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Why Neanderthals didn't get autism
Scientists believe they have discovered why modern humans develop brain disorders like autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's but our near-identical Neanderthal cousins did not. New research points to a 'light-switch' that is now turned on but was turned off in early man. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sainsbury's recalls sultanas over salmonella fears
Customers who have bought 500g packets of Sainsbury's Organic Sultanas over the past five months have been contacted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood bullying can lead to suicide even 40 years later
Researchers at King's College London found being bullied as a child can damage both mental and physical health later in life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man who suffered headaches has 'calcium stones' in his brain
The stones were due to him suffering from undiagnosed coeliac disease - an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Ham player Dylan Tombides dead at just 20 from testicular cancer
Dylan Tombides, from Perth in Australia, died today with his family at his bedside after a three year battle with the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EDUCATION: Save the dates for May Breezing and Spotlight sessions…
Wednesday, May 7, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT -  Breezing Along with the RML:  1) “Enhanced Vision for Librarians: Innovating with Google Glass,”  showcasing how librarians are utilizing Google Glass collaboratively to integrate new technology into health care and education.  Presenters:  Heather Collins and Christina Magnifico, both from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library. Wednesday, May 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Mobile Resources:   John Bramble will be presenting on many of the free mobile apps available in National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile App...
Source: Midcontinental Region News - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Woman born without a vagina is given one grown in laboratory
She is one of four women born without a vagina who have been given the new treatment at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Information Portal (Focus on NLM Resources session)
MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session. Presenter:          Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR Details:               http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=31 Date / Time:      Thursday, May 8 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET) Where:               Online / No Registration Required Summary:  The Drug Information Portal gives users a […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Consumer Health Education Outreach Public Health Technology and Libraries Source Type: news

Announcing 1st Ever America’s PrepareAthon!
America’s PrepareAthon! is a national and community-based campaign for action designed to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.  The overarching goal of the campaign is to increase the number of people who understand the hazards most relevant to their community, know the steps to take to protect themselves and their families and practice these steps. America’s […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Public Health Source Type: news

Mass Gatherings – Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon
The University of North Carolina Gillings School Of Global Public Health hosted a webinar on February 27th, 2014, that provided an overview of the Boston Marathon, the public health concerns before the race, the communication and information needs after the bombing, and a summary of lessons learned. The Marathon was used as a case study […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

This App Tells Loved Ones You’re OK After a Bombing
From The Atlantic April 17, 2014 This App Tells Loved Ones That You’re OK After a Bombing http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/app-tells-loved-ones-youre-ok-after-bombing/82729/?oref=defenseone_today_nl A woman in Paris developed this app that posts a message to Twitter with the hashtags.  There are a preselected group of hashtags and new ones can be added.  The update can be posted to Facebook via […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Public Health Technology Technology and Libraries Source Type: news

Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent
Researchers at Michigan State University found using the internet can reduce rates of depression in the elderly by more than 30 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot Versus Surgeon: No Clear Winner (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy led to complication rates, readmission rates, and rates of additional cancer therapy similar to those of conventional surgical prostatectomy, a review of almost 6,000 cases showed. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Well: Applause for Avocados
This is the best time of the year for picking up some Hass avocados, the most common type in grocery stores, and putting together these innovative avocado-based dishes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 18, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Food Recipes medicine and health Recipes for Health Dieting and Weight Avocados Featured Diet and Nutrition Culinary Institute of America Source Type: news

Science News » Learn About the Adolescent Brain with Expert Dr. Jay Giedd on May 8!
NIMH expert Dr. Jay Giedd will discuss the developing adolescent brain at a community event on May 8. The event will be video archived. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Setareh Kamali Source Type: news

Blog Post » A Misfortune Not a Crime
Dr. Insel discusses a new report that compares the number of people with serious mental illness who are incarcerated vs. the number being treated in hospitals. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Insel Source Type: news

Blog Post » BrainSpan – Mapping the Developing Brain
A new map of where and when genes are expressed in the developing human brain—the transcriptome—is already enabling scientists to gain insights into the role of risk genes in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Insel talks about the implications of this work. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Insel Source Type: news

Science News » The 22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research
The 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR): Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System, will be convened on April 23–25, 2014, at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, Bethesda, MD. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIH-funded Brain Atlas Offers Clues to Psychiatric Disorders
A brain blueprint maps where genes are tuned on and off during mid-pregnancy—when most brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia occur. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jackie Oberst Source Type: news

AccuVein: Lightweight Medical Device for Finding Veins
The AccuVein AV400 is a hand-held device that digitally displays a map of a person's vasculature on the surface of their skin in real time. It allows clinicians to verify vein patency while avoiding bifurcations or valves. The device is lightweight; it only weighs 9.7 ounces and it has the ability to convert to hands-free use with optional fixed or wheeled stands. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 18, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Home Health Monitors Source Type: news

Arabian Knives: Curbing an Obesity 'Epidemic'
(MedPage Today) -- As an epidemic of obesity and diabetes surges in the Persian Gulf states, a bariatric surgeon from New York City recently packed up his scalpel to lend a steady hand. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?
A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool-down at the end. Is this necessary? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 18, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Ask Well Fitness Exercise medicine and health Muscles Featured Source Type: news

NeuroFutures Public Summit: Seattle, Washington, June 17 - 18, 2014
One in four U.S. adults suffer from a diagnosable neurological disorder and a quarter of these are seriously disabled as a result. These patients endure immense physical and emotional suffering, and their family members and caregivers bear a heavy emotional and financial burden. From a scientific standpoint, the human brain is the most sophisticated computing system in the known universe, and we are only starting to understand how it works. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 18, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Events Source Type: news

Great-grandmother was left screaming in agony while hospital doctor nearby 'played on a computer'
Sarah Ann Gray, 81, from Haughton Green, Tameside, was 'screaming in pain 'and vomiting at Manchester Royal Infirmary, an inquest heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid New Lyme Culture Test, Say CDC and FDA
(MedPage Today) -- CDC and the FDA have again cautioned the public about the use of an unapproved test for diagnosing Lyme disease. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 18, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Morning Break: Obama Claims Win, GOP Says Not So Fast
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sarcoidosis - 2014 Lancet review
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown cause that is characterised by the formation of immune granulomas in various organs, mainly the lungs and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis might be the result of an exaggerated granulomatous reaction after exposure to unidentified antigens in individuals who are genetically susceptible. Diagnosis is made by symptoms, PFTs, CXR, CT, endobronchial ultrasound and PET for assessment of inflammatory activity.Recognition of unexplained persistent disabling symptoms, fatigue, small-fibre neurological impairment, cognitive failure, and changes to health state and quality of life, has i...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Pulmonology Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hospitals get into doc rating business
After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website. The hospital was already randomly surveying patients about their experiences with physicians. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - April 18, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Kaiser Health News Tags: Online Only Quality and Safety Workforce Management Source Type: news

Children lose seven minutes of sleep for every hour of TV they watch
Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health found boys are particularly likely to miss out on sleep because of TV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Health Minister Recognizes Improved Living Conditions of African Children
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Health, José Van- Dunem recognized Thursday, in Luanda, that the living conditions of African children are improving due to efforts made by governments in meeting the targets of the Millennium Development Goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: African Ministers Committed to Improving Health Care
[ANGOP]Luanda -African Health Ministers expressed, Thursday, in Luanda, their commitment to the betterment of the health system in their respective countries, through the materialization of prevention and treatment of diseases programs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Staff Quizzed Over Expired Drugs
[The Star]TOUNGUE-TIED: Nairobi Public Health boss Robert Ayitsi with county secretary Lilian Ndegwa and Auditor Edward Ouko before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women - 17 April 2014
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers - 16 April 2014
JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event - 15 April 2014
New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth - 15 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda - 10 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to international experts gathered at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century - 09 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development. This week, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society gather at the United Nations to celebrate the vision of Cairo, take stock of progress made, and lay the groundwork for the future development agenda. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Statement on the Philippines Supreme Court’s Decision on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law - 09 April 2014
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the decision by the Philippines Supreme Court to uphold the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, which allows women, especially the poor and marginalized, access to reproductive health information and services, including family planning and sexuality education. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The World Must Reach Those Left Behind - 08 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2014 Session of the Commission on Population and Development opened on 7 April with calls to redouble efforts to promote development through strengthened reproductive health and human rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Suicidality, bullying and other conduct and mental health correlates of traumatic brain injury in adolescents - Ilie G, Mann RE, Boak A, Adlaf EM, Hamilton H, Asbridge M, Rehm J, Cusimano MD.
We report lifetime TBI and adverse mental health and conduct behaviours associated with TB... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news