Allergic Rhinitis: Overview Video Allergic Rhinitis: Overview Video
Review and refresh your knowledge on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology of allergic rhinitis with this overview video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash: USMLE Question An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash: USMLE Question
An 85-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is admitted to the hospital due to a painful rash on her right leg. What's the next step in her care?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Six Killed in Explosion at Chemical Plant in China
BEIJING (AP) — A chemical plant explosion Thursday in eastern China has killed six people and left 30 badly injured. The blast occurred at an industrial park, the city government of Yancheng in Jiangsu province said. A statement on its official social media account said the explosion originated at the Tianjiayi Chemical production facility and its cause was under investigation. Nearly 400 personnel and 86 fire trucks were dispatched to the scene, the statement said. A video posted on state broadcaster CCTV's website shows huge plumes of smoke spewing from a factory building and spreading over the area. Windows and ga...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Tighter Gun Laws = Safer Schools
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Stricter gun laws keep U.S. high school students safer, a new study says. Surveying nearly 100,000 high school students, researchers found that tightening of state gun laws was associated with a lower risk of teens being... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Half of midwifery units too stretched to cope with rise in students
More than half of midwifery chiefs believe their services are too stretched to support the rise in student midwives promised by the government, a new survey has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

As Kids Get Hooked on Vaping, Parents Are Desperate for Treatment That Doesn ’t Exist
Jami Scheetz knew that her 15-year-old son, Devon, needed help. His grades were slipping and he had been caught vaping at school so many times that he was on the brink of being expelled. Last fall, at the start of his freshman year, Devon’s school even sent him to the hospital for drug testing after getting in trouble once again. In the emergency room, Devon finally admitted it: He was addicted. “He said to me, ‘Mom, I can’t quit on my own. I need help,'” Scheetz says. E-cigarettes are illegal for people younger than 18 (and in some states, 21) but that hasn’t stopped teens from vaping i...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Source Type: news

College Admissions Scandal: A Med Student Reacts College Admissions Scandal: A Med Student Reacts
Recently, wealthy parents were arrested for manipulating college admissions. Given the amount that medical students have invested in the academic system, this news is particularly upsetting.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

U.S. schools "failing to protect their kids" from lead in drinking water: report
U.S. schools are not doing enough to protect students from drinking water contaminated with lead?, according to a new report from the Environment America Research& Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The report found "a pattern of widespread contamination of drinking water" at schools nationwide. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applications open for next Standing up for Science workshop
TheStanding up for Science workshop will be held for the first time in Norwich this year. The workshop is open to early career researchers (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows or equivalents) across all STEM and social science fields and is free to attend.It combines discussion around misrepresentation of science in the media and how evidence influences policy with practical tips and tricks on how you can start standing up for science.Venue: John Innes Centre, Norwich Research ParkDate: Friday, 17th MayTime: 10:00-17:00 Applications to attend are open until 17:00 onWednesday, 17th April, see the website&a...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Teen kept home for refusing chickenpox vaccine sues the health department
In northern Kentucky, an outbreak of more than 30 cases of chickenpox prompted health officials to ban unvaccinated students from school. A student's family is suing for religious reasons. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Offer £5,200 grants to nursing students and ramp up overseas recruitment to stop NHS workforce crisis
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: smurphy Source Type: news

Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation
(University of East Anglia) New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water.Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasising the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behaviour changes and reduces water demand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to head off 'dire' nurse shortages in future
Scrapping tuition  fees for postgraduate nursing courses and giving all student nurses annual grants to cover living costs are among a set of urgent measures put forward by health experts today to prevent a workforce crisis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Making healthcare better connected
Wearable sensors for at-home rehabilitation or detection of an irregular heartbeat... An EU-funded project is training students to transform healthcare in today's hyperconnected world, helping them harness the power of technology to keep patients out of hospital, cut costs and even save lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 21, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

A study of psychological sense of community as a mediator between supportive social systems, school belongingness, and outcome behaviors among urban high school students of color - Lardier DT, Opara I, Bergeson C, Herrera A, Garcia-Reid P, Reid RJ.
Psychological sense of community (SOC) has been examined minimally among the youth of color, and as a mediating variable, as well as construct implicated in promoting wellness. Using data from a sample of 401 students of color (M age  = 16.5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An observational study of adolescent health outcomes associated with school-based health service utilization: a causal analysis - Denny S, Grant S, Galbreath R, Utter J, Fleming T, Clark T.
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to examine the unbiased association between use of school-based health services (SBHS) and student health outcomes. DATA SOURCES: Data are from a nationally representative health and well-being survey of 8500 New Zealand high school s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and psychological maladjustment: examining the role of institutional betrayal among survivors - Lee JY, Micol RL, Davis JL.
Research has found that a majority of individuals, irrespective of gender, experienced their first intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization between the ages of 18 and 24 years. Indeed, researchers have found that college students' experiences of IPV a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is campus rape primarily a serial or one-time problem? Evidence from a multicampus study - Foubert JD, Clark-Taylor A, Wall AF.
We examined the prevalence and repeat offenses of college men, including fraternity men and student athletes, taking advantage of someone sexually while under the influence of alcohol. Preexisting data from the Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey included a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School safety and school connectedness as resilience factors for students facing terror - Yablon YB.
The aim of the study was to investigate the mediating effect of school safety and school connectedness on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among boys and girls facing terror. A cross-sectional research ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases
(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Education Infectious Disease onetime Pennsylvania Source Type: news

The odds are stacked against maths | Letters
Letters fromDr Helen Drury,Christopher Ormell andJane Lawson on ‘maths anxiety’ and Britain’s poor numeracy rateThe Nuffield Foundation ’s report raises very worthy concern about the effects of “maths anxiety” and the impact that it has on children’s prospects (Report, 14 March). Without highlighting solutions, however, we run an increased risk of making maths anxiety a self-perpetuating phenomenon. The vast research base into mathematics education has shown that a cumulative and coherent maths curriculum is the solution. Teachers need to be empowered with support, materials and tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mathematics Education Science Teaching Source Type: news

AAFP's Innovation Fellow Studies Tech, Digital Scribes
Medical student Erkin Otles, M.S.E., said the AAFP's Primary Care Innovation Fellowship opened doors, supplied resources and mentoring, and provided protected time for his research. Could you be next? (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U of T open to ideas for better student supports after suicide, president says
University of Toronto President Meric Gertler says the school is open to suggestions from students about how to provide better support for mental health following a recent suicide on campus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Nigeria: 246 Head Teachers Get Training On Moral, HIV/Aids Eradication in Katsina
[Vanguard] Katsina -No fewer than 246 head teachers, drawn from the various states in Nigeria, have been sensitized to have more knowledge on inculcating to students, morals, dangers, prevention and eradication of HIV/AIDs in the country as well as other associated cultural issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Algeria: Doctors, Students Protest as New Deputy PM Promises Change
[VOA] Algeria's new Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra says that President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has vowed to hand over power to whoever is elected to succeed him, following a planned national dialogue conference under the auspices of former U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Lamamra said a new constitution and other changes to the current regime will be enacted, followed by elections, which have been postponed until next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessment tool predicts chronic fatigue syndrome 6 months after mono
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) To assess risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome after mononucleosis, researchers developed and validated a scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis. In a study with 126 college students, they found that participants with a higher mononucleosis severity score had over three times the risk of meeting two or more sets of diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome after six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UMass Amherst student-led permaculture gardens serve as model for sustainable agriculture
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) To educate and inspire people about how to farm and garden sustainably in the Northeast, three student-led permaculture gardens at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are now featured in vivid and interactive, 360-degree splendor on the USDA's Climate Hubs website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A single doctor wrote one THIRD of vaccine exemptions for San Diego school children
Dr Tara Zandvliet wrote 141 out of 486 total medical exemptions from vaccination for students of the San Diego Unified School District since 2015, documents obtained by local reporters reveal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMd. School of Nursing, CCBC launch dual admission agreement
The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Community College of Baltimore County have launched a new program that will allow nursing students to get their degrees faster and less expensively. Under a new dual admission agreement, CCBC will become the 13th community college in the state where students can begin taking classes in University of Maryland's bachelor of science in nursing program while still working toward their associate degree in nursing at CCBC. The arrangement will save… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

From the CDC: A qualitative study of middle and high school professionals' experiences and views on concussion: identifying opportunities to support the return to school process - Sarmiento K, Donnell Z, Bell E, Hoffman R.
INTRODUCTION: Current research recommends that students returning to school after a concussion should receive a return to school plan that is tailored to their individual symptoms. School professionals play important roles in designing and implementing the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emotional nonacceptance and anxiety sensitivity in relation to anxious arousal, social anxiety, and depressive symptoms among African American young adults - Manning K, Bakhshaie J, McLeish AC, Luberto C, Walker RL, Zvolensky MJ.
Past work suggests African American college students may be a segment of the college population at heightened risk for anxiety and depressive symptoms; however, there remains an overarching need to broaden our understanding of individual difference variabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delayed sleep/wake rhythm and excessive daytime sleepiness correlate with decreased daytime brain activity during cognitive task in university students - Miyata S, Noda A, Kawai S, Honda K, Iwamoto K, Ozaki N, Miyazaki S, Kondo T.
Insufficient sleep and irregular sleep/wake rhythm are common problems among university students. We investigated the effect of sleep/wake rhythm and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) on the cortical oxygenation as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cultural identity, Africultural coping strategies, and depression as predictors of suicidal ideations and attempts among African American female college students - Morrison KS, Hopkins R.
Suicide prevention is a growing health concern in America for many minority groups. Although experts agree suicide is associated with cultural practices and beliefs, there is limited evidence on how African American women cultural values and practices infl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child abuse perpetrators of Iranian adolescents - Pirdehghan A, Rajabzadeh Y.
Child abuse is a main health problem all over the world.The aim of this study was to extend our understanding about offenders of child abuse in different domains.The study was designed as a cross-sectional survey on 700 students in secondary schools using ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bullying in Greek middle school: the role of eight dimensions of school climate in bullying perpetration and exposure to victimization - Kapari KD.
This study investigates the role of eight dimensions of school climate in bullying perpetration and exposure to victimization. Data were collected from 14 year old students (N=667) drawn from sixteen middle schools through an anonymous self-report question... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analyzing children's perception of violence through their writing - Gummelt G, Cheung M.
Direct exposure to violence affects approximately three out of every five children in America. Using data available from the "Do the Write Thing" (DtWT) Challenge, this study explored children's views of violence using 1,165 essays written by students from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing school threats: learning from students and parents - Rappaport N, Pollack WS, Schwartz EO, McMickens C, Flaherty LT.
Assessing risk among students identified as potential safety threats has received intense focus, but little research has focused on the perspectives of these students and their families on their schools' response to the student's disruptive behavior. We qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doctors Don't Have the Right to Threaten to Kill Patients Doctors Don't Have the Right to Threaten to Kill Patients
Dr Art Caplan discusses fired resident Lara Kollab as an example of how not to treat patients and the appropriate penalties of such threatening behavior.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Liberia: 20 Journalism Students Trained in Mental Health Reporting
[Observer] The Mental Health Reporters' Network, with support from The Carter Center (TCC) Mental Health Program in Liberia, has trained 20 students, who want to become journalist to report on issues of mental health in their respective communities, a release has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cost Puts Sports, Art Programs Out of Reach for Many Families
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- After-school activities help develop social skills and talent, but a new report finds that many kids are priced out of participating. In fact, for 1 in 6 middle and high school students, costs are the prime reason for not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teen who refused chickenpox vaccine says school is limiting his activities. So he's suing
A Kentucky student is suing his local health department after it barred students who aren't immunized against the chickenpox from attending school and canceled extracurricular activities during an outbreak that has affected 32 people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation enhances social-emotional learning in middle school students
(Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education) Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new study published in Education. This is the first study to evaluate effects of the Quiet Time program on teacher-rated social-emotional learning in middle school students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UMass Lowell student wins award for cancer research
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Tyler Iorizzo, a Ph.D. candidate in physics at UMass Lowell, has won international recognition for his work to develop an imaging device that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of certain skin cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball
Jeremy Kunkel, 18, claims he shouldn ’ t be forced to be vaccinated against chickenpox. He contends that barring him from school violates his First Amendment rights. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CONCEPCI Ó N DE LE Ó N Tags: Freedom of Religion Vaccination and Immunization Kentucky Kunkel, Jerome Assumption Academy Suits and Litigation (Civil) First Amendment (US Constitution) Roman Catholic Church Source Type: news

'It doesn't feel human': Students angry U of T not acknowledging campus suicides
Dozens of students demanded action outside the halls of power at the University of Toronto on Monday, calling for the school to acknowledge a mental-health crisis on campus days after a suicide on campus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a new academic prize for students of specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Securing a future for humanities: the clue is in the name| Letters
Prof Joe Smith, director of the Royal Geographical Society,Prof Sir David Cannadine, president of the British Academy, andProf Norman Gowar respond to a Guardian editorialYoureditorial in defence of the humanities (13 March) is well timed and well argued. The UK needs the contribution of Stem graduates and that made by graduates with knowledge, skills and understanding gained through study of the humanities and wider social sciences. And geography, a subject that is a humanity, a social science and has part Stem designation in higher education, is well placed to make such a contribution.For example, the cabinet office &rsq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Humanities Education Geography Science Geography and environment studies Mathematics Physics Ordnance Survey UK news Climate change Universities Higher education Fees Students Source Type: news

It ’s a Match! Geisel Med Students Celebrate Match Day
This year, 75 graduating students at the Geisel School of Medicine joined a record high 38,376 U.S. and international medical students and graduates vying for 35,185 residency positions, the most ever offered in the national Match. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Education Events News Press Release Class of 2019 Match Day Source Type: news

Is'High-Yield' Learning Making Future Docs Less Prepared? Is'High-Yield' Learning Making Future Docs Less Prepared?
Because so-called'high-yield'learning is associated with simply passing a specific test, it could have negative outcomes on clinical practice in the long term.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
A new academic prize has been launched for students on primary care specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news