Stimulant prescription medications among persons receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder with prior drug-related poisoning-evidence of net-sum gain - Tsui JI.
In the US, there is currently a major push to expand access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment such as buprenorphine in response to the overdose epidemic. Efforts to improve health outcomes by increasing access to OUD treatment are bein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Racial disparity, social determinates of health, and slavery during the Boston smallpox epidemics of the eighteenth century - Nakayama DK.
When Benjamin Franklin published the mortality rates from smallpox during the Boston smallpox epidemic of 1752, he revealed that Blacks not only had a higher mortality rate from smallpox (12.8%, 62/485; 8.9% for whites, 452/5,059), but once inoculated, had... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Measles warning: Five 'serious' signs to spot as the UK faces new 'epidemic' - doctor
THE WORLD is in the grip of a measles "epidemic" owing to low vaccine uptake among children. The UK is particularly exposed due to woefully low vaccination levels. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Doctor Stuart Sanders, GP at The London General Practice revealed the five "serious" signs to spot in your child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of banning sporting events and other leisure activities on the COVID-19 epidemic, 11 March 2020, SAGE (updated 13th May 2022)
Paper prepared by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on the impact of banning sporting events and other leisure activities. 13 May 2022Added HTML version for accessibility purposes. 12 June 2020First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Laws Are Treating Fentanyl Like the New Crack —And Making the Same Mistakes of the 80s and 90s
Since the U.S. drug war was declared in 1971, various drugs have been identified as public enemy number one—from crack cocaine, in the 1980s, to prescription opioids in the early 2000s. Today, the primary villain is fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 50 times more potent than heroin. In 2021, more than 71,000 people in the U.S. died after overdoses involving synthetic opioids—mostly fentanyl, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on May 11. Such a deadly drug necessitates a firm public health response, and fortunately, decades of evidence have shown there are tools ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Addiction healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Roche enters partnership with the Global Fund to support low- and middle-income countries in strengthening critical diagnostics infrastructure
Almost half of the world ’s population has no or limited access to diagnosticsThis situation is especially acute in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where diagnostics plays a critical role for treating and containing the spread of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and HIVNew partnership between Roche and the Global Fund supports low- and middle-income countries in broadening access to diagnostics, helping millions of previously undiagnosed people with TB and HIV get diagnosed and eventually treatedBasel, 12 May 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), through its Global Access Program, and The Globa...
Source: Roche Media News - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche enters partnership with the Global Fund to support low- and middle-income countries in strengthening critical diagnostics infrastructure
Almost half of the world ’s population has no or limited access to diagnosticsThis situation is especially acute in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where diagnostics plays a critical role for treating and containing the spread of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and HIVNew partnership between Roche and the Global Fund supports low- and middle-income countries in broadening access to diagnostics, helping millions of previously undiagnosed people with TB and HIV get diagnosed and eventually treatedBasel, 12 May 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), through its Global Access Program, and The Globa...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Use Big Data To Fight HIV In Sub-Saharan Africa
South African researcher Dr Edith Phalane is using big data to see which are the most effective HIV control programs in sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of ending HIV/AIDS as an epidemic by 2030. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, psychiatric disorders, and suicide - 周煌智(Frank Huang-Chin Chou).
Since the end of the 20th century, disasters have become the norm. At the end of 2019, the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic broke out in Wuhan, China. As of the beginning of February 2022, no one in the world unaffected by the COVID-19. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Walgreens, CVS, Walmart Begin $878 Million Opioid Trial in Ohio Walgreens, CVS, Walmart Begin $878 Million Opioid Trial in Ohio
CVS, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Walmart on Tuesday begin a first-of-its-kind trial to determine what the pharmacy chains owe for their role in the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, which are seeking $878 million.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The role of theory in the prevention of sexual violence in sport - Kaufman KL, Lee DS, Milroy JJ, Yore J, Sitney M, Lipman A, Glace A, Kyler-Yano J, Raj A.
Sexual violence (SV) remains at epidemic proportions in the U.S. and growing evidence demonstrates that youth and adults engaged in sport are at increased risk of victimization and perpetration of SV. Unfortunately, sport SV prevention strategies are rarel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates about how his Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization plan could help prevent the next pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cynics masquerade as wise, but they ’re doing everyone a disservice | Torsten Bell
Their world-weary attitude deceives others into believing they ’re better at their jobs than they areBeing cynical about other people ’s motivations – assuming that everyone acts only out of self-interest – is all the rage these days. But, let’s be honest, people who are universally cynical are also tiresome and dull. No one wants a colleague, let alone a friend, who can’t really trust you because they think everyone’s out for themselves.Excellent ammunition for tackling this epidemic of cynicism comes via greatnew research that examines the perceived and actual competence of people who are more or less cynic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Torsten Bell Tags: Work & careers Psychology Society Source Type: news

Seeking Covid Pills, Poor Nations Fear Repeat of AIDS Crisis
The antiviral pills, plentiful in the United States, are scarce overseas. Health groups and the White House want to expand access but face obstacles that evoke the H.I.V. epidemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Paxlovid (Drug) Molnupiravir (Drug) Income Inequality Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States International Relations Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome World Health Organization Source Type: news

PODCAST: Grappling with the opioid epidemic
Gail D ’Onofrio joins Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz to discuss the medications available for opioid addiction and the policy changes needed to save lives. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news