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Update: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Regarding Use of CSL Seasonal Influenza Vacci
This update from the CDC offers reommendations by the Advisory Committee on immunization practices (ACIP) regarding use of CSL seasonal influenza Vaccine in the United States During 2010-11. [Learn More]
The California Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control has identified several cases of mercury toxicity linked to the use of adulterated, unlabelled face creams in the Latino community. For healthcare provider information and patient materials click here.
"In the United States alone, an estimated 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rates of diagnosis have risen 3 percent a year between 1997 and 2006. Yet it is unclear what is causing this increase. New research is investigating many avenues.
The Migrant Clinicians Networks wants to honor your unsung hero!
Recognized a healthcare worker dedicated to those most in need. Nominees are distinguished by their demonstrated dedication to migrant health. Qualifications may include innovation to service delivery or prevention strategies. Other attributes may include their leadership skills or contributions to quality healthcare.
EPA Moves to Terminate All Uses of Insecticide Endosulfan To Protect Health of Farmworkers and Wildlife
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to end all uses of the insecticide endosulfan in the United States. Endosulfan, which is used on vegetables, fruits, and cotton, can pose unacceptable neurological and reproductive risks to farmworkers and wildlife and can persist in the environment.New data generated in response to the agency’s 2002 decision have shown that risks faced by workers are greater than previously known. Read the full story.
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Trafficking Human Lives Researchers combat hidden crime that forces women, men and children into labor, sex industries
A Salvadoran woman is promised a good job as a child care worker and ends up as a brothel worker or unpaid domestic servant. An American child runs away from an abusive home and is prostituted for sex by a pimp. Dr. Noël Busch-Armendariz, associate professor of social work, says human trafficking — selling people for sex and labor — has emerged as a major criminal and social justice issue in the United States and around the world.