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Bullying and Suicide Among Youth Is a Public Health Problem

Expert research from CDC panel provides details and clarity, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health
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Philadelphia, PA, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Recent studies linking bullying and depression, coupled with extensive media coverage of bullying-related suicide among young people, led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assemble an expert panel to focus on these issues. This panel synthesized the latest research about the complex relationship between youth involvement in bullying and suicide-related behaviors.

Ecolab Introduces New EPA and FDA Cleared Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment

Developed to help improve food safety practice
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CHICAGO, May 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc. introduces Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment (AFVT) -- a breakthrough product to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks related to ineffective produce washing in foodservice operations.

Elsevier's Maturitas Publishes Clinical Guide on Endometrial Assessment in Peri and Postmenopausal Women

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Amsterdam, May 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of a clinical guide by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas on endometrial assessment in peri and postmenopausal women with summary recommendations.

Nutritional Quality at Fast-Food Restaurants Still Needs Improvement

New 14-year study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports
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San Diego, May 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - More than 25 percent of American adults chow down on fast food two or more times each week. Known for menu items containing high amounts of fat, sugar, and salt, fast-food restaurants have contributed to America’s poor diets and increased risk of diet-related chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes.

Promising Strategies to Reduce Use of Indoor Tanning Devices and Prevent Skin Cancer

CDC papers discuss the potential roles of social and family networks, media, and lawmakers in efforts to prevent skin cancer by reducing use of indoor tanning devices, American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports
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San Diego, CA, May 7, 2013 – Preventing skin cancer by reducing use of indoor tanning devices requires a coordinated approach at the national, state, and local levels suggests a pair of papers by CDC authors in a special theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Evidence has shown that use of indoor tanning devices increases the risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, and these papers discuss approaches that could help reduce use of indoor tanning devices and prevent future incidence of skin cancers.

Google Searches about Mental Illness Follow Seasonal Patterns

New study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports
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SAN DIEGO, Cailf., April 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that Google searches for information across all major mental illnesses and problems followed seasonal patterns, suggesting mental illness may be more strongly linked with seasonal patterns than previously thought.

Canadians Support Interventions to Reduce Dietary Salt

Eighty percent of survey respondents agree food industry should use less salt, according to new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Many Canadians are concerned about dietary sodium and welcome government intervention to reduce sodium intake through a variety of measures, including lowering sodium in food, and education and awareness, according to a national survey. The top barriers to limiting sodium intake are a lack of lower sodium packaged and processed foods and lower sodium restaurant menu options.

Kaiser Permanente Partners with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Representatives from Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met in the new offices for those working to rebuild Haiti’s public health infrastructure, three years after an earthquake devastated the country.

CDC Foundation’s $3.2 Million Partnership Strengthens Haiti’s Public Health Infrastructure

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GE Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Proteus On-Demand and BD invest in Haiti's recovery

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GE Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Proteus On-Demand and BD invest in Haiti's recovery

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is Awarded as the Company with the Best HIV/AIDS Program in the Workplace in Indonesia

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January 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has been awarded “the Best of the Best” Award for their HIV/AIDS Program in the workplace. The award was presented by the Indonesian Government during a ceremony commemorating World AIDS Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 11, 2012.

PTFI is awarded “The Best of the Best” out of 55 contenders with similar HIV/AIDS programs in the workplace and the Government of Indonesia rated PTFI’s program as the most effective nationwide.

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