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

Published May 16, 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.

DUDE, WHERE’S MY DATA?
Outcome data from clinical trials involving chronic pain reported inadequately and inconsistently

OPERATION SPICE
Among group of active-duty Army personnel, synthetic marijuana is twice as likely to be used than real marijuana

RED STATE, BLUE STATE, UNINSURED STATE, INSURED STATE
In states where Medicaid expanded under the ACA, hospitals saw a decline in uninsured admissions, while non-expansion states saw an increase

THE AMERICAN TOLL OF AIDS
Examining why HIV/AIDS ravaged the United States more than any other developed country

SHOW NO MERS-Y
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has infected 571 people, killing 171 of them which prompted the WHO to call it an urgent matter, but not an emergency

USE DRUGS TO DRINK LESS
Review concludes that drugs to help treat alcoholism are successful but rarely used

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Star Wars inspired prosthetic arm gets FDA approval

INFECTIONS JUST A PLANE RIDE AWAY
CDC posts the top 5 destinations for travelers from MERS affected areas

TACKLING TACKLES IN TEXAS
In a state where football reigns supreme, a move to end a seventh-grade tackle program reflects concerns over concussions

BULLYING FOR BETTER HEALTH
Childhood bullies experience much better health outcomes than their victims

OH ZORCH!
Unhealthy summertime ozone levels projected to increase 70% by 2050

MAKERBOTY
3D printer used in facial reconstruction

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