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Majority of Americans Agree You Should Be 21 to Buy Tobacco

Three out of every four American adults favor increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a survey released Tuesday. 169 more words

Summer Safety Blog: Food Safety

One of our favorite parts of summer is being outside with family and friends, enjoying some delicious food. But under cooking meat or eating meat that wasn’t prepared properly can put a huge damper on a fun day. 603 more words

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Brazil Tries to Cut High Rate of C-Section Births

It’s not a well-known fact, but Brazil is the C-section capital of the world: 85% of all deliveries in the country’s private hospitals are done by cesarean section, and 45% of births in public hospitals. 170 more words

Breast Cancer and False Positives

Related to an earlier post, Bayesian Reasoning, False Positives, and Breast Cancer. It certainly makes one wonder about the benefits of non-specific screening.

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At Least 5 Children Received Wrong Immunizations at New Jersey Clinic

(SALEM, N.J.) — At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an “excessive dose” of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said. 172 more words

Russian police are begging citizens to practice safe selfie-taking

Russia’s police force has unveiled new brochures, signs, and online notices urging the public to stop putting themselves in dangerous situations for the sake of selfies. 268 more words

Next CHAT July 14th - On Immigrant Experience Of Healthcare In Minneapolis With Councilman Blong Yang

Join us Tuesday, July 14th for the next CHAT (Community Health and Advocacy Talks): “Immigrant experience in Minneapolis – Barriers to Health and Healthcare” with special guest presenter Blong Yang, Minneapolis City Council representative for Ward 5 in North Minneapolis. 143 more words

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