Tag: public health

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make it Medical Powerhouse

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

People walk past anti-fracking messages written on a wall during a demonstration outside Lancashire County Hall in Preston, northwest England, on June 23, 2015 against the applications from energy firm Cuadrilla to start two fracking operations on nearby sites. Lancashire County Council were expected to vote on June 24 on …

California Sues Trump Administration over Fracking Rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s attorney general is suing the Trump administration for rolling back a fracking rule that he says is designed to protect public health and the environment.

Surgical mask (Yasser Alghofily / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak Spreads To Los Angeles

A deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego County in recent months, mostly among the rapidly-growing homeless population, has spread to Los Angeles.

Cameron Fierro

Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Public health officials say that Texas has hit its highest number of mumps cases in more than 20 years with multiple outbreaks across the state including cases possibly linked to South Padre Island and spring break travel.

A Brazilian mother holds her baby daughter who is suffering from microcephaly, a birth defect that scientists say is linked to the Zika virus

Zika Virus Reaches San Francisco

San Francisco health officials confirmed a case of the rapidly spreading Zika virus in their city on Thursday, the second case in the Bay area this week.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital (King of Hearts / Wikimedia Commons)

‘Superbug’ Kills Two At UCLA Hospital, 180 Feared Exposed

A procedure called ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, which uses a specialized endoscope to deal with ailments of the digestive system, has unwittingly introduced a superbug called CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, into at least two patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center who died as a result. Five other patients were also exposed to the superbug; 180 more may have been exposed.