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Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Increases in minimum wages primarily have no effect on health, study finds

Increases in minimum wages primarily have no effect on health, study finds

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Exposure to phthalates and high levels of stress in late pregnancy linked to premature birth

Exposure to phthalates and high levels of stress in late pregnancy linked to premature birth

Excessive physical work can damage the heart, says new study

Excessive physical work can damage the heart, says new study

Multiple environmental factors associated with greater risk for diabetes in rural populations

Multiple environmental factors associated with greater risk for diabetes in rural populations

Bias, workplace harassment and hostility can cause minority doctors to change practices

Bias, workplace harassment and hostility can cause minority doctors to change practices

Rutgers professor discusses children’s vulnerabilities to pesticides and how to reduce exposure

Rutgers professor discusses children’s vulnerabilities to pesticides and how to reduce exposure

UIC receives research funding to study lead and other household health hazards

UIC receives research funding to study lead and other household health hazards

Chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth from infections

Chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth from infections

Characteristics of lung injuries associated with vaping

Characteristics of lung injuries associated with vaping

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Major study to evaluate health effects of contaminated drinking water

Major study to evaluate health effects of contaminated drinking water

Personal protective equipment shows potential to decrease injury probability of seafarers

Personal protective equipment shows potential to decrease injury probability of seafarers

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Poor fit between reasoning abilities and job demands linked to health conditions

Poor fit between reasoning abilities and job demands linked to health conditions

Majority of asthma sufferers do not achieve full work potential

Majority of asthma sufferers do not achieve full work potential

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack

UIC researchers aim to find how mining dusts contribute to black lung disease

UIC researchers aim to find how mining dusts contribute to black lung disease