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  • Wisconsin Reports 16 More Cases of Severe Bleeding from Synthetic Cannabinoids

    The cases have ranged in age from 16 to older than 50, and there has been one death in Wisconsin associated with the outbreak. "Synthetic cannabinoids are not safe, and we urge people not to use them," said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. "This outbreak shows how hazardous they can be to your health."

  • WTC Health Program Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee

    Appointments to the STAC may last up to 3 years. The STAC makes recommendations to the WTC Program Administrator on eligibility criteria and other health conditions based on scientific and medical evidence.

  • Global Preparedness Monitoring Board Holds First Meeting

    "There's no substitute for preparedness, and investing in it should be a top priority for the entire global community," said Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group. "It is important that countries are beginning to take pandemic preparedness much more seriously."

  • Trial of Anti-Malarial Drug Enrolling Subjects

    "The increasing problem of drug resistance demands that we continue to find new and effective treatment options for malaria infection," said NIAID Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

  • AGs Urge Passage of SOFA Act

    A letter to congressional leaders signed by 52 state and territorial attorneys general urges passage of the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act, saying it "utilizes catch-all language which will allow the Drug Enforcement Agency to proactively schedule all newly modified fentanyl analogues and thus will assist law enforcement's efforts on the front end."

  • Agreement Raises Canadian Investment in Substance Abuse Treatment

    "The opioid crisis continues to have a profound impact on thousands of people and their families across the country. I am pleased that we have signed this agreement with the government of British Columbia to help accelerate access to treatment services," said Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada's minister of Health.


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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.