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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

Medical News Today: What causes pain under my left breast?
Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

What are libraries for?
With plans recently announced for a new library at the University of Bristol, library users, researchers, librarians and creative writers from the University and across the city will discuss the role of libraries in the past, now and in the future at a debate this evening (Tuesday, February 20). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages; Press Release Source Type: news

UNISON writes to vice chancellors over university pensions dispute
UNISON has written to university vice chancellors, asking them to support calls to involve arbitration and conciliation service ACAS in seeking a solution to the dispute around the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Employers’ organisation Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON is consulting members over the proposals while lecturers’ union UCU has started industrial action over the issue. UNISON’s letter, signed by head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman, asks vice chancellors to support ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students
An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder
June 12, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Conversation with Mark Deutchman
Discussion includes oral health and primary care integration, oral health access in rural areas, and the importance of primary care providers in rural areas, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision and Extension of Approved Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Notice from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting qualitative feedback from public stakeholders, including individuals, businesses, and state, local, or tribal government, to help improve service delivery and alert the Department of areas where communication, training, and changes in operations might be needed. Comments are due by March 22, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Sexual orientation discordance puts adolescents at greater risk for nonfatal suicidal behaviors
(Elsevier) Researchers have now identified sexual orientation discordance -- sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual's sexual orientation -- as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicidal ideation and/or attempts. They found that discordant students were 70 percent more likely to have had suicidal ideas or to have made suicide attempts compared with concordant students, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACC's CV Summit teaches cardiovascular business best practices, leadership
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Summit will begin on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, bringing together leading experts from the entire cardiovascular care team to discuss and present best practices on operational excellence, cost efficiency, leadership training and workforce wellness during this time of changing health care delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists learning more about how poor sleep habits can translate to stiff blood vessels
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) What do bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels have in common?Nothing good, say scientists exploring what appears to be a direct connection between a circadian clock that isn't working as it should and an enzyme that promotes inflammation working overtime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Parents' knowledge and attitudes regarding a screening test for and subsequent management of students' emotional and behavioral problems - Kim MH, Seo JM.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate parents' perceptions and attitudes regarding a screening test for and subsequent management of students' emotional and behavioral problems. Methods A descriptive research design was used, and inclu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development of a sexual abuse prevention education program for elementary school students using a hybrid application - Kim SJ, Kang SR, Lee JM.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop a sexual abuse prevention education program for elementary school students. Methods Orem's Self-Care Theory (1995) and Seels& Richey's ADDIE model (1994) for developing learning materials were applied t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of depression, self-esteem, and social support on suicidal ideation in college students - Park Y.
This study was done to examine whether depression, self-esteem, and social support influence suicidal ideation among college students. Methods Using a correlation study design, participants were recruited from two universities selected by conve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Behind the Scenes: ADAPT Shop meets the needs of disabled children
The ADAPT Shop is a unique workshop where young children with significant physical disabilities and their families have access to equipment specialists and receive custom-made adapted technologies to help them learn, play and grow. Products fabricated at ADAPT, such as custom-made seating or mobile scooters, help children develop the competence, confidence and self-esteem they need to become independent. Since opening in 2011, the ADAPT Shop has served nearly 600 children with disabilities and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Poulin Source Type: news

Behind the Scenes: ADAPT Shop meets the needs of disabled children
The ADAPT Shop is a unique workshop where young children with significant physical disabilities and their families have access to equipment specialists and receive custom-made adapted technologies to help them learn, play and grow. Products fabricated at ADAPT, such as custom-made seating or mobile scooters, help children develop the competence, confidence and self-esteem they need to become independent. Since opening in 2011, the ADAPT Shop has served nearly 600 children with disabilities and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jim Poulin Source Type: news