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New lead testing recommendations inconclusive, but do not mean screening

An NYU pediatrician and researcher writes in JAMA Pediatrics that new recommendations on testing children for lead are inconclusive, but do not mean that we should abandon screening children for elevated lead levels. The editorial—written by Michael Weitzman, MD, professor of pediatrics and environmental medicine at NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Global […]

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The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It’s tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and veganism, but not all vegans are the same, and overall they play a relatively small role in consumption changes. How is […]

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Experts say sharing popcorn can leave you with a nasty surprise

The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise They say sharing is caring, but sometimes you’re better off not — towels, toiletries and toothbrushes can carry bacteria, viruses and fungi that can spread between people. ‘In general, it […]

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Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia

Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia: Study debunks belief that being highly educated makes the brain more resilient against the memory-robbing disorder The University of California findings fly in the face of previous research  Instead, education up to the age of 20 is the decisive factor, experts say Scientists studied more than […]

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Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — Universal vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) at college entry does not appear to be cost-effective, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Ira L. Leeds, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues estimated the costs and benefits of […]