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2011-09-28 10:13:37

Closer ties between academic medicine and public health will better serve patients and the profession, says American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement If future physicians are to best serve the changing health needs of patients and their communities, medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention, experts say in a supplement to October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The supplement, including more than 30 research papers and...

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2010-09-30 06:30:00

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that its investigation of the international handling of the swine flu pandemic has shown that multiple definitions of pandemic caused confusion and muddled responses. "This multiplicity has led to confusion and at least produced very different understandings of what the meaning of the field reality is," said Harvey Fineberg, chairman of the review committee of external experts formed in April. Fineberg told the hearing that WHO would...

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2010-07-03 08:30:00

A World Health Organization probe into the international handling of the swine flu pandemic has seen difficulty in getting a reasonable view of what happened, according to the head of the probe on Friday. "The challenge is to believe what is true without getting distracted by the vast diversity of opinions," said Harvey Fineberg, chairman of the review committee of external experts formed in April. The panel ended its second three-day public hearing on Friday after hearing from national...

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2009-05-09 09:35:00

A U.S. plan to inoculate the nation against swine flu must avoid mistakes made in 1976 when dozens of people died from a vaccine, federal health officials said. We're all reviewing the process that took place in 1976 to understand the lessons learned, said Richard E. Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We may, as a nation, be faced with a similar decision about how to address a possible flu pandemic. Forty million people were inoculated in the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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