University of Georgia Entomologist Marianne Shockley Dies
The young faculty member was active in outreach and teaching. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Forget Sats – find a true measure of education | Letters
Clive Stafford Smithsays Sats are irrelevant to his son ’s life andMary Bousteddefends Labour ’s proposed assessment reforms, whileAnn MooreandRichard Wetherellhighlight the negative effects of testsAmanda Spielman may be warning the wrong people about exam anxiety, certainly as far as younger kids are concerned (Ofsted chief says teachers can cause ‘subliminal’ exam anxiety, May 14). My 10-year-old is not worried because I have told him Sats are irrelevant to his life. His secondary school will determine how best he will fit in, based on its own testing, when he gets there in September. I did ask h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Exams Education Sats Schools Primary schools Secondary schools Ofsted Teaching GCSEs Psychology Labour Education policy Liberal Democrats Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research
(University of California - Davis Health) Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust issued second warning notice over A&E leadership
A major teaching hospital has been issued with its second warning notice over the leadership and culture of its emergency department, despite inspectors upgrading the trust’s “inadequate” rating. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FPs Support Postpartum Group Visits for Nutrition Education
New research shows how family physicians can implement group visits to teach new mothers about nutrition for themselves and their infants. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senior A&E medics 'ashamed' of trust execs
Consultants have written to a teaching trust’s directors and taken to social media to raise concerns about its struggling emergency services, which have been among the worst performing in England against the four-hour target. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Timing of fatal BASE jumping incidents: 1981-2018 - Sieker JW, Castillo EM, Vilke GM.
BASE jumping, or fixed object parachuting, is a high-risk sport that has evolved significantly since its inception in the 1960s. Differences in parachute technology, teaching methods, jumping locations, practices, and popularity, among other factors, have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Trust forced to seek central funding to protect against legionella threat
A teaching trust had to appeal to NHS Improvement for funding to ensure the safety of its “fragile” water system after two patients contracted legionella, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust with two legionella cases gets funds for water safety
A teaching trust had to appeal to NHS Improvement for funding to ensure the safety of its “fragile” water system after two patients contracted legionella, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Left-wing professor now says climate change "causes anxiety" about the future, when it's actually LIES about climate change that are making Leftists afraid and insane
(Natural News) Brace yourself: Tears of uncontrollable laughter are soon to flow because of what you’re about to read. An “Associate Professor of History” at Willamette University in Oregon contends that students in a “climate-change-focused” class she teaches at the school are having mental breakdowns over global warming – an apparently growing phenomenon that climate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan: The U.S. Ambassador to Juba and Minister of Health Visit Ebola Vaccination Site
[WHO] Juba, 8 May 2017 - Alice Baku (not real name) a clinician at the Juba teaching hospital said "I am glad I was vaccinated against Ebola Virus disease because prevention is better than cure" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teaching anti-vax parents to trust science and the MMR vaccine
With hundreds of measles cases in the U.S., and approximately 110K global deaths from measles in 2017 (mostly children under five), public health experts are employing scientific facts as an antidote to vaccine misinformation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Dentistry And The Culture Of Technological Control
While we are just beginning to explore healthcare apps, this article questions the limits to dental apps that ostensibly teach children good gentle hygiene. Can we simply dispense with real-life lessons and let new tech take over? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julian Vigo, Contributor Source Type: news

Cleaners vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra
Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the private sector it could spell disaster for patients. Research has shown that hospitals with outsourced cleaning have higher rates of infection than those with in-house services. The cleaners warn that pay and conditions will fall below NHS colleagues if services are outsourced, as a ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis NHS nhs pay outsourcing strike Source Type: news

Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra
Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the private sector it could spell disaster for patients. Research has shown that hospitals with outsourced cleaning have higher rates of infection than those with in-house services. The cleaners warn that pay and conditions will fall below NHS colleagues if services are outsourced, as a ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis NHS nhs pay outsourcing strike Source Type: news

Cover Story: Toke two, and call me in the morning
Given the dearth of research on the use of medical marijuana — which voters recently approved for Missouri — what are Kansas City-area medical schools teaching future doctors? One educator says the schools are "walking a fine line" because of the lack of critical assessment about the drug's use. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Mi'kmaw nurse explains how Indigenous pain often misunderstood
A young nurse from Eskasoni, N.S., is working hard to change misconceptions in the health-care system, and teach his peers how to communicate with their Indigenous patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Middle schoolers may be the secret weapon in fight against climate change
Teaching middle-school children about climate change may be one of the most important things we can do to save the planet. Yes, the same ones doing those funny "Fortnite" dances while waiting for the bus in the morning. It's those kids who have the most potential, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tips From Nigeria On Teaching Teens About Breast and Cervical Cancer
[The Conversation Africa] Globally, one in six women will develop cancer in her lifetime, and one in 11 will die. Incidences of cancer are lower in women in developing countries, but they have higher cancer deaths rates than women in the developed world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ida Bass Kidney Foundation to Train Medical Professional in Dakar, UK
[Foroyaa] 'Ida Bass Kidney Foundation' based in the United Kingdom (UK), plans to send six medical personnel from the Edward Francis Small Teaching (EFSTH), the Kanifing General Hospital and the National Nutrition Agency respectively to Dakar and the UK for training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Summons Minister Over State of Facilities in Teaching Hospitals
[Premium Times] The Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, for briefing on the current state of healthcare facilities and services in Nigerian teaching hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do mother-child conversations about safety differ in middle- and low-income families? - O'Neal EE, Plumert JM.
BACKGROUND: Children from low-income families experience a disproportionate number of unintentional injuries compared to their middle-income peers. Parents are well positioned to teach children about avoiding injury, yet little is known about parent-child ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Policy Brief Makes Case for Funding Teaching Health Centers
Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body
Learning to love your body — whatever shape or size you may be — is easier said than done, but these people are out to teach all of us that there ’ s no time like the present to fall in love with who you see in the mirror. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMMA PATTEE Tags: Love (Emotion) Mental Health and Disorders Weight Beauty (Concept) Social Media Source Type: news

California set to change sex education guidance for teachers
The California board of education is set to vote Wednesday on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools that some opponents are calling obscene (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teaching young children about healthy food encourages them to eat their greens
Children told healthy foods are good for them, or will help them ‘run fast and jump high’, eat far more of those foods, a study from Washington State University has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching children to eat healthy: Repetition is the key
(Elsevier) Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy eating behaviors, yet many preschoolers in the United States are not meeting dietary recommendations. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found repeated opportunities for children to become familiar with the food without pressure helped them understand the benefits of healthy eating and increased consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Endologix Renewed One Doctor & #039;s Confidence in the Ovation Device
It's been a turbulent couple of years for Endologix, but as MD+DI reported in February, the company has been working hard to win back customers. During the company's first-quarter earnings call, CEO John Onopchenko shared a story about a physician at an academic medical center in the Western United States (he did not disclose the name of the physician or the center) who had used Ovation only twice over the course of 2017 and 2018.  Irvine, CA-based Endologix acquired the Ovation platform through its merger with TriVascular in February 2016. It's a low-profile device that has broadened the company's portfolio in...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Teaching CRISPR and antibiotic resistance to high school students
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University-led team has developed BioBits, a suite of hands-on educational kits that enable students to perform a range of biological experiments by adding water and simple reagents to freeze-dried cell-free reactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The U.N. Reports That 1 Million Species Could Go Extinct. It Shows How Hard It Will Be to Heal the Planet
There’s an awful lot of awful in the just-released summary of a new U.N. report on biodiversity and ecosystem. There’s the tenfold increase in plastic pollution since 1980, for example. There’s the 400 million tons of heavy metals, toxic sludge and fertilizer runoff poured into the world’s water each year too. There’s the doubling of greenhouse gas emissions since 1980; the growth of industrial fishing, now sprawling across 55% of the world’s oceans, the 85% loss of the wetlands since the dawn of the industrial era, and the 70% increase in invasive species in 21 countries. And then, fina...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Teaching by Touch
The devices and tools used by medical professionals today certainly appear a lot different than from just a short time ago. In general, medical professionals—and their patients—have become much more accepting of smart, data-driven medical technologies that streamline and improve the accuracy of a treatment process. Wearable therapeutic and drug-delivery devices, robotic surgical systems, and telehealth monitoring devices represent some of the many recent advancements that have changed the medical device industry for the better. However, even with the introduction ofÂ&nb...
Source: MDDI - May 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Design Source Type: news

When teaching climate change, tackle the myths along with the facts, researchers say
New research shows that an effective way to make adults more interested in climate change is to teach their children about it in school. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Source Type: news

How teaching kids about climate change can influence their conservative parents
You could say kids are taking the lead on climate change. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Source Type: news

When teaching climate change, tackle the myths along with the facts, researchers say
New research shows that an effective way to make adults more interested in climate change is to teach their children about it in school. More classes have been tackling the subject with help from theNational Center for Science Education.The Oakland-based nonprofit organization has developed a... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Source Type: news

How teaching kids about climate change can influence their conservative parents
You could say kids are taking the lead on climate change.Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist and Nobelpeace prize nominee, has barnstormed parliaments and United Nations meetings, calling on leaders to stop “behaving like children” and get serious about tackling climate change.Following... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Source Type: news

The characteristics of targets of bullying among Chinese youth attending key versus non-key schools: a mixed-methods analysis - Zhao Y, Lee YT, Tang Y, York M.
The current study examined the characteristics of targets of bullying using a sample of students from two distinct school types (key vs. non-key), wherein key middle schools are defined as having better teaching resources and higher performing students tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to Protect Your Child From Choking
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Eating solid foods is a milestone in your child's life. With the right precautions to reduce the risk of choking, you can make this a safe transition. Teach children to sit up straight from the earliest age. Always supervise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UToledo scholar awarded Fulbright to Sudan for next academic year
(University of Toledo) UToledo's Dr. Asma Abdel Halim will study the history of gender effects on Sudanese law, produce ideas for reform, and teach a class on gender and the law at her alma mater, the University of Khartoum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why parents need to teach their kids about hand hygiene
One of the easiest ways to help children stay healthy in the classroom begins at home. Studies have shown that illnesses and absenteeism in schools go down when kids are taught to wash their hands often. Just 20 seconds of scrubbing with soap and warm water can help kill germs that spread disease. Watch: Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Catering staff win NHS pay rise after strike
Catering staff employed by private company Sodexo at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals FT have been given a pay rise after two days on strike. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: "We Hope to Extend Campaigns to Villages"
[Cameroon Tribune] Professor Jean Marie Kasia, General Manager, Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital (CHRACERH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pay rise victory for privatised NHS workers
Catering workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have won their pay battle after two days of strike action, says UNISON. Their employer Sodexo had previously refused to give its workers the same pay rise as the one agreed last year for health staff directly employed by the NHS. But after two days of industrial action, which began on Wednesday and had been due to continue throughout this month, Sodexo has reached an agreement to pay the NHS pay deal in full. Around 70 staff, predominantly women, were transferred from the trust to the private company in January 2017, a move which cost ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 3, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health pay NHS NHS Agenda for Change Source Type: news

What Does It Look Like to "Turn On" a Gene?
Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It's teaching them a lot. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2020 Rates; Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Proposed Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of a proposed rule regarding changes to critical access hospital (CAH) payments, Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, and Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals. The rule also proposes new quality requirements and revisions related to current requirements. Comments are due June 24, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Da Vinci's hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke, suggests new study
(SAGE) A fainting episode causing traumatic nerve damage affecting his right hand could be why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills were hampered in his late career. While the impairment affected his ability to hold palettes and brushes to paint with his right hand, he was able to continue teaching and drawing with his left hand. According to most authors, the origin of da Vinci's right hand palsy was related to a stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conan MacDougall named Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, has been selected as the new holder of theDivine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. The chair was created in 2003 by Philmore G. Divine, a 1945 UCSF pharmacy school graduate, to “support the research, teaching and service activities of the holder of the Chair related to his or her work in the area of clinical pharmacy.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MacDougall named Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, has been selected as the new holder of theDivine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. The chair was created in 2003 by Philmore G. Divine, a 1945 UCSF pharmacy school graduate, to “support the research, teaching and service activities of the holder of the Chair related to his or her work in the area of clinical pharmacy.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ghana: Ho Regional Hospital Converted to Teaching Hospital
[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has said the government will build a new regional hospital for the Volta Region following the conversion of the old regional hospital into a teaching hospital to offer tertiary healthcare services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A vaccine for fentanyl addiction blocked rats' cravings for MONTHS
Scientists at Scripps University have developed a vaccine that teaches the immune system to bind to fentanyl molecules, blocking them from reaching the brain and having effects on rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer wellness program aims to teach children and teens resiliency and life skills
Summer is all about smiles, fun in the sun and just enjoying a slower time. Right? For some people it ’s not so simple. We have a solution for kids who may need a little guidance finding their happy place. HealthONE’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center created a program just for children and teens to give them life skills training. “We make the program interactive and fun,” says Jeff Johnson, director of clinical behavioral health services. “We do a number of activity-based therapies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jen Marnowski Source Type: news