UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is It Allergies, The Flu Or The Coronavirus? How To Tell The Difference
(CNN) — The coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. With all of the news of event cancellations, empty flights and health precautions (wash your hands!), it’s natural that people may get a little anxious every time they feel a tickle in their throat or the beginnings of a bad cough. While the coronavirus is certainly something to take seriously, the chances of any individual person getting it are still low. But if you’re wondering whether that stuffy nose could end up being a worst case scenario, CNN talked to Dr. Greg Poland, a professor of medicine and Infectious diseases at the May...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results of Phase 3 Study Demonstrating the Safety and Efficacy of Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Regimen of Rilpivirine And Cabotegravir through 96 Weeks
CORK, IRELAND, March 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson presented new data from the global Phase 3 trial today for the novel, investigational, long-acting (LA), two-drug injectable regimen – a combination of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir. The study – First Long-Acting Injectable Regimen (FLAIR) trial – demonstrated positive 96-week results in long-term safety and efficacy of rilpivirine and cabotegravir. These data were presented at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)“In our quest to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

FDA Suspends Inspections Outside of the US Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
FDA is suspending its inspections outside of the US through April in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Inspections outside of the U.S. would be deemed “mission-critical” and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. The measure would be effective immediately. In a release, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD said, “We are aware of how this action may impact other FDA responsibilities, including product application reviews. We will be vigilant and monitor the situation very closely and will try to mitigate potential impacts from this outbreak in lockstep ...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for JNJ-6372 for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, March 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for JNJ-61186372 (JNJ-6372) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Exon 20 insertion mutations, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. JNJ-6372 is an EGFR-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET) bispecific antibody that targets activating and resistant EGFR and MET mutations and amplifications.[1...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

General ophthalmic services workforce statistics
NHS Digital has published details of the workforce providing high-street optician services under the NHS general ophthalmic services contract. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Being Encouraged to Work From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak. For Millions, That ’s Impossible
Ever since the coronavirus began spreading in her home state of Washington, Azia Jenkins has spent hours cleaning her workplace: a 2017 Jeep Patriot. Jenkins, who escorts children for supervised visits on behalf of Child Protective Services, fears that her vehicle is becoming a petri dish, putting herself, the children she supervises, and her own two daughters at risk. Her new cleansing ritual, which she performs before and after dropping off any children, involves wiping down the compact SUV’s handles, seats, and steering wheel with Clorox wipes. She’s also trying to teach her children how important it is to w...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

A comparison of self-harm presentations to emergency services - Chartrand H, Tefft B, Sareen J, Hiebert-Murphy D, Katz LY, Kim H, Bolton JM.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Going beyond rate changes as the sole indicator for dynamic triggering of earthquakes - Pankow KL, Kilb D.
Remote earthquake triggering is a well-established phenomenon. Triggering is commonly identified from statistically significant increases in earthquake rate coincident with the passage of seismic energy. In establishing rate changes, short duration earthqu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus: the outbreak in numbers
We review the grim statistics from the week that infections passed the 100,000 markThe coronavirus outbreak continued its remorseless spread around the globe with authorities reporting major variations in the disease ’s impact in different countries. The figures revealed by doctors included:•105,820 The total number of people infected by the coronavirus passed a grim milestone last week when it reached six figures. From these there have been 3,558 deaths.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news UK news Source Type: news

Study Finds Earlier Age for Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses
Half of all new diagnoses of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States are now in people 66 or younger, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). ... That statistic, according to ACS, illu... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 8, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Four of Britain’s oldest residents reveal secret to long life
THE OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS puts UK life expectancy at 79 years old for men, and 82 years old for women. But four British residents smash that statistic out of the park, with the youngest being 96 years old. So what's their secret? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The domestic violence as factor of disorder of social and mental health - Borisov SN, Volkova OA, Besschetnova OV, Dolya RY.
The article considers domestic violence as a factor of derangement of social and mental health of family members. There is no open access to statistical indices of cases of domestic violence. The data of population mental health is rather conditional. Ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Class-imbalanced crash prediction based on real-time traffic and weather data: a driving simulator study - Elamrani Abou Elassad Z, Mousannif H, Al Moatassime H.
Objective: Crash occurrence prediction has been of major importance in proactively improving traffic safety and reducing potential inconveniences to road users. Conventional statistical crash prediction models frequently suffer from severe data qual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Digital Heart Model will Help Predict Future Heart Health
In recent times, researchers have increasing found that the power of computers and artificial intelligence is enabling more accurate diagnosis of a patient's current heart health and can provide an accurate projection of future heart health, potential treatments and disease prevention. Now in a paper published in European Heart Journal, researchers from King's College London, leading the Personalised In-Silico Cardiology consortium, show how linking computer and statistical models can improve clinical decisions relating to the heart. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Don't blame the messenger -- unless it's all stats and no story
(University at Buffalo) In some cases of ineffective messaging, it might be appropriate, despite the aphorism to the contrary, to blame the messenger. " Our findings suggest that telling stories when communicating can make the speaker appear more warm and trustworthy, as opposed to... providing only statistics and figures, " says UB researcher (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Doomed from the Start.’ Experts Say the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response Was Never Going to Work
The Trump Administration’s strategy to combat COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, began with a relatively simple focus: keep it out of the United States. In service of that goal, the White House issued drastic travel restrictions, imposed mandatory quarantines, and repeatedly told the public that these steps were working. “We have contained this. I won’t say airtight but pretty close to airtight,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a television interview on Feb. 25, echoing Trump’s tweeted declaration that the virus was “very much under control” in the United States. ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vera Bergengruen and W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 White House Source Type: news

Digital impressions in dentistry —accuracy of impression digitalisation by desktop scanners
Clinical Oral Investigationsvolume 24, pages1249–1257(2020)AbstractObjectivesTo test if the partially digital workflow by digitalisation of the impression reveals a comparable accuracy as the indirect digitalisation of the gypsum cast for 4-unit fixed dental prostheses (FDPs).Materials and methodsA titanium model with a tapered full veneer preparation of a molar and premolar was used as analysis model. To receive a virtual three-dimensional reference dataset (REF), it was digitised by industrial computed tomography. Three impression materials were used with individual impression trays (N = 36,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'We have a youth vaping crisis': 1 in 3 teens have tried vaping, Statistics Canada finds
More than one-third of teenagers 15 to 19 have tried vaping at some point in their lives, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, the first of its kind to provide detailed information about vaping. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of dynamical quantities related to running safety and ride comfort of a railway vehicle - Kardas-Cinal E.
This paper inveThis paper investigates the variation of track geometrical parameters that lead to a local increase of specific dynamical quantities of a railway vehicle, possibly beyond their acceptable values. In particular, the changes of track geometry ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Effect of Influenza Vaccination for the Elderly on Hospitalization and Mortality: An Observational Study With a Regression Discontinuity Design
Data from UK vaccination administration records and hospital episodes statistics suggests that although a sharp increase in influenza vaccination rates at age 65 years is noted, it is not matched with a decrease in hospitalisation or mortality rates in this age group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe Staffing Forum 2020: ‘ You ’re mad trying to be a nurse now ’
Sixty UNISON delegates from across the nursing family gathered in Warwick this week for the Safe Staffing Forum. UNISON has been leading on safe staffing in the health sector for the past decade. UNISON national officer for nursing Stuart Tuckwood opened the day of talks and working groups, by stating: “We’re only going to be able to achieve victories if we work together.” Delegates heard research on safe staffing ratios from Peter Griffiths of the University of Southampton, which found that anything less than a nurse to patient ratio of 1:8 has increased negative outcomes for patient safety. Latest figu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 5, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News mental health mental health nurse NHS nurses nursing safe staffing safe staffing 2020 Source Type: news

Safe Staffing Forum 2020: ‘ A collective voice that you ’re a part of ’
Sixty UNISON delegates from across the nursing family gathered in Warwick this week for the Safe Staffing Forum. UNISON has been leading on safe staffing in the health sector for the past decade. UNISON national officer for nursing Stuart Tuckwood opened the day of talks and working groups, by stating: “We’re only going to be able to achieve victories if we work together.” Delegates heard research on safe staffing ratios from Peter Griffiths of the University of Southampton, which found that anything less than a nurse to patient ratio of 1:8 has increased negative outcomes for patient safety. Latest figur...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News mental health mental health nurse NHS nurses nursing safe staffing safe staffing 2020 Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Census Scientific Advisory Committee
The Census Scientific Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting on March 26-27 to discuss policy, research, and technical issues for all Census Bureau activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. Participation is available in person or via webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer burden shifting to younger individuals
(American Cancer Society) The burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups, according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a publication of the American Cancer Society. A sign of the shift: the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72 in the late 1980s to 66 during 2015-2016; in other words, half of all new diagnoses are now in people 66 or younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘If We Don’t Work, We Don’t Get Paid.’ How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Inequality Among America’s Workers
There are many things that worry Fina Kao about working in a busy donut shop in an age of fear about a spreading virus. The elderly customer who shuffles across the brown linoleum floor of the shop, orders a glazed donut, and then coughs. The parents sitting at a table sharing a breakfast sandwich as their small child touches the tables and the floor and the drinks fridge with her dirty fingers. The regulars who come in speaking Mandarin, who Kao knows travel annually to China—one of whom proceeds to sit at the window and cut his fingernails. The fact that California now has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus, more th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Semuels Tags: Uncategorized coronavirus COVID-19 Income Inequality paid sick leave Source Type: news

EHR Use Up in Residential Care Communities 2012 to 2016
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 -- From 2012 to 2016, there was an increase in electronic health record (EHR) use among residential care communities, according to a study published online March 3 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statistical overview of factors influencing traffic accidents severity on El-Brega Coastal Freeway in Libya - Omar Mohamed B, Yusoff NI, Mubaraki M, Rosyidi SA.
BACKGROUND: Globally, Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) are one of the significant causes of fatality and injury. In Libya, RTAs have resulted in disabilities and were the third leading cause of death. However, there is a lack of information on RTAs and roa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unrecorded alcohol consumption in seven European Union countries - Manthey J, Probst C, Kilian C, Moskalewicz J, Sieros ławski J, Karlsson T, Rehm J.
INTRODUCTION: Unrecorded alcohol, that is, alcohol not reflected in official statistics of the country where it is consumed, contributes markedly to overall consumption of alcohol. However, empirical data on unrecorded alcohol consumption are scarce, espec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Towards the sales force of the near future
Let this statistic sink in: Around 70% of HCPs are now digital natives. It ’s just one factor that is changing the way doctors want to interact with pharma today.   Their needs and priorities are evolving fast and pharma sales must adapt. Face-to-face meetings are a dwindling preference from a cohort of doctors who are under greater time pressure, want clinically relevant insights at their convenience and who are increasingly turning to online solutions. The desire for more online and remote engagement is clear, says Mads Bjarni-Kornbech, VP, Marketing& Communications at Agnitio. “Our fastes...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Improving National and District Capacity to Tackle Maternal Mortality
[WHO] Maternal mortality remains a major concern in Sierra Leone. Recent statistics show that maternal mortality accounts for 36 percent of all deaths among women age 15-49 in the country. This makes Sierra Leone one of the countries in the world with the highest life-time risk of women dying at pregnancy or childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Emergency medicine doctors launch campaign to end ‘corridor care’
Latest figures show that 100,000+ patients have waited more than 12 hours in A&E since the start of the winter Related items fromOnMedica Patients confused over emergency care Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics A&E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’ Seriously ill waiting over an hour for ambulances (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of apprehended women's experience of drink driving events - Armstrong KA, Davey JD, Freeman JE, Young SJ.
Background In Australia, drink driving remains a serious road safety issue. The few studies that have addressed drink driving behaviour amongst women often focus on aggregated statistical comparisons to men or view the concept of drink driving as part of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Simplified likelihood estimation of ship total loss using GRA and CRITIC methods - Xu T, Liu X, Zhang Z.
Based on statistical data of ship total losses globally from 2013 to 2017, correlations between contributory factors (ocean regions, accident causes, and ship types) and ship total losses are analysed via grey relational analysis (GRA) and criteria importa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Systems change for suicide prevention among adolescents: a rural Wisconsin county approach - Kohlbeck S, Fumo N, Hargarten S.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in Wisconsin. Between the years 2012 and 2016, rural counties in Wisconsin had statistically significantly higher rates of suicide than urban counties. Counties in northern and western Wisconsin have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preliminary investigation into the use of Micro-CT scanning on impact damage to fabric, tissue and bone caused by both round and flat nosed bullets - Newton J, Savage A, Coupar N, Fraser J.
Firearm offences in the UK, though not as high as in the USA, are increasing year upon year within both countries (Office for National Statistics, 2018& Mervosh, 2018). This preliminary study looked into using Micro-CT scanning as a method to visualise im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

South Africa: Increase in Percentage of Older Women With Unplanned Babies - Stats SA
[News24Wire] A higher percentage of older women had babies when they hadn't planned to, according to the 2016 Unwanted Fertility report released by Statistics SA on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers highlight the link between gut health and autism
(Natural News) According to statistics released by the Autism Society, one in every 59 babies born in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and more than 3.5 million Americans live with this condition. The number of children diagnosed with ASD has increased by a staggering 119.4 percent since 2000, and it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas A & M researchers develop flooding prediction tool
(Texas A&M University) By incorporating the architecture of city drainage systems and readings from flood gauges into a comprehensive statistical framework, researchers at Texas A&M University can now accurately predict the evolution of floods in extreme situations like hurricanes. With their new approach, the researchers said their algorithm could forecast the flow of flood water in almost real-time, which can then lead to timelier emergency response and planning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The difference between expression pattern and expression cluster data in WormBase
Chris Grove explains how expression pattern data differs from expression cluster data in WormBase: It’s important to understand that we have two avenues of gene expression curation at WormBase: one for individual gene expression pattern evaluation (e.g. using expression reporters like GFP or by performing an in situ hybridization of mRNA) which get captured in our “Expression Pattern” database objects (the “Expr_pattern” class) and a second avenue for larger scale (e.g. genome-wide) analyses of gene expression (e.g. RNA-Seq or microarray analyses) under certain conditions or in certain cell...
Source: WormBase - March 2, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication news expression data Source Type: news

Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering : Fall 2018
These tables provide detailed data on master's and doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and selected health fields. Trend data are provided on graduate student enrollment, postdoctoral appointments, and other doctorate-holding nonfaculty researcher ( NFR ) appointments, as well as counts of master's and doctoral students, postdoctoral appointees, and NFRs by characteristics, such as sex, race and ethnicity, citizenship, field of study, and primary source and mechanism of support. Data are from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering : Fall 201...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 2, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Why we need allies more than ever
At the end of LGBT History month, UNISON has issued new guidance for those who want to act as ‘allies’ to LGBT+ people The union’s efforts come in the light of increasingly disturbing figures that show a rise in discrimination against the LGBT+ community. However, while the rate of prosecution has dropped from 20% to 8%, the number of homophobic attacks has doubled and the number of transphobic attacks has tripled. The Home Office’s own hate crime statistics for 2018/19, released in October last year, also showed a 10% increase anti-LGBT attacks in England and Wales, compared to the previous year. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article LGBT LGBT history LGBT members Source Type: news

Safety on heavily trafficked urban motorways in relation to traffic state - Hovenden E, Zurlinden H, Gaffney J.
Key Findings • Casualty crashes on urban motorways have increased by 59 per cent over 10 years; • Casualty crash rates are lower on managed motorways than on unmanaged motorways; • Statistically significant association exists between traffic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak: the key scientific questions answered
What are the statistics on surviving Covid-19? When might a vaccine be ready? Find out hereCoronavirus Covid-19 has now spread to six continents – only Antarctica is currently free of infections – and has triggered more than 85,000 cases of respiratory illness, of which nearly 3,000 have been fatal. The spread of the disease, which first emerged in Hubei province in central China at the beginning of 2020, has also triggered widespread fi nancial alarm over the past week, with stock markets suffering their worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008.Covid-19 is now an epidemic in many parts of the globe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news UK news Source Type: news

Latest statistics on staff at independent healthcare providers
NHS Digital has published data about employees of independent healthcare providers in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New statistics on England ’s social care workforce released
NHS Digital has published its annual report on the local-authority employed adult social care workforce in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Craig... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news