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Taxes and Subsidies Could Encourage Healthier Diet and Lower Healthcare Costs

In a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of Tufts University and Harvard University researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States.

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Human Guinea Pigs and Ebola? Expert Available to Address the Ethical Implications of Using the Experimental Drug ZMapp on Human Patients Infected with Ebola

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Hidden Effect of Ebola, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity

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UofL Public Health Professor in Sierra Leone - Supporting Women and Children Affected by Ebola

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War Between Bacteria and Phages Benefits Humans

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In our battle with cholera bacteria, we may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. Researchers from Tufts University and elsewhere report that phages can force cholera bacteria, even during active infection in humans, to give up their virulence in order to survive.

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A Vaccine for Ebola?

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To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, Vermont Medicine, a publication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, talked to infectious disease experts Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., UVM Vaccine Testing Center director, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., who have led vaccine studies for such global pathogens as cholera, West Nile virus, dengue, typhoid fever and anthrax.

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University of Louisville Researcher Leads Group Developing First Policy Statement on E-Cigarettes

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A 10-member expert panel chaired by a University of Louisville researcher has developed the American Heart Association's first-ever policy statement on e-cigarettes, calling for more research and regulation of the products.

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AJRCCM Releases ‘Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Ebola Virus Disease: Perspectives from West Africa’

The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper published ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Youth Who Have Used E-Cigarettes Report Greater Intent to Try Regular Cigarettes

A recent study by a Georgia State University scientist and her colleagues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that youth who have never even touched a regular tobacco cigarette -- but have ever used e-cigarettes -- are more likely to report that they may try conventional cigarettes.

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