• Uganda: Ebola suspected in Mubende district

    Updated: 2013-01-11 15:38:11

  • Jamaica goes on malaria alert

    Updated: 2013-01-11 15:34:21

  • India: IFRC report on extreme cold weather

    Updated: 2013-01-11 15:27:53

  • Mexico: ‘Bird flu won’t hit prices’

    Updated: 2013-01-11 15:22:51

  • Branswell on the WHO coronavirus meeting

    Updated: 2013-01-11 15:19:58

  • Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review

    Updated: 2013-01-11 14:29:17
    FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Women should wait at least one year after having weight-loss surgery before they try to get pregnant, researchers say. The obesity rate among women of child-bearing age is expected to rise from about 24 percent in 2005 to about 28 percent in 2015, and the number of women having weight-loss surgery is increasing, the researchers noted. In...

  • More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors

    Updated: 2013-01-11 14:29:12
    FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Treating aggressive brain tumors called glioblastomas with smaller, more focused areas of radiation does not increase the likelihood of tumor recurrence, a new study finds. Restricting the radiotherapy to a smaller zone also spares the rest of the brain and preserves patients' brain function, the researchers note. One outside expert expl...

  • Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical, Announces Top Online Job Searches for December

    Updated: 2013-01-11 14:17:05
    Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Omaha, NE, (January 10, 2013) -- Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, including travel nursing, travel physical therapy and other allied health medical careers, releases its list of the job titles most searched online through its website, aureusmedical.com, for the month of December 2012. The top medical jobs searched incl...

  • Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart, from the January 2013 Harvard Heart Letter

    Updated: 2013-01-11 13:39:35
    Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 For everyone planning to make 2013 the year of heart-healthy eating, the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter offers month-by-month suggestions for achieving this goal. Changing old habits isn't easy, especially when switching from the average American diet to one that's better for the heart and the rest of the body. It may take severa...

  • Vietnam: Increase in dengue fever cases each year

    Updated: 2013-01-11 05:50:50
    : : H5N1 Medicine is a social science , and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale Rudolf Virchow Pakistan : Two more children die of measles Main January 10, 2013 Vietnam : Increase in dengue fever cases each year Via Saigon Giai Phong Increase in dengue fever cases each year The southern regions of Vietnam reported more than 77,000 cases of dengue fever in 2012, a year-on-year increase of 15 percent . nbsp This figure was released by the National Program for Dengue Prevention . Of the 77,000 dengue fever cases , 61 succumbed to the disease . Last week saw a fall in the number of cases though one more death was reported . nbsp However , the ratio still remains very high in some southern provinces . Ho Chi Minh City leads with 257 cases , followed by Dong Nai and Soc Trang

  • Pakistan: Two more children die of measles

    Updated: 2013-01-11 05:47:29

  • Uganda: Nodding syndrome trials for February

    Updated: 2013-01-11 04:11:28

  • Mexico by one number

    Updated: 2013-01-11 01:01:38

  • US faces shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu treatment

    Updated: 2013-01-11 00:42:30

  • Haiti: Jonathan Katz on the first days of cholera

    Updated: 2013-01-11 00:32:04

  • Haiti by the numbers, three years later

    Updated: 2013-01-11 00:20:18

  • Sudan: January 10 update on yellow fever

    Updated: 2013-01-10 23:55:41

  • Cholera surveillance in Haiti

    Updated: 2013-01-10 19:53:06

  • McKenna: Bad new continues on polio eradication

    Updated: 2013-01-10 18:24:04

  • Australia: 12 confirmed dengue cases in Cairns

    Updated: 2013-01-10 17:35:34

  • WHO: Technical consultative meeting on novel human coronavirus, 14–15 January

    Updated: 2013-01-10 17:25:59

  • Hong Kong: Flu activity at baseline level

    Updated: 2013-01-10 17:19:52

  • Paraguay: Three dengue deaths this year

    Updated: 2013-01-10 16:48:11

  • US: Tracking flu on Google

    Updated: 2013-01-10 15:23:32

  • N.C. hospital garnishes patient tax refunds to collect debts

    Updated: 2013-01-09 19:01:26
    Joseph Neff, reporting for North Carolina’s News & Observer, explains how UNC Health Care is taking advantage of “a little-known law, the Set Off Debt Collection Act, that allows state and local agencies to collect debts by seizing state tax returns and lottery winnings.” UNC is the only hospital in the state that qualifies to [...]

  • Health reform: Understanding advanceable tax credit, multi-state plan

    Updated: 2013-01-09 15:01:13
    As implementation of the Affordable Care Act marches on, a host of new terms will become part of health journalists’ new vocabulary. Joanne Kenen, AHCJ’s topic leader on health reform, is steadily adding terms to the health reform glossary and key concepts section of the website to help reporters explain these complicated issues to readers, [...]

  • Report highlights shortcomings in states’ dental sealant efforts

    Updated: 2013-01-08 16:35:39
    Dental sealants have long been seen as effective in preventing tooth decay. Yet when it comes to getting these thin protective coatings onto the vulnerable chewing surfaces of children’s teeth, many states aren’t doing enough, according to a new report from the Pew Center on the States. In fact, today’s report, “Falling Short,” gives 20 [...]

  • New findings on frailty challenge assumptions

    Updated: 2013-01-08 15:01:47
    We often accept frailty, with its depleted energy and general wearing down of the body, as an inevitable part of aging. About 4 percent of men and 7 percent of women older than 65 were frail in a 2001 study. After the age of 85, that rises to about 25 percent. Frailty leads to more [...]

  • Free dental services try to help the uninsured

    Updated: 2013-01-07 21:00:59
    Most Americans probably enjoyed a good meal or two during the holidays. But staying well-nourished, let alone enjoying food, are challenges for people suffering from untreated dental disease. A dental practice, based in Savannah, Ga., and South Carolina has made it a tradition to offer free dental care on the Friday before Thanksgiving, as Raquel [...]

  • Don’t fudge the facts on chocolate studies

    Updated: 2013-01-07 16:01:50
    Studies that support a link between chocolate and good health are popular with readers. But the reality is that most chocolate studies are observational in nature and are therefore limited in what they can tell us about its supposed benefits. Skilled health reporters use these kinds of studies as opportunities to gently educate readers about [...]

  • Even in treatment guidelines, pharma conflicts abound

    Updated: 2013-01-04 21:26:48
    As part of the ongoing Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today series “Side Effects” John Fauber and Ellen Gabler “examined 20 clinical practice guidelines for conditions treated by the 25 top-selling drugs in the United States” and unearthed yet another tactic by which “pharmaceutical companies, with billions in sales at stake, exert a powerful but [...]

  • Cleveland chapter holds Holiday Meet ‘N’ Greet

    Updated: 2013-01-02 20:27:15
    This is a guest post by Eileen Beal, an AHCJ member and co-chapter chair of the Cleveland-Akron chapter of AHCJ. On Dec. 5, several members — and two soon-to-be members — of Ohio’s Cleveland-Akron chapter did a bit of pre-holiday celebrating at a Happy Hour meet ‘n’ greet at the cozy (dim lights, scattered tables, [...]

  • Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

    Updated: 2013-01-02 19:01:28
    Please welcome our newest professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Cole Epley, reporter, Memphis Business Journal, Memphis (@mbjepley) Jodi Helmer, independent journalist, Charlotte, N.C. Lindsey Wahowiak, associate editor, American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, Va. (@adamaglindsey) Emily Singer, news editor, Simons Foundation, [...]

  • Aging adults face universal issues of access to care, poverty, discrimination

    Updated: 2013-01-02 16:01:24
    The aging of the population is a global trend, and one that will affect developing countries even more than the United States and Europe. Judith Graham (@judith_graham), has served as AHCJ’s topic leader on aging for more than a year. She has been vital to our goal of building the best resources for journalists on [...]

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