Feedback for families and carers of people with learning disability and autism
This booklet is designed to help families, parents and carers of those with a learning disability and autistic people to give feedback, raise concerns and make complaints across education, health and social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 26, 2018 Category: UK Health 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 and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have two periods in a month?
While occasional changes in the menstrual cycle are not unusual, frequently experiencing two periods in a month may indicate an underlying medical issue. In this article, learn about the causes of a short menstrual cycle, including perimenopause, thyroid problems, and endometriosis. We also cover when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

GMR Funds a Womens Health Education Series at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library
Jamie Paicely, Library Director Jamie Paicely, Director of Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library in Steger, Illinois, received funding for Women’s Health Wednesdays, a series of one-hour community health sessions for women. Background: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is located in a racially diverse community: 45% White, 25% Black or African American, and 25% Hispanic or Latino. “Our library users tend to be mostly black and Hispanic.” The community also is low-income. “Our school district is 76.82% free or reduced lunch students.” Jamie wants to increase her patrons&rsq...
Source: The Cornflower - June 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Libraries Success Stories public libraries and health Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities Around the Region
Did you know that NNLM MAR shares employment opportunities for librarians and other information professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and some of our neighboring states? You can keep up with current employment opportunities by subscribing to our Weekly Postings. Below are some opportunities that are currently available, separated by state. Pennsylvania Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Penn State University Libraries, Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment In the Region Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a reversible way to prevent pregnancy in the long term. While the body is getting used to the IUD, a person may experience cramps, irregular periods, or heavy bleeding. However, bleeding after sex is not a common side effect, and it can indicate other issues. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Abnormal breath sounds: Causes and treatment
The sound a person makes when breathing is not usually noticeable. However, abnormal breath sounds may be audible with or without a stethoscope. They have a range of causes and can accompany a variety of symptoms. In this article, learn about abnormal breath sounds, including wheezing, crackling, rhonchi, and stridor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do newborn babies grunt?
Newborn babies usually grunt when learning how to pass stool. However, the grunting can sometimes be a sign of an underlying health issue, such as trapped mucus, gastroesophageal reflux, or irregular breathing. Here, we explore causes of newborn grunting, related symptoms, home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Digital change in health and social care
This report shares the learning from five varied case study sites that have made significant progress towards their digital aims, sets out the lessons learnt and gives tips for other organisations that are looking to progress their own digital change. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Academy of Periodontology releases proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
Updates include staging and grading system for periodontitis; classification of peri-implant diseaseCHICAGO (June 21, 2018) —The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has published the official proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. These proceedings provide a comprehensive update to the previous disease classification established at the 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions. Highlights from the 2017 proceedings include a recategorization of various forms of periodontitis, the developm...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to remove earwax at home
Earwax is the body's natural way of protecting the eardrum and inner ear from damage. However, if the body produces too much earwax, a person may experience a blockage. This can lead to hearing loss and pain. In this article, learn how to remove an earwax blockage safely at home, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Improving learning log entries in GP training: a clinical encounter
This first article in a three-part series looks at a typical e-portfolio learning log entry (LLE) and discusses how the trainee could improve its quality. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: WPBA Source Type: news

A new insight into the accident investigation: a case study of Tianjin Port fire and explosion in China - Aitao Z, Lingpeng F.
By figuring out the cause and learning the lessons, accident investigation serves to avoid the like accidents effectively. Incident Management is one of the twelve key factors among China's process safety management system (PSMS), while accident investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Navigating the challenges of having a very ill child
Learning that a child is seriously -- or even terminally -- ill is overwhelming and life-changing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'When Your Child Is Sick': Navigating the challenges of having a very ill child
Learning that a child is seriously -- or even terminally -- ill is overwhelming and life-changing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Kids, Summer Is Time for Other Types of Learning
Title: For Kids, Summer Is Time for Other Types of LearningCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New NHS standards aim to improve learning disabilities care
Trusts must have plans to tackle a shortage of staff specialising in supporting people with learning difficulties, the NHS regulator for England has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is it really a 'Stock Picker's Market'_
Learn how math is showing that actively picking stocks doesn't give you an edge when it comes to returns. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Salk Institute scientist Eiman Azim wins prestigious McKnight Scholar Award
(Salk Institute) Eiman Azim, an assistant professor in Salk's Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, has received a McKnight Scholar Award from the McKnight Foundation. The award, which totals $225,000 over three years, encourages neuroscientists at early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Each year it is awarded to no more than six neuroscientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Deliver with confidence: Essential skills for managers
Some people naturally make better managers than others, but all good managers need to learn a set of skills without which they cannot do their job: the skills to enable those they manage to deliver the goals of the organisation. These are time management, delegation and constructive feedback. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal
A gastrectomy is a procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Often, it is a treatment for stomach cancer. Here, we explore this and other uses of a gastrectomy. We also describe the procedure in detail and discuss the types of surgery. Learn about possible complications, life after a gastrectomy, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about dextrose
Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also cover the possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

For Kids, Summer Is Time for Other Types of Learning
SUNDAY, June 24, 2018 -- It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says. " Kids deserve a break during the summer. They've worked hard during the school year and this is their time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

I couldn ’t bring myself to read my parents’ love letters for years
Before her mother died, she handed over a shopping bag of private and personal letters sent long ago between her and her father. But what would Sabine Durrant learn about the man who died shortly after she was born?My father died just after I was born and I knew very little about him until I was in my 30s. I was a journalist then, and I approached it like an investigation, writing a memoir about what I discovered – his unhappy childhood, his life as a pilot in the navy, and his disappearance one November night during practice manoeuvres off the Dorset coast. The memoir was published in a book and serialised in a news...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sabine Durrant Tags: Family Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge often changes colors, depending on the time of the menstrual cycle. Some colors indicate that the area is healthy, while others can signal an infection or a hormonal imbalance. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors show and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypervitaminosis A: What to know
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?
Early-onset Alzheimer ’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

A Strategy for Synthesizing Potential New Drugs and Research Tools Yields Insights into Fat Cell Development
Researchers developed a set of small chemicals that bind many different proteins in cells and can be used to learn the proteins ’ functions. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Thinking small for big possibilities
A Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student combines immunology and nanotechnology to pursue treatments for brain cancer and stroke.? Von Roemeling is participating in biomedical research on brain cancer and stroke as part of Mayo Clinic?s?Cancer Nanotechnology and Tumor Immunology Laboratory. Christina von Roemeling is a graduate student. What she?s learning is research, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90
An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Dyslexia Deaths (Obituaries) King, Diana Hanbury The Kildonan School Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can dehydration affect pregnancy?
Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. This is because the body has an increased demand for water. Dehydration can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so it is important to pay attention to the early warning signs of dehydration during pregnancy and to learn how you can prevent dehydration. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get debris out of your eye
Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person ’s eye, they should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis
People with psoriasis can dye their hair safely. However, there are factors to consider before, during, and after applying the dye. In this article, learn about the risks, and seven tips developed to help people with psoriasis to dye their hair safely. We also describe how to prevent flare-ups on the scalp. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Announces Call for Abstracts for ALD 2019 Annual Session
“The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body” will Take Place in Dallas on April 4-6, with Opening Keynoteby Leading Oral-Systemic Health Advocate, Charles Whitney, MDCoral Springs, FL – June 18, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently issued a call for abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.Known internationally as “dentistry’s laser meeting”, ALD 2019 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from April 4t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cramps on birth control
Doctors often prescribe birth control to help reduce cramps, so are cramps on birth control normal? Pelvic pain may be common as the body adjusts to hormonal medications, but these symptoms should lessen over time. In this article, learn about which birth control methods can cause cramps and how to relieve symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda talks about the broad potential uses for one of NNLM’s favorite publications in her article, “Five Ideas for Program Planning Using NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine“. The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applic...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

A Crash Course in Data Science
This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The clitoris: What is there to know about this mystery organ?
How much do you know about the clitoris? Why is it so often shrouded in mystery? Read this Spotlight to learn more about the female genital organ. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Study: No difference in complications, survival rate between robot-assisted and open bladder surgeries
A seven-year study comparing outcomes from robotic and open cystectomy procedures showed no statistically significant difference in complications or survival rate between the two methods. The randomized open versus robotic cystectomy study, known as the Razor trial, is touted as the first comprehensive study to compare outcomes between robotic and traditional open surgeries in any organ. Results from the trial were recently published in the journal The Lancet. “We have done more than 4 million surgeries with the robotic approach since the device came into existence, and on average we do close to a million robotic sur...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Surgical Source Type: news

More power to people with a learning disability
This document is an easy read summary of the paper'Shifting the balance of power'in Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability (2018, issue 3), and describes how health and social care providers can give more power to people with a learning disability in the context of transforming care (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’ – Angela Rayner
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

With Reduced Reimbursement from Medicare, Anatomic Pathology Groups and Clinical Laboratories Must Learn to Optimize Collections from Managed Care Payers to Stabilize Financials and Survive the Industry Shift
As PAMA brings estimated Medicare reimbursement cuts of up to 30% over the next three years to a range of typically high-volume tests and diagnostics, medical laboratories that wish to stay competitive must understand the needs of managed care payers and learn how to optimize collections, reduce denials, and communicate value effectively or risk their […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 22, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Webinars aetna anatomic pathology Avalon Healthcare Source Type: news

What it's like to be interviewed for a job by Koko the gorilla: 'She had a lot to say'
There aren ’t many people who’ve had to impress a gorilla for a job interview, butMary Lee Jensvold is one of them.The interviewer in question was Koko, the western lowland gorilla who made a name for herself by learning American Sign Language and demonstrating for the world that animals have... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

What causes internal vibrations?
Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments of internal vibrations. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news