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Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics

Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics

Less than half of infants globally are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and poli... »

Employing tradeoffs for more realistic COVID messaging

Employing tradeoffs for more realistic COVID messaging

Wash your hands. Wear a high-quality mask. Keep six feet between you and others. Meet outside when possible. »

Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

New research finds vitamin D supplements may help those with prediabetes lower their chances of a full diabetes diagnosis. »

Severe Asthma Patients on Ways Their Doctors Could Improve Treatment

Severe Asthma Patients on Ways Their Doctors Could Improve Treatment

Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. While that number shows how common the condition has become, the severe form is more rare. An estimate from a September 2021 study in ... »

IVF-Conceived Children Show Strong Developmental Performance

IVF-Conceived Children Show Strong Developmental Performance

Some previous researchers linked conception via IVF to an increased risk of congenital abnormalities, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. »

The Truth Behind Viral Videos Linking COVID Vaccine to Spasms, Shakes

The Truth Behind Viral Videos Linking COVID Vaccine to Spasms, Shakes

Vaccine hesitation is once again flying as videos depicting movement disorders go viral. »

For the first time, US task force proposes expanding high blood pressure screening recommendations during pregnancy

For the first time, US task force proposes expanding high blood pressure screening recommendations during pregnancy

The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation to screen everyone who is pregnant for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, by monitoring their blood pressure throughout the pregnancy, and the group is calling attention to r... »

Spending on consumer advertising for top-selling prescription drugs in US favors those with low added benefit

Spending on consumer advertising for top-selling prescription drugs in US favors those with low added benefit

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the share of promotional spending allocated to consumer advertising was on average 14.3 percentage points higher for drugs with low added benefit compare... »

Climate change is contributing to the rise of superbugs, new UN report says

Climate change is contributing to the rise of superbugs, new UN report says

Climate change and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global health, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. »

Science Saturday: Cross-laboratory collaboration accelerates gold-standard SRA testing

Science Saturday: Cross-laboratory collaboration accelerates gold-standard SRA testing

At Mayo Clinic Laboratories, where teamwork powers innovation, a cross-laboratory collaboration has enabled implementation of a cutting-edge, gold standard test for a life-threatening condition known as HIT, or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. The t... »