Yale joins more than 100 organizations in countering the opioid epidemic

Yale School of Medicine and others have joined the National Academy of Medicine in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse.
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China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Those who could benefit from activity to avoid disabilities are told not to get up on their own: “They’re not letting me get up out of bed.”
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Authors: Babor TF, Ferreira-Borges C PMID: 31603745 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
Christina Rochdale, from Middleton in Greater Manchester, is a life-long 'healthy eater' - but her low-fat diet led to worsening health problems after she was injured in a road accident last year.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionMLL remains to be underdiagnosed. Due to the obesity epidemic, clinicians must be aware of this once rare disease. The role of concurrent bariatric surgery with surgical resection of MLL warrants further studies.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Firearm injuries are a public health crisis in the United States. The mainstream media highlights the senseless mass shootings that continue to happen, yet that is just the tip of the iceberg. The lack of federal dollars appropriated to this epidemic ov...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Engagement in the HIV care continuum combined with office-based opioid treatment remains a cornerstone in addressing the intertwined epidemics of opioid use disorder (OUD) and HIV/AIDS. Factors influencing pat...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The stay is only until Nov. 6. During that time, the parties must negotiate a plan for disclosing the details of the Sacklers ’ wealth and Purdue’s role in the opioid epidemic.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Bankruptcies Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Suits and Litigation (Civil) States (US) OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Judge Robert D. Drain Sackler Family Source Type: news
AbstractThe HIV epidemic in the United States has disproportionately burdened Black men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in the South. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has high demonstrated efficacy, uptake is low among Black MSM. We utilized a sample of 345 HIV-negative or unknown HIV status Black MSM from Atlanta, Georgia. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression models examined the effects of sexual orientation and disclosure on PrEP awareness and use. Despite the majority of the sample reporting PrEP awareness (91%), few Black MSM in our sample had ever used PrEP (10%). Bisexual Black MSM were less...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study investigated the vector competence of Italian populations of Culicoides imicola and Culicoides obsoletus/scoticus to some representative BTV strains after artificial oral infection. The BTV strains were selected according to their ability to spread to one or both episystems and included BTV-4 ITA, responsible of the recent Italian and French BTV-4 outbreaks; the BTV-2 strain which caused the first BTV incursion in Italy, Corsica, and Balearic Islands; BTV-4 MOR, responsible for the epidemic in Morocco; and BTV-8, the strain which spread through Europe between 2006 and 2008. Blood-soaked cotton pledgets and Hemot...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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