Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Links for the day

A few interesting articles for your reading interest. (Is anyone reading this blog? If so, please comment below!)
  • I don't usually post international news here, but this was too good to pass up. This article discusses chronic disease prevalence in Africa. You think it's a country filled to the brim with HIV and infectious disease problems, but chronic disease is creeping up too.
  • This article discusses the rate of H1N1 among blacks and Hispanics, saying that the rate is much higher in Boston. I wonder if this is the case in other areas as well.
  • Just found this blog about pandemic influenza. It links to a WHO report about transparency during public health emergencies.
  • Surprise, surprise. The housing market woes affect people's mental health. The full article is available from the American Journal of Public Health, but here is an article summarizing it.
  • The title of this article says it all: Swine Flu, The Next Wave: What you need to know as the virus threatens to spread with the start of the school year. (Note: the article is in Q&A form but is not as dramatic as the title suggests.)
  • And last, but not least, a subject I'm sure you're all awake at night wondering about: How did Mozart die? New research suggests strep throat, says an epidemiologist.

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