Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Are 15-minute homecare visits always bad?
Shorter visits can have a place within a wider care package
Local authority commissioners often face criticism for the regimented way they purchase care and particularly for the hourly rates they...
Scores killed in clashes around Tripoli airport
Two weeks of clashes between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport have left more than 97 people dead and 400 wounded, the health ministry said this afternoon.
New app engages patients in fight against obesity chronic disease
The tech startup 3Pound Health announced recently the commercial release of its health, weight and lifestyle management program, Euco.“Clinician-patient interaction is such a critical part of...
AHA grant will help promote CV health for high-risk children
Four US institutions have been named an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Center and received a $15 million grant to promote CV health among high-risk...
Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
Bowel health campaign promotes dialogue about fecal incontinence
Butterfly Health has partnered with the National Association for Continence to create an educational initiative — Let’s Talk About Bowel Health — aimed at increasing dialogue and improving care for...
Travellers to Southern Corsica warned about parasitic infection
Public Health England (PHE) has today, 25 June 2014, issued advice on ‘Schistosoma haematobium’ infection associated with exposure to the Cavu river in Southern Corsica.
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Drug paraphernalia activates different brain areas in dependent, non-dependent users
Dependent and non-dependent marijuana users’ brains react differently to drug paraphernalia triggers, according to recent study findings published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.“We know that people...