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Preparing for pandemics: The One Health approach

11 hours ago · For three days this week, decision-makers of the World Health Organization gather for a special global assembly. With COVID-19 and its variants …

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Revised health guidelines urge much less alcohol consumption

1 day ago · Late in 2020, the National Health and Medical Research Council released its latest Guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. These …

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We shouldn't lift all COVID public health measures until

11 hours ago · We shouldn't lift all COVID public health measures until kids are vaccinated. by Zoë Hyde, The Conversation. Credit: Shutterstock. Australia's vaccination rollout got off to a slow start, but we

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Avoidance of racism in environmental health epidemiology

11 hours ago · A body of environmental health research has for decades linked the disproportionate impact of environmental health problems born by Black, …

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How a simple tool has brought health insurance to thousands

The effort is intended to gather in many of the last Americans—more than 28 million of them—still without health insurance, despite the gains achieved by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.. A

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Organ-on-a-chip: Better health care through superior drug

Organ-on-a-chip: Better health care through superior drug testing. by Duke University. More than 90% of pharmaceuticals fail in clinical trials, despite the fact that by the time a drug is ready

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Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

President Donald Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of …

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Anemia is not the only health concern linked to iron

9 hours ago · The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that in Australia, just under 1 in 10 preschool children and more than 1 in 10 women of reproductive age have anemia. However, up to …

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One avocado or two

1 day ago · In a novel study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science conducted a randomized

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Connecting the dots for health data

Connecting the dots for health data. Precision medicine requires big data. In order to improve the treatment of individuals with cancer, or to understand rare diseases, scientists and …

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Less than 2% of global health funding being spent on

A special issue of Public Health Research & Practice, a peer-reviewed journal of the Sax Institute, provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the state of funding for health policy and

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COVID-19 disparities caused by chronic conditions and lack

8 hours ago · Published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, the study examined whether health disparities in populations most impacted by COVID-19 were the result of …

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Sources of information influence COVID-19 knowledge

9 hours ago · The findings—drawn from surveys of more than 6,500 U.S. adults early in the COVID-19 pandemic—are published in PLOS ONE. "In public health, …

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New health plans offer twists on existing options, with a

New health plans offer twists on existing options, with a dose of 'buyer beware'. Trendy-looking websites promise convenience and freedom from networks, at far less than the cost of …

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Analysis reveals impact of poverty and family adversity on

15 hours ago · More information: Impact of poverty and family adversity on adolescent health· A multi-trajectory analysis using the UK Millennium Cohort Study, …

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Employers bolster health insurance plans during the

The survey also found the average cost for an employer health insurance family plan was $22,221, up 4% from a year ago, a more moderate rate hike compared to …

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Nearly half of California caregivers experienced financial

10 hours ago · A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 1 in 4 caregivers in California provided 20 or more hours of care per week, but only 1 in 11 received payment for that work.

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COVID-19 study celebrates public health measures

A national study of Australians' responses to COVID-19 public health measures has found stories of hope, strength and acceptance for such …

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New model links cultural trauma with health inequalities

More information: Andrew M. Subica et al, Cultural trauma as a fundamental cause of health disparities, Social Science & Medicine (2021).DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114574

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WHO urges 'rational' measures against Omicron COVID variant

9 hours ago · The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading COVID …

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Zero-COVID policies reemerge, with cruel inherent biases

3 hours ago · The omicron variant has revived nations' consideration of "zero-COVID" policies and travel bans—public health measures, that outside of China, had been largely abandoned for their futility

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Conflicting health information compromises patients

Conflicting health information compromises patients' attention and health decisions. by Rutgers University. Credit: CC0 Public Domain. The 24-hour news cycle and …

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As demand for youth psychiatry rose, promise in 'pediatric

1 day ago · PMHCA programs provide training, consultation, and resource-referral support to primary care providers (PCPs), thereby increasing children's access to …

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WHO: Vaccine hesitancy persists among Africa health workers

The most common reasons for the low vaccination rate among health workers on the continent of about 1.3 billion people include vaccine hesitancy and the unavailability of …

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Beer garden water misting systems revealed as potential

11 hours ago · Despite the health risks, the research revealed little to no preventative measures being put in place by water misting system owners or environmental health officers (EHOs).

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Setting a new standard for hormone health

Setting a new standard for hormone health. by Zach Winn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aavia is combining education, community, and technology to empower people to …

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Study shows how to debunk health misinformation

"Misinformation amplified by social media is a growing public health challenge. It can potentially reduce protective actions, encourage risky behavior, and with that, promote the spread of

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Is 10,000 steps really a magic number for health

by Michael Precker, Aha News. It's a worthy, healthy goal to take 10,000 steps each day, but that magic number didn't come from doctors or physical …

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Health minister tells Germans: Get vaccinated or get COVID

Spahn, the health minister, said he expects the European Union to approve vaccines against COVID-19 for children aged 5-11 at the end of the …

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Boosting tax credits could prevent health insurance loss

Boosting tax credits could prevent health insurance loss during future recessions. The federal Affordable Care Act was not robust enough on its …

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COVID's crushing impact on public health

COVID's crushing impact on public health. According to a new study by the University of Delaware, many public health workers have been redeployed to …

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Research investigates how new mothers navigate the

Research investigates how new mothers navigate the complexity of science during health care services. Marketing researcher Natalie Bolen aims to build a pathway for patients when navigating

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Workers' share of annual premium for employer health plans

(HealthDay)—Health insurance has gotten slightly more expensive during the pandemic: A new survey shows that annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 4%, to …

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Exercise linked to better mental health, research shows

Exercise linked to better mental health, research shows. Kaiser Permanente research published on November 11 in Preventive Medicine showed people …

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When bad things happen in childhood, what's the toll on

Poor mental health is almost three times more prevalent among people in New Zealand who experienced four or more "adverse childhood events" …

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Oral health in pregnancy could help reduce risk of pre

Oral health in pregnancy could help reduce risk of pre-term birth, says research. New research from the University of Sydney has found that treating gingivitis (gum inflammation that causes

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How school attendance data could play crucial role in

"Health and educational professionals, services and policy makers should be aware that children with poor attendance may be experiencing emotional ill …

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Across America, Black people have worse health outcomes

Health care inequities crop up in a number of different ways, all related to different racial groups and the specific challenges they face: State uninsured rates are generally higher and more

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Oral health in HIV+ population

Oral health in HIV+ population. Fig. 1: Transcriptomic profiling and flow cytometric analysis of oral mucosa in HIV+ patients. Forty-six HIV+ patients on …

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Plaque-lined arteries put future health of young American

Plaque-lined arteries put future health of young American Indians at risk. Young American Indians with early signs of plaque in their arteries may be …

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Social media analysis shows support for public health measures

Analysis of social media posts in October 2021 shows Australian users are fatigued with experiencing extended lockdowns, but understanding and support for …

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German health minister seeks to step up booster shots

Germany's health minister called Wednesday for booster vaccinations to be stepped up and for more frequent checks of people's vaccination or …

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Bedtime linked with heart health

Bedtime linked with heart health. Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or …

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Phone apps can improve caregiver mental health

The study, published in Aging & Mental Health, examined the feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness of Mindfulness Coach, a mobile application designed to teach people how to practice

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