The 2x2 Project Tags the Best and Worst of Public Health in the News
Published January 24, 2013
The 2×2 Project seeks to translate emerging public health science through compelling and timely communication in order to elevate the conversation. Thus, an inherent part of our mission is to keep current on when and how public health science is featured in the news. Some is headline-worthy, some represents the successes and shortcomings of public health. And some just makes you go, “Hmm….” Our Communicating Health and Epidemiology Fellows (CHEFs) will tag the best and worst of public health in the news every Friday. We’re covering health beyond the headlines. The writing is on the wall.
TWICE THE POISON
A second chemical has been identified in the West Virginia chemical spill
OUT OF SHAPE
Researchers report changes in the shape of neurons in the brains of sedentary rats that ultimately effect blood pressure
Three young adults die of the H1N1 strain of flu in Southeastern Michigan
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Rural C.O.’s increasingly finding profit in selling e-cigs to prisoners
Diet soda drinkers guilty of caloric overcompensation through food consumption
I FEEL YOU, TOO MUCH
When oxytocin is given to adults that do not have social problems, they can become oversensitive to others’ emotions
BUT I USED TO BE AUTISTIC!
New autism criteria may result in fewer diagnoses, less access to health care services
OUT OF CONTROL
Aetna CEO says Americans have “unsustainable” view of healthcare costs
Pivotal proposal sees that car seats withstand higher impact collisions for improved protection
WEED GROWING ON THE GRIDIRON
NFL Commissioner would consider use of medical marijuana for concussions
AN OBESITY WIN? NO WAY!
Better eating habits and not the economy helped stabilize obesity rates
People, especially women, having trouble stopping antidepressant use