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Men Less Likely to Prefer Palliative Care Treatment at End of Life
A small study has found that men with cancer were less likely than women to prefer palliative care if informed that continued treatment would not be helpful.
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Where are falls prevention resources allocated by hospitals and what do they cost? A cross sectional survey using semi-structured interviews of key informants at six Australian health services - Mitchell D, Raymond M, Jellett J, Webb-St Mart M, Boyd L, Botti M, Steen K, Hutchinson A, Redley B, Haines T.
This study aimed to estimate the resource allocation across a partnership of large health services, in a...
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Product Renderings: Why You Shouldn & #039;t Overlook Them
Medical device companies face many challenges throughout the product lifecycle—from the complexities of design engineering to the hard work involved in luring investors and marketing the product. As a result, it’s easy for some companies to not give product renderings the attention they deserve. However, companies that deprioritize renderings miss a significant opportunity to showcase their products in a compelling way and enhance competitiveness. A rendering is more than a rough engineering sketch or a technical image in a brochure. Instead, it can serve as a centerpiece of investor presentations or the featured item ...
Source: MDDI - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Samuel Conlogue Tags: Design Source Type: news

Multnomah County Library Community Health Outreach Award
The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon received a Community Health Outreach Award from the NNLM PNR to pilot the use of health information kiosks, aimed at people who are experiencing houselessness in Multnomah County. Here is a report of their project from Steph Miller, Programming Librarian — Technology and Workforce Development. Increasing Access to Credible Health Information for Public Library Patrons Experiencing Houselessness People who are experiencing houselessness come to public libraries to find information and to use the internet. According to local studies in Multnomah County, Oregon, 57 perce...
Source: Dragonfly - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members Public Libraries Source Type: news

Prepare Your Resume, Hone Your Interview Skills
Registration is now open for the Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists, a new professional development program by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As students and a growing number of reports note, however, many STEM graduate students are interested in employment in a variety of sectors by the time they complete their degree. Students continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped to pursue employment in thes...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Polyclinic is 'well into conversations' with potential strategic partners to fund growth
The Polyclinic is looking for a partner with resources and the capital to help the organization grow, while retaining its 100-year history as a physician-owned organization.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Return to sport after surgical treatment for anterior shoulder instability: a systematic review - Abdul-Rassoul H, Galvin JW, Curry EJ, Simon J, Li X.
BACKGROUND: For athletes, a return to preinjury activity levels with minimal time away is a metric indicative of successful recovery. The knowledge of this metric would be helpful for the sports medicine specialist to advise patients on appropriate expecta...
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SUSPECT Before You Download that Health or Wellness App
While developing content for our public library course Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community on health and wellness related apps I decided we need a clever evaluation tool similar to CRAAP for websites.  Using the criteria I came up with SUSPECT. I hope you find it helpful for all app evaluations! Seeking – Why are you searching for an app? Does this app do something you want or need? Usability – How is the app designed? Is it easy to use? Do the menus or icons make sense? Security – Do you need to make an account? Does the app share your data with friends? Does the developer share you...
Source: The Cornflower - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: From the GMR General app evaluation health apps wellness apps Source Type: news

Can a Narcissist Love?
Conclusion People who love narcissists are starved for many of these expressions of love. Sometimes, narcissists are remote, dismissive, or aggressive; other times, they show care and concern and are helpful. It’s not that narcissists are incapable of feeling or even intellectually understanding someone’s feelings. The problem appears to be rooted in childhood trauma and physiological deficits that impact emotional assessment, mirroring, and appropriate empathic expression. (Unconscious or unexpressed: “I love you, but”); Expressed: “I’m too busy to come to the hospital,” sounds pretty cold, but may not refle...
Source: Psych Central - July 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Codependence Divorce Domestic Violence Narcissism Relationships & Love arrested development Emotional Immaturity emotional maturity Intimacy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Source Type: news

Budesonide With Saline Solution Helpful for Rhinosinusitis
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- The addition of budesonide to a saline nasal lavage for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis provides clinically meaningful benefits, according to a study published online June 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Partnering to Bring Hope to Rural Communities in Crisis
Discussion of takeaways from the recent rural opioid misuse roundtables by Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development (RD) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who traveled to a number of states to facilitate these conversations. Includes impacts of the opioid epidemic as well as resources to help rural communities address the crisis.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PharmaMar announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Oceanographic Research Center to address the fight against cancer
(Pharmamar) Both institutions will combine their efforts, knowledge and resources to promote research into marine biodiversity as a source of novel antitumor compounds.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN Environment, Yale University demonstrate how to make modern living sustainable with new eco-housing
(United Nations Environment Programme) The housing sector uses 40 percent of the planet's total resources and represents more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Constructed primarily from locally sourced, bio-based renewable materials, the module is efficient, multi-functional and engineered to operate independently.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:New Healthcare Plan Promises to Overhaul South Africa's Massively Skewed System
[The Conversation Africa] University of the Witwatersrand -Since 1994 South Africa has invested substantial resources in health care services. As a result, it's has made significant health gains. For example, nearly 4 million people get HIV treatment and mother-to-child transmission has nearly been eliminated.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Research News Roundup-June 2018
This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources.?By Elizabeth Zimmermann ___________________________________________________ This month's Roundup includes a number of findings related to pancreatic cancer and other?gastrointestinal [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Targeted screening may reduce overdiagnosis of breast cancer
A " risk-based " breast screening program could improve the lives of women who are screened for breast cancer by reducing overdiagnosis and saving resources.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Heal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Intravenous acetaminophen does not decrease opioid utilization to a clinically significant threshold among colectomy patients, according to a study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology. Isaac Wasserman, M.P.H., from...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS Aiding Small, Rural Practices Can Improve MIPS Participation
Details a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which found that small and rural practices are more likely to struggle with Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation, because of challenges related to legacy program requirements, a lack of financial and staff resources, and technology issues.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 6, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fresh faces for the circular economy
We will not be able to deplete and squander resources indefinitely. Ways to maintain the value of products and materials in the economy much longer can be found, for example, through business models that capitalise on the longevity of goods. An EU-funded training network is fostering new research on a more circular economy.
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 6, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney diseases affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant, but many don't get these treatments due to cost or lack of resources, the International Society of Nephrology says.
Source: WebMD Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Haven ’t Older Adults Been Included in More Oncology Clinical Trials?
In this video,Dr. Arti Hurria discusses resources addressing the disconnect between cancer as a growing problem in the elderly and the fact that clinical trials mostly enroll younger patients.
Source: CancerNetwork - July 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Arti Hurria, MD Source Type: news

Dangers of poor quality health care revealed ‘in all countries’: WHO report
Ineffective health care is a global phenomenon which increases the burden of illness and wastes scarce resources, UN experts said on Thursday.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization ’...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Data-sharing website may speed the response to new illegal drugs
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The NPS DataHub allows forensic chemists to share data on new drug analogs, including their chemical structures and signatures, which are the keys to identifying them in the lab.Identifying drugs quickly is critical. 'If people start overdosing and dying from a new drug analog, authorities need to identify it as quickly as possible,' said NIST research chemist Aaron Urbas. 'To focus your resources effectively, you need to know what you're looking for.'
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teachers Sue City Of Newark For Lead In Water That Is 'Dangerously High'
NEWARK, N.J. - The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEWC) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on June 26 sued the city of Newark and other city agencies in New Jersey federal court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for "dangerously high levels of lead" in the city's tap water (Newark Education Workers Caucus, et al. v. City of Newark, et al., No. 18-11025, D. N.J.).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 4, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Poorer countries set to be ' increasingly dependent ' on food imports, says UN food agency report
Poorer countries with rising populations and scarce natural resources are likely to be “increasingly dependent” on imports to feed their people, according to an annual report jointly compiled by the United Nations food agency, launched on Tuesday.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Web resources could assist chemical risk management
Two new papers describe publicly accessible web-based tools for exploring environmental chemicals and predicting their risk. (read more)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over from...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: A guide for physicians
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home with dementia as well as their caregivers. A review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide guidance to health care providers as well as government and health system planners, based on recent evidence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA receives $4M to expand free training to health professionals
The University of Arizona received $4 million on Monday from a federal agency in a continuation to boost its free training program that educates and trains the public health workforce on several health-care issues. As a way to improve the public health system, the Health Resources and Services Administration, an arm to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is giving UA a federal grant to support the university's training onchildhood obesity, mental health care and the opioid epidemic…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Abdel Jimenez Source Type: news

Proteomic analysis of S-nitrosylated nuclear proteins in rat cortical neurons
Neurons modulate gene expression in response to extrinsic signals to enable brain development, cognition, and learning and to process stimuli that regulate systemic physiological functions. This signal-to-gene communication is facilitated by posttranslational modifications such as S-nitrosylation, the covalent attachment of a nitric oxide (NO) moiety to cysteine thiols. In the cerebral cortex, S-nitrosylation of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) is required for gene transcription during neuronal development, but few other nuclear targets of S-nitrosylation have been identified to date. We used S-nitrosothiol resin-assisted cap...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Smith, J. G., Aldous, S. G., Andreassi, C., Cuda, G., Gaspari, M., Riccio, A. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

NLM ' s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources
August 14, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET.
Source: PHPartners.org - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jul-Aug 2018, New and Updated UMLS Tutorials Available
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce new and updated video tutorials about resources and tools for the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - July 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reducing road traffic deaths: where should we focus global health initiatives? - Hung YC, Bababekov YJ, Stapleton SM, Mukhopadhyay S, Huang SL, Briggs SM, Chang DC.
BACKGROUND: Current global surgery initiatives focus on increasing surgical workforce; however, it is unclear whether this approach would be helpful globally, as patients in low-resource countries may not be able to reach hospitals in a timely fashion with...
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emotional distress, bullying victimization, and protective factors among transgender and gender diverse adolescents in city, suburban, town, and rural locations - Eisenberg ME, Gower AL, McMorris BJ, Rider GN, Coleman E.
PURPOSE: Understanding the root causes of the substantial disparities in risk and protective factors among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) adolescents is essential to the development and expansion of resources and supports for this vulnerable populati...
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronic substance use and self-harm in a primary health care setting - Breet E, Bantjes J, Lewis I.
BACKGROUND: Chronic substance use (CSU) is associated with health problems, including selfharm, placing a significant burden on health care resources and emergency departments (EDs). This is problematic in low- and middle-income countries like South Africa...
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

HRSA: Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on theHPSA Find website and are current as of May 1, 2018.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A hearty menu of health benefits attract, and keep, the best employees
The job market is increasingly competitive for employers. In fact, 86 percent of recruiters say the labor market is “candidate-driven.” That compares to just 56 percent in 2012. And 62 percent of employers believe talent demands are driving the job market today. One way to stand out and attract the best talent is to offer a diverse menu of healt h benefits. Because workers of different ages will want different things from their health plan. So finding the right mix of benefits can help…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Highmark Employer Resources Team Source Type: news

What your employees don't know about their health plans can cost your business
When your employees don ’t understand their health plans, it can cost them — and you. According to a recent survey, 96 percent of Americans said they knew the meaning of four common health insurance terms that relate to out-of-pocket (OOP) costs — deductible, coinsurance, copay, and out-of-pocket-maximum. But of th ose surveyed, only 4 percent actually knew the correct meaning of all four terms. And almost 1/3 of consumers don’t know what their health plan’s deductible and OOP maximum benefits…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Highmark Employer Resources Team Source Type: news

A hearty menu of health benefits attract, and keep, the best employees
The job market is increasingly competitive for employers. In fact, 86 percent of recruiters say the labor market is “candidate-driven.” That compares to just 56 percent in 2012. And 62 percent of employers believe talent demands are driving the job market today. One way to stand out and attract the best talent is to offer a diverse menu of healt h benefits. Because workers of different ages will want different things from their health plan. So finding the right mix of benefits can help…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Highmark Employer Resources Team Source Type: news

What your employees don't know about their health plans can cost your business
When your employees don ’t understand their health plans, it can cost them — and you. According to a recent survey, 96 percent of Americans said they knew the meaning of four common health insurance terms that relate to out-of-pocket (OOP) costs — deductible, coinsurance, copay, and out-of-pocket-maximum. But of th ose surveyed, only 4 percent actually knew the correct meaning of all four terms. And almost 1/3 of consumers don’t know what their health plan’s deductible and OOP maximum benefits…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Highmark Employer Resources Team Source Type: news

What's a Good Consumer To Do?
In a world beset by climate change, marine pollution, and dwindling natural resources, a member of the mushrooming human population pauses to consider his role.
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Cybersecurity: Are You Prepared?
There are many regulatory challenges facing medical device companies, but nearing the top of the list is data protection. Companies are spending resources and dollars to avoid becoming the next company confronting cyber threats and/or data breaches. Medical device companies in particular are under enormous pressure to safeguard sensitive corporate information related to patients and privacy, intellectual property (IP), and the data gathered during clinical testing phases. The life sciences and healthcare industry as whole has acknowledged that it must embrace corporate governance and drive the centralization of IT complian...
Source: MDDI - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mike Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group Soon to Be Largest Employer of Doctors in the US; Clinical Laboratory Outreach More Critical than Ever Before
While consolidation is a common trend across many sectors—including anatomic pathology groups and hospital systems—UnitedHealth Group is the latest example of the payer-provider consolidation trend impacting medical laboratories nationwide Pending the successful completion of a $4.9-billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) will be poised to become the largest single employer of doctors […]
Source: Dark Daily - June 29, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Advisory Board aetna anatomic pathology Andrew Hayek Avalere Health clinical laboratory CVS Health Source Type: news

Atrium Health bumps minimum wage by 9% next month
Atrium Health will bump its minimum wage to up to $12.50 per hour, effective July 22. That’s up from $11.50 per hour currently, representing a nearly 9% jump. It will impact more than 7,500 employees.  The increase reflects Atrium’s commitment to employees and families, as well as gratitude for their efforts in the workplace, says Jim Dunn, chief human resources officer. “ As long as living wages continue to increase, you have to look at the continued well-being of your teammates and employees,”…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Prioritizing Global Health Resources: Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
July 19, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET.
Source: PHPartners.org - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news