Can aspartame make you sick? FSU expert available to discuss connection between sweetener and health

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: July 14, 2023 | 9:31 am | SHARE: With the World Health Organization grappling with the health risks associated with artificial sweeteners — specifically linking them to cancer in a new report Florida State University Professor Pradeep Bhide is available to provide expert comment to reporters working on this story.

New Low-cost Device Rapidly, Accurately Detects Hepatitis C Infection

The entire virus detection process is executed inside a uniquely designed, portable, inexpensive, disposable, and self-driven microfluidic chip. The fully automated sample-in–answer-out molecular diagnostic set-up rapidly detects Hepatitis C virus in about 45 minutes and uses relatively inexpensive and reusable equipment costing about $50 for sample processing and disease detection. The disposable microfluidic chip also offers shorter times for a reliable diagnosis and costs about $2.

World Health Organization unanimously approves plan to improve epilepsy care, reduce stigma

On 27 May 2022, World Health Organization Member States unanimously approved the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders (IGAP) at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

WashU Expert: America gains nothing by leaving WHO

President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to suspend U.S. funding to, and withdraw from, the World Health Organization is “counter to our interests in addressing our needs to save the lives and further the health of Americans, as well as an abandonment of America’s position as a global leader,” says the director of Washington University in St.

WashU Expert: WHO withdrawal may not be legal

President Donald Trump announced July 7 that the United States has officially begun to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump may or may not have the authority to do so, says an expert on health law at Washington University in St. Louis.“It’s not clear that the president can unilaterally withdraw the United States from membership in the WHO,” said Rachel Sachs, associate professor of law and a renowned expert on health policy and drug law.

Americans face greater risks if U.S. pulls from World Health Organization, say WVU health and policy experts

The Trump administration’s plan to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization, effective July 6, 2021, could reshape global diplomacy and weaken public health efforts at home, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to West Virginia University experts in health and public policy.

Defunding and Departing from the WHO: A Threat to Global Security and Also the United States

In the midst of the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Trump’s announcement that the US will defund and depart from the World Health Organization (WHO) poses a clear and present danger to all Americans and the international community. Infectious diseases do not recognize national boundaries nor a person’s politics. Our responses to them cannot either.

Tulane University librarians help provide critical information to WHO teams

Tulane University faculty member Dr. Lina Moses, a seasoned epidemiologist and disease ecologist in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was deployed to Geneva where she worked on the COVID-19 response over the past two months. Receiving daily publication reports, Moses is charged with rapidly distributing the most impactful scientific information to the World Health Organization (WHO) operational response teams. This involves the daily appraisal of a vast amount of critical literature on all aspects of the novel virus relevant to the prevention of infection and the treatment of those infected.

How can we be more sure social media posts about coronavirus are accurate?

As COVID-19 has increasingly isolated us from each other, we’re relying more and more on social media for a sense of connection and as a source of information about the virus and it’s spread. But how can we be more confident that what we’re seeing is accurate?

Notre Dame experts on coronavirus: limitations of WHO, cultural implications and similarities to polio

Dr. Bernard Nahlen, director of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Catherine Bolten, associate professor of anthropology and peace studies, provide insight into aspects of how the COVID-19 epidemic has unfolded, as health officials brace for the virus to…

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include: Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley serves as professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community health sciences at the Fielding School. His previous roles include director of the Division of…

New Tool Monitors Real Time Mutations In Flu

A Rutgers-led team has developed a tool to monitor influenza A virus mutations in real time, which could help virologists learn how to stop viruses from replicating. The gold nanoparticle-based probe measures viral RNA in live influenza A cells, according to a study in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. It is the first time in virology that experts have used imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to monitor mutations in influenza, with unparalleled sensitivity.

What should health care professionals do to prepare for Coronavirus?

Tener Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, Internationally recognized expert in public health emergency preparedness. QUOTE: “Each day health care workers participate in disease surveillance, detection, and containment activities in order to protect their patients and their communities from the transmission…

ADVISORY: Expert Available to Discuss Tracking of Coronavirus

With the 2020 elections looming and amid continuing concerns over social media’s role in U.S. politics, Johns Hopkins University has an expert ready to discuss a comprehensive new report recommending how candidates, tech platforms and regulators can ensure that digital political campaigns promote and protect fair elections.

UCLA Public Health Experts on Coronavirus and related issues

Faculty experts at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health with significant scientific and public health expertise with regards to infectious diseases, including coronavirus, include: Anne Rimoin, Phd, MPH, an epidemiologist with more than 18 years of experience working internationally and…

Precision mapping with satellite, drone photos could help predict infections of a widespread tropical disease

An international team has discovered a cheap and efficient way to identify transmission hotspots for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that is second only to malaria in its global health impact. The research uses rigorous field sampling and aerial images to precisely map communities that are at greatest risk for infection.