How to Cause a Measles Epidemic

Much is being written about the current measles outbreak in the U.S.--from both sides. Paul Marantz MD, MPH, an epidemiologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine says there are five easy steps to cause a measles epidemic: "Raise a generation ignorant about science Allow [irrational] belief to rule the day  Let distrust of government override good judgment…

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Society’s Role in Preventing Alcohol Problems

When alcohol restrictions in New Zealand were relaxed over an 11 year period (including a lower drinking age, selling wine in grocery stores, and less stringent licensing), researchers found that men and women 14 - 19 years old drank more and experienced more alcohol-related problems.PositiveTip: Stricter societal attitudes toward drinking result in fewer drinking and…

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