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UNISON challenges police commissioner takeover of fire services
UNISON has criticised the decision to allow police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to take over the governance of fire and rescue services, which the union calls “a veiled attack” on members’ jobs and services. The Home Office has given approval for the PCCs for West Mercia, Staffordshire and Cambridgeshire to take over their local fire and rescue services, after independent assessors scrutinised their proposals. These proposals were founded on ‘back room efficiencies’, with the aim of cutting jobs by merging functions, as fire and rescue staff move into police headquarters. UNISON understands ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Fire and rescue support police and crime commissioner Police and justice staff Source Type: news

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health
The Policies for Action program was created to learn how national, state or local policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families and communities; and what factors promote the adoption and spread of good policies. (Source: RWJF - Open Calls For Proposals)
Source: RWJF - Open Calls For Proposals - April 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a yellow vaginal discharge?
Yellow discharge before a period can have a range of potential causes. Diagnosis depends on the consistency, smell, and color of the discharge. It may be a sign of an infection, such as a STI, early pregnancy, or that a period is on its way. Learn more about three types of a yellow discharge before a period here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

AHA: Therapy Dogs Like Katie Are Good Medicine After Stroke
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Scott Vande Zande had a serious stroke 15 years ago, his beloved golden retriever Hollie was key to his recovery. " I had to learn to speak again, but there were times I couldn't talk, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The FOUR deadly diseases you're likely to encounter in a collapse: PRINT this and archive
(Natural News) In a collapse, public health services like water purification and sewage disposal will come to a standstill, spurring all sorts of diseases that can take your life. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself now with some of the more common diseases you might encounter in such a situation and learn how to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists May Have Found the World ’s Largest Known Child Sacrifice Site in Peru
Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered what could be the site of the largest known instance of child sacrifice in the Americas, and perhaps even the world. The remains of more than 140 children and 200 young llamas were found under residential compounds outside the city of Trujillo, in Peru’s northwest, National Geographic reports. The site is a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chan Chan. The victims appear to have been part of a ritual sacrifice that took place nearly 550 years ago when the Chimú Empire ruled the area, archaeologists said. Most of the children at the site — known as ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kamakshi Ayyar Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Peru Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have white gums?
Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Soda During Pregnancy May Not Help Baby's Brain
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 -- Pregnant women may want to skip all soft drinks while they're expecting if they want their child's learning and memory skills to be sharper, new research suggests. The study found that when moms-to-be had more sugar,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence helps soldiers learn many times faster in combat
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) New technology allows US soldiers to learn 13 times faster than conventional methods and Army researchers said this may help save lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Lita Proctor on NOVA Wonders
If you missed NGHRI and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryHOT (Human Origins Today) Topic on April 27th, you can learn more on Wednesday, May 2nd onNOVA Wonders on PBS (check your local listings). NHGRI program director in the Division of Genome Sciences, Lita M. Proctor, Ph.D., who spoke on "Your Microbiome is a Part of this Microbial Planet" at the One Species Theatre is featured in the program. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 27, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Technical Assistance and Changes in Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project, 2015 – 2016
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiac Dimensions Takes on Abbott and Edwards in FMR Market
Cardiac Dimensions said it has all the makings of a dominant competitor in the functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) market.  And the Kirkland WA-based company isn’t letting the fact that it’s the smallest of three firms competing in the FMR space hinder its path in obtaining a top spot. On Thursday, Cardiac Dimensions announced it had reached a significant milestone, by closing on a $39 million Series B round in an effort to build clinical evidence for its Carillon Mitral Contour System. The funding will be used to help continue the 450-patient CARILLON Trial Pivotal Study and complete the follow-up ...
Source: MDDI - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to safely flush your eye
If chemicals come into contact with the eye, it is essential to flush them out immediately. In this article, we describe how to flush the eyes using clean water or a solution. We also explain what to do if an object becomes lodged in the eye. Learn how to remove irritants and prevent further damage here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention
Adverse outcomes more likely to develop in children with multiple exposures before age 3 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Why People Are Obsessed With the Royals, According to Psychologists
By now, you likely know that Prince William and Kate Middleton had their third child, joining older siblings George and Charlotte. You likely also know that Prince Harry is set to marry American actor Meghan Markle next month. Perhaps you even know that the royal wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel, and will include a lemon- and elderflower-flavored cake and a teenage cellist. In short: The royals have infiltrated our collective consciousness. The question is, why? “We’re social animals,” says Dr. Frank Farley, a professor and psychologist at Temple University and a former American Psycholog...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime royals Source Type: news

DIY remedies to help soothe summer sunburns
Learn what to do in the days following too much sun exposure. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissions
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

AHA: How Black Cardiologists Are Combating Heart Valve Disease
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Doctors and African-American communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to treat it, according to a report from the Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: How Black Cardiologists Are Combating a Problem Affecting Millions
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Doctors and African-American communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to treat it, according to a report from the Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Learning Enhances Synapses Between Memory Cells in Mice
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Tribal Accreditation Learning Community- May Webinar
May 11, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to UMN for Research Data Management Education
The GMR is excited to announce that the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota have been awarded a Research Data Management (RDM) Award to support research data management services! The project will expand RDM education not only within their institution but across the GMR as well! Project Description This project has two goals: Enable health science librarians at institutions throughout the GMR to build research data management knowledge and skills and develop actionable next steps to provide data services at their libraries Enable health science faculty and graduate/professional students at the Universi...
Source: The Cornflower - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding News from the Region Data Management Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What should you do about a pimple on the penis?
Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals, and a pimple on the penis can have a range of causes. Knowing the signs of an STD can help people determine when to see a doctor or whether treatment is not needed. Learn more about the causes of a pimple on the penis, and the treatment options, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- Children with multiple exposures to anesthesia before age 3 are more likely to develop adverse outcomes related to learning and attention, according to a recent study published in Anesthesiology. Danqing Hu, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have a lot of clear watery discharge?
We describe types of discharge that may indicate an infection or another issue. Here, learn what factors affect vaginal discharge and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project
Two more publishers have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This will allow the review process to be independently validated, and data to be fed to relevant vehicles to ensure recognition and validation for reviewers. By sharing peer review information, while adhering to laws on privacy, data protection and confidentiality, we hope to foster in...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

Virtual escape: Hospital in-patients using VR to alleviate boredom, stress, pain
(Natural News) The medical industry is attempting to immerse itself in virtual reality (VR) technology in the hopes that it will improve patient outcomes. From remote surgeries to VR medical learning, the technology appears to have a variety of applications in health care. A more recent use found is using VR as a distraction tool... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cuboid syndrome
Cuboid syndrome is an injury related to a dislocation of the cuboid bone in the middle of the foot. Cuboid syndrome often results from injury or overuse and is more common in athletes and dancers. It causes pain in the outside of the foot. Learn more about diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, and recovery here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?
We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, learn to identify, relieve, and prevent pain in the latissimus dorsi. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Are learning styles a myth? New research says yes, and here’s why
(Natural News) What is your learning style? Are you someone who learns visually, or do you seem to pick up concepts better when you actually act them out? If you’ve never quite been able to figure out where you fall into the most common learning style categories, take heart: New research shows that learning styles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IntechOpen Introduces Strategic Change in Technology and Brand
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, today announced it recently completed a strategic transformation in its technology and rolled out its new brand. The company’s “by the scientists, for the scientists” concept is based on always listening to the needs of individual scholars and the academic community as a whole.  This change includes new technology features, a new logo and a new book design to better present authors’ scientific discovery. “What at first might look just like a visual rebrush, was a process of diving into the very core of the company,&rd...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Bacteria in the small intestine indispensable for fat absorption
(Midwestern University) A researcher at Midwestern University led a new study showing that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption. The goals of the study were to determine if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats, to begin to learn which microbes were involved, and to assess the role of diet-induced microbes on the digestion and uptake of fats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Combat allergies like a pro by learning how to use your nasal spray properly
For millions of Americans,?spring allergies wreak havoc on their sinuses, and many use a nasal spray for relief. But Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy specialist, says most won't get as much relief from that spray as they expect. The reason: They're doing it wrong. https://youtu.be/ICqBAN28Tgo Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reddit AMA: The wonderful world of microbes!
The final Reddit AMA in the National DNA Day AMA series will be about all things microbes! Join us April 27th and learn about how microbes live everywhere and are linked to everything we do. The Rob Dunn Lab aims to tell the stories of the small microbes - whether on our bodies, in our bellies, under our beds or in our backyards - that humans interact with every day. This AMA describes tackling the unknown with the help of the public through citizen science research. Read all the questions and answershere. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 26, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Reddit AMA: The wonderful world of microbes!
The final Reddit AMA in the National DNA Day AMA series will be about all things microbes! Join us April 27th and learn about how microbes live everywhere and are linked to everything we do. The Rob Dunn Lab aims to tell the stories of the small microbes - whether on our bodies, in our bellies, under our beds or in our backyards - that humans interact with every day. This AMA describes tackling the unknown with the help of the public through citizen science research. Join the conversation at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 26, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Doctors told to stop overmedicating people with a learning disability and autism
NHS England is asking more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to a pledge to stop the overmedication of people with a learning disability, autism or both. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Considering a career in academia? Workshop for all disciplines.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UCLA research may explain some causes of infertility and miscarriage
A new study in the journal Nature Cell Biology has uncovered information about a key stage that human embryonic cells must pass through just before an embryo implants. The research, led by UCLA biologist Amander Clark, could help explain certain causes of infertility and spontaneous miscarriage.Infertility affects around 10 percent of the U.S. population, and roughly 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage. In many cases, the causes of infertility and miscarriage are unknown.A team led by Clark, a UCLA professor of molecular cell and developmental biology and member of the  Eli and Edythe Br...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1
April 26, 2018Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good —and how we do evil.If you ’ve been within shouting distance of the news lately, you know that privacy and data are on a lot of people’s minds.Who has access to your digital life? What should they be allowed to do with it? What power are our facts giving to those with the resources to aggregate them?And what about when the facts aren ’t really facts?Fake news is doing more than influencing elections and making your in-laws post troubling memes on their timelines. It ’s puttin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Vasectomy Could Help Kenya Achieve Its Family Planning Goals
April 25, 2018Results from a 2018 qualitative study in Kenya suggest that scaling up vasectomy services could help the country build on decades of family planning progress and help achieve itsfamily planning goals, including increasing its modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) to 66% by the year 2030.IntraHealth International conducted the study with 19 vasectomy clients, seven vasectomy providers, and eight county health officials to learn more about why —despite significant increases in the use of other modern forms of contraception—a negligible number of women (0.0% in thelast national demographic and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

A Doctor's Age May Matter With Emergency Surgery
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- If you need an emergency operation, you're in safer hands with an older surgeon, new research suggests. " These findings provide evidence of a learning curve in surgical practice that has a meaningful impact on patients'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the cause of drooling?
We describe tools, tips, and medications that can reduce or eliminate this symptom. We also explore causes and complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment
Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Wiley Inclusive Access increases affordability and access for students
John Wiley and Sons Inc. today launched a comprehensive program to partner with leading content platform providers to make it more affordable and easier for students to purchase their Wiley course materials, as part of their tuition and fees. Wiley Inclusive Access, in partnership with Barnes and Noble College, Follett, Red Shelf and VitalSource enabled campus stores, not only saves students more than 60% off the cost of a bound text, but also provides valuable first-day of class access. In a study by Vital Source, 63% of students who had their textbooks with them on the first day of class completed the course, while ...
Source: News from STM - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Loneliness can ’t be ‘cured’. We must learn to find value in solitude | Frank Furedi
Instead of medicalising loneliness and calling it an epidemic, we need to find better ways of engaging with ourselvesLoneliness – the sense of isolation, accompanied by the feeling of alienation – has always been a feature of the human condition. References to the unhappy state of loneliness are scattered throughout the Bible. As the 17th century poet John Milton reminded us:“Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named not good.” However, it was only in the early modern era that people started talking aboutloneliness as a standalone problem. Until the 19th century, loneliness tended to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Furedi Tags: Loneliness Life and style Mental health Society & wellbeing Psychology Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Winds of change
The winds of change are blowing at Medical News Today. Read Managing Editor Marie Ellis' monthly update to learn about what's on the horizon. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: IT / Internet / E-mail Source Type: news

World Penguin Day quiz: test your knowledge of our flightless friends
Everybody loves penguins – but how much do you know about them?It is World Penguin Day, so what better way to celebrate than to test your knowledge of penguins, and their appearances in history and popular culture, while also looking at pictures of penguins? You might even learn something along the way.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Animals Wildlife World news Environment Animal behaviour Biology Science Source Type: news

Learn The Secrets Professional Athletes And Top CEOs Use For Optimal Health
Of every component in wellness, one of the most vital things to consider is cellular health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David K. Williams, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the risks of being underweight?
A person is considered to be underweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5. Being underweight is associated with a range of health risks including bone, skin, teeth, and fertility problems. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for being underweight here, including dietary changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news