Chlorhexidine bathing to prevent healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections: A cluster quasi-experimental controlled study at intensive care units, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
Conclusion: CHG bathing is a highly effective approach to prevent VRE-HAIs at ICUs, in the context of active VRE surveillance with contact isolation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt Introduces Typhoid Vaccine for Children
[RFI] Monrovia -- In an effort to counter typhoid, a disease said to be endemic in Liberia with more than 7,400 cases annually, the government has introduced a vaccine for the first time this month in its regular child inoculations, according to Adolphus Clarke, the country's Program Manager for National Immunization at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 could become the new common cold: Experts predict the virus is here to stay
Public health experts say they believe that COVID-19 will likely become an endemic disease, meaning it will always be present in the population but, at the same time, circulating at low rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer plans to raise prices and profit annually from their experimental vaccines after "pandemic” is rebranded as an "endemic seasonal illness"
(Natural News) Pfizer executives are making plans to raise prices on their experimental covid vaccine once the pandemic messaging ends. When the World Health Organization claims the pandemic is under control, Pfizer still has plans to profit from covid-19 every year, into perpetuity. A virtual conference hosted by Barclays revealed the ill-gotten plans of investors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? In order to gauge whether and to what extent this may be necessary, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. The researchers predict that, while the pandemic is ongoing, vaccines will need to undergo regular updates. A few years into the post-pandemic period, however, vaccines are likely to remain effective for longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Government must act on watchdog ’s call for social care reform, says UNISON   
Responding to the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on adult social care ​that highlights the government’s failure to plan long term, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The NAO’s strongly-worded call for action is hugely significant. Campaigners, politicians and now even government watchdogs want urgent reform. “The current privatised, fragmented and largely unregulated system is unfit for purpose. It’s a recipe for buck passing, wasted resources and failure to deliver for those who depend on care. “​Unions, employer...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

The endemic amid the pandemic: seeking help for violence against women in the initial phases of COVID-19 - Sorenson SB, Sinko L, Berk RA.
During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments instituted a series of measures to control the spread of the virus. The measures were widely believed to increase women's risk of violent victimization, most of which is by an intimate partner. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus new strain: Five signs you have a COVID-19 headache - 'pulsing, stabbing'
DAILY cases of coronavirus are still in the thousands, signalling that the virus will remain endemic despite the ongoing vaccination effort. Research suggested headaches are one of the earliest indicators of COVID-19. But how do they compare to regular ones? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ebola Endemic In Humans?
The answer is "probably". (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

MSU scientists one million 'hops' closer to ending a disease endemic in cattle
(Michigan State University) Agricultural researchers are finding effective ways to fight Brucellosis, an agricultural and human health concern on a global scale. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of severe scorpion envenomation in children - Rebahi H, Ba-M'hamed S, Still ME, Mouaffak Y, Younous S, Bennis M.
This study aimed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

COVID-19 has exposed endemic gender inequality, Guterres tells UN Women ’s commission
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on women and girls, and the fallout has shown how deeply gender inequality remains embedded in the world’s political, social and economic systems, UN chief António Guterres said in his address to the Commission on the Status of Women, on Monday. This year’s Commission will focus on charting a global roadmap towards achieving full equality in public life but, as Mr. Guterres recalled in his speech, gender equality in all walks of life is a long way off and has been further undermined by the pandemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemiandrus jacinda: insect named after New Zealand prime minister
New species of w ētā, a giant flightless cricket, is seen as ‘reflecting traits’ of Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand ’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received what may be her greatest accolade yet: a large insect named in her honour.A new species of w ētā – a giant flightless cricket that is endemic to New Zealand – has been namedHemiandrus jacinda for being Labour-party red in colour and “long-limbed”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt in Wellington Tags: Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Insects Animals Asia Pacific Environment Wildlife World news Source Type: news

The fight for the Gal ápagos: race to expand reserve as fishing fleets circle
Ecuador ’s president to decide on proposal to expand islands’ marine reserve, seen as vital to protect world heritage site from fishing industryStrolling along a beach dotted with sea lion pups and their mothers barking at one another, utterly unconcerned by your presence, is a singularly magical experience. On the trail leading to the shore on tiny Seymour Island, noisily courting blue-footed boobies and frigate birds are equally unruffled by the presence of humans.Getting up close to the natural world without disturbing it seems as refreshingly easy on the Gal ápagos Islands today as when Charles Darwi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in the Gal ápagos Islands Tags: Environment Ecuador Americas World news Marine life Wildlife Gal ápagos Islands Charles Darwin Fishing Animals Conservation Science Food Source Type: news

Pluralistic ignorance as a contributing factor to concussion underreporting - Baugh CM, Foster CA, Johnson BR, D'Lauro C.
BACKGROUND: Concussion underreporting is endemic, and social norms are an established predictor of concussion reporting behavior. However, pluralistic ignorance-a situation in which most individuals in a group hold the belief that their peers' views differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Endemic violence against women ‘cannot be stopped with a vaccine’ – WHO chief
Over the past decade, violence against women has been “endemic in every country and culture”, according to a new study released by the UN health agency on Tuesday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 in 2021
(JAMA Network) Current best evidence about COVID-19 vaccines, immunity and whether SARS-CoV-2 will become an endemic or seasonal virus is summarized in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicootThe Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.The addition of the dozen mammal species confirms Australia ’s unenviable position as the world’s capital for mammal extinction, lifting the total number of mammals known to have died out to 34.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Adam Morton Environment editor Tags: Extinct wildlife Endangered species Environment Conservation Animals Reptiles Australia news Christmas Island Mammals Australian politics Source Type: news

Housing insecurity and adolescent well-being: relationships with child welfare and criminal justice involvement - Marcal KE, Maguire-Jack K.
BACKGROUND: Housing insecurity is endemic among low-income, marginalized families throughout the United States. Unstably housed families face increased likelihood of coming into contact with various social systems that upend family routines and norms, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

We ’ll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It’s Still Worth Trying
2021 got off to a grim pandemic start in the U.S. A huge surge in COVID-19 cases followed the holiday season, peaking at around 300,000 new cases on Jan. 8, 2020. More than 20,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus in a single week in January alone and over 146,00 in total have died since the start of the year. But six weeks later, the picture looks more promising. New daily cases have fallen sharply, daily deaths have fallen to levels not seen since Thanksgiving, and the pace of vaccine roll-out is speeding up. These positive trends mean that we can now begin to ask what the endgame might look like. Would we be happy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Hanage and Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Open data on malaria genomes will help combat drug resistance
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites from 28 endemic countries is released today. It has been produced by MalariaGEN, a data-sharing network of groups around the world who are working together to build high-quality data resources for malaria research and disease control. This open data release provides benchmark data on parasite genome variation that is needed in the search for new drugs and vaccines, and in the development of surveillance tools for malaria control and elimination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Scientists will monitor areas in which these diseases are endemic, such as S ã o Paulo, the Amazon, the Pantanal and Panama, to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks (monkey being examined in Manaus á rea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Contact Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Intensive Care Units, Clinical Infectious Diseases 72: S42-S49
Conclusions We found little evidence that contact precautions implemented during the STAR*ICU trial reduced transmission of MRSA or VRE. We did find important differences in the transmission dynamics between MRSA and VRE. Differences in organism and healthcare setting may impact the efficacy of contact precautions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKUST decodes a deep-sea vent-endemic snail hologenome
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) A research team led by Prof. QIAN Peiyuan, Head and Chair Professor from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)'s Department of Ocean Science and David von Hansemann Professor of Science, has discovered that Gigantopelta snail houses both sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and methane-oxidizing bacteria inside its esophageal gland cells (part of digestive system) as endosymbionts, disclosing a novel dual symbiosis system and the molecular adaptation to the extreme environment, gaining a new understanding of the origin of life on Earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Immunological characteristics govern the transition of COVID-19 to endemicity
We are currently faced with the question of how the severity of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may change in the years ahead. Our analysis of immunological and epidemiological data on endemic human coronaviruses (HCoVs) shows that infection-blocking immunity wanes rapidly but that disease-reducing immunity is long-lived. Our model, incorporating these components of immunity, recapitulates both the current severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the benign nature of HCoVs, suggesting that once the endemic phase is reached and primary exposure is in childhood, SARS-CoV-2 may be no mo...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lavine, J. S., Bjornstad, O. N., Antia, R. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology reports Source Type: news

The Guardian view on coexisting with Covid: new vaccines needed fast | Editorial
There is a race between viral variants and vaccines – and for humanity’s sake the latter must winCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo one would blame Boris Johnson for wanting Covid-19 to be wiped out. The reality is that the disease is here to stay. New, more transmissible, variants have exposed the limits of trying to achieveherd immunity through vaccination. Sars-CoV-2 will be around for years. Virusesevolve usually into less deadlier forms. This time humanity faces a microscopic threat that has done the opposite. It is evolving to spread faster, infecting more people and clai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Conservatives Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases Society Medical research Microbiology Rishi Sunak Source Type: news

Proteomic comparison of adult and juvenile Santa Catalina rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis) venom - Arnaud G, Garc ía-de León FJ, Beltrán LF, Carbajal-Saucedo A.
Rattlesnake's venom constitutes an important ecological trait that dynamically changes over time. Venoms of adult and juvenile rattleless rattlesnakes, Crotalus catalinensis, an endemic insular species from the Gulf of California, were compared by electrop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

We May Never Eliminate COVID-19. But We Can Learn to Live With It
When does a pandemic end? Is it when life regains a semblance of normality? Is it when the world reaches herd immunity, the benchmark at which enough people are immune to an infectious disease to stop its widespread circulation? Or is it when the disease is defeated, the last patient cured and the pathogen retired to the history books? The last scenario, in the case of COVID-19, is likely a ways off, if it ever arrives. The virus has infected more than 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 2 million. New viral variants even more contagious than those that started the pandemic are spreading across the world. And...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

'It's endemic': state-level Republican groups lead party's drift to extremism
Despite national failures at the ballot box, radicalised state parties are fighting for Trump’s election lies and defending QAnon followers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Africa's most endangered shark just extended its range by 2,000 kilometers
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa's most threatened endemic shark - the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) - has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a range extension of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Isn't Going Away, Experts Predict
As politicians try to schedule an end to the pandemic, scientists say the virus will stick around as an endemic disease similar to the common cold. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Firearm deaths are increasing and endemic in the USA: it is a problem of suicides and not homicides - Rhee P, Prabhakaran K, Joseph B, Smiley A, Okumura K, Klein J, Policastro A, Lombardo G, Latifi R.
BACKGROUND: To analyze and report on the changes in epidemiology traumatic causes of death in the USA. METHODS: Data were extracted from the annual National Vital Statistics Reports (2008-2017) from Center for Disease Control and analyzed for trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Gov. Kate Brown's 2021 State of the State: Racism is 'endemic,' broadband expansion is critical
The governor delivered her annual address to lawmakers on Thursday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention
(Natural News) Saw palmetto is a small, shrub-like palm endemic to the United States. Known for its medicinal properties, saw palmetto has been used for centuries to treat reproductive issues and hormonal imbalance. Today, saw palmetto is used as an ingredient in many hair growth products and supplements, as it is thought to prevent hair... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Moderna CEO says 'we are going to have to live with coronavirus forever'
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel's comments imply he believes COVID-19 will become an endemic disease, meaning it will always present in the population but circulating at low rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another common cold virus? Modeling SARS-CoV-2's progress through the ages
(Emory Health Sciences) What is the endgame for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is causing worldwide devastation? If it becomes endemic -- circulating in the general population -- and most people are exposed in childhood, SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans, according to a model developed by Emory and Penn State scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Depression in focus: insights from animal and human data, from molecular to behavioural analyses - Barrot M, Yalcin I.
Depressive disorders are endemic as they affect around 16% of the population at some point over the lifespan, and they result in personal suffering, increased risk of suicide and notable socio-economic burden. The core symptoms include low mood, low self... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Novel method identifies areas most suitable for conservation of black lion tamarin
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The researchers used modeling to show which areas are suitable in terms of forest cover and climate for occupation by the endangered species, which is endemic to the state of S ã o Paulo. Their study is a contribution to translocation initiatives that move groups of these animals to areas from which the species has disappeared. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Surge in patients admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease
Doctors believe the problem could be endemic, with recent analysis showing the number of people drinking excessively doubled between February and March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases
(PLOS) The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines which work in the lab against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks
Although the recently reported British and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants are unlikely to evade current vaccines, the community should be prepared to tweak vaccines in coming years, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sudden death following hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite - Namal Rathnayaka RMMK, Nishanthi Ranathunga PEA, Kularatne SM.
Hump-nosed vipers of the genus Hypnale are venomous pit vipers endemic to Sri Lanka and southwestern India. They are the most common cause of venomous snakebites in Sri Lanka, causing 27 to 77% of all snakebites. Usually, their bites cause local envenom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Coronavirus controls will only delay large outbreaks of endemic diseases like influenza and RSV
(Natural News) A study from Princeton University has found that current non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) being utilized to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) make it likely that larger, delayed outbreaks of other diseases will occur soon. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, argues that NPIs being employed against COVID-19, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does WFP Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 24 2020 (IPS) On 10 December, representatives for the World Food Programme (WFP) will in Norway receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the Oslo City Hall. This is taking place while the COVID-19 pandemic is causing lock-downs and suffering all over world, limiting agricultural production and disrupting supply chains. The World Food Programme focuses on hunger and food security. It supports 100 million people in approximately 90 countries. Two-thirds of WFP´s activities are carried out in conflict zones, where the organization provides food assistance to people who otherwise would have b...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Syndemic frameworks to understand the effects of COVID-19 on commercial driver stress, health, and safety - Lemke MK, Apostolopoulos Y, S önmez S.
INTRODUCTION: U.S. commercial drivers are entrenched in a stressogenic profession, and exposures to endemic chronic stressors shape drivers' behavioral and psychosocial responses and induce profound health and safety disparities. To gain a complete underst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news