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Buckle in for an #oilandgas & #fracking thread re: the importance of @CDPHE’s recent #publichealth study
@CDPHE 1. Last week @CDPHE -- Colorado’s health agency -- confirmed what science, including @ColoradoSPH, has been telling us for years: living near #oilandgas production threatens #publichealth. colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/… #fracking
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH 2. @CDPHE’s study is a big deal b/c it’s the 1st time we know of that a regulator of a major #oilandgas producing state acknowledged #publichealth threats associated with living near #oilandgas & #fracking.
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#Event201 begins. Check it out online to participate virtually! centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/ #pandemic #biosecurity
Global leaders in business and government have convened to address the pandemic situation. @T_Inglesby from @JHSPH_CHS Moderates. See the #Event201 website for details on the participants.
Global distribution of cases and deaths from #Event201
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Hi, @FrankPallone

I was one of the alleged bots #NotABot defamed for that @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ report.

Shall I expect an invite to @EnergyCommerce offices to sign in, in person, to my account?

We can also discuss manipulation of #data.
@FrankPallone @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce 👈#NotABot we can discuss allegations as to why I and other's data has been used to accuse innocent people of committing what I consider crimes @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce like marketing to children.
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A chat with Dr. Moosa Hameid (Famous Heart Specialist) King Abdullah Medical Research Centre, Jeddah was arranged by ARAMCO for its employees. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.
#اپنا_قلمکار
#publichealth

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Q-1. What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
Ans:
1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week;
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP - Blood pressure and Sugar
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Q-2. Can we convert fat into muscles?

Ans: It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues, fat is fat ... Ugly and harmful... Muscle is muscle. Fat can never be converted into a muscle.

👇👇
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“Around 2012 or 2013, researchers identified evidence that gadolinium retention was connected to illness in patients with normal kidney function.” scholar.google.com/scholar_case?c…
“In September 2017, after the FDA voted to add concerns about gadolinium retention on warning labels, [gadolinium-based contrast agent] manufacturers, including Defendants, issued a new joint warning to patients with normal kidney function.” scholar.google.com/scholar_case?c…
“The warning [RE: #gadolinium retention] also directed physicians to advise patients of these concerns.”

Consent: valued in the United States since the Nuremberg trials of 1947 🇺🇸 scholar.google.com/scholar_case?c…

☢️#radiology
🥼#nephrology
🏥#publichealth ⚠️#patientsafety
💉#MRIdye
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Amidst the hysteria about #vaping some key points to remember. #publuchealth 1. The American deaths and hospitalisations are due to people vaping oil in illicit products. Thenoul causes lipoid pneumonia, not vaping by itself....1/.
2. We haven’t seen the same phenomenon in the U.K. .../2
3. The regulation of product in EU and buying from reputable suppliers not street dealers is a key way of ensuring you get good product not illicit product adulterated with oil...3
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Interesting. #UnsealEpstein

Former MIT media lab staffer says leadership made it clear Epstein's donations were to be kept secret - CNN cnn.com/2019/09/08/us/…
#Epstein = 'Voldemort'? 🤔 5:5?
#UnsealEpstein MIT has some 'splaining to do...
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A fisking of the opinion piece by Michelle Jongenelis (from the doghouse of @DrOliviaDoll1) in Fairfax media. No public link known (it appeared in a variety of regional newspapers around #Australia).
"THE recent death of a US man who contracted a serious lung disease after taking up #vaping comes as no surprise to many #PublicHealth advocates."
No mention of #BlackMarket, unregulated #cannabinoids, despite 6 US regions involved, explicitly mentioning it.
"Contrary to the messages being disseminated by the vaping industry (an industry now largely owned by #BigTobacco), .."
Wrong! Neither the majority of companies, nor vape sales, involve products ownership by the #TobaccoIndustry.
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‘It’s a scandal’: Spiking congenital #syphilis rates put babies in grave danger washingtonpost.com/health/2019/08… #publichealth
“Every case of #congenitalsyphilis that we see is an absolute, shameful failure of public health because it is completely preventable,” said Khalil Ghanem, deputy director of education at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
“We in the United States, a very wealthy country, should not have the rates of congenital syphilis that we have. It’s a scandal.”
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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We have a new study forthcoming in Exceptional Children. We examine whether students of color are more or less likely to be identified as having #disabilities in U.S. states with histories of de jure and de facto racial #segregation. (1)
Special education has been theorized to have been used as an alternative legal strategy for schools to avoid racial integration. This prior work was historical and descriptive. Others have suggested that over-identification might be especially likely to occur in the South. (2)
Yet other work suggests that students of color may be under-identified as having disabilities in the U.S. South, incl. due to political and economic factors. Mechanisms hypothesized to result in under-identification nationally may also be operating similarly in the South. (3)
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Let me tell you a #knifecrime story I dealt with last week as a GP in #Croydon which has a lot of knife crime and loads of chicken shops.
Social services @yourcroydon rang me to ask whether I had any background information on a teenage patient of mine who absconded from A&E after having a stab wound sutured. Didn’t explain how it happened and left before the police and social workers came #KnifeFree
Yes I did!
Parents had been worried about him for several years due to disruption and behaviour problems at school.
Under resourced school didn’t have the capacity to give him pastoral care and asked parents to see GP to get a referral to adolescent mental health services.
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@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman Yes! But a few thoughts:

1) We should organize as health workers, not doctors.

2) We need to avoid saviorism, learn allyship.

3) We need to organize for self-protection, quality patient care, better societal structures, and the political change that enables all of the above.
@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman 4) We need to learn from actual organizers e.g.:

@resist_school from the community organizers who trained Obama youtube.com/channel/UCqC33…

@momentum_tweets of Sunrise/GND prominence youtube.com/user/MovementM…

@rsgexp No Shortcuts, and listen to this:
@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman @resist_school @momentum_tweets @rsgexp 5a) We need to fix the meta-narrative from the technical, utilitarian "health units aren't optimized or equitable one."

We must focus more on the personal, inter-personal, and moral.
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[1/9] 'A Népegészségügybarát Uniós döntéshozatal jogi dilemmái' - legújabb elemzésemben azt igyekszem kifejteni, miként teszi lehetővé és majdhogynem kötelezővé az Unió joga a népegészségbarát EUs politikát. propatriablog.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/a-n…

Lássuk a részleteket!
@LaszloAndorEU @danielvegh @rdanielkelemen @Europarl_HU @EC_Budapest @JuditBayer @BZoldi @NKajtar @viktoriaserdult @ZsofiaBakonyi [2/9] Mindenekelőtt érdemes tisztázni a különbséget a népegészségügy (#publichealth) amely mindazon területet lefedi, amely hatással van egészségünkre és az egészségügy (#healthcare) között, ami a tagállami szinten működtetett egészségügyi ellátórendszert jelenti.
@LaszloAndorEU @danielvegh @rdanielkelemen @Europarl_HU @EC_Budapest @JuditBayer @BZoldi @NKajtar @viktoriaserdult @ZsofiaBakonyi [3/9] Az @OECD_Social adatai alapján a tagállamok az egészségügyi költségvetési kiadások kevesebb, mint 3%-át költik megelőzésre. A legfőbb, idő előtti halálokok Európában, és így Magyarországon is a krónikus, nem fertőző betegségek (szív- és érrendszeri betegségek, rák stb.)
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Today at IIT Bombay to discuss ethical, social, cultural, governance, regulation and public engagement perspectives in #ArtificialIntelligence applications in #healthcare
@IndJMedEthics @iitbombay
Surajit Nundy speaks on Ethical Adventures in Health AI. On his own and his group's experiences dealing with ethical issues in AI applications in healthcare
Ashish Shrivastava from CSTEP Bangalore speaks on AI deployment in large development programs: a case study from Karnataka on dealing with malnutrition
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Let's remove barriers so that #PharmacyTechnicians in the UK can be trained to vaccinate, and support attainment of community immunity

Now's the time to produce a training programme & PSDs to support the delivery of this year's flu prevention plan

#vaccines #InfectionPrevention
We need to adopt QI methodology to address this #publichealth concern

The drivers are clear - this is about ⬆️ #patientsafety via #prevention

It should not be about inter-professional competition; there is enough work for everyone
It's important to #vaccinate as many people as possible to protect those who're vulnerable

Although UK flu activity levels were not high last year, impact on 2°care was high due to hospitlisation & ICU admissions

This year looks set to ⬆️ so let's be innovative w/ healthcare WF
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I listen to ~90 #Podcasts on a (semi) regular basis. Let me give you a rundown of ALL of them and why you should listen to some amazing #FOAMed, especially for all the new #EmergencyMedicine interns. #FOAMed #MedEd #medtwitter
First of all, you need a good podcast app. I absolutely love Downcast. Great app, gives you more control over playback, downloading, and allows you to categorize your podcasts into playlists (picture 2). This is where you get to customize your #FOAMed experience! #medtwitter
In no particular order,

- Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC). Great insight into Crit Care from an anesthesia perspective. Coming from EM, this is great to listen to- much different from my day-to-day! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #CriticalCare
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A brief #tweetorial for those curious as to why I spend countless hours on a non-specialty medical organization. The basic premise of the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates is actually simple. #healthpolicy #publichealth #MembersMoveMedicine 1/
It’s a representative democratic body consisting of members of societies from the US states and subspecialties of medicine, convening twice a year as the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates (HoD). The majority of each meeting is spent deliberating policy proposals. #AMAmtg 2/
Any member or organization can bring resolutions with various policy goals to the HoD to be debated and voted on. These go through a multistep vetting process where everyone has the opportunity to speak on and amend these policies under the rules of parliamentary procedure. 3/
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1/5 This week, my #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth science shines light on a new @JAMA_current study on #marijuana use during pregnancy. bit.ly/2L6P7vx
2/5 While researchers caution about potential confounders, their data very much suggest that #cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth.
3/5 The findings are particularly concerning since an accompanying study from @NIDAnews & @samhsagov finds that a growing number of U.S. moms-to-be are using #marijuana. bit.ly/2RsP6D6
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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A thread about infant readmissions to hospital in the UK. Prompted by a recent paper in @bmcseries #bmcpediatrics. I’ll talk thru the data & some wider issues that are the focus of debate in #infantfeeding - 1/n

bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
Why is this important? Well, there is a lot of discussion going on, mainly in mass media and social media, about possible relationships between #infantfeeding policy & practice and sufficiency of #breastfeeding in the early days/weeks of life 2/n
My personal interest in this area: while having my own kids, I trained & volunteered to provide #breastfeeding support locally and continue to follow the research and evolving discussions 3/n
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“Gadolinium-based contrast agents: Stimulators of myeloid-induced renal fibrosis and major metabolic disruptors,“ is now in press—sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
#dermatology
#nephrology
Gadolinium-based “magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent treatment impaired renal function, induced pathologic damage, and increased kidney fibrosis,” sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

#gadolinium
#nephrology
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
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There's very unsettling news at @MountSinaiNYC, and I'm going to write a long thread about it.

With it, I plan to share a relevant experience I've never publicly discussed and I will offer ideas of action steps.

I hope you'll to read this thread, share what's happened, and act.
You should read this if you care about honesty and treating people decently.

You should read this if you worked or trained at @MountSinaiNYC.

You should read this if you care about #GlobalHealth, #PublicHealth, #AcademicTwitter, #MedTwitter, research ethics, or labor/HR issues.
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“[I]t is known that during those at least 6 weeks [after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agent] equilibrium has not been reached and [gadolinium] can be measured for all [gadolinium-based contrast agents] in tissue,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
🧠
☢️
“It is important to note that the exact mechanism and in particular other co-factors that are likely needed to trigger [‘nephrogenic’ systemic fibrosis] are still unknown,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
“[T]he levels of gadolinium in the body considered normal in the absence of any [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure is, for practical purposes, zero,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
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