Study on strategy for fire safety planning based on local resident cooperation in a preserved historical mountain village in Japan - Li M, Hasemi Y, Nozoe Y, Nagasawa M.
This study focuses on historical mountain villages in Japan. Generally, most of these villages are composed of traditional wooden buildings, and their surrounding environments are very traditional features. However, because of their susceptibility to fire ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Forecasting suicide rates in India: an empirical exposition - Swain PK, Tripathy MR, Priyadarshini S, Acharya SK.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a major social and health issue in India. Yearly statistics show a concerning increasing pattern of suicidal deaths in India which is higher in comparison to the global trend. There is limited evidence regarding historical analysis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

How we got the story of Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark and her courageous, unsung life
Sometimes simple calendar items are the introduction to a really good story. Such was the case of teacher and activist Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark and a small notice about the Altadena Historical Society's Juneteenth celebration of her courageous but little-known life. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

I ’m a Pandemic Dad Who’s Been Covering COVID-19. I Don’t Know How to Think About the Risk Anymore
I’ll say this for the pre-vaccine days: it was far easier to think about risk when the only sensible option—for those lucky enough for it to even be an option—was to hunker down, avoid as much contact with other people as possible, and wait out the storm. But a year of self-imposed isolation, fueled partially by fear and partially by a moral imperative to not infect others, has a way of scrambling your brain in a way that makes it hard to figure out what’s “safe” now that we’ve entered this strange, half-vaccinated liminal phase. After getting my shots this past spring, it took me ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Do long-term natural disasters influence social trust? Empirical evidence from China - Li Y, Li H, Ruan J.
The natural environment is one of the most critical factors that profoundly influences human races. Natural disasters may have enormous effects on individual psychological characteristics. Using China's long-term historical natural disaster dataset from 14... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Epilepsy, violence, and crime. A historical analysis - Gyimesi J.
In the 19th and early 20th century, epilepsy was one of the most investigated disorders in forensic psychiatry and psychology. The possible subsidiary symptoms of epilepsy (such as temporal confusion, alterations of consciousness, or increased aggression) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications
The risk of in-hospital complications and poor birth outcomes were greater in pregnant women with current or historical cancer diagnoses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Text collage from "Transmedia collage: histories of violence and futures of health on Chicago's South Side." - Lagundoye M, Rodriguez G, Bennett I, Brodyn A, Gilliam M.
Transmedia Collage: Histories of Violence and Futures of Health on Chicago's South Side. Transmedia Collage is a historical transmedia project that illustrates how a climate of structural violence has impacted the health and well-being of black adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigating historical hurricane disaster loss data and vulnerable populations: identifying the most impacted census tracts in the Houston metropolitan area - Osiecki KM, Quinsey L, Sambanis A.
BACKGROUND: The research of climate change examines social vulnerability by looking at hazard exposure and susceptibility to that hazard; however, disaster-related data are not factored into vulnerability. Methods: Using Hazus® Hurricane Model, disast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year
(NEW YORK) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends. The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated thos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE/AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Child Pioneers The COVID-19 Child Pioneers
A pediatrician and father reflects on a parent's choice to enroll their children in the COVID vaccine trials and finds a historical parallel.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Blog Source Type: news

Growth in Federal S & E Support to HBCUs Continues to Lag Behind Increases to All Institutions in FY 2019
In FY 2019, federal agency obligations to universities and colleges for science and engineering ( S&E ) activities increased to a historical high of $ 38.1 billion in current dollars, up 8 % from FY 2018. During the same period, obligations for S&E support to historically Black colleges and universities ( HBCUs ) increased at a slower rate, up 7 % between FY 2018 and FY 2019, to $ 341 million. Although the past 2 fiscal years show increased federal obligations for S&E to HBCUs, there is still an overall long-term decline since the early 2000s. Estimates are from the FY 2019 Survey of Federal Science and Enginee...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - July 15, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Study highlights need to replace 'ancestry' in forensics with something more accurate
(North Carolina State University) A new study finds forensics researchers use terms related to ancestry and race in inconsistent ways, and calls for the discipline to adopt a new approach to better account for both the fluidity of populations and how historical events have shaped our skeletal characteristics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Richard Branson ’s Spaceflight Is a Very Big Deal
Depending on how you look at things, Richard Branson did not accomplish terribly much this morning. Yes, the billionaire co-founder of Virgin Galactic woke up intending to go to space today, and yes, he went. Along with two pilots and three other passengers, Branson lifted off aboard his VSS Unity spacecraft shortly before 9:00 a.m. MT, soared 86 km (53.5 miles) up, arced into space for four minutes of weightlessness and then glided gently back to Earth, landing on a runway in the Mojave Desert. Fine. Noted. But history will recall that the flight occurred more than 60 years after Alan Shepard flew the same popgun trajecto...
Source: TIME: Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Jeff Bezos-Richard Branson Space Race Is About More Than Two Billionaires ’ Egos
Nobody is selling Team Bezos or Team Branson t-shirts just yet. The competition between billionaires Jeff Bezos (founder of Blue Origin) and Richard Branson (co-founder of Virgin Galactic) to see who can be first to space may never have the historical cachet of Red Sox versus Yankees, Lincoln versus Douglas, Hamilton versus Burr, but it’s a hot contest all the same. This Sunday, July 11, it could reach its pinnacle, when Branson, along with three other Virgin Galactic corporate officers and two pilots, take off aboard their VSS Unity space plane to attempt a suborbital mission that will earn all six their astronaut w...
Source: TIME: Science - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

City Heat is Worse if You ’re Not Rich or White. The World’s First Heat Officer Wants to Change That
Jane Gilbert knows she doesn’t get the worst of the sticky heat and humidity that stifles Miami each summer. She lives in Morningside, a coastal suburb of historically preserved art deco and Mediterranean-style single-family homes. Abundant trees shade the streets and a bay breeze cools residents when they leave their air conditioned cars and homes. “I live in a place of privilege and it’s a beautiful area,” says Gilbert, 58, over Zoom in early June, shortly after beginning her job as the world’s first chief heat officer, in Miami Dade county. “But you don’t have to go far to see t...
Source: TIME: Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Source Type: news

Terrorism-related chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear attacks: a historical global comparison influencing the emergence of counter-terrorism medicine - Tin D, Granholm F, Hart A, Ciottone GR.
BACKGROUND: Terrorist attacks are growing in complexity, increasing concerns around the use of chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear (CBRN) agents. This has led to increasing interest in Counter-Terrorism Medicine (CTM) as a Disaster Medicine (DM) s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What does it mean to heal from historical trauma? - Avalos N.
Native American peoples' health is impacted by structural legacies of settler colonialism, including land dispossession, racism, and poverty. Responding with care to individuals and communities experiencing past and present traumatic stress from genocide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cerebral edema in traumatic brain injury: a historical framework for current therapy - Zusman BE, Kochanek PM, Jha RM.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purposes of this narrative review are to (1) summarize a contemporary view of cerebral edema pathophysiology, (2) present a synopsis of current management strategies in the context of their historical roots (many of which date back m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The rise and fall of elephants
(Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung) Earth-historical events such as ice ages or the shifting of continental plates are mainly responsible for the evolutionary success of proboscideans, but also for their decline. This is the main conclusion of a study published this week in Nature Ecology& Evolution by an international research team from Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Germany and Argentina with the participation of the Museum f ü r Naturkunde Berlin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Confederate Statues Targeted for Removal From U.S. Capitol
The House voted 285-120 to remove statues of Confederates and other historical figures who advocated for slavery or white supremacy from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demented mother, maniac with a gun, madman: prejudicial language use in historical newspaper coverage of multiple-child murders in New Zealand - Tyler F.
PURPOSE: One of the objectives of this research was to identify whether "mad", "bad" and "sad" frames, identified in modern news reporting in other Western nations, are also evident in historical newspapers in New Zealand, a nation geographically distant. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Protective factors as a unifying framework for strength-based intervention and culturally responsive American Indian and Alaska Native suicide prevention - Allen J, Wexler L, Rasmus S.
The ongoing challenge of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth suicide is a public health crisis of relatively recent historical origin inadequately addressed by contemporary prevention science. A promising development in AIAN suicide prevention h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Severe and complex youth depression: clinical and historical features of young people attending a tertiary mood disorders clinic - Rice SM, McKechnie B, Cotton S, Brooker A, Pilkington V, Youzchalveen B, Schmaal L, Davey CG.
AIM: The concept of severe and complex youth depression has evolved from clinical experience. Here we conducted a file audit study to evaluate supporting data for the construct. METHODS: A retrospective file audit was undertaken with 84 consecutive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Decoding humans' survival from coronaviruses
(University of Adelaide) An international team of researchers co-led by the University of Adelaide and the University of Arizona has analysed the genomes of more than 2,500 modern humans from 26 worldwide populations, to better understand how humans have adapted to historical coronavirus outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Take a Delicious Virtual Tour of Italy ’s Famed Emilia-Romagna Region | Members Only Access
Culinary paradise caters to all appetites — from authentic street food to Michelin-rated restaurants ... Bookmark this page to watch noted food historian Francine Segan’s talk about “Food Valley” a... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are you supporting the health of your LGBTQ employees?
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees are viewed by many employers as valuable assets to their organizations as well as a critical component to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace. Employers are also invested in providing health care and other benefits in order to have a healthy productive workforce, as well as to attract and retain diverse talent. However, the LGBTQ community has faced historical barriers to accessing and receiving culturally … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: MIchael B. Garrett Source Type: news

In Texas-Mexico Border Towns, COVID-19 Has Had an Unconscionably High Death Toll
Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the poorest middle schools in El Paso, Texas. He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and his suave personal style—“he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s,” says his niece, Ruby Montana. While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February 2021 was part of a devastating statistic: He was one of thousands of deaths in Texas border counties—where coronavirus mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: René Kladzyk, Phil Galewitz and Elizabeth Lucas | El Paso Matters and KHN Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

For HIV/AIDS Survivors, COVID-19 Reawakened Old Trauma —And Renewed Calls for Change
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted a rare lung infection among five otherwise healthy gay men in Los Angeles, Calif. Though they didn’t know it at the time, the scientists had written about what would turn out to be one of the historical moments that launched the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. Since then, HIV/AIDS has killed an estimated 35 million people, including 534,000 people in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018 alone, according to UNAIDS, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in modern history. Over...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Women in GI: Career-Spanning Strategies to Overcome Gender Bias Women in GI: Career-Spanning Strategies to Overcome Gender Bias
The gender gap in gastroenterology persists, gaining even greater significance within the"historical moment" of a pandemic and growing cognizance of systemic sexism and racism, according to experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Exposed the Faults in America ’s Elder Care System. This Is Our Best Shot to Fix Them
For the American public, one of the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic to come was a tragedy at a nursing home near Seattle. On Feb. 29, 2020, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State announced the U.S. had its first outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Three people in the area had tested positive the day before; two of them were associated with Life Care Center of Kirkland, and officials expected more to follow soon. When asked what steps the nursing home could take to control the spread, Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, said he was working w...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging COVID-19 feature franchise Magazine TIME for Health Source Type: news

GLM-based flexible monitoring methods: an application to real-time highway safety surveillance - Jamal A, Mahmood T, Riaz M, Al-Ahmadi HM.
Statistical modeling of historical crash data can provide essential insights to safety managers for proactive highway safety management. While numerous studies have contributed to the advancement from the statistical methodological front, minimal research ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Your Pandemic Habits May Fade Away —But the Strength and Wisdom You Gained Won’t
Since the pandemic began, the think-piece economy has churned out countless articles about how our world—work, medical care, cities, transit, social interactions—will be different when it finally ends. But will we be different after the pandemic? Judging by the fact that a New York Times essay titled, “You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic” quickly became a meme this past spring, it’s safe to say lots of people have changed over the last year-plus. How the pandemic changed your life, of course, depends very much on how you lived before it. A childless white-collar worker who spent a...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Public Health Source Type: news

Superwoman, racial identity, and teen dating violence victimization among young Black women - Debnam KJ, Milam AJ, Finigan-Carr N.
Young Black women consistently report the highest rates of teen dating violence (TDV) in the United States. They are also navigating a world in which they are facing historical marginalization and intersectional oppression. The Superwoman stereotypic role,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

El nacimiento del pueblo mestizo: critical discourse on historical trauma, community resilience and healing - Cacari Stone L, Avila M, Duran B.
PURPOSE. Historical trauma has been widely applied to American Indian/Alaska Native and other Indigenous populations and includes dimensions of language, sociocultural, and land losses and associated physical and mental disorders, as well as economic hards... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Is Excluding Millions of Citizens
This article aims to unpack the SOP, and argues how the government’s efforts, though a step in the right direction, are grossly inadequate to help the most vulnerable. Key issues with the clauses outlined in the document:   Vulnerable populations seem to be an afterthought, at best The system of vaccination assumes universal access to the internet, smartphones, Aadhaar, OTP, English, and digital literacy. The reality is that in 2020, smartphone penetration rate in India was only around 42 percent, while the internet was accessible to 45 percent According to the 2011 Census, India has 400,000 houseless families,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Source Type: news

New Yorkers by Craig Taylor review
The oral historian takes the winning formula of 2011’s Londoners over the Atlantic to reveal a city more fearful, but still full of dreamers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belmont Stakes 2021: Separating the contenders with DRF Formulator
By historical standards, the eight-runner field in the Belmont Stakes is already small. It’s even smaller considering three entrants are... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Phase Results of MYLUNG Consortium Provide Historical View of Biomarker Testing Patterns and Identify Data Gaps for Ongoing Prospective Research
Over 80 percent of non-small cell lung cancer detected at Stage 4Fewer than 50 percent of patients had five or more biomarker testsMedian time from diagnosis to first-line therapy is about five weeks (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - June 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Suicide in anaesthetists: a systematic review - Plunkett E, Costello A, Yentis SM, Hawton K.
Evidence suggests that healthcare professionals are at an increased risk of dying by suicide, with anaesthetists at particularly high risk. However, much of the data on which this is based are historical. With a focus on the epidemiology and methods used, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Salt marshes trap microplastics in their sediments, creating record of human plastic use
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Ecosystems Center report that microplastics have been accumulating in salt marshes for decades, creating a historical record of human plastic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is contemporary political violence? An interview with Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou - Ould Mohamedou MM, Adraoui MA.
Should "jihadist" violence be analyzed as a specificity of contemporary global conflict, or should we instead look at it in terms of broader and more encompassing historical dynamics, dynamics that characterize other religious traditions, as much as the ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The historian's self-reflection and American racism - Loewenberg P.
In March 1997 a distinguished historian, Professor Joel Williamson of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wrote a self-reflective essay in the Journal of American History (JAH) in which he examined why he, as a born and bred Southerner, could no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Germany agrees to pay Namibia €1.1bn over historical Herero-Nama genocide
It is understood the text of the joint declaration will call German atrocities ‘genocide’ but omit the words ‘reparations’ or ‘compensation’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Americans are nearly HALF as likely to get a Covid vaccine than whites
Historical and recent traumas have made black Americans likely to distrust the medical establishment. Black participants were twice as likely to refuse a COVID vaccine in a newly released survey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Beat Covid, Beat HIV, & Beat Inequality, Find the Money
A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 in the indigenous community of Concordia, Colombia. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres repeated his call for the G20 to establish a Task Force “able to deal with the pharmaceutical companies and other key stakeholders”, which would address equitable vaccine distribution through the COVAX global initiative. Credit: WHO/Nadege MazarsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, May 27 2021 (IPS) In this time of intersecting crises – the Covid crisis, the HIV crisis, the inequality crisis, and more – progress on all these crises is being blocked by another crisis: finan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Widespread coral-algae symbioses endured historical climate changes
(Penn State) One of the most important and widespread reef-building corals, known as cauliflower coral, exhibits strong partnerships with certain species of symbiotic algae, and these relationships have persisted through periods of intense climate fluctuations over the last 1.5 million years, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Surge in nitrogen has turned sargassum into the world's largest harmful algal bloom
(Florida Atlantic University) Using a unique historical baseline (1983-2019), scientists have discovered dramatic changes in the chemistry and composition of Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, transforming this vibrant living organism into a toxic " dead zone. " Results suggest that increased nitrogen availability from natural and anthropogenic sources, including sewage, is supporting blooms of Sargassum and turning a critical nursery habitat into harmful algal blooms with catastrophic impacts on coastal ecosystems, economies, and human health. Globally, harmful algal blooms are related to increased nutrient poll...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fixing the broken patient search experience
Try the following exercise: Google ‘My cancer story rocks’ and read about how dog worming medicine is being enthusiastically discussed on YouTube and Facebook as a cancer cure.   Now imagine what else might be popping up in the billion daily healthcare search engine results, which is the first place most people turn the moment they experience symptoms, long before they contact their doctor. The haphazard nature of many searches may prevent patients seeking the right care, induce them to embrace quackery or reject the very medicines which offer the best treatment. “The results patients are ...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news