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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.

MALARIA STAYS PUT
New projections suggest climate change will not worsen malaria situation in West Africa

48 MILLION UNINSURED
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census, 48 million Americans are without health insurance

ARMED AND DANGEROUS
In the wake of Navy Yard shooting, journal expedites publication of an article showing that countries with higher rates of gun ownership have more firearms-related deaths

NIPPING LUNG CANCER IN THE BUD?
New biomarker for early detection of lung cancer identified

MOM, I HAVE A BULLYACHE
Children who are bullied have twice as many psychosomatic symptoms

CASHING IN ON AFFORDABLE CARE
Officials who contributed to passing the Affordable Care Act find lucrative work in the private sector, as businesses try to adjust to and profit from the new law

A SWEET INOCULATION
Using marshmallow flavored vaccines to fight the spread of rabies

SMART-BODIED
Children with increased physical activity benefit from boost in academic performance

ALZHEIMER’S IN MIND
Federal government antes up a $33 million grant for a clinical trial on Alzheimer’s prevention

ALLERGY ADDITION
Expenses associated with children’s allergies are costing the U.S. nearly $25 billion a year

FINANCIAL FRAGILITY
Rise in suicide rates in the developed world may be attributable to economic concerns

ROUTINE WEIGHT LOSS
Households who changed their routines saw teens’ BMI drop 20 percent

RISE OF THE SUPERBUG
Drug-resistant pathogens infecting over 2 million people each year: “If we’re not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era.”

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