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New report explores setbacks that bring future cancer success stories
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry and the health care system are critical to addressing the important work we do for patients. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Giovanni Caforio, M.D.,Bristol Myers SquibbChairman of the Board and CEO andPhRMA Chairman of the Board.
Source: The Catalyst - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Giovanni Caforio, M.D. Tags: Research and Development PhRMA Member Company Cancer New Era of Medicine Source Type: news

First Mesothelioma Patient Begins Newly Approved Treatment
A mesothelioma patient at West Cancer Center in Memphis, Tennessee, is the first in the country to use NovoTTF-100L, a noninvasive electric therapy treatment, since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May. The FDA’s approval of Novocure’s Tumor Treating Fields device for the treatment of mesothelioma marked the first new FDA-approved treatment option for the rare asbestos-related cancer in more than 15 years. NovoTTF-100L uses a low-voltage electrical field that is distributed with three pads attached to the front and back of a person’s chest. The electrical current is designed to disrupt th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Broadband and the Opioid Epidemic: Connecting Rural Communities to Hope
Guest post for the Rural Broadband Association by Anne Hazlett, the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Discusses the impact of broadband internet access on rural economies and on rural residents' access to healthcare, including behavioral healthcare. Touches on mental health, the opioid epidemic, and efforts to expand broadband access.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Margaret Hoogland – MLA-RTI Review
  As a participant of the Medical Library Association-Research Training Institute (MLA-RTI), I found my knowledge of research improved and the MLA-RTI was a fantastic way to explore different ways of making an impact on my community and my profession. Along the way, I also learned a great deal about myself. Our Dean of University Libraries at the University of Toledo completely backed my attendance of the MLA-RTI. I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships. One scholarship was from the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region Professional Development Award and a second scholars...
Source: The Cornflower - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Dementia and Alzheimer ’s Services @ Your Library
  On May 4, 2018, I was honored to lead a session entitled “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library” for approximately 40 front line library staff members attending the annual Reaching Forward Conference sponsored by the Illinois Library Association.  In addition to demonstrating how NLM databases such as Medline Plus can provide much needed medical information for those living with dementia and their care partners, I was also able to share some of the knowledge about dementia that I learned during the decade that I cared for my late husband who had been diagnosed with a young onset dementia at age 56....
Source: The Cornflower - July 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Library Services on Wheels
In observation of National Bookmobile Day, Carmen Clark, bookmobile librarian for Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, MT is providing a guest post today.  A few years ago, the Bozeman Public Library realized that there is a need for a mobile library in our rapidly growing city. After a very successful fundraising campaign by the Bozeman Library Foundation, our wish became a reality. On July 3rd 2017 we started our new Bookmobile program. We serve schools, assisted living facilities, mobile home parks and neighborhoods throughout Bozeman and Gallatin County. The Bookmobile functions as a mobile branch of the Bozeman Public ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Public Libraries bookmobile outreach Source Type: news

Guest Post: Future Cardiologists Lack Vision
(MedPage Today) -- After interviewing potential cardiology fellows an academic cardiologist shares some concerns.
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

When Will Black Lives Matter, Democrats and Black America Thank Our Ancestors for Giving Their Lives in Civil War to End Slavery?
(Natural News) Guest post by Joe Hoft Yesterday Rush Limbaugh stated the following – You know what I fear? Based on things I’ve seen, based on things I’ve read, based on things I’ve heard, it seems that a lot of people still believe “hands up, don’t shoot” happened. It seems to me — and I’ve done nothing but...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
This is a guest post from Emily Patridge, Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services, TRAIL Program Manager, University of Washington Health Sciences Library. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. In early December 2016, the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), and the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of National Libraries of Medicine (PNR), launched an exciting new initiative, the Translational Research an...
Source: Dragonfly - December 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

The Importance of Flexibility
This is a guest post from Kathryn Kane, Health Sciences Outreach Librarian. It originally appeared in her blog, Adventures in Library Land: My Travels Through the World of Professional Librarianship. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. My position as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian is entirely new, so I am able to design my work approach as I go along. I love that freedom, but as I’ve said before, it can also be challenging because I am essentially making things up as I go along. Sometimes my initial approach is successful, and sometimes it misses the mark. Over the las...
Source: Dragonfly - December 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Seattle
Molly Carney, Executive Director at Evergreen Treatment Services, meets with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. This is a guest post from Jim Anderson, Physician Assistant and Dispensary Manager at Evergreen Treatment Services, a PNR Network member.  If you would like to write a guest post please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu. On Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent stop in Seattle, he visited Evergreen Treatment Services to learn more about medication assisted treatment in Seattle and the opioid epidemic in the Pacific NW and Alaska. Evergreen Treatment Services has been working to transform the lives of individ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Public Health Source Type: news

Latest from Alcohol Policy UK – Trends in consumption and deaths: must what comes down go back up?
This guest post by John Holmes orginally appeared on his personal blog, APE: Alcohol Policy and Epidemiology and has been reproduced with his permission.
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 29, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

OWRC@HSL: The story of bringing a writing center to a health sciences library
This guest post is from Terry Ann Jankowski, Assistant Director for User Experience at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington, reporting about the project that was funded with a Medical Library Pilot Project Award received from the NN/LM PNR. For the past 10 years, the Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) has operated in the University of Washington’s undergraduate library. It offers both drop-in and by appointment services to all UW students, staff and faculty. However, it was underutilized by the health sciences population because of its distance from the UW Health Sciences Library (HSL)....
Source: Dragonfly - June 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Source Type: news

Are funny people sexy ... or are sexy people funny? | Dean Burnett
It’s a common belief that funny men have more luck with the opposite sex. So does a GSOH really make you more attractive, or does it still come down to looks? In a recent guest post, Girl On The Net looked at the assumption that women “love a bad boy”, the cliché that women are attracted to more rebellious, undisciplined, aloof characters who play by their own rules like “treat them mean, keep them keen” etc. But never mind the bad guy, what about the funny guy? It’s an equally common cliché that women are often charmed by a guy who can make them laugh. It certainly pops up in the media often enough. How many...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Psychology Comedy Culture Relationships Sex Science and scepticism Life and style Source Type: news

The Inaugural PNR Journal Club: Data Curation, Data Management, and Librarians
This article presents seven challenges identified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and recommendations for overcoming those challenges  based on the project experience.   One of the BD2K identified obstacles of biomedical big data is the organization, management, and processing of data. The varied ways in which clinical data is collected makes it difficult to validate for consistency as well as discover for re-use. Another obstacle identified in the paper was the challenge of training researchers to use data effectively. The article primarily discusses this in the...
Source: Dragonfly - April 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Can physics help communication between refugees in Germany and their hosts?
Since nature is universal, and physics is the language, maybe we can reach out to refugees through physics. Does this work in practice? And if so, how? Guest post from Herbi DreinerIt’s kind of funny about nature, no matter where you go, there you are: in nature.In Bonn, on opposite sides of the Rhine, the laws of nature remain the same, also further afield, throughout Europe, across the Atlantic or in Antartica, where physicists have set up a neutrino telescope. Newton realized that an apple falling on Earth obeys the same gravitational law as the Moon circling the Earth. We have even followed satellites out to the furt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Herbi Dreiner Tags: Science Physics Refugees Germany Europe Source Type: news

What’s New in the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition
[guest post by Tony Nguyen, Emerging Technologies/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A). Contact Tony at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu] New Media Consortium recently released the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition that identifies trends, challenges, and emerging technologies. The report is designed to examine new technologies and determine their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. In review of the new report and comparing it to the 2014 Report, the following new points were discovered: Important Developments in Technolog...
Source: Dragonfly - August 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Technology Announcements NN/LM Source Type: news

What Losing 110 Pounds REALLY Looks Like
By Elna Baker ALL PHOTOGRAPHED BY JESSICA PETERSON. This week's guest post comes from Elna Baker, a writer and performer I've long admired. For years, she's shared her journey with weight, sexuality, faith, and family with true honesty and humor. She's one of the boldest, funniest storytellers out there and it is an honor to share her voice in this space. -- Kelsey Recently, for a romantic getaway, my boyfriend took me to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He pitched it as a "spa retreat." This could not have been further from the truth. Esalen is a "community experiment in mental health" where they do things like group...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit and science: let's not make the same mistake as the Swiss
Guest post: Why walking away from the EU will leave UK science in difficult negotiation territory In late January 2014, the contract between Switzerland and the EU sat on desks, ready to sign. Switzerland was due to become an associated country on the EU’s new seven-year, €80 billion science programme, called “Horizon 2020”. Although not an EU country, Switzerland would contribute appropriate levels of money, thereby allowing its university scientists and small innovative businesses to compete for the pooled research and innovation funds in exactly the same way scientists in EU member states do. The science program...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Mike Galsworthy Tags: Science Source Type: news

Low Cost Mapping Tools on NLM Community Health Maps Blog
This is a guest post by Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Have you ever wanted to be able to use mapping for your outreach needs, but thought that making maps would be too expensive, time-consuming, or just too difficult?   The National Library of Medicine has a blog called Community Health Maps: Information on Low Cost Mapping Tools for Community-based Organizations, with the goal of facilitating the use of geographic information system (GIS) mapping by providing information about low cost mapping tools, software reviews, best practices, ...
Source: Dragonfly - May 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Guest Post: The Health Risks (And Benefits) Of Sharing A Bed With Non-Human Animals
Hello friends. My name is Higgs and I am a male mammal of the species felis catus. I have previously written for Philly.com, Parade.com and other news outlets. I am pictured below.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Faye Flam Source Type: news

Mobile Data Solutions Course
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center Are you curious about the use of smart phones, tablets, or other mobile data resources to collect data for your assessment project, but are seeking more information on how to determine if this is the right approach for your project or program and how to process the data you collect using this method? Check out http://techchange.org/media/mobile-data-solutions/, which was created as part of the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, with expertise provided by U.S. Agency for International De...
Source: Dragonfly - January 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Gates Foundation's Susan Desmond-Hellmann praises early Ebola vaccine trials
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann today brought more attention to a partnership between pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of Health which has focused on getting an Ebola vaccine to clinical trials quickly in Mali. In a guest post on Forbes.com, Desmond-Hellmann praised the partnership for working through the regulatory bureaucracy that goes hand-in-hand with trying to get a drug to market. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Annie Zak Source Type: news

2014 Medical Librarians Month – Magnet Recognition
In our last entry for 2014 Medical Librarians Month, Dana Kopp describes her role in her institution’s journey to receive Magnet Recognition.  Although this brings us to the end of our contest, we are always interested in hearing your stories! Please let me know if you would like to do a guest post for Dragonfly. by Dana Kopp, MLS Manager – Library Services The Learning Center Providence St. Patrick Hospital Missoula, MT My involvement with our Magnet Journey began in 2009 when I was one of three people sent to a Magnet Journey to Excellence workshop in San Diego. The Nursing Shared Governance Advisory Counci...
Source: Dragonfly - November 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Debate: Do High Drug Prices Drive Innovation, Or Hurt It?
After I wrote about the problems of high cancer drug prices in this space (See: "Could High Drug Prices Be Bad For Innovation"), John LaMattina, the former head of R&D at Pfizer and a regular Forbes contributor, took issue with my arguments. He writes: Dr. Peter B. Bach is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Director of its Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. He is a passionate advocate for patients and often eloquently expresses concerns on the high prices of drugs, particularly new cancer therapies. When he speaks, many people including myself pay close attention. However,...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Polio Then and Now: From Salk’s Game-Changing Vaccine to Today’s Resurgence
Credit: CDC photo by S. Smith. Member of an Emergency Citizens Group in Oklahoma City, radioing information to headquarters during the 1963 Polio Eradication Campaign. Public Health Image Library (http://phil.cdc.gov), #1624. This is a guest post written by Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, Reference and Consumer Health Librarian at The Seattle Public Library. The library world is a small one, and when I heard that a friend of a friend had worked with Jonas Salk, and that she would be interested in speaking about him and his work to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, a program was born!  What could be more timely than cons...
Source: Dragonfly - October 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from Network Members Public Health Source Type: news

The Haze Surrounding Cannabis Use
Just how much do we know about the mental health aspects of drug abuse? James M. Rowland discusses current evidence in this guest post.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Gabriel C. S. Gavin Tags: Addiction Cognition Health Neuroscience cannabis marijuana mental health schizophrenia smoking pot weed Source Type: news

MOC Watch: Debunking ABIM Pass Rate Myths
(MedPage Today) -- In this guest post, the American Board of Internal Medicine explains what determines pass rates for the Maintenance of Certification exam.
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 10, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Potent Presentation Information
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center The American Evaluation Association (eval.org) sponsors a Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) that has a stated purpose of helping evaluators improve their presentation skills, both within a conference setting and as part of individual practice. P2i challenges evaluators to hone in on three concepts: Their message, their design, and their delivery. There are a wealth of handouts available as PDF files,Word documents and Powerpoint presentations available from the p2i tools website (http://p2i.eval.org/index.php/p2i-t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Why we shouldn't sneer at Ashya King's parents
Andrew Holding: Its easy to dismiss the parents of Ashya King as scientific illiterates in need of a good education, but science engagement that assumes and mocks ignorance is offensive and rarely effective. (Guest Post) Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Holding Tags: Science Cancer Health Health policy Controversies Ashya King Source Type: news

The White Coat: A Veil for State Killing?
(MedPage Today) -- In this guest post, Joel Zivot, MD, of Emory University Hospital, recounts witnessing an execution by lethal injection and laments the secrecy surrounding the identity of physicians who participate.
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 17, 2014 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

MOC: Dissecting the Issues
(MedPage Today) -- Paul Kempen, MD, PhD, has been an outspoken critic of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the maintenance of certification (MOC) movement since MOC first became a buzzword. In this guest post, he makes his case.
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 6, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This Week: Lifestyle Medicine, More Ebola Troops
(MedPage Today) -- Another popular guest post on healthy hearts, the worsening Ebola crisis, and a widely panned ASN statement topped this week's news at MedPage Today.
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

There's more to eRx than you think
In followup to my guest post from Dr. Marvin Harper about e-prescribing gaps, John Klimek, senior VP of standards and information technology at NCPDP, wrote the following helpful guest post:   read more
Source: Healthcare IT News - July 29, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Halamka Tags: Online Only ePrescribing Network Infrastructure Source Type: news

Visualization Literacy
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center With an increase of technology tools available for data reporting and visualization (be sure to check out some of our Outreach Evaluation Resource Center Reporting and Visualizing tools at http://guides.nnlm.gov/oerc/tools) sometimes it’s challenging to know how to best use them to clearly communicate the intended meaning of the data. The concept of visualization literacy and a broader theme of visual literacy are often not included as part of the instructions guiding people in the steps to create their own visual...
Source: Dragonfly - July 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Residency Director Slams 'Assistant Physician' Plan
(MedPage Today) -- In this guest post, Mark Deutchman, MD, director of the Rural Track at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, concludes that the "Missouri Plan" to use MDs and DOs without post-grad training to fill the rural medicine gap is bad medicine.
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 15, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Single in the UK, Post Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones was funny, but not exactly inspirational. Now in this guest post, UK blogger and author Paula Coston shares a much more enlightened perspective on single life from the UK.read more
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - June 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Media Relationships Social Life best friends Bridget Jones demographics family FLAPers friendship living arrangements longevity of relationships romantic relationships singles in the UK Source Type: news

Comedy Collider: no cause for conCERN
A guest post from Alex Brown to advertise an unlikely physics/comedy crossover at CERN Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Alex Brown Tags: Cern Science Comedy Physics Particle physics Source Type: news

The Key To Surviving The New Brutal World Of Healthcare
This guest post was written by Joseph Jimenez, the chief executive of Novartis, the third-largest drug company on the Forbes Global 2000. Jimenez is the subject of a cover story in the current issue of Forbes Magazine.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake?
There's a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the average woman's lifetime. There's a one in 10 chance of developing depression. Yet we're far more likely to openly talk about one than the other. In a guest post, Tania Browne complains bitterly about her lack of complimentary baked goodsI once had a friend who was almost suffocated by cheesecake. She was a nice woman let's call her Penny. I met her in a hospital, as you do. Penny was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and let's just say she was a little bit pissed off with it. Not the breast cancer, but the way she had become "Poor Penny ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Psychology Science Depression Mental health Society & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

UW iSchool Directed Field Work Experience
Guest post by Stephanie Hanson, UW iSchool Directed Field work student. I just completed a Directed Field Work assignment with the gracious staff of the NN/LM PNR at the University of Washington Health Sciences library. The UW iSchool Directed Field Work program offers MLIS students the chance to participate in experiential learning opportunities with different libraries and employers for credit towards the graduate degree. While at the NN/LM PNR, I had the chance to attend Morning Report sessions to observe the resident learning process, work at the Health Sciences Library Information Desk, create a LibGuide, learn about ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Congress Must Take Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Medicare Now
 This guest post was written by Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., President of the American Medical Association. She is an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky.  The  165-year-old American Medical Association is the largest association of medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and medical students in the United States, with nearly 225,000 members. You can follow the AMA on Facebook and Twitter or visit its FixMedicareNow website.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Respect Your Elders: What's Sexy About Investing in the Graying & Aging
The following is a special guest post by Lux's Adam Goulburn.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Wolfe Source Type: news

Africa: New Strategy Needed to Combat Anti-Gay Laws
[Key Publishers]Guest post by Javier Hourcade Bellocq from Corresponsales Clave:
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We need regulation to remove chemicals from the supply chain
Evidence suggests some everyday household chemicals are toxic, but without new regulations, manufacturers won't careThis is a guest post in part of a series of stories on chemicals of concern. Read the first article, which explores the question of whether US retailers are becoming regulators, as well as stories about new chemical policies by Walmart and Target. Arthur C Clarke wrote that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Today, we scarcely have to look past our smartphone screens to find his proof. From supermarket shelves to the cushions on our stain-proof couches, technological magic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Comment theguardian.com Supply Chain Sustainability Guardian sustainable business Chemistry Source Type: news

In Japan, Can Marriage Be a Hobby and Friendship for Real?
There have been many sensationalist stories about singles in Japan that are not exactly flattering. In this guest post by Asian Studies scholar Laura Dales, we are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at some of the more enlightening responses to the singlism, including one from a critic who tells single Japanese women to think of marriage as, at best, a hobby. read more
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships Resilience Social Life career consciousness-raising divorce family financial considerations friendship international perspectives living alone marriage matrimania meanings of marriage old age single wome Source Type: news

Our Paralympics - The Challenges We Face Every Day
Kuli Kohli is a 43-year-old woman with mild cerebral palsy, and a member of Blakenhall Writers' group in Wolverhampton, UK. This is her Guest post entitled "Our Paralymics".
Source: Disabled World - December 10, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Poetry Source Type: news