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Report Finds Gaps in Access to Opioid Addiction Help on Staten Island
Prosecutors and public health experts team up to help find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in the New York City borough. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOSE A. DELREAL Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic Colleges and Universities Research Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health New York City Staten Island (NYC) Source Type: news

Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder
For months, the University of California, Berkeley, had prepared for a slate of conservative speakers to arrive on campus for “Free Speech Week.” The school was ready to spend more than a million dollars on security amid concerns that protesters from both left and right would show up and become violent during the four-day event planned for late September. In the end, almost all the speeches were canceled due to logistical issues and safety concerns. And the one appearance that went on Sunday ended without a clear indication of what had been accomplished. Controversy that has rocked Berkeley for much of the year...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz / Berkeley, Calif. Tags: Uncategorized Berkeley Education milo yiannopoulos onetime Source Type: news

UK invests £65M in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US
There were a lot of happy neutrino physicists around the UK and the US on Wednesday, as the long-standing partnership between the two countries in particle physics was bolstered by a new agreementDUNE is one of the betterparticle physics acronyms. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment involves a large, sensitive detector which will indeed be deep underground - in the Sanford Lab at the Homestake goldmine in South Dakota – and will study neutrinos produced from a high-intensity beam of protons at Fermilab in Illinois. UK scientists from several universities are already deeply involved in the experiment, and Cambrid...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jon Butterworth Tags: Science Physics Particle physics Research funding Source Type: news

Betsy DeVos Rescinds Obama-Era Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault. In a statement Friday, DeVos says, “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on.” But she adds, “The process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.” The temporary guidance will be in place while the Education Department gathers com...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Betsy DeVos Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

Project career: perceived benefits of iPad apps among college students with traumatic brain injury - Jacobs K, Leopold A, Hendricks DJ, Sampson E, Nardone A, Lopez KB, Rumrill P, Stauffer C, Elias E, Scherer M, Dembe J.
BACKGROUND: Project Career is an interprofessional five-year development project designed to improve academic and employment success of undergraduate students with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Students rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New study aims to find the best moisturiser for treating eczema in children
Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and Southampton have been awarded £ 1.4 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme to discover which is the best emollient (moisturiser) for treating childhood eczema. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Barack Obama Criticizes ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Barack Obama waded into the debate on healthcare Tuesday, sharply criticizing Republicans’ last-ditch attempts to repeal his signature legislative achievement. “When I see those people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50th or 60th time, with a bill that will raise costs, reduce coverage, and roll back protections for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions … it’s aggravating,” Obama said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He noted that there is no “demonstrable economic, actuarial, or ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Bill Gates climate change Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Health Care Immigration Obamacare onetime Paris Climate Deal White House Source Type: news

Leon Mestel obituary
Astronomer and astrophysicist who inspired generations of students and discovered the cooling law for white dwarf starsLeon Mestel, who has died aged 90, taught generations of astronomers the importance of magnetic fields inside stars and, on the larger scale, across galaxies. He discovered the cooling law for white dwarf stars, showed how magnetic fields in forming stars allowed them to dispose of excess spin, and how a star such as the sun slows down its rotation through an interaction between the star ’s magnetic field and the wind of hot gas blowing from its surface.He was associated with the universities of Camb...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michael Rowan-Robinson Tags: Astronomy Space Science Education Higher education Research The sun Source Type: news

UNISON suspends Aung San Suu Kyi ’ s membership
UNISON has suspended Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary membership with immediate effect as international criticism mounts over her response to Myanmar’s growing humanitarian crisis. The award was given to her during her time as a political prisoner and its suspension comes as a number of British institutions say they are also reviewing or removing honours bestowed on her during her campaign for democracy under Myanmar’s oppressive military junta. UNISON president Margaret McKee said: “The situation facing the Rohingya of Myanmar is appalling. Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary membership has been...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article international Source Type: news

Chemists speak out on sexual harassment in academia
(American Chemical Society) Sexual misconduct on college campuses is an age-old problem that continues to plague students and faculty, and is now the subject of renewed debate. It can traumatize those who are harassed, and change the course of people's careers. The cover article in Chemical& Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, shares how sexual harassment has affected chemistry students and faculty, and what universities and scientific societies are doing about it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study suggests jet lag drug benefits patients undergoing chemotherapy
A recent study conducted by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen has suggested that painful side effects from cancer medicines can be managed using melatonin, a drug that helps ease the effects of jet lag. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Former Bills GM joins Pittsburgh firm that provides tech for injury prevention
Impellia was founded in 2015 by former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch and two longtime friends. The company works with universities in identifying and developing new technologies that can be used in sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Mullen Source Type: news

Senate Advances Biomedical Spending Bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $2 billion. If approved, the budget for NIH would be on a path to have its budget increase by 20 percent from 2016 through 2018. The legislation also includes a provision that would prevent the administration from reducing the reimbursement rate for indirect costs for universities and other research grantees. Indirect costs are not directly identifiable with a specific research project, but are required for an organization to do the research. Examples of indirect costs include laboratory oc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Former Bills GM joins Pittsburgh firm that provides tech for injury prevention
Impellia was founded in 2015 by former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch and two longtime friends. The company works with universities in identifying and developing new technologies that can be used in sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Mullen Source Type: news

How Corporations Benefit From Supporting Local Startups
Although most signs point to continued growth in the U.S., an overwhelming economic pessimism seems to have taken hold in many parts of the country. Not a day goes by that I don’t read about the roboapocalypse — the massive job loss to be wrought by automation. These are real and valid concerns to be sure. Technology today is disrupting nearly every sector at a speed that eclipses previous revolutions. But to adopt a negative view of the future, to focus on what we may plausibly lose, is to miss out on what we have the potential to gain from this coming “Third Wave” of technology, both in terms of i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Case Tags: Uncategorized Jobs The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

Seminary Cancels Talk by Priest Who Urges Compassion for LGBT People
(NEW YORK) — Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university’s president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary’s decision. The Rev. James Martin, editor at large at the Jesuit magazine America and author of several books on Catholicism, said he had planned a seminary talk on Jesus, not his recent book on LGBT people, “Building a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. cardinals and three bis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Zoll / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime Religion Source Type: news

Schools Seek to Help Immigrants Amid Mixed Signals on DACA
(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling them to be hopeful but plan for the worst. Harvard University has opened a round-the-clock emergency hotline for immigrants in the program. The University of Illinois at Chicago has posted advice on what to do if federal agents show up on campus. UC Ber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jocelyn Gecker and Sophia Tareen / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Immigration onetime Source Type: news

UCLA to offer free mental health screening, treatment to all incoming students
Speaking before dozens of influential business and civic leaders about mental health in the workplace, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced today the university will for the first time offer free mental health screening and, if appropriate, treatment, to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.“It affects about 350 million people worldwide, and yet, in my view, depression remains somewhat overlooked and understudied. That depression has not been identified as our number one health issue astounds me,” said Block during his keynote speech at the inauguralOne Mind Initiative at Work summit.The One Mind Initiat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirms
(University of Oxford) It lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a fungus and lichen. But was the 'mysterious' Dickinsonia an animal, or was it something else?A new study by researchers at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, and the British Geological Survey provides strong proof that Dickinsonia was an animal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NIH awards $15M for 3D human tissue models
[Image from Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University]The National Institutes of Health has announced 13 2-year awards, totaling $15 million a year, for hospitals and universities to develop 3D human tissue models. The funding will go toward the first phase of a 5-year program. Even though pre-clinical studies using cell and animal research models are promising, more than 60% of investigational drugs fail in human trials because of ineffectiveness. The NIH hopes to change that with the funding by developing 3D microphysiological system platforms that replicate human disease. The platforms, kn...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

James Dyson says tuition fees hit students with debt at 'worst time'
Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their feesSir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from earning valuable qualifications.Speaking ahead of the formal opening of his owninstitute of technology, which does not charge tuition fees,the designer and industrialist said the scale of loans and fees at English universities was increasingly likely to deter young people from studying at university.Continue reading... (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Richard Adams Tags: Students Tuition fees James Dyson Young people Society Higher education UK news Engineering general Technology Mathematics Science Source Type: news

Consortium links experts in engineering, medicine to improve health in underserved communities
One of the enduring problems in America ’s health care landscape is managing chronic disease among people who live in low-income communities. Because access to health care services is so often a challenge, many who have serious illnesses and live in these neighborhoods aren’t diagnosed until their health worsens — and when the cost of treating their diseases are higher.To address that need, experts from UCLA, Texas A&M University, Rice University and Florida International University are joining forces to develop technologies to help people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, two of the leading c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Latest College Rankings Have Some Familiar Schools on Top
Princeton University, Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley, are still the United States’ best university, best liberal arts college and best public university, respectively, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s closely watched college rankings. The 2018 rankings released Tuesday had Princeton in first place, Harvard in second, and Yale and the University of Chicago tied for third among national universities. In the ranking of liberal arts colleges, Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., was first, followed by Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Bowdoin College...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

AIBS Invites Scientists, Organizations to Join in Celebration of Peer Review
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is excited to celebrate Peer Review Week 2017 (#PeerRevWk17) this week. AIBS is the national scientific organization committed to promoting informed decision-making that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society. Toward this goal, we promote the use of peer-review to identify quality scientific research and the appropriate application of scientific research to advance food safety and security, public health and wellbeing, environmental quality and sustainability, economic opportunity, and the cultivation of new knowledge. AIBS does more th...
Source: AIBS News - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Not by degrees: improving student mental health in the UK's universities
This report finds that levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. It calls for universities to make mental health a strategic priority and adopt a whole-university approach to prevention, promotion and support. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual assault policies at universities fail the people they're supposed to protect, students say
Some students on Ontario campuses say sexual assault policies their schools implemented in January 2017 are failing to serve the very people the documents are supposed to protect. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Engineering Research Center will help expand use of therapies based on living cells
(Georgia Institute of Technology) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center (ERC) that will work closely with industry and clinical partners to develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable and low-cost production of high-quality living therapeutic cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

27 new NSF INCLUDES awards aim to enhance U.S. science and engineering enterprise
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Today, U.S industries, universities and research centers face 21st-century challenges. They need skilled STEM workers to grow the economy, secure the national defense and advance other national priorities. NSF ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243055&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participant...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

Autism on screen may reinforce stereotypes, study finds
(University of Edinburgh) Fictional portrayals of autistic people -- such as The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper -- are not fully representative of those with the condition, research from the Universities of Edinburgh and Oslo suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
The GW4 Alliance [made up of four leading research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter] has been shortlisted under the category of Technological Innovation of the Year at this year ’ s Times Higher Education [THE] Awards for its world-first supercomputer, Isambard. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

An officer and a gentlewoman from the Viking army in Birka
(Stockholm University) War was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world. A new study conducted by researchers at Stockholm and Uppsala universities shows that women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horses
(CNRS) Cortisol is generally considered to be a stress hormone because its levels rise during episodes of acute stress. Yet its relationship to chronic stress is less clear. Researchers from the CNRS, Inserm, the universities of Rennes 1 and Caen, in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, have linked lower cortisol levels to states of chronically poor welfare in adult horses observed under their usual living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Will You be the Next Rockstar Medical Librarian?
The National Library of Medicine is currently  accepting submissions for rockstar medical librarians. This is your opportunity to be featured by NLM during National Medical Librarians month in October.  Deadline to submit your application is September 15. Here’s the announcement from the NLM In Focus blog: Ready to take the stage? NLM will be featuring more rock star medical librarians during National Medical Librarians Month in October. We’re giving top billing to medical librarians at hospitals, universities, and other organizations. You can be a solo act or, if you’d prefer to profile yo...
Source: Dragonfly - September 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Determinants of psychoactive substances use among Woldia University students in Northeastern Ethiopia - Adere A, Yimer NB, Kumsa H, Liben ML.
BACKGROUND: Psychoactive substance use has become a major public health problem among students in Ethiopian universities. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the magnitude and determinants of psychoactive substances use (khat chewing, alcohol drinking a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

By creating a market for universities, the government has snookered itself
Shortsighted politicians are reaping the consequences of an unsustainable market in higher education that they themselves createdThe government has a problem. Open any newspaper or turn on the news and there are items about the cost of universities and theburden of debt on students, at levels higher than the cost of most of their parents ’ first house.People arecomplaining about universities at a time when the present government thought it had the issue sorted. The creation of a full-blown market for higher education with its own regulator –the Office for Students– heralded by the recentHigher Education a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sir Keith Burnett Tags: Science policy Higher education Politics UK news Source Type: news

Not by degrees improving student mental health in the UK's universities
This report highlights the increasing levels of mental illness; mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK, in relation to other sections of the population. Over the past 10 years there has been a fivefold increase in the proportion of students who disclose a mental health condition to their institution. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out. First of all, we need to consider the shortage of nurses that already exists. There isn’t one definitive number for how many nurses we’re currently lacking. One figure frequently cited is 20,000, and analysis by the Health Service Journal said that last October 96% per cent of acute hospitals failed to provide the planned number of registered nurses to cover day shifts. So, what we can say is that we don’t currently have enough. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health NHS nurse nurses Source Type: news

Three significant new additions to the Nature Research open access portfolio: Communications Biology, Chemistry and Physics!
Nature Research is expanding its portfolio of open access titles to include a family of three new, high quality, selective, open access multidisciplinary journals, Communications Biology, Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics.  The journals will be online-only and publish open access content under a CC-BY license. The launch is part of Nature Research’s ongoing commitment to providing increasing options for authors to choose open access publishing and builds on the stable of open access titles published by Springer Nature, already the biggest open access publisher globally.   “We ho...
Source: News from STM - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

New THE World Rankings see Bristol in UK top ten for sixth year running
The University of Bristol is ninth in the UK and one of 12 UK institutions in the top 100 universities worldwide, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

New immigrants in Germany
(University of Konstanz) The German Research Foundation funds study on early integration processes in Germany -- a joint research project between the universities of Konstanz, G ö ttingen and Bamberg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health problems for first year college students rising
94% of universities see growing demand for counselling services Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Help offered to medical students in crisis Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Keeping our focus on suicide prevention Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Sharp rise' in student mental illness tests universities
University mental health services face a "considerable challenge", a report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edinburgh scientists develop camera to see through body  
Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt believe the camera will help doctors track internal examinations as they occur, rather than relying on expensive X-rays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School sport-associated injuries in adolescents: a single center experience - Burchard R, Stolpp A, Kratz T, Forreiter C, Lahner M.
BACKGROUND: Each year, on average 1.26  million students face physical injuries at German schools and universities. Implementation of systematic prevention programs against school-associated injuries in adolescents is poor. Part of the reason might be a la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fall in student nurses still running at 6% despite clearing
Universities in England are continuing to see a drop in the number of people they have placed on  nursing courses this year compared with the same point in 2016, the latest official data has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Children of insomniacs fall asleep later researchers say
Researchers from the universities of Warwick and Basel found the same is not true for fathers as they typically spend less time with their children and therefore have less influence on their sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNC System governors signal support for Kannapolis life-sciences campus
This week, those new appointees — former State Sen. Bob Rucho, Darrell Allison and Rob Bryan — got a morning of tours and briefings about the role that California billionaire David Murdock campus works with the state’s colleges and universities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ken Elkins Source Type: news