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How do you define a scenario? Researchers in Futures & Foresight Science suggest an approach based on published literature.

blog post image How do you define a scenario? Researchers in Futures & Foresight Science suggest an approach based on published literature. The approach suggests a series of questions (see diagram) to challenge a particular phenomenon to check if it is a scenario that can be used in future planning - or if it is...

Phrase of the day: "Future-directed Postfactual Speculation". A planning technique ('backcasting' - analogous to 'forecasting')

blog post image Phrase of the day: "Future-directed Postfactual Speculation". A planning technique ('backcasting' - analogous to 'forecasting') for deciding what steps would need to be taken to reach a particular future state. Used by futurists to help identify important factors that may lie ahead. "Backcasting is increasingly...

Enjoyed this graphic that shows how sometimes, if you work alone too much, you are not able to connect with others to really

blog post image Enjoyed this graphic that shows how sometimes, if you work alone too much, you are not able to connect with others to really share your ideas. Keep interconnecting even to those that don't seem to be immediately relevant to what you are doing. Working in organisations involves an awareness of networks...

Factors Affecting the Development and Sustainability of Communities of Practice Among Primary Care Physicians in Hong Kong.

blog post image Factors Affecting the Development and Sustainability of Communities of Practice Among Primary Care Physicians in Hong Kong. "Autonomy of group learning activities, recruiting specialists and allied health professionals, training facilitators, and undertaking discussion in multimedia may achieve...

Instead of building (only) strong relationships we should aim for many acquaintances. There is resilience for organisations

blog post image Instead of building (only) strong relationships we should aim for many acquaintances. There is resilience for organisations and communities in these weak ties. Granovetter’s theory of the strength of weak ties.

ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) publishes a Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology.

blog post image ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) publishes a Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology. "After extensive consultation with its constituency and with educational experts, the ILAE decided to systematically address the educational pathways required for the optimum...

Huge fossil discovery made in China: The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million

blog post image Huge fossil discovery made in China: The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

Kenyan science teacher wins global prize: A science teacher who gives most of his salary to support poor pupils wins the

blog post image Kenyan science teacher wins global prize: A science teacher who gives most of his salary to support poor pupils wins the Global Teacher Prize.

Humanitarian health computing using artificial intelligence and social media: A narrative literature review. "The feasibility

blog post image Humanitarian health computing using artificial intelligence and social media: A narrative literature review. "The feasibility of using AI to extract valuable information during a humanitarian health crisis is proven in many cases. There is a lack of research on how to integrate the use of AI into...

Utility of social media and crowd-intelligence data for pharmacovigilance: a scoping review. - PubMed - NCBI "Although

blog post image Utility of social media and crowd-intelligence data for pharmacovigilance: a scoping review. - PubMed - NCBI "Although social media data has the potential to supplement data from regulatory agency databases; is able to capture less frequently reported AEs; and can identify AEs earlier than official...

Closing Knowledge Gaps to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Advance Precision Medicine. "Realizing the promise of precision

blog post image Closing Knowledge Gaps to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Advance Precision Medicine. "Realizing the promise of precision medicine requires patient engagement at the key decision points throughout the cancer journey. Previous research has shown that patients who make the "right" decisions, such as ...

The challenge of measuring real world community-based interventions. Exposure to a multi-level multi-component childhood

blog post image The challenge of measuring real world community-based interventions. Exposure to a multi-level multi-component childhood obesity prevention community-randomized controlled trial: patterns, determinants, and implications. - PubMed - NCB "Treatment effects may be attenuated in community-based trials,...

Rural Life in the past Was a Battle for Survival: People in preindustrial Europe generally lived a miserable, handtomouth

blog post image Rural Life in the past Was a Battle for Survival: People in preindustrial Europe generally lived a miserable, handtomouth existence which would be foolish to romanticize.

Charcot–Leyden crystals - Wikipedia

blog post image Charcot–Leyden crystals - Wikipedia

Wales' Brexit vote had deeper roots than many are willing to admit: Martin Johnes, Professor of History at Swansea University

blog post image Wales' Brexit vote had deeper roots than many are willing to admit: Martin Johnes, Professor of History at Swansea University The Brexit vote was a profound shock to those who like to believe that Wales has a distinctive and progressive culture. It is little wonder that people looked for someone to...

Frailty predicts mortality in all emergency surgical admissions regardless of age. An observational study: “Frail patients

blog post image Frailty predicts mortality in all emergency surgical admissions regardless of age. An observational study: “Frail patients in any age group are more likely to die than those that are not frail. We aimed to evaluate the impact of frailty on clinical mortality, readmission rate and length of stay for...

It feels as though we learn better via our preferred learning style, but we don’t: A new study helps explain the myth.

blog post image It feels as though we learn better via our preferred learning style, but we don’t: A new study helps explain the myth. "Consistent with past research on learning styles, the participants’ preferred learning style (verbal or pictorial) was not related in any way to how well they recalled the pairs...

Online learning is supported by factors such as Accessibility, Functionality, Group discussion, Students' communicationality,

blog post image Online learning is supported by factors such as Accessibility, Functionality, Group discussion, Students' communicationality, and Technology aptitude. It is negatively influenced by time consumption and distraction. Researchers analysed learners on a large online course using thematic analysis and then...

"All forms of Brexit are bad for health, but some are worse than others. This paper builds on our 2017 analysis using the

blog post image "All forms of Brexit are bad for health, but some are worse than others. This paper builds on our 2017 analysis using the WHO health system building blocks framework to assess the likely effects of Brexit on the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. We consider four possible scenarios as follows:...

People in England will be presumed to consent to organ donation unless they opt out. Max and Keira's organ law set to pass.

blog post image People in England will be presumed to consent to organ donation unless they opt out. Max and Keira's organ law set to pass. Moving piece about a donor and a recipient of organ transplantation. The evidence is clear that nudging choices by reframing them as opt out rather than opt in greatly increases...