‘Teens get a bad rap’: the neuroscientist championing moody adolescents
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore ’s studies of the adolescent brain have won her awards. So when she says GCSEs are damaging to teens’ health, perhaps we should listenAnnual media coverage of August ’s exam results has traditionally conformed to an unwritten rule that all photos must show euphoric teenagers celebrating multiple A*s. This year, the images may tell a different story.Radical reforms to GCSEs are widely predicted to produce disappointment, and many teenagers are bracing themselves for the worst.Parents may be unsympathetic, however, if their 15- or 16-year-old spent the exam year ignoring all their wise...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Decca Aitkenhead Tags: Neuroscience GCSEs Schools Exams Education Source Type: news

Father of man suspected of training children in New Mexico to shoot up schools is a radical Islamist who headlined 2012 DNC convention event
(Natural News) In case you were wondering just how deep former President Barack Obama’s fondness for Islam goes, this should give you a really good idea. In 2012, the Democratic National Committee launched its convention with a series of “kick-off events” that included the first-ever “Jumah at the DNC,” the term Juman being Arabic for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying in Australian schools: the perceptions of victims and other students - Rigby K.
Students' perceptions of the nature and prevalence of bullying and how the problem was being addressed were investigated in a convenience sample of 1688 students in years 5-10 attending Australian government schools. Comparisons were made between students ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Helping schools support caregivers of youth who self-injure: considerations and recommendations - Whitlock JL, Baetens I, Lloyd-Richardson E, Hasking P, Hamza C, Lewis S, Franz P, Robinson K.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a significant international mental health concern, with consequences for not only youth who self-injure, but for their entire family system. Helping caregivers respond productively to their child's self-injury is a vital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sex-ed curricula can't satisfy everyone, and they shouldn't try, say some experts
As Ontario grapples with its sex education curriculum, any effort to come up with a consensus on what should be taught in schools may very well be a 'fool's errand,' says a noted researcher on the controversial issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

UNISON makes call for proper careers advice in England and Wales
UNISON congratulates the 300,000 young people in England and Wales who sat their A levels this summer and will receive their results. The union recognises the work they put in for the exams, like their 139,000 peers in Scotland who received their SQA results on 7 August, and hopes their results are what they want. The union also highlights the importance of UNISON members providing careers advice all year round, in schools and colleges, to help young people reach their potential. In Scotland, UNISON members employed by Skills Development Scotland, have been busy using social media to make sure young people know about the h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article careers advice careers services children's services education services exams Source Type: news

Learning from experience: emergency response in schools - Tipler K, Tarrant R, Tuffin K, Johnston D.
This study explored emergencies (i.e. bomb threat, a flood, and an earthquake) in three case study schools in New Zealand. Within each case,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags
(Rutgers University) Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study. The researchers' suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks and luggage. Traditional screening typically requires high staffing levels and costly specialized equipment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health in Syrian children with a focus on post-traumatic stress: a cross-sectional study from Syrian schools - Perkins JD, Ajeeb M, Fadel L, Saleh G.
PURPOSE: Studies show that conflict can negatively affect psychological health. The Syrian crisis is 8  years old and yet little is known about the impact of the conflict on the well-being of Syrians who remain. This gap was addressed by conducting an empi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Schools and crime - Hirschfield PJ.
This review focuses on recent advancements along two lines of criminological inquiry. The first examines how schools unintentionally influence off-campus delinquency, especially through their effects on social bonds and strain. The second examines the effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination
The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Op-Ed: EPA Opens the Door to a Silent Killer — Asbestos
This article represents his opinions. The Environmental Protection Agency would like you to think it is taking an “unprecedented” stand against the hazards of asbestos, the mineral that kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. It is not. In fact, on June 1, the EPA announced a significant new use rule (SNUR) that will allow companies to manufacture, import and process new asbestos-containing products after it evaluates their potential health dangers. The standards to evaluate those health risks, which are included in a nearly 1,500-page docume...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Kenya:Nakuru Health Officials Allay Fears of Hepatitis a Outbreak
[Nation] Nakuru County health officials have allayed fears of a possible outbreak of hepatitis A in a number of schools prior to the start of the August holidays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

KFC and Kellogg ’s taken to task over children's unhealthy food ads
Current rules don ’t protect children properly from these kinds of ads, say health campaigners Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Children order fast food from schools, report shows Fast food outlets cluster in poorest areas of England Doctors demand more action against child obesity Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rachel Gibbons obituary
My friend Rachel Gibbons, who has died aged 90, spent much of her working life serving the now defunctInner London Education Authority (Ilea), striving to improve maths teaching in the capital and in the UK in general.“Ray” as she was widely known, began working for Ilea as head of maths, before becoming deputy warden at Ilea’s Ladbroke Maths Teachers’ Centre and then an Ilea inspector, in which post she challenged and supported teachers to provide lessons that lifted maths off the page for children of al l ages and ability. I took over Ray’s post at Ladbroke Maths Teachers’ Centre and s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Hibbs Tags: Mathematics Science Schools Education Source Type: news

Not Suicidal, but One in Four U.S. Girls May Want to Harm Themselves Not Suicidal, but One in Four U.S. Girls May Want to Harm Themselves
In any given year, roughly one in four girls in U.S. high schools and one in 10 boys try to harm themselves even when they are not attempting suicide, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Achievement and participation in schools for young adolescents with self-reported neuropsychiatric disabilities: a cross-sectional study from the southern part of Sweden - Carlberg L, Granlund M.
BACKGROUND: Schools are expected to be an environment where children can reach their fullest potential and develop their talents, personality, as well as their mental and physical abilities. Children with disabilities often have restricted participation an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An evaluation of police officers in schools as a bullying intervention - Devlin DN, Santos MR, Gottfredson DC.
Despite existing efforts to prevent bullying, research suggests that bullying remains a serious and common problem across the United States. Therefore, researchers should continuously propose and evaluate alternative policies that may mitigate bullying as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer influence in bullying: the autonomy-enhancing effect of moral competence - Doehne M, von Grundherr M, Schafer M.
Research has found that moral competence is negatively associated with bullying behavior in schools, but the drivers of this association are not yet well understood. In this paper, we report on two studies which suggest that moral competence acts as a mode... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

From musician to physician: Why medical schools are recruiting for musical ability
Medicine and music: there are more connections than you might think. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Animations prove effective in accurately measuring pain
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) 'Painimations' may assess and monitor pain better than any previously used measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not suicidal, but one in four U.S. girls may want to harm themselves
(Reuters Health) - In any given year, roughly one in four girls in U.S. high schools and one in 10 boys try to harm themselves even when they are not attempting suicide, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

National child measurement programme: operational guidance 2018
Public Health England has issued updated guidance for local commissioners, providers and schools on the child measurement programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Indoor Air Quality in Schools
Site provides information on indoor air quality (IAQ) best practices, effective management, renovations, and learning and training for schools. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Finally - Urgent New Plan to Eradicate Pit Toilets At Schools to Be Unveiled
[Daily Maverick] Two months after the Department of Basic Education was to announce a strategy to fix sanitation in South African schools, private funding has allowed the department to announce a two-year sanitation improvement plan. However, questions about the legitimacy of the data collected remain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"He doesn't like it, but I do it anyway" : listening to the voices of learners who bully others - Lets ’opha MM, Jacobs L.
Bullying in schools remains a serious problem despite an abundance of research on the topic, and numerous plans to curb the problem. The vast majority of the research reports do not focus on sub-Saharan countries, and those that do, predominantly focus on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Greek teachers' experience and perceptions of child abuse/neglect - Bibou-Nakou I, Markos A.
The present paper focuses on teachers' experiences of child abuse/neglect cases, teachers' awareness of reporting or discounting, and their ways of responding to a hypothetical disclosure of abuse/neglect. A total of 1877 teachers in Greek public schools p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace violence in private and public secondary schools in Tshwane, Gauteng - Coetzee A, Steyn F.
This article presents the results of a comparative investigation into educators' experiences of workplace violence in private and public secondary schools in Tshwane, Gauteng. Specific foci are experiences of, exposure to and perceptions of risk and safety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Substance abuse in South Africa : the growing disconnect between moral regeneration and moral degeneration - Singh A, Bhoola S.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight three issues: the surge of substance abuse (illicitly and illegally acquired mind altering substances such as drugs and alcohol) in South African schools, using case studies from Durban to illustrate the point; the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

What every parent should know before homeschooling their kids
(Natural News) Even if you’re perfectly fine with your kids’ schools, it still pays to do your research on homeschooling, especially in the event of a short- or long-term disaster where you will have to lend a hand when it comes to their education. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) 5 Tips for parents interested in homeschooling Every... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preadolescents' internal attributions for negative peer experiences: links to child and classroom peer victimization and friendship - Morrow MT, Hubbard JA, Sharp MK.
In addition to children's own peer relations, contextual norms for peer relations in classrooms and schools can influence how they perceive their peer interactions, and in some cases, might do so in opposite ways. The current study examined the relations o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

National Child Measurement Programme: operational guidance 2018
Public Health England -The National Child Measurement Programme is part of the government ’s commitment to dealing with the public health challenge of excess weight. This guidance is for local commissioners, providers and schools and contains advice on running the programme.GuidancePublic Health England - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

New center for caregiving research, education and policy to launch
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Caregiving resource will bring together decades of ongoing multidisciplinary research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New drive to improve mental health in schools
Mental health workforce for schools/colleges Related items fromOnMedica Regulator to lead major review of children ’s and teens mental health services Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland Pupils in mental health 'crisis' say teachers Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Parents are the best prevention'? Troubling assumptions in cannabis policy and prevention discourses in the context of legalization in Canada - Haines-Saah RJ, Mitchell S, Slemon A, Jenkins EK.
BACKGROUND: Canada has announced that it will legalize cannabis on October 17, 2018, and as a result of this impending drug law reform the need to develop prevention resources and drug education - in schools, in public health, and for parents - has emerged... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Further education needs an urgent injection of funding
Earlier this month, the joint unions met with the Association of Colleges (AoC) to discuss the pay claim of 5%, or £1500, whichever is the greater, for further education staff. The AoC have asked for the joint unions to support them in demanding a specific pay injection from the government that will be ring-fenced for staff pay. The proposed pay package that has been offered, contingent on this funding offer being accepted, is 5% over two years. UNISON’s committee is now discussing how the union will respond to this offer in light of a recent survey which revealed that members in FE are feeling increasingl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article education further education Source Type: news

Pay announcements are “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcements on public sector pay today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Behind the good news headlines, the government is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. Without extra money from the Treasury to fund these pay increases, services and jobs somewhere will have to be cut. “Ministers have finally recognised the damage and hardship their ill-thought-out pay policies have inflicted on public services and millions of public servants and their families. “Everyone working tirelessly to deliver services to the public – in increasingly difficult circum...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release pay public services Source Type: news

Uganda:Education Official, Youth Disagree On Condom Use
[Monitor] Kampala -An official in the Ministry of Education and youth have disagreed over a proposal to provide condoms to sexually-active youth in schools to address reproductive health issues among adolescents. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital Health to Disrupt Health IT Market with Launch of 'Rewired'
25 - 26 March 2019, London, United Kingdom. Digital Health - publishers of digitalhealth.net and organisers of the CCIO, CNIO, CIO Networks and annual Summer Schools - is to shake up the moribund health IT events market with the launch of Digital Health Rewired, an exciting new Summit and Expo focused on the transformational use of disruptive information technologies in health and care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Malawi:Government for Improved Health Services in Schools
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government says health services in Community Based Child Care (CBCC) centres and schools would help in ensuring maximum protection and easy assessment of the children's wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to stop rape: ground-breaking work in Nairobi by a group of Stanford statisticians
(American Statistical Association) The NGO No Means No Worldwide approached Stanford researchers to assess the impact of its programs. By randomly assigning some schools to training and others to being delayed in receiving the training, Stanford's Micchael Baiocchi and collaborators could estimate the overall impact of the program. The first trial involved 5,000 girls in 28 schools in Nairobi's slums. The result was striking, the training cut the rate of sexual assault in half. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sepsis kills. Prompt care saves kids' lives
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) More than one in 10 children hospitalized with sepsis die, but when a series of clinical treatments and tests is completed within an hour of its detection the odds of death shrink 40 percent, according to the largest ever analysis of pediatric sepsis. The study supports an initially controversial New York State mandate, likely encouraging it's expansion to other states. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sepsis kills -- prompt care saves kids' lives
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) More than one in 10 children hospitalized with sepsis die, but when a series of clinical treatments and tests is completed within an hour of its detection the odds of death shrink 40 percent, according to the largest ever analysis of pediatric sepsis. The study supports an initially controversial New York State mandate, likely encouraging it's expansion to other states. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Record number of children are severely obese
The proportion of severely obese 10 to 11-year-olds has hit one in 25 for first time Related items fromOnMedica Obesity in childhood Childhood obesity rate rises sharply from age 7 to 11 Schools no ‘silver bullet’ for tackling childhood obesity, claims Ofsted Childhood obesity plan to focus on calorie reduction Childhood obesity plan (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don't Mess with Mercury - A mercury spill prevention initiative for schools
Resources for teachers and students to help prevent mercury spills in schools. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USDA Invests in Rural Community Facilities in 22 States
The USDA is investing $17.4 million in 41 projects that will provide essential services for rural communities in 22 states. The funding helps rural areas purchase, construct or improve essential facilities. An essential community facility is one that provides a necessary service for the orderly development or operation of a rural community, such as schools, libraries, health care facilities, day care centers and infrastructure improvements. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Children are being taught in classrooms where the air is so polluted, it breaches WHO guidelines
(Natural News) Indoor air pollution continues to be a threat to the health of children around the world. A new study warned that the air in some U.K. schools is more toxic than outdoor air, an article in British Telecommunications stated. Researchers from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) and the University College London (UCL) conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighting, in more ways than one
There are many people in the fire service who play a vital but hidden role in saving lives. As the enquiry into the Grenfell fire – the UK’s worst in recent years plays out on the news – we’re taking a look at this under-appreciated group of workers, many of them UNISON members. Did you know that when firefighters arrive at a blaze one of the first things they do is find a water hydrant to fix their hose to? Hundreds of thousands of these hydrants are hidden in the ground below us, but if the nearest one has a fault, precious moments are lost as firefighters locate another. Ian Smith is a UNISON mem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data Source Type: news