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Infographic – U.S. Measles Cases Spike in 2019

Measles cases in U.S.

CDC says the 1,282 cases is the largest annual number since 1992. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Measles Cases Spike in 2019

Food Banks Shown to Improve Nutrition, Food Security

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Surveys of individuals in a food bank’s diabetes prevention program show the program in six months improves diet quality, overall health, and food security of participants. . . . → Read More: Food Banks Shown to Improve Nutrition, Food Security

Juul Delivers More Nicotine than Cigarettes, Other E-Cigs

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Tests of aerosol compounds inhaled by lab animals show Juul devices send more nicotine into the blood stream than other e-cigarettes and ordinary cigarettes as well. . . . → Read More: Juul Delivers More Nicotine than Cigarettes, Other E-Cigs

Commentary – New Models Needed for Antibiotic Resistance

MRSA bacteria

Many parts of a new model for fighting antibiotic resistance are in development, and the pieces still need to be assembled, but the outline of a precision-medicine rather than mass-produced drug model is beginning to emerge. . . . → Read More: Commentary – New Models Needed for Antibiotic Resistance

Supermarkets to Offer Genetic Mental Health Test

Acme Market

A chain of supermarket pharmacies in Pennsylvania will begin offering genetic tests to help customers manage their mental health medications. . . . → Read More: Supermarkets to Offer Genetic Mental Health Test

Retail Clinics Offer A.I.-Enabled Eye Diagnostics

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A chain of primary care clinics in grocery stores is adding diagnostics using artificial intelligence to detect an eye disorder resulting from type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Retail Clinics Offer A.I.-Enabled Eye Diagnostics

Medicare Buy-In Lowers Costs for Some, Raises Others’ Costs

Pills and dollars

A plan allowing Americans to opt into Medicare at age 50 would lower insurance premiums for those age 50 to 64, but raise premiums for some younger people. . . . → Read More: Medicare Buy-In Lowers Costs for Some, Raises Others’ Costs

Anti-Vaccine Groups More Adept at Facebook Ads

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A review of advertisements about vaccinations shows a few groups took advantage of Facebook’s advertising policies to spread vaccine misinformation. . . . → Read More: Anti-Vaccine Groups More Adept at Facebook Ads

Polymer-Coated Microparticles Boost Food Nutrition

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An engineering team designed a process for adding and protecting tiny particles of nutrients in foods, boosting their nutritional value even when cooked. . . . → Read More: Polymer-Coated Microparticles Boost Food Nutrition

Safety Reports Analyzed with A.I. to Reduce Medical Errors

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Research is underway to write algorithms for analyzing free text and other unstructured data in safety report databases to reduce medical errors. . . . → Read More: Safety Reports Analyzed with A.I. to Reduce Medical Errors