Japan schools may be shut longer depending on coronavirus outbreak: health minister
Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Friday there was a chance schools could be closed longer than one or two weeks, depending on the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LBGTQ groups: South Carolina law is putting students at risk
A new federal lawsuit says that South Carolina is fueling a climate of discrimination in schools and putting students at risk (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts
Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple’Learning difficulties are not linked to differences in particular brain regions, but in how the brain is wired, research suggests.According to figures from the Department for Education, 14.9% of all pupils in England – about 1.3 million children – had special educational needs in January 2019, with 271,200 having difficulties that required support beyond typical special needs provision. Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyspraxia are among conditions linked to learning dif ficult...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Neuroscience Dyslexia Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism Health Education Society Schools Source Type: news

First complete online learning platform for pharmacy schools
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a revolutionary new digital platform to help pharmacy schools personalise their teaching and to enable students to achieve success in the MPharm degree. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus
All elementary, middle and high schools to remain shut until late March. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan Closes Schools to Help Stem Coronavirus Spread
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News, Japan) -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for all schools to close for about a month while officials try to contain a coronavirus outbreak spreading through that country. " It is of extreme... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pakistan shuts schools, suspends Iran flights to curb coronavirus spread
Pakistan on Thursday shut schools in several areas and suspended flights to and from Iran to try to stop the spread of new coronavirus, after reporting its first cases of the infection, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus CDC Warning Not Meant To Scare You, Just Prepare You
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said all Americans and U.S. health care providers need to be prepared for a likely coronavirus pandemic. Now, it’s hard to hear that and not begin to panic. The CDC announcement Tuesday was certainly sobering, but it may have also inadvertently scared people. Read: CDC Information On Coronavirus Remember, one of the goals of the announcement was to put institutions and local governments on notice about coronavirus to ramp up preparedness and brace for the worst. That means that doctor’s offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms need to prepar...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Over 30 UK schools shut after half-term Italy trips
Public Health England is not advising schools to close but headteachers have taken action after some staff and students came down with 'mild flu-like symptoms' after returning from the Alps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are some schools closing over coronavirus?
The official advice is that schools should not close, so why are some shutting their doors? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Ireland v Italy Six Nations game postponed amid European rise in cases - live updates
More than 80,000 cases worldwide as impact on financial markets continues and UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live newsCoronavirus: is it safe to travel and should children be kept home?WHO expert says world not ready for pandemicUK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?2.55pmGMTRelated:Ireland v Italy Six Nations match postponed due to coronavirus2.48pmGMTThe decision to cancel Ireland ’s game against Italy came after the intervention of Ireland’s health minister,Simon Harris, who told RTE news:“The very clear...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver (now) Damien Gayle and Helen Davidson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Medical research Science Iran China Italy UK news Asia Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

State activates emergency center in response to coronavirus
Pennsylvania officials announced Wednesday it has activated the Department of Health's Emergency Operations Center and updated response plans as concern grows about potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States. There have been no cases yet in Pennsylvania and only about 50 in the United States, all tied to previous cases or travel in China. But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials Tuesday urged businesses, workplaces, schools and average citizens to prepare for potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Do Clinicians Need Training to Get Along? Do Clinicians Need Training to Get Along?
' Interprofessional education'  programs were part of the required curriculum at   143 medical schools   in 2017-2018, and national nursing organizations promote them as well.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread from person to person, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus: WHO expert warns world ‘not ready’ for pandemicPlans to shut schools and curb travel in UK if coronavirus spreadsIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier says the coronavirus pandemic will spread in the USA, a matter of "when" not "if" ... while Trump urges everybody to keep buying (overbought) stocks
(Natural News) When listening to the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier warn about the coming pandemic outbreaks across America, you no longer have to read between the lines. She’s just flat out saying it now: It’s coming. Get prepared. If you aren’t prepared, you’re a fool. “Now is the time for businesses, hospitals, communities, schools and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC official says coronavirus getting closer to pandemic criteria
Dr Nancy Messonier of the CDC says the public needs to prepare if the coronavirus spreads in the US and suggested parents asks schools if they plans for doing classes over the Internet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Britons returning from northern Italy told to self-isolate
Several schools send pupils and staff home after they return from skiing trips in the country. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Iraqis catch coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover
Iraq shut schools and universities on Tuesday and told citizens to avoid mass gatherings, as it rushed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its neighbor Iran, hit by what appeared to be the worst outbreak outside of China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda Adds 43,000+ Health Workers, Expands Access to Care in 128 Districts
February 25, 2020Between 2014 and 2019, Uganda added more than 43,000 health workers in 128 districts, thanks to IntraHealth International’sStrengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) in Uganda Activity.In 2015, Uganda was far below the World Health Organization standard of 2.3doctors,nurses, and midwives per 1,000 people. And while new workers were graduating from health professional schools, they weren’t filling the major service gaps because staffing structures in Uganda weren’t set up to meet the country’s increased demands and changing health needs, such as maternal health services (Uganda'...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Uganda Strengthening Human Resources for Health Activity Digital Health Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Management and Performance Nursing Midwifery Quality of Care Midwives Nurses Physicia Source Type: news

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Chinese social media is full of laughter and anger | Yuan Ren
With people trapped indoors, online activity of all sorts – funny, inspiring, government sanctioned and not – has bloomedIn many ways, the coronavirus outbreak in China has been one big social experiment, testing the thesis: what happens when an entire country goes into hibernation for weeks?Since the outbreak was officially announced more than a month ago, less than one-third of China ’s 300 million migrant workershave returned to work a fortnight after the lunar new year break;270 million children, according to China ’s official news agency, are staying home as schools remain shut throughout China...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yuan Ren Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science China Social media Infectious diseases World news Asia Pacific Digital media Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown
Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy locks down 50,000 people across 10 towns as coronavirus outbreak leapfrogs across Europe
(Natural News) As the coronavirus outbreak explodes across Asia, spreading to the Middle East and Europe, a rash of new infections in Italy has caused the Italian government to order 50,000 people into lockdown status while closing schools, bars and public spaces across 10 towns. “Five doctors and 10 other people tested positive for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads
Schools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a new virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/21/2020. This guidance, updated on February 21, 2020, is based on the currently limited information available about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related to disease severity, transmission efficiency, and shedding duration. This cautious approach will be refined and updated as more information becomes available and as response needs change in the United States. This guidance is applicable to all U.S. healthcare settings. This guidance is not intended for non-healthcare settings (e.g., schools) or to persons o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training
U.S. medical schools are beefing up LGBTQ health education to address shortcomings in care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

She Didn ’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.
Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Hospitals Law and Legislation Tests (Medical) #MeToo Movement Vagina Anesthesia and Anesthetics Ethics and Official Misconduct Medical Schools Source Type: news

Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak
Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the country, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Drugs, HIV, Cyber Crimes - CERAC Educates Campo Youths
[Cameroon Tribune] The occasion was also an opportunity for the charitable association of the First Lady to hand over gifts to some schools and youth associations in the locality of the South Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Interim Guidance for Environmental Cleaning in Non-Healthcare Facilities Exposed to SARS-CoV-2: Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/18/2020. This three-page document, updated on February 18, 2020, aims to provide guidance about the environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities (e.g., rooms, public offices, transports, schools) where 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases have been before being admitted to hospital. It details cleaning options, cleaning approaches, and recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She Didn ’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.
Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Hospitals Law and Legislation Tests (Medical) #MeToo Movement Vagina Medicine and Health Anesthesia and Anesthetics Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

Children's knowledge and skills related to self-protection from sexual abuse in central Java Indonesia - Wulandari MD, Hanurawan F, Chusniyah T, Sudjiono.
The research aimed at assessing Muhammadiyah Elementary Schools' children's knowledge and skill in protecting themselves from CSA by analyzing them based on gender. It applied a quantitative method with descriptive statistical and inferential analysis desi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disparity in child welfare referrals from public schools: an example of Simpson's Paradox? - Thurston H, Miyamoto S.
BACKGROUND: Black children continue to be found in child welfare outcome measures at rates nearly double those of White children in the United States. Researchers have turned from bias theory to risk theory, arguing that disparity disappears when consideri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Best Bargain Schools for Biomedical Engineering
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Source: MDDI - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Using root cause analysis and occupational safety research to prevent child sexual abuse in schools - Lundberg A, Dangel RF.
Significant progress has been made in the past two decades understanding how child molesters gain access to children and molest them while manipulating others to not get caught. However, incidents of child sexual abuse in schools by educators, and by other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK medical schools are failing to tackle racism
BMJ investigation finds medical schools are 'oblivious' to the issue of racism Related items fromOnMedica Mansplaining Bullying by colleagues affects one in five NHS staff Can medicine be cured? BMA apologises for appalling sexism and harassment Junior doctors to play a role in contract renegotiation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is coronavirus, what are its symptoms and how worried should we be?
What symptoms are related to the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how is it spread and when should you call a doctor?Nine schools in East Sussex testing staff or pupils for coronavirusHow to protect yourself from coronavirus infectionExplainer: could the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?Latest updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Science Microbiology World news China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Source Type: news

BAME medical students are being undermined by racism, warns BMA
Black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) medical students are being undermined by racism, the BMA has warned - as it called on medical schools to sign a charter aimed at preventing racial harassment. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Equality Source Type: news

Ghana: New Ways to Clean Homes May Help in Fight Against Bacterial Disease
[The Conversation Africa] Bacteria that cause disease can be found in homes, schools and hospitals and are building up a resistance to antibiotic drugs. What this means is that, in the not-too-distant future, something as simple as a minor cut could develop into a life-threatening infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Two prisoners at HMP Bullingdon tested for COVID-19
The University of Bath said a 'member of its community' is in isolation at home awaiting test results, while schools in Ipswich have had to deny local rumours about infected pupils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study examines ways to improve cancer literacy in young students
(University of Kentucky) A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

China's Hebei says schools shut until March to stop virus: state media
The northern Chinese province of Hebei will keep its schools shut until at least March 1 to control the coronavirus outbreak, the Communist Party-run People's Daily newspaper said on Sunday, citing the local education bureau. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's northern Shandong province says all schools to stay closed until end-February
China's northern Shandong province said all schools will stay closed until the end of February amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the province's education bureau said in a statement on its official website on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Strengths against psychopathology in adolescents: ratifying the robust buffer role of trait emotional intelligence - Piqueras JA, Salvador MDC, Soto-Sanz V, Mira F, P érez-González JC.
The aim of this study was to unravel the interrelated effects of trait emotional intelligence (Trait EI), mindfulness, and irrational beliefs on adolescent mental health. A random sample of students from three secondary schools in Spain and eight secondary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren says transgender child must approve her pick for education secretary
(Natural News) Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren told attendees at a town hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sunday that, if she is elected president, her education secretary will have to be approved by a transgender child. (Article by Dr. Susan Berry republished from Breitbart.com) When a supporter told Warren public schools need to teach... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim Guidance for Environmental Cleaning in Non-Healthcare Facilities Exposed to 2019-nCoV: Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/7/2020. This three-page document aims to provide guidance about the environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities (e.g., rooms, public offices, transports, schools) where 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) confirmed cases have been before being admitted to hospital. It details cleaning options, cleaning approaches, and recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food to Help Others, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Schools may strive to teach kids that sharing is caring, but a new study suggests that altruism begins in infancy and can be influenced by others. It's been unclear when people start to display altruism, which can include... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

"The worst part was coming back home and feeling like crying": experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans students in Portuguese schools - Gato J, Leal D, Moleiro C, Fernandes T, Nunes D, Marinho I, Pizmony-Levy O, Freeman C.
Portugal is one of the most egalitarian countries in Europe in terms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals' legal rights. However, regarding education Portugal still lacks specific policies, plans and interventions to pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deliberate firesetting: hotspot schools as arenas and preventive actors - Persson S, Uhnoo S.
This study examines schools as arenas with particular exposure to de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The metric system: arguments for and against – archive, 5 February 1910
5 February 1910: A debate held last night allowed both sides to put forward their views on this contentious subjectSome of the arguments for and against the substitution of the metric system for the system of weights and measures now in use in this country were summed up at a debate held by the Manchester Society of Chemical Industry last night. Mr J Hoseason was in the chair.Related:Metric v imperial: what's best in schools?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Science Shops and shopping Source Type: news