- The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed August 14, 2020A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history.
- Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US
- US government slow to act as anti-vaxxers spread lies on social media about coronavirus vaccine August 13, 2020While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine -- that it contains monkey brains, that it's a CIA plot to take over the world -- the government's multi-billion-dollar vaccine effort has yet to come up with a public education campaign to counteract that propaganda.
- 'On the edge of the abyss': Covid-19 in Beirut
- Kids stuck at home: 3 ways to foster social skills August 13, 2020With the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic getting worse in most of the country, a growing number of school districts from San Francisco to Atlanta have determined that a return to daily in-person instruction isn't yet safe or viable. They aim to to stick with remote learning as the school year gets underway.
- NHANES: A Third of American Children Regularly Eat Fast Food August 14, 2020(MedPage Today) -- More than 36% of U.S. kids ate fast food on any given day from 2015 to 2018, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data showed. Among U.S. children and adolescents ages 2-19, more than 11% consumed more than...
- Doctors, Please Don't Judge August 13, 2020(MedPage Today) -- Oh, how we all learn and change with our experiences. It's one of the greatest things in life that most of us (hopefully) are not the same person now that we were a few years ago. Looking back to when I first became a physician...
- GVHD Cell Therapy for Kids Gets ODAC Backing August 13, 2020(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory panel was mostly convinced that remestemcel-L, an investigational cellular therapy, would be a safe and effective treatment for acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in children with no other approved options...
- Fauci: Here's How Schools Can Safely Reopen August 13, 2020(MedPage Today) -- While the nation's goal should be getting children back to school, there's a "big 'however' there," NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, told Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) during a Facebook Live event Thursday. "The 'however...
- Medicare for All a Sore Point for Some Democratic Convention Delegates August 13, 2020(MedPage Today) -- One of the more controversial issues surrounding this year's Democratic Party platform has been whether to include a plank supporting the idea of Medicare for All -- an intraparty debate that seems unlikely to be resolved any...
- President Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace of President Obama. Now Kamala Harris is the target. August 14, 2020President Donald Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace and presidential eligibility of President Barack Obama, the first Black president.
- Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks August 14, 2020President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President's frequent attacks on voting by mail.
- Opinion: Kamala Harris throws Trump off balance August 14, 2020Everyone knew that Sen. Kamala Harris was a frontrunner to get the nod as Joe Biden's running mate; everyone, it seems, except President Donald Trump and his brain trust of loyalists and paid staffers.
- Collins pushes Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots August 13, 2020CNN's Kaitlan Collins pushes President Donald Trump on comments he made to Fox Business about withholding money from USPS over mail-in ballots.
- Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election August 14, 2020The US Postal Service plans to remove hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines from facilities across the country, leading some postal workers to fear they may have less capacity to process mail during election season.
- Promotion of Maternal–Infant Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic August 11, 2020A trauma-informed approach to maternity care in practice, policy, and research is essential to support maternal and infant mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Prevention of Newborn Falls/Drops in the Hospital: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 9 August 11, 2020According to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (2016, pp. 2–3):A newborn fall is a sudden, unintentional descent, with or without injury to the patient that results in the patient coming to rest on the floor, on or against another surface, on another person or object. A newborn drop is a fall in which […]
- Attitudes of California Registered Nurses About Abortion August 9, 2020Understanding nurses’ attitudes and beliefs about abortion care is essential for the provision of quality reproductive health services and has implications for workforce development.
- Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition August 7, 2020Cervical ripening and induction and augmentation of labor are common procedures in labor and birth units. The potential risks and benefits for the procedure should be explained to women so that they can make informed decisions. Clinicians should be knowledgeable about the methods and medications used and be skilled in maternal–fetal assessment. Adequate nurse staffing […]
- Sex-Based Vaccine Response in the Context of COVID-19 August 5, 2020We are in the midst of a global public health emergency with the spread of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A safe, effective, accessible, and acceptable vaccine is critically needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Reports indicate that the number of COVID-19 cases between […]
- Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews August 10, 2020In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 health crisis.
- Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths August 10, 2020The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant and postpartum women (within one year of delivery).
- Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA August 10, 2020A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents.
- Investigation Update on Salmonella August 7, 2020CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food containing onions, and 244 more illnesses have been reported in the last week. An update is posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html.
- CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams August 5, 2020CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
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