Nigeria: Halt the Spread of Cholera
[Daily Trust] As the country yet battles to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, cholera is also spreading and taking its toll on Nigerians, which if not controlled immediately, can advance into an epidemic. A recent report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease as of June 27, 2021 had affected Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Miss America Is A Pharmacist: How Camille Schrier Advocates For Change In The Opioid Crisis
When you think of Miss America, you probably don ’t think of a pharmacy student who speaks about the opioid epidemic and medication safety. But, Camille Schrier is not a typical scientist or beauty queen. With overdoses at an all time high over Covid-19, her voice is more important than ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Gold, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Attorney: $35M settlement was opioid firm's best, last offer
An attorney who helped reach a $35 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer over the company’s role in the epidemic in Tennessee says his team accepted the drug maker’s “last, best and final” offer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Delta variant: The epidemic will sweep across the U.S. at different times, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says
Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains why he believes the U.S. could see downslope from delta Covid surges in two to three weeks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Creditors Overwhelmingly Endorse Bankruptcy Plan
If approved by a judge next month, the plan would resolve thousands of lawsuits and set in motion the release of $4.5 billion to help cover costs from the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family United States Source Type: news

Correlations between changes in medical opioid dispensing and contributions of fentanyl to opioid-related overdose fatalities: exploratory analyses from Canada - Jones W, Lee MHA, Kaoser R, Fischer B.
Canada is experiencing an epidemic of opioid-related mortality, with increasing yet heterogeneous fatality patterns from illicit/synthetic (e.g., fentanyl) opioids. The present study examined whether differential provincial reductions in medical opioid dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State, health care workers must show proof of vaccination or be tested weekly under new health order
“We’re at a point in this epidemic, this pandemic, where an individual’s choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us in a profound and devastating and deadly way,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic'Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic '
Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Has England reached a peak in Covid infections? | Graham Medley
The trajectory of the pandemic might look more like a range of hills rather than a single mountainWhile the government ’s decision to remove most lockdown measures in England was widely expected toresult in a large wave of infection and disease, the number of new cases of Covid-19 has been falling over the last five days. Many hope this could mean that we ’re past the peak. Yet the reality is more complicated. This is the first time an epidemic has taken place in a highly vaccinated population without control measures in place, so we are in uncharted territory. There is considerable uncertainty about what the n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Graham Medley Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Office for National Statistics Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

We are the researched, the researchers, and the discounted: the experiences of drug user activists as researchers - Simon C, Brothers S, Strichartz K, Coulter A, Voyles N, Herdlein A, Vincent L.
In this commentary, activists from Urban Survivors Union, the United States national drug users union, discuss our experiences conducting research on methadone clinic adoption of relaxed SAMHSA guidelines during the COVID-19 epidemic. In particular, we foc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
The money from the companies would be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services and other significant costs associated with the epidemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Could See $216M From Multibillion-Dollar Opioid Settlement
Arkansas stands to get up to $216 million of a $26 billion payout from three major pharmaceutical distributors and a major drug manufacturer accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
Money to be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services, and other significant costs associated with the epidemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

State AGs Urge Support for Landmark $26 Bln Opioid Settlement State AGs Urge Support for Landmark $26 Bln Opioid Settlement
A group of state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26 billion settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

Witnessing England ’s response to Covid at first hand has profoundly shocked me | William Hanage
On a visit to the UK from the US, I have seen how incoherent government policy is allowing Delta to run rampantWilliam Hanage is a Harvard epidemiology professorEngland ended all pandemic restrictions on Monday. Nightclubs reopened, along with other large events and gatherings – with masks, testing and other mitigation measures “encouraged” (which is another way of saying “optional”). This is against a background ofskyrocketing case rates due to the Delta variant.In January, at the height of the second wave, the daily totalhit 60,000 cases, but at the current rate of increase that will be ecli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: William Hanage Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Science Society Health Medical research Boris Johnson England Politics UK news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Here's What the Media Should Do to Advocate for More Funding for Epidemic Preparedness
[Nigeria Health Watch] Beti Baiye and Ibukun Oguntola -- The media plays a significant role in how the public responds to health issues. Mass media, print, television, radio and internet have considerable power, reaching a wide and diverse audience, raising awareness about issues, framing how we think about issues and what we should be concerned about. The media also has an important role to play in reporting epidemics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US states near $26bn opioid settlement with J&J, drug distributors
Agreement would resolve thousands of lawsuits over deadly painkiller epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CEPI and IVI collaborate on clinical research to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa
(International Vaccine Institute) The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) today announced a new programme of clinical research which aims to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa. CEPI will provide funding of up to $12.7m to the Expanding Access and Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines in Africa (ECOVA) consortium led by IVI to carry out clinical trials of Sinopharm's BBIBP-CorV vaccine which will support the expanded use of the vaccine on the African continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Federal Responses to the Drug Overdose Epidemic
Chairman Whitehouse, Co-Chairman Grassley, and members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, thank you for inviting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to participate in this hearing. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Opioids, Testimony, Overdose, COVID Source Type: news

Study: Extreme adiposity associated with obesity starts with inflammation in the brain
(Natural News) Obesity is a metabolic disease that is now considered to be an epidemic. In the United States, obesity is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death among Americans, which include heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. The main defining feature of obesity is the excessive accumulation and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What will happen in the third wave? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Models can give us an idea, but are very sensitive to what we don ’t knowMathematical models simulated vast numbers of possible futures for after the UK government lifts Covid restrictions in England from19 July. Many sources of uncertainty mean we don ’t know which one, if any, of these projections might occur.First, even with fixed assumptions about the epidemic, the play of chance produces wide prediction intervals. For example, assuming people substantially relax their cautious behaviour after 19 July, theWarwick models lead to peak Covid hospital admissions of 900 to 3,000 a day around the end of August.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases UK news England Source Type: news

Recreational cannabis laws and opioid-related emergency department visit rates - Drake C, Wen J, Hinde J, Wen H.
The opioid epidemic in the United States has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 2021, roughly a third of Americans now live in a state with a recreational cannabis law (RCL). Recent evidence indicates RCLs could be a harm reduction tool to add... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is a seasonal virus, why is it spreading during the summer? | Francois Balloux
Understanding seasonality can help us to work out when the pandemic is likely to be overThere is a paradox at the heart of Sars-Cov-2 transmission that has yet to be fully explored. While it ’s firmly established that the virus transmits best in winter, in common with most other respiratory viruses, the UK is currently experiencing asummer surge. There have also been major Covid-19 epidemic waves in regions such as South America and India outside winter. Why is this?From the beginning of the pandemic, one major question was to what extent Covid would display a seasonal behaviour with higher case numbers in winter. Mo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Francois Balloux Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases UK news World news Microbiology Source Type: news

The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year
(NEW YORK) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends. The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated thos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE/AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Dr Hilary's urgent plea to alter the obesity crisis - 'it's crippling the NHS'
DR HILARY called attention to the "epidemic" of obesity - the risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. "We need to do something urgently to alter the obesity crisis we have," he said live on Good Morning Britain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden picks ex-West Virginia health official as drug czar
President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia’s former health commissioner as the nation’s top anti-drug official, tapping a doctor who served on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Legalization of Cannabis Tied to Drop in Opioid-Related ED Visits Legalization of Cannabis Tied to Drop in Opioid-Related ED Visits
State laws permitting recreational marijuana use have not led to an increase in opioid-related emergency department visits and may actually help curb the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Column: Thanks to the pandemic, we now also have 'an epidemic of sleep deprivation'
A majority of Americans say they've been having trouble sleeping since the start of the pandemic. Fixing that, experts say, won't be easy. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Bahrain successfully vaccinates almost 70% of population with 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
13 July 2021 – More than one million people in Bahrain have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, ensuring that almost 70% of the population is now provided with an additional layer of protection against the virus. The vaccines were provided to people in the country free of charge and regardless of their citizenship status, in line with WHO’s mandate for universal health coverage and the regional vision of 'Health for All by All'. “I would like to congratulate Bahrain on being one of the most successful countries in the Region and worldwide in terms of population coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine,&rdq...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Governor Signs Law Creating Drug Injection Site Program Governor Signs Law Creating Drug Injection Site Program
The signing by Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee on Wednesday makes Rhode Island the first state to enact such a statewide measure to combat the opioid epidemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood abuse among transgender youth: a trauma-informed approach - Rafferty J.
In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign sounded the alarm that antitransgender violence in the United States had become a "national epidemic," on the basis of the increasing number of transgender fatalities that year.1 In the context of coronavirus disease 2019... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury: a perspective on the silent epidemic - Alkhaibary A, Alshalawi A, Althaqafi RMM, Alghuraybi AA, Basalamah A, Shammaa AM, Altalhy AA, Abdelrahman TM.
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data regarding the causes, patterns, severity, and outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are essential to plan for preventive strategies addressing this public health epidemic. The main aim of this study is to explore the pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Packaged water consumption linked to cholera outbreak in DRC capital
(PLOS) Cholera is a diarrheal disease caused by ingestion of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In November 2017, a cholera epidemic occurred in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where no outbreak had been recorded for nearly a decade. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Placide Mbala-Kingebeni at The National Institute of Biomedical Research, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and colleagues suggests a relationship between consuming street-vended sachet water and an increased risk of contracting cholera. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This is very much our lane: childhood firearm exposure and adult outcomes - Bandealy A, Goyal MK, Dooley DG.
The recent spate of mass shootings across the United States has led the president to declare gun violence a public health epidemic.1 Among adolescents and young adults, suicide and homicide are the second- and third-leading causes of death, with approximat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"They think you're trying to get the drug": qualitative investigation of chronic pain patients' health care experiences during the opioid overdose epidemic in Canada - Dassieu L, Heino A, Develay, Kabore JL, Pag é MG, Moor G, Hudspith M, Choinière M.
BACKGROUND: The opioid overdose epidemic has led health care providers to increased vigilance for opioid-related risks in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Media have conveyed stigmatizing representations of opioid analgesics. Aims: This stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rapid SERS quantification of trace fentanyl laced in recreational drugs with a portable Raman module - Wang H, Xue Z, Wu Y, Gilmore J, Wang L, Fabris L.
Rapid identification and quantification of opioid drugs are of significant importance and an urgent need in drug regulation and control, considering the serious social and economic impact of the opioid epidemic in the United States. Unfortunately, techniqu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Modeling indoor-level non-pharmaceutical interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a pedestrian dynamics-based microscopic simulation approach - Xiao Y, Yang M, Zhu Z, Yang H, Zhang L, Ghader S.
Mathematical modeling of epidemic spreading has been widely adopted to estimate the threats of epidemic diseases (i.e., the COVID-19 pandemic) as well as to evaluate epidemic control interventions. The indoor place is considered to be a significant epidemi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Operational safety economics: foundations, current approaches and paths for future research - Chen C, Reniers G, Khakzad N, Yang M.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the trade-off between economics and epidemic prevention (safety) has become painfully clear worldwide. This situation thus highlights the significance of balancing the economy with safety and health. Safety economics, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Embarks On Cholera Vaccination Campaign
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR has begun cholera vaccination exercise, a campaign that targets to eliminate the epidemic in the Isles by 2028. The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated the vaccine and equipment to support the exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson Johnson agrees to pay $263 million in New York opioid settlement
(Natural News) Johnson & Johnson on Saturday, June 26, agreed to pay $263 million to resolve claims that it fueled an opioid epidemic in New York state and two of its largest counties. The settlements removed the pharmaceutical company from a jury trial that started Tuesday, June 29, on Long Island, New York. Several big... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the pandemic's shadow, the opioid overdose epidemic in Washington rages on
While daily new COVID-19 cases are now averaging in the single digits in Washington, the opioid crisis there is showing no sign of letting up, making outreach services increasingly vital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Juul Is Paying $40 Million to Rebuild Its Reputation. Will It Work?
Juul Labs reached a $40 million settlement with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein this week, agreeing to limit its sales and marketing practices to quell underage use of its potent e-cigarettes. The settlement is also part of an “ongoing effort to reset our company and its relationship with our stakeholders” and “earn trust through action,” as a Juul spokesperson put it in a statement. In other words: Juul is trying to shed its reputation as the company that fueled a youth vaping epidemic, and it’s willing to pay $40 million to do it. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Juul to Pay $40M in N. Carolina Teen Vaping Suit Settlement Juul to Pay $40M in N. Carolina Teen Vaping Suit Settlement
"The evidence is clear that Juul's high-dose nicotine products caused the youth e-cigarette epidemic," said a statement from Matthew Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

We won ’t fix the obesity epidemic by locking people’s jaws shut | Arwa Mahdawi
This is an economic issue, and a ‘torture device’ that stops you opening your mouth properly isn’t the solutionWant to hear a weight-loss idea so ingenious it ’s guaranteed to make your jaw drop by exactly 2mm? Introducing theDentalSlim Diet Control: a terrifying contraption that uses magnets cemented to your teeth to stop you opening your mouth by more than a couple of millimetres. That makes eating pretty difficult, causing you to shed weight along with your dignity. The device was developed by a team of researchers from the UK and New Zealand to “to help fight the global obesity epidemic&rd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Obesity Society Dentistry Dentists Health UK news Medical research Science New Zealand World news Source Type: news

Juul Will Pay $40 Million to North Carolina in Landmark Teen Vaping Settlement
(DURHAM N.C.) — Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use and sales, according to a landmark legal settlement announced Monday after years of accusations that the company had fueled an explosion in teen vaping. A state judge accepted the first-of-its-kind agreement with a state. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein had sued Juul, accusing it of employing unfair and deceptive practices that targeted young people to use its vaping products, which deliver addictive nicotine. The lawsuit had been scheduled for trial next month. [tim...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GARY D. ROBERTSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized Companies wire Source Type: news

Changes in urban mobility in Sapporo city, Japan due to the Covid-19 emergency declarations - Arimura M, Ha TV, Okumura K, Asada T.
At the time of writing, the world is facing the new coronavirus pandemic, which has been declared one of the most dangerous disasters of the 21st century. All nations and communities have applied many countermeasures to control the spread of the epidemic. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Commercial fishing as an occupational determinant of opioid overdoses and deaths of despair in two Massachusetts fishing ports, 2000-2014 - Fulmer S, Jain S, Kriebel D.
This study used dea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news