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California Ballot Initiative Would Raise $2B To Address Lead, Other Hazards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Proponents are seeking to have a referendum put on the November ballot in California that would authorize $2 billion in bonds to fund a competitive grant program for the remediation of structural and environmental hazards such as lead-paint poisoning in homes, schools and other facilities on grounds that if the remediation is ignored, it "could impact schools and cost the State of California thousands of available housing units for low and middle income families." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Obscure dichotomy of early childhood trauma in PTSD versus attachment disorders - Owen C.
There are two competing schools of thoughts involving children who have experienced early childhood trauma. One posture's nosology focuses on the post-traumatic stress responses; the other focuses on the deviant behaviors that ensue from pathogenic care in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Zambia:Some Schools Remain Closed to Avoid Spread of Cholera
[Times of Zambia] The Ministry of Health has issued an alert to the Ministry of General Education to ensure schools in three out of six operational zones in Lusaka do not reopen to avoid the spread of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Large study finds higher rates of early substance use among children with ADHD
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Children with ADHD engaged in substance use at a younger age and had a significantly higher prevalence of regular marijuana and cigarette use as adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scaling service delivery in a failed state: cocoa smallholders, farmer Field Schools, persistent bureaucrats and institutional work in C ôte d'Ivoire - Muilerman S, Vellema S.
The increased use of sustainability standards in the international trade in cocoa challenges companies to find effective modes of service delivery to large numbers of small-scale farmers. A case study of the Sustainable Tree Crops Program targeting the sma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018
The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens website (NIDA for Teens) provides information about drug use and the brain. Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more. Take a poll, read a blog post, and get ideas for activities to use with teens. There’s lots of good news. Teens are using illicit drugs, other than marijuana, in decreasing numbers. Alcohol use has declined, cigarette and other tobacco products use is less, and heroin and other opioid use remains low among adolescents. The information came from more than 43,000 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th g...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Observances K-12 Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Tanzania:What You Must Know About Low Blood Pressure
[Citizen] You might have heard at one point in time that certain pupils fell down after standing still for a long time at the assembly ground while at their schools. Perhaps you wondered how that could happen. Well, it's simple. This could be attributed to a "fall in blood pressure." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Politico confirms the Health Ranger's warning that communists are invading U.S. schools
(Natural News) Is there a legitimate “Red Scare” that threatens the integrity of America’s educational system with an agenda to indoctrinate students into the death-cult philosophy of communism? A recent article published by Politico seems to suggest so, warning that Chinese propaganda is now flooding many college campuses across the country. Many conservatives, as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Antonio autism center launches nearly $5M campus expansion
The new building will relieve pressure on area schools and businesses dealing with a growing population of people with autism. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

WATCH: More schools close across the US amid flu outbreak
Officials report there have been 60,000 confirmed cases of influenza since December as the CDC prepares to release new figures on the impact of the flu outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Schools Shut, Patients Evacuated From Ebonyi Hospital
[Premium Times] The Ebonyi Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Breaking - Ebonyi Shutdown Schools Over Lassa Fever
[Leadership] Ebonyi state government has shut down all private, government and mission schools in the state following the out break of Lassa Fever in the state which has claimed the lives of health workers in the state and left many critical at Irrua specialist hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON
The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no new deals are entered into, they’ll end up costing the taxpayer £199bn by the time they end in the 2040s. Commenting on the report, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NAO report is a scathing indictment of all that is wrong with PFI. “After nearly a generation of PFI deal...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release hospitals PFI private contractors public services schools Source Type: news

Snow, Ice Grip the South, At Least 10 Dead
ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car that plunged off a slippery overpass into a Louisiana canal. Icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill by little more than an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow. The beach in Biloxi, Mississip...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Brumack and Jay Reeves, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Improving nursing image ‘crucial’ to attracting and retaining staff
How the nursing and midwifery professions are perceived needs to be improved in schools, among the public and the media, and also within the current workforce itself, according to a nurse leader. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study finds minority trainees are up, but not minority faculty
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Despite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Vanderbilt investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. They report Jan. 16 in PLOS ONE two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alabama declares flu outbreak emergency as vaccine failure becomes obvious to everyone
(Natural News) A State Public Health Emergency has been issued in Alabama by Governor Kay Ivey as a flu outbreak grips the state. Schools are closing and hospitals are filling up as the flu vaccine proves to be a spectacular failure yet again this year. Hospital emergency rooms and outpatient clinics are reporting a very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Carillion ’s collapse has shown the true face of privatisation
January is a stressful time for many of us, with bills to pay and our finances stretched. So spare a thought this morning for those employed by Carillion. This is a terrible time for all those employed under the company’s contracts – including thousands right across the public sector. They will want assurances from the government that public servants working in vital roles will be protected, and they need to know who will pay their wages and what’s going to happen to their pensions. The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard services and protect thousa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Carillion ’s collapse is terrible for staff and the taxpayer, says UNISON 
Responding to today’s (Monday) news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a terrible time for the thousands of people employed under Carillion contracts right across the public sector. “Staff need assurances about whether they have a job, who will pay their wages, and what’s going to happen to their pensions. “The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard our services and to protect the many staff in schools, hospitals, local authorities and libraries. “It’s disgrac...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis health NHS public services Source Type: news

WATCH: Flu now considered epidemic in US as hospitalizations climb during peak season
The flu has closed schools in Tennessee, Alabama, Idaho, N. Carolina and Texas. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come
The number of people stricken by the flu continues to increase across the U.S., closing schools and filling hospitals, according to the CDC. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season
The flu has closed schools in Tennessee, Alabama, Idaho, N. Carolina and Texas. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Schools close in North Carolina, Idaho amid flu outbreak
Experts weigh in on the best ways to keep children protected from the flu, including making sure they know the proper way to wash their hands. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Growing health partnerships in rural and remote communities: what drives the joint efforts of primary schools and universities in maintaining service learning partnerships? - Kirby S, Held FP, Jones D, Lyle D.
This study explored the partnership between universities and local primary schools to deliver a classroom-based paediatric communication impairment service provided by undergraduate speech pathology students. It aimed to understand how partnerships wor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and vomiting warning: Schools closed and THOUSANDS told to boil tap water
SCHOOLS have closed and thousands of people told to boil tap water after a diarrhoea and vomit inducing parasite was discovered in the system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With his views on eugenics, why does Toby Young still have a job in education? | Polly Toynbee
The new schools champion has done a Tim Farron – only this time the issue that makes a powerful man’s position untenable is not gay sexAre you free to think whatever you like? Of course you are. There are no thought police, though the paranoid right likes to imagine “politically correct” commissars are out to martyr them. But expressing outlandish or dangerous views while holding a public position may create a conflict, forcing you to choose.Look at the very different cases of Tim Farron MP, the former Liberal Democrat leader and Toby Young, still hanging on to a powerful position as head of the New...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Polly Toynbee Tags: Toby Young Media Tim Farron Genetics Education Politics New schools Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures, OMB No. 0915-0311-Revision
Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to revise information collection efforts as part of the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth's Telehealth Network Grant Program. Information collected will be used to evaluate and monitor grantees' progress in the following areas: improving access to needed services, reducing rural practitioner isolation, improving health system productivity and efficiency, and improving patient outcomes. Additionally, newly added measures will help evaluate telehealth services delivered through rural schools. Comments regarding the proposed information colle...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Teaching children about the causes of obesity helps reduce it, study confirms... so why aren't schools teaching kids about junk foods?
(Natural News) Could health education help combat childhood obesity? That question is what Tabitha Blasingame of the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital sought to answer in her paper. On determining whether or not health education could contribute to better food and lifestyle choices, she discovered that it very well could. For her study, Blasingame recruited 15... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia:ZNUT Prods Govt to Plan for Lost Learning Time
[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has urged Government to plan ahead on how pupils will recover the lost time following the delayed opening of schools as a result of the cholera outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Work-related injuries of educational support staff at the schools - Ko DH, Jeong BY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Cyberbullying victimization as a predictor of cyberbullying perpetration, body image dissatisfaction, healthy eating and dieting behaviors, and life satisfaction - Ramos Salazar L.
Cyberbullying victimization and perpetration continues to be a serious public health, criminal justice, victimology, and educational problem in middle schools in the United States. Adolescents are at a higher risk of experiencing cyberbullying as a victim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cycle of violence in schools: longitudinal reciprocal relationship between student's aggression and teacher's use of corporal punishment - Choi B.
The purpose of this study is to examine the longitudinal reciprocal relationship between student's aggression and teacher's use of corporal punishment. An autoregressive cross-lagged model was analyzed with the data drawn from 4,051 Korean secondary studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

California just mandated LGBT indoctrination of all children in public schools, and parents have no choice to opt out
(Natural News) Several hundred new laws have come into effect in California as of the first of the year, and one of them shamelessly strips parents of elementary-age children of their right to opt out of brand new LGBT-promoting curriculum that’s now being taught throughout the state’s public schools. Reports indicate that LGBT-inclusive textbooks are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Google campus” dangers revealed: Schools that have embraced Google are experiencing security breeches
(Natural News) Cyber attacks on private schools significantly increased over the recent months, according to the chief executive of the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association. The authorities noted that hackers continue to breach vulnerable computer systems and access the personal information of parents whose data are stored on cloud-based apps. The hacked systems were then used to trick... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Comment Sought for Report on Obtaining Input from Rural Schools and Local Educational Agencies
The Secretary of Education seeks information from the public regarding actions the Department of Education (Department) can take to improve how it considers the unique needs of rural schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) as it develops and implements its policies and programs. Comments are requested by February 20, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Severe Cold, Rare Snow Hit U.S. Southeast
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a "bomb cyclone" as it rolls up the East Coast, bringing hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and up to a foot of snow. At least 17 deaths were blamed on dangerously cold temperatures that for days have gripped wide swaths of the U.S. from Texas to New England. A winter storm warning extended from the Gulf Coast of Fl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Russ Bynum, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

UNISON members ’ work on flood prevention and relief recognised
Two UNISON members have had their vital work protecting the country from floods – and helping communities deal with them when they do happen – recognised in the New Year Honours. Carol Holt and Peter Spencer work for the Environment Agency – and each received an MBE in the awards announced at the weekend. But both praised the colleagues and teams they work with. Carol, who is based in north west England, is deputy director for flood incident management and has worked for the agency since 1991. Responding to the award, she told the agency: “It’s great to be part of a team delivering public...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News environment agency flood defence floods water environment and transport WET Source Type: news

Judge weighs whether NC schools conspired to depress wages
A federal judge will have to decide whether two elite North Carolina universities had a cozy agreement not to compete by hiring away medical talent from the hospital and education enterprises each have built (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Violence in Brazilian schools: analysis of the effect of the #Tamojunto prevention program for bullying and physical violence - Gusm ões JDSP, Sanudo A, Valente JY, Sanchez ZM.
This article evaluates the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parents urged to limit children's snacks to 100 calories
Campaign aims to encourage healthier snacking to reduce obesity and tooth decay Related items fromOnMedica “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines Experts call for ban on sales of energy drinks to under 16s Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 Children order fast food from schools, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Turning Healthcare Workers Into Hackers
Doctors and nurses in North and South America are learning new ways to use off-the-shelf materials to hack into medical equipment and forge new devices that can improve patient care. MakerHealth, a company that provides training and resources to healthcare providers, is now helping nurses and doctors hack medical devices to create new tools and devices that can better serve the needs of their patients. The company, born out of MIT’s Little Devices Lab,  specializes in turning healthcare workers into makers and designers, by offering the tools and insights necessary to help clinicians and healthcare workers innov...
Source: MDDI - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Materials Design Source Type: news

Call for improvement in post-sepsis outcomes
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments, prompting University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical scientists to develop thorough recommendations for post-hospital recovery care and future clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Modifying baby formula doesn't prevent type 1 diabetes in children
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) The long-awaited results from the first large international trial to try to prevent type 1 diabetes shows that modified baby formula in which cow's milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk factors for the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen ’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another & nbsp;1,000
“We have passed the grim milestone of 1,000 days of war in Yemen. As violence has escalated in recent days, children and families are yet again being killed in attacks and bombardments. “More than 1,000 days of families driven from their homes by brutal violence. 1,000 days without enough food to eat and safe water to drink. 1,000 days of bombed hospitals and damaged schools. 1,000 days of children recruited to fight. 1,000 days of disease and death … of unimaginable human suff ering. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Organ donation campaigner, 18, in New Year Honours
Lucia Mee, who has had three transplants, wants organ donation to be taught in schools. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's universities rapidly becoming "thought-free zones" as left-wing bubble excludes all conservatives speakers, debates and events
(Natural News) It goes without saying that the goal of America’s colleges and universities should be to educate upcoming generations and provide them with the tools and the skills that they need to succeed in life. Schools should be encouraging young people to think openly and independently, even if it means exposing them to opinions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Man ’ s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India
India is “ sitting on a volcano ” of diabetes. A father ’ s effort to ban junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GEETA ANAND Tags: Diabetes Obesity Diet and Nutrition India Source Type: news

Peer abuse and its contexts in industrial schools in Ireland - Lynch JJ, Minton SJ.
In the century from 1868 to 1969, over 105,000 children were detained in industrial schools in Ireland, having been committed by the courts. The purpose of this paper is to examine, and offer suggestions regarding the contexts of the peer physical and sexu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:Suicide, Asthma, and Dehydration Responsible for Initiation Schools Deaths
[News24Wire] The Eastern Cape health department says dire conditions, suicide, asthma, kidney failure, dehydration, and infected wounds were the main causes of 15 deaths at initiation schools across the province in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cyberbullying in Portuguese schools: prevalence and characteristics - Matos APM, Vieira CC, Amado J, Pessoa T, Martins MJD.
This study examined the extent and nature of cyberbullying in 23 Portuguese schools. A sample of 3,525 sixth-, eighth-, and eleventh-grade students completed a self-response questionnaire assessing their perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying. The fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news