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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.

CHOLERA CHOFER
New report suggests cholera has been driving force in many public health initiatives in Haiti

HANDS ARE TIED
U.S. government shutdown prevents the CDC from using its essential tools to track an outbreak of antibiotic resistant salmonella

A VACCINE FOR HUNGER?
What are the long term effects of $40 billion in cuts to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program?

THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN
The commonalities of eating disorders and binge eating converge two historically discrepant groups

BIG PRIZE, LITTLE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Three Americans win Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their work on cellular transport and export, which they deem as complicated as rush hour traffic

PEDIATRICIANS PROTEST
Pediatricians rally to regain services lost in government shutdown that their young patients rely on for care and nutrition

FLU VACCINE A SHOT IN THE ARM AGAINST PNEUMONIA
Those who got flu vaccines were 59% less likely to end up in the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia

ALL IN THE FAMILY
Study suggests eating disorders may be connected to gene mutations shared by family members

U.N. IN HOT WATER
Under accusations of introducing cholera to Haiti, human rights lawyers bring lawsuit against the United Nations

NOISE COMPLAINTS
British and American studies find that living closer to an airport may put you at greater cardiovascular disease risk

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