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  • WHO Issues Dementia Prevention Guidelines

    "In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia. The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time, that what is good for our heart is also good for our brain."

  • Five Homeopathic Product Companies Warned on Violations

    Four of the FDA's warning letters went to companies that jointly produced a product labeled as homeopathic that posed a significant safety risk to consumers because their purportedly sterile products were not shown to be sterile and the fifth letter outlined a company's failure to have systems in place to assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes.

  • Franciscan Health Sets Visitor Restrictions Because of Measles Cases

    The policy means that visitors who have not been vaccinated against measles, are not immune to measles, or are unsure of their status, are being asked not to visit areas and units at seven of the organization's Illinois and Indiana facilities.

  • NYS Health Department Dedicates Statue to Physician Who Championed Handwashing

    "This statue will serve as a reminder of a practice that is near and dear to public health: the simple, yet vital, act of handwashing to help prevent the spread of illness," said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. "We are honored to be among the recipients chosen for this display as we continue our efforts to encourage best practices for infection control."

  • NJ Governor Signs Bill Creating Maternal Mortality Review Committee

    "New Jersey's maternal mortality rate is almost double the national average, with 37.3 pregnancy-associated or pregnancy-related deaths for every 100,000 live births," said Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, one of the bill's primary sponsors. "It is imperative that we figure out why New Jersey mothers are dying at an unprecedented rate in a state with high-quality health care."

  • Maryland's Governor Signs Two Firefighters Benefits Bills

    House Bill 595 adds bladder and kidney, or renal cell cancers to the types of cancers considered as occupational diseases for firefighters under the workers' compensation law. The other bill will expand workers' compensation coverage by closing loopholes regarding cumulative time served.


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  • Crash Testing an Ambulance

    This video provides viewers with an understanding of full vehicle crash testing and how results impact future design and testing efforts. [NIOSH Pub. No. 2017-143-(2)]

  • DoD News In Focus – Combating Malaria

    Inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, scientists and researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center work diligently to combat malaria for the American war fighter and the global population, as shown in this 2017 U.S. Department of Defense video.

  • WHO: BreatheLife – The Walk Home

    Nine in ten people breathe air that is not safe. Air pollution is an invisible killer that we may face on a simple walk home or even in our homes. In this 2017 video, the World Health Organization says, Help breathe life back into our cities and take action to protect our health and climate at http://BreatheLife2030.org.