Phillips led a group of researchers to write a letter to the World Health Organization advocating against the classification of e-cigarettes as tobacco. They argued that e-cigarettes should be classified as a device for fighting
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa. Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assistant director-general, told a news conference in Geneva that the number of new cases was likely to be between 5,000 and 10,000 a week by early December. WHO's regular . Published: 19 Oct 2014 103 comments.
In a commentary published in the open access journal Globalization and Health, the authors - led by Tim Mackey of the Global Health Policy Institute – call for a moratorium on use of the new internet gTLD domain .health. the domain delegation process unfeasible for health care non-profits and that the oversight body has failed to acknowledge concerns submitted by organizations such as the World Medical Organization, the World Health Organization and Save the
This KHN story can be republished for free. Consumer advocates have argued that making this information available to the public – on gifts, speaker fees, research grants, meals, travel and investment interests worth $10 or more – is a vital step in ensuring doctors don't have conflicts of interest Pharmaceutical and medical device companies submitted the information, and CMS was required to give doctors and hospitals 45 days to review and contest any claims.
The Ebola toll is fast approaching 5000, with 2400 people dead in the space of a few months, the World Health Organization said Friday. "The number of new patients is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them. The lion's share of the work in Liberia, the hardest-hit country, and much of West Africa has been and is being done by missionaries whose groups had been slogging away for decades through civil wars and disasters to try to minister to the
Public Health England's ( PHE ) National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network ( NCVIN ) published its first cardiovascular disease profiles for each of the 211 clinical commissioning groups ( CCGs ) in England today (5 August 2014). The profiles Hosted by PHE , the networks operate across organisations including NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ( NICE ), local authorities, charities, academic institutions and others. Their aim is to
Far and away the messages we see most frequently from state and local agencies include council and committee meetings and agendas, upcoming events, emergency updates, and news releases. These types of Valuable health and safety communications often travel from public health organizations to hospitals and health providers to then disseminate to patients and visitors, but what about the residents who aren't visiting health care providers regularly? How do
One of the main ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks which coordinate patient care and become eligible for
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