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Malaria, Parasite, Infection

Parasites Suck It Up

Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research team.

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Study: E-Cigarette Online Vendors Triple, Concerns Raised About Marketing, Pricing and Delivery

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Two studies by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reveal trends in the marketing practices, pricing, delivery methods and other features of online e-cigarette vendors.

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Water Quality, Water Quality Research, Water Quality Study, water quality issues, water quality monitoring, Flint Water Crisis, Flint, Michigan, Conference, annual conference, Annual Meeting, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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vaping, e-cigarette, e-cigarette flavors, e-cigarette policy, vaping policy, e-cigarette safety, e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes and youth, vape pens, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, e-cigarette regulation, Smoking, smoking regulations, smoking research, annual conference, Annual Meeting, Conference

The “Healthier” Version of Smoking is More Harmful to Youthful Users Than It Seems

There is a general perception among the public that e-cigarettes or vaping products are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, public health questions arise about vaping, especially about youth usage and other vulnerable populations. New research presented at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference suggests a link between VPN use, now a $3.5 billion industry, and neurotoxicity, immune cell suppression, and cardiovascular disease.

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Improved Vaccination Coverage Could Yield Major Health and Economic Impacts This Flu Season, Says Virginia Tech Expert

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HIV, virus budding, Virus, virus assembly, Biophysics, Modeling & Simulation, Chemistry, University Of Chicago, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Scientists Find Missing Clue to How HIV Hacks Cells to Propagate Itself

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Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists, including several scholars from the University of Chicago, to decode previously unknown details about the "budding" process by which HIV forces cells to spread the virus to other cells. The findings, published Nov. 7 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may offer a new avenue for drugs to combat the virus.

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Shining a Light on Rural Health in America

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Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day 2017

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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health technology assessment, HTA, Europe, ISPOR Annual European Congress

What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?

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ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held the second plenary session, “Appraising the Appraisers: What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?” this morning at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Nancy Glass, Endowed Chair, Independence Foundation of Philadelphia, Education, Nursing, Global Health, Domestic Violence, Public Health

Professor Nancy Glass Named Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Endowed Chair

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Researcher, clinician, educator, and public health advocate Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been named the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing(JHSON). Glass is a professor and associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.







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