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Archive for May, 2015

National Health News 12.5 Percent of Adults Do Not Take Medication as Prescribed to Save Money

12.5 Percent of Adults Do Not Take Medication as Prescribed to Save Money

igure above is a bar chart showing that in 2013, 12.5% of adults overall who were prescribed medication by a doctor or other health professional did not take their medication as prescribed to save money. Adults aged ≥65 years were less likely to not take their medication as prescribed (5.3%) than those aged 18-44 […]

5/11/15 at 2:20 pm     1166          Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health News Building Better Bugs: Canadian Facility Studies Biological Nutrient Removal

Building Better Bugs: Canadian Facility Studies Biological Nutrient Removal

rch performed at a wastewater treatment facility in Calgary, Canada, might one day help develop better processes for removing contaminants, save billions in infrastructure upgrades, prevent toxic effluent from entering a treatment plant and provide clean water for everyone on the planet. “We tend to think of pathogens as the bacteria we’re most concerned about […]

5/11/15 at 12:06 pm     1104          Treatment Plant Operator Magazine
National Health News Household Chemicals Show Up Just About Anywhere Researchers Look

Household Chemicals Show Up Just About Anywhere Researchers Look

n American life is full of synthetic chemicals – medicines, cosmetics, soaps and shampoos, household cleaners, non-stick cookware, and stain-resistant furniture. Most of us don’t give much thought to where those chemicals go when we’re done with them, but some researchers are tracking them in wastewater, the environment, and even drinking water. Once you think […]

5/11/15 at 11:55 am     1500      , ,     WCAI
National Health News A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

easles virus is known to cast a deadly shadow upon children by temporarily suppressing their immune systems. While this vulnerability was previously thought to have lasted a month or two, a new study shows that children may actually live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years – leaving them highly […]

5/11/15 at 9:48 am     1118      ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

sles outbreak linked to Disneyland has exposed gaps in immunization against the highly infectious disease. All told this year, 169 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia were reported sick with measles through May 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against […]

5/8/15 at 12:10 pm     1149      ,     NPR
National Health News Time to move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?

Time to move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?

onth of May brings many things, among them Mother’s Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in […]

5/8/15 at 11:19 am     1089          Medical Xpress
National Health News Water community highlights theme “What do you know about H₂O?” during Drinking Water Week

Water community highlights theme “What do you know about H₂O?” during Drinking Water Week

merican Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week across North America today by asking the question “What do you know about H2O?”. Throughout the week, AWWA and water community partners will celebrate the value of water by learning about the role it plays in our daily lives and in […]

5/4/15 at 3:33 pm     1817     
World Health News Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

la, a disease with terrible consequences for unborn children, has finally been eliminated from the Americas, a scientific panel set up by global health authorities announced Wednesday. The disease, also known as German measles, once infected millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. In a 1964-65 outbreak in the United States, 11,000 fetuses were miscarried, […]

5/4/15 at 10:24 am     1148      , ,     NY Times