Nigeria: Mkpuru Mmiri - Drug Chaos in Igboland Escalates!
[Vanguard] An epidemic has hit Igboland. No one is safe. Gory tales litter the space. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

B.1.1.529 Covid variant ‘most worrying we’ve seen’, says top UK medical adviser
Dr Susan Hopkins says R value of variant first found in Gauteng, South Africa, is now 2Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief medical adviser to the UK Health and Security Agency has warned thata newly identified Covid-19 variant in southern Africa is the “most worrying we’ve seen”, with transmission levels not recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.Dr Susan Hopkins said the R value, or effective reproduction number, ofthe B.1.1.529 variant in Gauteng in South Africa, where it was first found, was now 2. For an R of anything above 1,an epidemic will grow exponent...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Coronavirus South Africa UK news Infectious diseases Medical research World news Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Health Watch Announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021. Nominations Are Now Open!
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria Health Watch has announced the second edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards ceremony to celebrate evidence-based and accurate reporting of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria is now open. Nominations close on Sunday, January 2, 2022, and winners will be announced at an award ceremony on January 28, 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Medenine-Covid-19 - 9 More Cases of Infection in 24 Hours
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Nine new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the governorate of Medenine in the last 24 hours, following the publication of 527 tests results, bringing to 33,110 the total number of infected people in the region since the spread of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Geospatial Maps Show Areas of Africa That Need HIV Services Geospatial Maps Show Areas of Africa That Need HIV Services
Could geospatial mapping be the key to ending the global AIDS epidemic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Walgreens, Walmart and CVS Pharmacies Contributed to Opioid Epidemic, Ohio Jury Finds
Two counties in the state argued that the pharmacy chains created a public nuisance by enabling the opioid crisis, in a widely watched case among thousands filed against pharmacy chains. #pharmacychains #walgreens #ohiojuryfindstwo #walmart #opioidcrisis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, Walmart helped fuel opioid epidemic, U.S. jury finds
A federal jury on Tuesday found that pharmacy chain operators CVS Health Corp , Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc helped fuel an opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, in the first trial... #cvshealthcorp #opioidepidemic #drugcrisis #walgreens (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal jury finds US pharmacy chains liable for opioid epidemic
Ohio ruling is first time CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have been held culpable at conclusion of a trial (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart perpetuated opioid crisis, jury finds
A federal jury in Cleveland on Tuesday found that three of the nation ’s largest pharmacy chains, CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens, substantially contributed to the crisis of opioid overdoses and deaths in two Ohio counties, the first time the retail segment of the drug industry has been held accountable in the decades-long epidemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Hoffman Source Type: news

Easy steps businesses can take to address the collateral damage of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic may finally be retreating, but not before taking a serious toll on the emotional well-being of workers and, consequently, leaving another health crisis — many would call it an epidemic — in COVID’s wake. “We’re very much in the midst of grappling with the collateral damage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Matthew Hurford, president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan’s Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, of the emerging mental health crisis now hitting American… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Bates Source Type: news

Construction on crisis management system of the school public health emergencies - Yong XU.
Against the background that the current novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic still exists, for schools of all levels and types, the establishment of a rapid response and efficient school public health emergency response mechanism is still the need for scho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Practice and discussion on children health communication public health emergencies - Yian YU, Nan YU.
This article takes the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic as an example, takes the r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Centre for Epidemic Intervention Research seeks researchers - Oslo, Norway
The Centre for Epidemic Intervention Research at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, located in Oslo, Norway,   is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:2 full-time researcher positions in effect studies1 full-time Researcher/(bio-)statisticianThe overall mission for the newly established centre is to produce more and better evidence on the effects of public health and social interventions, and non-pharmacological infection control measures, specifically. This also includes adverse consequences. The centre will collaborate with researchers, institutions, organisations, and stakeholders both na...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths top 100,000 annually for the first time, driven by fentanyl, CDC data show
America's drug epidemic is the deadliest it has ever been, new federal data suggests. #fentanyl #drugepidemic #drugoverdosedeaths #cdc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Calls for Brainpower of a Space Agency and Campaigning Zeal of an NGO
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

British clinicians are reporting extreme tic disorder affecting young adults
A mysterious epidemic is emerging in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic - a sudden upsurge of physical and vocal convulsions among teenagers, particularly girls, called ticcing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Hernia Surgeons Collaborate to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions
Recent publication in the journal Hernia highlights the formation of a surgeon led task force focused on the opioid epidemic. Surgeons created a tool that was used to evaluate prescribing habits and...(PRWeb November 16, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2021/11/prweb18333314.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China Left in Shock Following Brutal Killing of Corgi During Covid-19 Disinfection
A video of epidemic-prevention workers beating a pet dog has prompted outcry in a country sticking with a “Covid Zero” policy. #covidzero #chinaleft (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolutionary theories of depression: overview and perspectives - Tavares ACS, Lima RFF, Tokumaru RS.
Depression has reached epidemic levels worldwide. Would that be a mental disorder, as claimed by consensus on mental health? Evolutionary theorists have questioned the function of depression and proposed specific models to explain it. The aim of this paper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Biden’s nominee to lead FDA encounters pushback from some Democrats
Concerns raised over Robert Califf’s previous stint at the US drugs regulator and its approach to the opioid epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden Picks Former FDA Chief Califf to Again Lead the Agency
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Friday is tapping former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Robert Califf to again lead the powerful regulatory agency, according to a person familiar with the decision. Califf’s nomination comes after months of concern that the agency near the center of the government’s COVID-19 response has lacked a permanent leader. More than a half-dozen names were floated for the job before the White House settled on Califf. Biden is to make the formal announcement later Friday, said the person familiar, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announce...
Source: TIME: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE AND ZEKE MILLER / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Limiting opioids for postoperative pain management
Opioid painkillers are highly addictive. After just five days of prescription opioid use, the likelihood that you'll develop long-term dependence on these drugs rises steeply — increasing your risk of eventual addiction and overdose.  Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, says the opioid epidemic in the U.S. started in the 1990s, when patients were prescribed opioid pain relievers at an increased rate. This in turn led to widespread misuse and devastating consequences, including… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Advanced models for improved prediction of opioid-related overdose and suicide events among Veterans using administrative healthcare data - Ward R, Weeda E, Taber DJ, Axon RN, Gebregziabher M.
Veterans suffer disproportionate health impacts from the opioid epidemic, including overdose, suicide, and death. Prediction models based on electronic medical record data can be powerful tools for identifying patients at greatest risk of such outcomes. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oklahoma Supreme Court Throws Out $465 Million Opioid Ruling Against J. & J.
The 5-1 decision is a setback for those who are fighting to hold big drug makers accountable for the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Suits and Litigation (Civil) Johnson & Oklahoma your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The World Wasn ’t Prepared for This Pandemic. Bill Gates Says We Can Do Better
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the global economy trillions of dollars. If the international community invested even a fraction of that money into things like disease surveillance, vaccine manufacturing and better medications, it would slash the chances of another, similar pandemic, philanthropist Bill Gates argued in a conversation with TIME. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, “We lost our attention to the preparedness and we got lucky that some of the tools worked”—namely mRNA vaccines. We can’t rely on that kind of luck next time, Gates says. Gates also discussed pandemic preparedness in a Nov. 8 sp...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Unnecessary Antibiotics —An Epidemic
Antibiotic prescribing is rampant, even among asymptomatic patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Characterizing opioid overdoses using emergency medical services data: a case definition algorithm enhanced by machine learning - Sivaraman JJ, Proescholdbell SK, Ezzell D, Shanahan ME.
The objective of this study was to create an innovative case definition of opioid overdose in North Carolina emergency medical services (EMS) d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Telephone counselling in coping with the COVID-19 lockdown consequences: preliminary data - Macchiarulo E, Branca F, Mallardi A, Costanza A, Amerio A, Aguglia A, Serafini G, Amore M, Merli R.
The direct and indirect stressful effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures adopted to restrict population movements to help curb the epidemic impacted on people's daily lives. Biella is a small Northern Italy province, historically characterized by the presen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lola Ojetola - Would You Rather Be Light - Skinned?
[This Day] It has become quite challenging that Nigeria, and indeed the black human race, are currently facing a skin bleaching epidemic. This epidemic has eaten deep into the fabric of our society so much that it has become a way of life for many people. From the streets of Lagos to the remotest community in Minna, users are everywhere in soaring numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Magic Johnson ’s HIV Disclosure Helped to Shatter Stigmas. But 30 Years Later, Disparities in Treatment Remain
For many watching Earvin “Magic” Johnson on television on Nov. 7, 1991, his words were tantamount to an announcement of his own death sentence. In a press conference hastily convened by Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers after a local media outlet got wind of the story, the 32-year-old NBA superstar revealed he was HIV positive. Dr. Michael Mellman, then the Lakers team physician, remembers a last-minute conversation with Johnson, just before they walked out to face a sea of cameras: “He looked at me and said, I just want to get this straight, I have HIV, not AIDS, right?” [time-brightcove not-tgx=...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francine Uenuma Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 HIV/AIDS nationpod NBA Sports Source Type: news

I ’m a Nurse in South Sudan and I Connect Sex Workers to HIV Care and Treatment
By Joice Yari, Key population outreach nurse A nurse draws blood to test for HIV and begins counseling a client at the Saint Bakhita Health Centre in Yei, South Sudan. Photo taken by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 03, 2021Every day, I go out into communities and talk with sex workers and their clients. I tell them about HIV and encourage them to get tested. And when I identify someone who is HIV-positive, I enroll them in antiretroviral treatment (ART), the drug regimen that will help them stay healthy and keep their viral load down, so they are less likely to transmit the disease.I provide and con...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Gender Equality Health Workers Community Health Workers Source Type: news

6 Ways South Sudan Is Using Data to Tackle Its HIV Epidemic —and Prepare for Future Pandemics
By Alfred Okiria, Project director, South Sudan Photo by Cl ément Tardif for IntraHealth International.November 03, 2021I work in South Sudan forIntraHealth International. A lot of people might not realize why collecting and using data efficiently are so important for health services here. But the data we collect inform everything we do, from figuring out how many people need antiretroviral treatment and how many health workers are needed at a specific health facility to helping the government and other funders determine how much to spend on public health services in South Sudan in a year.For the past 15 years, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Measurement Analytics Source Type: news

Prevalence of and factors associated with depressive symptoms among college students in wuhan, China during the normalization stage of CoViD-19 prevention and control - Yu J, Yang Z, Wu Y, Ge M, Tang X, Jiang H.
OBJECTIVES: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic has led to persistent negative psychological effects on the general public, especially on college students, who are highly susceptible to psychological difficulties, such as fear, anxiety, and de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opioid Makers Win Major Victory in California Trial
In one of the first cases to be brought against drug manufacturers over the crisis, a judge ruled that there was “simply no evidence” the companies were liable in the epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Johnson & Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc Allergan Inc Source Type: news

Low-velocity, civilian firearm extremity injuries-review and update for radiologists - Kani KK, Porrino JA, Chew FS.
Firearm injuries are a preventable epidemic in the USA. Extremities are commonly affected in gunshot injuries. Such injuries may be complex with concomitant osseous, soft tissue, and neurovascular components. The maximum wounding potential of a projectile ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fighting Dengue Virus with Biological Weapons
Dr Ijaz Ali has spent the last 11 years persuading the authorities to use genetically engineered mosquitoes to fight dengue fever. The health department, however, is concerned about unforeseen circumstances that could arise from this method. By Zofeen EbrahimKarachi , Nov 2 2021 (IPS) Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Tajammal felt a sense of “impending doom” as she fought high fever, nausea, bouts of vomiting and extreme fatigue after being diagnosed with dengue two weeks back. Living in Lahore’s DHA area, which has reported the most dengue cases “because of the damp green environment”, she may ha...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

California judge rules for opioid makers in damages lawsuit
A California judge has ruled for top drug manufacturers as local governments seek billions of dollars to cover their costs from the nation’s opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Droughts Create Fertile Ground for Cholera. Plans Are Needed to Face More Dry Periods
[The Conversation Africa] Africa has a disproportionately high burden of cholera. The World Health Organization reports that between 40 million and 80 million people in Africa live in cholera hotspots. Globally, disease outbreaks have more than tripled since 1980, with 1,307 epidemic events between 2011 and 2017. Cholera was the biggest contributor to this with 308 events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scrubs addressing the firearm epidemic: a novel multidisciplinary elective for preclinical students - Joshi M, Schwartz HEM, Teherani A, Fahimi J.
In the United States, firearm-related injuries claim over 100 lives daily. 1 Lately, physicians have taken a leading role in advocating for public health strategies, policy change, and increased research funding to address the firearm epidemic. 2 Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dr Ellie Cannon's mental health confession has unearthed an epidemic of anxiety among the over-60s
Some pensioners said they've had anxiety for 40 years and kept their suffering a secret for fear of embarrassment. Others resisted taking medication for years, before finding them helpful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism
Losing weight may be tough, but keeping it off, research tells us, is tougher – just not for the reasons you might thinkAs the director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts University, Massachusetts, Susan Roberts has spent much of the past two decades studying ways to fight the obesity epidemic that continues to plague much of the western world.But time and again, Roberts and other obesity experts around the globe have found themselves faced with a recurring problem. While getting overweight individuals to commit to shedding pounds is often relatively straightforward in the short term, preventing them from r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Nutrition Diets and dieting Food science Biology Genetics Obesity Source Type: news

Statement on Data Published in PLOS Medicine on Tolerability and Immune Response of Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen in Adults Living with HIV
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 29, 2021 – Data published in PLOS Medicine demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), was well tolerated and induced a robust immune response in both healthy adults and adults living with HIV. These findings, alongside Phase 3 data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, support the potential prophylactic use of the vaccine regimen to protect people at risk of acquiring Ebola. The regimen was granted Marketing Authorisation by the European Commission in July 2020 and Prequalificati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malawi: UNAIDS Rates Malawi Highly On HIV and Aids Prevention and Management
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has received a standing ovation from the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAIDS) for demonstrating high political will in the prevention and management of HIV and Aids, as the country accelerates towards the global target of ending the epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Germany to end national 'epidemic' situation next month
The German parliament will not extend the “epidemic situation of national scope” when it expires next month, but will keep in place certain measures to check the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Femicide, intimate partner violence and legal complaints in Spain - Bosch-Fiol E, Ferrer-P érez VA.
Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a health problem of epidemic proportions throughout the world, and also in Spain. This violence has consequences on health and may even result in death (e.g. intimate partner femicides). Unfortunately, man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Malawi: National Aids Commission to Review National HIV and Aids Response On Tuesday
[Nyasa Times] Taxpayer-funded National Aids Commission (NAC) has disclosed that its Joint Annual Review (JAR) of the National Response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic will take place on 26th October 2021 at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021-22 - Nominations Now Open!!!
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria Health Watch is proud to announce the second #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards to celebrate exemplary, evidence-based and accurate reporting of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Identification of non-fatal opioid overdose cases using 9-1-1 computer assisted dispatch and prehospital patient clinical record variables - Ajumobi O, Verdugo SR, Labus B, Reuther P, Lee B, Koch B, Davidson PJ, Wagner KD.
We described patterns of non-fatal opioid overdoses (NFOODs) in a small western region using data from the 9-1-1 Computer Ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What is needed to eradicate the depression epidemic, and why - Ormel J, Cuijpers P, Jorm A, Schoevers RA.
Despite substantial investments in the treatment of major depressive disorder (hereafter 'depression'), especially antidepressant medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, epidemiological data do not indicate that depression burden, as measured by the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis
On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. “We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and daughters, he assures them; t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Moakley Tags: Uncategorized feature nationpod photography Source Type: news