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The Department of Public Health and Human Services clears ABC Chinese Cuisine to open for business while a criminal investigation is underway. [Read More]
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Garbage and debris is indiscriminately being dumped at Toli Chowki crossroads and the area under the flyover is being encroached for vehicle parking by autos and private vehicle posing a major threat to public health and safety. [Read More]
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Thirty-four students from WVU will take part in the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston next week, including Grace Nowicki from the School of Public Health. [Read More]
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Maya Nye, a Public Health graduate student at WVU, is participating in the upcoming "Women & Water in West Virginia" exhibit at the Downtown Campus Library. The event is part of the WVU Art in the Libraries' ongoing WATER exhibit. [Read More]
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Harris County Public Health has confirmed four cases of the measles for the year to date. [Read More]
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Tioga County Public Health is teaming up with local libraries to provide free resources for families with special needs children. [Read More]
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A controversial bill is getting new life in the legislature this year. Tennessee representatives on the public health subcomittee considered a bill to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. [Read More]
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In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, Katherine Reeves, a University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent chemicals used in such common products as shampoo, makeup, vinyl flooring, toys, medical devices and car interiors. Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the research "rules out any extreme increase in risk," but still leaves open the question of whether some relationship exists between phthalate exposure and breast cancer, says Katherine Reeves, associate professor in the School of Public Health... [Read More]
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Our brains grows so much in the first few years of life that any trauma we experience during that time can affect our health forever. [Read More]
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Damages from drinking have surpassed tobacco use as a public-health concern, Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation project finds... [Read More]
A 14-year-old girl is the first child to die from influenza this season in San Diego.The girl, who died on Feb. 12, had an underlying health condition, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. She had contracted influenza A, also known as H1N1, the county says, and had not received this season's flu vaccine."Pediatric influenza deaths are very unfortunate. Our condolences go out to the family," said Wilma Wooten, County public health officer. "It is extremely important that people get vaccinated because influenza can be deadly."The teen is one of five flu deaths reported last week, bringing... [Read More]
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A 14-year-old girl is the region's latest flu-related death, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services agency. Listed in the public health agency's weekly influenza report, the teen is listed as having resided in central San Diego. According to the county, she died on Feb. 12, and there was no evidence of vaccination or of other health conditions that may have also contributed to her death. Hers is the youngest flu-related death announced so far for the 2018-19... [Read More]
I was appalled to read in the Denver Post that the board of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved a new process to allow retrospective changes to the assigned sex on your birth certificate. [Read More]
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Congenital syphilis rates in Arizona's largest county have more than doubled in the last two years, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health says. [Read More]
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State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, on Wednesday proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among other measures. The five bills address what the Democratic lawmakers call a public health crisis leading to an increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other ills. "The soda industry is the new tobacco industry," said Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco as he promoted his measure that would bar restaurants... [Read More]
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs... [Read More]
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The Bismarck Public Health Center is advocating 'Through with Chew' in conjunction with tomorrow's Great American Spit Out to help tobacco users quit chewing. [Read More]
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The FDA said in a statement Tuesday there are "significant public health concerns" about promoting the use of blood transfusions from young donors. [Read More]
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Sterigenics is urging a judge to block the Pritzker administration from using authority in state law that allows the Illinois EPA to force the closure of any polluter that poses an "imminent and substantial endangerment" to public health. [Read More]
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A 14-year-old girl is the region's latest flu-related death, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services agency. Listed in the public health agency's weekly influenza report, the teen is listed as having resided in central San Diego. According to the county, she died on Feb. 12,... [Read More]
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