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A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

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Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria?

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A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.

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New Policy Analysis Website Will Help Researchers Uncover Links Between Economic Policies and Health

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About 22 percent of children in the United States live below the federal poverty line and 45 percent come from low-income families, increasing their risk for myriad health problems.

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#AHA Policy Statement Author Echoes Concerns Over E-Cigarette Dangers

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UCLA, Yale Professors Propose New Regulations for Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices

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Researchers have proposed a system for off-label drug prescriptions combining reporting, testing and enforcement regulations, and allowing interim periods of off-label use. This would give patients more treatment options while providing regulators with evidence of the drugs’ safety and efficacy.

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Classic Psychedelic Use Found to Be Protective with Regard to Psychological Distress and Suicidality, Study Finds

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Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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Animal-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus Appears Tied to Increasing Human Population Density in Forested Regions

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Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have found an apparent link between human population density and vegetation cover in Africa and the spread of the Ebola virus from animal hosts to humans.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Cyberbullying, Teen Negative Life Events, Restaurant Menu Labels

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In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about cyberbullying among middle school students; negative life events and adolescent initiation of sexual intercourse; and the effects of restaurant menu-label regulation.

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Social Media Can Provide the Support Needed to Maintain Weight Loss

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According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of social media sites like Facebook can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey.