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Climate Change, Hurricanes, and Health Climate Change, Hurricanes, and Health
In this commentary, the authors address the causal attribution of severe and extreme weather events to climate change and its associated health consequences.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Care Team Surveys Can Augment Mortality Reviews
(MedPage Today) -- Surveys glean information not otherwise found in traditional mortality reviews (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Up to a million Britons use steroids for looks not sport
Health warnings as image culture drives usage of performance-enhancing drugs Up to 1 million people in the UK are taking anabolic steroids and other image- and performance-enhancing drugs (IPEDs) to change the way they look, public health experts and doctors have said.This ranges from teenagers seeking the perfect physique to elderly men hoping to hang on to youthful looks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Health Body image Men's health Science Drugs Society UK news Source Type: news

Answering 3 Dreaded Interview Questions
(MedPage Today) -- Here's how to be prepared (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GOP Schedules Early Monday Vote on Shutdown
(MedPage Today) -- Bill would keep government running through Feb. 8 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds
(University of Cambridge) First study to model the organizations behind trade in illegal border crossings shows no 'Mafia-like' monopoly of routes from Africa into Europe. Instead, myriad independent smugglers compete in open markets that have emerged at every stage of the journey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of learning and memory problems in OCD helps young people unlock potential at school
(University of Cambridge) Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems, according to research published today. The findings have already been used to assist adolescents with OCD obtain the help they needed at school to realize their potential -- including helping one individual go on to university. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption in late teens can lead to liver problems in adulthood
(Elsevier) Alcohol is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and liver-related deaths. Results of a large long-term study in Sweden have confirmed that drinking during late adolescence could be the first step towards liver problems in adulthood and that guidelines for safe alcohol intake in men might have to be revised downwards, reports the Journal of Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences
(University College London) Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.The largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy, published today in Brain, shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed, even in types of epilepsy that are typically considered to be more benign if seizures are under control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing GP opening hours might be unlikely to ease rising burden of A & E visits
(Imperial College London) A new study has found no correlation between satisfaction with GP opening hours and the number of visits to A&E in England. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans
(University of Bristol) Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects. For the first time University of Bristol engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam. This discovery could enable the manipulation of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements within the body. The discovery could even lead to levitating humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Spending Bill with CHIP Extension Fails
(MedPage Today) -- Also, religious freedom gets an office at HHS (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Syrian children succumb to freezing temperatures while crossing into Lebanon – UNICEF
At least 12 Syrians, including two children, lost their lives to the bitter cold in eastern Lebanon as they tried to enter the country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Saturday, warning that there are fears more could be trapped along the route. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With Clock Ticking, Senate Fails to Vote on Spending Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Government funding expired at 12:01 a.m. Saturday (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises
CDC is creating two notice of funding opportunities (NOFOs) to improve the U.S. public health system's response to crises: 1) one to fund governmental health departments when responding to an emergency, and 2) another to fund eligible organizations to provide critical technical assistance and other forms of support to parties involved in an emergency response. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small PFS Bump in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical vs statistical significance in trial of first-line ramucirumab (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2018 National Tribal Public Health Summit
May 22-24, 2018; Prior Lake, MN. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Defunct Wisconsin Foundry Fined in Asbestos Exposure Case
A Wisconsin court ordered the corporate owner of a shuttered foundry to pay more than $500,000 in fines and medical expenses for exposing workers to toxic asbestos. Grede Holdings LLC, which was indicted last March, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Wisconsin to violating a provision of the Clean Air Act. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Grede acknowledged supervisors at its plant in Berlin, Wisconsin, negligently ordered numerous employees in January 2012 to remove asbestos-containing insulation material from the roof of an inactive industrial oven. “The company fai...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Axle & Manufacturing asbestos abatement procedures Berlin Wisconsin Bowntown Wisconsin Brad Ostendorf Christy McNamee Clean Air Act environmental protection agency foundry asbestos exposure Grede LLC medical monitoring for mes Source Type: news

New Death Registry Rollout May Improve Vital Statistics
The state of Texas is giving new life to system that records how people died, and Texas doctors are optimistic it will be easier to use and will lead to more accurate death records, which collect vital data used to monitor public health. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Rate Among U.S. Adults Remains at 15%
(MedPage Today) -- Racial and ethnic disparities in smoking persist (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Health Education Week - October 15-19, 2018
This week-long celebration brings attention to a major public health issue and promotes understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public's health. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NNPHI 2018 Annual Conference and Public Health Workforce Forum
May 22-24, 2018; New Orleans, LA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ecological approaches to an age-friendly Portland and Multnomah County - DeLaTorre A, Neal MB.
This article describes the ong... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among college students and same-aged peers: results from the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys - Mortier P, Auerbach RP, Alonso J, Axinn WG, Cuijpers P, Ebert DD, Green JG, Hwang I, Kessler RC, Liu H, Nock MK, Pinder-Amaker S, Sampson NA, Zaslavsky AM, Abdulmalik J, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Benjet C, Demyttenaere K, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Gureje O, Haro JM, Hu C, Huang Y, de Jonge P, Karam EG, Kiejna A, Kovess-Masf éty V, Lee S, McGrath JJ, O'Neill S, Nakov V, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Rapsey C, Viana MC, Xavier M, Bruffaerts R.
PURPOSE: The primary aims are to (1) obtain representative prevalence estimates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) among college students worldwide and (2) investigate whether STB is related to matriculation to and attrition from college. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA Announces New Approach to Recalls
(MedPage Today) -- New guidance outlines changes to food, drug, medical devices, and cosmetic recalls (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Facing 21st Century Public Health Threats: Our Nation's Preparedness and Response Capabilities, Part 2
January 23, 2018 10:00am ET; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

So You ’ve Got the Flu. Now What?
Chills, a high fever and severe body aches. These are just a few of the symptoms that are associated with the flu. Trust me, I’ve been there. Initially, I thought ... The post So You’ve... {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 - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Victoria Ward Tags: Health & Safety Preparedness first aid app flu flu safety red cross Source Type: news

Getting Sick on the Weekend
(MedPage Today) -- Is weekend hospital care worse? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

American Health Podcast
Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Public Health: Reconciling the Pulls of Practice and the Push of Research (January 2018)
Article reviews principles of EBPH, the importance of capacity building to advance evidence-based approaches, promising approaches for capacity building, and future areas for research and practice.(Annual Review of Public Health) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK now in grip of ‘most significant’ flu season for seven years
Seasonal influenza levels have continued to rise in the last week across the UK, according to Public Health England, with the country now experiencing the most significant flu season since 2010-11. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Occupational therapy improves health, quality of life of young adults with diabetes
(University of Southern California) New results from a University of Southern California-led research study demonstrates the distinct value of occupational therapy for improving the health and quality of life of young adults living with diabetes. Research participants who completed the occupational therapy intervention program significantly improved their average blood glucose levels, diabetes-related quality of life and habits for checking blood glucose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Algorithm increases employment opportunities for refugees
(ETH Zurich) A data-driven approach could help increase employment levels for asylum seekers in Switzerland from 15 to 26 percent. Social scientists from Switzerland and the US, in collaboration with ETH's Public Policy Group, reached this conclusion in the journal Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teaming up to prepare for emergencies: JRC data helps international community
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, joins forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Trump support climbed in areas with recent Latino population growth
(University of California - Riverside) According to three political scientists from the University of California, Riverside, Donald Trump's promise to build a 'great wall' spanning the border separating the United States and Mexico, as well as subsequent remarks describing Mexican immigrants as 'criminals' and 'rapists,' had a galvanizing effect on his voter base in the initial stages of his campaign, particularly in areas of the country that had experienced considerable Latino population growth in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA researcher to examine cured-in-place pipe technology
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington expert in pipe technology is investigating whether steam sealing of repaired pipes release a noxious fume and how dangerous that is to people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Down syndrome 'super genome'
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Only 20 percent of fetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term. But how do they manage to survive the first trimester of pregnancy despite this heavy handicap? Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL have found that children born with Down syndrome have an excellent genome -- better than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. It is possible that this genome offsets the disabilities caused by the extra chromosome, helping the fetus to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Institut Catal à de Nanoci è ncia i Nanotecnologia have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a possible mechanism for stimulating the cell response and guiding it throughout the fracture repair process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover how treating eczema could also alleviate asthma
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adaptive immune response: New cofactor of roquin identified
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Roquin has a key role in the adaptive immune response. It controls the activation and differentiation of T cells and thus helps to make the decisions whether or not and which type of immune response will be mounted. Now, a team of scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen in cooperation have identified NUFIP2, a protein with a previously unknown function, as cofactor of Roquin and discovered that NUFIP2 enhances Roquin's regulatory function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How metal scaffolds enhance the bone healing process
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) In cooperation with colleagues from the Wyss Institute at Harvard, researchers from the Julius Wolff Institute, the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, and Charit é 's Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery have shown how mechanically optimized constructs known as titanium-mesh scaffolds help optimize bone regeneration. The researchers' findings have been reported in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis
(University of Turku) According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The number of diagnosed adolescents increased especially for girls in the younger cohort. The results of the study conducted by the University of Turku, Finland, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) were published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postoperative wound monitoring app can reduce readmissions and improve patient care
(American College of Surgeons) A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A stopwatch for nanofluids: NIST files provisional patent for microflowmeter
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of liquids -- as small as nanoliters per minute. The invention is designed to fill an urgent need in the rapidly expanding field of microfluidics, in which precisely measuring tiny flow rates is critical. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National school lunch program aces safety test
(University of Connecticut) The National School Lunch Program's (NSLP) strict safety standards work, according to a new University of Connecticut study that found food safety standards for ground beef supplied to the program are highly effective in keeping harmful bacteria out of school lunches nationwide. However, ground beef that fails NSLP inspection can be sold to other vendors, eventually making its way onto consumers' plates, meaning ground beef sold to schools may be the safest on the market. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine are part of an international team that has identified how the inactive or latent form of GDF8, a signaling protein also known as myostatin responsible for limiting muscle, is activated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wiley Partners with Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) to provide member access to health science research
(Wiley) The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) has enhanced its partnership with global research and learning company, John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B) to provide members with access to the full collection of journals published on Wiley Online Library. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. This research offers a way to predict the onset of lung disease in children with CF and suggests a larger role for preventive therapies, such as hypertonic saline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain
(Loyola University Health System) Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news