Raising a Glass to Chronic Disease
While relinquishing my teaching profession, physical vitality, hair and a sense of a secure future, had I anesthetized myself with increasing doses of vino? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Gubar Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Cancer Wines Clinical Trials Bananas Source Type: news

News From the Society
AMDA has launched a new Learning Management System — APEX — to simplify and enhance delivery of its extensive collection of education content and products. With this new system, you’ll be able to register for and access programs instantly, locate complementary products (such as clinical practice guidelines, pocket guides, and teaching slides), listen to podcasts, watch webinars, and more—all in one place. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

‘This Will Push Many People Over the Edge,’ Parents Warn as Hong Kong Closes Schools Until April Over Coronavirus Fears
(Bloomberg) — The emails are piling up, office queries need attention, and Jackie Yang’s kids won’t leave her alone. “‘Mom, I don’t know how to log on to the computer;’ ‘Mom, help me print out my paper.’ Imagine hearing ‘Mom!’ every minute. I’m just up to my neck,” said Yang, who works for a Chinese bank in risk control. For Yang and thousands of other parents in Hong Kong, the past few months have been nothing but frustration. The city’s school-aged children are expected to miss about 13 weeks of classes due to government-mandated shutdown...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lulu Yilun Chen and Bei Hu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health Hong Kong Source Type: news

Nursing student inspired to give back to her community
 Yuliana Estrada has known she wanted to go into nursing since she was a young girl.When Estrada was 9, her grandfather had to be hospitalized after an accident at work. Over the course of the following week, Estrada and her mother visited him regularly to see how he was doing. The way the nurses treated her grandfather — their expertise and their kindness — inspired her to think about becoming a nurse.“I just noticed the care and compassion that the nurses had for him and us, his family, and I just knew that I wanted to do something like that in the future,” said Estrada, a fourth-year student...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are cats the 'canary in the coal mine' for wildfire effects on human health?
(University of California - Davis) Cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in recent California wildfires also had a high incidence of heart problems, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotics Could Assist Surgeons with One More Thing: Real-Time Training
Teaching surgical residents has been a practice that is relatively unchanged over the course of decades and even, perhaps, centuries. Instruction by observation and eventual supervised hands-on practice forms the basis of the transfer of knowledge and skill between an experienced surgeon and a beginner. These practices have produced competent surgeons who, ideally, perfect their techniques and approaches over the years. Training is ultimately limited by the perceptual limits of what a resident can observe and how a surgeon can critique the hands-on efforts of residents. The operating room setting also places some limits on...
Source: MDDI - February 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Bruce Lichorowic Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

Lockdown: a Day in the Life of a Teacher in Italy's Coronavirus Red Zone Lockdown: a Day in the Life of a Teacher in Italy's Coronavirus Red Zone
Primary school teacher Marzio Toniolo would usually spend his weekday mornings cycling to work and teaching children in the small, quiet northern Italian town of San Fiorano.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Uganda Adds 43,000+ Health Workers, Expands Access to Care in 128 Districts
February 25, 2020Between 2014 and 2019, Uganda added more than 43,000 health workers in 128 districts, thanks to IntraHealth International’sStrengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) in Uganda Activity.In 2015, Uganda was far below the World Health Organization standard of 2.3doctors,nurses, and midwives per 1,000 people. And while new workers were graduating from health professional schools, they weren’t filling the major service gaps because staffing structures in Uganda weren’t set up to meet the country’s increased demands and changing health needs, such as maternal health services (Uganda'...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Uganda Strengthening Human Resources for Health Activity Digital Health Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Management and Performance Nursing Midwifery Quality of Care Midwives Nurses Physicia Source Type: news

UTSA finds the best method to teach children augmented reality
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) identified the best approach to help children operate augmented reality (AR). According to UTSA computer science experts, a major barrier into wider adoption of the technology for experiential learning is based on AR designs geared toward adults that rely on voice or gesture commands. By conducting in-classroom testing among elementary school students, UTSA researchers uncovered that AR programs are best delivered using controller commands, followed by programs that communicate with age-specific language. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Whose Work Inspired the Film Hidden Figures, Dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Twitter that she died Monday morning. No cause was given. Bridenstine tweeted that the NASA family “will never forget Katherine Johnson’s courage and the milestones we could not have reached without her. Her story and her grace continue to inspire the world.” The @NASA family will never forget ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: BEN FINLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized NASA onetime Space Source Type: news

Brave preschooler and her classmates show the power of friendship
A brave preschooler and her classmates in New Jersey teach us a lesson on the power of friendship. Nikki Battiste reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Safety Guidance Should Farm Families Be Aware Of?
Discussion “The agriculture industry is consistently ranked as one of the most hazardous industries in the United States with some of the highest rates of work related injuries and deaths. Agriculture is a unique profession in that children who live on farms are exposed to, and in participate in, the family business of farming. Moreover, children who work on their family farm fall outside the regulation of governmental safety and labor practices….There is often little separation between work areas and play or living areas, thus children living on or visiting a farm may be in close proximity to safety hazards. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Teaching Children How to Reverse an Overdose
Health officials in rural Tennessee are teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose. Describes how the trainings aim to destigmatize drug use and educate children on the dangers and reality of opioids. (May require a subscription to view full article). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Violence against health workers: findings from three emergency departments in the teaching hospital of Padua, Italy - Zoleo M, Della Rocca F, Tedeschi F, Zucchetto M, Maddalena G, Vettore G.
Emergency departments (EDs) are high-risk places for Workplace Violence (WPV). In Italy, this phenomenon is scarcely investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence, experiencing and perception of WPV in the general ED (GED), paediatric ED... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Handling a Stressful Day
For me, the most important day of the month is when I go to the veteran’s hospital where I get my medication. I wake up before 8am to make sure I get a parking spot. I immediately go to the blood lab where I get blood work done to ensure that I am not experiencing any adverse reactions to my medication. After my blood has been taken, I go to my appointment with my doctor. This would be a normal schedule for me. When things do not go as planned, an interruption in the routine can create stress. Stress can be a trigger for my schizophrenia. I take deep breathes and deal with other triggers like needing a cup of coffee...
Source: Psych Central - February 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Antipsychotic Psychosis veterans Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Kano Contained Its Current Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Nigeria Health Watch] It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked forward to the New Year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Forest Whitaker on Roles That Teach Him More About Humanity
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Source: AARP.org News - February 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Global Educational Toxicology Toolkit  (GETKIT): a 1-day course for teaching poisoning essentials in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC): course development and pilot data analysis - Kopec KT, Vohra R, Santos C, Kazzi Z, Wong A.
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide an estimated one million deaths occur annually as a result of poisoning. Internationally there is a lack of toxicology training programs, especially in resource poor settings. We developed a one-day, interactive toxicology curriculu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Gambia: Caritas Gambia, Day One Health Donates Medical Equipment to 6 Hospitals
[The Point] Caritas Gambia and Day One Health; an American humanitarian organisation operating in health and education sectors have donated medical equipment to Bundung maternal and child hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Bansang General Hospital, St. Lazarus clinic, Farafenni and Serrekunda general hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Former Congressman Tom Price joins medical device company board
Former Georgia Congressman Tom Price has a new role with a medical technology company. Price was appointed to the Board of Directors of SANUWAVE Health Inc. (OTCQB:SNWV), a shockwave technology company which focuses on developing and commercializing patented, noninvasive, biological-response activating devices for the repair and regeneration of skin, musculoskeletal tissue and vascu lar structures. Price has 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, teaching as an assistant professor of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Former Congressman Tom Price joins medical device company board
Former Georgia Congressman Tom Price has a new role with a medical technology company. Price was appointed to the Board of Directors of SANUWAVE Health Inc. (OTCQB:SNWV), a shockwave technology company which focuses on developing and commercializing patented, noninvasive, biological-response activating devices for the repair and regeneration of skin, musculoskeletal tissue and vascu lar structures. Price has 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, teaching as an assistant professor of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

What can past infectious disease outbreaks teach us about the coronavirus?
The coronavirus outbreak is still spreading around the world, with Iran confirming its first two cases overnight. What can past infectious disease outbreaks teach us about the coronavirus? Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust. Raising your grandchild (or another relative) brings with it attachment challenges you may not have faced when you raised your biological children. By “attachment” I am referring to the safety and comfort that develops, over time between a child and caregiver. For example, the bond between you and your children probably grew organically, beginning in utero, and continued to develop from the first day of their life...
Source: Psych Central - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beth Tyson Tags: Addictions Aging Caregivers Children and Teens Family Grief and Loss Parenting Substance Abuse Adverse Childhood Experience Attachment Bonding Child Development Grandfamily Grandparents grieving kinship family Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - LUTH Confirms Case
[Vanguard] The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the hospital even as it explained that the patient was responding to treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Soba Conjoined Twins Now in Abuth for Surgery
[Daily Trust] Zaria -The conjoined twins that were born at home in Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State are now receiving attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, Arewa Trust Weekly reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Enhance Your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an interdisciplinary, 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 increasingly...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

An EAPC white paper on multi-disciplinary education for spiritual care in palliative care
The EAPC White Paper addresses the issue of spiritual care education for all palliative care professionals. It is to guide health care professionals involved in teaching or training of palliative care and spiritual care; stakeholders, leaders and decision makers responsible for training and education; as well as national and local curricula development groups. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news
Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences7.23amGMTMorning, I ’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer.Britons David Abel and his wife Sally who are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Abel, who was been po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan Source Type: news

THCGME Funding Can't Wait, AAFP Tells House, Senate
The Academy sent congressional leaders a letter urging immediate funding renewal for the crucial Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: ‘ Tough Guys ’ May Be At Higher Risk Of Suicide
BOSTON (CBS) – Men die by suicide three and a half times more often than women and a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that so-called “tough guys” may be at especially high risk. Traits of what they call high traditional masculinity include being physically fit, not crying, not emotional, not moody, more likely to take risks and fighting tendencies. Researchers at Fordham University looked at data on more than 20,000 teens and found that those identified as having high traditional masculinity were more than twice as likely to die by suicide. They also were slightly more likely to report havi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Suicide Source Type: news

Patient-on-staff assaults: perspectives of mental health staff at an acute inpatient psychiatric teaching hospital in the United States - Ezeobele IE, Mock A, McBride R, Mackey-Godine A, Harris D, Russell CD, Lane SD.
Introduction Physical assaults perpetrated by patients in psychiatric hospitals against mental health staff (MHS) is a serious concern facing psychiatric hospitals. Assaulted staff reports physical and psychological trauma that affects their personal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fail productively … how to turn yourself into a super-learner
Whether you ’re taking up the oboe or finessing your Finnish, scientific research offers tips to aid learningIf your aim for 2020 was to learn a new skill, you may be at the point of giving up. Whether you are mastering a new language or a musical instrument, or taking a career-changing course, initial enthusiasm can only take you so far, and any further progress can be disappointingly slow.From these struggles, you might assume that you simply lack a natural gift – compared to those lucky people who can learn any new skill with apparent ease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Robson Tags: Neuroscience Learning and teaching Education Source Type: news

Podcast: Health care leaders discuss California Northstate's Elk Grove plans
The Sacramento Business Journal's annual Health Care Leadership Forum highlights the issues, concerns and opportunities for change in the local health care industry. This live panel discussion includes four health care system leaders in the region. The event was held Feb. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. In this episode of the podcast series, panelists share their thoughts on the $750 million, 250-bed teaching hospital that for-profit California Northstate University has proposed in Elk Grove. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/16/2020. This interim guidance is intended primarily for administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools in the United States to help prevent the introduction of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into their facilities. It recommends actions that school administrators should take now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff, and to help maintain continuity of teaching and learning if there is community spread of COVID-19 in the future. It provides guidance for schools...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/16/2020. This interim guidance is intended primarily for administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools in the United States to help prevent the introduction of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into their facilities. It recommends actions that school administrators should take now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff, and to help maintain continuity of teaching and learning if there is community spread of COVID-19 in the future. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Podcast: Health care leaders discuss California Northstate's Elk Grove plans
The Sacramento Business Journal's annual Health Care Leadership Forum highlights the issues, concerns and opportunities for change in the local health care industry. This live panel discussion includes four health care system leaders in the region. The event was held Feb. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. In this episode of the podcast series, panelists share their thoughts on the $750 million, 250-bed teaching hospital that for-profit California Northstate University has proposed in Elk Grove. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

ASSET Gives Teachers Tools To Help Kids Cope With Anxiety
In response to a crisis of anxiety in U.S. classrooms, and as well her own history of severe anxiety attacks, Tessa Zimmerman founded ASSET Education. ASSET gives teachers tools to teach students mindfulness, gratitude and positive psychology in order to help them cope with difficult emotions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: MeiMei Fox, Contributor Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots; Correcting Amendment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is correcting errors found in theNovember 12, 2019 issue of the Federal Register. The correction is effective February 14, 2020 and is applicable beginning January 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

K-12 Teachers of Engineering in U.S. Lack Needed Preparation and Support from Education System
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says there is a growing mismatch between the need for engineering-literate K-12 educators and the capacity of the U.S. education system to prepare and support these professionals. In addition, there are very few postsecondary programs that educate prospective K-12 teachers of engineering, and the professional development experiences through which the bulk of this current workforce learned what they know about engineering and how to teach it vary in duration, scope, and effectiveness. Building Capacity for Teaching Engineering in K-12 Education ...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team Member
Specifications: Part time (1 day per week), we anticipate this being a secondment from a Cochrane Group, but we will also consider suitably qualified independent consultants.Salary: £35,000 FTE per annum, will be prorated for 1 day per weekLocation: RemoteApplication Closing Date: 09 March 2020 (Midnight GMT)CIS Support Team members will provide both introductory and ongoing support and training to the CIS community in the areas related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods. Support and training will be guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane pol...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Go
As Americans and others flee Chinese universities, the crisis is severing ties that have historically brought the country closer to the rest of the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Stevenson Tags: China United States International Relations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Colleges and Universities International Study and Teaching Source Type: news

Michelle Craske to share how research can inform anxiety and depression treatment
For more than three decades, Michelle Craske  has been trying to understand what makes some people prone to anxiety and depression. She’s studied what biomarkers, behaviors and thinking patterns contribute to these conditions, and how to use that knowledge to develop better treatments. At the128th Faculty Research Lecture, Craske, distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College, will describe some of her findings and talk about how virtual reality has begun playing a role in changing patients ’ mindsets for the better. The talk will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdsay, Feb. 19. “Anxie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Michelle Craske to share how research can inform anxiety and depression treatment
For more than three decades, Michelle Craske  has been trying to understand what makes some people prone to anxiety and depression. She’s studied what biomarkers, behaviors and thinking patterns contribute to these conditions, and how to use that knowledge to develop better treatments. At the128th Faculty Research Lecture, Craske, distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College, will describe some of her findings and talk about how virtual reality has begun playing a role in changing patients ’ mindsets for the better. The talk will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. “Anxiet...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Go
As Americans and others flee Chinese universities, the crisis is severing ties that have historically brought the country closer to the rest of the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Stevenson Tags: China United States International Relations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Colleges and Universities International Study and Teaching Source Type: news

K-12 Teachers Face New Expectations and More Demands, But Training and Workforce Changes Could Help
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds K-12 teachers face new expectations, including addressing changes in curriculum standards, the emergence of more explicit teaching goals, and shifts in what it means to support all students in their development. Better teacher training and preparation, a more diverse teacher workforce, and more equitable distribution of teachers might help meet these new needs.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news