Reading Between The Lines: Why Girls ’ Superior Reading Skills May Be Lowering Their Future Salaries
By guest blogger Louisa Lyon In many countries, the proportion of girls opting to pursue careers in lucrative fields such as engineering and computer science has stagnated. Despite the best efforts of schools, universities and governments, women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called “STEM” subjects. The shortage of women is particularly acute in professions with a heavy focus on maths. But why? A recent study in PNAS suggests that the answer may lie in differences in ability between boys and girls. But surprisingly, the ability in question is not maths, but r...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Gender guest blogger Occupational Reading Source Type: blogs

Study supports benefit of statin use for older adults
In this study, the most common reason that patients or their doctors stopped statins was the development of advanced cancer or other major illness. In my practice, I have also cared for many patients who have stopped taking statins or who express reluctance to take statins due to side effects. The most common side effect is muscle ache (typically tenderness or soreness of the large muscle groups, such as the biceps and thighs), which affects about 20% of statin takers and reverses when the statin is discontinued. There is also a slightly increased risk of diabetes with long-term statin use and, very rarely, liver problems....
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dara K. Lee Lewis, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Healthy Aging Heart Health Source Type: blogs

Old Ships Still Abundant in the Jones Act Fleet
Colin GrabowFour years ago today the United States suffered a horrible maritime tragedy with the sinking  of the Jones Act-qualified containershipEl Faro. Caught in the midst  of Hurricane Joaquin during its voyage from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the ship was lost with all hands. Although investigations performed by theCoast Guard andNational Transportation Safety Board largely assigned blame for the disaster to the ship ’s captain for his failure to divert away from the storm, theEl Faro’s advanced age also garneredconsiderable attention. Built in 1975, the ship was 40 years old ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Colin Grabow Source Type: blogs

Beefy Arguments for Libertarianism
This report has layers of flaws and is the most egregious abuse of evidence that I have ever seen,"said Walter Willett of Harvard. "Their recommendations are really irresponsible,"said Frank Hu of Harvard. A contrarian would immediately assume, therefore, that the study in question must be marvelous. Is it?Well, it represents part of a new wave in nutrition, in which a group of scientists who have no financial ties to the food industry set themselves up, like the justices of the Supreme Court, to adjudicate as a panel  on a field of research. And, again like the justices of the Supreme Court, they are n...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Terence Kealey Source Type: blogs

Mental Health Awareness Week is October 6-12, 2019
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here Are Some Statistics19.1% of U.S.adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6%of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5%of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)3.7% o...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs

October 6-12 is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here are some Statistics19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 mil...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs

How are hospitals supposed to reduce readmissions? Part II
By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The notion that hospitals can reduce readmissions, and that punishing them for “excess” readmissions will get them to do that, became conventional wisdom during the 2000s on the basis of very little evidence. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urged Congress to enact the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) beginning in 2007, and in 2010 Congress did so. State Medicaid programs and private insurers quickly adopted similar programs. The rapid adoption of readmission-penalty programs without evidence confirming they can work has created widespread concern that th...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy CMS hospital readmissions Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC Source Type: blogs

Do Police Treat All Races Equally?
Jonathan BlanksRecently, Pew published a wide-ranging survey entitled “Why Americans Don ’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility. ” Police officers were among the groups polled among respondents. The results on cops align with what is shown in the annual Confidence in Institutions survey published by Gallup—briefly, that cops are among the most liked and trusted groups in America, despite the enduring “war on cops” nar rative—but the general affinity for police breaks down across demographics. The results also mesh well onto what my colleague Emily Ekins ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jonathan Blanks Source Type: blogs

Arguing that People are Emotionally Fragile, and thus Should be Prevented from Using Metrics that Correlate with Age
In conclusion, we have not reached the point when it is ethical and scientifically valid to use biomarkers to predict longevity. Like: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/opinion--biomarkers-of-longevity-not-ready-for-the-clinic--66497 (Source: Fight Aging!)
Source: Fight Aging! - October 1, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 494 – Results – 29th September, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Should The ADHA Be Forced To Disclose Relevant Clinical Usage Statistics Of The #myHealthRecord So The Actual Clinical Value Of The System Can Be Properly Assessed?Yes 100% (106) No 0% (0) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 106 Well that was totally clear. The way the ADHA is behaving with disclosure of what is actually happening with clinical usage of the #myHR is totally inappropriate, is wrong and should stop. It seems clear the statistics are not public because th ey show the #myHR is a huge waste of time and money and is not being used. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comm...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AI competitions don ’t produce useful models
By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER A huge new CT brain dataset was released the other day, with the goal of training models to detect intracranial haemorrhage. So far, it looks pretty good, although I haven’t dug into it in detail yet (and the devil is often in the detail). The dataset has been released for a competition, which obviously lead to the usual friendly rivalry on Twitter: Of course, this lead to cynicism from the usual suspects as well. And the conversation continued from there, with thoughts ranging from “but since there is a hold out test set, how can you overfit?” to &ldquo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech AI Luke Oakden-Rayner Source Type: blogs

Greta Thunberg: Stigmatized for Asperger ’ s
Whether you agree or disagree with her message, Greta Thunberg has suffered from the typical stigmatizing comments from those who disagree with her because of her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis. This is the kind of ignorance most people have left behind in the last century. But some critics, instead of focusing and replying to her message about the threats of climate change, chose to focus on the messenger, Thunberg herself. Calling her “mentally ill,” one critic even went so far as to suggest she was some sort of parentally-controlled pawn in a vast global conspiracy. It shows a stunning amount of discrim...
Source: World of Psychology - September 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Policy and Advocacy Stigma Climate Change Greta Thunberg Mental Health Stigma Source Type: blogs

Debuting in a VFL/AFL Grand Final is rare
When Marlion Pickett runs onto the M.C.G for Richmond in the AFL Grand Final this Saturday, he’ll be only the sixth player in 124 finals to debut on the big day. The sole purpose of this blog post is to illustrate how incredibly easy it is to figure this out, thanks to the dplyr and fitzRoy packages. library(dplyr) library(fitzRoy) afldata % select(Season, Round, Date, ID, First.name, Surname, Playing.for, Home.team, Home.score, Away.team, Away.score) %>% group_by(ID) %>% arrange(Date) %>% # a player's first game slice(1) %>% ungroup() %>% # grand finals only filter(Rou...
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - September 26, 2019 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: australia sport statistics afl grand final richmond rstats Source Type: blogs

Ageism: Older Bodies Can Still House Strong Minds
We read the statistics and yes, they are frightening. Half of us will likely develop dementia by age 85. Yet, that still leaves half of us who won’t. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the estimated lifetime risk for Alzheimer's, specifically at age 65, was one in six (17 percent) for women and one in 11 (9 percent) for men. That is bad, however, that still leaves a lot of elders with brains that are fairly well intact. Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more about determining if we are being ageist toward our parents: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - September 26, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Breathtaking: The Future Of Respiratory Care And Pulmonology
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs

A 50-something woman with chest pain, BP 230/120, and LBBB with 7 mm ST Elevation
A 50-something woman with history of CHF of unknown etiology, and of HTN, presented for evaluation of chest pressure.Her BP was 223/125, Sp02 98% on RA. HR 106, RR 18. Here was her ED ECG:There is sinus rhythm with Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB)There is a large amount of ST Elevation in V2 and V3 (more than 5 mm)Thus, this meets the unweighted Sgarbossa Criteria of 5 mm of discordant ST ElevationBut it does NOT meet the Smith Modified Sgarbossa Criteria, which depend on the ST/S ratio.This ratio is critical because LBBB with very large depolarization voltage (QRS) also has very large repolarization voltage (ST/T).Her...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - September 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

Individual and local area factors associated with self-reported wellbeing, perceived social cohesion and sense of attachment to one ’s community: analysis of the Understanding Society Survey
This study was undertaken to examine questions likely to be especially relevant for those working in the field of public health intelligence, using small area statistics to identify localities where interventions may particularly need to be targeted in order to reduce inequalities in wellbeing across England.Report (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Patient Transfers to Post-Acute Care Rely Largely on Outdated Manual Methods, Hindering Optimal Care
The following is a guest article by BJ Boyle, VP & GM, Post Acute Insights, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. While electronic health records are commonplace today in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, a new study reveals surprising statistics when it comes to transferring patient data between these facilities. Providers are routinely sharing essential patient information manually […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC BJ Boyle Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured Patient Transfers PointClickCare post-acute care Source Type: blogs

Is the DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?
Jeffrey A. SingerThe Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), the DEA  announced a proposal to reduce, once again, the national production quotas for fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone, and oxymorphone, ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 23rd 2019
Discussion of Developmental Effects on Aging Microtubule Function and Longevity in Nematodes Quantifying the Correlation Between Poverty and Faster Pace of Aging Matthew O'Connor Presenting on Underdog Pharmaceuticals at Undoing Aging 2019 https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/matthew-oconnor-presenting-on-underdog-pharmaceuticals-at-undoing-aging-2019/ Here Matthew O'Connor of the SENS Research Foundation talks about the research that led to founding of Underdog Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup incubated by the foundation to commercialize a means of targeting 7-ketocholesterol in atheroscleros...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: September 21, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net looks at the successes and failures of New York City’s mental health first aid program ThriveNYC, whether or not eco-anxiety should be classified as a mental illness, the problems with controlling partner therapy veterans, and more. Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Fell Short of Mental Health Goals: Mayor’s Report: The mayor’s annual performance review of city agencies was just released and it highlights ThriveNYC’s shortcomings. ThriveNYC, the $1 billion “mental health first aid” program spearheaded by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife C...
Source: World of Psychology - September 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Anger eco-anxiety parents of teens SMERTI Teenage Behavior ThriveNYC virtual assistant Source Type: blogs

Patients Fear That Medical AI Can ’t Handle Their Unique Needs
A new study has concluded that patients are skittish about interacting with medical AI technology in part because they fear that AI won’t address their unique characteristics adequately. The study looked at how receptive consumers were to the use of “medical AI,” which researchers defined as any machine using an algorithm or statistical model to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Consumer Healthcare AI Attitudes Consumer Medical AI Attitudes Healthcare AI Research Medical AI Rese Source Type: blogs

Was the Housing Bailout Good Business for the Taxpayer?
Diego ZuluagaEarlier this month, the Department of the Treasury released its long-awaited housing financereform plan, which focused mainly on the two government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The feds took both GSEs over in 2008, when rising defaults jeopardized their viability. The blueprint ’s release date was propitious, eleven years almost to the date after the controversial bailout.But was the controversy justified? As the GSEs ’ long-overdue exit from government “conservatorship” becomes a more realistic possibility, somemarket participants with a vested interest aretelling...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs

Family Caregivers are the Heart of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
...These statistics should make it glaringly obvious that family caregivers are indispensable to our nation as well as to the rest of the world. Without this so-called free care, global health systems would be in far worse trouble than they currently are. I am one of that army of caregivers. Over the span of two decades, I have provided primary care for a total of seven elders, four of whom had dementia of different types. Therefore, I know intimately the toll that years of caregiving for someone with dementia can take. Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more about family caregivers and how they support e...
Source: Minding Our Elders - September 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Senolytic Treatment with Dasatinib and Quercetin Confirmed to Reduce the Burden of Senescent Cells in Human Patients
Setting aside the mice genetically engineered to destroy senescent cells, the combination of dasatinib and quercetin is the oldest of the senolytic treatments used in animal studies. Senolytic therapies are those that selectively destroy senescent cells in old tissues in order to produce rejuvenation, turning back the progression of numerous age-related conditions. Unusually for early stage research, these initial senolytics are actually quite effective, considered in the grand scheme of things. Thus they have moved directly to human trials in some cases. The first data on their ability to produce the same outcomes in huma...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

We Can Stop America ’ s Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
By STUART H. SMITH Imagine a massive public health crisis in the United States that affects tens of thousands of people. Now imagine that the government had a simple tool at its disposal that could prevent this kind of physical and psychological trauma. You might think that I’m writing about America’s deadly outbreak of gun violence, which has made headlines this summer from Dayton to El Paso. But actually I’m talking about a different crisis that affects even more people – all of them children — and which could be sharply reduced with one simple step that lacks the bitter political anim...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Patients Big pharma NAS syndrome Opioid Justice Team Opioid-Dependent Babies Opioids public health Stuart Smith Source Type: blogs

How To Cope Under Pressure, According To Psychology
In this study, the stressor was physical – volunteers had to submerge their feet into cold water – but in theory, the same effect could hold for other forms of stress.) In some trials, participants actually had their partner in the same room. These people reported less pain than those who just imagined that their partner was there, but the blood pressure data for the two groups were statistically equivalent. “The results suggest that accessing the mental representation of a romantic partner and a partner’s presence each buffer against exaggerated acute stress responses to a similar degree,” th...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Feature Positive psychology The self Source Type: blogs

Deportation Rates in Historical Perspective
Alex NowrastehIn last week ’s Democratic primary debate, Univision anchor Jorge Ramosasked Joe Biden about President Obama ’s record on immigration enforcement. Ramos said, “you served as vice president in an administration that deported 3 million people, the most ever in U.S. history.”Democratic partisans were very upset on twitter, but the numbers don ’t lie. President Obama removed more people from the United States,no matter how you dice the numbers than any other president. But was President Obama's removal record an anomaly? To answer that question, I looked at the number of removals per...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

How racism harms children
Racism hurts children, in real and fundamental ways. It hurts not just their health, but their chances for a good, successful life. That’s the bottom line message of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is a call to action for all of us. If we care about the health and future of all of our children, it says, we need to take real steps to end racism — and to help and support those who are affected by it. Racism informs our actions when we structure opportunities for and assign value to people based on our interpretation of how they look. Biologically we are truly just one race...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Health care disparities Mental Health Parenting Stress Source Type: blogs

Digoxin in Heart failure: Foxglove blossoms again, please don ’ t crush it this time!
William Withering the British Botanist of 18th century now laid to rest in the St Barthomlew Churchyard ,Edgbaston is known for his astonishing isolation of the wonder moelcule Digoxin from Foxglove. (Of course, let us not forget original old lady Ms. Hutton from Shropshire who was treating epidemic dropsy with a concoction of herbal Tea ) He reported this in the seminal paper “An account of Foxglove’ in the year 1750 and subsequently became a fellow of Royal college of science. (The story of Withering and Digoxin is extensively researched and written by Dr Dennis M, Krikler in a classic review article of 198...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - September 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: cardiac failure history of cardiology dig trial radiance proved history of digoxin Source Type: blogs

New Hearing Aid Apps Stream Sound, Translate Calls, Sync With Your House
Manufacturers are stepping up efforts to integrate hearing assistive technology with smart phones and Bluetooth technology, according to a recent article from NextAvenue—a PBS media outlet for older adults. The article describes apps that work directly with hearing aids from Audibel, NuEar, Oticon, Phonak, Starkey, and others. The apps allow users to stream sound directly to their hearing aids, translate calls into text, and sync with smart home systems. Others automatically turn off the lights when you turn off your hearing aid at night, alert you when someone rings the doorbell, or use your phone as a microphone to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 13, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Source Type: blogs

The IRAA and SLAA: Moving Beyond Nonviolent Drug Offenders to Address Mass Incarceration
Jonathan Blanks“Mass incarceration” has become the term to describe the millions of people held in jails and prisons throughout the United States. The oft-cited statistic that Americans make up roughly5 percent of the world ’s population but hold 25 percent of the global prisoners remains true. Part of the reason for this is that the United States incarcerates individuals for much longer sentences than most of the rest of the world. And while nonviolent drug offenders serving decades-long draconian sentences have gotten the most attention in legislation, presidential debates, andexecutive commutations, th...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jonathan Blanks Source Type: blogs

Psychotherapy leads in treating post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common, often debilitating mental health condition that occurs in some people who have experienced trauma. It can have a negative impact on mood, mimicking depression, and is characterized by petrifying episodes in which affected people re-experience trauma. New research suggests psychotherapy may provide a long-lasting reduction of distressing symptoms. Over the course of a lifetime, many people directly experience or witness trauma, such as sexual assault, violence, or natural disasters. Experts estimate that 10% to 20% of these people will experience acute (short-term) PTSD. So...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam P. Stern, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Mental Health Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 11th September 2019
Some recent things...NICE GuidanceTwin and triplet pregnancy (NICE guideline, NG137)Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancy (Quality standard, QS46)Caesarean section (Clinical guideline, CG132)SafeguardingNHS safeguarding accountability and assurance framework - revised 3rd SeptemberSepsisClinical Knowledge Summaries - evidence based, information on how to recognise and manage it - new.StatisticsUnexplained deaths in infancy, 2017 (National Statistics)In the newsJennifer Gunter: ‘Women are being told lies about their bodies’End NHS maternity charges for vulnerable migrants, say midwivesGPs are ignor...
Source: Browsing - September 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Extracting Sydney transport data from Twitter
The @sydstats Twitter account uses this code base, and data from the Transport for NSW Open Data API to publish insights into delays on the Sydney Trains network. Each tweet takes one of two forms and is consistently formatted, making it easy to parse and extract information. Here are a couple of examples with the interesting parts highlighted in bold: Between 16:00 and 18:30 today, 26% of trips experienced delays. #sydneytrains The worst delay was 16 minutes, on the 18:16 City to Berowra via Gordon service. #sydneytrains I’ve created a Github repository with code and a report showing some ways in which this data ...
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - September 10, 2019 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: programming statistics rstats sydney sydstats transport Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 9th 2019
We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/fat-tissue-surrounds-skeletal-muscle-to-accelerate-atrophy-in-aging-and-obesity/ Researchers her...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 8, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Why We Created a Virtual Support Group for PhD Students in CSD
No one ever said being a doctoral student is easy, but getting support from your peers along the way makes a big difference. Based on personal experiences navigating the first four years of two different doctoral programs, we realized how much the support of other PhD candidates in communications sciences and disorders (CSD) will help us succeed as future independent researchers and university faculty. Doctoral programs involve a significant amount of “learn-as-you-go” knowledge not directly passed on by your academic mentor or through courses. Peers provide a safe space to ask questions we might hesitate to as...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 4, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Natalie Covington Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Slider Speech-Language Pathology communication sciences and disorders Professional Development Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 4th September 2019
Some things you might like to know about.StatisticsMaternity statisticsApril 2019May 2019 Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years (England)April to June 2018Public Health EnglandGeneration genome and the opportunities for screening programmesIncludes opportunities in screening for fetal anomalies, sickle cell and thalassemia, infectiosu diseases in pregnancy, and newborn blood spot screening and newborn hearing screening.NewsLots this time...The man who gave birth (Guardian podcast)Freddy McConnell is a trans man who decided to begin the process of conceiving and delivering his own child.  The fil...
Source: Browsing - September 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Giving People Simple “Moral Nudges” Encourages Them To Donate Much More To Charity
By Emma Young How do you persuade people to do the “right thing” when there’s a personal price to pay? What convinces someone to spend time and effort on a task like recycling batteries, for example — or literally spend cash by giving to people in desperate need? It’s an important question. “Finding mechanisms to promote pro-social behaviour is fundamental for the wellbeing of our societies and is more urgent than ever in a time of key global challenges such as resource conservation, climate change and social inequalities,” write the authors of a new paper, published in Scient...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: environmental Money Social Source Type: blogs

Declines in Limb Muscle Mass Correlate with Higher Mortality in Late Life
Given that resistance training is shown to reduce mortality in older individuals, it makes sense that we would see the opposite effect when looking at low muscle mass in limbs. Skeletal muscle isn't an inert tissue, being quite involved in insulin metabolism, for example, and exercise has all sorts of interesting effects on the operation of metabolism, such as upregulation of beneficial cellular stress response mechanisms. Aging is associated with a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, with the loss of stem cell activity being a leading cause. This ultimately results in frailty and the condition of weakness known ...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 2, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 2nd 2019
In conclusion, in the absence of obesity, visceral adipose tissue possesses a pronounced anti-inflammatory phenotype during aging which is further enhanced by exercise. Methods of Inducing Cellular Damage are Rarely Relevant to Aging, and the Details Matter https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/08/methods-of-inducing-cellular-damage-are-rarely-relevant-to-aging-and-the-details-matter/ One of the major challenges in aging research is determining whether or not models of cellular or organismal damage and its consequences are in any way relevant to the natural processes of aging. One can hit a brick with...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 1, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Lead Author of Cochrane ’ s New Bias Guideline is LP Study Co-Author
By David Tuller, DrPH Jonathan Sterne, a professor of medical statistics and epidemiology at Bristol University, is the corresponding author of Cochrane’s revised “risk of bias” tool, which BMJ published online on August 28th. Whatever the merits or defects of this revision, Professor Sterne’s involvement as the first of more than two dozen authors has […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - August 31, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Handheld MasSpec Pen for Molecular Cancer Detection During Surgeries
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new handheld pen for rapid intraoperative cancer detection. Their work demonstrates that the tool can identify different molecular profiles between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue without harming the sampled tissues. This exciting development can one day improve cancer diagnosis and allow for more precise surgical removal of tumors. Currently, surgeons rely on tissue sectioning and histology to determine whether or not the tumor has been fully excised. This process, which takes at least 30 minutes and requires trained operators, is time- and reso...
Source: Medgadget - August 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Siavash Parkhideh Tags: Diagnostics Oncology Pathology Surgery Source Type: blogs

On Targeting the Price of Gold
Thanks to President ’s Trump’s picks for prospective Fed Board nominees, the subject of gold price targeting (or a gold “price rule”) is getting attention once again.The idea, which got a lot of attention back in the 1980s,after Arthur Laffer  and other supply-siders, includingAlan Reynolds, first began promoting it, is that the Fed could mimic a gold standard, keeping inflation in check and otherwise making the dollar “sound,” by employing open-market operations to stabilize the price of gold. The topic has come up again because three of Trump’s prospective nominees have at o...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 29, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

How does UK healthcare spending compare with other countries?
Office for National Statistics (ONS) - This briefing provides an analysis of UK health care spending relative to comparable countries, such as the G7 group of large developed economies or member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It finds that the UK spends an average of £2,989 per person on health care which is the median for OECD countries.Briefing (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 28th August 2019
Maternite, by RenoirMaternite, or, L'enfant au sein, in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.  Read more about itin French here. Some recent things...NICE ConsultationsIntrapartum care: women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies: quality standard consultationThis is a draft quality standard, due for publication in February 2020, and you can comment until 23rd September at 5 pm.StatisticsFemale genital mutilationGlobal healthDeveloping and applying a " living guidelines " approach to WHO recommendations on maternal and perinatal health" Living guidelines " is ...
Source: Browsing - August 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Clinical Trial of a Cross-Link Breaker to Treat Presbyopia in the Aging Eye
Presbyopia in the aging eye manifests as a difficulty in focusing on close objects. It is caused by hardening of the lens, which is in part the result of cross-linking in the extracellular matrix of that tissue, though other mechanisms are involved as well. Cross-links are hardy metabolic byproducts resulting from the normal operation of metabolism, capable of degrading the structural properties of tissue, particularly elasticity, by linking proteins together and restricting their motion. Cross-linking is likely of great importance in skin aging and cardiovascular aging. The primary age-related cross-links of the lens are ...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 27, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Internet of Things for health sector – the present and the future
You're reading Internet of Things for health sector – the present and the future, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. IoT devices had overwhelm the world conventional snags that were taking it to the paranoid ambiance, because of IoT world had turned into digital valley, from mobile charger to the plan IOT devices playing their pivot role to build the intended world as well as IoT devices plucked up the industries from paranoid and intimidating circumstances to soaring heights. IoT statistics   ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Davidjimmy Tags: health and fitness ASCO annual meeting 2018 hire the VR IoT devices iPad Hire Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 26th 2019
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 25, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Children With An Older Brother Have Poorer Language Skills Than Those With A Big Sister
By Matthew Warren The role of birth order in shaping who we are has been a matter of some debate in psychology. Recent research has cast doubt on the idea that an individual’s position in relation to their siblings influences their personality, for instance. But there may be other domains where birth order is still important: in particular, researchers have found that children with a greater number of older siblings seem to have worse verbal skills. However, a new study published in Psychological Science has found that the situation is a bit more complicated than that.  Young children with an older sibling ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Gender Language Source Type: blogs