Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.. “Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that countries and organizations can take to close them. The new website…gives an individual score to each country and uses color codes to rank the world by five levels of preparedness.”

University of Florida: University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health

University of Florida: University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health . “The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine in partnership with ArtPlace America is launching ‘Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America,’ a two-year national initiative designed to accelerate innovation at the intersections of the arts, creative placemaking, community development, and public health. Beginning in May 2018 and culminating in April 2020, the initiative aims to build healthy communities in alignment with national public health goals through strategic cross-sector collaboration, research, translation, and resource sharing…. The research team will publish its findings and will lead the development of open-access resources, including a searchable research database and a repository of arts in public health resources expected to launch in March 2019.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Tool Links Health Care Organizations, Public To Improve The Health Of Wisconsinites

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Tool Links Health Care Organizations, Public To Improve The Health Of Wisconsinites. “The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has updated and improved its online tool to help communities, organizations, and individuals easily assess and share health-related work in their local communities. The site, Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin, shows how local health departments and nonprofit hospitals work with each other and with other community organizations and members to assess local health needs and target priorities for action.”

EurekAlert: Research highlights the influence social media marketing has on children’s food intake

EurekAlert: Research highlights the influence social media marketing has on children’s food intake . “New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at the European Congress on Obesity today (Wednesday, 23 May), highlights the negative influence that social media has on children’s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children’s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact of marketing by YouTube video bloggers (vloggers) on these outcomes has, until now, not been known.”

East Oregonian: News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions

East Oregonian: News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions. “Oregon law since 2010 required schools to implement protocols for students who suffer a concussion, including a medical release required to clear a student to play athletics. [Dr. Dereck] Earl’s practice handles a lot of that testing. A release contains the student’s name, age and grade, plus details of the injury and concussion symptoms. But Oregon’s law does not require anyone to collect or analyze the reams of medical data sitting in public schools. No one knows how many students and athletes suffer concussions. No one knows what the data could reveal about protecting kids. Portland-based journalist Lee van der Voo is working to change that.”

National Library of Medicine: “Facts And Inferences”—Digitizing Shadows From The Walls Of Death Part 1

National Library of Medicine: “Facts And Inferences”—Digitizing Shadows From The Walls Of Death Part 1. “NLM has digitized and made publicly available for the first time, one of four known copies of Shadows from the Walls of Death: Facts and Inferences Prefacing a Book of Specimens of Arsenical Wall Papers, 1874. In this three-part series learn more about the origins of this rare book, the digitization effort, and the arsenic pigments of the 19th century.”

Google Street View can estimate travel patterns in cities: Study (Zee Business)

Zee Business: Google Street View can estimate travel patterns in cities: Study. “Google Street View has the potential to estimate how common cycling is in cities, and potentially other travel patterns too, a study has found. The analysis of 2,000 Google Street View images from 1,000 random locations in each of 34 cities in the UK found strong agreement with data on cycling, and public transport and motorbike use, said researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK.”