Columbia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence
(SAGE) A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Columbia to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Columbia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How marijuana affects the body
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can
(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can track and map active neurons as accurately as a human can, but in a fraction of the time. This new technique, based on a deep learning algorithm, addresses a critical roadblock in neuron analysis, allowing researchers to rapidly gather and process neuronal signals for real-time behavioral studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest. The results highlight the critically important role rest may play in learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digital parent training for child's disruptive behavior successful in primary health care
(University of Turku) A program developed for the early detection of children's disruptive behavior and low-threshold digital parent training intervention was successfully transferred to child health clinics in primary health care, shows a new Finnish study. In addition, the program's low discontinuation rate implies that parents experienced digitally implemented intervention as both user-friendly and easily accessible. This is the first study on the implementation of an online psychosocial treatment in pediatric primary health care based on population screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence
(SAGE) A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia, to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ping An Good Doctor launches One-Minute Clinic at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China ’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a " One-minute Clinic " at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus. What ’s it about (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: List of the best vitamins for skin
The best vitamins for skin include vitamins C, D, and E. People can get many of these vitamins from their diet or by taking supplements. Learn more about the best vitamins for skin health here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of MS in women
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Mindfulness Yoga Aids Patients With Parkinson Disease
Effects similar to those of stretching and resistance training for motor dysfunction, mobility (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Montérégie high school to fine students for vaping, smoking on property
The principal of a high school south of Montreal says she will start fining students for vaping or smoking on the property, after the school's own efforts to prevent them from doing so failed.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Contact lenses -- what to know before you buy
Contact lenses: What to know before you buy  Tired of wearing glasses? Contact lenses might be the answer. The best type for you will depend on your vision problem, lifestyle and budget. Learn the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy while wearing them. *** Also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

5 digital health startups you need to watch in 2019
(Image from Unsplash) Funding for digital health companies continues to rise, with 2018 the biggest year so far this decade, according to healthcare investment firm StartUp Health. Investors took a greater interest in machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Digital health funding was 14 times greater than it was eight years ago, when New York-based StartUp Health began tracking these investments. From 2017 to 2018, the average deal size grew by $6 million. Machine learning companies cut 66 deals to raise $940 million, an 80% increase in funding compared to 2017. Patient empowerment received the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Big Data Blog Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup Health Information Technology mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Software / IT adheretech carepredict devotedhealth jointacademy mediktor startuphealth Source Type: news

Preparations Underway for the 6th Annual Keyport First Aid Cadet Competition to Be Held June 8, 2019
Preparations are underway for the 6th Annual Keyport First Aid Cadet Competition to be held June 8, 2019 at Keyport High School, according to Keyport First Aid Chief Ken Krohe, who heads up the event. The event will feature upwards of 160 young future EMS providers in a series of skills competitions to test their basic and advance emergency medical service capabilities. Competitors will participate in skill events such as taking a patient’s vital signs, handling cardiac arrests, CPR, splinting, patient assessment and removing patients from motor vehicle wrecks. “Every year the competition grows, the numbe...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Richard Huff, NREMT Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Israeli Spacecraft Fails to Make Historic Privately Funded Moon Landing
(YEHUD, Israel) — An Israeli spacecraft lost contact with Earth and crashed just moments before it was to land on the moon late Thursday, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar mission. The spacecraft lost communication with ground control as it was making its final descent to the moon. Moments later, the mission was declared a failure. “We definitely crashed on surface of moon,” said Opher Doron, general manager of the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries. He said the spacecraft was in pieces scattered at the planned landing site. Doron said that the ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: ISABEL DEBRE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Israel onetime space Source Type: news

Alumnus pledges $5 Million for professorship to advance LGBTQ mental health
YSM alum David Kessler ’55 M.D. is directing $5 million from his estate to form the David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship at the Yale School of Public Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

We Finally Learned What a Year in Space Did to Astronaut Scott Kelly ’s Body
Traveling in space looks like all kinds of fun, and in a lot of respects, it is—provided you can overlook a few downsides. There’s the loss of muscle mass, for one thing. Then there’s the decalcification of bones and the stress on the heart and the damage to the eyes and the changes in the immune system and the disruption of the genome and an actual shortening of your overall life expectancy. It was, in part, to study all of those biological problems that astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space from 2015 to 2016 (chronicled in TIME’s Emmy-nominated series A Year in Space). Now, just over three...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Year in Space Source Type: news

We Finally Learned What a Year in Space Did to Astronaut Scott Kelly ’s Body
Traveling in space looks like all kinds of fun, and in a lot of respects, it is—provided you can overlook a few downsides. There’s the loss of muscle mass, for one thing. Then there’s the decalcification of bones and the stress on the heart and the damage to the eyes and the changes in the immune system and the disruption of the genome and an actual shortening of your overall life expectancy. It was, in part, to study all of those biological problems that astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space from 2015 to 2016 (chronicled in TIME’s Emmy-nominated series A Year in Space). Now, just over three...
Source: TIME: Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Year in Space Source Type: news

Myoelectric Computer Interface Beneficial for Stroke Survivors
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- A myoelectric computer interface (MyoCI) training paradigm that provides intuitive feedback about muscle activation patterns is well tolerated and can reduce abnormal coactivation among stroke survivors, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endowment to support student research
Jack Levin ’57 M.D. and his wife have made the generous commitment to establish the Jack and Francine Levin Yale-at-MBL Initiative for Student Research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

EMTs and Paramedics Can Help Keep High School Sports Alive
Imagine the town you grew up in—but without high school sports. Football stadiums with weeds at the 50-yard line, boarded concession stands and collapsing bleachers. No banners in shop windows celebrating a conference championship. No pep rallies to get the school fired up for the biggest game of the year. Hundreds of teenagers with lots of time on their hands, but nothing to do after school. This scenario threatens to become a reality sooner than you may think. Currently, a nationwide shortage of licensed high school officials is causing some high schools to postpone, or even cancel, athletic events. And because the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karissa Niehoff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Performance of resin materials for temporary fixed denture prostheses.
This study investigated the handling properties and clinical performance of two commercially available resin materials with slight differences in filler composition for the fabrication of fixed interim restorations. In a dental university setting, patients requiring prosthetic treatment were supplied with fixed interim restorations fabricated from two commercially available resin materials. To clarify the handling properties of the resin materials, dentists and undergraduate students completed a questionnaire. Prior to insertion of the definitive restoration, the interim restorations were analyzed by calibrated examiners u...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training
Fewer than one in 10 family caregivers receive training for assisting older adults with disabilities, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits
Scientists are learning how the party drug ketamine relieves depression so quickly — and why its effects fade over time.(Image credit: Kevin Link/Science Source ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

3 Things to Know Before Selling Your Medtech Startup
Cash-laden medical device companies continued to make meaningful acquisitions of early-stage companies in 2018, making it a banner year for medtech M&A, and the trend is likely to continue in 2019. It's often easier for early-stage companies to develop innovative and disruptive technologies that address unmet needs in the market and larger medical device companies are looking for ways to deploy capital efficiently to bring innovation to the market. Selling to a large company with plenty of resources can be an attractive option, yet medtech startups sometimes achieve poor outcomes in the sales process if the...
Source: MDDI - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Tomilo Tags: Business Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew expands robotics R & D footprint in Pittsburgh
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) is slated to open a new robotics R&D and medical education center in Pittsburgh in 2020, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The facilities are located in the city’s Strip district, according to the report, and will triple the floor space for London-based Smith & Nephew’s robotics business, which currently employs approximately 100 individuals in the area, according to the report. “Pittsburgh is the R&D headquarters of our rapidly expanding robotics business and we are very excited to be the first tenants at The Stacks at 3 Crossings. This...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about choking on saliva
A person may choke on saliva as a result of experiencing dysphagia, lung health issues, and neurological conditions. The treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about choking on saliva here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Barriers to education: policies and perceptions of individuals with histories of sexual offenses in higher education - Rubenstein L, Tabaczyk OM, Jeglic E.
Although education has been demonstrated to promote desistance, a person with a sex offense conviction faces numerous obstacles when pursuing a postsecondary education. In the present study, we investigated perceptions of university administrators toward a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Aggression management training in undergraduate nursing students: a scoping review - Searby A, Snipe J, Maude P.
Recent events and media coverage have put aggression and violence toward healthcare workers on the agenda of many governments and healthcare providers. Shown to cause poor job satisfaction, attrition and higher rates of turnover, aggression and violence to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, capability for suicide, and suicidal ideation among heterosexual and sexual minority individuals in Mississippi - Pate AR, Anestis MD.
This study sought to compare risk factors for suicidal ideation among heterosexual and sexual minority college students from a previously understudied conservative region of the U.S. METHODS: Suicidal ideation, thwarted belongingness (TB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Cyberbullying and its influence on academic, social, and emotional development of undergraduate students - Peled Y.
This study investigated the influence of cyberbullying on the academic, social, and emotional development of undergraduate students. It's objective is to provides additional data and understanding of the influence of cyberbullying on various variables affe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can Web-based preenrollment alcohol brief interventions be effective screening tools? Precollege drinking behavior predicts college retention and alcohol violations - Shell DF, Newman IM, Yuen LW.
OBJECTIVE: To test if precollege drinking data gathered during an online brief intervention are associated with problems and could inform screening for campus alcohol prevention efforts. PARTICIPANTS: Two cohorts of incoming students (N  = 5300). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A New Jersey High School Principal Died After Donating Bone Marrow to a Young Boy in France
A popular New Jersey high school principal died Sunday after donating bone marrow to a young boy in France, his family confirmed to news outlets. Derrick Nelson, who was the principal at New Jersey’s Westfield High School, never recovered after falling into a monthlong coma following a bone marrow donation procedure at a Bergen County hospital, his father told NJ.com. Nelson died Sunday at age 44, though the exact cause of his death was unclear, his father said; he told ABC News that his son may have had a heart attack. Nelson was donating bone marrow to supply stem cells to a 14-year-old boy in France with an undisc...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Education New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

New York State Health Commissioner Zucker to address graduates at Upstate Medical University Commencement May 5
Upstate will confer degrees on 478 students. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dorothy Rowe obituary
Psychologist who believed in listening to patients, and could express complex ideas with brilliant simplicityDorothy Rowe, who has died aged 88, was one of the earliest figures in psychology to build a bridge between the sometimes arcane world of clinical practice and the general public. Coming to prominence in the 1980s, particularly with her book Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison, she made a career around the principle of listening to the patient in matters of mental illness rather than simply seeing them as problems to be solved – often by drugs or ECT, what Dorothy called “the equivalent of blood-letti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lott Tags: Psychology Education Science Higher education UK news Australia news World news Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: What You Should Know
More than 450 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. so far this year, according to the CDC. Learn why these outbreaks are happening, measles signs and symptoms, and how to protect your family from this potentially deadly disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preparation and Training for the Ambulance Patient Offload Time in EMS Systems
The arrival of an EMS-transported patient to the hospital implies that a transfer of the patient from the transporting vehicle into the ED must take place. This ambulance patient offload time (APOT) requires the physical movement of patients who reflect the spectrum of emergency medical conditions. Considerations during the APOT include: The length of time from exiting the ambulance until patients are in physical attendance by receiving medical team members that are aware of the clinical condition of the patient and are actively managing it; The criticality of the patient’s condition; The equipment that must optimal...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Krause, BS Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

What the Indian state known as 'God's own country' can teach us about eating to our health
As an Indian kid growing up in the States, my parents did everything they could to create a little feeling of their ancestral land in our small Midwestern town. There was always classical Indian music, full of sitars and harmoniums, blaring on the weekends. My father often changed into a traditional kurta shirt in the evenings, after work. Our home always carried the strong fragrances of the spices and herbs of my parents' favorite dishes, which seemed to permanently embed themselves into our furniture fabrics, clothes and even our skin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of doctor ‐nurse substitution strategies in primary care
What factors influence implementation of doctor-nurse substitution strategies in primary care?Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care: evidence from 66 qualitative studiesPatients may accept the use of nurses to deliver services that are usually delivered by doctorImplementation prompts have been developed to help programme managers who are considering implementing task-shifting strategies Many people do not get the healthcare they need because of a lack of healthcare workers where they live. Governments across the world are trying different solutions to address this problem. One possible solution is to move...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

AHA News: Medical School Project Pushes Healthy Habits'Beyond Hospital Walls '
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn't always answer real-world questions -- like how to get people to eat better. As part of an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could machine learning be used to diagnose thyroid nodules?
Research, published inThyroid, reports that a machine learning algorithm may be more sensitive and accurate for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules, than typical ultrasound.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Six months is enough but only if politicians come together
Commenting on the EU’s decision to grant the UK an extension to Brexit until 31 October, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Six months should be enough time to solve the UK’s Brexit quandary, but only if politicians come together and compromise. It’s a sensible move and something UNISON has been calling for. “Thankfully a disastrous no-deal is off the cards for now. But if the PM sticks with her red lines and runs down the clock, that nightmare could soon be upon us again. “The country needs a grown-up relationship with Europe and one that takes account of the June 2016 result....
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis Source Type: news

Shocking video reveals dozens of mites, worms, midges and creepy crawlies lurking on vegetables
Biomedicine student Martin Kaae Kristiansen, 28, from Denmark, used a microscope to film the abundance of organisms on vegetables from the store. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven Cochrane Reviews inform a World Health Organization Guideline on digital healthcare
A new WHO guideline on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening published on April 17th, 2019.  The main objective of this newguideline is toprovide evidence-informed recommendations to policy makers on key digital health interventions, to inform country investment plans. The guideline also describes potentially important implementation considerations for these interventions. And finally, the guideline identifies evidence gaps to inform member states and streamline future research investments and implementation planning. The guideline includes contributions from eleven Cochrane reviews.Nine of these revie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Bristol part of € 20.8M study to drive drug discovery for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
The lives of patients affected by atopic dermatitis and psoriasis could be improved thanks to the start of an EU-funded research project BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis). The five-year project will address key unmet needs in treating these common inflammatory skin conditions by analysing data from more than 50 000 patients to improve disease understanding, patient care and future therapies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol part of € 20.8 million study to drive drug discovery for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
The lives of patients affected by atopic dermatitis and psoriasis could be improved thanks to the start of an EU-funded research project BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis). The five-year project will address key unmet needs in treating these common inflammatory skin conditions by analysing data from more than 50 000 patients to improve disease understanding, patient care and future therapies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news