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NIH Budget Remains Flat Under Trump Budget
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would see roughly flat funding if the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request were enacted as proposed. The White House has requested $34.8 billion for NIH, approximately $2 billion below the 2018 enacted appropriation. Late adjustments to the budget reversed an originally proposed 27 percent cut to NIH. The FY 2019 budget for NIH is slated to increase only slightly by $538 million over 2017 levels because it would absorb three agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that fund research on healthcare quality, occupational health, and disabiliti...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

President's Budget Would Cut USGS by 21 Percent
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) would be funded at $860 million, a 21 percent cut from the fiscal year (FY) 2017 level. Funding for the water resources program would be reduced by 23 percent to $165 million. The administration’s budget would also reduce support for the natural hazards program by 19 percent. These include programs to monitor earthquakes and volcanoes, which would each be slashed by 21 percent. Other programs would also see deep cuts, with budget for the ecosystems program reduced by 40 percent, core science systems reduced by 20 percent, and science support programs cut by 15 percent. The ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Trump Budget Offers More Deep Cuts for EPA
The White House plan for fiscal year (FY) 2019 would reduce spending for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 25 percent, reducing the budget from $8.1 billion in FY 2017 to $6.1 billion. This would be the smallest budget for the EPA since the 1990s. The proposal would gut funding for climate-change research and reorganize research programs related to clean water, land preservation, and healthy communities. To replace these, the budget would allocate $112 million for “core mission” and $357 million for “Rule of Law and Process.” These new items might provide the agency with some leeway to m...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Pruitt's Reform Plan Details Major Reorganization and Workforce Reshaping
In conjunction with the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a “reform plan” along with its strategic plan. The plan is in response to a Presidential executive order asking for a major reorganization of the federal government and includes eleven projects to streamline EPA operations to ensure faster contracting and permitting and fewer requests for industry information. Administrator Scott Pruitt stated in an internal email, “Together the Strategic Plan and Reform Plan set a roadmap for EPA to better achieve our mission of protecting h...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

EPA Chief Questioned by Democrats at Senate Oversight Hearing
On January 30, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt testified for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year. He faced tough questions and criticisms from the Democrats on the panel. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) urged Pruitt to come before the committee and meet with lawmakers more often and criticized some of his actions as the EPA chief, such as delaying environmental rules, removing science advisers, and taking down web pages pertaining to climate scienc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of academies of sciences and medicine, has released a summary of the workshop on "Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology" that was held in Germany in October 2017 and convened by the IAP, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the European Academies Science Advisory Council, and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The international workshop brought together global experts in genetic engineering, security studies, and public policy to discuss strategies to mitigate potential security concerns posed...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Varian acquires decision-support firm
Varian Medical Systems has purchased Evinance Innovation, a clinical decision-support...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: India clears Varian's Halcyon radiation therapy system Varian acquires Mobius Medical Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Government review must revitalise incentives for GPs to become partners, says GPC
A government review of the GP partnership model must deliver incentives to keep existing partners in post and to persuade younger doctors to take on the role, BMA officials have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Jefferson unveils plans for biological manufacturing training center
Thomas Jefferson University unveiled plans this week to establish what it is calling the first education and training center for biological manufacturing In North America.   Jefferson has formed a partnership with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), based in Dublin, Ireland, for the project. The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing will prepare engineering students and industry professionals for leadership positions in the emerg ing field of biological manufacturing.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Looking for the origins of schizophrenia
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study resulted from a partnership between the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, the University of Chile and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling disorder, which affects about 1 percent of the world's population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to map land and water ecosystems around the world to provide decision makers with new tools for assessing natural resources for planning and management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NSF announces changes to overseas offices
Rebecca Keiser, head of the Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following statement. The National Science Foundation is committed to international cooperation in science, engineering and education research. We value our international partnerships around the globe and recognize that the most challenging science requires international cooperation. NSF is changing to a new ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244589&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships
(Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals)
Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 11/2017 This 186-page report provides a comprehensive look at the structures, functions, and resources of state and territorial health agencies, based on the 2016 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Profile Survey. It includes information on partnerships with emergency responders, work in all-hazards preparedness and response, and workforce development in emergency preparedness competencies for all public health workers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine recently renewed its partnership agreement with Hospital Cayetano Heredia—a public university hospital in Lima, Peru, which serves as a national reference hospital in the country and is one of the leading clinical teaching and research institutions in Peru. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education Improving Lives News Center for Health Equity global health partnership Peru South America Source Type: news

Carbon partners with Dentca and Dreve for 3D-printed dentures
Carbon recently partnered with Dentca and Dreve to make 3D printed dentures and gingiva masks and trays. The collaboration will allow the production of customized 3D printed dental products on Carbon printers using materials from Dentca and Dreve. “While 3D printing is not new to the dental market, Carbon provides a complete solution with a very unique partnership approach, enabling dental labs to easily design and manufacture customized, high-quality products for their customers,” said Brian Ganey, general manager of Carbon’s oral care business. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design &...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Dental Carbon dentca dentures dreve MedTech Source Type: news

Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation
Today, Elsevier and Hypothesis are announcing a collaboration to align annotation capabilities in Elsevier’s Research Products with the emerging ecosystem of interoperable clients and services for annotation based on open standards and technologies. Hypothesis is a nonprofit dedicated to the development of open annotation. Through its new open-source technology, academics and scientists are able to make notes on documents they are reading and share those notes with others. Elsevier is a world leading information analytics business specializing in science and health. By working together, Elsevier and Hypothesis demons...
Source: News from STM - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Making sense of integrated care systems, integrated care partnerships and accountable care organisations in the NHS in England.
This updated long read looks at work under these systems and at NHS England's proposals for an accountable care organisation contract. The author concludes that integrated care should be supported as it is the best hope for the NHS and its partners to provide services to meet the needs of the growing and ageing population (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHR Demands Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
As the Syrian area of eastern Ghouta suffered a third successive day of relentless bombing, with reports of hundreds of civilian deaths and more than a dozen health care facilities targeted, Physician for Human Rights put out the following statement, attributable to Director of International Policy and Partnerships Susannah Sirkin. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets
(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (AMP RA/SLE) Phase I study are now available to the research community. Scientists from across the biomedical research community can access the AMP RA/SLE datasets to explore important research questions about these autoimmune conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and Wiley announce publishing partners
(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB), in partnership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), is pleased to announce a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, FASEB BioAdvances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Startup launched by HCMC's innovation incubator taking partnership with Lyft national
Hitch Health, a startup launched by Hennepin County Medical Center's innovation incubator, announced Tuesday that it will roll out its partnership with Lyft nationwide to provide rides to patients who struggle to find efficient transportation to medical appointments. The company’s software ties into electronic-medical-records systems so it can determine whether a patient is eligible for a ride. Hitch reminds patients of appointments and the opportunity for a Lyft pickup via text message. Hitch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gino Terrell Source Type: news

Startup launched by HCMC's innovation incubator taking partnership with Lyft national
Hitch Health, a startup launched by Hennepin County Medical Center's innovation incubator, announced Tuesday that it will roll out its partnership with Lyft nationwide to provide rides to patients who struggle to find efficient transportation to medical appointments. The company’s software ties into electronic-medical-records systems so it can determine whether a patient is eligible for a ride. Hitch reminds patients of appointments and the opportunity for a Lyft pickup via text message. Hitch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gino Terrell Source Type: news

Update on Yale ’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia
The partnership between Yale and Ethiopia ’s Ministry of Health aims to improve management skills at health centers and health offices around the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

EnvoyAI inks partnership with 16 Bit
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider EnvoyAI has signed AI software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TeraRecon teams with EnvoyAI EnvoyAI launches new AI platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GP leaders to consider encouraging non-clinical GP partners to save partnerships
GP leaders will be voting on whether non-GPs should be actively encouraged to become partners in an effort to sustain the partnership model, at the UK-wide LMCs Conference next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP leaders consider saving partnership model by urging non-GPs to join
GP leaders will be voting on whether non-GPs should be actively encouraged to become partners in an effort to sustain the partnership model, at the UK-wide LMCs Conference next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Physicians for Human Rights Condemns Attacks against Civilians in Eastern Ghouta
In response to the ongoing assault against Syrian civilians and health facilities in eastern Ghouta, Susannah Sirkin, Director for International Policy and Partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights, issued the following statement. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting public comment on two separate items: the evaluation of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program, specifically the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) initiative; and Hospice Conditions of Participation. Comments must be submitted within 30 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for February 21, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting public comment on two separate items: the evaluation of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program, specifically the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) initiative; and Hospice Conditions of Participation. Comments must be submitted by March 23, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New structure discovered in human sperm tails
(University of Gothenburg) A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers at the University of Gothenburg -- working in partnership with researchers in the USA -- have identified a completely new nanostructure inside sperm tails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Darby Dental Supply Expands Capital Equipment Offerings with Complete Air Techniques Line
Jericho, NY (February 15, 2018)–Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation ’s largest distributors of dental supplies and services, recently expanded its equipment portfolio to include the full line of Air Techniques products. This addition is the latest advancement in Darby’s aim to partner with leading manufacturers and suppliers to strengthen its position as a singl e-source solution for supplies, services, and capital equipment.Darby launched its capital equipment division in 2009 and has been continuously focused on expanding its product lines and services to become a leading resource in capital equipmen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Title iv-e child welfare training and university partnerships: transforming state child protection services into a trauma-informed system - Hernandez-Mekonnen R, Konrady D.
Children who are involved in the child welfare system have experienced trauma, and research indicates that parents of those children also frequently grapple with their own unresolved trauma. In addition, child welfare workers face high rates of secondary t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence and abuse in rural older women's lives: a life course perspective - Roberto KA, McCann BR.
Intimate partner violence in later life includes physical, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse. Although some researchers have investigated how women in long-term violent partnerships cope with abuse, little is known about the history, experiences, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Help the campaign to save 500 lives a year
UNISON is backing a Daily Mirror campaign that could make history – and save up to 500 lives a year – and we’re asking you to help us. This Friday, 23 February, Geoffrey Robinson MP will present a private members’ bill in the House of Commons to change England’s laws on organ donation. In the last decade, 4,712 people have died while waiting for an organ donor. As you read this, there are 500 people on the transplant list. MPs now have an opportunity to slash these numbers. But do so needs 100 members in the House on Friday morning. At present, 64 MPs have confirmed their attendance, including...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News organ donation Source Type: news

UNISON and Nursing Times partnership helps support next generation of nurses
UNISON has teamed up with the Nursing Times to offer student members an exclusive 40% discount to a subscription.* Nursing Times has been established as the independent voice of the nursing profession and a resource for both professional nurses and students since its inception in 1905. The monthly print magazine, combined with its online companion, has a library of double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical articles, news, opinion and online learning units to help to educate, inform and inspire nurses at all levels and disciplines. A subscription to Nursing Times helps readers stay informed with developments relating to their pr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article News nursing nursing students student nurses Source Type: news

Consortium “n+i” Partners with Enago to Offer Manuscript Preparation and Author Education Services
“n+i” consortium today announced its new partnership with Enago, a leading author service provider that specifically caters to the large section of the global research community for whom English is a second language (ESL). “n+i”, a not-for-profit consortium links together 50+ Graduate Engineering Schools and specialised training programmes in all areas of engineering. The “n+i” consortium represents more than 30,000 student engineers and 250 research laboratories spread over 40 cities and 18 regions of France. It is also currently the largest engineering network in France that strives to...
Source: News from STM - February 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures: An Ongoing Need for Preparedness
Bipartisan Policy Center. 02/13/2018 This 16-page report summarizes the progress to date in procuring medical countermeasures and prior Congressional funding mechanisms for Project BioShield. It discusses ways to optimize funding for medical countermeasures so that the existing public-private partnership can continue to thrive, by restoring the program's original multi-year funding structure. It reviews the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE), and future considerations for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How high schools become empowering communities: a mixed-method explanatory inquiry into youth-adult partnership and school engagement - Zeldin S, Gauley JS, Barringer A, Chapa B.
Educational reform efforts emphasize empowerment and engagement, but these concepts are rarely translated into policy or classroom practice. This inquiry explores how schools can become places where students take ownership over their own learning. Phase 1 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pilot study of a novel partnership for installing smoke alarms - Omaki EC, Frattaroli S, Shields WC, McDonald EM, Rizzutti N, Appy MK, Voiles D, Jamison S, Gielen AC.
OBJECTIVEs To demonstrate the feasibility of partnering fire department personnel and home visiting nurses to increase the number of low-income homes protected by smoke alarms. METHODS During a regularly scheduled home visit, nurses at the Nurse-Fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

5 Groundbreaking Updates Coming Out of Ion Labs
In the last 5 years, Ion Labs has created business partnerships with the most influential and successful brands in the dietary supplement industry. All of these partnerships have started with a...(PRWeb February 16, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15215586.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NEH and NLM Renew Partnership to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Career Initiatives
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world ’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have reaffirmed a partnership, originally established in 2012, to develop initiatives that explore the intersection of biomedical and humanities research. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health
Funding for a program to strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure, ensure a competent, current and connected public health system, and improve delivery of essential services through capacity building assistance (CBA). CBA is defined as activities that strengthen and maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to sustain or improve system, organizational, community or individual processes and competencies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers signs record biotech partnership deal
Drugmaker to pay Nektar $1.85bn upfront in hope of boosting cancer immunotherapies (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Cambridge University Press expands partnership with AJE to include comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation service
Cambridge University Press has announced the expansion of its partnership with world-leading author services company American Journal Experts (AJE), to include a range of new manuscript preparation services. The Cambridge University Press & AJE site was launched in 2017 to offer language editing for prospective authors who are writing in English as a second language. Due to the success and high level of customer satisfaction with this service over the past year, Cambridge University Press and AJE have decided to expand the offering available to authors. In addition to language editing, authors will now be able to choos...
Source: News from STM - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
A national, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and stimulate action that will improve the health of people and communities. Articles may require a subscription. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former health minister to chair STP
A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fitbit Extends Its Reach in Healthcare
Fitbit is expanding its reach in healthcare through the proposed acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform designed to help people manage chronic conditions, aid in lifestyle interventions like weight loss and smoking cessation, and make it easier for providers and patients to collaborate on health plans. Learn about key topics in the industry at the free Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Conference and Expo March 7-8, 2018, in Cleveland, OH.  The deal, which is set to close in the first quarter, would lay the foundation for San Francisco, CA-based Fitbit to expand its offerings ...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news