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Health & Wellness

Why That Product With the 'BPA Free' Label Could Be Cause for Concern
Health & Wellness  (tags: U.S., Public Health, BPA )

- 42 days ago -
New study finds that chemical used as BPA replacement may be just as harmful.
Modern War: A True Global Health Emergency
Health & Wellness  (tags: World, War & Peace, Rights, Public Health, Healthcare, Iraq, Imperialism )

- 106 days ago -
A unique historical moment to look at global health, with a special look at Iraq after more than twenty years of war
Food Safety Modernization Act and Animal Feed
Health & Wellness  (tags: Food, Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act, National Standards, Reform, President Obama, Public Safety, Public Health )

- 117 days ago -
"The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination of the food supply to preventing it."
CDC: Up to 86 Workers Possibly Exposed to Anthrax
Health & Wellness  (tags: Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Anthrax, Lab Protocols, Lax Procedures, 86 Workers Exposed, Public Health, Public Safety )

- 247 days ago -
"As many as 86 Atlanta-based workers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been unintentionally exposed to anthrax, the agency says. This includes people who have come forward since the announcement Thursday..."
Add Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Viruses To List Of Pathogens Benefiting From Climate Change
Health & Wellness  (tags: Climate Change, Public Health, Virus, Disease )

- 357 days ago -
"With climate change warming the planet and taking the "perma" out of permafrost in many polar regions, scientists may begin to unearth more previously undiscovered viruses, not all of which will be as benign as this new one, dubbed Pithovirus sibericum."
Letter From The Editor: Two Well Placed Words
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cryptosporidium, Iowa, public health, ethics, illness, prevention, protection, risks, safety, warning, health, news )

- 564 days ago -
Iowa has recorded 358 Cryptosporidium cases so far this year, 30 more than all of last year and 272 since June 1. The responsible public health strategy would be to report these illnesses as they occurred, including the public pools that are involved.
Doctors Warn That National Drug Shortages Are Threatening Cancer Patients' Lives
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, pharmaceutical industry, public health, cancer drug shortages )

- 631 days ago -
Thanks to the shortages, some cancer specialists can't find the drugs their patients need at any price. When that happens, doctors are forced to make some painful choices.
Public Restrooms Revealed: 10 Horrifying Facts & Stats You Never Wanted to Know
Health & Wellness  (tags: Public Restroom, Facts, Hygienic, Public Health, Sanitation )

- 1612 days ago -
A public restroom can be a scary place, but can be convenient when you're in a pinch.Seek out familiar public restrooms that you know are regularly cleaned. Here's a look at horrifying facts and stats that will scare you into holding it until you're back.
100 County Public Health Blogs Well Worth Reading
Health & Wellness  (tags: Public Health, Health, Community Health, Blogs )

- 1708 days ago -
Health concerns vary depending on your state. In fact, they can differ depending on your county, which is why it is wise to keep up with local health news and alerts.
The Dark Side of Birth Control: 17 Adverse Health Effects
Health & Wellness  (tags: Birth Control, public health, WHO, Obesitysociety )

- 1751 days ago -
2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, one of the most popular methods of birth control in the United States and an increasingly popular birth control method in the public health realm. While oral contraceptives have helped many women,
50 Authoritative Public Health Experts Worth Following on Twitter
Health & Wellness  (tags: AIDS, disaster preparedness, flu, HIV, influenza, preventative health, public health )

- 1774 days ago -
The following 50 authoritative public health experts tweet the news as fast as they receive it, often beating mainstream media to the punch.
Discriminating Against Families By Declaring "Threat to the Public's Health" Should Be a Crime.
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, United States, Federal, State, Congress, Government, Public Health, Children, Mothers, Fathers, Human Beings, Trade, Market, Crime, Health, Human Beings, Civil Rights, Bill of Rights, Constitution of the United States, Drug War, Lobbyist, Prison )

- 2423 days ago -
Researchers looked at what states are doing to treat obesity as a THREAT to PUBLIC HEALTH. Report examined States capacities to combat obesity in eight different categories, including Significant LEGISLATION, REGULATION & EDUCATION. The State's primary
WHO Faces Up to Climate Change in Sixtieth Anniversary Year
Health & Wellness  (tags: World Health Organisation, WHO, climate change, Second World War, AIDS, SARS, bird flu, public health, global warming, pollen seasons, malaria, cholera, malnutrition, heatstroke, allergies, heat waves, urban poor )

- 2515 days ago -
Turning sixty is usually a time to start winding down and think of retirement, but the World Health Organisation is using this milestone as a spur to its greatest challenge yet--climate change. The WHO was born in the shadow of the Second World War on Apr
NRDC: Press Release - Bush Appointee Could Endanger Public Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: public health, politics, pollution, poison )

- 2880 days ago -
A radical reactionary who believes in allowing arsenic in drinking water and that smog is actually beneficial has been appointed by President Bush to the position of administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

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