Lack of paid sick leave increases poverty
(Florida Atlantic University) A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the US. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds black Americans face education, income barriers to healthy behaviors
(University of Iowa) A new University of Iowa-led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the differences in health behaviors between the groups more than other variables. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Life Sciences -- Life Writing Research Training Group receives further funding from the DFG
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The Life Sciences - Life Writing Research Training Group at Mainz University will receive financial support to the tune of EUR 2.2 million over the next four and a half years to look at the correlation between new developments in biomedicine and borderline human life experiences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation study compares neuropsychological tests for assessing deficits in MS
(Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation researchers compared two neuropsychological tests for assessing learning in individuals with multiple sclerosis. 'Comparing the Open Trial - Selective Reminding Test results with the California Learning Verbal Test II in Multiple Sclerosis' was published online on April 4, 2018, in Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. This is the first study to compare the two tests in the same individuals with MS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Death’s understudy: what sleep can teach medicine
‘Sleep patterns may one day be used to tap into the minds of otherwise unreachable patients’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Good News: Sitting All Day Isn ’t As Bad For You If You’re Fit
There is growing evidence that time spent sitting — in cars, at offices and on the couch — is having some seriously negative effects on health. Sedentary behavior has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. But a new study provides encouragement that some physical activity, including relatively simple ways to improve muscle strength, may be enough to overcome some of the unhealthy effects of sitting too much. In a study published in BMC Medicine, researchers led by Carlos Celis-Morales from the University of Glasgow analyzed data from nearly 400,000 middle-aged people in th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

AAAS extends science in theological education program
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hoy, A. Q. Tags: a-affairs Source Type: news

What I learned from teaching
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Elmassry, M. Tags: Working Life Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inc. Names The Game Agency to the 2018 “Best Workplaces” List
The Game Agency (TGA) helps companies transform their training and education through games and gamification to dramatically improve engagement and retention and complement eLearning, mLearning, and...(PRWeb May 24, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15512848.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Society of Clinical Oncology Honors Wilmot Physician with National Award
Supriya G. Mohile, M.D., M.S., an oncologist at the Wilmot Cancer Institute and trailblazer in the growing field of geriatric oncology, has been named the 2018 winner of the B.J. Kennedy Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She will deliver the B.J. Kennedy Lecture on June 4 at ASCO ’s annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Einstein Celebrates Its 60th Commencement
May 23, 2018—(BRONX, NY)— On May 24th,Albert Einstein College of Medicine will confer 159 M.D. and 21 Ph.D. degrees as it celebrates its 60th commencement at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. In addition, 13 graduates of Einstein’sMedical Scientist Training Program will receive both an M.D. and Ph.D. degree. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The truth about the Santa Fe school shooting in Texas (video)
(Natural News) Want to know the truth about the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting? Watch my Counterthink video to learn: The common things we almost always discover about school shooters The link between psychiatric drugs and violent behavior Why most school shooters have been bullied by classmates and school staff Why school shooters often have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SOM Insights: Could better predictions improve end-of-life care?
Better understanding of the end of life could promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Toolkit reaches children and schools in need of mental health guidance
Children are more likely to access mental health services if they are provided in school rather than in the community. While evidence supports this, significant barriers prevent many students from receiving the services they need. In fact, even schools and districts with the best-laid plans to support mental health will find their school psychologists, social workers and counselors struggling to provide school-wide services. Funding, resources and time are just some of the obstacles that prevent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Sarah Davidon Source Type: news

Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery
Doctors who don't have palliative care training are more likely to recommend aggressive surgery for patients with life-limiting diseases, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Class Day 2018 Live Video
The Geisel School of Medicine's annual Class Day event celebrating our graduating medical students will be on Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 AM in Spaulding Auditorium. This year's keynote speaker is George E. Thibault, MD, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation  You can watch live video of the Class Day event right here.  (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 23, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Derik Hertel Tags: Insider News Video Class Day Class of 2018 event graduation honors medical students Source Type: news

What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does the Conners rating scale work?
There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines the severity and likelihood of ADHD. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

9 Heartwarming Times Strangers Helped Struggling College Students
Proof there’s good in the world. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching
Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The graduate student and the other women allege Tyndall, a former gynecologist at USC's student health center for nearly 30 years, used racist and inappropriately sexual language during consultations and conducted pelvic examinations with his fingers and didn't wear gloves. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Yale Press Blog: Why do we sleep?
Despite the thousands of experiments scientists have performed to study sleep, no one has been able to declare with certainty why all lifeforms need sleep. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bristol presenting environmental solutions at EU conference
Bristol will be building on its legacy as European Green Capital 2015 this week at the high-profile EU Green Week conference (22-24 May), as progress continues to ensure the city is carbon neutral by 2050. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Business and Enterprise; Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Newly-qualifieds front new drive to get people into nursing
A group of student and newly-qualified nurses are at the forefront of a new campaign to attract more young people into nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnancy
A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Karger Publishers Adds Remarq
RedLink is pleased to announce that the independent publisher Karger, based in Basel, Switzerland, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities bundling collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq is now available as a pilot on three Karger journals Caries Research, Digital Biomarkers, and Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. By supporting engagement on the version of record, Remarq creates a rich environment for collaboration on key res...
Source: News from STM - May 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is my ADHD medication working?
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is working, when to change it, and lifestyle factors that can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Bullying and attitudes toward masculinity in Croatian schools: behavioral and emotional characteristics of students who bully others - Geres N, Orpinas P, Rodin U, Štimac-Grbić D, Mujkić A.
This study compared the following characteristics reported by students who had perpetrated bullying in Croatian schools and those who did not: gender, type of scho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental health symptoms and treatment utilization among trauma-exposed college students - Artime TM, Buchholz KR, Jakupcak M.
OBJECTIVE: Universities have demonstrated growing awareness of students impacted by interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual and physical assault) and veterans/service-members with combat-related trauma because of their sizable presence on campuses and unique ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School climate and physical adolescent relationship abuse: differences by sex, socioeconomic status, and bullying - Jain S, Cohen AK, Paglisotti T, Subramanyam MA, Chopel A, Miller E.
Little is known about the association between school climate and adolescent relationship abuse (ARA). We used 2011-2012 data from surveys of California public school students (in the United States of America) who were in a dating relationship in the last y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The short-term dynamics of peers and delinquent behavior: an analysis of bi-weekly changes within a high school student network - Weerman FM, Wilcox P, Sullivan CJ.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze short-term changes in peer affiliations, offending behavior and routine activities in order to evaluate three different processes: peer selection, peer socialization and situational peer influences. METHODS: The short-term lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of gait training with auditory feedback on walking and balancing ability in adults after hemiplegic stroke: a preliminary, randomized, controlled study - Cha YJ, Kim JD, Choi YR, Kim NH, Son SM.
The aim of this study was to identify a gait training type that better improves the walking and balancing abilities of adult patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke. Single-blinded, randomized, controlled, comparative preliminary study was carried out. Pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Altered neural encoding of prediction errors in assault-related posttraumatic stress disorder - Ross MC, Lenow JK, Kilts CD, Cisler JM.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widely associated with deficits in extinguishing learned fear responses, which relies on mechanisms of reinforcement learning (e.g., updating expectations based on prediction errors). However, the degree to which PTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of alertness management training on sleepiness among long-haul truck drivers: a randomized controlled trial - Pylkk önen M, Tolvanen A, Hublin C, Kaartinen J, Karhula K, Puttonen S, Sihvola M, Sallinen M.
Education is a frequently recommended remedy for driver sleepiness in occupational settings, although not many studies have examined its usefulness. To date, there are no previous on-road randomized controlled trials investigating the benefits of training ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

South Africa:Effort to Improve Child Health Having Teething Problems
[The Conversation Africa] Understanding children's nutritional status is important. Globally, nearly half of all deaths in children under five are caused by malnutrition. This is due to a lack of sufficient and nutritious food as well as a range of other factors such as healthcare, education, sanitation and hygiene. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children, parents, caregivers, school personnel, and the public, according to a technical report and policy statement published online May 23 in Pediatrics. Susan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is green tea good for BPH?
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vandalism is good, if you're a leftist: "Progressive" student activists deface Jefferson statue to fight "slavery"
(Natural News) A gang of angry black students at Hofstra University in New York, along with their white-guilted student supporters, recently decided that it was an appropriate display of protest to deface a statue of founding father and co-author of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, because black lives matter (or something). Stickers with the words “COLONIZER,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Study Finds Late Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer a Worrisome Trend for UK ’s National Health Service
Pathologists around the world will be interested to learn that, for the first time in the UK, prostate cancer has surpassed breast cancer in numbers of deaths annually and nearly 40% of prostate cancer diagnoses occur in stages three and four Early detection of prostate cancer, and the ability to identify its more aggressive forms, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 23, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing breast cancer CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory Dr. Ghulam Nabi Has Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt Revises Training Curriculum for Health Professionals
[Monitor] Kampala -Government has launched new curricula for nurses, pharmacies, anaesthetic officers and theatre technicians to equip them with updated relevant skills required in advancing health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads How useful are second opinion breast imaging reads? How to identify and minimize common errors in breast imaging JAMA: Doctors often disagree on breast biopsy results Breast cancer screening follow-up varies widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up
Traffic to online radiology forums that are popular with medical students has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology education gets Second Life in virtual world New data from Match 2018 underscore radiology's rebound Art 101: Studying paintings helps residents spot findings ACR 2017: Simulation puts residents in the hot seat Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis
MR elastography is better at distinguishing between lower and higher stages...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH Quantitative ultrasound CAD analyzes multiple conditions Quantitative ultrasound method stages fatty liver Panel says elastography has value for liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ESRC project investigates why only two percent of preschool staff are male
(Lancaster University) Currently only around two percent of the UK's early childhood education workforce (ECE) are male -- a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades.Now researchers at Lancaster University's Educational Research Department are to investigate, both internationally and in the UK, how men are recruited, supported and retained in the ECE workforce, as teachers and carers for preschool children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory, study suggests
(Brown University) A new study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children when tested at ages five and eight. The study also indicated that IQ scores may be lower for higher-weight children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news