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The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens
“Untitled” by Darren Coleshill is licensed under CC0/span>. From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment can trigger seasonal allergies and asthma. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung and is now the most common chronic disorder in childhood. The prevalence has increased over the years. According to...
Source: Network News - March 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health Data General (all entries) Public Health Source Type: news

Moderate Exercise Can Boost Survival in CRC: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new model could help improve breast cancer care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers Mull Health Savings Account Changes
(MedPage Today) -- Both sides agree that improving HSAs is a good idea (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Some Colleges Put LGBT Students At Greater Risk Of Sexual Assault
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Appears Safe in Early Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

25 illnesses in 4 provinces linked to E. coli-tainted Robin Hood flour
There have been 25 cases of E. coli infections linked to a recalled batch of Robin Hood brand all-purpose flour, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Zika Virus Disease Update for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/06/2016 This 51-minute webinar provides a Zika virus update for health care clinicians, including background information about Zika virus, Aedes mosquitoes and their range in the United States, and modes of transmission. It discusses the complications of Zika virus, distinguishing Zika from dengue and chikungunya, diagnostic testing for Zika virus, and reporting Zika virus disease cases. (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 - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 01/12/2017 This guide provides an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a road map to find relevant resources. It provides human services leaders at the local, state, tribal, and territorial levels with information and resources on recent advances in the understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and executive functioning. Resource categories are Concept Papers; Guiding Questions and Answers; Q&As on Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Po...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

You Are The Help Until Help Arrives: Course Instructor Material Download
Federal Emergency Management Agency. 03/2017 This web page provides the materials for an instructor-led course on the You Are The Help Until Help Arrives program. The goal of the course is to teach participants basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives. It was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Medical Reserve Corps, and Department of Defense Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. (Text) (S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

You Are The Help Until Help Arrives
Federal Emergency Management Agency. 03/2017 This program was developed to educate and empower the public to take action and provide lifesaving care in an emergency before professional help arrives. It outlines five steps for the public to take in situations where someone may have a life-threatening injury due to trauma. This web page provides three main training tools: an interactive video, web-based training, and a downloadable instructor guide and student tools to provide in-person training. The course was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Hea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 03/2017 This 40-page report summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop held in July 2015 to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information about ways to advance the development and implementation of resilience measures by and within diverse communities. Participants worked to gain a better understanding of the challenges these communities face in the pursuit of resilience, and to determine whether the approach used during this workshop can help guide communities in their efforts to build their own measures of resilience. Chapter 3 discusses health, health care, and prepared...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Twenty miles per hour speed limits: a sustainable solution to public health problems in Wales - Jones SJ, Brunt H.
BACKGROUND: Prevention, rather than treatment, is the key to longer healthier lives. Identifying interventions that will impact positively on road traffic injuries, air quality and encourage active travel is a significant public health challenge. This pape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

U.S. political parties and support for suicide prevention - Lezine DA.
As a public health problem, suicidal behavior demands a community-level response, including government action. We aimed to test whether support for suicide prevention in the United States has been independent from political party affiliation (Democrat and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Change The Course Of A Life
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- 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 - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apply now: NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Health Professionals Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals and Housing First
April 4, 2017 12-1pm ET. Health systems across the nation are increasingly becoming key players in the Housing First movement. And partnerships between hospitals and key community organizations often add a critical boost to the effort.(Stakeholder Health) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evaluate Actions: Tools and Guidance
May 9, 2017 3-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

2017 County Health Rankings Research Grants
The Research Grants serve an important role in strengthening the Rankings and improving accessibility, communication, or usability of Rankings data through: Refinement of current methodology used in the Rankings model; Explorations of new data sources, measures, or methods for the Rankings; or Quantitative analyses of Rankings data. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Meeting the Growing Need for Behavioral Health Services on Campus
Use of college counseling centers has grown by 30%, but are struggling to meet demand due to lack of resources. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your Bio and Google Search Visibility
(MedPage Today) -- Tips from author of ' The Totally Wired Practice ' (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Even More States Are Getting In On The Free ‘Baby Box’ Trend
For years, Finland has been hailed as a kind of promised land for parenting, thanks to its generous leave policies, subsidized daycare and famed free “baby boxes,” that can double as safe, simple infant beds. Now the practice of giving new parents cardboard boxes is picking up steam in this country. Alabama announced this week that it will become the third state to offer free baby boxes to all new parents, with the goal of providing a safe sleep space and helping to lower that state’s high infant mortality rate through education. The boxes ― distributed by the California-based company, The Bab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising Community Voices: The Power of Storytelling in Public Health
April 6, 2017 2pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

National Public Health Week 2017 Twitter Chat (#NPHWchat)
RSVP now for APHA ' s 2017 National Public Health Week Twitter Chat (#NPHWchat)on April 5 at 2pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MultiPlan ' s Rural Grant Program
Funding designed to help rural hospitals reach out with programs and services that address the healthcare needs of their communities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Michigan Considers Opioid Abuse Instruction in Schools
Michigan lawmakers are considering requiring mandatory opioid abuse education in public schools as part of a package of bills aimed at combatting the addiction and overdose epidemic in the state. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Public Health Training Center Inaugurated
[Ethiopian Herald] The first -state- of- the- art National Public Heath Training Center inaugurated yesterday on the premises of Ethiopian Health Institute (EPHI) . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Games, not handbooks, to beat insecticide resistance
Hear Edward Thomsen explain why digital games such as ResistanceSim can help countries control disease vectors. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Late to Walk
By Charmaine Taylor RietmanOTTAWA, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)I have two children. A daughter who just turned six and a son who just turned three. My daughter was late to walk. My husband and I were pretty worried about why it was taking so long for her to stop ‘bum scooching’ — her preferred method of movement. I consulted Google on more than one occasion to see if other parents had children doing the same. I felt anxious when I read that 18 months was considered very late. She didn’t start until she was 22 months after a few months of physiotherapy.My son followed in his sister’s footsteps, but being the second child, we...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charmaine Taylor Rietman Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Regional Categories World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Correlates of alcohol consumption on heavy drinking occasions of young risky drinkers: event versus personal characteristics - Dietze P, Agius PA, Livingston M, Callinan S, Jenkinson R, Lim MS, Wright CJ, Room R.
This study examined the independent effects of event- and individual-specific va... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The differential impact of oxytocin receptor gene in violence-exposed boys and girls - Merrill LC, Jones CW, Drury SS, Theall KP.
Childhood violence exposure is a prevalent public health problem. Understanding the lasting impact of violence requires an enhanced appreciation for the complex effects of violence across behavioral, physiologic, and molecular outcomes. This subject matche... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adopting a public health approach to addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation - Mian M, Collin-V ézina D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome is a growing public health issue. What strategies may help prevent the incidence of this condition?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation – UN agency
In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

County Health Rankings Show Drug Overdose Deaths Are Fueling a Dramatic Increase in Premature Deaths Nationally
Now in its eighth year, the County Health Rankings continue to bring revealing data to communities across the nation such as the rise in premature death rates, notably among our younger generations. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Social Determinants of Health Source Type: news

Genome editing in human cells: Expert group publishes Leopoldina discussion paper
Discussion Paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A novel molecular link between cholesterol, inflammation and liver cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a deadly disease with no effective cure that develops in the context of liver diseases associated with chronic inflammation. New paper describes how important is the protein c-Fos for HCC development, because it affects cholesterol homeostasis in hepatocytes. Using genetically modified mouse models, researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) experimentally document how c-Fos modulates premalignant hepatocyte transformation and how this is linked to cholesterol and inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New research comes to terms with old ideas about canker sores
(University of Gothenburg) A burning pain sensation -- and treatments that do not work. This is what daily life is like for many of those who suffer from recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Research from the Sahlgrenska Academy now sheds new light on the reasons behind this condition found in the mouth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Asthmatic schoolchildren are 'uncomfortable' using their inhalers
(Queen Mary University of London) Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain
This study has also revealed the existence of a platelet alleviating factor (PAF) pain loop, suggesting a possible role for PAF-receptor antagonists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Penn studies find promise for innovations in liquid biopsies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) From using fluid in the lungs to better understand the potential of immunotherapy treatments in lung cancer, to tracking circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer, to conducting RNA sequencing of cancer cell clusters from the blood of pancreatic cancer patients, to finding new ways to biopsy tissue from patients who may have esophageal cancer, a series of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate the promise of new diagnostic methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vaginal estriol gel helps women recover after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Pelvic organ prolapse is estimated to affect up to one-half of all women, causing pain and interfering with sexual function. A new study demonstrates how an ultralow dose of vaginal estriol gel used before and after pelvic organ prolapse surgery can improve recovery time and results. The study outcomes are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Penn Medicine's Carl June, M.D., named 2017 Fellow of the AACR Academy
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV gene therapy pioneer Carl June, M.D., has been named as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

An led-based device for imaging radiation induced skin damage
(The Optical Society) A non-invasive imaging device tested at UC Irvine's Beckman Laser Institute may help predict skin damage effects from radiation treatment in breast cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientific discovery opens new possibilities for cancer and fibrosis treatment
(University of Turku) Researchers from the Turku Centre for Biotechnology (BTK) in Finland have discovered that a cellular fuel sensor, known to control energy processes in the cells, is involved in the regulation of the contact of cells with their surrounding environment. This unexpected link could help scientists better understand life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and tissue fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vaping and withdrawal
(University of Vermont College of Medicine) While the debate regarding the safety of e-cigarettes continues, another issue has emerged: Does vaping cause withdrawal? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions were based on a retrospective study of children who received Remedia, an Israeli formula brand completely lacking in vitamin B1, in 2004. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NIH designates $42.7 million for food allergy research consortium
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institutes of Health intends to award $42.7 million over seven years to the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) so it may continue evaluating new approaches to treat food allergy. Established in 2005, the CoFAR has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH. The first year of funding has been awarded, and awards will be made in subsequent years based on the availability of funds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vanderbilt study finds natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Immunologic changes point to potential for clinical investigation of combination immunotherapy for deadly kidney cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Immunologic changes observed in an early study of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) raised the possibility for a larger clinical study of combination immunotherapy, according to findings reported by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Giving brown fat a green light
(Joslin Diabetes Center) Since the discovery in 2009 that brown fat can be active in adult humans, researchers around the world have worked to unveil ways to switch on this fat. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have identified a new route to throw the switch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news