David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
The Nation's Health: Is 'Containment' for public health audiences?

The Nation’s Health: Is ‘Containment’ for public health audiences?

Are we all just days away from being quarantined by a deadly outbreak of highly pathogenic flu? A new TV series thinks so and brings that to life, complete with electrified fences, burning bodies and people being shot in the streets.
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May 19 news: House approves Zika bill, Medicare for all, Sustainable Development Goals

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May 18 news: Senate approves Zika funding, HIV rates in the South, fittest city in US

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May 17 news: Exercise linked to cancer prevention, contraception coverage, UN on Zika in Brazil

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May 16 news: Collecting mosquito data, tuberculosis test, US health issues

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Take this week's public health news quiz from The Nation's Health

Take this week’s public health news quiz from The Nation’s Health

Test your public health news knowledge with this week’s quiz, courtesy of The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.
APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.

May 13 news: Zika funding deal, methane protections, kids gain health insurance

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May 12 news: WHO on pollution, opioid legislation, abortion rates worldwide

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The future of public health with APHA President-elect Tom Quade

The future of public health with APHA President-elect Tom Quade

Few people have the chops in local, national and global public health quite like APHA President-elect Tom Quade. Our profession has taken him from Kosovo and Italy — with the World Health Organization — to Ohio’s Akron, Summit County and Marion County Health Departments.

May 10 news: Artificially sweetened beverages, malaria vaccine, FDA on food labeling

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May 9 news: APHA’s Benjamin on FDA authority, Zika, HHS’ Burwell on maternal and child health

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FDA deeming rule extends authority to cover all tobacco products

FDA deeming rule extends authority to cover all tobacco products

APHA champions efforts to help Americans live tobacco-free, including laws that create smoke-free workplaces and policies that make it easier for smokers to quit. yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a step in that direction.