Safe injection sites in San Francisco could be first in the US

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force's recommendation to open what could become the nation's first legal safe injection sites aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.
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This study indicates that frailty and other age-related diseases could be prevented and significantly reduced in older adults. Getting our heart risk factors under control could lead to much healthier old ages. Unfortunately, the current obesity epidemic is moving the older population in the wrong direction, however our study underlines how even small reductions in risk are worthwhile." The study analysed data from more than 421,000 people aged 60-69 in both GP medical records and in the UK Biobank research study. Participants were followed up over ten years. The researchers analysed six factors that could impa...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases Author(s): Maria Luiza Almeida Bastos, Francileudo Santos de Abreu, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion Early detection and referral, and early antiviral treatment with a strict control of nosocomial spread is essential in patients with cirrhosis during epidemic influenza.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country?
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country?
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:Epidemics Author(s): Michael A. Irvine, T. Déirdre Hollingsworth
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:Epidemics Author(s): Yu-Han Kao, Marisa C. Eisenberg Mathematical modeling has an extensive history in vector-borne disease epidemiology, and is increasingly used for prediction, intervention design, and understanding mechanisms. Many studies rely on parameter estimation to link models and data, and to tailor predictions and counterfactuals to specific settings. However, few studies have formally evaluated whether vector-borne disease models can properly estimate the parameters of interest given the constraints of a particular dataset. Identifiability analysis allows u...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
We present here the generation and characterization of cross-reactive antibodies to both SUDV and EBOV, which were produced in a cell-free system and protective against SUDV in mice. A non-human primate, cynomolgus macaque, was immunized with viral-replicon particles expressing the glycoprotein of SUDV-Boniface (8A). Two separate antibody fragment phage display libraries were constructed after four immunogen injections. Both libraries were screened first against the SUDV and a second library was cross-selected against EBOV-Kikwit. Sequencing of 288 selected clones from the two distinct libraries identified 58 clones with d...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
World Health Organization. 05/2018 This 24-page report summarizes a meeting held on March 21-22, 2017, to review progress to date and advise on next steps for elucidating an epidemic risk index to be used in anticipating and preparing for infectious disease outbreaks at the country level. The participants were supportive of the approach and methodology toward an epidemic risk tool that would provide countries and partner agencies with information about specific structural drivers of epidemics, enabling them to enhance preparedness and response measures. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
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