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

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.

COOKING UP A MESSAGE
Can chefs on competitive diets offer effective encouragement for others?

STORK SCREENER
New state laws requiring all newborns to be screened for congenital heart defects could save lives

PEE WEE HEAD TRAUMA
Researchers find that children football players experience hits to the head as strong as adult players

THRIFT SHOPPING
In the face of gouging health care costs, generic drug use continues to rise

1-800-QUIT NOW
Lancet study estimates 2012 Tips smoking cessation campaign resulted in 1.6 million attempted quitters and 100,000 sustained quitters

DISCRIMINATING PAIN
Black children receive less pain treatment than white children when brought to the emergency room for stomach pain

SUICIDAL CLUES
Biological markers for hyporeactivity may help identify risk for suicide ideation

LOSE POUNDS, LOSE SOUNDS
Top treatment for sleep apnea should be weight loss, according to new guidelines from American College of Physicians

BACK IT UP AND REVERSE IT
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report cites 52% reduction in HIV infection in children since 2001

GUT CHECK
Drug that affects intestinal bacteria may offer hope to future obesity treatments

DIABETES? BECOME A MOM
Mothers with type 1 diabetes have lower mortality rates than those with no offspring

MIND CONTROL
Advancements in biomedical engineering allow prosthetic leg to be controlled by amputees’ thoughts

SATISFRIED CUSTOMERS?
Fast-food giant releases less fatty and calorie-dense fries after years of development

FIRE SALE
Average Obamacare premiums less expensive than predictions

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