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Americans agree: Improving our public health system is an urgent priority

As COVID-19 infections escalate, Americans across the political divide demonstrate pronounced support for public health. According to a recently-commissioned survey by Research!America on behalf of a working group formed to address our nation’s commitment to science, a strong bipartisan majority of Americans place an urgent or high priority on improving our nation’s public health system […]

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An algorithm that predicts the chances of a person with a latent infection developing tuberculosis

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that can be used to predict the chances of a person with a latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection developing tuberculosis (TB). In their paper published in the journal Nature Medicine, the group describes surveying thousands of people from multiple countries to amass data on TB patients and […]

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An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby

(HealthDay)—To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the “ABCs” of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That’s the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age that usually occurs during sleep. The […]