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Faculty members reflect on their experiences with digital teaching
Four faculty members have worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning to to experiment with collaborative, digital education initiatives. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON
Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by a government that does not care what damage it causes to people’s lives. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4%, while the cost of living soared by 22%. “So for every year that’s a pay cu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis health labour conference public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Nigeria: Striking Health Workers Union Accuses Hospital Official of Slapping Member
[Premium Times] Striking health workers have accused an official of a teaching hospital of slapping one of them. They also called on the federal government for protection against further assault. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beauty expert Liz Earle on assisting a campaign with the National Osteoporosis Society
BEAUTYexpert Liz Earle and her daughter Lily are on a mission to teach young women how to care for their bones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atomic Bomb?
North Korea warned this week that it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, after saying the country had already successfully detonated one. A hydrogen bomb has never been used in battle by any country, but experts say it has the power to wipe out entire cities and kill significantly more people than the already powerful atomic bomb, which the U.S. dropped in Japan during World War II, killing tens of thousands of people. As global tensions continue to rise over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, here’s what to know about atomic and hydrogen bombs: Why is a hydrogen bomb stronger than an atomic b...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Weapons onetime Source Type: news

‘Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,’ and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said
Republicans in Alabama will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their party’s candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became President Donald Trump’s Attorney General. The incumbent candidate is Luther Strange, the former state Attorney General who has been holding Sessions’ seat on an interim basis — and who has Trump’s endorsement. But the frontrunner is Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court. He was suspended from his post last year, after bucking the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. On his campaign webs...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized alabama Campaigns Congress GOP onetime Roy Moore Senate Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse prevention opportunities: parenting, programs, and the reduction of risk - Rudolph J, Zimmer-Gembeck MJ, Shanley DC, Hawkins R.
To date, child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention has relied largely on child-focused education, teaching children how to identify, avoid, and disclose sexual abuse. The purpose of this article is to explore how prevention opportunities can include parents in n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The development and psychometric testing of a Disaster Response Self-Efficacy Scale among undergraduate nursing students - Li HY, Bi RX, Zhong QL.
BACKGROUND: Disaster nurse education has received increasing importance in China. Knowing the abilities of disaster response in undergraduate nursing students is beneficial to promote teaching and learning. However, there are few valid and reliable tools t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

In a Quantum Leap, Star Trek Becomes a Female Enterprise
When CBS announced two years ago that it would bring Star Trek back to television, this time starring two women of color, you could have been forgiven for thinking the trolls might stay under their bridges for once. Even if they turned out in droves to protest the casting of Daisy Ridley as the lead of the new Star Wars and harassed the stars of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, surely Trekkers–fans prefer that term to Trekkies–would be different. After all, when it first aired in the 1960s, Star Trek boasted one of the most diverse casts on TV, and in 1968 it broadcast the first interracial kiss. Across its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

What I Learned About Leadership from Leading Leaders
I get deeply insulted when people say, “lead, follow or get out of the way.” My entire career has consisted of getting in the way. It’s why people don’t like journalists: we’re always getting in the way of leaders by nitpicking that they shouldn’t start a war with North Korea or that they need to spend more than four days on our nation’s health care plan. Actually, people don’t like journalists because we’re smug and nerdy. Which is the same as getting in the way. Yet when I was a kid, people told me that I needed to be more of a leader because I was smart. This made li...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Stein Tags: Uncategorized leadership Source Type: news

Melania Trump Urges Adults to Teach Children About Cyberbullying ‘By Our Own Example’
In her first appearance at a United Nations event, Melania Trump focused on issues facing the world’s children, urging adults to take the lead in teaching them “life’s many ethical lessons” and combating cyberbullying. Hosting a luncheon for spouses of U.N. world leaders and committee heads on Wednesday, Trump stressed the importance of leading and teaching children “by our own example,” saying that “as adults we are not merely responsible — we are accountable.” “Whether it is drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy, or hunger, it is th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump Melania Trump onetime Source Type: news

Can You Help Prevent These Insulin-Delivery Errors?
New consensus-based guidelines may inspire ideas to curb errors.   Insulin is considered a high-alert medication because it is often associated with significant patient harm when used in error.  “According to a 2014 survey of pharmacists and nurses conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), IV insulin ranked first and subcutaneous insulin ranked ninth among nearly 40 drugs and drug classes identified as high-alert medications that concerned practitioners,” Susan F. Paparella, RN, MSN, vice president, ISMP, told MD+DI. “Yet of all the high-alert medications, subcut...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Chronic shortage of doctors jeopardising patient care
Three quarters of all medical specialties had unfilled training posts last year across England Related items fromOnMedica General practice teaching for medical students 'in decline' Students shun a career in medicine, figures show Help offered to medical students in crisis GMC warns of 'state of unease' amongst doctors Junior doctors report a poor work life balance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500). Four follow-up surveys...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Campos, F., Frese, M., Goldstein, M., Iacovone, L., Johnson, H. C., McKenzie, D., Mensmann, M. Tags: Economics, Psychology reports Source Type: news

Former Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With High School Student
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Michigan onetime Source Type: news

How small companies can navigate partnerships in medtech
Partnering with larger players can prove essential to a small medtech company’s business strategy. But learning how to maneuver through collaborative relationships can be tricky.  Part of Philips Healthworks’ mission is to help young companies grow by teaching them valuable skills, like how to establish partnerships. Senior director Brian Rosnov spoke with MassDevice.com editor Sarah Faulkner in advance of his appearance at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.  What is Philips HealthWorks? As a venture capital fund, what qualities do you look for in a partner? While the Philips HealthWorks team is linked to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat royalphilips Source Type: news

Teacher Asks Fifth Graders to Imagine and Justify Being KKK Members
A South Carolina elementary school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after she asked her fifth grade students to imagine they are members of the Ku Klux Klan and told them to justify their treatment of black people. The assignment last week sparked outrage from family members and tears from at least one 10-year-old student who couldn’t bring himself to complete his homework, according to the student’s uncle, Tremain Cooper. “I felt sad. I felt anger,” Cooper told NBC Charlotte. “It was heartbreaking for us.” Cooper posted a photo of the assignment on Facebook last Thursday....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime South Carolina Source Type: news

"Teach-to-goal" to better assess informed consent comprehension among incarcerated clinical research participants - Ahalt C, Sudore R, Bolano M, Metzger L, Darby AM, Williams B.
Correctional health research requires important safeguards to ensure that research participation is ethically conducted. In addition to having disproportionately low educational attainment and low literacy, incarcerated people suffer from health-related co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids to be good sports
"That teams stinks." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

AA Gill cancer drug available on the NHS at last
It is one of a revolutionary class of drugs called immunotherapy which work by teaching the body ’s immune system to fight cancer. But it was initially turned down by officials last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 90% Deaths in Hospitals Caused By Health Workers' Attitude - Teaching Hospital Chief
[Premium Times] Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Building Physician Resilience a Top Priority for AAFP President-Elect
(MedPage Today) -- Says teaching helps counteract burnout (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Technology in the classroom: Robots could replace teachers in 10 years
(Natural News) Classroom teaching will primarily be handled by adaptable robots rather than humans within 10 years and will alter human life as we know it in the process. That is the prediction of historian Sir Anthony Seldon, vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham in the U.K., which he made at the recent British... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Recognizes 18 Individuals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Tuesday. James O. Vernon, 75, was in a conference room at the Morton Public Library with 17 children and four women when 19-year-old Dustin Brown burst in with two large knives on Oct. 13, 2015. "He actually ran into the room yelling, 'I'm going to kill some people,'" Vernon told the Pekin Daily News days a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Mandak, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Recognizes 18 Individuals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Tuesday. James O. Vernon, 75, was in a conference room at the Morton Public Library with 17 children and four women when 19-year-old Dustin Brown burst in with two large knives on Oct. 13, 2015. "He actually ran into the room yelling, 'I'm going to kill some people,'" Vernon told the Pekin Daily News days a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Mandak, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Voices: How Honesty Could Make You Happier
An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDI KETTELER Tags: Lying Research Social Media Mental Health and Disorders Happiness Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Coordinator Retiring
One of the stalwarts of the NNLM MCR is retiring. Who am I referring to? See if you can guess. She started in 2003 as our Network Membership Liaison and led a pilot on consortium licensing. We decided that there was a more crucial issue for her to tackle and she began our efforts in supporting and teaching members how to advocate for themselves. She developed tools for them to use such as the value calculators and the toolkit for hospital librarians. Her “Whooo Says” column has provided advice for over 9 years on topics including networking, employing business skills, learning the organization, and fantasy foot...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

This Teacher Turned His Classroom Into a Magical Hogwarts Destination
School is officially back in session, but for some lucky Oregon students, they’ll be returning to their studies like wizards thanks to a teacher who transformed his classroom into a magical Hogwarts commonroom. Kyle Hubler, a math teacher at Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro, Oregon, decorated his classroom like a Hogwarts study abode, complete with designated tables for the different houses, quills and inkwells, loads of books, a Pensieve, and a sign marking the door to enter as Platform 9 and 3/4. As if these details weren’t enough to summon the spirit of Harry Potter and the gang, according to The Huffing...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized Harry Potter hogwarts Newsfeed viral Source Type: news

Dar Williams: How to Make Your Town Somewhere Everyone Wants to Live
It doesn’t start with love. If you want to live in a great town, but you’re not quite there yet, you don’t just start to build that town with love, peace, civility, or morality. You start with a hill. You say to yourself, That hill, off the side of the high school, would be perfect for sledding. I know someone who could mow it with his riding mower. You call that guy and ask. He says, “Sure.” On an early Saturday morning in late September when the streets are empty, he drives over on the main roads and mows the hill. You hand him a coffee and tell him your idea. He says, pointing, “Afte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dar Williams Tags: Uncategorized Books Community Source Type: news

Kevin Spacey Going Full Dad at the Emmys Is Your New Favorite Meme
The Internet is still recovering from how hard Kevin Spacey aced the Emmy awards. From the moment the camera captured the iconic star, he was the gift that kept on giving some unforgettable moments Sunday night. Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood on House of Cards, kicked off the evening with a stellar reaction to Sean Spicer rolling onto the scene for the shock of the evening. But he was just warming up. In true dad form, Spacey whipped out his camera phone to document Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Emmy win for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, for Veep.   Spacey’s reaction to this running Emmy tradition had...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized awards show celebrities emmys 2017 Kevin Spacey memes onetime Source Type: news

New appointments set the stage for growth in Department of Management
The Department of Management in the University ’ s School of Economics, Finance and Management is entering a significant phase of expansion in both research and teaching. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Management Source Type: news

Nicole Kidman Shines a Light on Domestic Abuse in Powerful Emmys Speech
Nicole Kidman used her acceptance speech at the Emmys to talk about the often hidden issue of domestic violence. Kidman won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Big Little Lies as a woman married to a man (played by fellow Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård) who may seem perfect but behind closed doors abuses her. The show in part deals with Kidman coming to grips with the reality of her situation. After she thanked her husband, Keith Urban, and her daughters for supporting her career, Kidman said that she hoped the Emmy win would teach her daughters a valuable lesson about the power of acting. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Arrhythmia nurses to teach CPR technique on mountain top
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Seminary Cancels Talk by Priest Who Urges Compassion for LGBT People
(NEW YORK) — Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university’s president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary’s decision. The Rev. James Martin, editor at large at the Jesuit magazine America and author of several books on Catholicism, said he had planned a seminary talk on Jesus, not his recent book on LGBT people, “Building a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. cardinals and three bis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Zoll / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime Religion Source Type: news

Trust giving out ‘wallets full of vital pregnancy information’
Pregnant women in South Yorkshire are being given a wallet full of “vital tips and information” by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, due to work with local charities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana
(Washington University School of Medicine) More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students don't feel prepared to discuss the subject with patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suspected Washington School Shooter Wanted to ‘Teach Everyone a Lesson’ About Bullying
(ROCKFORD, Wash.) — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting four classmates at a rural high school in Washington state had been meeting with a school counselor over suicidal thoughts before bringing two guns from home and killing a student he said had bullied him, according to court documents released Thursday. The documents and his classmates detailed troubling behavior by Caleb Sharpe, saying he brought notes to school about doing “something stupid,” was obsessed with past school shootings and posted videos online showing him playing with guns. Sharpe, a sophomore at the school of 300 students, also had l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas K. Geranios / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime washington Source Type: news

Effects of teaching health care workers on diagnosis and treatment of pesticide poisonings in Uganda - Sibani C, Jessen KK, Tekin B, Nabankema V, J ørs E.
This study describes how training of health care workers in Uganda affects their ability to diagnose and manage acute pesticide pois... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Conservatives have ‘lost the argument’ on public sector pay, says UNISON
Commenting on the news that the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) could support a Labour motion calling for an end to the public sector pay cap in the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is even more evidence that the Conservatives have lost the argument on public sector pay. Ministers must know they’re in the wrong when even their quasi-coalition partners in the DUP have turned against them, and backed pay rises for NHS workers. “UNISON’s campaigning on this vital issue has really begun to pay off. Across the country teaching assistants, paramedics, social workers and police suppor...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Zambia: Levy Mwanawasa Hospital Under Probe for Negligence
[Zambia Reports] Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Automated feedback: The new science of grading STEM papers
(Wake Forest University) Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates -- and result in better explanation of research to the public. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hospital seeks 'joyful' merger with teaching trust
Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: More than 800 patients waiting over a year at one trust
Poor waiting list management led to “dangerous” failures and 814 patients waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment at a London teaching trust, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blog: It ’s time for politicians to wake up, stop hesitating, and put pay up now
This afternoon at the TUC, I was proud to lead the debate on public sector pay. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, and millions more like them, there is no more important issue. After years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on our public services – all overseen by a government that has shown little interest in public service – the tide is beginning to turn in our direction. When you consider how poorly public service workers have been treated, that’s not surprising. In the first six years of Tory rule, public sector pay rose by just 4.4%. Yet over the same period, the cost of living soared by 2...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 11, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay pay up now TUC Source Type: news