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Early Testing for Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

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Health & Wellness, Diet, Food Scarcity, Senior Citizens

WVU Researcher Uses Photography to Analyze Food Access Among Rural Seniors

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Lauri Andress, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is working to disrupt the current model for how seniors in rural Appalachia access healthy food.

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Smoking Cessation, Nicotine, Abrams, NYU, NYU College of Global Public Health, Harm minimization, harm reduction, Tobacco, New York University

Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

A new article publishing in the forthcoming volume of the Annual Review of Public Health focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation, with alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes emerging as a promising avenue for people who want to quit smoking.

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Cells, Immunology, T-Cell, Tubercolosis, Canada, University of Mon, McGill University , Vaccines, Infectious Desease, BCG, Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Cell Therapy, Immune Response, Innate Immune Response, Macrophages

Re-Programming Innate Immune Cells to Fight Tuberculosis

Canadian researchers’ innovative work promises to make vaccines more effective against tuberculosis and other infectious diseases like the flu.

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States May Set #Medicaid Work Requirements for 1st Time; Leader of Related Study Available to Comment

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Passive Smoke, Secondhand Smoke, Secondhand Smoking, perinatal exposure, Perinatal Health, Smoking Bans, tobacco bans, Duke Health, Duke University Medical Center

Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘Smoking Ban’

A new study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.

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Public Health, junk food tax, Soda Tax, Junk Food, Nutrition, NYU College of Global Public Health, New York University, Tufts, friedman school of nutrition science and policy

Junk Food Tax is Legally and Administratively Viable, Finds New Analysis

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An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible.

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New Study Led by Public Health Researcher Finds ‘Suicides by Drugs’ Profoundly Undercounted in the United States

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty member believes it is seriously underestimated.

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Researchers Investigate Disparities in Orthodontia Completion Among Appalachians

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Orthodontic care, such as braces, bite plates and retainers, typically costs between $3,000 and $8,000. But research out of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry suggests that only half of Appalachian orthodontia patients can complete their treatment.







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