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  • Updating the NORA Public Safety Agenda

    Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic diseases are the first recommendation because stress is such a big factor affecting public safety workers' health.

  • Injury and Illness Data Due July 1 from Some Employers, OSHA Reminds

    Electronic submissions are required from establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and establishments with 20 to 249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • Almost 9,500 Texas Flu Deaths Recorded This Season

    The Texas Department of State Health Services' latest flu surveillance report says flu activity in the state peaked in late January. It shows how hard-hit the state was, saying the season's cases through June 16, 2018, total 34,673 confirmed cases of Influenza A or B.

  • NIH-Funded Study Shows Viruses May Play Role in Alzheimer's

    The study has found new evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's disease, the agency reported June 21. NIH said additional research is needed to determine whether their role is causative.

  • Oklahoma Voters Pass Medical Marijuana Measure

    Opponents had warned that the wording of State Question 788 is so broad that its passage would effectively legalize recreational use, as well.

  • NIOSH Publishes Research Agenda for Health Care and Social Assistance

    Comments are due by Aug. 20 on the document. It outlines suggested research work to improve both health care workers' and their patients' safety, prevent workplace violence in health care settings, and improve infection control in health care workplaces, as well as determine the impact of strategies and technologies for preventing sharps injuries.




  • 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

  • WHO: Zika Virus Questions and Answers

    What is Zika virus? What are the symptoms? Should I avoid traveling? How can I protect myself and my family from Zika virus? This 2016 WHO video features Erika Garcia, a Pandemic & Epidemic Diseases epidemiologist with WHO, answering questions about the Zika virus.