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The 2x2 Project Tags the Best and Worst of Public Health in the News

Published January 31, 2014

PEOPLE STILL USE THOSE?
Neglected NYC water towers could be public health problem

MAN BAN
In switch, American Board of OB-GYN agree to treat men

OVERWEIGHT SINCE THEY WERE FIVE
A new study of over 7,000 children found that 1/3 of children who were overweight in kindergarten were obese by eighth grade

ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE
Study on caffeine use disorder shows a growing problem

TELL THAT COLD TO TALK TO THE HAND
In a review of hundreds of studies, it seems that the best defense against the common cold is handwashing

SEASICK
Norovirus is the leading suspect in this week’s illness of over 700 people on a cruise ship, could be largest outbreak in 20 years

WAR AND CIGS
New study describes soldiers’ smoking behavior

NO SPANKS
Parents less likely to spank kids after reading about its links to problems in children

WE’RE PRETTY SMART
Scientists identify unique area of brain that makes humans cognitively advanced

ACID BATH
Researchers show new method that could be easy source of stem cells

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