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Diagnosis for 8.16.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

Welcome back to Diagnosis, a vertical that focuses on the crossroads of health care policy and politics. Here’s something to put on your radar. Medicaid expansion, which has long been a no-go in Florida and as well as other states controlled by Republicans, is starting to get a renewed look in other states that have …

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Nintendo To Reduce Switch Packaging By 20% To Combat Supply Issues

Image: Nintendo As the gaming industry’s increasing popularity drives up the demand for consoles, manufacturers have struggled to keep up and are subsequently experiencing worldwide distribution issues due to a number of factors. We have been reporting on the semiconductor shortage for some time now, detailing Switch assembly issues and the company’s uncertainty concerning future …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Wrapping Up Summer’s Health News

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Congress and President Joe Biden are officially on summer vacation, but they left behind a lot of health policy achievements. The president returned this week from his …

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Alan Gerber named Sterling Professor of Political Science

Alan Gerber Alan Gerber, a pathbreaking scholar whose research has pioneered the application of experimental methods to political behavior, has been appointed Sterling Professor of Political Science effective July 1, in addition to previous appointments as director of The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) and professor of economics and statistics and data science. …

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NBC News: Monkeypox chiefly transmitted through sex between men, suggests CDC update communications strategy

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Editor’s Note: The following report contains graphic language about the sexual transmission of monkeypox. NBC News poked a hole in the public health narrative that skin-to-skin contact, rather than sex between men, was the chief transmitter of monkeypox in a report on Wednesday, and quoted scientists urging …

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Brea Olinda School District addressing student mental health crisis

Destination Education: Brea Olinda School District addressing student mental health crisis Experts say isolation and social media are playing major roles in decreased mental health. When students were isolated during the pandemic, they started spending more time online. And now that they’re back in the classroom – many are experiencing what experts call “COVID regression.” …

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A student at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., uses her laptop to participate in an emotional check-in at the start of the school day, Thursday. The rural Kentucky school is one of thousands across the country using the technology to screen students' state of mind and alert teachers to anyone struggling.

Youth mental health is in crisis. Are schools doing enough?

A student at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., uses her laptop to participate in an emotional check-in at the start of the school day, Thursday. The rural Kentucky school is one of thousands across the country using the technology to screen students’ state of mind and alert teachers to anyone struggling. (Timothy D. Easley, Associated Press) …

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Proximity to fracking sites associated with risk of childhood cancer

Pennsylvania children living near unconventional oil and gas (UOG) developments at birth were two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia between the ages of 2 and 7 than those who did not live near this oil and gas activity, after accounting for other factors that could influence cancer risk, a novel …

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The Taste for Specialty Foods Is in Our Genes – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified over 400 different genes associated with people’s liking of different foods including avocados, chilies, oily fish, and more. Source: University of Edinburgh The reasons why people love certain foods and turn their noses up at others, has to do with more than their cultures or even their taste buds… their genes …

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