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Global Alliance of Heart Patients’ Organizations unveils new global cholesterol action plan to prioritize unhealthy cholesterol as a major public health issue

GallowayAnd the IrelandAnd the November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Heart Center launched today Global Cholesterol Action Plan To reduce the impact of unhealthy cholesterol levels . The action plan was presented at their annual UNITE summit, and it follows and builds on Cholesterol roadmap of the World Heart Federation Released in October. Atherosclerotic …

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The recent shootings underscore gun violence as a public health issue

Search The recent shootings underscore gun violence as a public health issue by Sandy Cohen • November 23, 2022 It’s a “human rights” crisis, says Dr. Nins Pons, director of the University of California Center for Health Policy Research. The recent mass shootings in Chesapeake and Charlottesville, Virginia, and in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are the …

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COVID-19 Admissions Soar Over 1,000 In L.A. County As Winter Wave Heats Up – Whittier Daily News

The number of coronavirus hospitalizations is rising again across L.A. County — it topped 1,000 on Tuesday, November 29 — heralding that a third winter wave is picking up as November approaches. And while the inevitable surge could strain the health care system, this time the situation is more nuanced, health officials say, with spikes …

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Studies validating verbal autopsy methods: a systematic review BMC Public Health

The characteristics of the selected studies are presented in Supplementary File 2. target and settings Of the 66 studies, 59 included validation of vets as a primary objective, while in 7 studies it was either a secondary objective, comparator, or was conducted on a subsample [14,15,16,17,18,19,20]. 10 studies were performed to validate existing datasets [8, …

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Six common myths about the coronavirus have been busted by a virologist and public health expert

Nearly three years into the pandemic, myths and misinformation are still widespread. Here we, a virologist and public health researcher, debunk some common misconceptions about COVID. Myth 1: The virus is getting milder There is a myth prevalent in the omicron era that SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is becoming “milder”. It is true …

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Twitter’s COVID misinformation policy will not apply: NPR

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns from public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have dire consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. Eagle-eyed users spotted the change Monday night, noting that a one-sentence update to Twitter’s online rules …

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A new AI method for analyzing public health reveals drug use trends among high school students

High school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke, and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being black and eating breakfast every day were factors associated with a lower chance of transitioning to multiple uses. These conclusions were made by a …

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Fauci has destroyed the public health establishment’s credibility

“I Represent science” was the arrogant response of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, after senators dared them to do their oversight jobs and question his decision to spend tax money on Job search acquisition In the Same as Wuhan lab Where COVID-19 likely originated. Believing himself to …

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