#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has received $2.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue thefight against the state ’s opioid epidemic. The funds will be used to enhance and strengthen opioid public health prevention efforts in Wisconsin. One million dollars of the grant will be distributed to partners to support projects in their communities. “Every community in Wisconsin is unique and...(see release)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Source Type: news

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BACKGROUND: Nurses are more likely to be exposed to violence at their workplace in comparison with other employees. OBJECTIVE: To determine various aspects of violence against nurses in Shiraz public hospitals. METHODS: This cross-sectional...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Obesity in children and adolescents remains a major medical problem. As the prevalence and severity of childhood obesity have grown, pediatricians have had to adapt their practices to contend with this epidemic. In this volume of The Journal, Belay et al report on the results of a survey of members of the American Academy of Pediatrics on attitudes and practices regarding overweight and obesity. They were able to compare results in 2017 with those in 2006 to evaluate trends. The results are encouraging as practicing pediatricians have increased awareness and practices related to care of children with obesity and their families.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: It is feasible to increase coverage and impact of sex work programming through community-led scale-up of evidence-based interventions. Eliminating transmission through commercial sex would likely have a substantial impact on new infections occurring more widely across Zimbabwe. PMID: 31328445 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Understanding an intervention context, and how its features work together to amplify young women's risk in hyper-endemic settings can contribute to sustained momentum in reducing HIV incidence among young women and help to limit the reach of the HIV pandemic into new generations of Africans. PMID: 31328409 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Preoperative elevated CA-125 was associated with poor prognostic features and independently associated with DFS and DSS. Particularly patients with low-grade EC and elevated CA-125 represent a group with poor outcome and should be considered as high-risk endometrial carcinoma. PMID: 31328454 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
(Natural News) A United States District Judge by the name of Dan Polster has blown the lid on America’s massive opioid epidemic, revealing how major corporations like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart all contributed to funneling billions of pills of dangerous opioid pharmaceuticals into nearly every community across the country between 2006 and 2012. Based on...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[The Conversation Africa] Despite the availability of vaccines for influenza - or flu - the virus continues to kill people across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, flu epidemics result in 3 million to 5 million cases of severe illness and about 290 000 to 650 000 deaths each year.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Although the knowledge of the natural evolution of the disease is still scarce, the current evidence is strong enough to establish a causal relationship between ZIKV infection during pregnancy and the increased incidence of the microcephaly and serious eye alterations that lead to the severe lower vision of these children.RESUMO: INTRODU ÇÃO: O vírus Zika (ZIKV) é um arbovírus isolado pela primeira vez no ano de 1947, sendo transmitido para o homem pelo mosquito Aedes aegypti. No Brasil foi detectado pela primeira vez em maio de 2015. Desde então, ZIKV foi identificado ...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the molecular epidemiology and β-lactam resistance mechanisms of MDR-Kp strains isolated in a Brazilian academic care hospital. We used whole-genome sequencing to study drug resistance mechanisms and their relationships with a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing (KPC) Kp outbreak. Forty-three Kp strains were collected between 2003 and 2012. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed for 15 antimicrobial agents, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect 32 resistance genes. Mutations in ompk35, ompk36, and ompk37 were evaluated by PCR and DNA sequencing. Pulsed...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Authorities in the United States are using genetic tests to trace the path of HIV through communities, and physicians are helping marginalized patients understand what this means for them.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
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