Category Archives: Public health

Track the Radiation Plume

I’ve been looking across the internet for good radiation plume tracking, and I found one website (click here) which posts hourly updates of the radiation numbers in each prefecture in Japan. Also, here are three images below from Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, which show a time-lapse estimated projection of the Japanese radiation exposure headed mostly east, over the Pacific.… Read the rest

Much of Adult Health Depends on Your Childhood

The following guest article is by Canadian doctor Timothy Foggin, MD, MPH…

We all know that there are many influences on our health, some within our control, and some from without. As Dr. Saint Cyr highlighted earlier this summer, the WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health published a major report on areas of inequality that have been demonstrated to affect health.

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CPR Just Got Easier: No Rescue Breaths

Everyone knows about CPR — cardiopulmonary recusitation. We see it on TV and movies all the time; someone drops to the ground unconscious, and people start to perform chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing to keep them alive. It looks great on TV, but in real life the survival rate is very low — mostly because very few onlookers feel confident enough to do CPR, especially the mouth breathing.… Read the rest

Indoor Tanning: No Dose Is A Safe Dose

Those of you who use tanning beds should take heed: there’s new proof that there is no such thing as a safe tanning bed or a safe dose. Last year I warned readers about the new, stronger U.S. government classification of tanning beds as “carcinogenic to humans”; now there’s an even stronger study which shows a strong correlation with tanning beds and the deadly melanoma skin cancer.… Read the rest