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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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Buffalo, NY, SUNY Buffalo

20 hrs ago | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

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.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Medicine, Ashland County, WI

Yesterday | Government Executive

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.


Related Topix: West Virginia, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Kanawha County, WV

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.


Related Topix: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Anchorage, AK, Fairbanks, AK

WCHS-TV Charleston

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, WV, Medicine

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.


Related Topix: Botulism, Health, Medicine, Lower Kalskag, AK, Anchorage, AK

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: CDTR, week 33

ECDC has published Monitoring current threats, week 33/2014 ECDC Communicable Diseases Threats Report .


Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Warrington Guardian

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

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.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, Medicine, Health

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.


Related Topix: Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Life, Nutrition, Food

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Canada,

Hispanic Business

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Influenza

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mother Jones

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

PhysOrg Weblog

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Cincinnati

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.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Medicine, University of Louisville, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA, Health

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WTVR Richmond

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.


Related Topix: Hume, VA, Medicine


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.


Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Francisco

Crofs Blogs

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.


Related Topix: Medicine