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.
Oxytocin injection administered by community health officers in Ghana shown to prevent postpartum hemorrhaging
NEW LEGION OF COMPOSTERS
Legionella bacteria found in UK composts
Accidental shootings of children, often by other children, result from the easy accessibility of guns in the United States
IT MUST WAIT
A new ban on texting while driving takes effect in Florida
SILENT SCREAMS FOR AUTISM
Was surgery to stop boy’s screaming the right decision?
Obamacare does NOT require doctors to delve into patients’ sexual history
COCA-COLA GIVES BACK?
Company plans to erect 150 kiosks that offer water, electricity, Internet… and Coke products
Insulin pump automatically stops insulin delivery when blood levels are too low
RISKY BUT THEY KNOW IT
Swiss study shows that substance users are more informed than non-users
MOVE OVER, MEDICINE!
Research suggests exercise may rival the benefits of pills in fighting heart disease and more
Government shutdown sidelines CDC’s efforts to combat disease
The impact of global aging may be too much for some countries to handle
THE PROBLEM IS -COUGH-VACCINE REFUSERS
Personal belief exemptions behind California’s whooping cough epidemic