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Experts hail key cancer victory: Treatment could save HALF of all terminal patients
HALF of patients suffering deadly cancers could make full recoveries thanks to a new treatment which has stunned doctors with its success. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Village People: The retirement developments that make healthy living accessible
A RECENT survey of the UK’s housing market found that nearly 38 per cent of people looking to downsize would consider living in a mixed community suitable for active retirees, as long as it was still part of a town. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 18 May 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a 33-year-old, non-national male from Al Ain. He has a history of contact with MERS-CoV infected camels imported from Oman (see DON of 18 May). A sputum sample tested positive for MERS-CoV on 17 May, whereupon the patient was admitted to hospital. He was asymptomatic at the time of laboratory testing. He has no comorbidities and no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to detection. Currently, the case ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea
On 20 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of the first laboratory confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. On 21 May, two additional confirmed cases were reported. The first case is a 68 year-old male with the following travel history: 18-29 April, Bahrain; 29-30 April, United Arab Emirates; 30 April to 1 May, Bahrain; 1-2 May, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2 May, Bahrain; and 2-3 May, Qatar. The patient arrived at Korea’s Incheon International airport via Qatar on 4 May. He was asymptomatic on arrival. The patient developed symptoms on 1...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 21 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection A 29-year-old, non-national male from Doha developed symptoms on 15 May and sought medical advice at a primary health care center on 19 May, whereupon he was treated symptomatically and sent home with home isolation instructions. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs tested positive for MERS-CoV on 20 May, whereupon the patient was admitted to hospital. He has no comorbidities. The patient has a history of frequent contact with camels but no consumption of raw camel m...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 11 and 13 May, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths. Contact tracing of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial partners with Children's on labor and delivery
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has enhanced its labor and delivery service through a new partnership with Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. The agreement brings obstetrician laborists to the medical staff at Memorial, with specialists providing a full-time presence at the Niagara Falls hospital. The four physicians are all obsetrician/gynecologists with Kaleida Health's laborist program who will work with Memorial’s maternity team and each patient’s own obstetrician. A laborist… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'
The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No repercussions for pharmacist dispensing errors, health body proposes
Pharmacists who prescribe the wrong medicines by mistake would be immune from prosecution under plans being considered by the Department of Health (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel suggests upgrading scale of AIIMS professors with 10-year experience
The Venkatachalam Committee, constituted in May 15 last year for re-framing rules and regulations under the AIIMS Act, 1956, has submitted its final report. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Affordable Fast Food That's Good For You? What a Concept
The fast food industry is constantly complaining about how they can't afford to serve unprocessed foods or raise worker's wages. According to them, prices would rise, their sales would plummet and the CEOs, now raking in millions, would end up homeless and destitute. It is however quite possible to serve real unprocessed food in a convenient and affordable way, without exploiting the environment, suppliers, employees, or customers and Thryve is poised to prove that. Thryve, is the fast food concept of Benjamin Garcia and Ian Buchanan from New Hampshire. The pair conceptualized the restaurant idea as a response to grassro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Business reaction mixed to proposed Texas open carry gun regulation
Late Friday evening, the Senate passed the open carry bill sending it to the House for a final vote before the legislative session ends June 1. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had hailed the expected passage of open carry of firearms in Texas as one of his chief accomplishments this legislative session. “The issue of open carry will finally be passed and Texas will join the large majority of states who allow open carry,” Patrick said in a statement Friday. “I am proud of the fact the legislature is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

5 Things Atul Gawande Learned on Returning to McAllen, Texas
(MedPage Today) -- The writer for the New Yorker was greeted with an entirely new healthcare system. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 24, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

World Briefing | United Nations: Emergency Fund Created for World Health Agency
Diplomats approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: World Health Organization Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna
Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That coffee kick, but without the bad bits: Our resident GP (and caffeine connoisseur) on why you should ditch those sugar-laden frappés for THE summer health drink
I am very particular – some might say obsessional – about what goes in my cup, writes DR ELLIE CANNON, so of course I’ve been intrigued by the new coffee trend: the cold-brew. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ultimate hay fever guide
ONE IN FIVE Britons suffer seasonal sneezes and that figure is set to grow to 30 million of us by 2030. But help is at hand. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X Factor singer Annastasia: Diabetes doesn’t control us – we control it
DIAGNOSED with type one diabetes at just three years old, Nevaeh Baker and her mum, singer Annastasia, tell Ruby Millington how they are making sure it doesn’t become a life sentence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and its association with substance use and substance use disorders in young men - Estévez N, Dey M, Eich-Höchli D, Foster S, Gmel G, Mohler-Kuo M.
BACKGROUND: Functional and mental health impairments that adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience may be exacerbated by regular substance use and co-morbidity with substance use disorders (SUD). This may be especially true du... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol-related emergency department admissions among adolescents in the Ghent and Sint-Niklaas area - Calle P, Hautekiet A, François H, Sundahl N, Cornelis C, Calle S, Damen J, Vanbrabant P, De Turck B, De Graeve K, Mpotos N, De Paepe P.
Alcohol abuse is a major health concern. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the alcohol-related emergency department (ED) admissions among adolescents in all hospitals of distinct areas during a 1-year period. In each hospital, all ED patie... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Athletic participation and intimate partner violence victimization: investigating sport involvement, self-esteem, and abuse patterns for women and men - Milner AN, Baker EH.
This study used representative, quantitative data from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and explored the relationship between young adults' sport participation and experiences of intimate partner violence victimization (IPV... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood sexual violence in Zimbabwe: evidence for the epidemic against girls - Rumble L, Mungate T, Chigiji H, Salama P, Nolan A, Sammon E, Muwoni L.
Sexual abuse during childhood is a public health and human rights concern throughout the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, Zimbabwe initiated national prevalence data collection on violence against children to inform government policy and progr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of political violence on the mental health of school children in Egypt - Moussa S, Kholy ME, Enaba D, Salem K, Ali A, Nasreldin M, Gabal M, Emadeldin M, Moselhy HF.
BACKGROUND: Since the beginning of the Egyptian political conflict, Tahrir Square has been the epicentre of intense political violence. Students attending schools located near this square witnessed and/or directly experienced the consequences of a series o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opioid abuse and depression in adolescents: results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Edlund MJ, Forman-Hoffman VL, Winder CR, Heller DC, Kroutil LA, Lipari RN, Colpe LJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of major depressive episode (MDE) with nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) and opioid abuse/dependence among adolescents aged 12 to 17. METHODS: We analyzed 5 years of data from the National Survey o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Positioning a public health framework at the intersection of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: primary prevention requires working outside existing systems - Herrenkohl TI, Higgins DJ, Merrick MT, Leeb RT.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pragmatic, randomized controlled trials of the Girls on the Go! Program to improve self-esteem in girls - Tirlea L, Truby H, Haines TP.
PURPOSE. To test the effectiveness of an intervention delivered by health professionals outside the school environment to girls identified with issues such as poor body image, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, nonparticipation in sports, or being overw... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence against young women attending primary care services in Spain: prevalence and health consequences - Martín-Baena D, Montero-Piñar I, Escribà-Agüir V, Vives-Cases C.
BACKGROUND: There are a significant number of studies assessing the negative health consequences of violence against women. However, a limited number of studies analyse the health consequences of violence committed against young women by different types of... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trauma in the geriatric population - Maxwell CA.
This article provides a broad overview of geriatric trauma across the continuum of care. After a review of the epidemiology of geriatric trauma, optimal approaches to patient care are presented for ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Development and evaluation of training in culturally specific screening and brief intervention for hospital patients with alcohol-related injuries - Whitty M, Nagel T, Jayaraj R, Kavanagh D.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate health practitioners' confidence and knowledge of alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral after training in a culturally adapted intervention on alcohol misuse and well-being issues for trauma patients. DESIGN: Mix... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dynamic model of nonmedical opioid use trajectories and potential policy interventions - Wakeland W, Nielsen A, Geissert P.
BACKGROUND: Nonmedical use of pharmaceutical opioid analgesics (POA) increased dramatically over the past two decades and remains a major health problem in the United States, contributing to over 16 000 accidental poisoning deaths in 2010. OBJECT... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rationale and study protocol for a two-part intervention: safety planning and structured follow-up among veterans at risk for suicide and discharged from the emergency department - Currier GW, Brown GK, Brenner LA, Chesin M, Knox KL, Holloway MG, Stanley B.
This article describes a protocol, Suicide Assessment and Follow-up Engagement: Veteran Emergency Treatment [SAFE VET], ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Typology of alcohol mixed with energy drink consumers: motivations for use - Peacock A, Droste N, Pennay A, Miller P, Lubman DI, Bruno R.
BACKGROUND: Previous research on alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) has shown that use is typically driven by hedonistic, social, functional, and intoxication-related motives, with differential associations with alcohol-related harm across these const... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Visual and narrative representations of mental health and addiction by law enforcement - Boyd J, Boyd S, Kerr T.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's third largest city, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), has positioned itself as being at the forefront of mental health regulation. The VPD problematization of the "mental health crisis" in Vancouver draws on di... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Challenging the political assumption that "Guns don't kill people, crazy people kill people!" - Hodges HJ, Scalora MJ.
Presumptions that mental illness is causally tied to firearm violence and that guns are too easily acquired by such persons have given rise to laws that categorically restrict people with mental health concerns from exercising a Constitutional right. Under... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Defying the odds on gun regulation: the passage of bipartisan mental health laws across the states - Goss KA.
This article documents an important exception to the conventional wisdom that politicians just will not tighten gun laws. Over the past decade, and mostly under the radar, both state and federal legislators have enacted more than 80 laws designed to regula... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Preventing the invisible plague of firearm suicide - Runyan CW, Brown TL, Brooks-Russell A.
There is an underappreciation among the general public and among health professionals that firearms are implicated in just over half of all suicide deaths. Suicide attempts with firearms are much more lethal than attempts using other methods, with more tha... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Are we developing walkable suburbs through urban planning policy? Identifying the mix of design requirements to optimise walking outcomes from the 'Liveable Neighbourhoods' planning policy in Perth, Western Australia - Hooper P, Knuiman M, Bull F, Jones E, Giles-Corti B.
BACKGROUND: Planning policy makers and practitioners are requesting clearer guidance on the 'essential' ingredients as assessed by public health researchers to ensure suburban neighbourhood environments are designed to promote active living behaviours such... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Community disasters, psychological trauma, and crisis intervention - Boscarino JA.
The current issue of International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is focused on community disasters, the impact of trauma exposure, and crisis intervention. The articles incorporated include studies ranging from the World Trade Cen... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Flash flood risks and warning decisions: a mental models study of forecasters, public officials, and media broadcasters in Boulder, Colorado - Morss RE, Demuth JL, Bostrom A, Lazo JK, Lazrus H.
Timely warning communication and decision making are critical for reducing harm from flash flooding. To help understand and improve extreme weather risk communication and management, this study uses a mental models research approach to investigate the flas... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Preparation for mass casualty incidents - Vandenberg SL, Davidson SB.
Mass casualty incidents are events where the number of injured patients exceeds the resources of the health care institution to the degree that care may not be available or may be limited for a portion of the casualties. Mass casualty incidents are increas... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How well does Europe sleep? A cross-national study of sleep problems in European older adults - van de Straat V, Bracke P.
In this study, we aim to provide insight into the socio-demographic, family-related and socio-economic determinants of sleep problems in European older adults. METHODS: Data from the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (201... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news