Epidemic-prone diseases, climate change, environmental degradation, disasters, both man-made and natural, hold the potential to threaten global health security.
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The SARS epidemic, the South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and avian influenza all underline a growing need for preparedness planning that addresses multiple hazards and coordinates all levels of government and society.
Steven Fletcher announced more than $5 million in funding to support initiatives to help Canada's pandemic preparedness.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the review of the New Drug Application for Torisel, Wyeth's investigational treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Community leaders joined healthcare workers from Olympia Medical Center this week at a candlelight vigil to bring attention to management's failure to work with frontline caregivers on policies to improve retention, wages and the recruitment of qualified staff.
Johns Hopkins Medicine engineers announce plastic, air- and light-driven device more precise than human hand.
A Lynnwood massage practitioner accused of inappropriately touching a female patient has been immediately suspended by the state Department of Health.
Montana's abundant spring and summer outdoor activities are right around the corner. But, before heading out to recreate, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services offered this reminder Thursday: It's also tick season.
An innocent hike, campout or even a few hours gardening in the backyard can put one in contact with the annoying parasites. Starting now until usually the end of July, blood-thirsty ticks are looking to make a home on any unsuspecting person. Peak tick season usually lands in May.
April is Public Health Month. To celebrate, the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is focusing on Emergency Preparedness.