Liberia: ULCHS, Yale, and Vanderbilt Announce USAID U.S.$15 Million Health Research Grant
[New Dawn] The United States Agency for International Development or USAID announced a US$15 million project aimed at establishing a public-private-academic hub for research utilization in the Liberian health sector. The funds are part of USAID's Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (BRIDGE-U) partnership project. Collaboratively, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) will create the Center for Teaching, Lear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-reported violence by nursing students in the context of undergraduate studies - Maffissoni AL, Sanes MS, Bresolin P, Martini JG, Schneider DG, Lino MM.
OBJECTIVES: to identify the characteristics of violence in the context of the teaching and learning of the undergraduate Nursing course, from the perspective of students. METHODS: quantitative, cross-sectional study, developed with 208 undergraduat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge
Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without diagnosing a single case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The common illness, which typically results in mild, cold-like symptoms but can be severe in infants and elderly adults, usually goes along with the winter flu season. But this summer, RSV cases are spiking, particularly in southern states. Around 2,000 confirmed cases were recorded across the U.S. during the week of July 10, 2021, compared to less than a dozen during the week of July 25, 2020. The actual number of infections is li...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes ’ Mental Health First
Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders had spent the past three years as a student athlete. At its western end, Jackson splits into a T junction populated by a cluster of familiar American fast food restaurants and retail chains: a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, a Popeye’s, a Chick-Fil-A. Saunders, a senior at University of Mississippi and a star shot putter on the school’s track and field team, knew the intersection well. Turn right, and the road led home. Turn left, and the highway hugged a steep drop-off f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

EMS Dental and Coastal Carolina Community College Team Up to Train the Next Generation of Biofilm Warriors
 Progressive Hygiene School Purchases Seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master Units to Teach its Students EMS Dental ’s Guided Biofilm Therapy Protocol  Nyon, Switzerland – July 2, 2021  – EMS Dental, the inventor and manufacturer of the synergistic components of the Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol (GBT®) recently installed seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master units at Coastal Carolina Community College in Onslow County, North Car...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Innovative program entertains and teaches children about fish migration
(Wiley) It's important to communicate about hard-to-see and complex environmental topics and issues with young people. In an article published in People and Nature, an international team reflects on the group's creation of the Shout Trout Workout, a lyric poem, comic, and music video for children aged 8-14 years old designed to entertain, engage, and enrich learning about migratory fishes and aquatic environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Team awarded $2M by NSF to teach virtual explorers about permafrost, Arctic climate change
(Northern Arizona University) Scientists at Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the Arizona Geological Survey at the University of Arizona, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder have been awarded almost $2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a virtual reality teaching tool called Polar Explorer, which will help undergraduate students investigate climate change in the Arctic through an interactive, online program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Let them die:' Virginia PTA official resigns over comments at pro-critical race theory rally
Michelle Leete said she did not mean to wish death on parents opposed to teaching race history in schools. Instead, she hoped the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Manica Institutes Stop Teaching Due to Covid-19
[AIM] Maputo -- Chimoio (Mozambique), 14 Jul (AIM) - Two higher education institutions in the central Mozambican province of Manica have temporarily stopped face-to-face classes because of the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: I am a fully vaccinated teacher. Don't force me to mask up in the classroom
Teaching effectively requires communicating in subtle, nonverbal ways with students. That's harder to do wearing a mask. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. COVID CAMPS: Training begins for the "isolation and quarantine of a large portion of a local rural population"
(Natural News) The Center for Rural Development is launching a new training course to teach Joe Biden’s vaccine “brownshirts” how to “isolat[e] and quarantine” a “large portion of a local rural population.” Listed as MGT 433 in the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) course catalog, the eight-hour class is designed to provide both public- and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How our emotional lives improve with age
As people grow older, they gain greater control of their feelings. How do they do that — and can they teach young people a thing or two? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Vernimmen Source Type: news

Comparison of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for identifying culture-positive sepsis in the emergency department: a prospective cross-sectional multicentre study
Objective: To compare the daily practice of two emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands, where systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score are used differently as screening tools for culture-positive sepsis.; Design: A prospective cross-sectional multicentre study.; Setting: Two EDs at two European clinical teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.; Participants: 760 patients with suspected infection who met SIRS criteria or had a qualifying qSOFA score who were treated at two EDs in the Netherlands from 1 January to 1 March 2018 were included.; Met...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife
(University of Exeter) Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Covid: Leeds Teaching Hospitals postpone elective operations
Leeds hospital bosses postpone elective surgeries to allow them to prioritise urgent treatments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who vape are more likely to have low-birthweight babies, study shows
Women who use electronic cigarettes during pregnancy are 33% more likely than those who don ’t to give birth to low-birthweight infants, according to a new study by a team of researchers from UCLA and other institutions.Low-birthweight babies — those weighing less than 5.5 pounds — often require specialized medical care and are at greater risk of early-life complications and long-lasting health issues, saidAnnette Regan,the study ’s corresponding authorand an adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health.Findings from the study, which also involved researche...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NEA goes full Marxist: American school teachers say they will teach anti-white CRT agenda regardless of laws
(Natural News) The National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest teachers’ union, has decided that public school indoctrinators will, in fact, be teaching “critical race theory” (CRT) to students, even if the law prohibits it. At its recent Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, the NEA adopted Business Item 39, which states that the “USA’s economy /... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: The best birthday or thank you gift is a pay rise, now
It’s been a busy few days of thank yous and celebrations for health and key workers, culminating in today’s national service of commemoration for the NHS at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. UNISON is a partner of the Together Coalition which organised the Thank You Day at the weekend to celebrate the work of the NHS, key workers and everyone who has helped us through the pandemic. Thank You Day was a good opportunity for everyone to show support for the dedication of health and care workers, council staff, teaching assistants, university workers and police support staff. Each and every one of us owes public...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea Covid-19 NHS Source Type: news

H.E.R. Talks Working with Obamas on 'We the People,' Using Music to Teach Kids
Singer H.E.R. shares how the Obamas' Netflix show "We The People" is different from "Schoolhouse Rock!" (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let ’s show gratitude to NHS and other public service staff on Thank You Day
Thousands of NHS staff and other key workers are to be remembered today (Sunday) for their incredible work during the pandemic in a campaign backed by UNISON. The union’s general secretary Christina McAnea said Thank You Day* is an opportunity for everyone to show support for the dedication of health and care workers, council staff, teaching assistants, university workers and police support staff. She said: “Each and every one of us owes public workers a massive debt of gratitude. NHS and care employees, council workers, teaching assistants, and police support staff are among the thousands on the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release key workers pandemic thank you day Source Type: news

The effectiveness of functional exercises for teaching method disaster medicine to medical students - Chou WK, Cheng MT, Lin CH, Shih FY.
Introduction Functional exercises are effective for testing disaster management training. Previously, we found that functional exercises promote student engagement and improve the perception of learning after exercise. OBJECTIVE The study objective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Gerald S. Levey, 84, oversaw building of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Gerald Levey, who led the transformation of UCLA ’s hospitals and medical school into a world-class academic health system, died at home of Parkinson’s disease on June 25. He was 84. Levey served the campus as vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1994 to 2010. During his tenure, Levey amassed an extraordinarily long list of achievements, crowned by the construction of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the sealing of a $200 million gift to the UCLA School of Medicine by entertainment executive David Geffen.  “It&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Teach pelvic floor lessons in school, say guidelines
They should form part of the curriculum for girls aged 12 to 17, suggests health watchdog. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons From the Save of Christian Eriksen's Life Lessons From the Save of Christian Eriksen's Life
The Danish soccer star went from'being gone'to resuscitated. His widely watched experience teaches many lessons about improving care for sudden cardiac death, a major public health problem.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Higher order training supporting competence, autonomy, relatedness (HOT-CAR): a model to improve learner drivers' higher order skills - Watson-Brown N, Scott-Parker B, Senserrick T.
Approaches to teaching young Learners to drive on-road often lack a strong, overarching theoretical framework. This paper proposes a transtheoretical model to guide instruction of higher-order skills - that are associated with reduced crash risk in young d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The quality of communication in teaching and students' emotional reactions in the classroom - Stojanovic B, Cirkovic-Miladinovic I, Milovanovic R.
One of the burning topics of theoretical considerations in pedagogy and education today is precisely the affective side of the educational process and related phenomena. Starting from the model of understanding learning and teaching, which includes conside... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; New Categories for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process; Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Methodology; Physician-Owned Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots, Radiation Oncology Model; and Reporting Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) To Report COVID-19 Therapeutic Inventory and Usage and To Report Acute Respiratory Illness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making corrections to dates in theDecember 29, 2020, final rule and interim final rule. This notice is effective June 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 28, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

K-12 students honored as climate educators
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Funded by the National Science Foundation, UMass Lowell's annual Cool Science contest, which calls on K-12 students in Massachusetts and the Midwest to help teach the public about climate change, has honored a Bay State second-grader as this year's top winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Surgeon fired by College of Medicine for voicing safety concerns about COVID shots for children
(Natural News) SASKATCHEWAN: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms represents Dr. Francis Christian, Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and a practising surgeon in Saskatoon. Dr. Christian was called into a meeting today, suspended from all teaching responsibilities effective immediately, and fired from his position with the University of Saskatchewan as of September 2021.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A trauma-informed approach to the medical history: teaching trauma-informed communication skills to first-year medical and dental students - Brown T, Mehta PK, Berman S, McDaniel K, Radford C, Lewis-O'Connor A, Grossman S, Potter J, Hirsh DA, Woo B, Krieger D.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is ubiquitous and associated with negative effects on physical and mental health. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a framework for mitigating these health effects and improving patients' engagement with medical care. Despite these clinica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Editor's notebook: California Northstate appears to have won, but it still may have powerful opponents
It appeared last week that California Northstate University's long fight to build a new teaching hospital may finally be over. And, against long odds, that it won. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Steinhauer Source Type: news

Editor's notebook: California Northstate appears to have won, but it still may have powerful opponents
It appeared last week that California Northstate University's long fight to build a new teaching hospital may finally be over. And, against long odds, that it won. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Adam Steinhauer Source Type: news

Not education': Iowa to ban teaching critical race theory in schools
Gov. Kim Reynolds​ signed a law banning critical race theory in schools earlier this mont​h, calling the theory “indoctrination not education.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress Has Many U.S. Teachers Leaving Profession: Survey
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Teaching has always been a stressful job, and now a new survey suggests the pandemic could be driving even more teachers from the time-honored profession. " Teacher stress was a concern prior to the pandemic and may have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Florida will require schools to teach civics and 'evils of communism'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new state programs for students Tuesday that will require civics and patriotism education as well as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from the Demise of a Voting Rights Bill
A sweeping election overhaul bill was blocked in the Senate. What does its failure teach us about the fate of other Democratic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teachers want to encourage children to take a public stand against climate change
More than half of teachers in England are in favour of teaching children to take direct action against climate change and break the rules to make their point, according to a new survey. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical Schools Usually Don ’t Teach How Conditions Look on Different Skin Tones. Malone Mukwende Is Trying to Change That
When Malone Mukwende, 21, started medical school in London, he identified a fundamental problem: almost all the images and data used in its teaching were based on studies of white patients. But medical symptoms can present very differently on Black and brown skin, leading to misdiagnosis, suffering and even death. Still a student, he has recently launched both a handbook, Mind the Gap, and Hutano, a new online platform intended to empower people with knowledge about their health. I asked him what he hoped to achieve and the wider lessons for all of us. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] AJ: For people who don&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angelina Jolie Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Many Teachers Still Don't Use Computers for Teaching
Many teachers worldwide still do not use computers for teaching, and governments should provide them with computers and training to enable students to enjoy a better future (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 22, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Education Source Type: news

In Texas-Mexico Border Towns, COVID-19 Has Had an Unconscionably High Death Toll
Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the poorest middle schools in El Paso, Texas. He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and his suave personal style—“he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s,” says his niece, Ruby Montana. While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February 2021 was part of a devastating statistic: He was one of thousands of deaths in Texas border counties—where coronavirus mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: René Kladzyk, Phil Galewitz and Elizabeth Lucas | El Paso Matters and KHN Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be
They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a lot to teach us about how to live alongside natureVisions of “lost cities” in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since Europeans first visited the tropics of Asia, Africa and the Americas. From the Lost City of Z to El Dorado, a thirst for finding ancient civilisations and their treasures in perilous tropical forest settings has driven innumera ble ill-fated expeditions. This obsession has seeped into western societies’ popular ideas of tropical forest cities, with overgrown ruins acting as the backd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Roberts Tags: Cities Trees and forests Wildlife Asia Environment Urban wildlife Anthropology Archaeology Americas Africa Source Type: news

IIT-B scientist gets DCGI nod to launch algorithm-based COVID-19 testing tool
It enables the safe reopening of places of work and education as it is affordable and can be used frequently using a single round quantitative pooling algorithm with the gold-standard RT-PCR test, the professor who teaches machine learning at the IIT- Bombay told PTI on Tuesday from Hyderabad. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘Mosses are a model of how we might live’
The moss scientist and bestselling author reveals the secrets of these primitive plants – and what they might teach us about surviving the climate crisisRobin Wall Kimmerer can recall almost to the day when she first fell under the unlikely spell of moss. “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she says. “I’ve always been engaged with plants, because I grew up in the countryside. That was my world. But mosses I’d set aside in my mind as not worthy of attention. I was studying to be a forest ecologist. That little green scum on the rocks: how interes ting could it really be? Only then there ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Science Plants Environment Climate change Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

SUNY announces Upstate Medical ’s 1,648 teaching and research center nurses to receive annual pay and benefits increase
Recognizing the tireless commitment of the nursing staff, SUNY and Upstate worked closely with the New York State Public Employees Federation to finalize the agreement. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Bristol Teaching Awards: lights, camera, action!
It was curtains up for the Bristol Teaching Awards 2021 on June 16, as staff gathered online to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of those who teach and support learning. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus a common pathogen in ventilation-associated pneumonia?: The experience of a tertiary teaching hospital in Jordan
Abstract: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a life threatening device related infection in intensive care units. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is considered a common contagious pathogen causing pneumonia and sepsis. To assess the prevalence of S aureus in comparison to other pathogens, and their antibacterial sensitivity profile in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Data regarding ventilator-associated pneumonia of adults admitted to the intensive care unit, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology Hospital, between 2012 and 2018 were extracted from the computerized system. Microorganisms and their s...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Namibia: Schools Only Closed in Locked Down Areas
[New Era] The education ministry yesterday clarified that the suspension of face-to-face teaching and learning as from today until 30 June is only applicable to three heavily affected localities, namely Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news