Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Prevailing standards of medical care recognize family planning services as a necessary component of preventive care for women. So, when regulations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) required most health insurance plans to cover all forms of FDA-approved methods of birth control without cost-sharing, it seemed like a logical decision, but not to everyone.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed food safety rules on January 4th, generating a lot of excitement.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Public health leaders worldwide are advocating for voluntary industry standards, sodium reduction goals and public policies to get the excess salt out of our diets. The United Kingdom launched a public education campaign in 2004 with the character “Sid the Slug” to warn the public that salt can cause harmful health effects to humans too.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Vaccines have had a hard go with some of the public lately. The ongoing battle with anti-vaccination advocates seems to be intensifying, with the alleged autism link still persisting and a new issue opening up in worldwide thimerosal use in vaccines. Mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers is yet another front.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
How public health attorneys respond to new medical knowledge can have a dramatic impact on public health. An example can be found in recent research on environmental noise pollution.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013