15 hrs ago
University at Buffalo
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services produces multimedia program on work of UB epidemiologist
Youfa Wang, an expert in childhood obesity prevention, is the subject matter expert in a video produced by the USDHHS's Agency for the Healthcare Research and Quality.
20 hrs ago
Wisconsin reports first human West Nile virus case this year
According to a press release by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 20 dead birds also tested positive for the disease throughout the state.
Feds Point to Key Weak Point in West Virginia's Health Disaster Response
Eight months after West Virginia's Elk River chemical spill, a federal agency has recommended the state set up a new program to assess community-wide chemical exposure, which it currently does not have.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Odds of infant death higher in remote villages than in rural hubs, research shows
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
CDC Says WV Agency Was Untrained For Chem Spill
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A federal report said West Virginia public health officials were not trained to respond to a January chemical spill along the Elk River.
Anchorage Daily News
Botulism suspected in death, illnesses in Western Alaska
State health officials are investigating a cluster of possible botulism cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta that began with a shared meal of fermented fish heads, an epidemiologist said Monday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
ECDC: CDTR, week 33
ECDC has published Monitoring current threats, week 33/2014 ECDC Communicable Diseases Threats Report .
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Warning over salmonella outbreak in Cheshire
HEALTH chiefs are investigating a national outbreak of sickness bug salmonella after 33 cases were confirmed in Cheshire and Merseyside.
Medical News Today
Researchers find oxidative stress to be a significant predictor for hip fracture
The research, appearing online ahead of print in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research , was led by Tianying Wu, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the UC College of Medicine Department of Environmental Health, and Shuman Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in the department.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Keys to Good Health
First, the good news. As a board-certified physician in preventive medicine/public health, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine , and someone who has practiced what he preaches for a lifetime and been the beneficiary of it: yes, I think we know just what the keys to good health are.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Experts slam studies questioning the need to cut salt intake
Consuming too little salt may be harmful, putting people at risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to two Canadian studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine that are drawing criticism in the medical community.
Hand Sanitizers Don't Cut School Absences: Study
Putting alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences because of illness may not be worth the expense in high-income countries where clean water for washing hands is readily available, a study says.
Globe and Mail
Video: Globe Now: Why experimental drugs and vaccines alone will not solve Ebola
Host Affan Chowdhry speaks with Dr. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinary epidemiologist and Vice-President of EcoHealth Alliance, about why animal-to-human viruses are on the rise.
Black and Hispanic Kids Have a 50 Percent Chance of Developing Diabetes
The good news: According to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet , American children diagnosed with diabetes can now expect to live more than 70 years with the disease.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Iowa epidemiologist aiding African Ebola response
An epidemiologist working for the Iowa Department of Public Health is currently stationed in Sierra Leone; he's aiding the Center for Disease Control in its response to the West African Ebola outbreak.
Oxidative stress is significant predictor for hip fracture, research shows
Oxidative stress is a significant predictor for hip fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research led by University of Cincinnati epidemiologists.
Floyd County Times
'Superbug' still not widespread in Kentucky hospitals, but officials predict it is coming
A new deadly superbug that is almost totally resistant to antibiotics and kills about half who get bloodstream infections has found its way to community hospitals in the Southeastern United States, Laura Ungar reports for The Courier-Journal.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Humans infected with Ebola in Virginia 25 years ago
For the first time in nearly 25 years, Diane Woolard, an epidemiologist with the Virginia Department of Health, revisited a time when the Ebola virus consumed the commonwealth.
Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds
Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don't appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds.
ECDC: CDTR, week 32
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.