Country diary: my baby and I move through different landscapes
Airedale, West Yorkshire:My six-week-old daughter still can ’t see very well, but her sense of smell is fierce, and we can both hear the magpies, which are everywhereShe ’s only six weeks old but I’m sure she can smell the smothering perfume of the rosebay willowherb that crowds the lake edge. A new baby’s senses develop lopsidedly, out-of-sync: our daughter’s eyesight is still finding focus – she can’t see the wood pigeons bombing across the pale dishwa ter sky, framed by the edges of her pram – but her sense of smell is fierce. This unfamiliar air, for her, must be rich in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard Smyth Tags: Autumn Biology Children Birds Yorkshire Environment Rural affairs Plants Trees and forests Animals UK news Wildlife Science Society Source Type: news

Webinar Discusses Reaching Latino Population
Hear how one agency reached Latinos in rural Minnesota at a webinar on Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 1-2 pm CT. The session offered by the Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library will describe how CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) designed, implemented, and evaluated a virtual health and wellness workshop series covering mental health and wellness topics and targeting the Latino community. The session will wrap up with considerations for other organizations when targeting outreach efforts to the L...
Source: MCR News - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announced the Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS), an effort to increase the knowledge of Tribal and federal health leaders and advocates through the creation and dissemination of a national-level, comprehensive profile of the public health system and infrastructure in Indian Country. To support this work, NIHB is requesting 261 Tribal health directors from Tribal health departments/entities representing 573 federally-recognized tribes from 35 states to participate. To learn more and to receive instructions on completing the well-based scan, join thepre-launch webi...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs
Discusses the positive impact of a local company working to expand broadband and hiring laid off coal miners in a rural Colorado town. Not only did it prevent many miners from having to leave the town, it improved the broadband infrastructure of the town, bringing in newcomers and providing more economic opportunity for existing residents. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Veteran battling suicidal thoughts opens horse ranch to help military families
October in Georgia is when summer finally gives way to fall and the atmosphere paces itself like a perfectly curated air conditioner. One recent Saturday morning, on a rural property in Fortson, the sound of children laughing and playing could be heard between the occasional horse's neigh. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FCC chairman sees big potential with intersection of broadband and telemedicine
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, talks about how he ’s working to modernize FCC regulations to close the digital divide and help rural communities get the high quality healthcare through telemedicine innovations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives
Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet access
Report showing dramatic decline in internet access growth suggests digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of peopleLife at the bottom of the global league of internet accessAlmost 50% of the world is online. What about the other 50%?The growth of internet access around the world has slowed dramatically, according to new data, suggesting the digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of the poorest and most isolated people on the planet.The striking trend, described in an unpublished report shared with the Guardian, shows the rate at which the world is getting online has fallen sharply ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Technology Internet Science United Nations World news Tim Berners-Lee Source Type: news

Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects
The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State reopening applications for rural hospital tax credits
The state is reopening applications for Georgia's rural hospital tax credit program, the Department of Revenue announced this week. The program was reported to have reached its $60 million annual cap for the first time ever back in July. The agency did not indicate why it later turned out the cap was not met and is still working to certify the dollar amount of credits that remain available. With the program failing to reach t he cap since its inception in 2016, legislative leaders responded this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

State reopening applications for rural hospital tax credits
The state is reopening applications for Georgia's rural hospital tax credit program, the Department of Revenue announced this week. The program was reported to have reached its $60 million annual cap for the first time ever back in July. The agency did not indicate why it later turned out the cap was not met and is still working to certify the dollar amount of credits that remain available. With the program failing to reach t he cap since its inception in 2016, legislative leaders responded this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles
The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Partnership Opportunity To List in a Public Database (PPE-Info) Appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment Products That Protect Workers Against Fentanyl Exposure
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites manufacturers to submit products identified as protection against fentanyl exposure to the national Personal Protective Equipment Information (PPE-Info) database. The database allows healthcare workers and others to search for protective equipment like gloves, overalls, and more that are compliant with CDC standards. Comments expressing a willingness to participate must be received by November 19, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comment...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Americans Are Now The Largest Slice Of Federal Food Aid Recipients
According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, since 2012 rural areas and small towns under 2,500 people have the highest rates of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Rates used to be higher in urban areas. Nationally, 16% of households in rural areas use SNAP versus 13% in urban areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medicating distress: Risky sedative prescriptions for older adults vary widely
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study shows wide variation in prescriptions of sedative drugs, called benzodiazepines, to people with Medicare coverage. Some counties, especially in southern and rural western states, had three times the level of sedative prescribing as others. The study also highlights gaps at the level of individual prescribers: Some primary care providers prescribed sedatives more than six times more often than their peers. These high-intensity prescribers also tended to be high-intensity prescribers of opioid painkillers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Women Are Having Fewer Kids —and Having Them Later in Life, Report Says
American women are having fewer children than in years past, and having them later in life, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The U.S.’ total fertility rate — or the estimated number of lifetime births expected from a group of 1,000 women — hit its most recent peak in 2007, the report says. But in the decade following, fertility rates fell, while the average age of first-time mothers rose, according to the data. These trends are happening all over the U.S., but especially in cities — and gulfs between urban...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime onetime Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2019 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). These rates are effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. This premium is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2019
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2019. It also announced the monthly premium, the deductible for 2019, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. These rates are effective as of January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Pre-publication of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medic...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Care to Address American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Disparities
Blog post from the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities on the mental health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people as well as the importance of culturally competent assessment and care. Discusses mental health disparities, historical trauma, and discrimination. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

As Fertility Rates Fall in U.S., Gap Widens Between Rural and Urban Counties
Highlights the results of a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on fertility rates in the U.S. Rural areas have been associated with higher fertility rates and worse birth outcomes than urban or suburban areas. The age at which women first become mothers has risen across the board, but a gap remains between urban and rural areas. In 2017, the average for rural counties was 24.5 years of age and the average for urban was 27.7 years of age. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Drive To Quality And Access In Rural Health
Focuses on the role quality measurement plays for rural participation in quality improvement initiatives and the relationship between access to care and quality in rural areas. Features the efforts of the National Quality Forum's Measure Applications Partnership Rural Health Workgroup, which recently identified a core set of quality measures to help address the unique needs of rural providers. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation
Reports on the growing impact that fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are having on the opioid crisis, challenges in detecting fentanyl, and the dangers it poses due to its lethality and role in overdose outbreaks. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Pharmacies Are Closing: Where Does That Leave Patients?
Discusses rural pharmacy closures and the wide-reaching impact these closures can have on their communities. Also touches on some of the causes of closures including bigger chain pharmacies and low reimbursement rates. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event
Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates (COD) addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drone Ambulances To The Rescue
A Mississippi-based team of doctors is working on a telemedicine drone technology that could get emergency care to rural areas faster. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Life in Rural America
The purpose of the Life in Rural America report was to understand the current views and experiences of rural Americans on economic and health issues. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 16, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tags: National Source Type: news

Residents of Rural U.S. Largely Optimistic about the Future and Like Where They Live, NPR/RWJF/Harvard Poll Shows
A poll by NPR, RWJF and Harvard shows that rural residents like their jobs and say they are doing better than their parents but worry about drug abuse and their local economies. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - October 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; The American Community Survey
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comment on the American Community Survey and related burden estimates, ways to improve the quality, utility, and clarity of information collected, and whether the information has practical utility. Comments are due by December 17, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic
Details the findings of a new poll onLife in Rural America from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Questions included the biggest problems facing rural people and their families, their optimism about the future, economic and health concerns, the opioid epidemic, and more. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements through the Rural Development Innovation Center's Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative. These partnerships are designed to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Stigma Surrounds Addiction Treatment for Pregnant People in Indian Country
Discusses the issue of opioid misuse disorder among pregnant women on Native American reservations and the stigma related to seeking treatment while pregnant. The rate of drug-related deaths among Native Americans and Alaska Natives is nearly twice that of the general population and in 2015 they had the highest rates of death from drug overdose of any ethnicity. Also touches on efforts on reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to address these issues. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

America ’s Worsening Geographic Inequality
Discusses the growing divide between "prosperous" neighborhoods and "at-risk" neighborhoods, focusing on where these communities tend to be located. Affluent neighborhoods were concentrated in the north and east, while the south and east had the largest concentrations of distressed communities. Additionally, rural areas were the most unstable, with 30% experiencing downward mobility, 27% experiencing upward mobility, and only about 40% remaining stable. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Drone Ambulances to the Rescue
Focuses on a Mississippi-based team of doctors working on using drones as aerial ambulances carrying medical kits to allow people on the ground to provide simple medical care until emergency services arrive. The kits will also include an augmented reality interface that will allow doctors to observe the medical emergency remotely and help provide care. Kits have been designed in varying sizes and complexities, with smaller kits for search-and-rescue missions in remote areas and larger kits for natural disasters and other mass-casualty events. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Video monitoring of tuberculosis treatment effective in urban and rural areas
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with statewide collaborators, report that patients who recorded videos of themselves taking tuberculosis (TB) medications better adhered to treatment than patients who were observed in-person. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
Marking International Day of Rural Women, on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enioy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities
Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with consideration...
Source: The Cornflower - October 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Consumer Health From the GMR Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Nick Foster obituary
My father, Nick Foster, who has died aged 61 after suffering a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, was an agricultural engineer devoted to improving conditions for rural people in the developing world.He wanted to empower communities by encouraging participation and education, and established water-user groups that led to the sustainable management of irrigation schemes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Foster-Devaney Tags: Agriculture Access to water Bangor University Source Type: news

The characteristics of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related deaths: a forensic autopsy data-based study - Lin PT, Blessing MM.
Using forensic autopsy-based data from a regional medical examiner office in the midwestern U.S. with a mixed small urban-rural population, we describe the characteristics of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related deaths occurring between 2000 and 2018. During ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychometric characteristics of Duke Social Support Index among elderly suicide in rural China - Pan YF, Ma ZY, Zhou L, Jia CX.
We recruited 242 elderly suicides and 242 controls above 60 years to conduct face-to-face interviews by psychological autopsy to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) in rural China. DSSI had high internal consist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Post-fire attitudes and perceptions of people towards the landscape character and development in the rural Peloponnese, a case study of the traditional village of Leontari, Arcadia, Greece - Paraskevopoulou AT, Nektarios PA, Kotsiris G.
Fires played an integral role in shaping the rural Mediterranean landscape. However, the decoupling of social-ecological systems of landscapes led to rural degradation and rendered traditional settlements vulnerable to fire. A questionnaire survey conducte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

No small potatoes: making the health and economic case for walking and bicycling in rural Idaho (2253) - Kostelec D.
Baked. Fried. Scalloped. Mashed. Boiled. The diversity of Idaho communities is almost as diverse as the ways to serve the state's most famous crop; potatoes. And the way Idaho addresses walking and bicycling is just as creative. As Idaho's rural areas rema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nonfatal suicidal behaviors of Chinese rural-to-urban migrant workers: attitude toward suicide matters - Zhong BL, Chan SSM, Liu TB, Chiu HF.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the attitude toward suicide (ATS) and its influence on nonfatal suicidal behaviors of Chinese rural-to-urban migrant workers (MWs). METHOD: Altogether, 3031 MWs completed the positive ATS Scale and structured questions regardi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigating the effectiveness of perceptual treatments on a crest vertical curve: a driving simulator study - Calvi A.
Rural roads are characterized by a high percentage of run-off-the-road accidents and head-on collisions, mainly caused by inappropriate speeds and failure to maintain a proper lateral position along the roadway alignment. Among several road safety treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Rural-urban differences in risk factors for motor vehicle fatalities - Henning-Smith C, Kozhimannil KB.
Purpose: To examine rural-urban differences in motor vehicle fatality (MVF) risk factors. Methods: We used 2017 County Health Rankings data to run stratified regression models to estimate county-level correlates of motor vehicle fatalities (M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news