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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.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study was aimed to demographically examine the C. burnetii seroprevalence in the people living in villages where Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is endemic, in terms of various risk factors such as tick bites, tick contact, and occupational groups. Methods: A total of 440 serum samples from those living in rural areas of Sivas and Tokat regions in Turkey were included in the study as a risk group; 387of them were serologically CCHFV positive (as confirmed in our previous research). Serums of the control group composed of 110 people living in urban areas. In all serum samples, IgG antibodies of C. bu...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Vector Borne Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Nanda N, Singh SP, Prajapati BK, Ranjan K, Kar NP, Sharma SK, Valecha N Abstract Background &objectives: Entomological investigations were carried out in highly malarious villages under Ujina PHC of District Nuh (Haryana state) which is an epidemic prone area in northwestern region of India. The study was aimed to have an in-depth understanding of the entomological parameters influencing malaria transmission in the study area. Methods: The seasonal prevalence and biological attributes of vector mosquitoes were investigated during 2015 and 2016. Indoor resting vector mosquitoes were collected from h...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Vector Borne Dis Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHypertension still represents a huge health problem, causing death and disability and rising at epidemic levels worldwide. The availability of a vast array of antihypertensive therapeutic strategies still fails to adequately treat significant fractions of refractory patients. The possible explanation to this disappointing evidence should be ascribed to the fact that myriad of mechanisms contribute to onset and maintenance of hypertension. Although we have been able to develop strategies aimed at counteracting the single mechanisms identified as master regulators of blood pressure, we still lack str...
Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
Authors: Mesquita JR, Almeida-Santos M, Fernandes M, Maltez F, Lino S, Alves L, Abreu-Silva J, Oliveira RMS, Curran MD, Nascimento MSJ Abstract Hepatitis E in industrialized countries is mainly associated with genotype 3 hepatitis E virus (HEV) and normally causes a sporadic self-limiting disease in immunocompetent individuals. Unlike genotype 3, genotypes 1 and 2 circulate in developing countries, produce severe disease and occur in the epidemic form. Hepatitis E occurring in travellers returning from endemic areas in developing countries is not a novel epidemiological occurrence, however the vast majority of case...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news
Abstract Cesarean births and associated morbidity and mortality have reached near epidemic proportions. The National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care responded by developing a patient safety bundle to reduce the number of primary cesarean births. Safety bundles outline critical practices to implement in every maternity unit. This National Partnership for Maternity Safety bundle, as with other bundles, is organized into four domains: Readiness, Recognition and Prevention, Response, and Reporting and Systems Learning. Bundle components may be ...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina plans to put $40 million in tax savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act toward a $50 million investment in community health initiatives. The state's largest insurer said Thursday that the $50 million investment will focus on addressing the following areas: North Carolina's opioid epidemic ($10M), early childhood development ($10M), social determinants of health ($15M) and primary care ($15M). "As a practicing pediatrician, I know investments to improve…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: news
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Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 2- Register for a webinar – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who intend to apply for our next round of funding. In just a few weeks we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Contact us to set up a consultation! The Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda is talking about using Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a way to encourage and engage patients in her article, “Shared Deci...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news
I have commented before on the falling life expectancy in the United States, following two decades during which gains lagged those in the other wealthy countries.I previously linked to this editorial in BMJ by two Americans, and I emphasized their discussion of the opioid epidemic, alcohol abuse and suicide as key factors in the recent decline. I put less emphasis on life expectancy in the U.S. falling behind in the longer term.While the U.S. is among the wealthiest countries, it has a higher poverty rate than most others, and provides far less in the way of basic family support, educational opportunity, and health care ac...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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