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Comparing international approaches to safeguarding children: global lesson learning (editorial) - Brown L, Lei J, Strydom M.
Child maltreatment is a complex global problem which remains difficult to study and address. Over the last decade, we have seen considerable interest by governments globally in learning the lessons from different countries and comparing experiences as syst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bruising in children: exploring the attitudes, knowledge and training of child protection social workers and the interface with paediatricians regarding childhood bruising - Matthews L, Kemp A, Maguire S.
While child protection social workers (CPSWs) make decisions about which children with an injury need a medical examination, we do not know how they make these decisions. We aimed to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and training of CPSWs in regards to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2018, Free PubMed Webinars from the NNLM Training Office
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles -- but say porn is dangerous
Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Instead, they declared pornography to be public health risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Dynamics is teaching its robot dog to fight back against humans
‘Testing robustness’ apparently crucial to robotic dog’s development, with SpotMini showing it won’t be perturbed by human interferenceIt appears that, just like their flesh and blood counterparts, you just can ’t put a good robot dog down, even if you’re a human fighting it for control of a door.Boston Dynamics ’ well-mannered four-legged machine SpotMini has already proved that it caneasily open a door and walk through unchallenged, but now the former Google turned SoftBank robotics firm is teaching its robo-canines to fight back.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: HAL 90210 Tags: Robots Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) Consciousness Computing Science Source Type: news

Cameroon:Health Personnel Reinforce Capacity
[Cameroon Tribune] This is within the framework of a training seminar on palliative care currently taking place in Douala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger
Stress weakens the brain ’ s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Animal Cognition Animal Behavior Memory Mice Exercise Anxiety and Stress Brain Running Source Type: news

Dim Lighting Can Harm Memory and Learning
by Patrick Kiger, AARP, February 19, 2018|Comments: 0. A man works in a dark room. Jetta Productions/Getty Images. The findings eventually could lead to treatments that improve cognitive function for older people. You may want to buy brighter lights for your home after you read this. Michigan State University researchers  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Minister Parirenyatwa Sued
[The Herald] A group of 20 student nurses at Bonda Mission Hospital, who had their training contracts terminated barely a month after commencement, have taken the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa to the High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mirada introduces AI software for radiation oncology
Imaging software developer Mirada Medical has introduced DLCExpert, a software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Optellum, Mirada present lung cancer study at RSNA 2017 Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours Mirada showcases XD:PACS at RSNA 2016 Philips, Mirada sign distribution deal Mirada launches nuclear medicine software at RSNA 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedaPhor releases point-of-care ultrasound simulator
U.K. ultrasound training developer MedaPhor has released BodyWorks Eve, a female...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedaPhor opens U.S. subsidiary MedaPhor to aid Rwanda, Dominican Republic MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract MedaPhor to bring ScanTrainer to U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Step Towards the Light: Ending Human Trafficking
Children from rural areas and disempowered homes are ideal targets for trafficking in India and elsewhere. Credit: Neeta Lal / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2018 (IPS)A new initiative aims to use data to shed light on a pervasive multi-billion dollar criminal industry: human trafficking.Created by the International Organization for Migration and Polaris, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the world’s first human trafficking data portal. It collects data from various counter-trafficking organizations around the world in order to help stakeholders identify and respond to trends.&ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Launching a " Laboratory " for Local Public Health Decision-Making
NWCPHP and the Public Health Institute will facilitate a " learning laboratory " to support local public health departments in answering difficult questions about financial sustainability and core services. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS management consultants proven to worsen a service already under pressure
Millions of pounds are being wasted each year on NHS management consultants who are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient rather than making things better, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Management; Press Release Source Type: news

Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students
This report reveals how exposure to pro-tobacco advertising may influence the use of tobacco products among youth.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football players
(University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Previous studies with older NFL football players have found a high incidence of sleep apnea, a serious health issue, among the group, particularly among older linemen. Now, a study with college-age linemen suggests that the roots of this health problem in football players may begin much earlier, and at an age when the condition is much less likely to occur in the general population. Body training specific to linemen appears to be related. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Separate brain systems cooperate during learning, study finds
(Brown University) Brown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory -- two distinct brain systems -- work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

End-of-life hospital and healthcare use among older adults with Alzheimer's disease
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Belgium recently studied how people with Alzheimer's disease use medical services during their final months. The goal was to learn more about the best ways to help older adults with dementia at the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lizard love
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality.Decades of behavioral research on the lizard's mating systems have resulted in near-unanimous agreement among scientists that the males maintain restricted, static territories to defend exclusive mating access to females within these territories and are consequently polygamous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNIST students win two HCI Korea 2018 Creative Awards
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Four students from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have won prizes at the 2018 HCI Korea Creative Awards, one of the largest academic conferences in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhanced education could help turn the tide on marine litter
(University of Plymouth) Research led by the University of Plymouth has revealed that designing systematic and innovative education tools to teachers and students can make a significant and positive contribution to their understanding of the problem of marine litter -- and their willingness to do something about it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategy
(Frontiers) A new study focusing on the attacker -- a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing -- identifies successful and less successful strategies. It also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards -- with creative individuals putting more effort into constructing these malicious emails. Insights from the study can be used to develop tools and training procedures to detect phishing emails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

There may be a better way to reduce hospital readmission rates
(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in Health Education Research suggests that lay-health workers may be able to significantly reduce readmissions rates to hospitals for high risk patients following surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New guidance on medicines management for nursing associates
Health Education England has published advisory guidance setting out expectations for nursing associates who administer medicines. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

REMINDER: Just because high school students survived a tragedy doesn't make them instant experts on complex policy issues
(Natural News) The latest tactic of the “mob rule” Left is to puppeteer high school students, parading them in front of cameras as “experts” on gun control and the Second Amendment, all while rehearsing scripted talking points with them to make sure they stay on point. The puppeteers, of course, are all the same anti-America,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science is about ‘positive impact’
Last month Yale launched the new Center for Biomedical Data Science, which will act as a hub for research and education in biomedical data science at Yale. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtronic is Making the Most of Value-Based Care
Medical device companies of all sizes have embraced value-based healthcare in recent years, and one of the industry's top companies is now beginning to see its value-based care programs pay off. "I know I have spoken a lot about value-based healthcare, but I'm particularly pleased to see this translate into real numbers, which have real differentiating value for Medtronic," CEO Omar Ishrak said during Medtronic's third-quarter earnings call Tuesday, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. Learn more about the future of innovation in the value-based care system at the BIOMEDevice Boston conference, April 18-1...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'
A Republican Idaho state senator says he won't apologize for yelling "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry
An Idaho lawmaker who yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students said Tuesday his response was appropriate and has no plans to apologize (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Idaho lawmaker yells 'abortion is murder' at students
A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How should you treat an ingrown hair cyst?
Learn about ingrown hair cysts, which develop when an ingrown hair becomes a fluid-filled lump. We look at treatment options and how a cyst is removed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2018
The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced Tuesday, Feb. 20, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, N.C. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. This year's winners are: Paul Banerjee, DO Medical Director, Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue Dr. Paul Banerjee is recognized for developing and teaching new life-saving resuscitation techniques for pediatric out-of-h...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sarah Ferguson, MA Tags: Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

Social Media in Advocacy: A Twitter Guide
March 1, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. Learn how to use Twitter to better advocate for rural health policy. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Corindus wins FDA 510(k) PVI indication for CorPath GRX
Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its CorPath GRX system, now indicated for use in peripheral vascular interventions. The Waltham, Mass.-based company touts the CorPath system as the first and only FDA-cleared robotic device cleared for both percutaneous coronary interventions and peripheral vascular interventions. “My colleagues and I have seen first-hand how CorPath GRX can overcome the challenges of manual PCI and I am excited to apply the capabilities of robotics to effectively treat PAD patients. As a training site for future robotic interventionalists, I ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines
Blue Earth Diagnostics said that its Axumin (fluciclovine F-18) PET radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO Blue Earth touts Axumin reader training results Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients Medicare coverage gets easier for oncologic PET tracers Blue Earth PET radiotracer IDs prostate cancer recurrence (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Drugs With a REMS: Benefit/Risk Counseling to Patients Drugs With a REMS: Benefit/Risk Counseling to Patients
Do you know what to do when counseling a patient on a drug with a REMS designation? Learn more with new guidance from the FDA.FDA Expert Commentaries and Interviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Expert Interview Source Type: news

Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT)
A fellowship program that works closely with partner countries to build a workforce of public health professionals prepared to translate science into action. IMPACT provides fellows with experience in public health program planning, implementation, management, and evaluation through specialized, hands-on training, supervision, and mentorship. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technique predicts gene resistance to cancer treatments
YSPH researchers have developed a method to predict resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a way to apply it to a frequent cancer-causing gene. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Greg Laurie Talks Steve McQueen, Faith and Mesothelioma
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news

Employer must name 'safety critical' drugs given by nursing associates
Trainee nursing associates must be given adequate supervision when learning about medicines management but employers should name any “safety critical” drugs those in the new role will be expected to administer once qualified, new guidance from Health Education England states. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More left-wing violence on parade as commentator says all conservatives should be drowned to death by holding their heads under water
(Natural News) Jesse Farrar, a former contributor to the left-leaning news outlets Deadspin and Vice, is so filled with hatred for students with conservative viewpoints that he recently expressed on Twitter his desire to see them all drowned to death. The obese, beer-obsessed dolt, in responding to concerns expressed by Charlie Kirk from Turning Point... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-bunking: can you be ‘brainwashed’ into spotting fake news?
Cambridge University is recruiting thousands of people to play a fake-news simulator, in the hope they will learn to identify the real thingName: Pre-bunking.Age: A modern malaise/cure, still in its early infancy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Social media Psychology Science University of Cambridge Digital media Source Type: news

Learn how to treat infections without antibiotics - using natural herbs and plants that exist all around you
(Natural News) Modern medicine has failed us. Instead of curing our diseases, antibiotics have given rise to a new breed of superbugs poised to wipe us out in time. While we can no longer rely on modern medicine to remedy our ills, we can still turn to ancient healing traditions. The best part is that they aren’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS England urges community pharmacists to take up training
Community pharmacists in Englandcan now enrol on free training at Masters level through thePharmacy Integration Fund. You can choose to take a single or range of modules and learning will encompass f (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HEE vows to end 'sheep dip approach' to doctor training
Health Education England is planning to reform the way junior doctors training is assessed to tackle widespread inconsistency, bureaucracy and a “sheep dip approach” to training. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent scalp acne
Learn how to treat pimples or zits on your scalp. We will cover how to identify scalp acne, home remedies, medicated shampoos, and lifestyle changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shortlist for this year ’s Student Nursing Times Awards revealed
Find out if you, someone you know, or your university or trust is in the running to win a prize at this year ’s Student Nursing Times Awards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news