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HHS tasks new office to battle disease threats with technology

HHS tasks new office to battle disease threats with technology

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 05, 2018

The new initiative will help HHS track and end infectious disease threats before they become full-fledged epidemics. The plan includes a private network of contractors to help HHS find and develop new technologies and treatments.

Cancer society recommends earlier colon, rectal screenings

Cancer society recommends earlier colon, rectal screenings

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 30, 2018

The American Cancer Society recommended that individuals begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, five years earlier than previous guidelines. The change reflects a rise in colon and rectal cancer cases and deaths among adults under 50.

Scots ban cheap booze in public health move

Scots ban cheap booze in public health move

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 26, 2018

The land where Scotch whisky was born has introduced a long-debated public health initiative—discouraging problem drinking by setting minimum prices for booze.

NYU launches online tool to understand communities' health needs

NYU launches online tool to understand communities' health needs

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 15, 2018

Mayors across the U.S. have claimed they don't have enough health data on residents to target health needs. NYU's dashboard uses demographic data from 500 of the largest American cities to identify health needs.

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