Quantcast

Latest Public health Stories

2014-06-25 23:15:41

The Children’s Environmental Health Network has released an updated training resource on Pediatric Environmental Health for health care faculty and health care providers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 "Putting it into Practice" is a newly updated and exciting resource in pediatric environmental health education. In 1999, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) published "Putting it into Practice" to help health care faculty incorporate pediatric...

2014-06-25 23:04:13

The Georgia State University School of Public Health has received a four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling nearly $2 million to support programs and research related to prevention of child abuse and neglect. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health has received a four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S....

2014-06-25 23:02:34

Harbor Village Detox comments on new study which indicates that individuals who were abused as children are more likely to use drugs. USA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by Yale News (6/11), a new study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that childhood abuse can lead to drug abuse. The study illustrates that people who suffered from child abuse “had lower brain volumes in regions associated with emotion, learning, and memory.” In addition, people with a history of child abuse are...

2014-06-25 16:26:31

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A conference of legal high practitioners, today, heard the problems encountered so far were the "tip of the iceberg." The conference held jointly between legal highs awareness charity, Angelus, and Northamptonshire based charity, Solve It, was also addressed by the Drugs Minister, Norman Baker, by pre-recorded message. Mr Baker thanked the Angelus Foundation for its work in raising awareness of the harms of these substances, adding,...

2014-06-25 08:32:17

IRVING, Texas, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has elected three new board members, as well as a new chair. The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include: -- Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash. -- Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis. -- Mark E. Larmore, CPA, group senior vice president, CFO and...

2014-06-24 08:32:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity expert William H. Dietz, MD, Ph.D., has been named Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder coalition based within Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University. This leadership transition comes as part of Dr. Dietz's recent transition to Milken Institute SPH, where he heads the Sumner M. Redstone Global...

2014-06-24 08:31:01

Deal marks company's biggest deployment of groundbreaking healthcare worker safety enhancing uniforms ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced it has finalized a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide Baptist Health of Jacksonville, Fla. with white coats and scrubs protected by Vestagen's proprietary Vestex(®) fabric. Vestex combines breathability, fluid-repellency and antimicrobial activity to reduce the risk of...

2014-06-23 23:12:29

A new fact sheet gives tips on how to reduce exposure to environmental risk factors that may be associated with increased likelihood for childhood leukemia. (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Together with the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE), the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has created a new factsheet to educate parents, health care professionals, child care providers, and other audiences...

2014-06-23 16:24:56

Conference attendees to focus attention on emerging public health concern NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an annual meeting of over 1,000 disease detectives and epidemiologists from around the country, public health experts will discuss the emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The breakout session, taking place Wednesday, June 25 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, will discuss how the disease was detected, how it is transmitted, and how state and...

2014-06-23 08:27:35

Conference attendees discuss designer drugs and injuries NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Designer drugs and other trends in drug overdose" will be the focus of one session at an annual meeting of over 1,000 disease detectives from around the country. Epidemiologists will gather at the annual meeting of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), a national association of public health disease detectives. This session, taking place...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.