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Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News


New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can’t Go Back to Class

The parents of 44 unvaccinated students in a New York suburb sued
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Overnight, Onetime


The FDA Revealed How It’s Planning to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales to Teens

Here's what the policy could mean for vaping
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Fda


Urban African Americans are 'startling' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side


Urban African Americans are 'startlingly' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side


5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time

In my research on daylight saving time, I have found that Americans don't like it when Congress messes with their clocks.In an effort to avoid the biannual clock switch in spring and fall, some well-intended critics of DST have made the mistake of suggesting that the abolition of DST – and a return to permanent standard time – would benefit society. In other words, the U.S. would never “spring forward" or “fall back."They are wrong. DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime. Not surprisingly...
Tags: Energy, Florida, Sleep, Congress, California, Government, Time, Opec, Policy, Public Health, Innovation, Rutgers, U S Chamber of Commerce, California Energy Commission, DST, Washington California


On #IWD2019, Safe & The City launches their new app for women’s safety

It’s International Women’s Day today, but sadly the world remains far more unsafe for women than men. Every day, all over the world, women experience unsafe or uncomfortable environments or incidents of verbal, non-verbal or physical sexual harassment. Just to take one statistic, UK Government research showed that while 85% of women experience some form of harassment, 90% cent of the incidents remains unreported. Smartphone apps have appeared in the last few years to at least try and alleviate t...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Public Health, Met Police, Ba, Richard Smith, Angela, Metropolitan Police Service, Matt Rogers, Redzone, Phillip Green, Peter Barron, London Met Police


Vaccines in no way cause autism, massive new study finds

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


Massive new study debunks a vaccination-autism link

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


A Mumps Quarantine in Louisiana May Have Compromised Rights of Detained Immigrants

Some immigration lawyers are crying foul
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Louisiana


Could too low blood pressure in old age increase mortality?

With increasing age, blood pressure rises as a consequence of arterial stiffness, caused by the biological process of ageing and arteries becoming clogged with fatty substances, otherwise known as arteriosclerosis. Large hypertension trials showed that lowering blood pressure in people over 60 is beneficial and lowers the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and all-cause mortality, even in people over 80. Since arterial hypertension, high blood pressure in the arteries, is the most important preventa...
Tags: Books, Featured, Blood Pressure, Public Health, Hypertension, Old Age, Journals, Ageing, Elderly Care, Health & Medicine, Science & Medicine, High Blood Pressure, Pixabay, Age And Ageing, Arteries, Geriatric Health


Arizona Lawmaker Says Mandatory Vaccine Laws are ‘Communist’ Amid a Nationwide Measles Outbreak

Despite a spike in measles cases across the country, some lawmakers are doubling down on their anti-vaccination beliefs. On Wednesday, the Republican Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey told reporters that he was “pro-vaccination” and “anti measles” and stated that he would not sign three bills passed by the Arizona state legislature designed to complicate and…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Arizona, Onetime, Arizona Doug Ducey


Whooping cough cluster found at Harvard-Westlake School

LOS ANGELES >> Health officials are monitoring clusters of highly contagious whooping cough cases in teens across Los Angeles County, including at a San Fernando Valley private school. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the number of cases overall has not increased over the last five years, but three clusters of cases among 11- to 18-year-olds who share classrooms and carpools prompted DPH to issue a health alert to pediatricians and other health care providers last...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Breaking News, Local News, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, San Fernando Valley, City News Service, Engelberg, DPH, Harvard Westlake School, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Harvard Westlake, Top Stories LADN


Do industries that kill more people than they employ have a right to exist?

A study developed a formula to identify industries that do more bad than good. The U.S. coal and tobacco qualify as having a net negative value to society. Should we tolerate any industry that makes a profit? None Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University has raised an interesting question: If "The unwritten rule with industry is you get to make money if you're a benefit to society," what about an industry that creates more damage than good? Should such an industry be allowed to conti...
Tags: Business, Washington, America, Society, Policy, Public Health, Innovation, Economic, Inequality, Social Change, Social Sciences, U N General Assembly, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Technological University, Pearce, Joshua Pearce


Study tracking people who ate zombie deer meat found no ill-effects, so far

Zombie deer disease is a clicktastic term for chronic wasting disease, a spongiform ecephalopathy suffered by ungulates. Much like Mad Cow Disease, Scrapie in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob's disease in humans, misfolded proteins slowly destroy the brain, causing listlessness, discoordination, dementia and finally death. Now, what if you were to eat Zombie Deer? On March 13, 2005, a fire company in Oneida County, New York, fed the meat of a deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease to ...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Public Health, Mistakes, Creutzfeldt Jakob, Oneida County New York


Health Officials Are Worried That ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ Could Someday Spread to Humans

Its official name is chronic wasting disease
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Why the Rosenhan Experiment still matters

In 1973, eight experimenters faked insanity to see how easy it was to get into a mental hospital. The hard part was getting out. Their findings sparked a great debate over how psychiatry treated patients and how accurate diagnostic procedures were.In an age marked by a lack of proper mental health care, the finding that it was too easy to get a doctor's attention seems shocking.In the United States, mental health care can be difficult to come by. One-third of Americans live in a "mental health p...
Tags: Psychology, Prison, New York City, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Hunter, Nellie Bly, Robert Spitzer, Rosenhan, Lauren Slater, David Rosenhan, Fred Hunter, Seymour S Kety, Lunatic Asylum


This Year’s Flu Shot Was Far More Effective Than Last Year’s. Here’s Why

The CDC just released its latest numbers
Tags: News, Cdc, Uncategorized, Public Health, Healthytime


Can You Really Eat Moldy Food Like British Prime Minister Theresa May Reportedly Does?

Have you ever come across some particularly tasty food in the fridge, only to be bummed out that it’s all moldy? Well, if you’re the British Prime Minister it doesn’t faze you in the slightest. Read more...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, Public Health, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Prime Minister, Food Safety, Brexit, Great Britain, Stockpiling, Moldy Jam, Prime Minister Theresa May


Medical roundup

Sued if you do, sued if you don’t: drugmaker faces lawsuits over failure to provide Fosamax warning that FDA told it not to provide [Jim Copland, James Beck on Merck Sharp & Dohme v. Albrecht, pending at Supreme Court] On new APA masculinity guidelines, Sally Satel cuts to the point: will they improve the success of therapy for people seeking help? [Washington Post] What does it mean to say the opioid litigation might follow the tobacco model? [Rob McKenna, U.S. Chamber] Citing fate of ear...
Tags: Nbc, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Medical, Uncategorized, Beck, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Psychiatry, Public Health, Connecticut, Fda, Pharmaceuticals, Cuba, APA


In midst of typhus outbreak, L.A. City Council fast-tracks vote on rodent, flea problems at City Hall

By Craig Clough LOS ANGELES – In response to an outbreak of flea-borne typhus in the downtown area and a possible spike in the number of rodents and fleas in City Hall, the Los Angeles City Council Friday approved a motion seeking options on combating the problem, which may include removing all of the carpets. The motion introduced by Council President Herb Wesson on Wednesday was fast-tracked, bypassing the usual protocol of a committee hearing prior to being brought before the full council. “I...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, U S District Court, Los Angeles County, Greenwood, Wesson, Civic Center, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Police Department


Deputy LA City Attorney in San Pedro goes public with typhus bout, prompting City Hall to take notice

Two months after she came down with typhus and called on City Hall for action, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Greenwood must feel she’s finally being heard. After the media picked up on her story in recent days, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson this week called for the city to consider removing old carpeting and taking other steps in light of the diagnosis and what has been an ongoing issue with the presence of rats in city buildings. More needs to be done, said Greenwo...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Pasadena, Local News, San Marino, City Hall, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Greenwood, Wesson, Department of Public Health


Amid typhus outbreak, all Los Angeles City Hall carpets could be ripped out

LOS ANGELES — All of the carpets in L.A. City Hall and City Hall East may need to be ripped out due to a typhus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles, according to Council President Herb Wesson, who said a city employee possibly contracted the infectious disease while at work. Noting that typhus is typically spread by fleas that have been infected by rats, cats and opossums, Wesson also wants city staff to report on the scope of vermin and pest control issues within the Civic Center complex, accordin...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Marino, Los Angeles County, Wesson, LA County, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Council President Herb Wesson


Cannibis use disorder lower in states with liberal policies on cannibis availability

Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more conservative policies, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. However, the rates of cannabis use disorder -- abuse or dependence on the drug -- were significantly lower in states with more liberal policies compared to states with more conservative policies, for ages 12 to 17, and ...
Tags: Health, Public Health, Infertility, David G Markham, Social Policy, Cannibis, Substance abuse prevention


Electric Scooters Are Popping Up in Cities Across the Country. But Are They Safe?

E-scooters are proliferating in Austin and beyond
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Austin, Public Health