Councils blew £30m on health scheme which saw just 220 people lose ANY weight, MPs told 
Experts warned there is no evidence that diets work in the long term and an obsession with them is fuelling Britain's obesity epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, UKHSA (updated 17th May 2022)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. 17 May 2022Updated epidemiology, virology, transmission and clinical features sections. Added section on vaccination. 6 October 2021Update to guidance in line with latest data and available evidence. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Should be stopped': Professor warns against taking mineral supplement - 'bad' for heart
NATURAL supplements are a mainstay of the wellness market but topping up your vitamin and mineral intake this way can present hidden health risks. Writing on Twitter, Professor Tim Spector co-founder of the ZOE Covid Study app and Professor of Epidemiology at King's College London, warned against taking a popular mineral supplement as evidence shows it is "bad" for your heart and blood vessels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urologists Are Helping Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Studies Suggest
(MedPage Today) -- NEW ORLEANS -- Urologists are doing their part to try to keep the opioid epidemic under control, according to three studies presented during a press briefing at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting. Among... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 16, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Racial disparity, social determinates of health, and slavery during the Boston smallpox epidemics of the eighteenth century - Nakayama DK.
When Benjamin Franklin published the mortality rates from smallpox during the Boston smallpox epidemic of 1752, he revealed that Blacks not only had a higher mortality rate from smallpox (12.8%, 62/485; 8.9% for whites, 452/5,059), but once inoculated, had... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stimulant prescription medications among persons receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder with prior drug-related poisoning-evidence of net-sum gain - Tsui JI.
In the US, there is currently a major push to expand access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment such as buprenorphine in response to the overdose epidemic. Efforts to improve health outcomes by increasing access to OUD treatment are bein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

All-terrain vehicle-related emergency department visits: interaction of sex and age, NEISS, 2019 - Wiener RC, Waters C, Harper M, Shockey AKT, Bhandari R.
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic patterns of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related emergency department (ED) visits by male and female individuals may vary at different ages. To our knowledge, this has not been researched previously. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A systematic review of head impacts and acceleration associated with soccer - Basinas I, McElvenny DM, Pearce N, Gallo V, Cherrie JW.
Epidemiological studies of the neurological health of former professional soccer players are being undertaken to identify whether heading the ball is a risk factor for disease or premature death. A quantitative estimate of exposure to repeated sub-concussi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Depressive and anxiety symptoms among children and adolescents in rural China: a large-scale epidemiological study - Jiang Q, She X, Dill SE, Sylvia S, Singh MK, Wang H, Boswell M, Rozelle S.
This study examines the prevalence of depression and anxiety ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiological comparison of ACL injuries on different playing surfaces in high school football and soccer - Ngatuvai MS, Yang J, Kistamgari S, Collins CL, Smith GA.
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common serious injuries to athletes in the United States. Among high school sports, the highest rates of ACL injury occur in soccer and football. PURPOSE: To compare ACL injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma (WORMAT) project: a multicenter pro-spective analysis of epidemiology and patterns of maxillofacial trauma around the world - Roccia F, Iocca O, Sobrero F, Rae E, Laverick S, Carlaw K, Aquilina P, Bojino A, Romeo I, Duran-Valles F, Bescos C, Segura IP, Ramieri G, Ganasouli D, Zanakis SN, Gorla LFO, Pereira-Filho VA, Goetzinger M, Bottini GB, Gallafassi D, Faverani LP, Alalawy H, Kamel M, Samieirad SH, Jaisani MR, Rahman SA, Rahman TB, Aladelusi T, Hassanein AG.
BACKGROUND/AIM: The World Oral Maxillofacial Trauma (WORMAT) project was performed to analyse the causes and characteristics of maxillofacial fractures managed in 14 maxillofacial surgery divisions over a 1-year period. METHODS: The following data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The epidemiology of mescaline use: pattern of use, motivations for consumption, and perceived consequences, benefits, and acute and enduring subjective effects - Uthaug MV, Davis AK, Haas TF, Davis D, Dolan SB, Lancelotta R, Timmermann C, Ramaekers JG.
BACKGROUND:Mescaline is a naturally occurring psychoactive phenethylamine found in several cacti and historically used ceremonially by Indigenous and Latin American populations. Broader recognition of its possible therapeutic value in Western science began... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Epidemiology of minor blunt head trauma in infants younger than 3  months - Alonso-Cadenas JA, Ferrero García-Loygorri C, Calderón Checa RM, Durán Hidalgo I, Pérez García MJ, Ruiz González S, De Ceano-Vivas M, Delgado Gómez P, Antoñón Rodríguez M, Moreno Sánchez R, Martínez Hernando J, Muñoz López C, Ortiz Valentín I, Jiménez-García R.
Specific knowledge of the features of minor head trauma in infants is necessary to develop appropriate preventive strategies and adjust clinical management in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Epidemiology of campus football injuries in Ningxia, China: occurrence, causes, and management - Liu H, Huang S, Bu T, Jiang W, Fu T, Zhao L.
OBJECTIVE: By 2022, the Chinese government intends to have more than 30 million primary-, middle- and high-school children and adolescents regularly participate in campus football. In contrast, epidemiology of campus football injuries is completely missing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Measles warning: Five 'serious' signs to spot as the UK faces new 'epidemic' - doctor
THE WORLD is in the grip of a measles "epidemic" owing to low vaccine uptake among children. The UK is particularly exposed due to woefully low vaccination levels. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Doctor Stuart Sanders, GP at The London General Practice revealed the five "serious" signs to spot in your child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news