In The News: School of Public Health

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
December 1, 2022

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have continued to increase over the past week in both Clark County and the state, according to data released Wednesday by the state.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 1, 2022

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to tick up in the past week both in Clark County and the state, according to data released Wednesday by the state.

Verywell Health
November 21, 2022

A cruise ship carrying 800 Covid-positive passengers recently docked in Sydney after being hit with a major COVID-19 outbreak—a scenario eerily reminiscent of the early pandemic days. It was a stark reminder that the pandemic is not over, and that cruising still presents a certain level of COVID-19 risk.

Sunday Guardian Live
November 21, 2022

The long Covid-19 lockdowns and the threat of health risks outside kept people isolated, holed up in their houses, and glued to their TV screens, laptops, and mobile phones in India. This sedentary lifestyle didn’t spare the children either. Even young preschoolers have started to spend more screen time—using mobile phones at an alarmingly high number of daily hours. Screen-watching among Indian preschoolers and children is much higher than the prescribed screen-watching limit set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 16, 2022

Researchers from UNLV have received a grant to study law enforcement traffic stops around Nevada.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 14, 2022

Hospitals around Nevada are dealing with a rise in RSV cases, a respiratory illness in young children, as flu and COVID cases overlap this fall.

The Street
October 31, 2022

Las Vegas faces a new health issue that could cause big problems for Caesars, MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and other Sin City players.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
October 27, 2022

Once again, health authorities fear a severe flu season on top of a winter surge in COVID-19, only this time with a twist:

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 27, 2022

Once again, health officials fear there could be a severe flu season on top of a winter COVID-19 surge, only this time with a twist:

KNPR News
October 27, 2022

In the last month or so, what seems like a plethora of illnesses and strange diseases have popped up around Southern Nevada.

Gizmodo
October 25, 2022

Hurricane Ian hit Florida as category 4 storm in late September, bringing torrential rains and a storm surge that left much of coastal and central Florida underwater. But while the immediate dangers involved drowning and injuries, an invisible threat would soon sicken some people who came in contact with the water: flesh-eating bacteria.

Sunday Guardian Live
October 24, 2022

Parents of teens and young adults, beware. Smoking, including vaping, continues to be the biggest health risk. A US-centric multi-authored study finds that in the age group of 18-24 years, nicotine and cannabis remain high-risk consumption items. Additionally, young adults in America are also consuming the deadly cocktail of alcohol and cigarettes. Globally, smoking and drug abuse continue to affect nearly 14% of the youth, and over 5.6% of the world population in the age group of 16-64 years is consuming drugs, say the study experts.