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New York officials warn against raw milk from Udder Milk

New York health and agriculture officials are warning the public to not buy or consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Udder Milk in New Jersey because of the danger of contracting an antibiotic-resistant form of food poisoning. Federal law prohibits transporting unpasteurized milk across state lines for sale. New York law prohibits the sale of unpasteurized,... Continue Reading

Company dinner blamed for illness outbreak in Georgia

Hundreds of people in Northwest Georgia became sick after eating a catered company Thanksgiving dinner in recent days according to local news reports out of Bartow County. Local and state public health officials have confirmed that they are investigating an apparent foodborne illness outbreak related to a two-day catered event this past week at the... Continue Reading

Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest

3 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden's public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease.

FDA posts alert for Puerto Rican poultry for lack of inspections

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) late Monday issued a public health alert to inform consumers that 6,907 pounds of chicken products produced by Puerto Rico’s Productos Dany Inc. may contain products that have been recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients. Show More Summary

Canada and Australia release 24-hour movement guidelines for pre-school aged children

Big news today – Canada and Australia just released the world’s first 24-hour movement guidelines for pre-school aged kids.  The Open Access journal BMC Public Health has a full special issue devoted to the guidelines.         

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care

(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Scientist puts his dog on the editorial boards of seven predatory journals as proof of their negligence

13 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

By day, "Olivia Doll" sits on the boards of seven academic journals; by night, she's a Staffordshire terrier named Ollie, owned by Mike Daube, a public health expert in Perth, Australia. (more…)

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

23 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money. Attempts to detain Setya … Click to Continue »

Ten Ways to ‘Keep the Public in Public Health

We have to address the ways that we make public health elitist and how that limits who can contribute to this work. The post Ten Ways to ‘Keep the Public in Public Health’ appeared first on Rewire.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governments Should Start Putting Public Health Warning Labels On Fossil Fuels

The former governor of California — and of course film actor, producer, and body builder, as well — Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a public challenge to governments around the world to start putting public health warning labels on fossil fuels similar to the ones now found on cigarette packages

Cross-party MPs request urgent non-partisan debate on future of NHS

Group tells Theresa May health system has been failing patients and call for public sector pay cap for NHS workers to be lifted Ninety MPs including several senior Tories have urged Theresa May to launch a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England. Show More Summary

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. Show More Summary

Scotland’s alcohol pricing move shows again the good that devolution can do | Mary Dejevsky

Not for the first time, a devolved government has decided public health trumps the claims of the market. How long before national politicians follow suit? It is a brave Scottish government that would take on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), but that is what Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP government did. Show More Summary

Another side effect of Puerto Rico’s power problems: Scientists struggle to do their work.

Public health researchers are limited by the same lack of power, clean water, and infrastructure they are there to study.

Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children

(Public Health Ontario) Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found.

Scotland is getting ready to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in the UK

INTERNATIONAL - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking. Britain’s Supreme Court announced the landmark...Show More Summary

Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals the first study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open. The...Show More Summary

Wyoming tracking Salmonella illness clusters; cause unknown

Public health officials are investigating clusters of Salmonella infections in central Wyoming that include sick people from schools and childcare centers. The Wyoming Department of Health launched its investigation after receiving multiple reports of gastroenteritis illnesses in Fremont County. Show More Summary

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