White House Releases STEM Education Strategy
The Trump administration ’s newly released five-year strategic plan for federal STEM education programs calls for an expansion of work-based learning opportunities, increased engagement of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, and improved STEM literacy across the entire U.S. population, with a focus on computational a nd mathematical skills. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 11, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: jbehrens Source Type: news

Study: Neurons in the Brain Work as a Team to Guide Movement of Arms, Hands
The apparent simplicity of picking up a cup of coffee or turning a doorknob belies the complex sequence of calculations and processes that the brain must undergo to identify the location of an item in space, move the arm and hand toward it, and shape the fingers to hold or manipulate the object. New research, published today in the journal Cell Reports, reveals how the nerve cells responsible for motor control modify their activity as we reach and grasp for objects. These findings upend the established understanding of how the brain undertakes this complex task and could have implications for the development of neuro-prost...
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

The Art of Teaching: Perspectives on the Role of Radiologists as Master Educators
Why radiology is really all about teaching. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mina S. Makary, MD Usama Awan Tags: Burnout Patient Relations Practice Management Source Type: news

Myia Labs raises $6.75M to build AI patient monitoring into consumer wearables
The company's technology uses machine learning to identify any major changes in patients'vitals. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Crosswords And Puzzles Do Not Prevent Mental Decline, Study Says
(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aging Crossword Puzzle Local TV Source Type: news

Always Forgetting Important Things? Here ’s How to Fix That, According to Science
Most people, when tasked with remembering something important, jot down a note. But a study published recently in the journal Experimental Aging Research says there may be a better way to keep memories fresh: draw a picture. Drawing works your brain in ways that writing alone does not, forcing it to process visual information, translate the meaning of a word into an image and carry out a physical act all at once, says study co-author Melissa Meade, a doctoral candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Canada. “It’s bringing online a lot of different brain regions that you wouldn’...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents
Despite resident physicians being in their prime childbearing years and pushed to endure inflexible work shifts, medical schools often don't have adequate parental leave policies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

A better look at how cells move
A new computational model clarifies the structure and mechanics of cells, offering scientists insights into tumor growth, healing, and embryonic development. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Governing Board elections December 2018: Results
Dear Cochrane Members,Thank you for voting in the recent election for new members of the Cochrane Governing Board. Over 1200 people voted and over 4000 votes were cast.We ’re delighted to announce that the following four candidates have been elected:Xavier BONFILLSally GREENKarsten Juhl J ØRGENSENJordi PARDO PARDOThank you to all the candidates who stood in this election, your contributions and willingness to serve Cochrane in this way are greatly appreciated. The full vote count is available onelections.cochrane.org. Learn more about theGoverning Board on the Cochrane Community website. Questions about any as...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Abiomed puts $15m into Shockwave
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) plans to invest $15 million in Shockwave Medical and collaborate on a training and education program in the U.S. and Germany, according to a newly-inked deal between the two companies. Shockwave’s intravascular lithotripsy technology uses sonic pressure waves to crack vascular calcium in the vessel wall, allowing arteries to expand under low pressure. The company said its catheter is often used in patients with heavily calcified Iliac arteries in order to prepare for the delivery of devices with catheters, like transcatheter heart valves and Abiomed’s Impella heart pump. “While we...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Abiomed Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

FDA advisory panel to mull transvaginal mesh
The FDA plans to hold an advisory committee meeting in February 2019 to discuss the safety and efficacy of surgical transvaginal mesh as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. According to a document from the U.S. regulatory watchdog, the committee will be tasked with assessing the benefits and risks of placing mesh transvaginally in the anterior vaginal compartment, as well as clarifying the appropriate patient group and physician training needed for those products. The meeting will be open to the public, the FDA said, and the agency is requesting comments. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Johnson & Johnson&nb...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Featured Women's Health FDA johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday
From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does problem-solving stave off mental decline?
Is it true that by training your brain with problem-solving tasks, you can keep mental decline at bay later in life? A new study delves into the details. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is appendix cancer?
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person ’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast
A fibroadenoma is a noncancerous lump that can develop in the breast. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, complications, and possible treatment of fibroadenomas in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

New chair appointed to major teaching trust
A major teaching trust has appointed a new chair to take over when its current chair, the National Data Guardian, steps down next year (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Learning to excel
Growing up in Armagh during The Troubles was not a time for lofty ambitions. You left school, you got a job. And that’s how it was for Lucia McKeever. But then, with encouragement from her trade union, her horizons started to widen considerably. Lucia rose through the ranks of first COHSE, then UNISON, before serving as UNISON president from 2014 to 2015 – the first Northern Irish member to hold that office. Now, as she prepares to step down from the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), she wants to encourage others to take the same journey. “I left school at 16. I hadn’t even a spirit le...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning learning and organising lifelong learning return to learn Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about stage 4 lymphoma
The symptoms, treatment, and survival rates of stage 4 lymphoma depend on the type of lymphoma and the risk factors that the individual has. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma Source Type: news

Protein Sample Quality Identification and Evaluation
Checking the quality of your protein before and during your process gives you the highest chance of getting the consistent results. Learn how to evaluate the quality of your protein samples with this... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace The Scientist Source Type: news

Bristol dental student crowned heat winner
A final-year University of Bristol dental student has been crowned Bristol ’ s heat winner after competing in the nationwide Dental Clinical Skills Competition. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women. Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some -- like high blood pressure, migraine with aura, diabetes and stress --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For College Students,'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Intimacy plays a larger role in casual sex among college students than previously thought, a new U.S. study reports. Researchers analyzed the results of an online survey that asked several hundred students at a university... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Home visiting among inner-city families: links to early academic achievement - Nievar A, Brown AL, Nathans L, Chen Q, Martinez-Cantu V.
This study examines the long-term effects of a home visiting program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, on students from mostly low-income, Latino families (n = 254). Children who were in the home visiting program during their early yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gender, markets, and inequality: a framework - Jabbar H, Sun WL, Lemke MA, Germain E.
A growing body of research examines the role of elite networks, power, and race in the advocacy for market-based reforms and their ultimate effects on students, teachers, and communities of color. Yet, less research explores how such reforms interact with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparing Shiraz and Kerman high school students' knowledge for an earthquake encountering - Mehraein Nazdik Z, Mohammadi M.
BACKGROUND: Many cities such as Tehran, Tabriz, Rudbar, Manjil, Tabas, Lar, Qazvin, Zanjan, Hamadan, and Kermanshah are prone to damages and losses caused by the earthquake. The occurrence of an earthquake can lead to the destruction of school buildings an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relations of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, job-related stress, and professional motivation to beliefs about children and teaching practices - Jeon HJ, Kwon KA, Walsh B, Burnham MM, Choi YJ.
This study used teacher questionnaires to investigate the relationships of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, professional motivation, and job-related stress to their beliefs about children and teaching practices. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parts of the whole: motor and behavioral skills in self-regulation and schooling outcomes - Liew J, Cameron CE, Lockman JJ.
Primary education is compulsory around the world. This means that around age 5 or 6, millions of children worldwide transition from home or preschool/kindergarten settings into primary school, with the success of this transition shaping school and life tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Made to Measure
Often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker but perhaps coined first by 19th century scientist William Thompson, Lord Kelvin, there is more to this famous quotation than first meets the eye.On the one hand, it is common sense – you do, you measure, you improve. But, on the other hand, can your activity be measured? Do the tools and metrics even exist? And, are you measuring the right things? Measuring can be a tricky business.Patient-centricity has transformed pharma, yet few companies effectively measure the impact of their patient engagement activities let alone track the shift in their people towards a patie...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

RaySearch to add treatment control feature
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories said it will develop...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch to unveil new deep-learning software at ASTRO RaySearch signs Canadian cancer center RaySearch, Canon sign collaboration pact RaySearch signs Swedish Cancer Institute RaySearch to highlight software upgrades at AAPM (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announces revisions to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) or CAHPS Hospital Survey. The revision removes three pain management questions to help address concerns related to opioid prescriptions. CMS also announces an extension of Student Health Insurance Coverage information collection. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Can Cardiologists Learn From the Airline Industry? What Can Cardiologists Learn From the Airline Industry?
Feedback-improvement loops, open dialogs, and structured learning are just a few of the ways that cardiologists could benefit from adopting some of the learning strategies of commercial pilots.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cells 'dance' through endocytosis, metastasis
(American Society for Cell Biology) Celldance, a program of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), helps researchers tell the story of their research through video. Two new Celldance videos premiere at the Society's annual meeting, held jointly with the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), in San Diego, CA. Videos will be shown Dec 11 at 1:00 pm in Theatre 3 of the Learning Center at the San Diego Convention Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What more could we do to prevent veteran suicides? Survey reveals clues
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Every day, 20 veterans die by suicide -- and most choose a firearm to do it. A new survey of veterans who receive VA mental health care could guide suicide prevention efforts. Ninety-three percent said they would approve of the VA offering options to address firearm access - such as having health providers ask about veterans' access to firearms, providing gun locks, or teaching veterans' family and friends about suicide warning signs and firearm safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attention training improves intelligence and functioning of children's brain
(University of Granada) the study shows that the beneficial effects of training in the brain and intelligence are greater when an educator implement a coaching strategy design in order to help the child to understand their training process (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research to examine why more men are not employed in early years education
(Lancaster University) Currently only around 2 percent of the UK's Early Years Education (EYE) workforce are male -- a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades. Now new research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, at Lancaster University aims to improve understanding of the obstacles that stand in the way of more men taking up employment in the EYE workforce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors chosen
(Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) A physicist, a structural biologist, a neuroscientist and a mathematician have been selected to receive Germany's most valuable international research award. The Humboldt Professorship is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Future doctors learn how to prescribe physical activity for their patients
(Lancaster University) An initiative adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students has been showcased at a national and international level.Movement for Movement is recognised as a UK best practice exemplar by the 2018 WHO Europe Physical Activity Fact Sheets and the 2018 WHO Europe Physical Activity in the Health Sector report.Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor of global mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly
(University of British Columbia) A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste--with lasting results, a new UBC study has found. Study participants who played the game developed by UBC researchers received immediate feedback on their sorting choices. The second time they played--when feedback was no longer provided--players still improved their average accuracy from 69 per cent to 84 per cent. Even when a week passed between games, players still improved their accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods to eat for energy?
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

UCLA program trains underrepresented college students for public health careers
UCLAThe first cohort in the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program. Elaine Owusu will never forget  the summer between her junior and senior years at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Owusu spent eight weeks in residence on the UCLA campus, where she and more than three dozen peers received an intensive introduction to the field of public health as part of the first cohort of the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program. The program combined education and hands-on training — in Owusu’s case, an internship assisting the director of quality improvement at St. John’s Well Child...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis
Marijuana has many potential uses, which includes the treatment of specific symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the possible benefits of marijuana for people with MS here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Ivy League schools slammed for terrible mental health care in damning new report
None of the eight Ivy League schools met the Ruderman Family Foundation's criteria for mental health care for their students, a new report assessing the nation's top institutions find. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: How to get arms like Hollywood star Lupita Nyong ’o
The 35-year-old actress, from Mexico City, puts in serious training for her roles -and has impressive arms to show for it. Here's how you can replicate her look. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between HPV and HIV?
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news