Prevalence of Chronic Pain 20.5 Percent in United States
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- About 20 percent of U.S. adults experience chronic pain, according to a study published online April 2 in PAIN. Robert J. Yong, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues used data from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU regulator backs use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine despite finding possible link to blood clots
Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

One-fifth of U.S. adults live with chronic pain, study estimates
One in five adults in the United States lives with chronic pain, a study published Tuesday by the journal Pain found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Officials Thwarted EPA Action on Cancer-Causing Gas Trump Officials Thwarted EPA Action on Cancer-Causing Gas
Last week, a report by the EPA's Office of the Inspector General said"political appointees" hindered the efforts of agency staff to investigate the scope of ethylene oxide contamination.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Federal agencies caught trafficking aborted baby body parts for profit
(Natural News) Judicial Watch has released a 600-page report exposing the United States government for trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts using American taxpayer dollars. The report reveals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) purchased the parts for “biological experiments” such as drug testing and the humanization of mice. Judicial Watch procured emails between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America literally now has two systems of justice as DoJ refuses to charge Capitol Police officer who shot unarmed pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt
(Natural News) It’s been trending this way for years and became especially pronounced during the Trump era and presidency, but now it’s out in the open and blatant: America officially has two systems of justice, one for elites and one for the rest of us. During the 2016 presidential campaign cycle, reports laid bare that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking games among university students in five countries: participation rates, game type, contexts, and motives to play - McInnes A, Blackwell D.
This study extends research to the United Kingdom (UK) and countries of mainland Europe. University students from five cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Meatpacking Plants Accounted for 334,000 U.S. COVID Cases: Study
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And study author Tina... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Finland Is Again the World's Happiest Country, Report Finds
Finland, for the fourth consecutive year, topped a list of countries evaluated on the well-being of their inhabitants. “Really?” Finns ask. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gross and Johanna Lemola Tags: Politics and Government Happiness Income Inequality United Nations Finland Nordic Countries United States Polls and Public Opinion Research European Union Source Type: news

Older Korean-Americans in LA fearful amid anti-Asian attacks
Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, says he rarely leaves home these days. When he does, he carries a whistle with him; at least he could call for help if he's attacked. Three floors up in the same building, Hyang Ran Kim, 74, waits for her daughter to pick her up. She is temporarily moving into her daughter’s place in a quieter neighborhood in the suburbs. Kim says her daughter is worried about her safety. Amid a surge of anti-Asian violence, fear creeps in and alters the daily life of vulnerable Asian seniors. Asian Americans have been targ...
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump urges Americans to get vaccinated, takes shot at J & J pause
Former President Donald Trump urged Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in a Monday night interview where he again... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements': Biden admin on Covid-19 vaccine's raw material supply issues
President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump had invoked the war-time Defence Production Act (DPA) that leaves US companies with no option but to give priority to the production of COVID-19 vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for domestic production to combat the deadly pandemic in America, the worst-hit nation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood clots should be listed as rare Johnson & Johnson side effect, says Europe drug watchdog
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in a statement that it had found a "possible link" between the jab and the clots, following eight such cases in the United States, one of which was fatal. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tyrannosaurs may have hunted in packs like wolves, new research has found
Paleontologists say a mass grave in Utah shows the dinosaurs may not have always been solitary predators as previously thoughtTyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research announced on Monday has found.Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a mass tyrannosaur death site found seven years ago in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of two monuments thatthe Biden administration is considering restoring to their full size after former President Donald Trump shrank them.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Dinosaurs Utah US news Fossils Science Source Type: news

Third Booster COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Available by Fall: Moderna
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Moderna says a third booster shot for its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine will be available in the United States by the fall. The announcement was made by company CEO Stéphane Bancel, CBS News reported. Studies show that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on Medical Research Using Fetal Tissues
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Trump-era restrictions on the use of fetal tissue for medical research have been lifted by the Biden administration. The reversal of the restrictions essentially restores the guidelines in place during the Obama... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kimberly Guilfoyle joins Greitens ’ Senate campaign as national chair
Facing criticism from national Republicans, the former Missouri governor has sought to tether himself to the Trump political brand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host and Trump campaign adviser, will serve as the national chair of Eric Greitens’s Senate... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others
Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is It Allergies or COVID? Expert Shows How to Tell the Difference
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Seasonal allergies are striking this year at the worst possible time, with the United States in the midst of a fourth wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic. You've got an itchy nose and watery eyes. Or maybe you've got a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Live Near a'Superfund' Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Living near a Superfund hazardous waste site may shorten your life, new research suggests. There are thousands of Superfund sites across the United States and they include manufacturing facilities, processing plants,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study supports the effectiveness of the ForsythKids school-based dental program for reducing untreated tooth decay
Forsyth InstituteResearch NewsIMAGE: Tooth decay is the most common chronic early childhood disease in the United States. More than half of children aged 6-8 years old have had a cavity, and kids from...viewmore Credit: Forsyth InstituteIn a longitudinal study published earlier this month in theJournal of the American Dental Association, researchers analyzed untreated decay in a cohort of nearly 7,000 children enrolled in the ForsythKids preventive dentistry program. Over the course of six years, the percentage of children with untreated cavities in the program decreased from 39 to 19 percent, suggesting that sch...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

After lying about Trump, CNN preparing to gaslight country with fake news about "climate change"
(Natural News) One of Joe Biden’s first official acts following his stolen election was to sign an executive order declaring “climate change” a national priority, even as the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border was already spiraling out of control and well into crisis territory. “The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis. ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Climate Real Estate Bubble: Is the U.S. on the Verge of Another Financial Crisis?
1171 Shoreham looks much like it did when Anna Zimmerman lived there: modest but presentable. A good starter home for Zimmerman and her husband when they bought it in 2005, for a while it provided an idyllic existence in suburban Charleston, S.C., a community of friendly neighbors for their young child, a quaint backyard and even space for Zimmerman’s mother-in-law. Then, in 2015, the first flood hit, taking most of their property with it after a heavy rain. This came as a shock; no flood risk had been disclosed when Zimmerman bought the house. But, determined to turn lemons into lemonade, she used the insurance mo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland and Graphics by Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Behavioral modeling: inspiring college students to intervene in instances of sexual assault - Andrews EA, Yang JZ.
Sexual assault is a troubling issue across universities in the United States. Bystanders who witness sexual assault can play a powerful role in preventing or reducing sexual assault; however, they often do not intervene when they still have the chance. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabis legalization and adolescent cannabis use: explanation of paradoxical findings - Smyth BP, Cannon M.
Cannabis legalization has been a controversial topic for the past decade. Colorado was the first state in the United States to legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2012. Canada opted to legalize adult use in 2018. In spite of pleas opposing legalizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fall-related eye injury among older adults in the United States - Halawa O, Mitchell W, Zebardast N.
PURPOSE: To identify common causes of emergency department-treated eye injury among older adults in the United States (US), and to characterize of fall-related ocular trauma in this population. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study METHODS: Data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Firearms injuries involving young children in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic - Cohen JS, Donnelly K, Patel SJ, Badolato GM, Boyle MD, McCarter R, Goyal MK.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] The following is the American Academy of Pediatrics press release regarding this article: Researchers have found spikes in firearm injuries sustained by and inflicted by children during t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999- 2018: unmasking a national mental health crisis-Authors' reply - Rockett IRH, Caine ED, Connery HS.
Santaella-Tenorio and colleagues write that our conception of self-injury mortality (SIM) "reduces the complexity of fatal overdoses while perpetuating a stigmatizing narrative of people who use drugs, an already marginalized population, as careless and in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Letter on Rocket's et  al., manuscript: Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999-2018: unmasking a national mental health crisis - Santaella-Tenorio J, Townsend T, Krawczyk N, Frank D, Friedman SR.
Rockett et al. propose a self-injury measure (SIM) to mitigate uncertainty in injury intention of death determinations. Their argument for fitting 80% of unintentional overdoses into the SIM "is predicated on the presence of repetitive self-harm behaviors,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State-level economic costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose - United States, 2017 - Luo F, Li M, Florence C.
Approximately 47,000 persons in the United States died from an opioid-involved overdose in 2018 (1), and 2.0 million persons met the diagnostic criteria for an opioid use disorder in 2017 (2). The economic cost of the U.S. opioid epidemic in 2017 was estim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trends in substances involved in polysubstance overdose fatalities in Maryland, USA 2003-2019 - Schneider KE, Nestadt PS, Shaw BR, Park JN.
BACKGROUND: The substances driving the overdose epidemic in the United States have changed over time. Since 2013, fentanyl-analogues have become the primary opioids driving the epidemic. Recently, polysubstance related deaths have come to the forefront of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

California ACEP firearm injury prevention policy - Fern ández J, Nichols T, Basrai Z, Young R, Gertz M, Futernick M, Fenton A.
Firearm-related deaths and injuries are a serious public health problem in California and the United States. The rate of firearm-related deaths is many times higher in the US than other democratic, industrialized nations, yet many of the deaths and injurie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Note from the editor: Storming the capitol, political irresponsibility, and questions for democracy -
I write this editorial five days after events occurred in Washington, D.C., that shook the foundations of American democracy. After a pro-Trump rally, thousands stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, showing an unprecedented contempt for democrati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

"I'm just like, you know what, it's now or never": exploring how women of color experiencing severe abuse and homicide risk journey toward formal help-seeking - Harper SB.
Women in the United States are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than anyone else, and prior, severe domestic violence (DV) is typically involved in such intimate partner homicides (IPH). Black women experience disproportionately high rates o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency physician survey on firearm injury prevention: where can we improve? - Farcy DA, Doria N, Moreno-Walton L, Gordon H, S ánchez J, Cubeddu LX, Ranney ML.
INTRODUCTION: Firearm injury and death is increasingly prevalent in the United States. Emergency physicians (EP) may have a unique role in firearm injury prevention. The aim of this study was to describe EPs' beliefs, attitudes, practices, and barriers to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injury profile of mixed martial arts competitions in the United States - Ross AJ, Ross BJ, Zeoli TC, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK.
BACKGROUND: The popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) continues to grow in the United States. Although prior work has provided valuable insight concerning injuries in the sport, much of the available literature is limited by factors such as small sample s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intentional self-harm associated mortality among U.S. White physicians, nurses, lawyers & judges - Gupta D, Kumar S, Chakrabortty S.
The mortality associated factors can be quantified in terms of proportionate mortality ratios (PMR) per National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS) data. Therefore, we explored NOMS data for the United States (U.S.) occupational workers' mortality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physician suicide in the United States: updated estimates from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Gold KJ, Schwenk TL, Sen A.
This study sought to update data on physician suicides in the United States. The National Violent Death Reporting System (NV... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quickstats: Age-adjusted percentage* of adults aged 25-64 years who are very worried about their ability to pay medical bills if they get sick or have an accident,( †) by sex and veteran status - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019 - Cohen RA, Boersma P.
In 2019, among adults aged 25-64 years, veterans (11.5%) were less likely than nonveterans (20.1%) to be very worried about their ability to pay their medical bills if they get sick or have an accident. This pattern was found for both men and women, with v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rising trends in wrestling-associated injuries in females presenting to US emergency departments - Hoge C, Pirruccio K, Cohen OG, Kelly JD.
In this study we describe historical and projected national estimates of female wrestling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide among the emergency medical systems occupation in the United States - Vigil NH, Beger S, Gochenour KS, Frazier WH, Vadeboncoeur TF, Bobrow BJ.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide claimed 47,173 lives in 2017 and is the second leading cause of death for individuals 15-34 years old. In 2017, rates of suicide in the United States (US) were double the rates of homicide. Despite significant research funding toward ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Temporal trends in incidence of time-loss injuries in four male professional North American sports over 13 seasons - Bullock GS, Murray E, Vaughan J, Kluzek S.
Sports-related injuries increase healthcare cost burden, and in some instances have harmful long term physical and psychological implications. There is currently a lack of comprehensive data on temporal injury trends across professional North American spor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The prevalence of work-related suicides varies by reporting source from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Peek-Asa C, Zhang L, Hamann C, Davis J, Casteel C.
This study examines the incidence of occupati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analysis of factors affecting the frequency of crashes on interstate freeways by vehicle type considering multiple weather variables - Aguilar C, Russo BJ, Mohebbi A, Akbariyeh S.
Recently, there has been an increasing trend in traffic crash fatalities in the United States, including the State of Arizona. Given this fact, it is imperative to analyze factors that affect crash frequency, particularly those occurring on high-speed free... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Persistent and widespread pain among Blacks six weeks after MVC: emergency department-based cohort study - Beaudoin FL, Zhai W, Merchant RC, Clark MA, Kurz MC, Hendry P, Swor RA, Peak D, Pearson C, Domeier R, Ortiz C, McLean SA.
INTRODUCTION: Blacks in the United States experience greater persistent pain than non-Hispanic Whites across a range of medical conditions, but to our knowledge no longitudinal studies have examined the risk factors or incidence of persistent pain among Bl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The normalization of violence in commercial kitchens through food media - Meiser ET, Pantumsinchai P.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are 2.53 million cooks and chefs in the United States. Of those, one in four reports experiencing physical violence in the workplace-roughly 632,500 victims. While shocking, this figure fails to account f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Development of the Technology Enhanced Screening and Supportive Assistance (TESSA) program for interpersonal violence - Spence EE, Tristan C, Rodriguez K, Sanders K, Mollenhauer W, Prabhakar P, Thompson E.
In the United States, approximately one in three adults have experienced violence from an intimate partner. More specifically, approximately 37 percent of women and 27 percent of men in Texas have experienced at least one form of abuse in their lifetime (B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Firearms and violence in Europe-a systematic review - Kr üsselmann K, Aarten P, Liem M.
BACKGROUND: Higher availability of firearms has been connected to higher rates of interpersonal violence in previous studies. Yet, those studies have focused mainly on the United States, or used aggregated international data to study firearm violence. Whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Sleep disorders and surgery: Anesthesia & Analgesia marks first decade of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
(Wolters Kluwer Health) An estimated 50 million people undergo surgery each year in the United States, and a significant proportion of them have undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorders (SD) or sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Issues at the intersection of anesthesiology and sleep medicine are the focus of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) whose 10th anniversary is commemorated in the special theme May issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news