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Training teachers to teach epidemiology in middle and high schools - St. George DMM, Chukhina M, Kaelin MA.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a workshop which was designed to prepare teachers to teach epidemiology to middle and high school students.METHODS: The workshop introduced the fundamental enduring understandings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical aspects of domestic violence in Senegal - Leye MMMB, Seck I, Faye A, Diongue M, Ka O, Ndeye MS, Dia AT.
INTRODUCTION: Despite being under-reported, domestic violence remains a significant challenge in Senegal. The aim of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of the epidemiological and clinical factors characterizing domestic violence in Senegal. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological survey of attempted suicide among patients admitted to Hazrat Rasoul hospital in Tehran 2007-2011 - Hossein SS, Mohammad HKS, Hamed BG, Nader T, Mohammadreza Y, Gholamreza M, Mojtaba C, Hassan A.
This study was an epidemiological survey of the patients who had attempt suicide admitted to Hazrat Rasoul Hospital in a five-y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mortality trend due to intentionally self-inflicted injuries in Brazil from 2004 to 2014 - Pinto LLT, Meira SS, Ribeiro JS, Nery AA, Casotti CA.
OBJECTIVE To analyze mortality trends by intentionally self-inflicted injuries according to the age groups and regions of Brazil. Methods This is an epidemiological study, ecological type of temporal series, using data from the Mortality Informat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide mortality according to methods used in Paran á State: an epidemiological analysis - Rosa NM, Oliveira RR, Arruda GO, Mathias TAF.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the epidemiological distribution of suicide mortality, according to the methods used in the state of Paraná. Methods This is a descriptive study of suicide mortality and methods used in Health Macro-regional of residence lis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG
An'epidemic'of cesarean delivery will be debated at the upcoming American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) meeting, where strategies will be discussed to bring these numbers down.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking May Change the Bacteria In Your Mouth and Raise Gum Disease Risk
There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t know about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an effect. A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Microbiome, finds that drinking alcohol may alter some of the approximately 700 types of bacteria in your mouth — and probably not for the better. The study finds that alcohol may give rise to strains of oral bacteria that ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Researchers use smart phone to make a faster infection detector
(Washington State University) Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone that works nearly as well as clinical laboratories to detect common viral and bacterial infections.The work could lead to faster and lower-cost lab results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural or lower-resource regions where laboratory equipment and medical personnel are sometimes not readily available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People who use medical cannabis are less likely to abuse opioids, research finds
(Natural News) Could plant medicine be the solution to the pharma industry-created opioid epidemic? Despite being marked with stigmata, the cannabis plant has continued to prove its medicinal value — even under strict (and nonsensical) prohibition via the federal government. Multiple studies have shown that marijuana, when used medicinally, reduces the risk of opioid abuse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blindness after facial trauma: epidemiology, incidence and risk factors: a 27-year cohort study of 5708 patients - Stathopoulos P, Igoumenakis D, Mezitis M, Rallis G.
OBJECTIVES: This was a 27-year study of a cohort of 5708 patients who had sustained maxillofacial fractures. Our purpose was to present the etiology, mechanism of trauma, site, and concomitant injuries that led to visual loss. We hypothesize that fractures... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ocular trauma in the Finnish elderly - Helsinki Ocular Trauma Study - Sahraravand A, Haavisto AK, Holopainen JM, Leivo T.
PURPOSE: To describe epidemiology, causes, treatments and outcomes of all ocular injuries in southern Finland among people aged 61 and older. METHODS: All new ocular trauma patients, admitted to the Helsinki University Eye Hospital, during 1  year ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Muscle injuries in professional football : treatment and rehabilitation - Riepenhof H, Del Vescovo R, Droste JN, McAleer S, Pietsch A.
BACKGROUND: Muscle injuries are common in professional sports, especially in football (soccer). Recent epidemiological studies showed that muscle injuries account for more than 30% of professional  football injuries (1.8-2.2/1000 h exposure); however, e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guidelines for conducting epidemiological studies of blast injury - Bieler D, Cernak I, Martineau L, Bjarnason S, Franke A, Kirkman E, Leggieri MJ, Orru H, Ouellet S, Philippens M, Risling MG, Sarron JC, Skriudalen S, Teland JA, Watts S, Gupta R.
Blast injuries are often caused by more than one mechanism, do not occur in isolation, and typically elicit a secondary multi-system response. Research efforts often do not separate blast injuries caused by blast waves from those caused by blunt force trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Level of agreement between medical record and ICD-10-AM coding of mental health, alcohol and drug conditions in trauma patients - Nguyen TQ, Simpson PM, Braaf SC, Cameron PA, Judson R, Gabbe BJ.
BACKGROUND: Despite the reliance on administrative data in epidemiological studies, there is little information on the completeness of co-morbidities in administrative data coded from medical records. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hennepin County (Minn.) EMS Sees Highest Number of Overdoses in the State
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The people on the front lines of the opioid epidemic see the crisis daily. It’s become typical for a crew in Hennepin County to respond to an opioid-related overdose on every shift. In Minnesota, that’s where the highest number of overdoses occur. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Mayerle, WCCO Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support
Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox p...
Source: Psych Central - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Desiree Patton Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Medications Stigma Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment buprenorphine probuphine methadone naloxone naltrexone acamprosate evidence-based treatment medication-assisted treatment recovery Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Shows How To Start Tackling The Childhood Obesity Epidemic
For its Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative, Kaiser Permanente ventured out into the community to try to make some changes, and 11 studies just published in a special supplement of the journal American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed how that decade-long effort went. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Lipids and Lipid-Lowering Medications and Cognitive Function Lipids and Lipid-Lowering Medications and Cognitive Function
What's the evidence supporting the FDA warning regarding cognitive impairment such as memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, and confusion associated with statin use?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink
(Earlham Institute) Europe's ash dieback epidemic could well have been caused by just one or two mushroom-like fruiting bodies of a fungal pathogen from Asia, according to a comprehensive genome sequencing effort published in Nature Ecology& Evolution. This leaves even the most resistant ash trees at threat from the introduction of just one more spore from East Asia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bill Gates to keynote 'Epidemics Going Viral' program hosted by MMS and NEJM
(NEJM Group) Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver the 128th annual Shattuck Lecture at 'Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature,' presented Friday, April 27, by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes an 'epidemic'
Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free Seminar on Childhood Depression and Suicide
If you are worried about whether your child is depressed or suicidal, we invite you to attend a free presentation entitled: " Our Epidemic of Depression and Suicide: Addressing Despair in Children and Adolescents.Hosted by child and adolescent  psychiatrist Dr. Thomas DiMatteo who will talk about how depression and suicide are affecting our children and its impact on families.   Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in young people.If you have any concerns about whether your child is suffering, we urge you to attend this important  discussion which will be held:Thursday, April 26th7:0...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Naloxone available at Rite-Aid without prescription
Rite Aid Corp. announced that naloxone will be available in more than 2,500 of its store pharmacies without a prescription. The company will make the medication, which is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, available in 19 states, including Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to a news release. “The opioid epidemic has reached epic proportions, and it is an issue that demands not only our attention, but also our continued action to help reduce the rise in opioid deaths,” said Jocelyn… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

State and National Fact Sheets: America's Opioid Crisis: The Unseen Impact on Children
American Academy of Pediatrics. 03/29/2018 This Web page provides state-by-state and national fact sheets that examine the intersection of the opioid epidemic, child welfare systems, and child health. These fact sheets also offer policy solutions that can support vulnerable children and families at both the state and federal level. Developed with Casey Family Programs, these fact sheets are the first to synthesize national and state data related to the opioid crisis, child welfare systems, Medicaid, and child health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may increase diabetes risk
An epidemiological study, published in PLOS One, suggests that vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2018 Demystifying Medicine: The Opioid Epidemic: How, Where, and What Can Be Done?
National Institutes of Health. 04/17/2018 This one-hour, 49-minute lecture describes the state of the opioid crisis, the state of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s efforts, and how clinicians, medical students, Ph.D. students, and other healthcare and research professionals can be a part of the solution. The focus of NIH's efforts center on ways to reduce the over-prescription of opioids, accelerate development of effective non-opioid therapies for pain, and provide more flexible options for treating opioid addiction. (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 - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Drug Agency Proposes Rules to Rein in Opioid Manufacturing U.S. Drug Agency Proposes Rules to Rein in Opioid Manufacturing
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday unveiled plans to rein in the amount of opioids that can be manufactured by drugmakers in a given year in an effort to combat the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Senator Sanders Introducing Bill Targeting Opioid Manufacturers U.S. Senator Sanders Introducing Bill Targeting Opioid Manufacturers
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would fine opioid drug manufacturers for deceptive marketing and implement the harshest penalties yet on drugmakers found responsible for contributing to the drug epidemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Maryland to receive another $10 million in federal funding for opioid crisis
Maryland will receive another $10 million in federal funding to help combat the ongoing opioid crisis. The grant is part of $485 million in funding being awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services to all 50 states and four U.S. territories. The funding piggybacks off $10 million the state received last year from DHHS to fight the opioid epidemic. Gov. Larry Hogan last year declared Ma ryland's opioid crisis a state of emergency, signing an executive order for $50 million in new funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Sharrow Source Type: news

Why Is that Guy Tap Dancing? And Other Frequently Asked Questions about the Arts at SwitchPoint
April 19, 2018Most of the 350+ people who come to this North Carolina conference aren ’t artists. That’s the point.It ’s one of the things that puzzles people most aboutSwitchPoint.I mean, this is a conference about global health, technology, and humanitarian innovation, right? So what ’s the deal with that guy reciting poetry? Or those modern dancers? Or the live music peppered throughout a program that’s otherwise packed with entrepreneurs and inventors and experts?Here ’s the answer.Why the arts at SwitchPointWe talk a lot in global health and academia about “breaking down silos...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction
(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson's disease: clinical implications and management - Shen Y, Huang JY, Li J, Liu CF.
OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is one of the most common sleep abnormalities in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), yet its multifactorial etiology complicates its treatment. This review summarized recent studies on the epidemiology, eti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Protracted Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Ground Beef: Possible Role of Dairy Cows - 21 States, 2016-2017
This report summarizes the investigation of a January 2017 Salmonella enterica outbreak and discusses the possible role of dairy cows as a reservoir for strains of Salmonella that persistently cause human illness. This investigation combined epidemiologic and whole genome sequencing (WGS) data to link the outbreak to contaminated ground beef; dairy cows were hypothesized to be the ultimate source of Salmonella contamination. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Addiction (Psychology) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy
This comprehensive review summarizes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetics, classification, and diagnosis of meningiomas. What are current and promising therapeutic options?Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes
(University of California - San Diego) An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes. The findings are reported April 19 in PLOS One. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lassa Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/2017 This three-page report is based on data for 2015, when no cases of Lassa fever or other infections by arenaviruses responsible for viral hemorrhagic fevers were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. It provides information on methods, epidemiology, discussion facts, and public health implications. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Text communications could prevent opioid abuse relapses
As the opioid epidemic continues to make its mark on the nation, healthcare professionals, innovators, and government officials are trying to come up with solutions. An article recently published in NEJM Catalyst  suggests that using a texting system could help reduce opioid relapses, as well as keep costs down.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Epidemiology of bus fires in mainland China from 2006 to 2015 - Liu Y, Wu P, Ho JK, Hua H, Chen H, Cen Y, Guo S, Han C, Wang X.
This study analyses the epidemiological characteristics of bus fires in mainland China over the past 10 years to develop prevention strategies and emergency procedures for such incidence and the resulting casualties. METHODS: We collecte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Characterizing mortality from substance abuse in Iran: an epidemiological study during March 2014 to February 2015 - Shahbazi F, Mirtorabi SD, Ghadirzadeh MR, Hashemi-Nazari SS, Barzegar A.
BACKGROUND: Drug abuse is a severe and chronic disorder that leaves morbidity, disability and premature mortality in the society. The study of death due to substance abuse provides useful information for local, national and international administrators. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kentucky accuses J & J of contributing to opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson& Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Wide distribution of naloxone can slash overdose deaths during epidemics
(University of British Columbia) A new study in The Lancet Public Health shows the rapid expansion of British Columbia's Take Home Naloxone program significantly reduced the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Preparedness and Response 2018 National Snapshot
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 04/12/2018 This 60-page report describes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's preparedness and response activities in 2016 and 2017, and demonstrates how investments in preparedness enhance the nation's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. Topics include the opioid epidemic, 2017 hurricane season, and Zika virus. Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Fact Sheets provide information on PHEP funding from 2015 to 2017 and progress in reaching the 15 public health preparedness capabil...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. drug agency proposes rules to rein in opioid manufacturing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday unveiled plans to rein in the amount of opioids that can be manufactured by drugmakers in a given year in an effort to combat the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NYC Mice Are Carrying Antibiotic-Resistant Germs
People who live in cities are used to the company of furry vermin. But a new study reveals that mice and men may be sharing much more than just living quarters. In a study published in the journal mBio, researchers led by Dr. Ian Lipkin, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, studied the gut microbes of 416 mice collected from mostly residential buildings all over New York City. Lipkin and his team did a thorough genetic analysis of the microbes they extracted from the feces of the mice, and found that they contained a number of disease-causing bacteria. Nearly 40% of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria healthytime Source Type: news