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Games That Teach You Something About Public Health - Public Health

Games That Teach You Something About Public Health - Public Health | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Spent, Vax, and Gut Check are, respectively, heart-wrenching, addictive, and competitive. In a fun way.
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Syria facing “medical disaster” as eradicated diseases return | The National

Syria facing “medical disaster” as eradicated diseases return | The National | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
A lack of doctors, supplies and drugs have plunged the country back into the medical dark ages, with polio and scabies back with a vengeance as many children are no longer vaccinated.
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Report ranks NJ ability to fight public health threats among worst 8 states - News - NorthJersey.com

Report ranks NJ ability to fight public health threats among worst 8 states - News - NorthJersey.com | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Weaknesses in New Jersey’s ability to fight threats to public health such as Ebola rank it among the worst eight states in a report card issued by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Thursday.
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‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat - NYTimes.com

‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat - NYTimes.com | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
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“India’s dreadful sanitation, uncontrolled use of antibiotics and overcrowding coupled with a complete lack of monitoring the problem has created a tsunami of antibiotic resistance that is reaching just about every country in the world,” said Dr. Timothy R. Walsh, a professor of microbiology at Cardiff University.

 
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WHO | Plague – Madagascar

On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on 31 August. The patient died on 3 September.
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Scientists Say Ebola Treatment Research Should Focus on Survivors' Blood

Scientists Say Ebola Treatment Research Should Focus on Survivors' Blood | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Nobel laureates are among those who signed the proposal
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Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who's Sick

Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who's Sick | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.
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Environmental Health | Abstract | Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: a community-based exploratory study

Horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and other drilling and well stimulation technologies are now used widely in the United States and increasingly in other countries. They enable increases in oil and gas production, but there has been inadequate attention to human health impacts. Air quality near oil and gas operations is an underexplored human health concern for five reasons: (1) prior focus on threats to water quality; (2) an evolving understanding of contributions of certain oil and gas production processes to air quality; (3) limited state air quality monitoring networks; (4) significant variability in air emissions and concentrations; and (5) air quality research that misses impacts important to residents. Preliminary research suggests that volatile compounds, including hazardous air pollutants, are of potential concern. This study differs from prior research in its use of a community-based process to identify sampling locations. Through this approach, we determine concentrations of volatile compounds in air near operations that reflect community concerns and point to the need for more fine-grained and frequent monitoring at points along the production life cycle.
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Study supports (1) citizen science and shows how these programs can be beneficial; and (2) complaints about air emissions, particularly around compressor stations, well pads, storage areas and other places where O&G and petrochemical feedstock infrastructure can be found across production life cycle.


Results: Levels of eight volatile chemicals exceeded federal guidelines under several operational circumstances. Benzene, formaldehyde, and hydrogen sulfide were the most common compounds to exceed acute and other health-based risk levels.

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French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device

French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
FRANCE - AFRICA - The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes
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Stray Mexican donkey seized in Texas tests positive for much-feared glanders - Horsetalk.co.nz

Stray Mexican donkey seized in Texas tests positive for much-feared glanders - Horsetalk.co.nz | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
"Mexican strays continue to pose a huge threat to Texas livestock."
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New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’
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War Against Pakistan Health Workers Continues

War Against Pakistan Health Workers Continues | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
There have been 260 new cases of polio in the South Asian nation this year.
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Looking at Health Departments’ Ever-Changing Future: A Discussion of the Recent Findings of the Public Health 2030 Project

Looking at Health Departments’ Ever-Changing Future: A Discussion of the Recent Findings of the Public Health 2030 Project | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
NewPublicHealth sat down with Clement Bezold, PhD, the Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures for an exclusive preview of his APHA presentation.
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Another attack on the EPA and public health

Another attack on the EPA and public health | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Any effort to limit the scope of science that can be considered by EPA does not strengthen scientific integrity.
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Coastal Ecosystem Protection: A Strategic Opportunity for the United States and India

Coastal wetlands and mangrove forests help fight climate change, but strong leadership and bilateral collaboration are urgently needed to avoid losing them forever.
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Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola — NEJM

Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola — NEJM | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola
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Air pollution in smokers’ homes can reach outdoor levels in worst cities

Air pollution in smokers’ homes can reach outdoor levels in worst cities | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) - Living with a smoker can be like breathing the air in the world’s most polluted cities, according to a new study from Scotland.“The message is pretty simple really - smoking in your
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Louisiana shrimp safe to eat after BP Gulf of Mexico spill, local study says

Louisiana shrimp safe to eat after BP Gulf of Mexico spill, local study says | Global Public Health | Scoop.it
Louisiana shrimp was safe to eat following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a new study concluded, reaffirming previous federal and state studies. The new research focused on the Vietnamese-American community in eastern New Orleans, and said that even among frequent shrimp...
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