Africa: Rwanda Is Training Health Workers for an Interconnected World
[The Conversation Africa] Growing scientific evidence shows that environmental transformations such as climate change and pollution are linked to people's health. The number of extreme events is increasing, often driven by human activities, and they often pose an immediate threat as well as having long-term health impacts. This is a future for which health professionals must be prepared. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults - Ganz DA, Latham NK.
Patients should be asked annually about falls in the past year to identify those at high risk for future falls. The risk of falling can be reduced by exercise programs focused on balance and strength training and, among persons at high risk, by assessi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tokyo postpones training for Olympics volunteers over virus fears
Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the coronavirus in Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO-mhGAP training in Mexico: increasing knowledge and readiness for the identification and management of depression and suicide risk in primary care - Robles R, Lopez-Garcia P, Miret M, Cabello M, Cisneros E, Rizo A, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Medina-Mora ME.
BACKGOUND: In order to reduce the treatment gap of mental disorders, the World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed the mhGAP guidelines to be implemented globally. AIM OF THE STUDY: To examine the effectivity of a training course based on the WH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies 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

Counseling on access to lethal means in the emergency department: a script for improved comfort - Mueller KL, Chirumbole D, Naganathan S.
Individuals with suicidal ideation (SI) frequently present to the emergency department (ED). We hypothesized that CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means training improves non-physician provider comfort with delivering an ED-based counseling interventio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Carestream Dental and Burkhart Dental Supply Partner to Deliver Digital Technology to More Doctors
ATLANTA—Doctors will soon have greater access to Carestream Dental ’s innovative technology thanks to a new partnership with Burkhart Dental Supply. As an authorized dealer, Burkhart will be able to market, sell, install and service nearly all of Carestream Dental’s equipment, accessories and imaging software.No matter where a doctor is on their digital journey, this new partnership makes it easy for the Burkhart team to guide and support them along the way with access to Carestream Dental technology. For example, the CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system can capture high-resolution 3D images for a more con...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rural Healthcare Demand May Require New Roles for Nurses, Paramedics, Expert Says
With limited medical personnel and a projected increase in the healthcare needs of rural areas, the roles of paramedics and nurses are expected to expand. Discusses how telehealth will help emergency medical providers to advance their career and describes a need for additional training for all healthcare professionals. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RHS: Announcement of the Availability of Disaster Relief Act 2019 Grant Funds for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
USDA's Rural Housing Service has made $7.5 million available in the form of supplemental grants to existing eligible Community Facilities Grantees for expenses related to Hurricanes Michael and Florence and wildfires occurring in calendar year 2018, tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019, and other natural disasters. Applications are due in Grants.gov by April 30, 2020, or by mail on May 5, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RHS: Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant for Fiscal Year 2020
USDA's Rural Housing Service (RHS) is accepting applications for the 2020 Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant program. The funding supports organizations that will provide technical assistance and training regarding the essential community facilities programs. Electronic submissions are due April 30, 2020 and mail submissions must be received by May 5, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Delivering bad news: 'Patients remember these conversations forever'
(Northwestern University) Despite known protocols and recommendations on how to break bad news to patients, many physicians report insufficient training about how to conduct these challenging conversations. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found a better way, according to a newly published study. A new class offered to Feinberg medical students uses an approach called 'simulation-based mastery learning' to train physicians to have difficult conversations with patients in a clear and compassionate way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pill-sized 'heater' could increase accessibility in diagnosing infectious disease
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) Researchers at the University of Toronto Engineering have developed a tiny 'heater' -- about the size of a pill -- that could allow resource-limited regions around the world to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialized training or costly lab equipment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New drive to make NHS boards more representative
GP Clare Gerada will co-chair diversity taskforce Related items fromOnMedica The collaborative approach turning things around Significant increase in BME representation at senior levels of the NHS in England BME doctors less successful in securing specialty training places A good day How we ’re helping to release the capabilities of frontline staff (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Bosnia and Herzegovina symposium called'Cochrane for everyone' held at Medical School in Mostar
Cochrane Bosnia and Herzegovina second scientific symposium took place on Friday January 17th in front of the full auditorium of the University of Mostar School of Medicine.The theme of the   symposium was'Cochrane for everyone'and it attracted huge interest from the media, medical students, and clinicians. Below is just a sample of some of the media coverage:Cochrane simpozij: Bolje dono šenje odluka po vlastito zdravlje i zdravstvenu politikuSimpozij'Cochrane za sve'okupio stru čnjake iz BiH i HrvatskeMe đunarodni znanstveni simpozij u MostaruOdr žan 2. znanstveni BH Cochrane simpozijZnanstveni BH Cochrane...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Konica to distribute RegenLab products
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas is partnering with RegenLab to distribute...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta announces changes to executive lineup Konica Minolta lands ultrasound scanner sales Konica Minolta signs Ore. x-ray training deal Konica Minolta partners with Shimadzu on DDR sales Konica Minolta, DiA partner on AI for cardiac ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training
U.S. medical schools are beefing up LGBTQ health education to address shortcomings in care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exercise Surprise: Lifting Less Gets Better Results
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Changing up the amount of weight they lift could help weightlifters get stronger with less effort, a new study suggests. In traditional weight training -- called one rep max -- the maximum weight an athlete can lift... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. President ’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report
A Malawian nurse at a training session. A report looking into the discontinuation of U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, says that the ban is affecting the population in Malawi. Credit:Claire Ngozo/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2020 (IPS) A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health CHANGE Marie Stopes International (MSI) the Center for Health and Gender Equity Source Type: news

Immigration plans ‘spell disaster for care sector’, says UNISON
Commenting on government changes to the immigration system announced today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These plans spell absolute disaster for the care sector. Care doesn’t even get a mention in the home secretary’s plans. “Companies and councils can’t recruit enough staff from the UK so have to rely on care workers from elsewhere. But even with these migrant employees, there’s still way too few care workers to meet demand. “Care work is highly skilled, but low paid, so falls foul of the government’s arbitrary immigration threshold. &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 19, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea immigration social care Source Type: news

Classification of air traffic control scenarios using decision trees: insights from a field study in terminal approach radar environment - Malakis S, Psaros P, Kontogiannis T, Malaki C.
Air traffic controllers are responsible for the safe, expeditious and orderly flow of the air traffic. Their training relies heavily on the use of simulators that can represent various normal and emergency situations. Accurate classification of air traffic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Training the mind in resilience
(University of Miami) Two new studies from University of Miami researchers found that offering mindfulness training in high-demand settings bolsters attention and resilience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Exercise Program
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/19/2020. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in February 2020, highlights select templates, courses, and competencies that can help planners develop comprehensive exercises to test the healthcare and public health response to any type of disaster. Resource categories include After Action Reports; Education and Training; Evaluation; Guidance; Plans, Tools, and Templates; and Research. (Text) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Human Factors Terminology Needs Updating
Conclusion IEC 62366-1 leaves a chasm between Normal Use and Abnormal Use, so manufacturers might not consider some user actions to be “Use Errors” if these actions do not fit the IEC 62366-1 definition of use. In other words, Use Errors may go undetected, unaddressed, or unmitigated. To protect users and manufacturers, this gap must be closed: IEC 62366-1 should be updated to address user actions that do not fit the current definitions of Normal Use nor Abnormal Use. To mend this gap in IEC 62366-1, we suggest to: Re-define Abnormal Use in terms of abuse. Remove Normal Use. Remove the &...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kaivon Assani Tags: Design Source Type: news

Addiction psychiatry will be ‘wiped out in next 10 years’, warns Royal College
Number of higher training posts in England has fallen by 58% since 2011; some regions now don ’t have a single trainee Related items fromOnMedica Child mental health linked to families who struggle Mind reveals huge variation in STPs ’ mental health spend Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

President Proposes Cuts at NSF
The President has proposed a 6.5 percent cut to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The science agency is slated to receive $7.7 billion, which is $537 million below the FY 2020 level enacted by Congress. According to the budget proposal, NSF will continue to invest in its Big Ideas and Convergence Accelerator, providing support for “bold inquiries into the frontiers of science and engineering” in order “to break down the silos of conventional scientific research funded by NSF to embrace the cross-disciplinary and dynamic nature of the science of the future.” Among th...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Participate in the 2020 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 20-22, 2020 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background informatio...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS 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

UCLA researchers discover new compound that promotes lung health
A molecule identified by UCLA researchers helps maintain a healthy balance of cells in airway and lung tissue. If the compound, so far only studied in isolated human and mouse cells, has the same effect in people, it may lead to new drugs to treat or prevent lung cancer.“We think this could help us develop a new therapy that promotes airway health,” said Dr. Brigitte Gomperts, a UCLA professor of pediatrics and of pulmonary medicine, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, and lead author of the study. “This could not only inform the treatm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Third-culture kid pilots and multi-cultural identity effects on pilots' attitudes - Tsz-Kin Chan W, Harris D.
BACKGROUND: Current attempts to culturally tailor human factors training in aviation segregates cultural identities based on geopolitical, passport nationality, and is therefore poorly suited for (adult) 'Third Culture Kids' (TCKs) whose cross-cultu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Psychophysiological intervention to improve preparedness in military special operations forces - Tornero-Aguilera JF, Pelarigo JG, Clemente-Suarez VJ.
BACKGROUND: Actual studies in military training support the use of new methodological approaches such as high intensity interval training and inverse periodization training rather than conventional approaches. However, the application and analysis o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Red Cross Gets Soldier Home in Time for the Birth of His Son
Originally posted on the Red Cross Minnesota Region blog.  Late on January 25, Sergeant Cory Hicks was preparing for the next day of training in Virginia when he answered a ... The post Red Cross... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support emergency communications emergency communications message military families service members service to the armed forces Source Type: news

Study finds empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest
UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person ’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.  Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to people who may have difficulty filling out questionnaires, such as people with severe mental illness or autism, said senior author Dr. Marco Iacoboni, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“Assessi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

Emergency warming shelter workers learn how to help vulnerable people in urgent crises
Volunteers and staff at an emergency warming centre located in Osborne Village are now equipped with non-violent crisis intervention training to help vulnerable people during their most desperate times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Asthma and rotary-wing military aircrew selection - Porter WD, Powell-Dunford N, Wilde GD, Bushby AJR.
BACKGROUND: From a population-based perspective, reports in the peer-reviewed medical literature suggest an increase in the overall prevalence of asthma in recent decades. Applicants for military aviation training with a current or past history of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-Novel Coronavirus
Source: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Published: 2/18/2020. This one-hour webinar, co-sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), features experts who discuss the current state of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients. They review how to identify and isolate, and notify the proper officials, if a patient with symptoms and epidemiological risk presents at points of entry to health care staff. They also di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma-informed practices to address intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence among women: perspective of community service providers - D ésilets L, Fernet M, Otis J, Cousineau MM, Massie L, de Pokomandy A, Nengeh Mensah M.
The current study aimed to document intervention practices, challenges, and training needs concerning the intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) among community service providers (n = 12). A direct content analysis using the Trauma-I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Germany funds portable ultrasound app research
Researchers from Germany have received funding from the country's ministry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonoSim debuts AI-guided ultrasound training for nurses Ultrasound can benefit daily rheumatology practice AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis 2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Young driver crashes with cyclists: identifying training opportunities - Haworth N, Legge M, Twisk D, Bonham J, O ’Hare T, Johnson M.
To understand where driver training should focus to contribute to improving the safety of cyclists, this study compared bicycle-motor-vehicle (BMV) crashes involving novice drivers (under 25  years) with those involving experienced drivers in the Australi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of a training intervention to improve novice drivers' hazard mitigation when approaching left turn scenarios - Muttart JW, Dinakar S, Fisher DL, Garrison TM, Samuel S.
Crash statistics reveal that newly licensed teenage drivers experience a higher risk of crashing than more experienced drivers, particularly when turning left across the path of approaching traffic. Research has also demonstrated that novice drivers exhibi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Will There be More Clarity About the CGM Landscape at ATTD?
There could be an opportunity to gain more insight into how the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) market will pan out this year at the 2020 International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). The leading companies in the space are slated to release data and give investors more clarity about CGM offerings, according to a report from Canaccord and Genuity analyst Kyle Rose. Abbott Laboratories’ upcoming Freestyle Libre 2 will be a major topic in the CGM conversation during ATTD because it will reshape the market’s landscape. Already patients and invest...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Video » Suicide Risk Screening Training: How to Use the ASQ to Detect Patients at Risk for Suicide
How to Use the ASQ to Detect Patients at Risk for Suicide - Training Webinar for Nurses (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

SonoSim debuts AI-guided ultrasound training for nurses
Ultrasound education firm SonoSim has launched a curriculum to train nurses...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonoSim releases pediatric ultrasound training modules GE makes equity investment in SonoSim SonoSim teams with Elsevier for ultrasound training SonoSim releases custom ultrasound training module SonoSim, GE expand ultrasound training collaboration (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Going beyond the law: sexual harassment guidance launched
UNISON today launched new bargaining guidance for fighting sexual harassment at work. National women’s officer Josie Irwin told delegates at the union’s women’s conference: “Sexual harassment is against the law, but the law doesn’t stop it happening. “Sexual harassment can take place at any level in any relationship, it can be third party; it can take place off premises and at events. It’s an employer’s responsibility to stop it from happening”. TUC policy officer Sian Elliott was also present at the launch, and criticised the legal approach to sexual harassment: &...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference bullying and harassment sexual harassment unison women Source Type: news

NHS still has huge task ahead on race, says UNISON
Commenting on the NHS England Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report today, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s disgraceful that bullying, harassment and abuse are on the rise for black staff. And that it’s increasing from colleagues, as well as patients, is of deep concern. “Many staff feel nothing will be done by their employer and all too often they’ve no support from colleagues. “Racist abuse damages the confidence, health and well-being of black staff, forcing many to leave their jobs. “As well as the devastating effect on the individ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release equality NHS staff race for equality Sara Gorton Source Type: news

RBS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service invites applications for the Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation (RT) systems grants to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes (FRNAT) to help them improve their passenger transportation services and facilities. The application deadline is May 14, 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

Frontline Health Workers Must Be a Priority in Coronavirus Response
By Hannah Webster, Advocacy communications intern, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 13, 2020As the latest number of confirmed cases in the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates multiple times a day, the world holds its breath, and health workers continue to fight the outbreak on the front lines. “If we can’t keep our doctors and nurses safe, how can they—and we—fight dangerous pathogens and keep us all alive?” said Dr. Leana S. Wen, a physician and health workforce equity advocate, in a piece published inUSA Today.The February 7death of 33-year-old Li Wenliang, the Chinese ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Infectious Diseases Policy & Advocacy Global Health Security Source Type: news

Medtronic Makes Noise in Surgical Robotics with New M & amp;A
*Updated to include comments from Megan Rosengarten, vice president and general manager of Medtronic’s Surgical Robotics business. Medtronic just turned up the volume in the surgical robotics market by a few decibels. The Dublin-based company – which has had a flurry of news come out in the last six months, is building out its upcoming surgical robotics platform with the acquisition of London-based Digital Surgery, an artificial intelligence specialist. Dr. Jean Nehme, surgeon, CEO and co-founder of Digital Surgery spoke with MD+DI about the acquisition and noted the two comp...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

American Hip Institute Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship
Drs. Benjamin Domb and Ajay C. Lall at the American Hip Institute (Chicago, IL) invites M2/M3, M3/M4, or M4/R students to apply for a stipend-funded one-year clinical research fellowship starting in June-July of 2020. This is a great opportunity for highly motivated students pursuing an Orthopedic surgery career. This position offers training in clinical research and collaboration with interns, surgical fellows, and attending mentors in the field of orthopedic surgery. You will work closely with 5-7 other members on the research team on a variety of sports medicine, hip preservation, and hip reconstruction projects. Resea...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news