The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries-Challenges, Resources, and More

December 11, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET.(American Library Association)
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Since the initial description of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) in 1994, increasingly more cases of FFA have been reported in literature. Although clear epidemiologic data on the incidence and prevalence of FFA is not available, it is intriguing to consider whether FFA should be labeled as an emerging epidemic. A medline trend analysis as well as literature review using keywords “alopecia,” “hair loss,” and “cicatrical” were performed. Medline trend analysis of published FFA papers from 1905 to 2016 showed that the number of publications referenced in Medline increased from 1 (0.229%) ...
Source: Skin Appendage Disorders - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Tam T PMID: 29911817 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can Source Type: research
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-18-026 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development and validation of modeling and simulation methods and related tools to examine HIV transmission dynamics, make epidemic projections, and estimate the impact of HIV treatment and prevention. Investigators are expected to share these resources with other researchers. Funding for the final fourth year is dependent upon achieving applicant-proposed and pre-award negotiated Go/No-Go criteria.
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
Authors: Millbourn C, Psaros Einberg A, Lindh G, Hökeberg I, Fischler B, Lindahl K Abstract OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Sweden is estimated to 0.5%. Before 1992, blood transfusion posed a risk of HCV transmission. The primary aim of this study was to estimate anti-HCV prevalence in Stockholm County among individuals receiving blood transfusions 1965-1991. The secondary aim was to study the effect of age at transfusion on the development of liver disease and treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of individuals found to be anti-HCV t...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Dealing with increased expectations, social pressures both in-person and online and astronomical education costs, all while simultaneously facing major life choices and changes has led to a dangerous epidemic of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in America’s youth. During college, a majority of students are living on their own for the first time, possibly in an entirely new state or area where they don’t know anyone. They spend nearly half of the time that they are awake on classwork, and the school day never really ends until breaks for holidays and in between semesters. Struggling to keep up with...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Anxiety and Panic Bullying Children and Teens College Depression Eating Disorders Friends General Perfectionism Policy and Advocacy Student Therapist Students Violence and Aggression Life Transition Men Source Type: blogs
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S....
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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Source: PHPartners.org - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
[Vanguard] As Nigeria is aiming to excel in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, the country is already in the race to win the undesirable Obesity World Cup.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Krubiner C, [Jaffe E,] Lyerly A, Little M, et  al. Administering vaccines to pregnant women in an outbreak or epidemic: what factors and circumstances influence considerations of acceptable and recommended use? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;217:725.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Correction Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe changing profile of paediatric cholecystectomy is a little recognised aspect of the ‘obesity epidemic’. This has implications when considering the impact of childhood overweight and obesity, and for clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of these children.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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