New study to test long-term effects of weight loss drugs
Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro — three new medications used to treat obesity — seemed to be all over the news and social media in 2023. You’ve likely seen or read about their effectiveness, their side effects, their cost and what happens when you quit taking them. But as we grapple with the increasing epidemic of obesity an d its complementary health issues, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine are looking to an older, generic drug for answers. First approved by the Food and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 14, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Dengue is surging and Argentina is out of bug spray
Remember the mad dash to find hand sanitizer when the pandemic started? Well, Argentinians are having deja vu: Latin America is dealing with what may be the world’s worst dengue epidemic ever, and one of the hardest-hit countries just ran out of mosquito repellent. In Argentina, where infection…#argentinians #latinamerica #argentina #mercadolibre #brazil #paraguay #peru #infections #barbados #costarica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Academy Asks Court to Strip Sackler Name From Endowment
Millions in Sackler donations sat dormant, rising in value as the opioid epidemic raged and as other institutions distanced themselves from the makers of a notorious painkiller. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Jewett Tags: Opioids and Opiates Suits and Litigation (Civil) Conflicts of Interest Pain-Relieving Drugs Science and Technology Endowments OxyContin (Drug) National Academy of Sciences Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Source Type: news

National Sciences Academy Asks Court to Strip Sackler Name From Endowment
The National Academy of Sciences is asking a court to allow it to repurpose about $30 million in donations from the wealthy Sackler family, who controlled the company at the center of the opioid epidemic, and to remove the family name from the endowment funds. The petition filed by the Academy in…#purduepharma #oxycontin #academy #marciamcnutt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine'Will Not Curb' Dengue Epidemic, Says PAHO Vaccine'Will Not Curb' Dengue Epidemic, Says PAHO
The vaccine should be used alongside measures such as vector control, prevention, and education, according to the organization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 12, 2024 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Who is killing South African men? A retrospective descriptive study of forensic and police investigations into male homicide - Matzopoulos R, Marineau L, Mhlongo S, Ketelo A, Prinsloo M, Dekel B, Martin LJ, Jewkes R, Lombard C, Abrahams N.
Not much is known about the perpetrators of male homicide in South Africa, which has rates seven times the global average. For the country's first ever male homicide study we describe the epidemiology of perpetrators, their relationship with victims and vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in South Korea for 13  years (2008-2020) - Noh SH, Lee E, Kim KT, Kim SH, Cho PG.
This study aimed to investigate TSCI incidenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological characteristics and hospitalization trajectories prior to suicide in Galicia between 2013 and 2016 - Blanco V, Tajes Alonso M, Peleteiro Pensado LF, Naveira Barbeito G, N úñez Arias D, Torres J, Arrojo M, Páramo M, Otero P, Vázquez FL.
The objectives of this study wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Is Surging in China With Tens of Thousands of Cases and Over a Dozen Deaths
Discussions are needed to determine if the country should update the vaccine it uses for the disease or adjust the immunization program, Shen Hongbing, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a conference in March.  “It requires close attention to prevent and control the spread of whooping cough in China,” Shen said, according to local media reports.   Vaccination woes Whooping cough infections have been rising in China since 2014, with more than 30,000 in 2019, according to the Chinese CDC. After a respite during the Covid isolation days, they bounced ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg News Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news

Why a New Study Dubbed India the ‘Cancer Capital of the World’
A new study has unveiled an alarming picture of declining overall health in India. The report, released by the Indian multinational healthcare group, Apollo Hospitals, found that skyrocketing cases of cancer and other non-communicable diseases across the country have now made it “the cancer capital of the world.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Despite reporting more than a million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate has not yet surpassed countries like Denmark, Ireland, and Belgium, which record some of the highest cancer rates in the world. It is also currently lower than the U.S....
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Astha Rajvanshi Tags: Uncategorized India Source Type: news

An Escalation of Dengue in Brazil An Escalation of Dengue in Brazil
A perfect storm of epidemiologic factors is exacerbating the spread of dengue in Brazil and throughout the world.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 10, 2024 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Strengthening the role of the NIH in the firearm violence epidemic: a modest proposal - Richmond TS, Hargarten SW, Rivara FP.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest biomedical research entity in the world. It has near-universal support from Congress and has a current budget of $47.683 billion. The funding provided by NIH is the mainstay of research programs in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale - Revised 10 - item version for Adolescents: Turkish Adaptation Study - Ba ğatarhan T, Siyez DM, Aras, Serim Demirgoren B, Gündüz Ünsal S, Çakmak FN.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to adapt the 10-item version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale - Revised 10 - Item Version for Adolescents (CESDR-10) into Turkish and to evaluate its validity and reliability. Materials an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology of maxillofacial injuries during monsoon and non-monsoon season in India: a data-based retrospective study from a tertiary care dental teaching hospital - Shukla AD, G S, Chakravarthy K, Kaushal A, Udeshi HM.
BACKGROUND: Maxillofacial Injury (MFI) is a major public health concern that is multifactorial in etiology-road traffic accidents (RTAs), falls and violence. RTAs are the major cause of maxillofacial injuries (MFIs) in countries like India. Recent studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The epidemiology of skateboarding injuries: a 10-year review at a major Australian centre - Quinn J, Singh M, Bennetto J, Duong E, Tudor F, Platt S.
Aims The purpose of this study was to attempt to quantify the impact of skateboarding-related injuries on our local orthopaedic service. METHOD Every presentation to the emergency departments of Gold Coast health public hospitals was retrospectivel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news