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- EUROPE - Risk of tuberculosis transmission on aircraft –

- INDONESIA - Use of Social Media For Disease Surveillance -

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- USA - Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and The Environment -

- WORLD Edible insects - Future prospects for food and feed security -

- SPAIN - How THC *CURES* Cancer -

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- UK NDC - A modelling study for mortality reduction -


- We estimated the impact of achieving the targets for six risk factors (tobacco and alcohol use, salt intake, obesity, and raised blood pressure and glucose) on NCD mortality between 2010 and 2025. Achieving the risk factor targets will delay or prevent more than 37 million deaths (16 million in people aged 30-69 years and 21 million in people aged 70 years or older) from the main NCDs over these 15 years compared with a situation of rising or stagnating risk factor trends -

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- This video scientifically explains the human endocannabinoid system; it also explains the process that occurs in the body that allows THC to effectively cure cancer. "Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, her research led to the findings that THC does indeed kill cancer cells! -

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- SINGAPORE - The Effect of Absolute Humidity on Dengue -


- Weather factors are widely studied for their effects on indicating dengue incidence trends. However, these studies have been limited due to the complex epidemiology of dengue, which involves dynamic interplay of multiple factors such as herd immunity within a population, distinct serotypes of the virus, environmental factors and intervention programs. In this study, we investigate the impact of weather factors on dengue in Singapore, considering the disease epidemiology and profile of virus serotypes -

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- USA - Courses on Food Security On line -


- The Learning Center offers self-paced e-learning courses on a wide range of Food Security related topics. The courses have been designed and developed by international experts to support capacity building and on-the-job training at national and local food security information systems and networks. More details can be found on the courses page -

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- EUROPE - Risk of tuberculosis transmission on aircraft –


- ECDC revised the tuberculosis section in its Risk Assessment Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Transmitted on Aircraft (RAGIDA). The new guidelines include an updated systematic review on TB transmission on aircraft, which concludes that there is still not enough evidence of the effectiveness of identifying, tracing and investigating the passengers that might have been infected during a flight. The results of the systematic literature review showed that TB transmission in aircrafts is possible but very rare -

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- INDONESIA - Use of Social Media For Disease Surveillance -


- Indonesians have a bit of a reputation for tweeting, so “the team” turned to Twitter as “the” social media source. To extract relevant tweets, big data has been used as well as an analytics software called Crimson Hexagon and a ‘taxonomy’ - a set of selection criteria (see below). The objective was to detect any cases of people returning from the Middle East with respiratory symptoms - a lot of Indonesians visit the Middle East for pilgrimage (Hajj/Umrah) before returning home (pulang) - 

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- DENMARK - Stressful social relations and mortality -


- Frequent worries/demands from partner or children were associated with 50–100% increased mortality risk. Frequent conflicts with any type of social relation were associated with 2–3 times increased mortality risk. Interaction between labour force participation and worries/demands (462 additional cases per 100 000 person-years, p=0.05) and conflicts with partner (830 additional cases per 100 000 person-years, p<0.01) was suggested. Being male and experiencing frequent worries/demands from partner produced 135 extra cases per 100 000 person-years, p=0.05 due to interaction. In conclusion, stressful social relations are associated with increased mortality risk among middle-aged men and women for a variety of different social roles. Those outside the labour force and men seem especially vulnerable to exposure -

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- WORLD Link between Dispositional Optimism and Incident Heart Failure -


- Higher optimism was associated with a lower risk of incident heart failure over the follow-up period. In a model that adjusted for sociodemographic factors, each standard deviation increase in optimism had an odds ratio of 0.74 (95% CI, 0.63-0.85) for heart failure. Effects of optimism persisted even after adjusting for a wide range of covariates. There was also evidence of a dose-response relationship. As optimism increased, risk of developing heart failure decreased monotonically, with a 48% reduced odds among people with the highest versus lowest optimism -

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- ITALY - Resveratrol Levels and All-Cause Mortality -


- Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes, red wine, chocolate, and certain berries and roots, is considered to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects in humans and is related to longevity in some lower organisms.  The objective of the study was to determine whether resveratrol levels achieved with diet are associated with inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in humans. In result, in older community-dwelling adults, total urinary resveratrol metabolite concentration was not associated with inflammatory markers, cardiovascular disease, or cancer or predictive of all-cause mortality. Resveratrol levels achieved with a Western diet did not have a substantial influence on health status and mortality risk of the population in this study -

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- USA - Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and The Environment -


- The CHARGE study is a project of the NIEHS/EPA Center for Children’s Environmental Health at UC Davis, that has been designed by parents and researchers committed to understanding the causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. These serious, lifelong disorders interfere with a person’s ability to function in everyday activities. By studying children with different patterns of development we will learn more about factors that can increase risks for these disabilities -

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- Insects as food and feed emerge as an especially relevant issue in the twenty-first century due to the rising cost of animal protein, food and feed insecurity, environmental pressures, population growth and increasing demand for protein among the middle class. This book assesses the potential of insects as food and feed and gathers existing information and research on edible insects. The assessment is based on the most recent and complete data available from various sources and experts around the world -

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- Companies to reduce antimicrobial availability -


- Hundreds of antimicrobial products will no longer be approved for livestock production uses, such as increased weight gain, by the end of 2016. The affected drugs will be available only to treat, control, or prevent specific diseases through a prescription or veterinary feed directive, which is similar to a prescription. The change will affect about 280 drug approvals, each of which can include multiple products. The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 11, 2013, that drug companies had three months to provide notice whether they intended to follow an agency plan to, within three years, eliminate production uses of antimicrobials deemed to be important for human medicine and eliminate the over-the-counter availability of those drugs -

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- As of 2012, the world is unlikely to meet the MDG sanitation target in 2015, and is projected to be missed by 547 million people. 2.5 billion people remained without access to improved sanitation facilities. A staggering 1 billion people (14% of the world population) remain with no access to toilets, latrines or any form of sanitation facility, and therefore practised open defecation, resulting in high levels of environmental contamination and exposure to the risks of microbial infections, diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera), trachoma, schistosomiasis and hepatitis. 902 million of them live in rural areas -

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- Epidemiologic and health transitions conference -


Date: November the 14th, 2014. Location: Reunion Island University Hospital. General theme: Epidemiologic and Health transitions & Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology : Measuring social inequalities in health, Health geography - presentation of QGIS, a Geographic Information System software.

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- 2014 Public Health Law Conference –


- The 2014 Public Health Law Conference will take place October 16–17, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will gather public health and legal experts from across the country to examine and discuss today’s critical challenges in public health law. Find more information about the conference and learn how to get the early bird registration rate -

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- An introduction to what's cool and what's important about environmental health science. For more information on Environmental Health Science, check out the University of Michigan EHS department website - >>>



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