Food and agriculture - New category in Epidemiological news

Because agriculture and food have a direct link with human and animal health, this new category is a logical extension in order to complete the main editorial line of this journal: A global vision for health! 


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It is an automatically display of relevant jobs in epidemiology, coming from all over the world, from private or public companies. This month, more than 180 job proposals posted in your group! So, do not hesitate to click on the Job browser in the group!                                                                                                  

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- SWAZILAND - Gender-Based Violence and HIV- Launch of prevention programme - NATICC has introduced the programme for the prevention of gender-based violence in the Shiselweni region to respond to this challenge. The 2007 UNICEF Study revealed that one in three women and girls have experienced abuse in their lives. Of all the victims in the cases studied, 22% were men and 78% women. And, most significantly, gender-based violence was reported as taking place mainly in the home, where the perpetrators were known to the victim. Given the predominance of sexual violence in such abuse, and the prevalence of HIV in our society, most of the abuse not only carries all the obvious emotional and physical damage but also the risk of HIV transmission .*

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Smoking reviews published on You Tube are the new global free and viral advertising method for tabacco promotion. Children and teenagers become the official advertiser of tabacco, for example, explaining the new packaging. They influence each other that smoking is a cool attitude. To respect personal opinion expression, this practice is neither banned nor stopped by the authorities tabacco industry .


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- Edible insects -

- Free data base for exploring -


This database will be useful for scientific validations and updating of traditional wisdom in bioprospecting aspects. It will be useful in analyzing the insect biodiversity for the development of virgin resources and their industrialization. Further, the features will be suited for detailed investigation on potential medicinal and edible insects that make MEIMAN a powerful tool for sustainable management.* 

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- USA - Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS)

The Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS), funded by the National Cancer Institute and initiated in 2001, was established to address many unresolved questions about the root causes of cancer health disparities, with its findings expected to help prevent and reduce the burden of cancer among all populations.  This prospective cohort study of approximately 86,000 adults in the southeastern United States has among the highest representation of African Americans (two-thirds) among existing U.S. cohorts and a large biorepository poised to address scientific questions about the causes of both common and rare cancers (as well as of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease). *

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MAY  2013


Teenagers, new media for smoking advertising

Smoking Review on You Tube


- Training -


- UK - Nutrition: the first eLearning portal  -

Nutrition Portal is dedicated to nutrition and public health nutrition learning. This Portal evolved out of the recognition that nutrition is central to health promotion, disease prevention and effective care. It is essential that current and future health professionals - doctors, nurses, nutritionists, dietitians or other health care professionals - have the knowledge and competency to meet the needs and deliver effective nutrition in public health.*

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By correlating different sources of data on tick distribution, we find that occurrences of the commonest species of tick in Norway (I. ricinus) have been reported considerably further north and higher up in mountainous regions than was formerly the case. The distribution pattern of I. ricinus has changed substantially over the last 50 years and we can now expect to find this tick as far north as Harstad, which is 400 km further north than previous records. The tick has also been detected at altitudes as high as 700-800 metres above sea level. This means that there is an increased risk of humans and animals becoming infected and falling ill in new areas of the country .*

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European Congress of Epidemiology (EuroEpi) 2013



from 11 August to 14 August 2013

Aarhus, Denmark,

Topics: Register-based epidemiology, Nordic studies, others; Lifestyle factors, Environmental factors, others; Data collection, Data analysis, Interpretation, others; Politics, Health promotion, other

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- Animals Focus -

Climate and Environmental Changes Affect the Occurrence of Diseases Transmitted Between Animals and Humans


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- Aspartame - Report of the meeting on with National Experts - Each of the areas considered, including exposure data, brain function, satiation and appetite, allergenicity and immunotoxicity, metabolic aspects and diabetes, carcinogenicity (including cancer epidemiology) and genotoxicity were considered by the Organising Team and reported on. For each, consistent with the Terms of Reference for the National Expert Meeting, they made preliminary conclusions on whether there were data gaps or discrepancies which required further consideration. This report represents the results of these deliberations. Overall, the Organising Team did not identify any major gaps in information on aspartame and the National Experts agreed with their view. Conclusion and recommendations page 48 .*

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- CDC - Mobile Apps

CDC has a number of mobile apps available on a variety of platforms, iOS, Android and Microsoft Windows 8. You can download CDC's free mobile apps to your device today.

Example: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Application, FluView, 2011 Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients, Health-e-Cards.*

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-Antibody deficiency associated with an inherited autosomal dominant mutation in TWEAK. ››› Read


- 3q26.33-3q27.2 microdeletion: A new microdeletion syndrome? -   ›››› Read


- Legislation -


- EUROPE Electronic Cigarette – Orientation note from European Commission - On 22 May 2008, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of the European Commission produced an orientation note on Electronic Cigarette and the legislation. This opinion is not an official opinion of European Union but is a useful guidelines for the European Court of Justice to give authoritative interpretations on Community law.  In this opinion, the E-cigarettes are not under Tobacco Products Directive because they do not contain tobacco. They are only a nicotine inhalator. E-cigarettes could be classified as medical product either by them presentation or them function. However E-cigarettes fall under general product safety. *

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- WORLD - Association with a greater adherence to placeboMethodology and explanation -

Previous studies found an association of greater adherence to placebo medication with better outcomes. The present study tested whether this association was explained by any of the following factors: 1) adherence to other medications, 2) healthcare behaviors, 3) disease risk, or 4) predicted degree of adherence. Data included information on more than 800 risk factors from 27,347 subjects in two randomized controlled trials of hormone therapy in the Women's Health Initiative.*

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- CHINA – Human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus – update

As of 7 April 2013 (16:30 CET), the Chinese health authorities notified WHO of an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with influenza A (H7N9) virus. The first patient is a 59-year-old man resident of Shanghai, who became ill on 25 March 2013, and is now in critical condition. As of 29 April 2013 (16:30CET), the National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified WHO of an additional 17 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Daily Updated information are available on the WHO site.*

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ISSN 2262-1997

N 26


Epidemiology 2013

International Conference

- USA -


August 21-23, 2013 at Holiday Inn, Orlando international Airport, Orlando -FL, USA

Topics: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics

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ISSN 2262-1997


Impact of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) - Review



CCHFV is considered to be one of the major emerging disease threats spreading to and within the European Union following an expanding distribution of its main vector, ticks of the genus Hyalomma. Every year more than 1,000 human CCHF cases are reported from countries of south-eastern Europe and Turkey. CCHFV can cause high case fatality rates and can be transmitted from human to human. There are no vaccine prophylaxis and therapeutic interventions available at present. Several EU-funded research projects focus currently on CCHFV which highlights the awareness for this problem at the European level. This review gives a summary of the current knowledge and data with focus at the interface between public health and CCHFV .*

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Fight against pest introductions and outbreaks  - Phytosanitary standards revised and updated

Odds are, today you ate something that came from another hemisphere. A mind-boggling $1.1 trillion worth of agricultural products are traded internationally each year, with food items accounting for 82 percent of the total. And where fruit or plants can travel, so too can less-savory characters. Fruit fly eggs hidden in the skins of oranges go unseen. Beetles burrow into wooden shipping pallets and escape detection. Fungal spores worm their way between the seams of metal shipping containers and so travel radically farther than the wind might ever blow them. If they are not dealt with when they arrive at their destination, the consequences can be dire.*

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