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HIV infection has been major driver of anal cancer burden
Rising rates of anal cancer among men in the USA have been heavily influenced by the HIV epidemic since the 1980s, a study shows.
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - October 17, 2012 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news
Nigeria: Contractor Abandons Treatment of Abuja Water
[Leadership]An epidemic may hit the Federal Capital Territory Abuja anytime soon because the contractor handling the maintenance of the Wupa Waste Treatment Plant, Abuja's central sewage collection plant, has abandoned his job, citing non-payment of allowances.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2012 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Bloodstream infections cut by 44 percent in sickest hospital patients, study concludes
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A sweeping study on the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals shows that using antimicrobial soap and ointment on all intensive-care patients significantly decreases bloodstream infection. The results, which are being presented for the first time at IDWeek 2012TM, may suggest a major change in health care practice that could help save lives.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
NIAID tip sheet: IDWeek 2012
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID presentations at IDWeek 2012, a joint meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, featuring the latest science and approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, across the lifespan.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Investigators Visit Office Tied to Meningitis
Agents from the F.D.A.’s Office of Criminal Investigations visited the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., for the first time, acting on a sealed warrant.
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SABRINA TAVERNISE and DENISE GRADY Tags: New England Compounding Center Meningitis Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Massachusetts Food and Drug Administration Steroids Source Type: news
Study Shows Young People Driving Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse;...
A new study by the University of Colorado Denver reveals that today’s adolescents are abusing prescription pain medications like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous...(PRWeb October 16, 2012)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10018165.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 16, 2012 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Video: Elton John: AIDS is a treatable disease
The Elton John AIDS foundation hosted it's 11th annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit in New York. John says AIDS is a treatable disease and more people should get tested. John, Stevie Nicks, RuPaul, Judith Light, and Donna Karan spoke to CBSNews.com's Ken Lombardi on the red carpet about this epidemic.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Art of ADHD
It’s all too easy to make a rapid diagnosis of ADHD and then swiftly fork over a prescription, but this is a quick-fix solution that doesn’t do a child justice. read more
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 16, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Rappaport, M.D. Tags: Child Development Education Intelligence Parenting ADHD alan schwarz attention deficit attention deficit hyperactivity attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis discerning eye dyslexia epidemiological studies inadequate Source Type: news
World Food Day: How to start a child survival epidemic
Op-ed by Dr Susan Shepherd, an American paediatrician, examining how breast-feeding, a healthy diet and malaria prevention have made positive gains on the state of malnutrition in Niger.
Source: MSF News - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Epidemiology of suicide and attempted suicide derived from the health system database in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2001-2007 - Saberi-Zafaghandi MB, Hajebi A, Eskandarieh S, Ahmadzad-Asl M.
Suicide is an important public health problem worldwide. A retrospective study from March 2001 to March 2007 examined some characteristics of cases of suicide and attempted suicide in the Islamic Republic of Iran based on the health system database of 41 m...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Epidemiology of knee injuries among U.S. high school athletes, 2005/06-2010/11 - Swenson DM, Collins CL, Best TM, Flanigan DC, Fields SK, Comstock RD.
PURPOSE: US high school athletes sustain millions of injuries annually. Detailed patterns of knee injuries, among the most costly sports injuries, remain largely unknown. We hypothesize that patterns of knee injuries in US high school sports differ by spor...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news
Epidemiologic aspects of traumatic brain injury in acute combat casualties at a major military medical center: A cohort study - Xydakis MS, Ling GS, Mulligan LP, Olsen CH, Dorlac WC.
This study reports population-...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Incidence and risk factors for suicide attempts in a general population of young people: A Danish register-based study - Christiansen E, Larsen KJ, Agerbo E, Bilenberg N, Stenager E.
Objective: To estimate the Danish epidemiological long-term incidence rates for suicide attempts in the general population of children and adolescents, and to analyze the impact from single and multiple risk factors on the risk of suicide attempts. Method:...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
How do adolescents view non-suicidal self-injury? Differences between affected and non-affected adolescents in a school sample - Rauber R, Weizenegger B, Schmeck K, Schmid M.
Despite the growing number of epidemiologic studies about the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), little knowledge exists regarding the way adolescents view NSSI, whether differences in the attitudes towards NSSI between affected and non-affecte...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Preventing Childhood And Adolescent Suicide
Suicide in children and adolescents has long been a matter of great concern to modern society, particularly for clinicians who deal with mental health problems of children and adolescents. For instance, in 1910 the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society with Sigmund Freud among the attending experts held a conference, dealing with what was perceived to be a growing epidemic of youth suicide (Greydanus & Calles, 2007)...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news
series:Current Topics in Microbiology and ImmunologyVaricella-zoster virus is a common human pathogen that causes varicella (chickenpox), establishes latency in sensory nerve ganglia and can reactivate many years later as herpes zoster. Although the VZV genome is the smallest of the human herpesviruses, VZV genes encode at least 70 proteins. Molecular epidemiologic approaches based on genomic sequencing have documented the global distribution ...
Source: Springer Biomedical Sciences titles - October 15, 2012 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Virology Source Type: news
HCC Epidemic Poses Challenges East and WestHCC Epidemic Poses Challenges East and West
Dr. Tony Mok speaks with Drs. Shukui Qin and Ghassan Abou-Alfa about the striking differences in HCC found in China and the West, and how these differences are propelling research. Medscape Hematology-Oncology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Expert Interview Source Type: news
Common Mental Illnesses Affecting Workers Today
Workers in America are people from the general population of working age. Research in regards to psychiatric epidemiology has demonstrated that mental health disorders are common in America. Mental health disorders affect tens of millions of Americans every single year. Unfortunately, only a mere fraction of the people in America who are affected by a form of mental health disorder ever receive treatment.
Source: Disabled World - October 15, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Psychological Disorders Source Type: news
How to start a child survival epidemic
By Susan Shepherd MSF pediatrician, advisor on malnutrition Article first published in the Huffington Post, October 2012. Physician Susan Shepherd is a pediatrician. She has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the last six years and coordinates work in nutrition. She has worked in Uganda, Chad, Niger, Kenya, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. Running your infant to the pediatrician for a regular checkup and shots may seem like just another chore. Who do you know who ever had measles? Many parents wonder if all those shots are really necessary in the first place. But last week, mothers, nurses and doctors ...
Source: MSF News - October 15, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Malnutrition Niger NEWS Opinion Frontpage Source Type: news
BetterYou highlights vitamin D deficiency epidemic in UK for National Vitamin D Awareness Week
Feeling sniffly? A bit down in the dumps? Low on energy? f so, you could be suffering from a deficiency from the sunshine vitamin - vitamin D.
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Afghanistan's 'stunting' epidemic
CNN's Anna Coren reports on the more than 3 million Afghan children who suffer from a condition called stunting.
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Maximized Living brings natural cancer killing lifestyle to the world
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a group of natural health leaders are focused on teaching the world about natural solutions to the cancer epidemic. Orlando-based Maximized Living has launched the book "The Cancer Killers" to teach the world how...
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Young people driving epidemic of prescription drug abuse
(University of Colorado Denver) A new study by the University of Colorado Denver reveals that today's adolescents are abusing prescription drugs at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
HHS, APIC, and SHEA honor Partnership in Prevention Award winner
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) The US Department of Health and Human Services, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America today recognized the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital with the 2012 Partnership in Prevention Award for achieving the greatest sustainable improvements towards eliminating health-care-associated infections.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Montreal researchers shed new light on cancer risks associated with night work
(INRS) Night work can increase cancer risk in men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology by a research team from Centre INRS -- Institut Armand-Frappier and Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal. The study is one of the first in the world to provide evidence among men of a possible association between night work and the risk of prostate, colon, lung, bladder, rectal, and pancreatic cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
What Are the Different Types of Tinea?
Discussion Tinea infections are caused by fungi that infect the outer layer of skin, hair and nails and are generally classified by anatomic location. Tinea is also called ringworm particularly if located on the body. Tinea can be spread in 3 different ways with human-to-human transmission being the most common. Anthropophiic organisms – human-to-human transmission. Common examples include Trichophyton rubrum, Triphophyton mentagrophytes Trichophyton tonsurans, Epidermophyton floccosum Zoophilic – animal-to-human transmission. Common examples include Microsporum canis, Trichophyton verrucosum Geophilic –...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Mechanisms and Clinical Implications of Nevus DevelopmentPaul Gerson Unna’s “Abtropfung” theory that nevi develop through migration of nevus cells from the epidermis to the dermis prevailed for almost a century until the “Hochsteigerung” theory postulated the reverse pattern of migration based on newly acquired observations from histopathology and studies of embryogenesis. Most recently, however, new insights gained from epidemiology, ...
Source: Springer Medicine titles - October 14, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
Doctor heal thyself... Genetics professor reveals how he keeps his health in tip top shape
Tim Spector, 54, is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s Collge, London, and author of Identically Different: Why You Can Change Your Genes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In Meningitis Outbreak, Another Death Reported
Another person has died from meningitis, bringing the death toll in an unprecedented outbreak to 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Meningitis Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news
About epidemiology of suicidal behavior: An investigation in the health-service district of Brixen - Tschiesner R, Schweigkofler H, Favaretto E, Prossliner J, Lun S, Schwitzer J.
OBJECTIVE: Aim of this investigation is to find out how many parasuicids as well as suicides are commited and which epidemiological characteristics (sex, age, substance addictions, relationships, job, life-events and suicide attempts in past) show people w...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Towards an ontological representation of morbidity and mortality in Description Logics - Santana F, Freitas F, Fernandes R, Medeiros Z, Schober D.
BACKGROUND: Despite the high coverage of biomedical ontologies, very few sound definitions of death can be found. Nevertheless, this concept has its relevance in epidemiology, such as for data integration within mortality notification systems. We here intr...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Prevalence of depressive symptoms and related factors in Japanese employees as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) - Fushimi M, Saito S, Shimizu T.
This study aimed to examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and related factors in Japan. For this purpose, a questionnaire including the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was administered to employees from Akita prefecture, J...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
Temporal trends in the epidemiology of disabilities related to posttraumatic stress disorder in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps from 2005-2010 - Packnett ER, Gubata ME, Cowan DN, Niebuhr DW.
Since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, over 2 million U.S. military members were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The estimated prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among soldiers and Marines returning fro...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Acute poisoning in children; data of a pediatric emergency unit - Sahin S, Bora Carman K, Dinleyici EC.
OBJECTIVE: Acute Poisoning in children is still an important public health problem and represents a frequent cause of admission in emergency units. The epidemiological surveillance specific for each country is necessary to determine the extent and characte...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Mortality in schizophrenia and related psychoses: data from two cohorts, 1875-1924 and 1994-2010 - Healy D, LE Noury J, Harris M, Butt M, Linden S, Whitaker C, Zou L, Roberts AP.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate death rates in schizophrenia and related psychoses. DESIGN: Data from two epidemiologically complete cohorts of patients presenting for the first time to mental health services in North Wales for whom there are at least 1, and up ...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 12, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
A one-year observational study of all hospitalized and fatal acute poisonings in Oslo: Epidemiology, intention and follow-up - Lund C, Teige B, Drottning P, Stiksrud B, Rui TO, Lyngra M, Ekeberg O, Jacobsen D, Hovda KE.
This study reports the epidemiology of all hospitalized acute poisonings in Oslo, including mortality, follow-up referrals, and whether the introduction of over-the-counter sales of parac...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 12, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
One in five Europeans suffers from chronic pain
Chronic pain has reached truly epidemic proportions in Europe. One in five Europeans suffers from pain that has been occurring regularly for three months or longer; one in eleven, suffers from pain daily.
Source: Pharmacy Europe - October 12, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Previous Lung Diseases and Lung Cancer RiskPrevious Lung Diseases and Lung Cancer Risk
Does a history of previous lung disease such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and TB increase lung cancer risk, independent of tobacco exposure? American Journal of Epidemiology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Patient navigation reduced delays in breast cancer diagnosis
Hoffman HJ. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21:1655-1663.
Source: HemOncToday.com - October 11, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Dengue Fever Poses Vexing Questions
(MedPage Today) -- To declare a dengue epidemic or not to declare a dengue epidemic -- that is the question that faces Puerto Rico officials twice a year, and there are no easy answers.
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 11, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Nigeria: Flood - NMA Raises the Alarm Over Outbreak of Epidemics
[This Day]As the Federal Government moves to provide palliative to various states affected by the recent flood across the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Wednesday in Abuja raised an alarm over the possible outbreak of epidemics in affected areas, warning that if prompt action is not taken, the consequences will be severe.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 11, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Nigeria: Flood - NMA Urges Quick Intervention to Avert Outbreak of Epidemic
[Vanguard]As flood continues to ravage parts of the country, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, canvassed urgent intervention to avert outbreak of epidemics.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2012 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The Epidemiology of Colectomy in Ulcerative ColitisThe Epidemiology of Colectomy in Ulcerative Colitis
Does colectomy help to relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis in some patients? This new study takes a close look at the procedure. The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news
Grocery Store Product Placement and Obesity
A paper published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine argues that the prominent placement of unhealthful food items in stores contributes to the obesity epidemic — and that it therefore should be curbed.
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - October 11, 2012 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news
Epidemiology of operative burns at Kijabe Hospital from 2006 to 2010: Pilot study of a web-based tool for creation of the Kenya Burn Repository - Dale EL, Mueller MA, Wang L, Fogerty MD, Guy JS, Nthumba PM.
This study was designed to gather information on burn ...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 10, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Epidemiology, trends, assessment and management of sport-related concussion in United States high schools - Guerriero RM, Proctor MR, Mannix R, Meehan WP.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sport-related concussion affects athletes at every level of participation. The short and long-term effects of concussions that occur during childhood and adolescence are not fully understood. The purpose of this review is to describe the...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 10, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Dengue Epidemic Declared in Puerto Rico
(MedPage Today) -- Puerto Rico is in the grip of an epidemic of dengue fever that has killed six people, according to the territory's health secretary.
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 10, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Michelle Obama's Moves
In March 2010, Michelle Obama stood on a stage in Washington and leveled a challenge at the food industry’s biggest players. “We need you all to step it up,” she told a meeting of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Just a month earlier, she’d launched the Let’s Move campaign, the Obama administration’s flagship anti-obesity program, which is aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2030… Experts credit Mrs. Obama for her instrumental role in reforming school lunches, limiting TV watching and increasing healthy food at childcare centers—and, perhaps most impor...
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - October 10, 2012 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news
Ten Tips for a Sizzling Sex Life
Stress, overwork, financial worries, relationship distress and emotional and physical ailments all conspire to extinguish the human sex drive. Dr. Turndorf overviews the major causes of inhibited sexual desire and other sexual dysfunctions and explains how to overcome the sexual "anemia" that is epidemic in our modern society. read more
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - October 9, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jamie Turndorf, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex adrenal glands adrenals best sex blood pressure drugs clogged arteries deflator estrogen dominance flagpole garbage heap hormone imbalances love advice low thyroid nutritional supplements prostat Source Type: news