Reddit AMA: Ask a genetic counselor
On April 25th, the official date for National DNA Day, join Reddit and the National Society of Genetic Counselors and learn more about genetic counseling. Genetic counselors help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. They interpret family and medical histories, educate about inheritance, testing and prevention, and promote informed choices. Join the conversation at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 24, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Reddit AMA: Ancient DNA and Conservation Genomics
On April 24th, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Center for Conservation Genomics will hold a Reddit AMA about how they use genomics and ancient DNA to better understand our natural world's past, present and future. Institute scientists apply genetic theory and methods to learn about the evolutionary and life histories of animals, understand the importance of genetic variation to their survival, and identify ways to sustain them in human care and in the wild. Starts livehere at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 24, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Thinking strategically e-learning
Professionals in all walks of life sometimes struggle to get their issues heard at the strategic level. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reddit AMA: Ancient DNA and Conservation Genomics
On April 24th, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Center for Conservation Genomics will hold a Reddit AMA about how they use genomics and ancient DNA to better understand our natural world's past, present and future. Institute scientists apply genetic theory and methods to learn about the evolutionary and life histories of animals, understand the importance of genetic variation to their survival, and identify ways to sustain them in human care and in the wild. Starts live at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 24, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Strength-Training Can Help Older Women With Aging
BOSTON (CBS) — Would you like to ward off the effects of aging? Strength-training may do the trick. Researchers from the University of Buffalo looked at 46 women over the age of sixty and found that older women who engage in a high level of daily physical activity may be able to reverse certain markers of aging, such as slow walking and decreased function. Resistance training, in particular, can preserve muscle strength and endurance, if started at a younger age. Many women said they stay active by doing light housekeeping or light gardening, and while that is better than nothing, it may not be enough to counteract t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local aging Dr. Mallika Marshall Exercise strength training Women's Health Source Type: news

Older Women Should Do Strength-Training To Combat Aging
BOSTON (CBS) — Would you like to ward off the effects of aging? Strength-training may do the trick. Researchers from the University of Buffalo looked at 46 women over the age of sixty and found that older women who engage in a high level of daily physical activity may be able to reverse certain markers of aging, such as slow walking and decreased function. Resistance training, in particular, can preserve muscle strength and endurance, if started at a younger age. Many women said they stay active by doing light housekeeping or light gardening, and while that is better than nothing, it may not be enough to counteract t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local aging Dr. Mallika Marshall Exercise strength training Women's Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Classmate webinar - 17 May 2018
Looking for an innovative tool to teach evidence production?Cochrane Classmate might well be the answer!Classmate is a trainers ’ toolkit that allows you to create exciting, interactive tasks that help your students learn about evidence production. It is easy to use, and its first release is now available free of charge to anyone interested.Register for our webinarto learn about Classmate and the benefits of using this new online learning environment. The webinar is on Thursday 17th May, 12.30-1.30pm BST.Who is Classmate for? Anyone who teaches on topics related to evidence production, such as evidence-based medicine...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Orlando Health CFO ’s fiscal stewardship shapes pathway to financial success
Did you know this exec once wanted to be a pro golfer? Learn that and more about Bernadette Spong. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

How Gene Editing Could Save Coral Reefs
The powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is taking the scientific world by storm. It gives researchers unprecedented power and precision in making tweaks to practically any gene in a plant or animal — and coral reefs could become its next beneficiary. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers led by Phillip Cleves at Stanford University used CRISPR to edit three genes in corals growing in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Cleves manipulated the genes very early in the coral’s life cycle — just after fertilization of egg and sperm, when the coral is just...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils treat a UTI?
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is telogen effluvium reversible?
Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens several months after a person experiences a traumatic event or stress. The hair usually regrows within 6 to 9 months. In this article, learn more about causes, treatments, and tips for recovery, including dietary changes and lifestyle habits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

A novel detection model and its optimal features to classify falls from low- and high-acceleration activities of daily life using an insole sensor system - Cates B, Sim T, Heo HM, Kim B, Kim H, Mun JH.
In order to overcome the current limitations in current threshold-based and machine learning-based fall detectors, an insole system and novel fall classification model were created. Because high-acceleration activities have a high risk for falls, and becau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Teen driving risk and prevention: naturalistic driving research contributions and challenges - Simons-Morton BG, Ehsani JP, Gershon P, Klauer SG, Dingus TA.
Naturalistic driving (ND) methods may be particularly useful for research on young driver crash risk. Novices are not safe drivers initially, but tend to improve rapidly, although the pace of learning is highly variable. However, knowledge is lacking about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best 40 foods for vitamin K
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dear Royal Baby: Being the Youngest Child Comes With Some Surprising Advantages
Dear (Royal Baby Name to Be Determined): I was going to buy you a gift, I really was, something that would be waiting for you whenever you arrive. But when your biggest gift on your first day on Earth is going to be your own share of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Other Realms and Territories beyond the Seas, it’s pretty hard to move the needle with a Tickle-Me Elmo doll. So I’ll settle for offering advice instead. There’s no denying that you’re going to go through life feeling special (yes, that really is great-grandmum Queen Elizabeth II on the money). But from the mo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime royal baby Royal Family Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Fresenius to deal majority investment in Sound Inpatient Physicians to PE consortium for $2.2B
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) said last Saturday it inked a deal to divest itself of its controlling interest in Sound Inpatient Physician Holdings in a deal worth approximately $2.2 billion (EU €1.8 billion). The company said it is divesting its holdings in Sound to a consortium led by Summit Partners, and that it expects to generate a pre-tax book gain of approximately $978 million (EU €800 million) Fresenius became a majority shareholder in Sound in 2014, just before the company acquired Cogent Healthcare. The company said it invested in Sound to “learn about and broaden its experi...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support
Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox p...
Source: Psych Central - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Desiree Patton Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Medications Stigma Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment buprenorphine probuphine methadone naloxone naltrexone acamprosate evidence-based treatment medication-assisted treatment recovery Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program – Ready to Launch Nationally on May 6
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is excited to announce the All of Us Research Program official launch on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  This national event will be held in seven communities throughout the United States and will be broadcast via this website and on Facebook Live. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The programs goals are to develop a more effective way to treat diseases and to provide individualized healthcare.  It considers individual differences in lifestyle,...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?
Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Green and Black project helps Bristol's environmental sustainability movement become more diverse
A new report shares successes and learning from the pioneering project that aims to achieve a more diverse environmental sustainability community, and in particular address the perceived exclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic communities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Big Data, Healthcare, and the Evolution of the Health Science Librarian
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Lisa Mastin, Medical Librarian, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta,...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Breast Elastography: A New Paradigm in Diagnostic Imaging Breast Elastography: A New Paradigm in Diagnostic Imaging
Learn about breast ultrasound elastography, an imaging modality which provides increased specificity and sensitivity in differentiating benign from malignant lesions.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Deep Learning Applications in Ophthalmology Deep Learning Applications in Ophthalmology
Find out how deep learning models could apply within the field of ophthalmology.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Meditation and aerobic exercise helps women recover after sexual assault
(Rutgers University) Women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise. A combination of mental and physical training with meditation and aerobic exercise done for one hour twice a week over a six-week period significantly reduced post-traumatic and ruminative thoughts in women with a history of sexual violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems during their freshman year in high school, University of Illinois social work professor Kevin Tan found in a new study.And despite the gender stereotype that boys are more likely to be the problem children in school, the researchers found that girls constitute the majority of youths who struggled the most academically, socially and behaviorally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IBS patients obtain robust, enduring relief from home-based treatment program
(University at Buffalo) In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saving a penalty: How science helps predict the score
(Springer) Ever since the first penalty kicks were introduced to soccer in 1891, experts, coaches and supporters have puzzled over the question of why some goalkeepers are better at stopping penalties than others. A new review of the available literature now proves that simply learning which corner to dive to is not enough. It is important that goalkeepers also perfectly calculate their dive to get to the corner at the right time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study highlights need for strength training in older women to ward off effects of aging
(University at Buffalo) Study looked at 46 women across two different age ranges, 60-74 and 75-90, to learn how physical activity affects frailty differently in the two groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

April 28 is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event designed to provide a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs nationwide. ... Learn about health discoveries, explore brain games an... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?
Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be responsible. Medical treatment is often necessary. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes blood in sputum?
Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a severe infection or lung cancer. Learn about causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my legs and feet numb?
There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

High-sugar diets during pregnancy linked to poor cognitive scores
A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-sugar diets during pregnancy and early childhood linked to poor cognitive scores
A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q & A (French)
Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q&A (French)May 09, 2018Do you want to learn more about how to join our dedicated pool of field workers?On Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM EST, we will be LIVE on Facebook.  An Aid Worker, Melanie Barthezeme, HR Coordinator, will talk about "Life in the Field". An MSF Field HR Recruiter will talk about the different roles in the field, the recruitment process and requirements to apply. And we will answer your questions!*Presentation will be in French.  Watch here on May 9th:  https://www.facebook.com/msf.english (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q & A
Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q&AMay 09, 2018Do you want to learn more about how to join our dedicated pool of field workers?On Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM EST, we will be LIVE on Facebook.  An Aid Worker, Melanie Barthezeme, HR Coordinator, will talk about "Life in the Field". An MSF Field HR Recruiter will talk about the different roles in the field, the recruitment process and requirements to apply. And we will answer your questions! Watch here on May 9th:  https://www.facebook.com/msf.english (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program – Ready to Launch Nationally on May 6
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is excited to announce the All of Us Research Program official launch on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  This national event will be held in seven communities throughout the United States — including Pasco, Washington — and will be broadcast via this website and on Facebook Live. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The programs goals are to develop a more effective way to treat diseases and to provide individualized healthcare.  ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: All of Us News from NLM Source Type: news

Recruitment Information Session - Denver, CO
May 29, 2018All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers: join us for a presentation and question& answer session to learn more about how you can become part of Doctors Without Borders' field work. A Human Resources Officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process and a Doctors Without Borders aid worker from the local area will share their stories of life in the field.SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER.Location: Posner Center for International DevelopmentDenver  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Book Review: How to Be Yourself
At its worst, social anxiety can make ordering a cup of coffee a daunting task, and can make a party feel like a house of horrors. From what direction will humiliation spring? Is it any wonder people with social anxiety learn to cower at home, safe from threats? Full-on social anxiety can be greatly life limiting, but even those of us who don’t suffer from the worst of it will find useful strategies for those moments of “do I belong?” and “can I handle this?” in psychologist Ellen Hendriksen’s new book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. In a warm ...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sophia Dembling Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Happiness Mindfulness Neuroscience Psychology Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is fibromyalgia worse in women?
The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

Child Soldiers Released, But Risk Remains
Child soldiers released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Credit: UN Photo/Isaac BillyBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 2018 (IPS)More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, and help will be needed to ensure their safe and bright future, according to a UN agency.The release took place in Western Equatoria State and follows a similar release last month that saw 300 children freed. Both releases are part of a series, supported by the UN’s children’s agency (UNICEF), that will see 1,000 children freed from armed groups. “No child should ever have to pick...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National DNA Day is coming up next week on Wednesday, April 25. National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018! Students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. If your library is participating in, or hosting an event for National DNA Day, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylva...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news