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A Real News Story Of Hope: Impressive Decline in Melanoma Incidence In Young Women Will Result In A World With Less Cancer

A recent research report on melanoma from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received virtually no notice, yet one of the statistics in that report was—at least for me—stunning, and marked a rare public health win. People in public health know all too well the gap between educating people about cancer risks and seeing actual results. Show More Summary

Gender role attitudes, awareness and experiences of non-consensual sex among university students in Shanghai, China

Non-consensual sex (NCS) among young people, an important subject with public health and human rights implications, was less studied in China. This study is to investigate the NCS awareness and victimization o...

Predicting infectious disease epidemics, probing gene regulatory networks with memory functions, explaining microbial growth/yield trade-offs

  Check out our Editors-in-Chief’s selection of papers from the February issue of PLOS Computational Biology:   Prediction of infectious disease epidemics via weighted density ensembles Public health agencies such as the US Centers ...

Apple Seeds iOS 11.3 Beta 6 to Developers and Public

10 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Apple has made available iOS 11.3 Beta 6 to both developers and public testers. iOS 11.3 Beta 6 tweaks performance and includes the battery health meter for certain devices. The tool is meant to help people balance the battery life and performance of older iPhones. Show More Summary

Tinhorn Trump Pushes Plan to Execute Drug Dealers

The Trump administration is finalizing a long-awaited plan that it says will solve the opioid crisis, but it also calls for law enforcement measures -- like the death penalty for some drug dealers -- that public health advocates and congressional Republicans warn will detract from efforts to reverse the epidemic. Show More Summary

Study suggests that cancer survivors are more easily fatigued

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment years or decades previously become fatigued more quickly than their peers who don't have cancer histories, according to a new study in the journal Cancer from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Inside the Comics Collection of the World’s Largest Medical Library

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 2016, the National Library of Medicine started collecting "graphic medicine" — materials that use comics to teach the public about illness and health. The post Inside the Comics Collection of the World’s Largest Medical Library appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients

Drug overdoses are taking a huge toll on public health, with potent synthetic drugs posing a particular threat. Medical professionals are scrambling to meet the growing demand for emergency room treatment, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for these "designer" drugs. Show More Summary

New understanding of parasite biology might help stop malaria transmission

(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. Show More Summary

Social, public health services crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS

(University of Michigan) Patients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services -- such as mental health and syringe exchange programs -- that will help them stay in care, adhere to medication and avoid reinfection, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

Study examines safety perspectives of cannabis workers

A survey of cannabis workers in Colorado reflects a growing interest by occupational health professionals to research and publicize worker safety for the rapidly growing industry.

Louise Slaughter: Champion of women’s rights and public health

U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter has died at age 88, after three decades of fighting for women's rights and public health in Congress.

The looming epidemic threat | Jonathan Quick

A dangerous virus, as yet unknown, has the potential to wipe out millions of us. Yet public health bodies are mired in complacency Somewhere out there a dangerous virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. Show More Summary

The public’s unrealistic expectations about CPR

A survey of 1,000 volunteer adults found 71% regularly watched medical television dramas, but only 12% said the shows “were a reliable source of health information.” The participants were given some brief vignettes describing scenarios where CPR was administered: a 54-year-old who suffered a heart attack at home and received CPR by paramedics, an 80-year-old […]

Top candidate to lead CDC is an HIV/AIDS researcher

11 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Robert Redfield, a virologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has no apparent experience running a governmental public health agency.

Pioneer Winter's Reprise Tackles Gender, Race, Sexuality Through Dance

Pioneer Winter dances to the beat of his own drum. The local performer and activist is a third-generation South Floridian, with roots in New York, who became a choreographer after earning a master's in public health from Florida International University. As a kid, he took dance classes at Miami City Ballet...

The House of Trump Is Built on Male Fury

Watching Sam Nunberg’s spectacular public splashdown on Monday was awkward for virtually everyone, but it was particularly painful for anyone who suspected that deriving secret joy from witnessing a public mental health crisis is neither journalistically, nor morally defensible. Show More Summary

Brazil’s Hornet Man of the Month for March Sounds Off on the Importance of PrEP

Brazil’s Hornet Man of the Month for March Sounds Off on the Importance of PrEP Arthur Vieira is a model and law student who's outspoken about gay public health issues and using PrEP Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

New test extends window for accurate detection of Zika

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Diagnosis of Zika infection is complex. Molecular tests for exposure are only reliable in the first two to three weeks after infection. Antibody tests are confounded by cross-reactivity of antibodies to Zika with similar viruses like dengue and yellow fever. Show More Summary

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