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The Country Is Torn Over Betsy DeVos ’ New Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
The U.S. Education Department rolled back Obama-era Title IX guidelines on investigating cases of sexual assault on campus Friday, prompting criticism from victims’ rights groups and cheers from organizations representing people accused of assault. “Today, Betsy DeVos and the Trump Administration chose to tip the scales in favor of rapists and perpetrators,” the group End Rape on Campus said in a statement. “Rolling back this guidance is an affront to the students, survivors, and allies who have fought to bring the sexual assault epidemic out of the shadows.” One key change in the new interim ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Betsy DeVos Education onetime Source Type: news

The Internet ’s Biggest Companies Just Changed How the Web Works
1. The internet’s biggest companies just quietly changed how the web works. By Adrianne Jeffries in the Outline 2. A new nuclear arms race is taking shape between Washington and Moscow. Is Russia in the lead? By Patrick Tucker in Defense One 3. By watching grownups, babies can learn that hard work pays off. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 4. Americans have given up on public schools. That’s a mistake. By Erika Christakis in the Atlantic 5. There’s new hope for women who thought they’d hit a dead end with IVF. By Stephen S. Hall in the Cut The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organiza...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Babies Education fertility Five Best Ideas Innovation Internet Nuclear Weapons Source Type: news

Betsy DeVos Rescinds Obama-Era Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault. In a statement Friday, DeVos says, “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on.” But she adds, “The process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.” The temporary guidance will be in place while the Education Department gathers com...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Betsy DeVos Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools
October 17, 2017 7:00am-1:00pm ET; Chapel Hill, NC or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dating and sexual violence research in the schools: balancing protection of confidentiality with supporting the welfare of survivors - Sharkey JD, Reed LA, Felix ED.
Rigorous research and program evaluation are needed to understand the experience of dating and sexual violence among youth and the impact of prevention and intervention efforts. Our dilemma in doing this work occurred when youth disclosed dating and sexual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners with Baltimore City Public Schools
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to transform the way that chemistry is taught in the city's high schools. The innovative approach draws on data gathered by BES to convey how chemistry shapes the local environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Youth tackle football declining amid health concerns
Some high schools in Missouri, Maine and New Jersey have cancelled or cut short their football seasons; Squads in Michigan are depleted due to lack of interest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-drug film from 1960's warns of perils of taking LSD
In the three-minute film, sponsored by the US Government and proposed to be screened across high schools in America, the woman says how the hot dog screams in pain as she eats him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unintentionally hilarious anti-drug film from the 1960's
In the three-minute film, sponsored by the US Government and proposed to be screened across high schools in America, the woman says how the hot dog screams in pain as she eats him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
(American Chemical Society) As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or a virus? Getting a definitive diagnosis of bacterial infections like Strep throat can take days. Now, one group reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed a new test that will provide results in just hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

9 of 10 docs unprepared to prescribe marijuana
Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana
The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana
The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research showsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Should Curb Blood Shortage
[Monitor] The revelation that eight people in Fort Portal, Kabarole District and two children in Moroto District have died as a result of blood shortage is not only disheartening, but also scary. The Kabarole District health officer, Dr Richard Mugahi, attributed the blood shortage at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to closure of schools whose students are major donors. In Moroto, the management of the region's referral hospital said the shortage was just one of the several challenges that the facility faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. " Medical education needs to catch up to marijuana legislation, " said senior author Dr. Laura Jean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Plainclothes Officers Arrested Immigrants at a Courthouse. Can They Do That?
Representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement say that the arrests of undocumented immigrants last week by plainclothes officers who did not identify themselves to bystanders outside a Brooklyn courthouse were allowed under current policy. Under the Trump Administration, arrests at courthouses have become a common occurrence, much to the chagrin of immigration attorneys and immigrant rights advocates. But the arrests last week gained attention after a defense lawyer tweeted about the plainclothes officers and a journalist who came to the courthouse reported that they refused to identify themselves. **All noncit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Immigration Immigration and Customs Enforcement onetime Source Type: news

Allergy Med Often Given by Nonmedical Staff at U.S. Schools
(MedPage Today) -- Sometimes given to students with no known allergy, survey results reveal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Parents don't trust schools to handle chronic disease, mental health issues
A new national poll found the majority of parents are not confident in schools' ability to handle chronic disease or mental health issues in their children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Internet Is Loving This Hilariously Over-the-Top Reaction to Losing at the Emmys
The 2017 Emmys were full of hilarious moments — from Dave Chappelle’s shoutout to D.C. public schools to John Oliver’s praise for Oprah — but the sneaky best bit of the night may have been Jackie Hoffman’s reaction to losing. Hoffman was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV-Movie for her role as Mamacita in Feud: Bette and Joan. However, the Emmy in the category was awarded to Laura Dern for her work in Big Little Lies — an announcement that prompted Hoffman to scream “Damnit!” multiple times while the camera was still on her. As evidenced b...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Television TV viral Source Type: news

All 8 extreme childhood food allergies are also common ingredients in CDC-recommended vaccines... coincidence?
(Natural News) Food allergy awareness posters in elementary schools list the following 8 food products as the most popular food allergies among children. Allergic reactions from exposure, consumption or injection of these foods can be fatal. Those 8 ingredients include peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If your M.D. tells you that your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Many parents don't believe schools are prepared to help students with mental health problems and serious physical health issues, a new survey finds. While 77 percent of parents were certain that schools would be able to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease
Title: Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

A Strengthening Hurricane Maria Closes in on Irma-Hit Caribbean
(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, such as St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria was expected to gain power and likely would be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime weather Source Type: news

Why #DCPublicSchools Started Trending During the Emmys
This article originally appeared on EW.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Weldon / EW Tags: Uncategorized awards dave Chappell emmys John Oliver onetime Source Type: news

North Korean Missile Alerts Are Now the New Normal in Japan
First came the threat, then the warning shot. On Friday morning, people in Japan were yet again sent scurrying for cover after a second North Korean missile in just three weeks was fired over its northern island of Hokkaido, triggering a series of SMS alerts, television broadcasts and loudspeaker announcements advising of an possible attack. The launch is seen as direct retaliation for new U.N. sanctions spearheaded by Tokyo and Washington following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. Following the sanctions, Pyongyang said, “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo and Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Guam Hokkaido Japan Kim Jong Un missile North Korea Source Type: news

A Method for Evaluating Physical Activity Programs in Schools
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Robots Will Improve Manufacturing Jobs
There is a widely held view about what is coming in manufacturing. It goes something like: Move over, humans. We don’t need you anymore. Robots will take it from here. But it isn’t true. This is not manufacturing’s future. People have feared the march of the machine for centuries. Yet for just as long, machines have changed work; they have not replaced it. And the emerging fourth industrial revolution — even with its digital, automated assembly lines — is not an exception to this trend. As this new way of doing business becomes a reality, humans and machines will each play a critical role in m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Kaeser Tags: Uncategorized Business technology The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

PHE launches schools resilience programme
Public Health England has published new resources to help teachers to develop the resilience and improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

See Stunning Before and After Photos of Hurricane Irma ’s Impact on the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma tore into the Caribbean Islands and Florida with full force, killing at least 55 people and damaging thousands of properties. People and businesses, were reeling from the catastrophe. Many still are. While the damage has been brutal, its full extent still has yet to be determined. These before and after photos, taken in 2014 and 2017 respectively, show the physical impact of a storm that left so many struggling in its wake. Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda Irma made its first landfall as a category 5 in Barbuda on September 6, destroying 95 percent of structures on the Caribbean island — which is on...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma hurricane irma barbuda hurricane irma damage hurricane irma destruction hurricane irma photos hurricane irma saint marten Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

After son's "near death" accident, mom tries to change dorm policy
Georgia schools change policies after 20-year-old was injured falling from 7-foot-high loft bed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest College Rankings Have Some Familiar Schools on Top
Princeton University, Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley, are still the United States’ best university, best liberal arts college and best public university, respectively, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s closely watched college rankings. The 2018 rankings released Tuesday had Princeton in first place, Harvard in second, and Yale and the University of Chicago tied for third among national universities. In the ranking of liberal arts colleges, Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., was first, followed by Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Bowdoin College...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

Here's the latest on schools, buses, food and hospitals after Hurricane Irma
For many in the Tampa Bay region, life is beginning to return to normal on Tuesday, as schools and stores shuttered by Hurricane Irma reopen. While the Bay region avoided the catastrophic blow that was feared, widespread power outages are keeping some schools and businesses closed until further notice. The University of South Florida said staff and faculty should report to the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses on Wednesday, with classe s slated to resume Thursday. The Sarasota-Manatee campus is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Sexual assault policies at universities fail the people they're supposed to protect, students say
Some students on Ontario campuses say sexual assault policies their schools implemented in January 2017 are failing to serve the very people the documents are supposed to protect. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

St. Martin ’s Residents Are Struggling With Desperate Conditions in the Wake of Hurricane Irma
(PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin) — Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour workday as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise. She collapsed into a small plastic chair that has served as a makeshift bed since Hurricane Irma ripped the roof from her home as it pummeled St. Martin as a Category 5 storm. “It’s sad when you come home to this,” she said as she began to cry. “You try to stay strong in public, but once inside, you break.” Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch S...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized carribean hurricane irma onetime St. Martin Source Type: news

Myanmar Stands Accused of Ethnic Cleansing. Here ’s Why
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Monday that recent violence committed by the state against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group in a predominantly Buddhist country, have been subjected to decades of persecution. The emergence last year of an insurgent Rohingya army has further deepened their misery; two separate and fatal attacks on state security forces — on Oct. 9, 2016 and Aug. 25, 2017 — each triggered devastating military reprisals characterized by extrajudi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Feliz Solomon Tags: Uncategorized Bangladesh myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Therapy proves effective in subgroup of COPD patients
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Antibody treatment reduces rate of flare-ups in patients with a subgroup of treatment-resistant COPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Irma Leaves 1 Person Dead in Georgia
(ATLANTA) — Irma killed one person in Georgia as storm surge and rain flooded coastal communities Monday, winds sent trees crashing onto homes and the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta canceled hundreds of flights as the storm’s punch was felt statewide despite its weakened status as a tropical storm. The city of Savannah, on Georgia’s coast, was evacuated for the second time in less than a year because of the storm, and the National Weather Service in Peachtree City confirmed that Atlanta — more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) inland from either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts — was under ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Landrum Jr. and Russ Bynum / AP Tags: Uncategorized georgia onetime Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

‘There Is No Home to Go Back to.’ Hurricane Irma Flattens Barbuda, Leaving a Population Stranded
The Caribbean is no stranger to hurricanes, and so when Hurricane Irma struck on Tuesday night plenty on the island of Barbuda hunkered down to see it through. Elessa Harris, 22, said she knew this storm was different when she saw her “roof being lifted up by the winds.” In panic, she fled to a neighbors’ home as winds of up to 185 miles per hour buffeted the eastern Caribbean Island. She emerged on Wednesday to a changed world: Her entire village had been destroyed. “I have witnessed hurricanes before,” she says. “But nothing like this.” The 68-square-mile island, which makes up o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Antigua Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Reduce road traffic injuries of children riding motorcycles (Safety-2016 abstract #695) - Fuente J, Rolloque A, Azas PD.
Background Almost 5 million motorcycles are on our roads today. Over 400,000 more are added each year. With 23 Million children (14 years below) in elementary schools, many are transported by motorcycles, often without helmets and using unsafe practices. A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Three students from Upstate selected among 10 in state to receive noted diversity scholarship
Three students from Upstate Medical University —Melissa Espert, Nefertiti Tyehemba and Zacharia Mohamed—are among ten students statewide to win Diversity in Medicine scholarships by the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY). (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Massive But Weakened, Hurricane Irma Is Now a Category 1 Storm
(TAMPA, Florida) — A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued its slog north along Florida’s western coast having blazed a path of unknown destruction. With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma made landfall Sunday, and rough conditions persisting across the peninsula, many held their breath for what daylight might reveal. The monster storm measured more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide, and its winds of up to 130 mph (210 kp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tamara Lush / AP Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime weather Source Type: news

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations
(University of Waterloo) Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massive Earthquake in Mexico, Many Dead, Injured
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 15 people, toppling houses and businesses and sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border with a magnitude of 8.1 — slightly stronger than the magnitude 8 quake of 1985 that killed thousands and devastated large parts of Mexico City. National civil defense chief Luis Felipe Puente told the Televisa network that at least 15 people had died, 10 ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman and E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Supply of spare adrenaline auto-injectors to schools
In March 2017 the Medicines& Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Department of Health undertook a UK-wide consultation on proposals to allow schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors, (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma hits Florida
Crewless aircraft blasts off from Kennedy space center on ThursdayShuttle takes off for secret missionas businesses boarded up for IrmaSpaceX launched the US air force ’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, blasting off from Kennedy space center in Florida as schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma.Related:Mysterious space plane blasts off for secretive US air force missionContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida Tags: SpaceX Science US news Florida World news Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma Leaves at Least 10 Dead Across Northern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. The most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever, Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning and remained a powerful Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph (285 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm was increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday, prompting the governor to declare an e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto and Anika Kentish, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news