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New tool to simplify pig vaccination protocol decisions

Merck Animal Health has developed a new online tool, which is designed to help pig producers better understand the factors that can influence vaccination protocol decision making. With the decision tree tool, producers answer a series of operation-specific questions, including types of weaning facil...

Strengthening Children's Rights Through Better Data

Co-authored by Aleta Sprague and Amy Raub Pop quiz: Will secondary school be free for your children? Do all girls and boys have access to health care? Are children and youth protected from hazardous labor? Are there any exceptions to...Show More Summary

The Unexpected Way local Marijuana Taxes Can Impact Public Health

If tax rates vary from city to city some people are going to drive to the next town to get a better deal. How much extra driving that could cause would depend on a huge number of unknowns, but purely for the sake of an illustration let's...Show More Summary

How Ebola Impedes Women's Empowerment in West Africa

On November 17, 2014, at a women's health event called "Better by Half," Barbara Bush and Melinda Gates voiced concerns about women's health in Ebola-affected countries. Arguing that "women's health is becoming a casualty of the Ebola...Show More Summary

Can eating blueberries really help you see better in the dark?

Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for not only promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Scientists have taken a closer look at this latter claim and have found reason to doubt that the popular berry helps most healthy people see better in the dark. Show More Summary

Imagining Better Outcomes for T1D with #MakeHealth

On Nov. 10-11, the T1DExchange held a workshop in collaboration with the C3NProject, a Cincinnati, OH-based social innovation group that designs, tests, pilots and implements innovative ideas in partnership with real health systems.Show More Summary

BagIQ automatically logs food data to create effortless food diary

This new digital health and nutrition system, described as being "like FitBit for food," uses the data from each food purchase to score food choices, in order to help guide users toward foods that better fit the user's health goals.

Produce for Better Health promotes new ambassadors

The Produce for Better Health Foundation recently added new members to its Ambassador program.

Public Health as Political Prisoner

If a foreign government took the United States Surgeon General hostage, I'm confident we'd be pretty upset. I think we would be working on reprisals, and maybe even prepping a SEAL team. I don't know if it's better or worse that we need no help from a foreign power to take our surgeon general hostage. Show More Summary

Hilary Duff Tells Health Magazine She Still 'Loves' Her Ex! But What About That Racy Pic With Another Guy?

So sparkly and bright — just like her personality!! Hilary Duff is looking better than ever these days, and it definitely shows on the December issue of Health magazine. But while her cover is undoubtedly eye-catching, the revelations she makes inside the glossy are far more interesting! [ Related: Hilary Duff Covers The December Issue Of Elle Canada [...]

Live from SDC14: Better Health with Uptick

Most of us could stand to improve our health somehow. Even if we don't admit it, there's no escaping it these days. Every phone and every manufacturing is integrating some sort of health functionality into their product. Uptick is trying to make it a little more personal, using your data to tailor a program designed by experts. Show More Summary

Competition seeks to make ‘More Matters’ matter more

Hockessin, Del.-based Produce for Better Health Foundation is seeking help from college students to tackle the industry’s goal to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Bigger is not always better

For several years the Danish health service has been moving towards increased centralisation and specialisation in large hospital departments based on the thesis that this provides better results for patients. A new study involving more than 12,000 Danish patients with hip fractures presents a different picture, however: read more

Smart earrings can monitor your health even when you're in a dress

Sure, there are high-tech bracelets out there that can show you texts and reminders, but you're more of an earrings gal anyway, and you like fitness bands better than smartwatches. Ear-o-Smart is a pair of smart earrings that can take the place of...

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better. read more

Four Americans: How Obamacare Affected Them

Seth Perlman/APLloyd and Shawn Turner signed up for health insurnace under the Affordable Care Act last Decmeber. The timing of the new law couldn't have been better for Shawn, who was diagnosed with cancer after few weeks after her coverage started. By CARLA K. Show More Summary

HealthCare.gov may work better, but challenges loom for Obamacare customers

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The technology glitches may be a thing of the past. But people shopping online for health insurance plans under U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law may encounter a new set of problems early next year, one of them being unexpected new costs. Show More Summary

HealthCare.gov may work better, but challenges loom for Obamacare customers

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The technology glitches may be a thing of the past. But people shopping online for health insurance plans under U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law may encounter a new set of problems early next year, one of them being unexpected new costs. Show More Summary

How do you really feel about the cake? Emotional awareness promotes healthier eating

As obesity rates rise, health professionals and policy makers scramble to help consumers resist unhealthy eating choices, often focusing on better labeling and improved nutritional knowledge. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, however, training people to pay attention to their emotions is a far more powerful strategy. read more

Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Explain Why "Lack of Transparency" Was Key to Passing the Health Care Law

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber was, by most accounts, one of the key figures in constructing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. He helped designed he Massachusetts health care law onShow More Summary

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