Did you solve it? The birthday birthday problem
The solution to today ’s puzzleIn my puzzle blog earlier today I set you the following problem:Ariel, Balthazar and Chastity are great mates, genius logicians and they always tell the truth. Neither Ariel nor Balthazar know the day or the month of Chastity ’s birthday, so she decides to tell them in the following way:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

This is What the Challenging Life of a Millennial Caregiver Looks Like
Family caregivers provide essential, often unpaid work in the U.S.: they help family members with tasks like bathing and eating, coordinating insurance coverage and managing medications. But what a caregiver looks like in America is changing. Although the typical unpaid family caregiver is a 49-year-old white woman, about 10 million Americans between ages 18 and 34, of all different backgrounds, are now the caregivers for a family member or friend, according to a new report by AARP. One out of four family caregivers in the U.S. is a millennial. And as Baby Boomers age and need more support, this young group is becoming an ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Baby Boomers caregiving Retirement Source Type: news

Teaching trust chief executive to step down after 10 years
The chief executive of York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust will retire at the end of this month after more than a decade in the role. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project
Five young Indigenous people from across Canada have been learning first aid and CPR in Ottawa. It's part of a pilot project aimed at spreading First Aid skills to Indigenous communities. The program is funded through private donations but organizers hope Ottawa will take notice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How is ADHD rated?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that the person displays. Learn more about the ADHD rating scale here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Orbital ATK Rocket Launches With Fresh Supplies for International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The area of visibility stretched from New England to the Carolinas, and as far inland as Pittsburgh and Charlotte. The 7,400-pound shipment — a third of it research — should reach the orbiting lab Thursday. A flight controller wished the Cygnus capsule “a smooth trip” o...
Source: TIME: Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens when calcium levels are low?
We describe these issues in detail and explore symptoms and when to seek treatment. Learn more about calcium deficiency disease here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sitting positions for good posture
A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Connecting Students to Coverage This Back-to-School Season
June 6, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

Kenya:Costly Lessons - Over 200 Schools Shut as Water-Borne Diseases Rise
[Nation] The state of health in various schools hit by ongoing floods is worrying, as students and pupils risk contracting various diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ACGME approves University of Buffalo residency
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has given...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stars align behind new residency program in Buffalo Univ. at Buffalo revives radiology residency program SUNY Buffalo residency program closes doors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can you solve it? The birthday birthday problem
Join in the celebrationsHi guzzlers,MyMonday Puzzle column celebrates its third birthday this week. What better way to mark the occasion than a puzzle about a birthday!Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Brown-sequard Syndrome Resulting From Stab Wound to the Neck Brown-sequard Syndrome Resulting From Stab Wound to the Neck
Learn the clinical presentation of Brown-Sequard Syndrome, its possible causes, and management in this case of a woman with a stab injury to the neck.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory establishes scientific innovation fund
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the establishment of the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund in honor of William Procter (1873-1951), a businessman, entrepreneur and scientist. The fund will provide up to $50,000 annually to full-time faculty members, students or research fellows at the MDI Biological Laboratory or its spinoffs to support areas including high-risk/high impact research, basic scientific research with potential for commercialization and education programs focused on translating scientific discoveries into commercial applications. (Source: EurekAl...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What can snakes teach us about engineering friction?
(Drexel University) If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction, just ask a snake. That's the theory driving the research of Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD, an associate teaching professor from Drexel University's College of Engineering who is studying snake skin to help engineers improve the design of textured surfaces, such as engine cylinder liners, prosthetic joints - and yes, maybe even footwear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the US is far-reaching and costly: In 2015, the total economic burden was approximately $9.3 billion and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth-grade teacher donates kidney to save student's life
Teacher donating a kidney to save the life of a student at her school in Ohio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aboriginal astronomy can teach us about the link between sky and land | Kirsten Banks
My favourite Aboriginal constellation is the Great Celestial Emu, the dark clouds of our Milky Way manifesting as a huge emu in the skyRecently, astronomers have been calling for a“dark sky reserve” in Central Australia– minimising artificial light to make it a reclaimed area for astronomical observing. There are already 12 international dark sky reserve sites around the world, but it would be the first of its kind in Australia.If you ’ve had any form of state education in Australia, I’m sure you must have heard an Indigenous dreamtime story at least once in your life. Maybe it was Tiddalick t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kirsten Banks Tags: Astronomy Indigenous Australians Space Science Source Type: news

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'
Teacher donating a kidney to save the life of a student at her school in Ohio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Presentation skills e-learning
For many people, the idea of delivering a presentation to colleagues brings up images of standing in front of an audience and summoning up enough courage to speak. Being able to project an air of confidence and hold the room are, of course, key skills for presenters but there's something equally important that needs to take place behind the scenes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The latest in the Left's culture wars: Disturbing Canadian poster subtly promotes pedophilia – after all, love knows no age
(Natural News) A teacher at Fairlawn Public School in Toronto’s Brampton neighborhood has been outed for trying to push pedophilia on her elementary-age students – all in the name of taking a stand against “bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny” (whatever that last one means). A teacher by the name of “Mrs. Maciel” – her... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail
(Natural News) Older women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail than those who don’t, according to a study published in the journal Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. The study suggested that even though regular physical activity may help elderly women enhance their mobility, it may not help with their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, April 10, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from March 13, 2018 meeting approved Announcements Danny: A patient ambassador orientation guide was developed (with help from participating patient advisors & others)  for the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). It was suggested we adopt something similar for SPM. Joe- Conference Forum—Joe will write summary notes of this 3-day meeting. He hopes some sponsorships for SPM will result from his participation at the Conference Forum. Sue: She h...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes Exec Committee Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, March 13, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen,Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from February Executive Board Meeting approved.   Announcements / HIMSS Comments SPM had a good number of members attending the HIMSS18 conference. We awarded patient travel funds to about 8 people. Danny suggested that we offer more guidance to patient award recipients next time to prepare them for the massive HIMSS annual conference. Janice pointed to a post by HISTalk that offered suggestions on how to prepare patient attendees for HIMSS. [Note that another SPM member posted HIStalk post on Connect, whic...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes News Exec Committee Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, February 13, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Announcements / Comments Joe announced that he has a free pass available for HIMSS, which he procured as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen our relationship with HIMSS. [Subsequently given to SPM member.] Danny announced that Matthew Holt has raised $15,000 for HIMSS travel fund. Note, the procedure this year will allow non-members to apply, but $50 of non-member travel award will be applied toward a membership.  Any leftover funds will stay in the SPM travel fund. Distribution of the ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes News Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 27, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods and Vera Rulon. Approve minutes from last full board meeting—Janice McCallum Minutes from January 23, 2018 approved. Janice pointed out that with change to procedure in posting meeting minutes, we will need to move finalized minutes to a folder that is viewable by anyone.  Also need to change the link in Where to Find What at S4PM and tell Danny v Leeuwen to change link in newslet...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, January 23, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Parika Pinky Petaipimol, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods. Minutes from January 9 meeting approved with fixes to section on Gmail email aliases. Treasurer’s Report/Membership Report Danny Sands summarized the Treasurer’s report that was discussed in the January 9, 2018 meeting. Sponsorships are in good shape and membership growth is good, but retention is low. Burt Rosen is working with Tyson Ortiz to...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

World to help battle against mental illness
A GLOBAL summit on mental health will be hosted in London this autumn in a bid to learn from the best in the world. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Witness the stunning stupidity of liberal college students who can't explain why Trump shouldn't win the Nobel Peace Prize
(Natural News) The truth has been revealed: Young leftists hate Donald Trump, love Barack Obama, and have absolutely no idea why. Recently, Campus Reform asked students at UC Santa Cruz a series of questions regarding the Nobel Peace Prize and who was worthy of winning the award. Not surprisingly, most of the students argued that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and Placement of PUI (Person Under Investigation)
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 01/25/2018 This course discusses best practices for the assessment, management, and placement of patients under investigation for exposure to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. It explains the tiered system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national framework to coordinate a networked approach to mitigate disease transmission and activate resources within a state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) region. Participants will learn to identify the components of identifying, isolating, and informing of a person under investigati...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Special Pathogens of Concern
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/26/2018 This course describes pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit. Participants will be able to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. They will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers, and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Physicist Kate Shaw: ‘Even in conservative places, you do not have to be in conflict with scientific ideas’
The Cern scientist on her dual role in studying quarks and helping to train a new generation of scientists from Palestine to PeruKate Shaw is a physicist based at the University of Sussex, where she studies the data that pours out of the Atlas experiment, one of the huge detectors that forms part of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, in Geneva. She is also the founder of Physics Without Frontiers,a Unesco-backed organisation that runs lectures, workshops and schools in war-torn nations to help kindle an interest in science and help local recovery.You work on theAtlas experimentat the Large Hadron Collider. What does that i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Particle physics Cern Teaching Afghanistan Palestinian territories Gaza Science University of Sussex Source Type: news

Pakistan exchange student, 2 substitute teachers among shooting victims
A Pakistan exchange student and two substitute teachers were among the 10 confirmed fatalities in the mass shooting at a Texas high school. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan exchange student, 2 substitute teachers among shooting victims
A Pakistan exchange student and two substitute teachers were among the 10 confirmed fatalities in the mass shooting at a Texas high school. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube goes to war with natural medicine as tech giant starts BANNING video channels for talking about herbal remedies
(Natural News) Naturopathy often gets ignored by doctors and the mainstream media, but people can learn about natural medicine thanks to independent news sites like Natural News. One place you won’t be able to hear about people’s successes with alternative treatments, however, is the increasingly corrupt YouTube, which has now taken to banning video channels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SURFACING: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing
“ I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up, ” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MALIN FEZEHAI Tags: surfacing 2018 Bali (Indonesia) Alternative and Complementary Medicine Religion and Belief Hinduism Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person ’s life, including their sexuality and relationships. Learn more about ADHD’s effects on sexuality here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Consumer Cellular Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save on monthly service and select accessories. ... Plans include free activation. ... Learn more about this members-only benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Collette Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save on tours and river cruises to all continents. ... Learn more details and how to access this members-only benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Free Health Tools & Calculators, an AARP Benefit
AARP health tools can help you check your medical symptoms, calculate your BMI, and help keep your health on track. ... Learn how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP Dental Insurance Plan Administered by Delta Dental
As an AARP member, you and your family have access to coverage for the most common dental procedures. ... Learn how to access plans and pricing. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tanger Outlets Discount Book, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you get a free coupon book with up to $1,000 in savings from brand-name retailers. ... Learn more about this members-only benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos
More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate. The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education. Until ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245508&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Special Pathogen Mystery Drill Toolkit Drill, Functional and Full-Scale Template
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/30/2018 This toolkit serves as a template to support healthcare delivery sites for highly infectious disease preparedness and response through exercises. This ExPlan was developed to provide exercise participants with the necessary tools to conduct Mystery Patient Drills and the flexibility to adapt the exercise to the individualized needs of each facility and varied composition of each local community. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news