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2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-08-07 15:40:39

The JAMA Network Journals Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues write that few data exist on the effectiveness of brief (1-2 sessions) interventions for reducing problem drug use, a common issue in disadvantaged populations seeking care in safety-net medical settings (hospitals and community health clinics serving low-income patients with limited or no insurance). Based on the established efficacy of brief interventions for hazardous...

2014-08-05 17:01:33

McGill University First study to assess state-by-state progress finds greater progress in northeastern states compared to western states Racial differences in life expectancy have declined nationally but still vary substantially across U.S. states, according to a new study by McGill University researchers. The findings, published in the journal Health Affairs, suggest that state policies could play a key role in further reducing racial differences in mortality. The researchers...

2014-08-04 23:08:34

The Children's Environmental Health Network's Executive Director, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, has been appointed to the Maryland's Children's Health Protection Advisory Council. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, the executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland to the Maryland Children’s Health Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC) for a four year term. Regarding her...

2014-08-02 23:01:00

Global Infection Prevention and Control Market 2014-2018 is a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 One of the emerging trends in the Global Infection Prevention and Control Market is the increase in contract sterilization services. Stringent government policies are encouraging medical device and pharmaceutical product manufacturers to adopt contract sterilization services from third-party service providers for cost management....

2014-07-31 23:17:43

The Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network(CEHN) is excited to announce that its Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program’s Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). EHCC is a national program that seeks to improve the environmental health of children by...

2014-07-31 23:05:42

New research study “Global Infection Prevention and Control Market 2014-2018” prepared by Infiniti Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the report, the global market for infection prevention and control products and services is poised for a CAGR of about 7.5% through 2018. London, UK (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Infection prevention and control is the most significant step in the development and maintenance of products in the pharma, medical device, and food...

2014-07-31 12:22:00

After 19 deaths this summer, Safe Kids Worldwide, the General Motors Foundation and OnStar team up for day-long social media campaign to remind families to never leave a child alone in a car WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Worldwide is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the General Motors Foundation and OnStar for today's National Heatstroke Prevention Day, a day-long social media campaign to raise awareness about...

2014-07-30 23:03:38

Penny, a teaspoon tax on the sugar added to beverages, is a reasonable and needed approach to encourage beverage manufacturers to offer healthier choices for consumers and support prevention efforts Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 “Today, we have said ¡Basta! (enough) to the unhealthy onslaught of sugary drinks that are being promoted to our children and our families. The SWEET Act is an important step to invigorate the beverage industry to put the health of people first and...

2014-07-29 23:03:01

SafeUseNow to demonstrate how its predictive analytics can be used to identify and help mitigate prescription drug abuse risk ENCINITAS, Calif. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 July 29, 2014 - What if you could stop prescription drug abuse directly at the source? That’s the big public health question being addressed by SafeUseNow, an innovative prescription drug abuse risk program developed by Principled Strategies. SafeUseNow has been selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide to be part of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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