Rollout of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Saved Lives, Health Care Dollars
THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contributed to substantial public health impact and vaccine-preventable cost savings in the first year of its U.S. rollout, according to a study published online May 15 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Monkeypox and Should You Be Worried?
A case of the rare and potentially dangerous monkeypox has been confirmed in the U.S., with two news cases appearing in the U.K., bringing the total number there to nine. The infected Massachusetts man had recently traveled to Canada and is now receiving treatment in hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Health said the case poses no risk to the public. It’s the first reported infection in the U.S. so far this year and follows reports of scattered cases in Europe. In addition, health officials in Canada are investigating up to 13 cases in Montreal, Radio-Canada...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Damian Shepherd and Alex Millson / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire Disease healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

WHO clears China's CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising
The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A System for Computational Assessment of Hand Hygiene Techniques.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a six-step hand hygiene technique. Although multiple studies have reported that this technique yields inadequate skin coverage outcomes, they have relied on manual labeling that provided low-resolution estimations of skin coverage outcomes. We have developed a computational system to precisely quantify hand hygiene outcomes and provide high-resolution skin coverage visualizations, thereby improving hygiene techniques. We identified frequently untreated areas located at the dorsal side of the hands around the abductor digiti minimi and the first dorsal interosseous. We also est...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Are Oral Swabs the Future of TB Testing?
[spotlight] The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year 40% of people who fall ill with tuberculosis (TB) globally are not diagnosed. There is thus an urgent need for faster, safe, and more convenient TB tests. The current gold standard of testing still requires people to cough up sputum, something that some people and children, in particular, struggle with. The coughing up of sputum also poses an infection risk to healthcare workers collecting sputum samples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Concerned Over Polio Outbreak in Southeastern Africa
[VOA] The World Health Organization says authorities in Mozambique have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country's northeastern Tete province has contracted the disease. It becomes the second case of wild poliovirus confirmed in southern Africa this year, following a case in Malawi in mid-February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harassment of Health Officials: A Threat to the Public's Health Harassment of Health Officials: A Threat to the Public's Health
The director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials highlights the persecution and mental distress public health professionals have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaccination Linked to Reduction in Long COVID Symptoms
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination appeared to reduce the likelihood of continuing symptoms of long COVID, British researchers found. Among adults who were first infected with the virus and then received a COVID-19 vaccine, one dose was linked to... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 19, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Massachusetts Man Is Infected With Monkeypox
The case, the first in the U.S. this year, follows unusual clusters discovered in Europe and Canada. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Medicine and Health Great Britain Disease Rates Viruses Public Health Department (Mass) Canada Europe Massachusetts Smallpox Source Type: news

Rare monkeypox case confirmed in Massachusetts
The virus was found in a man who had recently traveled to Canada, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Wednesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity
Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leadership for Better Health: Evaluation of the RWJF Change Leadership Initiative
The evaluation of the Change Leadership Initiative focuses on cross-initiative learnings based on experiences and outcomes tracked across all four leadership programs. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 18, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Leadership Development Source Type: news

Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a ‘wake-up call’
COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Can't Become Numb After 1 Million COVID Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- *All names have been changed to protect patient privacy The U.S. recently passed a grim milestone: one million COVID-19 deaths. The growing death toll has become so common that people are starting to lose a sense of the degree... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news