Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak
Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals. Here’s what you should know about the outbreak. What is the Nipah virus? The Nipah virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus that was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore became very sick. During that outbreak, nearly 300 people were infected, and more than 100 people died. To stop the outbreak, authorities had to euthanize over one million pigs. Since then, the virus has been identified in outbreaks in Bangladesh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and Placement of PUI (Person Under Investigation)
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 01/25/2018 This course discusses best practices for the assessment, management, and placement of patients under investigation for exposure to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. It explains the tiered system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national framework to coordinate a networked approach to mitigate disease transmission and activate resources within a state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) region. Participants will learn to identify the components of identifying, isolating, and informing of a person under investigati...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Educational Videos: Protective Actions, Pharmaceutical Countermeasures, and Health Effects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 04/26/2018 These 10 videos describe what protective actions to take in a radiation emergency, the possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination, and medical treatments that may be available. Videos cover Where to Go in a Radiation Emergency; Get Inside, Stay Inside, Stay Tuned; Self-Decontamination in a Radiation Emergency; Food and Water Safety in a Radiation Emergency; Prussian Blue; KI (Potassium Iodide); Acute Radiation Syndrome; Biological Effects of Radiation Cutaneous Radiation Injury; and Prenatal Radiation Expos...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola experts from U.S. Centers for Disease Control ready to go to Congo
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are ready to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where an Ebola outbreak has spread to a major African city, increasing the risk of a global outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New details about romaine lettuce linked to deadly E. coli outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: How To Avoid Getting Sick From A Hotel Swimming Pool
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showed the number of bacteria, parasite, and other infectious disease outbreaks that have occurred in hotel swimming pools, hot tubs, and other " treated recreational water. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Salmonella (Bacteria) Eggs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Arizona Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

The U.S. birthrate hits another record low. Even women in their 30s are having fewer babies
America's birth rate hit yet another record low in 2017, as mothers in nearly all age groups give birth to fewer babies last year than they had the year before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas. Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority — 94% — were due t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Egg Farm at Root of Salmonella Crisis Had Rodents
Thirty-five people who ate eggs traced back to the farm have been sickened since November, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the cases were in New York and Virginia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best —and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC: Number of U.S. Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- The number of U.S. births decreased in 2017, reaching a 30-year low, according to a report published online May 17 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Brady E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level
It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli cases rise, but it's 'unlikely' contaminated lettuce still available
Twenty-three additional cases of E. coli illness in a multistate outbreak tied to romaine lettuce were reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rabies Test Could Radically Change Testing, Treatment
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published online May 16 in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment
A new rabies test developed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals could forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Rabies Test Could Save Lives, Maybe Even Minus the Shots
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC-developed test --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Kids Are Attempting and Thinking About Suicide, According to a New Study
The number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published Wednesday in Pediatrics. In 2008, 0.66% of all U.S. children’s hospital visits were due to either suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts, also known as suicide ideation. By 2015, according to the study, that number had jumped to 1.82%, with rates rising across age groups and demographics. The largest increases were seen among adolescents between two age groups — 15 and 17, and 12 and 14 — according to the study. Increases were also higher among girls than boys, the study sa...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Boston University. 04/30/2018 This 46-minute presentation discusses how, from Ebola to Zika, from hurricanes to opioids, threats to health make headlines and challenge the public health response. Lessons learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's engagements around the world, and in everyone's backyard, suggest a role for everyone in mitigating risk and building resilience. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Changes Health: Adaptation in Action
American Public Health Association. 04/26/2018 This 58-minute webinar features a discussion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE (Building Resilience Against Climate Effects) framework, and climate adaptation steps taking place in states across the nation to prevent the health threats related to climate change. Topics include the projects and accomplishments of the Wisconsin and Oregon Climate and Health Programs, and Climate Change, Public Health, and Resilience Building in Maryland. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rebutting Big Pharma's false arguments about the safety of vaccines
(Natural News) Those in favor of vaccines, including government mouthpieces like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insist that these medical interventions carry very few side effects, and that the benefits far outweigh any risks. Nonetheless, the public at large is never really given the opportunity to make that assessment individually, because those... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Stop Wearing Sunscreen To Get More Vitamin D? Here ’s What a Doctor Says
Last year, a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association made headlines when it asserted that sunscreen use is partially to blame for widespread vitamin D deficiency worldwide. The research raised questions, given that consistently wearing sunscreen is one of the most common pieces of advice from physicians. Should the risk of vitamin D deficiency — which can lead to brittle bones and has been associated with insulin resistance, high blood pressure and decreased immune function, among other issues — overshadow years of that advice? Not according to Dr. Victoria Werth, a professor of d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated From All Food Over the Next 5 Years: World Health Organization
(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement Monday, the U.N. health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year. “It’s a ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2016, the rate of deaths from falls among older adults increased by an average of 3.0 percent per year, according to research published in the May 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Corrupt CDC diverted $3 million in taxpayer money to radical left-wing causes having NOTHING to do with science
(Natural News) A Republican running for office in California’s 37th congressional district is sounding the alarm about some shocking information he recently uncovered concerning the gross misuse of taxpayer dollars by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ron Bassilian, an information technology (IT) guru who specializes in Microsoft’s Exchange enterprise email solution... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

220 cases of "nightmare bacteria" with antiobiotic-resistant genes recorded in 27 states
(Natural News) Antibiotic resistance has been an issue for years now but is still being taken too lightly by many. According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 220 cases of “nightmare bacteria” have been found in 27 states across the U.S. These bacteria reportedly have special genes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people following recall of more than 200 million eggs
A salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of nearly 207 million eggs has now sickened nearly three dozen people in states along the East Coast. Thirty-five people — up by 12 over the past few weeks — have been sickened by Salmonella braenderup, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. The outbreak, which has been […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washingto...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs
A salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of nearly 207 million eggs has now sickened nearly three dozen people in states along the East Coast. Thirty-five people — up by 12 over the past few weeks — have been sickened by Salmonella braenderup, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. The outbreak, which has been […]Related:For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babiesTop White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powe...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. investigates bloodstream infections for link to heparin syringes
SHANGHAI/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health agencies are investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections in children from four U.S. states that may be linked to heparin and saline syringes made by Becton Dickinson and Co, the agencies told Reuters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 14 cases of bloodstream infections in children caused by the same strain of the Serratia marcescens bacterium, the agency's lead investigator on the outbreak said in a telephone interview. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on changes to data collection instruments administered by the National Healthcare Safety Network, which is a system designed to collect, analyze, and report on healthcare associate infections, antimicrobial use and resistance, blood transfusion safety events, and the extent to which healthcare facilities adhere to infection prevention practices and antimicrobial stewardship. Comments are due by July 10, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/08/2018 This 27-minute teleconference focuses on new information about the nation's growing burden of disease from mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites, and the important role that state and local departments and vector control organizations have in controlling them. These vector-borne diseases include dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Lyme disease, and plague. Speakers also discuss the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Diseases Unit, and Mosquito Control Program in New Orleans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UCLA-led research finds vaccines against anthrax, plague and tularemia are effective in mice
Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.Now, a UCLA-led group of researchers may have found a solution that, if found to be safe and effective in humans, could protect people from all three bacteria. The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against each that use a comm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fatal falls are on the rise for America ’s senior citizens
Fatal falls are on the rise in the United States, according to anew report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In 2016, a total of 29,668 Americans ages 65 and older died as a result of a fall. In other words, falls ended the lives of 61.6 out of every 100,000 senior citizens... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

100 Years of Influenza Pandemics and Practice: 1918-2018
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. 05/07/2018 This video is Part 1 of a one-day symposium sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the context of the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, experts from academia and government convened to discuss and debate current pandemic influenza threats, and the future of pandemic preparedness and influenza prevention and control. Topics include 2018 Threats: The Challenge of H3N2, and Impact of Epidemic on Health Systems; and Current Gaps: United States and Local Public Health Pandemi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

E. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 people
The nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce has spread to 29 states and sickened 149 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. That is an increase of 28 people and four states — Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas — since the most recent CDC update May 2. The number […]Related:This 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicideShe was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from th...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: DHS Awards Mini-Grants to Nine Local Health Departments
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that it has awarded more than $77,000 to nine local health departments for projects that promote local opioid harm prevention activities. The projects are funded through the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These projects promote and support activities that prevent prescription and non-prescription opioid overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose, and are part...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New CDC Director's Salary Cut The salary of the new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been cut by $165,300 a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary
The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MCM (Medical Countermeasures) Coordinator Common Responsibilities and Associated Skills
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 09/2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of State and Local Readiness Training Team identified this three-page set of six Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Coordinator common responsibilities and associated skills to aid in assessing the training needs of MCM Coordinators across the country. Each of the six common responsibilities is generally defined, and includes six to nine associated skills that more specifically illustrate skills used for each responsibility. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

C.D.C. Director ’ s Salary Is Reduced to $209,700 From $375,000
The pay cut for Dr. Robert Redfield, the newly appointed agency chief, came about after senators and the public questioned why his salary was much higher than his predecessors ’ . (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Executive Compensation Redfield, Robert R Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

CDC director ’ s salary now set at $209,700 instead of $375,000
The recently appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, has agreed to take a pay cut from $375,000 to $209,700, putting his compensation more in line with those of previous agency chiefs, federal health officials said Tuesday. “Dr. Redfield did not want his compensation to become a distraction from the […]Related:Nurse accused of using her own drug needles on patients — and exposing them to hepatitis CShe was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor fr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope squads: peer-to-peer suicide prevention in schools - Wright-Berryman J, Hudnall G, Hopkins R, Bledsoe C.
According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015), nearly 18 percent of students surveyed in 34 states have seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, over 14 percent have made a suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Romaine Riddle: Why the Toxic Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators
A major overhaul to safeguard the country ’ s produce is not yet in place, confounding attempts to shut down virulent strains or prevent them altogether. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Epidemics Agriculture and Farming Yuma (Ariz) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Salads Factory Farming Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Romaine Riddle: Why the E. Coli Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators
A major overhaul to safeguard the country ’ s produce is not yet in place, confounding attempts to shut down virulent strains or prevent them altogether. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Epidemics Agriculture and Farming Yuma (Ariz) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Salads Factory Farming Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

OU-led research team accelerating antibiotic discovery with $5.7 million NIH grant
(University of Oklahoma) University of Oklahoma professors, Helen Zgurskaya and Valentin Rybenkov, and team are addressing the challenge and critical need for new antibiotics that can fight infections caused by the multi-drug resistant bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered an urgent threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Over age 50? Get your shingles vaccine
All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it?s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dr. Pritish [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Introduction to Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 05/01/2018 This one-hour webinar will help emergency responders and health communication professionals learn more about Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) principles so that they can communicate more effectively during emergencies. It defines all six CERC principles, and describes the rhythm of CERC and how communication works at each phase of a crisis. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news