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October 21, 2014

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10:11 AM | Latest Book by Dr Robert Long–Free Download
Latest Book by Dr Robert Long – Free Download Download Chapter 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk”:  To win a FREE COPY of the book CLICK HERE To attend the book launch CLICK HERE   BACK COVER: Understanding what happens in the space between those who lead and those who follow is the new frontier in […] The post Latest Book by Dr Robert Long–Free Download appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:45 AM | Nuffield Trust offers an insight into the costs of end of life care
This report from the Nuffield Trust is an important addition to the literature base on end of life care as it attempts to quantify the costs involved in end of life care, from the perspectives of the various services involved.  Although there are limitations to the cost estimates, which are explicitly acknowledged, the findings will [read the full story...]
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5:00 AM | Nerve repositioning for implant placement: neurosensory complications common
This review of complications following inferior alveolar nerve repositioning techniques included 24 studies the majority at high risk of bias. Initial sensory disturbance was highest with lateralisation technique but lower at end of follow up periods than transposition approach. The post Nerve repositioning for implant placement: neurosensory complications common appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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1:56 AM | We’re all hosts on a viral planet: Scientists unlock exact structure of Hepatitis A
That was barroom discussion in graduate school 30 years ago, but not all hosts die because then there’d be no where for the viruses to have babies.. Heady stuff. Scientists have announced that for the first time, they have determined … Continue reading →
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1:11 AM | Blame it on the (chicken) juice — enhances surface attachment and biofilm formation of Campylobacter
We were having dinner with friends Sunday night, and they do a Chinese-style cooking that is light and yummy, but I noticed a lot of cross-contamination going on during the prep (can someone please come up with a better name … Continue reading →
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12:46 AM | “The Hot Zone” and the mythos of Ebola
The Hot Zone was first released in 1994, the year I graduated high school. Like many readers, that book and Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague really sparked my interest in infectious diseases. In some sense, I have those books to thank (or blame?) for my career. But I’m still going to criticize it, because as…

October 20, 2014

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10:49 PM | Worth reading: Ebola, family planning and “the conversation that matters most”
Recent pieces address healthcare workers' safety and the research behind controlling Ebola's spread; end-of-life planning; contraception; and more.
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9:33 PM | (This is satire) Senate Passes Bill Mandating Hand Washing
Our foray into sharing satire news has backfired a few times. There was this one story about hot oil being spilled in the kitchen during, some uh intimacy, that garnered a bit of backlash for not being food safety enough. … Continue reading →
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9:10 PM | Arizona school’s noro outbreak linked to over 100 ill
I was chatting with a couple of guys at a birthday party of one of Sam’s friends this past weekend and relayed that I do food safety stuff. One dude said “I hate this time of year: between the colds, … Continue reading →
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8:38 PM | Can Scientists be Social and Translate Science?
Not everyone is intrigued by science. I get that. However, science (and scientists) is interesting. Three reasons to follow science blogs: 1) By nature, scientists test hypotheses. When considering questions from different perspectives, they challenge the status quo. 2) Scientists have a profound ability to distill a problem into the obvious. And 3), being a scientist can be fun. We may even have friends.
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7:05 PM | Xanax Worsens Anxiety and Panic
First posted 12/13/2012 Anxiety is one of the most common presenting complaints for people who come to my psychiatric practice. By the time people with anxiety visit a psychiatrist, they have usually discussed their symptoms with friends and family members, and some have been to their family care physician. And as a result of these … … Continue reading →
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6:59 PM | Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition
Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition The first 3 books in the series by Dr Rob Long were total sell outs, as were their reprints – which is rare for any book these days let alone one about Safety and Risk! Here is your chance to win a copy of the new book “Following-Leading In Risk” by […] The post Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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6:58 PM | Bash Science with Gay AND Fat-shaming? It's like a rightwing three-fer
We recently discussed how the Origami Condom project supported under the Small Business Innovation Research Congressional mandate had quite obvious public health implications in a prior post. This was in response to the gleeful Republican bashing of NIH funding priorities in the wake of NIH Director Francis Collins' rather poorly considered claims* that Ebola research […]
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6:35 PM | Are Drone Operators Experiencing Burnout?
With the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF), drones have become a vital part of the U.S. military's operations in different parts of the world. Controlled either by onboard computers or remote operated by operators on...            Related StoriesKeeping Rural Veterans AliveCan Anger in Infants Predict Later Problems?What We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in Alaska 
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2:13 PM | How can we use patient experience surveys to improve care?
One new answer, for cancer patients, comes from our analysis of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, published this week in the European Journal of Cancer Care We found strong inequalities in experience between patients with different cancer diagnoses, and these were pretty consistent across the whole patient journey, from pre-diagnosis care to post hospital ...read more
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1:26 PM | Can Anger in Infants Predict Later Problems?
How does your baby handle anger? Research studies suggest that young children responding with excessive anger to blocked goals (such as taking away a favourite toy) can help identify whether they might be at risk for later problems such as...            Related StoriesStigma and Seeking HellpWhat We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in AlaskaChild Abuse and Raising the Next Generation 
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1:00 PM | 12 simple ways to prevent cancer
33% to 50% of all cancers are attributable to preventable lifestyle causes, such as smoking and tobacco use, poor diet, alcohol consumption, and obesity (1-3). Genetics play a tiny role, causing only 5-10% of all cancers. The remainder of cancer … Continue reading »The post 12 simple ways to prevent cancer appeared first on Public Health.
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4:59 AM | Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone
This Bayesian network meta-analysis only included 11 small studies of overall low quality. While the greatest reduction in PPD was seen with debridement in conjunction with antibiotics the difference are small so it is difficult to conclude that any particular non-surgical treatment for peri-implantitis performs better than debridement alone The post Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:24 AM | Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014
Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 Book Launch 21 November 2014   DOWNLOAD THE FLYER WITH CONTACT LINKS Follow-Leading in Risk Launch Flyer RSVP: Email Brad Markham Rob and Craig are pleased to invite you to the launch of book 4 in the series on risk. The details of the book launch are pictured above and the […] The post Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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12:10 AM | Social Media and Safety
Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of […] The post Social Media and Safety appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.

October 19, 2014

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11:03 PM | Public Health in the News – October 19, 2014
Global An ambitious UNAIDS initiative aims to block the spread of HIV by 2020, banking on growing evidence that antiretroviral therapy (ART) equals prevention. As the Ebola outbreak rages on, read a powerful, touching, and most importantly, useful piece by … Continue reading →
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10:31 PM | Stay at home, thoroughly clean: Pennyslvania hospital implements improvements after norovirus affects 19 staffers
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently improved its virus-detection process after a state Health Department investigation revealed the room of a patient suffering from norovirus in April was inadequately cleaned amid an outbreak among nurses there. The Health Department report was … Continue reading →
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10:23 PM | Post #7 Ebola, Career Ambition, and Coming Up Short - My PhD Process: How I Survived a PhD in the Biological Sciences and Succeeded Afterward
With all the discussion about the Ebola outbreak that is going on in Africa, I can't help but think about my brushes with Ebola research. Ideally, I would have had more than "brushes" with Ebola by now, however I haven't been able to get a position (postdoc, fellowship, or other) where BSL-4 work is required.When I was in college, Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch came to my undergraduate school (North Dakota State University) to give a talk and to promote their book "Level 4: Virus […]
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9:41 PM | Eggs? 3 sick with Salmonella during festival of Pilar in Spain
Three people were stricken with Salmonella and hospitalized during the past holiday Pilar in Zaragoza. The latest data published by the Public Health Epidemiological Bulletin of Aragon recorded a total of 480 food poisoning during the 2014, slightly above the estimated … Continue reading →
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9:08 PM | 10 in Mexican chancery poisoned by food
Ten people were poisoned after consuming liver in the dining room of headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Avenida Juarez. Seven were hospitalized (something may be lost in translation).
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8:41 PM | Canadian says McDonald’s coffee contained dead mouse
Ron Morais of Fredericton says he got more than he bargained for when he picked up a cup of coffee from a local McDonald’s restaurant on his way to work. He was contendedly sipping his coffee that he got Monday from the … Continue reading →
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8:22 PM | 14K tests, 98.7% compliance: Canadian annual microbiology report 2011-12
The Government of Canada verifies that food produced and/or sold in Canada meets federal food safety standards to ensure Canadians have confidence in what they buy. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) monitors and regulates food products that are produced … Continue reading →
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7:54 PM | INSPIRE Excelencia!
I know sometimes I come off a bit negative about things, especially as it relates to my PhD experience. However, it wasn't all bad and recently I was reminded of one of the better experiences.A few weeks back the INfluence Student Potential and Increase Representation in Education (INSPIRE) program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) received national recognition as a pathway for Latino students interested in graduate education and possible careers in the health and […]
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7:53 PM | More tampered Canadian potatoes discovered
CBC News reports that tampered potatoes from P.E.I. have reached other parts of Atlantic Canada. Over the last few days, police received three reports of tampered potatoes, one in Neil’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, one in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland and one in … Continue reading →
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6:50 PM | Ebola Preparedness and the Lab
By Lab, of course, I mean my yellow lab Mindo, pictured above during this morning's walk along the Iowa River. Look carefully and you’ll note a few important things: (1) she is alert, poised, vigilant for any potential threat (including, in her case, a random squirrel or rabbit); (2) she nonetheless appears calm—she understands that loud barking, tail-chasing, and similar behaviors are wastes of energy, counterproductive, foolish; and finally, (3) she is a dog, and probably […]
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