Tag archive for ‘Public Health’
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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

Thomas J. Stopka (TC) : Many Americans now know that, over the past decade, opioid addiction and deaths from opioid overdose in the U.S. have skyrocketed. But we don’t hear as often about the other epidemics intertwined More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Report alleges cover-up of infant deaths post vaccination

nsnbc : Two doctors in New Delhi have exposed an attempt by a multinational drug manufacturer to conceal sudden deaths in infants following the administration of its vaccine.   Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician at More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Huge drop in men’s sperm levels confirmed by new study – here are the facts

Chris Barratt (TC) : Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Surprisingly, More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Jacob Puliyel MD (nsnbc) : Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it. The vaccine was field More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

Erin Conelly (TC) : For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Trump Administration Tries to Tackle Opioid Addiction Epidemic

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a session at the White House on Wednesday as a first step to try and stem the worsening opioid addiction crisis. Referring to both the pharma industry and illicit drug More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of More...

Family members of the psychiatric patients commemorating their deaths. Shayne Robinson / Section27
By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa

Mark Sonderup (TC) : The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Ouch! The drugs don’t work for back pain, but here’s what does

TC : How’s your back? About a quarter of Australia’s population experience a back pain episode at any point in time, and nearly all of us (around 85%) will have at least one lifetime experience with back pain. But More...

Committing to a safe and active sex life could boost your health in 2017. pedrosimoes7/flickr , CC BY-NC
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health

TC : The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s More...