Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning
(Natural News) Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as six months old can read contextual clues to find faces. Researchers have confirmed that despite being unable to verbally communicate, babies can still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General hospital care for children with learning disabilities has scope for improvement
Less than half of NHS staff surveyed said they were routinely informed that a child has learning disabilities through a dedicated flagging system on admission. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties. COPD tends to get worse over time, so early detection and treatment are essential. Early signs and symptoms include coughing, excess mucus production, shortness of breath, and tiredness. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of MS?
The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Better Connect with Your Latino Patients
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms
Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms are specific to pregnancy. Learn to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Does US expectancy mediate the additive effects of CS-US pairings on contingency instructions? Results from subjective, psychophysiological and neural measures - Mertens G, Braem S, Kuhn M, Lonsdorf TB, van den Hout MA, Engelhard IM.
Verbal instructions are a powerful pathway to learn new fear relations, and an important question has been what fear experience can still add to the effect of such instructions. Therefore, in previous studies, we investigated the effects of pairings betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

What is the functional relevance of reorganization in primary motor cortex after spinal cord injury? - Urbin MA, Royston DA, Weber DJ, Boninger ML, Collinger JL.
Motor output maps within primary motor cortex are widely distributed and modified by motor skill learning and neurological injury. Functions that these maps represent after spinal cord injury remain debatable. Moreover, the pattern of reorganization and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stop smoking aids — better than going 'cold turkey'
One person quits smoking every 80 seconds Related items fromOnMedica Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS Behaviour change during a consultation Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Learning and growing together (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop smoking aids — better than going cold turkey
One person quits smoking every 80 seconds Related items fromOnMedica Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS Behaviour change during a consultation Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Learning and growing together (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is AI the Key to Diving Deeper into Images and Pathology?
In a tale of two studies, it appears artificial intelligence is helping researchers analyze cells in ways that weren't possible before. In one study, published this week in Nature Methods, scientists at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA used machine learning to train computers to see parts of the cell that the human eye cannot easily distinguish. Using 3D images of fluorescently labeled cells, the team taught computers to find structures inside living cells without fluorescent labels, using only black and white images generated by an inexpensive technique known as brightfield microscopy. Fluorescence microscop...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a foot detox work? What the research says
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to do a foot detox
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anxiety Management Workbook
Although it is a normal human emotion and an adaptive response to threatening situations, anxiety can feel overwhelming, often trapping us in a loop of automatic thoughts that lead to physiological responses that convince us something is wrong. The result is a host of behaviors that help us avoid anything that triggers our anxiety, but which, over time, only causes it to increase. Moreover, should we reach for something to help us calm down — such as alcohol, a cigarette, or marijuana — it can make our anxiety even worse. Overcoming anxiety, says Renee Mill, takes more than a little practice. In her new book, T...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Healthy Living Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Treatment anxiety management book anxiety management workbook anxiety work Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2018 proves again to be the dental industry ’s must- attend educational event
Unmatched education, cutting-edge technologies and products, plus nonstop entertainment left attendees motivated by what they learned and excited to come again next year CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 19, 2018) –As three days of unparalleled educational opportunities and thrilling entertainment options came to a close, attendees left the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando understanding why Dentsply Sirona World remains the premier dental event in the world. “With more than 100 Breakout Sessions, rousing General Sessions, top-tier entertainment and lively social activities, Dentsply Sirona World proved why th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not classify Crohn's into different stages. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Does Thinking Burn Calories? Here ’s What the Science Says
You spent Sunday on the couch, skimming your social feeds and watching HGTV. Monday at work was a different story; your job involves creative problem solving and other difficult mental activities. Does the extra brainpower you use at work burn more energy than your Sunday spent watching Fixer Upper reruns? “The basic answer is yes,” says Ewan McNay, an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Albany. The brain—unlike any other part of the body—runs exclusively on the sugar glucose, and strenuous cognitive activities require more glucose than simple ones, say...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

NSF announces new measures to protect research community from harassment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has taken the next steps in its agency-wide effort to ensure the research and learning environments it supports are free from harassment, publishing a term and condition that requires awardee organizations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment, as well as establishing a secure online portal for submitting harassment notifications. On Sept. 21, 2018, NSF will publish a term and condition for awards, to become effective 30 days ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296610&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to consumer health health reference health resources, health and wellness programming and outreach with break-out sessions and role-playing. The in-person version of Stand Up for Health meets for a full-day session and uses a Moodle companion site to assist with introductions, and 2 hours of preconference...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries ARSL Association of Rural and Small Libraries Consumer Health stand up for health Source Type: news

Could AI Automate Diagnosis ( & Targeted Tx) of Lung Cancer? Could AI Automate Diagnosis ( & Targeted Tx) of Lung Cancer?
Deep-learning neural networks show promise for automating lung cancer classification and for identifying genetic mutations within seconds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Reminder: #FDA site visit proposal solicitation period for the 2018 Experiential Learning Program is currently OPEN through Wednesday, 9/26/18 @ 12 pm EST. Click the link to find more about the program & to submit your application https://go.usa.gov/xPrum   #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/FN1mNN65dD
Reminder: #FDA site visit proposal solicitation period for the 2018 Experiential Learning Program is currently OPEN through Wednesday, 9/26/18 @ 12 pm EST. Click the link to find more about the program & to submit your application https://go.usa.gov/xPrum  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/FN1mNN65dD (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anxiety Management Manual
Anxiety can feel paralyzing. It can keep us from doing the things we love. It can keep us from pursuing our goals. It can keep us from enjoying our lives. Yet anxiety need not be a roadblock. “Even if you have a genetic tendency for anxiety, or you have been anxious for a long time, it is still possible to make changes,” writes Renee Mill. In her new book, The Anxiety Management Manual: A Therapist Guide for an Effective 10-Session CBT Treatment Program, Mill harnesses a powerful yet succinct treatment program complete with a 4-step procedure to effectively begin the process of stimulating the brain circuitry t...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress anxiety management book anxiety management manual Source Type: news

Anorexic woman Kristina Karyagina who weighs just 38lbs
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescence: How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress
Stretching beyond familiar limits doesn ’ t always feel good, but growing and learning — the keys to school and much of life — can ’ t happen any other way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA DAMOUR Tags: Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Education (K-12) Teenagers and Adolescence Emotions Parenting Source Type: news

ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation
Machine-learning fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) may help clinicians overcome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization 3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia 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 - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine? Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine?
This editorial explores the importance of learning about the history of medicine and how it can improve modern wound treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

New insight into aging
(McGill University) Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an important process in learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heartbeat paces learning
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The processing of external information varies during the phases of the cardiac cycle, shows a new study from the University of Jyv ä skyl ä . (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Infographic: Cancer clinical trials
Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Learn to speak up in primary care
A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would Your Reps Pass The Empathy Test?
Make no mistake about it, the role of the pharmaceutical sales representative is in flux. But, then, when has it not been?In truth, looking at today ’s small, data-fueled sales forces, it’s hard to conceive that back in the early nineties more than 100,000 pharma reps were plying their trade in the US alone.Back then, the name of the game was – in reductive terms – to flog as many blockbuster drugs to healthcare professionals (HCPs) as possible. Ok, it was always much more nuanced than that, but it never approached the complexity of today’s environment, where reps are increasingly expected to ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Future pharmacists dedicate themselves to serving patients
The School of Pharmacy's newest cohort of PharmD students donned white coats and took the Oath of a Pharmacist at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, committing themselves to a lifetime of learning and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

‘A precious sense of belonging’: Learning to evaluate the communities we live in
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from responding to insulin correctly, leading to high levels of blood sugar. Some people require insulin injections, but others can manage the condition with oral or other injectable medications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can make urination painful?
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thumb arthritis: What to know
Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb ’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Navigating the World of Digital Health Products
A presentation at MD&M Minneapolis aims to help medical device manufacturers and newcomers alike overcome the challenges of designing digital devices. “Scale and cost and prevalence of consumer-oriented technology like Wi fi and Bluetooth and cell phones have made possible a whole new category of health-related devices,” Bill Betten, president of Betten Systems Solutions LLC, told MD+DI. He will discuss digital health products in a talk on November 1 at MD&M Minneapolis, “Case Study: Overcoming Digital Health Product Development.” T...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of protein powder?
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Check Your Coverage
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and In...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Enabling Genomics-Guided Precision Medicine
Download this eBook from Qiagen to learn more about the promise of precision medicine and how QCITM Interpret can help deliver better care with better knowledge. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

These Are the Four Big Personality Types, According to Science
Personality tests are beloved by high school guidance counselors and self-help book authors — but less so by many scientists. There’s controversy among them over whether clear-cut personality types exist at all. A large new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, provides evidence for the existence of at least four personality types: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. Each one is based on the extent to which people display five different major character traits, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. “It seemed like personality traits we...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

An interview on consumer involvement in research with Simon Denegri, NIHR
For this year ’s Patients IncludedCochrane Colloquium, Richard Morley interviewed Simon Denegri, National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public, UK National Institute of Health Research. Simon talked about patient/consumer involvement in research, co-production, the role of researchers in meaningfully involving stakeholders, and what challenges he might set for Cochrane.Learn more about consumer involvement in CochraneTuesday, September 18, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

How to keep your brain young - just keep moving, says Celia Dodd
Researchers at the University of Canberra in Australia found that regular aerobic exercise dramatically improved cognitive abilities such as thinking, reading, learning and reasoning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news