March 21, 2014
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Homeless with TBI more likely to visit ER

Homeless and vulnerably housed people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life are more likely to visit an emergency department, be arrested or incarcerated, or be victims of physical assault, new research has found. “Give… Continue reading

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March 19, 2014
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Vaccination: No-refrigeration, spray vaccine could curb diseases in remote areas

A new kind of single-dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn’t require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape — get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Continue reading

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February 25, 2014
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Genetic secret of mosquito resistance to DDT, bed net insecticides discovered

A single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets), new research concludes. With the continuing rise of resistance, the research is key as scientists say that this knowledge could help improv… Continue reading

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September 16, 2013
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Cost-effectiveness analysis aopplied to state breast cancer screening program

When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis program concludes. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Making Fair Trade a Reality

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is being negotiated in secret and has major implications for the environment and public health. Continue reading

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July 19, 2013
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A constitutional right to health care: Many countries have it, but not the U.S.

More than half of the world’s countries have some degree of a guaranteed, specific right to public health and medical care for their citizens written into their national constitutions. The United States is one of 86 countries whose constitutions do not… Continue reading

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June 20, 2013
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Stress from 9/11 linked to nationwide resurgence in smoking among Americans who had quit

The 9/11 attacks on America appear to have caused about one million former smokers across the country to take up the habit again and maintain it, according to a public health study. Continue reading

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June 20, 2013
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Activist Committed to Making Sure Trade Agreement Doesn’t Harm Environment, Public Health

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being negotiated in secret, but the deal has far-reaching environmental and economic effects. Activists are speaking out for transparency. Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
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Finalize Tier 3 Tailpipe Standards — For Our Kids, Our Health, and Our Future

New vehicle emission and fuel standards proposed by the EPa will reduce pollution, save gas, protect public health, and create jobs. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013
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Change in cycle track policy needed to boost ridership, public health

Bicycle engineering guidelines often used by state regulators to design bicycle facilities need to be overhauled to reflect current cyclists’ preferences and safety data, according to a new study. They say that US guidelines should be expanded to offer… Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
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Public support can influence soldiers’ mental health, bug killing study suggests

Can events supporting troops reduce the risk of soldiers experiencing combat-related stress disorders? A new study suggests so. Continue reading

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March 19, 2013
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Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria th… Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
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Genomic screening for improved public health

In 10 years’ time, routine preventive health care for adults may include genetic testing. As genomic testing prepares to enter the realm of general medical care, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is suggesting that now is the time to explore gen… Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
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Internet searches can identify drug safety issues well ahead of public alerts

Internet searches on health symptoms can be used to identify drug side effects and could be used to develop a new kind of early warning system to boost drug safety, a new study indicates. Continue reading

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February 20, 2013
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Informatics tools underutilized in prevention of hospital-acquired infection

A new study has measured the awareness, adoption and use of electronic medical record systems and health information exchange by hospital-based infection preventionists to report and share information critical to public health. The researchers found th… Continue reading

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January 28, 2013
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Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health

Pollution from forest fires is impacting the health of people with asthma and other chronic obstructive lung diseases, finds a new study. This study uses data from pharmacies and dispensaries to measure the increase in drugs needed to alleviate symptom… Continue reading

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May 31, 2012
by Daniel Rosenberg
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Swift Boating Science: Who Will Oppose the Chemical Industry’s Pro-Cancer Agenda?

Daniel Rosenberg, Senior Attorney, Washington DC
As discussed in my last post, the chemical industry, “Big Chemical,” has a pro-cancer agenda: to block any mandatory regulation to control the use of chemicals that cause canc… Continue reading

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May 9, 2012
by Kate Sinding
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New report shows that NY is not prepared to deal with toxic fracking wastewater, while PA needs new safeguards to protect against its risks

Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City
We have been saying for some time that New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has not adequately considered how to manage the potentially billions of gallons of highly cont… Continue reading

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October 25, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Architecture matters, still

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Exactly four years ago today, I published my first blog post.  Little did I know at the time how much I would enjoy this and how much maintaining a blog would… Continue reading

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May 25, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Knowing when it’s green: A Citizen’s Guide to (LEED for) Neighborhood Development

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC  
If you are like most of us, you have wondered whether or not a proposal for new development in your community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally f… Continue reading

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