Use of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Pregnancy Prevention Among Ghanaian Women: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey
Few studies in low- and middle-income countries have examined the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for pregnancy prevention. Understanding the prevalence of FABM use among Ghanaian contraceptors and the characteristics and practices of users is essential. Our 2018 nationally representative survey of Ghanaian women included detailed questions on the use of rhythm and Standard Days Method/Cycle Beads (SDM). After considering multimethod use patterns, we estimated likely FABM prevalence among contraceptors, identified characteristics associated with current use of an FABM (vs. current use of a hormonal method/...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Role of Machine Learning in Management of Spondylolisthesis Role of Machine Learning in Management of Spondylolisthesis
A new review explores the potential exciting new role machine learning could have in the management of spondylolisthesis.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Two from Upstate publish paper about end-of-life decisions for people with cardiac defibrillators
The paper was published in the Journal of The American Board of Family Medicine. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Research Source Type: news

Doctors, student help establish way to prioritize surgeries during COVID-19
(Hackensack Meridian Health) The health network experts implemented the medically necessary time sensitive (MeNTS) surgical scoring system developed by the University of Chicago to triage the case load across the health system, the largest in New Jersey. The results are published now in The American Journal of Surgery, and the lead author is a medical student at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preparing for a Natural Disaster
Learn how to prepare disaster plans and emergency kits for you and your family. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is a day of profound weight ’: Biden signs law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday
Biden said that he hopes by establishing the holiday, “all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH-funded study shows children recycle brain regions when acquiring new skills
During development the brain can repurpose parts when learning to recognize faces and to read. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

YSPH alumni spotlight: Public health and public service
While pursuing a career at the intersection of law and public health, Krysten Thomas ’18 M.P.H. found even more ways to serve others when the pandemic hit. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Managing Couples ’ Different Sleep Needs
When partners have different sleep needs or habits, it can be tough for both people to get enough rest -- and cause stress in the relationship as well. Learn how to manage these issues and slumber better together. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elekta's Harmony linear accelerator gets nod from FDA
Radiology oncology vendor Elekta announced it has received 510(k) clearanc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips, Elekta dive deeper into cancer care collaboration Elekta reaches Elekta Unity milestone Elekta touts installs of new Mosaiq 3 software VA to use Elekta's ProKnow data program ASRT, Elekta to provide $10K for Black students (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

For HIV/AIDS Survivors, COVID-19 Reawakened Old Trauma —And Renewed Calls for Change
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted a rare lung infection among five otherwise healthy gay men in Los Angeles, Calif. Though they didn’t know it at the time, the scientists had written about what would turn out to be one of the historical moments that launched the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. Since then, HIV/AIDS has killed an estimated 35 million people, including 534,000 people in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018 alone, according to UNAIDS, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in modern history. Over...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

SYNE-COV for predicting COVID-19 outcomes - Medtech innovation briefing (MIB264), NICE (published 15th June 2021)
The technology described in this briefing is SYNE ‑COV. It is a cloud-based software designed to help manage COVID‑19 in hospitals. It does this by predicting the chance of people with COVID‑19 being admitted for intensive care, having mechanical ventilation, or dying while in hospital. The innovative aspect is that it is a prediction tool us ing machine-learning algorithms that analyse data from electronic health records to help clinicians'decision making in real time. The intended place in therapy would be alongside existing early warning scores in hospitals for monitoring deterioration in people with COVID ‑19. ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helium recycling project sets a new standard for sustainability at UCSF
The School is now recycling much of the helium used in its NMR facilities. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conference ends with urgent call for fairer workplaces
When the pandemic is finally over, workplaces need to be made a lot more fairer for the people who have helped the country through the crisis, UNISON delegates heard today. Lilian Macer opened a debate on a composite motion made up of submissions from her own Scotland region and the Newcastle Hospitals branch, each addressing the need to create fairer workplaces. She said that it was UNISON members who had kept communities safe “in the eye of the COVID storm”. And yet the crisis of the last 15 months had shown more clearly than ever the unfairness that exists for so many of those workers. For instance, accordin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Josie Bird social care Source Type: news

Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus a common pathogen in ventilation-associated pneumonia?: The experience of a tertiary teaching hospital in Jordan
Abstract: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a life threatening device related infection in intensive care units. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is considered a common contagious pathogen causing pneumonia and sepsis. To assess the prevalence of S aureus in comparison to other pathogens, and their antibacterial sensitivity profile in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Data regarding ventilator-associated pneumonia of adults admitted to the intensive care unit, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology Hospital, between 2012 and 2018 were extracted from the computerized system. Microorganisms and their s...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light-guided nudging and data-driven performance feedback improve hand hygiene compliance among nurses and doctors
Doctors (surgeons) have lower baseline hand hygiene compliance than nurses. • Light-guided nudging and data-driven performance feedback improve compliance. • Individual performance feedback might be more effective than group feedback. • The Sani nudge system detects more opportunities than using manual observations. • Nurses and doctors disinfect hands more often af ter rather than before patient contact. [Display omitted] Evidence-based practices to increase hand hygiene compliance (HHC) among health care workers are warranted. We aimed to investigate the effect of a multimodal strategy on HHC. During ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illustrating the experience of children and young people cared for in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient settings
Candace Imison, Associate Director, and Jodi Brown, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, at the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, discuss the findings of a new NIHR Themed Review about the experience of children and young people receiving inpatient care in mental health, learning disability and autism units. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ducey Blocks ASU Policy Requiring Masks for Unvaccinated Ducey Blocks ASU Policy Requiring Masks for Unvaccinated
Gov Ducey issued an executive order saying students at the state's public universities and community colleges can't be required to get the vaccine, submit vaccination documents, be tested or forced to wear masks.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 17th June 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause Update in this version (published 17th June 2021) - updates made to the Secure environments section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian regions make vaccines mandatory for many workers
Authorities in four Russian regions have made coronavirus vaccines mandatory for people working in retail, education and other service sectors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

The COVID experience: difficult to talk about, but vital that we do
Post-traumatic stress disorder, exhaustion, the demands of a backlog of non-COVID care during a staff exodus – these are just some of the issues currently facing the NHS workforce, UNISON’s special delegate conference heard yesterday. Linda Hobson from Newcastle Hospitals branch opened Wednesday afternoon’s business by moving a motion from the Northern region on The NHS after the pandemic. “It’s difficult to talk about what we’ve experienced, but it’s important that we do talk about it,” she told delegates. And as an NHS worker and branch secretary of a busy and acute hospita...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Covid vaccine social care Source Type: news

Namibia: Schools Only Closed in Locked Down Areas
[New Era] The education ministry yesterday clarified that the suspension of face-to-face teaching and learning as from today until 30 June is only applicable to three heavily affected localities, namely Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative student start-up wins £ 10,000 to develop food waste slashing tech
A student start-up developing technology that will slash food waste in the education sector has won £ 10,000 to develop their idea. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
The GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – GW4) formally launched their new ‘ One Health ’ antimicrobial resistance research consortium this week [Wednesday 16 June]. The World Health Organisation cites antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the most significant risks facing the world. AMR threatens global health and development as it impacts on human, animal and plant health and also our environment, water safety and food security. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Schoo Source Type: news

Passing the COVID test in just five minutes
(Osaka University) Osaka University researchers create an intelligent nanopore system sensitive enough to detect single SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. By training a machine-learning algorithm, the platform was able to identify between various coronaviruses in just five minutes. This work may lead to fast and accurate point-of-care testing for COVID and other communicable diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For the first time, researchers visualize metabolic process at the single-cell level
(University of Chicago) Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Biological Sciences Division have developed a combined imaging and machine learning technique that can, for the first time, measure a metabolic process at both the cellular and sub-cellular levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide safer care in behavioral health settings: a comparative analysis of perceptions, training completion, and practice between mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers - Harris BR, Tracy M, Comber KG, Pechenik S, Carruthers JW.
BACKGROUND: Despite prevention and treatment efforts, opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States and totaled 46,802 in 2018. This public health crisis is closely linked with suicide, with those who misuse opioids at six times the risk of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The impact of perceived sleep, mood and alcohol use on verbal, physical and sexual assault experiences among student athletes and student non-athletes - Charest J, Bastien CH, Ellis JG, Killgore WDS, Grandner MA.
Previous research has shown that student athletes are more likely to be involved in a physical altercation or be a victim of verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse than student non-athletes, which can have long-lasting negative effects on mood, behavior and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Frequency of thoughts and planning for suicide attempt in paramedical students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences in 2019: a cross-sectional study - Habibi F, Ahmadinia H, Rezaeian M.
Background and Objectives: Suicidal ideation is the tendency of a person to die that is highly prevalent among students and due to the important role of paramedical students as future treatment staff, this study was conducted to investigate the frequency o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Survivor Olivia Williams shares 'bizarre' symptom to spot
OLIVIA WILLIAMS starred in An Education, The Sixth Sense and Rushmore, yet the award-winning actress's most fulfilling role is that of Pancreatic Cancer UK ambassador. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health pay rise must be for everyone in the  NHS
Thousands of health service staff employed by private companies must not lose out on the wage rise that’s expected to be announced soon for their NHS colleagues, says UNISON today (Thursday). Porters, cleaners, catering assistants and other healthcare workers in NHS jobs outsourced to private contractors have performed tirelessly throughout the pandemic, says UNISON. But the union fears most will be excluded from the coming pay increase unless private firms, the government and NHS trusts act now. UNISON is calling on all private companies running health service contra...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article Source Type: news

UA, NOWDiagnostics Partner for COVID-19 Study
The University of Arkansas and NOWDiagnostics Inc. of Springdale announce a partnership to study the prevalence of coronavirus antibodies among UA students, staff and faculty. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Watch the video: Cochrane Sweden host webinar on clinical trial transparency
Discussion and Q&AIf you are interested in learning more about this work and how you can support it, please contactEmma Thompson.Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Treating Teachers ’ Depression Could Boost Young Students ’ Grades: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Founder of Cochrane Skin, Professor Hywel Williams, awarded the Order of the British Empire
Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded anOrder of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases.Professor Williams was a founding member of theCochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years. He is a Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the School of Medicine at theUniversity of Nottingham, where Cochrane Skin is based.In his role as Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Director and more recently as NIHR Sci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Biden Admin Extends Protections To Transgender Students
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden just canceled hundreds of millions in student loan debt
His administration is giving relief to borrowers who brought claims against their school. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students take part in Rural Immersion Week in North Country
(Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Pneumocystis pneumonia outbreak chronicled in Clinical Infectious Diseases
Yale physicians helped track down the first confirmed U.S. outbreak of a fungus-driven pneumonia often seen in highly immunocompromised patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NFL, NFLPA agree to updated COVID-19 protocols for training camp, preseason
With mandatory minicamps coming to a close around the NFL, the league and the NFL Players Association have come to an agreement for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restrictions remain in place for unvaccinated players, loosened for vaccinated players
The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed on the COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason, and they should function... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden cancels $500 million in student debt for victims of for-profit school fraud
The Department of Education is canceling $500 million in student loan debt for 18,000 former ITT Tech students defrauded by the now... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender students protected at school by Title IX, Department of Education says
The ruling on discrimination comes amid a debate over whether transgender athletes can compete in sports that match their gender identities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips helps imaging departments welcome back patients with confidence - Sponsor Supplied
After over a year of putting healthcare on hold, it's finally time for American...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What has radiology learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both
With COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns easing, radiology educators are of two minds...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips helps imaging departments welcome back patients with confidence What has radiology learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASRT Foundation awards $266K in scholarships
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has awarded $265,50...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT supports bill on radiologist assistant payment ASRT announces education awards ASRT announces distinguished author award winners ASRT names 2021 Award for Advocacy winners ASRT touts role of technologists during COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What has radiology learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?
As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, many radiologists are welcoming back patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips helps imaging departments welcome back patients with confidence Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds 3D mammography offers modest benefits over standard mammography
The popular screening has a higher cancer detection rate, but in real world populations it has only marginally reduced recall rates for follow-up imaging. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating Teachers' Depression Could Boost Young Students' Grades: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- When depression strikes teachers, they can suffer mightily, but a new study suggests their students'ability to learn might also be harmed. Researchers found a correlation between teachers'depressive symptoms and math... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news