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Study clears the air on cigarette tax policy

(Medical Xpress)—Two pretty good reasons to hike cigarette taxes – persuading some smokers to quit, and raising revenue from those who won't – are equally doable, a Cornell-Princeton economics study has determined.

Mar 18, 2014
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New molecules doom proteins with kiss of death

Like mobsters following strict orders, newly engineered molecules called "ubiquibodies" can mark specific proteins inside a cell for destruction – a molecular kiss of death that is paving the way for new drug therapies ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Environmental design Rx for RN workplaces

Recruiting and retaining nurses might be easier if hospital workplaces were more hospitable, reports a team of environmental design specialists who offer a 10-point prescription for those hardworking medical professionals.

Feb 20, 2014
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Future tension: Mad enough to tax soda

(Medical Xpress)—Simply reading about a future marketing campaign – a plan to pitch sugary soda to kids using NBA basketball and hip-hop music themes – makes some adults mad enough to slap a tax on soda.

Feb 12, 2014
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Child abuse rises with income inequality, study shows

As the Great Recession deepened and income inequality became more pronounced, county-by-county rates of child maltreatment – from sexual, physical and emotional abuse to traumatic brain injuries and death – worsened, ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Nutrient-based tax could cut nation's medical bills

(Medical Xpress)—To reduce obesity-related disease in America, many policymakers and public health officials have proposed either taxing products that make us fat or taxing individual nutrients in fattening ...

Jan 17, 2014
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