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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Texas Must Reduce Nonmedical Exemptions to Vaccinations

Oct. 20, 2016 — As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks ... read more

Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Oct. 18, 2016 — Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concrete alternatives" to a state's lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that ... read more

Close Proximity of Slum Dwellers Could Be Answer to Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — The ‘neighborhood effect’ of slums could help to alleviate some of their associated health problems, a new, international study ... read more

New Candidate Vaccines Against the Plague

Oct. 13, 2016 — New potential vaccines have been developed that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague. The plague of Black Death infamy has had the power to strike fear in people since ... read more

Rich or Poor? Where You Start in Life Influences Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Oct. 13, 2016 — A recent study has found that circumstances in childhood, such as parental occupation at birth and neighborhood income, might be associated with different risks of certain cancers later in ... read more

Saving Lives by Making Pneumonia Vaccine Affordable

Oct. 13, 2016 — New groundbreaking research is on the threshold of aiding researchers in producing vaccines at prices that will propel their widespread use and help protect the estimated 1.6 million children, most ... read more

Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their ... read more

Smoking Rises in Argentina Heart Attack Patients as Cigarettes 'Among Cheapest in World'

Oct. 13, 2016 — Levels of smoking are rising in heart attack patients in Argentina, according to a study. The findings coincide with a 100% increase in affordability in the last decade, which have made cigarettes ... read more

Raising Soda Taxes May Sound Good, but Likely to Fall Flat With US Consumers

Oct. 12, 2016 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An ... read more

New Analysis Sheds Light on Zika Virus Evolution, Spread

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers have modeled the evolutionary development and diversity of the Zika virus to better understand how infection spreads between populations and how the virus reacts with the immune system. ... read more

High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Is Expected to Provide Cost Savings and Better Outcomes Compared to Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine in Canadian Seniors

Oct. 11, 2016 — Seasonal influenza is a global public health concern. The World Health Organization estimates 3-5 million cases of severe infection annually, resulting in up to half a million deaths. In ... read more

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on 'Reproductive Coercion'

Oct. 11, 2016 — New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study ... read more

New Report on Medicaid Payment Reform at Community Health Centers

Oct. 11, 2016 — A new report on Medicaid payment reform and community health centers reviews the key elements of Medicaid’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) payment rules, describes the flexibility ... read more

Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Oct. 10, 2016 — Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year, say European ... read more

1.7 Million Children Started Secondary School Overweight or Obese in Last Decade in England

Oct. 10, 2016 — During the last decade, 1,655,000 children have started secondary school overweight or obese in England, according to new ... read more

Obesity-Linked Conditions Are Projected to Rise Sharply in Children

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven ... read more

African-American, Hispanic Men Less Likely to Get Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Even With High-Risk Disease

Oct. 7, 2016 — African-American and Hispanic men in the United States are less likely to receive therapy for prostate cancer compared to Caucasian men — even when they have more aggressive disease, according to ... read more

UK's Approach to Health Needs Radical Rethinking, Experts Say

Oct. 7, 2016 — As the NHS lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK’s approach to health needs radical rethinking to create a healthy and health-creating society. Just as the founding of the NHS in 1948 was a great ... read more

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 Assesses the State of the World's Health

Oct. 6, 2016 — Researchers have completed the most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world's health to equip governments and donors with evidence to identify national health challenges and priorities for ... read more

When Is Maternal Immunization Ethically Justified?

Oct. 5, 2016 — Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, fetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases – especially in developing countries. Maternal immunization however also raises ethical ... read more

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