Friday, April 24, 2009

A couple more links

This senior in high school won an award for an epidemiology paper she wrote. Great job, Marilyn! Go epidemiology! Now go to college, get your MPH in epi, and work to improve capacity at the state level!

French kissing can give you infectious diseases. Apparently (duh) saliva transmits some infectious diseases. Is it worth the risk? That's not for me to say...

Counterintuitive: This article reports on a study that says the addition of healthy menu choices can lead to unhealthier decisions. Huh? Apparently when a side salad was an option, consumers were more likely to choose french fries. Why would that be? Maybe I shouldn't comment since I love french fries, but it doesn't seem to make sense to me.

Colon cancer prevention: According to this article, colon cancer prevention in Utah is about to get a big boost. Generally chronic disease and cancer are getting a lot of attention these days, as Obama has highlighted it. Rightly so - both are huge public health issues, and it's about time they get addressed as a national priority!

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