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Tradition and Technology Take Centre Stage at BCFN Food Forum
Credit: Busani Bafana / IPSBy Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) A coffee producer will receive a cent and a half from a $2.50 cup of coffee. This one stark fact stood out as scientists, researchers, activists and grappled with solutions for change in food and nutrition practises, which would benefit the greater community. While the solutions are many – slow food to artificial intelligence – it was clear that the delegates were united around one idea: Key to the solution is to ensure that the solutions need to be put in the hands of the broad community – not just in the hands of the powerful. This also ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Fo Source Type: news

DaSilva Building Mesothelioma Specialty Program in Orlando
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva came to Orlando, Florida, with a lofty goal. He wants to make Central Florida a destination for patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. DaSilva also has the tools to make that goal a reality, building a mesothelioma specialty program at AdventHealth Orlando. “We want to make this a nationally — and internationally — recognized program,” DaSilva told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “People who come to Orlando will not only see Disney World, but they will see excellence in health care. We can do that here.” DaSilva was named chief of Thoracic Surgery S...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Case Against Tobacco Giant Could Protect Children
“Sofia,” a 17-year-old tobacco worker, in a tobacco field in North Carolina. Benedict Evans/Human Rights WatchBy Margaret WurthNEW YORK, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) Legal action against British American Tobacco (BAT), one of the world’s largest tobacco firms, could see the company punished for profiting from child labor and force the industry to finally confront its treatment of vulnerable workers. The case, brought by human rights lawyers on behalf of hundreds of tenant farmers and their children in Malawi, contends that the company is guilty of “unjust enrichment.” Martyn Day, a senior partner at Leigh Day, the firm bring...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Wurth Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

National measles guidelines
Guidance covers: how to decide if a suspected case is ' likely ' or ' unlikely ' ; case management – what lab tests should be done and the importance of oral fluid testing; measles control – identifying vulnerable contacts and assessing their need for post-exposure prophylaxis.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Keep Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night
Experts share what causes you to regularly wake up during sleep, plus advice on how to fix it.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile Clinic team to support people experiencing homelessness
Today, we’re launching a new Mobile Clinic service helping people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in the City of London. Volunteer GPs and nurses will offer advice on health conditions, register patients with local GP practices, attend to immediate health needs, provide new socks and gloves and offer screenings for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The aim is to work towards sustainable access to healthcare, so that people experiencing homelessness will be able to access mainstream NHS services and rely on them in times of need. We have teamed up with the City of London Corporation, which governs the Squ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Determinants and supporting factors for rebuilding nursing workforce in a post-disaster setting - Hirohara M, Ozaki A, Tsubokura M.
BACKGROUND: The workforce shortage is one of the major issues associated with the recovery of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants in March...
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Aphakia, Age Tied to Increased Glaucoma Risk After Pediatric Lensectomy Aphakia, Age Tied to Increased Glaucoma Risk After Pediatric Lensectomy
Glaucoma or glaucoma suspect may develop in the first year after pediatric lensectomy, and infants three months or younger and those with post-procedure aphakia are especially at risk, a multicenter registry study revealed.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

28 Years Ago, Big Oil Predicted It Would Take A High Price On Carbon To Stop Warming
And yet it continued to fight it.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Student groups receive grants to promote science in their communities
(Research!America) Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of microgrant awards of $1,000 to $3,000 provided to 15 graduate student and post-doc led science policy groups for a range of civic engagement activities in their local areas.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greenery can cut the need for painkillers and even reduce post-op problems 
Trees are planted around hospitals in the UK by NHS Forest to improve patient health after numerous studies revealed the benefits to mental and physical health.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette As Trump ’s New Energy Secretary
The former auto industry lobbyist will replace Rick Perry as head of the Department of Energy.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prehistoric Puppy Found In Permafrost Still Has Its Fur And Whiskers
The estimated 18,000-year-old dog was discovered in Russia last year in frozen mud.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Northern Virginia hospital CEO to retire
Virginia Hospital Center President and CEO Jim Cole is stepping down after more than three decades with the organization. Cole, chief for 25 of his 35 years with the Arlington hospital, announced his retirement internally Monday. It’s set to take effect Sept. 1, 2020. Until then, the hospital’s board will search for its next leader. We’ve reached out for additional information about the timeline and will upda te this post as we hear back. “While I will miss the daily camaraderie and relationships…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Samoa government to close for two days amid measles outbreak that has killed dozens of children
Forty-eight of the 53 reported deaths occurred among children 4 years old or younger.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kayla Epstein Source Type: news

How You Can Give with Meaning This Holiday Season
Giving Tuesday is only one day away! Here are some simple ways that you can give with meaning to bring comfort and hope to disaster survivors, service members and children across the ... The post... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!}
Source: Red Cross Chat - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Development Gift Donation give with meaning Giving Tuesday holiday season Source Type: news

The Big Number: 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once month
The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The Big Number: 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month
The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

This Is Your Body On A Hangover
You're working overtime, both physically and mentally, to recover from drinking alcohol.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biofortified Food, a Business Boost for Smallholder Farmers
The post Biofortified Food, a Business Boost for Smallholder Farmers appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Care for Economic Development, Then Care for Food Nutrition, Food Researcher Tells Africa ’s Politicians
The post Care for Economic Development, Then Care for Food Nutrition, Food Researcher Tells Africa’s Politicians appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Inter Press Service (IPS) journalist Busani Bafana sat down with Busi Maziya-Dixon, a Senior Food and Nutrition Scientist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) ahead of the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition. Maziya-Dixon warns there is no country which will achieve economic development with an undernourished population. The post Care for Economic Development, Then Care for Food Nutrition, Food Researcher Tells Africa’s Po...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Barilla Center f Source Type: news

Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find
Patients are more likely to resort to out-of-network providers. Insurance firms also reimburse behavioral health providers at lower rates.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

In this angry and stressed-out time, research says we can learn to be kinder
Practicing “empathy and kindness” seems to help rewire our brains to unleash our better selves, says a scholar.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

Spain Might Be The World ’s Most Important Climate Test
The progressive bloc set to rule Europe’s fifth-largest economy has endorsed a Green New Deal but risks fueling a resurgent fascist movement.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic opioid treatment may increase PTSD risk
(Springer) Long-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in mice, according to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology. The findings, which link chronic opioid treatment before a traumatic event with responses to subsequent stressful events, may suggest a possible mechanism underlying the frequent co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid dependence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of a simulation-based education program for nursing students responding to mass casualty incidents: a pre-post intervention study - Kim J, Lee O.
This study aimed to verify the effectiveness of a simulation-based education program for nursing students responding to mass cas...
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

What to cook this Christmas for loved ones living with cancer
Nothing kills festive joy like cancer. Life Kitchen offers cookery classes to patients and carers, with recipes specifically designed to awaken post-chemo tastebuds.
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community Efforts are Key When Addressing HIV/AIDS
Credit: WHO/ F. Tanggol. By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 30 2019 (IPS) Three years ago, I led an evaluation of an HIV project that focused on increasing access to quality care and supporting services for people living with HIV in Nigeria. It also aimed to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination. The project achieved these goals by strengthening support groups, using homebased care services for sick persons and providing Savings and Loans Association membership to improve the livelihoods of persons living with HIV. These outcomes point to the power of community in managing HIV. The first of December is celebrated global...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

After miscarriage, I was rocked by depression. Like many other women, I didn’t get follow-up care for this loss.
Medical providers rarely deal with the mental health consequences following this trauma.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie C. Reilly Source Type: news

To tackle violence against women and girls, U.N. health agency pushes RESPECT program
WHO seeks to help the 1 in 3 women worldwide who have experienced abuse and even threats of death during her lifetime.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

What You Need To Know From The Recent Findings Of 7 Big Climate Reports
It is, in a word, "bleak."
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Therapists Say You Can Be ' Addicted ' To Shopping. Here ' s How.
The condition is called buying-shopping disorder, and some experts want it recognized as a real mental illness.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapists Say You Can Be ‘Addicted’ To Shopping. Here’s How.
The condition is called buying-shopping disorder, and some experts want it recognized as a real mental illness.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The gift of healthcare for children
Abdul was just 13 when he arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry. He escaped war in Afghanistan: his father and brother were killed by the Taliban, and Abdul was next.  When Abdul came to us, he still didn’t know the outcome of his asylum application. He’d been living in the streets for four years and was struggling to find his feet in the UK: nightmares, flashbacks, and unimaginable stress.  It is incredibly scary and traumatic to be so far away from home at such a young age. Abdul was so scared of his surroundings that it took him a long time to open up. When he fell from a bench in the park whilst asleep, Abdul ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is asking CCGs to support trusts with a colonoscopy service to implement new guidance on polyp surveillance.
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quasi-experimental design (pre-test and post-test studies) in prehospital and disaster research - Stratton SJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pelvis injury risk curves in side impacts from human cadaver experiments using survival analysis and Brier score metrics - Yoganandan N, Humm JR, DeVogel N, Banerjee A, Pintar FA, Somers JT.
Objectives: Post Mortem Human Surrogate (PMHS) experiments are used for describing tolerance and improve safety. For nearside impacts, the United States Standard Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS-214) used PMHS tests and binary regressio...
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Here ' s Your Reminder To Eat Whatever The Hell You Want On Thanksgiving
One big meal won’t affect your health long-term — but excessively worrying about it might.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Your Reminder To Eat Whatever The Hell You Want On Thanksgiving
One big meal won’t affect your health long-term — but excessively worrying about it might.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STP seeks fifth leader since 2016 to ‘navigate ambiguity’
A health system in the east of England is looking for a new leader, which will be the fifth appointment to the post since 2016.
Source: HSJ - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Six drug companies subpoenaed in federal opioids probe
The move is part of a broader investigation of the drug industry’s role in the opioid epidemic, companies say in financial filings.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Hands-free law in Georgia: predictors of post-law cellphone use among college drivers - Bradish T, Wilson JH, Locker L.
Young adults own and use cellphones at a high rate, including use while driving. A recent law in Georgia prohibits touching a cellphone while driving, providing a unique opportunity to assess the law's effectiveness. In the present study, we predicted cell...
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tailored multifunctional micellar brushes via crystallization-driven growth from a surface
We describe a platform for surface functionalization that involves the fabrication of cylindrical micellar brushes on a silicon wafer through seeded growth of crystallizable block copolymers at the termini of immobilized, surface-confined crystallite seeds. The density, length, and coronal chemistry of the micellar brushes can be precisely tuned, and post-growth decoration with nanoparticles enables applications in catalysis and antibacterial surface modification. The micellar brushes can also be grown on ultrathin two-dimensional materials such as graphene oxide nanosheets and further assembled into a membrane for the sep...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cai, J., Li, C., Kong, N., Lu, Y., Lin, G., Wang, X., Yao, Y., Manners, I., Qiu, H. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Illuminating seafloor faults and ocean dynamics with dark fiber distributed acoustic sensing
Distributed fiber-optic sensing technology coupled to existing subsea cables (dark fiber) allows observation of ocean and solid earth phenomena. We used an optical fiber from the cable supporting the Monterey Accelerated Research System during a 4-day maintenance period with a distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) instrument operating onshore, creating a ~10,000-component, 20-kilometer-long seismic array. Recordings of a minor earthquake wavefield identified multiple submarine fault zones. Ambient noise was dominated by shoaling ocean surface waves but also contained observations of in situ secondary microseism generation, po...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lindsey, N. J., Dawe, T. C., Ajo-Franklin, J. B. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Birthrates in the U.S. are falling. Abortions have also hit an all-time low.
Fewer women have been experiencing pregnancy as millennials delay parenthood and teenagers have less sex.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

Five Hurdles to Localizing Global Development —and How NGOs Can Help Overcome Them
By Pape Amadou Gaye, President and Chief Executive OfficerNovember 27, 2019Just 20 years ago, we could hardly imagine an AIDS-free generation. And the idea that poor countries would no longer rely on foreign aid to care for their people was inconceivable.But today, I believe both are in sight.The entire field of global health and development is shifting. Major funders, such as the U.S. government, are pushing ahead with an approach called localization, wherein countries manage their own foreign aid, mobilize their own public and private revenues, and eventually become self-reliant.This is what so many of us in nongo...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Benefits of stem cell heart therapy may have nothing to do with stem cells, a study on mice suggests
A new study shows that heart stem cells don't regenerate the heart but, rather, trigger the body's own immune response to help an injured heart heal.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Report: 1.5 Million UK Buildings Contain Asbestos Infographic
Asbestos may have been banned in the United Kingdom 20 years ago, but the deadly carcinogen continues to be the leading cause of occupational death, leading to 5,500 deaths in the U.K. last year. According to a new report by ResPublica, an estimated six million tons of the deadly carcinogen remain inside 1.5 million buildings in the U.K., including schools and hospitals — many of which were built prior to the 1999 ban. Exposure to asbestos is directly connected to multiple diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Jump to the full infographic: Asbestos Risk in UK Hospitals &#...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

BMA demands Brexit guarantees as Labour dossier shows 'NHS up for sale'
BMA leaders have called for 'cast-iron guarantees' that the NHS will be protected in any post-Brexit trade deal, after the Labour party revealed details of US-UK trade talks that it says put 'the NHS on the table'.
Source: GP Online News - November 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Policy Source Type: news