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Children in Ohio’s Appalachian Counties Face Similar Health Care Challenges to Metropolitan Areas, Study Finds

Despite the fact that previous research shows the Appalachian region of the United States as limited in access to health care services, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that children with special health care needs in Appalachian areas face similar levels of health status as their metropolitan counterparts.

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Study: Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Web-based survey finds "Bicyclists May Use Full Lane," more effective message for signs

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15 Percent of Cigarettes Sold in NYC Have Illegal Tax Stamps, Study Finds

Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers.

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Epidemiologist Available to Discuss Medical Overuse

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Expert: In Wake of Obama’s Heroin Initiative, New Treatment Options Are Needed

Expert can discuss the need to address the issue of heroin and prescription opioid abuse by developing innovative medical treatments. Specifically, he can describe the features and benefits of an inside-the-cheek format of buprenorphine for the maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.

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Mating with the Wrong Insect May Cut Yellow Fever Mosquito Populations

Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and dengue, dangerous diseases affecting millions of people worldwide.

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HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit any symptoms. New research finds that despite this recommendation, testing among older adults has largely fallen over time.

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Researcher Employing New Technology to Study Public Health Data

Faculty in UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services have published a paper in the American Journal of Preventative medicine that outlines a novel approach to studying public health data.

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Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

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A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements became apparent as little as one month after quitting and are more pronounced after one year, according to the research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.