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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells

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Photo: Cell [14/01/2014] Two small RNAs (sRNAs) working in concert enable the deadly enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0157:H7 to attach to and initiate infection in epithelial cells that line the digestive tract, according to a new study.Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells - Read more

Medical Devices: Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers

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Photo: Soldier [13/01/2014] Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that will lead to greater control of prosthetics in wounded soldiers.Medical Devices: Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers - Read more

Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food

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Photo: Food Label [08/01/2014] The use of color-coded "traffic light" food labels and changes in the way popular items are displayed appear to have produced a long-term increase in the choice of more healthful food items among customers in a large hospital cafeteria.Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food - Read more

Cancer: Costs Important for Treatment Adherence

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Photo: Dollar in pocket [08/01/2014] The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient's share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely.Cancer: Costs Important for Treatment Adherence - Read more

Smoking: Total Bans Work Best

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Photo: Smoking ban [06/01/2014] Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers.Smoking: Total Bans Work Best - Read more

Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge

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Photo: Oliver Stone, Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell [19/12/2013] Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that Jolie's story did not unfortunately translate into increased understanding of breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge - Read more

Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA

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Photo: Tube-shaped Structure of a Virus [16/12/2013] Researchers have discovered a tube-shaped structure that forms temporarily in a certain type of virus to deliver its DNA during the infection process and then dissolves after its job is completed. Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA - Read more

Health System: Broader Health Insurance Linked to Better Care

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Photo: Waiting room [13/12/2013] Compared with other New England states, health status and preventive care improved in Massachusetts after reform - especially for poor and near-poor.Health System: Broader Health Insurance Linked to Better Care - Read more

Models: New Perspective on Development of Antibiotic Resistance

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Photo: Petri dishes [13/12/2013] Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes.Models: New Perspective on Development of Antibiotic Resistance - Read more

Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica

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Photo: Demolition work [12/12/2013] Action could help millions of Americans exposed to silica at work: A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work.Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica - Read more

 
 

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