Public Health

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Flint Extends Water Boil Advisory In Parts Of City

Officials say those in the affected area should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, bathing, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2014

drugs

Study Reports Substance Abuse Among Some Doctors On The Rise

It’s a serious public health problem, but when doctors abuse drugs, it can also put patients at risk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

NSF International headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikipedia.

NSF International Buys Environmental Consultant In Brazil

The Ann Arbor-based public health and safety organization NSF International announced Monday it had acquired Bioensaios Analysis and Environmental Consulting Laboratory Ltd., based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It will become known as NSF Bioensaios.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

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Officials: Mich.’s Vaccination Rates Are Dropping

Doctors and public health officials are warning that immunization rates have dropped in Michigan and are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated.

08/08/2013

NSF International

NSF International Acquires Peru’s INASSA Group LLC

Ann Arbor-based NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization which develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and health sciences industries, has acquired the INASSA Group of Lima, Peru.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2013

A vampire bat. Photo: University of Michigan

Vampire Bat Study May Lead To Better Rabies Control Strategies

A new study of rabies in vampire bats in Peru has found that culling bats — a common rabies control strategy — does not reduce rates of rabies exposure in bat colonies, and may even be counterproductive. The findings may eventually help public officials in Peru develop more effective methods for preventing rabies infections in humans and livestock.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

Reported Norovirus Prompts Washtenaw County Officials To Issue Health Alert

With at least one outbreak of the norovirus confirmed, Washtenaw County Public Health officials are reminding the community of symptoms associated with the gastrointestinal illness and how stop it from spreading.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2011

cancer

UM Study: Living In Segregation, Crime Boosts Cancer Risk

Older people who live in racially segregated neighborhoods with high crime rates have a much higher chance of developing cancer than do older people with similar health histories and income levels who live in safer, less segregated neighborhoods.

12/19/2010

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