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USA Today: Obese drivers are more likely to die in collisions than people of normal weight, a new study has found. The researchers examined data from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System from 1996 to 2008. In that period, 57,491 collisions in more...
The New York Times and other outlets: Obesity carries yet another surprising risk, according to a new study: obese drivers are more likely than normal weight drivers to die in a car crash. Researchers reviewed data on accidents recorded in the more...
Star Tribune (Wyoming): We know we should avoid touching our faces during flu season, but that's advice that is easier said than done. As a UC Berkeley School of Public Health study found, we touch our face an average of 16 times per hour. Read the more...
The New York Times Online, Opinionator Blog: Public health lecturer Jaspal Sandhu comments on self-sufficient hospital models that combine paid and free care, noting the challenges presented by health specialties. Read the blog post in The New York more...
African American infants in Contra Costa County dying at twice the rate of white babies before they reach their first birthday. Years of research suggest that teaching mothers-to-be tips for a healthy pregnancy will only go so far. The gap in the more...
Latinos are less likely to receive the flu vaccine when compared to other ethnic groups. In an effort to reach out to Latino populations during what appears to be a busy flu season, the CDC and a number of other government agencies have begun more...

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