Medical News Today: About Candida albicans: Natural yeast and problematic infections
Candida albicans is the most common yeast that we live with. It ’s found naturally on our skin and in certain parts of our bodies. We explain what Candida albicans is and 11 scenarios when its overgrowth or presence means infection. Learn about other Candida infections and how they’re diagnosed, too. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?
Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person ’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar on Clinical and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Many of your patrons may have an interest or even have had a clinical genetic test or done a direct to consumer genetic test. The next PNR Rendezvous session is an opportunity to learn more about both clinical and consumer genetic tests regarding health. When: Wednesday, August 15 starting at Noon, Alaska Time, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT Session title: Genetic Testing in the Era of Genomic Sequencing Summary: This presentation will include information on current genetic testing and genetic counseling practices, with a focus on the implementation of new sequencing technologies into clinical medicine. Implications and ethical cons...
Source: Dragonfly - August 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education genetics genomics Source Type: news

Why Is Harvard Training Its Med Students at the Zoo?
(MedPage Today) -- Future MDs learn'One Health'approach to medicine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does hydrogen peroxide remove ear wax?
Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in ear drops, and it can help to soften and dissolve buildups of earwax. However, if a person has an ear infection, or the ear has been damaged, they should refrain from using drops that contain hydrogen peroxide. Learn more about removing earwax with hydrogen peroxide here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to do pelvic floor exercises
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that supports pelvic organs, including the bladder and bowel. These muscles aid urinary control, continence, and orgasm. In this article, learn how to do four exercises that can help strengthen the pelvic floor, including bridge and squats. We also cover which exercises to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Learning disabilities and autism added to long-term plan clinical priorities
The leaders of four clinical priority groups that will feature heavily in the NHS’s 10 year plan have been announced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learning disabilities added to long-term plan clinical priorities
The leaders of four clinical priority groups that will feature heavily in the NHS’s 10 year plan have been announced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PUPPP rash treatment options
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Doctors reduced opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdosed
(University of Southern California) Doctors confronted with information about patient deaths by opioid overdose became more careful in prescribing the painkillers once they learned the risks first-hand. A new USC study published in Science shows many clinicians do not know about patient overdose deaths once they leave their care. Overcoming the disconnect by sharing news of losing a patient makes the opioid crisis more personal and leads doctors to reduce prescriptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A fantastical scenario involving a space-exploring robot crashing on a distant planet is the premise of a video game developed for middle schoolers by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers to study whether video games can boost kids' empathy, and to understand how learning such skills can change neural connections in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patients fatal overdose
Most opioid prescription deaths occur among people with common conditions for which prescribing risks outweigh benefits. General psychological insights offer an explanation: People may judge risk to be low without available personal experiences, may be less careful than expected when not observed, and may falter without an injunction from authority. To test these hypotheses, we conducted a randomized trial of 861 clinicians prescribing to 170 persons who subsequently suffered fatal overdoses. Clinicians in the intervention group received notification of their patients’ deaths and a safe prescribing injunction from th...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doctor, J. N., Nguyen, A., Lev, R., Lucas, J., Knight, T., Zhao, H., Menchine, M. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Malaria challenges learning
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Always events evaluation
This report outlines the key learning from trusts that have piloted an always event and have sought to spread the approach to other areas in their organisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Did You Know? Biomedical Beat from NIH
Did you know the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has a blog titled “Biomedical Beat”? They have some great articles about research and scientists that explore and explain biomedical concepts and advances. Read an interview with a scientist, learn about how a single-celled ciliate relates to humans, discover how communites are combatting the opioid crisis, and more! Published monthly. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

August NIH News in Health Now Available
The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

It ’s Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet
The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson’s disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health. It’s fairly clear that the foods a person eats—or doesn’t eat—can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Resear...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my fingers pruney or wrinkled?
Pruney fingers are a common experience after taking a long bath, swimming, or washing dishes. They may be more likely to happen in warm water than cold water. In this article, learn about why this happens, as well as other causes of pruney or wrinkled fingers. We also cover treatment and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex after a C-section: Everything you need to know
Every woman heals differently, so there no right time to begin having sex after a C-section. Doctors usually advise waiting at least 6 weeks, however, as the cervix and incision site require time to heal. Learn more about what to expect, including how to reduce strain on the wound and when to start using birth control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Boston Children's, Buoy Health embark on'learning partnership' to teach Buoy's AI about kids
Online AI-powered healthcare chatbot Buoy has announced a new, deep partnership with Boston Children ’s Hospital. Buoy will create a white-labeled version of its product for Boston Children’s website, use data from that version to improve its product’s pediatric expertise, and even get help from doctors at the Boston health center to evaluate its algorithms. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neuroscientist identifies biomarker for traumatic brain injury
A new UCLA study in rats shows that levels of a molecule called LPA rise quickly in several sites of the brain after traumatic brain injury, or TBI, suggesting a possible route to development of a diagnostic blood test for humans.The findings are consistent with previous research detecting higher concentrations of LPA in the blood after a brain injury, as well as in cerebrospinal fluid following spinal-cord injury. Because traumatic brain injury can produce a variety of symptoms, it can be difficult for doctors to accurately evaluate the severity of the trauma or predict the duration of the injury.The American Journal of P...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PCR: Amplified to the End Point
Download this eBook from The Scientist, made possible by an educational grant from Canon BioMedical, to learn more about the history of polymerase chain reaction, applications for PCR, how to... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 8, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is a subcutaneous injection painful?
A subcutaneous injection is an injection into the fatty tissue. There is a range of types, and people use them in the treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Some people needing injections frequently may have to learn how they are done. Learn more about subcutaneous injections, including how to do them, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

South Africa:Too Much, Too Soon - Are Provinces Ready to Take the Wheel of SA's HIV Response?
[Bhekisisa] It's been a steep learning curve for provinces that sometimes don't have the know how - or the data - to write and track local plans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Patient Organizations Are No Summer Fling For Pharma
Breaking news: Protestors from patient organizations gather en masse outside a pharmaceutical company ’s headquarters wielding placards emblazoned with the words TRANSACTIONAL and TOKENISTIC.Not too long ago, such an event might have been plausible given the pharma industry ’s checkered history with patient organizations. The criticism often levelled at the industry is that patient groups are merely used as props in the marketing machinery; endorsing the latest product launch before being unceremoniously dropped.Times have changed, however. In an ongoing bid to better engage and understand patients, pharma is t...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Health Tip: Studying Overseas
-- Spending a semester in another country can be an incredible experience, but it doesn't come without risk of travel-related illness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to prepare for a semester abroad: Learn... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canadian researchers develop DCE-CT phantom
A novel calibration phantom can be used to perform routine quality assurance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure CT artifact algorithm boosts accuracy, lowers radiation Deep learning differentiates liver masses on CT AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to Handle Lost, Damaged or Delayed Luggage
Airlines have gotten better at minimizing lost luggage, but it can still happen. ... Learn how to track down your luggage or get compensated for it. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Skills and learning improved by closed-loop electrical brain stimulation during sleep
(HRL Laboratories) HRL Laboratories publish the first study using closed-loop slow-wave transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) of the brain during sleep to increase human subjects' ability to generalize experience in a target detection task, improving overnight performance change for novel situations by about 48%. Developed for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the technique is for accelerating learning, memory, and skill acquisition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning could predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorders
(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a collaborative study by Lawson Health Research Institute, The Mind Research Network and Brainnetome Center, researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes brain scans to better classify illness in patients with a complex mood disorder and help predict their response to medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Learning to ask older adults better questions about their memory
(Penn State) Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses. According to Penn State researchers, this may result in patients who answer the same questions differently, and for different reasons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA Health joins nationwide clinical trial for acute myeloid leukemia
UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies. UCLA ’s hospital system is the first in California to offer people the opportunity to participate.The Beat AML Master Trial will evaluate a precision-based medicine approach to treating the disease; it will allow people with the disease to have immediate access to new treatments that are currently in development without having to try more traditional approaches first. The approach could streamline a patient ’s course of treatment and, ultimately, save...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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 - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malie Cannabis Clinic launches cannabis education company
Malie Cannabis Clinic is launching a new cannabis education company in an effort to educate Hawaii patients on the drug ’s medicinal uses. The APRN-owned cannabis clinic provides 329 medical marijuana card certifications for qualified patients in the state. The new educational company, called Lifted Learning, began as an initiative of Malie Cannabis Clinic in an attempt to provide patients with cannabis research and education. The clinic, which was established in 2016, said the need for cannabis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

“California Library Services” Provides Helpful Videos on Delivering Quality Information to Patrons with Mental Illness
California State Library is continuing their Mental Health Initiative by collaborating with the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles County Library in creating a YouTube channel called “California Library Services”, with videos to help improve libraries on delivering quality information to patrons who may have a mental illness. The videos focus on transforming library practices in providing resources to their community members. If you would like to learn about these videos, visit the California Library Services YouTube channel.   (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Malie Cannabis Clinic launches cannabis education company
Malie Cannabis Clinic is launching a new cannabis education company in an effort to educate Hawaii patients on the drug ’s medicinal uses. The APRN-owned cannabis clinic provides 329 medical marijuana card certifications for qualified patients in the state. The new educational company, called Lifted Learning, began as an initiative of Malie Cannabis Clinic in an attempt to provide patients with cannabis research and education. The clinic, which was established in 2016, said the need for cannabis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?
Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their diet. Learn more about what fast foods you can eat on a low-carb diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bleeding mole?
Most bleeding moles result from superficial cuts or snags. A person can treat a bleeding mole at home by applying pressure and a bandage. However, if a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, or it starts to resemble an open sore, speak to a doctor. In this article, learn about these and other symptoms of melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about membrane stripping
Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Bright light stimulates memory and learning, according to research
(Natural News) The lighting condition in your room affects your brain. Being exposed to bright light boosts memory and learning, according to a new study published in the journal Hippocampus. A group of scientists from Michigan State University carried out a study on the link between lighting and brain structure. In conducting the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says His Life Is ‘Completely Out of Balance’ and That’s a Good Thing. Here’s Why
Neil deGrasse Tyson has always looked at the world a little differently — even when it comes to his outlook on savings and spending. The famed astrophysicist recently spoke with MONEY about his first real job, investing in a unique pen collection, and learning how to be a master multi-tasker. What’s the first big item you saved for? I’ve known since age 9 of my interest in the universe. On my 12th birthday, my parents bought me an entry-level telescope for $50, but I would rapidly outgrow it. So I had my own source of income. I lived in a big old apartment building [in the Bronx], and I walked people&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kara Cutruzzula Tags: celebrity Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about phantom smells (phantosmia)
Phantosmia is when someone thinks they notice a smell that is not there. Phantosmia is also called a phantom smell or an olfactory hallucination. Sinus problems, seizures, stroke, and schizophrenia can cause phantom smells. Learn about types, symptoms, and treatment of phantosmia and related conditions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What should you eat after working out?
Exercise is beneficial for overall health. To get the most effective exercise, it is necessary to have good nutrition. There is a range of things to eat right after a workout that will help in specific fitness goals. It is also essential to eat to recover energy levels. Learn more about what to eat after a workout. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why has my penis gone numb?
The many nerve endings in the penis make it sensitive, but several factors can cause the penis or testicles to become numb, including cycling, injury, and some medical conditions. A low testosterone level can also reduce sensitivity. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of numbness in the penis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Sensitise Women On Breastfeeding
[Monitor] As the Breastfeeding Week continues to be celebrated this week, statistics show that many mothers still grapple with learning how to help their child breastfeed, practicing exclusive breastfeeding until the child is at least six months, or expressing breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of goji berries?
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify lice bites
Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Most lice are harmless to overall health, but they do cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. In this article, learn how to identify lice by sight and by the part of the body affected. We also describe the difference between lice bites and bed bug bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Retired pro football and hockey players learn that CTE isn't inevitable
(Wolters Kluwer Health) An in-depth study of retired football and hockey players--including cognitive, psychological, and brain imaging techniques--finds no increase in the rate of early-onset dementia, reports the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America, JHTR is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The acid-sensing ion channel ASIC1a mediates striatal synapse remodeling and procedural motor learning
Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is abundant in multiple brain regions, including the striatum, which serves as the input nucleus of the basal ganglia and is critically involved in procedural learning and motor memory. We investigated the functional role of ASIC1a in striatal neurons. We found that ASIC1a was critical for striatum-dependent motor coordination and procedural learning by regulating the synaptic plasticity of striatal medium spiny neurons. Global deletion of Asic1a in mice led to increased dendritic spine density but impaired spine morphology and postsynaptic architecture, which were accompanied by the de...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yu, Z., Wu, Y.-J., Wang, Y.-Z., Liu, D.-S., Song, X.-L., Jiang, Q., Li, Y., Zhang, S., Xu, N.-J., Zhu, M. X., Li, W.-G., Xu, T.-L. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news