United States' neighborhood park use and physical activity over two years: the National Study of Neighborhood Parks - Evenson KR, Williamson S, Han B, McKenzie TL, Cohen DA.
The United States lacks surveillance to monitor park use and conditions. The purpose of this study was to use the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC) as a surveillance tool to describe the conditions, user characteristics, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Contextual religiosity and the risk of alcohol use disorders and suicidal thoughts among adults in the united states - Ransome Y, Perez A, Strayhorn S, Gilman SE, Williams DR, Krause N.
BACKGROUND: Suicide and alcohol use disorders (AUD) have high public health and economic costs. We investigate the relationship between religious features that are external to the individual (hereafter, contextual religiosity) and individuals' risk of AUD ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Despite general support for police use of body-worn cameras, impacts may be overestimated
(Crime and Justice Research Alliance) Police use of body-worn cameras is growing rapidly in the United States. New research that looked at 70 studies of body-worn cameras concludes that while officers and citizens generally support using the cameras, the devices may not have had significant or consistent effects on most measures of behavior by officers or citizens, or on citizens' views of the police. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

"Back home you just go talk to the family": the role of family among women who seek help for intimate partner violence pre- and postresettlement to the United States - Wachter K, Cook Heffron L, Dalpe J.
This study examined ways in which women seek help for IPV across varied con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

The why and where of active travel: modeling bike and foot traffic across the United States - Schmidt CW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Discovery of common chemical exposures across three continents using silicone wristbands - Dixon HM, Armstrong G, Barton M, Bergmann AJ, Bondy M, Halbleib ML, Hamilton W, Haynes E, Herbstman J, Hoffman P, Jepson P, Kile ML, Kincl L, Laurienti PJ, North P, Paulik LB, Petrosino J, Points GL, Poutasse CM, Rohlman D, Scott RP, Smith B, Tidwell LG, Walker C, Waters KM, Anderson KA.
To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, volunteers from 14 communities in Africa (Senegal, South Africa), North America (United States (U.S.)) and South America (Peru) wore 262 silicone wristbands. We analysed wristband extracts for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Comparison of agricultural injuries reported in the media and census of fatal occupational injuries - New-Aaron M, Semin J, Duysen EG, Madsen M, Musil K, Rautiainen RH.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes annual statistics on occupational injuries and fatalities in the United States. The BLS fatality data include all agricultural workers while the non-fatal injury data only cover hired employees on large farms.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Rattlesnake venom-induced recurrent coagulopathy in first trimester pregnant women - two cases - Moore EC, Porter LM, Ruha AM.
Delayed or recurrent coagulopathy can occur up to 14 days after North American rattlesnake envenomation in patients that have been treated with Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (CroFab). There is little data in the literature characterizing the sequelae of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A feasibility study comparing objective and subjective field-based physical exposure measurements during apple harvesting with ladders and mobile platforms - Thamsuwan O, Galvin K, Tchong-French M, Kim JH, Johnson PW.
OBJECTIVES: Although mobile orchard platforms have been developed to improve apple harvesting productivity in the United States, the physical exposures of workers using the mobile platforms have not been well characterized, partly due to the lack of assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

PTSD symptoms experienced and coping tactics used by crime scene investigators in the united states - Rosansky JA, Cook J, Rosenberg H, Sprague JE.
Few investigations have assessed the prevalence of posttraumatic stress experiences among Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs). We recruited a nationwide sample of 225 CSIs to complete online questionnaires assessing PTSD symptoms, use of specific coping tacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mending invisible wounds: the efficacy and legality of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in united states' veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder - Perry J.
Though Veteran Affairs has provided crucial life sustaining--and often lifesaving--treatments to returning soldiers, the substantial and ever-increasing rates of veteran suicides, drug addictions, and criminal behavior indicate a need for broader options i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Development of an earthen dam break database - Hood K, Perez RA, Cieplinski HE, Hromadka TV, Moglen GE, McInvale HD.
Earthen embankment dams comprise 85% of all major operational dams in the United States. Assessment of peak flow rates for these earthen dams and the impacts on dam failure are of high interest to engineers and planners. Regression analysis is a frequently... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Assessment of the extreme rainfall event at Nashville, TN and the surrounding region on May 1-3, 2010 - Keim BD, Kappel WD, Muhlestein GA, Hultstrand DM, Parzybok TW, Lewis AB, Tomlinson EM, Black AW.
This paper analyzes the May 1-3, 2010 rainfall event that affected the south-central United States, including parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The storm is evaluated in terms of its synoptic setting, along with the temporal distributions, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Challenges and opportunities for creating intelligent hazard alerts: the "FloodHippo" prototype - Johnson JM, Coll JM, Ruess PJ, Hastings JT.
Disasters evolving from hazards are a persistent and deadly occurrence in the United States. Despite this, hazard alerts have remained spatially vague, temporally imprecise, and lack actionable information. These deficiencies indicate a divide between the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The effects of intersecting stigma: a longitudinal examination of minority stress, mental health, and substance use among Black, Latino, and multiracial gay and bisexual men - English D, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT.
OBJECTIVE: Although Black, Latino, and multiracial gay and bisexual men (GBM) are disproportionately affected by health inequities facing GBM more broadly in the United States (CDC, 2017), there is a dearth of research examining how intersectional stigma a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Examining the impact of a psychosocial syndemic on past six-month HIV screening behavior of Black men who have sex with men in the United States: results from the POWER study - Chandler CJ, Bukowski LA, Matthews DD, Hawk ME, Markovic N, Egan JE, Stall RD.
Syndemic production theory has been used to explore HIV transmission risk or infections but has not been used to investigate prevention behavior, or with large samples of non-Whites. This analysis is the first to explore the impact of syndemic factors on p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effectiveness of lowering the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving from 0.10 to 0.08 grams per deciliter in the United States - Scherer M, Fell JC.
OBJECTIVE: The current study evaluates of the effects of lowering the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit from 0.10 to 0.08  g/dL across all 50 states in the United States. Our objectives were to (1) estimate the effects of the 0.08 g/dL BAC limit o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why'Medicare For All' Plays Well In Trump Country
The south and rural areas still lag the rest of the country when it comes to " marketplace insurer competition " under the Affordable Care Act, The Urban Institute reports. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘ There ’ s No Precedent in American History. ’
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies ’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Medicare United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Labor and Jobs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Border INVASION of America happening right now, yet even GOP lawmakers vote against national defense... are they insane?
(Natural News) Roughly one month after House Democrats, along with 13 House Republicans, voted against President Trump’s national emergency declaration to provide funding for the construction of a southern border wall, the President announced that Border Patrol agents captured some 75,000 illegal aliens during that time period. Speaking to Breitbart News White House correspondent Charlie... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches
(The Endocrine Society) For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abused children experience high anger exposure - Plate RC, Bloomberg Z, Bolt DM, Bechner AM, Roeber BJ, Pollak SD.
Childhood maltreatment is a critical problem in the United States. Much attention has been paid to the negative outcomes suffered by victims of abuse. Less attention has been devoted to understanding the emotional environments of maltreated children. One a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are there gender, racial, or religious denominational differences in religiosity's effect on alcohol use and binge drinking among youth in the United States? A propensity score weighting approach - Hai AH.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use/misuse is a prevalent health issue among youth and may lead to adverse consequences. Religiosity has been identified as a protective factor against alcohol use/misuse among youth. Identifying moderators in the religiosity-alcohol re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bringing Home the Future of Medical Devices
There’s a massive shift taking place in U.S. healthcare, and too few device manufacturers are using it to their advantage. With health system costs ballooning more than $100 billion over the last five years while inpatient admissions remain flat1, health system executives are concluding that their inpatient-centric, treatment-centric business models are the wrong strategy. The inpatient setting is simply too expensive with too few patients utilizing it to effectively distribute the costs. This is causing profit margins to shrink at the same time as readmission penalties harm providers that fail to keep pa...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tom Dudnyk Tags: Business Source Type: news

More US school-age children die from guns than on-duty US police or global military fatalities, study finds
Gun deaths of school-age children in the United States have increased at an alarming rate, with 38,942 fatalities among 5- to 18-year-olds from 1999 to 2017, according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 90 percent of prison pregnancies end in live births
Most pregnant women in prison throughout the United States live to see their child after giving birth, new research says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
It's unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

To protect speech and democracy, President Trump must now seize the domain names of Google, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants that abuse their power to silence human beings
(Natural News) If you told me five years ago that I would wake up one day in America and have Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google all banning natural health news, and that the entire U.S. Congress and President of the United States would do absolutely nothing about it, and that there wouldn’t be a single... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Trump Team And The Problem That Shall Not Be Named
The administration wants to tackle environmental crises like unsafe drinking water and extreme wildfire. But it won’t talk about that one key driver. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Study to Explore Issues, Vision for Next Decade of Nursing New Study to Explore Issues, Vision for Next Decade of Nursing
A National Academies ad hoc committee met to discuss the beginning of a new study on how nursing can improve health and well-being in the United States during the next decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Democrats can’t win elections by following the rules so they’re going to STEAL power by cheating and bypassing the Constitution
(Natural News) Hardly a day passes when a Democratic politician, Left-wing cable news pundit, or globalist visionary doesn’t accuse POTUS Donald Trump of depriving Americans of their rights or behaving like he’s the second coming of Adolph Hitler. Nevertheless, it’s become obvious that, more than two years into his administration, Democrats can’t name a single... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report. In 2017, gun violence claimed more 5- to 18-year-olds than police officers or active-duty members of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection
-- More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo. Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink's origin. Manufacturers may use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern US
(University of Oklahoma) An OU-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The ecological and hydrological data obtained from intermittent rivers (rivers that dry at some point in space or time) in Arizona are input into a nationwide network. Trained citizen scientists are mapping three rivers in Arizona: the San Pedro River, Cienega Creek and Agua Fria River. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump might limit states ’ say in offshore drilling plan. Here’s how
When President Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift.Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines protested so vigorously... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna M. Phillips , Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

Trump Again Seeks Sweeping Budget Cuts to Science
President Trump ’s latest budget proposes to roll back large increases Congress recently provided for several science agencies and again targets environmental research and later-stage energy R&D programs for steep cuts. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - March 21, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland
The top Finnish envoy to the United Nations joined a chorus of people slamming Nikki Haley for saying the European nation's health care system is lacking compared to that of the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top advisor to Trump ’s EPA is called out in major journal for his ‘fringe’ ideas
The Trump administration's reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Louis Anthony “Tony” Cox Jr., who leads a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory board on air pollution, is a “fringe” scientist and ideologue... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Susanne Rust, Tony Barboza Source Type: news

A Spatial Exploration of Changes in Drug Overdose Mortality in the United States, 2000-2016
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Most anti-vaxxer trolls on Facebook are mothers who support Trump or Sanders
A new University of Pittsburgh study reveals that the majority of anti-vaccination comments on Facebook are written by mothers. More than half of them support Trump, but 11% are for Sanders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger Female Blood Donors Vulnerable to Iron Deficiency
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Blood donation is associated with iron deficiency among both adolescent girls and younger adult women in the United States, according to a study recently published in Transfusion. Eshan U. Patel, M.P.H., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Review included countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

What Characterizes the Marketplaces with One or Two Insurers? An Update
An Urban Institute brief provides information on the number of marketplace-participating insurers and premiums in ACA rating regions throughout the United States using 2018 and 2019 data. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Health Insurance Coverage)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Health Insurance Coverage - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Bacteria and immunity in cervix may be key to predicting premature births
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, and the related complications, are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that bacteria and innate immune factors in a woman's birth canal and cervix may increase the risk of spontaneous preterm birth or provide protection against such births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Psychological practice with unaccompanied immigrant minors: clinical and legal considerations - NeMoyer A, Rodriguez T, Álvarez K.
Among youth who migrate to the United States from Latin America, unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs)-traveling without a parent or caregiver-are a unique subpopulation facing substantial challenges before, during, and after migration. UIMs often migrate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The combination approach uses one drug that inhibits the process — known as lysosome — that allows cancer cells to recycle essential nutrients to survive, and another drug that blocks the pathway used to repair DNA. Researchers found the approach to be promising after testing it on pancreatic cancer cells and mice in the laboratory.BACKGROUNDPancreatic cancer, which is the third leading cause...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk submits diabetes pill for U.S. approval
Novo Nordisk has submitted its oral semaglutide drug, a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market, for approval in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news