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100 Objects That Shaped Public Health | Global Health NOW
From the Obscure to the Everyday, These Objects Tell the Story

Public health impacts all of us, in every corner of the globe, every day of our lives — not only our health and safety, but also how we live, what we wear, what we eat, what happens to our environment and the stewardship of our planet. For better or worse, these 100 objects have made their mark on public health. Some, such as vaccines, have helped keep us healthy. Others, including cigarettes, have made us sick.
september 2016 by ignatz
The Toxins That Affected Your Great-Grandparents Could Be In Your Genes | Innovation | Smithsonian
Chemical damage might be inherited. “In essence,” Skinner explains, “what your great-grandmother was exposed to could cause disease in you and your grandchildren.”
publichealth  genetics  disease  toxics  science  biology  chemistry 
january 2014 by ignatz
CIDRAP >> CDC warns of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
CRE, which include two common digestive system organisms, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli, are resistant to nearly all antibiotics, have a high mortality in invasive infections, and can spread resistance genes to other bacteria
disease  publichealth  doom  MRA  infection 
march 2013 by ignatz
Hospital Compare Home
Veterans Administration attempting transparency with hospital data, using incomprehensible IE-only GUI.
healthcare  government  veterans  informatics  failure  hospitals  publichealth 
march 2011 by ignatz
Visualising the Guardian Datablog | Information Is Beautiful
visualizing the relative dangers of various recreational drugs versus their reported dangers
drugs  politics  visualization  statistics  publichealth 
november 2009 by ignatz
Disaster: Students Quarantined in University As Epidemic Unfolds
Apparently there's been an outbreak of cholera, and the local officials dealt with it Resident Evil style: Lock everybody in, give them no information, and see if they survive.
china  failure  cholera  publichealth  epidemic  oppression  health  via:tinymammoth 
november 2008 by ignatz
Spike in West Nile virus tied to home foreclosures - Sciencedude -
Many [foreclosed houses] have backyard swimming pools, and when these are abandoned, they grow stagnant and become ideal mosquito breeding grounds
publichealth  westnile  orangecounty  california  mortgages  housing  commerce  failure  doom 
july 2008 by ignatz
Effect Measure: Tamiflu down the drain?
Would a mass dosing of Tamiflu followed by mass peeing cause unwanted environmental effects?
birdflu  h5n1  tamiflu  environment  biology  epidemiology  publichealth  pollution  doom 
october 2006 by ignatz
Home | CDC SafeWater
Brilliant and simple effort to reduce waterborne illness with a spout and some disinfectant
publichealth  health  medicine  aid  water  safety  poverty  disease 
october 2005 by ignatz

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