Doctors and Nurses Treat Gunshot Wounds All the Time. Now They ’re Preparing for Active Shootings at Their Own Hospitals
A shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, quickly followed by a false alarm at Maryland’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sent shockwaves through the medical community this month — and exposed the reality that hospitals, the institutions tasked with caring for the victims of violent incidents, are also at risk of enduring them. The FBI defines an active shooter incident as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Of the 50 such events that took place in 2016 and 2017, according to FBI data, only four occurred in healthc...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime hospitals onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and AIDS: Transmission myths and facts
There are many myths about HIV and AIDS, including some about transmission. Developments in treatment mean that a person ’s risk of contracting or transmitting HIV is significantly reduced. It is also vital to note that people cannot transmit AIDS, which develops from untreated HIV. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

A New Study Says There Are 5 Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

A New Study Says There Are Five Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of low sodium levels?
Low sodium in the blood can cause confusion, lethargy, and nausea. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about low sodium levels, risk factors, prevention and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you clear up sinus congestion?
Sinus congestion occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the sinuses. Home remedies including hydration, steam inhalation, and using eucalyptus oil, among others. Learn more about clearing up sinus congestion here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Should CPR Be Taught to Children in School? Should CPR Be Taught to Children in School?
England will offer CPR training to school-age children beginning in 2020.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Deep Learning Algorithm Helps with Earlier Alzheimer ’s Disease Prediction
Prediction occurred an average of 75.8 months before final diagnosis. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: Alzheimer disease DI Executive Source Type: news

NHS should be run like MCDONALD's, Health Secretary Matt Hancock claims
Speaking at the King's Fund annual conference in London, the Cabinet minister praised the fast food chain's training and support programmes in a speech that emphasised leadership within the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stevens: Long-term plan won’t ‘definitively’ address staffing problems
The NHS long-term plan will not “definitively” deal with staff training, capital or public health – and the government still has no “durable answer” for social care funding, Simon Stevens has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Only Three Days Left to Apply! Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The MAR offices will be clo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Amazon's newest machine learning product makes sense of unstructured medical text
Amazon Comprehend Medical is a HIPAA-eligible service able to automatically identify and process patient diagnoses, symptoms, medical test details, treatments and other relevant medical information. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Taking on the challenges of sustainable clinical care at YNNH
Almost a third of a hospital ’s waste comes from the OR. At Yale New Haven Hospital, the Perioperative Sustainability Team is working to make a positive impact. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can Home Videos Diagnose Autism?
(MedPage Today) -- Machine learning on home videos show promise for earlier detection (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - November 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Could You Get An MD Online?
Could your physician have gone to medical school online? What the rise of online education and increasing demand means for training our future healthcare professionals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shiv Gaglani, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person ’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Report: Maryland Firefighter/Medic Killed During Welfare Check
On April 15, 2016, a 37-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic was killed and a 19-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was seriously wounded when they were shot after a combination fire department was dispatched for a check on the welfare of a citizen. The fire fighters were on the front porch attempting to gain entry into the single family dwelling when they were shot by the resident.  Read the Report: Career Fire Fighter Killed and Volunteer Fire Fighter Seriously Wounded When Shot during a Civilian Welfare Check Initial Story via FirefighterNation: Maryland Firefighters Shot, One Killed, During Investigation ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Should You Take Your Doctor's Advice?
In this world of the “hurry up” business of medicine, how can doctors arrive at an important diagnosis, prescribe the right treatment, and provide good education about your disease and treatment? It is tough. How do you know you should take your doctor’s advice? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn McClanahan, Contributor Source Type: news

Chinese Researcher Claiming Controversial Gene-Edited Babies Reports Second Pregnancy May Be Underway
(HONG KONG) — A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong. He claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investigating. The second potential preg...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized crispr onetime Source Type: news

A businessman handed out $1,000 checks to all 1,085 staff and students at wildfire-damaged Paradise school
When Bob Wilson heard that the students and staff at Paradise High School lost everything in the Camp Fire, he really wanted to do something for them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feature Tagging of Home Videos Promising in Autism Diagnosis
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Feature tagging of home videos for machine learning classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the use of a mobile device produces accurate results in short time frames, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What goes around comes around: the brain networks of learning, sleeping and struggling
The brain is built from billions of interconnected cells that change their activity patterns thousands of times per second, but somehow manage to stay in synch – most of the time. At a public lecture next week [Wednesday 5 December] the University of Bristol's new Director of Bristol Neuroscience will discuss how brain cells – neurons, co-ordinate information processing to achieve coherent thoughts and memories. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Hancock calls on NHS leaders to create 'learn not blame' culture
The NHS must develop leaders who will foster a “learn not blame” culture, the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service -webinar
Our next PNR Rendezvous webinar is: The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service Marketing a new library service is expected. Marketing a service that no one is using is expected. But what about interlibrary loan, which is an existing service that, statistically, patrons are already using? Should a library waste money, resources, and staff time to market interlibrary loan? Yes! Marketing interlibrary loan can teach patrons how to use the service more effectively and can introduce new users to the service. But currently, there is very little literature on the subject. Marketing other library services is writte...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Only Endurance Exercise May Slow Aging
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Running, swimming, cycling and other types of endurance exercise can slow cellular aging, but strength training may not, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at how different types of exercise affected telomeres in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Students Mental Health Our Priority'
[The Herald] Government is concerned with the rise in suicide cases reported in tertiary institutions in recent days, a Cabinet minister has said. In an interview recently, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said his ministry is "worried about the development". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Concerns over training burden under Scotland safe staffing bill
Questions have been raised over where busy healthcare staff in Scotland will find the time to complete training in how to use new workload planning tools, if proposed legislation is introduced.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Does purpose in life or ethnic identity moderate the association for racial discrimination and suicide ideation in racial/ethnic minority emerging adults? - Hong JH, Talavera DC, Odafe MO, Barr CD, Walker RL.
OBJECTIVE: To examine purpose in life (PIL) and ethnic identity (EI) as buffers to suicide ideation for Asian American, Hispanic, and Black emerging adults who perceive racial discrimination. METHOD: Two-hundred eighty-nine undergraduate students e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hearing "that's so gay" and "no homo" on campus and substance use among sexual minority college students - Winberg C, Coleman T, Woodford MR, McKie RM, Travers R, Renn KA.
Sexual orientation microaggressions are common on college campuses and can contribute to negative outcomes; yet little is known about their relationship with substance use outcomes. Among a convenience sample of cisgender sexual minority college students (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increasing bystander behavior to prevent adolescent relationship violence: a randomized controlled trial - Jouriles EN, McDonald R, Rosenfield D, Sargent KS.
OBJECTIVE: The present research reports a randomized controlled trial evaluating TakeCARE, a video bystander program designed to help prevent relationship and sexual violence among high school students. METHOD: High school students (n = 165)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Classroom disciplinary climate of schools and gender - evidence from the Nordic countries - Sortk ær B, Reimer D.
Classroom disciplinary climate has emerged as a crucial factor with regard to student achievement. However, most previous studies have not explored potential gender differences in both students' perceptions of the classroom disciplinary climate and the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of the Learning Together intervention on bullying and aggression in English secondary schools (INCLUSIVE): a cluster randomised controlled trial - Bonell C, Allen E, Warren E, McGowan J, Bevilacqua L, Jamal F, LeGood R, Wiggins M, Opondo C, Mathiot A, Sturgess J, Fletcher A, Sadique Z, Elbourne D, Christie D, Bond L, Scott S, Viner RM.
BACKGROUND: Bullying, aggression, and violence among children and young people are some of the most consequential public mental health problems. We tested the Learning Together intervention, which involved students in efforts to modify their school environ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Higher education as a platform for capacity building to address violence against women and promote gender equality: the Swedish example - Okenwa-Emgwa L, von Strauss E.
Violence against women is an acknowledged public and global health problem which has adverse consequences for women's health. Education, especially higher education, has long been identified as an important arena for addressing the problem and promoting ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What do parents need to know about concussion? Developing consensus using the Delphi method - Kroshus E, Chrisman SPD, Harmon KG, Herring SA, Broglio SP, Master CL, McGill CA, Putukian M, Register-Mihalik JK, Rivara FP.
OBJECTIVE: Many schools and sports leagues provide preseason concussion education to parents/guardians, and in some jurisdictions, it is required for interscholastic sports participation. However, directives about content are absent or vague. The purpose o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Let's Chat About Sex - Tech Platforms Target FCT Youth With Sexual Health Info
[Nigeria Health Watch] Goodness** (name changed to maintain anonymity) is a young woman in south-eastern Nigeria living with a hearing disability. Unlike most of her friends who also live with impaired hearing, her family supported her education. While waiting to gain admission into the university, Goodness got pregnant. For her and other young Nigerian women in similar situations, the chances of getting support to finish school are limited. Most will probably have to leave school to marry and start a family earlier than anticip (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia KanemBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 2018 (IPS)Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we have been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, underpinned by rights and choices for all as enshrined in the landmark Programme of Action stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem 2 Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Max Planck Florida to open high school with Florida Atlantic University
(Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience) A new high school pilot program will give top STEM students the opportunity to study with leading researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Great apes and ravens plan without thinking
(Stockholm University) Planning and self control in animals do not require human-like mental capacities, according to a study from Stockholm University. Newly developed learning models, similar to models within artificial intelligence research, show how planning in ravens and great apes can develop through prior experiences without any need of thinking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computer hackers could be thwarted by new 'deception consistency' method
(Binghamton University) Can you deceive a deceiver? That's the question that computer scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York have recently been exploring.Assistant Professor of Computer Science   Guanhua Yan   and PhD student Zhan Shu are looking at how to make cyber deception a more effective tool against malicious hackers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA to provide certified sexual assault nurse examiners training in rural areas
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, in collaboration with the UA College of Nursing, received a $1.49 million federal grant to provide training to increase the number of certified sexual assault nurse examiners in four states and the US-affiliated Pacific islands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polluted air can cause a reduction of a person's apparent education level and IQ
(Natural News) The effects of pollution goes beyond physical health – it affects even one’s intelligence. A recent study found that people exposed to high levels of pollution can experience decreases in mental performance equivalent to losing a year in your education. The study was conducted in China, a country that currently has air pollution... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polluted air can cause a reduction of people's educational level by one year
(Natural News) The effects of pollution goes beyond physical health – it affects even one’s intelligence. A recent study found that people exposed to high levels of pollution can experience decreases in mental performance equivalent to losing a year in your education. The study was conducted in China, a country that currently has air pollution... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family speaks out on Maryland student's adenovirus-related death
The parents of a University of Maryland student who died after contracting the adenovirus are speaking out about conditions on campus. Freshman Olivia Paregol died last week after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Jericka Duncan spoke to the parents about what they think contributed to her death. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Healthy eating when dining out
Learn more about healthy living. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Update on protein-protein interaction data in WormBase
Currently WormBase contains over 28,000 physical protein-protein interactions of which 1,500 protein-protein interactions have been curated by BioGRID as a collaboration with WormBase. Within the data set, over 17,000 protein-protein interactions are unique, and over 6,000 unique genes are involved in these interactions. In WormBase, protein-protein interaction data can be found as a subclass of physical interaction data in the ‘Interactions widget’ on the gene report page. The interactions widget provides all types of interaction data related to the gene of interest, such as physical, genetic, regula...
Source: WormBase - November 27, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication news paper of interest tutorials protein interaction WS267 Source Type: news

ECG Educational Standards for Prehospital Providers
The level of knowledge pertaining to electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation among prehospital healthcare providers undoubtedly impacts patient outcomes. EMS personnel from EMRs to EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics play a critical role in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. First responders make critical decisions regarding initial assessment, intervention and transport. They must do so expeditiously. Such decisions have profound implications on quality and continuity of care. The importance of such actions becomes especially evident in regard to on-scene ECG interpretation. The prehospital providers' ECG interpretation ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS3 Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Spine Research Fellowship at Rush 2019-2020 - Dr Kern Singh
Dr. Singh is seeking an ambitious 3rd year medical student or 4th year medical student who did not match. The canditate should be nterested in a year-long clinical research fellowship. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Six UCLA professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Six faculty members from UCLA have been selected as 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are to be honored by the association for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, on Feb. 16, at the association ’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Fellows will be formally announced in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of the journal Science on Nov. 29.UCLA ’s newest AAAS fellows are...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can probiotics cause side effects?
Taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut and may help treat a number of health issues. Some people experience side effects from probiotics, though they are generally safe. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does diabetes cause hair loss?
Diabetes can cause hair thinning or noticeable hair loss in some people. However, maintaining good blood sugar control may help reverse the effects of hair loss. Some medications are also available and may be beneficial. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news