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Wildfire spread, hazard and exposure metric raster grids for central Catalonia - Alcasena FJ, Ager AA, Salis M, Day MA, Vega-Garc ía C.
We provide 40  m resolution wildfire spread, hazard and exposure metric raster grids for the 0.13 million ha fire-prone Bages County in central Catalonia (northeastern Spain) corresponding to node influence grid (NIG), crown fraction burned (CFB) and fire ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Food giant Nestlé, maker and promoter of baby formula, will soon be marketing a probiotic supplement for breastfeeding mothers
(Natural News) A license agreement between Nestlé and Spanish biotech firm Biosearch SA will see the food giant using a breast milk probiotic strain in one of its supplements, a Nutra Ingredients article reported.  According to the report, Biosearch SA recently licensed Nestlé group subsidiary Nestec SA to take hold of the global marketing of Biosearch Life’s Lactobacillus fermentum LC40... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

PLA Preconference! Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day session in conjunction with the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education In the Region Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Dreaded 'Aussie flu' is 'similar' to the Spanish flu
Northamptonshire-based pharmacist Marvin Munzu warned that H3N2 can lead to fatal complications, such as pneumonia - exactly like the bug from 100 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Deadly infection to be worse than Spanish flu that killed about 50 million?
AUSSIE flu has spread across the UK from Australia, and has now been spotted in the US. Could the deadly virus become as widespread as the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which infected about 500 million people globally? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would You Like to Learn How to Work More Effectively with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Drivers of changes in Spanish accessibility for the 1960-2010 period - Conde ço-Melhorado A, Zofío JL, Christidis P.
PURPOSEThe accessibility of a certain place can evolve either as the direct result of transport changes or as a consequence of the spatial redistribution of economic activities. These two factors are often indistinguishable--especially at regional level--s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

The impact of socioeconomic status on the association between biomedical and psychosocial well-being and all-cause mortality in older Spanish adults - Dom ènech-Abella J, Mundó J, Moneta MV, Perales J, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Miret M, Haro JM, Olaya B.
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to analyze the effect of biomedical and psychosocial well-being, based on distinct successful aging models (SA), on time to mortality, and determine whether this effect was modified by socioeconomic status (SES) in a nati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Obesity and overweight multiply the risk of suffering cancer and heart disease
(IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)) Obese women are 12 times more like to get cancer than those of a normal weight. Obese men are twice as likely to develop this disease. The data is the result of the largest Spanish study ever in this field, involving a 10-year follow up of 54,000 people from 7 autonomic communities. Only 26 percent of those taking part had a normal weight. The rest were either obese or overweight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Falls assessment and interventions among older patients in two medical and one surgical hospital wards in Spain: a best practice implementation project - Albornos-Mu ñoz L, Melián-Correa E, Acosta-Arrocha A, Gallo-Blanco C, Béjar-Bacas F, Alonso-Poncelas E, Serra-Estrada M, González-María E, Moreno-Casbas MT.
OBJECTIVE: The current project aimed to improve fall prevention and management through clinical audits and the implementation of a quality-improvement cycle at the local level. INTRODUCTION: Falls are one of the most common adverse events reported ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Journalists can register now to attend ESTRO 37 in April in Spain
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Journalists can register now to attend the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology annual congress (ESTRO37), which takes place from April 20-24 in Barcelona, Spain. Registration for bona fide journalists is free. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender differences in commuting injuries in Spain and their impact on injury prevention - Camino L ópez MA, González Alcantara OJ, Fontaneda I.
A gender analysis of workers injured while commuting in Spain is presented, distinguishing between injury due to traffic-related accidents and injury due to other causes. METHOD. A total of 266,646 traffic-related injuries and 168,129 nontraffic-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Turning forest waste into an air freshener
Buildings in Spain and Estonia have been fitted with novel construction and insulation materials made from natural fibres and forest waste as part of an EU-funded project demonstrating innovative applications of biocomposites. These materials not only comply with building codes and boost sustainability but also reduce the risk of residents becoming sick. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Repeat Flu Vaccinations Can Help Protect Seniors
BOSTON (CBS) — While flu cases continue to spike nationwide, health officials are still urging the public to get their annual flu shot. And a new study suggests that older people, in particular, should make sure they get a flu shot year after year after year. Researchers in Spain found that people over 65 who get a flu shot every year are 74% less likely to require intensive care and are 70% less likely to die from influenza. While the flu vaccine varies in its effectiveness from year to year, any protection is better than no protection, and this study shows that the flu vaccine can have a cumulative effect over year...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Elderly Flu Shot Flu Vaccine HealthWatch Local TV Source Type: news

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Limit Fractures in Alzheimer ’ s Patients Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Limit Fractures in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
In elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors is linked with reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures, new research from Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Controlling behaviors and intimate partner violence among women in Spain: an examination of individual, partner, and relationship risk factors for physical and psychological abuse - Aizpurua E, Copp J, Ricarte JJ, Vazquez D.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to a broad range of negative consequences. Thus, early detection and prevention of behaviors associated with IPV is necessary to combat this global public health problem. Controlling behaviors (CBs) within th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and mental disorders: co-occurrence and gender differences in a large cross-sectional population based study in Spain - Ruiz-Perez I, Rodr íguez-Barranco M, Cervilla JA, Ricci-Cabello I.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and mental disorders (MD) are important public health problems disproportionally affecting women. We aimed to study the epidemiology of IPV victimization, MD, and co-occurring IPV-MD in Spanish men and women in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Design and validation of the scale for the detection of violence in courtship in young people in the Sevilla University (Spain) - Garc ía-Carpintero MÁ, Rodríguez-Santero J, Porcel-Gálvez AM.
OBJECTIVE: To design and validate a specific instrument to detect exercised and suffered in the relations of young couples in violence. METHOD: Descriptive study of validation clinimetric. Stratified by sex and area of knowledge, which was adopted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

I-PEN(R), I-DROP(R) and I-PLUG(R) now available in Spain and Portugal through Partnership with IMEX
MONTREAL, Jan. 08, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- I-MED Pharma, Inc., a Canadian company specializing in dry eye diagnosis and management, announced today the signing of an exclusive agreement with IMEX for distribution of it’s I-PEN&reg... Devices, Ophthalmology, Distribution I-MED Pharma, dry eye, I-PEN, I-DROP, I-PLUG (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why the flu vaccine will never work: Experts reveal how the virus “mutates annually” into something new
(Natural News) The deadliest pandemic in recorded history was known as the Spanish flu, and took place between 1918 and 1919. About 500 million people – a third of the Earth’s population at the time – were infected with the disease, and it proved fatal for between 20 and 50 million of them. The outbreak... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Maternal hair testing to disclose self-misreporting in drinking and smoking behavior during pregnancy - Gomez-Roig MD, Marchei E, Sabra S, Busard ò FP, Mastrobattista L, Pichini S, Gratacós E, Garcia-Algar O.
This study aimed to objectively verify smoking and drinking behavior during pregnancy and to disclose self-misreporting through maternal hair analysis. A total of 153 women attending a university hospital in Barcelona (Spain) were selected and interviewed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity
Patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors may experience a novel ocular toxicity, a new case series from Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Wildfires as collateral effects of wildlife electrocution: an economic approach to the situation in Spain in recent years - Guil F, Soria M Á, Margalida A, Pérez-García JM.
The interaction between wildlife and power lines has collateral effects that include wildfires and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, currently available information is scarce and so new approaches are needed to increase our understanding of this iss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Meet Your New Year ’s Resolutions Using National Library of Medicine Resources!
Find tools for improving your safety, fitness, and diet in 2018 using online resources from the National Library of Medicine.  Here are a just a few examples of how the National Library of Medicine can help you meet your health goals for 2018: Resolution: Be prepared. Use this list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year. Resolution: Get fit. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and find fitness tips and resources on the Exercise and Physical Fitness Health Topics page at MedlinePlus (also in Spanish). Resolution: Eat healthy. Find resources for improving your...
Source: MCR News - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Website Widgets for Consumer Health
Widgets are small applications that allow you to access content from other websites directly on your own website. Many government organizations offer free health-related widgets, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions under the US Health And Human Services Department (HHS). Add these widgets to your organization’s website to provide users with quick access to reliable health information and local health resources: MedlinePlus Widgets: Place the MedlinePlus search box on your website and open results in the same window or a ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health K-12 Outreach Technology Source Type: news

Coherence analysis of trunk and leg acceleration reveals altered postural sway strategy during standing in persons with multiple sclerosis - Huisinga J, Mancini M, Veys C, Spain R, Horak F.
Balance task performance is affected in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), but the control strategies used to perform specific tasks are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate segmental control during quiet standing in PwMS and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How do you like your mushrooms? Researchers find that grilled is the best way to preserve the nutritional benefits
(Natural News) Spanish researchers have been able to show that grilling is the best way to preserve mushrooms’ nutritional benefits. Scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) sought to measure the influence of different cooking methods (boiling, frying, grilling) of betaglucans content, antioxidant activity, and proximate composition of four cultivated mushroom species.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Iberian brown bears do not descend from those fled from the north during the Ice Age
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) According to the glacier refuges theory, after the last glaciations the bears of northern Europe sought shelter in the South. Researchers from A Coru ñ a University reject this idea: they have reconstructed the colonization of brown bears in the Iberian Peninsula and have shown that the lineage of the Pleistocene bears was lost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Effect of ageing and time since first heroin and cocaine use on mortality from external and natural causes in a Spanish cohort of drug users - Molist G, Brugal MT, Barrio G, Mes ías B, Bosque-Prous M, Parés-Badell O, de la Fuente L.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the effect of ageing and time since first heroin/cocaine use on cause-specific mortality risk and age disparities in excess mortality among heroin (HUs) and cocaine users (CUs) in Spain. METHODS: A cohort of 15,305 HU... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Variables related to suicide attempt in a Spanish province over a three-year period (2009-2011) - S ánchez-Teruel D, Muela-Martínez JA, González-Cabrera M, Herrera MFY, García-León A.
The aim was to identify and describe socio demographic and clinical variables in individuals who have made a suicide attempt. An analysis of electronically stored records on persons admitted to the emergency departments of a northern health district during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Skull-Shaped ‘Halloween Asteroid’ is Coming Back in 2018
Back in 2015, Halloween was also celebrated in the skies, as a skull-shaped asteroid flew by earth on Oct. 31. The asteroid is coming back next year, but it’ll be a little late for the Halloween parties. Halloween asteroid 2015 TB145 will make its return in mid-November 2018, according to a release from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Spain. It makes a lap around Earth ever 3.04 years, according to Space.com. It also reflects about five or six percent of the sunlight that hits it, making it just slightly more reflective than charcoal for comparison. Astronomers also think it could be a dead comet. 2015 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Legalized marijuana: language-associated knowledge of laws and risk perceptions among Latinos - Roppolo RH, Brooks-Russell A, Bull SS, Maffey A, Levinson A.
This study examines the extent to which knowledge of recreational marijuana laws, health effects, and perceptions of risk for marijuana use differ between Spanish- and English-speaking Latino survey respondents from a registry of Colorado adults. Spanish-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Do we see victims' agency? Criminal justice and gender violence in Spain - Cubells J, Calsamiglia A.
This article addresses what happens when a law with a feminist perspective is implemented in a predominantly patriarchal institution. The main aim of this paper is to appr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

What doesn't kill them doesn't make them stronger: questioning our current notions of resilience - Kassis W, Artz S, Maurovic I, Sim ões C.
This study expands on earlier analyses of the data generated by a cross-sectional study involving a random sample of 5149 middle-school students with a mean age of 14.5 years from four EU-countries (Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Spain), in which every fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers recommend specific diets for preventing colorectal cancer in high-risk groups
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered that the amount of protein in our diet may be an important factor in the prevention of colorectal cancer in different risk groups. People already suffering from inflammatory bowel disease could benefit from a high-protein diet; however, in contrast, low protein consumption may be the best option for those people who have a genetic predisposition to develop colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthcare professionals should be actively involved in gender violence reduction: political consensus emerges in Spain - Martin-de-Las-Heras S, Khan K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A Salad A Day May Keep Dementia Away
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a hard concept, especially this time of year when sweets and Christmas cookies are everywhere, but as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, researchers at Tufts University believe a salad a day may keep dementia away. Pedro Velazquez is hitting the salad bar for lunch. He’s doing his best to get more greens into his diet. “I’ve been trying to get rid of this (belly) for a while now so I go to the gym, then I come have a salad and I go to work,” explains Pedro. New research in the journal Neurology suggests eating salad could also help keep his memory in good shape. Sarah Boo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Salad Source Type: news

Rise of Teenage Pregnancy Deters Development Goals
This report is complemented in turn by another report presented by UNICEF and the World Bank in August and also by the report presented in November by the National Statistics Office (ONE in Spanish) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).The three documents make up a global and coherent product of a sinister reality. Two out of 10 women between the ages of 15 and 19 in the Dominican Republic have been pregnant or have been mothers; representing 15.9% of the country’s population. Surely it will be a higher percentage given that pregnancies begin to occur as early as twelve years of age.The causes of this sinis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lorenzo Jmenez Tags: Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Carers: The Forgotten Heroes of Healthcare
In healthcare nowadays, we talk a lot about the patient journey – the entirety of a person's experience from first symptom to final treatment. Yet, it is easy to forget that the patient is rarely alone on this life trek.' Informal'carers are the forgotten heroes of every patient story – forgotten, most of all perhaps, by pharma. Until recently, caregivers have been relegated to the background; after all, it's the patient that takes a medicine, isn't it?The truth is that carers walk alongside the people they care for throughout the entire journey. They drive patients to appointments then sit with them in the wai...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Carers: The Forgotten Heroes of Healthcare
In healthcare nowadays, we talk a lot about the patient journey – the entirety of a person's experience from first symptom to final treatment. Yet, it is easy to forget that the patient is rarely alone on this life trek.' Informal'carers are the forgotten heroes of every patient story – forgotten, most of all perhaps, by pharma. Until recently, caregivers have been relegated to the background; after all, it's the patient that takes a medicine, isn't it?The truth is that carers walk alongside the people they care for throughout the entire journey. They drive patients to appointments then sit with them in the wai...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Almost HALF of NHS doctors are now trained overseas
The UK is becoming increasingly reliant on foreign-trained doctors particularly from Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, according a report issued by the General Medical Council. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Images of the brain refute a theory of the 60s on the domain of language
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. The finding was linked in the 1960s with the hosting of language processing in the left hemisphere, but today European researchers show that this asymmetry is not a marker of language lateralization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PleasePrEPMe.org launches PrEP resources web pages for all 50 states
PleasePrEPMe.org has released a Resources section - individual web pages with online PrEP resources in English and Spanish for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Health Protection for Migrant-Women Healthcare Givers
Credit: UNBy Baher KamalROME, Dec 18 2017 (IPS)While the media may be attracted by images of migrants drowning or sold as slaves, another flagrant but lesser-known drama is that of care workers, who are overwhelmingly women, often migrants, and who make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to great health risks themselves with little or no protection, let alone basic labour rights. Migrant women care workers buttress health systems in countries where there are shortfalls in health-care provision, while their own rights to health and well-being can be eroded and their health-care needs unfulfil...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Organizatio Source Type: news