot program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news