Too many children use ‘highly toxic’ toy cosmetics: public health expert

This is not child’s play. A new study finds that many children in America are using potentially toxic beauty products. Using makeup and body paint sounds like harmless fun for kids — but marketing cosmetics to kids doesn’t ensure the safety, warn researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the nonprofit EarthJustice. … Read more

Too many children use ‘highly toxic’ toy cosmetics: public health expert

This is not child’s play. A new study finds that many children in America are using potentially toxic beauty products. Using makeup and body paint sounds like harmless fun for kids — but marketing cosmetics to kids doesn’t ensure the safety, warn researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the nonprofit EarthJustice. … Read more

Report identifies strategies to measure, explain racial and ethnic disparities in health care

A recently published report by the Urban Institute aims to quantify and explain measures of disparities in health care, one of the most important but challenging prospects in the pursuit of equitable care. Racial and ethnic disparities in the US health care system have been a longstanding problem, but efforts to eliminate these disparities have … Read more

National Institute of Health and EcoHealth Alliance did not effectively monitor awards and subawards, resulting in missed opportunities for overseas research and other deficiencies

01-25-2023 | A-05-21-00025 | Full Report | report in brief Why did the OIG conduct this audit The OIG commissioned this audit because of concerns regarding grant awards to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) EcoHealth Alliance (EcoHealth), NIH’s oversight of EcoHealth, and EcoHealth’s use of grant funds, including subcontracting to a foreign entity. – … Read more

Conference to address key issues affecting the health sector

Three former federal secretaries of health headed the marquee for “The Business of Health Care: Managing Through Uncertainty” conference at the University of Miami. The Secretary will join industry executives and experts for a day that will include three formal sessions and several networking opportunities to address key issues affecting the health sector. Conference coordinator … Read more

Public health experts draft recommendations to help prevent lung injury associated with vaping product use

About four years ago, federal health officials reported a frightening new epidemic linked to e-cigarette use, which caused a life-threatening and potentially irreversible lung condition. The condition — called e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) — was primarily linked to the addition of vitamin E acetate (VEA) to e-liquids used in vape cartridges. … Read more

Promoting a one-health approach can significantly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in the LancetThe researchers followed contemporary evidence on how a one-health approach could improve health protection against unprecedented health threats globally, such as those posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human-Animal-Environment Health Affinity for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: lost_hare/Shutterstock … Read more

Latino teens are deputized as health educators to influence the unconcerned

Classmates often stop Alma Gallegos as she makes her way down the bustling hallways of Theodore Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno, California. The 17-year-old senior is often asked by fellow students about Covid-19 testing, vaccine safety and the value of booster shots. Alma earned her reputation as a reliable source of information through her … Read more

Researchers evaluate health-related quality-of-life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recently posted study medRxiv* Preprint Server Researchers retrospectively evaluated the EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: retrospective collection assessment of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image credit: poptika / shutterstock background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on amplifying previous clinical outcomes. To fully understand … Read more

Researchers evaluate health-related quality-of-life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recently posted study medRxiv* Preprint Server Researchers retrospectively evaluated the EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: retrospective collection assessment of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image credit: poptika / shutterstock background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on amplifying previous clinical outcomes. To fully understand … Read more