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News Summary for June 2012

During the month of June 2012, there were a total of 297 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

  • Revised estimates increased global H1N1 mortality figures by a factor of 15
  • The US Supreme Court issued a healthcare reform ruling
  • The National Prevention Council issued an action plan to implement the National Prevention Strategy
  • HHS issued a retrospective on the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
  • National HIV Testing Day was observed on June 27
  • Issues regarding access to dental care remained in the news
  • National Safety Month was observed
  • A pertussis serge continued in several states
  • The UN declared that despite progress, efforts must be redoubled to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

  • An innovative CDC effort is to expand HIV testing into pharmacies
  • The CDC unveiled new pandemic preparedness tools
  • A new influenza prevention initiative is to focus on older adults this upcoming flu season
  • A study found that hepatitis B vaccine protects for 25 years
  • More than half of resident doctors have worked while sick
  • ACIP reviewed flu vaccine efficacy and safety and tweaked dosing for children
  • Federal officials joined a hepatitis C outbreak investigation in New Hampshire
  • A new CDC test for dengue was approved
  • The ATA said that thyroid collars should be worn for all dental x-rays
  • The FDA approved a new combination vaccine that protects children against two bacterial diseases
  • The ADA updated its statement on dental unit waterlines
  • Nearly half of US adults were not receiving key preventive health services before 2010
  • US cancer survivors are predicted to rise by a third by 2022
  • Oral health legislation was introduced in Congress
  • A NIH study found that childhood CT scans are linked to leukemia and brain cancer later in life
  • The WHO reported that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is spreading
  • The US is on track to approve more cancer drugs in 2012
  • The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B may exceed 2 million in the US, which is higher than previously reported

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