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The Op-Ed: Pharma Is Missing The ACO Boat
Conceived as part of health care reform, accountable care organizations may become the next big thing in lowering cost. The basic premise involves a network of doctors and hospitals that share responsibility for providing care to patients. Each ACO would receive financial incentives to provide quality care to Medicare beneficiaries while holding down costs. But what are the implications for the pharmaceutical industry? Daniel Hoffman, who is president of the Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates consulting firm and a regular pharma blogger at The Philadelphia Inquirer, writes that big drugmakers may be left behind...
Source: Pharmalot - April 30, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Order or Download Mental Health, United States, 2010
This report is an update of the last report, Mental Health, United States, 2008. The entire report can be ordered or downloaded at no charge: http://bit.ly/JPNTNV
Source: BHIC - April 30, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Health Information Literacy Mental Health Public Health Source Type: blogs
Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Shows
The shingles vaccine is generally safe and well tolerated by patients, according to a new study. Shingles, which affects more than 1 million people each year in the United States, is a painful contagious rash caused by the dormant chickenpox virus, which can reactivate and replicate, damaging the nervous system. Elderly people are especially at risk because immunity against the virus that causes shingles declines with age. More information: http://1.usa.gov/JBgk03 [HealthDay News, April 23, 2012]
Source: BHIC - April 30, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Articles General Public Health Source Type: blogs
How Far Can You Trust Psychology Research?
When the popular media reports psychological research, how can we know if the findings are accurate and apply to our lives?Tags: news and research, public health
Source: Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life - April 30, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Gordon Shippey Tags: General news and research public health Source Type: blogs
Legislatures Race to Define Rights and Obligations Relating to Genetic Information: Avoiding Another Bearder
California is the latest state to take steps toward defining permissible uses and restrictions relating to obtaining, retaining, and sharing individuals’ genetic information. Senator Alex Padilla recently introduced Senate Bill 1267, the Genetic Information Privacy Act, designed to protect individuals against surreptitious testing of their genetic material without consent. SB 1267 is a comprehensive piece of legislation which would require a specific authorization to obtain, analyze, or disclose genetic information unless otherwise exempted or allowed by law (exemptions include activities such as newborn scre...
Source: PredictER Blog - April 30, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Drabiak-Syed Source Type: blogs
Happiness is Hot
BY PAUL TARINI, SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, PIONEER PORTFOLIO - @PaulTarini Happiness is gaining currency today, particularly in relationship to health and medicine. That’s what we’ve been hearing ever since Harvard School of Public Health researchers Julia K. Boehm and Laura Kubzansky published their report “The Heart’s Content: The Association Between Positive Psychological Well-Being and Cardiovascular Health” in the Psychological Bulletin, under a grant from Pioneer. This is the first study of its kind to look closely at how positive psychological well-being—including happiness and optimism—plays a role in he...
Source: Pioneering Ideas - April 30, 2012 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Authors: Paul Tarini Tags: Grants & Grantees Ideas In the News Science Source Type: blogs
Massachusetts House Votes for Third Year in a Row to Repeal the “Gift Ban”
Conclusion As one recent article from the Boston Business Journal noted, it is “insulting to our physicians, some of the best minds in the country, to think they can be bought for a mug or a yogurt.” The author correctly recognized that “Much of the money flowing to our health care institutions [from industry] goes toward things like fellowships in the orthopedics department at Massachusetts General Hospital or a diabetes clinical trial at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It also goes towards training for heart surgeons on the newest stent procedures and to safety studies on rare disease drugs developed b...
Source: Policy and Medicine - April 30, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
#NHS deform means responsibility for measuring mental health care will transfer to local authorities. #mhuk #ukmh
http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/apr/27/nhs-reforms-public-health-data Filed under: Mental Health, The News & Policies.
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - April 29, 2012 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Dawn Willis Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. Source Type: blogs
Monkeys Get Autism-like Reactions to MMR & Other Vaccines In University of Pittsburgh Vaccine Study
A University of Pittsburgh study showed vaccines altered the behavior in monkeys. Someone did perform safety studies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should have mandated be performed and vetted BEFORE numerous vaccines were released into the public sector for mass vaccinations. Lead investigator Laura Hewitson, PhD, probably dropped a bombshell when she and her colleagues completed a macaque monkey (primates) study of the very same vaccines given to children during 1994-1999, i.e., the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and several Thimerosal mercur...
Source: vactruth.com - April 29, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Catherine J. Frompovich Tags: Catherine Frompovich Top Stories 2012 Congressional Vaccine Investigation Autism Spectrum Disorder MMR vaccine Monkey Autism Safety Study Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 30th 2012
In this study, we have analyzed the mitochondrial genomes from four different mammals: human, rhesus monkey, mouse and rat ... Our analysis revealed that in the four species, DR and SL structures are abundant and that their distributions in mtDNA are not statistically different from randomized sequences. However, the average distance between the reported age associated mtDNA breakpoints and their respective nearest DR motifs is significantly shorter than what is expected of random chance in human and rhesus monkey, but not in mouse and rat, indicating the existence of species specific difference in the relationship between...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 29, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Why Are These Fraudulent Papers Unretracted? » Counterpunch
Weekend Edition April 27-29, 2012 Big Pharma's Ghostwriters Why Are These Fraudulent Papers Unretracted? by MARTHA ROSENBERG According to Science Times, the Tuesday science section in the New York Times, scientific retractions are on the rise because of a “dysfunctional scientific climate” that has created a “winner-take-all game with perverse incentives that lead scientists to cut corners and, in some cases, commit acts of misconduct.” But elsewhere, audacious, falsified research stands unretracted–including the work of authors who actually went to prison for fraud! Richard Borison, MD, ...
Source: PharmaGossip - April 28, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Martha Rosenberg's new book is out!
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1616145935/counterpunchmaga Are you suspicious of Big Food and Big Pharma? In this hard-hitting expose, leading national muckraker Martha Rosenberg blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about these gigantic industries. What's going on behind the scenes is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable than you could ever have imagined. Rosenberg has gained the trust of more than twenty doctors, researchers, and experts who were willing to come forward and finally tell all. Born with a Junk Food Deficiency includes explosive interviews with a number of ...
Source: PharmaGossip - April 28, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Capitation, Rationing, The Rain, The Park, and Other Things
Kelley Beloff recently published an important and fact-filled post on physician reimbursement: specifically, fee-for-service vs. capitation. I think this is an extremely important topic on its own, and it’s also important because it ties to many other key topics in medical delivery and finance – e.g., utilization management and rationing. I expect we will be seeing much, much more on these topics. Of course I can’t resist adding my 2 cents. (Well, it started as 2 cents. Sorry.) The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was the author of many sharp opinions in the late-19th and early-20...
Source: InsureBlog - April 27, 2012 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Source Type: blogs
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 086
Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 086FFFF is running a little late this week – so let’s keep it short and sweet – the 86th edition is now at your service!Question 1Can a patient with an ectopic pregnancy have a negative serum BhCG?Reveal the funtabulous answer!expand(document.getElementById('ddet1348454550'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1348454550'))Yes – never say never.It is sufficiently rare that I’ve only been able to find two case reports:Grynberg M, Teyssedre J, Andre C, Graesslin O. Rupture of ectopic pregnancy with negative serum beta-hC...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - April 27, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Featured Frivolous Friday Five coffee conundrums FFFF funtabulously frivolous Friday Medical quiz Medical Trivia medicine Q&A Quotations Source Type: blogs
Do Nurses Have It Right About Vaccinations?
Many nurses are refusing to get vaccinated. That may be a disturbing undercurrent question for healthcare authorities to consider in Israel where Mother and Child Healthcare Centers nurses refused to get vaccinated against pertussis. Why would nurses, who vaccinate infants and children, refuse to get vaccinations for themselves even when a directive went out that all MCHC nurses must be vaccinated against pertussis? Only two percent got those vaccinations by the end of three months. That left healthcare authorities not only scratching their heads in amazement, but also apparently suggesting—and getting—a study p...
Source: vactruth.com - April 27, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Catherine J. Frompovich Tags: Catherine Frompovich Top Stories Haifa District Health Office Israel’s School of Public Health Mother and Child Healthcare Centers (MCHC) Source Type: blogs
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: THEIR CONTRIUBTION TO OUR HEALTH AND OUR ENVIRONMENT
By Elliot Patton. In the ongoing struggle to find ways to promote our health and the health of our planet, very narrow and specific approaches are often proposed. In order to create effective and lasting change, however, it is necessary to embrace broader measures and completely reevaluate the way we live and interact with the world around us on a daily basis. By re-envisioning the American community, we can create living spaces that offer tremendous benefits to our health and to our environment: we can become truly sustainable. A sustainable community is one where emphasis is placed on livability and efficiency. It ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 27, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Publc Health Federal Highway Administration Lisa P. Jackson Sustainability Sustainable community United States United States Department of Housing and Urban Development United States Environmental Protection Agency Source Type: blogs
Massachusetts House Votes To Repeal Gift Ban
For the third time in two years, the Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to repeal a controversial law that bans drug and device makers from giving gifts to doctors. The latest effort, however, goes further than the previous two tries: the House also agreed to repeal a disclosure rule that requires all financial arrangements between drug and device makers with prescribers is posted on a website maintained by the state Department of Public Health. The 2008 law, which you can read here, was seen as a way to limit undue industry influence over medical practice. Similar concerns sparked a US Senate investigation i...
Source: Pharmalot - April 27, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Conflicts of Interest Gift Ban Massachusetts Patrick Deval Source Type: blogs
Smoking and disease – how the world has changed
A few weeks ago, I met with my medical students to discuss a case of suspected lung cancer in a smoker. As we talked about smoking and its risks, I was struck by how far we have come from when I was a student over 50 years ago. I told them about how I smoked as a medical student, even when making hospital rounds with my attending physicians, who were also smoking. Not only did we smoke in the hospital, so did the patients. As little as 25 to 30 years ago, physicians and patients and even medical students were still puffing away inside hospitals. All this occurred in spite of the Surgeon General report of 1964, which clearl...
Source: Dr.Kattlove's Cancer Blog - April 26, 2012 Category: Oncologists Source Type: blogs
UMich Medical Device Wiki Lets Low-Income Nations Know What Technologies Are Out There
We here at Medgadget are huge fans of the innovative, but low-cost medical devices that undergraduate and graduate school students develop for their senior projects. We applaud the vision to distribute their devices to remote corners of the Earth to improve healthcare worldwide, but always wondered about how developing nations might best go about learning about these lifesaving technologies.A group of students and researchers from the University of Michigan asked themselves that same question after realizing that no such comprehensive resource existed, and created the Global Health Compendium. The project is an open-sour...
Source: Medgadget - April 26, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Scott Jung Tags: Net News Public Health Society Source Type: blogs
U.S. Department of Education 2012 National Rural Education Technology Summit 2.0 Apr 30, 2012. 11:00am-5:00pm Central For more information go here: http://1.usa.gov/I8ajqk Indiana Rural Health Association Lunch and Learn – Dr. Duong – Rural Doctors Program May 1, 2012 11:00am-Noon Central For more information go here: http://bit.ly/Iih8vt Rural Assistance Center: The Role of Leadership in the EHR Project: What Rural Leaders Need to Know. May 8, 2012 at 2:00pm Central For more information and to register go here: http://bit.ly/IruwaY
Source: BHIC - April 26, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Health Information Literacy Public Health Rural Source Type: blogs
May is Older Americans Month plus bonus Senior content
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is promoting Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Help spread the word! When you tweet, please use the hashtag #OAM2012. This year the theme of OAM is “Never Too Old to Play”, which encourages older Americans to stay active and involved in their communities. Also, AoA has developed a website in honor of Older Americans Month at www.OlderAmericansMonth.org It offers resources for celebrating Older Americans Month, including an activities toolkit, Day of Play promotion flyers and OAM posters. Also, people can share photos and videos of events that they organized for OAM on the ...
Source: BHIC - April 26, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Articles General Public Health Websites Source Type: blogs
Victory for Prevention?
The following is a guest post by Mary Ann Swissler a Madison, Wisconsin, based writer and critical thinker. She’s published articles about grassroots activism on cancer, money in politics, and the environment. The post originally ran on the Women’s Media Center on April 19th. By Mary Ann Swissler. As we celebrated Earth Day this past Sunday, the author is cautiously optimistic about a new era with a healthier environment. They’re not copays or premiums yet there’s no doubt that polluted air and water exact a high health cost. Still, the arguments over how to deal with that part of the healthcare equation have...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 26, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Publc Health Affordable Care Act Air pollution Clean Air Act Earth Day Institute of Medicine United States United States Environmental Protection Agency Source Type: blogs
Top stories in health and medicine this morning, April 26, 2012
This series is brought to you by MedPage Today.1. WHO Policy Could Have Big Effect on Smoking Rates. Without implementation of a World Health Organization policy package called MPOWER, the number of adult smokers around the world will continue to grow over the next two decades, even as prevalence retreats slightly.2. Feds Analyze, Target Rx Painkiller Abuse. Most people who misuse prescription painkillers get their stash from friends and family.3. Robotic Surgery Dominant in Prostate Cancer. Fueled in part by fewer complications, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has surpassed open surgery as the predominant su...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 26, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: News Source Type: blogs
Social and emotional wellbeing - early years: consultation on the draft guidance
NICE is developing public health guidance on how the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children aged under 5 years can be effectively supported through home visiting, childcare and early education. All registered stakeholders for the public health intervention guidance are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations. Organisations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment. This consultation will take place between 20th April and 18th June 2012. Draft guidance Stakeholder comments form NICE - consultations
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 26, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: blogs
Baseline spending estimates for the new NHS and public health commissioning architecture
This briefing summarises the Department of Health document published on 7th February 2012 on baseline spending estimates on public health. It also gives the LGA's key messages in relation to public health funding and provides Chief Executives and Directors of Finance with advice on how they can assure themselves that the PCT estimate of public health spending will be adequate to meet the future resource requirements for public health from 2013. Briefing Funding checklist LGA - publications
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 26, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: blogs
Researchers Discover Particularly Dangerous Salmonella
UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered Salmonella bacteria that are up to 100 times more capable of causing disease. Their findings may help prevent food poisoning outbreaks that continue to plague public health and the food industry. These “hypervirulent” bugs can override vaccines and pose a risk to food safety –– and mitigation efforts are [...]
Source: Biosingularity - April 25, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Derya Tags: Biotechnology Source Type: blogs
A small treasure box of essays on social media and health from NEJM
Once again, Twitter uncovered for me a small treasure box on the web. By following a link in a tweet I found a box full of stories of how social media and medicine and public health can benefit from each other. The treasure box is part of the NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) 200 years anniversary site and is shaped as an essay contest, which celebrates medical accomplishments over the past two centuries, but with a special focus on the profound changes which has taken place in how information is communicated. To quote from NEJMs own introduction: “The internet and social networking have enabled everything from ...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - April 25, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: Public Health Science Communication #healthtrends Daniel Imler essay contest Facebook Framingham hashtag medicine Michelle Longmire NEJM NEJM200 New England Journal of Medicine Social media social network Source Type: blogs
April 2012 Man of the Month: Don Mathis
By Laura Harwood. In January 2011 Disruptive Women interviewed Don Mathis, President and CEO of Community Action Partnership (CAP). CAP represents the interests of 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) across the country that help 17 million low-income Americans annually to fight poverty and achieve economic security. In January, we introduced Don to our readers and focused on how CAP’s social service programs relate to health policy initiatives. This month, we focus on the intersection of health and environmental issues in conjunction with Earth Day, April 22nd. I recently caught up with Don to learn what the Partne...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 25, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Access Advocacy Man of the Month Publc Health Clean technology Community Economic Development Earth Day Green economy Green job United States Source Type: blogs
A.M. Vitals: An evolutionary theory for the persistence of runner’s high
Here’s what’s making news this morning: Researchers have come up with an evolutionary reason for runner’s high. (NYT). Researchers studying running in humans found there is a chemical response rewarding aerobic activity and theorize this stuck with humans even after they didn’t need to flee attackers. The study also found that dogs experience a runner’s high. Some women are using their bachelorette parties for exercise. (WP). These alternative bachelorette parties have involved trapeze lessons and zip lining, rather than heavy drinking. These work-outs are becoming popular enough that yoga st...
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - April 25, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jonathan D. Rockoff Tags: Consumer health Public Health Sports Medicine exercise WP NYT USAT Source Type: blogs
Updated: Free Medical Android App listing
I have updated the free Android medical apps page to include the new official NICE Guidance app Description: The NICE Guidance App provides up-to-date access to all NICE Guidance For the first time, you can access guidance from NICE whilst on the move through NICE’s new, official app. It is aimed at doctors, nurses, medical students and other healthcare professionals, as well as those with public health responsibilities, including in local government. It is the first ever app to contain public health guidance, including topics such as smoking cessation, promoting physical activity, behaviour change and preventing diabete...
Source: The Palmdoc Chronicles - April 25, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: palmdoc Tags: Software News Updates to Site Android NICE Source Type: blogs
The FDA is a Destructive Force
We examined drug development in four major public health areas and discovered that for any given drug on the market, typically 90 percent or more of that drug's development costs are incurred in Phase III trials. These costs have skyrocketed in recent years, exacerbating an already serious problem. The enormous cost and risk of Phase III trials create incentives for researchers and investors to avoid work on medications for the chronic conditions and illnesses that pose the greatest threat to Americans, in terms of health spending and in terms of the number of people affected. This avoidance, in turn, harms overall U.S. h...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 25, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Politics and Legislation Source Type: blogs
Health Information Technology And Quality Webinar: “Continuity And Resiliency For Health IT Systems, Preparing For Unforseen Events”
“Continuity and Resiliency for Health IT Systems: Preparing for Unforeseen Events” – Friday, April 27, 2012 – 2pm Eastern This webinar provides expert advice on how health information technology (IT) can help primary care and rural inpatient providers prepare for and overcome an unforeseen event. When these events – such as a flood, data loss, power outage, snowstorm, or a public health crisis like an influenza outbreak – occurs, health IT systems can be a valuable tool to ensure continuity of patient care. This is just one reason why it is critical to ensure that health IT systems a...
Source: BHIC - April 24, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Conferences Emergency Preparedness Rural Source Type: blogs
Treating Severe Malaria in Mweso
In the thick of our malaria epidemic, we saw up to 25 patients a day with severe malaria at the hospital. Most of those patients required blood transfusions as they had developed anemia related to the severe form of malaria. … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - April 24, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
The dusty Yellow Brick Road
It turns out the Yellow Brick Road is just Dust. Hot. Hot. Dust everywhere and in everything. I do wish I had Dorothy’s red shoes sometimes. Just for a moment, a respite from the dust and the heat and the … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - April 24, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
The Morning Flap: April 24, 2012
This study found no evidence of adverse pricing of subprime loans by race or ethnicity and minority borrowers paid lower rates. A 2008 study by the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. found Southern California was the hot spot for the most subprime loans in all of the United States in 2005. And out of the top 10 cities with the most subprime loans, six were in California (percent of Hispanic population in parentheses): Riverside (45 percent), Bakersfield (45.5 percent), Stockton (37.6 percent), Modesto (35.5 percent), Fresno (50.3 percent) and Visalia (46.0 percent). Where Hispanics got into trouble had more to do wit...
Source: FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog - April 24, 2012 Category: Dentists Authors: Flap Tags: Pinboard Links The Morning Flap Alcohol ATT California California_Prisons Catholic Death_Penalty Democrats GOP Health Hispanics immigration Infants Initiative Jerry_Brown Latinos Mexico Obama President_2012 Running Source Type: blogs
Why social media is particularly relevant for public health science communication
Social media is a gift to science communication. I am quite convinced about that. But is it particularly relevant for Public Health Science Communication? As many of the blog posts on this blog illustrates there is huge value and potential in using social media for public health science communication. And not only to disseminate research, but to communicate with the public and fellow researchers and use it as an inspirational tool in an academic public health life – even as a tool to conduct public health research is social media useful. If one looks across examples of use of social media in public health, it is poss...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - April 24, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: Public Health Science Communication Source Type: blogs
Many Pediatric Studies Remain Unpublished
Yet another examination of registered clinical trials reveals a troubling disclosure. A pair of academics from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health examined 2,385 completed pediatric studies registered with ClinicalTrials.gov and found that only 29 percent were ever published. And only 53 percent that were financed by the National Institutes of Health were published. What else? Well, publication that did occur, on average, took place two years after study completion. Completed interventional studies were published more often than observational studies, completed industry-funded studies were published less of...
Source: Pharmalot - April 24, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Trials ClinicalTrials.gov FDA NIH Source Type: blogs
A Call to Action: Clean Water for a Healthy America
The following guest post is written by Alexandra Dunn who is the Executive Director & General Counsel of the Association of Clean Water Administrators. By Alexandra Dunn. Water. A universal element without which we cannot live. When polluted and contaminated, public health is compromised. Children die every minute due to dirty water on our planet. The amount of freshwater on Earth is finite. As such, many experts say the next war will be over water. Ensuring access to clean and safe water should be one of the top priorities of our nation. And yet, here in the United States, our drinking water and wastewate...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 24, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Policy Publc Health Clean Water Act Drinking water Environment Infrastructure Lake Erie United States United States Environmental Protection Agency Water Resources Source Type: blogs
CA-26: Tony Strickland Sponsored Reusable Grocery Bag Bill Slapped Down by California Senate Environmental Quality Committee
A reusable grocery bag Photo Credit: LA Times You remember the FLAP? Not a good day for California State Senator Tony Strickland who is aspiring to be Ventura County’s newest congressman. Timm Herdt over at the Ventura County Star has the details. While saying they agree with the need for greater public awareness about the importance of regularly washing reusable cloth grocery bags, members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee rejected a bill Monday that would have required warnings about potential food contamination on the bags. The bill was defeated 4-1, with only its author, Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Moorpa...
Source: FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog - April 24, 2012 Category: Dentists Authors: Flap Tags: CA-26 Tony Strickland Source Type: blogs
A.M. Vitals: Advocacy Groups Playing Matchmaker for Drug Research
Here’s what’s making news this morning: Advocacy groups are finding patients for drug trials. (WSJ) The matchmaking comes as shortages of volunteers have slowed trials of new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Researchers identify the part of the brain that concentrates attention on a particular speaker. (WSJ) The finding explains the accidents people can have while multi-tasking during driving or the failures to observe events within one’s field of vision. Measles deaths world-wide drop by 74%, saving 9.6 million kids between 2000 and 2010. (AP) The drop, reported in Tuesday’s Lancet, ...
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - April 24, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jonathan D. Rockoff Tags: Congress Drugs Public Health Research WSJ AP Source Type: blogs
The 100 Most Influential People in the World: 1 Scientist
TIME magazine published again its list of most influental people globally and running through the list I only found one scientist, Hans Rosling, the statistics guru and public health expert. He has a perfect place in the list but where are the other amazing and innovative physicians and scientists?
Source: ScienceRoll - April 23, 2012 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Medicine science Video Source Type: blogs
Website Provides Vaccine Facts, Helps Parents Track Kids’ Vaccine Schedule
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the week of April 21, 2012 to be World Vaccination Week. The purpose of the initiative is to spread information about the importance and safety of vaccines. The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition has developed a website called Immunize For Good, which provides parents with useful resources and factual information about vaccinations. Topics addressed on the website include information about vaccine safety, the number of vaccines given and the rationale for each, and vaccine side effects. Of particular importance, the site addresses whether parents should conside...
Source: Highlight HEALTH - April 23, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Kirstin Hendrickson Source Type: blogs
Before even arriving in Chad, I had heard about the living conditions for the MSF project in Massakory. When ‘seasoned’ expats give the first tour of the ‘living quarters’ to the new Massakory arrivals, they do so with a sense … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - April 23, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
Don't worry...be happy!
Scientists (and Bobby Mcferrin singer/songwriter - Don't Worry Be Happy) have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks. Now a Harvard review of the flip side of that psychology concludes that being upbeat and optimistic just may help protect against heart disease. Rather than focusing only on how to lessen heart risks, "it might also be useful to focus on how we might bolster the positive side of things," said lead researcher Julia Boehm of the Harvard School of Public Health. Boehm reviewed dozens of studies ex...
Source: Aging with Grace CareConnection - April 23, 2012 Category: Caregivers Source Type: blogs
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. More information, including a collection site locator: http://1.usa.gov/HVVcRV [U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration]
Source: BHIC - April 23, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Articles General Public Health Source Type: blogs
Interactive Web Forum “Taking on the Weight of the Nation”
A special Dialogue4Health Web Forum is scheduled for May 1, Weight of the Nation Day, in advance of the May 14-15 nationwide release of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation film series, and corresponding public health campaign. The interactive web forum will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST. To register: http://bit.ly/J4EjCE [Public Health Institute]
Source: BHIC - April 23, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: General Public Health Source Type: blogs
NCOA Resources for Meeting the Needs of Older LGBT Adults
Are you aware of the specific concerns, needs, and resources available to your community’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adult population? SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) in partnership with 10 organizations, including NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers and with funding from the U.S. Administration on Aging, has launched the National Resource Center of LGBT Aging with the overall goal of improving services for LGBT older people. Link to the website: http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/ Link to a recording of a recent webinar and presentation materials on cutting-edge resource...
Source: BHIC - April 23, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: HIV/AIDS Mental Health Public Health Websites Source Type: blogs