Tag Archives: public health

Why protecting immunocompromised people is key to ending the pandemic – The Wire Science

An illustrated model of the novel coronavirus. Image: CDC/Unsplash Many calls to protect immunocompromised patients have missed a crucial public health point: by protecting people with weakened immune systems, we all protect ourselves. The creation of variants is driven by the amount of replicating virus in existence. Whether evolutionary branching …

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Kenya receives $750 million boost to support post-pandemic economic transformation

In an effort to help accelerate Kenya’s ongoing inclusive and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the World Bank has approved a $750 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) that will help strengthen fiscal sustainability through reforms that contribute to greater transparency and the fight against corruption. The DPO is the …

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Kinsley urges end to FDA policy on gay men donating blood

North Carolina’s top health official, joined by public health officials from eight other states and the District of Columbia, calls on the Food and Drug Administration to lift a three-month waiting period for gay men sexually active to donate blood. On Thursday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody …

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The expiration of the child tax credit is likely to push 97,000 New Jersey children back into poverty

The expiration of the child tax credit is likely to push 97,000 New Jersey children back into poverty For Immediate Release Contact: Louis Di Paolo (NJPP): 201-417-5049 (mobile) or [email protected] Marking the one-year anniversary of America’s bailout plan, new state-level data released by the Economic Security Project shows how nearly …

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Community organization calls on Mayor Adams to rework his plan to end gun violence

March 09, 2022, 01:17Updated 1 hour ago By: News 12 Staff A community organization has submitted a signing letter demanding that Mayor Eric Adams rework his plan to end gun violence. The letter from “Communities United for Police Reform” includes signatures from other community organizations in each borough. He says …

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Researchers distribute HPV self-test kits to HIV-positive patients – The GW Hatchet

Researchers from the School of Nursing are distributing take-home self-sampling kits to detect HPV in HIV-positive women in DC as part of an ongoing study. Daisy Le, assistant professor of health disparities and oncology, leads the My share study that distributed 40 HPV self-test kits to women at high risk …

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Reviews | Distrust of government can be fatal

For the editor: Re “The Covid policy that really mattered was not a policy” (column, February 7): Ezra Klein’s insightful column points out that the root causes of our failure to adequately deal with Covid, both domestically and internationally, were more our lack of solidarity and distrust of government than …

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People with COVID in England will not need to self-isolate

LONDON – People with COVID-19 will not be legally required to self-isolate in England from the coming week, the British government has announced, as part of a plan to “live with COVID” which is also expected to see testing for the coronavirus has receded. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said …

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Apretude and oral PrEP could halve new HIV diagnoses

If the new long-acting injectable HIV prevention drug Apretude (cabotegravir/rilpivirine) increases overall use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by 25%, it could halve the rate of new diagnoses in men having sex with men. 2030, according to data presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2022 (CROI 2022) These …

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More Targeted HIV Testing in PEPFAR Countries Is Showing Results

Despite a decline in the number of HIV tests performed in PEPFAR countries that began before the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of positive tests has remained stable at around 4%. More importantly, an increasing number of people who test positive have started treatment, reaching 94% in 2021. This study was …

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NKY’s McGuinn, Saddler among FHK’s latest class of Kentucky sound politics champions

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced a new class of Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions. The awards are given in recognition of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of people in their communities and/or the Commonwealth through policy change. The Kentucky Healthy Politics Champions are: American Red Cross …

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Amita Gupta named director of Johns Hopkins M

image: Amita Gupta, MD, MHS see Following Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, an expert in the global treatment, prevention and control of diseases such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB), has been named the seventh director of the Division of Infectious Diseases of Johns Hopkins …

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Another violence switch killed in Baltimore as community reeling from gun violence

A man who worked on the front lines to prevent gun violence in Baltimore, Maryland, was fatally shot Wednesday night in a quadruple shooting on E. Monument Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood. DaShawn McGrier, 29, from Baltimore, worked as a violence interrupter for Safe Streets and is the third …

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Researchers call for personalized public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccination for HIV patients

While most people living with HIV have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, younger, black people are hesitant to get vaccinated and have lower vaccination rates, new research from Rutgers researchers finds. . The study, published in Care of patients with AIDS and STDs, is among the …

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LGBTQ + people have experienced higher rates of job loss and health problems during the pandemic

COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on the employment of minority populations, resulting in higher unemployment rates and health problems, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in Research on sexuality and social policy, examined unemployment rates in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify the specific …

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Groundbreaking app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya

As the frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role to play in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do so. The pharmaceutical technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stockouts of essential medical supplies, including contraceptives. …

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Caution required with the use of ritonavir-boosted PF-07321332 in the management of COVID-19

We read with interest the news that the UK government has announced deals to purchase oral antivirals for SARS-CoV-2, molnupiravir (Lagevrio, Merck [Branchburg, NJ, USA]) and ritonavir in combination with PF-07321332 (Paxlovid, Pfizer [New York, NY, USA]). 1 UK Department of Health and WelfareBritish government obtains groundbreaking COVID-19 antivirals. While …

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“A Sense of Community”: Can the Shattuck Cabins be an answer to the crisis in Mass. and Cass?

Seventeen sleeping cabins, ranging from 64 to 100 square feet, are lined up in two rows. At one end is a courtyard. And at the front of the village is a 500 square foot structure that will serve as a common room, where those who live there can meet for …

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Few inmates use flawed needle exchange program to protect against HIV: report

“The problem we have now is that there are so few participants. This suggests to me that there are probably still a lot of dirty needles out there and people are making bad choices because they are not convinced that the program the service has implemented is the right one …

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DVIDS – News – Drug and Alcohol Rehab Counselors: The Steep Road to Helping Others

If you’ve ever met your Substance Abuse and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program (SARP) counselor, you might not know how difficult it is to help others. Some may know that SARP counselors take three months of training, but how many know that SARP training has an average graduation rate of 30%? First …

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Kenya emerges as a leader in the fight against plastic pollution – Supplements

TEXT: Kenya is emerging as a leader in the fight against plastic pollution and is among the first countries in East Africa to limit single-use plastics and sign the Clean Seas initiative to clear yards water from plastic waste. Juliette Biao, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) regional director for Africa, …

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Costs and impact on HIV transmission of moving from a criminalization to a public health approach to injecting drug use in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a modeling analysis

Fund The incidence of HIV is increasing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, mainly due to injecting drug use. Coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and opioid agonist therapy is suboptimal, with many people who inject drugs (PWID) being incarcerated. Our objective was to assess whether using the money saved through …

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Study: Medicaid expansion failed to boost critical hospital operations

A new study has found that hospitals covered by the Medicaid expansion have not seen improved quality scores or better staffing levels. Water quality issues, HIV / AIDS issues, poison gas, legal marijuana and many more are also in the news. Modern Healthcare: Medicaid Expansion Has Not Improved Critical Access …

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Improving access to health care is essential to reduce the incidence of HIV

Many patients living with HIV in rural areas of Africa do not receive regular treatment, despite recent efforts to increase access to health care across the continent. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that 28% of HIV-positive patients aged 15 and over in East and Southern Africa and 42% …

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Point-of-care testing positions the pharmacy for future care

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the importance of pharmacies to public health by providing pharmacists with the legal authority to perform CLIA-exempt tests. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the importance of pharmacies to public health by providing pharmacists with the legal authority to perform tests exempt from the Clinical Laboratory …

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Will new Covid treatments be as elusive for poor countries as vaccines?

“It’s no coincidence that Merck has experience with HIV – internally, with their leadership and their culture, they know that if they don’t meet the access challenges, they will be criticized,” said Dr Moon, co-director of the Global Health Center of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in …

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New project aims to tackle stigma of substance use disorders in patients seeking HIV care – School of Medicine News

An interdisciplinary and interprofessional team of professors from three departments at Wayne State University School of Medicine has initiated a three-year project to plan a multi-level intervention to reduce the stigma of substance use disorders in patients receiving HIV care. Erin Fanning Madden, Ph.D., MPH, is the Principal Investigator on …

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Resident, the commitment of the staff activates the community culture and creates “wow moments” – News

David Lynch of the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center delivers the opening speech for the 15th Annual NCAL Day. (Credit: AHCA / NCAL) After a difficult year during the pandemic, it’s time to remember the passion that led people to live in a retirement home and to create moments and memories that …

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National Depression Screening Day: Get a Mental Health Checkup Thursday | BU today

Free in-person and virtual quizzes can help students, staff and faculty connect with mental health experts Almost a third of adults showed symptoms of depression last spring, a year after COVID-19 was first detected, according to a new study by researchers at BU published earlier this week in The Lancet. …

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Newsom signs bills to expand testing for STDs and hepatitis

With rates of sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis B and C on the rise in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills on Oct. 4 to address the issue. Senate Bill 306 will strengthen the public health infrastructure against STDs in California. Assembly Bill 489 makes the Golden State the …

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Biden Appoints Global HIV / AIDS Coordinator, Adds Members To Team

WASHINGTON – With the goal of defeating HIV by 2025 nationally and pledging to redouble efforts to fight the disease globally, President Joe Biden has put in place officials to make that happen. The White House kicked off the week with the announcement that John Nkengasong, who was a senior …

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Where you will – and will not – need to show proof of vaccination in PEI.

Prince Edward Island’s Vax Pass policy goes into effect on October 5, which means some businesses, services and events are required to verify a person’s proof of vaccination to gain access to their location or facility. their environment. Children under 12 are exempt as they are not currently eligible to …

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CHAPMAN: Biden adopts new strategy to curb overdose deaths

Steve Chapman writes for the Chicago Tribune in addition to being a union columnist. A deadly plague continues to rage across America, and neither vaccines, face masks nor herd immunity can stop it. The drug overdose death epidemic has claimed more lives than COVID-19 and is more intractable. But the …

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The United States has enough COVID-19 vaccines for child booster and injections

The robust supply in the United States allowed President Joe Biden this week to pledge an additional 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 to be shared with the world, doubling the United States’ global contribution. Aid groups and health organizations have pushed the United States and other countries to improve …

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Defending the public good through two major pandemics

Colombia News sat down with Dean Dr. Linda P. Fried as Columbia Mailman’s centennial celebrations began. A pioneer in the science of aging, Fried teaches a course called “(Your) Longer Life” which is part of a public health concentration she designed for undergraduates at Barnard and Columbia. Fried is DeLamar …

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Storrs Library book sale returns to Longmeadow

LONGMEADOW – The popular annual Friends of Storrs Library Book Sale is back, after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The sale will take place inside the Cottage behind the library from October 1 to 3 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, …

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COVID-19 causes major disruption in global HIV progress

September 22, 2021 – From testing to treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered global HIV efforts. “We have been slowed down by COVID, but we have seen remarkable resilience, a lot of innovation and creativity,” said Siobhan Crowley MD, head of HIV at the Global Fund. “If you consider that …

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John Nkengasong, Africa CDC, to lead PEPFAR

“He is a very strong public health leader with many years of experience and would bring great connectivity to African leaders and community partners,” said Dr Chris Beyrer, professor of public health and human rights at Johns. Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. . (Dr Beyrer was on a shortlist …

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Kapili defines the role of Pandemic Act in occupational safety

GORETHY KENNETH REPORTS The COVID-19 pandemic is not the result of the work, a government official said. Labor and Industrial Relations Minister Tomait Kapili (pictured) said COVID-19 is a disease outside of work, which has been triggered by other health factors, similar to tuberculosis, cancer, HIV / AIDS and should …

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Address vaccine hesitancy in the Hispanic community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Several events planned for Nashville aim to address vaccine hesitancy among the Hispanic community. The CDC reports that minority populations are disproportionately affected by the virus. Yuri Cunza, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is committed to getting more people in …

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Tarrant County gives COVID boosters to immunocompromised – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Tarrant County Public Health Department said third-dose COVID-19 booster vaccines are now available at all TCPH vaccination clinics for immunocompromised North Texans. Vaccines can be given as early as 28 days after the second dose of Moderna vaccine or the now fully approved Pfizer vaccine. Eligibility conditions for immunocompromised: …

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ACT registers 19 new cases of COVID-19

The ACT recorded 19 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases within 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night, with six of the new infectious cases in the community. There are now 121 active cases associated with this outbreak. Of the 19 new cases, 17 are linked to the current epidemic in …

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LAUSD community members show support for state vax-or-test health ordinance – Daily News

From elected officials to labor groups, many members of the Unified Los Angeles community have expressed support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest health ordinance requiring school workers in California to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo blood tests. coronavirus at least once a week. Since LAUSD officials previously announced that …

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Long-distance COVID patients fight for disability benefits, lawyer says

“The problem with long haul is that there are no diagnostic criteria set for it, there are no tests,” said Barrie lawyer Steve Rastin. As the medical community strives to resolve persistent health issues linked to COVID-19, these patients – known as long haul – are struggling with more than …

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Tuolumne County Public Health recommends limiting gatherings

Sonora, California – Tuolumne County Public Health is today reporting 24 cases in the community and 16 inmates at the Sierra Conservation Center for a total of 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the county. There are 285 active cases including 18 hospitalized. Public health states that “All gatherings during …

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HIV organizations say more work needs to be done to reach black women

Pamela Goodwin started Women In Motion, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, after recognizing she was at high risk for contracting HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. She wants to help other women – especially women of color – in the same situation. But Goodwin said it was difficult for many black …

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Chembio Diagnostics Receives $ 28.3 Million Purchase Order

HAUPPAUGE, NY, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEMI), a leading point-of-care diagnostics company focused on infectious disease, today announced that it has received a purchase order of 28.3 million dollars from Bio-Manguinhos for the purchase of the DPP SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests from Chembio for delivery …

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Homeless people living with HIV prefer flexibility, in-person care and incentives

According to a study presented this week at the 11th International Conference of the International AIDS Society on HIV, people who are homeless or in precarious housing differ in the types of HIV care they prefer, with a majority favoring flexibility while ‘about a third still wanted to see the …

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People with diabetes at risk for severe COVID-19, study confirms

A recent study from the University of Cape Town (UCT) confirmed that people living with diabetes (PLWD) are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 (hospitalization and mortality). The results were published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Researchers used data from the first wave of the pandemic in …

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Lessons from two waves of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa

As of July 2021, at least four worrisome variants were circulating around the world in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic which resulted in nearly 180 million documented viral infections and nearly 4 million Deaths from COVID-19 around the world since December 2019. Variants of concern are those lines that evolved from the …

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Centraide announces new priorities, a change in the way the organization helps the community

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – The Allen County United Way has announced new priorities for the organization, marking a shift in the way it helps the community. A working group noted that the main needs of the community are education, public health and mental health. After extensive research and community …

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Free STI screening and treatment clinic now open in Palm Springs

A free sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment clinic has opened in Palm Springs in hopes of lowering local rates that have risen in recent years. PS … Test opened its doors last month as a 100% free center and welcome to all. Health insurance is not necessary and a …

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What is post-pandemic stress disorder and do you suffer from it?

Meanwhile, Dr Dan Chisholm, mental health specialist for the WHO in Copenhagen, Denmark, said: “Covid-19 has had a number of effects on people’s mental health and well-being. , ranging from fears of being infected to stress brought on by infection prevention and lockdown, self-isolation and quarantine, or the adverse mental …

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How can undocumented immigrants receive treatment for HIV / AIDS in New York?

Undocumented immigrants living with HIV / AIDS in New York State can enroll in uninsured care programs that provide access to free HIV and / or AIDS care. Here is a step by step explanation. New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene A public health campaign to promote awareness …

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Prevent HIV infections during a new pandemic – World

Report shows major disruptions in HIV prevention program service linked to COVID-19, but highlights that innovations and adaptations of HIV services are possible JULY 01, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic threatens decades of hard-won development and advances in public health. UNAIDS is committed to playing a central role in ensuring that …

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Access to health care is a right

For people living with HIV, not having the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have limited their access to doctors and drugs. There is no cure for HIV, so without ACA the disease would develop much faster, said Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, Dean, Professor and Director of the Center …

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HIV awareness event to draw attention to the public health crisis

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) – More than 200 community members gathered on Saturday afternoon at Magic Island, forming the expression HIV SOS with their bodies. “If you just moved to Charleston, you wouldn’t know we are in so much pain,” said Joe Solomon, organizer of Solutions Oriented Addiction Response (SOAR). …

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National HIV Testing Day | Florida Department of Health in Leon

DOH Leon observes National HIV Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 Florida Department of Health in Leon County observes National HIV Testing Day 2021 Tallahassee, Florida– National HIV Testing Day (NTSD) is celebrated annually on June 27 to encourage people to be aware of their HIV status so …

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COVID-19 disruption in sub-Saharan Africa will have significant health consequences

Boston, MA – At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many African leaders implemented preventive measures such as lockdowns, travel bans, border closures and school closings. While these efforts may have helped slow the spread of the virus on the continent and continue to be important for its containment, they …

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