Maryland trade group for cannabis growers, processors taps new director
The Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association has tapped the founder of a business aimed at building a stronger ecosystem around Maryland's medical marijuana industry as its new executive director. Jacquie Cohen Roth, an Annapolis resident, founded CannabizMD LLC with the goal of increasing education and advocacy around medical marijuana in the state, as well as facilitating connections among businesses operating within Maryland's growing cannabis industry. She also leads Athena Communicatio ns… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

How Video Games Can Be Used to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Methods
These days when it comes to improving the process of diagnosing and treating patients, medtech companies are always looking for explore the unexplored. Level Ex, an innovative medical technology company based out of Chicago, may be taking the most unique approach with the release of their latest mobile game designed to train, educate, and improve the diagnosis and treatment skills of physicians. The new mobile game, known as Pulm Ex, was designed for pulmonologists and aims to bring to life the most challenging patient cases for physicians around the country to help improve their diagnosis and treatment skills using highly...
Source: MDDI - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Prof Kneebone is the right man for the job | Brief letters
Posy Simmonds | Universal credit | Village for sale | Surgical education | Free Telegraph | Amazing wordsYour article (Review, 26 October) says Posy Simmonds “has been delighting readers with her exquisitely drawn comic strips and novels since the 1970s, when she began to lampoon the Guardian-reading bourgeoisie in a long-running comic strip that grew into Mrs Weber’s Diary”. But before that, Simmonds drew Bear for Murdoch’s Sun, starting in 1969 . Bear (a teddy) was the Philip Green of the nursery. You can still obtain a book of the cartoons secondhand.Philippa PigacheCross in Hand, East Sussex&bul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Medical research Imperial College London Posy Simmonds Universal credit The National Trust Science Education Higher education Books The Sun Newspapers & magazines People in science National newspapers Media UK news Societ Source Type: news

Toddlers more open to conversation in natural environments, experts have found
Experts from the University of Manchester video taped conversations between three-and four-year-old children and their parents while they explored a park and its education centre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis oral medications: List and side effects
Topical creams are often the first line of treatment for psoriasis, but many people with moderate to severe symptoms also take oral medications. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat an infected belly button piercing?
Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hygiene and taking antibiotics can help. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between methylprednisolone and prednisone?
Methylprednisolone and prednisone are medications that can treat certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, by reducing inflammation in the body. Learn about the differences between these corticosteroids here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the signs of ketosis?
People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Forms of tobacco that give you cancer
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat severe eczema
Treating severe eczema can be challenging, but certain intensive treatments can help reduce symptoms. Learn about what doctors can do for severe eczema in adults and children here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Three neuroscientists earn prestigious NIH grant for brain research
Three UCLA neuroscientists — Michele Basso, Dr. Peyman Golshani and Daniel Aharoni — received a nearly $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that will develop imaging technology that allows the recording of tens of thousands of neurons to better understand how the brain goes aw ry in disease.The grant, part of the National Institutes of Health ’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, Initiative, will support the team ’s work to design, manufacture and test a miniature microscope for measuring brain activity in n...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you stop unwanted hair growth?
Unwanted hair growth on the body or face has a range of causes linked to hormones. Some growth is typical and has no links to conditions that cause hirsutism. Natural treatments include diet changes and weight management. Medical treatments can also help. Learn more about excessive or unwanted hair in women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fertility drugs for women: What to know
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Baptist Health, UAMS Recruiting For New Residency Programs
The Baptist Health-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Education Program is recruiting residents for two residency programs in internal medicine and family medicine that are set to launch in July 2019. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Poor Communication May Mean Missing Cancer Poor Communication May Mean Missing Cancer
As a medical student, discovering holes in the system can be frustrating. What happens when a lapse in communication means a missed diagnosis?Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Following the Money: Don’t despair for public health, training and capital
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do to keep gums healthy
Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of gum disease. This involves regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and having frequent dental checkups. Learn more about these steps, the signs of gum disease, and how diet can improve gum health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

New strategy to tackle violence in the NHS welcome, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s NHS violence reduction strategy announced today (Wednesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “NHS staff spend their working days caring and saving lives, and their safety should be paramount. “No-one should be abused, threatened or attacked at work – especially when all they’re trying to do is help people. “It’s encouraging that the government has listened to unions and agreed to review measures in place to ensure staff safety. “This includes a more joined up approach between the NHS, police and the Crown Prosecution Service. Anyone who ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS Source Type: news

Continued fall in health visitors, school and learning disabilities nurses
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Ghana:UG Students Benefit From Free Medical Screening
[Ghanaian Times] The Confucius Institute has on Friday, conducted free medical screening for students of the University of Ghana, Legon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ensuring compliance after a medical device trial
Sandra Maddock, President and CEO, IMARC Research Entering the “home stretch” of a medical device trial is always an exciting time. You can see the finish line in sight. You’ve planned for success, and you’ve run the race well. But before you take your victory lap, you still have a few more hurdles to clear. Here are the three biggest ones you’re likely to encounter as you prepare to close out your study. Final Audits The most pressing hurdle is the FDA’s review of your trial master file, or TMF. The trial master file tells the story of your entire medical device trial. Inspectors will r...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get super glue off the skin
Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Among college students, self-reported diagnoses and treatment of mental health conditions are increasing, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Journal of American College Health. Sara B. Oswalt, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar?
In addition to medication, the diet plays an essential role in diabetes management. Certain foods can help stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels, while others can cause these levels to spike. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

New drug formulation could help people undergoing heart surgery
Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect the hearts of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Professor Raimondo Ascione, and Professor Saadeh Suleiman, from the Bristol Heart Institute, will explore whether treatment with two drugs, which are already used in other ways in people with heart conditions, could benefit patients undergoing open-heart surgery. They have been awarded a grant of nearly £ 300,000 by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to carry out this work. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Heart Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Major tertiary provider restricts out-of-area referrals
A major London teaching hospital has restricted referrals from out-of-area in response to unprecedented demand for its services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust's long-standing medical director to retire
The medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is to retire at the end of January, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Injuries in Spanish female soccer players - Del Coso J, Herrero H, Salinero JJ.
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic research to learn the incidence, type, location, and severity of female soccer injuries and the risk factors for sustaining a sport injury is the first step in developing preventive policies. The aim of this study was to analyze t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Education and service: how theories can help in understanding tensions - Cleland J, Durning SJ.
OBJECTIVES: This paper reviews why tensions between service and education persist and highlights that this is an area of medical education research (MER) that, to date, lacks a robust body of theory-driven research. After carrying out a review of the liter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

De-escalating angry caregivers: a randomized controlled trial of a novel communication curriculum for pediatric residents - Hilgenberg SL, Bogetz AL, Leibold C, Gaba D, Blankenburg RL.
OBJECTIVE: Medical providers struggle when communicating with angry patients and their caregivers. Pediatric residents perceive communication competencies as an important priority for learning, yet they lack confidence and desire more training in communica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Individual, community, and social network influences on beliefs concerning the acceptability of intimate partner violence in rural Senegal - Sandberg JF, Delaunay V, Boujija Y, Douillot L, Bignami S, Rytina S, Sokhna C.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pressing international public health and human rights concern. Recent scholarship concerning causes of IPV has focused on the potentially critical influence of social learning and influence in interpersonal interaction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Human trafficking: awareness, assessment, and training - Parrish E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

For a public policy of surveillance of suicidal behavior - Marcolan JF.
The object is to reflect on the need for effective implementation of a surveillance program of suicidal behavior and of the causal and intervening factors of suicide, as well as to training and qualification of health professionals about this topic, and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

An experimental paradigm examining the influence of frustration on risk-taking behavior - Loya JM, McCauley KL, Chronis-Tuscano A, Chen SZ, Gad A, Macpherson L, Lejuez CW.
The present study examined the impact of frustration on risk-taking in college students with low and high ADHD symptomatology (L-ADHD and H-ADHD). Participants completed the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) following induced frustration from a mood manipu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emerging adults not in education, employment or training (NEET): socio-demographic characteristics, mental health and reasons for being NEET - Guti érrez-García RA, Benjet C, Borges G, Méndez Ríos E, Medina-Mora ME.
We describe the mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Expressions of school violence in adolescence - L ópez-Castedo A, Álvarez García D, Domínguez Alonso J, Álvarez Roales E.
BACKGROUND: Research on school violence, which disserves the quality of the process of teaching and learning in schools, has increased in recent decades. The aims of this study were to identify the most prevalent types of school violence in Compulsory Seco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in concussion-related knowledge, attitudes and reporting-behaviours among high school student-athletes - Sullivan L, Molcho M.
Background/aim Sport-related concussion is associated with various short- and long-term health consequences, especially among adolescent athletes. Yet, many concussions go unreported and/or unrecognised. The purpose of this study was to assess high school ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interpersonal consequences of legal handgun carrying on college campuses - Holmes HL, Brewer LE, Kerr SA.
This study assessed whether college students felt less safe or were less likely to work with another student when they thought the person they would work with was carrying a handgun than when they did not. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy participants were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Life satisfaction, interpersonal relationships, and learning influence withdrawal from school: a study among junior high school students in Japan - Inoue S, Kato T, Yorifuji T.
This study demonstrates the relationship between subjective adjustment to school life and students' absenteeism. Data were collected from 17,378 junior hig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of working memory intervention on the gait patterns of the elderly - Azadian E, Majlesi M, Jafarnezhadgero AA.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of working memory (WM) training on walking patterns in elderly people. METHODS: 20 elderly adults were selected and assigned randomly to two groups: WM training group and control grou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

'Video games made me a better surgeon'
Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins in Abuja Hospital
[Premium Times] A team of Nigerian doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

9 in 10 Californians have health insurance, but federal policy changes signal turbulence ahead
​Just 8.5 percent of Californians under age 65 did not have health insurance in 2017, down from 15.5 percent in 2013, before the full expansion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — extending the state’s lowest-ever noninsured rate for a second year — according apolicy brief jointly produced by the California Health Care Foundation and theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Those findings are excerpted from thousands of new and updated data points in the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by the UCLA center and covers a broad range of health topics. For the 201...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Canadian group tackles MRI waits through scheduling
Wait times for MRI scans have been a troublesome issue in Canada. But in Ontario,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada Report tallies growth in imaging scanners in Canada British Columbia takes aim at MRI wait times Machine learning helps predict exam wait times, delays Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pilon Fracture: Preventing Complications Pilon Fracture: Preventing Complications
Find out about the surgical strategies for tibial pilon fractures -- and learn how to optimize outcomes and minimize complications.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

'OSU and the Cherokee Nation Will Grow Our Own Doctors': First Tribally Affiliated Medical School in U.S. To Open in 2020
Discusses the impact of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, the first tribally associated medical school in the country. This med school will focus on the education of primary care physicians with an interest in providing care to tribal and rural populations in Oklahoma. An inaugural class of 50 students will begin in August 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA Announces Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $39.6 million in funding for 128 projects to increase access to job training, educational, and healthcare services in rural areas. Funding for these projects comes from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. More than 4.5 million residents in 40 states and three territories will benefit from the funding. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ground-breaking geneticist, Trudy Mackay, to receive prestigious Dawson Prize
(Trinity College Dublin) Professor Mackay will also give a fascinating public lecture exploring how geneticists are learning about human disease in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday evening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news