Trust ’s nurses celebrate 19 months free of serious pressure ulcers
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Goodbye to a truly inspirational activist
Last weekend I heard the news that Denise Knutsen had sadly passed away. Denise was a truly inspirational activist, dedicated, hard working and with a heart of solid gold. I first got to know Denise during the groundbreaking teaching assistants strike in Brighton. Denise led that dispute with energy, determination and her legendary humour, roping us all in at the outset to attend picket lines, protests and mass meetings. Empowering and encouraging all “her schools members,” Denise showed true leadership at every stage, earning widespread respect that never waned. We kept in touch and whenever we met at conferen...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Blog: Goodbye to a truly inspirational activist
Last weekend I heard the news that Denise Knutsen had sadly passed away. Denise was a truly inspirational activist, dedicated, hard working and with a heart of solid gold. I first got to know Denise during the groundbreaking teaching assistants strike in Brighton. Denise led that dispute with energy, determination and her legendary humour, roping us all in at the outset to attend picket lines, protests and mass meetings. Empowering and encouraging all “her schools members,” Denise showed true leadership at every stage, earning widespread respect that never waned. We kept in touch and whenever we met at conferen...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Experts address ways to support latest science education standards
(Wiley) The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science content standards, with three dimensions that are integrated in instruction at all levels: core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts. A new article in the Journal of Research Science in Teaching focuses on how to support enactment of the NGSS in diverse educational systems, including the challenges faced when some of those systems are fragmented and resource-poor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advertising regulation needs strengthening to better regulate alcohol marketing on social media, new research finds
New research published today (18 July 2018) shows the significant role that drinking venues and alcohol brands play in marketing alcohol products to young people on social media. The report highlights how the regulatory system for alcohol marketing (under the UK advertising Codes of Practice regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority) is struggling to keep up with the pace and nature of technological change and needs to be strengthened – taking particular account of marketing by venues as well as brands – to reflect the central role of social media activity in young people’s drinking occasions. The ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 18, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News Source Type: news

Prenatal monitoring in South Dakota, inhaler sensors in Portugal, and more digital health deals
• Provider-focused telemedicine vendor SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management system will be used to teach students at the University of San Diego (USD) Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science about telehealth. In a class called “Telehealth and Emerging Technology”, students will learn the ins and outs of virtual visits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Janssen funds cancer study using Vital Connect, physIQ tech
Vital Connect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer treatment early on.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Janssen funds cancer study using VitalConnect, physIQ tech
VitalConnect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer treatment early on.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Consultant wins sex discrimination case against specialist trust
A consultant has won her claim for sex discrimination at an internationally renowned teaching hospital, in a case that revealed a “dysfunctional department”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health policy researcher describes his OWN costly and confusing experience of childbirth in America
Simon F Haeder teaches health policy in the Department of Political Sciences at  West Virginia University. He tried to pre-empt all the costs he and his wife would face. But it got out of hand quickly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Adverse Events High, Unchanged, Study Finds Pediatric Adverse Events High, Unchanged, Study Finds
Adverse events remain high among pediatric inpatients, particularly those in teaching hospitals and those with chronic conditions, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn ’t function
By now, school support staff across our union will either have left their schools for the summer, or be getting ready to do so as the long school year comes to a close. Working in schools can be hugely rewarding – but it’s also incredibly hard work and doesn’t always come with the support and thanks that such vital work deserves. Teachers undoubtedly do great work in our schools, but they aren’t the only educators. Teaching Assistants play a vital role in the modern classroom, building a learning environment that supports all children and helping everyone to reach their potential. Caretakers, clean...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News school school support staff Source Type: news

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

No Drop in Adverse Events for Hospitalized Children
(MedPage Today) -- Rates varied between teaching and non-teaching hospitals (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation: What can deep-diving seals teach us?
Inflammation is a part of many diseases, so researchers are keen to understand how it may be modified. A new study suggests that seals may offer insight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Website promotes tackling insomnia without use of medication
A website created by a Nova Scotia pharmacist aims to help Canadians wean themselves off sleeping pills by teaching them how to treat insomnia without drugs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

If You Build A Better Breast Pump
One of my favorite classes that I teach at the Wharton School is product design. Product design, after all, is about making things that solve problems, or making them better. As an example of why good product design is important, I give you Lilu, founded by Adriana Vazquez Ortiz. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Karl Ulrich, Contributor Source Type: news

Teaching trust offers higher rates than 'mandated' bank cap
A London teaching trust is offering higher pay than those “mandated” by the London-wide bank rates for medical locums following feedback from staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent
In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable. UNISON has investigated just how much public sector workers are spending on rent. Our new analysis looks specifically at five public sector jobs – an porter in NHS England, a special needs teaching assistant, a refuse driver, a nurse and a police community support officer – and how much of their monthly salary they have to spend on rent, depending on where they live. i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data housing Source Type: news

Longtime UCLA supporters endow third faculty chair at Stein Eye Institute
TheUCLA Stein Eye Institute has received $1 million from Joan and Jerome Snyder to establish an endowed faculty chair in the department of ophthalmology. The Snyders’ gift will advance teaching and research in vision science.  The Snyders have supported Stein Eye for nearly 40 years, and they previously endowed two other faculty chairs. One, established in 2008, was designated for the director of the ophthalmology residency training program and is currently held by Dr. Stacy Pineles, an associate professor whose research interests include pediatric ophthalmology and specifically the effects of pediatri...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

THE rates Bristol sixth best in Europe for teaching excellence
The University of Bristol has been ranked sixth in Europe in a new league table published this week by the Times Higher Education (THE) that focuses on institutions ’ teaching and learning environments. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Ghana:Cabinet Has Approved a Bill to Convert the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho Into a Teaching Hospital.
[Ghanaian Times] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed this during his maiden visit to the main campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medline buys Canadian stroke rehab device maker NeuroGym
Medline has acquired physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment maker NeuroGym Technologies of Ottawa. NeuroGym’s equipment is designed for people who have had a stroke or other traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, balance issues and/or the need for fall prevention therapy. The equipment requires the patient to initiate movement, which the company says can help rewire the brain and speed recovery. It includes a sit-to-stand trainer, bungee mobility trainer to re-teach walking and improve balance, a pendulum stepper for lower extremit...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 2018 (IPS)Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its youth, with parents shying off from the subject and policymakers largely equivocal. The result is that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josephine Kibaru and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

How the psychology of the England football team could change your life
England players seem happier and more grounded – and much of the credit goes to psychologist Pippa Grange. What can the team’s approach teach us all about facing fear and failure?This week, the England midfielder Dele Alli was asked if he was nervous about the big tests up ahead: first, of course, the team ’s semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday. “Excited, not nervous,” he replied. His apparent happiness and confidence reflected an England team that seems transformed from previous incarnations. Where once it was stuffed with entitled, surly stars, burdened with the weight of history and the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: World Cup 2018 Psychology England Football Sport Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Short Takes
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), along with the National Science Foundation (NSF), have announced that more than 140 individuals and organizations will receive presidential awards for their excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) will be awarded to kindergarten through sixth grade teachers and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) will be awarded to mentors. The award recipients represent schools ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Ghana:Lack of Funds Stall Construction of Hostel for Caretakers of Children With Cancer At K'bu
[Ghanaian Times] Work on the construction of a hostel facility at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) for caretakers of children with cancer has come to a halt and abandoned for about seven months due to lack of funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

St Helens Reduces Patient Mortality Risk with Digital Fluid Balance Project
NHS professionals at a North West trust have been shortlisted for the prestigious national Patient Safety Awards, following important work around rapid response for deteriorating patients. The team at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust innovated with their Patientrack electronic observations system to tackle a major cause of complications for patients on intravenous fluids and electrolytes. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic simulation center receives top accreditation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.? The Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at?Mayo Clinic's Florida campus?has earned accreditation in the area of teaching and education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in Washington, D.C. The center is one of only 100 in the world to be recognized as having the highest quality standards [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - July 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Training artificial intelligence with artificial X-rays
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) AI holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics -- but before clinicians can harness the power of AI to identify conditions in images such as X-rays, they have to 'teach' the algorithms what to look for. Now, U of T Engineering have designed a new approach: using machine learning to create computer generated X-rays to augment AI training sets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder
I find that I often have very typical symptoms of bipolar disorder when I read articles about what others have experienced. Like for instance, even though I have been married since I was 19, I still have had moments of hypersexuality. I actually worked for a while in a strip club when I first lost weight after bariatric surgery. I always loved the idea of working in a club and loved the nightlife and it seemed like the thing to do at the time. I loved the attention I was getting from men and I believed I was fulfilling something within me. It turned ugly though after I tried for a place as a body shot girl and was passed ...
Source: Psych Central - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Bipolar Personal Stories Suicide Source Type: news

Training in musical improvisation may teach your brain to think differently
(Columbia University) Skilled improvisers were better than musicians with limited improvisational experience at distinguishing between chords that can be used interchangeably in a piece of music and those that cannot, a new study by Columbia researchers finds. The results suggest that musical improvisation, like so many other skills, improves with practice as the brain learns to categorize musical structures in a new way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Bristol ’ s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives
Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Kenya:Kisii Referral Hospital Lacks Plates for Patients
[Nation] Patients seeking treatment at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital have been angered by a requirement that they bring own plates from home if they are to be served food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement takes action against major teaching hospital
NHS Improvement has taken action against a leading teaching hospital for failing to meet national targets. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drug, Device Makers' Payments to Doctors Down Slightly in 2017 Drug, Device Makers' Payments to Doctors Down Slightly in 2017
Companies paid physicians and teaching hospitals $8.4 billion in 2017, down from $8.81 billion the previous year. More than half of the payments went for research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Announcing the winners of the Rosamund Snow Prize
We are delighted to announce the winners of theRosamund Snow Prize. This prize will enable two people aged under 30 with experience as health service users to join other healthcare consumers*, researchers and health professionals at Cochrane ’s global conference (the Cochrane Colloquium), which takes place on 16th - 18th September 2018  in Edinburgh.The Rosamund Snow PrizeRosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients ’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic invest...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

SIU School of Medicine, SIH partner on new $17 million facility
The two-story, 41,000-square-foot facility will serve as a medical clinic and teaching space and will be completed in May 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

The Evolution of MEDIC, Charlotte, N.C.'s High-Performing EMS Agency
Construction workers recently put the finishing touches on Medic’s new $48 million headquarters, a state-of-the-art facility that supports 600 employees, as well as an ever-expanding fleet of trucks, equipment and medical supplies. Although the new headquarters is impressive, it really stands as a symbol of the hard work achieved by the organization’s people over the last two decades, says Joe Penner, executive director of Medic, whose teams serve all 544 square miles of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, including the booming city of Charlotte. Only after dedicating the entire organization to a patient-center...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Penner Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Gambia:Cuban Medical Team Holds Sixteenth Scientific Meeting
[Foroyaa] The Cuban Medical Team, held their sixteenth Scientific Meeting in Banjul on 30th June 2018 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. The Head of Department, Basic Science UTG, Rebecca Lahera Cabrates, welcomed their collaborators and Gambian brothers and colleagues, who their share jobs with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights
If it’s June, it’s the seaside. If it’s 2018, it’s Brighton. Once again, UNISON activists gathered in the south coast resort last month for our national delegate conference – the annual parliament that sets the priorities for the year ahead and decides policies for the union. And there was a special theme to this year’s conference – our 25th. Yes, UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 and conference saw the start of our 25thbirthday celebrations. Those first 25 years, and the values that will remain key to UNISON for the next quarter century and beyond, were summed in a specially commis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health pay National Health Service NHS NHS 70 violence at work wholly owned subsidiaries Windrush Source Type: news

New drug and material discoveries to be untangled in VR
Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Ele Source Type: news

FDA Warns Of Accidental Overdosing Of Dogs
(CBS Local)– The Food and Drug Administration released a statement on its website Friday about a noise aversion drug called Sileo that is causing dogs to accidentally overdose. Sileo is a drug given to dogs to treat noise aversion or signs related to anxiety. Zoetis, the world’s largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for animals, began marketing the drug in May 2016. The FDA reportedly became aware of issues with the drug in 2017, but the problems continued. “In 2017, after becoming aware of the adverse events related to ring-stop locking issues, the FDA asked Zoetis to revise its labeling to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News FDA Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Nurse Preceptors Must Balance Teaching, Patient Care
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Caring for deteriorating patients while precepting novice nurses requires a balancing of teaching and patient care roles, according to a study published online June 19 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Carol Della Ratta,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Clear irregularities' in recruitment of trust chair
Regulators have been asked to provide new guidance on board appointments after concerns were raised about “clear irregularities” in the recruitment of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust’s new chair. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DataFlash: Staying Informed
Big data and research data management are evolving quickly and it can be challenging to keep up with developments in the field. Social media is a great way to keep track and to ask questions of colleagues, researchers, and vendors. Below are several links worth checking out… CANLIB-DATA is a listserv for issues related to research data in Canadian libraries, with more than 350 subscribers. DataCure “is a Google group of librarians and information professionals whose members have significant roles or responsibilities in providing services in managing or curating research data. Datacure exists to provide a safe ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Getting Ready for Health Reform 2020: What Past Presidential Campaigns Can Teach Us
Report explains why campaign plans matter, reviews the health policy components of past presidential campaign platforms, and discusses the likely 2020 campaign health reform plans. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news