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Article ID: 713336

Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’

Florida Atlantic University

A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.

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22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713444

Ten Ways to Stay Safe and Well When Temperatures Soar

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dehydration, sunburn, heatstroke, insect bites, rashes, and lacerations – summer can spell health meltdown with a seemingly endless list of unsightly, uncomfortable, and potentially lethal hazards.

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23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713445

How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Beaches, lakes, and pools are great ways to beat the summer heat but there are precautions to take before reaching for that swimsuit, report physicians with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).

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23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713404

URI demographer addresses federal report on decline in U.S. birthrate

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Professor of Sociology Melanie Brasher, who earned her master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University, is a demographer who is fascinated by the topic of birthrate. Brasher, an expert in population aging who has also conducted research on unintended births and health, addressed several questions on the CDC findings – factors behind the decline, possible concerns for the future, and the historical significance of the decline.

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23-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713356

Trace Metal Exposure Among Pregnant Women Living Near Fracking Wells in Canada

Universite de Montreal

Researchers find higher concentrations of trace metals such as barium in the hair and urine of 29 pregnant women living near fracking wells in British Columbia.

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23-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713369

New Study Assesses the Roles, Needs, and Priorities of the Environmental Health Workforce

Baylor University

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) – The National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Journal of Environmental Health recently published the article "Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice."

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22-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713255

Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes

University of Michigan

An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes.

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22-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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    22-May-2019 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 712822

Reductions in Fine Particles Over Decade Has Improved Health While Ozone Pollution Remains Little Changed

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the U.S. over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). However, these improvements are almost entirely due to reductions in PM2.5 pollution.

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14-May-2019 10:55 AM EDT

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