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The Impact of Risk Management on CAPA
If you’re in the business of developing medical devices, then risk and risk management become synonymous with daily operations. Your overall task is to bring a medical device to market that not only provides a needed function to a patient but is also proven to be safe and effective to use. A product that may be used by someone who is near and dear to you, too. Risk management is a process that is very much here to stay in the medical device industry. On the product side of risk, ISO 14971 continues to be the cornerstone of identifying, assessing, evaluating, and controlling risks as a means to ensure medical dev...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jon Speer Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

‘It ’ s time to make UNISON ’s voices heard’
It’s time to make UNISON voices heard with a massive show of strength on the streets of London, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s national executive council meeting in London today. He urged a massive mobilisation of UNISON members for the TUC national demonstration planned for 12 May. “This is our chance to show this government that austerity must end; the pay freeze for public service workers must end and we need to see the fairer society we all believe in,” he said. “Let’s be ambitious, let’s aim to get huge numbers of UNISON members out on the streets. “Anyw...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News national executive national executive council NEC Rodney Bickerstaffe Source Type: news

“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Opportunity for all to log in to learning with the University of Bristol
Local 6th formers or people considering a return to education can gain a free boost to their skills through the latest online learning offer from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Learning a language could protect you from Alzheimer's
MRI scans of patients with Alzheimer's showed they retained more of their gray matter in crucial brain areas if they were bilingual, according to researchers at Concordia University in Canada. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond the Bedside: How Are Your'Webside' Manners? Beyond the Bedside: How Are Your'Webside' Manners?
Physicians of today and tomorrow will need to know how to conduct an effective virtual visit with a patient and learn a new type of bedside manner as telemedicine continues to evolve.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians.The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Peri &oac...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Library Resource Outreach Center / Health Central Health Central office space Homelessness is a public health issue according to the CDC. Central is the daytime shelter for Rochester’s homeless. In response, Central created the Library Resource Outreach Center (LROC) and Health Central (HC); no eligibility standards, no appointments necessary. LROC is a collaboration between the library and huma...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diagnosing hepatitis C with the hepatitis C antibody test
Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

From the heart: The tale of a three-time transplant recipient
Playing youth hockey and Little League in the spring of 1988, I started to become easily fatigued. I became very weak and could no longer run around. By May, a visit to my pediatrician resulted in a trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic on Fegan 6 and the first of many cardiac catheterizations I would receive in my life. The results of that first procedure were shared in my corner room across from the nurses’ station on 6 East (the cardiac step-down at the time): I would need a heart transplant for cardiomyopathy. It was Friday the 13th. I was 10 years old. Tim, before he ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tim Gallagher Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cardiac catheterization cardiomyopathy heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is spongiotic dermatitis?
Learn about spongiotic dermatitis, a skin condition related to eczema that causes swelling under the skin. We look at the symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

2018-2019 Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute
The goal is to build an intentional learning community that positions emerging leaders to advance a more radical health equity practice. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Human Impact Partners will curate space for approximately 15 leaders from across the country to dive deeply into racial and social justice strategies for health equity, data-driven framing, and systems change. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain training for old dogs: Could touchscreen games be the Sudoku of man's best friend?
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Spoiling old dogs in their twilight years by retiring them to the sofa and forgiving them their stubbornness or disobedience, doesn't do our four-legged friends any good. Regular brain training and lifelong learning create positive emotions and can slow down mental deterioration in old age. Physical limitations, however, often do not allow the same sort of training as used in young dogs. Cognitive biologists from Vetmeduni Vienna propose computer interaction as a practical alternative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time of Death: New AI Technology Tries To Predict and Prevent Death
If you could know the exact day you die, would you want to? The question may not be as far-fetched as you might think, thanks to a new algorithm designed to analyze digital medical records and compare them to real-time health data to calculate the risk of impending health events. The FDA cleared technology from Excel Medical, known as the WAVE Clinical Platform, is being billed as the world’s first patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform. The device was designed as an always-on remote monitoring platform that can track real-time data, such as vital signs, and use that information in conj...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Empatica wins FDA nod for Embrace seizure-tracking wristband
Wearable med device firm Empatica said today it won FDA clearance for its Embrace seizure-tracking wristband. The Embrace device is designed to detect and monitor stress signals and detect seizures that could potentially be deadly, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said. The wrist-worn Embrace looks like a fitness tracker and is equipped with temperature sensors to detect changes in body heat, gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect movement and an EDA sensor to detect electric changes in the skin. The system also uses advanced machine learning to monitor for grand mal seizures and sends alerts to caregivers. &l...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Empatica Source Type: news

Machine learning in-vitro fertilization company Univfy raises $6M
In-vitro fertilization-focused machine learning company  Univfy has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement released today. The funding round was led by venture firm Rethink Impact, and will be used to scale operations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Machine-learning model helps detect diabetic patients at risk for kidney damage
In this study, the company reported that the algorithm identified 45% of patients who experienced significant kidney damage within one year – 25% more patients than commonly-used clinical tools would have detected, according to Medial EarlySign. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Machine-learning model helps detect diabetic patients at risk for kidney damage appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Hospital Care mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT medialearlysign Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels
Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the body to cope with pain or stress. Learn about how they affect mood disorders and other conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Disorder May Be More Common Than Previously Thought
In a new JAMA study of more than 6,000 first-graders, researchers estimate that between 1.1% and 9.8% of American children have developmental or neurological problems caused by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)—a significantly higher number than previous studies have reported. And out of the hundreds of children determined in the study to have FASD, only two had been previously diagnosed. The estimate comes from school-based assessments, family interviews and in-person evaluations of 6- and 7-year-olds in four communities across the country: one in the Midwest, one in the Rocky Mountains, one in the Southeast ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized drinking alcohol while pregnant drinking while pregnant drinking wine while pregnant fetal alcohol effect fetal alcohol spectrum disorder fetal alcohol syndrome fetal alcohol syndrome baby fetal alcohol syndrome definition Source Type: news

FDA Clears Smart Watch to Detect Seizures, Manage Epilepsy FDA Clears Smart Watch to Detect Seizures, Manage Epilepsy
The FDA has cleared the first smart watch for seizure tracking and epilepsy management. The device uses advanced machine learning to identify convulsive seizures and send an alert via text and phone message to caregivers.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Why the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Is Such a Big Deal for Elon Musk
No one makes news like Elon Musk makes news. That’s what happens when you’re the founder of a rocket company, a co-founder of an electric car and solar panel company, a co-founder of PayPal and, not for nothing, have an actual movie superhero—Iron Man—based partly on you. So when Elon Musk says he’s going to launch the most powerful rocket in the world from the very same launch pad that sent the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon, he’s going to get a little attention. That’s exactly the big event Musk is touting Tuesday. The rocket he’s preparing to launch is SpaceX’s Fal...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Elon Musk Falcon Heavy launch NASA onetime Saturn V space SpaceX Source Type: news

MLA Symposium: Health Information for Public Librarians
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has joined forces with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide a health information symposium for public librarians that runs concurrent with the last day and a half of MLA ’18, including the Tuesday Silver and Gold Networking Dinner.  Health Information for Public Librarians is a symposium which provides a unique opportunity for both public and health sciences librarians to learn and network. U.S.-based public librarians with interest or responsibility in providing health information to their communities&...
Source: Dragonfly - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM News from NNLM PNR Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?
Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Working in an office can make people 'dimwits'
Four weeks of exposure to dim light resulted in diminished learning and memory performance, Michigan State University researchers concluded from a trial on Nile grass rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Substance Use Disorders - Technical Support for Medicaid Agencies Opioid Data Analytics Cohort & Additional Opportunities
The purpose of this Program Overview is to inform states about the technical support opportunities available under the Medicaid IAP Reducing Substance Use Disorder program area in 2018. In addition, IAP is soliciting interest from states for participation in an Opioid Data Analytics collaborative learning opportunity. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning can help diagnose Crohn's disease CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiology Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Would You Like to Learn How to Work More Effectively with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing 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...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Wednesday: How to Run an NCBI-Style Hackathon at Your Institution
Coming up this week on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, NCBI will present a webinar that will show you how to plan and run an NCBI-style hackathon at your own institution! NCBI organizes 2-3-day hackathons at sites throughout the United States. In these events, participants work in small collaborative groups on workflows, scripts or applications to create bioinformatic solutions to problems in fields such as text mining, next-gen sequence analysis, medical informatics, and many others. Code from Hackathon projects is available on the public NCBI Hackathon GitHub site. This hour-long webinar will show you how to plan and run an...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

Sun Safety May Not Be a Top Priority in Daycare Sun Safety May Not Be a Top Priority in Daycare
Kids in daycare may not always learn about sun safety because their teachers are more focused on lessons about healthy food choices, brushing teeth and getting plenty of exercise, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mindfulness for busy parents who don ’t have time
I know the last thing you need is another item on your to-do list. If you’re a parent — especially a parent of a child with a medical condition — your time, energy and resources are already spread precariously thin. You’re exhausted. You’re worried. And you have no idea what’s coming next. It’s hard enough to show up for life’s daily challenges without the added task of trying to learn mindfulness. But here’s the thing about mindfulness: It holds space for you to feel that exhaustion; that worry and that uncertainty. Mindfulness acknowledges the churning waves, while he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elisa Boxer Tags: Health & Wellness Mental Health Parenting meditation mindfulness positive thinking Source Type: news

How brain ’s reward system lessened distress over 2016 election results
Some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. A new study by UCLA psychologists explains the differences between these two groups.Those who had no symptoms of depression had either strong family support or heightened activity in two key regions of the brain ’s reward system: the nucleus accumbens and the medial prefrontal cortex.“This is the first study to show this buffering effect of the brain wor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can Computers Learn Like Humans?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

FDA ’ s Shuren says cell phone RF exposure is safe in light of NTP animal study
The FDA today reiterated its view that radiofrequency energy exposure associated with cell phone use is safe in light of a new study from the National Toxicology Program, which indicated a carcinogenic effect in rats. The study, conducted by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, aimed to evaluate the the effects of high exposure radiofrequency at levels “considerably above the current safety limits for cell phones” to learn more about the effects of radiofrequency energy on animal tissue, according to FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dyshidrotic eczema?
Learn about dyshidrotic eczema, a common form of this skin condition that causes blisters. We look at the symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Recruitment Information Session - Seattle, WA
March 20, 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: Belltown Community CenterSeattle  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Recruitment Information Session - Seattle, WA
March 20, 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: Belltown Community Center - Multi-Purpose RoomSeattle  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat erythema nodosum?
Erythema nodosum are painful red bumps that develop under the skin of the shins, ankles, knees, thighs, or forearms. Learn more about the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Book Review: The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating
Do you eat because you are hungry? While our automatic response may be “yes, of course,” many of us, in fact, eat due to stress or to deal with other unwanted emotions. The truth is, the choice to eat is not always about physical hunger. Perhaps the biggest challenge with a food addiction is that it is relatively acceptable when compared with other substance addictions. It is possible to be an emotional eater without anyone ever knowing about it. It does not impact your ability to drive a car, and likely will not result in financial ruin. Coworkers probably won’t notice because they, too, are grabbing don...
Source: Psych Central - February 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia DBT Eating Disorders Mindfulness Self-Help Stress eating and DBT eating better eating mindfulness Emotional Eating Source Type: news

Under-recruitment to nursing courses needs urgent action, warns RCN
Around 60% of learning disability nursing, 40% of adult nursing and 25% of mental health nursing courses recruited fewer students than planned this year, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for nasolabial folds
Nasolabial folds are the lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth's outer corners. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

CENSORED SCIENCE: University shuts down study on people who wished they hadn't changed their gender
(Natural News) Institutions of higher learning are supposed to be incubators of academic and intellectual liberty. But at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom, the freedom to explore and learn new things apparently stops at hot-button social issues like the recent transgender phenomenon that’s recently captured the news cycle. Psychologist and researcher James Caspian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using structural equations to model Akers' social learning theory with data on intimate partner violence - Cochran JK, Maskaly J, Jones S, Sellers CS.
Akers' social learning theory (SLT) is one of the predominate theories of criminal behavior; moreover, its empirical validity has been consistently supported by the extant research literature. However, a number of limitations plague this literature: Rarely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A deep learning approach for detecting traffic accidents from social media data - Zhang Z, He Q, Gao J, Ni M.
This paper employs deep learning in detecting the traffic accident from social media data. First, we thoroughly investigate the 1-year over 3 million tweet contents in two metropolitan areas: Northern Virginia and New York City. Our results show that paire... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Using workers' compensation claims data to characterize occupational injuries in the biofuels industry - Ramaswamy SK, Mosher GA.
Biofuels production is a fast growing and emerging industry. Occupational injuries are a serious problem due to their human, financial and social costs, yet little research has been published on injuries in the biofuels industry. Learning from past injurie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Business Unusual will Drive Africa ’s Quest to achieve Health Care for All
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) pledged his full support for the delivery of universal healthcare within the next five years, one of the pillars of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Action plan. Credit: State HouseBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Radhika ShahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 2018 (IPS)Africa’s quest for health continues to be held back by a combination of factors such as natural disasters and pandemics, prevailing high rates of communicable and rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, sedentary lifestyles, road accidents and greater population mobi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Radhika Shah Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Dim light may make us dumber
(Michigan State University) Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain's structure and hurt one's ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by Michigan State University neuroscientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal, according to a primate study. The damage can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans. It may also occur from infections during childhood and adolescence. Hard hit are brain regions that generate new brain cells. Fetal brain structures that may be injured include those where neural stem cells play a role in learning and memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news