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Bella is back, thanks to a very special kidney
Bella received a kidney transplant from a living donor — her dad, Bill. When they boarded the flight to Hawaii, Nancie and Bill had no idea their 12-year-old daughter was days away from being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It was spring break and everyone was excited for the family adventure to begin. The day before the trip, Bella saw a local orthopedic specialist after feeling pain and weakness in her legs. She otherwise felt well, but with softball season approaching, she didn’t want to risk injury. The specialist drew blood and was hoping to have some answers for the family upon their return home to...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Nancy Rodig end-stage renal disease kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program living donor Source Type: news

FDA launches Experimental Learning Program
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The US Food and Drug Administration is rolling out a new program whereby regulatory staff learn about new and innovative medical device technologies from industry to enhance premarket reviews and other regulatory processes. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post FDA launches Experimental Learning Program appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

When Bullets Fly, These Medics Grab Their Packs And Treat Patients On The Run
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Everyone takes work home with them sometimes. But in civil war-torn South Sudan, some health workers take theirs on the run. In areas where armed groups have stormed into hospitals and shot people dead in their beds, or gutted and burned clinics, staff for the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at times has had to run with patients and hide in the bush to continue treatment. Last year, a group of MSF health workers in the particularly hard-hit town of Leer, in Unity ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiology-TEACHES wins ABIM award
Radiology-TEACHES, an imaging appropriateness clinical decision-support education...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NDSC partners on ACR programs ABIM report backs replacing MOC exam ABIM: Board recalls threaten integrity of medicine ABIM's Choosing Wisely gains support (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: EKG results for A-fib: What do they look like?
A doctor can identify some kinds of atrial fibrillation by looking at an EKG. Learn about their characteristics and how they are identified. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

UCSF gets record NIH funding, but what happens when it ’s cut?
Last year, the University of California, San Francisco broke its NIH funding record by bringing in $577 million, the second largest recipient in the country. It's a heavyweight funding title it has maintained for the last six years. Research-focused universities have long relied on competitive National Institutes of Health research dollars to hire and pay their students and faculty. The money also pays for a university’s training programs and nation al research projects, all of which have become… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Penn State EMT Program Teaches Through Hands-on Experience
College is a place to explore known interests and discover hidden passions that may lead to future hobbies or, in some cases, careers. This holds true for Penn State biomedical engineering junior Molly Basilio, who enrolled in the four- credit Emergency Medical Technician training course as a first- Read More at State College (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Taiji (tai chi) for fall prevention in the elderly: training the trainers evaluation project - Bartimole L, Fristad MA.
Falls in the elderly are common and a major, costly health problem. Taiji addresses many issues related to fall risk. We determined whether intensive weekend training can sufficiently train persons who have baseline familiarity with Taiji to model and teac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Motives for illicit prescription drug use among university students: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Bennett T, Holloway K.
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of research on the motives for prescription drug misuse (PDM) among university students. However, the overall findings of this research are hard to decipher. Studies use different methods, they examine different drug typ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hope and hopelessness as predictors of suicide ideation in Hungarian college students - Chang EC.
This study investigated whether hopelessness and dispositional hope predict suicide ideation in 395 Hungarian college students. Both hopelessness and hope uniquely predicted suicide ideation, a pattern that remained unchanged even after controlling for psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Partnership Will Help Create “Eyes and Ears” for Photonics Technologies
A new Defense Department project will help researchers develop sensors that can be employed by photonics-based systems. The sensors – which could be used in a wide range of applications, such as environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, detection of chemical and biological weapons, and to ensure food safety – represent a key component of the AIM Photonics initiative. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

With a nudge from their wives, three longtime friends get vasectomies in solidarity
Paul Diaz, Basilio Santangelo and John Lambrechts had shared a lot of memorable experiences in their decades of friendship, but going to the doctor to all get vasectomies was one they never expected.The three — each married with two children — had decided with their wives that they didn’t want to continue growing their families. After a pregnancy false alarm, Diaz and his wife, Lisa, agreed that they were happy with their two girls. Lisa brought up the idea of Paul getting a vasectomy, but there wa s a problem.“Like most men,” Diaz said, “I don’t like going to the doctor. I don’t like going to the dentist. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCSF gets record NIH funding, but what happens when it ’s cut?
Last year, the University of California, San Francisco broke its NIH funding record by bringing in $577 million, the second largest recipient in the country. It's a heavyweight funding title it has maintained for the last six years. Research-focused universities have long relied on competitive National Institutes of Health research dollars to hire and pay their students and faculty. The money also pays for a university’s training programs and nation al research projects, all of which have become… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Moonwalker Alan Bean Says Aliens Haven't Visited Earth
Only 12 individuals from Earth have been fortunate enough to actually walk on the surface of another world ― specifically, our moon. The historic manned lunar landing in July 1969 gave us Apollo 11’s first moonwalkers, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, followed four months later by Apollo 12’s Pete Conrad and Alan Bean leaving their footsteps on Earth’s natural satellite. Lunar module pilot Bean, now 85, became the fourth man to set foot on the moon, and he continued with the space program as a spacecraft commander on the 59-day Skylab Mission II, in 1973. He was later named backup commander for the 1975 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Survey shows public satisfaction with NHS remaining steady
30 March 2017The British public’s satisfaction with the NHS remained steady in 2016, according to data published today by The King’s Fund.The findings from the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research between July and October 2016, show 63 per cent of people were satisfied with the NHS. The change in satisfaction since 2015 (when it was 60 per cent) is not statistically significant. Satisfaction remains high by historic standards, but is seven percentage points below its peak of 70 per cent in 2010.The results show:Among the 63 per cent of respondents who sai...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - March 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Siemens Medical wins $4B DoD radiology supply contract
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers healthcare division won a maximum $4 billion contract with the US Department of Defense, according to a DoD release. The 5-year deal is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract for radiology systems, as well as accessories and training for such devices, according to the release. Through the contract, Siemens will provide radiology equipment and services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal civilian agencies. Siemens won out over 27 different applications, according to the DoD. The contract has a completion date of March 27, 2022. Last...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Source Type: news

Campus environment tied to sexual assault risk for LGBT people
(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

14 Things To Know If You Love Someone With Anxiety
Anxiety disorders can be crippling, isolating and all-consuming for the roughly 40 million American adults who suffer from these mental health conditions. A support system of friends, family and romantic partners can be hugely helpful to those with anxiety, but only if their loved ones understand what they do (and do not) need to cope. We asked our readers to tell us what they wish the people closest to them understood about loving someone with anxiety. Read on to see what they had to say:  1. The best thing you can do is listen.  “You don’t have to have the answers. It can’t be fixed even thoug...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OHSU doctor gets $2M grant to reduce low-value care
An Oregon Health& Science University doctor and researcher was awarded a $2 million grant to attack the problem of wasteful spending in the health care system. Dr. Vinay Prasad will use the funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to delve into tests and treatments that are contradicted by reliable evidence, with a goal of reducing the use of low-value care. Prasad will be required under the three-year grant to share his findings on a public we bsite and to develop teaching modules that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU doctor gets $2M grant to reduce low-value care
An Oregon Health& Science University doctor and researcher was awarded a $2 million grant to attack the problem of wasteful spending in the health care system. Dr. Vinay Prasad will use the funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to delve into tests and treatments that are contradicted by reliable evidence, with a goal of reducing the use of low-value care. Prasad will be required under the three-year grant to share his findings on a public we bsite and to develop teaching modules that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes 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

Training Manager
Department:               Domestic HRReports to:                  Director of Domestic Human ResourcesType of position:         Full-time; ExemptPOSITION SUMMARYReporting to the Director of Domestic Human Resources, the Training Manager will manage the learning and professional development of MSF-USA ’s headquarters staff.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tysha Popo Source Type: news

A Majority Of Americans Disagree With Donald Trump’s Hard-Line Stances On Climate Change
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Special Learning Journey Cut Short
Students at the St Pius X Resource Centre in Malawi for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not.In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent) att...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Africa Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Disability rights early childhood education Malawi World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

A New PrEP Campaign Wants You To 'F**k Without Fear'
A provocative new campaign from the Los Angeles LGBT Center hopes to raise awareness about and access to prescriptions for HIV-prevention drug PrEP for those most at-risk of contracting the disease. “F**k Without Fear” intentionally uses “raw, authentic language” in order to capture the attention of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to HIV contraction: young gay/bisexual men of color and transgender women. “We want to start a dialogue that increases awareness, shatters stigmas and most importantly encourages individuals to adopt the highly effective HIV prevention method, pre-...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Future geniuses may be suffocated by too much "structured" knowledge in education and science, warn scientists
(Natural News) Can too much structure kill creativity? According to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the answer is yes. In a series of experiments, authors of the study found that an organized structure of activities can place limitations on creativity and inhibit innovation among adults. It has long been believed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Think I Have 'Imposter Syndrome' But For Parents
My 5-year-old son’s glasses are on their last leg. He has a backup pair – frames in a nice green we bought months ago for just this reason – but surprise! I can’t find them. Rooting around in drawers, I take note of the clutter I find and start berating myself for my lack of organization. By the end of the morning, I find myself sucked into a vortex of parenting shame, convinced I’m not competent enough to be in charge of another person. I can’t handle this, I think to myself. I am not good enough to do this job. There’s a thing called “imposter syndrome,” named by psy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Viral Post Offers Important Message About Car Seat Safety
On an ordinary day, Maine mom Rachel McNamara was adjusting the straps on her toddler son’s car seat when an idea struck.  “I had him sit in his car seat and get all buckled up to make sure it looked good, and I thought, ‘Lets do a fun little test,’” she told The Huffington Post. “I flipped him up and had my husband take a quick picture.” McNamara shared two photos from the “test” and a caption about car seat safety on Facebook and was overwhelmed to see the post quickly go viral.  The mom’s original caption stated, “After strapping your ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Neuro-implants restore motion to quadriplegic patient ’ s arm
This study is groundbreaking as the first report of a person executing functional, multi-joint movements of a paralysed limb with a motor neuro-prosthesis. However, this treatment is not nearly ready for use outside the lab. The movements were rough and slow and required continuous visual feedback, as is the case for most available brain-machine interfaces, and had restricted range due to the use of a motorised device to assist shoulder movements… Thus, the study is a proof-of-principle demonstration of what is possible, rather than a fundamental advance in neuro-prosthetic concepts or technology. But it is an exciti...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Prosthetics Source Type: news

New Research Delivers Hope For More Accurate PTSD Diagnosis And Treatment
Jacob Fadley served four years and 12 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, repeatedly exposed to heart-thumping blasts. “It’s just like an entire force is being pushed through you, something powerful too,” he described. “Your body just kind of stops and goes, ‘What, what is going on?’ And kind of, for me, it felt like it was rebooting itself.” At the end of it, he was left with no apparent physical injuries. But something was very wrong inside his head. “I came back home from my third deployment. I cried, like, all the time,” he recalls. “I would get drunk, and the nigh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Research Delivers Hope For More Accurate PTSD Diagnosis And Treatment
Jacob Fadley served four years and 12 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, repeatedly exposed to heart-thumping blasts. “It’s just like an entire force is being pushed through you, something powerful too,” he described. “Your body just kind of stops and goes, ‘What, what is going on?’ And kind of, for me, it felt like it was rebooting itself.” At the end of it, he was left with no apparent physical injuries. But something was very wrong inside his head. “I came back home from my third deployment. I cried, like, all the time,” he recalls. “I would get drunk, and the nigh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale students collaborate on a prize-winning virtual reality film
For her senior project, Yale undergraduate Celine Tien ’17 wanted to create a film that pushed the boundaries in storytelling. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News 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

Hand and wrist injuries in elite boxing: a longitudinal prospective study (2005-2012) of the Great Britain Olympic Boxing Squad - Loosemore M, Lightfoot J, Gatt I, Hayton M, Beardsley C.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this investigation was to explore prospectively the nature and duration of hand and wrist injuries in training and competition in the Great Britain (GB) amateur boxing squad between 2005 and 2012. METHODS: Longitudinal pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A home program of strength training, movement strategy training and education did not prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a randomised trial - Morris ME, Taylor NF, Watts J, Evans A, Horne M, Kempster P, Danoudis M, McGinley JJ, Martin C, Menz HB.
QUESTIONS: For people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, does a 6-week, comprehensive, home exercise program reduce falls and disability and improve health-related quality of life? Is the program cost-effective? DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults 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

Teach evolution – but not in a moral vacuum | Letters
Jules Howard writes that teaching evolution from an early age would help combat racism and promote humanist values (Utopian thinking: Forget British Values – teach children they are apes, theguardian.com, 27 March), but this is not borne out by experience. Most early evolutionists were racist, Darwin included. Some of the most brilliant evolutionary theorists, such as Francis Galton and Ronald Fisher, were strong proponents of eugenics. That this strand of thinking is mostly abandoned in today ’s mainstream evolutionary biology is reassuring, but does not stem from any particular scientific finding. Rather, it was the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Evolution Biology Science Charles Darwin Animals World news Race issues Feminism Women Source Type: news

UR Medicine Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients
UR Medicine ’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new Levine Autism Clinic that provides speci alized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. This is the region’s first stand-alone center to integrate care of autism with pediatric neuromedicine and child and adolescent psychiatry services, and will serve more than 25,000 patients each year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UCLA Health earns national recognition for LGBTQ care
UCLA Health has been named a leader in equitable care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer.In its annualHealthcare Equality Index released March 29, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation identified each of UCLA Health ’s four hospitals as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.”Hospitals awarded the distinction meet criteria for policies and best practices in four categories: LGBTQ patient-centered care, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and community and patient engagement. Among the key measures are non-discrimination policies for patients and employees, eq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yale People: Junior ’s passion for science leads to seven patent applications — the first at age 12
Today, junior Samantha Marquez ' s seventh grade science project has earned her multiple accolades and seven patent applications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks
There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How healthy is your county?
Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to both the healthiest and least healthy counties in Pennsylvania, according to a study released Wednesday. The eighth annual County Health Rankings report issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute looks at medical care and a variety of other factors — such as housing, education, jobs, access to healthy foods — when making it assessment. This year’s report also took a close look at premature deaths,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George 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

Teen Posts Beautiful Photos Of Her Body Hair To Prove An Important Point
Last week, 17-year-old art student Lalonie proudly showed off her natural body hair in two photos on Twitter. The backlash from Twitter users to her now-viral post serves as a reminder that women are still held to a double standard when it comes to their appearances.  Lalonie posted the photos after she was featured in a friend’s YouTube vlog, and saw that her armpit hair had inspired many angry comments. She said she wasn’t offended by the comments, but was “more shocked that in the year 2017 there were still people who were getting offended over body hair.” “I thought about how such neg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Book: Life on Ice
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers ’ book descriptions to us by email. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children
' Big data ' study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news