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Article ID: 702132

Researchers Document History Of Fear In Public Health Campaigns

Texas A&M University

Fear never works. Or does it? Fear can be a powerful tool in public health efforts, although graphic, emotionally evocative campaigns have been the source of controversy over the past half-century.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702130

For the last time, sitting is NOT the new smoking

Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University professor Matt Buman and colleagues published a paper debunking the sensationalized health myth

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12-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702115

Is the Next Big Step in Cancer Therapy Personalized Vaccines?

University of California San Diego Health

Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personalized vaccine using her unique cancer mutations to boost an anti-tumor immune response.

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12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701919

Poor and Elderly Puerto Ricans Faced a Persistent Risk of Dying in the Six Months after Hurricane Maria

George Washington University

The study found that people living in all areas of Puerto Rico faced an elevated risk of mortality during the first two months after the storm, but this risk elevation was most prominent, and prolonged, for people living in the poorest parts of the island.

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11-Oct-2018 6:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702044

Do mobile messages about HPV work?

University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that in the case of HPV, health care providers shouldn’t place too much faith in the smart device alone to get their message across.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702046

WVU, partners announce regional hub to train entrepreneurs, commercialize healthcare technology

West Virginia University

Hoping to speed up the move from idea to application, West Virginia University and 23 other regional institutions have come together to create a “virtual hub” that will ultimately help speed the commercialization of groundbreaking university research.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702011

ASHP CEO Attends White House Bill Signing on Pharmacy Gag Clause

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP, today attended a White House ceremony to commemorate the signing of S. 2553 and S. 2554, the “Know the Lowest Price Act” and “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act,” respectively. ASHP, independently and as a lead member of the Steering Committee of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, has long advocated for measures that would improve transparency in drug pricing.

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10-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701916

Speed Limit Enforcement Cameras Save Money and Lives in NYC

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Speed cameras rank among the most cost-effective social policies, saving both money and lives. Using the 140 speed cameras in New York City as a case study, researchers reported that doubling the number of cameras from 140 to 300 would save $1.2 billion while improving the quality and the duration of New Yorkers’ lives.

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9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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