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 Epidemiological News supported by the first European Salon, of the French Clinical Research OrganizationS

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First climate change risk assessment publication/ UK

In the Health sector, the risks taken forward were: temperature mortality and morbidity (heat); temperature mortality and morbidity (cold); summer air pollution mortality and morbidity (ozone); extreme weather event mortality (flooding and storms); effects of floods and storms on mental health; sunlight/UV exposure; and extreme weather event injuries (flooding and storms). *

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Toxic moth outbreak killing trees UK



The oak processionary moth (OPM), which hatches in July and August, was discovered in Pangbourne.OPM hairs contain a toxin that can cause itchy skin rashes as well as eye and throat irritations. Plans are in place to eradicate a toxic caterpillar from west Berkshire following an outbreak last year .*


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Symposium E-epi 2012 from 17th to 18th April 2012.

Cardiff University, UK

Topic: Large scale studies and e-epidemiology

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Risk Group Defined by Recursive Partitioning Analysis (RPA)

- The use of RPA offered an alternative grouping method that could predict the survival of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal adenocarcinoma. Six prognostic factors for cancer-specific survival have been identified thanks this methodology. *

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Call for expression of interest for the cohort 2012 of EPIET Since 2011, EPIET (European program Fir Intervention Epidemiology Training) provides training in EU. It addresses the need of strengthening the field epidemiology capacity in the Member States that have not yet benefitted from the EPIET program. In 2011 seven persons participated in the program. .*

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NEON: the network In Epidemiology Nutrition/ Sweden

Network aiming to strengthen Swedish nutritional epidemiology research by promoting collaboration, competence and resources. The network is open to scientists and practitioners interested in methodological issues related to studies of diet and health.*

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11p15.4 microduplication associated with intellectual disability, dysmorphic features, and obesity

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Transient Infantile Hypertriglyceridemia, Fatty Liver, and Hepatic Fibrosis Caused by Mutated GPD1

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OIE List of diseases in 2012/ World

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Risks evaluation of GM in animal and human food / Guidance / Europe

EFSA (European Food safety Authority) publishes guidance for the risk assessment of food and feed derived from GM animals and related animal health and welfare aspects.

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Fifth International Congress of Epidemiology ADELF-EPITER

Brussels, 12, 13 and 14 September 2012 Topic: Epidemiology and global health

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Five Nations Health Protection Conference 2012

1-2 May, Belfast

Topic: epidemiology and control of infectious, non infectious diseases and environmental hazards

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act/ USA

The amend bill is for to speed American innovation in research and drug development for the leading causes of death that are the most costly chronic conditions for our Nation, to save American families and the Federal and State governments money .*

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