FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Blue Cross partner on health-disparities exhibition
The Minneapolis Institute of Art and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota are collaborating on a public art exhibition that will highlight the disparities in health care between different races in Minnesota. Titled "Racism as a public health crisis," the project began in September when Blue Cross and MIA worked with various Minneapolis-based artists to teach virtual workshops about idea generation and art collaboration to students from North High School in Minneapolis, Como Park High School in St.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Naasir Akailvi Source Type: news

58% of U.S. women of reproductive age —40 million women—live in states hostile to abortion rights
(Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Who has abortions in the United States (part 1)
Provides an overview of U.S. abortion patients by age, income and parental status (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Briefing 57: Better together: A public health model for mentally healthier integrated care systems
Better together: A public health model for mentally healthier integrated care systems outlines how integrated care systems can adopt a public health model to use their budgets, powers and influence to support better mental health outcomes for all. Involving all NHS bodies and local authorities in 42 areas covering the whole of England, integrated care systems have an increasingly important role to play in organising health and care and addressing the wider factors that influence people's health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: with cases on the rise, will ‘plan B’ be enough in England? – podcast
Many experts have called for the reintroduction of some public health measures to reduce transmission rates. However, the government has repeatedly said it is not yet bringing in its ‘plan B’ for England. Madeleine Finlay speaks to science correspondent Nicola Davis about what it could entail and whether it would help us avoid the need for more stringent and longer-lasting measures down the lineContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlayand Anand Jagatia Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Health England Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Moves to Strengthen Human Vaccine, Drug Trial Legislation
[New Times] The Government of Rwanda on Monday, October 25, tabled before Parliament's Chamber of Deputies a "draft law relating to research on a human participant" in a move meant to help the country meet international medicine and vaccine trial standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TEST Part 2 of Who has abortions in the United States
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Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

TEST Part 2 of Who has abortions in the United States?
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Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

TEST Part 1 of our short video explaining the facts about abortion
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Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The world was woefully unprepared for a pandemic. Let ’s be ready for the next one | Elhadj As Sy
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board is calling for a coherent action plan to counter future health emergenciesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo years ago, three months before coronavirus erupted, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)issued a warning to the international community that a pandemic was only a matter of time, and that the world was not prepared. Tragically, we were proved right.After 20 months of Covid-19, with nearly five million directly attributed deaths and economic devastation, we say again that the world is not prepared. It has neither the capacity to en...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elhadj As Sy Tags: Global development Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news World Health Organization World Bank Global economy Source Type: news

Majority of COVID deaths in Sweden and the UK are among the fully vaccinated
(Natural News) Fully vaccinated individuals made up the vast majority of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Sweden and the United Kingdom in the last month, according to government data. This is in line with the rise in breakthrough cases and deaths in Western countries. Sweden’s Public Health Agency reported earlier that of the 130 COVID-19 deaths between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Keep Americans Healthy, The Administration Must Regain Credibility
This credibility issue is a threat to public health both now and in the future. Covid-19 numbers may be falling these days but, in many respects, the coronavirus is still a generational threat to public health which demands the best efforts of government and private citizens alike to keep at bay. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

Perspectives on Disability Integration at the Red Cross
It was easy for Chris Higgins to say yes to the American Red Cross when they offered him his first job right out of college. He was burned out and ... The post Perspectives on Disability Integration... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster american red cross disability integration Disaster Response Preparedness Source Type: news

H & S survey reveals members feel less safe now than a year ago
Last month, UNISON surveyed its health and safety representatives to understand more about the issues members are facing in their workplaces. Nearly half of respondents said that their employer had not improved ventilation and air circulation in their workplace, with 36% saying that they feel less safe in the workplace now, than they did 12 months ago. Just under a quarter of respondents reported that their COVID-19 risk assessments had not been reviewed in the last six months and one in four reported that their employers had not carried out individual risk assessments for more vulnerable workers. Almost three-quarters of ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 25, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

Analysis of media reporting of suicidal behavior in Nigeria - Olibamoyo O, Ola B, Coker O, Adewuya A, Onabola A.
This study was designed to analyze the content, quality, and adherence of media reporting of suicidal behavior in Nigeria from 2016 to 2019 using the responsible reporting on suicide guidelines by the World Health Organization. Also, to note t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Histopathological profile of fatal snake bite autopsy cases in a tertiary care center in South India - Sathish K, Shaha KK, Patra AP, Rekha JS.
Snake bite is a major public health problem, especially in the tropical areas of the world, which the World Health Organization aims to eradicate. According to the National Crime Records Bureau in India, where agriculture is the mainstay of employment attr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Good Samaritan drug overdose act awareness among people who use drugs in British Columbia, Canada: this article is related directly to the 6th International Law Enforcement & Public Health (LEPH) Virtual Conference in March 2021 - Mehta A, Moustaqim-Barrette A, Papamihali K, Xavier J, Graham B, Williams S, Buxton JA.
INTRODUCTION: To address the increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Canada the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) was enacted in May 2017. The GSDOA aims to reduce concerns of police attending overdose events and encourage bystanders to c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Identification of non-fatal opioid overdose cases using 9-1-1 computer assisted dispatch and prehospital patient clinical record variables - Ajumobi O, Verdugo SR, Labus B, Reuther P, Lee B, Koch B, Davidson PJ, Wagner KD.
We described patterns of non-fatal opioid overdoses (NFOODs) in a small western region using data from the 9-1-1 Computer Ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Physical violence and associated factors among women of reproductive age in Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia - Kassa ZY, Abeje A, Ashegu T, Hadra N.
This study aimed to assess physical violence and associated factors among women of reproductive age. METHOD: A community-based cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Injury mortality in permanent residents in Hubei, 2019 - Jingju P, Mengge Z, Lan Z, Yumeng T, Qian L, Tianjing H.
OBJECTIVE Injury is a major public health problem worldwide, causing substantial burden of population health loss. It is crucial to analyze the mortality burden caused by injury in Hubei province for the prevention and control of injury. METHODS Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Predictors of intimate partner violence in patients attending general health services at rural health facilities in Makueni county, Kenya - Mutiso V, Musyimi C, Rebello T, Gitonga I, Tele A, Pike K, Ndetei D.
PURPOSE : Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant but preventable public health problem. IPV can take the form of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse between two people who are in an intimate relationship. Despite the short and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Practical steps towards identifying and assisting victims of domestic violence - Davison J, Frizzell W, Chien J.
Domestic violence is prevalent among psychiatric patients; however, utilization of screening, safety, and legal interventions is low among mental health practitioners. In this column, the authors review interventions that can assist with the identification... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The male body politic: straight strippers, gay spaces, and queer masculinities - Laguna Maqueda OE.
Studies of women and gender relations promoted by feminist movements have had a steady progress, which has allowed recognizing many of the phenomena, characteristics and experiences of women, while studies of men have been late and narrowly limited themsel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The micro-situational context of sexual offences against adult women: unpacking the role of guardianship intensity in disruption - Cook A, Leclerc B, Reynald DM, Wortley R.
The current study explores the way guardianship is perceived by offenders and the extent to which it affects the likelihood of disruption in sexual offences against adult females. Specifically, we compare the micro-situational contexts in which sexual offe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Why aren't national suicide prevention programs working? - Goldney RD.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The influence of street network features on robberies around public housing communities - Kelsay JD, Haberman CP.
Previous research has consistently identified a crime spillover effect from public housing communities. However, variation in spillover between communities has also been observed. Drawing upon environmental criminology and recent advancements in crime and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Reframing suicide: queer diasporic and Indigenous imaginaries - Jafri B.
This article engages relational critique to examine trans/femme/bisexual South Asian Canadian filmmaker Vivek Shraya's short film I want to kill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Voices in the background: environmental degradation and climate change as driving forces of violence against indigenous women - Csev ár S.
Adopted on the fifteenth anniversary of resolution 1325, Security Council resolution 2242 has recognized for the first time the substantial link between climate change and the "Women, Peace and Security" (WPS) framework. Despite this landmark resolution, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

A new accident prediction model for highway-rail grade crossings using the USDOT formula variables - Mathew J, Benekohal RF.
This paper presents the ZINDOT model, a methodology utilizing a zero-inflated negative binomial model with the variables used in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) accident prediction formula, to determine the expected accident count at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Family crisis counselling with domestic violence undertone - Ekwe CN.
This article explored family crisis counselling associated with domestic violence (DV); conceptualized family crisis as a situation that distresses the normal functioning of the family and requires a new set of responses to the cause of the perceived or ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Applying behavioural activation (BA) and simulation-based learning (SBL) approaches to enhance MSW students' competence in suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention (SRAPI) - Lee E, Kourgiantakis T.
Providing adequate training on suicide assessment and intervention for students is of utmost importance in social work education. Given students' anxiety around working with clients who have potential risk of suicide, scholars underline the benefits of exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Progress in research of population health measurement and evaluation - Wei W, Zheng L, Junting L, Lanfang X, Runhua Z, Chen C, Lijie W, Ruiying L, Wenjing Z, Xiao Q, Hongyan Y.
With the transformation of disease spectrums and medical patterns, the scopes, contents, methods and metrics of health measurement and evaluation have also undergone profound changes. This review summarized and introduced the progress of research in health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Research in hard-to-reach populations: challenges and strategies for conducting sexual violence studies in applicants for international protection beyond the European General Data Protection Regulation - De Schrijver L, Cismaru Inescu A, Hahaut B, Vandeviver C, Nisen L, Keygnaert I.
BACKGROUND: Conducting research in hard-to-reach populations such as applicants for international protection (AIPs) brings along a number of research challenges. This is especially true for sexual violence (SV) research. METHODS: We developed a stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Accounting for previous events to model and predict traffic accidents at the road segment level: a study in Valencia (Spain) - Briz-Red ón, Iftimi A, Montes F.
Predicting the occurrence of traffic accidents is essential for establishing preventive measures and reducing the impact of traffic accidents. In particular, it is fundamental to make predictions using fine spatio-temporal units. In this paper, the daily r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Addressing inequal risk exposure in the development of automated vehicles - Dietrich M.
Automated vehicles (AVs) are expected to operate on public roads, together with non-automated vehicles and other road users such as pedestrians or bicycles. Recent ethical reports and guidelines raise worries that AVs will introduce injustice or reinforce ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Estimation of traffic demand at freeway work zones - Kwon E, Park C.
An iterative process, combining a macroscopic simulator and a set of the traffic demand-change estimation models, is developed to estimate the traffic demand at work zones in urban freeway corridors.The process is designed to capture the interaction betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Workers survived from commuting road crashes: who are they? - Sahak NH, Mani KKC, Hamedon TR, Rampal KG, Vythialingam K.
Commuting road crashes are road traffic crashes that involve workers while travelling in the course of work. The more worker travels, the higher the probability of the occurrence of commuting road crashes. The aim of this study was to determine baseline so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Role of club doctors in the mental health management of Australian rules football players: a Delphi study - Weber B, Bos J, Clancy EM, Menon R, Cross T, Hall K.
Professional team athletes experience a range of mental health problems, both sports and non-sports related. However, there is limited information available for those charged with responsibility for managing these mental health conditions, particularly wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Do housing vacancies induce more crime? A spatiotemporal regression analysis - Chen X, Rafail P.
This study aims to investigate the longitudinal associations between patterns of housing vacancies, neighborhood social disorder, and crime in the city of New Orleans. Using large-scale administrative and contextual data collected from the year 2012 to 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Effective measure for accident prevention onboard sea vessels--improvements on 4M4E analysis - Kunieda Y, Ino A, Kashima H, Murai K.
This study aims to reduc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender inequality as the determinant of human trafficking in Rwanda - Gacinya J.
Gender inequality is built on the premise that women have been marginalized in all aspects of life and this has resulted in poverty which is a function of human trafficking. The purpose of this study is to investigate the contribution of gender inequality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Going off the grid: assessing sentencing departures for individuals convicted of sexual offenses - Cole K, Rydberg J, Cassidy M.
This research examines factors associated with departures from sentencing guidelines for a sample of individuals convicted of sexual offenses in Pennsylvania between 2004 and 2015 (N  = 26,093). We contribute to the literature on the sentencing of these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Incarceration trajectories of women who are mothers: a nationally representative study of state and federal prisoners - Zhao Q, Cepeda A, Chou CP, Valdez A.
This study used a nationally representative dataset of state and federal prisoners to identify and characterize subgr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Safety effectiveness evaluation of raised pedestrian crossings in Ho Chi Minh City - Vuong TQ.
Traffic crashes are one of the immediate and long-term serious problems all over the world including Vietnam. Speed is one of the direct causes of a crash. In recent years, Ho Chi Minh City has synchronously implemented many measures to manage speed, in pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Social media campaigns addressing gender-based violence: policy entrepreneurship and advocacy networks - Stabile B, Purohit H, Hattery A.
Social media campaigns on Twitter are one of their primary strategies used by organizations aiming to mitigate the global problem of gender-based violence (GBV). Social media has been touted as a transformative force in social movements, affecting the infl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Black effect: reimagining racial threat through a Black absolute status lens - Henry TKS.
Sentencing scholars have established the importance of examining how contextual-level factors influence judicial decision-making. Several studies have tested whether the presence of, or change in, minority populations--indicators of racial threat--impact d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The effects of justice judgments on police legitimacy across urban neighborhoods: a test of the invariance thesis - Reisig MD, Flippin M, Me ško G, Trinkner R.
The invariance thesis posits that the effects of procedural justice judgments on police legitimacy beliefs are consistent across a variety of contexts, including urban neighborhoods. An alternative argument, one steeped in the relational model of authority... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding violence by non-state armed groups: the case of the RUF - Dudek N.
This paper uses a case study of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front to help explain when and where non-state armed groups (NSAGs) use violence, and what type of violence such groups use. The first part of the paper compares 'ideological' and 'instrum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Women and the rhetoric of safety: the impact of policy framing on attitudes toward discriminatory policies - Wemlinger E.
The expansion of the rights for many in the LGBT community across the US along with the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling has created a backlash in many states against the LGBT community. This backlash has recently been furthered by even more restr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news