Medical News Today: Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Robot arm assists with PET/CT-guided needle biopsies
By combining a robotic arm-assisted needle navigation system with PET/CT, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: How We Successfully Separated, Stabilised Conjoined Twins - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A paediatric surgeon, Olori Samson, has shed light on how his team successfully separated a conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How We Successfully Separated, Stabilised Conjoined Twins - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A paediatric surgeon, Olori Samson, has shed light on how his team successfully separated a conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Using machine learning techniques, a new open source decision support tool could help clinicians choose cancer therapy drugs by analyzing RNA expression tied to information about patient outcomes with specific drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may fall short when analyzing data across multiple health systems
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Study shows deep learning models must be carefully tested across multiple environments before being put into clinical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study illuminates the largely unrecognized role of youth caregivers
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Julia Belkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physician-researcher and pediatrician, and colleagues studied 28 middle school and high school students 12 to 19 years old who are youth caregivers for sick family members. The study is the first of its kind to take a comprehensive look at this population; they reported their findings online in the Journal of Adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows that mothers prefer daughters and fathers prefer sons
(University of Turku) Finnish-American research group has studied whether parents' gender preferences and investment in offspring are affected by their status, wealth, education or childhood environment. Instead, parental preferences were best predicted by their sex. These results help to make sense of the often contradictory findings on offspring sex preferences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social care research gets up to £ 20 million boost from NIHR
Social care research in England is set to receive up to £ 20 million in new funding through the National Institute for Health Research, boosting research to improve adult social care across the country. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

The Problem of Patient Leakage: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, RN education may influence quality and safety performance (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spanking Harms Children, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday, in an updated policy statement on the effects of corporal punishment. Spanking as a form of discipline in young children leads to increased aggression and does not go very far in teaching responsibility and self-control, the AAP says, also noting the harmful effects of verbal abuse. The policy statement, which will be presented at the AAP’s 2018 National Conference & Exhibition, details that the use of corporal punishment can have a negative effect on the relationship between a parent and a child. “Experiencing co...
Source: TIME: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Parenting Source Type: news

Women who are 'larks' have a lower risk of developing breast cancer
Women who are 'larks', functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new research led by the University of Bristol presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference today [Tuesday 6 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Did you solve it? Gunpowder, reason and plot
The solution to today ’s puzzleIn my puzzle column earlier today I set you the following conundrum, concerning an incident in which six men were arrested during the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. Each of the men were questioned in private about who was a traitor and who was loyal. They made the following remarks.Augustine: Felix is loyal, Erasmus is a traitor.Bartholomew: Augustine is loyal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Logic puzzles Education Science Source Type: news

Report on district nurse education
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has published its fifth annual report on education of district nurses in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The ePACT2 training team on tour
The training team at NHS Business Services Authority is publishing a blog about the ePACT2 business intelligence application, which allows primary care organisations (PCOs) to view, analyse and present prescribing data. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learning disability newsletter
In this edition of the learning disability newsletter from NHS England you can find out about supporting children and young people, sharing health information, and more. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weiner Awarded $2.6M National Institute on Drug Abuse Grant
Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, director of the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) and chief of the Emergency Medicine Division of Health Policy and Public Health, received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entit (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 6, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BME applicants less likely than white to be appointed consultant
Survey results ‘clear warning signal’ we must act immediately on discrimination, say Royal Colleges Related items fromOnMedica Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure Over half of junior doctors have taken time out BMA launches contract legal challenge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abbott Diagnostics Features Advanced Optical Hematology Technology for...
LabRoots will host this webinar November 20, wherein participants will learn about Advanced Multi Angle Polarized Scatter...(PRWeb November 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/abbott_diagnostics_features_advanced_optical_hematology_technology_for_elevated_analytical_performance_in_informative_webinar/prweb15892327.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NinePoint Keeps AI Offerings Fresh with IRIS
FDA has just given a nod to NinePoint Medical’s Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation (IRIS) software upgrade for the NvisionVLE Imaging System. The Bedford, MA-based company said IRIS is an artificial intelligence-based platform for image feature segmentation is the first tool of its kind approved for use in imaging of esophageal tissue. The NvisionVLE Imaging System allows physicians to perform a Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE) procedure that produces real-time, high-resolution cross-sectional images. This system enables gastroenterologists to thoroughly evaluate the esophageal tissue surface a...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of belly bands and belts?
Maternity support garments include belly bands, belly belts, and maternity cradles. Learn more about the benefits and limitations of these products here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pa. hospital faces suit for dirty ultrasound probes
A Pennsylvania hospital is facing legal action due to the discovery that improperly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe? Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes FDA seeks injunction against ultrasound gel maker Study finds low infection risk from US-guided intervention Ultrasound probe cleaning education may be lacking (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can acupuncture improve fertility?
Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Children
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians’ group recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline” — such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and setting expectations — and not use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating or shaming. The policy statement updates guidance published in 1998 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Boston News Health CNN Parenting Spanking Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is empyema?
Empyema is when too much fluid collects in the pleural space in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms, stages, and possible causes here. We also cover treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Are You Ready for the Factory of the Future?
There’s a lot of data tied up in medical device manufacturing processes—but it’s been challenging to capture and process this information from historically independent and disjointed machines and processes, say experts. In addition, skilled operators with a deep understanding of such processes have often served as the keepers of the knowledge. Connecting those processes and machines so that they can communicate with each other and then collecting and analyzing the data from those processes could yield several benefits. Such connected, highly automated environmentsâ...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

UAB, HudsonAlpha launching genetics opportunity for HBCU students
UAB and Huntsville ’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are launching a summer program tailored to undergraduate students at historically black colleges and universities in Alabama. The program's intent is to open up the field of genomics to minority students who have been historically underrepresented in th is field.  The program, called SURE-GM, is funded by a $1.2 million grant over five years from the National Human Genome Research Institute. UAB and HudsonAlpha will recruit 12 students… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Yale alumni startup aims to use tech to improve global healthcare access
YSPH alumni (and married couple) Kaakpema Yelpaala and Sara Yelpaala are leading the new health technology company access.mobile. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about fertility supplements
Some people choose natural supplements to help treat fertility issues. In this article, learn about the research behind these supplements and whether or not they are effective. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does ovulation pain mean?
Some women experience a sharp pain when they ovulate. Also known as mittelschmerz pain, it may occur suddenly or in the middle of a woman ’s cycle and may affect only one side of the body. Learn more about ovulation pain, and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Turning over a new leaf – taking the fight for libraries to the streets
“Libraries are the heart of our communities,” UNISON’s London regional secretary Maggi Ferncombe told demonstrators at Saturday’s Save our Libraries event in Parliament Square. Several hundred people, from library workers to users, readers to writers, from young to old, gathered at the British Library and marched to Parliament Square, to protest against the crippling underfunding of the country’s arts and culture. Supporting the march, award-winning author, Philip Pullman said: “Our great museums and our once superb library service should be the very least we can do for our people. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article library and culture service local government love your libraries Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Winter Springs health care firm to shutter contact center, lay off 110
A health care company based in Winter Springs is dropping 110 positions and closing its contact center on Dec. 31. DPN USA LLC, which does business as HealthFair, will eliminate the positions at its location on 1030 Spring Villas Point after a decline in business and a resulting reorganization, according to a notice the company filed with the state on Nov. 1. All layoffs will occur on the same day. Among the employees affected include 89 medical representatives, as well as training staff and management.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Gunpowder, reason and plot
A puzzling episode from the early seventeenth centuryHi guzzlers,Today ’s puzzle concerns the Gunpowder Plot, in which Guy Fawkes and pals attempted to burn down the Houses of Parliament on this day in 1605. In an incident as yet unreported by historians, six men were rounded up by the authorities on suspicion of being traitors.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Logic puzzles Source Type: news

Nurses need more training to ‘help children of terminally ill patients’
Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, according to researchers in Surrey. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The role of aerobic exercise in reducing persistent sport-related concussion symptoms - Howell DR, Andrew Taylor J, Tan CO, Orr R, Meehan WP.
Aerobic exercise has received increasing attention in the scientific literature as a component of management for individuals who sustain a concussion. Since exercise training has been reported to reduce symptoms and improve function for those experiencing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Access to firearms: When and how do mental health clients become prohibited from owning guns? - Barnhorst A, Kagawa RMC.
Psychologists and other mental health clinicians are often called upon to assess violence and suicide risk. Access to firearms has important implications for client safety, but most psychologists report receiving little or no training on discussing firearm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Achieving success of "accessible India campaign" through universal design education in india - Sankat S, Torkildsby AB.
The Prime Minister, "Shri Narendra Modi" of India, launched "Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan" (Accessible India Campaign), on 3rd, December 2015. It is a nationwide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for "Persons with Disabilities" and to creat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Stress-enhanced fear learning, a robust rodent model of post-traumatic stress disorder - Rajbhandari AK, Gonzalez ST, Fanselow MS.
Fear behaviors are important for survival, but disproportionately high levels of fear can increase the vulnerability for developing psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To understand the biological mechanisms of fear dysregu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recovery is possible, says Yale addiction expert Melissa Weimer
Weimer is medical director of the Program in Addiction Medicine ’s Addiction Medicine Consult Service. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs
Discussions around the strategy’s launch revealed plenty of evidence recognising the urgency of transforming economic and financial systems to advance sustainable development. Research by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched on the morning of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Meeting, points to alarming trends in several of the SDGs.Four hundred million people are likely to be living in extreme poverty in 2030; there is slow progress in reducing inequalities in wealth, income or gender; world hunger is on the rise; and access to safe water and sanitation is actually in decline in some countries.T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Garett and Kathryn Tobin Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

RCN launches campaign calling for funding boost for nurse education
The Royal College of Nursing is calling for £1bn a year to be put back into nurse education in England to help students “struggling to make ends meet and arrest the catastrophic fall in nurse numbers”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best remedy for sinus drainage?
The sinuses drain down the back of the throat, and issues such as allergies, infections, and colds can make the process irritating or painful. Some home remedies include nasal irrigation and steam therapy. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Two Dead, Six Wounded in Florida Yoga Studio Shooting
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man trying to stop a shooting attack on a Florida yoga studio said Sunday that he wrestled with the attacker after his gun jammed, a move credited with giving others time to flee the rampage that killed two people and wounded six others. Yoga student Joshua Quick spoke to ABC's Good Morning America on Sunday and said he grabbed Scott Paul Beierle's gun after it jammed, and hit him. Tallahassee Police have identified Beierle as the man who posed as a customer to get into the studio Hot Yoga Tallahassee during a Friday night class and started shooting. Police said Beierle, 40, then turned the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately
A chemical that highlights tumour cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented by a University of Bristol academic at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians ’ Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Vitamica completes initial seed funding round
Vitamica, a University of Bristol spin-out company, has closed its initial seed funding round. This is a major milestone for the company which is developing a rapid diagnostic to determine the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

Three Bristol academics win Philip Leverhulme Prizes
Dr Juliet Biggs, Dr Claire Haworth and Dr John Russo have each been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for their research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science Source Type: news

“ Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn ” traveling exhibit coming from the NLM to the UW Health Sciences Library!
As you may know, the University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) is the location of the Pacific Northwest region of the NNLM.  Starting today (through December 22), it will also be hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit titled, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn”.  We are so excited to present this vibrant and trend-setting event! Graphic medicine uses the graphic novel or comic format as a way to provide information and tell stories of illness and health; this exhibit (curated by graphic artist Ellen Forney) consists of 6 banners which will be displayed i...
Source: Dragonfly - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 News from NLM Training & Education comics and medicine david lasky ellen forney graphic medicine traveling exhibit university of washington health sciences library Source Type: news