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WHO | One Year Into the Zika Outbreak: How An Obscure Disease Became a Global Health Emergency
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika Virus, WHO, public health, Global health, Microcephaly, Guillain–BarrĂ© syndrome, health, disease, protection, research, children, government, healthcare )

- 647 days ago -
Zika is no longer obscure. In early February 2015, doctors in the impoverished northeastern part of Brazil noticed a surge in the number of people complaining about a mild illness, with and without fever, characterized by rash, fatigue, joint pains.
Lead Discovery Forces Water Ban in Newark Public Schools
Health & Wellness  (tags: U.S., New Jersey, Flint Water, EPA, Water, Public Health, Children )

- 712 days ago -
Elevated levels of lead were found at 30 public schools in New Jersey's largest district, but school officials tell parents they 'should have no concerns'.
Eco Groups Take Canadian Government to Court in GMO Salmon Fight
Health & Wellness  (tags: Climate, Canada, GMO, Food, Public Health )

- 825 days ago -
Genetically modified fish pose too high of a risk to surrounding ecosystems, lawsuit states
New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves - TAKE ACTION!
Health & Wellness  (tags: U.S., Environment, Food, Public Health, GMO, Center for Food Safety )

- 904 days ago -
Week of action targets Costco, one of the largest seafood retailers in the country
Hold Your Legislators Accountable
Health & Wellness  (tags: Food Policy Action, Legislation Scorecard, public health, ending food born illness, protection to farm workers, ending hunger )

- 1049 days ago -
Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard and more. Click a state to see whether your legislators voted to keep food safe, healthy, and affordable.
Why That Product With the 'BPA Free' Label Could Be Cause for Concern
Health & Wellness  (tags: U.S., Public Health, BPA )

- 1133 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 )

- 1198 days ago -
A unique historical moment to look at global health, with a special look at Iraq after more than twenty years of war
Letter From The Editor: Two Well Placed Words
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cryptosporidium, Iowa, public health, ethics, illness, prevention, protection, risks, safety, warning, health, news )

- 1655 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 )

- 1722 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 )

- 2704 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 )

- 2799 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 )

- 2843 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 )

- 2866 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 )

- 3515 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 )

- 3607 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

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