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Moderate alcohol consumption linked with lower risk of hospitalization

"The data on hospitalizations - comments Licia Iacoviello, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed and professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Insubria in Varese - is very important in ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Rockland's measles: Babies under 1 year old and someone age 62 have contracted virus

"This is huge," said Blog, who has worked in epidemiology for the state for 20 years ... Yom Kippur and Sukkot, the state Health Department started public outreach. A radio campaign that targeted New York's Orthodox community was already running ...

Source: The Journal News
Published: 12 Dec 2018

How to Strategically Overeat This Holiday, According to Public Health Experts

Amanda Farley, Ph.D., first author of a new paper and a public health and epidemiology lecturer at the University of Birmingham, calls this time of year a “high-risk” period. And so, in her contribution to the annual BMJ Christmas issue, she highlights ...

Source: Inverse
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Master of Public Health program accepting applications for fall 2019

The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health is a two-year interdisciplinary ... Three tracks are offered: Epidemiology, Global Health and Health Policy. A five-year joint M.D./MPH degree is offered ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Public health professor wins award for leading team that developed oral cholera vaccine

Dr. John Clemens, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is co-recipient of the 2018 Prince Mahidol Award from the Royal Patronage Kingdom of Thailand for his work in developing an oral cholera vaccine. Clemens will share ...

Source: UCLA Newsroom
Published: 08 Dec 2018

Criminalization and repressive policing of sex work linked to increased risk of violence

Lucy Platt, lead author and Associate Professor in Public Health Epidemiology at LSHTM, said: "Our important review highlights the impact of sex work laws and policing practices on the safety and health of individuals who sell sex around the world.

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 12 Dec 2018

State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Selection of John Wiesman as Co-Chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

He received his master of public health (MPH) in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University in 1987, and his bachelor of arts (BA) in biology from Lawrence University in Wisconsin in 1983. ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Are Travellers Hearing Malaria Health Advice?

The researchers wanted to know whether the epidemiology had changed and whether current ... These were analysed and assessed in the context of national figures from Public Health England (PHE). Most of the infections were due to Plasmodium falciparum ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 12 Dec 2018

‘Superbugs have potential to derail one-health agenda’

Experts in the field of one-health from all over the country will deliver lectures to veterinary science trainees. Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health head T Srinivasa Rao, quoting a World Health Organisation study, said that 75% of the ...

Published: 11 Dec 2018

European Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health

Hi, I'm Monika; Program Manager of Public Health 2018 Conference. I would like to welcome you, to participate at the upcoming “European Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health” which is going to be held on Dec 03-04, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal.

Source: Pittsburgh City Paper
Published: 03 Dec 2018

Basic epidemiology course at PGI

About 29 persons from all over the country are attending a 10-day course on basic epidemiology and biostatistics at School of Public Health, PGI. Dr PVM Lakshmi said the knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics was must for researchers to plan and ...

Source: The Tribune
Published: 04 Dec 2018

Health Dept Issues Romaine Lettuce Update

“The Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC] and Canadian ... was not involved and there have not been reports locally to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit regarding E. coli illness relating ...

Source: Bernews
Published: 29 Nov 2018

Journey through illness inspired Kedarius Ingram to public health degree

After he healed, Ingram decided to pursue his degree in the School of Public Health and study epidemiology, the study of how often diseases occur in different groups of people and why, and hopes to become a doctor himself. He also sought out a job ...

Source: UAB
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Perspecta Awarded Contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Benefit Public Health

... public health threats while also supporting public health research for the preparedness and prevention of future threats. Specifically, the company will combine geospatial science—including epidemiology, geospatial statistics and environmental ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Harmful myths about migration and health used to justify exclusion policies: Study

Public health protection and cost savings are often used ... Groce (Leonard Cheshire Chair of Disability and Inclusive Development and Institute of Epidemiology & Health) and Professor Peter Sammonds (UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction).

Source: India Blooms
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Light activities like walking and housework can improve your health

research associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said that even if people don’t move enough to meet the federal recommendations, any progress toward them likely ...

Source: University at Buffalo
Published: 30 Nov 2018

Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness Established to Implement Strategies to Address Eye Health

The Advisory Committee will include experts in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, epidemiology, geriatrics, minority health, public health, and patient advocacy. "The NASEM report has been ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Widespread public health education urged to fight opioid epidemic

Improving epidemiology and surveillance related to substance misuse ... This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Widespread public health education urged to fight opioid epidemic

Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Published: 01 Dec 2018

Can mobile-based systems strengthen Africa's poor public health infrastructure?

A 2014 study published in the Lancet declared, “The sheer scale of the outbreaks has, in itself, fundamentally changed the epidemiology ... also need health infrastructure to perform, says Okwor Tochi, a professor at the Institute of Public Health ...

Published: 29 Nov 2018

Primary health care: Lessons not yet fully learned

environmental and other determinants of health as opposed to the exogenous “expert/mathematical model” of the PHC that responded primarily to disease epidemiology; Having mechanisms for ...

Source: The Punch Newspapers
Published: 30 Nov 2018

TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing for World Aids Day

However, having an understanding of the epidemiology of a particular disease such ... notified and counseled. Public Health Nurses (PHN) are available to assist with the notification process and can confidentially inform your partner(s) for you if needed.

Source: Hawaii Army Weekly
Published: 04 Dec 2018

Prominent Cardiovascular & Renal Disease Expert Named Director of Nephrology at NYU Langone Health

Dr. Charytan also earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Charytan has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and presents at national and international meetings. He currently serves as associate ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 13 Nov 2018

Nigeria: Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology - Key Messages From the 2018 Ncdc/Nfeltp Conference

Since 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) have every year, hosted an annual conference- the largest gathering of field epidemiologists and public health ...

Published: 18 Sep 2018


EPI 201 Outbreak Investigation and Response (5) I&S/NW, QSR J. BASEMAN Provides an introduction to infectious disease outbreaks of both domestic and global significance. Students learn about outbreak detection, investigation and response activities and ...

Source: University of Washington
Published: 04 Jul 2018

Sickweather — Digital Epidemiology and Precision Public Health

When the word “precision” is discussed in the health and medical fields, the concept that tends to come to mind is that of precision medicine — which is the use of individual-level biomedical data such as genomic information to customize clinical ...

Source: Medium
Published: 05 Jul 2018

Wastewater Epidemiology: Real-time Public Health Research

Every day, more than 30 billion gallons of wastewater passes through treatment plants in the United States. While all of that urine, feces, and other waste might seem like something you want to steer clear of–some people are jumping at the chance to get ...

Source: Medium
Published: 29 Dec 2017

Infectious diseases expert Melissa Nolan joins epidemiology and biostatistics department

The Arnold School of Public Health welcomed Melissa Nolan in April, who has joined the epidemiology and biostatistics department as an assistant professor. Nolan is based at the Arnold School’s growing satellite campus in Greenville, where she will work ...

Source: University of South Carolina
Published: 13 Jul 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

Event: GIS and Remote Sensing for Epidemiology and Public Health Course

Epidemiology seeks to determine associations between exposure risk and disease that are spatially dependent. Public health focuses on the health of populations rather than of individuals and focuses more on prevention of health problems. These efforts fall ...

Published: 31 Jul 2017