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Tobacco control through the lens of moral psychology

The tobacco control debate can get testy at times as advocates on both sides of the issue—those who favor abstinence-only approaches to cigarettes and other tobacco products and those who support harm reduction—wage spirited ...

Nov 30, 2017
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Making a case for health literacy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates half of the adult population in the United States may have inadequate health literacy skills. The inability to understand and effectively use health information is ...

Nov 28, 2017
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Pay-for-performance fails to perform

A prototype Medicare program designed to improve value of care by paying more to physicians who perform better on measures of health care quality and spending has failed to deliver on its central promise and, in the process, ...

Nov 28, 2017
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Mass media linked to childhood obesity

A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure. The experts' ...

Nov 22, 2017
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