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

Published February 14, 2014

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.

GIVE ME YOUR I.D.
U.S. supports novel global initiative against infectious diseases

C.O.P.D., NAH YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Doctors fail to diagnose the overwhelming majority of C.O.P.D. patients, finds Lancet study

A TAX ON PEPSI?
Berkeley considers becoming the first city in the nation to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

KIDS IN CARS CAN BREATHE EASIER IN BRITAIN
Britain planning to ban smoking in cars carrying children

THAT UNHEALTHY GLOW
Using smartphones at night make you unhealthier, unhappier and unwise

MAMMOS DIDN’T SAVE LIVES
Large study reports no better survival rate for breast cancer patients who had mammograms than those who did not

SEEKING TO STOP THE “C”
New push by poor nations to make an affordable hepatitis C drug

MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS
As residents in low income countries increase ownership of cars, TVs, and computers, unwanted gains in weight, waist size and diabetes seems to follow

VETTING VAPING
Davis County approves the first e-cigarette regulations in the state of Utah

BIONIC SURGERY
High-tech glasses create new possibilities for cancer surgeons

YOUTHANASIA
Belgian bill gaining support towards euthanasia for terminally-ill children

ANTI ANTIBIOTICS
Chick-fil-A announces plan to stop serving chicken that was treated with antibiotics

UNTANGLING CHARLOTTE’S WEB
NYU researchers to conduct marijuana (C.B.D.) trial for severe epilepsy

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