Update – Fluoxetine 40mg capsule Serious Shortage Protocol extension
The Department of Health& Social Care (DHSC) has informed us of an extensionto the following Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP). Fluoxetine 40mg capsules The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules is bein (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health uses $14M in CARES funds to bolster hospital staff statewide
More than 85% of the positions being funded by the $14 million are for medical-surgical nurses, critical care nurses, and telemetry nurses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Ageism and Complacency: Lessons From COVID-19
As I write this here in Minnesota, 78% of those who have died from COVID-19 have been men and women living in long-term care or assisted living facilities. As of mid-July, this is well over a thousand people (Minnesota Department of Health, “Situation Update for COVID-19,” 2020, updated daily; https://bit.ly/3gpeghZ). I have been a geriatrician for 30 years at a public safety-net hospital in a practice where people are vulnerable not only because of years of chronic illness but also because of poverty and lack of social support. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Roberta Meyers Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health uses $14M in CARES funds to bolster hospital staff statewide
More than 85% of the positions being funded by the $14 million are for medical-surgical nurses, critical care nurses, and telemetry nurses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Acutis Diagnostics Receives New York State Approval for Comprehensive...
Acutis Diagnostics continues the expansion of its infectious disease menu with the New York State Department of Health's approval of its Acutis Reveal™ Urinary Tract Infection molecular assay.(PRWeb September 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/acutis_diagnostics_receives_new_york_state_approval_for_comprehensive_urinary_tract_infection_assay/prweb17416432.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wisconsin bulks up Covid-19 testing money for private colleges
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said $8 million will be given to private universities and colleges for Covid-19 testing to help stem “unprecedented and near exponential” growth of Covid-19 cases since August. Based on weekly averages, Wisconsin currently is counting 1,939 new cases a day, compared with 665 a month ago, said Andrea Palm, secretary designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Those increases are largely driven by infections of 18- to 24-year-olds who have case rates five… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Wisconsin bulks up Covid-19 testing money for private colleges
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said $8 million will be given to private universities and colleges for Covid-19 testing to help stem “unprecedented and near exponential” growth of Covid-19 cases since August. Based on weekly averages, Wisconsin currently is counting 1,939 new cases a day, compared with 665 a month ago, said Andrea Palm, secretary designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Those increases are largely driven by infections of 18- to 24-year-olds who have case rates five… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Rhode Island Coronavirus Cases Steadily Rise After Providence College Outbreak
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) – About a week after a COVID-19 outbreak at Providence College, the Rhode Island Department of Health reported Thursday that the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to rise, while the number of people hospitalized has reached its highest level in a month. The department reported 139 new confirmed cases in the state and four more virus-related deaths, for totals of more than 24,300 known case and 1,106 fatalities. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Rhode Island has risen over the past two weeks, from more than 85 on Sept. 9 to 117 on Wednesday, according to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Covid-19 Boston, MA Health News schools Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Providence College Rhode Island News Source Type: news

Federal barriers to addressing the opioid epidemic - Kleinman RA, Morris NP.
In 2017, there were more than 47,000 opioid-associated overdose deaths in the United States, and the Department of Health and Human Services declared that the opioid epidemic was a public health emergency. Over the past few years, Congress has passed consi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

ECMC exec: Federal rule change clears a path for more live organ donations
For years, the organ transplant community has worked to expand the pool of living donors to give people waiting for transplants a second lease on life. Most people support the idea, but the financial impact often gets in the way when a potential donor considers lost wages and other expenses. An amendment to the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 is expected to change that narrative: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week f inalized a rule that expands the scope of qualified… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comments and burden estimates on the HHS Teletracking COVID-19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID-19 Portal). The data collected through daily reporting by hospitals informs the Federal Government's understanding of disease patterns and furthers the development of policies for COVID-19 prevention and control. Comments are due by November 23, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Administration Announces $200 Million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $200 million to 64 jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness. Funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) to support states in distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UK passes 400,000 total coronavirus infections with rise of 4,926 in a day
Data from the Office for National Statistics chimes with death counts from the UK's Department of Health which show the trend has risen from an average of 7 daily deaths to 22 in a fortnight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OK Foods: 'Erroneous' State Report Led to Ban
CEO Trent Goins of OK Foods in Fort Smith says the Arkansas Department of Health's "erroneous reporting" of the number of positive coronavirus cases led to China banning imports from a company plant. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Evaluating detection of SARS-CoV-2: AntiBodies at Home study, PHE
The EDSAB-HOME research study is evaluating the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using home testing kits. These kits are called lateral flow immunoassays. They appear similar to a pregnancy test kit and analyse a small amount of blood obtained from a finger prick. The study is being run by Public Health England at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly coronavirus deaths RISE in England and Wales for the first time in five months
Data from the Office for National Statistics chimes with death counts from the UK's Department of Health which show the trend has risen from an average of 7 daily deaths to 22 in a fortnight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commissioning and property occupation – how to get this right for the NHS
NHS Property Services in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care will be holding a webinar on 1 October, to learn more about the next phase of work to align commissioning with the NHS estate and our newly agreed set of occupancy documents. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The CDC Posted —But Then Suddenly Deleted—Critical Guidance About How COVID-19 Actually Spreads
New language acknowledging that the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads more easily than once believed disappeared from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Monday just days after being published, replaced with a message saying the previously uploaded information was a mistakenly posted “draft version of proposed changes.” The now-missing language, which was posted Friday to a page titled “How COVID-19 Spreads,” cited small droplets called aerosols as the most common method of viral spread—reversing the agency’s previous stance that the virus was mostly spread by larg...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Britain records 11 more coronavirus deaths and 4,368 cases
Department of Health figures show slightly fewer than 4,000 new infections are now being recorded each day, on average - up from 2,998 last Monday and 2,032 the week before that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information: STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the draft Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (STI Plan). The STI Plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for all stakeholders at all levels to guide the development of policies, initiatives, and actions for STI prevention and control. Comments are due by October 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHRI awarded continuation of SRTR contract
(Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute) The Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has renewed its federal contract to operate the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). HHRI manages the SRTR under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The renewal marks the third contract term for the operation of the SRTR for HHRI, which has operated the SRTR since 2010. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump pledges vaccine for all by April as Melbourne faces more protests
Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures5.31amBSTThe Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has put out some more information on the latest case numbers today.The 21 cases is the lowest number of new cases since 24 June.Of the 834 current active cases in Victoria:5.12amBSTThe Australian minis...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now) and Lisa Cox (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay,  says UNISON 
Responding today (Friday) to the Department of Health and Social Care’s adult social care winter plan, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Care workers who self-isolate or take time off ill need reassurances they’ll get full sick pay. Shameful employment practices and low wages are endemic in the sector. These issues need tackling properly once and for all. “Making safety kit free for all employers should mean there’s no repeat of the fiasco earlier this year. But the sourcing and distribution of personal protective equipment must be managed centrally...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

Wisconsin Awarded $16.7 Million Federal Grant to Counter Addictions to Opioids and Stimulants
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received a $16.7 million federal grant to reduce drug-related deaths. It is the latest round of funding under the State Opioid Response Grant Program managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Whileopioids remain the primary focus, this program now supports services for stimulants like cocaine andmethamphetamine. “We’re experiencing a drug addiction crisis...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health rolls out new Covid health guidelines for schools
Schools may choose from three different learning models including learning from home, in which students and teachers engage in virtual classes only; traditional in-person learning in the classroom; or a hybrid blended learning model that combines both home learning and in-person classroom learning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Government promises new labs as coronavirus testing slower than ever
The Department of Health today announced it would open two more major test-processing labs in Newcastle and Bracknell as statistics show the testing system is now slower than ever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 17th September 2020)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 17 September 2020 Updated to reflect the new breakdown between regional and local test sites. 11 September 2020 Updated how testing capacity is defined and calculated. 10 September 2020 Added information about how cases and contacts are matched to an upper-tier local authority. 3 September 2020 Updated to include more detail about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Medicare Program; Administrative Law Judge Hearing Program for Medicare Claim and Entitlement Appeals; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2020
Quarterly notice from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) listing the instructions finalized during the period of April through June 2020 related to procedures for carrying out adjudicative functions to resolve disagreements with Medicare claims. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Call Center Expands Support for People in Emotional Distress
Wisconsin callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are much more likely to speak with a Wisconsin-based counselor with the opening of a new Wisconsin call center funded by a grant from the Department of Health Services (DHS). “No one should ever have to be alone when they feel hopeless,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “Adding capacity to handle Wisconsin calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the right supports are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) released two documents outlining the Administration's strategy to efficiently distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to the American people. The documents include a playbook for state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs on how to plan a vaccination response in their jurisdiction. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC has metastasized embedded "resistance unit" of anti-Trump scientists
(Natural News) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says the latter agency is corrupted with anti-Trump elements that exist to thwart the president’s agenda and eventually unseat him. Describing these elements as a “resistance unit” during a recent Facebook livestream, HHS Assistant Secretary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Trump health appointee Michael Caputo warns of armed insurrection after election
The assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services promoted conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Government tenders £785m testing contract
The Department of Health and Social Care will spend up to £785m on a new service to pack and deliver covid home test kits over the next two years, according to tender documents published today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator in biomedical image processing
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Bethesda, MD. The recruitment is part of a planned expansion of NLM ’s intramural research in computational health sciences. The goal of this search is to identify candidates with the potential to develop a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program with a focus on clinical image processing (e.g., radiology, pathology, endoscopy). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

IU researchers receive grant to deploy collaborative dementia care model across Indiana
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia  to partially lift suspension of international flights – as it happened
More than307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Israel imposes second national lockdown;Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.51pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel becomes first country to reimpose lockdown11.49pmBSTThe UK government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy andGermany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte ,Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Covid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmed
Leaked documents reveal backlog of 185,000 swabs and tests sent abroad for processingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy and Germany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwas forced to apologise for continuing delays to Covid testing, the Department of Health and Social Care insisted on Sunday that the capacity of the NHS test-and-trace system was the highest it had ever been but there was a “significant” demand for tests.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health NHS Italy Germany Europe Microbiology Source Type: news

Care home staff fear for residents as Covid-19 cases rise across UK
Managers say there have been delays in receiving test results for staffCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCare home staff have expressed growing anxiety about a rise in hospitalisations and deaths among their most vulnerable residents, after leaked documents from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) revealed an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in England.The UK is experiencing a sharp rise in the number of positive cases, with 3,497 new cases reported on Saturday and an “R” number – the average number of people infected by each person with Covid –...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Robert Booth Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Care workers Infectious diseases Science Social care Society UK news Health policy Older people Source Type: news

Amendment quietly added to PREP Act allowing pharmacists to vaccinate children
(Natural News) Unless either President Donald Trump or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar revoke it, a new amendment to the so-called PREP Act, or Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, will allow for pharmacists to start vaccinating children as young as three. Added on Aug. 24, this latest change –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii to receive $4M in federal aid to help state respond to meth crisis
This grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will help fund prevention, treatment, and recovery support services related to the public health crisis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Hawaii to receive $4M in federal aid to help state respond to meth crisis
This grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will help fund prevention, treatment, and recovery support services related to the public health crisis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

COVID-19 is Still Devastating Nursing Homes. The Trump Administration Isn ’t Doing Much To Stop It
At least 75,000 Americans in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have already died from COVID-19—and the devastation is far from over. After a decrease earlier this summer, the death toll is now rising once again, and as the country heads into the fall and then flu season, millions of Americans who require institutional long-term care remain at the greatest risk. But, so far, the Trump Administration has talked a big talk—and mostly failed to deliver. The White House trumpeted its efforts to send personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing materials to long-term care facilities, but the suppli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Buschmann and Ross receive funding for capstone project design
(George Mason University) Michael Buschmann, Department Chair and Professor, Bioengineering, and Shani Ross, Associate Chair/Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, have received funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a senior-year capstone course and summer clinical immersion program for bioengineering students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Staff scientist 1, sequence analysis pipelines
CLOSING DATE: October 9, 2020: POSITION INFORMATION SUMMARY: The National Library of Medicine ’s (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1. The position is in the Information Engineering Branch (IEB) and supports bioinformatics algorithm development for the genome assembly, annotation, and analysis pipelines. NLM is one of the 27 Inst itutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 10, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DHS Expands COVID Connect Test Registration Website to Include Spanish, Hmong, and Somali Languages
Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that COVID Connect, the Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 test registration website, is now available in Spanish and soon will be available in Hmong and Somali. Since COVID Connect launched in July, more than 180,000 test registrations have been logged on the site. In order to increase access to COVID Connect for all Wisconsinites, DHS will continue to translate this registration tool into more...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information (RFI): Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Surge Capacity
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a request for information regarding the ability of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified/accredited commercial, academic, medical center, and public health laboratories to provide additional COVID-19 testing capability if supplementary testing instruments are made available. Submissions are due by September 21, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes 'CAN worsen heart and lung conditions and must not be considered harmless'
A report ordered by the Department of Health in the UK found that vaping, which is touted as a healthier alternative to smoking, would be a harmful choice unless replacing cigarettes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news