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2018 Library of the Future
Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology? The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.  All types of libraries are welcome to apply! The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers&rdq...
Source: MCR News - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers launch Cardio dashboard app
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it launched the Cardio dashboard application in its Siemens Healthineers cloud-based network of applications. The new application is designed to aid cardiology departments in understanding their performance and status, using actionable data to help identify starting points for planning and allocating resources to improve both patient flow and physician efficiency. The Cardio dashboard application is designed to collect, combine and process data from DICOM and non-DICOM sources for a better view of a department’s performance, resources and status, Siemens said. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Software / IT Siemens Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Kathryn Mlsna
Today we kick off a new feature on Midwest Matters: So you want to be an outreach librarian? The GMR has established a partnership with heath sciences libraries that share NNLM’s mission of outreach. These libraries and librarians conduct outreach on behalf of the GMR office, presenting educational sessions on and promoting National Library of Medicine resources. See our website to learn more about our Partner Outreach Libraries. Today’s post highlights our Wisconsin colleague, Kathryn Mlsa. Let’s get started! Name: Kathryn Mlsna Title: Manager, Public Services and Education, Medical College of Wisc...
Source: The Cornflower - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

Science's Journey From Data To Truth
There's more to the scientific method than what you learn in high school: Scientists argue with each other, too, and the participation of nature, whose say is absolute, is key, says Adam Frank.(Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Frank Source Type: news

Neuroscientists show deep brain waves occur more often during navigation and memory formation
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.In an unexpected finding, theta oscillations were most prominent in a blind person who relied on a cane to move. The scientists hypothesized that a sightless person explores a strange environment through multiple senses, which would require more brain activity to process the extra sensory input.BACKGROUNDThe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Native Voices exhibit in the PNR region
The National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition Program includes the very popular Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. This exhibit is currently traveling the country as part of a partnership between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the American Library Association (ALA). In 2017 three libraries in the Pacific Northwest Region hosted the exhibit: Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, WA Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, MT Blackfeet Community College, Browning, MT Eva English, Library Director of Aaniiih Nakoda College Library, described what their institution planned around the e...
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Native Voices NLM Traveling Exhibits Source Type: news

Managing Abdominal Hernias Managing Abdominal Hernias
Learn about nonsurgical and surgical management for three common types of abdominal hernias, as well as postoperative care, in this review.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cervical ectropion: What you need to know
Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far
This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including GPs), local authorities and CCGs who are thinking through how to join up and co-ordinate services locally and how to manage the complexities involved. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive change in feedback perceptions and behavior: a 10-year follow-up study - Balmer DF, Tenney-Soeiro R, Mejia E, Rezet B.
BACKGROUND: Providing and learning from feedback are essential components of medical education, and typically described as resistant to change. But given a decade of change in the clinical context in which feedback occurs, the authors asked if, and how, pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobile phone sensors and supervised machine learning to identify alcohol use events in young adults: implications for just-in-time adaptive interventions - Bae S, Chung T, Ferreira D, Dey AK, Suffoletto B.
BACKGROUND: Real-time detection of drinking could improve timely delivery of interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol-related injury, but existing detection methods are burdensome or impractical. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whethe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovative Breast Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Campaign Innovative Breast Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Campaign
Learn how breast health and cancer awareness can be promoted effectively in communities.Journal of Global Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Certain books can increase infant learning during shared reading, study shows
(University of Florida) Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far
A King's Fund report sets out what can be learnt from examples of integrated care in care homes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ADHD and Adults: How to Use Your Strengths to Succeed
ADHD coach Aaron D. Smith regularly works with clients who believe something is inherently wrong with them. After all, for years, they’ve been criticized, ridiculed and reprimanded—maybe by their parents or teachers or other authority figures, he said. For years, clinicians and doctors have hyper-focused on the problems of ADHD. They viewed ADHD from a deficit-based model, versus seeing positive traits or strengths. People with ADHD feel like ‘they are the problem’ not their behaviors.” They feel inadequate. They feel shame and self-doubt. This is especially true for people who were diagnosed ...
Source: Psych Central - December 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Students Work Issues Adhd ADHD and success harnessing strengths School Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know
Lie bumps or transient lingual papillitis refers to small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does menopause affect sex drive?
Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman ’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk
For young women with a high genetic risk of breast cancer, twice-yearly MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Breast MRI neural network predicts treatment response Deep learning with breast MRI helps with lesion detection Breast MRI neural networks predict recurrence scores ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Turkish mental health professionals' experiences and perspectives toward family and sexual violence - Dolunay-Cug F, Toplu-Demirta ş E, Murray CE.
The aim of this study was to learn about Turkish mental health professionals' professional experiences, perspectives, and training needs related to family and sexual violence. An additional goal of this study was to identify important areas in which furthe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Kapiolani Medical Center to receive more than $500K for resident training
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will award Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children $514,532 to fund resident training. The funding is being awarded under the HRSA’s Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, which helps children's hospitals maintain their graduate medical education programs that train resident physicians and dentists. “As a teaching hospital, Kapiolani is a valuable pl ace for new doctors to learn how to provide quality care,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Kapiolani Medical Center to receive more than $500K for resident training
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will award Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children $514,532 to fund resident training. The funding is being awarded under the HRSA’s Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, which helps children's hospitals maintain their graduate medical education programs that train resident physicians and dentists. “As a teaching hospital, Kapiolani is a valuable pl ace for new doctors to learn how to provide quality care,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

How Google is Helping Make Sense of Your Genome
It’s been over a decade since the Human Genome Project, and in the years since, scientists have become quite efficient at sequencing DNA. Entire genomes can now be sequenced at incredible speeds, but sorting through nucleotides and creating hypotheses about their role remains guesswork. This week, Google released a new tool that aims to use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to begin to bridge that gap — helping scientists build a more accurate picture of the human genome from sequencing data. The new tool, known as DeepVariant, was designed to help turn high-throughput sequencing readouts ...
Source: MDDI - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Software Source Type: news

An Orthopaedic Family: On the Go with Drs. Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter (Video)
Author Erin Hull Overview Jocelyn Wittstein, MD, and Tally Lassiter, MD, are orthopedic surgeons in Knightdale and Raleigh who specialize in treating knee, hip and shoulder injuries in teens and adults. Learn how their active lives influence how they treat their patients. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Features Text Content Section Header Image/Videoimg_5366.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Athletic Lifestyle Leads to Better Understanding of Patients ContentBeing active athletes themselves helps Drs. Wittstein and Lassiter  better understand their...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Sectra reports higher earnings in Q2
PACS vendor Sectra posted an increase in revenue and profitability in the second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans
Community practices are not following guidelines for breast cancer screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI neural network predicts treatment response Deep learning with breast MRI helps with lesion detection Breast MRI neural networks predict recurrence scores ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria Deep learning with breast MRI boosts lesion detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From Treating Sepsis in Low-Resource Settings What We Can Learn From Treating Sepsis in Low-Resource Settings
Dr Martin reviews a study from Zambia that sought to determine whether early resuscitation with IV fluids, vasopressors, and blood transfusion would decrease mortality from sepsis vs usual care.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Web-based tool helps med students track learning moments
A study of a new web-based tool called Learning Moment, which helps medical students track their learning experiences while on rotation, revealed that the most student learning happens in patients ’ rooms.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is sclerotherapy?
Learn all about sclerotherapy, a procedure most commonly used to treat varicose veins. We examine how it works and what is expected from this treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Caroline ’s life-changing backpack
Caroline at a recent appointment getting her height and weight checked When it comes to being active, there is no stopping Caroline Spaulding. Whether speaking on behalf of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) legislation on Capitol Hill, performing in a ballet recital or lacing up her cleats for a soccer game, Caroline, 13, is a force to be reckoned with. Her strong sense of determination is what carried her through her Crohn’s disease diagnosis and the 12-week, formula-only treatment plan — exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) — that followed. “When I was nine years old, I stopped growing and started los...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Bridget Hron Crohn's disease Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Jocelyn Silvester Naamah Zitomersky Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Lydia Collins discusses “Rai...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Mental Health Bulletin: 2016-17 Annual Report
This publication provides the most comprehensive picture available of people who used NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England during the financial year 2016-17. For the first time this year's report includes information about people using mental health services for children and young people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advancing Evaluation: Moving Forward with DORA
“The declaration itself remains unchanged, but our aim is to spread the word much more effectively—about DORA and, especially, about the good practices it has already helped to establish in many institutions.” – Stephen Curry Five years ago at the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, leading cell biologists, editors and publishers dissatisfied with the near exclusive reliance on journal impact factor as the primary means of measuring success in academia began creation of what would several months later become known as the San Francisco Declaration of Research Asse...
Source: News from STM - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Family of mentally ill man who died in jail learns their request for information denied
When police announced there would be no charges laid in Soleiman Faqiri's death, his family was told to file an FOI request for more details. Now just days away from the 1-year anniversary, that request has been denied, with police saying releasing the details could compromise an ongoing investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an intractable migraine?
Learn all about status migrainosus, a migraine that lasts for longer than 3 days, also known as intractable migraine. We look at symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overview of the new Best Practices Guide for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs
December 12, 2017 2:30pm ET. Learn more about the eight evidence-based, best practice strategies highlighted in theBest Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs guideand how you can implement them in health care systems and communities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage: Robust Policy and Systems Research (Still) Needed
December 07, 2017We must  learn from what has worked—and more importantly, what hasn’t. Following the  Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin and looking forward to the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 in Tokyo in December, it seems clearer than ever that achieving the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) will require ongoing and targeted health policy and systems research.As many countries seek to apply the latest evidence to strengthen their health systems, it needs to be coupled with research into new policies as they are implemented.Only this in...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

NNEDLearn 2018
April 15-18, 2018; Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. A training for community-based organizations to learn and implement evidence-based, adapted, and culturally-specific behavioral health practices. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there side effects to masturbation?
Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Learn about the benefits and potential side effects in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

YSN's Simulation Learning Lab prepares nursing students for the real world
The lab allows Yale nursing students to gain valuable hands-on experience in a safe, encouraging environment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

As consumers & health care providers embrace digital health technologies, FDA must encourage the development of tools that can help people be more informed about their health. Learn about our Digital Health Innovation Action Plan guidances announced today. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Hh  
As consumers & health care providers embrace digital health technologies, FDA must encourage the development of tools that can help people be more informed about their health. Learn about our Digital Health Innovation Action Plan guidances announced today. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Hh  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

Bouncing back: Nolan ’s life after stroke
Although he’s only a little over a year old, Nolan Morel is a bona fide charmer. Clad in a red shirt and navy blue suspenders, he flashes a happy grin at his mother, Rosalia; his physician, Dr. Laura Lehman; and the others in the room. “Look at those dimples!” someone coos, and he giggles in response. “I can’t believe how social he’s being,” laughs Rosalia. “He wasn’t always like this.” In fact, Nolan’s first several days of life were anything but lighthearted. Just a few hours after his birth at a hospital north of Boston, he stopped breathing and had to be...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories child life Dr. Laura Lehman feeding therapy occupational therapy physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Canadian study: Playing Super Mario 64 prevents dementia
Older adults were asked to either learn how to play the piano or complete quests on Super Mario 64 for half an hour each day in the Universit é de Montréal study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours
Google ’s artificial intelligence sibling DeepMind repurposes Go-playing AI to conquer chess and shogi without aid of human knowledgeAlphaZero, the game-playing AI created by Google sibling DeepMind, has beaten the world ’s best chess-playing computer program, having taught itself how to play in under four hours.Therepurposed AI, which has repeatedlybeaten the world ’s best Go players as AlphaGo, has been generalised so that it can now learn other games. It took just four hours to learn the rules to chess before beating the world champion chess program, Stockfish 8, in a 100-game match up.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Gibbs Tags: DeepMind Artificial intelligence (AI) Google Alphabet Computing Technology Consciousness Science Chess Sport Source Type: news

This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017
It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together. Roll on 2018.  It wasn’t just about ET The big headline-grabbing win over the summer concerned employment tribunal fees. They were scrapped after UNISON won a landmark court victory against the government. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Magazine christmas Source Type: news