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Year in Review 2017: UMMS hospital project finally begins in Prince George's
Editor's note: We're counting down the top 10 biggest local business stories of the year. Click here to read all of our choices. And click here to vote in our online poll. Health leaders can be forgiven if they were still holding their breath for the first shovels to break ground at the University of Maryland Medical System’s $543 million state-of-the-art teaching hospital at Largo Town Center, a medical campus expected to anchor Prince George's County's health la ndscape. On Nov. 30, those leaders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

North Carolina doctors see jump in opioid-related payments
North Carolina stood out as one of the few states to see non-research related opioid payments to doctors and teaching hospitals increase in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

North Carolina doctors see jump in opioid-related payments
North Carolina stood out as one of the few states to see non-research related opioid payments to doctors and teaching hospitals increase in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Evolutionary design optimization of traffic signals applied to Quito city - Armas R, Aguirre H, Daolio F, Tanaka K.
This work applies evolutionary computation and machine learning methods to study the transportation system of Quito from a design optimization perspective. It couples an evolutionary algorithm with a microscopic transport simulator and uses the outcome of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of substance use among health care students in Nepal: a cross sectional study - Panthee B, Panthee S, Gyawali S, Kawakami N.
BACKGROUND: Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk. Therefore, our study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates associated with substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Teacher rated school ethos and student reported bullying-a multilevel study of upper secondary schools in Stockholm, Sweden - Modin B, L åftman SB, Ostberg V.
School ethos refers to the school leadership's purposive efforts to shape and direct the attitudes, values and behaviors needed in order to promote an active learning environment and to prevent the emergence of undesirable behaviors by creating shared mean... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic appendicitis: What you need to know
Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Inducing Vasodilation in Cerebral Circulation Inducing Vasodilation in Cerebral Circulation
An investigator attempts to induce vasodilation in the cerebral circulation by administering different metabolites. Which metabolite is likely to lead to the desired effect?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Viscira ® Capitalizes on Advances in Augmented Reality (AR)...
Company Uses the Latest AR Technology to Develop Unique Education and Communication Solutions for its Life Sciences Clients(PRWeb December 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15012319.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom ’s ‘Bad Rap’
A recently published scientific review led by URMC associate professor of Psychiatry Marc Swogger, Ph.D., may help reduce misconceptions about the controversial plant kratom and highlight its potential as a tool to treat opioid addiction that deserves more research. The study points to kratom's potential as a safer substitute for opioids and suggests it also may help reduce negative mood and relieve anxiety. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Wright Medical acquires surgery planning software dev IMASCAP SAS for $89m
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today it inked a deal to acquire shoulder replacement surgery preoperative planning software dev IMASCAP SAS in a deal worth $88.8 million (EU €75.1 million) Through the deal, Wright picked up 100% of IMASCAP’s outstanding equity on a fully diluted basis for a total of $88.8 million, consisting of $46.9 million (EU €39.7 million) in cash and $15.6 million (EU €13.2 million) of Wright shares, payable at closing, and $26.3 million (EU €22.2 million) in potential milestone or earn out payments. “Wright, and previously Tornier, has been involved with IMA...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Software / IT Surgical imascapsas wrightmedical Source Type: news

Light & #039;Em Up: S & amp;N & #039;s Device Images Bacteria in Wounds
Smith & Nephew has begun selling a handheld imaging device that can detect bacteria in hard-to-heal wounds and instantly measure wound surface area. MolecuLight i:X is already available in Canada, where its inventor stumbled across the idea for the device. Ralph DaCosta, MD, now a principal investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, was a PhD student researching fluorescent imaging of gastrointestinal cancer in 2007. The big, expensive device he was using didn’t produce any green images, which would have indicated cancer, but a red image that he couldn’t identify. DaCosta took a photo of t...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women
ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeled ón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during the Holy Week, my dad tried to kill my mother,” she told UNFPA.When she becamepregnant at age 15, he cut off all support.She took a job in a tobacco company, where she works from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm to support her daughter, now 4 years old. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson's Motor Symptoms High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson's Motor Symptoms
Patients with de novo Parkinson's disease receiving high-intensity treadmill training had lower 6-month motor symptom scores than those receiving usual care, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

HBJ's 2017 Deals of the Year: Health care and education
This was a big year in health care as uncertainty looms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jack Witthaus Source Type: news

University at Buffalo Pharmacy training program reaches nearly 40,000 opioid prescribers
The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is providing online training to help prescribers learn how to recognize signs and minimize the risk of addiction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

At-Home Breath Training Improves Asthma Quality of Life (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Self-taught breathing as effective as therapist-delivered training (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - December 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Why UHC Day Is a Call to Action for the World ’s Youth
December 14, 2017Our potential as  advocates and partners in achieving universal health coverage is woefully untapped.It ’s no accident that Universal Health Coverage Day — December 12 — falls on the heels of Human Rights Day. Universal health coverage (UHC), the goal of ensuring that all people can access essential health services without exposure to financial hardship, is a dignity and a right not afforded to many around the world.Today, I remember Gabriel, a Panamanian boy half my age who first taught me how a fractured health system fails people.Where someone lives should never deter...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Cardiovascular AI imaging dev Bay Labs raises $6m in Series A
Cardiovascular artificial intelligence medtech firm Bay Labs said today it raised $5.5 million in a Series A round to support clinical validation and further development of its cardiovascular imaging tech. The round was led by existing investor Khosla Ventures and joined by newly invested Data Collective, Greenbox Venture Partners, Minneapolis Heart Institute Ventures and Georges Harik. As part of the funding round, Khosla Ventures general partner Ben Ling and DCVC operating partner Armen Vidian will join the San Francisco-based company’s board of directors. “Bay Labs’ unique application of AI with ultras...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging Software / IT baylabs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten causes of epigastric pain
Epigastric pain is felt in the upper abdomen, below the ribcage but above the intestines. Learn about the possible causes, including GERD and indigestion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cybersecurity: Email is largest source of healthcare data breaches for 2017
This study confirms that no healthcare provider is immune to the growing threat of email-related cyberattacks,” HIMSS Analytics senior director Bryan Fiekers said, according to Modern Healthcare. Other data from the Mimecast survey indicated that nearly 25% of surveyed individuals said they’d had 16 or more malware or ransomware attacks over a year, and that nearly 75% of the individuals surveyed saw their email as “mission critical,” according to the report. “It’s really a business issue to keep it up and running,” Mimecast cyber-resilience strategist David Hood said, according to...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT Cybersecurity U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

Cybersecurity: Email is largest source of healthcare data breeches for 2017
This study confirms that no healthcare provider is immune to the growing threat of email-related cyberattacks,” HIMSS Analytics senior director Bryan Fiekers said, according to Modern Healthcare. Other data from the Mimecast survey indicated that nearly 25% of surveyed individuals said they’d had 16 or more malware or ransomware attacks over a year, and that nearly 75% of the individuals surveyed saw their email as “mission critical,” according to the report. “It’s really a business issue to keep it up and running,” Mimecast cyber-resilience strategist David Hood said, according to...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT Cybersecurity U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

Webinar: Improving sex and gender equity in health research
YaleWomen hosts this thought-provoking discussion, a “call to action” about the failure of the medical establishment to address women's health needs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Massive Southern California Fire Now 4th Largest in State History
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames. State officials said Thursday that the so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles (982 square kilometers). That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago. Some evacuations were lifted and the risk to the agricultural city of Fillmore was diminishing. But coastal enclaves to the west rema...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns up over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

More nurses needed for mental health and learning disabilities
Learning disability and mental health nursing will both require significant boosts to the workforce, as part of plans to create tens of thousands of additional clinical posts in the next 10 years, the head of the national workforce body has told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma
Rubina (far left) along with her friend at the Islamic School at Kutupalong camp, home to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 2017 (IPS)Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.Despite reaching the relative safety of a refugee camp at Kutupalong in Bangladesh’s southeast town of Cox’s Bazar – now home to nearly a million ethnic Rohingya people, mostly women and children, who fled military persecution in Myanmar – Rubina su...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh International Source Type: news

Bullying incidences identification within an immersive environment using HD EEG-based analysis: a Swarm Decomposition and Deep Learning approach - Baltatzis V, Bintsi KM, Apostolidis GK, Hadjileontiadis LJ.
Bullying is an everlasting phenomenon and the first, yet difficult, step towards the solution is its detection. Conventional approaches for bullying incidence identification include questionnaires, conversations and psychological tests. Here, unlike the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure attitude change in health professionals after completion of an aboriginal health and cultural safety training programme - Ryder C, Mackean T, Ullah S, Burton H, Halls H, McDermott D, Edmondson W.
Socially accountable health curricula, designed to decrease Aboriginal health inequities through the transformation of health professional students into culturally safe practitioners, has become a focal point for health professional programmes. Despite thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Medical education and human trafficking: using simulation - Stoklosa H, Lyman M, Bohnert C, Mittel O.
Healthcare providers have the potential to play a crucial role in human trafficking prevention, identification, and intervention. However, trafficked patients are often unidentified due to lack of education and preparation available to healthcare professio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Hua W, Chen Q, Wan M, Lu J, Xiong L.
INTRODUCTION: Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Theorizing ballistics: ethics, emotions, and weapons scientists - Bourke J.
This article explores conceptions of violence from the perspective of scientists engaged in weapons research. Ballistics scientists are routinely excluded from the "violent" label on grounds of class, status, education, and emotional comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Identifying gaps in the implementation of naloxone programs for laypersons in the United States - Lambdin BH, Zibbell J, Wheeler E, Kral AH.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic in the United States (US) continues to generate significant increases in morbidity and mortality with no sign of decline. Overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs are highly effective at preventing opioid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Past 15-year trends in lifetime cocaine use among US high school students - Schneider KE, Krawczyk N, Xuan Z, Johnson RM.
BACKGROUND: Most recent research on adolescent drug use has focused on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Less is known about the recent epidemiology of adolescent cocaine use, which has serious health consequences. PURPOSE: To describe recent trends... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding student drinking patterns: does shame proneness matter? - Winkeljohn Black S, P össel P, Dietz A.
This study ( N  = 202; mean age = 19.52 years, SD = 1.36 years; 66.5% female) analyzed three structural equation models to determine whether ruminative brooding and negative affect, moderated by shame proneness, explained college student drinkin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

OCRs bind: administrative rulemaking and campus sexual assault protections - Caldwell S.
During President Barack Obama's Administration, significant light was shed on the depth of the United States' campus sexual assault problem. As a result, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights increased enforcement of Title IX provisions by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Let's get involved! The impact of service learning on drinking perceptions, alcohol use, and protective behaviors in college students - Flynn MA, Carter E, Craig C.
While there is mounting support for the efficacy of alcohol-based curriculum infusion (CI) programs, studies have yielded mixed results. Insufficient attention has been given to nuances in the types of CI. Using a two-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining the impact of alcohol and other drug education exposure on student alcohol consumption - Merianos AL, Barry AE.
This investigation examined the association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention/education programs and drinking behaviors among students aged 12 to 17 years. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newest Data Links Inflammation to Chemo-brain
Inflammation in the blood plays a key role in “chemo-brain,” according to a published pilot study that provides evidence for what scientists have long believed. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Physician Elected Vice President of International Geriatric Fracture Society
The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) has elected Highland Hospital Associate Chief of Medicine, Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., FACP, AGSF, CMD, as vice president. Dr. Mendelson will serve a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as president. A founding board member, Dr. Mendelson will be the first geriatrician to lead this group. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about fat-soluble vitamins
Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Namibia:Number of Pupils Getting Pregnant Over Holidays Rises
[Namibian] The education ministry has urged parents to take more care of their daughters during holidays as most pregnancies among pupils are recorded a few months after school breaks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CCBC, Geneva College in nursing program partnership
Geneva College and the Community College of Beaver County on Wednesday formalized a new agreement that will allow students to earn in a four-year program an associate's degree in nursing from CCBC and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Geneva College. The program has students splitting years between Geneva and CCBC. "By signing today’s articulation agreement, our two institutions are joining forces to offer a strong bachelor degree career pathway for aspiring nurses right here in Beaver County,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Nigeria:Canada, Others Empower Bauchi College of Nursing
[This Day] Bauchi -The Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada and its implementing partners World Health Organisation and Population Council have donated three 32-seater buses and learning materials to Bauchi state College of Nursing and Midwifery as part of efforts to ensure adequate human resource for the health sector in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurse Aide Training Course Under Probe
[The Herald] Health authorities in Mashonaland West are investigating an organisation that is purportedly offering a two-week nurse aide training course at Gadzema Council Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, and allied health professionals have identified areas of improvement that would give the NHS a more flexible positive workplace culture. Chair of the NHS unions and UNISON head of h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection
Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, according to a new study led by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.UCLA researchers located the 14 Ebola survivors of the 1976 outbreak who, in January 2016, were still living in the same small, remote villages in the forests of the Équateur Province of northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The researchers obtained blood samples and health history reports from them. The data revealed evidence ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news