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

Fentanyl and cocaine deaths on the rise
But deaths related to new psychoactive substances, such as Spice, halved Related items fromOnMedica Learning and growing together Review launched into prescription drug dependency Non-adherence to medicine is as high as 50% RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Drive to cut drug supply and use in prisons (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learning and growing together
The chief executive and chief medical officer of Spectrum Community Health CIC reflects on her experience as a clinical partner in the HMP Holme House drug recovery prison pilot Related items fromOnMedica Seaside towns top heroin deaths league table for England and Wales US Painkiller restrictions linked to rise in illegal drug trading NICE says new prisoners should be tested for infections Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care Drive to cut drug supply and use in prisons (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women having a heart attack are more likely to survive if they see a FEMALE doctor
While men typically display chest pains and arm pains, women often display less obvious symptoms. But while all medical students learn this, females are more likely to think about it in the emergency room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCSF, IBM team up to crowdsource biomedical research
The use of machine learning in biomedical research often relies on the manual annotation of thousands and thousands of images to train algorithms. That means important research is held up because teams simply lack the manpower necessary to do things like scan photos and click on specific cell images. Enter Quanti.us, a tool borne out of a collaboration between researchers from IBM and UCSF’s Gartner Lab that opens up the ability to train AI algorithms using the efforts of non-experts. The need… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

UCSF, IBM team up to crowdsource biomedical research
The use of machine learning in biomedical research often relies on the manual annotation of thousands and thousands of images to train algorithms. That means important research is held up because teams simply lack the manpower necessary to do things like scan photos and click on specific cell images. Enter Quanti.us, a tool borne out of a collaboration between researchers from IBM and UCSF’s Gartner Lab that opens up the ability to train AI algorithms using the efforts of non-experts. The need… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’s highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Prepare Your Resume, Hone Your Interview Skills
Registration is now open for the Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists, a new professional development program by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As students and a growing number of reports note, however, many STEM graduate students are interested in employment in a variety of sectors by the time they complete their degree. Students continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped to pursue employment in thes...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Google Glass helps kids with autism, Fitbit cycle tracking falls short, and other digital health briefs
Google Glass system assists children with autism. A pilot exploratory study recently published in Nature suggests that a novel system running on Google Glass and an Android smartphone can assist with social-affective learning for children with autism. Conducted among 14 families using the tool three times a week for an average of 72 days, the researchers report improved scores among the children in various measures of autism spectrum disorder severity. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Machine learning-based skin screening could lead to care disparities for people of color, JAMA op-ed says
The early days of dermatology apps were fraught with controversy, but the more recent attempts at digital skin examinations have seen some success thanks to advances in machine learning (ML) technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Obesity and compromised immune function disturb children’s nighttime breathing, leading to behavior, learning and memory problems
(Natural News) Hungarian scientists have concluded that abnormal respiratory behaviors during sleep can negatively affect the cognitive development of children. The authors of the new study state that deep sleep, characterized by long, slow brain waves, is hampered or abruptly aroused when a child snores or displays any symptom associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cal U forms alliance for nursing students with Ohio Valley Hospital
California University of Pennsylvania formed an educational alliance with the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing in Kennedy Township. Cal U will provide online coursework for nursing students through the agreement, according to a news release. The university will offer up to 30 credits of non-degree coursework online, completing science and general education requirements while continuing hands-on learning in practical nursing s kills, the release said. A similar partnership with the Washington… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tendon repair: What to expect
Doctors perform tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. In this article, learn about the reasons for having tendon repair surgery, as well as how to prepare for surgery and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?
Fever is common in toddlers and usually resolves on its own. At times, a rash can develop after the fever passes. Causes of a rash after fever in toddlers include roseola, scarlet fever, fifth disease, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. Learn about these common childhood illnesses and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Today is the last day to register to attend the Pediatric Medical Device Development public meeting in person. Click the link to learn more and register. #Pediatrics #medicaldevice https://go.usa.gov/xUvBD   pic.twitter.com/mWuQWK9MLk
Today is the last day to register to attend the Pediatric Medical Device Development public meeting in person. Click the link to learn more and register. #Pediatrics #medicaldevice https://go.usa.gov/xUvBD  pic.twitter.com/mWuQWK9MLk (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Barriers to Doctor-Nurse Communications Thwart Care
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A " power gap " between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends. To learn more about communication breakdowns between the two groups, researchers recorded... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between IUDs and weight gain?
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a safe, long-lasting, and effective form of birth control. Like all forms of contraception, IUDs can sometimes cause unwanted side effects. Some people may gain weight while using an IUD, but research suggests that this is not directly due to the IUD itself. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

General Data Protection Regulation: What Does It All Mean?
Every day more and more electronic devices are “connected” and medical devices are no exception. Medical devices are connected to network servers for many end outcomes including, preventative diagnostics, patient-care management, medication adherence, and remote health monitoring. While connectivity is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, protecting patient privacy and safeguarding data against obvious and non-obvious adversaries has been challenging. Free market economies have a history of under-valuing user privacy aspects to improve user convenience. In response to this, the Europ...
Source: MDDI - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sagar Patel Tags: Software Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is a runny nose during teething normal?
Teething begins at around 6 months of age. Many people associate some non-oral symptoms, including a runny nose and a fever, with the teething process. However, research suggests that the infant's exposure to the wider world and to childhood illnesses are more likely responsible for these symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercises to fix anterior pelvic tilt
Anterior pelvic tilt is when the pelvis, which includes the hip and pubic bones, tilts forward. It causes poor posture and is usually due to a combination of weak and tight muscles. Here, learn how to use specific exercises to correct anterior pelvic tilt. We also cover the causes and complications of this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is postpartum gas normal?
It is common for a person to experience increased flatulence, or postpartum gas, after giving birth. For most people, the gas will eventually go away on its own. Possible causes of postpartum gas include a pelvic floor injury, constipation, diet and lifestyle factors, and inflammatory bowel disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Fear Grips Lofa Residents
[NEWS] The NEWS has learnt that residents of Lofa County are reportedly living in fear over reports of the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in neighboring Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Small Children Play Near Water
-- Anyone -- especially a young child -- can drown in only a few inches of water. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it doesn't recommend any swim instruction for kids under the age of 1. And even after a child learns how to swim, the child... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working
Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and related technologies have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing Is artificial intelligence vulnerable to cyberattacks? Live from SIIM 2018: AI and value-based healthcare Live from SIIM 2018: From pen and ink to AI in radiology Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Learning while sleeping? Our learning capabilities are limited
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), researchers showed that while our brain is still able to perceive sounds during sleep, it is unable to group these sounds according to their organisation in a sequence (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder & Finding the Right Psychiatrist
Finding the right psychiatrist is a difficult task. For me it took almost 10 years and three different doctors. It seems like finding a doctor would be a simple thing, however it’s very personal and you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position when you speak with a psychiatrist. By the time you get to a psychiatrist you have either spoken with your primary care doctor or a therapist who have referred you to go see the psychiatrist. So, you have already told someone your secret of not feeling well mentally and the fact that you feel like you need some help. Most people go to see a psychiatrist reluctantly. When...
Source: Psych Central - August 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Bipolar General Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychotherapy Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrist Therapeutic Relationship Source Type: news

'Baby talk' is a good thing and can actually help infants learn better
Babytalk is a topic that people disagree about, but new study comes out in favor of it. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Role of Medicaid and CHIP in Responding to Public Health Crises and Disasters
August 13, 2018 2:00-3:30pm ET.(Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Learning Collaborative (MACLC)) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

House Panel Explores Implications of Machine Learning for Science
At a July hearing, the House Science Committee discussed promising applications of machine learning techniques to scientific research and the Department of Energy ’s role in supporting advanced computing infrastructure. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - August 3, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are HPV and herpes different?
HPV and herpes are both viral infections that can be transmitted through sex and lead to skin problems. Each infection also causes distinct symptoms and health problems, and methods of treatment and prevention can differ. Learn more about the differences between HPV and herpes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Introducing the Data Catalog Collaboration Blog – check out this new blog from the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), which will talk about outreach, metadata, assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the future development of data discovery. Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Libra...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a chemical pregnancy
A chemical pregnancy results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. During a chemical pregnancy, hCG levels are elevated enough to produce a positive result on a pregnancy test, but they dip down again before a doctor can confirm the pregnancy. Learn more about the signs and symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Student nurses flag challenges facing learning disability sector
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Learn how to reclaim your sovereignty and fight government tyranny through jury nullification – WATCH at REAL.video
(Natural News) Americans have a little-known weapon at their disposal to shut down government tyranny in an instant, and it’s known as jury nullification. A recent episode of “Sovereignty International,” available for viewing at REAL.video, discusses jury nullification at length, revealing how the Founding Fathers incorporated this powerful tool of justice into the Constitution as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extracting psychiatric stressors for suicide from social media using deep learning - Du J, Zhang Y, Luo J, Jia Y, Wei Q, Tao C, Xu H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide has been one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. One major cause of suicide is psychiatric stressors. The detection of psychiatric stressors in an at risk population will facilitate the early prevention of suicidal beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Management of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture Management of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture
Learn more about managing femoral neck fractures in children -- and how to optimize outcomes while minimizing complications.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Learning how to read emotions aged nine
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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 - August 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical imaging AI market primed for growth
The world market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Will DR's positive outlook last past 2018? Advanced visualization and the cloud that never formed MRI 2028: What to expect in the next decade of MRI? Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 2 Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can Physicians Learn Empathy?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, if we lead by example, says Christopher Johnson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UCLA researcher uses virtual reality to understand how animals perceive space
UCLA Health Nobody thinks much about how to navigate from the sofa to refrigerator. Memorizing sensory cues along the way, like the sight of the dining room table or a kitchen countertop, requires no conscious effort. You may not realize it, but your brain is processing data faster than any super computer, rapidly constructing a mental map based on sensory inputs as you move through your house.  When healthy, we don ’t appreciate this gift. However, spatial memory is one of the first functions to deteriorate in several neurological conditions including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. That is why UCL...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is explosive diarrhea?
Explosive diarrhea is a forceful form of loose or liquid stool. This severe type of diarrhea can result from infection, food intolerance, or certain medications, among other causes. In this article, learn about the factors responsible for explosive diarrhea, how to treat it, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Eavesdropping birds learn meaning of foreign alarm calls just by listening
Birds often eavesdrop on the alarm calls of other species, making it possible for them to take advantage of many eyes looking out for danger. Now, researchers have found that fairy-wrens can learn those unfamiliar calls — which they liken to a foreign language — even without ever seeing the bird that made the call or the predator that provoked it. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Seeking the Holy Grail of RWE
Billion-dollar acquisitions tend to make a lot of noise. Markets react, competitors get jittery and share prices can spike or tumble.When Roche bought Flatiron Health, a tech platform that captures and synthesizes structured and unstructured oncology data, for $1.9 billion back in February, it sent tremors throughout the healthcare industry.The ripple effect cannot be chalked up to corporate muscle-flexing however. The deal sent an unequivocal message that the time has come to establish a regulatory-grade standard for real-world evidence.Commenting on the tie-up, Roche ’s CEO said, “This is an important step in...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are holes in tonsils normal?
Holes in the tonsils, or tonsillar crypts, can trap bacteria and become blocked with food and other debris. Some infections can cause the tonsils to become sore and inflamed. In this article, learn about the link between the holes in the tonsils and a variety of conditions, including strep throat and tonsil stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

What can family medicine providers learn about concussion non-disclosure from former collegiate athletes? - Beverly EA, Fredricks TR, Leubitz A, Oldach BR, Kana D, Grant MD, Whipps J, Guseman EH.
BACKGROUND: Despite the risks, concussion symptoms often go underreported by athletes, leading to delayed or forgone treatment and increased potential for concussion recurrence. One of the most serious long-term consequences of sports-related concussions i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the Valsalva maneuver?
The Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique that increases pressure in the chest. Doctors can use it to normalize some abnormally fast heart rhythms. People may also use this technique regularly without knowing it, such as when they push to induce a bowel movement or try to pop their ears. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news