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Covering Election 2016? Talk with Berkeley-Haas Experts on Key Policy Issues. Contact: ptom@berkeley.edu

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Red Tide Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico on Every Beach, Every Day? Soon There Will Be an App for That

A new three-year $1.1 million grant from NASA is helping several organizations fine-tune current red tide forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico with the goal of offering public health managers, coastal residents and visitors a forecast that better reflects coastal conditions on more localized scales.

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NUS Engineering Team Develops Novel Technology to “Print” Customized Tablets for Personalized Medicine

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A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore have found a way to make personalized medicine cheaper and easier - they have designed a new method of tablet fabrication that can make customizable pills that release drugs with any desired release profiles.

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Researchers Identify Top Products to Repel Mosquitoes

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Lung Cancer Survival Rate Increases by 73 Percent if Caught Early

The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has been successfully completed and demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and have up to a 73% chance of surviving for five years or more. The UKLS trial was conducted by experts in the University of Liverpool.

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New NIH-EPA Research Centers to Study Environmental Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Within each center, scientists will partner with community organizations to study these concerns and develop culturally appropriate ways to reduce exposure to harmful environmental conditions.

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Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute to Study the Futures of Food Systems, Ethical Labeling with Support From the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Scholars at Johns Hopkins will continue their innovative work on one of humanity’s oldest and most complex problems – how to ethically ensure enough nutritious food for the world’s population – with a grant of more than $3 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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Zika Virus May Be Linked to More Eye Problems in Brazilian Babies with Microcephaly

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Researchers from Brazil and Stanford University report on an ocular case study of three Brazilian infants with microcephaly presumed to be caused by Zika virus. Findings will appear in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai melanoma expert Omid Hamid, MD, offers five easy actions you can take to protect you and your family from skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. The video is available for streaming and downloading here.

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ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Workshop Explores How to Make Patients as Partners in Research a Reality

The ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Workshop 13—Patients as Partners in Research—Making It a Reality—was held this afternoon in Washington, DC, USA.

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ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Issue Panel Considers MCDA as a Possible New Paradigm in Health Care Decision Making

ISPOR's 21st Annual International Meeting Issue Panel 12—Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A New Paradigm in Health Care Decision Making? What Are the Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities?—was held this afternoon in Washington, DC, USA.

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Ut Southwestern Grilling Season Health Tips

Cooking meat, including beef, pork, fish, or poultry, with high-temperature methods such as pan frying or grilling directly over an open flame can increase exposure to chemicals that can cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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Environmental Toxicologist to Discuss Zika Virus with House Science Committee in D.C.

Environmental toxicology expert Steven Presley is testifying in front of the House Science Committee about his work with mosquito-borne illnesses and how to combat Zika.

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Tobacco Control Strategies Need a Refresh, Researchers Say

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It's time to modernize the decades-old tobacco control strategies that rely on an “all or nothing” approach and which are confusing the public, Lynn Kozlowski and David Abrams write.

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Friends, Family and Community Key to Older Adult Health

Report highlights critical role of relationships in aging, along with the struggles faced by older adults living in cities.

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ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Workshop Explores Risk-Sharing Agreements

ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Workshop 2—Risk-Sharing Agreements for Manufacturers and Commercial Payers in the United States: How Can Theory Help Practice? Design and Aligning Incentives Are Key—was held this afternoon in Washington, DC, USA.

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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for June

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics as we head into summer.

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Researchers Identify Top Commercial Products to Repel Mosquitoes

New Mexico State University researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent devices.