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Medtronic backs light-based hearing aid maker
Medtronic has participated in a $51 million round of financing for the maker of a hearing aids that converts sound into light. Earlens Corp. Inc.'s system features a behind-the-ear hearing aid that receives sound and converts it into light. The technology then transmits the light to a lens placed atop the ear drum, stimulating a patient's hearing system. The light approach reduces whistling that can plague traditional hearing aids, Menlo Park, Calif.-based Earlens said in a news release Monday. Palo… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Delirium Common After Lung Transplant, Tied to Poorer OutcomesDelirium Common After Lung Transplant, Tied to Poorer Outcomes
Delirium is common following lung transplantation and is associated with greater use of medical resources and worse outcomes, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Long Awaited Senate Science Authorization Legislation Makes Its Debut
A yearlong effort to craft legislation to reauthorize federal basic research programs resulted in the introduction of bipartisan legislation on 22 June 2016. Freshman Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) are the primary sponsors of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The bill aims to set the direction of federal science policy and to update science education programs. Although no future funding levels are currently specified in the bill, committee staff have said that those details will be included in an amendment to be considered this week. Two-year authorization levels for the Nation...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

House Science Committee Holds Hearing on "Ensuring Sound Science at EPA"
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on 22 June 2016 to examine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory agenda. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was questioned on the agency’s climate change rules, water regulations, as well as the review of carcinogenicity of the herbicide glyphosate. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) posited that the EPA has frequently used “suspect science, questionable legal interpretations, and flawed analysis” to create expensive environmental rules. He also alleged that the EPA failed to provide information requested by the commit...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Writes to Appropriators about NSF Funding
AIBS joined a multi-disciplinary group of 35 scientific societies and universities to thank lawmakers for leaving research funding decisions within the National Science Foundation (NSF) to experts, instead of lawmakers. “The NSF’s merit review process is the global gold standard for selecting the most promising research within and across scientific fields of study, including the biological, computer, geosciences, mathematical, physical, social and behavioral sciences, and engineering,” the groups stated. “The merit review system remains the best means for meeting national scientific priorities, fos...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Nominations Sought for NSB Awards
The National Science Board is accepting nominations for its public service awards. The Vannevar Bush Award recognizes lifetime achievement for pursuits to improve the welfare of mankind and the nation through public-service activities in science, technology and public policy. The Public Service Award honors individuals and groups for substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering. Learn more about the awards and submit a nomination at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/.       (Source: Public Policy Reports)
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Register for the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits Event
This national initiative, initiated and organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is an opportunity for scientists across the country to showcase for their elected officials the people, facilities, and equipment required to advance scientific research and education. Now in its eighth year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, and representatives of research facilities to meet with their federal and state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants may invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or meet at the policymaker’s local office. AIBS...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Webinar on Biological Informatics Workforce Needs
The biological sciences are increasingly driven by the ability to collect, identify, integrate, analyze, and interpret complex data. Researchers and educators, current and future, must have the knowledge and skills required to use these data and data management and analysis tools appropriately. In December 2015, the American Institute of Biological Sciences convened a workshop in conjunction with its annual meeting of Member Societies and Organizations to explore the education and training issues that must be addressed to ensure we have the skilled biological informatics workforce required to advance biology for the benefi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Fellowship Opportunity at Smithsonian Institution
The National Museum of Natural History is offering a fellowship for graduate students, post-doctoral and professional researchers. The program provides an opportunity to conduct independent research and to collaborate with Smithsonian scientists. Fellows have access to the world’s largest natural and cultural history collections. The fellowship is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Learn more at http://nscalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/fellowship-program-flyer.pdf.       (Source: Public Policy Reports)
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS 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 - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New Point-of-Care Test May Improve HIV DetectionNew Point-of-Care Test May Improve HIV Detection
A new fourth-generation point-of-care test (POCT) from Alere shows significantly improved sensitivity for detection of HIV core protein p24 (p24 antigen), according to lab testing by independent researchers in the UK. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #21: Keep Your Body Clean, Inside And Out
Your body is smart. But it does not necessarily know what to do with the chemical compounds manufacturers have been adding to their products (or making the basis of their products) over the past several decades. And whether that newfangled chemical stuff is entering your body through your food, personal-care products, or household goods, the net result can be nasty. Your body is a creative problem solver, though. So it might stash some of those chemicals in your fat cells. It might try to exude them through your skin. Or it might try to flush them out in your body's waste streams (think sweat, urine, poo). But all of tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Worse Health for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual AdultsWorse Health for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Adults
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the US are at higher risk for poor physical and psychological health compared with their heterosexual counterparts. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Dalai Lama And Lady Gaga Joined Forces To Talk About This Essential Human Value
We bet you've never seen a meeting of the minds quite like this one. The Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga, and the billionaire business tycoon Philip Anschutz shared a stage on Sunday during a panel presentation for The United States Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. If it sounds like an unlikely trio, the subject chosen for this meeting was just as remarkable. The three big personalities spent their time together talking about the power of kindness and how to make the world a more compassionate place.  During the wide-ranging conversation, which was often more philosophical than practical, all three leaders emphas...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

WSU creates software that could lead to livestock vaccine
Researchers at Washington State University have come up with a software tool that could speed up the development of vaccines for livestock. The software helps scientists analyze the DNA of bacteria by using short repeating sequences of DNA to learn about the bacteria’s genetics, geographic distribution and level of harm to livestock. That information, in turn, could help scientists create vaccines to prevent infections caused by bacteria. This novel approach could further the development of methods… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Nielsen Source Type: news

PeaceHealth lands a well-known Oregon name to lead its lobbying efforts
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's former chief of staff will likely find himself back at his old capitol stomping grounds. Brian Shipley will become PeaceHealth's vice president for government affairs. As such, he'll "serve as a key liaison between PeaceHealth and the federal government, as well as the state governments of Alaska, Oregon and Washington." Shipley had previously served as Oregon Health & Science University's top lobbyist before joining Brown in February 2015, or immediately after Brown took… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Mason CEO Gary Kaplan will not step down, says safety issues have been addressed
In a surprise move earlier this month, hospital accreditation group the Joint Commission downgraded Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center from full accreditation to contingent accreditation. The hospital has taken corrective action to fix the issues the Joint Commission identified, but the move prompted a federal investigation and resulted in criticism of the hospital's safety record. Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan was adamant Monday that he would not be stepping down as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Exact Sciences CEO Conroy to join Bidens for White House cancer summit
Kevin Conroy, chairman and chief executive officer of Exact Sciences Corp. of Madison, will attend this week’s White House summit on the effects of cancer and how the nation can come together in an effort to battle the disease. The White House Cancer Moonshot summit on Wednesday will include Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and a group of leading researchers, doctors and executives from the cancer community. It also will feature opening remarks from Carol Burnett, actress and cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Schuyler Source Type: news

Survey: Patient adoption of digital tools is low, but interest is high
According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn't.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Novant Health opens center dedicated to pelvic health
Novant Health on Monday opened a new center devoted to pelvic health and brings together multiple specialists in one location. The new Pelvic Health Center at 770 Highland Oaks Drive in Winston-Salem is dedicated to health care surrounding the pelvic floor, the muscles and tissues that span the area underneath the pelvis. The center is staffed by urogynecologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons, physical therapists and gynecologists so that patients can receive "one-stop diagnosis, evaluation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Owen Covington Source Type: news

Kaiser's looking for 20,000 or so Northwest research subjects
Kaiser Permanente wants its local members to participate in large and comprehensive research program. The Kaiser Permanente Research Bank is "a long-term research resource designed to help the organization better understand how people’s health is affected by their genes, behaviors, and the environment." Kaiser's seeking people 18 and older to participate in the research bank. Among other functions, the effort will help researchers learn whether a person's DNA can affect how they respond to certain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Entellus expands distribution deal with Fiagon to include hospitals
Entellus Medical said today it expanded its distribution agreement with Fiagon NA to purchase and resell Fiagon’s surgical navigation systems, components and parts in the U.S. and its territories to now include hospitals. The expansion adds to the previous deal, inked last August, which made Entellus the exclusive distributor of certain Fiagon systems and parts to ear, nose and throat physicians offices, clinics and surgery centers, and will now include hospitals, which were previously excluded. “The addition of the Fiagon IGS to the Entellus portfolio has enabled more advanced procedures in the office setting thr...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Imaging Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Entellus Medical Inc. Fiagon NA Source Type: news

Researchers Find Second U.S. Patient Infected With 'Superbug' Gene
Scientists have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, which makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics. The gene, found in a sample of E. coli bacteria from a patient in New York, follows the discovery late last month of a patient in Pennsylvania who had a urinary tract infection caused by E. coli that carried the gene. The finding was published on Monday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The mcr-1 gene makes bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic used to treat ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight
A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to us on Facebook and over email to give us their two cents on the issue, with comments ranged from impassioned pleas for parents to stop giving their children complexes about weight to outrage that scientists appeared to be endorsing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD
I was 21 years-old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn't have an abbreviation, it doesn't roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. So yes, I was 21. I had been having sex for about three years. And that is always what kills me when I think about the numbers. In the 18 years I have been having sex, only 3 of them have been free of this stain, this shame backpack that I have been carrying around with me for far too long. Because that's really what a life with genital h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Why Parents In The U.S. Have The Biggest 'Happiness Gap'
Social research has long pointed to a parenting "happiness gap" -- that is, the idea that parents are not as happy as adults without children -- which can be a depressing bit of information to try and make sense of when you're already in the throes of raising a small person. Now, new research has moved the discussion beyond simply "are parents unhappy?" -- asking instead whether parents elsewhere in the industrialized world pay as steep a happiness penalty as they do here in the United States. The answer? They don't.  In the study, slated for publication in the American Journal of Sociology in September, a team of res...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

When You Dial 9-1-1 and Wall Street Answers
A Tennessee woman slipped into a coma and died after an ambulance company took so long to assemble a crew that one worker had time for a cigarette break. Paramedics in New York had to covertly swipe medical supplies from a hospital to restock their depleted ambulances after emergency runs. The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the influence of private equity companies in the public safety sphere, looking at lawsuits,  bankruptcies and the negative effects on both employees and the patients who rely on them. Read More at The New York Times (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

When You Dial 9-1-1 and Wall Street Answers
A Tennessee woman slipped into a coma and died after an ambulance company took so long to assemble a crew that one worker had time for a cigarette break. Paramedics in New York had to covertly swipe medical supplies from a hospital to restock their depleted ambulances after emergency runs. The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the influence of private equity companies in the public safety sphere, looking at lawsuits,  bankruptcies and the negative effects on both employees and the patients who rely on them. Read More at The New York Times (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Carbs Part I: The Weight-Loss Industry's Biggest Lie
"I just can't stay away from sugar!" "My trainer does Paleo...." "I want to lose weight, but I love bread!" For almost a hundred years, low-carb diets have been recycled through our consciousness one bestseller at a time. Need to shed pounds? Cut the carbs. Effective? If so, why does low-carb dieting have the lowest long-term success rate? Practical? If so, why does virtually everyone end up wrecked in a self-loathing heap of binging shame? It won't surprise anyone to hear that the USDA recommends 45 to 65 percent of calories should come from carbs. Not a surprise because the government is antiquated, wrong, and jus...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Effects of repetitive low-pressure explosive blast on primary neurons and mixed cultures - Zander NE, Piehler T, Banton R, Benjamin R.
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury represents a considerable health concern, particularly for athletes and military personnel. For blast-induced brain injury, threshold shock-impulse levels required to induce such injuries and cumulative effects with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What's gender got to do with it? Examining masculinities, health and safety and return to work in male dominated skilled trades - Stergiou-Kita M, Mansfield E, Colantonio A, Moody J, Mantis S.
In this study we explored how issues of gender, masculinities and institutional workplace practices shape expectations of men an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prospective study of predictors and consequences of insomnia: personality, lifestyle, mental health, and work-related stressors - Vedaa Ø, Krossbakken E, Grimsrud ID, Bjorvatn B, Sivertsen B, Magerøy N, Einarsen S, Pallesen S.
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively investigate the reciprocal relationships between personality traits, lifestyle factors, mental health, sleepiness, and work-related stressors against insomnia. METHODS: A total of 799 Norwegian shift-working nurses (mean... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A systematic literature review of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety regulatory enforcement - Tompa E, Kalcevich C, Foley M, McLeod C, Hogg-Johnson S, Cullen K, Maceachen E, Mahood Q, Irvin E.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of legislative and regulatory policy levers in creating incentives for organizations to improve occupational health and safety processes and outcomes. METHODS: A system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accuracy of self-report as a method of screening for lifetime occurrence of traumatic brain injury events that resulted in hospitalization - McKinlay A, Horwood LJ, Fergusson DM.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs frequently during child and early adulthood, and is associated with negative outcomes including increased risk of drug abuse, mental health disorders and criminal offending. Identification of previous TBI for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Delivering cognitive processing therapy in a community health setting: the influence of Latino culture and community violence on posttraumatic cognitions - Marques L, Eustis EH, Dixon L, Valentine SE, Borba CPC, Simon N, Kaysen D, Wiltsey-Stirman S.
Despite the applicability of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to addressing sequelae of a range of traumatic events, few studies have evaluated whether the treatment itself is applicable across diverse populations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Firefighter suicide: understanding cultural challenges for mental health professionals - Henderson SN, Van Hasselt VB, LeDuc TJ, Couwels J.
Suicide is a widespread problem that is severely underreported within the fire service. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests firefighters are at increased risk of committing suicide compared with their civilian counterparts due to disturbingly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Handling missing data in large healthcare dataset: a case study of unknown trauma outcomes - Mirkes EM, Coats TJ, Levesley J, Gorban AN.
Handling of missed data is one of the main tasks in data preprocessing especially in large public service datasets. We have analysed data from the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) database, the largest trauma database in Europe. For the analysis we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Organizational belongingness mediates the relationship between sources of stress and posttrauma outcomes in firefighters - Armstrong D, Shakespeare-Finch J, Shochet I.
Rationale: Previous research with emergency service workers has examined the relationship between operational and organizational stress and negative indicators of mental health, and generally found that organizational stress is more strongly related to pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Problem-focused coping mediates the impact of intimate partner violence on mental health among Chinese women - Wong JYH, Fong DYT, Choi AWM, Tiwari A, Chan KL, Logan TK.
OBJECTIVE: Our study focused on understanding on the ways that abused Chinese women cope and aimed to examine the mediating role of coping strategies between the relationships of intimate partner violence (IPV; including partner stalking) and mental health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Safety cost management in construction companies: a proposal classification - López-Alonso M, Ibarrondo-Dávila MP, Rubio MC.
BACKGROUND: Estimating health and safety costs in the construction industry presents various difficulties, including the complexity of cost allocation, the inadequacy of data available to managers and the absence of an accounting model designed specificall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increased fall risk in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer - Wu FJ, Sheu SY, Lin HC, Chung SD.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the use of ADT and the subsequent risk of falls in men with prostate cancer by employing a population-based dataset. METHODS: We retrieved the study sample from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Interventions to reduce the risk of violence toward emergency department staff: current approaches - Ramacciati N, Ceccagnoli A, Addey B, Lumini E, Rasero L.
INTRODUCTION: The phenomenon of workplace violence in health care settings, and especially in the emergency department (ED), has assumed the dimensions of a real epidemic. Many studies highlight the need for methods to ensure the safety of staff and propos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The experience of involuntary detention in acute psychiatric care. A review and synthesis of qualitative studies - Seed T, Fox JR, Berry K.
OBJECTIVE: To build on a previous review and updated understanding of how patients experience involuntary detention for their mental health difficulties. DESIGN: We provide a narrative synthesis review of qualitative studies. DATA SOURCES: Using pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Digital social norm enforcement: online firestorms in social media - Rost K, Stahel L, Frey BS.
Actors of public interest today have to fear the adverse impact that stems from social media platforms. Any controversial behavior may promptly trigger temporal, but potentially devastating storms of emotional and aggressive outrage, so called online fires... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Spatial distribution of scorpion sting in a high-risk area of southern Iran - Shahi M, Moosavy SH, Hanafi-Bojd AA, Navidpour S, Zare S, Madani A, Rafinejad J.
This study aimed to find the spatial distribution of scorpions and their stings in Bandar Abbas County. Monthly scorpion sting cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Violence against health workers in family medicine centers - Al Ateeq M, Al-Turki N, Afifi A.
BACKGROUND: Health care violence is a significant worldwide problem with negative consequences on both the safety and well-being of health care workers as well as workplace activities. Reports examining health care violence in Saudi Arabia are limited and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Young consumers' considerations of healthy working conditions in purchasing decisions: a qualitative examination - Dixon SM, Nordvall AC, Cukier W, Neumann WP.
Research has suggested that products manufactured under healthy work conditions (HWC) may provide a marketing advantage to companies. This paper explores young consumers' considerations of HWC in purchasing decisions using data from qualitative interviews ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Reducing premature mortality in the mentally ill through health promotion programs - Price JH, Khubchandani J, Price JA, Whaley C, Bowman S.
Nearly half of the U.S. adult population will have a major mental illness during their lifetimes. At any point in time, almost a fifth of all American adults have a serious mental illness (SMI). Too many in our society do not understand mental illnesses, p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Psychometric testing of an instrument about intimate partner violence - Sundborg E, Alinaghizadeh H, Törnkvist L, Saleh-Stattin N, Michelsen H, Wändell P.
This study used step-by-step exploratory factor analysis in the framework of confirmatory factor analysis (EFA/CFA) to evaluate the psychometric properties of the translated and culturally adapted Swedish version of "The Violence Against Women Health Care ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Factors associated with perceived depression of Korean adults: secondary data from the Korean Community Health Survey - Won MR, Ahn MS, Choi YJ.
This study was aimed to identify factors related with Korean adults' depression in a community population using secondary data from the Korean Community Health Survey. The results showed factors associated with the Korean adults' perceived depression were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news