Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program. National Safe Toys and Giving Month: Decembe...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Association between domestic maltreatment and excess weight and fat among students of the city/state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Silva AMVLD, Hasselmann MH.
This study sought to investigate the relationship between domestic maltreatment and excess weight, body fat and abdominal fat among adolescents from the public schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. It involved a cross-sectional study using data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Seattle high schools find later start time improves academic performance
Researchers used wrist monitors to measure how long two different groups of sophomores slept (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food
(University of Maryland) With the help of novel miniature sensors, an international group of biologists that included University of Maryland Biology Professor Gerald Wilkinson found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect swarms or fish schools. In contrast, bats with food sources at fixed locations foraged on their own and did not communicate with one another while foraging or eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trainee doctors at top US hospitals do NOT get doctor-recommended paid leave, report reveals
Only eight of the hospitals affiliated with America's top 12 medical schools have paid family or child leave for trainee doctors, but all of the schools have leave policies for faculty physicians, the study said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers report acute findings from Havana embassy phenomenon
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Miami describe the acute symptoms and associated clinical findings following their assessment of 25 US diplomats living in Cuba. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave
(Reuters Health) - - Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Policies for paid childbearing or family leave for residents are lacking at top-ranking medical schools and may be exacerbated by lack of direction from specialty boards, according to two research letters published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ivy League schools slammed for terrible mental health care in damning new report
None of the eight Ivy League schools met the Ruderman Family Foundation's criteria for mental health care for their students, a new report assessing the nation's top institutions find. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Police Take Drug Abuse Campaign to Katsina Schools
[Daily Trust] Katsina -The Police Command in Katsina State has embarked on an enlightenment campaign in schools to draw the attention to the dangers of drug abuse among students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) An emotional coping skills program developed for natural disaster survivors appears to help young children deal with the traumatic experiences associated with living in chronic poverty, a new study found.University of Illinois social work professor Tara M. Powell pilot tested the program, Journey of Hope, with more than 100 children attending high-poverty elementary schools in Tennessee. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University threatens, interrogates black conservative student for daring to privately own a gun... insane inquisition by anti-gun whackos who run the schools
(Natural News) The founder of the only conservative student organization at the University of North Texas at Dallas was reportedly targeted and questioned recently after it was discovered that he owned – gasp! – a firearm. According to reports, Brandon Masin, a 25-year-old black man enrolled at UNT’s College of Law, received an email on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Total Inaugurates HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign for Secondary Schools
[Guardian] As part of its Cooperate Social Responsibilities (CSR), and to mark the world Human Immune-deficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) day, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited has launched its awareness campaign across schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lancaster University guide will help young people with albinism access education
(Lancaster University) A booklet, in Swahili and English, could help teachers in Tanzania improve conditions for pupils with albinism in their schools.It has been written by Lancaster University academic Dr Charlotte Baker in collaboration with a team from the Albinism in Africa network founded by Dr Baker in 2014 with funding from the Wellcome Trust. The guide attempts to dispel many of the myths and perceptions surrounding albinism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do schools address self-harm in adolescents?
(Wiley) In a survey-based study of 153 secondary schools in England and Wales, staff stated that adolescent self-harm is an important concern, but emotional health and wellbeing is the primary health priority for schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black Americans Lose Twice As Many Years of Life to Guns As White Americans Do, Study Says
Firearms are responsible for a more than four-year loss of life expectancy among black Americans — roughly double the firearm-related loss seen among white Americans, according to a new study published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. According to recent federal data, the average American in 2017 could expect to live until age 78.6, a slight decline from recent years’ estimates. But death rates vary widely depending on demographic, that report showed. The death rate among black men, for example, was calculated at around 1,083 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to about 885 for white men, 728 for black women and...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hospitals Sue Medicare; Med Schools Diversify; Insys on Deathbed?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New study uncovers why Rift Valley fever is catastrophic to developing fetuses
This study shows just how damaging the virus is during pregnancy and sets the stage for vaccine development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

It ’ s National Influenza Vaccination Week!
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitaliz...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

French Paramedics Join Cost-of-Living Protests
PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris. Facing the most serious crisis since his election in May 2017, President Emmanuel Macron remained silent but met with police officers to offer them support after "a day of unprecedented violence," the Elysee palace said. On Saturday, more than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested in the French capital amid one of the worst waves of unrest in the country in recent years. Po...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press Tags: International News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

French Paramedics Join Cost-of-Living Protests
PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris. Facing the most serious crisis since his election in May 2017, President Emmanuel Macron remained silent but met with police officers to offer them support after "a day of unprecedented violence," the Elysee palace said. On Saturday, more than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested in the French capital amid one of the worst waves of unrest in the country in recent years. Po...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press Tags: International News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Trends in concussions at Ontario schools prior to and subsequent to the introduction of a concussion policy - an analysis of the Canadian hospitals injury reporting and prevention program from 2009 to 2016 - Matveev R, Sergio L, Fraser-Thomas J, Macpherson AK.
BACKGROUND: Concussion is a preventable injury that can have long-term health consequences for children and youth. In Ontario, the Policy/Program Memorandum # 158 (PPM) was introduced by the Ministry of Education of Ontario in March 2014. The PPM's main pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: Death Toll in Eastern Cape Initiation Schools Rises to 7
[News24Wire] Seven initiates have died in the Eastern Cape since the start of the 2018 summer traditional initiation season on November 16. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Domestic violence and education: examining the impact of domestic violence on young children, children, and young people and the potential role of schools - Lloyd M.
This article examines how domestic violence impacts the lives and education of young children, children, and young people and how they can be supported within the education system. Schools are often the service in closest and longest contact with a child l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Voice-Activated Kits Aid Helpers in a Bleeding Emergency
Step-by-step audio, pictorial, and written instructions guide bystanders in emergency situations to confidently treat bleeding injuries. “Despite the advances in trauma care and lessons learned from the military, some 80,000 lives are lost in the United States each year due to uncontrolled bleeding (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16763478),” says Paul Vecchio, Vice President, North American Rescue, LLC (www.narescue.com), in an interview with MD+DI. “There is a constant stream of emergency situations that involve major bleeding and loss of life that could be potent...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Two Oregon universities snare top 100 R & D spending rankings
Two Oregon schools snared rankings in a new list that tracks research and development The National Science Foundation ratings put Oregon Health& Science University and Oregon State University in the top 100. Johns Hopkins University, at $2.56 billion, finished as the nation's No. 1 university for expenditures on research and development. Eleven other schools topped $1 billion last year, based on the foundation's report. The top 100 universities in the national rankings combined for R&D spending … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: G. Scott Thomas Source Type: news

Med Schools' Business Model Is Officially Dead
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer describes the slaughter of " academic " medicine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Classroom disciplinary climate of schools and gender - evidence from the Nordic countries - Sortk ær B, Reimer D.
Classroom disciplinary climate has emerged as a crucial factor with regard to student achievement. However, most previous studies have not explored potential gender differences in both students' perceptions of the classroom disciplinary climate and the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What do parents need to know about concussion? Developing consensus using the Delphi method - Kroshus E, Chrisman SPD, Harmon KG, Herring SA, Broglio SP, Master CL, McGill CA, Putukian M, Register-Mihalik JK, Rivara FP.
OBJECTIVE: Many schools and sports leagues provide preseason concussion education to parents/guardians, and in some jurisdictions, it is required for interscholastic sports participation. However, directives about content are absent or vague. The purpose o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New study finds racial disparities in oral anticoagulant use
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants -- particularly newer, more effective versions -- than white and Hispanic patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upcoming Training Opportunities: December 2018
Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers a variety of online classes to learn about new resources and programs, and develop your professional skills. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our December 2018 offerings and register today! Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing par...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

LGBT movement exploiting vulnerable autistic children to "trick" them into becoming transgenders
(Natural News) An anonymous whistleblower and teacher from Great Britain has brought some shocking claims to the table about transgender indoctrination that she says is taking place in British public schools – particularly against autistic children whom she says are being actively manipulated and “tricked” into thinking that they’re the opposite sex. As reported by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rural children's loneliness and depression in Henan, China: the mediation effect of self-concept - Xu J, Chen P.
OBJECTIVE: This research explored the relationship among loneliness, depression and self-concept of rural children in China. METHODS: Seven hundred and twenty-four children (Mage = 9.15  years) from two rural primary schools were selecte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Save our services – celebrate our unsung heroes
Join UNISON activists across the country on Thursday 6 December for SOS Day! This year, we are focusing on the role our members in local government play in keeping people safe. Workers in trading standards, environmental health, social services, schools and many others are the unsung heroes of our communities. Cuts to council budgets have put jobs under pressure and our communities at risk. Less money is spent on prevention and enforcement. Staff shortages, long hours and high levels of stress take their toll on staff and risk putting people and communities at risk. Do you work in a service that helps to keep communities s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists local government local government and financing Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Kenya: Why, Even With More Access to Toilets, Mathare's Women Avoid Them
[The Conversation Africa] About 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to basic toilets. This leads to poor sanitation and about 280,000 people per year die as a result. But the global sanitation crisis isn't equally distributed. Women in developing countries are disproportionately burdened by the persistent lack of access to sanitation in their homes, communities, schools and public spaces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes UK charity is slammed for signing £500,000 'blood money' deal with Pepsi producers
Diabetes UK has signed a £500,000 contract with a fizzy drinks firm. Britvic will fund the schools, education and awards programmes for Diabetes UK, Britain's biggest diabetes charity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNN Meteorologist Schools Trump On The Meaning Of The Word'Climate '
"Climate isn’t a day, climate is long-term," Chad Myers explains as he gives a global perspective. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

New mental health role labelled a 'nonsense sticking plaster'
Experts have questioned the decision to introduce a new mental health role in schools, rather than upskill the existing registered nurse workforce. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gotu Kola is one of the most useful plant remedies found in Ayurvedic medicine
(Natural News) Traditional schools of medicine, such as Ayurveda and Unani, make use of plants to combat various health problems. One commonly used plant in these schools of medicine is the Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). A study, published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, reviewed available literature regarding the uses of Gotu Kola in treating different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Longevity protein' rejuvenates muscle healing in old mice
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘THIS IS OUR LANE’: The NRA told doctors to mind their business. Then a man shot up a hospital.
"Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, not death. Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not death. Churches are supposed to be places of worship, not death,” Eugene Gu, a surgeon and scientist, wrote on Twitter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Let ’s walk and talk …
We’re two weeks into Grovember – UNISON’s month-long recruitment and retention project to grow our union. We’ve seen some great work with activists, staff, regions and branches ramping up recruitment and finding extra ways to do a bit more. It’s fantastic to see the union so visible in workplaces across the UK – and that’s what will  help our union grow. When people see us – active, confident and relevant, they join us. And our current members value their UNISON membership more too. It’s good for the whole union. So this week is being designated “Walk Round W...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article grovember recruiting recruiting and organising recruitment Source Type: news

Penn Medicine expands its global footprint
Penn Medicine is taking its brand to England. The Philadelphia-based health system on Monday opened Penn Medicine London in that the city’s Mayfair area. The initiative, a first of its kind for Penn, provides a path for United Kingdom and European Union patients to access Penn Medicine health experts and care through referrals and telemed icine. The initiative also includes opportunities for collaborations, such as research projects and physician exchange programs, with medical schools in that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Campaigners call for 18 age limit on energy drinks
They say 16 and 17-year-olds are highest consumers of energy drinks Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Children order fast food from schools, report shows Parents urged to promote 'alcohol-free childhood' GPs should lead on weight management advice to children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘ Thank you for making people ’ s lives better ’
“You improve people’s lives: you make people’s lives better.” That was at the heart of the message from UNISON president Gordon McKay when he addressed the union’s LGBT conference in Harrogate this morning. “Thank you for everything you do for our union and thank of everything you do for our members,” he said. “Who would be there for our members if it wasn’t you? You ensure they aren’t alone. You stand with them … and to me, most importantly, you give them the courage to find their own voice,” he added. Saying that much “depresses me that NI rem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference Gordon McKay Source Type: news

Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says
A campaign group says more than 100 schools did not take up free awareness sessions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A novel approach to suicide prevention - educating when it matters - Desai ND, Chavda P, Shah SH, Shah N, Shah SN, Sharma E.
BACKGROUND: Looking at the burden of suicide, there is a dire need for medical schools to incorporate suicide prevention training. Effective communication helps in early detection and management of suicidal behavior. Medical students can act as a GATEKEEPE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news