Challenges with Skill Development Programmes During the Pandemic
Skilling programmes already face issues with the delivery of training and achieving the desired learning outcomes. Moving them online may in fact worsen learning outcomes. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceHYDERABAD, Telangana, India, Apr 19 2021 (IPS) India’s evolving Technical and Vocational Education and Training ecosystem (TVET) faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the national lockdown, organisations had to remain shut for 7-8 months, until September 2020. This ecosystem is made up of a range of players, including vocational education providers such as schools and higher educa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Growing New Health Crisis Focusing on Emergency Rooms, Medical History & Vaccines
Samah Ghalloussi, one of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the article with a worker of the French Red Cross. Credit: French Red CrossBy Angel MendozaPARIS, Apr 19 2021 (IPS) This year’s World Health Day on 7 April was an opportunity for three entrepreneurs to share their insights and reflections on a rather complex year due to the health crisis and comment on their experiences developing impactful products and services in this sector. Emeric Lemaire, co-founder of Arkhn, Samah Ghallousi, CEO of AALIA.tech and Antoine Noel, co-founder and director of Japet, are all either associates of Liberté Living-Lab, (a ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angel Mendoza Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Child abuse in times of crises: lessons learned - Agrawal N, Kelley M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions which heighten risk for child abuse. As key players in times of crisis, pediatric emergency medicine providers must be equipped with the tools to recognize, respond to, and mitigate risk of child abuse. An explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Britain must harness the social sciences to fight post-pandemic deprivation | Will Hutton
The wealth of research going on around Covid and inequality could be used to help everyone lead healthier livesWill Hutton is the incoming president of the Academy of Social SciencesFor the past year the repeated government invocation has been that it will “follow the science”. As the world knows, the general direction of scientific advice, although there have been occasional dissenters and differences of emphasis, has been surefooted and mainly right – the government’s responses less so. As deadly calamity succeeded calamity, the Johnson government has finally be come more willing to really “...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Will Hutton Tags: Science Coronavirus Social sciences UK news Sociology Inequality Source Type: news

Wisconsin teachers resign after investigation into slavery lesson
The teachers gave sixth grade students an assignment that asked them how they would “punish” a slave, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interview: Kentucky governor sees useful lessons in pandemic
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says there are lessons to be drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Crossover Health shut down Sherpaa, and how it's taking its lessons into the future
Sherpaa founder Jay Parkinson has left Crossover Health after two years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Perceived Versus Actual Risk - Vaccine Lessons Meteorologists Understand
Perceived vs Actual Risk - Lessons from weather and the Johnson& Johnson vaccine pause. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Senior Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Lessons from Quebec City's gym outbreak, one of Canada's largest COVID-19 superspreading events
We still don’t know exactly how it started, but the outbreak has become one of the largest recorded COVID-19 superspreading events in Canada. Experts say it serves as a cautionary tale as the country contends with more transmissible variants of the coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels combined with extreme weather events is contributing to the inundation of low-lying areas. Coastal erosion is also a major problem in Tuvalu, particularly on the western side of the islands. Credit: Mark Garten/UN PhotoBy Liu ZhenminUNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) Millions of lives lost. Trillions of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu Zhenmin Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Encouraging active transportation to school: lessons learned from implementing a walking school bus program in Northeastern Ontario - Scharoun Benson SM, Bruner B, Mayer A.
Introduction Few Canadian children meet physical activity guidelines. Active transportation to school may be a way to increase physical activity and walking school buses have shown promise; yet, few studies consider Northern settings. Methods Experie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Our child's TBI: a rehabilitation engineer's personal experience, technological approach, and lessons learned - Sulzer J, Karfeld-Sulzer LS.
I (JS) am currently a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering. My primary research focus is rehabilitation engineering. In May 2020, a week before her fourth birthday, our daughter suffered a severe traumatic brain inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace study during pandemic finds managers should talk less, listen more
(Baylor University) Workplace communication often took a back seat this past year, as employees and employers rushed to work remotely, struggled with technology barriers and adjusted to physical distancing. But the pandemic has resulted in valuable lessons for communicating on the job, according to a Baylor University study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strong integrated care systems
One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that people need support joined up across local councils, the NHS and voluntary and community organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clyburn offers Manchin history lesson to clear Senate path for Biden reforms
Majority whip faces up to West Virginia senator on filibuster while insisting Georgia voting law is ‘the new Jim Crow’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The lessons of this moment.' The testimony by police brass at Derek Chauvin's trial is unprecedented
The piercing of the so-called blue wall of silence in Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd has been widely praised. The... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How social workers can use a human rights approach to disasters: lessons learned from the international community - Barney R.
Disaster management strategies have often relied on a humanitarian approach which responds to societal needs through the use of support and assistance. A growing trend has been to apply a human rights approach to disaster management, which emphasizes human... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Policing non-violent crowds: lessons from Kumbh Mela in India - Verma A, Varma V.
Crowd control by police has been generally studied in the context of violence involving protestors and demonstrators. However, nonviolent crowds also pose equal challenges for the police. Major sporting events, musical festivals, religious and political ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Parallels in Sepsis and COVID-19 Conditions: Implications for Managing Severe COVID-19, Frontiers in immunology
Sepsis is a life-threatening systemic illness attributed to a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis is a global burden killing ~11 million persons annually. In December 2019, a novel pneumonia condition termed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged and has resulted in more than 1,535,982 deaths globally as of 8 th December 2020. These two conditions share many pathophysiological and clinical features. Notably, both sepsis and COVID-19 patients experience consumptive thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anaemia, vascular microthrombosis, multi-o...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID
Drs Robert Glatter, Craig Spencer, and Syra Madad discuss lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic that the US should have learned from the Ebola crisis.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Why the Jets Dealt Darnold and the Search for Their Next QB
Plus, the offseason’s five biggest takeaways, lessons from the QBs who did pan out, and more. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons in equity from the frontlines of COVID-19 vaccination
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Authors identify five key lessons about health equity that have emerged health system's patient vaccionation campaign (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, Dr. Anthony Fauci Discuss Lessons From The Holocaust
As the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla made headlines for his professional accomplishments, but few know about his family history. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jair Hilburn, Contributor Tags: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Learning about Learning: Lessons on Effective Knowledge Networks to Support Pandemic Response, IHI
A re-examination of knowledge networks by the IHI, asking what is durable from our prior experience and what is new and findings about learning networks that work. Includes a collection of articles, papers, and books from IHI on the topic to date. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic highlights lessons learned in addressing global health equity
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how connected and dependent people are in terms of collective global health, says G. Anton Decker, M.B., B.Ch., president of Mayo Clinic International. Global health equity is a key focus of the World Health Organization's World Health Day, which will be recognized on Wednesday, April 7. For [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Courage: A Book About Life And Beating The Odds In Healthcare
Courage: Powerful Lessons in Leadership, Strength, and the Will to Succeed by John Sperzel, provides a first-hand consumer ’s guide to surviving a sometimes-challenging health care system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership business pharma Source Type: news

Texas teacher faces backlash over 'unfathomable' Derek Chauvin mock-trial lesson
The Derek Chauvin murder case has been declared a mistrial, at least by the outraged parents of students at a Texas high school. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from case studies of flood resilience: Institutions and built systems - Singh P, Amekudzi-Kennedy A, Woodall B, Joshi S.
Climate change and natural disasters have made it essential for governments to develop system resiliency at the city, state, and national levels. This paper examines flood resilience institutions, strategies, and outcomes in selected cities - New York (U.S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Brexit elite cannot hope to fool us for much longer | William Keegan
Exiting the EU was not good for Britain. Greed did not bring us the vaccine. Johnson ’s narratives will not stand the light of dayThere can be few people who have not at some stage in their lives felt that they had been “taken for a ride” or conned. Yet that, I think, will be the dawning realisation of a fair proportion of the 37% of the electorate who – without, in most cases, having the faintest idea of the implications – voted on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union.Now, usually, if one is conned, it is over some relatively minor matter in the great scheme of things, and one learns one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: William Keegan Tags: Economics Brexit Boris Johnson Coronavirus Austerity Business European Union Infectious diseases Politics Science UK news Source Type: news

Saving Endangered Bonobos Teaches A Lesson In Empathy
At an animal sanctuary in the Congo, young students are learning why the gentle, endangered apes known as bonobos should be seen as a national treasure.(Image credit: Ley Uwera for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

North Carolina state of health care: One year later
Atrium, Cone, UNC CEOs talk lessons learned, financial recovery, challenges still ahead. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

The state of health care in North Carolina: One year later
The chief executives of the Atrium, Cone and UNC health systems talk about lessons learned, financial recovery and challenges still ahead for the industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Peter Jones health: Dragons' Den star recalls terrifying battle with pneumonia - symptoms
PETER JONES, 55, is best known for delivering hard reality checks to would-be entrepreneur's on BBC Two's Dragons' Den. The business tycoon was dealt a sobering lesson of his own when he contracted pneumonia in 2010. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Lessons Learned From The U.S. Ebola Response In 2014 Could Have Bent The Curve Of Covid-19
When the history books look back at the U.S. response to the impending threat of Covid-19, one thing will be certain: foresight and planning to meet the looming threat coming to our shores was lacking, if nonexistent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Telemedicine improves access to high-quality sleep care
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently published an update on the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders to reflect lessons learned from the transition to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and the benefits of continuing to utilize remote care when appropriate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opinion: Caring for front-line employees takes effort
Sandra Preyale, chief people officer at Aegis Living, shares a few lessons from the past year that will stick with her. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sandra Preyale Source Type: news

Airbnb launches inclusive virtual experiences for neurodiverse guests
‘Inclusive Exploration’ experiences include dance class, painting class, skateboarding lesson and an interactive music lesson. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why Virus Tests at One Elite School Ran Afoul of Regulators
In the suburbs of Chicago, New Trier High School offers a lesson in just how complicated it can be to track the coronavirus in schools. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Education (K-12) Coronavirus Reopenings Workplace Hazards and Violations Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Disease Rates SafeGuard Surveillance LLC New Trier High School (Winn Source Type: news

Covid19 a Wake-up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 30 2021 (IPS) The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will be a long time before the deep scars of the COVID-19 pandemic on human well-being fully heal. In the Asia-Pacific region, where 60 per cent of the world lives, the pandemic revealed chronic development fault lines through its excessively harmful impact on the most vulnerable. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) estimates that 89 million more people in the region have been pushed back into extreme poverty at the $1.90 p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

We Must Treat Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis. These 4 Steps Will Help Us Reduce Deaths
COVID-19 has taught us many deadly lessons, among them how dangerous it is to approach a health problem as a political problem. We have lost lives, jobs, hope, and an imagined future, all because scoring political points became more important than following the science. This is not the first time that Americans have made this mistake of conflating politics and health. For decades, we have made the same error about firearm injuries. We have not approached gun deaths as an issue of public health. As a result, we have not just failed to contain gun injuries and deaths, we have seen them increase substantially in number and ho...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan L. Ranney Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Column: I abandoned all my big pandemic projects. Here are 13 lessons I learned instead
I had major plans for the shutdown: learn French, start sewing again, clean my closets, reread the classics. They didn't happen, but I learned a lot. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary McNamara Source Type: news

Sharon Stone talks McDonald's fryer life lessons, kicking Schwarzenegger's face, fame dry heaves
Sharon Stone's memoir "The Beauty of Living Twice" follows the actress from humble upbringing to finding out she was a "Basic Instinct"... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons From HIV And LGBTQ Sexual Health Can Help End The Pandemic
There are key lessons from the way we have tackled HIV, particularily in the LGBTQ community has learned to talk about sexual health, that can guide all of us and our path out of the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jamie Wareham, Contributor Tags: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Mitigation Measures, Testing, and Contact Tracing in the NFL Mitigation Measures, Testing, and Contact Tracing in the NFL
What lessons can be learned from the National Football League's COVID-19 successful testing and contact tracing protocols?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Top business leaders share lessons from the Covid crisis in new report
(Cranfield University) Most businesses were ill-prepared to deal with the pandemic and muddled though the challenges stemming from it, according to a report published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatrician provides a voice for youth traumatized by family separation
Growing up in Brentwood,Dr. Elizabeth Barnert was raised to be acutely aware of two versions of Los Angeles — one of privilege and one of social injustice.Her psychiatrist father instilled in his daughter a love of science and big-picture thinking. Her mother, who fled Castro ’s Cuba alone at 15, worked as a social worker counseling troubled high-school students, many of them first-generation Americans who butted heads with their immigrant parents over issues like cultural identity and gangs.“My father took me to the library every Saturday and taught me the importance of life-long learning,” said Ba...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Capitalism won't save us from Covid, no matter what Boris Johnson might think | Mariana Mazzucato
His claim that ‘greed’ was the driver behind the UK’s vaccine success ignores the huge role of state fundingBoris Johnson has attributed the UK ’s vaccine success to“capitalism” and “greed”. Though these were crude remarks, if the prime minister ’s words are any indication of his vision for how the UK can recover from the pandemic, there are worrying implications for the country’s policies at home and abroad.This is not the first time that Johnson has taken thewrong economic lessons from the Covid crisis. A few months agohe said in the same spirit that for “...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mariana Mazzucato Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Science Research funding World news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Boris Johnson Politics UK news Health Society Source Type: news

Lessons learned from reviewing a hospital's disaster response to the hydrofluoric acid leak in Gumi city in 2012 - Shin H, Oh SK, Lee HY, Chung H, Yoon SY, Choi SY, Kim JH.
This study analyzed the characteristics of hydrogen fluoride-exposed patients (HFEPs) treated in the emergency department (ED) of a local university hospital, and reviewed the hospital's disaster response according to space, staff, supplies, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Surviving violent, traumatic loss after severe political persecution: lessons from the evaluation of a Venezuelan asylum seeker - McQuaid JH, Silva MA, McKenzie KC.
In July 2019, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report urging the Venezuelan government to take immediate action to address the 'grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights' occurring in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news