Ron's Corner ( 37 Posts )

September 04 2016 Sunday 10:52 AM

What we in global health should learn from Farmers Praise be to agriculture!!!

Modified Date 04-Sep-2016 One area of global health and prevention that is typically neglected is that of agriculture. In most graduate schools of public health and medical schools the impact of agriculture is not discussed. Similarly in agriculture schools there is nary a mention of global health.  We have proposed a marriage of global health and agriculture to tackle major problems of health.  Without food, one dies, with too much food, one becomes obese and die. Many have suggested that the major rise in life expectancy with development is much the result of global health.  If we do not have the ...

September 01 2016 Thursday 12:26 PM

Precision prevention?

Modified Date 01-Sep-2016 Molecular epidemiology is one of the most exciting and important areas of research leading into the 21st century. It represents a critical link between the Human Genome Project http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/home.html  and medicine/public health. Without well-designed population-based molecular epidemiology studies, it will be impossible to interpret the risk of disease associated with the presence of newly identified susceptibility genes. As a result, molecular epidemiology is essential for the development of medical diagnostics, public health prevention strategies an ...

August 21 2016 Sunday 09:59 AM

The World Continues to get Healthy

Modified Date 21-Aug-2016 Death Rates for Coronary Heart Disease by Country Men Ages 35-74, 1970 and 1993 (Rate/100,000) Presented slide shows that FSU countries, unlike many others, experience rise in the coronary heart disease death rates. The major reason for this tendency is the breakdown of public health system in the Former Soviet Union. It is rather amazing, however, that most of the countries of the world have demonstrated an rapid decline in CHD during this period. This has continued downward even until now.  Source:NIH, USAAUST: Australia, CAN: Canada, CHN: China, E&W: England and Wales, FIN ...

July 27 2016 Wednesday 04:28 PM

Epidemic of non communicable disease world wide

Modified Date 27-Jul-2016   Ala Al’wan M.D. was the head of non-communicable diseases at WHO.  He now is the Director General of the EMRO Region of WHO.  He was one of the most important people to help the world shift its attention to Non-communicable diseases, especially WHO.  Communicable diseases commanded most of the attention at WHO and world wide, which was rightly so the early part of the century. Epidemics of small pox, rheumatic fever, and influenza resulted in  90% of the deaths due to communicable disease. Also eradication of small pox occurred which wasunpreced ...

July 10 2016 Sunday 12:24 PM

Worst Possible Epidemic

Modified Date 10-Jul-2016 When we discuss prevention, we typically focus on non-communicable, communicable and injuries. However the world epidemic we have seen in the past 2000 years has been the epidemiology of War.  In WWII in Stalingrad, over 1.5 million troops died in just a few days. In a 4 year period in WWII, over 60 million people were killed, the largest death toll in a short period of time.  The most destructive weapon were the nuclear bombs that were dropped onto Japan. Over 200,000 people were killed in an instant.  Warfare especially nuclear warfare are the most destructive “disease&r ...