The Public's Health Archive: April, 2013

Portion size: Paree vs Philly

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I just got back from 10 days in France. Like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, I was struck by all the little differences in Europe—how... Read more

Workplace safety then (1911, N.Y.C.) and now (2013, West, Texas)

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The horrifying explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas is a painful reminder that workplace safety is a crucial part of public health... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more

Teens birth 10% of U.S. babies

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Despite slowly declining teen birth rates in the United States, more than 367,000 young women and girls ages 15-19 had babies in 2010, according... Read more

Join us for the Philadelphia Science Festival

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In just a few weeks, the City of Brotherly Love will welcome the third annual Philadelphia Science Festival — a 10-day-long, citywide... Read more

Squawk! Is Bird Flu back?

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If initial reports are to be believed, Influenza A (H7N9) is moving fast in China: The World Health Organization reported 11 cases and six... Read more

Did the food industry buy your kid?

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In the wake of the New York State Supreme Court striking down New York City’s ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces, a surprising op-ed... Read more