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THE 2X2 PROJECT TAGS THE BEST AND WORST OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE NEWS

Published May 2, 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.
SEXIST RODENTS
Lab rats are so stressed in the presence of men, but not women, that it should be considered a confounding factor in research experiments

HOT VACCINES
Heat stable vaccines needed to inoculate one out of five children worldwide

WE HEART FIBER
Those who ate the most fiber after having a heart attack had 25 percent better long-term survival

HEADING FOR A POST-ANTIBIOTIC ERA
The World Health Organization’s first report on antibiotic resistance finds worldwide threat demanding urgent action

COACHING BEHAVIOR
Youth that participate in coached team sports are less likely to try smoking

SUPERBUGS ARE HERE TO STAY
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a global threat compromising the ability to treat serious infections

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
Television and computer use of children seems to mimic parental behavior

ANOTHER COST OF INEQUALITY
Health disparities in U.S. lead to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, finds CDC

BREATHE DEEP
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds EPA ruling, requiring states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions

ANIMATED E-CIGARETTE CHARACTERS MUST BE STOPPED
City health officials ask the FDA to crack down on e-cigarette advertising to young people

WHERE THE SUGAR AIN’T SO SWEET
A deadly kidney disease is taking lives in great numbers amongst sugarcane field workers in Central America

FORGET EMPLOYER-PROVIDED HEALTH INSURANCE?
Report predicts that most large companies will shift employees to individual marketplace by 2020

BALLSY BASSETT
NYC health commish urges CDC to ramp up e-cigarette regulation
SEE NO OVERSIGHT, HEAR NO OVERSIGHT
Lack of government price regulation of U.S. devices and drugs a reason for sky high costs, according to New York Times series on healthcare costs

WHAT THEY DO KNOW CAN HURT THEM
Media coverage of suicides has the potential to spur future clusters, especially in teens

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