Roxie*It’s about time I got some recognition from the humans here at The Public’s Health, not to mention the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (It has a whole new website!) Yes, it’s me, your pet. I know you appreciate me. I help you keep fit. I lower your stress. I bring... Read more
Preeti N. Malani, MD, University of MichiganDogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes staying in pet-friendly hotels that serve gourmet dog food. Pooches can have dedicated electronic devices; a sizable number have accounts... Read more
Janet Golden, PhD, Professor of history, Rutgers University-CamdenThe World Health Organization last month released a detailed report warning about antimicrobial resistance as a global trend. Even the press release is scary. The modern antibiotic era began in the 1930s with the development of the first sulfa drugs, which inhibited bacterial growth, and blossomed... Read more
Ethicist Bernard Rollin: 'This Ain't Agriculture: How Industrial Agriculture Hurts Animals and the Public's Health'
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel UniversityThere are few issues in the public sector today that affect us all in the way that industrial animal agriculture does. We all eat, and almost all of the food we consume is produced by this system. Not only aren’t most of us aware of the nature of the system that provides us with our food sources... Read more
Janet Golden, PhD, Professor of history, Rutgers University-CamdenIf initial reports are to be believed, Influenza A (H7N9) is moving fast in China: The World Health Organization reported 11 cases and six deaths as of Friday, and is continuing to monitor the situation and post updates. Will there be more cases? Is this just a minor outbreak of disease in a far off... Read more
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