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Education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US
A first-of-its-kind study estimate the economic value of education for better health and longevity. (2019-04-26)
Fewer than half of the countries provide tuition-free pre-primary education
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45 percent of countries, with only 15 percent of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. (2018-12-10)
Flipped classroom enhances learning outcomes in medical certificate education
The quality of medical certificates written by students of medicine was better when they were taught by using the flipped classroom approach instead of traditional lecturing. (2018-11-08)
Kids health outcomes have more to do with parents level of education than income
A recent Rutgers study finds that parents educated beyond high school have healthier families, as they invest more in family health care which reduces the likelihood of adverse medical conditions. (2018-10-18)
Educating the next generation of medical professionals with machine learning is essential
Artificial intelligence (AI) driven by machine learning (ML) algorithms is a branch in the field of computer science that is rapidly gaining popularity within the healthcare sector. (2018-09-27)
Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care
It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. (2018-06-05)
Roles and functions of community health workers in primary care
Community health workers in primary care provide clinical services, community resource connections, and health education and coaching. (2018-05-14)
Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood education
A study of more than 60,000 children enrolled in Norway's universal early education system has found the program improves language skills and narrows achievement gaps, according to a team of researchers from the US and Norway, led by Boston College Professor of Education Eric Dearing. (2018-02-22)
Historical development of teacher education studied in a cross-country collaboration
Professor Valeeva commented, 'We chose England of the four countries of the United Kingdom because it has a peculiar system of teacher education. (2018-01-02)
Academy of Rheumatology Medical educators at HSS fosters innovation to improve care
The Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has created a stimulating academic environment for educators, promoted teaching excellence and supported innovative research in rheumatology education. (2017-11-06)
Doctors need cultural training
General practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures, a new study shows. (2017-10-26)
Resident physicians feel unprepared to counsel patients on medical cannabis
A recent study from Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. (2017-10-23)
Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana
More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. (2017-09-15)
Children with reading and spelling difficulties lag behind their peers despite special education
The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties (RSD) lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education teachers. (2017-04-25)
Press registration opens for AERA Annual Meeting
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. (2017-03-10)
Despite changes, revised immigration executive order will cause health care crises
President Trump's revised executive order on immigration clarifies that those from the 6 designated countries with existing visas, including physicians and medical students, will be able to enter and reenter the US as recommended by ACP. (2017-03-06)
Back after a century, for-profit medical schools could make impact
Long discouraged, for-profit medical education has established a renewed foothold in the US, leading a trio of Brown University scholars to examine in JAMA what that rise could mean. (2017-02-23)
Researchers examine millennial generation's learning preferences in medical education
The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings demonstrates evidence of this in medical education. (2017-02-01)
Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association. (2017-01-26)
NYITCOM at A-State receives grant to establish a consortium for medical education
NYITCOM at A-State has received a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to support the establishment of the first Delta community-based clinical education consortium with medical and health institutions. (2016-12-06)
Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction
Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2016-07-19)
Mergers not the answer for HEIs seeking savings, according to new research
As the sole UK academic presenting a paper at a large-scale conference in the USA, the University of Huddersfield's Professor Jill Johnes introduced her audience to some new concepts in education finance and also returned with fresh ideas of her own. (2016-04-22)
BU professor receives Excellence in Education Award from AMSER
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2016 Alliance of Medical Students Educators in Radiology (AMSER) Excellence in Education Award, which honors an educator who has made outstanding contributions in medical student radiology education. (2016-04-06)
Antipsychotic drugs may not be effective against delirium
A recent review of the medical literature does not support the use of antipsychotic medications for preventing or treating delirium in hospitalized patients. (2016-03-23)
Research advance may lead to new treatments for glaucoma
Researchers have developed a tool to not only model the underlying disease mechanisms of glaucoma, but also to help discover and test new pharmacological strategies to combat the neurodegeneration that occurs in patients with glaucoma. (2016-03-22)
Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe
A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low. (2016-03-21)
Certain mealtime practices at hospitals may help patients eat better
New research confirms that hospital patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem. (2016-03-21)
Mother's smoking may increase her children's risk of lung disease as adults
An Australian study that followed patients over five decades reveals that children of mothers who smoke have an increased likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood. (2016-03-10)
Spider toxin analogue may help relieve pain
New research suggests that a compound based on a spider toxin may be effective for treating pain. (2016-03-07)
Some medications increase risk of blood vessel constriction in extremities
A recent review of the medical literature has identified 12 classes of drugs and four main pathophysiological mechanisms that can cause a side effect whereby small arteries that supply blood to the skin constrict in response to cold, limiting blood supply. (2016-03-07)
Was author of famed 'Gray's Anatomy' textbook a plagiarist?
A new survey of historical evidence demonstrates that Henry Gray plagiarized parts of the first edition of his book, 'Gray's Anatomy,' the famed textbook of human anatomy that was initially published in 1858 and is currently in its 41st edition. (2016-03-01)
Opioid prescribing for chronic pain -- achieving the right balance through education
In recent decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing for chronic pain. (2016-01-27)
American Epilepsy Society awarded six-year ACCME accreditation with commendation
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has been awarded accreditation with commendation as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. (2016-01-08)
Migraine triggers may all act through a common pathway
Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, sleep disruption, noise, odors, and diet. (2015-12-07)
Screenbased activities can't replace personal interactions
A new article stresses the importance of direct interactions with family members for infants' development and finds no scientific evidence for benefits of iPad or DVD programs, which in fact might even cause language delays. (2015-12-07)
How fresh is your maple syrup?
The maple syrup that's tapped from the tree may not be as fresh as you think it is. (2015-12-07)
Acetaminophen provides no benefits against the flu
Some doctors may recommend that patients with the flu take acetaminophen, or paracetemol, to relieve their symptoms; however, a new randomized clinical trial found no benefits to the over-the-counter medication in terms of fighting the influenza virus or reducing patients' temperature or other symptoms. (2015-12-07)
Reducing pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the big toe
Prefabricated foot orthoses and rocker-sole footwear (in which the sole of the shoe is curved) are effective at reducing peak pressure under the big toe in people with a condition called first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis, but new research shows that they achieve this through different mechanisms. (2015-12-07)
High levels of physical activity may worsen asthma control in young females
Among 526 adolescents and young adults who were asked about their exercise habits, those with asthma tended to report more physical activity than those without asthma. (2015-11-19)
Fossil discovery shows that three previously recognized species are in fact just one
On an expedition in Scotland, researchers recently discovered the fossilized remains of a mouse-sized mammal dating back around 170 million years to the Middle Jurassic. (2015-11-16)
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