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Preschoolers may be lumps on a log, but we’ll need more than this study

Preschoolers may be lumps on a log, but we’ll need more than this study

It's easy for the headlines on health stories to go way beyond what the study itself actually supports. That happened this week in coverage of new research on how physically active preschoolers are. It serves as a good reminder to acknowledge any given study's limitations.
By Ryan White | 05/22/2015
Mental illness is not growing in the U.S., says NEJM study

Mental illness is not growing in the U.S., says NEJM study

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report suggesting that the rate of severe mental illness among children and adolescents has dropped substantially in the past generation — not risen.
By Martha Rosenberg | 05/22/2015
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Men's Heath is looking for a new web producer

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Men's Heath is looking for a new web producer

Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including newspaper beats, web producing and online editing.
By Anna Romano | 05/21/2015
California researchers expand screening tests looking at chemical ‘body burden’

California researchers expand screening tests looking at chemical ‘body burden’

With Biomonitoring California, state health and environmental officials have hit an early milestone in their efforts to discover which industrial chemicals are making their way into the bodies of residents. Research has shown that chemical exposure can seriously disrupt cellular function over time.
By Ingrid Lobet | 05/19/2015
Well Sourced: Organ transplants can yield more than just tear-jerkers

Well Sourced: Organ transplants can yield more than just tear-jerkers

Organ transplants are increasing at a faster rate than the population in the U.S., but not all transplant programs are created equal. Knowing where to find the relevant data can help you dig deeper and explore regional variations in wait times and success rates.
By William Heisel | 05/18/2015

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