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Apr 20

Who gets admitted to medical education in low- and middle-income countries — and why does it matter?

Recent studies have found that doctors and nurses in low- and middle-income countries are often absent from work, sometimes seek unauthorized payments for services, and may treat patients in disrespectful or abusive ways.
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Apr 20

Can social media help track the spread of disease?

In a recent article, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers explored how to effectively and ethically include social media and broader Internet tracking as part of public health surveillance efforts.
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Apr 20

These basic public health measures can slow the spread of COVID-19

The epidemiology of COVID-19 — the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 — has become clearer as case numbers rise and researchers refine their estimates of the severity and transmissibility of the virus.
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Mar 20

‘100% Vitamin C’ marketing claims increase appeal of sugary fruit drinks

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are a major factor in the obesity epidemic among both children and adults. Fruit-flavored drinks with added sugar (“fruit drinks”) are by far the most popular SSB among children.
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Mar 20

Parental Migration and Early Childhood Development in Rural China

Over the last several decades in China, millions of rural residents have migrated to urban areas for work. As parents...
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Feb 20

Chilean policies reduce purchases of unhealthy beverages by 24%: the first national evaluation of the impact of a front-of-the-package food label law

Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016, was the first national regulation to jointly mandate front-of-package warning labels, restrict child-directed marketing, and ban the sale in schools of all foods and beverages containing added sugars, sodium or saturated fats exceeding set thresholds (also called “high-in” food and beverages).
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Feb 20

2020 Add Health Users Conference: Now Accepting Abstracts

Abstract submission is open for the 2020 Add Health Users Conference, which will be held on June 15-16, 2020 at the National Institutes of Health’s Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.  You must create a user account in order to submit abstracts and register for the conference.  Abstracts are due by 11:59PM EST on March 04, 2020.
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Nov 19

Kathleen Mullan Harris elected lifetime AAAS fellow

Faculty Fellow Kathleen Mullan Harris is among the 443 scientists selected this year as fellows of the American Association for...
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Nov 19

Alexis C. Dennis: Assessing Racial Differences in Socioeconomic Status across the Life Course

Alexis C. Dennis, a predoctoral Trainee at CPC and a doctoral candidate in sociology, received a poster award at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Conference for her poster, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Socioeconomic Correlates of Depression Among U.S. Born Young Adults.” Her research used AddHeath data to assess racial differences in socioeconomic status across the life course.
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Nov 19

Recent changes in California vaccine exemption laws projected to have limited effect on increasing childhood vaccination rates

A new study finds that the laws developed in California to decrease the number of children who are exempt from receiving vaccines may have little effect. This is because parents motivated by a hesitancy to vaccinate continue to find alternate pathways around the laws. Findings from the brief research report are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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