A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play
The game of chess is the longest-studied domain in the history of artificial intelligence. The strongest programs are based on a combination of sophisticated search techniques, domain-specific adaptations, and handcrafted evaluation functions that have been refined by human experts over several decades. By contrast, the AlphaGo Zero program recently achieved superhuman performance in the game of Go by reinforcement learning from self-play. In this paper, we generalize this approach into a single AlphaZero algorithm that can achieve superhuman performance in many challenging games. Starting from random play and given no dom...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Silver, D., Hubert, T., Schrittwieser, J., Antonoglou, I., Lai, M., Guez, A., Lanctot, M., Sifre, L., Kumaran, D., Graepel, T., Lillicrap, T., Simonyan, K., Hassabis, D. Tags: Computers, Mathematics reports Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What is impostor syndrome? Michelle Obama says she has it
Former first lady Michelle Obama offered students some advice for dealing with self-doubt and insecurity (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a 4th generation HIV test?
Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

BUSTED: Yet another liberal student caught sending "hate crime" threats to herself... now faces criminal charges
(Natural News) In November, a student at Drake University told administrators she had found multiple racist notes in one of the residence halls. Now, the student in question, 18-year-old Kissie Ram, is being charged with making false reports to law enforcement. It turns out the notes were not the musings of a racist, and were the work... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberals have turned college into a complete joke as Columbia University says students should grade themselves
(Natural News) Now that it’s been determined by the liberal mob that allowing teachers to grade their students’ work is racist, sexist, and homophobic, the ever “progressive” Columbia University in New York City has come up with a solution: Let students simply grade their own work. According to Mish Talk, so-called “inclusive grading” is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PSA levels after prostatectomy
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and hair loss: What's the link?
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

GRAIL ’s SUMMIT Will Help Define its Liquid Biopsy Path
A long-awaited and massive study with major implications for the liquid biopsy market is slated to start next year. Earlier this week, GRAIL revealed that it would initiate its 50,000-patient SUMMIT study in early 2019. Ages of the patients will be men and women between the ages of 50 and 77 who do not have a cancer diagnosis at the time of enrollment. The Menlo Park, CA-based company gave more specifics of the trial and said half the participants will be people at high risk for lung and other cancers due to a significant smoking history, and the other half will be people who are not at high risk for cancer based on smokin...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Oishei Children's Hospital attains top rating on national list
The John R. Oishei Children's Hospital was recognized this week by the Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital, the only one recognized across New York state. The hospital, part of Kaleida Health, was among just 6 percent of hospitals across the U.S. to receive the distinction. Nationally, the Top Hospitals list includes 118 hospitals in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Included are 35 general hospitals, 13 children's hospitals, 53 teaching hos pitals and 17 rural hospitals. Oishei Children's was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Ohio Wrestling Coaches Save High School Athlete Who Collapsed During Practice
  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (FOX 8 NEWS) -- A couple of wrestling coaches at St. Edward High School are being credited with saving the life of a young athlete, who collapsed during practice last week. Assistant Coach Mark Jayne told Fox 8 News, "The student athlete was gasping, could not breath, there was like long gaps in between, so I know that does not count as breathing and he wasn't responding.” Jayne, who teaches CPR in his health class and certifies students, faculty and staff, grabbed an AED that had been secured by another coach, and applied the pads as directed. Read more at FOX 8 News. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX 8 News Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

Ohio Wrestling Coaches Save High School Athlete Who Collapsed During Practice
  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (FOX 8 NEWS) -- A couple of wrestling coaches at St. Edward High School are being credited with saving the life of a young athlete, who collapsed during practice last week. Assistant Coach Mark Jayne told Fox 8 News, "The student athlete was gasping, could not breath, there was like long gaps in between, so I know that does not count as breathing and he wasn't responding.” Jayne, who teaches CPR in his health class and certifies students, faculty and staff, grabbed an AED that had been secured by another coach, and applied the pads as directed. Read more at FOX 8 News. (Source: JEMS: Journa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX 8 News Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

PEMM Student Arielle Baker Receives Prestigious National Fellowship
Arielle Baker, Guarini ‘19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), has received a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. She will be working with the Committee on Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to advocate for the participation and retention of women in these disciplines. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education Insider News Research award fellowship grad student Guarini School public policy Source Type: news

Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells ’ outer membranes.The scientists also discovered that phospholipids compete with glycolipids, another type of molecule that helps form cells ’ outer membranes, in a way that prevents glycolipids from readily reaching the surface of a cell.BACKGROUNDCell membranes are primarily made up of two types of lipids — phospholipids and glycolipids. Inside ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using Centrifugal Ultrafiltration for Cloning and PCR
Learn about how centrifugal ultrafiltration devices can provide a more streamlined cloning process with this application note from PALL Laboratory! (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace The Scientist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the nerves. The ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet, may help protect the body against neurodegeneration, but more research is necessary to confirm this. Learn more about whether the ketogenic diet can benefit people with multiple sclerosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Will AI Replace Clinicians? Will AI Replace Clinicians?
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovative technologies are already transforming medicine.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Subtle Medical wins FDA nod, CE Mark for SubtlePet AI-powered imaging system
Medical imaging tech developer Subtle Medical said today that it won both CE Mark approval in the European Union and FDA 510(k) clearance for its SubtlePET artificial-intelligence-powered positron emission topography imaging enhancement system. The SubtlePET system is designed to enhance images and reduce scanning times to improve overall patient experience during imaging procedures, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “Focusing Subtle Medical’s SubtlePET AI platform on faster image acquisition, we have been able to dramatically increase PET scan efficiency and provide a superior patient experience. Subt...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance subtlemedical Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

6 Central Florida hospitals make top national list for 2018
Orlando Health, Florida Hospital and Nashville,Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare Inc. all had local hospitals land on a national watchdog's list of top medical facilities for 2018. Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit The Leapfrog Group listed more than 118 facilities in categories for best general, rural, teaching and children's hospitals for its 2018 Top Hospitals awards. The group used its national hospital survey to rank its choices, which were only eligible to be recognized if they got an A for their… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Atlas of Shared Learning: Outpatient parental antibiotic therapy at Whittington Health NHS Trust
This case study outlines how the Lead Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Nurse at Whittington Health NHS Trust led on the development and implementation of new pathways and services, to reduce unwarranted variation by ensuring patients could be discharged home safely and still receive their antibiotic therapy as recommended. This has led to better outcomes, experiences and use of resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save Our Services blog: The environmental health officer ’s tale
For SOS Day on 6 December, we asked our members working in safety related roles, such as environmental health, trading standards, social services and many others, to tell us about the reality of working to keep their communities safe under years of austerity. Here is the account of an environmental health officer. As an environmental health officer, I’m responsible for… …inspecting homes to make sure that standards are met and to improve the quality of homes. I conduct criminal investigations to prosecute rogue landlords who rent unlicensed and dangerous shared accommodation. Increasingly, we ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Blogs SOS local government Save Our Local Services save our services Source Type: news

Beware of the Dark Triad
Think of the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle — it’s perilous to come near it! The traits of all three often overlap and create personality profiles that are damaging and toxic, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, where we let our guard down. One woman was the subject of identity fraud at a time when she was very in love with her boyfriend who lived with her in her apartment. Her bank accounts and credit cards had been compromised. She was speaking regularly with the FBI and suffered extreme anxiety and emotionally stress. The authorities were u...
Source: Psych Central - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Narcissism Personality Dark Triad Machiavellianism Manipulation Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2
HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. Most people with HIV have HIV-1. Genetic differences between the two viruses mean that diagnosis and treatment of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can be different. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

University of Bristol spin-out Ultrahaptics raises £ 35 million
The world leader in mid-air touch technology, Ultrahaptics today announced fundraising £ 35 million in an oversubscribed Series C round of investment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Enhancing our vision of the past
An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Allegro: A new medical writer ’s views on an innovative approach to training
When I began applying for medical writing jobs I was surprised by the behaviour that I encountered with healthcare communications agencies: messages were lost, the replies came very... The post Allegro: A new medical writer’s views on an innovative approach to training appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

Machine Learning Models May Predict Emergency Admissions
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Machine learning models incorporated into electronic health records (EHRs) may predict the risk for emergency hospital admissions, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in PLOS Medicine. Fatemeh Rahimian, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Lhermitte's sign?
Lhermitte's sign is sometimes a symptom of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions. In this article, learn about what causes Lhermitte's sign, its triggers, and how to reduce the risk of experiencing it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Bristol mathematician awarded € 1.8 million to research quantum algorithms
Dr Ashley Montanaro, Reader in Quantum Computation in the University of Bristol's School of Mathematics, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant for his project ‘ Quantum Algorithms from Foundations to Applications ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice
Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients on its palliative care register, reduced avoidable hospital admissions and increased the number of people able to die at home by a third. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
ThisSpecial Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was  led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by theCochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded by the  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).   The reviews  summarise research evidence assessing the accuracy of different diagnostic tests to support clinical and policy related decision making in the diagnosis of all types of skin cancer. D...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Volcanoes fed by ‘ mush ’ reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Redundancies raise their heads
UNISON branches in England and Wales are gearing up to defend members after the University of Gloucester and Cardiff University both announced plans for redundancies to deal with funding shortages. Gloucester warned unions at the weekend that it plans to cut 100 posts as it seeks to make savings of around £5m as part of its ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’ plan. The university has recently opened a new £16m business school, and a new sports centre is close to being completed. The local branch said it has been “aware for some time” that the university is trying to make savings, and had bee...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education education services higher ed higher education redundancies redundancy universities Source Type: news

Cameroon: Govt Inaugurates US-Funded Center for Disease Control
[VOA] Cameroon is the recipient of a new public health emergency center constructed with the support of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The facility, which provides training for hospital staff and helps to detect disease outbreaks, was inaugurated Monday by Cameroon's prime minister, with the U.S. ambassador on hand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research funding is short-changing humanities subjects | John Marenbon
The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better systemThe government ’s research excellence framework (Ref) is perhaps the ultimate in bureaucratic exercises. It aims every seven years to assess, department by department, every “research active” academic in the UK. The aim is laudable: to ensure that a stream of research funding (known as QR) is distributed to universities fairly and transparently. But for the humanities, the Ref does nothing but harm.Few would quarrel with the principle of a system of assessment for the humanities based on reading and jud...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Marenbon Tags: Universities Education Higher education Research Research funding Science Academics Lecturers Source Type: news

Motion correction technique aids PET thoracic imaging
To combat poor image results from patient motion in cardiac PET scans, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans ACNM endorses end of CED for NaF-PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RadiologyInfo.org launches section for children
The RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have added a new section...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients? How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? ABRF: What do patients really want to know before their scan? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Korean society blames low PET fees for nuclear medicine disinterest
The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine is blaming reductions in FDG-PET reimbursement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to make the most of Medicare payments Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology Global nuclear medicine groups chart the future Nuclear medicine training helps radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beyond the black box? AI algorithm explains decisions
Yale University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Survey finds German medical students don't fear AI The PACSman eyes the AI revolution Video from RSNA 2018: A road map for AI and radiology AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT Deep-learning algorithms need real-world testing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical Characteristics of Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniation Clinical Characteristics of Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniation
Learn more about the clinical features and risk factors associated with the recurrence of lumbar disc herniation after surgical treatment.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Child Trauma and Opioid Use: Policy Implications
Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Published: 11/2018. This four-page document provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an overview of how opioid and other substance use and trauma affect children, adolescents, and families; substance use-related impaired caregiving; and the impact of the opioid crisis on children and families. It offers recommendations for clinical interventions and training, as well as prevention efforts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Private Sector Study: Preparedness for Enhanced Resilience After Hurricanes Irma and Maria In Dominica and the British Virgin Islands
Source: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR). Published: 7/2018. This 54-page study sought to review the efforts of the private sector in the British Virgin Islands and Dominica impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these events. It found that even though most businesses had disaster continuity plans, Hurricanes Maria and Irma revealed that they were unprepared for a level 5 hurricane. Businesses must recognize inconsistencies in information, resource access, education, and capacity building to enhance their resilien...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTeach Arlington receives grant from city nonprofit to benefit students, local youth
(University of Texas at Arlington) The UTeach Arlington secondary math and science teacher preparation program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected for a grant by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to benefit UTeach students and youth served by the Boys& Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OU study explores sexuality & gender gaps in political perspectives among college students
(University of Oklahoma) Meredith Worthen has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in political perspectives among lesbian, gay, bisexual, mostly heterosexual and heterosexual college students in the southern United States. Worthen confirms a clear 'sexuality gap' between exclusive heterosexuals and all others as well as gender gaps among mostly heterosexual and lesbian, gay and bisexual students, though some gaps are in the opposite direction from the results expected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Learning from mistakes
(California Institute of Technology) Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does where students grow up influence where they go to college?
(Wiley) A new Population, Space and Place study explores how the ethnic composition of where students grow up is linked to where they attend university. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news