Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some links for you

  1. Massachusetts public health officials explain the dissemination of their H1N1 vaccine allotment. Patience, all you patients out there!
  2. The WHO has discovered new data that show that 1.2 million people over the age of 5 die of foodborne illness each year in Southeast Asia and Africa. That number is significantly higher than previously estimated, providing new reason to address this issue in the developing world.
  3. In case you're one who needs everything, check out these iPhone apps about H1N1.
  4. There is a new tool to show where AIDS treatment and care in San Francisco is lacking. Click here for the map itself.
  5. Obesity is an alarming public health issue, and this latest article has alarming numbers. If trends stay as they are now, 43% of adults will be obese in 2018. Wow.
  6. This article highlights that many public health professionals around the country are being reassigned from their normal job duties to work on H1N1 assignments. This is disrupting usual public health activities that address ongoing problems that are not going away simply because this pesky flu virus has shown up. It's a problem, but it doesn't appear it will be solved.
  7. Representative David Camp says in this article about the breast cancer screening recommendations: "I mean, let the rationing begin. This is what happens when bureaucrats make your health care decisions." Right, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is bureaucrats. They're not experienced physicians and trained professionals. Sure.
  8. Lots of money is being poured into fighting healthcare-associated infections. This article details the stimulus funding being given to the issue.

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