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Month: April 2018

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2018, NLM Technical Bulletin Print This Issue Feature and PDFs Discontinued

Table of Contents: 2018 MARCH–APRIL No. 421
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NLM Technical Bulletin Print This Issue Feature & PDFs Discontinued. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Mar-Apr;(421):b9.
2018 April 25 [posted]
Effective with the March – April 2018 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin, the “Print this issue” feature will be removed from the issue cover homepage. NLM will continue to produce the HTML version of the NLM Technical Bulletin but will no longer produce a PDF file of each closed issue.
PDF files for May 1969 through January-February 2018 will still be available on the Previous Issues page.

Genetics Home Reference turns 15!

We’re celebrating a decade & a half of bringing quality, understandable information about human genetics to patients, their families, and the public.
The Genetics Home Reference website was first launched on April 25, 2003, at NLM’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. The creation of Genetics Home Reference coincided with the completion of the Human Genome Project, a 13-year international effort to map the entire human genome.
A growing resource
Genetics Home Reference was designed to provide a bridge between the public’s interest in human genetics and the rich technical data that has emerged from the Human Genome Project & subsequent genomic research. The site began with 19 health condition summaries & 16 gene summaries. Fifteen years later, it offer summaries of more than 1,200 genetic conditions, 1,450 genes, all of the human chromosomes, & mitochondrial DNA. The information is written by NLM staff & reviewed by experts in the field.
Making improvements
In 2016, we redesigned the website to give it a more modern look and feel, better navigation, & more educational images. We also improved usability for our mobile & tablet users.
Still going strong
Genetics Home Reference continues to be an important and useful source of health information, with an average of 1.8 million users and 3.5 million page views per month.
New information & updates are added regularly. Recent & upcoming content includes:
New pages on a variety of health conditions, particularly common, complex diseases with a genetic component (such as diabetes, mental illnesses, & hair loss)
Q&As about the genetics of normal traits, such as…

Labrada Nutrition Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in “Leanpro8” Protein Powder

Labrada Nutrition of Houston, TX, is recalling specific lots of its “LeanPro8” Protein Powder because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “LeanPro8” was distributed nationwide in retail stores & through mail orders.
The product comes in a 2.2 lb & 5 lb tub marked on the bottom of the tubs with the following lot numbers:

Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub (UPC # 710779112834)
Lot# 073437
Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 073447
Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 073457
Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 073467
Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 073477
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268g (5lb) Tub (UPC# 710779112841)
Lot# 083747
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 083757
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 083767
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 083777
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 038748
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 2,268 g (5lb) Tub
Lot# 038758
Lean Pro 8 Chocolate 1,000g (2.2lb) Tub (UPC# 710779113411)
Lot# 017598
Lean Pro 8 Cookies & Cream 1,000g (2.2lb) Tub (UPC# 710779113435)
Lot# 083707

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during a state inspection that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an incorrect version of the formula being used during production.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA & the company are certain that the…

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2018, Data Filters in PMC and PubMed

Data Filters in PMC & PubMed. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Mar-Apr;(421):b8.
2018 April 24 [posted]
[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of an announcement from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). To automatically receive the latest news and announcements regarding major changes & updates to PubMed Central (PMC), please see the subscribe page.]
Looking for journal articles with associated data sets? New search filters in in PubMed Central (PMC) & PubMed aim to increase the discoverability of articles and citations with associated data information.
PubMed CentralUsers can now search on or append searches with filters to discover articles with specific types of associated data.
Use has suppdata[filter] to find articles with associated supplementary material.
Use has data avail[filter] to find articles that include a data availability or data accessibility statement.
Use has data citations[filter] to find articles that include data citation(s).
Alternatively, use has associated data[filter] to find all articles with any type of data section described above.
PubMedUsers can search on or append searches with data[filter] to find citations with related data links in either the Secondary Source ID field or the LinkOut – Other Literature Resources field (both located below the abstract). These data links may be to records in other NLM databases (e.g., GenBank) or external data repositories (e.g., figshare, Dryad). …

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2018, NLM @ MLA – 2018 [Editor's Note Added]

NLM @ MLA – 2018. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Mar-Apr;(421):e2.
The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 19-23, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. Attendees are invited to visit the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 (May 19-21) to meet NLM staff & see NLM Web products & services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. All presentations are recorded & made available on the NLM Web site shortly after the meeting.
NLM Update
Tuesday, May 22 (11:00 am – 11:55 am)Location: Centennial Ballroom (Atrium Tower, Ballroom Level)Speakers:     Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director National Library of Medicine     Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations     Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office
NLM Theater Schedule
A PDF version of the schedule is available.
Sunday, May 20

MEDLINE, PMC Journals, Author Manuscripts, Oh My! Understanding What Content Is in PubMed
12:30 pm
What’s New in Public Access, PMC, & NIHMS
1:00 pm
PHPartners: Same Great Information, New Look
1:30 pm
History to Go: New Initiatives in Accessibility and Archiving from HMD
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
PubMed Labs & PubMed Update
3:00 pm
Getting the Full Picture with ClinicalTrials.gov: Why & How to Take Advantage of Transparency in Your Research
3:30 pm
How You Can Be a Part of NNLM’s All of Us Partnership: Q&A
4:00 pm
Specialized Information from a Distance
4:30 pm
Librarians as Information Responders
5:00 pm
My NCBI: Updates to Grant Applications & Reporting

Monday, May 21
10:00 am
Come talk to the NLM staff about our training resources & opportunities!
10:30 am
11:00 am
PHPartners: Same Great Information, New Look
11:30 am

Voluntary Recall Notice of Happy Harvest Canned Spinach Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen from Product Mislabeling

McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy.
In cooperation with ALDI, all affected product has been removed from its stores. ALDI is the only retailer with this product. The product was packaged in 13.5 oz cans with the lot code of A23IX. The best-by date is January 2021. The UPC code is 041498131289.
The product was available for purchase in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, & West Virginia.
The product was also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta and Chicago areas through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI or McCall Farms products are affected by this recall.
McCall Farms takes the safety and integrity of all its products very seriously. If consumers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to the local ALDI store for a full refund.
Customers who have questions may contact McCall Farms consumer services at customerservice@mccallfarms.com or 1-800-277-2012.
McCall Farms sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience or concerns this voluntary recall may cause.
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Eataly USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Artichoke Spread

Eataly USA of New York City, New York is recalling Eataly Artichoke Spread, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Eataly Artichoke Spread was distributed in New York City sold at Eataly Flatiron, located at 200 5th Avenue, New York, 10010.
The product us packed in a plastic container & has a front & back label. The front label says “Eataly artichoke spread” nt wt.7 oz. 200g, UPC: 612067. The back label lists the ingredients & mentions the expiration date of 05.12.
The problem was found by a costumer who is allergic to nuts. He did not encounter any illness, but had a light allergic reaction. The customer declined to fill out the Eataly incident form & just wanted to bring the seriousness of what happened to our attention. Subsequent inquiry indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the packaging process.
Consumer who have purchased the product need to be aware that it contains walnuts as an ingredient. For customer who are not allergic to walnuts, the product is totally safe.
Consumers who have purchased Eataly Artichoke Spread are urged to return it to the Eataly NYC Flatiron. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-201-875-0606, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm.
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Pubic Lice

What are pubic lice?
Pubic lice (also called crabs) are tiny insects which usually live in the pubic or genital area of humans. They are also sometimes found on other coarse body hair, such as hair on the legs, armpits, mustache, beard, eyebrows, or eyelashes. Pubic lice on the eyebrows or eyelashes of children or teens may be a sign of sexual exposure or abuse.
Pubic lice are parasites, & they need to feed on human blood to survive. They are one of the three types of lice that live on humans. The other two types are head lice & body lice. Each type of lice is different, & getting one type does not mean that you will get another type.
What are the symptoms of pubic lice?
The most common symptom of pubic lice is intense itching in the genital area. You may also see nits (lice eggs) or crawling lice.
How do pubic lice spread?
Pubic lice move by crawling, because they cannot hop or fly. They usually spread through sexual contact. Occasionally, they may spread through physical contact with a person who has pubic lice, or through contact with clothing, beds, bed linens, or towels that were used by a person with pubic lice. You cannot get pubic lice from animals.
Who gets pubic lice?
Since they spread mainly through sexual contact, pubic lice are most common in adults.
How do you know if you have pubic lice?
A diagnosis of a pubic lice usually comes from seeing a louse or nit. But lice & nits can…

Wondering Wednesdays: Drug Information Portal

We at NLM in Focus do our best to inform you about the people, products, & programs of the world’s largest medical library. However, there are always more questions to answer & realms to explore.
We are pleased to present this new, occasional feature, in which we answer questions we think might be on your mind and invite you to submit your own. If you have something you’ve always wondered about the National Library of Medicine, please let us know by using the “Leave a Reply” box at the foot of this page.
This Wednesday, we’re wondering about the Drug Information Portal.
What is the Drug Information Portal?
A gateway to information on over 53,000 substances (including over 200,000 unique searchable drug names & their synonyms) compiled from NLM sources & other US government agencies.
A source of info about drugs through the entire pipeline of the approval process—from the time they’re entered into clinical trials for testing through their entry into the US marketplace.
Who’s the intended audience?
The portal is designed as a “middle ground” resource with diverse information meant for consumers, health professionals, & researchers.
What are some of the site’s most helpful features?
Ability to browse by category, e.g., all anti-asthmatic agents or all anti-hypertensive agents, to view drugs with similar use
Direct links to drug label data & pill images
Ability to select non-technical or more advanced research level information
View, copy, or save a link to a drug’s chemical structure
What sets it apart from other NLM drug information resources?
Access to many authoritative resources in one drug…

Cyberbullying, Unmet Medical Needs Contribute to Depressive Symptoms Among Sexual Minority Youth

News Release
Monday, April 16, 2018 NIH study finds higher rates of dissatisfaction with family relationships. Cyberbullying, dissatisfaction with family relationships, & unmet medical needs are major contributors to the high rates of depressive symptoms seen among adolescents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their new study on sexual minority youth now appears in Pediatrics.
Researchers used data from the NEXT Generation Health Study, a study from 2009-2016 of 2,785 high school students in 22 states, to assess teens’ depressive symptoms beginning at age 17 & continuing for three years after they left high school. They found that almost 30 percent of sexual minority teens thought they did not have adequate medical care for a 12-month period prior to the study, compared to 19 percent for heterosexual teens. Teens questioning their sexual orientation or attracted to the same sex or both sexes may fear that providers would disclose information to parents or may be embarrassed to seek mental health services, the authors wrote.
About 32 percent of the sexual minority youth surveyed reported being victims of cyberbullying — double the number of reported victims among heterosexual peers. Nearly 40 percent of the sexual minority students surveyed reported “low satisfaction” with family relationships — again double the rate of their heterosexual peers.
“The study shows that adolescence is a critical window for interventions to address depressive symptoms experienced by sexual minority youth,” said Jeremy Luk, Ph.D., first author of the study &…

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