Epidemics

Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic

31 minutes ago   |   News Medical

Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her first child, her occasional drug use had turned...
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'Fear of Falling': How Hospitals Do More Harm by Keeping Patients in Bed

1 hour ago   |   Medscape

In an 'epidemic of immobility,' older hospital patients remain stuck in bed, their movements tracked by loud, ineffective bed alarms, losing muscle mass that's key to health...
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WHO: 7 million people diagnosed and treated for TB in 2018

3 hours ago   |   Healio

Seven million people were diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis in 2018 - a more than 9% increase from 2017 and a step toward meeting one of the milestones in the United...
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Monica Lewinsky unveils powerful PSA about a 'silent epidemic'

22 hours ago   |   NBC News

Monica Lewinsky shared a new public service announcement, "The Epidemic," which comes with an interactive twist.
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DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

1 day ago   |   Healio

From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The American Journal of Public...
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Monica Lewinsky unveils powerful PSA about 'epidemic' of cyberbullying

1 day ago   |   NBC News

Monica Lewinsky shared a powerful new public service announcement, "The Epidemic," which comes with an interactive twist.
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Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

1 day ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic
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Developing new mobile app to target victims of rural child sex trafficking

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements...
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Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps

2 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

There is a sharp rise in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States say health officials. Remarkable rise has been noted in Hawaii and has been...
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New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic

2 days ago   |   News Medical

According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the US Department of Health and Human Services...
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Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Nearly all foods made for babies contain at least one toxic heavy metal that can harm brain development, according to a large new study that tested 13 different types of baby... Read more ...

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Being calm and mature as teen were each associated with roughly a 10% reduction in adult dementia risk. Read more ...

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. Read more ...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become... Read more ...

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report on violent deaths shows that while homicides have fallen since 2000, suicides among 10- to 24-year-olds have risen sharply. Read more ...

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

The majority of baby food sold in the United States contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, and/or mercury According to a new report released on Thursday, October 17, 2019, the food... Read more ...

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Cigarette smoking has been proved fatal time and again, and now this notorious habit is linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more ...

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD affected people have a staggering 1.8 times the risk of having any infection compared with those without PTSD. Read more ...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking years off people's lives'

A new study from Oregon State University found, in research conducted on flies, that blue light emitted from smartphones damages brain neurons as well as the retina at the back... Read more ...

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Congratulations to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the arrival of their third little girl Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are notoriously private about their personal lives... Read more ...