A Matter of Facts — September 2023
sramashwarSeptember 11, 2023From Our PresidentFor those of us involved in the close-knit community field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, conferences are an opportunity to come together as a movement. Convening regularly with colleagues and collaborators, partners and peers from around the world provides us with important insights and chances to connect. To break bread, build bridges and even to let loose.The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 caused event after event to be canceled or postponed. It ’s wonderful to see in-person meetings and events returning. It’s also refreshing to see that hybrid events continue ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - September 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: sramashwar Source Type: news

Are in-flight credit card offers worth it?
If you've flown recently, there's a decent chance you've heard an offer for an airline credit card while you were on the plane. Usually, after the announcement is made over the intercom, you'll see flight attendants start walking up and down the aisle passing out credit card applications. And…#ascent #kityarrow #nerdwallet #yarrow #beccastanek #lendingtree (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of aerobic exercise on concussion recovery: a pilot clinical trial - Snyder AR, Greif SM, Clugston JR, FitzGerald DB, Yarrow JF, Babikian T, Giza CC, Thompson FJ, Bauer RM.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to pilot safety and tolerability of a 1-week aerobic exercise program during the post-acute phase of concussion (14-25 days post-injury) by examining adherence, symptom response, and key functional outcomes (e.g., c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying patient concerns during consultations in tertiary burns services: development of the Adult Burns Patient Concerns Inventory - Gibson JAG, Yarrow J, Brown L, Evans J, Rogers SN, Spencer S, Shokrollahi K.
OBJECTIVES: Identifying the issues and concerns that matter most to burns survivors can be challenging. For a number of reasons, but mainly relating to patient empowerment, some of the most pressing concerns patients may have during a clinical encounter ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Country diary: where Roman Britain reveals its secrets
Epiacum Roman fort, Northumberland: Under the yarrow and sheep ’s sorrel of the short turf were the gates, towers and bath house of the stone-built fortHill cloud rolls over the fell top where snow still fills the cups and hollows of high ground. I ’m walking a section of the Pennine Way near Alston, uplifted by the layers of overlapping sound: curlews bubbling, peewits wing-thrumming, skylarks trilling. The path drops steeply down to the Gilderdale Burn, the county boundary between Cumbria and Northumberland. Climbing up again, the ground i s spongy with recent rain, wet seeping into my boots.A series of grassy mounds...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Susie White Tags: Roman Britain Heritage UK news Cumbria Northumberland Culture Environment Archaeology Science Source Type: news

Neurodynamic evidence supports a forced-excursion model of decision-making under speed/accuracy instructions - Spieser L, Kohl C, Forster B, Bestmann S, Yarrow K.
Evolutionary pressures suggest that choices should be optimized to maximize rewards, by appropriately trading speed for accuracy. This speed-accuracy tradeoff (SAT) is commonly explained by variation in just the baseline-to-boundary distance, i.e., the exc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

The complexity of adaptation to childhood polyvictimization in youth and young adults: recommendations for multidisciplinary responders - Musicaro RM, Spinazzola J, Arvidson J, Swaroop SR, Goldblatt Grace L, Yarrow A, Suvak MK, Ford JD.
Exposure to violence is pervasive in our society. An abundance of research has demonstrated that individuals who experience polyvictimization (PV)-prolonged or multiple forms of traumatic victimizations-are at heightened risk for continuing to experience r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

[Working Life] Thanks to the glass ceiling breakers
Author: Yarrow Axford (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Yarrow Axford Source Type: news

FDA releases April 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD April 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 239 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 224 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 15 DEVICE: Applanation Tonometer SHANGHAI MEDIWORKS PRECISION INSTR510(k) NO: K142263(Traditional) ATTN: Weida Zhan PHONE NO : 8621 542 60421 Zone A, 2nd Floor, No. 69, Lane 19SE DECISION MADE: 15-APR-16 SHANGHAI CN 200237 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Surearly Pregnancy Test Strip, Surearly Digital Pregnancy Test Sugentech, Inc. 510(k) NO: K142754(Traditional) ATTN: Mijin Sohn PHONE NO : 82 42 3645001 Daejeon Bioventure Town, 1662, YusSE DECISION MADE: 07-A...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

8 Books To Read Over A Long Holiday Weekend
Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue. Girl Underwater By Claire Kells 304 pages; Dutton College sophomore and lifelong swimmer Avery Delacorte is heading home for Thanksgiving break when her airplane crashes over the Colorado Rockies. Just as the scene reaches its climax (sorry, we just can't spoil this one), the author tears us away from that and zooms weeks into the future, to the hospital where Avery is now in recovery. The novel continues to alternate between the immediate aftermath of the crash, where the few survivors struggle to find fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neanderthal Study Argues The Original Paleo Diet Included Flavorful Herbs
As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few years is the Paleo diet. It restricts adherents' food intake to ingredients that were -- at least theoretically -- consumed by hominids in the Paleolithic Age, which ended sometime around 10,000 B.C.E. That means no wheat, no sugar, no alcohol and certainly no artificial additives. Paleo is surely one of the most imaginatively daring diets ever devised. The underpinning idea is that the key to ideal health is to return, as much as possible, to the way our ancestors ate in som...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neanderthal Study Argues The Original Paleo Diet Included Flavorful Herbs
As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few years is the Paleo diet. It restricts adherents' food intake to ingredients that were -- at least theoretically -- consumed by hominids in the Paleolithic Age, which ended sometime around 10,000 B.C.E. That means no wheat, no sugar, no alcohol and certainly no artificial additives. Paleo is surely one of the most imaginatively daring diets ever devised. The underpinning idea is that the key to ideal health is to return, as much as possible, to the way our ancestors ate in som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans don't time subsecond intervals like a stopwatch - Narkiewicz M, Lambrechts A, Eichelbaum F, Yarrow K.
Many activities require the ability to estimate intervals of time in an accurate and flexible manner. A traditional and popular account suggests that humans possess a kind of internal stopwatch that can be started, paused, and stopped at will. Here we test... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

James Barnett obituary
My colleague James Barnett, who has died aged 91, was a scientist passionately devoted to the study of yeasts, the microscopic fungi at the heart of the production of wine, bread and beer. He seamlessly wove his career with his pastime over more than 70 years, beginning his laboratory-based research in yeast taxonomy and nutrition in 1953 at Cambridge University in the Low Temperature Station for Research in Biochemistry and Biophysics. He later moved to the Institute of Food Research in Norwich.Although an assiduous and meticulous experimentalist, he made his lasting mark in work of a more scholarly nature. With Roger Pay...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: John Turner Tags: People in science Education Fungi Biology Source Type: news

A Simple Cure to Impulsive Overspending
Two reasons why an attitude of gratitude is the antidote to impulsive spendingread more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Behavioral Economics compulsive shopping consumer behavior consumer psychology gratitude impulsive spending overspending Source Type: news