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Medical News Today: What is Apert syndrome?
Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Info International presents a one day  
Pharma Reprints Summit
21st March 2018
Reprints from peer-reviewed medical journals help pharma engage healthcare professionals and patients – and provide the essential clinical evidence behind marketing claims – yet their use has been in decline over many years. Is technology about to disrupt the commercial content space as it did for research information over a decade ago and what are the key implications and opportunities this creates? This one day Pharma Reprints Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the medical content and marketing space to meet and to learn from one another. Presentations from stakeholders include the following topic...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

Nurse survey launched on mental health laws and detention
Mental health and learning disability nurses are being urged by unions to offer up their views on possible changes to legislation under the Mental Health Act. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?
Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is palmoplantar pustulosis?
Learn all about palmoplantar pustulosis, a condition that causes blisters to form on the palms and feet. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news

Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI)
IHMI supports a continuous learning environment to enable interoperable technology solutions and care models that evolve with real-world use and feedback. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quantum for all
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Through a Cottrell Scholar Award, Nathaniel Craig will formalize a learning assistants' program in a key upper-division physics course. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compound repairs features of Alzheimer ’s disease in mice
Researchers found that a compound called an NAD+ precursor helped mice with features of Alzheimer ’s disease perform better on learning and memory tests. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Learn How to Talk to Patients About Dying Doctors Learn How to Talk to Patients About Dying
Clinicians can be so focused on fixing problems and saving lives that they often avoid talking to patients about their prognosis.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Experts from Facebook, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and More Join IntraHealth International ’s SwitchPoint Council
SwitchPoint Advisory Council member Roya Mahboob presents at SwitchPoint 2017. Photo by IntraHealth International.February 12, 2018 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International announces its inauguralSwitchPoint Advisory Council, which brings together leading experts from a mix of backgrounds and sectors to guide SwitchPoint —IntraHealth’s signature annual event and ongoing collaborative platform. Council members, listed below, will serve two-year terms and meet six times per year to advise on SwitchPoint themes and discuss partnership opportunities for social good.IntraHealth, a global health organization active...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Training the Trainers to Ensure Customer Satisfaction
Medical device manufacturers have a thorough understanding of the science behind their products, every indication of use, and the cost savings or patient benefit when the device is used in practice. And they should, given the hundreds or thousands of hours in clinical verifications and trials required to receive regulatory clearance. As brochures are made for educating decision makers on the features and benefits of a device and instructions for use (IFUs) are produced for customers to reference before and during use, a manufacturer training program needs to be reproducible while still accommodating the preferences of...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are sugar alcohols?
Learn all about sugar alcohols, a substitute for sugar. We look at their uses, possible benefits and risks, and how they differ from standard sugars. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Safety oversight options from medical device sponsors
Rachel Silver-Kessler, Director of Clinical Support Services, IMARC A safety monitoring group may be called many different things— a data monitoring committee, a data safety monitoring board, a clinical events committee, a medical monitoring group, among others. The sponsor will determine if and what type of safety monitoring group will be needed based on study risks. Medical device sponsors, according to 21 CFR 812.40 and 812.46, are responsible for monitoring clinical trials.  The regulations require that sponsors monitor a trial at a site by ensuring that an investigator is compliant with the f...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Research Data Infrastructure Learning Community
A network of federal programs dedicated to the ongoing development and use of data infrastructure resources for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: It ’ s ❤ unions week and we have so much to be proud of
This week is  unions week – and as part of that,  UNISON week –when we celebrate everything that is great about trade unions. It’s a time to take stock of everything that has happened over the past year, everything our union and our members have achieved. And we have so much to be proud of. Of course, there was the Supreme Court victory over employment tribunal fees – a massive win not just for UNISON members but for every single working person in the UK. This was the biggest employment law case in recent history and it was our union that won it. But not all of the successes...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: General secretary's blog heart unions week Heart UNISON Source Type: news

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught
Two thirds of the nation's school children struggle with reading. Neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg says teachers need a better understanding of what science knows about how kids learn to read.(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claudio Sanchez Source Type: news

What Canada can teach sports world about dealing with doping
Three decades after the Ben Johnson scandal at the Seoul Olympics, doping is once again making headlines. Paul Melia, head of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, says the international sporting community could learn from Canada's experiences when it comes to dealing with cheating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

Prevalence, attitudes, and knowledge of in-vehicle technologies and vehicle adaptations among older drivers - Eby DW, Molnar LJ, Zakrajsek JS, Ryan LH, Zanier N, Louis RMS, Stanciu SC, LeBlanc D, Kostyniuk LP, Smith J, Yung R, Nyquist L, DiGuiseppi C, Li G, Mielenz TJ, Strogatz D.
The purpose of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the types of in-vehicle technologies being used by older drivers as well as older drivers' use, learning, and perceptions of safety related to these technologies among a large cohort of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Natural disaster preparedness in college students: implications for institutions of higher learning - Tkachuck MA, Schulenberg SE, Lair EC.
OBJECTIVE: There is growing interest in the effectiveness of disaster preparedness at universities. Although several studies have examined student preparedness perceptions, a better understanding of factors that may influence actual preparedness is needed.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The EveryONE Project: Advancing Health Equity in Every Community
Webpage provides resources, survey results, and a toolkit for family physicians to learn about the social determinants of health and how to integrate them into their practice. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
During the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA last week, attendees were invited to learn about business and partnering opportunities in the Thai market and network with Thai representatives who support companies in early, mid, and mature stages of growing their Southeast Asian business plans.  As the infographic above indicates, there are several factors driving opportunities for medtech in Thailand. Tanee Sangrat, the consul general of Thailand's consulate in Los Angeles, CA, said there are more than 1,000 public and private hospitals nationwide and many of these hospitals are upgrading and expanding th...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy
Find out more about the current landscape for prostate cancer immunotherapy and learn about potential treatment strategies.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

International team sequences first Amazon molly fish genome
(Texas A&M University) No species is immune from the suffering of unrequited love, but scientists expect to learn volumes about the biological basis of sex from the newly sequenced genome of an all-female, asexual Texas native -- the Amazon molly -- that has thrived as a master of male manipulation over millennia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells
(Northwestern University) A new algorithm uses time-series data to show the cause-and-effect interactions that take place inside of living cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new paper from the MIT Media Lab's Joy Buolamwini shows that three commercial facial-analysis programs demonstrate gender and skin-type biases, and suggests a new, more accurate method for evaluating the performance of such machine-learning systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AT & T Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save on your monthly service of qualified wireless plans and select accessories at AT&T. Learn more about this benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game
The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Health, education groups receive $600,000 for distance learning, telemedicine
Rural health providers will use the funding for better access to training for opioid overdose emergencies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

MIT students told to watch "Black Mirror" episodes as part of their studies to learn about the unintended consequences of technology
(Natural News) The critically acclaimed TV-show-turned-Netflix series Black Mirror has been on a roll for pretty much the entirety of its six-season-long run. Despite its typically shocking storylines and twists — which prompt viewers to stop watching after every episode to contemplate what they just saw — it is almost universally loved and always near... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Read: 'The Great Alone'
20 hours ago ... In an AARP video about The Great Alone, she says, “I think Alaska either gets inside of you and you can never leave, or you can't stay.” To learn more about the book and talk to the author, stop by for an AARP Facebook Live chat with Kristin Hannah from noon to 1 on Feb. 14. It's a follow-up to AARP's big ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Video: Rod Carew's Organ Donation From Konrad Reuland
1 day ago ... Little did they know that Konrad's heart would wind up saving the life of the very man who had inspired him years earlier. Watch the incredible story of how these two lives became eternally entwined, and learn how you too can become a hero, with this powerful video from AARP and the American Heart  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health, education groups receive $600,000 for distance learning, telemedicine
Rural health providers will use the funding for better access to training for opioid overdose emergencies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about UTIs in men
Learn all about urinary tract infections in men, which are less frequent but can be more serious than UTIs in women. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Car Rental Discount Offers - AARP Member Benefits
As an AARP member, you can save at select hotels and at Avis, Budget, and Payless car rentals. Learn more and how to access this members-only benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?
Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 11/09/2017 This one-hour, 16-minute webinar explores innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources are shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans. It discusses how to raise confidence in bringing the appropriate agencies to the table to help build inclusive plans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: A Frontline View of the Oroville Dam and Sonoma and Napa Wildfire Disasters
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 01/11/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar examines the experience of a local Center for Independent Living during two California disasters: the failure of the Oroville Dam, and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa Counties and reached into the City of Santa Rosa. It discusses how a Center for Independent Living can participate in the community planning for a disaster, and how those plans match with reality. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New learning opportunities in evidence-based health care for medical students in Sweden
Cochrane Sweden is delighted to announce the official launch of a new online learning course specifically designed to support medical students training in evidence-based health care at Lund University.Cochrane Interactive Learning(CIL) consists of a self-directed e-learning package which takes students through the processes involved in completing a systematic review, including framing a question; searching for relevant studies; assessing risk of bias; undertaking meta-analysis; implementing GRADE processes; and other key processes to support students understanding the complete systematic review process.CIL ’s online ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Wiley Displays Commitment to Research and Learning in India
John Wiley and Sons Inc, today announced that Peter Booth Wiley (Chairman Emeritus, Wiley), Matthew Kissner (Chairman of the Board, Wiley) and Vikas Gupta (Managing Director of Wiley, India), will discuss the future of research and learning in India at the 32nd International Publishers Association (IPA) Congress to be held in New Delhi from February 11 to 13, 2018.  The company’s top leaders will discuss opportunities to build science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capacity in India. “We have been publishing books and scholarly material in India since the 1960s,” said Mr. Peter...
Source: News from STM - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areas
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Health Care — Innovation and Collaboration
How do the stakeholders of the Kansas City health care industry deliver better care? Representatives of health care payers, providers and partners gathered recently at the Kansas City Business Journal to discuss this question and many other issues related to health care in the region. Publisher Stacie Prosser moderated the discussion, which touched on technology, partnerships amon g health systems and new care delivery models. Note: You can learn more about the moderator and the panelists by viewing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Data protection e-learning course
This e-learning course has been revised and is up to date for 2017-18, including information on GDPR. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy
Oregon Health& Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy
Oregon Health& Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news