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Public health student accepted into Peace Corps

FIU’s MPH program prepares students for interdisciplinary public health careers that investigate the epidemiology or distribution of diseases, as well as social and environmental determinants of health among diverse populations. As an MPH student ...

Source: FIU News
Published: 07 Aug 2018

NIMHANS signs MoU with Public Health England

Prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Health England (PHE ... in Puducherry and National Institute of Epidemiology in Chennai. Besides Bangalore Medical ...

Source: Webindia 123
Published: 04 Aug 2018

Penn State Names New Dean for College of Health and Human Development

He is also a professor of public health and former chair of Drexel's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to starting at Drexel in 2006, Newschaffer spent seven years on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ...

Source: State College
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Precision public health method identifies clusters of respiratory disease in Uganda

"One-size-fits-all public health solutions are just as obsolete as one-size-fits ... Ian Lipkin, MD, co-author, director of CII, and the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia Mailman School. "In addition, outbreaks of associated with novel ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Women & Infants Names Werner Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Phipps, MD, MPH, chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research in Women’s Health at the Warren Alpert Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public ...

Source: GoLocalProv
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

The information for the research article came from the ongoing, international Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE ... an associate clinical professor of medicine at McMaster. "Public health strategies should be based on best evidence.

Source: Science Daily
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Rising suicides in Mexico expose the mental health toll of living with extreme, chronic violence

By 2015, thanks in large part to a pioneering public-private anti-violence ... Surveys by the World Health Organization and the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology across nine developing countries, including Mexico, estimate the average ...

Source: The Advocate
Published: 02 Aug 2018

Elderly patients on dialysis have a high risk of dementia

according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published Aug. 9 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society for Nephrology, found evidence that older kidney disease patients had a substantially ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Details of major health review finalised

He brings significant academic expertise to the Review panel, and is a specialist in public health medicine. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, and health care organisation and funding. Member ...

Source: Scoop
Published: 08 Aug 2018

Power cuts put children in danger

The research - to appear in the latest issue of the public health journal Epidemiology - examined the admissions of children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town and found that during load shedding, paediatric admissions ...

Source: Independent Online (IOL)
Published: 11 Aug 2018

New role created at Southwark Council to improve community health and wellbeing

Before that, he acted as Public Health England’s national director of health and ... Professor Fenton has a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University College London, and has focused on the prevention of HIV and other STDs throughout ...

Source: Southwark News
Published: 14 Aug 2018

India Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Programme: Apply by 14th August

This is a 2-year programme in Applied Epidemiology which is modelled after the EIS program at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is implemented in collaboration with CDC. The India EIS trains officers to develop public health ...

Source: Mathrubhumi English
Published: 11 Aug 2018

State agencies name new health directors

Collier is a board-certified pediatrician with a background in internal medicine and earned her master of public health degree with a concentration in epidemiology. TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

Source: The Statehouse File
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Croatian Institute of Public Health. Epidemiology and Immunization

The website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Immunization is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN). The website includes fact sheets, presentations, Q&A, information sheets, brochures, public announcements.

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 26 May 2018

School of Public Health graduate named chair of Department of Epidemiology

Cora E. Lewis, M.D., MSPH, has been named the new chair of the Department of Epidemiology for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Lewis served as a professor in the Division of ...

Source: UAB
Published: 20 Apr 2018

Public health surveillance

Public health surveillance is the continuous ... and monitor and clarify the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies.

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 21 Mar 2018

Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders

"Despite an increase in health insurance in Medicaid expansion states, the proportion of the adults who received treatment did not increase," says Mark Olfson, MD, MPH, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and professor ...

Source: Science Daily
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Report: Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in some cereals, oatmeal, granola bars

Dr. Paul Pharoah, professor of cancer epidemiology ... concerned” about the health risks to children, given the lack of evidence linking the chemical to cancer in adults. “This is not to say that I do not think that public policy should limit the ...

Source: fox8
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Researchers identify new genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Farrer, Ph.D., Chief of Biomedical Genetics and a professor of Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. The research team emphasizes that further research will need to be ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Promoting the HPV vaccine doesn’t lead to more teen sex, study shows

the study’s primary author who led this research as part of her doctoral dissertation in epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “The big takeaway is that passage of legislation regarding HPV didn’t seem to be associated with ...

Source: PBS
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Physical activity and associations with treatment-induced adverse effects among prostate cancer patients.

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Source: UroToday
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Boxers or briefs? experts disagree over tight underwear’s effect on male fertility

“Any exposure [to heat] that significantly increases temperature is likely to affect spermatogenesis [or sperm production],” says Dr. Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ...

Source: WHYY
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Study: Tdap shot for pregnant women doesn’t increase autism risk

Saad Omer, a professor of global health, epidemiology and pediatrics at Emory University, said the study was comprehensive and well-designed. The results, he said, are “not surprising” but “very reassuring.”

Source: The Mercury News
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Workplace Programs Correlate With Wellness

That TV series wasn’t about health or science ... t mean people shouldn’t do observational studies, or that the public should ignore them, said Alan Brookhart, a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Source: Bloomberg L.P.
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Conditions For Texas Measles Outbreak This School Year Feared

AUSTIN, TX — Newly released numbers from the Texas State Health Department show that up to 57,000 children ... Houston emerges as one of the hot spots. According to the Public Library of Science's PLOS Medicine medical journal, from 2016 to 2017 parents ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Groundskeeper Who Used Monsanto’s Herbicide Roundup and Contracted the Cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) Wins $289 Million Jury Verdict

The case should also signal to all levels of government – local, state, and federal – that we have a social, public health, and environmental responsibility ... associate professor of epidemiology, direct by George Lombardi, voir dire examination ...

Source: Beyond Pesticides
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Zimbabwe: 1 000 Benefit From Afz Medical Camp

which is an annual event where we avail some of our specialities to the general public," he said. In a separate interview, director for epidemiology and disease control in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Portia Manangazira, who also joined the ...

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and Indiana State Department of Health Name New Chief Medical Officers

Dr. Collier is a board-certified pediatrician with a background in internal medicine and earned her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology.

Source: WBIW
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Eating a lot of poultry and red meat linked to high diabetes risk

“At the end of the day, we want to provide the public with information ... in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Support for the work came from the National Research Foundation Singapore and the National Institutes of Health.

Source: Knowridge
Published: 13 Aug 2018