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Nevada epidemiologist named to top state doctor position

Kotchevar says Azzam is an experienced public health, epidemiology, disease control and prevention specialist with 35 years of experience nationally and internationally. As Nevada’s chief epidemiologist since 1995, he has advised health care providers ...

Source: The Washington Times
Published: 18 May 2018

GMOA blames Epidemiology Unit for its silence

GMOA request the Health Minister to appoint a responsible Epidemiology Unit spokesman in order to prevent ... or institution to respond in a such situation. GMOA request the public to avoid in sending their kids with viral symptoms to schools in order ...

Source: The Daily Mirror
Published: 21 May 2018

Health coverage challenge: Reaching informal workers

He is passionate about public health services and epidemiology. He can be contacted at [email protected] Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.

Source: The Jakarta Post
Published: 21 May 2018

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health

It's not only a sign of a bruise, it may provide cardiovascular benefits, according to a large-scale epidemiology study ... of medicine and global health at Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health. He is also director ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 18 May 2018

Nearly a quarter of children starting primary school have tooth decay

Figures from Public Health England show that 23.3% of five-year-olds have dental decay. PHE's National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England shows that, while there have been marked improvements in the proportion of youngsters who show signs of dental ...

Source: Lancashire Evening Post
Published: 15 May 2018

Did Breast Cancer Screening Error Cause Major Health Harm?

According to Public Health England (PHE), the screening programme detects ... Sir Richard Peto, professor of medical statistics and epidemiology at the University Oxford, said that standard procedure in most GP practices in England was to offer X-ray ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 04 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

WHO Collaborating Centre for Dental Epidemiology and Public Health

To support WHO Oral Health in conducting oral epidemiological research for the development of community oral health promotion. To assist WHO Oral Health in work for strengthening national health systems research for the orientation of oral health systems ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 11 Apr 2018

Epidemiology & Public Health

These journals take a wide view of public healthcare and disease control. From clinical epidemiology to health economics, from interventions in sports science to dietary manipulation all areas are covered.

Source: Dove Medical Press
Published: 27 Sep 2017

A new resource that could change community and public health: Rochester Epidemiology Project's Data Exploration Portal

After celebrating its 50th anniversary in May 2016, the Rochester Epidemiology Project team is not stopping to rest. Instead, they are marking the beginning of the next 50 years with the launch of a tool that could change community and public health in the ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 18 May 2017

Name the fruit that boosts brain power and heart health

“Obesity and high blood pressure are the two main risk factors for heart disease,” Eric Rimm, Sc.D., professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston told Consumer Reports. “And fruit intake has been ...

Source: The Mercury News
Published: 21 May 2018

Banned Pregnancy Drug Linked to ADHD Generations Later

Weisskopf is a professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

Source: philly.com
Published: 21 May 2018

Minnesota's top health, environment officials blast EPA science rule

“[We] are appalled by the specious and brazen attack on health sciences research and the field of epidemiology,” they wrote. “The proposed rule was clearly designed to undermine and disparage the important epidemiological studies that support public ...

Source: Star Tribune
Published: 17 May 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: 22 Dec 2017

Polygenic scores may help classify cancer risk: study

"Looking at the data, it was surprising to me how logical the secondary diagnosis associations with the risk score were," said Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at UM's School of Public Health. The researchers will expand the ...

Source: Xinhua
Published: 19 May 2018

A Plague of Violence

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Gary Slutkin is a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the founder and executive director of CURE Violence. Two shocking street killings by children inspired him apply ...

Source: Slate
Published: 19 May 2014

Transforming Healthcare: Boosting Real-World Evidence With Digital Health

Traditionally, data from electronic health records, claims ... FISPE, director, Division of Epidemiology, Center for Devices and Radiological/OSB, FDA; Sally Okun, RN, MMHS, vice president, Policy & Ethics, PatientsLikeMe. Fleurence provided several ...

Source: The American Journal of Managed Care
Published: 21 May 2018

Lettuce talk about E. coli

Kentucky has one confirmed case and there has been one death in California, according to Lisa Thorn, an RN in charge of the epidemiology program at the ... majority of infections are not reported to public health because many individuals do not seek ...

Source: The News-Enterprise
Published: 18 May 2018

Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

Rimm, Sc.D., chair of the American Heart Association writing group and professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The Association recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of non-fried fish ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 17 May 2018

WHO concerned as one Ebola case confirmed in urban area of Democratic Republic of the Congo

International Organization for Migration (IOM), the FAO Emergency Management Centre – Animal Health (EMC-AH), the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), the UK Public ...

Source: afro.who.int
Published: 17 May 2018

Ebola experts from U.S. Centers for Disease Control ready to go to Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that the DRC faced a “very high” public health risk from the outbreak ... asked the CDC for a list of about a dozen experts in epidemiology, diagnostics and healthcare worker safety who are ready ...

Source: Reuters
Published: 18 May 2018

The poop of great apes gives clues about our health

To gain insight, researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City ... Williams, Ph.D., who is an assistant professor of epidemiology, explains one of the primary changes they ...

Source: Medical News Today
Published: 06 May 2018

GW School of Public Health and Health Services Offers PhD and Master’s Degrees in Epidemiology

Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. - The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) will expand its degree offerings with a PhD and Master of Science (MS) in epidemiology under the management of SPHHS. In 1995, SPHHS ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 29 Jul 2013

AI dengue prediction tool trialled in Asia, Latin America

Raja, who won a young innovator award from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, told a meeting that the new system ... The system is known as AIME (Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology). As doctors in the state send in notifications ...

Source: SciDev
Published: 02 May 2018

Epidemiology & Infection

The cases were recruited by a public health professional. Data were collected from public health files, medical records and two standardised phone questionnaires: the Short Form-36 and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. In all, 92 persons ...

Source: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03 Apr 2018

Eating fish twice a week reduces heart, stroke risk

a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and chair of the group that wrote the advisory, published in the journal Circulation. To get the full benefits of eating fish, the AHA recommends eating ...

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee
Published: 17 May 2018

Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

"Of course, the parental bed can be dangerous," says Peter Blair, a medical statistician at the University of Bristol who has studied SIDS epidemiology for 25 years ... For starters, some health agencies took the message to an extreme, Blair says.

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio
Published: 21 May 2018