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CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health) Global Health Education Competencies Tool Kit
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 03/2017 This 94-page tool kit provides learning objects and curricular content to support the competencies for global health education and professional development, as well as exploring ongoing conversations and controversies around global health competencies and careers. For each competency, it provides teaching strategies, Web sites, articles, and reports. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Women Told When Requesting Family Planning Services at Clinics Associated with Catholic Hospitals? A Mystery Caller Study
CONCLUSIONSAdherence to church directives is inconsistent at Catholic-associated clinics. Women visiting such clinics who want highly effective methods may need to rely on less effective methods or delay method uptake while seeking services elsewhere. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for an Outreach Award: Senior Health Outreach
I am thrilled to announce that the Outreach Services Department of the St. Charles Public Library (consisting of David Kelsey, Dana Hintz, Lynda Spraner, and Christine Steck) has been awarded funding to partner with Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University to develop and deliver presentations on healthcare and medical topics at senior facilities in the St. Charles, Illinois community. Members of the Library’s Outreach Services Department, visit nine senior facilities, three homecare facilities, and fifteen homebound patrons a month. Outreach Services also provides weekly, biweekly, and monthly programs...
Source: The Cornflower - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Galter Health Sciences Library Northwestern University Senior Health Outreach St. Charles Public Library Source Type: news

Tampering allegations in Johnson & Johnson hip case prompt judge to trigger probe
A federal judge in Texas this week took the unusual step of asking federal prosecutors and the FBI to probe possible witness tampering by lawyers for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) in a bellwether trial over metal-on-metal hip implants made by J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. Mark Lanier, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in one of six cases being tried in the U.S. District Court for Northern Texas bellwether before Judge Ed Kinkeade, raised the tampering issue during an Oct. 16 hearing based on a conversation between a DePuy sales rep and a surgeon who’s a witness in the case. Dr. David Stein filed an affidav...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Metal-on-Metal Product Liability depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fungal Redox Mechanisms and Biomedical Pathogenesis - USA
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Testers Needed for PubMed Labs
NLM needs your input. They are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions. For more information on testing see the NCBI Insights. /ch   (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Survey: 59 percent of adults have used online resources in place of primary care
Fifty-nine percent of American adults used a website like WebMD to look up symptoms instead of visiting a primary care physician, according to a new survey, while only 12 percent used telemedicine in place of primary care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Portland Shriners Hospital patient devises website for disabled concertgoers
Cassie Wilson got really frustrated when she attended some shows in Portland last spring. So she took action on behalf of all wheelchair-bound fans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions. Some websites sell unapproved or counterfeit drugs, make fraudulent claims, sell prescription drugs without requiring... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

VA head Shulkin under consideration for HHS head
Current US Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is slated for an interview as a candidate to lead the Dept. of Health and Human Services, replacing recently resigned HHS Secretary Tom Price, according to a Wall Street Journal report. VA Secretary Shulkin, a holdover from the Obama administration, is being considered among several candidates to replace Price who resigned late last month, according to the report. The HHS is currently being led by deputy secretary Eric Hargan, a former Greenberg Traurig attorney out of the Chicago office who was assigned to the role last week. Price resigned last month amid a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

Seeking Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator - Flexible location
Specifications:  1 FTESalary:  Competitive  Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: Monday 13 November 2017Cochrane ’s Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) seeks a Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator to provide effective and efficient general administrative support services to CEAD, develop and implement Cochrane’s external affairs and fund-raising proposals, and to help co-ordi nateour already established communications activities along with supporting Cochrane’s annual events calendar.  Key Tasks:Communications planning support and responsi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Killer Fungus to take over Manchester Science Festival
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Preventing the spread of fungal disease between ʻōhiʻa trees in Hawaiʻi
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:41News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

NSQIP geriatric surgery pilot study may help improve outcomes for older surgical patients
(American College of Surgeons) Adding geriatric-specific risk factors to the blend of traditional risk factors could significantly improve the ability of surgeons to predict poor outcomes in older surgical patients, according to new study findings published online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stipends available for public library health workshop at PLA
Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia from March 20 to 24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and specia...
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Funding Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution, Association for the Sciences of Limnology ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support
Hospital porters in Exeter are gearing up for strike action this weekend over management attempts to move them onto 12-hour shifts – and asking for support from colleagues across the union. The porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter foundation trust are among some of the lowest-paid staff in the NHS, but 96% of them voted for industrial action, with a 24-hour strike due to start at 6am on Friday 20 October and an 8-hour follow-up strike from 10pm on Sunday 22 October. UNISON South West has also launched a Respect Our Porters campaign to support the workers concerned, who have been invited to meet their local MP Ben Br...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ancillary and maintenance health care NHS Respect our Porters unison south west Source Type: news

HealthyDads.ca: what do men want in a website designed to promote emotional wellness and healthy behaviors during the transition to parenthood? - Da Costa D, Zelkowitz P, Letourneau N, Howlett A, Dennis CL, Russell B, Grover S, Lowensteyn I, Chan P, Khalif é S.
BACKGROUND: Up to 18% of men experience depression and/or anxiety during the transition to parenthood. Interventions designed specifically to promote the mental health of men during the transition to parenthood are scarce. Internet-delivered interventions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis IV
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:36Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis III
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis II
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:34Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis I
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:32Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

NHS app used by 500,000 patients suspended over quality concerns
An NHS developed app and website used by half a million patients has suspended its service after clinical assurance concerns were raised at NHS England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EOP: Notification of a Public Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will include personal stories about coping with addiction, and a discussion and voting on the Commission's final report, which will be posted on ONDCP's website shortly before the meeting begins. Meeting participation will be available via livestreaming. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Centre for Health Policy seeks Researcher/Senior Researcher - Johannesburg, South Africa
The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a South African health systems and policy research unit based in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. CHP employs a multi-disciplinary group of public health and social scientists and offers a dynamic environment in which to conduct cutting-edge health systems and policy research that strongly encourages writing for publication. The Centre provides opportunities for engagement in South African health sector policy and as well as international academic consortia. CHP has an established national and international reputation.Website: http://www...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Goldilocks and the three azoles
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:56Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Resistance epidemiology
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:54Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

News from the lab
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:51Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

New categories of hematological malignancies at risk for invasive fungal infections
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:46Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

New Preparation of Itraconazole (Pulmazole) Gets FDA Approval
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:59News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Voriconazole
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:48Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Isavuconazole
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:46Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

VL-2397 (Vical)
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:44Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

CD101 (Cidara)
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:42Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

APX001 (Amplyx)
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:41Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Galactomannan
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Mechanism of multidrug resistance
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:36Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

MALDI identification and more of mould
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:30Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Global burden of fungal infections
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:24Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes. August 22, 2017
Participants: Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krug, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes approved Nancy will be on a leave of absence due to surgery. The Board decided to share note-taking responsibilities by having all members write notes into Google docs. Conference Update, Joe, Sarah We have a dynamic program with a great rooster of keynote speakers who have all confirmed. Over the next month, we will be working on putting together the panels and recruiting patient representatives. Promotion for the event will begin this week. We also have several ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nancy Finn Tags: Board Minutes News Source Type: news

Transparency toolmaker Vitals claims MedHelp ’s patient-to-patient network in acquisition
Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based Vitals, maker of online healthcare transparency resources for patients, has acquired MedHelp ’s online community business for an undisclosed sum. Vitals plans to merge its consumer-focused websites with MedHelp’s Patient-to-Patient Communities to form a new digital property, Vitals Consumer Services. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Law Firm Drops Suit Against Pissedconsumer.com Over Reviews About'Sexual Dalliances '
For the moment, a New York law firm upset with online reviews has dropped its lawsuit against the website pissedconsumer.com. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Save the date: Annual French C. elegans Meeting
The 21st edition of Ver Midi will be held at the CIML, Marseille on Friday 26th January 2018, with Henrik Bringmann as invited speaker. It will be preceded by a workshop on high-throughput methods on the 25th, sponsored by Union Biometrica and TECAN. The website for registration will open in November. Please contact the organisers, Nathalie Pujol, Jonathan Ewbank or Vincent Bertrand if you wish to be added to the Ver Midi mailing list. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - October 12, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: community meetings news workshop Source Type: news

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology Scholarships
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Website terms and conditions
Before becoming a member of the Aspergillus Website you must read ourTerms and ConditionsPost date: 12 Oct 2017 - 1:39pm (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Childhood obesity soars worldwide
Conclusion This is a huge report with data from around the world. It found that, while obesity among children has clearly increased globally, the picture is variable from one country or region to another. It's encouraging that the report found obesity levels among countries such as the UK are levelling off. However, that still leaves millions of children obese or overweight, which could put their health at risk in years to come. More needs to be done to reduce those numbers. More urgent is the situation in countries that have seen a rapid rise in childhood obesity that shows no sign of slowing. It is also important not to ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

Why I Love Being a Hospital Librarian!
To celebrate Medical Librarian’s Month we have invited medical librarians in our region to submit some information about who they are and the work that they do as medical librarians. Today we hear from a hospital librarian in Idaho! Karly peeking out her library window Who am I? Karly Vesely, MLIS Where do I work? Health Sciences Librarian at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Why do I love my job? I was talking about the Kootenai Health Medical Library to a group of new employees, and one of them remarked that I clearly love my job.  I really do, and here are a few reasons why: Fun! Fun is my number...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news