Dissolvable patch offers radical pain-free alternative to flu injection, study finds
Self-administered patch carrying 100 microneedles found to be as safe as traditional vaccination method and is preferred by patientsA small, dissolvable patch boasting an array of tiny needles could offer a safe relatively painless alternative to traditional injections for vaccination against flu, researchers have found.The approach is likely to be welcomed by those who shudder at the sight of a needle, but it could also provide other benefits.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Science Flu pandemic World news Source Type: news

Tanzania: HIV Self-Testing Can Really Help 'End' the Pandemic
[Citizen] Recently, the Deputy Minister for Health during the parliamentary question and answer session indicated of current plans to pilot HIV self-testing in the near future. I must say this is a great step and deserves to be commended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza: Guidance to the NHS (National Health Service) on Current and Future Preparedness for An Influenza Pandemic
NHS (National Health Service) England. 01/30/2017 This 10-page document informs readers of key documentation from NHS (National Health Service) England, Public Health England (PHE), and the Department of Health (DH) related to pandemic influenza preparedness and response. It describes the current status of relevant guidance, frameworks, and strategies; and provides a strategic overview of work that will be carried out by these organizations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Plan: 2017 Update
Report provides an update to the 2009 Pandemic Influenza Plan, highlighting successes in the last ten years and emphasizing focus areas for the next ten years, including surveillance, community mitigation measures, medical countermeasures, and health care system preparedness and response. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Plan: 2017 Update
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 06/12/2017 This 52-page document describes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approach to protecting human health before, during, and after an influenza pandemic. It highlights both the progress and remaining gaps in preparedness and response capabilities for pandemic influenza. It serves as an update of the 2005 HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan and its interim updates issued in June 2006, November 2006, and January 2009, and sets the course for the next decade. It reinforces critical connections between seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness and response. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Three Mutations Could Make Bird Flu Transmissible Among Humans Three Mutations Could Make Bird Flu Transmissible Among Humans
Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Global Threats, Collaborative Solutions, Combatting Emerging Biothreats: U.S. Agencies Perspectives
American Society for Microbiology. 02/02/2017 This one-hour presentation features program leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and U.S. Agency for International Development who speak about their work in reducing biological threats globally. From the Global Health Security Agenda to the Emerging Pandemic Threats program, this video highlights key programs and policies from each agency's vantage point. Interagency coordination and the future of threat reduction are also discussed. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?
Conclusion This laboratory study analysed an H7N9 strain of bird flu. Researchers wanted to explore whether a particular change to the surface proteins of a virus was capable of allowing the strain to bind to human tissue. This would theoretically lead to human-to-human transmission of the flu virus. It is worth noting that this ability to attach to human cells does not necessarily mean a mutated bird flu virus will be able to infect, replicate and transmit between humans. Other changes would also be required. However, they were unable to further investigate whether this surface change could lead to human-to-human transmis...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Public Health Interventions in the Pandemics and Epidemics
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This introductory level course provides the information and tools needed to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Materials have been originally designed for World Health Organization African region purposes and have references to Africa more than other continents. Topics include Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning; Operationalizing Emergency Response; Global Vaccine Stockpile; and Laboratory Networks to Support Outbreak Surveillance and Response. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Risk Communication
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course aims to build capacity in and disseminate knowledge on pandemic influenza risk communication globally. Four modules cover risk communication and community engagement in the context of pandemic influenza; ways to strengthen pandemic influenza risk communication systems; pandemic influenza risk communication and response; and pandemic influenza recovery and tools for evaluation. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Pandemic Influenza
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course on pandemic influenza is a source of well-established knowledge and information on activities and interventions related to pandemic flu. The course consists of two modules, and aims to prepare countries and individuals to engage in pandemic influenza preparedness and response to mitigate social and economic risks of influenza pandemic. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Three mutations could make bird flu a pandemic
Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu could spread more easily among humans through 3 mutations: researchers
Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Just Small Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Three mutations could make bird flu a potential pandemic: study
LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- Bats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks of serious respiratory diseases in humans, researchers say. Their five-year study covered 20 countries on three continents. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: A WHO (World Health Organization) Guide to Inform and Harmonize National and International Pandemic Preparedness and Response
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 62-page guidance updates and replaces the Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: WHO Interim Guidance published in 2013. Key highlights include inclusion of principles of emergency risk management for health, and new and updated annexes on planning assumptions, ethical considerations, whole-of-society approach, business continuity planning, representative parameters for core severity indicators, and containment measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwide
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a USAID-funded globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk for future epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Order Could Hinge On Solving The Climate Crisis, Security Experts Warn
WASHINGTON — From flooding in coastal cities to conflicts driven by food and water shortages, people are already feeling the effects of climate change. And if the world does not mitigate climate-related impacts, they are likely to “intersect, amplify and ripple across countries,” disrupting international security, a team of climate and security experts warns in a new report.  The lengthy report from The Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 key climatic risks, or “epicenters,” and makes the case for why addressing them should be of the highest priority for worl...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

In conversation: Joanna Radin on the ‘phenomenon’ of biobanking
When HIV/AIDS became a pandemic, epidemiologists wanted to know where it began. In the 1980s, they found their answer in a freezer filled with blood. This blood had been collected in the 1950s from members of indigenous communities in Africa as part of anthropological research on human variation. To this day, that sample is the oldest trace of HIV known to biomedicine. It is what launched Joanna Radin ’s interest in the field of biobanking, a means of preserving blood and other tissues for future research. It is also what led her to write her recently published book, “Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold...
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Africa: Aids Pandemic Far From Over
[IPS] United Nations -During the process of developing the Sustainable Development Goals it was clear to me how relevant and innovative the approach to ending AIDS had been and how important it would continue to be. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

36 Years Later: The Opportunity To End AIDS As We Know It
Thirty-six years ago today, if someone had told me that we would be on threshold of controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic without a vaccine or a cure, I would not have believed it. But today we can realize that potential. And with the critical and essential progress we have made on HIV cure research and vaccine development, we are closer to eliminating HIV than ever before – binding communities, scientists, and political leaders together to envision a different future. On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of what would later become known as AIDS. Particularly for t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIDS Pandemic Far From Over: 37 Million Living with HIV Globally
In conclusion, let me emphasize the importance of grounding success at the country and community levels.Let us always approach political decisions and meetings such as this with communities in mind.In recognizing the importance of community-driven solutions and the global commitment to people-centred systems for health, I encourage you to listen closely to what communities need and have to say.If we do that, we can end AIDS. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amina Mohammed Tags: Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Africa: Local Solutions, People-Centred Health Systems Key to Ending Aids Epidemic - UN Deputy Chief
[UN News] While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 - the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - the United Nations today warned that the pandemic is far from over, and with more than 36 million people living with HIV, tackling it will require a life-cycle approach based on community-level solutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Bank Says Nations Ill-Prepared to Battle Pandemic Diseases
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Containing pandemics would cost about $1 per person per year in investment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic – UN deputy chief
While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the United Nations today warned that the pandemic is far from over, and with more than 36 million people living with HIV, tackling it will require a life-cycle approach based on community-level solutions. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Most Countries Not Ready for Pandemic
[NEWS] Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 years, study finds
(American Geophysical Union) A new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting have polluted the environment for thousands of years, challenging the widespread belief that environmental pollution began with the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s and 1800s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A lightning-fast flu virus detector
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University built a novel biosensor for the rapid detection of human influenza A virus using a modified poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) conducting polymer. The voltage-sensing detector was almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and distinguished between human and avian flu strains. The use of this biosensor may provide point-of-care testing and help prevent the outbreak of flu pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A global pandemic has a 50 percent chance of wiping out human civilization, reveals online odds firm
(Natural News) For thousands of years, mankind has been trying to predict the way in which the world as we know it will come to an end. Some look at the story of Noah and the Flood in the Bible and predict that the end of times will come in the form of a major... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Panic and Neglect to Investing in Health Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness At a National Level
World Bank. 05/01/2017 This 131-page report proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in country and regional preparedness and response capacities for pandemics and other health emergencies. It summarizes the case for investing in pandemic preparedness, and looks at how countries can identify the gaps in their pandemic defenses, assess resource needs, and develop an action plan. It sets out 12 specific recommendations to ensure adequate and sustained financing of preparedness, identify gaps, and estimate funding needs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May
The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce. Delegates paid tribute to ongoing efforts to end polio transmission in the last three endemic countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. They expressed concern about the continued shortage of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, and noted the urgent need to contain polioviruses in safe facilities, destroy unneeded materials, and appropriately contain resources that can be used for research or other purposes. This has become particularly important since the eradication of type 2 of the wi...
Source: WHO news - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: health workforce [subject], human resources for health, health workers, healthcare workers, health care workers, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Press releas Source Type: news

Pandemic and Epidemic-Prone Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century. It focuses on 13 infectious hazards, offering the most relevant scientific, technical, and operational knowledge through video presentations and self-tests. Diseases discussed include Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), pandemic influenza, yellow fever, and Zika. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Stepping Up Global Health Towards Resilient, Responsible and Responsive Health Systems
B20 Germany. 05/16/2017 This 59-page report details the need to improve resilience and sustainability of health systems; ensure a more sustainable, pro-innovation environment; and establish a more collaborative culture among all stakeholders. It discusses Germany's placement of health high on the agenda of this year's G20 summit. It provides five recommendations with related policy actions, on topics that include Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Improving Pandemic Preparedness and Response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza-United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/21/2017 These guidelines, updated in April 2017, replace the 2007 Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States-Early, Targeted, Layered Use of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs). Several new elements have been incorporated into the 2017 guidelines, including to support updated recommendations on the use of NPIs, the latest scientific evidence available since the influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 pandemic has been added. A summary of lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response is presented to underscore the...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: British Politician Backs Africa's Choice for World Health Post
[allAfrica] London -The former British Secretary for International Development and Conservative member of Parliament is supporting Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom over the UK's David Nabarro in tomorrow's vote for a new head of the World Health Organization. Despite British backing for Nabarro, Mitchell says Tedros will implement reforms to improve the health of billions -- and should be at the helm of WHO when the next pandemic hits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues
National Academies Press. 06/2017 This 57-page report examines responses to infectious disease epidemics and identifies legal issues that may be confronted by transit agencies. It considers federal and state laws and available court decisions affecting transit agencies'responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including potential cohesiveness among transit agencies'procedures and federal and state guidance. It also examines the legal basis for the protocols that public transit agencies and other transportation providers such as airlines have planned or implemented to respond to epidemics and pandemics. (Text) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Alert: How Lessons From China Can Help Us Rethink Urgent Health Threats
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5919b373e4b0bd90f8e6a746,58e7ca87e4b06f8c18beeb55,58b9d3fde4b05cf0f4008d49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness
World Health Organization. 01/24/2017 This 29-page document provides a high-level, strategic, unifying framework that outlines what is needed for emergency preparedness. Its main objective is to strengthen country and community emergency preparedness in order to ensure a timely, efficient, and effective response to events, including local and national outbreaks of infectious diseases that have the potential to cross borders; epidemics and pandemics; and other types of emergencies caused by natural, technological, and societal hazards that can have a significant impact on people's health and on society. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ethiopia: The World Needs Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO
[Ethiopian Herald] "Our world has changed. Today, we face unprecedented health threats - from pandemics, to antibiotic-resistant infections, to climate change. We need a strong and effective World Health Organization to meet these challenges, " Candidate for WHO Chief Dr.Tedros Adhanom (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many U.S. Daycare Centers May Lack Plans for Pandemic Flu Many U.S. Daycare Centers May Lack Plans for Pandemic Flu
Fewer than one in 10 U.S. daycare center directors have taken concrete steps to prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Latest global warming journo-terrorism scare story: Melting ice will unleash deadly microbes that will wipe out humanity like in a horror movie
(Natural News) One way or another, global warming is going to get you; at least that’s what the journo-terrorists want you to believe. Their latest scare tactic is to terrify the public with the prediction that all that melting ice is going to result in a global pandemic when supposedly eradicated killers like smallpox, preserved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
Title: Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreakSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Flu (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump expansion of abortion ‘ gag rule ’ will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
President Trump’s executive order to block U.S. aid to groups abroad that counsel or provide referrals about abortion went into effect Monday and will restrict nearly $9 billion in foreign health assistance. The rule, which has reproductive-rights advocates reeling, is significantly broader than similar bans in place intermittently since 1984. Those past actions were limited to […]Related:New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of CongoWith bird flu surging, U.S. needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO saysScott Gottlieb confirmed to lead Food and Drug Administration (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Discuss Sending Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Congo
A World Health Organization spokesman on Sunday confirmed two Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, bringing the outbreak’s total to 19 suspected and confirmed cases, including three deaths. Health agencies are now in preliminary discussions about sending an experimental vaccine to the outbreak area. The vaccine, developed in the wake of the 2014 West Africa outbreak, was deemed highly effective last year following a large-scale trial of the vaccine in Guinea in 2015. It has not yet been dispatched to the DRC, but health agencies are considering sending the 300,000 available vaccine dos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
MONDAY, May 15, 2017 -- The vast majority of U.S. child care centers are not fully prepared to handle the risks posed by a possible influenza pandemic, a new investigation warns. The finding is based on the results of two flu-preparedness telephone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news