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Troubling birth findings show importance of timely flu vaccination

With flu season approaching in the United States, new research from an international team of scientists testifies to the importance of timely vaccination: Poor timing of influenza vaccination campaigns in the semi-arid region of Brazil led to an increase in premature births, lower birth-weight babies and the need to deliver more babies by cesarean section, […]

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Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden, analysis finds

July 6, 2020 – Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared better than would be expected from its public-health mandates alone, roughly similar to France, Italy and Spain – countries […]

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Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds

Jan. 18, 2017 – The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research. A study published in the journal Health Affairs and authored by Nengliang “Aaron” Yao, PhD, of the UVA School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, and […]