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2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

2013-11-26 23:27:39

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the “7-Day Health for All NOW” online program starting December 6 and “How to Write a Book in a Weekend” on December 14 - 15. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the next session of the 7-Day Health for All NOW online program on December 6th. The “How to Write a Book in a Weekend” online program will be presented on December 14th and 15th....

2013-11-26 08:28:22

Nearly Half of Adults Living with HIV Are Women Who Face Unique Challenges Throughout Every Stage of Life NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the launch of See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV, an international awareness campaign focused on helping to address the unique challenges faced by women living with HIV. The campaign is being launched in collaboration with an expert steering...

2013-11-25 23:28:23

An online help desk for meaningful use support is now available nationwide. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Wide River LLC, a Nebraska-based Health Information Technology (HIT) consulting company, announces the launch of their new Help Desk with the signing of 35 critical access hospitals (CAHs). The Wide River Help Desk is an online resource designed to answer Meaningful Use measure and objective questions for small to mid-size eligible hospitals and all eligible providers. “Wide...

2013-11-20 20:23:18

MEDIA ADVISORY You're Taking Care of Mom, But Who Will Care for You? Demographic Shift Spells Disaster in NY as State Ranks at Bottom of Barrel in Providing Support for Booming Population of People Who Need Care ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York ranks 48(th) of the 50 states in supporting caregivers, who provide unpaid care for loved ones. AARP New York says that's got to change. Making matters worse, a looming population shift in New York will find...

2013-11-20 12:28:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems. Winning proposals this round will tackle a wide range of issues including: using social data for social good, the next generation of condom, helping women farmers in the developing world, new interventions for neglected...

2013-11-19 08:29:41

Approaching Flu Season, DebMed Shares Must-Know Hand Hygiene Information for Patients and Clinicians Alike CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The dreaded flu season is imminent and that means an increase in emergency visits and hospital admissions. While the United States usually sees a peak in the seasonal flu in January and February, outbreaks can occur as early as October according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. DebMed(®), creator of the world's first...

2013-11-18 20:21:18

Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, and Dr. George R. Siber to join the International Vaccine Institute's Board SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, Dr. George R. Siber, and will join the IVI Board of Trustees. The three new Board members, who hail from Ghana, the United States, and Canada, respectively, will serve a three-year term to oversee the governance and...

Four New Coronavirus Cases May Bolster The Potential For An Epidemic
2013-11-18 09:09:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been informed of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new cases may actually come as no surprise to an international group of experts who reported last week that the disease may become a “slowly growing epidemic.” Publishing a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the...

2013-11-15 23:01:37

The Medical Management Institute (MMI) is grateful for the pleasure of serving their valued members & alumni in meeting their medical coding, billing, auditing and management needs. In this time of gratitude, MMI will discount the ICD-10 training for "Day of Thanks." (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 MMI will celebrate "Day of Thanks" on November 19th in honor of their valued members & alumni. On this day, the Coder, Manager, Biller, Provider, and Clinical Staff ICD-10...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

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