Parents learn that son's growing pains are actually cancerous tumors
Nick and Janessa Whatcott, from Bluffdale, Utah, were horrified to learn that the growing pains their six-year-old son, Nixon, was experiencing are actually cancerous leg tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMS Crews, Israeli Military and Fire and Rescue Department Conduct Collaborative Drill Mimicking MCI Missile Strike on Military Base
Jerusalem, - On Monday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMS organization together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department held a combined training drill which mimicked missile attack on a military base that resulted in a mass casualty incident (MCI). The drill was held in the live fire shooting range of Mitvach 24 near the town of Rishon LeZion  and included evacuation by IDF helicopter and logistical and practical cooperation between all organizations. During the drill, the teams collaborated to treat some dozen injured people inside the base, whose level of injuries differed from...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Training News Operations Source Type: news

EMS Crews, Israeli Military and Fire and Rescue Department Conduct Collaborative Drill Mimicking MCI Missile Strike on Military Base
Jerusalem, - On Monday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMS organization together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department held a combined training drill which mimicked missile attack on a military base that resulted in a mass casualty incident (MCI). The drill was held in the live fire shooting range of Mitvach 24 near the town of Rishon LeZion  and included evacuation by IDF helicopter and logistical and practical cooperation between all organizations. During the drill, the teams collaborated to treat some dozen injured people inside the base, whose level of injuries differed from...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Training News Operations Source Type: news

British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AI Becoming Prevalent in Identifying Stroke, Head Trauma
Another company is throwing its hat into the ring to use artificial intelligence to help identify bleeds, fractures and other critical abnormalities in head CT scans. San Mateo, CA-based Qure.ai released the results of a clinical validation study confirming its algorithm’s near-radiologist performance on 21, 000 patients and has made a dataset of almost 500 AI-analyzed head CT scans available for download. The results have been published in a research paper on Cornell University's online distribution system for research, arXiv.org. The paper is titled “Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for ...
Source: MDDI - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Teach kids how to deal with anger and confrontations
Advice from HealthyChildren.org on helping your child learn how to deal with anger and avoid confrontations:Everybody Gets Mad: Helping Your Child Cope with ConflictHelp Children Act CalmLet them know that it takes more courage to walk away from a fight than to stay and fight.Teach them that fights don ’t solve problems—they make new ones.Remind them that when they get mad but don ’t fight, they have really won.Sometimes, getting along with other kids is hard. Some kids:Get into fights when they are angry.Get teased a lot.Encourage others to fight.This can make your child feel bad or get in trouble. Te...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

London learning disability and school nursing courses at risk
London South Bank University has launched a consultation about whether to close its learning disability nursing programmes permanently following a drop in applications since student bursaries were removed in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus strands in the eyes?
Mucus fishing syndrome is a condition where a person continually fishes excess strands of mucus from the surface of their eye. Constantly removing the mucus can cause further irritation. Causes include conjunctivitis, dry eye, and physical irritation. Learn more about causes and treatments for mucus fishing syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Fresh $668 million biotech venture fund aims to quench hunger for data
A San Francisco venture capital firm backing data-intensive approaches to developing new drugs has raised a $668 million fund that it looks to turn loose on new ways to marry data and biology to bring therapies to market faster. Foresite Capital, whose recent investments include the machine learning drug development company Insitro, recent IPO Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE: RCUS) of Hayward and Pleasanton sequencing company 10X Genomics Inc., said its fourth fund will focus on companies with "technical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a stroke feel like? During, after, and ministrokes
Many people know the classic signs of a stroke, such as facial drooping, trouble balancing, and difficulty speaking. But what does having a stroke feel like? Is it painful? What are the long-term effects? What are the symptoms of a ministroke? Also, learn what to do if you or someone nearby may be having a stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat a milk blister?
Milk blisters or milk blebs are common and can occur during breast-feeding. They are caused by the way the baby latches onto the breast, which results in a blockage of the nipple pores. There are a range of treatments for milk blebs, many of which can be tried at home. Learn more about remedies for milk blisters here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Tackling the challenges of living with multiple health conditions
We know that many people with arthritis also live with other conditions– this is known as‘multimorbidity’. Living with many conditions can have a huge impact on individuals: there can be more medication and medical appointments to manage, or one condition could impact on a person’s ability to manage another. It also has a knock-on effect on health and care, for example a ten-minute consultation with a GP may not be enough time to discuss the impact of many conditions. We believe it is one of the largest and most complex challenges facing our health and care systems today.Our policy and campaigns tea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

How to prepare for a drought
(Natural News) Living in the U.S. means learning how to deal with reduced rainfall, which is the main cause of droughts. Almost every part of the country will go through periods of reduced rainfall, as per Ready.Gov. A drought refers to a period of irregular dry weather that often lasts long enough to disrupt the normal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI researcher Daphne Koller heading new machine learning drug discovery venture
In a recent medium.com blog post, Daphne Koller — an artificial intelligence researcher at the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and, until just a few months ago, chief computing officer at (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Yale scientists host local students at cardiovascular research center
This spring, 70 local teens from Common Ground High School in New Haven visited YSM to learn about the work of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Learning Resources Database Redesign
On April 18, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design and improved functionality for the Learning Resources Database. This database makes it easy to find educational resources for NLM products and services by allowing users to search multiple areas of the library through one search interface. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why It ’s So Hard to Learn Another Language After Childhood
Everyone knows that picking up a second language grows more difficult with age. And in a new study, scientists have pinpointed the age at which your chances of reaching total fluency plummet: 10. The study, published in the journal Cognition, found that it’s “nearly impossible” for language learners to reach native-level fluency if they start learning a second tongue after age 10 — though that doesn’t seem to be because language skills go downhill at this age. “It turns out you’re still learning fast,” says study co-author Joshua Hartshorne, an assistant professor of psycholo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, Learning Resources Database Redesign
On April 18, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design and improved functionality for the Learning Resources Database. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Predicting suicide attempts in adolescents with longitudinal clinical data and machine learning - Walsh CG, Ribeiro JD, Franklin JC.
BACKGROUND: Adolescents have high rates of nonfatal suicide attempts, but clinically practical risk prediction remains a challenge. Screening can be time consuming to implement at scale, if it is done at all. Computational algorithms may predict suicide ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

She's turning machine learning into a drug discovery engine
Daphne Koller, the former ed-tech entrepreneur who jumped to anti-aging drug research company Calico, is launching a company turning machine learning on drug discovery and development. Not much is known at this point about Insitro, but it has won the backing of prominent biotech venture capital firms at the intersection of tech and biotech, including Foresite Capital, Alphabet investment arm GV, Third Rock Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and ARCH Ventures. The company's website s ays it will apply… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

All of Us Launch Party in NYC
Join NNLM MAR in New York City to celebrate the national launch of the All of Us Research Program! The event, taking place on Sunday May 6th, will feature family-friendly activities and educational experiences to help us all celebrate the future of health. NNLM MAR will be there to provide information about free health resources and NNLM’s 3-year collaboration project with public libraries. The New York City-based All of Us launch event will feature an educational health fair, community art experience by local artist Danielle Mastrion, interactive health demos, dynamic speakers, and exciting entertainment. This event...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us In the Region Source Type: news

Virtual Town Hall Meeting May 15 7-8 pm ET
When: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET (the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months). Where: Online with two options for participation: Uberconference:   https://www.uberconference.com/DrDannySands   (no PIN necessary) or Dial-in 617-221-4750 Who: open to all members of SPM. What:  This is like the faculty drop-in office hours on a college campus. Our goal is to provide, in an informal setting, a chance to talk directly to members of the SPM Board and share interests, suggestions, feedback and ask questions. Why: The more we find or make opportuni...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Source Type: news

Assessment & Treatment of Five Diabetic Emergencies
Patients experiencing a diabetic emergency should be placed on a cardiac monitor due to the potential for severe electrolyte disturbances. Photos courtesy Nashville Fire Department EMS calls for patients with diabetes are common for many reasons, including their increased risk for cardiac disease, cerebrovascular disease, pneumonia, infection and their many diabetic complications. Knowing and recognizing common emergencies encountered in diabetics is important due to both their frequency and that they are often life-threatening. In this article, we focus on five diabetic emergencies: 1) diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA); 2) h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H. Evan Dingle, MD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

UH engineer seeks to learn more about crystal formation
(University of Houston) Fields ranging from drug design to petrochemical production depend on crystal formation, but much is still unknown about the process. A chemical engineer from the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to increase understanding of crystal nucleation within polymers and other soft materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pilot study validates artificial intelligence to help predict school violence
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A pilot study indicates that artificial intelligence may be useful in predicting which students are at higher risk of perpetrating school violence. The researchers found that machine learning -- the science of getting computers to learn over time without human intervention -- is as accurate as a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, including a forensic psychiatrist, in determining risk for school violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence enhances environmental health research
Deep learning may transform biomedical research, according to a review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Backed by big-name VCs, this startup is turning machine learning on drug discovery
Daphne Koller, the former ed-tech entrepreneur who jumped to anti-aging drug research company Calico, is launching a company turning machine learning on drug discovery and development with the backing of prominent biotech venture capital firms at the intersection of tech and biotech. Not much is known at this point about Insitro, backed by Foresite Capital, Alphabet investment arm GV, Third Rock Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and ARCH Ventures. But the company's website says it will apply machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Mayo Mindfulness: Boost your confidence by allowing mistakes
"Feeling confident is an important part of success. One way to boost your confidence is to allow mistakes. Don?t expect perfection. Instead, learn from your mistakes and forge ahead." ? Kristin Vickers Douglas, Ph.D. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infographic: The heart out of rhythm
Learn more about?ventricular tachycardia. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Learning disabilities mortality review programme
The learning disabilities mortality review (LeDeR) programme aims to make improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet
(Natural News) Losing one’s eyesight and knowing that the damage is reversible is one thing. Losing one’s vision and learning that it will never come back is more devastating. The second scenario affects more than 10 million Americans living in the U.S. The number is expected to balloon to almost 22 million by 2050. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. seeks 1 million people for study of DNA, health habits
Researchers hope to learn why some people escape illness and others don't, and how to better customize prevention and treatment of diseases (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Backed by big-name VCs, this startup is turning machine learning on drug discovery
Daphne Koller, the former ed-tech entrepreneur who jumped to anti-aging drug research company Calico, is launching a company turning machine learning on drug discovery and development with the backing of prominent biotech venture capital firms at the intersection of tech and biotech. Not much is known at this point about Insitro, backed by Foresite Capital, Alphabet investment arm GV, Third Rock Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and ARCH Ventures. But the company's website says it will apply machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat if you have a C. diff infection
C. diff infections can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, and loss of appetite. Staying hydrated, letting the stomach rest, and eating foods that do not aggravate the colon are all essential steps to recovery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and how both mild and severe C. diff infections are treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Teen delivers baby after learning about childbirth in school
A northern Utah high school student delivered her aunt's baby Saturday, days after learning about childbirth in her child development class (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US wants 1 million to share DNA and health habits for science
On Sunday, the U.S. government will open enrollment to try and build a large enough database to learn why some escape illness and others don't, and better customize treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a garlic allergy?
A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Children need to learn new language before age 10 to become fluent
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have discovered a 'critical period' for learning a new language which ends around 17 or 18 (stock image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overview of Humanitarian Standards Partnership: Focus on Their Application in Zaatari Camp, Jordan
Sphere Project. 03/20/2018 This one-hour, 38-minute webinar presents the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, formed by the Sphere Project; Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action; Cash Learning Partnership; Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies; Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Project; and Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network. It discusses each of the humanitarian standards, explains what they cover and how they can be used, and has a specific focus on the context of the Zaatari camp in Jordan. (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 - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of punishment: implications for psychiatric disorders - Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P, Killcross S, McNally GP.
Punishment involves learning about the relationship between behavior and its adverse consequences. Punishment is fundamental to reinforcement learning, decision-making and choice, and is disrupted in psychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disciplining play: digital youth culture as capital at school - Rafalow MH.
Adults may still be catching up to digital age, but digital youth bring to school digital skills they learn from each other. Comparative ethnographic analysis of three middle schools that vary by student class and race reveals that students' similar digita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Too old to learn a new language? Children need to start before age 10 to become fluent
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have discovered a 'critical period' for learning a new language which ends around 17 or 18 (stock image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRSA | PCA and HCCN Do It Together Resource Learning Collaborative | June 2018
June 14, 2018 12:00-1:15pm ET. CSH is hosting a series of open calls with Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to explore, critique and design a range of training resources to build quality health and housing partnerships. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Types of heart attack: What you need to know
Some heart attacks are more severe than others. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of each type. We also explore their causes and who is at risk. Finally, we look at how each type is treated, the recovery process, and steps a person can take to prevent heart attacks and other cardiac problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Teen Delivers a Baby Days After Learning About Childbirth in School
EDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school student delivered her aunt's baby Saturday, days after learning about childbirth in her child development class. Morlie Hayes, 16, was at home in Eden over the weekend while her mom was out running errands and a surprise visitor showed up: her pregnant aunt Laura Creager, who was going into early labor. "My mom's outside. She's going to have her baby!" Creager's 7-year-old daughter said through tears, the teenager told the Deseret News. The baby wasn't due until May 19. Creager thought she had another hour before she would make it to the hospital, but her baby w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Teen Delivers a Baby Days After Learning About Childbirth in School
EDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school student delivered her aunt's baby Saturday, days after learning about childbirth in her child development class. Morlie Hayes, 16, was at home in Eden over the weekend while her mom was out running errands and a surprise visitor showed up: her pregnant aunt Laura Creager, who was going into early labor. "My mom's outside. She's going to have her baby!" Creager's 7-year-old daughter said through tears, the teenager told the Deseret News. The baby wasn't due until May 19. Creager thought she had another hour before she would make it to the hospital, but her baby w...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Critical window for learning a language
Scientists say there is a cut-off age for learning a language fluently. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar
May 10, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. Webinar will provide an overview of CMS'program-related resources. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news