Tag Archives: public health

75,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers may go on strike, demonstrating that the sector is in crisis

new York CNN – Savonnda Blaylock, a pharmacy technician in Northern California, has worked for healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente for 22 years and has never been on strike. That could change on Wednesday, when she becomes one of 75,000 workers taking part in the biggest health strike in the country’s history. Blaylock said it will… Read More »

Public health now emphasizes treatment as prevention over condoms

Blood sample for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. getty September is Sexual Health Month. It is time to assess sexual health levels in the local community, but also at a national and global level. With the increasing incidence of sexually transmitted infections worldwide, public health approaches increasingly emphasize treatment as prevention. While condoms were once… Read More »

Leaders see hope in jointly combating deadly climate change and public health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — In trying to lessen the devastating impact of climate change, experts hope that attempts to improve the global public health system and sometimes-stalled efforts to contain global warming through collaboration they can combine – and create a better system for dealing with the problem along the way. Leaders of the World… Read More »

Society and its pressures are driving children to suicide and this must stop | Health News from the Healthiest Communities

The number of children struggling with anxiety and depression has increased, coinciding with a rise in self-harm among young people. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicides among children ages 10 to 18 increased by more than 50% between 2001 and 2020. A separate CDC report based on poison control… Read More »

Earthquakes cause chain reactions for public health and safety

TOPSHOT – People walk past houses destroyed after an earthquake in the mountain village of … [+] Tafeghaghte, southwest of the city of Marrakech, on September 9, 2023. Morocco’s deadliest earthquake in decades killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said on September 9, as troops and emergency services struggled to reach remote villages in the… Read More »