Tag Archives: National

Vaccines are a national priority but not ‘silver bullets’ for reopening, Singapore minister says

SINGAPORE — Singapore needs a “suite of measures” beyond Covid vaccinations in order to open up its economy and allow international travel, said S Iswaran, the country’s minister for communications and information. Some of those measures may include testing for Covid-19, he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Tuesday, as part of World Economic Forum Global… Read More »

Covid UK: Localised lockdowns may be enforced after national curbs

Prepare for ‘postcode lockdowns’: Minister Helen Whately hints there WILL be localised restrictions to stop spread of Covid variants when national curbs are eased – but care homes could be back open for visits in WEEKS Government considering using postcode lockdowns when national curbs eased Would see localised areas hit by variants shutdown and subject… Read More »

National STI Coalition Forms to Buck a “Major Public Health Crisis”

Concerned about the highest-ever rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the country, 17 national advocacy organizations joined together to form the National STI Coalition, according to a February 7 announcement from the group. The group’s formation comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced steep inclines in STIs—specifically chlamydia, gonorrhea and… Read More »

Statement on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on framing opioid prescribing guidelines for acute pain – FDA.gov

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019 Statement From: Statement Author Leadership Role Director – Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Janet Woodcock M.D. In August 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contracted the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to help advance the development of evidence-based guidelines for opioid analgesic prescribing for… Read More »

NIH Researchers Estimate 17% of Food-Allergic Children Have Sesame Allergy – National Institutes of Health

News Release Monday, November 4, 2019 Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing — whose utility has been controversial — accurately predicts whether a… Read More »

Study shows that whites cause more pollution resulting in national crisis

  Black and Hispanic United States citizens are exposed to more air pollution that is caused by the consumer habits of their white counterparts, a study demonstrates. The findings of the study are referred to as “pollution inequity” and reflects 131,000 premature deaths each year, making it the biggest environmental health risk factor in the… Read More »