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How pharmaceutical companies game the patent system

When a company reaches the top of the ladder, they typically kick it away so that others cannot climb up on it. The aim? So that another company can't compete. When this happens in the pharmaceutical world, certain companies stay at the top of the ladder, through broadly-protected patents, at the cost of everyday people benefitting from increased competition. Since companies have worked out how to legally game the system, Amin argues we need to get rid of this "one size fits all" system, which t...
Tags: Health, Public Health, Innovation, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Social Change, Amin

Restaurants closed for health hazards in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 4 to Jan. 12

    Hokkaido Seafood Buffet on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. (Google Street View)   Eight restaurants and one food facility in the San Fernando Valley area were closed between Dec. 4, 2018 and Jan. 12, 2019 due to public health hazards. The food facilities had their health permit suspended for cockroaches, no hot water, rodent droppings, sewage discharge or no working toilets according to reports from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Food facilities whose permits are suspende...
Tags: Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Ventura Boulevard, Sharky, Encino, Top Stories LADN, Restaurant Closures, Roscoe Blvd Panorama City Closure, Moorpark St Studio City Closure, Panorama City Closure, San Fernando Valley Dec, Pronto Pizza Location, Laurel Canyon Blvd North Hollywood Closure

A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?

It's designed to boost immunity—but health experts object
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Mysterious Company Claims

Ebola, HIV, Antivaxxers: The World Health Organization Names 2019's Global Health Threats

The World Health Organization has firmly set its sights on the anti-vaccination movement. In a post this week, WHO listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top health threats to combat in 2019, right alongside other major problems like HIV, Ebola, and climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Public Health, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The World Health Organization, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science

You’re Not Imagining It: Food Recalls Are Getting More Common. Here’s Why

They increased by 10% between 2013 and 2018
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Onetime, Healthytime

​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood

LA County, Pasadena health officials identify additional locations for possible measles exposure

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department Friday, Jan. 11, identified more locations for possible measles exposure. The person with a confirmed case of measles announced Thursday also visited Santa Monica and Pasadena while infectious between Dec. 26-29, in addition to Malibu as previously announced. The person visited the Santa Monica Pier and the Blue Plate Taco restaurant at 1515 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica from 1:30 p.m. until ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Breaking News, Pasadena, Local News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Ave, Measles, Foothill Blvd, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB

These new keto diet tortillas are made of 100% cheese

To help keto dieters stay the course, Lotito Foods has developed the Folios cheese wrap, a tortilla made entirely of cheese.These cheese wraps can be part of a healthy diet, but only if eaten in extreme moderation and alongside low-fat, low-salt foods. Research shows that replacing grains and fiber with fat and salts in the long term can be dangerous. None Now they've gone and done it. Keto diet enthusiasts have concocted all manner of unsettling dishes to kick the carbs: coffee with butter inst...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Happiness, Choice, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Agriculture, Disease, Keto, European Society of Cardiology, Bonnie Taub Dix, Taub Dix, Jaha, Human body, Keto Diet

Ten years after Juneau ditched water fluoridation, kids racked up an average of $300/each in extra dental bills

It's been ten years since the people of Juneau, Alaska succumbed to conspiracy theories and voted to ruin their kids' teeth by removing fluoride from the drinking water, and it shows. A BMC Oral Health study by Jennifer Meyer (U Alaska), Vasileios Margaritis (Walden U) and Aaron Mendelsohn (Walden U) found that, on average, the families of unfluoridated kids of Juneau paid an extra $300 to have preventable cavities drilled and filled. Fluoride costs pennies. Those figures are based on ...
Tags: Post, Kids, News, Parenting, Public Health, Alaska, Scholarship, Conspiracy Theories, Dentistry, Juneau, Juneau Alaska, Jennifer Meyer, Visit The Sins Of The Fathers, Alaska Vasileios Margaritis Walden U, Aaron Mendelsohn Walden

We could cut the opioid death rate by 50% – but we’re not

Drug companies make huge profits by flooding the market with overly powerful — and highly addictive — drugs.Some high profile deaths over the last several years have brought this problem to the headlines. It's everyone, not just middle America, who is getting hooked. Why do we let Big Pharma rule over? Journalist and author Maia Szalavitz investigates. Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction by now ...
Tags: Drugs, America, Public Health, Capitalism, Innovation, Addiction, Social Change, Maia Szalavitz

Bill Gates wants us to fear mosquitoes, not sharks

Bill Gates has a long, complicated and showy relationship with malaria eradication, and in a new letter, he makes a case that mosquitoes are Earth's deadliest animals, outkilling even the murderous h. sap.. Gates's jeremiad comes as the eradication of disease-transmitting mosquitoes is seemingly within our grasp. There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica. During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every ot...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Public Health, Bill Gates, Antarctica, Panama Canal, Sharks, Malaria, Crispr, Epidemiology, Mosquitoes, Gene Drives, Winner Take All

Herding Health

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Tags: Asia, China, Russia, Public Health, Military, Army, Jeremy, Air Force, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongols, Riley, U S Air Force, Mongolia Mongolia, Andrew Arthur Breese, Chinggis Khan

Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.
Tags: Health, UK, Public Health

'Dry January' Helps People Lay Off Alcohol Even Months Later, Study Finds

There’s at least one healthy New Year’s resolution that you may actually maintain through the year, suggests a new study: cutting down on your drinking. The study found that UK residents who tried to abstain from alcohol for the month of January in 2018—as part of a public health campaign called “Dry…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Alcohol, Public Health, Drinking, Dry January

Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.
Tags: UK, News, Public Health

Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.
Tags: UK, News, Public Health

There was no relationship between obesity and poverty — until high-fructose corn syrup

Before 1990, there was no noticeable correlation between obesity and poverty. Within a quarter-century, impoverished regions showed a massive uptick in obesity and type 1 diabetes. Researchers chart the relationship between "food deserts" along with obesity levels. None In 1841, Orlando Jones patented alkali starch extraction, a process that separated corn starch from kernels in what is known as wet milling. One year later, Thomas Kingford opened the first commercial wet milling plant in the St...
Tags: Biology, Obesity, Cdc, Mexico, Race, America, Society, Public Health, Sociology, Innovation, States, Bentley, Oaxaca, Derek, Earl Grey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

More than 3,000 Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV and Hepatitis At New Jersey Surgical Center, Officials Say

A New Jersey surgical center may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis, state officials said. People who received a procedure at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey between Jan. 1 and Sept. 7 have been requested to take a blood test for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, New Jersey, Onetime, Saddle Brook New Jersey, HealthPlus Surgery Center, New Jersey Surgical Center

Americans Have Stopped Getting Taller But Continue to Get Heavier, CDC Says

Americans have continued to get bigger but not any taller since the turn of the millennium, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. According to the report, the average adult American’s weight and waistline have both expanded over the past 18 years, while the average adult’s height…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, America, Public Health, Weight, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Tobacco Giant Altria Just Made a $12.8 Billion Investment in Juul

The deal has raised eyebrows given Juul's mission of giving adult smokers a healthier alternative to cigarettes
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Juul, Onetime, Healthytime

The VA Didn’t Spend Millions of Dollars Meant for Veterans Suicide Prevention, Report Finds

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent just $57,000 of the $6.2 million that allocated for suicide prevention outreach to veterans
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Military, Department of Veterans Affairs, Onetime, Healthytime

Invasive longhorned tick could spread disease across the U.S.

The Asian longhorned tick used to be a species only found in China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Russia, plus parts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. But last year, an established population was found in New Jersey, and since then, the ticks have been found in eight other states. Because the tick is parthenogenetic — which means the females can reproduce without needing male DNA — it is possible that it will soon occupy large parts of the Pacific Northwest and the eastern U.S....
Tags: Japan, Science, Design, News, Cdc, Russia, Lyme Disease, Public Health, New Jersey, Disease, North America, Pacific Northwest, New England, Pacific Islands, Australia New Zealand, China South Korea

Seattle Experiment Shows Later School Start Times Can Help Teens Get More Sleep

Here’s some refreshing good news, courtesy of a new study released last week in Science Advances. Teens in Seattle got more sleep, were less tardy, and even did better in class after schools across the area delayed their start times by about an hour.Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Sleep, Public Health, Schools, Seattle, Seattle Experiment Shows Later School Start Times