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Lead Tests Likely for Many More High-Risk California Children
Lead Tests Likely for Many More High-Risk California Children
4/12/2018 9:04:16 AM
Last October, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1316 after it had been unanimously approved by California lawmakers. AB 1316 requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to revise regulations for when doctors test children’s blood for lead exposure, opening the door for hundreds of thousands of new children to be tested each year.
Are Student Athletes in Puerto Rico at Risk of MRSA Infections?
Are Student Athletes in Puerto Rico at Risk of MRSA Infections?
4/11/2018 9:43:37 AM
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams.
Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
4/10/2018 11:58:45 AM
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.
Congress Acts to Improve CDC and NIH Lyme Disease Programs
Congress Acts to Improve CDC and NIH Lyme Disease Programs
4/10/2018 9:45:27 AM
Congress has stepped up efforts to improve the federal government’s response to the rapidly growing epidemic of Lyme disease. The FY 2018 Congressional Appropriations bill signed into law on March 23, 2018 was accompanied by House and Senate Appropriations Committee reports that include more than a dozen directives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and …
California Residents Warned of Elevated Levels of VOCs in New Construction
California Residents Warned of Elevated Levels of VOCs in New Construction
4/10/2018 8:17:31 AM
For years, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has been providing information to the state’s residents about both outdoor and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that may impact their lives.
High risk of disease outbreaks in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea - UNICEF and WHO
High risk of disease outbreaks in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea - UNICEF and WHO
4/10/2018 3:13:28 AM
UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have cautioned about the high potential of waterborne and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks in earthquake-affected areas of Papua New Guinea.
Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition
Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition
4/9/2018 10:40:17 AM
Apple today announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front.
Environmental Pathogens, Antimicrobial Resistance and the Importance of Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Environments
Environmental Pathogens, Antimicrobial Resistance and the Importance of Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Environments
4/9/2018 9:39:05 AM
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs – that is, the germs are not killed and their growth is not stopped.
Smithsonian Scientists Track Aedes Mosquito Invasions
Smithsonian Scientists Track Aedes Mosquito Invasions
4/6/2018 11:59:03 AM
According to new research in the journal  PLOS ONE  by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Panama’s government research institute, INDICASAT, mosquitoes in the genus  Aedes, which carry a group of dangerous viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea.
There’s an allergy epidemic in Africa, and not enough specialists to deal with it
There’s an allergy epidemic in Africa, and not enough specialists to deal with it
4/4/2018 5:07:28 AM
Allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with too few specialists to treat them, and a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases, the situation is worse than we thought.
West Coast Industries and Maritime Operations Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule Enforcement
West Coast Industries and Maritime Operations Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule Enforcement
4/2/2018 8:48:10 AM
On June 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA will be enforcing the new final rule for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime.
Siren Unveils Neurofabric™, The First Textile With Microsensors Embedded Directly Into Fabric, To Help People With Diabetes Continuously Monitor for Foot Injuries
Siren Unveils Neurofabric™, The First Textile With Microsensors Embedded Directly Into Fabric, To Help People With Diabetes Continuously Monitor for Foot Injuries
3/28/2018 1:45:25 PM
The first generation of health and medical wearables have had a long list of issues, mostly due to expensive, bulky design that forced users to change their behavior which led to low adoption.
Legionella Risks Lurking in Cruise Ships and Other Vessels
Legionella Risks Lurking in Cruise Ships and Other Vessels
3/28/2018 8:51:44 AM
According to information posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1977 through 2012 there were at least 83 ship-associated cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in the literature.

Unicel Architectural to host webinar on design for optimal healing environments in hospitals
Unicel Architectural to host webinar on design for optimal healing environments in hospitals
3/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – March 28, 2018 – Unicel Architectural announced today that it will be presenting a webinar entitled: “Patient Privacy & Tranquility: Creating Optimal Healing Environments”, Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

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