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Public production as a key factor for access to antivenoms in the Region of the Americas - Temprano G, Aprea P, Dokmetjian JC.
Injuries caused by venomous animals affect vast areas of Latin America, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania, and pose a serious problem for global public health. Based on an analysis of the current panorama of global production o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Brief report: a network analysis of self-cutting risk among late adolescent girls exposed to dating violence - Gittins Stone DI, DuBois R, DeJesus B, Rodgers RF, Rizzo C.
Adolescent self-directed violence (SDV) is a major public health concern. Adolescent girls exposed to dating violence (DV) are a particularly vulnerable group. Numerous studies have examined the number and type of SDV risk factors, but few examined global ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Better Strength, Better Balance! Partnering to deliver a fall prevention program for older adults - Taing D, McKay K.
SETTING: Falls incur significant health and economic costs, particularly among older adults. Physical activity has been found to be the single most important fall prevention behaviour an older adult can do. This manuscript describes Ottawa Public Health's ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Animal and human bite injuries: a 5-year retrospective study in a large urban public hospital in Venezuela - Gelvez M, Enrique R, Gajos G, Bladimir J, Carvajal D, Luis A.
INTRODUCTION: Animal bite injuries to the head and neck regions are an important public health problem. Most of these bites are from dogs. A 10-year retrospective study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of animal and human bites. MATERIALS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exposure to RF-EMF From Mobile-Phone Base Stations Exposure to RF-EMF From Mobile-Phone Base Stations
Do radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from mobile-phone base stations pose an actual health risk--or are attributed symptoms all in the mind?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Trends in School-Related Victimization of LBG Youths Trends in School-Related Victimization of LBG Youths
While this study indicates that school-related victimization of LGB students has decreased over the last decade, much still remains to be done.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Students' self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study looked at how youths' self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in math and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students' self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years (compared to teens in previous decades) engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today's adolescents are less likely than their predecessors to take part in activities typically undertaken by adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work
Striving to raise up women ’ s pay across the world to equal men ’ s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization ’ s entity promotion of women ’ s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Graham-Cassidy Bill to Repeal ACA on a Tight Timetable
It could pass (MedPage Today) -- but there are only 12 days left to do it (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care
September 18, 2017Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today —and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.Outside the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, I saw a woman emerge from the crowd. She looked frantic with worry and purpose as she approached.She needed the doctor who was accompanying me, or rather his signature on a referral form —a formality that stood between her and the specialized health care she, or perhaps a loved one, needed.I was there last month to visit ourPalestinian Health Capacity Project, which is doing crucial and challenging work to help the Palestinian Ministr...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Community Needs Assessment of the New York City Faith Sector (September 2017)
Report evaluates the capability and capacity of the faith communities in NYC, identifies gaps in communication and coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and provides recommendations on how to best target resources in response to future public health emergencies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Window of opportunity ’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN health agency
Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging governments to step up efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here ’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities with fibromyalgia Lady Gaga lady gaga disease lady gaga fibromyalgia lady gaga tour lady gaga tour cancelled public health what disease does lady gaga have what is fibromyalgia Source Type: news

UAB lands $1.5M from Blue Cross
The UAB School of Public Health has received $1.5 million to establish the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Endowed Chair in Health Economics. This is the first endowed chair for the School of Public Health. “This gift is timely given the changes in our country’s health care industry,” said Dr. Max Michael III, dean of the UAB School of Public Health. “We will use the funds to attract a thought leader in health economics to further the development of our students and ongoing research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Spreads Across Borno State
MSF is ramping up its response in the area around Maiduguri.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor
Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today. Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes – which are the world’s biggest killers, and claim the lives of 15 million people aged 30 to 70 years annually. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Ni ñ os saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos
October 12, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

Bacterial Vaginosis Drug OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves secnidazole for treating common scourge in women's health (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016 (September 2017)
Compendium of 626 U.S. health systems, defined in this analysis to include at least one hospital and at least one group of physicians providing comprehensive care, and who are connected with each other and with the hospital through common ownership or joint management. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
The School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Big Alcohol' Deliberately Downplays Cancer Risk'Big Alcohol' Deliberately Downplays Cancer Risk
Global alcohol producers are downplaying the cancer risks associated with drinking in order to protect profits, just like tobacco firms did, say public health experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

Exploring the Translation of the Results of Hurricane Sandy Research Grants into Policy and Operations: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Proceedings from a July 2017 workshop to explore findings from published Hurricane Sandy research grant projects, examine the impact of the scientific findings on disaster policy and operations, and discuss opportunities to translate the research findings to future preparedness response and recovery efforts. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Researchers are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast malaria outbreaks at the household-level months in advance and prevent them from happening. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program
April 25-27, 2018 Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
Open access report inThe Lancet provides a comprehensive assessment of prevalence, incidence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 328 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Myanmar: Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
MSF is alarmed by the lack of access to health care for those remaining in Rakhine, many of whom depend on humanitarian aid for their survival.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Health Information Technology is Helping Treat and Manage HIV for Patients and Providers
Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day - providing a perfect opportunity to talk about how health information technology (health IT) and electronic health information help doctors better manage the care of patients living with HIV and AIDS and improve the care that they receive. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya: A Trail of Misfortune
A burnt down house in a Rohingya village in northern Rakhine State, a result of sectarian violence in August 2017. Credit: Moe Zaw/VOA/public domainBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 2017 (IPS)Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.In a desperate flight to escape brutal military persecution, men, women and children in the thousands have walked for miles, travelled on rickety fishing boats or waded through the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh Myanmar Rohingyas U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Source Type: news

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the rich cultural influence of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. During this observance, OMH raises awareness of health gaps and provides a platform for national Hispanic/Latino health organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities in helping end health disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home Health Agencies: Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Algorithm Call
October 10, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing Adverse Drug Events (ADEs): Measuring Progress on the ADE Action Plan
September 28, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child Support in the Age of Complex Families: It's Critical, but it's Broken
October 26, 2017 5:00pm; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk, Race & Resilience: Three Dimensions of Health Disparities
September 19, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PART IV: Exemptions
September 28, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. The last in a webinar series on enrolling people in health coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PART III: Plan Design and Selection
September 26, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. The 3rd in a webinar series on helping people enroll in health coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PART II: Determining Household Size and Income
September 21, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. The second webinar in a four-part series on enrolling people in health coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PART I: Premium Tax Credits
September 19, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. As part of the Health Reform: Beyond the Basics project, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is presenting a four-part webinar series on key topics that assisters need to know to help enroll people in health coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building Models and Momentum: Predicting the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies
September 26, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School meal funding crisis puts 1.5 million West, Central African children at risk, UN agency warns
As the 2017-2018 school year starts, more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals, the United Nations food relief agency said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inclusive and sustainable development key to prevent violent extremism – deputy UN chief
Noting that sustainable development and sustainable peace mutually reinforce one another, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for greater investments in basic services and in building equitable societies. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Myanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
Press releaseMyanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be PermittedSeptember 18, 2017NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017—International humanitarian organizations—including international staff—must be granted immediate, independent, and unfettered access to people in Rakhine state,Myanmar, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in the region, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Myanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
Press releaseMyanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be PermittedSeptember 18, 2017International humanitarian organizations —including international staff—must be granted immediate, independent, and unfettered access to people in Rakhine state, Myanmar, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in the region, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MS F) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Here ’s What Kids Should Know About Tattoos and Piercings
If teen trends lose their edge when adults find out about them, then this week may bring a sign that tattoos have finally gone mainstream. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, body piercing and “scarification,” the practice of intentionally scarring skin into words or a design by burning or cutting it, in a clinical report released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The association of pediatricians typically publishes guidance on health topics like vaccinations, nutrition and puberty. But the popularity of tattoos—three in 10 Americans reported they had at le...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Pediatrics piercing public health scars tattoo risks tattoos Source Type: news