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How public health officials would trace an Ebola patient's footsteps

Should Canada’s first Ebola case ever present itself, public health officials will be faced with a daunting challenge: tracking down everyone the …

Lessons from Liberia: Targeted patient isolation could stem Ebola epidemic

Isolating the most severely ill Ebola patients before the fifth day of their illness may be the most effective way to reduce transmission of the …

Yale grad student says Ebola quarantine driven by politics

NEW HAVEN >> A Yale University School of Public Health student who was at the heart of the Ebola virus scare that visited the city earlier this month …

Disease

The Gist: Stephen Flynn on Ebola and a lack of local investment in public health.

Today on The Gist, Stephen E. Flynn, political science professor at Northeastern University, explains that the Ebola story isn’t a story of federal …

Public Health: Is ‘Social Justice’ More Important Than Sound Science?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been criticized recently for its handling of the Ebola cases in the United States, and for its lax …

Public Health

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Mental Health

3 reasons public health experts think Ebola quarantines are a terrible idea

Mandatory Ebola quarantines may seem harmless. What's the problem, after all, with telling doctors to stay home for 21 days, maybe catch up on Netflix (at home, in a hospital bed, wherever) and prevent any risk of a vicious disease spreading?<p>It seems like a logical response to a deadly disease; a …

Ebola: Travel Bans, Quarantines, and Political Courage

The political reaction to Ebola has been a study in contrasts. On the one hand, we see some leaders insecurely trying to prove their “Ebola-fighting …

Disease

Improving public health through flavorful eating - a call to action

Spices and herbs can play a significant role in improving America's health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake while making healthy …

Mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health

Governments have a duty to protect their citizens but the plan to impose mandatory detention on health-care workers being suggested by some …

Disease

Why Haven’t Mobiles Solved the Problem of Ebola Contact Tracing Yet?

Before the recent Ebola outbreak, the terms “contact tracing” and “Ebola” were spoken by only a small community of public health specialists …

Ebola / VHF guidance and resources

<b>The Ebola virus</b><p>Ebola virus disease is a serious, usually fatal, disease for which there are no licensed treatments or vaccines. But for people living …

Disease

Quarantines: Chaos and Confusion

<i>Will history repeat? The Plague Doctor</i><p>There has been a quantum change in the past few days as to how healthcare workers (HCW) returning from the West …

Podcast: The science of behavior change in public health

For too long the focus of the NHS has been on treating diseases and curing patients. However, with changing demographics and advances in medicine, …

Physiology

Obama's Ebola statement a logical and public health travesty

The following question was put to President Obama after he delivered his Ebola statement on October 28:<p>Are you concerned, sir, that there might be …

Campaign Corner: Geothermal and Public Health: 5 Facts

Every campaign season we get tons of emails and commentary from people supporting or opposing particular candidates. Usually we turn them down for …

Op-Ed: Bill Foege on how to make Ebola worse

<i>Editor’s note: Dr. William Foege is the physician-epidemiologist credited with devising the strategy that rid the world of smallpox, former head of</i> …

Could social media slow the spread of HIV?

Social media could slow the spread of HIV, according to a digital analyst.<p>Sean Young (not that one) from the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior …

Above the (Public Health) Law: Healthcare Worker Deception & Disobedience in a Time of Distrust

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, an epidemiologist and Global Projects Manager for the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation, who has led teams of doctors to treat …

Showdown Over Ebola: Will Quarantines of Health Care Workers Harm the Fight Against Epidemic?

A debate is intensifying in the United States over quarantining health care workers who return from West Africa but do not show signs of Ebola. On …

Disease

Dear Maclean's: Public health agencies should prioritize public health based on evidence, not fear | Obesity Panacea

I came across an editorial in Maclean’s this weekend which was both surprising and disappointing (and at times condescending). The gist of the …

Future Health of our Nation Infographic

The impact of America’s growing, aging population on the future health of our nation.<p>Future Health of our Nation (Text)<p>America has a growing, aging …

Public Health

Ebola

EbolaRate of infection in West Africa has begun to slow down<p>Public health officials monitoring the Ebola epidemic in West Africa say the outbreak may …

Maine's Governor Brags About His 'Robust Authority' to Quarantine Healthy, Ebola-Negative Nurses

The Governor will exercise the full extent of his authority allowable by law. Maine statutes provide robust authority to the State to use legal …

Guns Are a Greater Public Health Threat Than Ebola

Ebola Crisis: Digital Disease Detection Systems Join the Fight | The Network | The Network

When the World Health Organization announced news of a rapidly evolving Ebola outbreak in Guinea, West Africa in March, an online tool run by experts in Boston had already flagged the disease nine days earlier. The openly available tool, dubbed HealthMap, had picked up the first public reports by …