Tag Archives: Public

Viewpoints: Lessons On Public Health Measures And Turning The Tide On AIDS Crisis; No, You Probably Can’t Keep Your Same Doctor. Here’s Why.

Editorial pages weigh in on these health care topics and others. Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Much Progress Made, Much Work Remains On HIV/AIDS Crisis According to the CDC, the annual number of new HIV diagnoses has remained relatively stable at about 40,000 in recent years. Yet, within some demographics, those numbers are on the rise. About one… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern

WHO defines a public health emergency of international concern as “an extraordinary event” that constitutes a “public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “to potentially require a coordinated international response.” In announcing the decision by the committee, Dr. Preben Aavitsland, the acting chair of the emergency committee, said “possible… Read More »

New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have… Read More »

Public shock for Vic heart attacks helping

Victoria’s paramedics were called to more than 6000 heart attacks during 2017/18. The 6434 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events were the most ever recorded and 400 more than in 2016/17. Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry data released on Thursday also shows 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible device during 2017/18 – two more than the… Read More »

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Members of the Sackler family, which owns the company that makes OxyContin, directed years of efforts to mislead doctors and patients about the dangers of the powerful opioid painkiller, a court filing citing previously undisclosed documents contends. When evidence of growing abuse of the drug became clear in the early 2000s, one of them, Richard… Read More »