How do pediatricians treat their own kids when they have a cold?
DearParents Panel of AAP Moms,Many thanks to all of you for participating in the first survey on children ’s cough and cold remedies.Parentsmagazine has published the article with all of your great tips and advice:https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/health/cold/pediatrician-advice-how-to-cure-colds/. It will also be in the January print issue.You are welcome to share the piece on your own social media networks, too! Here is a link toParents ’ Facebook post:https://www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine/posts/10156895635031182and tweet:https://twitter.com/parentsmagazine/status/1069931861915385856. AAP will ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—The Best of 2018
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Final Farm Bill Addresses AAFP's Concerns
The Academy has reason to applaud Congress'reconciled farm bill, which jettisons challenges to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Routine use of vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent chronic disease is not recommended, according to an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper published in the November issue of the Journal of the Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sarpeshkar elected to the National Academy of Inventors
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) Rahul Sarpeshkar, professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Sarpeshkar is a leader in the fields of medical devices and electronics as well as ultra-low power, analog, and bio-inspired design. Election as an NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction for academic inventors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Screen New Moms for Depression at Well-Child Visits, AAP Says Screen New Moms for Depression at Well-Child Visits, AAP Says
Half of new mothers with peri- or postpartum depression go undiagnosed and untreated, often with harmful effects on their child, the American Academy of Pediatrics writes in an updated policy statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Doctors urged to increase depression screening for pregnant women and new moms
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors around the country to increase screening of women for perinatal depression. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents of young children to go for high-quality traditional toys rather than elaborate digital ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Toys Parenting Advertising and Marketing American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in DHS Custody ‘Preventable,’ Says Pediatrics Group President
The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security custody “preventable” and called for pediatricians to have oversight of detention centers that hold migrant children. Dr. Colleen Kraft says the Dec. 8 death of Jackeline Caal is part of a broader failure to meet children’s basic needs that has characterized the Department of Homeland Security’s interaction with young people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We will not stop asking questions until we learn more about the circumstances of this girl&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Geffen School of Medicine presents award for excellence in basic science
Dr. David Sabatini, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology biologist and associate director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, was honored by the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for pioneering discoveries of mechanisms that regulate cell growth, propelling research into potential treatments for cancer and other diseases. The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Sabatini with the 2018  Switzer Prize on Dec. 13 before he delivered a high-energy lecture to a packed auditorium. Nearly 300 people attended, filling every seat and overflowing in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two UTA researchers elected fellows of National Academy of Inventors
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two leading University of Texas at Arlington faculty have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, bringing the total number of UTA fellows to 14, the highest number for a Texas university.The 2018 class includes Provost Teik C. Lim, also a professor of mechanical engineering, and L.K. Mestha, an affiliated adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets
(California Academy of Sciences) Team praises widespread commitment but calls for broader participation to better protect global marine ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fucoidan, found in brown algae, found to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Kyung Hee University, Korea Food Research Institute, and Academy Sciences of Uzbekistan has revealed that the polysaccharide fucoidan found in brown algae (Hizikia fusiforme) has potential use as an alternative remedy for osteoarthritis (OA). This finding was determined through an in vivo study conducted in rats. There are more than 100 types of arthritis with all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.(Image credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Minority Serving Colleges and Universities Could Be Greater Resource for Meeting U.S. STEM Workforce Needs
Higher education leaders, policymakers, and the private sector should take a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment in the nation's Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. MSIs are an underutilized resource for producing talent to fulfill the needs of the current and future U.S. STEM workforce, the report says. It identifies strategies to support the long-term success of MSI students in STEM fields. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

To Benefit From its Investments in Fusion Energy, U.S. Should Remain in ITER and Initiate a National Program of Burning Plasma Research and Technology
Along with participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project– a large, international burning plasma experiment– the U.S. Department of Energy should start a national program of accompanying research and technology to build a compact pilot plant that produces electricity from fusion at the lowest possible capital cost, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report provides a strategic plan to guide implementation of the main recommendations. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

UTSA's Bernard Arulanandam elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Since joining the faculty at UTSA in 2001, Arulanandam has conducted innovative research in vaccine development related to the pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, which causes the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, Francisella tularensis, which causes the respiratory infection tularemia or rabbit fever, and Acinetobacter Baumannii, a pathogen that has seen an uptick in occurrence in injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GW professor elected to National Academy of Inventors
(George Washington University) Igor Efimov, the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University, will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors next spring, a prestigious distinction for leaders in academic innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Baylor College of Medicine faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows
(Baylor College of Medicine) Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O'Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More than air: Researchers fine-tune wind farm simulation
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A collaborative research team based in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences is working to better understand the effect wind farms have locally and globally by examining the performance of predictive models currently being used to forecast their effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

When heat ceases to be a mystery, spintronics becomes more real
(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The development of spintronics depends on materials that guarantee control over the flow of magnetically polarized currents. However, it is hard to talk about control when the details of heat transport through the interfaces between materials are unknown. This " thermal " gap in our material knowledge has just been filled thanks to the Polish-German team of physicists, who for the first time described in detail the dynamic phenomena occurring at the interface between a ferromagnetic metal and a semiconductor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lehigh's Israel E. Wachs elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
(Lehigh University) Dr. Israel E. Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Wachs has earned worldwide recognition for his heterogeneous catalysis research and for his modern approach to establishing fundamental relationships between surface structure and kinetic activity for metal oxides catalysts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Panel Urges Preparations for Future Quantum Computers
A new National Academies report reviews challenges to building a practical quantum computer and states it is difficult to project when, if ever, such a device will be realized. However, it urges actions be taken  now to pave the way for future advances and prepare for their consequences. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 12, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in certain patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Opens New Funding Opportunity to Advance Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it will award up to $10 million through a new funding opportunity to support research projects that will advance understanding and facilitate improvement of safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAKFI Publication Marks 15 Years of Igniting Innovation
Collaborations of Consequence: NAKFI’s 15 Years Igniting Innovation at the Intersections of Disciplines, a new publication from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, summarizes the results of the Futures Initiative, a program supported by a 15-year, $40 million grant the W.M. Keck Foundation to advance the future of science, engineering, and medicine through interdisciplinary research. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does Joint Injury Make Young Joints Old? Does Joint Injury Make Young Joints Old?
Recent research may provide new insights into the complex relationship between joint injury and the development and progression of osteoarthritis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Two UT Austin engineers elected to National Academy of Inventors
(University of Texas at Austin) Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Independent expert panel on medical assistance in dying releases three reports
(Council of Canadian Academies) The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released three reports on requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID), the result of an independent Expert Panel review conducted at the request of the federal government. The reports were released following their tabling in Parliament today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Performance Measures that Matter —Are You Ready?
This article has been revised since it was originally posted on 12/11/2018. Figures 3 and 4 were not correct in the previous version and were replaced on 12/14/2018 at 6:00pm PST. No changes have been made to the text of the article. Ask EMS professionals to define “quality in EMS” and you may get a tip of the head and an answer like, “Well, I’m not sure, but I know it when I see it.” In today’s healthcare environment, demonstrating quality is crucial. Payers are increasingly linking payment to outcome and quality, and becoming less interesting in paying for services that don’t add...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wayne C. Harbour, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

NUS SINAPSE Director Professor Dean Ho elected as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
(National University of Singapore) Professor Dean Ho, Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology at the National University of Singapore, has been elected as a Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional accolade for academic inventors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UH Professor named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
(University of Houston) A University of Houston College of Pharmacy scientist has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work in drug discovery and development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes -- Google
(Yale University) In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Early Results From Landmark Study Show Heavy Screen Time Changes Kids ’ Brains
BOSTON (CBS) – Kids are using electronic devices at a rapidly increasing pace, but at what cost?  The National Institutes of Health is embarking on the most ambitious study to examine the screen time behaviors and outcomes of 11,000 9 and 10-year olds over the next 10 years, and some early results are already in. Researchers have found that kids who spend more than two hours a day on screens scored lower on thought and language tests than those who spent less time on smartphones and other electronic devices. They also found significant physical changes in the brains of those who spend more than seven hours ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Tech Source Type: news

PM2.5 Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- For individuals with asthma, increased fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure is associated with increased weekly rescue inhaler use, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Eczema
-- If your child has eczema, anything that aggravates the child's skin can worsen symptoms, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While everyone's triggers may be different, common ones include dry air, sweat and stress. As a child grows older,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival
(Point Blue Conservation Science) Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research. The global study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see article here) looked at the conservation values of vegetation patches in 27 countries on four continents, and considered their size and distance to other habitat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Proceedings of a Workshop –In Brief
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 11/2018. This 10-page report summarizes a workshop held on October 30-31, 2018, when participants reviewed the current knowledge and gaps in understanding regarding the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for treating opioid use disorder. They examined the available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered (e.g., duration of treatment, populations, settings, and interventions to address social determinants of health as a component of MAT), and identified challenges in implementation and additional res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 11/2018. This 10-page report summarizes a workshop held on October 30-31, 2018, when participants reviewed the current knowledge and gaps in understanding regarding the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for treating opioid use disorder. They examined the available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered (e.g., duration of treatment, populations, settings, and interventions to address social determinants of health as a component of MAT), and identified challenges in implementation and additional res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Astro2020 Decadal Survey Shifts into Gear
The National Academies has issued a statement of task and selected the leaders for the next decadal survey in astronomy and astrophysics. Meanwhile, proponents of large projects are preparing their submissions for  the survey. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 7, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Bottlemouth Syndrome
-- Bottlemouth syndrome is a form of tooth decay that affects babies and young children. It is caused by prolonged drinking of sugary liquids from a bottle. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are at greater risk of bottlemouth if they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exclusive: Further details revealed about ACP 'academy' plans
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Academy Objects to Harmful'Public Charge' Rule Change
In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Alternative Technologies to Open Burning and Open Detonation of Conventional Waste Munitions Are Mature, Says New Report
Most of the alternative technologies to open burning and open detonation (OB/OD) of conventional munitions designated for disposal are mature, including contained burn and contained detonation chambers with pollution control equipment, and many are permitted to replace OB/OD of waste munitions, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read More  (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Interstate Highways Need Overhaul
The future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated vehicles, developments in electric vehicles, and vulnerabilities due to climate change. Unless a commitment is made to remedy the system's deficiencies and prepare for these oncoming challenges, there is a real risk that the nation's interstates will become increasingly unreliable and congested, far more costly to maintain, less safe, incompatible with evolving technology, and vulnerable to the effects of extreme we...
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reusable Respirators Could Help Protect Health Care Personnel During Routine Work and Public Health Emergency Response, Says New Report
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents— for example, influenza virus— during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Implementation challenges need to be addressed, including storage, disinfection, and maintenance; training and education; user comfort and tolerability; and supply logistics and emergency stockpilin...
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats
(Elsevier) Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, highlights characteristics of organizations involved in the food system that may lead them to be more prepared to respond to such disasters, and opportunities for local, state, and federal organizations to improve resilience across the urban food system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body. Cells harboring latent HIV are 'invisible' to the natural defenses of the immune system.The findings, which suggest a cure for HIV may be possible, are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news