Boost wages and scrap tuition  fees to turbo-charge nurse recruitment
Responding to NHS workforce statistics released today (Thursday) showing a 14,199 increase in nurse numbers and a 23% increase in nursing student acceptances, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s good more nurses are now on wards and out in communities, but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the 40,000 unfilled roles. “Ministers could easily turbo-charge recruitment by scrapping student tuition fees and giving staff the early and significant pay rise they deserve. “A wage boost would work wonders for frustrated health workers thinking of ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS nurse Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions   
The job retention scheme should be extended – or another wage support scheme put in its place – to support thousands of university staff, such as catering and security workers who face redundancy, education unions say today (Thursday). In a joint letter to higher education minister Michelle Donelan, UNISON, GMB, Unite, the University and College Union (UCU), and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) also warn problems with the test and trace system pose real risks to the health of staff, students and local communities. Ahead of the Chancellor’s expected announcement on further measures to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release furlough ruth levin university Source Type: news

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school
Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality school after “significant outbreaks” of COVID-19 that are suspected to be the byproduct of off-campus partying (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Med School Applicants Up 17%, Pandemic Role Unclear Med School Applicants Up 17%, Pandemic Role Unclear
The COVID-19 pandemic may have moved up the timetable for some or pushed others who were on the fence to apply, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother ’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment
During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother ’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development,UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature.While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior of offspring — often in response to factors like infection, a high-fat diet or stress during pregnancy — scientists had not known until now whether it influenced brain development during critical prenatal periods and in the absence of such environ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Latest: Fauci: Keep students on campus after outbreak
Dr. Anthony Fauci says it wouldn’t be smart for college administrators to send students home if there’s an outbreak on campus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

RPS and BPSA call for clarity on exam date from GPhC
In collaboration with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), we have written a joint letter to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) calling for the regulator to announce t (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fourth-Largest U.S. School District to Allow Students Back in Classrooms
Over 200,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus, a staggering toll. Japanese researchers suggest plastic face shields are insufficient to reduce the virus ’s spread. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Survey reveals staff fears ahead of universities reopening
University staff including cleaners, security guards and administrative workers are facing a perfect storm of pressures that are leaving them out of pocket, and feeling increasingly anxious, a UNISON survey published today (Wednesday) has found. More than 4,000 employees completed the union’s annual higher education survey, which exposed concerns about pay, working hours and the threat from Covid-19. Three in five staff (60%) expressed anxiety about the return to campuses at the end of the month. Fears about social distancing (83%), a lack of personal protective equipment (45%) and the threat...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 Jon Richards university Source Type: news

Appraisal and coping link sexual victimization history to emotional experience: a multilevel daily diary study - Finkelstein-Fox L, Park CL, Huedo-Medina TB.
Sexual victimization (SV) history is common among college students and has many adverse effects on health, but little is known about whether these effects are explained by everyday stress and coping. Further, most studies conflate between- and within-perso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Contextualizing barriers to help-seeking after sexual violence: a critical feminist study with Latinx college women - Christensen MC, Caswell C, Hern ández MF.
This article is a critical feminist study focusing on illustrating how college students who identify as Latinx and women perceive barriers to help-seeking should they experience sexual violence. With this study, we address a gap in the research on help-see... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teachers' experiences in responding to students' exposure to domestic violence - Davies S, Berger E.
This study is the first known Australian research to examine teachers' experiences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

RPS and BPSA call for clarity from GPhC
In collaboration with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), we have written a joint letter to the GPhC calling for the regulator to announce the date of the postponed 2020 reg (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Neurotic college students could benefit from health education
(Binghamton University) College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on certain personality types, especially neurotic personalities, college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset, according to research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research helps people, lunar rovers, get there on time
(University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering) Illinois graduate student Pranay Thangeda relies on the bus system in Champaign-Urbana to get to class. He wanted to understand why, despite arriving at the bus stop on time, he was sometimes late. He developed a tool that considers transportation variables weighed against how great a margin of error bus riders are willing to accept, which can also apply to getting a lunar rover to its destination, and with a high degree of reliability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

URI grad student finds PFAS in seabirds from Narragansett Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Fear
(University of Rhode Island) A recent study by a University of Rhode Island graduate student researching PFAS exposure found high levels of the compounds in seabirds from offshore Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island and North Carolina adding to the accumulating pile of evidence related to human and animal exposure to these chemical compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Schulich Leader Scholarships supports two new STEM rising stars at uOttawa
(University of Ottawa) Two uOttawa students have been awarded a chance to study in a STEM-related field, worry-free, thanks to a generous four-year Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at up to $100,000 each. They are among 100 students across Canada to receive this scholarship, one of the most coveted in the country, in 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Early pay rise and end to tuition fees will help nursing workforce numbers, says UNISON
Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee’s report into the nursing workforce published today (Wednesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Many nurses are exhausted after the first peak of the pandemic and now they’re facing the next wave alongside a difficult winter. “The vital first step to stop nursing shortages worsening is an early, significant pay rise for everyone in the NHS. Staff need to know they’re valued and warm words from ministers aren’t enough. “Removing the NHS bursary from nursing students in England has been a disaster. They played a key role during th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay one team 2K Source Type: news

Cornell University Has Gotten Its Covid-19 Protocols Right. Other Schools Have Not.
By Labor Day weekend, SUNY Oneonta closed its doors to all in-person classes, and sent students who were living in campus dormitories home for the remainder of the fall semester. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Cornell University Has Gotten Its Covid-19 Protocols Right. Other Schools Have Not
By Labor Day weekend, SUNY Oneonta closed its doors to all in-person classes, and sent students who were living in campus dormitories home for the remainder of the fall semester. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

‘Where Are the Kids?’ School Is Back in Session, but Many Kindergarteners Are Missing
It didn’t take more than one day of virtual kindergarten for Ryan Greenberg’s 5-year-old daughter, Samantha, to break down in tears, begging to go back to regular school where she could see other kids face-to-face. “I’ll wear two masks,” she told him. But for Samantha, in Montclair, N.J., and for hundreds of thousands of other children across the country, school will continue to be remote for at least the first weeks of school due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while this school year has posed new challenges for students of all ages, it’s proving especially challenging for children ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

URI students create 'smart mask' to detect Covid-19 symptoms
Heading into the fall, with little end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic, spells worry for the more paranoid among us. Was that cough symptomatic of a cold, the flu or Covid-19 —or just a piece of dust catching in the throat? Is this fatigue related to coronavirus, or has the cold weather slowed us down? Luckily, a team of eight students at the University of Rhode Island (URI) has stepped in to answer those questions with data. The students, from various engineering and computer science disciplines,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

URI students create 'smart mask' to detect Covid-19 symptoms
Heading into the fall, with little end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic, spells worry for the more paranoid among us. Was that cough symptomatic of a cold, the flu or Covid-19 —or just a piece of dust catching in the throat? Is this fatigue related to coronavirus, or has the cold weather slowed us down? Luckily, a team of eight students at the University of Rhode Island (URI) has stepped in to answer those questions with data. The students, from various engineering and computer science disciplines,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Yale partners with CT Dept. of Ed. to launch instructional COVID-19 website
Launched by a group of volunteers from Yale and elsewhere, COV-Ed is an online tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Course asks medical students ‘what makes a life worth living in medicine?’
Taught by Divinity School alum Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, the class addresses questions of meaning in the medical profession and reflects upon one ’s own practice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Combining social skills instruction and the Good Behavior Game to support students with emotional and behavioral disorders - Meredith Murphy J, Hawkins RO, Nabors L.
Research indicates that students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) may engage in severe disruptions and off-task behaviors in the classroom setting that adversely impact the learning environment. This leads to many students identified as having... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Individual and systemic factors related to safety and relationships in schools as moderators of adolescents' subjective well-being during unsettling times - Hatzichristou C, Lianos P, Lampropoulou A, Stasinou V.
During the last decades, a significant increase in empirical studies concerning school violence is observed. Evidence-based interventions that promote positive school climate have been found to improve social competence, resilience, and students' well-bein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Upends College Admissions Tests, Creating Chaos for Students
An Iowa school district that defied a reopening order is moving toward a “hybrid” model. South Korea suspends a plan to provide free flu shots to 19 million people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Sacrifices vs. safety: Why some families are keeping their kids home from school
Decision involves factors ranging from who might be put at risk at home, to how to get students to class on time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

UC San Diego tries to avoid the coronavirus chaos that has upended San Diego State
The La Jolla school will rely heavily on technology and peer pressure as thousands of students populate its dorms. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Robbins Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Urges Vigilance, Says Another Lockdown Possible
[Daily Trust] As some states recalled students of primary and secondary schools back to classes, the federal government on Monday called for more vigilance to avert a possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI may be in order for college athletes after covid-19
Doctors performed MRIs on 26 student athletes, women and men who had recovered from the disease. Myocarditis was detected in four of the athletes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reactions and applications of Perhalopyridines
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book is a quick reference on perhalopyridines for students of applied chemistry, organic chemistry and chemical engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students
An Indian couple are conducting free classes for underprivileged children on a sidewalk in New Delhi (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed
Low-dose botox injections for jaw and facial pain not linked to bone changes, but NYU Dentistry researchers observe reduced bone density at higher dosesNew York UniversityBotox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.The researchers, whose findings are published in theJournal of Oral Health Rehabilitation, call for further clinical studies to track bone- and muscle-related changes with long-term use of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The infection that could be more deadly for students than coronavirus
Student Ben de Souza from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, had contracted a particularly aggressive form of meningitis B, a strain responsible for most cases of bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Protesters" in Philadelphia chase down and assault random citizens for being "Nazis"
(Natural News) Just when we thought we had seen peak boredom from America’s misinformed Marxists disguised as some kind of anti-fascist freedom fighters, three new videos out of Philadelphia have surfaced showing that now, more than ever, there’s too many art students and unemployed millennials that need to find hobbies. (Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com) The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom
For most schoolchildren in New York City, Monday meant back to school, but not back to the classroom (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

No place to study, hunger, inadequate computers hurting Eastside and South L.A. students
New survey finds three-fourths of families have experienced a loss of income since March and more than one-third of students don't have a quiet place to study. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Paloma Esquivel Source Type: news

No place to study, hunger and inadequate computers hurt Eastside and South L.A. students
New survey finds three-fourths of families have experienced a loss of income since March and more than one-third of students don't have a quiet place to study. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Paloma Esquivel Source Type: news

Namibia: Students Paint Mural Encouraging People to Take Care of Themselves and Others
[Namibia Economist] Students from the visual arts department from the College of the Arts (COTA) have painted a mural on the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) exterior wall. The students contributed in their individual ways on how they have observed Namibians being affected by COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investigating concussion knowledge in US born versus internationally born collegiate student-athletes in the United States - Hoersten T, Gray A, Payne EK, Gear W, Hageman J.
OBJECTIVE: To compare concussion knowledge between US born and internationally born collegiate student-athletes. Furthermore, to investigate whether length of time in the United States impacted concussion knowledge. DESIGN: Survey. SETTING: Prepartic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moderating effect of mindfulness on the influence of stress on depression according to the level of stress among university students in South Korea - Park KH, Kim H, Kim J.
Stress and depression are representative of the mental health problems of university students worldwide. This cross-sectional study explored the moderating effect of mindfulness on the influence of stress on depression according to the degree of life stres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Novel coronavirus (CoViD-19) knowledge, precaution practice, and associated depression symptoms among university students in Korea, China, and Japan - Zhao B, Kong F, Aung MN, Yuasa M, Nam EW.
This study assessed university students' knowledge and precaution practices of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Korea, China, and Japan, and investigated their depressive states during the pandemic. This cross-sectional survey collected data from 821 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Experience of child abuse among secondary school students in Baptist High School, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria - Adeyemi OO, Sally GG, Chiamaka OOS, Oghogho EA, Rimamfatem AJ.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a major social problem in the world millions of children are being forced to work on extremely difficult circumstances of exploitation which affect their physical mental developments. In school-aged children, subtle clinical mani... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A prospective study of concussions and health outcomes in high school football players - McGuine TA, Pfaller A, Hetzel S, Broglio SP, Hammer E.
CONTEXT: Football is the most popular sport among US high school students and among the highest for sport-related concussion (SRC) incidence. Limited data detail how SRCs affect high school football players' psychosocial and health status beyond short-term... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours among undergraduate students in China-implications for sex education - Lyu J, Shen X, Hesketh T.
This study aimed to explore gender differences in sexual knowledge, sexual attitude... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictors of in-school and out-of-school sport injury prevention: a test of the trans-contextual model - Lee ASY, Standage M, Hagger MS, Chan DKC.
The current study aimed to predict secondary school students' motivation toward sport injury prevention in 'in-school' and 'out-of-school' contexts, and their sport injury prevention behaviour at 3-month follow-up using the trans-contextual model (TCM). Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual abuse amongst secondary school students in Port Harcourt, South-South Nigeria: a rising public health menace, factors and implications - Okagua J, Alex-Hart BA.
BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse has been implicated in most of adult psychopathologies including depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders and even suicide. However, it remains a hidden truth due to stigmatization and cultural expectatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide linked to PUBG video gaming: a case report - Vidua RK, Bhargava DC, Chouksey VK, Mishra AK.
We report a college student who committed suicide by hanging when scolded by his parents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news