WHO Declares Coronavirus an International Public Health Emergency as US Reports First Human-to-Human TransmissionJanuary 30th 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to be a public health emergency of international concern, as the CDC announced the 6th case of the virus in the United States, as well as the countryâ€™s first documented person-to-person transmission.
CDC Confirms Additional Coronavirus Cases, Says Threat to US is LowJanuary 28th 2020
There are now 5 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the CDC, but the agency said the threat to the general public is still low. California has 2 confirmed cases of the virus, while Arizona, Illinois, and Washington State each have a single case.
Enforcement Against Unauthorized Flavored E-Cigarettes Appealing to Children Prioritized by FDAJanuary 6th 2020
Under this policy, companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution, and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes within 30 days risk enforcement actions by the federal agency.
Tafenoquine Tablets Now Available in US as First Prescription Drug for Malaria PreventionNovember 21st 2019
Tafenoquine (Arakoda), the first prescription drug approved for the prevention of malaria in adults, is now available in the United States, according to a press release. Tafenoquine has the potential to protect thousands of US travelers and military personnel from the effects of malaria.
First Death Linked to Vaping is RecordedAugust 27th 2019
This event comes after the CDC launched an investigation earlier this month through the departments of health in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana, and Minnesota surrounding a cluster of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use among adolescents and young adults.
Investigators Survey Rickettsia Antibodies and Tick CarriersJuly 24th 2019
The results of a study detail how investigators at the Federal University of Parana surveyed the prevalence ofÂ RickettsiaÂ antibodies andÂ Rickettsia-carrying ticks in human hunters, hunting dogs, and wild boars in Brazil in an effort to study theÂ RickettsiaÂ bacteria's circulation and ecology among human populations and wild animals in that country.
Vitamin D Deficiency at Birth Raises Risk of High Blood Pressure in ChildrenJuly 1st 2019
High blood pressure is a leading, preventable cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide, and, along with an increase in obesity among children, has been on the rise in recent years, especially in African American children.
Increase of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Needed to Overcome ShortageMay 7th 2019
With approximately 18,100 PNPS and 50,000 primary care pediatricians currently in the workforce, there are insufficient numbers of pediatric primary care providers to care for the increasingly demanding and complex needs of children.