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Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
The objective of the report is to help neonatologists and other NICU providers and administrative leaders understand these organizing concepts and develop response plans within their units, hospital institutions, and geographic regions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Legal Preparedness and Zika Virus: A Primer (2017)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 04/13/2017 This 31-page report, updated in April 2017, outlines major public health concerns underlying the Zika virus, and discusses legal preparedness and response issues. These include legal issues related to testing and screening, surveillance and reporting, public health preparedness, mosquito abatement, liability and insurance, and maternal and child health. It discusses international legal response efforts, and U.S legal preparedness and response actions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cochrane Taiwan announces appointment of new Director
We are pleased to announce thatCochrane Taiwan has appointed Chiehfeng (Cliff) Chen as its new Director, effective February 2017.Cochrane Taiwan ’s work in supporting and promoting evidence-based health care goes back to 2003, and Cliff has been involved with the team’s activities for 11 years. Under the leadership of Founding Director Ken Kuo, the Cochrane Taiwan team has been instrumental in establishing the Center for Evidence-Based M edicine at Taipei Medical University with government support for initiatives including funding for Cochrane Library access for all Ministry of Health and Welfare affiliated hospitals.C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

The Patients We Do Not See
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, NLM Technical Bulletin - March - April 2017 Issue Complete
The March-April 2017 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin is now complete. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - April 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

$2.4 million grant funds new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program
(Penn State) A new $2.4-million program, funded by grants from the US National Library of Medicine and Penn State University, establishes the Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program. Its mission is to train the next generation of data scientists in order to assure that the vast wealth of biomedical data resulting from significant scientific discoveries can be mined quickly and efficiently in order to achieve useful results for human health and healing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program
(University of Texas at Arlington) A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies, previously developed by a UTA task force, on undergraduate learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

China builds world's largest kinase-based whole-cell screening library
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) After five years of hard work, China has completed the world's largest kinase-based whole-cell screening library for high-throughput drug assay. The cell library is located in Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, and includes over 150 cell lines. The library covers more than 70 different kinases and mutations that are involved in human tumorigenesis and have been targeted through clinical treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 287-page handbook provides up-to-date and detailed operational guidance for all actors concerned with the welfare and protection of unaccompanied and separated children. These girls and boys are at increased risk of physical and psychological harm, abduction, trafficking and unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups, sexual abuse and exploitation, and permanent loss of identity. Chapter topics include characterizing family separation in emergencies, alternative care of unaccompanied and separated children, family tracing, reunification,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 250-page toolkit, which accompanies the Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children, provides 56 tools to guide policy development and programming in addressing cases of family separation, including family tracing and reunification, and the provision of appropriate alternative care in all settings as part of the case management system. It includes tools for prevention and preparedness measures; a family tracing and reunification kit supply list; core staff functions for an emergency response to unaccompanied and separated children; and terms o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Healthy Sleep
(Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: millern Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Fatty Liver Disease
(Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: millern Source Type: news

NNLM Resource Picks: Community Health Maps
NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Join NNLM for the next session of Resource Picks on May 10! Participants are […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

NLM Announces 2017-2018 Associate Fellows
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest biomedical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 class of Associate Fellows. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke.
New Cochrane Review finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of death. Global health experts believe the best way to reduce tobacco use is by stopping people starting to use tobacco, and encouraging and helping existing users to stop. The introduction of standardized (or ‘plain’) packaging was recommended by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) guidelines. This recommendation was based on evidence a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Immunisation Information Systems in the EU and EEA
Immunisation information systems (IIS) are defined as confidential, population-based, computerised databases that record all immunisation doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. At the point of clinical care, they support practitioner decision-making in ensuring appropriate individual vaccination and adherence to applicable policies. At population level, IIS provide aggregate data on vaccinations for use in surveillance and programme operations, and in guiding public health action to improve vaccination rates and reduce vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Publications Download Source Type: news

Are You Prepared for a Wildfire?
Untitled by Michael Held is licensed under CC0. Last week was Wildfire Awareness Week, and it’s getting to be that season…are you prepared? The New Mexico Department of Health is stressing less about how to prevent starting wildfires, but instead, more about what to do to protect yourself if a wildfire occurs nearby. The smoke that a wildfire produces can be very dangerous, and business, schools and other facilities where people gather might want to consider becoming clean air shelters in the event of a wildfire. The smoke is one of the most dangerous effects of a wildfire for people in an area where one is occurr...
Source: Network News - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Disaster Emergency Preparedness General (all entries) Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/22/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and its communication strategy. The call discusses communication best practices, communication research, and Zika by the numbers. It details vector control, personal protective behaviors, and message testing, and provides resources. (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 - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Jurisdiction and Partner Sustainment Strategy: Epidemiology and Surveillance Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/23/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus, with a report from the Epidemiology and Surveillance Task Force. The call provides an update on the epidemiology of the Zika virus, and covers modeling to inform surveillance strategies to identify local transmission, and what might be expected in 2017. It discusses the most effective way to detect transmission in areas at risk for local Zika virus transmission that have no documented local transmission. (Video or Multimedia) (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Vector Issues Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/28/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika Virus, with a report from the Vector Issues Team. The call covers vector control activities, preparation of a plan of action, training for mosquito management, insecticide resistance, and an update on the surveillance of the Aedes and albopictus aegypti mosquitoes. (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 - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/29/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus, with a report from the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force. The call discusses lessons learned from the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, building the evidence base, recent guidance updates, pregnancy and birth defects surveillance and data collection for Zika, and the CDC ' s key priorities to address Zika in 2017. (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 - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Blood Safety Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/30/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call that discusses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and a report from the Blood Safety Task Force. The call covers Zika Virus Background; Background on Blood, Organ, and Tissue Collection/Screening; and Blood Donor Screening. It report that there have been no reported Zika transfusion-transmitted cases in the United States, and discusses other blood and tissue safety issues. (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 - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Medical Investigations Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/30/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and its Medical Investigations Team, which supports CDC preparedness before, during, and after all public health emergencies. It also discusses the Clinical Inquiries Team, which is responsible for managing clinical inquiries and maintaining inquiry-related data that CDC receives; and the CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT), a highly trained cadre of public health experts trained to mobilize and deploy upon identification of loca...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Food security: the gene banks future-proofing Australian agriculture | The future of farming
At the start of ourFuture of farming series on sustainable agribusiness we show how two gene banks, living libraries of all the seeds and grains in Australia, are designed to safeguard the species•The invisible farmers: the young women injecting new ideas into agriculture•Water-smart farming: how hydroponics and drip irrigation are feeding AustraliaIn February 2018 the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the remote Norwegian Arctic will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Among the gifts it will receive are two collections of precious seeds and grains from theAustralian Pastures Genebank and theAustralian Grains Genebank, to be ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bianca Nogrady Tags: Guardian sustainable business Farming Business (Australia) Environment Technology Australia news Genetics Science Biology Source Type: news

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth
An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.(Image credit: Thomas Fredberg/Getty Images/Science Photo Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2017, NNLM Webinar: Five Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Nucleotide Database
Register for the May 17, 2017, Webinar on using the NCBI Nucleotide database. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - April 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2017, Adding MeSH URIs to NLM Catalog Records
As part of the library community's effort to prepare current bibliographic data for the eventual transfer to a linked data environment, the National Library of Medicine will be adding Uniform Resource Identifiers to the MeSH subject fields in its catalog records. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - April 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UNISON launches ad campaign to promote public services champions
UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched an advertising campaign to show the positive impact of public sector workers, while also highlighting their struggles as a result of cuts to public spending. The campaign, called Public Service Champions, was developed by the Good Agency and is made of a series of six adverts showing an employee and a member of the public sharing two sides of a story that’s been made difficult due to lack of funding. The ads show that public services are at risk despite the positive impact staff make saving lives, keeping communities safe, caring for the vulnerable and supporting children in schools....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

PubFactory works with Altmetric to provide engagement insights
Online publishing platform PubFactory has partnered with data science company Altmetric to provide real-time insights into the latest shares, mentions and engagement relating to individual publications immediately enabling authors, readers, and editors to gather a more comprehensive view of the reach and influence of research. Available now to publishers who host their content on the PubFactory platform, the Altmetric badge visualisations and associated details pages offer valuable additional context and a much more immediate source of feedback on how a publication has been received. “Working with Altmetric makes sense a...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

New Newsletter Name
Starting in July our newsletter will be titled: MidContinental Message Congratulations to Renee Gorrell from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes – Jewish College in St. Louis for submitting the winning name! Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting an entry or voting! (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 04/12/2017 This 42-page document provides guidance in the assessment, research, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in emergency settings. Although designed specifically for emergency contexts, including protracted crises, the framework may also be applicable for the transition phases from emergency to development, including disaster risk reduction initiatives. Chapter topics include Practical Tips for Using the Common Framework, and Ethical Considerations...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Forum 2016: Moving Forward with the Global Mental Health Agenda
World Health Organization. 02/09/2017 This 28-page report summarizes the eighth meeting of the mhGAP Forum on October 10-11, 2016, when the focus was the consultation on the draft Global Action Plan on public health response to dementia. A further focus was on psychological first aid (PFA) and supporting people following crisis events, reflecting the theme of this year ' s World Mental Health Day. Participants discussed the range of humanitarian organizations who have learned and applied PFA in various crisis contexts, as part of disaster preparedness, general capacity building, and emergency response. The Forum also launc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings: Version 2.0
World Health Organization. 10/31/2016 This 173-page document is the second version (2016) of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in non-specialist health settings. It presents the integrated management of priority mental, neurological, and substance use conditions using algorithms for clinical decision making. Key updates include a streamlined and simplified clinical assessment that includes an algorithm for follow-up; and revised modules for Psychoses, Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Disorders, and Disorders Due to Substance Use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Policy on Protection in Humanitarian Action
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 10/14/2016 This 39-page policy defines the centrality of protection in humanitarian action, per the December 2013 statement of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals, as well as the process for its implementation at the country level. It seeks to reinforce complementary roles, mandates, and expertise of all relevant actors in times of conflict and disaster. It emphasizes an IASC commitment to prioritize protection and contribute to collective protection outcomes, including through the development of a humanit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological First Aid: Supporting People Following Crisis Events
World Health Organization. 09/23/2016 This one-page fact sheet provides information about psychological first aid (PFA), which is an approach to help people recover from a crisis event by responding to their basic needs and showing them concern and care in a way that respects their wishes, culture, dignity, and capabilities. It discusses what PFA involves, who can offer it, who can benefit from it, and how to learn more about it. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Four cups of coffee 'not bad for health' suggests review
Conclusion It appears that previous recommendations from the 2003 Health Canada review into the effects of caffeine on health remain suitable. Health Canada recommended a maximum daily coffee intake of 400mg/day for healthy adults and 300mg/day for pregnant women. Although this review looked at a large number of studies and found that the evidence overall supports these recommendations, there are some limitations to the research: The number of studies providing evidence for each health outcome varied. Some results were based on a large number of studies, others on a much smaller number. This means the strength of evide...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Celebrate National DNA Day
National DNA Day is today, April 25. It is a time for teachers, students, and the public to celebrate the achievements of the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of the DNA double helix as well as a time to learn more about genetics and genomics. It was on this day in 1953, that the paper, “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” was published by Watson and Crick. Also, included in this same issue of Nature, were accompanying articles by others including a scientist by the name of Rosalind Franklin. The work of many has gone into the scientific advanc...
Source: Dragonfly - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Emergency highway landings in general aviation and the possible role of media reports - Holzman E, de Voogt A.
BACKGROUND: To examine the causes and factors of airplane landings on highways and the dangers to occupants of vehicles on the ground. METHODS: The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board online database provided 133 accidents involving a highway... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Chaplaincy encounters following a suicide attempt - Kopacz MS, Kane CP, Pigeon WR, Nieuwsma JA.
This descriptive study examines the provision of chaplaincy services to veterans who sought health care at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center following a suicide attempt. A system-wide VA database of suicidal behavior was used to identify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Second Cancer is Worse for a Younger Person than an Older One
MRI by liz west is licensed under CC BY 2.0. A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that for those people who develop a second cancer (meaning a new cancer, not a recurrence), it’s the older patients that are more likely to survive. Previous studies have been done to learn more about second cancers, but little has been done linking age as a factor to survival rate. The study compared more than 1 million cancer patients from 1992 to 2008. It showed that younger people are more likely to survive just one cancer compared to older adults, but when a second one appears, it’s the opposite. The research did not point o...
Source: Network News - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: General (all entries) Research Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Forum 2015: Mental Health Innovations and Their Uptake Into Policy and Practice
Discussion topics included Innovation Into Policy and Practice: Community-Based Mental Health Care in Post-Conflict Settings, and Disease Control Priorities for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: How much vitamin D do I need?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard different recommendations from different sources regarding vitamin D. One doctor told my husband that everyone living in the Northern Hemisphere should take a vitamin D supplement every day, even in the summer. What do you recommend? ANSWER: Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 ideas for smarter shopping
How you?shop for?groceries can have a big impact on your overall health. Decisions in a one-hour trip through the supermarket can affect a week's worth of eating. And if the choices are bad, the pounds can add up over time. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Angie Murad offers four ideas for smarter, healthier shopping. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tomosynthesis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi tells us more about a new way to look for breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Tomosynthesis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world
This week's case involves review of the bone marrow biopsy from?an immunocompromised man with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis ? a rare disorder caused by pathologic activation of the immune system?? and fever. He reports travel throughout the U.S. and Italy. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

In the Loop: Childhood fascination with ambulances leads to saving lives
Some people collect coins or stamps. Roger White, M.D., decided to collect something that required a bit more storage space: vintage ambulances. "I had a 1952 Pontiac, a 1972 Pontiac, 1974 Oldsmobile," Dr. White, co-medical director of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, tells Brett Berhoff, contributor to?The Huffington Post. "I bought the last Cadillac ambulance built [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: Eye in the storm
The eye?s outermost tissue, the cornea, is a bit more substantial than you might imagine. It?s made up of lots of types of cells and structural proteins, arranged in highly organized layers. At about 560 ?m (1/45 of an inch), the cornea is transparent, but about as thick and bendy as a credit card. For [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Discovering relationships between nuclear receptor signaling pathways, genes, and tissues in Transcriptomine
We describe advances in biocuration, query interface design, and data visualization that enhance the discovery of uncharacterized biology in these pathways using this tool. Transcriptomine currently contains about 45 million data points encompassing more than 2000 experiments in a reference library of nearly 550 data sets retrieved from public archives and systematically curated. To make the underlying data points more accessible to bench biologists, we classified experimental small molecules and gene manipulations into signaling pathways and experimental tissues and cell lines into physiological systems and organs. Incorp...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Becnel, L. B., Ochsner, S. A., Darlington, Y. F., McOwiti, A., Kankanamge, W. H., Dehart, M., Naumov, A., McKenna, N. J. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Probiotics and oral health: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:The literature reviewed suggests probiotics usage could be beneficial for the maintenance of oral health, due to its ability to decrease the colony forming units (CFU) counts of the oral pathogens. However, randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods are needed to confirm their efficacy in reducing the prevalence/incidence of oral infectious diseases. Furthermore, the recognition of specific strains with probiotic activity for each infectious oral disease is required, in order to determine exact dose, treatment time and ideal vehicles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Betsy Kelly is Retiring
Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, is retiring from the NNLM MCR effective April 30, 2017. Betsy has been with the NNLM MCR program since 2001 when she was based at Becker Medical Library at Washington University. The program greatly benefited from her unique skills and knowledge about librarianship, business practices, and technology. Betsy is known for bringing assessment and evaluation to the MidContinental Region. With Barb Jones, she developed the library value calculators; still one of the most visited resources on the NNLM MCR web site. These calculators have been recognized by others as an effectiv...
Source: MCR News - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news