Changes in the epidemiologic profile of burn patients during the lockdown in Catalonia (Spain): a warning call to strengthen prevention strategies in our community - Monte-Soldado A, L ópez-Masramon B, Rivas-Nicolls D, Andrés-Collado A, Aguilera-Sáez J, Serracanta J, Barret JP.
BACKGROUND: The worldwide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is the defining global health crisis of our time. Spain has had one of the highest burdens of COVID-19 worldwide. During this period, Vall d'Hebro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Trends in substances involved in polysubstance overdose fatalities in Maryland, USA 2003-2019 - Schneider KE, Nestadt PS, Shaw BR, Park JN.
BACKGROUND: The substances driving the overdose epidemic in the United States have changed over time. Since 2013, fentanyl-analogues have become the primary opioids driving the epidemic. Recently, polysubstance related deaths have come to the forefront of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State-level economic costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose - United States, 2017 - Luo F, Li M, Florence C.
Approximately 47,000 persons in the United States died from an opioid-involved overdose in 2018 (1), and 2.0 million persons met the diagnostic criteria for an opioid use disorder in 2017 (2). The economic cost of the U.S. opioid epidemic in 2017 was estim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The influence of the CoViD-19 pandemic on pediatric firearm injuries [editorial] - Bell TM, Robbins C, Gosain A.
In this issue of Pediatrics, Cohen et al.1 address the epidemic of pediatric firearm injuries through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors utilized the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to identify new gun purchases and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biden renews calls for gun reform after Indianapolis shooting
“Gun violence is an epidemic in America. But we should not accept it. We must act," Biden said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHS Awards $16 Million in Grants to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country
The Indian Health Service announced their award of $16 million to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to combat the opioid epidemic as part of the 2021 Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project. Thirty-five grants were awarded to support innovative approaches and culturally relevant services addressing opioid use disorder in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Epidemic of firearm injury spurs new wave of research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Now that federal funding is flowing again for research on firearm injury prevention, some of the few already-funded researchers doing work in this area share new results and look ahead. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Fentanyl Methamphetamines Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Native Americans Centers for Disease Control a Source Type: news

America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- There's another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that STD rates... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Drug overdose mortality in Ohio during 1st 7 months of COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: Data from the Ohio Department of Health were used to evaluate changes in drug overdose mortality in that state by type of drug and age of the user during the first seven months of the COVID-19 epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?
Even before the pandemic, many female scientists felt unsupported in their fields. Now, some are hitting a breaking point. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Discrimination Colleges and Universities Women and Girls Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Social Media Race and Ethnicity Research Child Care Tenure Graduate Schools and Students Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Nature Source Type: news

Agent-based simulation of pedestrian dynamics for exposure time estimation in epidemic risk assessment - Harweg T, Bachmann D, Weichert F.
PURPOSE: With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spreading across the world, protective measures for containing the virus are essential, especially as long as no vaccine or effective treatment is available. One important measure is the so-cal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence
With legislation in Congress stalled by Republican opposition, the president ordered a crackdown on “ghost guns” and said the epidemic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden announces executive actions to curb gun violence "epidemic"
The president nominated David Chipman, a former special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to lead the agency. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge rules pretrial against opioid firm; cites delays, lies
A Tennessee judge has ruled against an opioid firm before a trial over its role in the epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Opioids and injury deaths: a population-based analysis of the United States from 2006 to 2017 - Truong EI, Kishawi SK, Ho VP, Tadi RS, Warner DF, Claridge JA, Tseng ES.
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, the opioid epidemic claims over 130 lives per day due to overdoses. While the use of opioids in trauma patients has been well-described in the literature, it is unknown whether prescription opioid use is associated with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Islamic Republic of Iran receives first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX Facility
Tehran, 6 April 2021 – The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as one of the self-financing participant countries of the COVAX Facility, has received the first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, consisting of 700 800 doses.  The COVAX Facility, is a partnership co-led by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside key delivery partner UNICEF.  The consignment is the first COVAX shipment to the country, with future consignments to be delivered in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Educa...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 6, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Addressing long overdue social and structural determinants of the opioid epidemic - El-Bassel N, Shoptaw S, Goodman-Meza D, Ono H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Journalistic denial of death during the very first traumatic period of the Italian CoViD-19 pandemic - Solomon S, Rostellato D, Testoni I, Calabrese F, Biasco G.
This study examined the media accounts during that period by analysing the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Population-level epidemiology of concussion concurrent with domestic violence in Arizona, USA - Rowe RK, Murphy SM, Handmaker H, Lifshitz J.
Domestic violence (DV) is a chronic societal epidemic that often involves physical assault to the head, neck, and face, which increases the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in DV victims; however, epidemiological data on the extent of TBI-DV at the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A public health based vision for the management and regulation of opioids - Emerson B, Haden M.
Prohibition of the possession of opioids for non-medical purposes and medical/pharmaceutical commercialization of opioids are important contributors to the current opioid overdose epidemic. A new model of regulation is urgently required. Within the context... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

People Are Buying Illegal Opioids on the Dark Web
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Illegal drug sales on the dark web are common, hard to detect and are fueling America's opioid epidemic, a University of Texas study reveals. Opioids include prescription painkillers (such as oxycodone) and illegal drugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Macron to address the nation as France's epidemic surges
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban in an effort to fight the rapid spread of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic Accounts For More Than $170 Billion In Surplus Medical Costs Per Year In The United States: Study
Adult obesity was associated with a total of $170 billion in excess costs per year in the U.S., according to a recent study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Yemen receives 360 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility
Aden, Yemen, 31 March 2021 – Today, Yemen received 360 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The AstraZeneca vaccines licensed and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India will enable health workers and other priority populations vulnerable to COVID-19 to be protected against the virus. UNICEF Representative, Philippe Duamelle, and WHO Representative, Dr Adham Ismail, took delivery of the vaccines in Aden, together with the Minister of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 31, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

We Must Treat Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis. These 4 Steps Will Help Us Reduce Deaths
COVID-19 has taught us many deadly lessons, among them how dangerous it is to approach a health problem as a political problem. We have lost lives, jobs, hope, and an imagined future, all because scoring political points became more important than following the science. This is not the first time that Americans have made this mistake of conflating politics and health. For decades, we have made the same error about firearm injuries. We have not approached gun deaths as an issue of public health. As a result, we have not just failed to contain gun injuries and deaths, we have seen them increase substantially in number and ho...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan L. Ranney Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Postconcussion and suicide: how far should outpatients be assessed? - Welling LC, Rabelo NN, Gon çalves de Sena Barbosa M, Figueiredo EG.
Suicide may be considered one of the most catastrophic events, with social and emotional costs. It is a silent epidemic that compromises the lives of many people, the vast majority in their most productive years. Recently, Fazel et al.2 demonstrated th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Herd Immunity Not Possible in Long-Term Care
Efforts to make post-acute and long-term care communities safe from COVID-19 have resulted in crushing quarantine, social isolation, and mitigation practices for residents and staff. The only current hope of reestablishing any semblance of social normalcy is to create immunity to the disease by vaccination. But can a PALTC facility be a safe place if only a fraction of its residents and staff are vaccinated? If so, how many of them must be vaccinated in order for the facility to be considered safe? There is hope that herd immunity can play a key role in creating safety on a state or national level — if it is reached,...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Fuller Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: news

Alcohol trajectories and subsequent risk for opioid misuse in a cohort of urban adolescents - Thrul J, Reboussin BA, Rabinowitz JA, Maher BS, Ialongo NS.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency in the US. Alcohol is the most widely used addictive substance among all age groups; however, the contribution of different alcohol use trajectories throughout adolescence and young adulthood to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: Study
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- Using cellphones to track patients'painkiller use, a new study found more than 60% of opioid painkillers prescribed to surgical patients after their procedures went unused. That has implications for the ongoing epidemic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ethiopia: 'It Is the Time to End TB'
[Ethiopian Herald] Every year, global communities mark World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with the aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impacts of the disease, strengthen effective intervention and at the same time, step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will THIS Covid vaccine mean an end to the common cold?
The team tested its vaccine candidate on pigs, who are infected with a form of coronavirus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and found the shot protected against symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How COVID has worsened the opioid epidemic
Overdose deaths from opioids increased by almost 20% during the early months of the pandemic, a trend that has likely continued. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$3 Million NIH grant for Colorado School of Public Health Worker Health study
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Three groups from the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) have been awarded a $3 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of air pollution and climate on the kidney health of sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The award provides funding to identify how air pollutants contribute to chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), a growing international epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S., NLNG Sign MOU to Make Bonny Island Malaria-Free Zone
[This Day] The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two United States Government development agencies to make Bonny Island malaria-free and achieve HIV epidemic control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

University of Bristol continues fight to eradicate deadly disease on World Tuberculosis Day
Researchers at the University of Bristol are working on a number of different developments to finally end the TB epidemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Five Initiatives to Help Find the ‘Missing Millions’ of Undiagnosed People Living with Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., 24 March 2021 – In recognition of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Johnson & Johnson today announced a series of new commitments and collaborations in support of global efforts to find and deliver care to the millions of adults and children living with TB who have not yet been diagnosed. Successfully identifying these people, especially those living with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), remains one of the most significant obstacles in achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal of ending TB by 2030. These initiatives—together with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculos...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

South Africa: World TB Day - Let's Seize This Moment to Change the Status Quo
[spotlight] This World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we divert our attention momentarily away from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) epidemic and refocus on a disease that has plagued us for considerable time, causing mortality of similar proportions seen with SARS-CoV2 in 2020, and close to a billion deaths historically. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The life and research of Jos é Yorinori, the " Father of Soybean Pathology in Brazil "
(American Phytopathological Society) If left unchecked, soybean rust can cause yield reductions of up to 80%, according to Glen Hartman, a USDA-ARS research plant pathologist who focuses on soybean diseases and pests. He describes the development of soybean rust as " explosive under the right conditions--in just a week or two after the first diagnosis of soybean rust in a field, it can become an epidemic nightmare, producing billions upon billions of aerial-dispersed spores. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Arrival of first wave consignment of COVAX COVID-19 vaccine doses
Ramallah and Gaza City, 22 March 2021 – On 17 March, Palestine received the first shipment of 37 440 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and 24 000 doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX Facility as part of the first wave allocation. These vaccine doses were transferred to the Ministry of Health’s ultra-cold chain and vaccine storage facilities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  Further consignments of COVAX vaccine doses are planned for Palestine to cover 20% of the population – approximately 1 million people. As with the current consignments, these doses are for both the Wes...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

We are all either desperately lonely – or desperate for alone time. Which are you? | Emma Beddington
I have had no more than a few hours on my own in a year. All this time with my family means I never have time to thinkWhat would you give for a day on your own? Fifty pounds, £1,000, a toe? Perhaps that feels offensive: it depends, of course, how you have spent the past 365. You might sacrifice a digit for a soft body to slump against on the sofa, for the hot, heavy weight of a sleeping child numbing your arm or a hand within reaching distance when the night-time dread sets in. There is an epidemic of loneliness: 36% of Americans in a recent surveyreported feeling lonely at least “frequently” during the p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emma Beddington Tags: Family Society Psychology Life and style Relationships Source Type: news

Column: Half of Republican men say they don't want the vaccine. They're mooching off the rest of us
"We've never seen an epidemic that was polarized politically before," said Robert J. Blendon, a health policy scholar at Harvard. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Doyle McManus Source Type: news

Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
Credit: UN WaterBy Catarina de AlbuquerqueLISBON, Mar 21 2021 (IPS) This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education. But, do governments adequately prioritize and invest in clean water? The answer, in far too many parts of the world, is a resounding no. As an international community, we are too often blind to the huge cost of failing to serve so many people with the most basic but crucial of services. Globally, there are still 2.2 billion people without access to safe drinking...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catarina de Albuquerque Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

Medical workers conflicted by France's partial lockdown
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced new restrictions to combat the resurgent coronavirus epidemic in Paris, where gravely ill patients are filling ICUs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel ’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Is Slowing at a Critical Moment. That’s a Warning for the Rest of Us
Now that nearly 60% of Israel’s roughly 9 million residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey-sized Middle Eastern country is offering the rest of the world an enviable glimpse of a future where most people are inoculated against the coronavirus. While it’s still too early to tell the full extent to which vaccination is having an effect there, Israel’s rate of virus-related deaths has dropped faster than global figures since it started vaccinating (see chart below and methodology at bottom). Meanwhile, the latest real-world evidence collected in Israel suggests the Pfizer...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical workers conflicted by France's lockdown that isn't
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced new restrictions to combat the resurgent coronavirus epidemic in Paris, where gravely ill patients are filling ICUs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Predicting opioid overdose risk of patients with opioid prescriptions using electronic health records based on temporal deep learning - Dong X, Deng J, Hou W, Rashidian S, Abell-Hart K, Rosenthal RN, Saltz M, Saltz JH, Wang F.
The US is experiencing an opioid epidemic, such that opioid overdose is causing more than 100 deaths per day. Identifying patients at high risk of Opioid Overdose (OD) can help to make early clinical interventions to reduce the risk of OD. We aim to build ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses
Violence against healthcare workers has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news