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WATCH: Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children
The CDC's latest influenza-associated pediatric mortality report released Friday shows that at least 10 children died between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, and the others have died the since the flu season started in October. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

This season’s flu is officially classified an “epidemic” as the rate of young children requiring hospitalization doubles in a week – and the CDC warns new strains are emerging
(Natural News) The rate of young children requiring hospitalization has doubled in just a week as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns of new, emerging strains of influenza. It’s disturbing to watch, year after year, as the mainstream media uses disease, tragedy, and epidemics to sell more ineffective flu vaccines and Tamiflu for their pharmaceutical sponsors. So much knowledge about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Deadly flu epidemic across the country
79 people killed in Indiana and 70 in California. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

WATCH: Flu epidemic worsens with reports of 30 children dead from the illness
The CDC says this is the worst flu season in eight years, and some doctors worry it has not reached its peak yet. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children
Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Upstream, Systems-Based Solutions to the Oral Health Epidemic
Post outlines how the DentaQuest Foundation has been directing its funding to upstream, systems-based solutions to the oral health epidemic for the past decade based on a framework focused on policy, financing, care, and community. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cause of 500-year-old mystery epidemic identified
DNA tests show it wasn't just smallpox that killed countless people after the Spaniards arrived in the New World (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Aussie flu warning: This is how long the epidemic could last…and it could spell bad news
AUSSIE flu has been wreaking havoc in the UK, and cases of people with symptoms is still rising, but it could be three months until we see the back of the virus, according to newly-released date. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioterrorism, Pandemics, and Preparing for the Future
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. 05/01/2017 This 45-minute video features the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense in a discussion of the growing pandemic threat and the steps the United States government needs to take in order to keep America safe. Topics include previous flu epidemics, the need for medical countermeasures, and how these issues threaten national security. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Students Host Anti-Human Trafficking Conference Jan. 27
Students from the School of Medicine and Dentistry are hosting a day-long conference on Saturday Jan. 27, to bring attention to the global epidemic of human trafficking, and educate health care providers and members of the community about the role they can play in identifying and helping victims. The event, taking place in the Class of ’62 auditorium, also aims to promote advocacy and collaboration between URMC health care providers and local and regional agencies working to battle the problem. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

More than 40,000 flu cases in hard-hit Missouri
Missouri is one of the states hardest hit by this year's flu epidemic. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds got a look at what doctors are doing to respond. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu death toll 149 with fears of epidemic in two weeks
8.3million people, 15 per cent of the UK population, are believed to have been hit by symptoms this week. Thousands have been hospitalised, with 'Aussie' and 'Japan' strains to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis
Governors are calling on President Trump and Congress to do more to fight an opioid epidemic that's killing 90 Americans a day (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Balloon Maker to Serve Up $35M Offering
Obalon Therapeutics is hoping to raise some funds through a public sale of $35 million worth of its common stock. The San Diego, CA-based company developed the first FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, which FDA approved in September 2016. The offering could fetch an additional $5.25 million if the underwriters' over-allotment option is exercised in full. The stock sale brings attention to a market that saw a rash of new treatment devices approved in 2015 and 2016. While these newer weight-loss technologies offer potentially less invasive solutions to the obesity e...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Protective factors in the Inuit population of Nunavut: a comparative study of people who died by suicide, people who attempted suicide, and people who never attempted suicide - Beaudoin V, Seguin M, Chawky N, Affleck W, Chachamovich E, Turecki G.
Epidemiological data shows an alarming prevalence of suicide in Aboriginal populations around the world. In Canada, the highest rates are found in Inuit communities. In this article, we present the findings of a secondary analysis conducted with data previ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting Flu Symptoms. No, This Season Isn ’ t So Unusual. Here ’ s Why.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting the Flu. No, This Season Isn ’ t So Unusual. Here ’ s Why.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Questions and Answers About This Year ’ s Flu Season
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

WATCH: Flu shot shortage reported as flu epidemic overloads hospitals
Dr. Allan Hansen, an emergency room medical director near San Diego, tells "GMA" how medical professionals are responding in the particularly hard-hit state of California. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cerebrospinal Meningitits - What to Know
[Guardian] Cerebro Spinal Meningitis known as CSM is caused majorly by the bacteria Neisseria Meningitides. The Meningitis epidemic rocked the nation and led to about 1500 deaths from a suspected 14,518 cases from 25 states in the country. The Neisseria Meningitides serogroup C was the major cause of the epidemic between December 2016 and June 2017 when Nigeria was declared free of Meningtis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New technique for finding life on Mars
(Frontiers) Miniaturized scientific instruments and new microbiology techniques successfully identified and characterized microorganisms living in Arctic permafrost -- one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth. By avoiding delays that come with having to return samples to a laboratory for analysis, the methodology could also be used on Earth to detect and identify pathogens during epidemics in remote areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has prompted a Texas school district to cancel classes for a week and a California hospital to set up at triage tent (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.K. names minister to tackle 'silent epidemic' of loneliness
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given one of her cabinet ministers the task of coming up with a national strategy to combat loneliness in the U.K. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Flu Vaccination Still Recommended During Current Epidemic
As the 2017-18 flu season peaks, CDC officials and the AAFP's current Vaccine Science Fellows offer insight and guidance. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …
Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Men's Health Nutrition a sagging sex drive chronic disease deficiency early death low T low testosterone. man boobs no energy trouble sleeping vitamin weight gain Source Type: news

Guidance Notes on Recovery: Health; Supplementary Edition
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat. 01/2018 This 95-page document provides materials to support disaster recovery planners in their efforts to more effectively manage recovery planning, decision-making, and resource allocation, and complements those found in the existing Guidance Note on Recovery: Health (2010). The discussions and case studies portray an expanded and new perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note. Chapter topics include Emergencies with Health Consequences, Managing Chronic Diseases and Controlling Epidemics, and Supporting Psychosocial and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: New victims in flu epidemic as CDC holds urgent meeting
A 10-year-old boy in Connecticut died from what health officials believe was the flu and sepsis, while 42 people younger than 65 years old have died from flu related complications in California, officials said. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A Decade of War: Prospective Trajectories of PTSD Symptoms A Decade of War: Prospective Trajectories of PTSD Symptoms
This study examined the clinical course of PTSD in deployed service members with and without combat exposure, delineating four distinct trajectories of PTSD symptoms.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospitals Hone New Message in Wake of Opioid Epidemic: Expect Pain Hospitals Hone New Message in Wake of Opioid Epidemic: Expect Pain
“ We really do have a lot of responsibility and culpability, ” says one hospital official who is part of a working group trying to address the opioid epidemic. Patients have to expect more pain after surgery and understand the risk of addiction, says another doctor.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Modelling of road traffic fatalities in India - Goel R.
Passenger modes in India include walking, cycling, buses, trains, intermediate public transport modes (IPT) such as three-wheeled auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks, motorised two-wheelers (2W) as well as cars. However, epidemiological studies of traffic crashes i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

WATCH: Nuclear preparedness training delayed to focus on flu epidemic
More than 60,000 Americans have tested positive for the flu this season and 20 children have died, according to the CDC. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Is Obesity Slowing Gains in U.S. Life Spans?
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- The death rate in the United States isn't decreasing as it has in years past, and some experts blame the opioid epidemic. But a new study suggests America's increasing girth is what's really behind the slowdown. Excess... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From Birth On, One Sex Is Hardier
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Women are known to outlive men. And that advantage may start early, according to researchers who've found baby girls more likely to survive famines, epidemics and other misfortunes. The fact that females have this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of mental health conditions in incoming Division I collegiate athletes - Sarac N, Sarac B, Pedroza A, Borchers J.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine the epidemiology of mental health conditions in incoming American Division I collegiate athletes. METHODS: Pre-participation physical questionnaires from 1118 incoming student athletes at a Divisi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical epidemiology of head injury from road-traffic trauma in a developing country in the current era - Adeleye AO, Ogun MI.
This study set out to describe the incidence, causation, and severity of RTI-related HI and ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Golf injuries: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment - Zouzias IC, Hendra J, Stodelle J, Limpisvasti O.
Increasing numbers of people are playing golf. Golf is a unique sport in that the ability to participate at a high level is not limited by age. In addition, participants tend to play more rather than less as they grow older. Injuries can occur at any point... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of scapular fractures - Tucek M, Chochola A, Klika D, Barton ícek J.
The aim of the study has been to acquire basic epidemiological data based on a representative group of patients with scapular fractures treated in one centre. The study analyses group of 250 patients. Diagnostics was based on CT examinations, in 227 cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The association between daily concentrations of air pollution and visits to a psychiatric emergency unit: a case-crossover study - Oudin A, Åström DO, Asplund P, Steingrimsson S, Szabó Z, Carlsen HK.
BACKGROUND: Air pollution is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Experimental studies, and a few epidemiological studies, suggest that air pollution may cause acute exacerbation of psychiatric disorders, and even increase the ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs
Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilenceIn 1545 disaster struck Mexico ’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days.Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic the locals named “cocoliztli”. The word means pestilence in the Aztec Nahuatl language. Its cause, however, has been questioned for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Mexico Health Science Americas Guatemala Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Regular sex can ward off symptoms of deadly virus
AUSSIE flu has been causing havoc in the UK and is deemed the worst flu epidemic for half a century. Symptoms have been described as more severe than normal flu, but experts says regular sex can help ward off colds and flu by boosting the immune system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Salmonella May Have Caused Massive Aztec Epidemic, Study Finds
The 16th century epidemic, likely set off or exacerbated by European invaders, was one of the most deadly in human history. New evidence traces it to a type of salmonella that causes a deadly fever.(Image credit: Alexandre Meneghini/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Aussie flu ‘epidemic’: This simple trick could help prevent deadly infection spreading
AUSSIE flu symptoms include fevers, sore throats, headaches and diarrhoea. You can lower the spread of the deadly Australian virus by coughing into your elbow instead of your hands, an influenza expert has revealed on ITV ’s This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news