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Blog: Hammond ’ s budget left public services gasping for air
Yesterday, Philip Hammond delivered his second budget as Chancellor. The last one was uninspiring, unraveled quickly and showed just how out of touch with modern Britain the Conservative Party is. A few months after that debacle, his party lost its majority and nearly tumbled out of power. In the days and weeks that followed, Hammond and his beleaguered boss Theresa May implied they understood the message the public had sent them. They told us they had changed. They told us things would be different. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, there was even the suggestion that proper pay rises for public servants might at lon...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget pay up now Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Nigeria:Medical Personnel in UCTH Warned Against Private Practice
[This Day] Calabar -Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Professor Thomas Agan, has warned medical personnel employed by the hospital to desist from engaging in private medical practice outside. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-Inflicted Injuries Surge Among Tween & Early Teen Girls
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Suicide Source Type: news

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices
A new article inHealth Literacy Research and Practice outlines a study conducted by AHRQ on the whether health care providers used health literacy methods to teach universal precautions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supporting Latino families: The power of relationships
Cecilia and Sara Navigating a child’s medical journey can be difficult on any parent. But for a mother or father not familiar with the U.S. healthcare system or whose first language isn’t English, the journey is much more complex. Just ask one of the attendees at Fuente de Luz (“Fountain of Light”), the monthly informational group for Spanish-speaking families at Boston Children’s Hospital. On the first Tuesday of every month, around eight to ten Latino mothers — and occasionally fathers — get together to share their experiences and receive support from each other. There are hands ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Top teaching trust sees major deterioration in financial position
A major trust has been forced to reforecast its finances after a £44m drop against plan in the first six months of the year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many U.S. schools don ’t teach CPR even when states require it
(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Yoga Project Celebrates 10 Years With Open Invitation
[Capital FM] Known for teaching powerful free yoga classes to over 6,000 people in marginalized communities each week, Africa Yoga Project (AYP) Teachers' talents extend far beyond yoga. In celebration of their 10 year celebration on November 25 at the popular Alchemist Bar in Westlands, organizers are extending an open invitation to be part of the #AYPDAY. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

A two-way street: what can CCGs teach us about accountability in STPs?
This report explores the accountability and performance management arrangements for CCGs and looks at the implications of these for STPs and accountable care systems. It is based on 13 interviews with senior CCG leaders and NHS England policy makers which took place in September 2016. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lasuth Seeks Partnership to Make IVF Affordable to Indigent Nigerians
[Guardian] Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has solicited for partnership to achieve affordable Assisted Reproductive Technology, ART, popularly known as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for indigent infertile couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is the First Bioprinted Heart Just Around the Corner?
A Chicago bioprinting startup that seeks to 3-D print human hearts for transplantation has added to its scientific advisory board of heavy hitters. But its CEO won’t say how close the company is to producing its first viable heart. Biolife4D just announced it has added regenerative biomaterials expert Adam  Feinberg, PhD to lead its scientific advisory team. Feinberg is associate professor of materials science & engineering and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and principal investigator of the regenerative biomaterials and therapeutics group. Feinberg uses materials-based engine...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Hospital trust ’s nurses celebrate achieving pressure ulcer milestone
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust that cares for older and vulnerable patients is celebrating an entire year without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Longtime UB medical school professor Peter Ayers Nickerson leaves $4.5 million bequest
Peter Ayers Nickerson spent a half-century teaching the University at Buffalo's medical school. A major bequest shows how much he appreciated that time. Nickerson, who died in February at age 75, left a $4.5 million gift from his estate to support several causes in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They include: • $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty positio n in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, where he taught for nearly 50 years. The position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Longtime UB medical school professor Peter Ayers Nickerson leaves $4.5 million bequest
Peter Ayers Nickerson spent a half-century teaching the University at Buffalo's medical school. A major bequest shows how much he appreciated that time. Nickerson, who died in February at age 75, left a $4.5 million gift from his estate to support several causes in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They include: • $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty positio n in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, where he taught for nearly 50 years. The position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Newcastle Hospitals appoints NHS England non-exec as chairman
One of the country’s largest teaching hospitals has appointed an NHS England non-executive director and clinical genetics professor as its new chairman. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Newcastle Hospitals appoints NHS England non-exec as chair
One of the country’s largest teaching hospitals has appointed an NHS England non-executive director and clinical genetics professor as its new chair. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists sniff out new treatment for Alzheimer's; new research suggests brain cells can be protected by stimulating the sense of smell
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Science Signaling has revealed that teaching roundworms to sniff out a certain type of bacterium has lead them to develop a defense mechanism to preserve their brain cells. The findings show potential as a drug-free intervention against neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Huntington’s disease, the researchers have stated.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes
(Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute) High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school. This review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colorado university salaries: See who tops the pay list at CU Anschutz
Some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state teach classes and serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora — and they have the salaries to prove it. The highest-paid faculty member is James Jaggers, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-medical director at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute.> The DBJ is looking at the highest-paid public university staff and faculty throughout this week. Monday, we examined CU Boulder … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

Colorado university salaries: See who tops the pay list at CU Anschutz
Some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state teach classes and serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora — and they have the salaries to prove it. The highest-paid faculty member is James Jaggers, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-medical director at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute.> The DBJ is looking at the highest-paid public university staff and faculty throughout this week. Monday, we examined CU Boulder … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Woman drinks three cups of liquorice tea every day
Doctors at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the woman was consuming 'at least nine times above the safe limit' of glycyrrhizin - a compound found in liquorice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrating everyday quality leadership through the eyes of Ashfield Meetings & Events
Quality is one of our core values at Ashfield and underpins everything we do. The theme for this year was ‘everyday leadership’ which set the tone and opened up discussions around our relationships with our clients and internal stakeholders. Employees from our Ashby De La Zouch, Indianapolis (US) and Ivyland (US) offices, as well as remote workers, came together in celebration of this event and took part in virtual and face-to-face sessions. These sessions included activities designed to encourage individuals to recognise and embrace qualitative behaviour and enhance the strengths of their own behaviour by brea...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Later-borns choose less prestigious programmes at university
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
The 2017 meeting of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations, Engaging Policymakers: Opportunities for Biological Sciences Organizations, will be held in Washington, DC, on 4 December 2017. AIBS Council Representatives may now register for the meeting. Sam Clovis has withdrawn his nomination to serve as the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist. Clovis is a former Trump campaign official who was recently questioned by the Mueller investigation about what he knew about campaign team members' contacts with Russia. One former campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Email...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Teach hands-only CPR from first year of secondary school
Year 7 children best learned effective compression rate when taught with music or video games Related items fromOnMedica Paediatric basic life support Sudden cardiac arrest and basic life support Rise in bystander CPR linked to fall in deaths CPR training drive for public to focus on youth Bystander CPR linked to higher child survival (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SPM Board Retreat
A group of 19 SPM members and Board members spent an entire Saturday in late October reviewing the impressive list of successes SPM has had in 2017, the partial successes where we want to build on our good start, and working on plans for the challenges we face. We started by reflecting on our many important successes during 2017, talking about what we could learn from our wins, and thinking about how to apply this to tasks in 2018. It is impossible to capture all the insights and perspectives of an 8 hour retreat in this article, but some of the highlights include the following. Freshest in everyone’s mind was the i...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR
SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 -- CPR can be performed by sixth graders, a new study suggests. Some states require hands-only CPR training for high school graduation, but teaching younger children has not been a focus of training efforts, the researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies  such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Second director leaves struggling teaching trust in seven days
The chief operating officer of a King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has left the struggling provider, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain -- can CBT help fight the Opioid epidemic?
(Wolters Kluwer Health) By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON ’s Pay Up Now! campaign
A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, paramedics, refuse collectors and other public service workers a pay rise. The two-minute satirical Pat on the Back film highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication and hard work, yet refusing to lift the public sector pay cap, says UNISON. But behind UNISON’s spoof film is a serious message. Low pay not only harms individual employees and their families, it means services are run down as staff desert...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government pay pay up now public servants public services Source Type: news

Health Professions Faculty and Practitioners at the Forefront of...
ADEA/AAL’s 2017 Institute for Teaching and Learning Convenes in Atlanta.(PRWeb November 08, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14888170.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Join the Thunderclap for the Stars in Our Schools
This month sees us celebrate the often-unsung Stars in Our Schools on 24 November. And as part of that, we’re using a Thunderclap – co-ordinated tweets across Twitter from as many people as possible –  to let everyone know about UNISON’s day of celebration for school support staff. The Thunderclap, at noon on the day, will help us rally together and share a united message at the same time on social media. Let’s show our fantastic school support staff members and their colleagues that UNISON is right behind them, proud to support and celebrate their invaluable work. Please support us on F...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services school support staff schools stars in our schools teaching assistants Source Type: news

Nigeria:Uniabuja Hospital Staff Protest Over Unpaid Salaries
[Daily Trust] Activities at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, were disrupted yesterday as contract staff protested over the nonpayment of six months salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists 'cure' bowel cancer with immunotherapy
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York have developed a new type of radioimmunotherapy. which teaches the body to destroy tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and patterns of injury sustained during military hand-to-hand combat training (krav-maga) - Farkash U, Dreyfuss D, Funk S, Dreyfuss U.
BACKGROUND: Krav-Maga (KM) is a unique Israeli hand-to-hand combat system, designed to teach soldiers self-defense in true-to-life situations. With the increase in military Israel Defense Force (IDF) units participating in KM training in recent years, the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A common factors approach to psychotherapy with chronically suicidal patients: wrestling with the angel of death - Yager J, Feinstein RE.
OBJECTIVE: Conducting psychotherapy with chronically suicidal patients challenges clinical decision making and emotional self-management in both trainees and seasoned practitioners. Educators and trainees have noted the need for additional teaching materia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Universities are part of the solution to dysfunctional Brexit debates
Academics have every right to teach and talk about Brexit, because they can help to address the problems it has raisedWe live in febrile times. Two weeks ago government whip Chris Heaton-Harris unleashed a wave of academic consternation when it was discovered that he hadwritten to every university in the UK to ask what they were teaching about Brexit and which of their professors were involved.Heaton-Harris gave no reason for the request, but the nationwide reach of his probe and its targeting of individual teachers was chilling. The MP beat a hasty retreat in the face of the outraged reaction,taking to Twitter to declare ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Curry Tags: Brexit Science policy Higher education Research Source Type: news

From school star to star MP
Rosie Duffield is still in shock. It never occurred to her that when she stood as a Labour candidate in the very safe Tory parliamentary seat of Canterbury earlier this year, that she might end up as an MP. The seat had never been held by Labour. But win she did. And she’s taking her new life in her stride – despite working six or seven days a week, staying up to all hours of the night to be present for votes in the House of Commons, and juggling a hundred different things at once. After all, it’s much like being a single parent, a teaching assistant and a UNISON member, a combination that Rosie knows all...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Ali Worthy Tags: Magazine school support staff schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Moving more, ageing well
This report highlights the need for innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent that could save billions of pounds in NHS and social care costs by preventing disease. It recommends that teaching health and social care professionals such as pharmacists and Meals on Wheels staff to deliver exercise interventions could be key to curtailing the UK's growing ageing crisis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welcome, new ape relative: can you teach us not to kill you? | Jules Howard
No sooner has the Tapanuli orangutan been discovered than it ’s facing extinction. The indifference of humans – the one thriving great ape – is the culpritIf I could be a fly on the wall at any point in the history of science, it would be to watch the young(ish) Charles Darwin – long before hisideas on our shared ancestry with apes were published – enter the orangutan enclosure atLondon Zoo in 1838. Within the enclosure there resided Jenny, a young and playful orangutan acquired by the British empire. Darwin went to sit with Jenny and observe her; in his hand was a mirror.Related:New species o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jules Howard Tags: Endangered species Primatology Science Animals Wildlife Environment Conservation Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news