Healthier World, Safer America: A US Government Roadmap for International Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic
This report provides analysis of the importance of developing a robust pipeline of new drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other technologies for diseases likely to become pandemics, and outlines recommendations for action from the US government to prevent the next pandemic.(PATH) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthier World, Safer America: A U.S. Government Roadmap for International Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic
PATH. 10/2017 This 36-page report provides analysis of the importance of developing a robust pipeline of new drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other technologies for diseases likely to become pandemics, and outlines recommendations for action from the U.S. government to prevent the next pandemic. It focuses on the impact of the United States'global investments in outbreak preparedness in low- and middle-income countries, and urges the current U.S. Administration and Congress to adopt recommendations to make America and the world safer from global health threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic bird flu virus just three mutations away, warn scientists
(Natural News) As the general population lines up and pumps itself full of cytotoxins (vaccine ingredients), another viral mutation is being predicted. This time scientists are warning about a new kind of bird flu virus, one that is only three mutations away from attaching to human host cells and becoming a global pandemic. It doesn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potent peptidic fusion inhibitors of influenza virus
We report here on the design and structural characterization of potent peptidic inhibitors of influenza hemagglutinin. The peptide design was based on complementarity-determining region loops of human broadly neutralizing antibodies against the hemagglutinin (FI6v3 and CR9114). The optimized peptides exhibit nanomolar affinity and neutralization against influenza A group 1 viruses, including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and avian H5N1 strains. The peptide inhibitors bind to the highly conserved stem epitope and block the low pH–induced conformational rearrangements associated with membrane fusion. These peptidic compounds ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kadam, R. U., Juraszek, J., Brandenburg, B., Buyck, C., Schepens, W. B. G., Kesteleyn, B., Stoops, B., Vreeken, R. J., Vermond, J., Goutier, W., Tang, C., Vogels, R., Friesen, R. H. E., Goudsmit, J., van Dongen, M. J. P., Wilson, I. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Epidemiology r-articles Source Type: news

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine dose
A federal expert panel on Wednesday recommended a third dose of the mumps vaccine when an outbreak occurs. The move was in response to the rise in mumps outbreaks since 2006, especially among highly vaccinated college students. More than 6,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most […]Related:Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemicWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’ (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection
A federal expert panel Wednesday recommended a new and more effective shingles vaccine to protect adults 50 and older from a painful rash that affects 1 in 3 people during their lifetime. In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended, by an 8-to-7 vote, that the new Shingrix vaccine be preferred over […]Related:FDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemicWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an a...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications. But a team of experts now warns that the global HIV pandemic continues and is at risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA ’ s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called Wednesday for the expanded use of medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction, saying they could reduce overdoses and deaths. During a House hearing on the federal response to the opioid epidemic, Gottlieb said the agency will issue new guidance to manufacturers to promote the development of novel […]Related:World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high sc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face
Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for “sweating blood” from her face and her hands, a condition she's had for three years, according to two physicians from the University of Florence. It's a condition few doctors have seen, and some have questioned whether sweating blood is even possible. But it […]Related:The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterusWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face
Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for “sweating blood” from her face and her hands, a condition she's had for three years, according to two physicians from the University of Florence. It's a condition few doctors have seen, and some have questioned whether sweating blood is even possible. But it […]Related:‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterusWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world&rsquo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaders simulated a pandemic and we're not ready
In a 90-minute session, ministers from 12 countries as well as the WHO and the CDC tackled 'realistic' scenarios of a deadly disease crossing borders, tracking news and social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Damaged for the rest of my life ’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterus
Elisha Cooke-Moore had been told she had cancer-causing genes. The 36-year-old mother said an obstetrician-gynecologist noted that the results of her genetic testing showed she had a 50 percent chance of getting breast cancer and up to an 80 percent chance of getting uterine cancer, so she underwent a recommended double mastectomy and hysterectomy to try to beat the odds. But Cooke-Moore, […]Related:World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028: A Futuristic Scenario for Public Health Risk Communicators (2017)
A hypothetical scenario designed to illustrate the public health risk communication challenges that could potentially emerge during a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak requiring development and distribution of novel and/or investigational drugs, vaccines, therapeutics, or other medical countermeasures. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘ sooner than we expect ’
The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antibiotics and antiviral medicine. Within a week, officials had closed a major hospital and schools and […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028: A Futuristic Scenario for Public Health Risk Communicators
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 10/23/2017 This 89-page document is a self-guided hypothetical exercise scenario for public health communicators and risk communication researchers eager to deepen their understanding of the communication dilemmas that could arise when medical countermeasures are developed and distributed during a pandemic. The SPARS Scenario features an outbreak of the novel SPARS coronavirus first identified in a major U.S. city in 2025. In the United States, an existing drug is repurposed to treat SPARS symptoms while federal regulators work with a pharmaceutical company to fast-track the produc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New H7N9 Bird Flu Strain in China Has Pandemic Potential New H7N9 Bird Flu Strain in China Has Pandemic Potential
Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms that the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported online October 19 in Cell Host& Microbe.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance, And Lack Of New Drugs, Raises Risk Of A Global Pandemic
Over the next five years, the threat of diseases resistant to antibiotics will grow. This problem demands real leadership from the public and private sector alike. Business leaders will need to improve efforts to protect their employees, while understanding the potential impact on demand. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Laudicina, Contributor Source Type: news

New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms that the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers are tracking pandemic potential of H7N9 bird flu in China
(Cell Press) As of Oct. 5, a total of 1,562 laboratory-confirmed cases of H7N9 avian flu virus have been reported to the World Health Organization, with more people getting infected each year. In a study published in the journal Cell Host& Microbe, researchers found that H7N9 viruses replicated efficiently in human airway cells and the lungs of animal models, spread among ferrets via respiratory droplets, and were minimally responsive to commonly used antiviral drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer
(PLOS) New statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology by Spencer Fox of The University of Texas at Austin and his colleagues, Lauren Ancel Meyers (also at UT Austin) and Joel C. Miller at the Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Wash. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response
CDC seeks to enhance the Nation's ability to rapidly mobilize and respond to specific public health emergencies, which may include infectious disease outbreaks, pandemics, and other public health emergencies that exceed the capacity of jurisdictional public health resources. From experience through previous emergency events, CDC recognizes the impact that initial funding and immediate response can have in mitigating negative health outcomes. Thus, CDC is creating this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to rapidly fund pre-approved applicants to address immediate and time-sensitive needs that are integral to specific publ...
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Epidemic/Pandemic Flu
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/12/2017 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources that can help healthcare professionals and emergency medical planners prepare for the next influenza epidemic or pandemic. It discusses how important strong healthcare coalitions with tiered response strategies and coordinated incident management are to an effective pandemic influenza response. Resource topics include Antiviral Treatment; Epidemiology and Surveillance; Guidelines; Less...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Broadening the debate on mental health | Letters
David Doddwantsemployers to assume a degree of responsibility for employees ’ mental wellbeing,Justin Harpermakes a case for income protection andGary Feredaysayspsychoanalytically informed therapies should be more widely available. Plus letters fromKeir Hardingand Rob DaviesJeremy Hunt has once more propelled mental health up the political agenda with the promise that an extra £1.3bn would be invested annually in mental health services by 2021 (Report, 10 October). However, while such promises constitute a significant step forward, it will take a lot more than policy and funding to resolve a problem reaching p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Depression Psychology Society NHS Work & careers UK news Source Type: news

Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
April 4-8, 2018; Chapel Hill, NC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US not prepared for this year's flu pandemic
An aggressive strain of avian flu called H7N9 has killed about 40 percent of the people it has infected in China. The CDC is warning that it could cause widespread destruction in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study mapping pandemic potential could help prevent future disease outbreaks
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new scientific study provides the first evidence-based assessment of pandemic potential in Africa prior to outbreaks and identifies ways to prevent them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine
From a practical standpoint, ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic without a vaccine is unlikely. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multiple research approaches are key to pandemic preparedness, NIAID officials say
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Preparedness in the face of major disease outbreaks can save thousands of lives. A new article by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, and colleagues examines the multifaceted nature of effective preparedness and the role that biomedical research plays. Specifically, the article examines three approaches to pandemic preparedness: pathogen-specific work, platform-based technologies, and prototype-pathogen efforts. The article appears online in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multiple research approaches are key to pandemic preparedness, NIAID officials say
Preparedness in the face of major disease outbreaks can save thousands of lives. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Flu and vaccine expert appointed new deputy chief medical officer
Prof Jonathan Van-Tam was a senior advisor during the influenza pandemic of 2010 Related items fromOnMedica Vaccines do work for pandemic flu 75% target for NHS staff to get flu jab next winter Reduced seasonal flu jab doses are safe and effective, suggests study NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination Last winter ’s flu vaccination ineffective for over 65s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bedbugs thought to 'hitchhike' on dirty holiday laundry
Conclusion This experimental study suggests a likely way that bedbugs get into luggage and travel long distances to spread between countries. It found that bed bugs are more attracted to dirty laundry than clean laundry, highlighting that it is probably human body odour – regardless of whether a human is present or not – that is the magnet for bed bugs. The researchers suggest that worn clothing left out in the open – even just in an open suitcase – is likely to attract any bedbugs that may be present in a hotel room or hostel, and be transported back home by holidaymakers. But don't worry: a laundr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

New book provides insights on the AIDS pandemic -- past, present, and future
(Springer) Dynamic leaders spearheaded the global response to the emergence of AIDS, but found themselves hampered by structural weaknesses in the United Nations, the political whims of governments, and the complexities of the disease itself, according to the authors of a new book. In The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig identify key deficiencies and provide a clear analysis of the lessons that can, and should, be learned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Federal Employees: Human Resources Management Flexibilities for Emergency Situations
Congressional Research Service [Library of Congress]. 09/14/2017 This nine-page report provides information about how federal executive branch departments and agencies have available to them various human resources management flexibilities for emergency situations involving severe weather, natural disaster, and other circumstances. It includes a table that details Flexibility and Authority, and a Brief Description of how each authority works. Some examples of when issuances have occurred include following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; in response to pandemic influenza in 2006; and in the aftermath of Hurricane...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

BBC Four creates app that tracks where users travel
From today, people across the UK can download the free app, called BBC Pandemic, via the App Store or Google Play. There is also a version specifically for people in Haslemere, Surrey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: New Website Equips Youths On Sexual Health
[Lesotho Times] YOUNG people's access to sexual and reproductive health information is critical to winning the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:New Website Equips Youths On Sexual Health
[Lesotho Times] YOUNG people's access to sexual and reproductive health information is critical to winning the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What is Aussie Flu? Doctor discusses KILLER outbreak coming to UK on This Morning
DEADLY Aussie Flu is headed for the UK and could be more fatal than the 1968 flu pandemic that killed over a million worldwide, a professor warns. Dr Chris spoke about the virus on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phil Scofield. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Aussie Flu? Doctor Chris discusses KILLER outbreak coming to UK on This Morning
DEADLY Aussie Flu is headed for the UK and could be more fatal than the 1968 flu pandemic that killed over a million worldwide, a professor warns. Dr Chris spoke about the virus on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phil Scofield. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Aussie Flu? Killer outbreak worse than 1968 PANDEMIC coming to UK this winter
DEADLY Aussie Flu is headed for the UK and could be more fatal than the 1968 flu pandemic that killed over a million worldwide, a professor warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu could kill as many as 1968 Hong Kong pandemic
Professor Robert Dingwall, a public health expert at Nottingham Trent University, said it is 'inevitable' the H3N2 strain which has caused havoc in Australia will reach Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sec. Albright, Sen. Coons: Donald Trump Must Realize Diplomacy Protects America
Now that Congress has reconvened to continue work on urgent foreign policy challenges — from the North Korean nuclear threat to our continued role in Afghanistan to the challenge of a rising China — we hope Republicans and Democrats will support funding for diplomacy and development as vital tools of national security. More than 70 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of World War II, President Harry Truman addressed a United Nations Conference in San Francisco. He challenged Americans and our international partners “to rise above personal interests, and adhere to those lofty principles, which benefit al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Albright, Chris Coons Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump International Affairs politics World Source Type: news

New Resources to Help Improve Health Care Coalition Preparedness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 09/14/2017 This one-hour webinar provides an overview of health care coalition (HCC) tools and templates, and select HCC resource pages and Topic Collections from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange). Topics include HCC Plans, HCC Preparedness Plan Template, HCC Response Plan Template, HCC Pandemic Checklist, HCC Surge Test Tool Training Video, Hospital Disaster Pharmacy Calculator, HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Tool, and HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Aggregator. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Officers Encouraged to Go for HIV Test
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police officers in the Eastern Region District of Balaka have been encouraged to go for HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) to know their status as one way of combating the deadly Aids pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson announces collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight influenza
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced that Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to develop a comprehensive portfolio of therapeutics and vaccines to protect communities in the event of an influenza pandemic and other infectious disease threats. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Johnson & Business and Industry Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Pandemic, Infectious Diseases, and Biological Hazards
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about emergency response to pandemics and infectious diseases, specifically the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, and the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It provides information about new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Fight Influenza
Janssen and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) join forces to accelerate new therapies and vaccines to protect communities against the threat of a pandemic (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women at risk of a deadlier breast cancer
Experts stressed the findings, made by researchers at Shadong University, China, and published in The Oncologist, were important as breast cancer is becoming a 'pandemic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When the Military Does Battle With Nature
Although we just watched two enormous hurricanes rip through Texas and Florida, it is worth remembering that Mother Nature can easily surpass the biggest conventional weapons in our arsenal, unleashing destruction over vast areas. Fortunately, we have a force capable of responding to such disasters in the U.S. military. As I often said when I led disaster-relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, “We are very good at launching missiles, but we can launch angels as well.” In terms of Hurricane Harvey, many of the immediate responders by land were from the Texas National Guard and by sea from the Navy an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Stavridis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Military U.S. military Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How squid ink could make going to the dentist painless Squid ink could be used as a new imaging method at the dentist to check for gum disease, according to new research from the University of California at San Diego. Combining...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news