Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America says all ACIP-recommended vaccines should be required as a condition for employment for physicians and other healthcare workers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The psychological impact of COVID-19 and other viral epidemics on frontline healthcare workers and ways to address it: A rapid systematic review, Brain, Behavior and Immunity
Highlights Frontline health care workers (HCWs), especially females and nurses, are amongst the most vulnerable groups at risk of mental health problems, especially during severe viral epidemics. Fear of uncertainty or becoming infected were at the forefront of the psychological challenges faced. Several studies demonstrated an increased risk of acquiring a trauma or stress-related disorder, depression and anxiety. Coping strategies varied between sociocultural settings and appeared to differ amongst HCWs of different disciplines. Implemented measures, and recommendations for reduci ng psychological risks consistentl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baseline projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK: update, ECDPC
In this report, we present updated 30-day projections, together with a visual validation of the original forecasts. We continue to model a baseline'status quo'scenario, assuming all control measures in place on 8 September 2020 will be continued until the end of the projection period (14 October 2020). In this version, we have included data on testing rates to simulate the increased ascertainment of milder cases. For almost all countries, testing data is correct until 23 August. We have also included the use of face masks (both mandatory and voluntary) as a means for reducing both transmission and susceptibility to infecti...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update, WHO (updated 13th September 2020)
Weekly epidemiological update with the latest figures received by WHO from local authorities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Ocular trauma in the pediatric emergency departments, characteristics and risk factors of immediate sequelae - Garc ía Mancebo J, Ferrero García-Loygorri C, Romero AI, Vázquez López P, Arístides Rivas García, Rafael Marañón Pardillo y el Grupo de Traumatismo Ocular de la Red de Invest.
This study assesses the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of children with eye trauma presenting to the Emergency Department in Spain and analyze the risk factors associated with immediate sequelae. METHODS: A multicentric prospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of dementia in posttraumatic stress disorder - Elias A, Rowe C, Hopwood M.
Several studies have investigated the risk of dementia in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a varying methodology. Epidemiological studies have found an increased risk of dementia with PTSD in Vietnam veterans as well as the general population. La... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A comparison of ICD- 11 and DSM-5 criteria for PTSD among a representative sample of Chinese earthquake survivors - Cao C, Wang L, Wu J, Bi Y, Yang H, Fang R, Li G, Liu P, Luo S, Hall BJ, Elhai JD.
This study compared the prevalence and comorbidity of PTSD between the ICD-11 and DSM-5. Methods: An epidemiological sample of 1160 Chinese adult earth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"Don't … break down on Tuesday because the mental health services are only in town on Thursday": a qualitative study of service provision related barriers to, and facilitators of farmers' mental health help-seeking - Vayro C, Brownlow C, Ireland M, March S.
The suicide rate of farmers is approximately double that of the general Australian population, yet farmers employ fewer help-seeking behaviours (Arnautovska et al. in Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:593-599, 2014; Brew et al. in BMC Public Health 16:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Overcoming the limitations of 'accident' as a manner of death for drug overdose mortality: case for a death certificate checkbox - Rockett IRH, Caine ED, Connery HS, Nolte KB.
Collectively, the epidemic increases in the United States of opioid-related deaths and suicides during the first two decades of the 21st century have exposed shortcomings in current forensic and epidemiological approaches for determining and codifying mann... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oklahoma's epidemiologist warned of Trump rally deaths
Newly released documents show Oklahoma’s former state epidemiologist warned as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of coronavirus could result from President Donald Trump’s June rally in Tulsa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bill Gates claims White House hired Scott Atlas because he 'agrees' with 'crackpot theories'
Dr Scott Atlas, who is a neuroradiologist, does not have any background in epidemiology or infectious diseases, has advocated for herd immunity and questioned the effectiveness of masks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The burden of stigma
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Chandrashekhar, V. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Scientific Community Feature Source Type: news

Trials begin for a new weapon against Parkinson's: light
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sinha, G. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Pandemic inspires push to shrink jails, prisons
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Servick, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Assessing the impact of coordinated COVID-19 exit strategies across Europe
As rates of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases decline across Europe owing to nonpharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing policies and lockdown measures, countries require guidance on how to ease restrictions while minimizing the risk of resurgent outbreaks. We use mobility and case data to quantify how coordinated exit strategies could delay continental resurgence and limit community transmission of COVID-19. We find that a resurgent continental epidemic could occur as many as 5 weeks earlier when well-connected countries with stringent existing interventions end their interventions prematurely. F...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ruktanonchai, N. W., Floyd, J. R., Lai, S., Ruktanonchai, C. W., Sadilek, A., Rente-Lourenco, P., Ben, X., Carioli, A., Gwinn, J., Steele, J. E., Prosper, O., Schneider, A., Oplinger, A., Eastham, P., Tatem, A. J. Tags: Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

‘Self-Care’ Urged for Women Caregivers Amid Pandemic
The CDC released new practical guidance last week on how women facing unique challenges during the epidemic can care for both themselves and others. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 16th September 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 16th September) - updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweden spared European surge as coronavirus infections stay low
Chief epidemiologist puts low number of cases down to light-touch ‘sustainable’ approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many European countries are seeing new cases surge to levels not seen since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweden – whose light-touch approach has made it an international outlier – has one of the continent’s lowest infection rates.According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Scandinavian country ’s14-day cumulative total of new cases was 22.2 per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, against 279 i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Sweden Europe World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Pandemics and epidemics could exacerbate racism xenophobia
(University of Pittsburgh) Human beings share these same biological impulses as other animals to separate into modular social groups. However, when pathogens are spreading, humans tend to also adopt behaviors that are " hyper vigilant and particularly error prone, " against those with different phenotypes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building a test and trace system isn't easy, but there's no excuse for Johnson's shambles | David McCoy
Responding to coronavirus with an over-centralised and semi-privatised design was never going to turn out wellCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 was never going to be easy to tackle. It ’s contagious. It can be spread by infected people who have no symptoms. And it is lethal for a considerable proportion of the population. Furthermore, in the absence of an effective and safe vaccine, preventing the epidemic through lockdowns and other restrictions on social and economic life invo lves significant collateral damage.But we knewfrom the very beginning of the pandemic that one of t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David McCoy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news UK news Conservatives Politics Science Source Type: news

College Professors Made Models Showing How Bad COVID-19 Would Be on Campus. Some Administrators Ignored Them
Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. They created a predictive model for the campus, which showed that with a robust, twice-a-week testing program for students, faculty and staff who are regularly on campus, a mask mandate and an app for contact tracing, COVID-19 cases could be kept below 500 people for th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fears Covid may leave thousands in UK with severe kidney disease
Experts warn the long-term effects of virus are causing an ‘epidemic in primary care’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of people may require kidney dialysis or transplants because of coronavirus, according to experts who warn the long-term effects of Covid are causing an “epidemic in primary care”.Up to 90% of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital may still experience symptoms two to three months later – from breathlessness to joint pain, fatigue and chest pain – scientists told the Lords science and technology committee on Tuesday.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science NHS UK news Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Mozambique: Coronavirus Epidemic Not Yet At Its Peak
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities believe the country is still a long way from reaching the peak of infection by the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sweden records its fewest daily Covid-19 cases since March
Chief epidemiologist puts low number of cases down to light-touch ‘sustainable’ approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many European countries are seeing their infection rates surge to levels not seen since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweden – whose light-touch approach has made it an international outlier – has recorded the fewest daily cases since the virus emerged.The Scandinavian country ’s rolling seven-day average of new casesstood at 108 on Tuesday, its lowest level since 13 March. Data from the Swedish national health agency showed only 1...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Sweden Europe World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Helmet protective performance via reconstruction of electric two-wheeler rider's head-to-ground impact accidents - Han Y, He W, Shi L, Wu H, Pan D, Huang H.
The objective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Controlling urban traffic-one of the useful methods to ensure safety in Wuhan based on COVID-19 outbreak - Chen Y, Wang Y, Wang H, Hu Z, Hua L.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan, China. As of March 9, 2020, this epidemic has occurred in 102 countries and caused 3584 deaths with global serious concern. To cope with the outbreak, Chinese governments have strictly controlled urba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Application of deep learning for characterization of drivers' engagement in secondary tasks in in-vehicle systems - Osman OA, Rakha H.
Distracted driving (i.e., engaging in secondary tasks) is an epidemic that threatens the lives of thousands every year. Data collected from vehicular sensor technologies and through connectivity provide comprehensive information that, if used to detect dri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. 14 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. 11 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. 9 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 32% of Under-5 in Nigeria Stunted, Second Highest in the World - UNICEF
[Vanguard] With Nigeria having the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with a national prevalence rate of 32 per cent of children under five, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, nutritionists have raised the alarm that malnutrition is now an epidemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Association Between Unemployment and Mortality The Association Between Unemployment and Mortality
In what ways might workplace downsizings and closures impact health? Are these unemployed individuals at an increased risk of early mortality?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health
The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Humanitarian Aid Epidemics Third World and Developing Countries Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation World Health Source Type: news

Opinion: Demand for mental health services are rising in the workplace
In the midst of widespread health and financial hardships brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic, a suicide epidemic has swept through workplaces in recent years, writes Heather Ford. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Heather Ford Source Type: news

Opinion: Demand for mental health services are rising in the workplace
In the midst of widespread health and financial hardships brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic, a suicide epidemic has swept through workplaces in recent years, writes Heather Ford. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Ford Source Type: news

Mozambique: Epidemiological Survey Begins in Matola
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Health Ministry on Monday launched an epidemiological survey in the southern city of Matola, in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Release of First National TB Prevalence Survey Should Not Be Delayed Any Longer
[spotlight] The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Report estimates that in 2018, 301 000 people fell ill with TB in South Africa. The report also indicates that the real number may lie anywhere between 215 000 and 400 000 - an astonishingly wide margin. These wide margins illustrate one of the most concerning aspects of the TB epidemic in South Africa - we don't really know how many people get sick with the often deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting. The findings, published on the preprint server medRxiv, provides the sector with recommendations to help reduce the risk for students, staff and the wider community. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Epidemiology of fatal injuries reported in the mortuary of a tertiary care hospital - Pradhan SK, Acharya HP, Mishra RP, Panda JK, Satapathy DM, Mishra SK.
BACKGROUND: Injuries are an increasingly recognized global, preventable public health problem and are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in adult population. The major causes of injury related deaths may be intentional and unintentional. The maj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Epidemiology of injuries and its impact among elderly: a descriptive community based cross-sectional study from central rural India - Gosavi SV, Koparkar AR, Giri SA, More KD.
This study was to enlighten the prevalence, different types& impact of injuries in elderly population in rural area of middle income country (India). Methods: It was a community based descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted in all 24 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of road traffic injury victims attending a tertiary care centre in Hyderabad - Taj QUAS, Kumar KA.
BACKGROUND: Increased vehicular traffic on roads has now begun to cause road traffic accidents. Road traffic injuries will rise to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. In India every year road traffic accidents (RTA) accounts for over 1,00,000 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of animal bite patients attending emergency department at a tertiary care health facility in a northern hilly Indian city - Kumar S, Gupta A, Sachdeva A, Chaudhary A, Chamotra S.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a highly infectious zoonotic disease with a high case fatality rate. In India, approximately 20,000 deaths among 17.4 million exposed people occur every year. The data on animal bites is scarce and unreliable due to poor surveillance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of injuries in an urban slum community in the metropolitan city of Mumbai - Rao DH, Mahajan HN.
BACKGROUND: In India, injuries account for an estimated 15% of total deaths and 15% of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) with resulting economic losses of 3% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the country. Learning about injuries is the first step to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of injuries in urban and urban slum areas of Rajkot city, India: a community based study - Gosalia VV, Thakrar DV, Chudasama RK.
BACKGROUND: Injuries and violence are among the most prominent public health problems in the world. OBJECTIVE was to study the epidemiological profile of injuries in urban and urban slum areas of Rajkot city, India. Methods: A community based s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of occupational ocular injury in a tertiary eye care centre of North India - Dahiya M, Dua M.
BACKGROUND: Occupational ocular injuries are quite common among industrial and agricultural workers. It is an important cause of preventable vision loss in developing as well as developed countries. The principal objective of our research work was to study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Domestic accidents among under-5 year children: a study on the modern day epidemic - Khan S, Tauheed N, Nawab S, Afzal S, Khalique N.
BACKGROUND: Domestic accidents are a priority problem, and urgent attention is required to prevent considerable morbidity and mortality in children of the under-five age group. Methods: Community based cross-section study done in the peri-urban areas o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Epidemiological determinants of road traffic accidents: a cross sectional study in Amravati, Maharashtra, India - Kizhatil A, Jawarkar AK, Lokare P, Deotale M.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) represents a major epidemic of non-communicable disease in the present century affecting families, community and nation as a whole. OBJECTIVES were to study the epidemiological determinants of RTAs. Met... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How are telehealth laws intersecting with laws addressing the opioid overdose epidemic? - Pepin D, Hulkower R, McCord RF.
Opioid-involved drug overdose deaths have been a growing concern in the United States for several decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified several strategies to address the opioid overdose epidemic, including increased availabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

When epidemic and pandemic collide in senior care
For a widow who has outlived many of her friends, loneliness can make managing a chronic condition even worse. This is the case for Ann, a 75-year-old recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure and Stage 3 renal disease. Left to navigate her care alone, she has found herself bouncing back and forth from skilled nursing facility to home and has found it increasingly difficult to stay on top of her medication regimen. As we are faced with the monumental challenges of Covid-19 here in the U.S.,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jay LaBine Source Type: news