Editorial patterns in bicyclist and pedestrian crash reporting - Ralph K, Iacobucci E, Thigpen CG, Goddard T.

The World Health Organization characterizes traffic deaths as a preventable health epidemic. Despite the scale of the problem, this issue has not led to a concerted call to action. Why not? The field of media studies offers potential insight. Not only does...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

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This study is a report of the prevalence of influenza infection in the population of children up to the age of 14 years and of the type of influenza virus involved during the 2017/18 epidemic season in Poland. We found that influenza A and B viruses co-dominated in the season. Among the influenza A viruses, A/H1N1/ pdm09 subtype was a more frequent source of infection than A/H3N2/ subtype. In addition, the prevalence of infection was re-analyzed in children stratified into the age groups of 0-4, 5-9, and 10-14 years old. We found a relation between the age of a child and the type of influenza virus causing infect...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
" Fatal anti-transgender violence in the U.S. is on the rise and most victims were black transgender women. "
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HIGH blood pressure is an epidemic that gets worse through the decades. It is estimated that more than a quarter of people in the UK have high blood pressure. These five foods have been proven to help reduce blood pressure readings.
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Authors: Lippman SA, El Ayadi AM, Grignon JS, Puren A, Liegler T, Venter WDF, Ratlhagana MJ, Morris JL, Naidoo E, Agnew E, Barnhart S, Shade SB Abstract INTRODUCTION: To achieve epidemic control of HIV by 2030, countries aim to meet 90-90-90 targets to increase knowledge of HIV-positive status, initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and viral suppression by 2020. We assessed the progress towards these targets from 2014 to 2016 in South Africa as expanded treatment policies were introduced using population-representative surveys. METHODS: Data were collected in January to March 2014 and August to November 20...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Giorgio GuzzettaAbstractA major outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) has swept through Europe between mid-2016 and 2017, mainly within the community of men who have sex with men (MSM). Over the same period, about 1,000 outbreak-related cases of acute Hepatitis A (AHA) were recorded in Lazio region, Italy.We calibrated a Bayesian model to reconstruct likely transmission events within all 44 households where multiple infections were recorded, representing a total of 103 cases from the HAV outbreak in Lazio. Based on information on the observed times of...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United Nations Children ' s Fund Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Africa Uganda Tedros Adhanom Gheb Source Type: news
Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements.
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ConclusionsDespite previous reports in Argentina, ST258 is no longer the absolute clone among KPC-Kp isolates. In the present study, the dissemination of more virulent lineages such as the hypermucoviscous ST25 was detected. Even more, it was noticed for the first time in our region the emergence of the high risk clone ST307 and also the occurrence of blaKPC-3.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
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Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Freedom of Religion Whooping Cough Medicine and Health Measles Law and Legislation Mumps Epidemics Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news
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