America's Declining Well-Being, Health, and Life Expectancy America's Declining Well-Being, Health, and Life Expectancy
In this paper, the authors explore long-term trends toward worsening health and declining longevity in the US, resulting in part from an epidemic of despair which is on the rise among all ethnicities.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaccine could help address the opioid epidemic
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Synthetic psychoactive drugs have become a serious public health threat in recent years. This is particularly true of the fentanyls, a large family of synthetic opioids, which can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Synthetic opioids are highly addictive and, because of their potency, often prove fatal: among the roughly 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the US in 2017, some 30,000 were related to synthetic opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food, global study finds
Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life
This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health ’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Eye Institute, the Thrasher Research Fund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations, and grants from government agencies and other funders in Brazil. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Safer opioids needed to stem overdose epidemic, Canada's top doctor says
Canada's chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a "safer supply" of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Can One App Help Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse?
Digital health solutions could be the most viable means of curbing the opioid abuse epidemic. FDA contributed to the support of this belief earlier this week, when it gave a nod to Pear Therapeutics’ mobile medical app. The solution, called reSET-O, is used to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs. The Boston, MA-based company said the reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under the care of a health care professional, in conjunction with treatment that includes buprenorphine and contingency management. &a...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics
- More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for promotion of infection prevention policies in operating room (OR) anesthesia work areas; the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidance document was published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin remain the street drugs of choice, but more overdose deaths involve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Stethoscopes carried by health care practitioners are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The research also reviewed the effectiveness of cleaning methods, finding a standardized approach to be superior for removing bacteria compared with various approaches employed by health care practitioners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers find clue to epidemics in 'bursty' social behavior
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Researchers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, have developed a mathematical model that could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread. The team discovered that current predictive models may miss the influence of a critical aspect of the social behavior of individuals called 'burstiness.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hospitalizations
(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed (Pozzilli, Italy), in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston), highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine a day), in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cutting-edge instrument expected to foster novel scientific insights
Vasilis Vasiliou, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the new mass spectrometer that ’s been installed in his laboratory at YSPH. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday
From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: We Must Not Turn Our Backs On Aids
[Swenga] It has been said that Mandela was proud of the progress the international community had made against AIDS when he passed away in 2013. But he also knew from his long political struggle to never celebrate a job before it is finished. The United Nations believes it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This, however, requires un-wavering r commitment from world leaders and other stakeholders in mustering the necessary resources. "The HIV pandemic is not on track to end," a team of doctors warned in t (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This "modern epidemic": loneliness as an emotion cluster and a neglected subject in the history of emotions - Bound Alberti F.
This article argues against the widespread belief that modern-day loneliness is inevitable, negative, and universal. Looking at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New guidance outlines recommendations for infection control in anesthesiology
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America has issued a new expert guidance on how hospitals and healthcare providers may reduce infections associated with anesthesiology procedures and equipment in the operating room. The guidance, published in SHEA's journal, Infection Control& Healthcare Epidemiology, recommends steps to improve infection prevention through increased hand hygiene, environmental disinfection, and continuous improvement plans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can social interactions affect spread of disease?
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, a team of researchers from New York University and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, draws connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical professionals to face greater scrutiny from federal opioid task force
The epidemic of opioid addiction persists across the country, demanding increased efforts to combat the effects of drug abuse. Traditional methods of enforcement have failed to curb the spread of opioid addiction in the Appalachian region, so the Department of Justice is taking a new tack.   Last month, DOJ announced the formation of an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, bringing together the resources and expertise of its Criminal Health Care Fraud Unit, the U.S. Attorney’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: J.D. Thomas Source Type: news

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Women Scientists Should Seize Chances to Shine
[SciDev.Net] Quarraisha Abdool Karim is an infectious disease epidemiologist and associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), an organisation she co-founded with her husband in 2002. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics raise the risk of kidney stones by almost 30%, study finds
(Natural News) Kidney stones are supposed to be a rare occurrence in children. However, it is now considered an “epidemic” among the young, and that the overall incidence of kidney stones has increased by 70 percent in the past 30 years. A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obesity spreads influenza: Overweight people take twice as long to recover from the flu
(Natural News) An epidemiologic study conducted by researchers from America and Nicaragua showed that obesity increases the period needed for a patient to recover. Their research, which was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, monitored around 1,700 people from 320 households in Nicaragua for three flu seasons from 2015 to 2017. The participants, which included... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to survive on 'Game of Thrones': Switch allegiances
(BioMed Central) Characters in the 'Game of Thrones' TV series are more likely to die if they do not switch allegiance, and are male, according to an article published in the open-access journal Injury Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of bucomaxilofacial trauma in a Para íba reference hospital - Ramos JC, Almeida MLD, Alencar YCG, de Sousa Filho LF, Figueiredo CHMDC, Almeida MSC.
OBJECTIVE: to study the epidemiological data of patients suffering from buccomaxillofacial trauma treated at a referral hospital in the State of Para íba. METHODS: we conducted a cross-sectional study of inductive approach, with a comparative stati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting
On opening night, an epidemiologist told meeting attendees that any alcohol intake was associated with an increased breast cancer risk. The next night, the organizers provided free beer and wine to attendees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes, Pharmaceutical Aids, and Smoking Cessation E-Cigarettes, Pharmaceutical Aids, and Smoking Cessation
How effective are electronic nicotine delivery systems and pharmaceutical cessation aids in reducing cigarette consumption and helping smokers to quit?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Critic of Medical Excess, Is Dead at 55
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting
Despite technological advancement, globalization and an ever-growing evidence base which sculps the way prehospital care is delivered, there continues to be large gaps in some of the most critical areas that EMS is responsible for. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant area of EMS responsibility, so much that the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) in the United States has historically required all its paramedics to possess and maintain valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentials every two years for its “traditional model of recertification.”1 So why do OHCA su...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Schulz, MS, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, 55, Is Dead; Warned of Unnecessary Treatments
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Disneyland cooling tower likely source of Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak
A Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak near Disneyland last year might have been caused by mist from a cooling tower, according to an Orange County health official. Dr. Matthew Zahn, medical director for epidemiology at the Orange County Health Care Agency, told an appeals board judge at the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration that tests around the time of the disease outbreak showed high levels of Legionella bacteria in two of Disneyland’s cooling towers, which likely spread… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Disneyland cooling tower likely source of Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak
A Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak near Disneyland last year might have been caused by mist from a cooling tower, according to an Orange County health official. Dr. Matthew Zahn, medical director for epidemiology at the Orange County Health Care Agency, told an appeals board judge at the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration that tests around the time of the disease outbreak showed high levels of Legionella bacteria in two of Disneyland’s cooling towers, which likely spread… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Advocate for Patients, Is Dead at 55
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Many patients with three or more adenomas or any adenoma with villous/tubulovillous features do not receive a subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Earliest plague strain found in Sweden holds clue to stone age migration from east
Pandemic could explain crash in European population 5,500 years ago and influx of people from Eurasian steppeAn ancient strain of the plague found in a woman buried in Sweden may be the fatal signature of a devastating pandemic that swept through stone age farmers and set the stage for a massive migration into Europe from the east.Evidence for the grim scenario came to light when scientists ran genetic tests on a 20-year-old woman from a rural farming community who was among 78 people buried in apassage grave in G ökhem in western Sweden.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Epidemics Sweden Science Biology World news Source Type: news

The epidemiology of concussion in professional rugby union in Ireland - Cosgrave M, Williams S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine incidence rates, severity and the nature of concussion in professional rugby union in Ireland. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study of time-loss concussion. SETTING: Professional rugby union in Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Shoulder and elbow injuries in NCAA football players, 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 - Goodman AD, Raducha JE, DeFroda SF, Gil JA, Owens BD.
BACKGROUND: Although football is one of the most popular collegiate sports, the epidemiology of and risk factors for shoulder and elbow injuries in this population not been recently described. We aimed to characterize this incidence in National Collegiate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Calculating the incidence rate of sibling bereavement among children and adolescents across the United States: a proposed method - Hulsey EG, Hill RM, Layne CM, Gaffney DA, Kaplow JB.
This study proposes a method for calculating the annual incidence rate of sibling bereavement among US youth using national epidemiological data. The proposed model combines data on family household size with national death statistics to calculate the numb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda, Congolese Officials Meet Over Ebola
[Monitor] Kampala -Health ministers from Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have met to find a lasting solution to the Ebola epidemic that nomally strides both countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statins overprescribed for primary prevention
Even healthy people who don't suffer from a cardiovascular disease are prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, if they meet certain risk criteria. However, for years the use of statins for primary prevention has been hotly debated among experts. "Ultimately, this measure helps to prevent heart attacks or strokes in only a few cases. But all people who take statins are at risk of experiencing the side effects," says Milo Puhan, professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Zurich. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic and Patient Satisfaction The Opioid Epidemic and Patient Satisfaction
In what ways did the DEA's rescheduling of hydrocodone impact prescribing practices among orthopedic surgeons?Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Universal flu vaccine is 'an alchemist's dream
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Spike in N.C. Linked to Opioid Epidemic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Alarming'increase prompts call to improve the related'cascade of care'(Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists paid off to suppress the truth about harmful effects of SUGAR
(Natural News) Sugar is what makes food sweet, and your body uses it as a source of energy. But too much sugar is a major problem, and excessive consumption is now known to be a driving force in the epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease plaguing the Western world. Indeed, the true nature of sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Worst Ebola Outbreak Hits Women Especially Hard
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country's volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak -- the nation's tenth known Ebola epidemic -- is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera in Yemen: A Case Study of Epidemic Preparedness and Response
The objective of this 108-page report from the Center for Humanitarian Health was to identify lessons learned from the preparedness and detection phase to the end of the second wave of the cholera epidemic in Yemen in 2016-2018 to better prepare for future outbreaks in Yemen and similar contexts. It discusses how prior to the outbreak, Yemen did not have a sufficient cholera preparedness and response plan, and makes 20 recommendations for future preparedness and response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees
(Wiley) The ash dieback epidemic, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has swept across Europe over the past 20 years and caused widespread damage and death in ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) populations. A recent analysis of surveys of ash dieback across Europe, published in Plants, People, Planet, reveals mortality rates as high as 85 percent in plantations and 70 percent in woodlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news