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  • Academic Resources How to improve your memory, according to neuroscience. Mental tricks like “memory palaces” and mnemonics can actually help make memories stick; Internet use reduces study skills in university students; Cognitive ability looks to be fairly fixed throughout adulthood; High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores; 5 Fascinating Ways Reading Benefits;
  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography Jon Krakauer 's Into the Wild; Dan Jones' The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors; Sarah Dunant's Birth of Venus; CM Palov's The Templar's Code;
  • Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, part I: National cancer statistics; Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, part II: Progress toward Healthy People 2020 objectives for 4 common cancers;
  • Changes in the Geographic Patterns of Heart Disease Mortality in the United States 1973 to 2010;
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  • Chinese Culture Chinese Zodiac; Jersey Promise - Asian Americans in New Jersey;
  • Income in Connecticut: The Sources Shape the Story; Connecticut Town Profiles;
  • Cool Sites A- L 8 Travel Photography Tips from People Who Do It For a Living; A Complete Guide to Travel Photography;
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers; Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home “ Advice for caregivers Cleaning and Disinfection for Households Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); 3 babies in China may have been infected with coronavirus in the womb; Can SARS-CoV-2 Infection Be Acquired In Utero? More Definitive Evidence Is Needed; Coronavirus: pathogen could have been spreading in humans for years, study says; Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care; Some COVID-19 patients still have coronavirus after symptoms disappear; Can you catch the coronavirus twice? You'll probably be immune — for some time, at least; Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Residents of a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility — King County, Washington, March 2020; New section: 2019-nCoV; 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China; Travelers' Health: Novel Coronavirus in China; Interim Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Under Investigation for 2019-nCoV; New section: Isolation Precautions; Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007); 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings; Coronavirus In China: Over 200 Cases, Human-To-Human Transmission; What is the new coronavirus? Hundreds of cases have been reported, but the risk for spread in the U.S. remains low, according to the CDC; Researchers trace coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes; Novel coronavirus may have been transmitted to humans from snakes; Here is a look at the most well-known coronaviruses: what they have in common and how they differ; Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); Here’s Exactly How the New Coronavirus Affects Your Body; Why snakes probably aren't spreading the new China virus One genetic analysis suggests reptilian reservoir but researchers doubt that the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than birds or mammals; New coronavirus from China: Everything you need to know; Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China; 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China; Coronavirus Infections—More Than Just the Common Cold; Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You; What to do if you are sick with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); 5 Things Everyone Should Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus; A Novel Coronavirus Emerging in China” Key Questions for Impact Assessment; Another Decade, Another Coronavirus; How to track the coronavirus: Dashboard delivers real-time view of the deadly virus. The live dashboard​ pulls data from the World Health Organization shows all confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus, along with recovered patients and deaths; Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on? A new study shows the virus took off weeks earlier than Chinese officials have suggested; China goes into emergency mode as number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases reaches 2,700; The novel Chinese coronavirus — everything you need to know; Coronavirus; Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) technical guidance; Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports; The coronavirus outbreak is now a global health emergency, WHO says; The 2 key questions that will determine if the coronavirus outbreak becomes a pandemic; Why They're Called 'Wet Markets' — And What Health Risks They Might Pose; New coronavirus can spread between humans—but it started in a wildlife market; China sets a temporary ban on wildlife trade. But could it be permanent?; Preliminary risk analysis of 2019 novel coronavirus spread within and beyond China; How to prevent the coronavirus — the best precautions; Comparing outbreaks; How the new virus compares to previous coronavirus outbreaks; Wuhan Coronavirus: Genetics of the new virus; An expanding epicentre; Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Receptors Show Similarities to SARS-CoV, According to New Analysis; INSTITUT PASTEUR SEQUENCES THE WHOLE GENOME OF THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS, 2019-NCOV; What is a super spreader?; The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Last updated 01/31/2020. Check back here for updates on coronavirus diagnosis and treatment; How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get? Here Are 6 Key Factors; China coronavirus: Six questions scientists are asking; How does the Wuhan coronavirus cause severe illness? There are four known ways, and some can occur at the same time; Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE; ICAO Coronavirus 3DFX dispersion; nCoV guidelines; Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China; Novel Respiratory Viruses: Clinical Guidance, and Clinical Laboratory Guidance; Flowchart to Identify and Assess 2019 Novel Coronavirus; Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study; What you need to know about Coronavirus; Coronavirus: A visual guide to the outbreak; Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak" United States, December 31, 2019 “February 4, 2020;How experts plan to treat the new coronavirus; What happens next in the coronavirus outbreak? We mapped 8 scenarios. Four ways it could devolve into a dangerous pandemic, and four ways it could steadily improve;ovel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation (CET); Is the coronavirus outbreak as bad as SARS?; Your guide to coronavirus: Everything you need to know about Covid-19, the deadly virus alarming the world;Why we still don’t know how deadly this new coronavirus is. Without the mortality rate, it’s hard to decide how to respond and prepare for a worsening outbreak; The coronavirus cruise ship quarantine is a scary public health experiment; The second-largest outbreak outside China is floating at sea” and health experts are increasingly worried; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); FDA's Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Home and Abroad; Chinese cases spike after changes to diagnosis method; Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China; 2019 Novel Coronavirus”Important Information for Clinicians; World Health Organization Best Practices for the Naming of New Human Infectious Diseases; Coronavirus gets official name from WHO: COVID-19; Must-Know Vocab For COVID-19: From Droplets To Zoonotic; Coronavirus: Latest news and resources; Coronavirus: Official Data from The World Health Organization [Updated Hourly]; COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS / CASES; What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?; Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control; New coronavirus may spread through poop. Wash your hands after using the bathroom; Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) & Other Resources; Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare; Coronavirus Testing; What is coronavirus testing?; How the coronavirus can kill people; Most cases are mild, but the new virus is proving lethal to some; New developments suggest coronavirus incubation could be longer than 14 days, as global infections rise; Confusion mounts over China’s counting methods as coronavirus numbers swing wildly; Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther and faster; COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians; Healthmap-Coronavirus; How to track the coronavirus: Dashboard delivers real-time view of the deadly virus; Dashboard and analytical report by Andrzej Leszkiewicz; Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak: Latest news, information and updates; Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China - Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2/2020 Chinese CDC; Coronavirus and the race to distribute reliable diagnostics;Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from NIH; Coronavirus news and resources for global health researchers; Novel coronavirus (COVID-19); Coronavirus Infections Also called: COVID-19; Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19; Social Stigma associated with COVID-19. A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma;Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making; What to do if you are sick with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Fact Sheet; What you need to know about COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease Fact Sheet; CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel (CDC) - Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers; CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel (CDC) - Fact Sheet for Patients; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hospital Preparedness Assessment Tool; Bat Coronaviruses in China; Something Good Has Actually Come From the Coronavirus Outbreak; Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist Checklist for Individuals and Families; Corona Virus Live Update; Surfaces? Sneezes? Sex? How the Coronavirus Can and Cannot Spread. What you need to know about how the virus is transmitted; Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center; New section: COVID-19 Genetic information: Coronavirus has mutated at least once into two strains, study finds; On the origin and continuing evolution of SARS-CoV-2; List N: EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19; Interim Guidance: Get Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Fighting Products; Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities Interim Guidance; What to Do If You Are Sick With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Coronavirus myths and misinformation, debunked; Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations; 12 Coronavirus myths busted by science; A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans; Here’s what coronavirus does to the body From blood storms to honeycomb lungs, here's an organ-by-organ look at how COVID-19 harms humans; Here's how coronavirus spreads on a plane”and the safest place to sit. Global travel opens new roads for outbreaks, like coronavirus and the flu—but which is more dangerous, and how can you stay safe?; Here's how coronavirus spreads on a plane and the safest place to sit Global travel opens new roads for outbreaks, like coronavirus and the flu but which is more dangerous, and how can you stay safe?; Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) February 16-24, 2020; Facts about novel coronavirus and how to prevent COVID-19 - Seattle Times; Coronavirus myths, debunked: A cattle vaccine, bioweapons and a $3,000 test; American Public Health Association Get Ready Page about COVID-19 Resource Page; Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks;Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak - Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation; Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations - Interim Recommendations for US Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019; False claims about sources of coronavirus cause spat between the US, China; The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19; Covid-19 is not the flu. It's worse; 9 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, answered; How doctors can potentially significantly reduce the number of deaths from Covid-19; Debunking the coronavirus myths and misinformation; Molecular and serological investigation of 2019-nCoV infected patients: implication of multiple shedding routesHow does the coronavirus test work?; Labs scramble to spot hidden coronavirus infections; Real-Time RT-PCR Panel for Detection 2019-Novel Coronavirus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Respiratory Viruses Branch, Division of Viral Diseases Instructions for Use; CORONAVIRUS Coronavirus testing: Information on COVID-19 tests according to state health departments; Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens; Critical Care Utilization for the COVID-19 Outbreak in Lombardy, Italy Early Experience and Forecast During an Emergency Response; The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?; Hoaxes about coronavirus tests have political uses and can push patients away; 1st known case of coronavirus traced back to November in China; Microsoft/Bing Covid-19 Tracker; Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak; The Vox guide to Covid-19 coronavirus;Spanish flu: The deadliest pandemic in history; Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission; Rapid spread of COVID-19 is fueled by 'stealth transmission'; Coronavirus Spreads Quickly and Sometimes Before People Have Symptoms, Study Finds; After defeating the coronavirus, some patients suffer lung damage;How long does the new coronavirus last on surfaces;New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces SARS-CoV-2 stability similar to original SARS virus;Fact-Checking Coronavirus Myths: Widely-Spread Falsehoods Debunked;How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?; COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease: Share Facts, Not Fear;COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin; Study: 17.9% Of People With COVID-19 Coronavirus Had No Symptoms; Indirect Virus Transmission in Cluster of COVID-19 Cases, Wenzhou, China, 2020; How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19; Scientists say mass tests in Italian town have halted Covid-19 there A study in Vò, which saw Italys first death, points to the danger of asymptomatic carriers; In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the coronavirus By identifying and isolating clusters of infected people, we wiped out Covid-19 in Vò; The 9 most important unanswered questions about Covid-19; The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application; Smart Maps Guide COVID-19 Investigations and Actions, and Monitor Effectiveness; The Definitive Healthcare: US Hospital Beds Dashboard; Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios; Genomic variations of SARS-CoV-2 suggest multiple outbreak sources of transmission; The coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here's how we know.; Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks; BNO Tracking Coronavirus: Map, Data, Timeline; The New Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For 2-3 Days Here's How To Clean Them; Should You Clean Your Phone to Combat Coronavirus? Definitely... Maybe; New section: Medical Management; Covid-19: ibuprofen should not be used for managing symptoms, say doctors and scientists; 1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say, Chinese laborers transported across Canada thought to be source; New Section: Transmission; Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds; 'Stealth Transmission' Fuels Fast Spread of Coronavirus Outbreak; Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2); How "Stealth transmission" is fueling the rapid spread of Covid-19, according to experts; 'Stealth Transmission' Fuels Fast Spread of Coronavirus Outbreak; COVID-19 spread is fueled by 'stealth transmission' Cases of COVID-19 that fly under the radar without being diagnosed — appear to fuel the rapid spread of the disease; Five myths about the coronavirus Travel restrictions and masks won't actually help much; It’s not just people with symptoms who can spread COVID-19; A guide to the COVID-19 pandemic; COVID-19 Real Time Scam Hunter; Scam Websites Feed; How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Governments’ failure to contain the coronavirus means it may be here to stay; Hackers Created Thousands of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Sites As Bait; Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” United States, February 12–March 16, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 18 March 2020;; About Half of COVID-19 Cases Show Digestive Signs; COVID-19 Data Visualization Tomer Burg | PhD Student; Now's the perfect time to quit smoking: COVID-19 and smoking can be a killer combination; FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control; AAO-HNS: Anosmia, Hyposmia, and Dysgeusia Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease; Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships — Worldwide, February–March 2020; Case-Fatality Rate and Characteristics of Patients Dying in Relation to COVID-19 in Italy; Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China; DXY DX Doctor Global Pandemic Real-time Report; As COVID-19 data sets become more accessible, novel coronavirus pandemic may be most visualized ever COVID-19 data sets are becoming widely available and more importantly packaged for consumption, visualization and analysis. We're all amateur epidemiologists now; COVID-19 in US and Canada; Genomic Study Points to Natural Origin of COVID-19; Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) United States, February 12 -March 16, 2020; Is America Ready for a Second Wave of Coronavirus?; Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Complications Coronavirus Can Cause; Why Covid-19 is worse than the flu, in one chart; Coronavirus: What Happens When You Get Infected?; Standardizing COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research efforts; Uniform analysis of coronavirus and SARS-COV-2 nanopore direct RNA sequencing datasets using MasterOfPores; COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with heart conditions; Wuhan study shows lying face down improves breathing in severe COVID-19; What scientists do and don't know about treating coronavirus; 'Post intensive-care syndrome': Why some COVID-19 patients may face problems even after recovery People who remain in the ICU for weeks may end up with memory problems and trouble thinking clearly; How some cities flattened the curve during the 1918 flu pandemic Social distancing isn't a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here's how it worked; How coronavirus mutations can track its spread—and disprove conspiracies Changes in the pathogen help scientists follow cases without widespread testing—and show the virus isn't a bioweapon; Coronavirus 101: What you need to know Our understanding of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is evolving daily but we do know some important basics; Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Resources for First Responders and Law Enforcement; What law enforcement personnel need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); How to identify factors affecting COVID-19 transmission;
  • Combined lifestyle factors and risk of incident type 2 diabetes and prognosis among individuals with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies;
  • Epidemiology A- L A History Of Quarantines, From Bubonic Plague To Typhoid Mary;How The Painstaking Work Of Contact Tracing Can Slow The Spread Of An Outbreak; What is epidemiology?;
  • Epidemiology M - Z Potential Consequences of Changing Disease Classifications;
  • Favorite Movie Sites The 50 Best Sci-fi Movies of the 2010s; The 50 Best Animated Movies of the 2010s;The 50 Best Superhero Movies of the 2010s; Horror movies manipulate brain activity expertly to enhance excitement;
  • Fitness Higher daily step count linked with lower all-cause mortality; ;
  • Health Education Resources Science Says It Takes This Long to Form a Habit;;
  • Infectious Diseases Germ History: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs; New section: Sars; Epidemiological determinants of spread of causal agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong; In China the civet cat is a delicacy - and may have caused Sars;
  • Kids Health The evolution of state school safety laws since the Columbine school shooting; Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts;
  • Nutrition Resources The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey; Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet; Agricultural Biotechnology; How To Read Food Labels, From Free-Range To Fair Trade; Consumer Guides - Seafood Watch recommendations show you which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."; The COVID-19 Tracking Project; it'll do what I: Why the people ignoring social distancing orders just won't listen; How does the new coronavirus spread? These new studies offer clues; Spring Breaker Who Vowed To Party Despite Coronavirus Concerns Has Apologized;
  • What science says about the best way to eat (and what we're still figuring out) The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things The evidence shows that there isn’t one better way to lose weight, but diets that work all have these things in common; Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US;
  • Public Health Data We Track That! CDC's Tracking Network - The places where you live, work, and play may affect your health. The Tracking Network has the stats you need to stay healthy and safe.;
  • Public Health DataCDC - Maternal Mortality statistics ; The evolution of state school safety laws since the Columbine school shooting; New section: poisonings; American Association of Poison Control Centers; 2018 Leading Causes of Poisoning Deaths; Poison Control Centers;
  • Public Health Program Development Toolkit ;
  • Public Health Practice Foundational Public Health Services; Community Health & Hospitals: A Community Stakeholders Guide to Using Data for Partnership Development;
  • Public Health Sites A - C Explaining link between emotion and addictive substance use; Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Anxiety. Bridging Psychiatric, Psychological, and Neurobiological Perspectives; Understanding allergic reactions to skin care products; Hangovers;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Plasticizers May Contribute to Motor Control Problems in Girls; BPA replacement, BPS, hinders heart function, study reveals; The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug?; Kratom; FDA Investigated Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom; FDA issues warnings to companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom drug products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses; Current perspectives on the impact of Kratom use; Evaluation of the Cardiotoxicity of Mitragynine and Its Analogues Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem CellDerived Cardiomyocytes; 17 Places That Prove Climate Change Is Real; Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely Used Pesticide: 5 Questions Answered; Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children; Synthetic chemicals in soils are 'ticking time bomb';ALERT: FOOD WORKERS BEWARE SOME FLAVORINGS CAN BE DANGEROUS; New section: Parabens; Parabens linked to weight gain in childhood. Study sounds warning about maternal paraben exposure; Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn; 2019 Global Health Security Index; Global Security Health Index; Printer toner linked to genetic changes, health risks in new study;FDA Advances Work Related to Cannabidiol Products with Focus on Protecting Public Health, Providing Market Clarity; What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD; Top 10 essential items for your emergency preparedness stockpile; My emergency preparedness stockpile checklist; Pollution: A possible end to 'forever' chemicals, Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: ALERT: FOOD WORKERS BEWARE - SOME FLAVORINGS CAN BE DANGEROUS; Inhaling certain flavoring chemicals have been found to cause permanent lung disease in workers; New section: Hygiene; The Dirty Truth. A 2019 report examining the gaps and potential risks in U.S. cleaning habits;
  • Public Health Sites M - N; 2020 Census and Beyond: Mapping The Geography and Diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Let's Talk About Depression; Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emergencies mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG);
  • Public Health Sites O-Z Types of Glaucoma; Disrupted Speech Why Do We Stutter?;
  • Public Health Software WorldPop.Org;
  • Senior Health There are at least 4 different ways of aging, scientists say; Are You Aging Faster Than Everyone Else?; Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Go back to school "Just playing Scrabble is not enough. It doesn’t push hard enough," one study participant said;
  • Traditional Chinese Organ Body Clock; The Obesity Epidemic and Circadian Rhythm; Children's mental health is affected by sleep duration;Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep;
  • Social Media A Scientist's Guide to Social Media; How 6 Social Media Networks Have Changed in the Last Decade; How dangerous news spreads: What makes Twitter users retweet risk-related information; Scientists uncover how information related to potential dangers can spread on social media and how this can be prevented; 5 Common Social Media Privacy Issues (And How to Fix Them);
  • Statistical Procedures California's new privacy law, explained. The California Consumer Privacy Act gives Californians some control over their data, but only if they know how to take advantage of it; What California’s New Privacy Law Means for You. The CCPA is America's first big internet privacy law, designed to give power back to consumers; Eleven tips for working with large data sets. Big data are difficult to handle. These tips and tricks can smooth the way; OUT OF CONTROL. How consumers are exploited by the online advertising industry; NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management. 1.0;
  • FDA finalizes enforcement policy on unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes that appeal to children, including fruit and mint. Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions; Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought. There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes; What You Need To Know About #QuittingSmoking Advice from the Surgeon General. Provides an easy to read overview of the Surgeon General’s report and its findings. Also provides an overview of smoking cessation resources; Butt Emissions: Study Finds Even Extinguished Cigarettes Give Off Toxins; Taking a Science-driven Approach to Address the Vaping Threat; Lung Injuries Associated with Use of Vaping Products Information for the Public, FDA Actions, and Recommendations; Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens; The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit from; Thirdhand smoke found in non-smoking movie theatre The toxic chemicals were transported into the room by moviegoers;
  • Webmastering ToolsThe Ultimate JavaScript Cheat Sheet;
  • Web Resources 12 Unnecessary Windows Programs and Apps You Should Uninstall;Yuck: 88% use smartphones on the toilet, and 44% put those phones in their mouths; America’s Love Affair with Their Phones We sent out a survey asking how people use their smartphones 75.4% say they're addicted; 66% of Americans admit to sleeping with their phone at night;
  • ASCVD Risk ; 10 Google Apps That Can Reduce Your Smartphone Use;
  • Wellness Resources Part III (13 - 18) Preventing sexual assaults: Sharing health strategies that work; Why new diseases keep appearing in China;
  • Women's Health Issues Rape Statistics By Country 2020; Preventing sexual assaults: Sharing health strategies that work
  • Writing SEEING ISN'T BELIEVING; The International Fact-Checking Network; The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video; New Deepfake Method Can Put Words In Anyone's Mouth; The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth;Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center; COVID-19 Real Time Scam Hunter; Scam Websites Feed; Top 4 Unbiased World News Sources Free From Censorship;

April - June 2020

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All statistics to be updated can be found on all the Site Map Pages, the Web Site Statistics Page. This is done monthly, usually near the beginning of each month.

  • Genetics of Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer) (PDQ®)Health Professional Version; What Does My Stage of Cancer Mean?; Cancer Statistics - Data Visualization
  • Chronic Disease Index Association of Healthy Lifestyle With Years Lived Without Major Chronic Diseases; How CBO Analyzes Approaches to Improve Health Through Disease Prevention;
  • Coconut Oil’s Health Halo a Mirage, Clinical Trials Suggest; Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks; Is Taking Aspirin Good for Your Heart?; 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease; Heart disease more likely for adults with dysfunctional childhoods Trauma, neglect, family dysfunction in childhood leads to health issues in 50s, 60s; Study finds irregular sleep patterns double the risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults;
  • Novel Sleep Index May Predict Recurring Vascular Events-Twofold higher risk over 2 years for some stroke patients; NIH Stroke Scale; Heart Attack Symptoms, Risk, and Recovery; NIH study links cigarette smoking to higher stroke risk in African Americans;
  • Chinese Culture Chartbook on Healthcare for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders Chartbook on Asians and NHPIs: Slide Presentation; Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories By Grace Young; Plan to demolish and rebuild historic Chinatown building angers community. Activists, preservationists and residents decry the city’s decision to tear down rather than restore a century-old property on Mulberry Street, which was destroyed in a fire in January; Kellie Chauvin and a history of Asian women being judged for whom they marry Remarks about the Chauvins' interracial marriage come from historical emasculation of Asian men and fetishization of Asian women, experts say;
  • Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen; Coronavirus Business Recovery; Connecticut COVID-19 Response; Connecticut Quasi-Public Organizations;
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    There Is Still No Plan; We don't have a president, or a plan 60 days into the coronavirus crisis, the White House does not have a plan, a framework, a philosophy, or a goal; Coronavirus was in Italy already in December, sewage study shows; More Data Suggest Proning Helps COVID-19 Patients Observational data add to evidence of benefit in ARDS, though randomized trials still needed; COVID-19 United States Cases by County; United States COVID-19 Coronavirus Case Tracker; Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world; How did we get here; Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 — Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, March–April 2020; How Data Became One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight an Epidemic; Genes, Blood Type Tied to Risk of Severe COVID-19; Genomewide Association Study of Severe Covid-19 with Respiratory Failure; What's the Rarest Blood Type?; How Data Became One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight an Epidemic What Does Asymptomatic COVID-19 Look Like Under the Surface? — Many individuals show subclinical abnormalities as well as differences from symptomatic patients; How Humanity Unleashed a Flood of New Diseases; Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US; Considerations for Events and Gatherings; Origin and cross-species transmission of bat coronaviruses in China;; Important New IES Report: Germicidal Ultraviolet and COVID-19 The Illuminating Engineering Society releases new report on Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) and how it could reduce the spread of COVID-19; Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) Frequently Asked Questions; SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein; Eight amino acids are identical to part of the human epithelial sodium channel, leading researchers to suspect the virus might interfere with the channel's function; A COVID-19 Primer: Analyzing Health Care Claims, Administrative Data, and Public Use Files; Can you get COVID-19 through the ventilation in your home?; Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: The world should face the reality;

    Social Distancing During Pandemics; Children are falling ill with perplexing inflammatory syndrome thought to be linked to covid-19; The emerging long-term complications of Covid-19, explained It is a true roller coaster of symptoms and severities, with each new day offering many unknowns. Coronavirus Ravaged a Choir. But Isolation Helped Contain It; Identification and Monitoring of International Travelers During the Initial Phase of an Outbreak of COVID-19 California, February 3-March 17, 2020; Contact Tracing: What We Can Learn From Outbreaks In Other Countries To Fight the Coronavirus | NPR; Kids' COVID-Linked Ailment Is Not Your Typical Kawasaki Disease, A number of differences emerging, but U.S. data still scant; The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission; Use of Prone Positioning in Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 and Hypoxemic Acute Respiratory Failure; CORD-19; COVID-19 Open Research Dataset; Coronavirus Disease 2019 Case Surveillance — United States; AHRQ COVID-19 Resources;Coronavirus Recovery; COVID-19 Is More Severe in Smokers; How a superspreader at choir practice sickened 52 people with COVID-19; COVID-19 may spread through breathing and talking — but we don't know how much; Speech-related spread could help explain why people can spread the virus before they develop a cough; PICS Statement: Increased number of reported cases of novel presentation of multisystem inflammatory disease; Contact tracing, explained; Contact tracing for COVID-19: New considerations for its practical application; These Are the Ways the CDC Wants Your Favorite Restaurant to Look Totally Different;

    Here's How Long It Takes to Test Positive for Coronavirus After Exposure; Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Department Visits — United States, January 1, 2019–May 30, 2020; What to Do If You Are Sick; Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19; Geneticists have turned up intriguing links between DNA and the disease. Patients with Type A blood, for example, seem to be at greater risk; COVID-19 Briefing Materials: Global Health and Crisis Response; COVID-19 Briefing Note: May 13, 2020; COVID-19 Implications for Business: June 4, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different species Pieces of several genomes recombined to produce the pandemic-causing pathogen; New Air Travel Health Regulations Will Likely Stick Around Post-Coronavirus; The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?; Advice for parents during coronavirus; Top NYC Pediatrician Warns of Alarming New Information About COVID-19 and Kids; The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit; COVID-19: Alert Over Multisystem Hyperinflammatory State in Children; Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSituation Update; The essential worker trap ,It's hard to get unemployment benefits if you've been deemed essential; Why Do Countries' COVID-19 Death Rates Vary So Much? Multiple factors at play: testing capacity, case definitions, age distribution, preparedness; What We Know About Your Chances of Catching the Virus Outdoors; Talking Can Generate Coronavirus Droplets That Linger Up to 14 Minutes; Stay 6 Feet Apart, We're Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus? Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the trillion-dollar question; Deciding How Much Distance You Should Keep; Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus? Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion-dollar question; COVID-19 Antibodies Can Disappear After 2-3 Months; How Coronavirus Infected Some, but Not All, in a Restaurant A limited study by Chinese researchers suggests the role played by air currents in spreading the illness in enclosed spaces; Virus Test Shortages Undermine Drive to Restart U.S. Economy;

    COVID-19 Data Repository; NIST Scientific Indexing Resource, COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19); NIST COVID19 Resource Registry; Curated Archive for Covid-19 Research Challenge Dataset; Why You Shouldn't Treat COVID-19 ARDS Like HAPE. You might kill your patients, group warns; NYC Case Series Describes Clinical Features of ST-Segment Elevation and COVID-19 -ST-segment elevations not always tied to obstructive coronary artery disease; The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others? Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to; How The Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs | Deep Look; SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 is an interferon-stimulated gene in human airway epithelial cells and is detected in specific cell subsets across tissues; U.K. Report Backs Stroke as COVID-19 Complication; French hospital discovers coronavirus case from December, country's possible 'patient zero': report; CDC compiles new guidelines to help organizations reopen; CDC Business Plans Draft COVID-19 reopening guidance from CDC; Modeling shield immunity to reduce COVID-19 epidemic spread; To Fight Virus in Prisons, C.D.C. Suggests More Screenings The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that detention facilities are hot spots for infection and recommended regular symptom screenings; COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities United States, February-April 2020; Deadly Disease; Lung scarring, heart damage, and anxiety: Some Covid-19 survivors face long-term complications; It is a true roller coaster of symptoms and severities, with each new day offering many unknowns: the Vox guide to navigating the coronavirus crisis; The Nature of the Virus to Mutate: Mapping the Spread of a Coronavirus' s new mystery: It's causing strokes in healthy people These people are clotting, and we can't shut it off.The New York City Subway May Work Differently After COVID-19;

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  • Epidemiology A- L New section: Death Statistics: Deaths in New York City Are More Than Double the Usual Total; How Many People Have Actually Died From Coronavirus in New York? ;
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  • Healthcare Quality Issues The fascinating history of clinical trials. Tales of Ginseng, TB, rhubarb and coronavirus;
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  • Infectious Diseases Why Our Planet is a Breeding Ground for Emerging Diseases;
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  • Fatty Liver Afflicts Most 9/11 'Ground Zero' Workers, Researchers blame toxin exposure during recovery and cleanup effort;
  • Public Health E-News Table of Contents January;
  • Public Health Continuing Education Opportunities Leadership Skills for Managing Worker Stress and Fatigue through COVID-19; Public Health Training Courses Online;
  • Public Health Data Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection Medical Monitoring Project, United States 2018 Cycle (June 2018–May 2019); Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States 2014–2018; HIV and Asians; HIV and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders; Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2018; Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States 2014–2018; Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States, 2010–2018 Chartbook;
  • Public Health Data MATERNAL MORTALITY: Trends in Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them ;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Marijuana may impair female fertility; Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor; Prevalence of Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms Among People With Regular or Dependent Use of Cannabinoids A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis; Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone; Why "Positive Vibes Only" Won't Make You Emotionally Strong; The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists; But increasing acceptance in many countries over past two decades; Maternal Exposure to Phthalates During Preconception Tied to Higher Risk of Preterm Birth -Phthalate metabolites in urine associated with a 50% to 70% increased relative risk for preterm birth; The exposome: When our environment drives health and disease; 'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American Streets;
  • Public Health Sites M - N Chartbook on Healthcare for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders Chartbook on Asians and NHPIs: Slide Presentation;
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  • Poor sleep linked with higher blood sugar levels in African Americans;;
  • Statistical Procedures Standardized Rates of Disease; Age-adjusted Rates; Understanding Health Statistics;
  • The Real Cost of Vaping; The Health Impacts of E-Cigarettes; Monitoring the Future 2019 Survey Results: Vaping;E-Cigarette Characteristics May Influence Use and Are Potential Targets for Regulatory Policy; The Risks of Vaping; A Look at Safety; Estimated Worldwide Mortality Attributed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure, 1990-2016; Monitoring the Future 2019 - Vaping Findings; NIH Workshop on E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI): Developing a Research Agenda; Acute Effects of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Inhalation on Vascular Function Detected at Quantitative MRI; Subclinical Vascular Damage From Vaping May Spell Long-Term Ills; Findings of endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress despite limited long-term evidence;
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  • Women's Health Issues Screening for Anxiety in Adolescent and Adult Women: A Recommendation From the Women's Preventive Services Initiative; Anxiety Screening Recommended for All Women; But for it to work, mental health care needs to be more accessible;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Alcohol's Effects on Breast Cancer in Women;
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke; More Evidence Sugary Drinks Harm Women's Hearts; Drinking sugary drinks daily may be linked to higher risk of CVD in women ;
  • Writing How to spot fake news;; List of fake news websites; An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation; Real News/Fake News: Fact Checkers; Which Experts Should You Listen to during the Pandemic? It should be a no-brainer: your best bet is to follow those who have actual expertise

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  • Academic Resources Want to Reduce Brain Fog And Improve Clear Thinking? Give up These Things Immediately; Smartphones are lowering student's grades on closed-book exams Rutgers study found relying on the internet for homework is hurting long-term retention; 7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health; Exercise improves learning and memory in young adults;
  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography Andy Weir, Artemis, A Novel ;
  • Annotated Public Health Practice Bibliography Sullivan, L.M. & Galea,S. (Editors) (2019). Teaching Public Health; Friel, S. (2019). Climate Change and the People's Health;
  • Chronic Disease Index National security depends on promoting healthy lifestyles from an early age; Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity;
  • Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset; Education and exercise may determine early start of diabetes and hypertension; Lipids and Lipoproteins in 2020;
  • What happens when babies with heart defects become adults?; ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease; How to treat the most common heart attacks; Trends in Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Following Myocardial Infarction Among US Women and Men Between 2008 and 2017;
  • Chinese Culture Diabetes and Asian Americans; 'I Will Not Stand Silent.' 10 Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality; Over 800 COVID-19-Related Hate Incidents Against Asian Americans Take Place in California in Three Months; 150 members of Congress demand Justice Department action against anti-Asian, COVID-19 racism "We did not understand why the Department of Justice wasn't doing more in countering hate crimes," said Rep. Ted Lieu, who led the bipartisan effort; Can You Get Covid-19 Again? It's Very Unlikely, Experts Say; Personal and Social Activities; Virus Of Hate: A Catalyst For Activism; A Chinese perspective on autumn;
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  • Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany; Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy; Johns Hopkins's coronavirus tracker has become a gold standard, but its creators say many miss the real story; National mandate on mask-wearing could work better than lockdowns, new report suggests "A national mask mandate could increase U.S. face mask usage by statistically significant and economically large amounts," the report concluded;; New study looks at post-COVID-19 emerging disease in children After Asking Americans to Sacrifice in Shutdown, Leaders Failed to Control Virus; As Covid-19 cases surge, it is clear many governors underestimated the coronavirus and rushed to reopen before their states were ready; We Still Don't Fully Understand The Label 'Asymptomatic'; Coronavirus Mystery: Are Kids Less Likely To Catch It Than Adults Are?; Most People With Coronavirus Wont Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many?; Bars, Strip Clubs and Churches: U.S. Virus Outbreaks Enter Unwieldy Phase; Coronavirus was already in Italy by December, waste water study shows; Clusters of Coronavirus Disease in Communities, Japan, January-April 2020; Covid-19: Four in 10 cases in Italian town that locked down early were asymptomatic; Use N95 Masks for All COVID-19 Inpatient Care. Period. Respirators should not merely be a preference or a recommendation based on availability; Characteristics of Adult Outpatients and Inpatients with COVID-19” 11 Academic Medical Centers, United States, March-May 2020;

    Exposures Before Issuance of Stay-at-Home Orders Among Persons with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Colorado, March 2020; Contact Tracing. Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep you, your family, and your community safe; MIS-C: Tip of the Iceberg for Kids' COVID Inflammation Surveillance data affirm profile of the syndrome, but there may be more to it; San Francisco Chronicle Coronavirus Tracker; As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need To Subdue The Virus?; Quercetin: New Hype for COVID-19? Parallels drawn with early data on hydroxychloroquine; Kids' Brains Affected by COVID-Linked Inflammatory Syndrome; Central and peripheral nervous system symptoms also reported; Want a Silver Bullet for COVID-19? Look to The Lone Ranger; The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic ”What Went Wrong?; Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge Facilitating Di agnostic Test Availability for Asymptomatic Testing and Sample Pooling; Masks And The Outdoor Exerciser: Advice For Runners, Bikers, Walkers, Hikers; FAQ: COVID-19 and Health Data Privacy; Study: 35 percent of excess deaths in pandemic's early months tied to causes other than COVID-19; COVID-19: Who With Diabetes Are at Most Risk?; COVID-19: Healthcare Disparities;; Should You Be Concerned if You Retest Positive? Guidance on Interpreting COVID-19 Test Results;

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    COVID-19 Tied to Large Vessel Strokes-Adjusted LVO risk was more than twice that of patients who tested negative for SARS-CoV-2; Contact Tracing Apps; Clinical Characteristics of 58 Children With a Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated With SARS-CoV-2; Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Related to COVID-19 in Previously Healthy Children and Adolescents in New York City; Chicken wings test positive for Covid-19 in China, but there's no evidence of food transmission, experts say; COVID-19 Damage Seen in Olfactory System; Autopsy report shows direct SARS-CoV-2 infection in olfactory bulb cells; Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic United States, June 24–30, 2020; COVID-19 Was Worse Than the Flu in NYC... the 1918 Flu Recent mortality rates were historically high, researchers found; Coronavirus Disease 2019 Case Surveillance — United States, January 22–May 30, 2020; Your Hot-Weather Guide to Coronavirus, Air-Conditioning and Airflow. Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it's really hot out?; Seroprevalence Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Convenience Sample” Oregon, May 11-June 15, 2020 Your Hot-Weather Guide to Coronavirus, Air-Conditioning and Airflow. Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it's really hot out?;

    Our Hot-Weather Guide to Coronavirus, Air-Conditioning and Airflow. Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it's really hot out?;

    Seroprevalence Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Convenience Sample” Oregon, May 11-June 15, 2020 Nursing Homes See Spike in New COVID Cases Due to Community Spread; Measure the risk of airborne COVID-19 in your office, classroom, or bus ride; What 'airborne coronavirus' means, and how to protect yourself The COVID-19 pandemic has revived a decades-old debate about how respiratory diseases travel” which affects the safety practices experts recommend; Q&A: Ventilation and air conditioning and COVID-19; Q&A: Ventilation and air conditioning in public spaces and buildings and COVID-19; Q&A: Ventilation and air conditioning in health facilities and COVID-19; Filtration and Disinfection; Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks; College towns fear super-spreader semester as students descend; Party with 400 people shut down during students' first weekend back at ECU, cops say; Caring for Someone With COVID-19; Coronavirus Cases Drop 46% In Parts Of S. Carolina With Mask Mandates Compared To Areas Without; Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder; Thousands of students, staff sent home nationwide as COVID snarls school reopenings Only 17 states meet the WHO's criteria for safely reopening a community; Hybrid schooling could be a public health disaster, some doctors warn; Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19; A mathematical model reveals the influence of population heterogeneity on herd immunity to SARS-CoV-2; Interim SARS-CoV-2 Guidance and Recommendations for Farmed Mink and Other Mustelids; COVID-19 spikes in South Africa, Melbourne offer America clues ahead of winter 2020 Will the U.S., which has so far failed repeatedly to get ahead of COVID-19's spread, start paying attention in time?; Trends in Number and Distribution of COVID-19 Hotspot Counties — United States, March 8-July 15, 2020; This Is What Fueled California's Deadly COVID Outbreak, New Study Says MANY CORONAVIRUS DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF THE STATE HAD BEEN BETTER PREPARED; SARS-CoV-2 Natural Transmission from Human to Cat, Belgium, March 2020; Dangerous Oleander Extract Not a COVID-19 Cure "That would definitely end up killing people";

    50 Top Legal Experts Find U.S. Policy Response to COVID-19 Dangerously Lacking, Recommend Steps to Safeguard Health, Civil and Human Rights; Cardiac Arrest Tracked Stages of Lockdown - Researchers blame delayed heart attack presentation; Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation; Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them; Visualizing Changes in Nitrogen Dioxide Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic; COVID-19 hospitalizations analysis shows disparities across racial and ethnic groups; Coronavirus appears to thrive in dry air Australian study adds weight to hypothesis; Humidity is a consistent climatic factor contributing to SARS-CoV-2 transmission; Coronavirus is spreading in schools, but the federal government isn't keeping count. Researchers say the absence of a comprehensive accounting is hampering efforts to identify which safety practices can best protect students and teachers; Using a public restroom? Mask up! Flushing public restroom toilets or urinals can spew clouds of particles carrying viruses, including COVID-19; Aging heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe COVID-19; Low humidity increases COVID-19 risk: Another reason to wear a mask Dry air could prompt further disease spread; Airborne viruses can spread on dust, non-respiratory particles; F.D.A.'s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on Hold; Effect of Convalescent Plasma on Mortality among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Initial Three-Month Experience; Maine CDC Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Wedding Reception in Millinocket; Nine COVID-19 Myths That Just Won't Go Away From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, we rounded up the most persistent false claims about the pandemic; Unfriendly Skies: COVID-19 Transmission on a Plane - High above the clouds, small study finds airborne transmission might be possible; Michigan State And Notre Dame Suspend In-Person Learning Over COVID-19 Concerns;

    Sniffing Out Where Virus First Strikes in COVID-19” More context for why COVID-19 patients might lose sense of smell Op-Ed: Death Counts and Despair” Are we growing numb to the COVID carnage?; Some Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Symptoms That Last Months. Nobody Knows Exactly How to Treat Them; COVID-19 and a loss of smell: Why the virus may hinder this sense A loss of smell can be caused by nasal congestion. But it happens in COVID-19 patients even without a stuffed-up nose; Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care; How to conserve your energy Practical advice for people during and after having COVID-19; COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons -23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020; Homerton University Hospital. ACERS: Post COVID-19 patient information pack; The Remote Misses of COVID-19; How to conserve your energy. Practical advice for people during and after having COVID-19; COVID-19 deaths analyzed by race and ethnicity — APM Research Lab; These variables affect whether you live, die or get help during the pandemic; Even Covid-19 tests that aren't perfect can help control the pandemic; CMS Warns of COVID-19 Spike in Nursing Homes — One or two cases in a home can spread to half of its residents in a "matter of hours," CMS chief says; REPORT: Nursing Homes See Spike in New COVID Cases Due to Community Spread in Sun Belt States UPDATED AUGUST 17, 2020; Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19; How to report misinformation online; RESEARCH ARTICLE Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech; First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hotspots; Daily surveillance of COVID-19 using the prospective space-time scan statistic in the United States; Blood clots and lung injuries found in patients who have died of COVID-19;

    COVID19Scan Interactive Web Map; Effect of Remdesivir vs Standard Care on Clinical Status at 11 Days in Patients With Moderate COVID-19 A Randomized Clinical Trial; What to Know About COVID-19 Tests, From PCR to Antigen to Antibody; What Is the Impact of the Current Pandemic on Stroke Care?; COVID-19: Severity and Characteristics In the Young; COVID-19: What Do We Know About Hypercoagulation?; Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory; Inconsistencies in data presentation could harm efforts against COVID-19 New research shows broad array of different content, formats in data available on national public health institutes' websites; Genomic analysis reveals many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection; COVID-19 Associated With Some Components of Myocardial Injury-Research raises possibility of direct viral infection of the heart; Prone Positioning for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS); Two European patients re-infected with coronavirus; Smoking Gun Found for Virus in MIS-C Heart Damage Case — First case report documenting viral particles in the heart in MIS-C; COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act; You can get reinfected with Covid-19 but still have immunity. Let's explain; No Data Behind CDC's Testing Guideline Change — Absent any evidence, experts speculate that supply shortages, politics influenced agency's decision; Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic; No Data Behind CDC's Testing Guideline Change” Absent any evidence, experts speculate that supply shortages, politics influenced agency's decision; Clinical Characteristics and Viral RNA Detection in Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the Republic of Korea; DA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers; Key Cytokines May Help Predict Severity of COVID-19-Risk of death with higher levels of these cytokines was at least twofold, lab study shows; Depression Has Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Says; University Of Arizona Prevented Coronavirus Outbreak On Campus By Testing Wastewater;

    Six feet might not be enough social distance to protect against the coronavirus, experts warn; SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDANCE FOR FAMILIES AND TEACHERS; How the Aging Immune System Makes Older People Vulnerable to Covid-19 As we age, the immune system begins to shift into a heightened state of alert, dialing up inflammation and running out of certain immune cells; Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?; The Real Reason Post-COVID Myocarditis Is a Worry; Long-Term Lung, Health Issues Common in COVID-19; US Mobility Trends During the Pandemic; To Test Spread of Coronavirus, These Scientists Put on a Concert; Q&A: Staying at hotels and accommodation establishments and COVID-19; In tiny llama antibodies, researchers see hope for a coronavirus treatment; Cloth masks do protect the wearer – breathing in less coronavirus means you get less sick; Sewage Testing on University Campus Identifies Asymptomatic Covid Cases; Brief Update on Initial Federal Response to the Pandemic; Quilting Cotton Face Masks Better Than Bandanas; How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts; COVID-19 reinfection reported in Nevada patient, researchers say; Sleeping Through a Pandemic” Three distinct profiles of sleep changes seen in the general population; Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Frontline Health Care Personnel in a Multistate Hospital Network” 13 Academic Medical Centers, April-June 2020; Visualization shows face shields may not protect against COVID-19 spread; The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel's Statement on the Emergency Use Authorization of Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of COVID-19; COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers; virus may impair heart functions; Consumers Have Adopted New Habits Since the Pandemic, but Don't Think They're All Here to Stay; COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Percent Positive; How "COVID fatigue" clouds judgment and endangers public health; How a Bus Ride Turned Into a Coronavirus Superspreader Event One-third of passengers aboard a bus were infected by a fellow passenger, scientists reported;

    Vaping Links to Covid Risk Are Becoming Clear; Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color; Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin; Does Your Blood Type Predict COVID-19 Severity?; Is COVID-19 Risk Linked to Blood Type?; Face-mask use in the United States A regularly surveyed representative sample of Americans¹ about their own use of face-masks² due to COVID-19 and their perception of whether 'their neighbors' are also wearing face masks; Mariposa County COVID-19 Dashboard; Homeless Man Shatters Windows of Chinatown Restaurants; Genome Data Help Track Community Spread of COVID-19; Clinical Outcomes in Young US Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 9/2020; Regardless of Age, Obesity and Hypertension Increase Risks With COVID-19; Permanent Nerve Damage for Some COVID-19 Survivors; The 1918 flu is still with us: The deadliest pandemic ever is still causing problems today; Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 Outbreaks Associated with Child Care Facilities” Salt Lake City, Utah, April-July 2020; Delay or Avoidance of Medical Care Because of COVID-19“Related Concerns” United States, June 2020;

    Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults 18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities” United States, July 2020; CDC: Dining Out Tied to Coronavirus Infection” Study suggests complete safety not possible with reopened restaurants; Anticoagulation Again Shown to Improve Survival in COVID-19 Patients; The Multiplicative Power of Masks; An Explorable Essay on How Masks Can End COVID-19; The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak; Italy's Bergamo is calling back coronavirus survivors. About half say they haven't fully recovered; More than half a million children in the U.S. have had COVID-19 The new data are a "chilling reminder" to take the coronavirus seriously, one expert said; How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus That Can Linger In The Air; Novel Coronavirus Reports; COVID Hypoxemia: Finally, an Explanation; COVID-19 and the Path to Immunity; For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body makes you depressed, anxious that it's never going to go away.; U.K. Study Pinpoints Older Age and Blood Cancers as Predictors of COVID-19 Risk, Mortality;

    Post-COVID Heart Scans Without Symptoms: Not a Good Idea” Multidisciplinary group urges against general population screening; COVIDView.jpg COVID Data Tracker; COVID-19 Cases, Data, Surveillance' Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19; The politically appointed HHS spokesperson and his team demanded and received the right to review CDC's scientific reports to health professionals; Manipulation of data Reporting; Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.˜Holiest of the Holy Health Reports; Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci Emails obtained by POLITICO show a top aide at the department dictating what the nation's top infections disease expert should say during media interviews; From doctors as patients: a manifesto for tackling persisting symptoms of covid-19; Texas officials change how the state reports positivity rate after testing backlogs skewed coronavirus data; West Coast wildfires heighten coronavirus risk; CDC: Most Kids Dying From Coronavirus Had Underlying Conditions" Enormous racial-ethnic disparities revealed as well; Most Kids Dying From Coronavirus Had Underlying Conditions” Enormous racial-ethnic disparities revealed as well; MMWR- COVID-19 Reports;

    COVID-19 Risk 10-Fold Higher for Opioid Abusers Substance use disorders in general tied to higher coronavirus hospitalization rates; Trump lied about science; What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane?; CDC: Kids Catch Coronavirus and Give It to Their Parents” So much for "kids get COVID, but they don't spread it"' Report: Trump Officials Altering CDC Scientific Reports To Fit Covid-19 Coronavirus Message; The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America; Echocardiography Reveals Myocardial Injury in MIS-C Associated With COVID-19; The Risk Of Severe COVID-19 Within Households Of School Employees And School-Age Children; Holiday Celebrations; U.S. coronavirus map: What do the trends mean for you?; The Straight Poop on Tracking COVID-19 in Communities” More evidence for wastewater as another epidemiological tool to monitor outbreaks; Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air; Low-cost, frequent COVID-19 screening of asymptomatic people could decrease infections, deaths and be cost-effective; Thousands of passengers on commercial flights may have been exposed to coronavirus in 2020, CDC says; Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility; The Latest COVID-19 Phishing Attacks to be Aware of (Plus 21+ ; Finding Effective Treatments for COVID-19 Scientific Integrity and Public Confidence in a Time of Crisis; T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity;

    Finding may help explain why people 65 and above face a higher risk of falling critically ill with COVID-19; Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss; Change in Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Over 60 Days Among Health Care Personnel in Nashville, Tennessee; SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized Pregnant Women: Reasons for Admission and Pregnancy Characteristics — Eight U.S. Health Care Centers, March 1–May 30, 2020; CDC: More Than Half of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Lacked Symptoms; Vindicated Covid-19 models warn pandemic is far from over Modelers have watched with a mixture of horror and frustration as their projections of the pandemic's evolution have come to fruition; Public Health Experts Worried About Possible COVID-19 Data Manipulation; Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19; Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next; Changing Age Distribution of the COVID-19 Pandemic” United States, May-August 2020; Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With and Without COVID-19; Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany; Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy; Johns Hopkins's coronavirus tracker has become a gold standard, but its creators say many miss the real story; National mandate on mask-wearing could work better than lockdowns, new report suggests "A national mask mandate could increase U.S. face mask usage by statistically significant and economically large amounts," the report concluded; Homemade masks can work, physics suggests But don’t expect a bandana to do the job; Far-UVC light safely kills airborne coronaviruses, study finds;

  • Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset; Education and exercise may determine early start of diabetes and hypertension;; Better Evidence that Fruits, Veggies, Whole Grains Lower Diabetes Risk; Converting SL units to conventional units;
  • Epidemiology A- L China closes tourist spots in Inner Mongolia after bubonic plague case; Two cases of bubonic plague prompt crack down on marmot hunting; 10 Secrets of Epidemiologists; How to Think Like an Epidemiologist; ;
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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about...;Perseid Meteor Shower Visualization; ;
  • Favorite Movie Sites Godzilla was a metaphor for Hiroshima, and Hollywood whitewashed it; 150 Essential Sci-fi Movies to Watch Now; 100 Top Grossing Movies of All Time;
  • Favorite Music Sites 30 Years Later: The Great Milli Vanilli Hoax ; Meet the People Who Inspired Some of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever; The 60 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time;
  • Fitness Aerobic exercise could have the final say on fatty livers; What Happens to Your Body When You Walk 10,000 Steps Every Single Day; The (Many) Benefits of a Cardio Workout. From less pain to a better sex life, cardio fitness does a lot for you; ;
  • Health Education Resources LI> Healthy People 2030 Healthy People 2030 Framework; How has Healthy People changed?; Browse Objectives; Objectives and Data; Browse Evidence-Based Resources; About Healthy People 2030; Leading Health Indicators; Social Determinants of Health; Data Sources; Healthy People 2030: HHS Prioritizes Socioeconomic Disparities, Overall Well-Being - New national health goals for the next decade
  • Infectious Diseases coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever); Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Childhood Diseases Often More Dangerous in Adults 7;
  • Infectious Diseases China closes tourist spots in Inner Mongolia after bubonic plague case; Two cases of bubonic plague prompt crack down on marmot hunting;Annual Report of Animal Contact Outbreaks Surveillance for Outbreaks of Enteric Disease Associated with Animal Contact: Summary for 2017 ;
  • Kids Health Approach to bullying and victimization; Indicators of bullying and victimization;;
  • Maternal Child Health Pink Book Series - Immunization CE; Genetic Services: Information on Genetic Counselor and Medical Geneticist Workforces; 2020 Childhood & Adult Immunization Schedules; 2020 Childhood & Adult Immunization Schedules Digital and print versions of schedules for healthcare professionals; 2020 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years) Parent-Friendly Version; Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Confirmed Acute Flaccid Myelitis, United States, 2018; Genetic Services:
  • Nutrition Resources FDA and consumers might go forcell-based seafood label; Food Safety During Power Outage; Refrigerated Food and Power Outages: When to Save It and When to Throw It Out; ;
  • Association of Weight Loss Between Early Adulthood and Midlife With All-Cause Mortality Risk in the US; Trends in Obesity Prevalence by Race and Hispanic Origin—1999-2000 to 2017-2018; Effect of a 6-month vegan low-carbohydrate (‘Eco-Atkins) diet on cardiovascular risk factors and body weight in hyperlipidaemic adults: a randomised controlled trial; Childhood Obesity Healthcare;
  • Public Health E-News Table of Contents January;
  • Public Health Continuing Education Opportunities Pink Book Series - Immunization CE ;
  • Public Health Data Characteristics of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids and Stimulants” 24 States and the District of Columbia, January-June 2019; Drug Overdose Deaths;
  • Public Health DataSevere Maternal Morbidity in the United States; ;
  • Public Health Practice Developing Primary Care“Based Recommendations for Social Determinants of Health: Methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force;
  • Public Health Sites A - C Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body; Gender Differences in Binge Drinking;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Certain Forever Chemicals Tied to Early Menopause; Earlier menopause could significantly impact overall health and quality of life, expert says ;Boron nitride destroys PFAS forever chemicals PFOA, GenX; Pollutant-destroying properties surprise engineer: 'It's not supposed to work'; Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke; Homeowner's and Renter's Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters; The Philippines Fault; An old, dangerous drug has made a comeback with a new generation of users Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB, is making a comeback as a new generation of recreational users rediscovers it through online marketplaces; Kids Exposed to Cannabis In Utero Face Higher Risk of Autism "Another piece of the puzzle" of how marijuana use affects childhood outcomes; Cal Fire Tracker; California Fire Map & Tracker; Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016; Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials; WILDFIRE SMOKE FACTSHEET Prepare for Fire Season; Association Between Bisphenol A Exposure and Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in US Adults; Creating and Storing an Emergency Water Supply; Food Safety During Power Outage; Refrigerated Food and Power Outages: When to Save It and When to Throw It Out; Emergency Preparedness for People With Chronic Diseases; Making Water Safe in an Emergency; PFOS, PFOA, AND OTHER FLUOROCHEMICALS; Climate Change Increases Threat of Fire to U.S. West; New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States; Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT); Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer 3 questions; Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer three questions COVID-19 disinfectants, wildfire smoke and mold endanger chemically susceptible individuals; new brief inventory can help identify those at risk; Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI); BREESI©; QEESI©;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Be aware of kidney damaging foods; What You Should Know About Albuminuria (Proteinuria); Renal Angiomyolipoma: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; ;
  • Public Health Sites M - N Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations; 8 Reasons Racial and Ethnic Minorities Receive Less Mental Health Treatment; Learn About Mental Health; The Psychopathology and Neuroanatomical Markers of Depression in Early Psychosis;;
  • Research Resources on the Net Garbage in, garbage out: Data science, meet evidence-based medicine Did you ever wonder how data is used in the medical industry? The picture that emerges by talking to the experts leaves a lot to be desired; How to "Do Your Own Research" on Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19;
  • Resources for Health Professionals How to "Do Your Own Research" on Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 ;
  • Senior Health Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms ;
  • Outdoor Light Linked with Teens’ Sleep and Mental Health; Sleep and Alcohol Use in Women; Medical Errors Climb After Daylight Saving Time Switch; Sleep medicine academy calls for DST to be abolished; Study finds that sleep restriction amplifies anger;
  • GAO - E-cigarettes ; Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults; 3 Reasons Why Smoking the Hookah is Harmful This tobacco trend is toxic for teens; E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2020; Surgeon General's Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth; Protecting Young People From E-cigarettes; Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults; EVALI Hospitalizations Occurred Years Before 2019 Outbreak — Findings likely underestimate true early prevalence of vaping illness; Vaping linked with heart problems; Association of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Use With Cigarette Smoking Relapse Among Former Smokers in the United States;
  • US Government Statistics Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2019; Fertility, mortality, migration, and population scenarios for 195 countries and territories from 2017 to 2100: a forecasting analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study; Correctional Populations in the United States, 2017-2018; Criminal Victimization, 2018;
  • Useful Sites Report Scams and Frauds ;
  • Web Resources Predicting your personality from your smartphone data;
  • Wellness Resources Part I (1 - 6) Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with dating and relationships; 7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health;
  • Wellness Resources Part III (13 - 18) Screening for Anxiety in Adolescent and Adult Women: A Recommendation From the Women's Preventive Services Initiative;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Certain Forever Chemicals Tied to Early Menopause; Earlier menopause could significantly impact overall health and quality of life, expert says; Apgar Score Offers Prognostic Info for Neonatal Survival; Study challenges idea that scoring is of limited use in preterm infants; Alcohol and Liver Function in Women; Contraception; Some Antidepressants Tied to Very Specific Birth Defects Venlafaxine associated with highest number of defects, but further research is needed;
  • Women's Health Issues Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Girls and Women; The Endocrine System and Alcohol Drinking in Females; Treatment Interventions for Women With Alcohol Use Disorder;
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke; Effects of Alcohol on the Cardiovascular System in Women;
  • Writing How to fight lies, tricks,and chaosonline The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

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All statistics to be updated can be found on all the Site Map Pages, the Web Site Statistics Page. This is done monthly, usually near the beginning of each month.

  • Academic Resources Enrolling in health education courses may help change student's beliefs about stress;
  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography The Girl Who Lived Twice;
  • Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: systematic review and meta-analysis; Why Is Colorectal Cancer Rising Rapidly Among Young Adults?; Major Birth Defects Tied to Cancer Risk Into Adulthood-Overall, patients with cancer had a 74% higher likelihood of also having a birth defect;
  • Chronic Disease Index Do Good Lifestyle Choices Prevent CKD and CVD?;
  • Heart Cell Atlas; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists released a new algorithm for the management of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease;
  • Fracking Linked to Heart Failure Trouble — Study points to cardiovascular effects of unconventional natural gas extraction;
  • Chinese Culture 'A sad and glorious history': One of NYC's last Chinese hand laundries closes ; Chinatown, Resilient and Proud; The mental health toll of being a 'model minority' in 2020. Especially when you talk about the invisibility of some of their issues, in a sense, it's almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, psychologist Richelle Concepcion said;
  • Average Daily Rate of COVID-19 Cases Among Persons Living in Community Settings per 100,000 Population By Town; Healthy Connecticut 2025 Healthy People in Healthy, Equitable Connecticut Communities;
  • Washing Masks; Dermatologic Issues and COVID-19; COVID-19 can affect the heart; Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19. Researchers recommend population-wide screening for detecting mutation carriers; Travel During COVID-19; Weather impact on airborne coronavirus survival; Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect; During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans; Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends; A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years—11 top experts look into the future; COVID-19 spurs anxious, upsetting dreams - Women especially affected, studies show; Asian Americans most likely to live in multigenerational homes. How Covid has taken a toll; "I think many of us come from cultures where putting family and community before yourself is highly valued."; COVID-19 safety: Tips for restaurants, salons and the gym; COVID-19 Trends Among School-Aged Children United States, March September 19, 2020; As Europe's Coronavirus Cases Rise, So Do Voices Crying Hoax; Nine in ten recovered COVID-19 patients experience side-effects - study; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in COVID-19: an international cohort study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry;

    A Theory About Conspiracy Theories - In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs; Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states; COVID-19 transmission – learning how to protect yourself and others; COVID-19 Can Damage Hearts of Some College Athletes; Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings; Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts; U.S. Coronavirus Rates Are Rising Fast Among Children; Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report; US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths; Track COVID-19 data daily by state and county; Experimental infection of domestic dogs and cats with SARS-CoV-2: Pathogenesis, transmission, and response to reexposure in cats; Recent Increase in COVID-19 Cases Reported Among Adults Aged 18–22 Years — United States, May 31-September 5, 2020. MMWR; Multiple COVID-19 Clusters on a University Campus — North Carolina, August 2020; Donald Trump Is the 'Single Largest Driver' of COVID Misinformation, Study Says; Why are Americans so confused about Covid-19? Blame Trump, Cornell study says; Tracking Covid-19 infections among President Trump's contacts; What we know about the Covid-19 status of those who have been around the president recently; Rose Garden announcement of Supreme Court nominee potential 'super spreader' event, with Trump plus six others getting COVID; Tracing Trump's movements: A timeline of the days leading up to his COVID diagnosis; A review of his public schedule shows several possible "super-spreader" events;

    Mask Mandate Exemptions Put Pulmonary Patients at Risk — Exemptions aren't evidence based, respiratory group says; COVID-19: What Is the Primary Route of Transmission?; US most likely to reach COVID-19 herd immunity in second half of 2021; Pandemic death toll is far higher than 200,000 in the US; COVID-19 Antibodies Lasted At Least 4 Months in Icelandic Study -But does this prevent reinfection?; Corticosteroids; COVID-19: How Long Do Symptoms Last?; Charting a Coronavirus Infection; Trump has been the biggest source of Covid-19 misinformation, study finds The President of the United States was likely the largest driver of the COVID-19 misinformation infodemic.; CDC finally acknowledges airborne COVID-19 spread, for real this time; How COVID-19 Spreads; COVID-19 - a global pandemic. What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 andCOVID-19? 05 June 2020; Nearly One-Third of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State; COVID-19 ICU Patients Have High Risk of Clots; Who infected President Trump? This genetics tool could easily pinpoint the source; If White House officials want to find the origin of its outbreak, they could use viral genomics to identify a source and a location. But time is quickly running out; COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children; Face masks: what the data say; What We Know So Far About Masks and Coronavirus; Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing; Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity. When political leaders suggest basic precautions appear unmanly, men are less likely to follow health and safety advice, experts say; Nine Days in Wuhan, the Ground Zero of the Coronavirus Pandemic;

    Human Coronavirus Types; As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 Long Haulers Stump Experts; 2019-novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts & Misconceptions (Multilingual); Debunking COVID-19 (coronavirus) myths; The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, C.D.C. Acknowledges; Covid-19 superspreader events emerge as focus of concern The White House cluster is the kind of incident that infectious disease experts are focusing on as a crucial way to understand how the coronavirus spreads; The Coronavirus Unveiled; COVID-10 Global Tracker; Even 'mild' Covid-19 can be a lengthy, challenging illness; Anticoagulation for Sickest COVID-19 Patients: Tread Carefully - ASH recommendations on preventing blood clots in COVID-19; Characteristics Associated with Adults Remembering to Wash Hands in Multiple Situations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, October 2019 and June 2020;

    SARS-CoV-2 Matter Found in Autopsied Brain Tissue - But neuropathological changes are likely immune-mediated, findings suggest; Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19; Transmission Dynamics by Age Group in COVID-19 Hotspot Counties - United States, April-September 2020; Novel coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency, Australian study finds. "It really reinforces the importance of washing hands and sanitizing where possible," said the study's lead researcher Shane Riddell; 6 feet may not keep musicians safe during the pandemic; Factors Influencing Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Among Young Adults Aged 18–23 Years - Winnebago County, Wisconsin, March-July 2020. MMWR; Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes, March-July 2020; Media trust correlated with COVID-19 prevention behaviors, study finds; People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors - Traditional media and government are leading sources of information, but trust in government has declined; Dutch woman dies after catching Covid-19 twice, the first reported reinfection death; Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study;

    Coronavirus Reinfections Are Real but Very, Very Rare; First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong; Living with Covid19 Published on 15 October 2020 doi: 10.3310/themedreview_41169; A dynamic review of the evidence around ongoing Covid19 symptoms (often called Long Covid); Coronavirus: 'Long Covid could be four different syndromes'; What counts as a superspreader event?; Early COVID-19 Cases in Southern California Linked to New York; Misinformation During a Pandemic; Researchers Blast 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Herd Immunity Strategy — "Practically impossible and highly unethical," group argues; Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now; More Evidence Points to Role of Blood Type in COVID-19 - Two studies find ties to infection susceptibility, severity, but with caveats; Why understanding superspreaders is key to controlling COVID-19; Superspreading and the effect of individual variation on disease emergence; Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong; Aerosol emission and superemission during human speech increase with voice loudness; Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 — United States, May-August 2020; Sewage From Toilet in Chinese City Infected Six People with Coronavirus in First Known Case of Its Kind;

    Sewage as a Possible Transmission Vehicle During a Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak in a Densely populated Community: Guangzhou, China, April 2020; Efficacy of masks and face coverings in controlling outward aerosol particle emission from expiratory activities; With the holidays coming, Covid cases likely to surge during 'six weeks of superspreader events'; Will the COVID-19 Virus Become Endemic?; COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds; A rare Covid-19 complication was reported in children. Now, it's showing up in adults. "This needs to be in the forefront of every intensive care unit physician's mind," said one expert; An Outbreak of COVID-19 Associated with a Recreational Hockey Game — Florida, June 2020; COVID-19 linked to sudden hearing loss; Why COVID-19 kills some people and spares others. Here's what scientists are finding; Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates; The inside story of how Trump COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world's top health agency; Inside the Fall of the CDC; A Glossary of Key Terms;

    Prognostic Tool May Improve COVID-19 Management - MuLBSTA scores tied to clinical worsening, mortality; MuLBSTA Score for Viral Pneumonia Mortality; Potential Life Lost The Coronavirus Has Claimed 2.5 Million Years of Potential Life in the U.S., Study Finds; State of the Facts 2020: COVID-19; The Pandemic's Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It's Not Just From the Coronavirus; NCI Serological Sciences Network for COVID-19 (SeroNet); Persistence and decay of human antibody responses to the receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in COVID-19 patients; Persistence of serum and saliva antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 spike antigens in COVID-19 patients; What reinfections mean for COVID-19; Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide; COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting; Order to Reclassify Civil Service Posts Will Compromise Responses to Public Health Threats; COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues; Do Masks On Plane Flights Really Cut Your Risk Of Catching COVID-19?; Average Daily Rate of COVID-19 Cases Among Persons Living in Community Settings per 100,000 Population By Town;

    Preventing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 With Masks and Other Low-tech Interventions; Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus; Covid-19 super-spreading events play outsized role in overall disease transmission; Random effects key to containing epidemics; COVID-19 interventions can cut virus infections, severe outcomes, and healthcare needs; 'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response; COVID-19Settings - Tracking superspreader events around the world; Coronavirus spreads quickly among household members, CDC report finds The report noted that the age of the index patient didn't matter — adults, children and teens all spread the virus to others in their households; United States COVID-19 Coronavirus Case Tracker; Hospital Traces COVID Cluster to Break Room - 15 employees of Holyoke Medical Center fall ill after eating together; Pregnant Women Face Increased Risks From Covid-19; Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ How do vaccines work?; How are vaccines developed?; Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Viral Shedding in Pediatric Patients Infected With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Under the Surface; Covid-19: Viral Shedding Lasts Weeks in Some Children;

    COVID-19 Neurological Symptoms Emerging in Most Patients; Covid-19: First Case of Reinfection Reported In U.S. ”May Have Implications for Vax Dev; COVID-19 Racism Takes Toll on Chinese Americans Mental Health — Slurs perpetuated online, in-person become everyday reality for many families, survey reveals; Death Rates Have Dropped for Seriously Ill Covid Patients; U.S. reports world record of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in single day; Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden; The Effects of Large Group Meetings on the Spread of COVID-19: The Case of Trump Rallies; Add Skin Conditions to COVID-19 Long-Hauler Effects - Persistence beyond 60 days in some cases, especially with pernio/chilblains; Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Coronavirus Infections, Government officials said on Wednesday that a mutation in the virus could interfere with vaccine effectiveness in humans; COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse, new study finds. New research also indicates that hearing loss could be 'long COVID' symptom; Telework Before Illness Onset Among Symptomatic Adults Aged ≥18 Years With and Without COVID-19 in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020; Clots, Strokes And Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels?;

    Denmark finds 214 people with mink-related coronavirus; WHO looks at mink farm biosecurity globally after Danish coronavirus cases; COVID-19: Are There Far-Reaching Cardiac Complications?; Are Some Face Masks More Effective Than Others?; COVID-Related Strokes Especially Severe, Result in Worse Outcomes; Cardiac Echoes Reveal COVID's Toll on the Heart -Retrospective study suggests utility of TTE in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection and myocardial injury; Chinese-American Families Treated Badly During COVID-19 -One in two surveyed parents and children agreed that the media perpetuated sinophobia; Children Produce Weaker Coronavirus Antibodies, Study Finds; Scientists Have Uncovered the Likely Cause of a Serious COVID-19 Symptom: Blood Clotting; Declines in SARS-CoV-2 Transmission, Hospitalizations, and Mortality After Implementation of Mitigation Measures” Delaware, March June 2020; Characteristics of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Discharged and Experiencing Same-Hospital Readmission - United States, March-August 2020; 'Two-way street': CDC report says masks protect wearers and everyone else "Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.; Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2; Can Autoimmune Antibodies Explain Blood Clots in COVID-19?;

    As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 Long Haulers Stump Experts; COVID-19 Tied to New Psych Diagnoses; Pessimism & Bipolar Disorder — News and commentary from the psychiatry world; Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2; Life after COVID hospitalization: Study shows major lasting effects on health, work and more Death, rehospitalization, and problems with basic activities, jobs, mental health and finances seen in many patients treated at 38 Michigan hospitals; Smell and taste changes provide early indication of COVID-19 community spread; This interactive tool figures out your COVID-19 risk of attending an event; COVID-19 Bed Occupancy Projection Tool; 'Breakthrough finding' reveals why certain Covid-19 patients die Research shows Covid-19 patients with life-threatening illness have antibodies that disable key immune system proteins called interferons; How WHO is working to track down the animal reservoir of the SARS-CoV-2 virus; Prothrombotic autoantibodies in serum from patients hospitalized with COVID-19; High Prevalence of Pericardial Involvement in College Student-Athletes Recovering From COVID-19; Asian people are TWICE as likely to have a stroke if they have Covid-19, study claims; Multiple COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to a Wedding Reception in Rural Maine — August 7–September 14, 2020; Science Denial and COVID Conspiracy Theories; Potential Neurological Mechanisms and Possible Responses; SARS-CoV-2 relative found lurking in frozen bats from Cambodia; ICU doctor warns 'this is what you'll see at the end of your life' if Covid precautions aren't taken; No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2; A new playbook: COVID-19, athletes hearts and return to play; GO VIRAL! is a 5-minute game that helps protect you against COVID-19 misinformation; Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another Covid-19 Consequence?; COVID-19 infection combined with blood clots worsens patient outcomes, study finds; COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time; Individuals with obesity and COVID-19: A global perspective on the epidemiology and biological relationships; Thromboembolism risk of COVID-19 is high and associated with a higher risk of mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis; Don't blame the weather for fall COVID-19 spikes; The interplay of movement and spatiotemporal variation in transmission degrades pandemic control;

    Diabetes, hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19 brain complications; Study reveals how smoking worsens COVID-19 infection in the airways; Studies focus on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in domestic cats, pigs; World Mask Week aims to inspire global movement to wear face coverings in public to help stem exponential spread of COVID-19; 50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained, The actual toll is likely much higher. Here's how some of the worst outbreaks spread; COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a 10-Day Motorcycle Rally in a Neighboring State - Minnesota, August-September 2020; Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers, Explanations begin to arise at the molecular level for this vexing but commonplace symptom; The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. Why Are We Still Scrubbing Surfaces?; W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment; COVID-19 in a Correctional Facility Employee Following Multiple Brief Exposures to Persons with COVID-19 — Vermont, July-August 2020; Is There a Link Between Vitamin D and COVID Risk?; Can Type of Cancer Affect COVID-19 Outcomes?; Common Coronavirus Mutation May Actually Make COVID-19 More Susceptible to a Vaccine; U.K. Study Ties COVID-19 to Worse Stroke Outcomes -Unlike previous reports, stroke patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection not more likely to be younger and men; Masks Work. Really. We'll Show You How; COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade; MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19, study shows; Superspreading Events in the U.S.; Covid-19:Viral Shedding From Virus Can Be Prolonged, But Infection Window is Not; Pediatrics and COVID-19; COVID Heart Autopsies Point More to Clot Damage Than Myocarditis - Results bolster case for anticoagulation in hospitalized patients; A case study of extended in-flight transmission of SARS-CoV-2 en route to Aotearoa New Zealand; A large national outbreak of COVID-19 linked to air travel, Ireland, summer 2020; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control An agency of the European Union; Face masks slow spread of COVID-19; types of masks, length of use matter Pandemic could be stopped if at least 70 percent of the public wore face masks consistently; Coronavirus Was In U.S. Weeks Earlier Than Previously Known, Study Says; COVID-19: Urgent Actions Needed to Better Ensure an Effective Federal Response; Cancer Patient With COVID Sheds Virus For 2 Months - Isolation protocols for immunocompromised people may need rethink 80% of COVID Patients Have Neurological Symptoms; More people have died from Covid-19 than in the past 5 flu seasons combined. And coronavirus is much more contagious;

    Here's why Denmark culled 17 million minks and now plans to dig up their buried bodies. The Covid mink crisis, explained; Connecticut COVID Data Sources; Already had the coronavirus? You could get it again. Reinfection reports are still rare but steadily growing around the world, and they're likely underreported; Long-Term Sequelae of COVID-19; Currently Hospitalized; Summary of Guidance for Public Health Strategies to Address High Levels of Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Deaths, December 2020; Common Investigation Protocol for Investigating Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection; COVID-19 Data Dictionary: Common Investigation Protocol; SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Case Investigation Form; COVID-19 Outbreak Among a University's Men's and Women's Soccer Teams — Chicago, Illinois, July-August 2020; When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again; How 700 Epidemiologists Are Living Now, and What They Think Is Next; Long-Term Effects of COVID-19; How Do You Distinguish COVID-19 From Flu in Kids?; When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?; Delirium May Be Initial COVID-19 Symptom in Older Adults-Should be included in CDC's symptom profiles, researchers suggest; People with rare autoimmune diseases at increased risk of dying during COVID-19 pandemic; Blood Cancers and COVID-19: 'A Medically Vulnerable' Group — Patients with hematologic malignancies and SARS-CoV-2 face higher risks for infection, death; Certain People with Blood Cancers and COVID-19 Infection Vulnerable to Severe Illness, Death; The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense; The Swiss Cheese Respiratory Virus Defence;

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  • Infectious Diseases Scarlet fever is making a comeback. Bacterial 'clone' could be to blame;
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  • Maternal Child Health Childhood Abuse Leaves 'Devastating Impact' on Adults - Sicker, poorer, less educated, and likely to die sooner :
  • Nutrition Resources Intratrial Exposure to Vitamin D and New-Onset Diabetes Among Adults With Prediabetes: A Secondary Analysis From the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study; Vitamin D;How to Choose and Use Healthy Cooking Oils ; As Biotech Crops Lose Their Power, Scientists Push For New Restrictions; U.S. News Best Diets: How We Rated 35 Eating Plans; Dangerous Side Effects of Drinking Soda Every Day, According to Science Studies prove having a can or more a day is likely the culprit behind many of your health woes;
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  • Public Health Data HIV Mortality 2018; Trends in Diagnosis of HIV Infection, Linkage to Medical Care, and Viral Suppression Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, by Race/Ethnicity and Age - 33 Jurisdictions, United States, 2014-2018;
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  • Increasing sleep time after trauma could ease ill effects; Researchers identify how night-shift work causes internal clock confusion. Cell secretions during shift changes disrupt body clock alignment and raise risk of health issues; Governments Worldwide Consider Ditching Daylight Saving Time A pushback has arisen to seasonal clock changes that affect mood, sleep and general well-being; How Technology Affects Your Sleep; Is Daylight Saving Time Contributing to Medical Errors?; Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes;
  • Social Media How Social Media Is Making You Sad, According to Science; How to Stop Social Media Envy From Taking Over Your Life;
  • he Road to Vaping: E-cigarette-Only Susceptibility & Curiosity Among Adolescents; New Study Finds Largest Population Increase Among U.S. Adult Electronic Cigarette Users is in Younger Adults That Have Never Smoked Combustible Cigarettes; Does Smoking Affect Risk for Aneurysm in Women? ; Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Youth Vaping: What Providers Need to Know; Adolescent Vaping: The New National Addiction Crisis; E-cigarette use associated with increased risk for respiratory conditions; Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Incident Respiratory Conditions Among US Adults From 2013 to 2018; Get the Latest Facts on Teen E-Cigarette Use;
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  • Web Resources Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center released a joint Ransomware Guide; Understanding Malware: 10 Common Types You Should Know About;
  • Women's Health Issues Does Smoking Affect Risk for Aneurysm in Women?; Alcohol's Unique Effects on Cognition in Women: A 2020 (Re)view to Envision Future Research and Treatment; The Role of Stress, Trauma, and Negative Affect in Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in Women;
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  • Academic Resources Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness Are Peaking in College Students. Nationwide study, co-led by BU researcher Sarah Ketchen Lipson, reveals a majority of students say mental health has impacted their academic performance; Health and Academics;
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  • Why patients with cancer spread to the liver have worse outcomes The liver siphons critical immune cells to render immunotherapy ineffective; radiation to the liver may block this process; Study Suggests a Link between Stress and Cancer Coming Back; Intensity not paramount for physical training during cancer therapy; An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States; Genetics of Renal Cell Carcinoma (PDQ)Health Professional Version; Cancer survivors face elevated heart disease risk;
  • Chronic Disease Index This is how your birth month could affect your long term health; Study Finds How Your Birth Month Affects Your Health;
  • More Processed Foods, More Cardiovascular Problems - Study suggests benefits of curbing ultra-processed food intake;
  • Congenital heart disease in adults; Drinks, Drugs and Smokes Spell Early Heart Disease - Amphetamines, cannabis, and cocaine posed the greatest ASCVD risk in the young;
  • Chinese Culture Learn Chinese History; Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History; Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories By Grace Young; 147 Minutes With the Accidental Voice for Chinatown When COVID-19 arrived, Grace Young knew what she had to do; Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks; The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained. Anti-Asian racism is nothing new in America. The pandemic, and Trump, just made it worse; Atlanta spa shooting suspect's 'bad day' defense, and America's sexualized racism problem;
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  • Chinese Culture How Vincent Chin's Death Gave Others A Voice; 30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point; Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S.; Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely; Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors; Senate passes hate crime bill responding to wave of violence against Asian Americans; 11 Moments From Asian American History That You Should Know; Far East Deep South; 'If Hate Is A Virus, There Is No Vaccine': Asian Photographers Speak Out; A guide to combating anti-Asian racism — from relationships to the workplace; 42% In The U.S. Can't Name A Single Prominent Asian American, A Survey Finds; The House passes bill to combat anti-Asian hate crimes. The legislation is intended to improve the data tracking hate crimes, though critics say it won't address the root cause; How purity culture and anti-Asian racism intersect in some white evangelical circles. Sexual purity theologies are tied to white supremacy because Asian women have a transcontinental history of being hypersexualized and fetishized, one expert said; A third of lead Asian American, Pacific Islander roles in top films played by 'The Rock,' study shows." There just aren't enough roles for [Pacific Islanders] and Asian actors in general. And that's why we see The Rock so many times, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen said; These little-known sites help families connect to Asian American history. From Chinese railroad workers in Utah to Filipino shrimpers in Louisiana, here are tales of immigration, struggle, and belonging;4 U.S. Supreme Court Cases Where Asian Americans Fought For Civil Rights; 6 Charts That Dismantle The Trope Of Asian Americans As A Model Minority; The Asian American model minority myth masks a history of discrimination; Asian Immigrant Experiences with Racism, Immigration-Related Fears, and the COVID-19 Pandemic; How hate incidents led to a reckoning of casual racism against Asian Americans It is violence ” especially for a group that has been de-racialized and basically whitened, one expert said;
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    Symptoms of Anxiety or Depressive Disorder and Use of Mental Health Care Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, August 2020-February 2021; Sensitivity of infectious SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants to neutralizing antibodies; Real-World Data Confirm Efficacy of Covid-19 Vaccination Among HCWs; Mild Covid-19 May Lead to Lasting Neurologic Symptoms; Genomic Sequencing Of Infectious Pathogens; WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part Joint WHO-China study: 14 January - 10 February 2021; Joint Report - ANNEXES; Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study; Baylor Study: What Motivates People to Mask Up, Social Distance, Vaccinate?; COVID Vaccines' Power Could Wane Within a Year; Factors that may predict next pandemic Climate change associated with emerging disease spread; Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report; Mapping a Pandemic: SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity in the United States; It's Much More Likely the Coronavirus Came from Wildlife, Not a Lab; Don't freak out if you get these side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine. They can actually be a good sign; Is the Second Dose Bad? If I Feel OK, Is It Working? Can I Take Tylenol? The most common questions about vaccination side effects, answered; Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19; Just How Much Was 2020 an Outlier for Deaths? - Setting cause aside, death numbers were "massive" compared with 2019; Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes in the US, March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021; The Next Pandemic Is Already Here - Tools for stopping it are readily available, if only we agree to use them; Seven keys to herd immunity; Georgia Tech - Will you mask for me?; COVID-19 patients can be categorized into three groups = Phenotypes I, II and III show distinct characteristics and show adverse, normal and favorable clinical outcomes respectively; Technically no longer human can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA? Indeed, can your DNA be altered at all?

    Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say; India's New Double Mutant COVID Variant Emerges in U.S.” Stanford Identifies First Case; First confirmed case of Indian coronavirus variant in U.S. found in California The strain was first detected last month by health officials in India; Variant Proportions in the U.S.; SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions; Science Brief: Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants; SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutations: Impact on COVID-19 Tests; How comorbidities increase risks for COVID patients; COVID-19-associated seizures may be common, linked to higher risk of death Study examines the prevalence and risk factors for nonconvulsive seizures among patients hospitalized with COVID-19; Double mutant coronavirus variant surfaces in Bay Area. Here's what we know; Covid-19: A Year In Review - Connecticut: COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker; COVID-19 Global Tracker; Epidemiologic Evidence for Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during Church Singing, Australia, 2020; Does Large Study Slam Door on Blood Type-COVID Link? Observational study addresses controversial research; New York Debuts Nation's First Vaccine Passport” Here's What You Need to Know The state hopes that this digital innovation will set a precedent for reopening venues; U.K. says under-30s should get a non-AstraZeneca option; E.U. finds a possible link to rare clots; Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ)“Patient Version; Clearing the Air - Quit Smoking Today; NIH Begins Study of Allergic Reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines;

    Moderna's COVID Vax Produces Antibody Responses 6 Months Later But neutralizing activity declined over time, and not equally among age groups; COVID on the Brain: Neuropsych Diagnoses Common Within 6 Months of Infection Many patients had no prior history; Understanding Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines; How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work; Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines; How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work; Sorting Out Whether Vitamin D Deficiency Raises COVID-19 Risk; COVID-19 vaccine response in pregnant and lactating women: a cohort study; Social Distancing Behaviors Drop as U.S. Vaccinations Rise; Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility Every Day and When Someone is Sick; Evaluating the Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Mutation D614G on Transmissibility and Pathogenicity; Post-COVID Conditions: Information for Healthcare Providers; Investigative Criteria for Suspected Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection (ICR); Promising News for Pregnant People Who Want a COVID-19 Vaccine; Surprising Nuggets From The WHO Report: Our Science Correspondent Digs In; The Vaccine Passport Debate Actually Began In 1897 Over A Plague Vaccine; How Worried Should You Be About COVID-19 Coronavirus Variants?; COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Excess Mortality and Potential Years of Life Lost in the U.S. and Peer Countries; College and University COVID-19 Student Testing Protocols, by Mode of Instruction (N = 1,849) - United States, Spring 2021; Communicating the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine; Why US coronavirus tracking can't keep up with concerning variants The country has an enormous virus-sequencing capacity, but funding and coordination roadblocks are holding it back;

    An injection of hope Life after the COVID-19 vaccine; Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots; Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines; Blood Clotting Needs to Be Watched with All COVID Vaccines, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS); Association of Sociodemographic Factors and Blood Group Type With Risk of COVID-19 in a US Population; People who see people: How high mixers help spread COVID-19 Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far; Rise of Variants in Europe Shows How Dangerous the Virus Can Be; COVID-19 Vaccines vs Variants”Determining How Much Immunity Is Enough; Online Scammers Have a New Offer for You: Vaccine Cards; Comparison of seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infections with cumulative and imputed COVID-19 cases: Systematic review; Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows; Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after ChAdOx1 nCov-19 Vaccination; New-Onset Neuro Symptoms Common in Kids With MIS-C - Half of pediatric patients in small British study show neurologic involvement; 'Breakthrough' COVID Infection Rates as Expected - Low numbers of breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated; national count unknown; Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine; CDC Studies 'Breakthrough' COVID Cases Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine; How will we know we've reached herd immunity?; WHO says Covid pandemic is growing exponentially at more than 4.4 million new cases a week;

    Differences in rapid increases in county-level COVID-19 incidence by implementation of statewide closures and mask mandates” United States, June 1–September 30, 2020; Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, by Region — United States, March-December 2020; COVID-19 pandemic has been linked with six unhealthy eating behaviors Study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns; COVID-19 in our dust may help predict outbreaks, study finds Finding does not mean virus can be transmitted via dust; Reactogenicity Following Receipt of mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines; Covid-19: One in three has neurological or psychiatric condition diagnosed after covid infection, study finds; During Pandemic, Higher Premature Excess Deaths in U.S. Compared to Peer Countries Partly Driven by Racial Disparities; Laboratory Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Reduction Through Physically Distanced Seating in Aircraft Cabins Using Bacteriophage Aerosol” November 2020; COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection; Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn't fully protect young people against reinfection; Why Women May Be Better Equipped to Fight COVID; So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says; Risk of rare blood clotting higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines; Young Men Not Immune to Getting COVID Twice - Study in U.S. Marines stresses importance of vaccination, author says; Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics; Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: What You Need to Know; J&J/Janssen Update; Vaccine efficacy on variants - How do we know if current vaccines will be effective against new variants?; 15 Useful Words That Were Invented During the Pandemic; Update on Excess Deaths Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic” United States, January 26, 2020-February 27, 2021; Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats; New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines? - Surprise finding in Israeli case series; Social Media & COVID-19: A Global Study of Digital Crisis Interaction among Gen Z and Millennials Key Insights;

    Post Vaccine Considerations for Workplaces; Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI); Those who had COVID-19 may only need one vaccine dose, study suggests -Second vaccine important for those who have not had COVID-19 to reach strong immunity; One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution; Efforts to stop spread of COVID-19 should focus on preventing airborne transmission, experts say; Air pollution may affect severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients; Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and death - Surpassed only by advanced age and organ transplant as a risk factor, large study shows; United Airlines said it was just PR. The CDC says airlines are full of it, Thinking of recommencing business travel? The CDC would like you to consider that airlines may not be the greatest purveyors of Covid-related science; A case study of extended in-flight transmission of SARS-CoV-2en route to Aotearoa New Zealand; Another Study Finds Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights; Filling middle seats nearly doubles airline passenger risk of catching COVID-19, says MIT researcher; Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights, Per Two New Studies; 59 Covid-19 Cases Linked To One 7-Hour Flight To Ireland, Per Study; Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis; SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in a Liver Transplant Recipient; COVID Deaths Higher With Neuro Syndromes in Hospitalized Patients - Encephalopathy, coma most prevalent neurologic manifestations; COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting; Genomic Sequencing Fact Sheet; Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India's counting of COVID dead; Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2:

    British variant is 45 percent more contagious than the original virus, study finds; Flushing a public toilet? Don't linger, because aerosolized droplets do Study explores flushing power to test risk of COVID-19 transmission; Updated advice for safe COVID-19 vaccination in people with high-risk allergy histories; SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks evade inhibition by antibodies; Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find; Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members — Chicago, Illinois, December 2020–March 2021; COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a SARS-CoV-2 R.1 Lineage Variant in a Skilled Nursing Facility After Vaccination Program — Kentucky, March 2021; Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants; More Exercise Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19: Study; SARS-CoV-2 infection of the oral cavity and saliva; ISTH Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis and Treatment on VaccineInduced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (Updated 20 April, 2021); Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Section; Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia: Frequently Asked Questions; Why Clotting Happens When Platelets Are Low - A hematologist explains the counterintuitive concept of clots with low platelets; ONE Africa COVID-19 Tracker; COVID-NET Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations; People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?; SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia; Immune system, not COVID virus, may pose greatest risk to pregnant women; Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate, Worldwide study also found that 11 percent of babies contracted the novel coronavirus from their mothers; Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden;

    Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot; COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness; Infection Control after Vaccination; Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People; Navigating pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic How to best protect yourself and your baby; COVID-19 Data Overview -; COVID-19 for Older Adults; Know About Coronavirus Mutants and Variants that Could Have Contributed to India's Second Wave; COVID Has Created a Perfect Storm for Fringe Science. It's always been with us, but in a time of pandemic, its practitioners have an amplified capacity to unleash serious harm; Here's Who Might Want to Avoid the J&J COVID Shot- While safe for most, certain patients may want to opt for another choice; Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines Against COVID-19 Among Hospitalized Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, January-March 2021; Post-vaccination Inertia Is Real. Readjusting our ideas about what's safe is going to take time; Pandemic preprints a duty of responsible stewardship; ‘Neither Alternative Was Good News: An Immunologist Traces the Spread of P.1, the Brazilian COVID Variant; New cell atlas of COVID lungs reveals why SARS-CoV-2 is deadly and different; India Is Counting Thousands Of Daily COVID Deaths. How Many Is It Missing?; Risk phenotypes of diabetes and association with COVID-19 severity and death: a living systematic review and meta-analysis; Covid vaccine safety system has gaps that may miss unexpected side effects, experts say The U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems; What mask should I wear to protect against transmissible acute respiratory infections?; Venn diagram of the overlap of COVID-19 symptoms with seasonal allergy symptoms; COVID-19 VACCINES: PATIENT FAQs; We're starting to see how the pandemic affected births in the US; Doomsday scenario: Lagging vaccine rates stir fears of dangerous variants Officials say the virus remains a persistent enough threat to potentially mutate into something that puts even vaccinated people at heightened risk; Factors associated with deaths due to COVID-19 versus other causes: population-based cohort analysis of UK primary care data and linked national death registrations within the OpenSAFELY platform; Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus genome data. Global-south scientists say that an open-access movement led by wealthy nations deprives them of credit and undermines their efforts; The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges; Rapid Emergence and Epidemiologic Characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 Variant - New York City, New York, January 1-April 5, 2021; The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world. Wastewater tracking was used before the pandemic to monitor for polio and illicit drug use, but interest in the field and its applications has now ballooned; Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 Transmission; Sex-specific impact of severe obesity in the outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19: a large retrospective study from the Bronx, New York; Tracking the Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 - What do scientists know about its behavior, and how does that help predict what comes next?; Investigate the origins of COVID-19; Most COVID-19 Infections and Hospitalizations are in Unvaccinated; Droplets vs Aerosols: What's More Important in COVID-19 Spread? CDC finally acknowledged aerosol transmission, but contribution to case counts remains unclear; Coronavirus Variants and Mutations; The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences; COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review; Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authorities Think So, Too; How Did We Get Here: What Are Droplets and Aerosols and How Far Do They Go? A Historical Perspective on the Transmission of Respiratory Infectious Diseases; Impact of COVID-19 on diagnoses, monitoring, and mortality in people with type 2 diabetes in the UK; This Day Was Bound to Come: Taiwan Confronts a Covid Flare-Up. The island's border controls had shielded it from the worst of the pandemic. But new variants and a slow vaccine rollout gave the virus an opening; Public Health 101 failure: CDC mask decision may knock out Biden's workplace Covid crackdown Guidance that nixes masks for the vaccinated appears at odds with pending OSHA regulations that were expected to mandate masks on the job; Two more coronaviruses can infect people, studies suggest; California AG: Buying or printing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards is a crime; New Coronavirus Detected In Patients At Malaysian Hospital; The Source May Be Dogs; Explained: Why Indiaâ's Covid-19 deaths are spiking even as cases go down; Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Underestimated by 20% in US Counties. Deaths caused by indirect effects of the pandemic emphasize the need for policy changes that address widening health and racial inequities; Coronavirus Transmission in Queens Drove the First Wave of New York City's COVID-19 Pandemic NYU Langone Investigation Analyzed More Than 800 Coronavirus Genetic Samples to Trace the Path of the Virus as It Traveled Across the City; Just How Much Was 2020 an Outlier for Deaths?” Setting cause aside, death numbers were "massive" compared with 2019; Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes in the US, March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021; Did a new coronavirus go from dog to human?; Cardiac Conditions Still on the Forefront of COVID-19 Severity; Virus deaths are probably two to three times more than official records, the W.H.O. says; Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests; Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on Covid-19 Origin Report says researchers went to hospital in November 2019, shortly before confirmed outbreak; adds to calls for probe of whether virus escaped lab; First Vaccine Data Against Indian Variant - Researchers from England examined effectiveness of Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines; Exclusive | Coronavirus: China's first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17; 55-yr-old Hubei resident, who contracted coronavirus on 17 November, could have been the 'patient zero', says Chinese media; A Year Ago, 'Patient 1' Was Infected With Covid-19; 1st known case of coronavirus traced back to November in China; Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China; First Covid-19 case happened in November, China government records show - report Earliest case detected on 17 November, weeks before authorities acknowledged new virus, says Chinese media; It's Been Exactly One Year Since the First Case of COVID Was Found in China; The first COVID-19 case originated on November 17, according to Chinese officials searching for 'patient zero'; First COVID-19 case can be traced back to November 17 in China's Hubei province: Report; China Had First Coronavirus Case in November 2019 Itself' Coronavirus “ the science: The search for patient zero; Timing the SARS-CoV-2 index case in Hubei province; COVID-19 Forecasting; New section: COVID-19 Natural Immunity; COVID-19 Natural Immunity; Quit Ignoring Natural COVID Immunity — Antibody testing and proof of prior infection can allow more people to return to normal; SARS-CoV-2 antibody-positivity protects against reinfection for at least seven months with 95% efficacy; Peru says its true Covid death toll is almost triple its official count; Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World; Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants; The species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-2; New section - COVID-19 virology; Covid: Vietnam detects new UK-Indian variant, health officials say; Vietnam detects a suspected new coronavirus variant that's a hybrid of the UK and India strains; Everest climbers could have spread 'potentially more infectious AND vaccine resistant' Nepal Covid variant across the world after it was first found in THIRTEEN travelers on flights from Himalaya to Japan; A population-based analysis of the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 antibody seropositivity in the United States; Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority: Dangerous for Public Health - NACCHO May 2021; Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority: Dangerous for Public Health -NACCHO May 2021; Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country; A Global Early Warning System for Pandemics; Mobilizing Surveillance for Emerging Pathogens; How Can COVID-19 Phenotypes Guide Care?; Hospitalization of Adolescents Aged 12-17 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 - COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1, 2020-April 24, 2021; Decreases in COVID-19 Cases, Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Deaths Among Older Adults Following the Introduction of COVID-19 Vaccine” United States, September 6, 2020-May 1, 2021; After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible; Is there a smoker's paradox in COVID-19?; Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults; Coronavirus and Smoking; How COVID-19 variants evade immune response; How Close Are We To Learning COVID's Origin Story? Experts discuss practical implications of a natural or accidental introduction for the virus; SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutations: Impact on COVID-19 Tests; Estimating epidemiologic dynamics from cross-sectional viral load distributions; New method accurately reflects hotspots in epidemic - Monitoring epidemics is essential for understanding how well public health interventions are working and where to distribute extra resources; G7 leaders will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins, leaked communique suggests; Opioid use disorder and health service utilization among COVID-19 patients in the US: A nationwide cohort from the Cerner Real-World Data; Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, researchers find; Leading scientist says that without a full investigation of lab leak theory, the world will face covid-26 and covid-32;The COVID-19 virus can cause diabetes, new studies find. "The virus actually destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin."; Associations between body-mass index and COVID-19 severity in 6-9 million people in England: a prospective, community-based, cohort study; How far can SARS-CoV-2 travel into the airways? A mathematical model shows it reaches deep into our lungs, and more to the right than the left; A healthy heart can lower the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms, new research confirms; The Legal Stakes of a Lab Leak - China could be on the hook for a trillion dollars, but the U.S. isn't blameless; NIH researchers find more evidence Covid was circulating in the US in December 2019;Serologic Testing of US Blood Donations to Identify Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Reactive Antibodies: December 2019–January 2020; COVID-19 reinfection rate less than 1 percent for those with severe illness, study finds. Two deaths were associated with reinfection, but most cases were mild; The science around the lab leak theory hasn't changed. But here's why some scientists have. Five virologists said few conclusions can be drawn based on the available scientific evidence, but they noted that the context and circumstances of the debate have changed; Delta is the 'most serious' COVID-19 variant, scientists say. How will it affect the US?; The COVID-19 Delta Variant: What to Know; How Immunity Generated from COVID-19 Vaccines Differs from an Infection; Recovery of deleted deep sequencing data sheds more light on the early Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 epidemic; New Metric Identifies Coronavirus Hotspots in Real Time; New CDC dataset showing COVID vaccine-by-county numbers misses the entire state of Texas. Why?; Liver Disease Tied to Increased Risk of Death From Severe COVID - French study of hospitalized patients also saw an increased risk of mechanical ventilation; COVID-19 Vaccine safety updates Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) June 23, 2021; First COVID-19 case could have emerged in China in Oct 2019 - study; Tree pollen carries SARS-CoV-2 particles farther, facilitates virus spread, study finds; When did the first COVID-19 case arise? Novel analysis suggests much earlier, more rapid spread than confirmed cases imply; Dating first cases of COVID-19; Study confirms the low likelihood that SARS-CoV-2 on hospital surfaces is infectious; Virus that causes COVID-19 can find alternate route to infect cells. COVID-19 drugs, vaccines still effective against mutating virus; How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic; Inside the Fall of the CDC;NIH study suggests COVID-19 prevalence far exceeded early pandemic cases Researchers estimate nearly 17 million undiagnosed cases in the U.S. by mid-July 2020; COVID-19 Outbreaks in Countries Largely Due to Four Features, New Study Shows; Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT); What Doctors Should Know About Delta” Here's the latest on transmissibility, virulence, vaccine efficacy, and more; Playing wind instruments generates less aerosol than vocalization, COVID-19 study finds;

  • Bodies of Hundreds of New York COVID Victims Still in Trucks on Brooklyn Pier; Five pandemic-related changes that are likely here to stay. The way we buy cars and groceries and see a doctor may have changed forever; How many COVID deaths are acceptable in a post-pandemic world? Even after mass vaccinations, some hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus are inevitable but opinions differ on how many is too many for a return to relative normality; Coronavirus variants are spreading in India — what scientists know so far; Variants including B.1.617 have been linked to India's surge in infections. Researchers are hurrying to determine how much of a threat they pose; COVID Risks Raised in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Patients had higher rates of infection and hospitalization/death, study showed; Misinformation surges amid India's COVID-19 calamity; Distancing from the vaccinated: Viral anti-vaccine infertility misinfo reaches new extremes. "You can't fact-check someone's personal experience," said one expert. "With Instagram stories, people share their testimony, and the first round of it feels so intimate and immediate."; Vaccine History Repeats Itself — Sometimes; Most COVID-19 Misinformation Was Spread by These 12 Influencers; The Disinformation Dozen Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH); Back to normal? Psychologists warn the pandemic could have lasting effects Mental health professionals are ramping up their efforts to understand the pandemic's impact and early findings are not encouraging; New Model for Infectious Disease Could Better Predict Future Pandemics-Potential Benefits to Health Across Species, Communities and Environments Are Enormous; Old records shed new light on smallpox outbreaks in 1700s; Nurses Union Blasts 'Dangerous' CDC Mask Guidance NNU charges CDC used unreliable data and disregarded variant threat, low vaccination rates; Biden asks intelligence community to 'redouble' efforts to determine the origins of Covid-19 have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days, the statement said; Top U.S. health official calls for 'transparent' new probe into origins of pandemic The comments come after a U.S. intelligence report said lab workers in Wuhan, China, fell ill in November 2019, before the first cases were reported; U.S. intel report identified 3 Wuhan lab researchers who fell ill in November 2019 The details add to circumstantial evidence supporting a theory Covid-19 spread to humans after escaping from a lab. But the evidence is far from conclusive; U.S. still hasn't ruled out lab accident origin for Covid because China hasn't been transparent U.S. officials haven't shown any evidence pointing to a lab escape, and scientists call the scenario unlikely. The U.S. wants China to share information; What scientists know about new, fast-spreading coronavirus variants; Key questions remain about how quickly B.1.617 variants can spread, their potential to evade immunity and how they might affect the course of the pandemic; Divisive COVID lab leak debate prompts dire warnings from researchers. Allegations that COVID escaped from a Chinese lab make it harder for nations to collaborate on ending the pandemic — and fuel online bullying, some scientists say; As Covid risk dwindles in Europe, police warn of renewed terror threats. "We have seen an increased body of online extremism and hatred," London's Metropolitan Police said; From Mancession to Shecession: Women's Employment in Regular and Pandemic Recessions*; Fact check: No definitive evidence COVID-19 vaccine causes autoimmune disease; Anthony Klotz The Covid vaccine means a return to work. And a wave of resignations; Investigation Pokes Holes in Idea That Smoking Cuts COVID Risks - Financial conflicts of interest exposed for those who touted the "nicotine hypothesis"; Anti-Vaccine Activists Use A Federal Database To Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines; What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health; Asian Immigrant Experiences with Racism, Immigration-Related Fears, and the COVID-19 Pandemic; Seven in 10 U.S. White-Collar Workers Still Working Remotely; COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It;;
  • First Detailed Look at COVID Vaccine Skin Reactions - Mostly mild, self-limiting reactions and no serious adverse reactions; SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and autoimmune diseases amidst the COVID-19 crisis; Organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to COVID-19 even after second vaccine dose; US Case Reports of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination, March 2 to April 21, 2021; Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia; COVID-19 lockdown stressed all ages, but in different ways; How to diagnose and treat rare blood clots associated with a COVID-19 vaccine; Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines; What is languishing? Alonely? A mental health glossary to explain what you're feeling; Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members - Chicago, Illinois, December 2020-March 2021; Potentially fatal 'black fungus' infections on the rise in India's COVID-19 patients; What is languishing? Alonely? A mental health glossary to explain what you're feeling; CDC Drops Most Mask Rules for the Fully Vaccinated - Exception for crowded places indoors like buses, planes, hospitals, homeless shelters, and jails; After You're Fully Vaccinated. How to Protect Yourself and Others; Here's the science that convinced the CDC to lift mask mandates The decision was guided by scientific evidence that the vaccines have played a major role in curbing both infections and transmission of the virus; Hundreds of Epidemiologists Expected Mask-Wearing in Public for at Least a Year The C.D.C. said Thursday that vaccinated Americans no longer needed masks in most places. Other disease experts recently had a different message: that masks were necessary in public; With Hugs and Haircuts, U.S. Epidemiologists Start Returning (Carefully!) to Everyday Life - Vaccinations mean the pandemic is moving to a phase when behavior will depend on people's individual tolerance for risk; COVID-19 Endothelial Dysfunction Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction: Histopathological, Immuno histochemical, and Ultrastructural Study of the Human Penis; Antigen Testing in Non-Healthcare Settings- A tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19; What is the deadly ‘black fungus seen in Covid patients in India?; Call for 'paradigm shift' to fight airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors; What Is 'Black Fungus'? And Why Is It Spreading Among India's COVID Patients?; Am I Legally (And Ethically) Bound To Say If I Got A COVID Vaccine?; Lung Disease & Respiratory Health Reference Mucormycosis: What to Know; 723 Epidemiologists on When and How the U.S. Can Fully Return to Normal Government mandates are lifting, but these experts say the pandemic won't really end nationally until more people, including children, are vaccinated; Delaying a COVID vaccine's second dose boosts immune response Older people who waited 11–12 weeks for their second jab had higher peak antibody levels than did those who waited only 3 weeks; Does a History of MIS-C Preclude COVID Vaccination?; Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?; Rare COVID-19 response in children explained; Coronavirus vaccines may not work in some people. It's because of their underlying conditions. Early research shows that 15 to 80 percent of people with certain medical conditions, such as specific blood cancers or organ transplants, are generating few antibodies after receiving coronavirus vaccines; Back to normal? Psychologists warn the pandemic could have lasting effects. Mental health professionals are ramping up their efforts to understand the pandemic's impact” and early findings are not encouraging; Under HIPAA Rules, Can Businesses Ask If You Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19? Where does HIPAA's privacy rule apply?; Meet the Four Kinds of People Holding Us Back From Full Vaccination; A Large-Scale Facebook Survey Of U.S. Adults: Leveraging Precision Health to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake; Prevalence and correlates of stress and burnout among U.S. healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national cross-sectional survey study; Sudden Hearing Loss Reported After COVID Vaccines- Preliminary report teases apart VAERS data to identify most likely cases; Multiple Measures, Including Masks, Needed to Curb Covid-19 Scientific Brief Case study: COVID-19 brought on blood clots in arm; How Vaccinations Are Going in Your County and State; No One Actually Knows If You're Vaccinated America has always been on the vaccine honor system; What Are the Factors That Improve COVID Vaccine Antibody Response?; CDC reviewing cases of heart damage in young adults after COVID-19 vaccination; C.D.C. Is Investigating a Heart Problem in a Few Young Vaccine Recipients The agency is reviewing several dozen reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after vaccination, officials said. But the agency has not determined whether the vaccine caused the condition; IDSA Sees 'Widespread' Confusion, Frustration Over CDC Mask Policy- Guidance was a surprise that came too soon, and will be hard to implement; The VaST session on May 17, 2021, included several presentations on myocarditis following mRNA vaccines; Immune Disorders May Dampen COVID-19 Vaccine Response; Half Of All U.S. Adults Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19; COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections Reported to CDC ” United States, January 1-April 30, 2021; COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting; Why CDC Changed Its 'Breakthrough Case' Definition - Will new monitoring tactic miss the "full picture" of COVID infections among the vaccinated?; Same-day SARS-CoV-2 antigen test screening in an indoor mass-gathering live music event: a randomised controlled trial; Study Shows How to Safely Hold an Indoor Mass Gathering — Testing, N95 masks allowed a 500-person indoor concert to go infection-free; No sign of infection after test concert in Spain, researchers say; Mass gatherings during Malaysian election directly and indirectly boosted COVID-19 spread, study suggests New computational method could deepen understanding of direct and spill-over effects of gatherings; Clinical Considerations for evaluation of myocarditis/pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination; Heart Inflammation -Also known as Endocarditis, Myocarditis, Pericarditis; Reported Adverse Events; Test for Current Infection; Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 3: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology; Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults; Digital Vaccine Credentials; How COVID-19 Can Lead to Diabetes; I Spy an Opportunistic Infection? Providers should monitor for "black fungus" and other infections being associated with COVID; We'll Probably Need Booster Shots for Covid-19. But When? And Which Ones?; Don't Drop the Ball on Long COVID - We can prepare today for an influx of patients knocking at our doors; Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants; Study examines the effects of COVID-19 on human kidney cells; Study identifies how COVID-19 linked to Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment; Does low testosterone make COVID-19 worse for men?; postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS); COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women During Pregnancy - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 8, 2021;A Detailed Study of Patients with Long-Haul COVID. An Analysis of Private Healthcare Claims A Detailed Study of Patients with Long-Haul COVID A FAIR Health White Paper, June 15, 2021; Why some COVID-19 patients develop life-threatening clots. New insights could lead to new therapies for COVID-19; First Close Look at Presumed Myocarditis Cases After COVID Vaccination - Case reports suggest a favorable clinical course after hospitalization; New study finds SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes; Hopeful Dads Can Relax About COVID Vax: No Link to Infertility - The real threat to male sexual health is COVID-19 itself, says study author; Liver Fibrosis Linked to Lower Response to COVID Vaccine Third dose may be needed in this population as well as some transplant patients, says researcher; Unusual Variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome Linked to COVID Vaccines - Experts call for relationship between adenovirus vector vaccines and GBS to be studied; FDA to Add Warning on Rare Myocarditis Risk After COVID Vaccination - But CDC and others still believe benefits outweigh risks for adolescents and young adults; Here's Why Experts Are Comfortable With Myocarditis Numbers — The signal is real, but the condition is mild, and the benefits outweigh any risks; States hesitant to adopt digital COVID vaccine verification; 80% of COVID patients develop neurological problems; Who Are the COVID Vaccine 'Holdouts'?- Public health experts explain the chief concerns among those who still don't want a shot;
  • Eating habits change only slightly after gestational diabetes diagnosis, NIH study suggests Findings highlight disparities by race/ethnicity, education level, age and obesity status; How COVID-19 Can Lead to Diabetes; Trends in Diabetes Treatment and Control in U.S. Adults, 1999-2018; The COVID-19 virus can cause diabetes, new studies find. "The virus actually destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin."
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  • Favorite Music Sites What Makes Music Universal. Music brings us together to show us how different we are;
  • Fitness Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years; The 1-Mile Walking Test; What Is the Average Walking Speed of an Adult?; Benefits of Physical Activity; Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) Section; Six-Minute Walk Test; Reference values for the 6-min walk test in healthy subjects 20-50 years old; Use the six-minute walking test score (6MWT) on Apple Watch to monitor your fitness; Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT); ATS Statement Guidelines for the Six-Minute Walk Test; Six-Minute Walk Test; The 6-min walk distance in healthy subjects: reference standards from seven countries; 6 MINUTES WALKING TEST“ English Version; Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life;
  • GraphingWhen Graphs Are a Matter of Life and Death;
  • Health Education Resources Prevention Core Competencies (SAMHSA);
  • Healthy People 2030 Health Literacy in Healthy People 2030; What is Health Literacy?;
  • Infectious DiseasesMeasles: A dangerous vaccine-preventable disease returns; Shigella Prevention and Control Toolkit March 2021;
  • Kids Health COMIC: How To Intervene When Someone Is Harassed Or Attacked;
  • Maternal Child Health Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger How to use the child/adolescent; Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older: Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know?; New atlas of genetic function maps complexities of immune system and immune diseases. Connecting genetic variants to changes in expression levels to understand immune-mediated diseases;
  • Nutrition Resources Dietary Guidelines 2020 - 2025; Processed food might boost risk for chronic infection diseases; IARC Monographs evaluate consumption of red meat and processed meat;
  • COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas; Executive Summary: COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas; Diet Rich in Animal Products, Processed Foods, Alcohol and Sugar Linked with Inflammatory Gut Microbiome; Man's energy drink habit lands him in the hospital with heart failure. The man reported consuming four energy drinks per day for two years; Deaths From Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise -Trends parallel those already observed for heart disease; New section; Brown Fat; Uncovering the origins of brown fat; Obesity during adolescence linked to increased risk of stroke as an adult, study finds; Western diet may damage these immune cells in gut;
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  • Public Health Data Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Alcohol Use and Related Harms in the United States; Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia Highest for Young Adults Longitudinal study shows rates decline with advancing age;
  • Public Health Data Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999–2018: Unmasking a national mental health crisis; Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States; ;
  • Public Health Practice Prevention Core Competencies (SAMHSA); ; New section: Pandemic Public Health Management; Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority: Dangerous for Public Health - NACCHO May 2021; Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority: Dangerous for Public Health -NACCHO May 2021;
  • Public Health Sites A - C Does Alcohol Consumption Cause Cancer; Alcohol and Cancer; Natural Recovery by the Liver and Other Organs After Chronic Alcohol Use; Cannabis Vaping Skyrockets in High School Students- COVID-19's effect still to be determined; AIDS Glossary; What is hyperosmia and what causes it?; Lower risk of stroke after alcohol abstinence in patients with incident atrial fibrillation: a nationwide population-based cohort study;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Anabolic androgenic steroids accelerate brain aging; Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders. NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people; Does teen cannabis use affect adult life? Yes for socioeconomic status, maybe not for mental health; Marijuana Smoking and Cancer Risk; THC Leads to Increased Neuropsychiatric Events in Older Adults; How early marijuana use affects the heart later in life; How long does impairment last after cannabis use? A new study shows that intoxication can last 3-10 hours, depending on how pot is used and who's using it; Habitual cannabis use is associated with altered cardiac mechanics and arterial stiffness, but not endothelial function in young healthy smokers; Early cannabis use linked to heart disease; Deaths From Paint Stripping Chemicals Are on the Rise - methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane (DCM); Medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problems; Marijuana users with heart rhythm issues risk a ‘devastating outcome; Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls; Microplastics are everywhere” but are they harmful?; FDA Announces Seizure of Adulterated Dietary Supplements Containing Kratom; How Emotionally Intelligent Are You About Your EQ? Hint: It's not just about empathy for patients; How to Use Naloxone if Someone Is Overdosing on Opioids; Use of PFAS in cosmetics 'widespread,' new study finds; Toxic Chemicals Found in Many Cosmetics; Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt; Association of Cannabis Use During Adolescence With Neurodevelopment;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Eating Bacon Could Cause This Type of Liver Disease, New Study Reveals. New research out of England suggests cured pork products can be contaminated with this infectious virus.; Western diet may damage these immune cells in gut
  • Public Health Sites M - N Association Between Marijuana Use and Risk of Cancer - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - Testicular Cancer ; Marijuana usage in men linked to developing breast tissue, risk for breast cancer; What is languishing? Alonely? A mental health glossary to explain what you're feeling; Depressed brains don't have the regular response to stress; Key facts about Asian origin groups in the U.S.;
  • Public Health Sites O-Z Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia Highest for Young Adults - Longitudinal study shows rates decline with advancing age; Studies reveal skull as unexpected source of brain immunity. Immune cells from skull bone marrow guard the brain, spinal cord;
  • Research Resources on the Net How a Sharp-Eyed Scientist Became Biology's Image Detective;
  • Senior Health Retirees in Profile: Evaluating Five Distinct Lifestyles in Retirement; Senior Citizens Face Mental and Financial Stress, Especially Women By Seniorly;
  • Disrupted sleep is linked to increased risk of early death, particularly in women; Short and long sleep duration are associated with prevalent cardiovascular disease in Australian adults; Sleep duration linked to heart disease risk Both too little or too much sleep could be a health hazard, research suggests; Sleep duration linked to heart disease risk Both too little or too much sleep could be a health hazard, research suggests; The ways sleep deprivation affects you - Tips for getting a better rest; Press (re)play to remember - How the brain strengthens memories during sleep; Waking just one hour earlier cuts depression risk by double digits, study finds;Does Sleep Flush Wastes From the Brain?;
  • Social Media Social Media Use in 2021; 15 Big Social Media Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them; 10 Social Media Fails to Avoid in 2021; 19 Massive Corporate Social Media Horror Stories; People are getting fired over racist, violent, and insensitive social media posts;
  • Analysis of Chemicals Found in Cigarette Smoke in a Special Sample of U.S. Adults, NHANES 2011-2016; Cellular impact of 'Heat not Burn' products may be no less harmful than cigarettes. Findings cast doubt on industry promotion of these products as 'safer' alternative; 'This is victory': Anti-smoking advocates applaud FDA's move to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars The regulatory agency stopped short, though, of including menthol-flavored e-cigarettes; Exposure to secondhand smoke leads to a 35% higher risk of heart failure; Study of 70,000 individuals links dementia to smoking and cardiovascular disease Significantly, women impaired more by smoking; men impaired more by cardiovascular disease; How Juul Got Vaporized; Vaping Alone May Boost Lung Troubles - Study finds wheeze, shortness of breath with e-cigs even after controlling for tobacco or pot use; No Level of Smoke Exposure is Safe; Study raises new alarm over long-term exposure to second-hand smoke; E-cigarettes Health Bulletin; Tobacco, E-Cigarettes and Alternative Products: Product Guide FOR PEDIATRIC PROVIDERS; Tobacco, E-Cigarettes and Alternative Products: Anticipatory Guidance, Screening and Treatment FOR PEDIATRIC PROVIDERS; How to Talk With Your Children About Tobacco and E-Cigarettes: A COACHING GUIDE; #DontGetHookedNYC A comic book about #vaping for middle school teens. (If you're not, you can read it, too!); Heart Patients Outdo Rest of the Country in Tobacco Use - Few were able to put down the cigarettes in recent years; FDA Must Do More to Stop Youth Vaping, House Members Say "The alternative is going to be years and years of delay," says Democratic representative;
  • US Government Statistics Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2020; Election Statistics; USA Facts - 2021 Annual Report; More people say they're multiracial after taking ancestry tests;
  • Web Resources Victims of Identity Theft, 2018; PSA: These Apps Are Collecting (and Selling) a Ton of Your Personal Information; Combating Ransomware. A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force;
  • Wellness Resources Part 1 (1 - 6) YOUR HEALTHIEST SELF - Physical Wellness Checklist;
  • Women's Health New Study Finds Alarming Gaps in Women's Health Knowledge and Healthcare Experiences. MDVIP/Ipsos Survey Finds 9 in 10 Women Fail 'Women's Health IQ' Quiz. COVID-19 Pandemic Challenging Women's Mental Health, But Also Strengthening Their Resilience;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problems; Sugar-sweetened beverage intake in adulthood and adolescence and risk of early-onset colorectal cancer among women; Prenatal Exposure to Glyphosate and Its Environmental Degradate, Aminomethylphosphonic Acid (AMPA), and Preterm Birth: A Nested CaseControl Study in the PROTECT Cohort (Puerto Rico);
  • Women's Health Issues DDT Exposure in Grandmothers Linked to Obesity, Earlier Periods in Granddaughters; Can Curbing Thirst for Sugary Drinks Reduce Colon Cancer? Two servings a day more than doubled risk in women younger than 50, study showed; Smoking is associated with impaired verbal learning and memory performance in women more than men;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Exposure to common chemical during pregnancy may reduce protection against breast cancer; Alcohol's Effects on Breast Cancer in Women; Cannabinoids and Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment; Review summarizes known links between endocrine disruptors and breast cancer risk; Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®)Patient Version; Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women; Follow up Care After Breast Cancer Treatment; Minimizing Cardiotoxicities of Contemporary Breast Cancer Treatments; Mammography use and breast cancer incidence among older U.S. women; Breast Cancer Prevention (PDQ®) Health Professional Version;
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Drexel Study Suggests;
  • Writing 5 Ways For Seniors To Protect Themselves From Online Misinformation; Comic: Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here's How To Spot It; Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing;

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All statistics to be updated can be found on all the Site Map Pages, the Web Site Statistics Page. This is done monthly, usually near the beginning of each month.

  • Academic Resources Healthy students are better learners; Remember more by taking breaks. Longer breaks during learning lead to more stable activation patterns in the brain; Weight gain isn't inevitable when you start college. Freshmen gain 3 pounds on average over their first semester;
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  • Senior Health Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults - How to Prepare Before a Disaster Occurs; ˜Inflammatory aging clock predicts risk of illness and frailty; Key mental abilities can actually improve during aging;
  • Social Media Is Social Media Toxic? Study Reveals Why Some People Are So Angry Online; Association of Online Risk Factors With Subsequent Youth Suicide-Related Behaviors in the US; CDC study finds ties between online bullying, violence, hate speech and suicide or self-harm. The study comes days after an investigation showed Facebook understands the negative impact Instagram is having on children but is doing nothing to stop it;
  • Juul Bought an Issue of a Science Journal. Here's What the uhh... Studies Say; E-cigarettes and Youth: What Educators and Coaches Need to Know; More Teens Are Trying to Quit Vaping Than Ever Before Over half of adolescent e-cigarette users want to quit and have tried to quit, new study shows; Exposure to tobacco smoke in early life is associated with accelerated biological aging, study finds; Vaping Raises Blood Clotting Risks, Harms Small Arteries: Study; Parents smoking during childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis later in life; Stanton Glantz blog - Commentary on tobacco, cannabis and public health; E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2021;
  • Web Resources Ransomware; ;
  • Women's HealthHow An Anti-Vice Crusader Sabotaged The Early Birth Control Movement;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Here's What Life Was Like for American Women in America Before "Roe v. Wade"; To spare sperm, quit cannabis for 77 days pre-conception?;
  • Women's Health Issues Promoting physical activity in older women to maximize health; The Meaning of California's Bill Against Nonconsensual Condom Removal The civil-rights attorney Alexandra Brodsky discusses how legislation banning so-called stealthing could expand understandings of sexual assault.
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Dense Breasts Linked to Increased Risk of Invasive Cancer in Older Women - Breast density, life expectancy could be factored into considerations for continued screening;
  • Writing Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for learning to read; Communication; Communication Guidance; Building trust in preprints: recommendations for servers and other stakeholders; Clear Communication; Pink Book-Making Health Communication Programs Work; Climate change challenge: Terminology used by scientists confounds public; The Commas That Cost Companies Millions;

October - December 2021

Updated Pages

  • Addressing the Challenges of Cancer Misinformation on Social Media; How to Find Cancer Resources You Can Trust; Wide Variety of Immune-Mediated Conditions Tied to Cancer - Associations often seen in the involved or near organ, but not always; Glucose control is a key factor for reduced cancer risk in obesity and type 2 diabetes;
  • Chronic Disease Index Tracking Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic; What makes life meaningful? Globally, answers sometimes vary by age; What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies. Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role;
  • Intermittent fasting may lower risk of heart disease, diabetes; E-CIGARETTES: A NEW THREAT TO CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. A WORLD HEART FEDERATION POLICY BRIEF; Accelerometer-derived sleep onset timing and cardiovascular disease incidence: a UK Biobank cohort study; Experts warn that extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health; Ultra-processed food intake and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in individuals with cardiovascular disease: the Moli-sani Study;
  • New section: Coronary Artery Calcium Score; CAC scores not always reliable for ruling out obstructive CAD; Association of Age With the Diagnostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Ruling Out Coronary Stenosis in Symptomatic Patients; Only Alcohol – Not Caffeine, Diet or Lack of Sleep – Might Trigger Heart Rhythm Condition. Lifestyle Factors May Play Role in Managing the Malady, Latest Study Shows; Rare gene mutation in some Black Americans may allow earlier screening of heart failure; A key difference between stroke symptoms for men and women;
  • Chinese Culture These Are the 15 Best Chinatowns Around the World; Moody Photos of China's Most Beautiful Coastline and the Sea Farmers Who Tend It; Researchers find repeated link between volcanic eruptions and dynastic collapse in China's Imperial Era; The Debonair Restaurateur Who Inspired the First Chinese-American Cookbook. Chin Foin forever changed America's relationship with Chinese food;
  • Connecticut Open Data - Search or browse public data provided by Connecticut State Agencies; CT WiZ: Access My Immunization Records;
  • 💕; Are Young Children Super Spreaders of SARS-CoV-2 in Families?; People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections. Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests; COVID-19: Without masks, two meters distancing is not enough, research finds. Simulations track the spread of coughs and safe physical distancing indoors; Study Says Vaccinations Prevented Deaths In Connecticut; COVID-19 Science Update; Alarming study on COVID-19 vaccine side effects withdrawn after authors recognize key mistake; Genetics could explain why some people get severe COVID-19; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March to December 2020; The Mysterious Case of the COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory; China to test thousands of Wuhan blood samples in Covid-19 probe; Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antibody binding; COVID-19 Nursing Home Data Information on COVID-19 reported by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module; Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status; What to Know About the New Delta Sublineage-CDC acknowledges AY.4.2 is stateside after quick spread in the U.K;. SARS-CoV-2 and NIAID-supported Bat Coronavirus Research; Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Providers; COVID reinfections likely within one or two years, models propose; Estimates based on viral evolution forecast a 50% risk 17 months after a first infection without measures such as masking and vaccination; PAD patients more likely to die from COVID-19; Peripheral Artery Disease and COVID-19 Outcomes: Insights from the Yale DOM-CovX Registry; Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms; COVID-19 Vaccination and Non-COVID-19 Mortality Risk - Seven Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-July 31, 2021; Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Among Adults Hospitalized with COVID-19-Like Illness with Infection-Induced or mRNA Vaccine-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Immunity - Nine States, January-September 2021; COVID reinfection is likely for unvaccinated people; How does the government count COVID-19 deaths? Medical conditions or injuries at an individual’s time of death are not automatically official causes of death for the purpose of government statistics. That includes COVID-19; Gene linked to doubling risk of COVID-19 death found by UK scientists; Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 200 Million Mark For Infections; Report Shows Arizona Man Infected His Dog, Cat With COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2 variant detected in dogs and cats with suspected myocarditis; How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic; Zoonotic spillover of SARS-CoV-2: mink-adapted virus in humans; CDC Hasn't Updated COVID Vax Breakthrough Data - Agency doesn't report real-time breakthrough data, but states provide some answers; Coronavirus lurks and lingers in nursing home patients’ rooms, study finds. Rigorous surface cleaning needed to reduce chance of spread to unvaccinated and vaccinated-but-vulnerable patients, staff and visitors; First Known Covid Case Was Vendor at Wuhan Market, Scientist Claims. A new review of early Covid-19 cases in the journal Science will revive, though certainly not settle, the debate over how the pandemic began; Wuhan Market Vendor Likely First Case of COVID, Scientist Says; Why people with mental illness are at higher risk of COVID; Scientists warn of new Botswana variant of Covid with horrific number of mutations, Only 10 cases have been reported worldwide so far; What's known and unknown about Omicron, the coronavirus variant identified in South Africa; Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert Researchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines' effectiveness; New Coronavirus Variant a ‘Serious Concern in South Africa; Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations; Covid-19: ‘selfish mask guest in quarantine hotel cross infection is Hong Kong's first case of new coronavirus variant; 'Worse than Delta': Alarm over Botswana Covid variant with multiple mutations; WHO discusses new Covid variant possibly evolved in untreated AIDS patient. What we know so far; Super-mutant 'vaccine resistant' Botswana Covid variant is driving South African surge and is nearing dominance just WEEKS after first being detected - sparking calls for a new travel ban on region to prevent outbreak here; Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variants are most likely to increase pandemic severity; COVID Sure Looks Seasonal Now; What we know about Omicron variant that has sparked global alarm Scientists fear emerging strain could be more transmissible and have higher resistance to vaccines; How variants like omicron develop and what makes them variants 'of concern'. The World Health Organization classified a new variant first identified in southern Africa as a "variant of concern" Friday; Explainer: A new variant of COVID-19, How do we detect new variants, and should we be alarmed?; What you need to know about the omicron variant. Omicron is the newest Covid-19 “variant of concern,” according to the World Health Organization; Tracking omicron cases worldwide; First Omicron Case Detected in the U.S. - But Fauci cautions this is an "n of 1" case; The Omicron variant: What we know so far; U.S. races to detect and track omicron, hampered by an unwieldy surveillance system; These 2 questions will determine if the coronavirus becomes a deadly pandemic; Update on Omicron; Scientists find ‘stealth’ version of Omicron that may be harder to track; Omicron's Explosive Growth Is a Warning Sign We don’t know how severe Omicron is, but we do know it's spreading very fast; Where has Omicron been Detected in the United States;US COVID-19 cases and deaths by state; MORE EFFECTIVE MORE EFFICIENT MORE EQUITABLE YEAR-END STAFF REPORT Overseeing an Improving & Ongoing Pandemic Response; Visualising SARS-CoV-2 transmission routes and mitigations; ‘Just stupid stuff’: Logistics and lack of testing stymied finding the Omicron variant in the U.S.; Omicron largely evades immunity from past infection or two vaccine doses; SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 (Omicron) Variant — United States, December 1–8, 2021;How South African scientists spotted the Omicron Covid variant; How Long Does Omicron Take to Make You Sick? The new variant seems to be our quickest one yet. That makes it harder to catch with the tests we have; Omicron by the numbers: Where things stand now; New section: Metabolic syndrome; Metabolic syndrome increases risk of respiratory distress, death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients; Uneven Reporting Raises Doubts About CDC Vaccination Numbers The agency has acted to address inconsistencies in its data tracker. But experts say the solution does little to correct reporting that has miscounted the vaccination status of millions./; The Unvaccinated Drive COVID-19 Infections in the U.S.;Early data on Omicron show surging cases but milder symptoms The variant’s capacity for reinfection appears unprecedented; Intermountain official warns of continued protective measures, vaccination due to omicron;A case study of extended in-flight transmission of SARS-CoV-2 en route to Aotearoa New Zealand;
  • Combat Misinformation With 'Psychological Herd Immunity' - Better to "pre-bunk" misinformation sooner rather than later, experts say; National and State Trends in Anxiety and Depression Severity Scores Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, 2020–2021; APA Offers Tips for Understanding Prolonged Grief Disorder; Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation; CDC Now Reports COVID Cases and Deaths by Vax Status - New tool also reveals numeric differences between vaccines; Tracking Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic; 'I hope you die': how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists. Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats of physical or sexual violence; Effects of covid-19 pandemic on life expectancy and premature mortality in 2020: time series analysis in 37 countries; New coronavirus, likely from dogs, infects people in Malaysia and Haiti; Amid the pandemic, a rising share of older U.S. adults are now retired; The Plastic Deluge: 8 Million Tons of Waste From COVID-19 Treatment of plastic waste is not keeping up with demand for plastic products; The Year America's Hair Fell Out; Why Health-Care Workers Are Quitting in Droves; Understanding the hidden costs of COVID-19’s potential impact on US healthcare; Companies are telling unvaccinated workers to pay more for health insurance; We’ll know more soon about Omicron. Here’s how to interpret the coming flood of data; Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School - Marin County, California, May-June 2021; Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases; Preparing for Omicron as a covid veteran; Omicron blindspots: why it’s hard to track coronavirus variants; 10 lessons I’ve learned from the Covid–19 pandemic; Deaths of despair: the unrecognized tragedy of working class immiseration;
  • Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 200 Million Mark For Infections;
  • Why people who don’t trust vaccines are embracing unproven drugs; Erectile Dysfunction Risk 6 Times Higher in Men With COVID; Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases; Increased risk for COVID-19 breakthrough infection in fully vaccinated patients with substance use disorders in the United States between December 2020 and August 2021; A primer on what we know about mixing and matching Covid vaccines; What Are the Long-Term Outcomes of Kids With MIS-C After COVID-19?; Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?; Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You? (UPDATED); COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction – but vaccines do not; Does coronavirus linger in the body? What we know about how viruses in general hang on in the brain and testicles; 2021: Hospital care for COVID could cost you thousands; Assessment of Out-of-Pocket Spending for COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the US in 2020; The very low risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination should not discourage vaccination Position Paper of the Swiss Society of Cardiology (SSC), Working Group of Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging of the SSC and the Swiss Society of Paediatric Cardiology; Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination; Rare Neurologic Events More Common After COVID Infection Than After Vaccine — Study looks at outcomes for 32 million people in England; COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots; Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19; Which Vaccine Passport App Should I Use? For those who want a digital option instead of always whipping out their vaccine card, there are plenty to choose from; Brain Fog After COVID-19 May Last Longer Than We Think — Relatively young people wrestle with cognitive dysfunction for months; More than half of survivors experience ‘long COVID’; Most Americans resumed risky activities before COVID vaccines came out; Breakthrough Infection Study Compares Decline in Vaccine Effectiveness and Consequences for Mortality; COVID-19 Vaccines Factsheet: In Chuukese, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, and more; COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS OHSA - Emergency Temporary Standard; Even if they get breakthrough infections, vaccinated people don't get as sick with Covid-19, studies show;SARS-CoV-2 vaccine protection and deaths among US veterans during 2021; Mild COVID-19 infections not associated with long-term risk of heart damage; Prospective Case-Control Study of Cardiovascular Abnormalities 6 Months Following Mild COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers; COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens; Covid vaccination mandates for city workers caused backlash. But data show they’re working. Public employees are vaccinated at a higher rate than the general public in 19 cities, an NBC News analysis found;What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19; Why experts say monoclonal antibodies aren't vaccine substitute. Data supporting antibodies is limited compared to that for authorized vaccines; COVID-19 Linked to Long List of Eye Abnormalities — Indian eye doctors also warn of dangerous infections associated with steroids, diabetes; Effectiveness of public health measures in reducing the incidence of covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and covid-19 mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis; Hospitalizations rising among fully vaccinated in U.S., Fauci saysv"What we’re starting to see now is an uptick in hospitalizations among people who’ve been vaccinated but not boosted." Risk for Stillbirth Among Women With and Without COVID-19 at Delivery Hospitalization - United States, March 2020–September 2021; A Breath of Virus-Free Air - Advanced air purification can reduce hospital-acquired infections; Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame; Let's Talk About MIS-C — Raising awareness of this condition, especially among the parents of our patients, is key; J&J's COVID Vaccine on the Way Out? — CDC panel demotes vaccine but stops short of recommending against use; As Omicron spreads, perceptions of risk around certain activities on the rise again; How COVID vaccines shaped 2021 in eight powerful charts; We Need to Start Thinking Differently About Breakthrough Infections; What to do if you've just tested positive for Covid With the fast-spreading omicron variant, there has been a rise in cases, including breakthrough infections. These are the steps to take if you test positive; Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2; Who Are the Adults Not Vaccinated Against COVID? Household Pulse Survey Shows Many Don’t Trust COVID Vaccine, Worry About Side Effects;
  • Targeted Blood Sugar Level With Diabetes May Help Prevent a 2nd Stroke; Intermittent fasting may lower risk of heart disease, diabetes; National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020; Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2022;
  • Favorite Music Sites Adele 30: The Psychology of Why Sad Songs Make Us Feel Good;
  • FAQ Page;
  • Fitness Target Heart Rate Calculator; Taking it easy as you get older? Wrong;
  • Healthcare Quality Data It's time for individuals not doctors or companies — to own their health data;
  • Healthcare Quality Issues Hospital Utilization -; Health Literacy: A Key to Good Health; Whether people inform themselves or remain ignorant is due to three factors;
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  • Healthy People 2030 Healthy People 2020 Final Review; Healthy People 2020 Progress Table; Healthy People 2020 Progress by Population Group; Assessing Healthy People 2020; ;
  • Infectious Diseases What is a superbug? Bacteria immune to the effects of antibiotics are rising.;
  • Infectious Diseases 5 things to know about monkeypox after a new case appeared in U.S.;
  • Maternal Child Health States have mandated vaccinations since long before COVID-19; How COVID vaccines shaped 2021 in eight powerful charts;
  • Nutrition Resources 6 Things Americans Eat That Are Banned in Other Countries; Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Artificial Sweeteners; Vitamin D and Disease Prevention: Worth Another Look? Incidence of autoimmune disease decreased by 25-30% with dietary supplements; Diet trumps drugs for anti ageing and good metabolic health; Ultra-processed food intake and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in individuals with cardiovascular disease: the Moli-sani Study;
  • The State of Obesity 2021; Obesity Paper Has Diet Researchers Riled Up - Nutrition community clashes over perspective piece on obesity mechanism; Diet-induced fasting ghrelin elevation reflects the recovery of insulin sensitivity and visceral adiposity regression; Obesity treatment: Weight loss versus increasing fitness and physical activity for reducing health risks; Overweight children are developing heart complications; 40+ Weight Loss Statistics 2021;
  • Public Health Continuing Education Opportunities Public Health Law Introduction Videos. Video shorts from the Public Health Law Academy; New section: Complementary Health Approaches;Online Continuing Education Series from NCCIH;
  • Public Health Data Trends in and Characteristics of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyls United States, 2019–2020;
  • Public Health Data Mental Health ATLAS 2020; ;
  • Public Health Practice Social Media Toolkit. A Primer for Local Health Department PIOs and Communications Professionals 2.0 Updated July 2021; Tracking Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals -2021 Revision;
  • Public Health Sites A - C Alcohol and Cannabis Use and the Developing Brain; Investigating the causal relationship between allergic disease and mental health; Turns Out, Beer Is Even Worse For You Than We Thought. From your brain to your belly, this popular drink could be wreaking havoc on your health; HIV Source; Despite interventions, Black and Hispanic men are contracting HIV at the same rates as 10 years ago;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Research Shows More People Living in Floodplains; Kilauea Summit WebCams; What's Behind California's Surge of Large Fires?; Exposure to Certain Phthalates Tied to All-Cause, CV-Related Death - Common chemicals in shampoo, cosmetics also linked with billions of dollars in lost productivity; Deaths Linked to ‘Hormone Disruptor’ Chemical Costs Billions in Lost U.S. Productivity. NYU Langone Study Shows That Daily Exposure to Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Plastic Food Containers & Cosmetics May Lead to Roughly 100,000 Premature Deaths Among Older Americans Each Year; Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death, Study Says; Risky grease proof chemicals hang around forever; Where does our plastic accumulate in the ocean and what does that mean for the future?; Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth; PFAS exposure, high-fat diet drive prostate cells metabolism into pro-cancer state.Dietary fat synergizes with PFAS to trigger cancer in benign cells, accelerate tumor growth in malignant cells; Cannabis Not So Great for Catching Z's - Recent users reported less-than-optimal sleep duration; December tornadoes: What caused this deadly outbreak?'; ˜Forever chemicals" latch onto sea spray to become airborne; Weed May Mess With Your Medicines, Causing Harm; Cannabis may contain heavy metals and affect consumer health, study finds Research team proposes strategies for growers to avoid heavy metals in their cannabis crops;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Fighting Fatty Liver Disease; Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: What to Know. Learn about hearing aids, personal sound amplification products, and the proposed change to how you can get hearing aids;.
  • Public Health Sites M - N Depression and suicide: what you need to know and what you can do; Mental Health ATLAS 2020;Brain Basics: Know Your Brain;
  • Public Health Software ERCC - Emergency Response Coordination Centre;
  • Research Resources on the NetUnrepresentative big surveys significantly overestimated US vaccine uptake;
  • Senior Health Taking it easy as you get older? Wrong;
  • Sleep and Alcohol Use in Women; Falling asleep at this time may be protective for your heart. Bedtime from 10 to 11 p.m. is associated with lower risk of developing heart disease, new research shows; Accelerometer-derived sleep onset timing and cardiovascular disease incidence: a UK Biobank cohort study; What happens when you don’t get enough sleep Sleep deprivation can cause a lot more problems than just feeling cranky in the morning;
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2021; Youth E-cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Almost 85 Percent of the More Than 2 Million U.S. Middle and High School Students Who Used E-Cigarettes Used Flavored E-Cigarettes in 2021; UC San Diego Study: E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Stay Off Cigarettes Cigarette smokers who quit smoking but substitute e-cigarettes, or other tobacco product, are more likely to relapse; E-cigarettes don't help smokers stay off cigarettes, study suggests Cigarette smokers who quit smoking but substitute e-cigarettes, or other tobacco product, are more likely to relapse, study finds; Incidence of Cigarette Smoking Relapse Among Individuals Who Switched to e-Cigarettes or Other Tobacco Products; Do Vaping Products Actually Help Smokers Quit? A review of the evidence to date offers context for FDA's review of e-cigarettes; E-CIGARETTES: A NEW THREAT TO CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. A WORLD HEART FEDERATION POLICY BRIEF; Vaping disrupts mitochondria and promotes inflammation independent of the effects of past smoking; E-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health in adults;
  • US Government Statistics NCVS Dashboard (N-DASH) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data - The NCVS is the nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Bureau of Justice Statistics; New section: Poverty statistics; Poverty Rates for Blacks and Hispanics Reached Historic Lows in 2019;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Team of scientists warns against acetaminophen in pregnancy; Maternal cannabis use is associated with suppression of immune gene networks in placenta and increased anxiety phenotypes in offspring;
  • Women's Health Issues .Falling asleep at this time may be protective for your heart. Bedtime from 10 to 11 p.m. is associated with lower risk of developing heart disease, new research shows;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Alcohol Is the Breast Cancer Risk No One Wants to Talk About. As companies roll out the pink beer in October to raise awareness of the disease, one group is urging young women to think twice;
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Male-Female Differences in Heart Disease Could Start Before Birth; Sex‐ and Age‐Based Temporal Trends in Takotsubo Syndrome Incidence in the United States;
  • Writing 9 Ways to Know if Health Info Is Actually Junk Science Use these steps to figure out what's true; The Golden Age of Junk Science Is Killing Us Misinformation is being spewed, weaponized, and consumed at a deadly rate. Fortunately, there's a way out. Here's how to make sense of what you're seeing;
  • Career Resources How to Include Certifications on a Resume; What's an ATS-Friendly Resume? And How to Write One; What Workers Need to Know About Protests—On and Off the Job; What's a CV, and how does it differ from a resume? Don’t make the mistake of using these terms interchangeably; 10 things your resume is probably missing—that recruiters definitely want to see; How to catalog your accomplishments Don’t scramble at the last minute. Keeping track of your career achievements throughout the year is the smart way to go; Resume Buzzwords to Include and Avoid; 113 Resume Buzzwords—What to Use and What to Avoid;
  • General job searching Use These 9 Best Job-Search Apps to Find Your Dream Job;

January - March 2022

Updated Pages

All statistics to be updated can be found on all the Site Map Pages, the Web Site Statistics Page. This is done monthly, usually near the beginning of each month.

  • Cancer statistics, 2022; Global Cancer Statistics 2020: GLOBOCAN Estimates of Incidence and Mortality Worldwide for 36 Cancers in 185 Countries;
  • Chronic Disease Index Association of Treatable Health Conditions During Adolescence With Accelerated Aging at Midlife;
  • What Is a Heart-Healthy Diet? American Heart Association Weighs in With New Dietary Recommendations; High levels of good cholesterol may be bad for men; Very High High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels and Cardiovascular Mortality; New section: Alcohol; The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Cardiovascular Health: Myths and Measures; World Health Federation; 'Psychoactive and harmful': World Heart Federation says alcohol is never good for the heart; Caffeine, energy drinks and other natural supplements can cause heart damage, cardiologists warn; Caffeine, energy drinks and other natural supplements can cause heart damage, cardiologists warn; Cardiovascular effects of doping substances, commonly prescribed medications and ergogenic aids in relation to sports: a position statement of the sport cardiology and exercise nucleus of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology; Best Heart-Healthy Diets 2022; Vitamin D supplementation and prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer in the Finnish Vitamin D Trial, a randomized controlled trial; Daily exercise at age 70 may help prevent heart disease later; Study Touts Benefits of Exercise as Primary CVD Prevention in Older Adults;
  • Risk Factors for Heart Disease;
  • Chinese Culture The Hidden, Magnificent History of Chop Suey Discrimination and mistranslation have long obscured the dish's true origins; House GOP candidate calls for Texas-wide ban on Chinese students; Chinatowns are struggling to survive. Grace Young is reminding Americans why they matter; Rare 'bionic' armor discovered in 2,500-year-old China burial. It's only the second known ancient armor of its kind; The 22 Best Restaurants in NYC Chinatown; As Chinatowns face rapid change, America's oldest Chinese restaurants are bent on surviving. Traditional Chinese mom-and-pop eateries are facing multiple challenges of gentrification, shifting trends and increased bias attacks;
  • Connecticut Measured By 2020 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates; COVID-19 In Connecticut 2 Years Later: Timeline;
  • COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations; Omicron: What We Know About the New Coronavirus Variant. In just a few weeks since its discovery, Omicron has turned out to be highly transmissible and less susceptible to vaccines than other variants; New section: Delmicron (Under specific variants); What exactly is Delmicron? Scientists warn of super strain Here's all about its origin, mutation, etc; After Delmicron, it's flurona: Israel reports first double infection of Covid and flu: New section: Co-infections; 2022's Hottest New Illness: Flurona; New variant: B.1.640.2; New corona variant identified in France; Emergence in Southern France of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of probably Cameroonian origin harboring both substitutions N501Y and E484K in the spike protein; Wastewater samples reveal record levels of coronavirus across U.S. "Wastewater is going to be a leading indicator for what's going on in a given community and what's to come," said a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; Why this Covid-19 surge is 'unprecedented in this pandemic'; Which Fully Vaccinated Adults Are Most at Risk of Severe COVID?; Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes Among Persons Aged ≥18 Years Who Completed a Primary COVID-19 Vaccination Series - 465 Health Care Facilities, United States, December 2020-October 2021; What we know about the symptoms - and the severity - of the omicron variant; Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant: a new chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic;

    Effectiveness of BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA Vaccination Against Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Among Persons Aged 12-18 Years United States, July-December 2021; The lag between daily reported Covid-19 cases and deaths and its relationship to age; CDC updates are straining already-pressed public health departments. With an already-weary public tuning out rules and with omicron surging, some public health professionals are struggling to explain recent changes in federal guidance; Cyprus reportedly discovers a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta; No, 'Deltacron' Is Probably Not Real - Reports of a 'recombinant' variant likely just hinge on lab contamination; U.S. COVID hospitalizations hit new record high, raising risks for patients; Excess Mortality Among Patients Hospitalized During the COVID-19 Pandemic; What Is Flurona? Cases of Co-Infections Increase Amid Peak Influenza Season and Omicron Variant Surge; Flurona: Worrisome but No Need to Panic - Viral co-infection isn't new, experts say; Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report; Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder; Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19. Some counties, like Cape Girardeau, have seen a spike in deaths that aren't attributed to COVID-19. Many of them, blamed on natural causes, are likely from the coronavirus; Want to get omicron and just get it over with? Here's why that's a bad idea; States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: Jan. 14; Average charge for COVID-19 hospitalization, by state; The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters; Study finds 1 in 10 people with COVID-19 remains infectious beyond 10 days; Persistence of clinically relevant levels of SARS-CoV2 envelope gene subgenomic RNAs in non-immunocompromised individuals; One in ten people may still be infectious for COVID after ten days, new research indicates; What we know about Omicron. The new coronavirus variant is spreading fast and raising concerns despite causing milder infections; Genetic risk factor found for Covid-19 smell and taste loss, researchers say Six months after contracting Covid, as many as 1.6 million people in the U.S. are still unable to smell or have experienced changes in their ability to smell; What we know about Omicron. The new coronavirus variant is spreading fast and raising concerns despite causing milder infections; Evidence for a mouse origin of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant; Omicron 'sub-lineage' BA.2 designated as COVID variant under investigation, says UKHSA;

    COVID-19 Incidence and Death Rates Among Unvaccinated and Fully Vaccinated Adults with and Without Booster Doses During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Emergence - 25 U.S. Jurisdictions, April 4-December 25, 2021; Covid booster shots effective against severe illness from omicron, CDC studies say Three studies released Friday by the CDC underscore the importance of a third dose to help keep Covid-19 patients out of the hospital; Effectiveness of a Third Dose of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19-Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance - VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021–January 2022; Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status; Yes, you can catch the flu and Covid. No, 'flurona' isn't real. Researchers have studied what happens when a human body is infected by two viruses, but it's not yet clear what happens to people who catch Covid and another contagion; Omicron BA.2 Variant May Be Extra Transmissible - "Only having a transmissibility advantage at this stage of the game isn't a total showstopper"; Trends in Disease Severity and Health Care Utilization During the Early Omicron Variant Period Compared with Previous SARS-CoV-2 High Transmission Periods United States, December 2020-January 2022; Omicron subvariant: What we know now; Accuracy of Federal Stats on Most-Unvaxxed Hospitals in Question - Information crucial in light of high court's decision upholding health worker vaccine mandate; What to know about BA.2, the newest Covid omicron variant; Watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises. COVID-19: Significant Improvements Are Needed for Overseeing Relief Funds and Leading Responses to Public Health Emergencies; Autopsies and covid-19. America's elected coroners are too often a public-health liability. The politics of death;

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  • Public Health Sites D-G CVD risk factors associated with cannabis use; Combining cannabis with prescription drugs could lead to harmful interactions. It could amplify the negative side effects and inhibit the positive effects of prescription drugs; Marijuana users' risk of deadly complication doubles after rare type of bleeding stroke; Phthalate and novel plasticizer concentrations in food items from U.S. fast food chains: a preliminary analysis; A New Look at Earth's Lightning; Study reveals how triclosan, likely found in toothpaste, is triggered to harm the gut; Cannabis poisoning in young children increased nine times after legalization; Texas went big on oil. Earthquakes followed. Thousands of earthquakes are shaking Texas. What the frack is going on?; Earthquakes have risen alongside wastewater injections in Texas. This chart shows earthquakes around the city of Pecos. Red indicates earthquakes. Green is oil production, and blue is wastewater disposal in millions of barrels. (Yellow shows the rise in natural gas production.) Adapted from "The Proliferation of Induced Seismicity in the Permian Basin, Texas" by Robert J. Skoumal and Daniel T. Trugman; Mauna Loa - Preparing for the next eruption of Earth's largest active volcano U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory January 14, 2022; Evidence on the acute and residual neurocognitive effects of cannabis use in adolescents and adults: a systematic meta-review of meta-analyses; Elderly People Living Near Fracking Sites Face Higher Risk of Death - Risk elevated for those who live downwind as opposed to upwind of sites; Long-term cannabis use damages lungs, but in a different way from tobacco; How does cannabis use affect brain health? Caution advised, more research needed. American Heart Association Scientific Statement; Reusable plastic bottles release hundreds of chemicals; New section: Trimetazidine; What is trimetazidine, the drug Russian skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for before the Olympics? New section: Pharmaceutical Pollution; Global Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals Project; Pharmaceutical pollution of the world's rivers; Unsafe Drug Levels in the World's Rivers — Pharmaceutical pollution worse in countries where it's least monitored; Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS); New section: Xylazine; With overdoses at record highs, a veterinary tranquilizer spreading through the U.S. drug supply poses new threats; Climate Spirals; Marijuana for medical use may result in rapid onset of cannabis use disorder; Health risk due to micro- and nanoplastics in food; Microplastics have been found in air, water, food and now ... human blood;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2022;
  • Public Health Sites M - N Association of E-Cigarettes With Erectile Dysfunction: The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study; Researchers uncover how the human brain separates, stores, and retrieves memories;
  • Public Health Sites O-Z Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged 18 Years - United States, 2015-2019;
  • Public Health Software A Selection of Maps We Weren't Taught in School;
  • Research Resources on the Net Surveys with repetitive questions yield bad data, study finds. In as few as six or eight questions, people are already answering in such a way that you're worse off if you're trying to predict real-world behavior;
  • Senior Health Taking it easy as you get older? Wrong; Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect aging synapses. Enhanced nerve transmission seen in older adults who remained active; Those Who Married Once More Likely Than Others to Have Retirement Savings; Senior Sleep Guide: Everything To Know About How Sleep Changes As You Age;
  • Teens not getting enough sleep may consume 4.5 extra pounds of sugar during a school year says BYU research; Poor sleep can triple risk for heart disease; Clearance of Protein Linked to Alzheimer's Controlled by Circadian Cycle; Getting sufficient sleep reduces calorie intake; Light exposure during sleep impairs cardiometabolic function;
  • Social Media The Behaviors and Attitudes of U.S. Adults on Twitter A minority of Twitter users produce a majority of tweets from U.S. adults, and the most active tweeters are less likely to view the tone or civility of discussions as a major problem on the site; Social media use tied to poor physical health; Here's Why People Share Content Publicly on Social Media;
  • Statistical Procedures Had to know Basic Mathematics ;
  • 3 Simple Ways to Quit Nicotine, Caffeine, and Alcohol, Because it's time to get honest about vaping, coffee and booze. ; Association of E-Cigarettes With Erectile Dysfunction: The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study; Tobacco publishing ban for researchers at industry-owned firms. Respiratory societies tighten author restrictions after tobacco giant PMI acquires inhaler maker Vectura; Tobacco Tactics: Philip Morris International; Synthetic nicotine: Unregulated and increasingly popular. To users, these vapes are identical. But because of an obscure loophole, they skirt the FDA's regulatory umbrella; E-cigarettes are less effective at helping smokers to quit A US study finds that going cold turkey was a better quitting strategy than using e-cigarettes; E-Cigs Are Not Helping People Quit Smoking - Only 9.9% successfully abstained from cigarettes for over 12 months; Researchers agree on first formal definition of long COVID in children. International experts hope the new definition will facilitate more reliable research; Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat; E-Cig Use Tied to Higher Odds of Prediabetes - As in regular cigarettes, nicotine may play a role, researcher says; Smoking and Diabetes; Evidence links e-cigarette use with increased odds of prediabetes; Vaping alters mouth microbes; FDA Receives Authorization to Regulate Synthetic Nicotine;
  • US Government Statistics NCVS Dashboard (N-DASH); Two Ways the U.S. Census Bureau Measures Poverty to Capture Clearer Picture of Poverty in America;
  • Web Resources Blockchain: Emerging Technology Offers Benefits for Some Applications but Faces Challenges ;
  • Women's Health Issues Academic Sexual Misconduct Database; One in four women experience domestic violence before age 50;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Diabetes, hypertension more common among breast cancer survivors;
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Risk of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Women With and Without a History of Breast Cancer: The Pathways Heart Study; Risk Factors for Heart Disease;
  • Writing Fake viral footage is spreading alongside the real horror in Ukraine here are 5 ways to spot it. Manipulated or falsified videos and images can spread quickly“ but there are strategies you can take to evaluate them; Visual Mis/disinformation in Journalism and Public Communications: Current Verification Practices, Challenges, and Future Opportunities; 20 Questions Framework;

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  • Academic Resources Just being exposed to new things makes people ready to learn. Latent learning occurs without any explicit teaching; Which educational techniques get top grades; Understanding Learning by Inference. Study Shows Problems Are Mapped in the Brain;
  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography Paul Dettmer's Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive; Riley Black's The Last Days of the Dinosaurs. An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World;
  • Annotated Medical Bibliography Paul Dettmer's Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive ;
  • Annotated Public Health Practice Bibliography Paul Dettmer's Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive;
  • Annotated Wellness Bibliography Paul Dettmer's Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive;
  • Factors influencing cancer patients' experiences of care in the USA, United Kingdom, and Canada: A systematic review; Young Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk of Death From Second Malignancies - Study finds 25% higher risk of secondary cancers versus general public, 84% higher risk of death; Body Location May Influence Fate of Cells with Cancer-Causing Mutations; Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer, Living near regions prone to wildfires may boost risk of developing lung cancer and brain tumors; New section: Environmental Aspects; Living near wildfires ups cancer risk; American Cancer Society nutrition and physical activity guideline for cancer survivors; World Cancer Research Fund International - Cancer Trends; In people with HIV, treating precancerous anal lesions cuts risk of anal cancer by more than half;
  • Chronic Disease Index New section: Environmental Factors; Environmental Factors Predict Risk of Death;
  • Associations of Dietary Cholesterol, Serum Cholesterol, and Egg Consumption With Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality, and Systematic Review and Updated Meta-Analysis; Dietary and blood cholesterols: What to know; Study Provides 'Elusive' Link Between Kids' Health and Adult Heart Events - CV risk factors in childhood tied to midlife CV events and CVD; Just one cigarette raises heart disease risk, study finds Light smoking can raise your heart risk. A study finds that one cigarette a day raises the risk of heart disease and stroke almost as much as a pack a day. Combining certain medications with ibuprofen can permanently injure kidneys. Commonly prescribed hypertension drugs may be harmful in combination with ibuprofen; Mediterranean diet outperforms low-fat diet for cardiovascular disease prevention;
  • Warmer summer nocturnal surface air temperatures and cardiovascular disease death risk: a population-based study; Seven Factors Account for 85% of Acute MI Risk in Young Americans - Some factors were sex-specific, highlighting need for targeted interventions, say investigators; Particulate Matter Size Tied to Stroke Mortality - Association stronger among individuals with ischemic strokes; American Heart Association's Simple 7: Lifestyle Recommendations, Polygenic Risk, and Lifetime Risk of Coronary Heart Disease; Association of Accelerometer-Measured Sedentary Time and Physical Activity With Risk of Stroke Among US Adults; Association of Postural Instability With Asymptomatic Cerebrovascular Damage and Cognitive Decline;
  • Chinese Culture How Chinese place names like Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou changed under foreign control, and how the new monikers came about; Understanding Disparities and Discrimination Faced by Asian and NHOPI People; About a third of Asian Americans say they have changed their daily routine due to concerns over threats, attacks; How Connecticut became the first state to require — and fund — teaching Asian American history. A new Connecticut law requires public schools to implement localized curricula about the history and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders;
  • Tracking Coronavirus in New Haven County, Conn.: Latest Map and Case Count; Census Approves CT Switch From Counties To Regions: What To Know The U.S. Census Bureau approved a request to tabulate data by planning regions instead of counties, here is what to know about the change; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Earnings, Employment, and Education in Connecticut;
  • Consumer Health MyHealthfinder helps you Take Good Care with recommendations for preventive services that are just right for you; Many Americans Have Knowledge Gaps About Their Own Health: Survey;
  • 💕; Explainer: Omicron 'stealth' COVID variant BA.2 now dominant globally; We Study Virus Evolution. Here's Where We Think the Coronavirus Is Going; Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status; Does Green on COVID-19 Maps Mean What You Think? COVID-19's heat map are intended to help the public evaluate health risks during the pandemic. But the guidelines the CDC and other institutions use to create these maps can lead to confusion. Two linguistic anthropologists help make sense of what these maps really mean'; New Omicron variant XE found in UK but too soon to say how contagious it is; Omicron and its stealth subvariant quietly merged into a contagious mutant called Omicron XE — and it already has two cases; African Swine Fever Virus: A Global Concern; Omicron XE variant: 5 things to know; The animal origin of SARS-CoV-2; Tracking an FDA advisory panel meeting on Covid-19 vaccines and boosters; Wastewater provides a planet-wide laboratory for the study of human health; Let's Clear The Air On COVID; US, WHO officials and experts agree (sort of) on how COVID-19 spreads; Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1; Why the WHO took two years to say COVID is airborne; Science & Tech Spotlight: Wastewater Surveillance; How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic The ins and outs of wastewater surveillance; SARS-CoV-2 has been circulating in northern Italy since December 2019: Evidence from environmental monitoring; COVID mortality in India: National survey data and health facility deaths; India Is Stalling the W.H.O's Efforts to Make Global Covid Death Toll Public. The agency has calculated that 15 million people have died as a result of the pandemic, far more than earlier estimates, but has yet to release those numbers; New section - psychiatric disorders; Psych Disorders Tied to More Breakthrough COVID Cases Association in veterans appeared largely driven by those 65 and up; 4 Michiganders with COVID-19 strain unique to mink were likely 1st U.S. spillover cases; Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Nursing Home Associated With Aerosol Transmission as a Result of Inadequate Ventilation; High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020; What triggers severe COVID? Infected immune cells hold clues Studies have revealed that infected immune cells prompt a massive inflammatory response; 2 new omicron variants are spreading in N.Y. and elsewhere. Here's what we know; Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5-11 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 COVID-NET, 14 States, March 2020-February 2022; COVID-19 leading cause of death ranking; COVID-19 mortality preventable by vaccines; White House Keeping an Eye on 2 New Omicron Subvariants; Community Profile Report; Surprisingly low Shanghai COVID death count spurs questions; Here's why you might still want to wear masks on public transport; Symptom prevalence, duration, and risk of hospital admission in individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 during periods of omicron and delta variant dominance: a prospective observational study from the ZOE COVID Study; Seroprevalence of Infection-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies United States, September 2021–February 2022; New section: B2.12.1; BA.2.12.1 Subvariant: Concerning, but No Need to Panic Just Yet - A number of factors are contributing to the Omicron subvariant's rise; South Africa Likely to See Fifth COVID Wave - Recent sharp increases in test positivity, cases driven by BA.4 and BA.5 variants; Impact of population mixing between vaccinated and unvaccinated subpopulations on infectious disease dynamics: implications for SARS-CoV-2 transmission; Unvaccinated People Create Higher Risk for Vaccinated, Study Says; Unvaccinated People Increase Risk Of Covid Infection Among Vaccinated, Study Finds; Virus mutations aren't slowing down. New omicron subvariant proves it.; BA.4, BA.5, 2 new Omicron variants detected in the U.S., could spark another COVID wave. Research shows these people will fare best; Covid: World's true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO; 14.9 million excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021; Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant U.S. COVID Strain. The highly contagious coronavirus variant made up 36.5% of total U.S. cases last week, up from 26.6% the week before; Coronavirus update: Subvariants are proliferating; Making up 1 million deaths: Where Covid killed; New Study Finds Climate Change Could Spark the Next Pandemic; Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults Differ by Age; Most Americans have now had Covid-19 but experts are predicting the next surge; Most COVID Transmission Is Still Asymptomatic - Some 60% of spread starts with those who have no symptoms, and that may be higher with Omicron; The ˜five pandemics driving 1 million U.S. Covid deaths; This is how many lives could have been saved with COVID vaccinations in each state; COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Monthly Update; COVID-NET Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations; Are COVID surges becoming more predictable? New Omicron variants offer a hint. Omicron relatives called BA.4 and BA.5 are behind a fresh wave of COVID-19 in South Africa, and could be signs of a more predictable future for SARS-CoV-2; The pandemic's true death toll: millions more than official counts Countries have reported some five million COVID-19 deaths in two years, but global excess deaths are estimated at double or even quadruple that figure; 15 million people have died in the pandemic, WHO says The World Health Organization's long-awaited estimate of excess COVID deaths is in line with other studies; Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers Decision-makers discussing landmark agreements on health and biodiversity must include four actions to reduce the risk of animals and people exchanging viruses; Nation's latest COVID-19 wave largely hidden from view, health experts say 'There's a lot of COVID out there,' one expert acknowledged; Aerosol particle emission increases exponentially above moderate exercise intensity resulting in superemission during maximal exercise; Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past; COVID death tolls: scientists acknowledge errors in WHO estimates Researchers with the World Health Organization explain mistakes in high-profile mortality estimates for Germany and Sweden; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Selects Biobot Analytics to Expand National Wastewater Monitoring; The Biobot Network of Wastewater Treatment Plants Advancing Wastewater as a Public Health Platform; Food Allergy Is Associated with Lower Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection NIH Study Finds High BMI and Obesity Raise Infection Risk, but Asthma Does Not; People with food allergies may be less prone to COVID infection, study finds; New section: Immune System Risk Factors; How many Covid deaths are acceptable? Some Biden officials tried to guess. Conversations about what Americans would tolerate didn't go too far, underscoring the difficulty of explaining when the pandemic will end; Concordance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Aerosols From a Nurses Station and in Nurses and Patients During a Hospital Ward Outbreak; How to Compare COVID Deaths for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People The death rate among unvaccinated people is still far higher than that among the vaccinated even though vaccinated people now make up a significant proportion of deaths; SARS-CoV-2 infection in free-ranging white-tailed deer; Pandemic's origins obscured by lack of Chinese data - WHO panel; Patients With HIV at Higher Risk for COVID Breakthrough Infections - Fully vaccinated HIV patients had a 28% higher risk; Omicron Subvariants BA.4, BA.5 Start Spreading in the U.S. - The two new subvariants are showing signs that they could become the dominant strains circulating as the U.S. averages more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases each day; CDC: New Omicron Subvariant Takes Over as Dominant Coronavirus Strain. The U.S. is averaging over 100,000 new coronavirus infections each day; Omicron BA.4 and BA.5: Starting From Scratch Yet Again — Here's what we know and what we still need to find out; How months-long COVID infections could seed dangerous new variants Tracking SARS-CoV-2 evolution during persistent cases provides insight into the origins of Omicron and other global variants. What can scientists do with this knowledge?; The BA.5 story;
  • 💕 Health experts caution against "new normal" strategies for COVID-19; The Worst Epidemics and Pandemics in History; Crisis Standards of Care during COVID-19: Summary of State Actions;
  • 💕 COVID Data Dashboard; COVID-19 Outbreak; COVID-19 Projections; The COVID Cast dashboard, from Carnegie Mellon University's Delphi Group; The Economist - covid-19-the-economist-global-excess-deaths-model; World Mortality Dataset (WMD); All-Cause Maternal Mortality in the US Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic;
  • 💕; Effectiveness of Face Mask or Respirator Use in Indoor Public Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection - California, February-December 2021; COVID-19: Information on HHS's Public Education Campaign; Explainer: Why are Shanghai's COVID infections nearly all asymptomatic?; New section: Surveillance Testing; Trends in Number of COVID-19 Vaccinations in the US; Cardiac Complications After SARS-CoV-2 Infection and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination — PCORnet, United States, January 2021–January 2022; Use of At-Home COVID-19 Tests - United States, August 23, 2021-March 12, 2022; Tulane study shows COVID-19’s lingering impacts on the brain; The COVID-19 Spread Simulator - Fun and educational, food for the inner science nerd in you. See how #socialdistancing and good hygiene can make a big difference in preventing the spread of #COVID19; COVID-19 alters levels of fertility-related proteins in men, study suggests; Post-COVID Risk for Blood Clot Lasts at Least 6 Months; COVID-19 Tied to High Risk of Thrombotic Events - Swedish study finds 33-fold increased incidence of pulmonary embolism in month after diagnosis; COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters; SARS-CoV-2 infects and replicates in photoreceptor and retinal ganglion cells of human retinal organoids; COVID-19 linked to greater risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and bleeding events long after recovery; Could computer models be the key to better COVID vaccines?; International study finds heart inflammation rare among people hospitalized with COVID-19; Mandatory masking in schools reduced COVID-19 cases; What Can Be Learned From COVID-19--Related Perinatal Deaths?; 250 days and counting: Waiting on new lungs after Covid/ Just over 10 percent of lung transplants performed in the last year have been Covid-related. Prior to Covid, most of these transplants were needed because of chronic disease; Better ventilation would create a healthier workplace — but companies have to invest; FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Launches Effort to Improve Ventilation and Reduce the Spread of COVID-⁠19 in Buildings; Clean Air in Buildings Challenge - Guidance to Help Building Owners and Operators Improve Indoor Air Quality and Protect Public Health (EPA); Mask Use and Ventilation Improvements to Reduce COVID-19 Incidence in Elementary Schools's Georgia, November-December 11, 2020; Efficacy of Portable Air Cleaners and Masking for Reducing Indoor Exposure to Simulated Exhaled SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols” United States, 2021; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure; Everyone should be wearing N95 masks now; Can 'one-way masking' really protect you from COVID on a crowded plane?; Proper N95 Respirator Use for Respiratory Protection Preparedness; An upper bound on one-to-one exposure to infectious human respiratory particles; Cardiac Conditions of COVID Long-Haulers” Do COVID survivors with cardiac conditions need special treatment and monitoring?; SARS-CoV-2 transmission on planes; COVID-19 Can Directly Infect and Damage Human Kidney Cells; Some cases of long COVID-19 may be caused by an abnormally suppressed immune system, UCLA-led research suggests Scientists had previously suspected that an overactive immune system was at the root of the syndrome; SARS-COV2 placentitis and pregnancy outcome: A multicentre experience during the Alpha and early Delta waves of coronavirus pandemic in England; Antibodies From Vaccines vs. Antibodies From Natural Infection. Similarities and Potential Differences; COVID in the Donor Organ: What's the Risk? - In small sample, donors gave infection to lung recipients, yet not to other organ recipients; New section: Donor Organ Issues; Long Covid: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 120,970 Patients; Guidance on Long COVID as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557; Severe COVID-19 may cause similar cognitive deficits as 20 years of aging. Severe infection was linked to lasting deficits; Coronavirus 'ghosts' found lingering in the gut. Scientists are studying whether long COVID could be linked to viral fragments found in the body months after initial infection. 55% of Hospitalized COVID Patients Still Had Symptoms at 2 Years - "Ongoing follow-up of COVID-19 survivors is essential," researcher says; COVID in Newborns Linked With Necrotizing Enterocolitis Risk - Indonesian study of infants born to COVID-positive mothers also found associations with asphyxia; HIV and Opportunistic Infections, Coinfections, and Conditions; Severe acute hepatitis in children: investigate SARS-CoV-2 superantigens; Do COVID Vaccines Stave Off New Medical Conditions? Large study finds breakthrough cases linked with lower risk of diabetes, hypertension diagnoses; 76% of Long COVID Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Their Infection - Women, those ages 36 to 50 most likely to be diagnosed with post-COVID conditions; Patients Diagnosed with Post An Analysis of Private Healthcare Claims Conditions Conditions ICDCOVID Using the 10 Diagnostic Code Official A FAIR Health White Paper, 22 FAIR Health, Inc.; A multisystem, cardio-renal investigation of post-COVID-19 illness; Long COVID (Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection, PASC); Post-COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18-64 and ≥65 Years - United States, March 2020-November 2021; Evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 long haulers; Long COVID in Older Adults: An Elusive Geriatric Syndrome — We need to redefine the condition for better diagnosis and management; Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions; Physician Group Releases Guidance on Cardiovascular Issues in Long COVID AAPM&R calls for greater awareness of post-COVID cardiovascular complications among clinicians; Consensus Guidance Statement on Cardiovascular Complications in PASC; Ventilation Improvement Strategies Among K–12 Public Schools -The National School COVID-19 Prevention Study, United States, February 14-March 27, 2022; Reducing SARS-CoV-2 in Shared Indoor Air; The United States badly bungled coronavirus testing but things may soon improve A faulty reagent in a test kit and bureaucratic hurdles have slowed testing for the virus that causes COVID-19; COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, by Race and Ethnicity - National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, December 2020-November 2021; COVID and smell loss: answers begin to emerge; New section: Chemosensory; Brain Symptoms Persist in Long COVID Novel PASC phenotype identified in a small subset; How common is long COVID? Why studies give different answers Enormous databases do not necessarily allow scientists to solve long COVID mysteries, such as how well vaccination protects against the condition; Sex differences in sequelae from COVID-19 infection and in long COVID syndrome: a review; Covid's Catch-22: The paradox of masking and disease; A Look at the Supreme Court Ruling on Vaccination Mandates; CDC: 67% of Americans Should Be Wearing Masks Indoors or Considering It The percentage of Americans who should be wearing masks in public indoor spaces under CDC guidance is increasing as the U.S. averages more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases each day; Long COVID symptoms linked to inflammation;
  • Global Estimates of Diabetic Retinopathy Prevalence and Progression in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes -A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis; New study reveals that exposure to a group of widely used 'forever chemicals' may increase diabetes risk in middle-aged women; New study reveals that healthy plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes; In Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Control Could Add Years to Life - Controlling four biomarkers could add as much as a decade to life expectancy; Potential Gains in Life Expectancy Associated With Achieving Treatment Goals in US Adults With Type 2 Diabetes; 'Forever chemicals' linked to higher diabetes risk for women; Poor diet associated with increased diabetes risk across all gradients of genetic risk. A poor diet, irrespective of genetic risk factors, is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of diabetes; Living near fast food restaurants in South Asia may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes; New evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage; Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES); Huge study of diverse populations advances understanding of type 2 diabetes; Health impact of seven herpesviruses on (pre)diabetes incidence and HbA1c: results from the KORA cohort; Diabetes Screening Thresholds Should Be Lowered for Racial Minorities - Researchers suggest BMI and age thresholds be lowered for Asian, Black, and Hispanic adults; Researchers identify biomarker panel that could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy; Prediabetes May Be an Independent Risk Factor for MI” Findings reinforce importance of early screening and intervention, researchers says; Can Race-Based Diabetes Screening Thresholds Reduce Disparities?;
  • Epidemiology M - Z New section: R0 or R naught; The Basic Reproduction Number: R Naught;
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about... UFOs-Declassified Documents; How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth;
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  • Fitness 8 Tips to Follow for When You're Walking for Weight Loss; Walking Calorie Calculator; Association Between Physical Activity and Risk of Disabling Dementia in Japan; Exercise shown to release protein reducing bowel cancer risk; Strong, steady and straight: UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis; Walking towards healthier knees;
  • Healthcare Quality Data Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites;
  • Healthcare Quality Issues Understanding Hospital Costs: New Online Dashboard Helps States and Employers Contain Health Care Spending Growth; Understanding Hospital Costs; One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable - CMS needs to do more to penalize facilities with avoidable adverse events, report says; Concentration of Healthcare Expenditures and Selected Characteristics of High Spenders, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2019; Protecting the Privacy and Security of Your Health Information When Using Your Personal Cell Phone1 or Tablet; HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disclosures of Information Relating to Reproductive Health Care
  • Healthy People 2030 New section: Health Equity; Health Equity and Health Disparities Environmental Scan; Health Equity in Healthy People 2030; Bridging Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030 - March 31, 2022;
  • Infectious Diseases New section: African Swine Flu Virus; African Swine Fever Virus: A Global Concern; Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut's immune system/ Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut. New section: Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria; CDC Details Deadly Aromatherapy Outbreak- Tropical disease hit middle America and could pop up again, agency scientists say; How a COVID Misdiagnosis Revealed Deadly Aromatherapy Outbreak - Case "highlights the importance of autopsy," medical examiner says; CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community; Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say; WHO will rename monkeypox virus to combat racism and stigma; Monkeypox in 2022—What Clinicians Need to Know; Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines In 2022; NIH scientists discover norovirus and other stomach viruses can spread through saliva; Monkeypox may present with unusual symptoms, CDC warns;
  • Infectious Diseases Why do we have different blood types?; CDC expresses concern about possibility of undetected monkeypox spread in U.K.; Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry?; U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreak; Massachusetts public health officials confirm case of monkeypox The confirmed case poses no risk to the general public; U.S. Buys Millions of Monkeypox Vaccines As Massachusetts Man Infected; African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US; What Doctors Need to Know About Monkeypox - While the potential of increased transmissibility is being sorted, here's what we know for sure; The symptoms and causes of monkeypox infections, which CDC calls an 'emerging issue' At least 85 cases have been reported around the world in what one expert calls "the most important outbreak in the history of monkeypox in the Western Hemisphere."; A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox; Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-endemic Countries—2022; Rare monkeypox infections detected in several European countries; Monkeypox goes global: why scientists are on alert. Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world; 2022 United States Monkeypox Case; Monkeypox: What do we know about the outbreaks in Europe and North America?; ECDC presents monkeypox response options, as nine EU/EEA countries report cases; Monkeypox in Multiple Countries; EU health agency warns monkeypox could become endemic in Europe if outbreak continues; Risk assessment: Monkeypox multi-country outbreak; CDC: Monkeypox May Present With Genital Sores, No Prior Fever - Travel history, close contact, and intimate casual encounters between men all risk factors; What You Need to Know About the Global Monkeypox Outbreak; Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries; Monkeypox likely spread by sex at two raves in Europe, expert says Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergencies department, said the leading theory was sexual transmission among gay and bisexual men at two raves held in Spain and Belgium; Explainer: What to Know About Monkeypox; What Is Monkeypox? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know; Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say; How bad could the monkeypox outbreak get? Health experts are optimistic monkeypox can be contained. Here’s why, and where it could go wrong; Health officials scramble to raise monkeypox awareness ahead of Pride Month; Why the Atypical Symptoms in the Latest Monkeypox Cases? — Experts agree these cases are unusual, but not necessarily a concern for viral mutation; Scientists warned us about monkeypox in 1988. Here's why they were right.; CDC Details Monkeypox Vaccine Recommendations — Routine recommendations for a new orthopoxvirus vaccine gain new relevance; Use of JYNNEOS (Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Nonreplicating) for Preexposure Vaccination of Persons at Risk for Occupational Exposure to Orthopoxviruses: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2022; Factbox: Monkeypox cases around the world; Monkeypox outbreaks: 4 key questions researchers have; U.S. Monkeypox 2022: Situation Summary; Monkeypox: Get the facts; What the surprising mutations in the monkeypox virus could indicate about the new outbreak; Britain urges people with monkeypox to abstain from sex as cases rise; Public health agencies issue monkeypox guidance to control transmission. UK's 4 public health agencies issue monkeypox guidance to control transmission in the community; Guidance Principles for monkeypox control in the UK: 4 nations consensus statement Published 30 May 2022; Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world; What to Know About Monkeypox; Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread; ‘Nobody wants to mess this up: A WHO official weighs in on the challenges of responding to monkeypox; Latest Monkeypox Data Is Alarming; Second Monkeypox Strain Discovered in U.S. Over 1,000 cases have been reported in two dozen countries, and the virus may have been circulating outside of Africa for longer than we knew; ‘Nobody wants to mess this up: A WHO official weighs in on the challenges of responding to monkeypox; Monkeypox Outbreak — Nine States, May 2022; CDC: Two Distinct Monkeypox Strains Detected in U.S. Analysis of more cases is needed to understand transmission, officials say; CDC's travel advisory on monkeypox: 'Practice enhanced precautions'; Monkeypox info:2022 Monkeypox and Orthopoxvirus Outbreak Global Map; What is monkeypox, its symptoms and threat to you?; CDC raises monkeypox alert as global cases surpass 1,000; 'Testing bottleneck' for monkeypox puts hope of containment at risk, experts warn; Concern grows that human monkeypox outbreak will establish virus in animals outside Africa - New 'reservoirs' could make outbreaks common and spawn new variants; How the hard lessons of the AIDS crisis are shaping the response to the monkeypox outbreak; What Does the CDC's Monkeypox Travel Advisory Mean? The CDC just upgraded its travel health notice for monkeypox; Monkeypox and gay and bisexual men: Fact sheet; 3 paths monkeypox could take; The Spread of Monkeypox in a 'Shared Global Space'” It's not the next pandemic, but attention still needed, says Boghuma Titanji, MD, PhD; WHO Will Rename Monkeypox Virus to Minimize Stigma, Racism; WHO looks into reports of monkeypox virus in semen; Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men The virus did not spread well between people in the past but may have found a new niche in tightly connected sexual networks; THE WORLD HEALTH NETWORK DECLARES MONKEYPOX A PANDEMIC; National incident declared after UK health officials detect polio virus in London sewage samples; Poliovirus detected in sewage from North and East London; Monkeypox Outbreak Strain Has Far More Mutations Than Expected Evidence of continued adaptation may account for suspected increase in transmissibility; Social Gatherings, Safer Sex, and Monkeypox; Updated Case-finding Guidance: Monkeypox Outbreak ”United States, 2022; Monkeypox Going Through ˜Accelerated Evolution' Researchers Report; Monkeypox in Africa: the science the world ignored African researchers have been warning about monkeypox outbreaks for years. As vaccines are deployed globally, they worry they will be left behind; Voluntary 2022 U.S. National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS) Reportable Diseases, Infections, and Infestations List; National List of Reportable Animal Diseases; How dengue and Zika infections could make people more attractive to mosquitoes;
  • Maternal Child Health Why haven't we cloned a human yet?; Genes vs. Lifestyle: Which Matters More for Health?
  • Nutrition Resources What Nutritionists Want You to Know About Calories; What is ultra-processed food and should we be worried about it?; 6 Sneaky Ingredients in Your Food That Lead to Weight Gain, Say Dietitians Learn the tricks to reading the nutrition label; Dementia Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Shows;
  • Effects of Experimental Sleep Restriction on Energy Intake, Energy Expenditure, and Visceral Obesity; Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2017–2018; Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong; WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022; Brain's Wiring, Not Lack of Willpower, May Drive Obesity: Study; New section: Neurological Aspects; As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, new BYU study shows who is most likely to be part of it;
  • PCH 201 Templates and Grids Social media break improves mental health - new study. Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety;
  • Public Health Data Current Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States; It's Official: Gun Deaths Hit an All-Time High in 2020. CDC data shows that more than 45,000 Americans died by gunfire for the first time, driven by a spike in homicides; Geographic Variation in Inpatient Stays for Five Leading Mental Disorders, 2016-2018; Public Opinion on Abortion; New section: Violent Deaths; Surveillance for Violent Deaths” National Violent Death Reporting System, 42 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2019; Gun Violence Archive; Changes in Firearm Homicide and Suicide Rates — United States, 2019–2020; The Relationship Between Gun Ownership and Firearm Homicide Rates in the United States, 1981-2010;
  • Public Health Practice Scientific Integrity: HHS Agencies Need to Develop Procedures and Train Staff on Reporting and Addressing Political Interference; Battle over CDC's powers goes far beyond travel mask mandate; Typology: Perspectives on Families in America Survey;
  • Public Health Sites A - C New section-Aphasia; Understanding aphasia, the condition impacting Bruce Willis' acting career; What is aphasia? Bruce Willis is 'stepping away' from acting after diagnosis Willis' family said he was recently "diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities."; Majority of teens with substance use disorder don't grow out of it; Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain: What We've Learned and Where the Data Are Taking Us; Parents' ”Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely; New section: Blood Types; Visualizing The Most Widespread Blood Types in Every Country;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Facemasks: Potential Source of Human Exposure to PFAS with Implications for Disposal to Landfills; Dangerous PFAS Chemicals Are in Your Food Packaging. CR found 'forever chemicals' in bowls, bags, plates, and wrappers, even from some companies that say they've phased them out; Tornado Alley is shifting toward Dixie; New section: Plastic; Plastic bag bans may unintentionally drive other bag sales; Babies exposed to cannabis in the womb may be at risk for obesity, high blood sugar; Substance Use Disorder Symptoms Follow Teens Into Adulthood - Long-term study finds adolescents do not "recover on their own," as some observers have suggested; Substance Use Disorder Symptoms Follow Teens Into Adulthood - Long-term study finds adolescents do not "recover on their own," as some observers have suggested; Living Near Fracking Sites Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes - Canadian study adds to mounting evidence that exposure to fracking sites is damaging to health; Living near fracking sites may have negative effects on pregnancies Higher risk of congenital abnormalities and preterm birth linked to fracking wells in Canada; Measuring endocrine disruptors in wastewater; Study Links Fracking, Drinking Water Pollution, and Infant Health; Nylon cooking bags, plastic-lined cups can release nanoparticles into liquids; 'Forever chemicals' linked to higher diabetes risk for women; Exposure to per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Markers of Liver Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis; FDA Issues First Warnings Over Illegal Delta-8 THC Sales - Agency cites multiple violations, including marketing CBD-derived substance for therapeutic uses; Hunga volcano eruption provides an explosion of data; Heart attacks more likely among marijuana users; Another four climate change records broken in 2021; Shall we talk about the weather instead of politics? It's not good news; Tonga volcano blasted winds to the edge of space; Pollution and health: a progress update; Kratom; Cannabis Vaping Rising Among Teens — Major shift seen among high school seniors; You Eat a Credit Card's Worth of Plastic Every Week. What is our hidden consumption of microplastics doing to our health?; PFAS Exposure Linked to Weaker Bones in Teen Boys - Association not seen in female teens, though; New section: Electromagnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer; CT Issues New Drinking Water PFAS Advisory: What To Know. The state Department of Public Health released new guidance on "forever chemicals" levels in drinking water.; Marijuana use linked to heart rhythm issues in older adults;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Genetic discovery may help scientists reverse hearing loss. Listen up: study in mouse model provides insight into the development of crucial sensory hair cells.; Noise Complaints-Taking On Tinnitus; American Association of Clinical Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Primary Care and Endocrinology Clinical Settings; Ten new genes linked to hearing loss – a promising scientific find that could lead to future treatments. Genes point to the stria vascularis in the cochlea as a potential target for treatment; Tinnitus seems to be linked to sleep; What Is Liver Cancer?;
  • Public Health Sites M - N Paternal Use of Metformin Linked to Birth Defects — Link most apparent for the frequency of genital birth defects in boys; Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Birth Defects in Boys; Warmer summer nocturnal surface air temperatures and cardiovascular disease death risk: a population-based study; Ways Your Penis Changes as You Age; How Conditions Change Your Brain; Your brain expands and shrinks over time — these charts show how; Understanding Disparities and Discrimination Faced by Asian and NHOPI People; Well, I see it differently! UCLA psychologist Matthew Lieberman explains why people don't view the world the same way others do;
  • Research Resources on the Net Scientific Integrity: HHS Agencies Need to Develop Procedures and Train Staff on Reporting and Addressing Political Interference;
  • Senior Health Dementia Risk Factors Vary By Age - Vascular factors at age 55 are different from those later in life; Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias Among Adults Aged ≥45 Years — United States, 2019; Mortality Risk Linked With Balance on One Leg — One-legged standing test during routine checkups may add useful information about risk of death;
  • Effects of Experimental Sleep Restriction on Energy Intake, Energy Expenditure, and Visceral Obesity; Sleeping with even a little bit of light isn't good for your health, study shows; Seven hours of sleep is optimal in middle and old age, say researchers; How sleep helps to process emotions; Teen Screen Time Goes Hand in Hand With Wacky Bedtimes During the Pandemic - Girls spent more time on social media, and boys on video games;
  • Social Media Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence; #Selfies may drive plastic surgery by distorting facial features; From Amazon to Zoom: What Happens in an Internet Minute In 2021?; 10 facts about Americans and Twitter; 5 facts about Twitter 'lurkers'; Social media break improves mental health“ new study Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety; Top Activity Online? Entertainment; ˜I don't even remember what I read: People enter a dissociative state when using social media;
  • Just one cigarette raises heart disease risk, study finds Light smoking can raise your heart risk. A study finds that one cigarette a day raises the risk of heart disease and stroke almost as much as a pack a day; Smoking reduces wealth's tendency to increase life expectancy Smoking dominates other factors, including amount of wealth, in shortening lifespan; Electronic cigarette use among adults in 14 countries: A cross-sectional study; E-cigarettes may complicate teen attempts to quit nicotine; Perceived effectiveness of objective elements of vaping prevention messages among adolescents; Many young people don't know what they're vaping; FDA Announces Plans for Proposed Rule to Reduce Addictiveness of Cigarettes and Other Combusted Tobacco Products Potential Rule Would Propose to Establish a Maximum Level of Nicotine in Cigarettes with the Goal of Reducing Youth Use, Addiction and Death;
  • US Government Statistics New section Mortality Statistics; World Mortality Statistics; covid-19-the-economist-global-excess-deaths-model; National Student Clearinghouse Research Center - Publications Page; Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021; Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School; Condition of Education -The Condition of Education contains key indicators on all levels of education, labor force outcomes, and international comparisons. The indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated throughout the year as new data become available. Spotlight indicators provide more in-depth analyses on selected topics. In addition, the more succinct Report on the Condition of Education, which highlights and synthesizes key findings from the Condition of Education, is also available in PDF format; Household Income Distribution in the U.S. Visualized as 100 Homes;
  • Useful Sites The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked;
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  • Web Resources Cellular Telephone Use and the Risk of Brain Tumors: Update of the UK Million Women Study; How the Federal Government Buys Our Cell Phone Location Data;;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Global Estimates of Diabetic Retinopathy Prevalence and Progression in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes, A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis; New section: Preventive Health Services Guidelines; Well-Woman Chart. Recommendations for Well-Women Care; Women's Preventive Services Guidelines from; The US Supreme Court is wrong to disregard evidence on the harm of banning abortion. Fifty years of research shows that abortion access is crucial for health care and important for equality; Reproductive History Linked to Later Stroke Risk - Infertility, stillbirth, miscarriage may increase stroke risk, analysis of eight studies suggests; New section: Stroke; Ruling an egregious allowance of government intrusion into medicine; Global reproductive and women's rights groups react to overturn of Roe v. Wade; Nation's largest union of nurses condemns Supreme Court overturn of constitutional right to abortion; 50 Years, Gone: Supreme Court Officially Overturns Roe V. Wade The U.S.'s highest court declares the right to an abortion is now up to individual states to decide, reversing nearly half a century of protections; Who overturning Roe hurts most, explained in 7 charts Data shows why taking abortion rights away is structural violence against women.;
  • Women's Health Issues 'Forever chemicals' linked to higher diabetes risk for women ; Strong, steady and straight: UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Cancers Accuracy of Diagnostic Mammograms May Vary Across Racial and Ethnic Groups;
  • Writing Journalists Reveal What Makes A Story Shareable; Dynamics of cross-platform attention to retracted papers;

July - September 2022

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All statistics to be updated can be found on all the Site Map Pages, the Web Site Statistics Page. This is done monthly, usually near the beginning of each month.

  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography Alexandra Chang's Days of Distraction; Carol Burnett's In Such Good Company. Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox;
  • Annotated Wellness Bibliography Paul Dettmer's Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive;
  • Charcuterie’s link to colon cancer confirmed by French authorities; The global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, 2010–19: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019; Almost half of cancer deaths are preventable. Data show that smoking, drinking alcohol and obesity are the biggest contributors to cancer worldwide;
  • Chronic Disease Index Environmental Factors Predict Risk of Death; Variation in Population Attributable Fraction of Dementia Associated With Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors by Race and Ethnicity in the US; Whole Person Health: What You Need To Know;
  • Trends and Disparities in Cardiometabolic Health Among U.S. Adults, 1999-2018; As violent crime declines, so do heart disease deaths; How Smoking Affects Heart Health; How does red meat raise heart disease risk?; What Is TMAO? And Why Should You Avoid It?; Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort; Prospective Associations of Daily Step Counts and Intensity With Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality and All-Cause Mortality; Heart Disease Is Still A Killer. Here's How To Reverse It;
  • Blood Type Tied to Early-Onset Stroke Risk - Findings point to prothrombotic mechanisms in younger stroke patients;
  • 💕; Five COVID Numbers That Don't Make Sense Anymore. It's long past time to forget them all.; COVID-19 was third leading cause of death in the United States in both 2020 and 2021; Leading Causes of Death in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 2020 to October 2021; Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study; Estimated Number of COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Prevented Among Vaccinated Persons in the US, December 2020 to September 2021; Here's How Many U.S. Deaths COVID Vaccines Prevented CDC estimates 1.6 million hospitalizations and over 200,000 deaths averted through fall 2021;WHO Tracks New Omicron Subvariant in India; First Cases of Newest Omicron Subvariant Reported in U.S.; Meet Centaurus, the new "stealth Omicron." It was just found in the U.S. and may escape immunity more than any other COVID strain; Americans Reflect on Nation’s COVID-19 Response; What to Know About the New BA.2.75 Omicron Subvariant - Now spreading in at least 10 countries, but it's too soon to tell how virulent or deadly it is; "Headed in a bad direction": Omicron variant may bring second-largest US Covid wave The BA.5 sub-variant has immuno-evasive properties that cause reinfection even after vaccination and previous illness; Each COVID-19 Reinfection Increases Health Risks; As the BA.5 variant spreads, the risk of coronavirus reinfection grows; Citing risk from Omicron variant BA.5, White House urges Americans to get Covid-19 boosters; Effectiveness of 2, 3, and 4 COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Doses Among Immunocompetent Adults During Periods when SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 and BA.2/BA.2.12.1 Sublineages Predominated - VISION Network, 10 States, December 2021–June 2022; Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status; The COVID-19 Reinfection Loop and What It Means for Americans' Health. The continued emergence of new coronavirus variants means that protection from COVID-19 is fleeting and that herd immunity is likely unattainable; What To Know About COVID-19 Variants; SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutations: Impact on COVID-19 Tests; Will Omicron Subvariant BA.2.75 Be the Next COVID Threat?; Vaccinated Have Lower Heart, Stroke Risk From COVID - Korean nationwide data support yet another benefit of being fully vaccinated; Smoking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events, disease severity, and mortality among patients hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 infections: Studies Throw Cold Water on COVID 'Lab Leak' Theory - Researchers say new analyses point to Wuhan market as early epicenter; The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic; The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2; Newly published evidence points to Wuhan seafood market as pandemic origin point; Clinical and genomic signatures of SARS-CoV-2 Delta breakthrough infections in New York; Awareness of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Infection Among Adults With Recent COVID-19 Seropositivity; COVID-19 Outbreaks and Mortality Among Public Transportation Workers California, January 2020–May 2022; New section: Protective Factors; Physical activity and risk of infection, severity and mortality of COVID-19: a systematic review and non-linear dose response meta-analysis of data from 1 853 610 adults; Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19–Associated Hospitalizations Among Adults During SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2 Variant Predominance COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network, 14 States, June 20, 2021–May 31, 2022; Two Years of Excess Deaths: What Can We Learn?” First, let's look at the data; Effectiveness of mRNA Vaccination in Preventing COVID-19-Associated Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Death” United States, March 2021–January 2022; Excess deaths associated with covid-19 pandemic in 2020: age and sex disaggregated time series analysis in 29 high income countries; Provisional COVID-19 Deaths by Week, Sex, and Age; Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); New section: BA.4.6; New Covid Variant BA.4.6 Outcompeting Dominant BA.5 Across Swath Of U.S. For First Time; Physical activity and risk of infection, severity and mortality of COVID-19: a systematic review and non-linear dose“response meta-analysis of data from 1 853 610 adults; Unvaccinated Over 10 Times More Likely to Be Hospitalized During Omicron - But hospitalizations among the vaccinated are on the rise;COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Adults 18 Years or Older in 13 US States, January 2021 to April 2022; #24 Tracking/Designated Lineages;SARS-ANI: a global open access dataset of reported SARS-CoV-2 events in animals; Table 2 Number of globally reported SARS-CoV-2 cases (infections or exposures) per animal host (as of date of submission, 22 June 2022); The ‘End’ of COVID Is Still Far Worse Than We Imagined. Even now, the coronavirus is killing three times as many people as the flu; SARS-CoV-2 infection drives an inflammatory response in human adipose tissue through infection of adipocytes and macrophages;
  • 💕 Americans Reflect on Nation's COVID-19 Response. Fewer than half say the country has given the right amount of priority to the needs of K-12 students, public health, quality of life; Conservative blocs unleash wave of litigation to curb public health powers;
  • 💕 Smartphone apps in the COVID-19 pandemic; Digital epidemiology and tracking apps for COVID-19;
  • 💕; Long COVID symptoms linked to inflammation; COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens; Estimates of long Covid are startlingly high. Here's how to understand them; Experts Urge Caution in Rushing to Define Long COVID” Specific definitions may overemphasize certain symptoms, harming those who don't fit the bill; Minimum Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) recommended for reducing COVID across 50 states; Factors Associated with Severe Outcomes Among Immunocompromised Adults Hospitalized for COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 10 States, March 2020–February 2022; Over 10% of COVID Hospitalizations Involve Immunocompromised People — Once hospitalized, no mortality difference between vaxxed and unvaxxed immunocompromised patients;; COVID Brain Problems May Stem From Attack on Endothelial Cells; Effectiveness of vaccination mandates in improving uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the USA; COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule At-a-Glance; Surveillance Testing: Gathering the Data on COVID-19; Bacterial and fungal isolation from face masks under the COVID-19 pandemic; Blood Viscosity Enters the Equation in COVID Mortality” Its association with death may be unrelated to inflammation; Why You'll Need to Get COVID-19 Boosters Again and Again; Update Alert 8: Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings; Sexual Dysfunction, Hair Loss Among Long COVID Symptoms "Wider range of post-COVID symptoms emerge than previously thought; When you have covid, here's how you know you are no longer contagious; Quarantine and Isolation; When you have covid, here's how you know you are no longer contagious; Most COVID-Related Smell, Taste Dysfunction Resolved at 2 Years” Cross-sectional survey showed 88% of patients recovered their senses at 2-year follow-up; Duration of Symptoms and Association With Positive Home Rapid Antigen Test Results After Infection With SARS-CoV-2; CDC: More Clots, Kidney Failure in Kids After COVID, Post-COVID symptoms run the gamut for kids and teens; Post-COVID-19 Symptoms and Conditions Among Children and Adolescents - United States, March 1, 2020-January 31, 2022; Persistence of somatic symptoms after COVID-19 in the Netherlands: an observational cohort study; Profiling post-COVID syndrome across different variants of SARS-CoV-2 (Preprint); Long COVID Comes in Three Forms: Study; COVID Clean-Air 1-pager; Can COVID-19 Cause Hair Loss?” Shedding may be induced by COVID-related stress, but hair will grow back, experts say; No surprise, N95 respirators offer health workers and others best protection against COVID-19 With cases climbing, masks and other protection methods remain important; The Immune Signature of Long COVID” Preliminary study indicates syndrome can be described by and is reflected in biological processes; Myocarditis a Common Long COVID Condition in Kids - ICU care during infection, young age, complex chronic conditions all linked with PASC; COVID-19 ACIP Vaccine Recommendations; Impact of Lifting School Masking Requirements on Incidence of COVID-19 among Staff and Students in Greater-Boston Area School Districts: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis; Long COVID Risk Factors May Include Loneliness, Depression, Stress - Psychological distress linked to higher risk of post-COVID symptoms than physical conditions; Long covid an update for primary care; So you haven't caught COVID yet. Does that mean you're a superdodger?; How Clean Is the Air on Planes? Apprehension about aircraft cabin air is common during flu season. Here's what to know; Patients With HIV at Higher Risk for COVID Breakthrough Infections” Fully vaccinated HIV patients had a 28% higher risk; Long-Term Neurologic Problems Rise by 7% After SARS-CoV-2 Infection” Movement disorders, memory problems, strokes, and seizures emerge, regardless of age;
  • Can Race-Based Diabetes Screening Thresholds Reduce Disparities?; 6 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children; 10,000 steps per day optimal in diabetes or prediabetes; New section: Insulin Resistance Syndrome; Insulin Resistance; Trends and Characteristics in Gestational Diabetes: United States, 2016-2020; The Acute Effects of Interrupting Prolonged Sitting Time in Adults with Standing and Light-Intensity Walking on Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Health in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis; Short Walks After Meals Can Cut Diabetes, Heart Risks: Study; New section: Physical Activity Factors; Women With Type 2 Diabetes Die Sooner Than Men, Study Suggests - Other groups at risk for early mortality include smokers, those diagnosed at younger ages;
  • Epidemiology A- L New section: Disease Transmission; Airborne Precautions, Contact Precautions, Droplet Precautions; Transmission-Based Precautions; Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings “Recommendations of the HICPAC; World Health Organization Best Practices for the Naming of New Human Infectious Diseases May 2015; New section: Best Practices; The campaign to rename monkeypox gets complicated;
  • Epidemiology M - Z New section: R0 or R naught; The Basic Reproduction Number: R Naught; Covid Sewage Surveillance Labs Join the Hunt for Monkeypox;
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about... First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope;
  • Favorite Music Sites Musicians With the Most Emotionally Diverse Songs ; Most Americans Recognize Familiar Songs in Ads;
  • Fitness Walking towards healthier knees; Exercise more than the recommended amounts for the longest life, study says; Joint associations of accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality: a harmonised meta-analysis in more than 44 000 middle-aged and older individuals; Effectiveness of wearable activity trackers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses;
  • Grants Grants for Low Income ;
  • Graphing5 Megatrends Fueling the Rise of Data Storytelling;
  • Healthcare Quality Data Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites; HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disclosures of Information Relating to Reproductive Health Care; EXPLAINER: Data privacy concerns emerge after Roe decision; Protecting the Privacy and Security of Your Health Information When Using Your Personal Cell Phone1 or Tablet; NIST Updates Guidance for Health Care Cybersecurity. Revised draft publication aims to help organizations comply with HIPAA Security Rule; Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide;
  • Healthcare Quality Issues Protecting the Privacy and Security of Your Health Information When Using Your Personal Cell Phone1 or Tablet; HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disclosures of Information Relating to Reproductive Health Care
  • Healthy People 2030 New section: Social Determinants of Health; Social Determinants of Health Literature Summaries;
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  • Infectious Diseases Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change; New section: Henipavirus (also named Langya henipavirus, LayV) Henipavirus; China's Shandong and Henan detect new zoonotic virus, 35 people reportedly infected; Surge in infectious diseases was inevitable, Dr. Michael Osterholm says; Ebola Disease caused by Sudan virus - Uganda;
  • Infectious Diseases National List of Reportable Animal Diseases; How dengue and Zika infections could make people more attractive to mosquitoes; The next epidemic may be here. The U.S. isn’t ready for it; A Closer Look at the Monkeypox Outbreak's Less Than Typical Symptoms - Current case definitions should be reviewed, English researchers say; Lesions, headaches, debilitating pain: Gay men with monkeypox share their stories. Men who have sex with men comprise the vast majority of monkeypox cases in this unprecedented outbreak. Eighteen of them talked to NBC News about their experiences; Monitoring People Who Have Been Exposed; #Monkeypox @CDCgov guidance: Monitoring People Who Have Been Exposed Monitoring Exposed Healthcare Professionals; Infection Prevention and Control of Monkeypox in Healthcare Settings; Monkeypox and Smallpox Vaccine Guidance; Infection Prevention and Control of Monkeypox in Healthcare Settings; Isolation and Infection Control: Home; Treatment Information for Healthcare Professionals; Interim Clinical Guidance for the Treatment of Monkeypox; Signs and Symptoms; Ghana reports first-ever suspected cases of Marburg virus disease; Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Response to the Monkeypox Outbreak — Laboratory Response Network, United States, May 17–June 30, 2022; How Far Will Monkeypox Spread in the U.S.? — Testing and surveillance for both monkeypox and syphilis play a big role in the outcome; Monkeypox Outbreak - Nine States, May 2022; The monkeypox outbreak was avoidable and warning signs were ignored, expert says; New section: Parechovirus; Recent Reports of Human Parechovirus (PeV) in the United States—2022; CDC's monkeypox case count passes 1,000: Here's what you need to know. Monkeypox testing has been limited in the U.S.; Monkeypox Is Continuing to Surge Across the U.S. There are now over 1,400 confirmed cases in the U.S, along with over 10,000 cases globally; Monkeypox (DPH); Monkeypox 101) (DPH); Monitoring People Who Have Been Exposed; Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine (JYNNEOSâ„¢): What You Need to Know; Isolation and Infection Control: Home; Monkeypox Fact Sheet; What is parechovirus? Signs, symptoms and risk factors of the virus infecting babies across the country; The new cases in multiple states are from a parechovirus subtype that's associated with more severe disease in newborns and infants, the CDC said; Years of neglect leaves sexual health clinics ill-prepared for monkeypox; Monkeypox: Information for Providers; Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus); Monkeypox virus could become entrenched as new STD in the US;. keypox Virus Infection in Humans across 16 Countries — April–June 2022; WHO Declares a Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox The emerging viral illness joins polio and covid-19 in being deemed a public health emergency of international concern; Multi-Country Monkeypox Outbreak - Global Trends; New clinical symptoms identified in largest international case study series of confirmed monkeypox cases; Monkeypox spreading in 'cluster events,' but vaccines can help stop it, local health officials say; Monkeypox: World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency here's what that means; Epidemiologists warn the U.S. reaches a critical moment to contain monkeypox; What to know about polio, a disease once again vying for attention; How Monkeypox Can Present Like Common STIs - Some cases involve just a single genital lesion, large multinational series shows; Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Moneypox Surveillance Bulletin; WHO recommends men who have sex with men reduce sex partners to limit #monkeypox risk; WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox; Monkeypox: Symptoms, pictures, treatments & vaccines; Public health advice for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men on the recent outbreak of monkeypox; Does Monkeypox Leave Scars?; Update for Clinicians on Testing and Treatment for Monkeypox; Update for Clinicians on Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding; In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID; The campaign to rename monkeypox gets complicated; Ophthalmic manifestation of monkeypox infection; Red Cross beginning to screen blood donors for monkeypox; U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency; U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency - Move signals new urgency as cases rise; Interim Guidance for Prevention and Treatment of Monkeypox in Persons with HIV Infection — United States, August 2022; Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Monkeypox Cases — United States, May 17–July 22, 2022; Public health advice for gatherings during the current monkeypox outbreak; Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it; 5 things to know about monkeypox and skin: Analysis; Adult at day care tests positive for monkeypox, children potentially exposed; New York Health Department says hundreds of people may be infected with polio virus; The monkeypox outbreak: risks to children and pregnant women; 'Silent' spread of polio in New York drives CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people; The polio outbreak of 1955: Lessons from an epidemic; What scientists know and don't know” about how monkeypox spreads; Monkeypox virus isolation from a semen sample collected in the early phase of infection in a patient with prolonged seminal viral shedding; Frequent detection of monkeypox virus DNA in saliva, semen, and other clinical samples from 12 patients, Barcelona, Spain, May to June 2022; Monkeypox Symptoms Tied to Specific Type of Sex Patients Had — High viral loads at point of transmission may be the link; Wastewater monitoring identifies polioviruses in New York City; The FDA recommends 3 home tests if you're exposed to COVID to boost accuracy; Paralysis-Causing Polio Has Been Detected in NYC Wastewater. The results suggest that the debilitating and deadly virus, once made almost extinct, is now circulating among the city's population. Monkeypox may be here to stay. The disease has gained a foothold among men who have sex with men, and experts warn that time is running out to stop the virus from spreading in the U.S. population more broadly.; Public Health Response to a Case of Paralytic Poliomyelitis in an Unvaccinated Person and Detection of Poliovirus in Wastewater — New York, June–August 2022; Evidence of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus; 1st suspected case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission reported in France - People with monkeypox should avoid contact with animals, including pets; Pets in the Home; Why a single monkeypox case is raising transmission concerns for researchers; Human Monkeypox without Viral Prodrome or Sexual Exposure, California, USA, 2022; Evidence of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus; Connecticut Department of Public Health. What You Need to Know About #Monkeypox; High-Contact Object and Surface Contamination in a Household of Persons with Monkeypox Virus Infection” Utah, June 2022; Monkeypox Doesn't Need to Be Renamed. Calling the disease something different won't fix its bad vibes;Is Monkeypox Neuroinvasive? Neurologic manifestations are rare but with cases rising, "it's a numbers game," experts say; The Classification of Monkeypox Should Include Its STI Status” Let's not ignore the evidence; New monkeypox registry established; MONKEYPOX REGISTRY; DERMATOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHAT THE MONKEYPOX RASH LOOKS LIKE; Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are taking steps to protect themselves and their partners from monkeypox.; American Men's Internet Survey (AMIS) Monkeypox Supplement1: Online HIV Behavioral Survey of Men Who Have Sex with Men; FDA Warns on Potential for Monkeypox Spread via Fecal Transplant” Agency urges additional protections around donor screening; Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names; Multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, External situation report #4 - 24 August 2022; Monkeypox is rare in children, but K-12 schools are preparing for possible cases; Schools, Early Care and Education Programs, and Other Settings Serving Children or Adolescents; Breakthrough Monkeypox Infections: What You Need to Know The World Health Organization says the vaccines aren't 100% effective should you be worried? Infectious disease experts weigh in; Monkeypox: What You Need To Know; What is the epidemiology of monkeypox infections?; Safer Sex, Social Gatherings, and Monkeypox; 10 key questions about monkeypox the world needs to answer; Human Monkeypox Virus Infection Part 1: What You Need to Know” Epidemiology; How monkeypox spoiled gay men's plans for an invincible summer Queer men across the U.S. talked to NBC News about the dates they never went on, the sex they never had and the gatherings they avoided due to the viral outbreak; Study raises concerns about the effectiveness of the monkeypox vaccine; Very few in the U.S. getting full monkeypox vaccine series - CDC chief; Monkeypox Has Potential to Cause Heart ProblemsPatient in case study developed myocarditis following monkeypox infection;Brain Inflammation, Spinal Cord Lesions Emerge in U.S. Monkeypox Cases - CDC report highlights two young men with encephalomyelitis; Two Cases of Monkeypox-Associated Encephalomyelitis — Colorado and the District of Columbia, July-August 2022; Human Monkeypox Virus Infection Part 2: What You Need to Know” Clinical Characteristics; Is polio back? Here's what you need to know New York State, London and Jerusalem are detecting poliovirus. How can an eradicated disease suddenly come back?;Monkeypox: The State of the Science; Monkeypox and gay and bisexual men: Fact sheet; Neurologic Complications of Smallpox and Monkeypox - A Review; New section: Orthopox Viruses; What are your chances of catching monkeypox?; Monkeypox -; Unvaccinated 14 Times More Likely to Catch Monkeypox - Agency expands vaccine eligibility and plans shift to a pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy; Rates of Monkeypox Cases by Vaccination Status;
  • Kids Health Cyberbullying linked with suicidal thoughts and attempts in young adolescents;
  • Maternal Child Health Why haven't we cloned a human yet?; Genes vs. Lifestyle: Which Matters More for Health?; Is it Possible to Bring Back Extinct Animal Species?
  • Nutrition Resources New section: Antioxidants; Certain Antioxidants May Lower Dementia Risk; Dementia Risk Climbs With Intake of Ultra-Processed Foods. Swapping out ultra-processed for unprocessed or minimally processed foods can lower risk sharply; Not so sweet: artificial sweeteners might mess with your microbiome Glucose tolerance and glycaemic responses altered in test groups; Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort;
  • As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, new BYU study shows who is most likely to be part of it;
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  • Public Health Data The Relationship Between Gun Ownership and Firearm Homicide Rates in the United States, 1981–2010; Gun Violence: The Impact on Public Health; Gun Carrying Among Youths, by Demographic Characteristics, Associated Violence Experiences, and Risk Behaviors - United States, 2017-2019; With homicide the leading cause of maternal mortality, new research shows a link to firearms and intimate partner violence;
  • Public Health Sites A - C Visualizing The Most Widespread Blood Types in Every Country; Just 4 Drinks a Week Tied to Brain Changes - Higher brain iron may contribute to adverse cognitive effects; Fall Semester A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Marijuana use linked to heart rhythm issues in older adults; Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health risks; Prenatal Exposure to Everyday Chemicals Tied to Liver Injury in Kids - Researchers identify a potential contributor to epidemic of pediatric NAFLD; MISCExplainer: Earth’s Tectonic Plates; Persistent Chemicals:Hotter nights could increase global mortality rates, a study warns; Technologies for PFAS Assessment, Detection, and Treatment; Higher-Potency Cannabis Linked to Psychosis, Dependency - Policymakers should consider potency when regulating cannabis, researchers urge;; Rainwater Everywhere Now Considered Too Toxic for Safe Consumption, Study Finds. Harmful chemicals called PFAS can be found even in remote regions of Tibet and Antarctica.; Overdose Deaths Involving Eutylone (Psychoactive Bath Salts) — United States, 2020; Majority of 'Bath Salt' Deaths Concentrated in Just Two States - Drug dealers may be passing toxic stimulant off as MDMA; Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-Up. Explore insights and recommendations from the National Academies; Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2022; Explainer: what are PFAS? We explain the complexities of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS – sometimes known as “forever chemicals”; PM2.5 Concentrations in the Smoking Lounge of a Cannabis Store;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: What Is Liver Cancer?; Vitamin B12 may treat fatty liver disease; What's in my ink?; Tattoo ink is under-regulated, scientists say, Ink is sometimes made from products that were not manufactured for tattoos; Exposing what's in tattoo ink;
  • Public Health Sites M - N How Conditions Change Your Brain;
  • Public Health Sites O-Z From acids, to vitamins A through C what's the science behind the stuff in skincare? ;
  • Senior Health Why Your Balance Gets Worse With Age and What to Do About It;
  • New section: Shift work; Shift workers face long-term risk of stroke; Just 1 hour of lost sleep saps our generosity; NIH-funded study shows sound sleep supports immune function Adults who cut back on sleep for six weeks had increased markers of inflammation;
  • Social Media People enter a ˜dissociative state" when using social media; Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022;
  • A Case for Cigarettes Causing a Cornucopia of Diseases Outside the Lungs, Heart - Does smoking have a causal role in epilepsy, IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, and more?; Vaping May Open the Door to Cannabis Use in Teens” Adolescents that reported e-cigarette use were more likely to report cannabis use 1 year later; Longitudinal Assessments of Neurocognitive Performance and Brain Structure Associated With Initiation of Tobacco Use in Children, 2016 to 2021; Brain Structure, Cognitive Performance Linked With Tobacco Use in Kids” Impairments seen through 2 years of follow-up; What Are the Early Warning Signs of Vaping Illness?;Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe; A healthy lifestyle may help former smokers lower their risk of death from all causes; Airline secondhand smoke exposure tied to worsened respiratory health decades later;
  • US Government Statistics Household Income Distribution in the U.S. Visualized as 100 Homes ; Middle-Class Identification Steady in U.S.; About Half of Americans Identify as Middle Class; U.S. State Life Tables, 2020; New section: Life Expectancy Statistics;
  • Useful Sites The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked; Airline Customer Service Dashboard; This New Online Tool Helps Travelers Know Their Rights During Flight Delays and Cancellations. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who recently warned airlines about schedule disruptions, is launching an online dashboard detailing what passengers are owed; Air Travel Consumer Report: Consumer Complaints Up from May, Nearly 270 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels; Airlines Are Misleading Consumers on Refund Policies, Says DOT If you previously accepted a voucher, you have the right to call back and ask for a cash refund;
  • Webmastering Tools Favicon Generator; Slow Page Load Times Drive Customers and Visitors Away;
  • Web Resources Consumer Data: Increasing Use Poses Risks to Privacy; Excessive smartphone use may lead to early puberty;
  • Women's Health Even a Little Bit of Exercise Boosts Women's Brain Speed;
  • Women's Health - Life Cycle Who overturning Roe hurts most, explained in 7 charts - Data shows why taking abortion rights away is structural violence against women.; Having Kids Later in Life; New section: Reproductive Rights;; Prenatal Exposure to Everyday Chemicals Tied to Liver Injury in Kids - Researchers identify a potential contributor to epidemic of pediatric NAFLD; Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court's Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade 62% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, little changed since before the court's decision; Associations Between Prenatal Urinary Biomarkers of Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth. A Pooled Study of 16 US Cohorts; Apgar scores are less predictive of infant mortality for Black babies than white ones, study finds; Justice Department Announces Reproductive Rights Task Force. The Task Force Formalizes the Department's Ongoing Work to Protect Reproductive Freedom Under Federal Law; Abortion in the U.S. Dashboard; Key facts about the abortion debate in America; Following President Biden's Executive Order to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care, HHS Announces Guidance to Clarify that Emergency Medical Care Includes Abortion Services; Kansans vote to uphold abortion rights in their state. The proposed amendment was the first time anywhere in the U.S. that voters cast ballots on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June; Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks to Announce Action to Protect Reproductive Rights; Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization;; An official website of the Department of Health and Human Services; Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with mental disorders in children that persist into early adolescence. NIH-funded results add to growing scientific evidence of negative health effects of cannabis use during pregnancy; Termination is the safest course for some high-risk pregnancies. Dobbs decision threatens that care;
  • Women's Health Issues Prenatal Exposure to Everyday Chemicals Tied to Liver Injury in Kids - Researchers identify a potential contributor to epidemic of pediatric NAFLD; Women can live better with an improved diet; With homicide the leading cause of maternal mortality, new research shows a link to firearms and intimate partner violence; Women With Type 2 Diabetes Die Sooner Than Men, Study Suggests - Other groups at risk for early mortality include smokers, those diagnosed at younger ages;
  • Women's Health - Breast and Other Cancers New section: General Cancer Information; The global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, 2010–19: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Women urged to eat potassium-rich foods to improve their heart health; Sex differences in women with cardiovascular disease and implications for imagers;
  • Writing The Evolution of Media: Visualizing a Data-Driven Future; Deepfake attacks and cyber extortion are creating mounting risks; Chrome Extension Can Detect Fake Profile Pictures with 99.29% Accuracy; How to spot a deepfake? One simple trick is all you need. If you're not convinced they who are they say they are, this weakness in deepfake software could help;

October - December 2022

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  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography Kolbert, Elizabeth. (2014). The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History;
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Cancer and Complementary Health Approaches;
  • Setting your clock: associations between timing of objective physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk in the general population; Study challenges good cholesterol's role in universally predicting heart disease risk; Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group; DASH diet reduces long-term risk of heart disease; Micronutrient Supplementation to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk; Nitrites, Nitrates, and Cardiovascular Outcomes: Are We Living La Vie en Rose With Pink Processed Meats?; Prospective Association of Daily Steps With Cardiovascular Disease: A Harmonized Meta-Analysis;
  • Marijuana, meth, cocaine and opiates all linked to heart rhythm issues; Stroke Risk Rises for Young People Who Drink Frequently” Cumulative effect seen with 2 or more years of moderate-to-heavy drinking; New section: Coronary Artery Dissection; What Are Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Outcomes in Young to Middle-Aged Patients?; Association of Psychosocial Stress With Risk of Acute Stroke;
  • 💕; ;Modelling the dynamic relationship between spread of infection and observed crowd movement patterns at large scale events; Here's How a Virus Moves in a Crowd so You Can Avoid It; These scientists traced a new coronavirus lineage to one office — through sewage. Researchers are hunting through waste water for heavily mutated SARS-CoV-2 variants that could be the next Omicron; CDC starts tracking BF.7: 5 notes on the subvariant; Binge drinking raises young women's COVID-19 risk; Will there be a COVID winter wave? What scientists say. Emerging variants and waning immunity are likely to push infections higher in the northern hemisphere as influenza also makes a comeback; Here's what might happen the second” or third” time you get Covid, experts say: ˜There's no guarantee; From BQ.1.1 to XBB and beyond: How the splintering of Omicron variants could shape Covid's next phase; Covid death rates are higher among Republicans than Democrats, mounting evidence shows. Lower vaccination rates among Republicans could explain the partisan gap, but some researchers say mask use and social distancing were bigger factors; Three COVID Scenarios That Could Spell Trouble for the Fall; New section: XBB and BQ.1.1; BA.275.2; > Understanding Exposure Risks; "Pretty troublesome": New COVID variant BQ.1 now makes up 1 in 10 cases nationwide, CDC estimates; Vaccination Tied to Shorter COVID Illness, Less Viral Shedding - Study in health workers also affirms milder infections with vaccination during Delta and Omicron; Endothelial dysfunction in COVID-19: an overview of evidence, biomarkers, mechanisms and potential therapies; Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2; Aerosols from speaking can linger in the air for up to nine hours; SARS-CoV-2 infection drives an inflammatory response in human adipose tissue through infection of adipocytes and macrophages; Why the 5-Day Isolation Period for COVID Makes No Sense; Prevalence of Positive Rapid Antigen Tests After 7-Day Isolation Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in College Athletes During Omicron Variant Predominance; Duration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infectivity: When Is It Safe to Discontinue Isolation?; Omicron keeps finding new evolutionary tricks to outsmart our immunity; COVID-19 Death Rates in Urban and Rural Areas: United States, 2020; COVID ˜variant soup" is making winter surges hard to predict. Descendants of Omicron are proliferating worldwide — and the same mutations are coming up again and again; COVID-19 Origins: Investigating a Complex and Grave Situation Inside a Wuhan Lab. The Wuhan lab at the center of suspicions about the pandemic's onset was far more troubled than known, documents unearthed by a Senate team reveal. Tracing the evidence, Vanity Fair and ProPublica give the clearest view yet of a biocomplex in crisis; Biosecurity Incident in Wuhan; Senate HELP Committee Minority Oversight Staff Releases Interim Report Analyzing Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic; An Analysis of the Origins of the COVID19 Pandemic Interim Report Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions Minority Oversight Staff October 2022; Probable Aerosol Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through Floors and Walls of Quarantine Hotel, Taiwan, 2021; COVID Hospitalizations Spiked in Youngest Infants During Omicron - However, indicators of severe disease "consistently lower" versus Delta period; Chances of finding COVID-virus ancestor ˜almost nil", say virologists. Genome analysis finds SARS-CoV-2 and bat coronaviruses shared an ancestor just a few years ago, but extensive recombination has muddied the picture; Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection; Who Is Dying from COVID Now, and Why Nearly three years into the pandemic, COVID's mortality burden is growing in certain groups of people; COVID-19 Data Review: Update on COVID-19–Related Mortality; You dirty rats! Researchers find COVID-19 in NYC sewer rodents; Are Repeat Coronavirus Infections Really More Dangerous Than the First?” No, but a recent study has been misinterpreted by some as saying that; Gradual emergence followed by exponential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in Africa;
  • Medicare COVID-19 Hospitalization Trends Report; Why Do Vaccinated People Represent Most COVID-19 Deaths Right Now?; SARS-CoV-2 Serology and Self-Reported Infection Among Adults — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, August 2021–May 2022; TOILET TERROR WATCH: NEW LASER EXPERIMENT REVEALS HOW HIGH POOP PARTICLES MAY BLAST AFTER WE FLUSH A never-before-seen look at bathroom physics.; Commercial toilets emit energetic and rapidly spreading aerosol plumes; COVID-19 Tied to Doubled Risk of Endocarditis in Substance Use Disorder Patients” Hospitalization risk after endocarditis also increased; The WHO estimates of excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; Pandemic's Two-Year Global Death Toll May Be Close to 15 Million; US House of Representatives - Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Report 8/2022; Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis - Preparing for and preventing the next public health emergency: Lessons Learned from the Coronavirus Crisis. Final Report, December 2022; House Subcommittee Report Details Pandemic Failures, Lessons Learned” "This outcome was not inevitable," subcommittee chair says; Report: Intelligence agencies didn't move fast enough to collect Covid data The report by Democrats on the House Intelligence Community says the CIA and other spy agencies "took too long to pivot."; Early Estimates of Bivalent mRNA Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization Among Immunocompetent Adults Aged 65 Years IVY Network, 18 States, September 8–November 30, 2022; Early Estimates of Bivalent mRNA Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department or Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Immunocompetent Adults — VISION Network, Nine States, September-November 2022; The Coronavirus May Spread From Corpses, Scientists Report;COVID-19 Symptoms and Duration of Rapid Antigen Test Positivity at a Community Testing and Surveillance Site During Pre-Delta, Delta, and Omicron BA.1 Periods; Long COVID Risk Makes It Worth Avoiding Second Infections; China Covid: Five deaths under country's new counting method;BF.7: 5 notes on the subvariant fueling surge in China; Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?; Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain” What this means for neurologic COVID symptoms remains elusive; SARS-CoV-2 infection and persistence in the human body and brain at autopsy; Chinese officials investigate cause of pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan; Traveler-Based Genomic Surveillance for Early Detection of New SARS-CoV-2 Variants; New section: COVID-19 Traveler-based Genomic Surveillance;
  • 💕 Five ways to prepare for the next pandemic;
  • 💕; Long COVID; New section: Protein Test; Blood test predicts which hospitalized COVID patients will get worse; Long Covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste; Long COVID is still disabling millions of Americans; Transcriptomic profiling of cardiac tissues from SARS-CoV-2 patients identifies DNA damage; COVID Attacks DNA in Heart, Unlike Flu, Study Says; Relationship Between Preexisting Cardiovascular Disease and Death and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19; Adverse Childhood Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Associations with Poor Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Among High School Students -Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey, United States, January-June 2021; Outcomes among confirmed cases and a matched comparison group in the Long-COVID in Scotland study; Duration of Behavioral Policy Interventions and Incidence of COVID-19 by Social Vulnerability of US Counties, April-December 2020; Study Shows Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters; Do Skin Manifestations of COVID-19 Differ by Variant Type?; COVID-19 ages organs, compilation of studies finds; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19 ― United States, January-July 2022; Myocarditis risk higher after COVID-19 infection than after vaccination, new study of 43 million patients confirms; New evidence that heart damage risk is much higher after COVID-19 infection than after vaccination; Small study links prior SARS-CoV-2 infection with coronary vasomotor dysfunction; Association between regular physical activity and the protective effect of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in a South African case-control study; Inflammasome pathway links COVID and Parkinson's; Lifting Universal Masking in Schools — Covid-19 Incidence among Students and Staff; Incidence of Epilepsy and Seizures Over the First 6 Months After a COVID-19 Diagnosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study; How infectious disease experts are responding to Covid nearly three years in; Effectiveness of Bivalent mRNA Vaccines in Preventing Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection - Increasing Community Access to Testing Program, United States, September-November 2022;; NIH establishes website for self-reporting COVID-19 test results; COVID-19 disrupts gut microbiome; Should We Bring Masks Back Into the Classroom?— Mask mandates can ease the burden on our healthcare system; Higher BMI a Risk Factor for Long COVID Symptoms — Female sex was another independent risk factor, U.K. study showed; Patients With COVID-19 More Likely to Experience New-Onset Diabetes; Face masks may return amid holiday ˜tripledemic" of covid, flu and RSV Health experts say a quality medical mask remains a highly effective line of defense against respiratory viruses; FACT SHEET: DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES COMMIT TO CLEANER INDOOR AIR ACROSS THE NATION; Effectiveness of Face Mask or Respirator Use in Indoor Public Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection — California, February-December 2021; Apparent risks of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome diagnoses after COVID-19 vaccination and SARS-Cov-2 Infection;Covid vaccines averted 3 million deaths in U.S., according to new study; Persistent post–COVID-19 smell loss is associated with immune cell infiltration and altered gene expression in olfactory epithelium; What the Never-Ending Mask Debate Is Really About” Hint: It's not the science; Why can't some people smell months after catching Covid? Their immune response could be the answer Researchers found that people struggling to regain their sense of smell after Covid showed evidence of continued inflammation and an immune response that continued to persist after the virus was long gone; Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain” What this means for neurologic COVID symptoms remains elusive; Higher-Dose Steroids Upped Risk of Death in Non-Ventilated COVID-19” Stick with a 6-mg dose, as giving more can be harmful in this group, RECOVERY researchers advise;
  • Any weight-loss strategy lowers risk for type 2 diabetes for adults with obesity; Type 2 diabetes risk lower for women with diabetes history, optimal risk factor levels; Gestational diabetes increases risks for CV, cerebrovascular diseases; Low-Carb Diet Helps Cut HbA1c in Prediabetes - Could be a useful approach for preventing, treating type 2 diabetes, says researcher; Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Dietary Intervention on Hemoglobin A1c. A Randomized Clinical Trial; Outdoor Lighting at Night Tied to Diabetes Prevalence - China study may have global implications for diabetes risk; Habitual coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals with a history of gestational diabetes – a prospective study; Type 2 Diabetes and Dietary Supplements: What the Science Says; Obesity Absent in One-Fourth of Kids With Type 2 Diabetes — Global study supports obesity as a risk factor, not prerequisite, for diabetes screening; Association of Longitudinal Activity Measures and Diabetes Risk: An Analysis From the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program; More Steps Per Day, Lowered Odds for Diabetes in Women; More Steps Per Day, Lowered Odds for Diabetes in Women; Physical activity, inactivity and sleep during the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT); CDC warns of future surge in diabetes among young Americans; Projections of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Burden in the U.S. Population Aged <20 Years Through 2060: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study;
  • Epidemiology A- L Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP): Noncommunicable Disease COVID-19 Toolkit;
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  • Fitness Turns Out There Is Something Special About 10,000 Steps a Day ; Association of the Weekend Warrior and Other Leisure-time Physical Activity Patterns With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality. A Nationwide Cohort Study; Prospective Associations of Daily Step Counts and Intensity With Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality and All-Cause Mortality; Counting Steps? Here's How Many You Need to Boost Health; ˜Weekend warrior" and regularly active physical activity patterns confer similar cardiovascular and mortality benefits: a systematic meta-analysis; Just a couple minutes of vigorous activity several times a day might lower one's risk of death Short bursts of intense movement, like climbing stairs, were linked to a significantly reduced risk of dying within seven years, a study found;
  • Healthcare Quality Issues Health Literacy Online; Health Literate Care Model; My Health Finder Tool;
  • Infectious Diseases New section: D68; 4 things to know about enterovirus D68 ; New section - Chickenpox; U.S. Chickenpox Vaccine Program Led to Near Elimination of the Virus - Cases decreased by 99% in people under 20 after implementation of the two-dose vaccine; New section: Cholera; Cholera 101: Why this ancient disease is making headlines in 2022; WHO releases list of threatening fungi. The most dangerous might surprise you; Update on Ebola Virus Disease (Sudan ebolavirus) Outbreak in Central Uganda; New section: Bacterial Pathogens; Global mortality associated with 33 bacterial pathogens in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019;Visualized: The Many Shapes of Bacteria;
  • Infectious Diseases Evolutionary consequences of delaying intervention for monkeypox; Monkeypox Signs and Symptoms; Technical Report #3; 2022 Outbreak Cases & Data; 2022 Multi-National Monkeypox Outbreak - Technical Reports; Monkeypox eradication unlikely in the U.S. as virus could spread indefinitely, CDC says; Incidence of Monkeypox Among Unvaccinated Persons Compared with Persons Receiving 1 JYNNEOS Vaccine Dose - 32 U.S. Jurisdictions, July 31-September 3, 2022; The monkeypox virus is mutating. Are scientists worried? In some samples, large chunks of the virus's genome have disappeared — but understanding whether the mutations affect its behaviour will be difficult; Human Monkeypox Virus Infection 2022: Part 3 — Treatment and Prevention; Monkeypox Virus Infection Resulting from an Occupational Needlestick — Florida, 2022; As monkeypox subsides, experts grapple with the possibility of long-term consequences; Ocular Monkeypox” United States, July-September 2022; Harm reduction and rights-based approaches to reduce monkeypox transmission among sex workers; Severe Monkeypox in Hospitalized Patients” United States, August 10–October 10, 2022; New section: Respiratory Syncytial Virus; What Is RSV? 5 Questions About Respiratory Syncytial Virus Answered; Wastewater Testing and Detection of Poliovirus Type 2 Genetically Linked to Virus Isolated from a Paralytic Polio Case” New York, March 9-“October 11, 2022; One of the World's Biggest Killers Is on the Rise Again; More Evidence of Monkeypox Spread Before Symptoms Appear - Pre-symptomatic transmission has implications for infection control, experts say; RSV References & Resources; Update on Managing Monkeypox in Patients Receiving Therapeutics; An elegant way to stop deadly Hendra virus spillovers from bats to horses ... to us; Monkeypox Toolkit for People Who Work in Sex Trades or Conduct Outreach to Sex Workers; WHO Issues New Name for Monkeypox - New name reflects current virus naming convention guidelines to reduce stigma, racism; Which Respiratory Virus Do I Have? — There's a range of possibilities, and it's not easy to tell them apart; Severe Monkeypox in Hospitalized Patients — United States, August 10-October 10, 2022;
  • Maternal Child Health CDC Extended BMI-for-Age Growth Charts – Download;
  • Nutrition Resources New section: Burden of Proof Studies; Which diet and health habits are backed by science? Now there's a tool for that; Effects of elevated systolic blood pressure on ischemic heart disease: a Burden of Proof study; Health effects associated with smoking: a Burden of Proof study; Health effects associated with consumption of unprocessed red meat: a Burden of Proof study; Health effects associated with vegetable consumption: a Burden of Proof study; Meat, vegetables and health” interpreting the evidence; Which diet and health habits are backed by science? Now there's a tool for that; IHME Burden of Proof Data Tables; Cognitive decline linked to ultraprocessed food, study finds; Are highly processed foods addictive?; Cognitive Decline Tied to Midlife Diet - Impact of ultra-processed foods is small but important, prospective study suggests; Micronutrient Supplementation to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk; Nitrites, Nitrates, and Cardiovascular Outcomes: Are We Living La Vie en Rose With Pink Processed Meats?;
  • Any weight-loss strategy lowers risk for type 2 diabetes for adults with obesity; New research points to health benefits of eating earlier in the day and within a 10-hour window. Two studies suggest that there are optimal times of day for eating and fasting; How diet may disrupt gut microbes to promote weight gain; Phthalate exposure linked to lower SHBG, higher risk for obesity in women; Small boosts to physical activity can prevent, reverse obesity; Don't Skip Exercise in Lifestyle Interventions for Kids With Obesity -Adding exercise to behavioral and diet interventions made bigger dent in fat loss; Adiposity in the older population and the risk of dementia: The Rotterdam Study; Obesity Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids — It remains unclear whether losing weight would reverse these changes;
  • Public Health Continuing Education Opportunities Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP): Noncommunicable Disease COVID-19 Toolkit;
  • Public Health Data Overdose Deaths Involving Para-fluorofentanyl - United States, July 2020–June 2021; Estimated Deaths Attributable to Excessive Alcohol Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 64 Years, 2015 to 2019;
  • Public Health Data Leading Causes of Death in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 2020 to October 2021 ; Mortality in the United States, 2021 NCHS Data Brief No. 456, December 2022'
  • Public Health Sites A - C Scientists Discover New Blood Types; Alcohol's Negative Emotional Side: The Role of Stress Neurobiology in Alcohol Use Disorder; Alcohol use disorder is associated with higher risks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases: A study of US insurance claims data;
  • Public Health Sites D-G Is Juliet Unwittingly Poisoned in Today's Environment? - Examining the dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals; EDC-2: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals; Be Informed. Search for information about a drug - Justthinktwice,gov; A potentially cancer-causing chemical is sprayed on much of America's produce. How high is exposure near you? Weedkillers containing glyphosate are sprayed on nearly half of all corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. Exposure is highest in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana; New section: Diacetyl; Coffee roasting chemical and flu combo seriously damages lungs; How Marijuana Affects Your Body; Marijuana Addiction and Abuse; Phthalates in Cosmetics; Not Too Pretty #Phthalates, Beauty Products & the FDA; Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs); FDA alerts health care professionals of risks to patients exposed to xylazine in illicit drugs; New section: xylazine; Marijuana Smoking Increases Emphysema Risk, Study Suggests - Airway inflammation also more common in marijuana smokers than tobacco-only smokers; A Horrifying Drug Called ˜Tranq Dope Is Spreading in the US The animal tranquilizer xylazine, which has been linked to severe wounds and amputations, has been detected in nearly 40 states; How to Reverse an Overdose From Tranq, the Lethal Drug Spreading in the US. Narcan still works for tranq, a cocktail of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer xylazine. Oxygen tanks can help, too; In Philadelphia,˜tranqâ is leaving drug users with horrific wounds. Other communities are bracing for the same; Atlas of Disaster produced by the non-profit group Rebuild by Design and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); ‘Gas Station Heroin Is Causing Intense Withdrawals. It's Legal in Most States. Tianeptine is an antidepressant. But it's being sold in the U.S., especially at gas stations, as a dietary supplement and functions like an opioid; Lead and Cadmium Could Be in Your Dark Chocolate;
  • Public Health Sites H-L: Widespread Hepatitis A Outbreaks Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission - United States, 2016-2020 ; Nurses exposed to noise are more likely to face health problems; Air pollution particles appear to weaken lung's immune defenses over time; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality by Industry and Occupation — United States, 2020;
  • Public Health Sites M - N Broad Diversity of Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Population; The prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities in adult ADHD compared with non-ADHD populations: A systematic literature review; About Rapid Mood Screener (RMS); Bipolar I vs Bipolar II: Major Differences in Diagnosis and Treatment; The Rapid Mood Screener (RMS): a novel and pragmatic screener for bipolar I disorder;
  • Can you make up for lost sleep? ; Evaluation of Sleep Habits and Disturbances Among US Adults, 2017-2020;
  • Vaping Prevention and Education: Resources for Talking With Students is a robust collection of science-based, standards-mapped classroom resources; E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2022; E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2022; Health effects associated with smoking: a Burden of Proof study (Supplementary Information); Impact of Vaping Prevention Advertisements on US Adolescents. A Randomized Clinical Trial; How To Quit Vaping. Quitting vaping may not come easily, but it’s important to give yourself grace and patience; NIH-funded studies show damaging effects of vaping, smoking on blood vessels. Combining e-cigarettes with regular cigarettes may increase health risks; E-cigarettes linked with blood vessel damage; Gen Vape: How Clinicians Can Help Their Young Patients Quit; Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2022; Results from the Annual National Youth Tobacco Survey; Real-Time Digital Surveillance of Vaping-Induced Pulmonary Disease; Vaping Won't Help Smokers Quit, Another Study Finds; Trajectories of ENDS and cigarette use among dual users: analysis of waves 1 to 5 of the PATH Study; Most dual smokers and vapers likely to carry on smoking; E-cigarette aerosol exposure of pulmonary surfactant impairs its surface tension reducing function; Vaping May Affect Lungs' Lubricant, Making Breathing Tougher;
  • US Government Statistics Nation's Report Card - National Center for Education Statistics; Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Fact Sheet;
  • Career Resources The European Parliament's 2021 'Digital automation and the future of work' report ;

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