Emory says 2 scientists depart after failing to disclose China ties
Two faculty members have left Emory after failing to disclose foreign sources of research funding and their work with institutions and universities in China, the university said Thursday. Emory did not identify the two scientists nor the circumstances surrounding their departure. But the Emory situation arises amid concerns by... Read more
Essential oils popular, but can pose risk to kids
The Georgia Poison Center gets a lot of urgent phone calls every day. Two of these calls, on average, involve a category of products that many people might not consider dangerous. The products are known as “essential oils’’ – highly concentrated extracts from plants – and the victims of... Read more
Commentary: Health strategy office can change lives
Georgia House Bill 186 contained lots of health care regulatory changes that captured broad interest within the industry. But tucked inside the legislation is the creation of an Office for Health Strategy and Coordination. This new center could make a big difference, not only to health care in Georgia... Read more
Georgia getting slightly better on senior health, report card says
Georgia improved two spots, moving up to No. 41 among states in United Health Foundation’s report card on seniors’ health. States in the Southeast continue to languish in the bottom quartile of the rankings, released last week. Mississippi was ranked 50th among the states. It was topped by Tennessee... Read more
More than 300 have been affected by hepatitis A outbreak in Georgia
The hepatitis A toll in Georgia now exceeds 300 cases, including one death, according to state public health officials. Of the 312 Georgia residents diagnosed with hepatitis A since June 2018, two-thirds were hospitalized. Almost half the cases are linked to illicit drug use, the state’s Department of Public... Read more

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