SPH News Headlines – February 2019

Recent media coverage of University of Minnesota School of Public Health faculty, researchers, students, and post-doctoral fellows.

									Charlie Plain |
																			February 11, 2019
					

Jean Abraham
2/7: Study: ACA did not cause employers to drop coverage (Benefits Pro)
2/8: ‘Medicare for all’ sounds good, but Democrats need to spell out exactly what they mean (Los Angeles Times)

Bruce Alexander and Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)
2/13: Staying resilient in farm country (UMN News)

Silvia Balbo
2/14: Cracking colibactin’s code: Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer (Phys.Org)
2/14: Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer (Science Daily)
2/18: Research Brief: New method shows possible link between E. coli toxin and cancer (UMN News)
2/20: Research shows possible link between E. coli and cancer (Food Poisoning Bulletin)

Jeff Bender
2/11: Practice needle know-how (National Hog Farmer)
2/24: How antibiotics for pets can make you sick (Consumer Reports)
2/24: How antibiotics for pets can make you sick (Yahoo!)

Lynn Blewett 
2/2: The best spot to retire might not be the warmest (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Darin Erickson
2/1: Underage marijuana use and impaired driving common in Colorado and Washington where marijuana is legalized (Medical Xpress)
2/1: University of Minnesota study sheds light on legal marijuana states (WNAX Radio)
2/6: Where marijuana is legal, many teens drive while high (U.S. News & World Report)
2/7: Joint Effort Series: Underage age use of pot and driving while high (KAAL TV, Rochester, MN)
2/19: Look at other states’ experiences before legalizing pot, U of M study suggests (MinnPost)

Melanie Firestone (student)
2/13: Restaurant inspections in New York City using letter grades (CDC News)

Nidhi Ghildayal (student)
2/12: Can you get shingles more than once? (Health.com)
2/19: 11 Tricks to avoiding germs that actually don’t work (Reader’s Digest)
2/21: 5 cognitive biases that explain why people still don’t vaccinate (Forbes)

Ezra Golberstein
2/18: What’s on MPR News – 2/18/19 (MPR News)
2/18: Spotlight on mental health policy (MPR News)

Rachel Hardeman
2/26: No deal: Providers sound off on Trump’s domestic gag rule (Ms. Magazine)

Carrie Henning-Smith
2/1: Who’s lonelier – city slickers or country folks? Results of this study might surprise you (Inforum)
2/1: Who’s lonelier – city slickers or country folks? Results of this study might surprise you (The Jamestown Sun)
2/1: Who’s lonelier – city slickers or country folks? Results of this study might surprise you (Brainerd Dispatch)
2/1: Who’s lonelier – city slickers or country folks? Results of this study might surprise you (Grand Forks Herald)
2/11: UMN health survey examines loneliness in urban and rural elders (Minnesota Daily)

David Jacobs
2/20: EPA: Low doses of toxins, radiation could actually be healthy (Futurism)
2/20: How scientist’s disputed views about pollution are shaping EPA (Newsbug)
2/19: Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced (Los Angeles Times)
2/25: How scientist’s disputed views about pollution are shaping EPA (Phys.org)
2/22: EPA adopts fringe science claim that small doses of pollution are healthy (EcoWatch)

Sarah Keene
2/5: A place to pump: U group advocates for lactation support (Minnesota Daily)

Mary Kosuth (student)
2/4: EU proposes plan to ban 90 percent of microplastics (Inhabitat)

Katy Kozhimannil
2/1: Maternal deaths, and disparities, become a grassroots cause (AJMC Managed Markets Network)
2/2: Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price (Winona Daily News)
2/7: Despite cuts at hospitals, state still delivers on rural obstetrics (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
2/16: UnitedHealthcare will stop sharing data with research group (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan
2/12: Medical News Today: Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease (Harrisburg News)

Harry Lando
2/18: 5 Lesser-known dangers of smoking (Medical Daily)

Michael Osterholm
2/7: Experts: Yes, chronic wasting disease in deer is a public health issue — for people (TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press)
2/7: Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient mad cow virus (The Bemidji Pioneer)
2/7: Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient mad cow virus (The Daily Republic. Mitchell, SD)
2/7: Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient mad cow virus (Grand Forks Herald)
2/8: Fatal ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans (New York Post)
2/10: Experts: Yes, chronic wasting disease in deer is a public health issue — for people (Winona Daily News)
2/11: Pandemic flu, vaccine-preventable diseases and more with CIDRAP Director, Michael Osterholm, PhD on Outbreak News TV (Outbreak News Today)
2/11: “Zombie Deer” disease scare (News-Medical.Net)
2/11: Minnesota lawmaker seeks tougher action against deer disease (The Charlotte Observer)
2/12: Lawmakers propose series of measures to stop march of Chronic Wasting Disease in Minnesota (MinnPost)
2/12: Experts warn fatal ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans (HuffPost)
2/12: Recent info on CWD more reason to pay attention (Echo Press)
2/12: CWD prevention (KNOX Radio, Grand Forks, ND)
2/12: Now in 24 States, ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans, expert warns (The Weather Channel)
2/13: Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts warn (FOX News)

2/14: The tricks that make measles so infectious (STAT)
2/14: Scientists worry ‘zombie deer’ disease could jump to humans (Popular Science)
2/14: Deadly CWD deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn (WHNTHuntsville, AL)
2/14: Experts: Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly be transmitted to humans (WSVNMiami, FL)
2/14: Scientists warn ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans (Trib Live)
2/14: Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn (WXIN-Indianapolis, IN)
2/14: Experts: Deadly “zombie” deer disease may eventually spread to humans; take precautions (WSBT-South Bend, IN)
2/14: Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn (WTVR-Richmond, VA)
2/14: Flu vaccine 47% effective in US, early estimates show (Healio)

2/15: CIDRAP Director, Michael Osterholm, PhD on Outbreak News TV (Outbreak News Today)
2/15: Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts warn (KFDX-Wichita Falls, TX)
2/15: Scientists are concerned ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans (WDIV-Detroit, MI)
2/15: ‘Zombie’ deer disease catching Congress’ attention (U.S. News & World Report)
2/15: Scientists are concerned ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans (WKMG-Orlando, FL)
2/15: Scientists are concerned ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans (WJXT-Jacksonville, FL)
2/15: Here’s what you need to know about the ‘zombie’ deer disease now impacting wildlife in 24 states (Houston Chronicle)

2/17: Zombie Deer (The Bottom Line News)
2/17: Hunters say it’s not a ‘zombie disease,’ but they are worried about deer illness (NBC News)
2/17: Experts warn of deadly disease infecting deer across US (The Hill)
2/17: Experts warn deadly zombie deer disease could spread to humans next (LAD Bible)

2/18: Brain-eating zombie deer disease will likely spread to humans (Daily Beast)
2/18: CDC: Chronic wasting disease spreading in US, could infect humans (KXNB-Bismarck, ND)
2/18: Experts warn deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease in U.S. could spread to humans ‘in the years ahead’ (KTLA-Los Angeles, CA)
2/18: ‘Zombie’ deer disease: How to prevent it and avoid eating infected meat (Chicago Sun-Times)
2/18: Experts warn deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to human in future years (KRIS-Corpus Christi, TX)
2/18: Experts fear ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans (WSIL-Carterville, IL)

2/19: Health officials are worried that ‘zombie deer disease’ could someday spread to humans (Time)
2/19: Is “zombie deer disease” a threat to humans? (CBS News)
2/19: Here’s what we know about that “zombie deer” disease everyone’s fretting over (New Food Economy)
2/19: CDC: ‘Zombie deer disease’ spreading in U.S. could infect humans (WBNS-Columbus, OH)
2/19: ‘Zombie’ deer disease now present in 24 states (San Diego Entertainer)
2/19: What is ‘zombie deer disease’ and should I be worried about it? (WTSP-St. Petersburg, FL)
2/19: CDC fears ‘zombie deer disease’ spreading in U.S. could infect humans (WTHR-Indianapolis, IN)
2/19: Zombie deer disease spreading in the US may infect humans, expert warns (Tech Times)
2/19: Potential bioterrorist use of smallpox should put world on notice, experts say (Homeland Preparedness News)

2/20: Experts fear ‘Zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans (Personal Tech MD)
2/20: Is the ‘zombie deer’ disease true and can it spread to humans? (Newsweek)
2/20: ‘Zombie deer disease’ is infecting animals across the country — are humans at risk? (Health)
2/20: Will eating a ‘zombie deer’ make you a zombie human? Know the facts about CWD (York Daily Record)

2/21: Chilling new research shows how dire a smallpox bioterror attack could actually get (Science Alert)
2/21: “Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US, explained (Vox)
2/21: In 2005, about 200 people ate ‘zombie’ deer meat. Here’s what happened (USA Today)
2/21: Deadly deer and elk disease in Colorado could affect humans, researchers suggest (Our Community Now-Colorado)
2/21: The question persists: Is deer meat safe? (Oneida Independent Herald)
2/21: ‘The walking dead’ reacts to possibility of brain-eating zombie deer disease spreading to humans (Comicbook)

2/22: VERIFY: Yes, ‘zombie deer’ are spreading but the name is a bit of an exaggeration (WUSA-Washington, DC)
2/22: ‘Zombie’ deer disease could affect humans, expert warns (Becker’s Hospital Review)
2/22: “Zombie” deer disease could spread to humans, experts warn (Futurism)
2/22: Montana wildlife officials working to halt spread of chronic wasting disease in deer (KTVH-Helena, MT)
2/22: Zombie deer disease (Yahoo! Finance)

2/23: ‘Zombie deer: Dodging the bullet in S.C. (The Times and Democrat)

2/25: Can chronic wasting disease be passed to humans? (U.S. News & World Report)
2/25: ‘Zombie deer disease’ reported in 23 states; may one day pose threat to humans (WYFF-Greenville, SC)
2/25: Montana wildlife officials work to stop spread of chronic wasting disease in deer (KPAX-Missoula, MT)

2/26: ‘Zombie deer disease’ threatens Iowa deer (The Daily Iowan)
2/26: ‘Zombie deer disease’ has now hit 24 US states. You could be eating infected meat without knowing it, one researcher warns (Business Insider)
2/26: Zombie deer disease raises concerns (The Independent-The Hamptons, NY)
2/26: As zombie deer disease affects 24 states, expert warns people could unwittingly be consuming infected meat (Inquisitr)

Mark Pereira
2/1: Should you eat breakfast? Finally, a straight answer (Men’s Health)

Colin Planalp (SHADAC)
2/13: Study: Rising concern that synthetic opioids contaminate other drugs, too (MPR News)
2/13: Rising concern that synthetic opioids contaminate other drugs, too (Mesabi Daily News, Virginia, MN)

Matt Simcik
2/14: ‘Forever’ chemicals leave costly water problem in Bemidji, cities across the country (MPR News)
2/15: Chemical made by 3M, other firms, forces Bemidji to abandon water wells (Business North)

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
2/13: Overshadowed by opioid epidemic, lack of resources hurts Pittsburghers addicted to meth (WESA Radio, Pittsburgh, PA)
2/22: Otsego County man arrested for delivery of heroin (Manistee News Advocate)

Jamie Stang
2/21: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Congratulates 10 members named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Expert Advisory Panel (News Wise)
2/21: Members named to dietary guidelines advisory panel (Agri-Pulse)
2/22: Advisory committee named for dietary guidelines (Food Business News)
2/22: G.F.F. expert named to dietary guidelines advisory committee (Baking Business)
2/25: 2020 dietary guidelines advisory committee members announced (Beef Magazine)
2/25: Trump’s ag, trade chiefs take the Hill (Politico)
2/27: Dietary guidelines advisory panel to tackle carbs in 2020-2025 recommendations (Agri-Pulse)

Leigh Turner
2/4: Rice prof listed as author on paper about gene-edited babies (Houston Chronicle)
2/19: Houston business peddling young blood ceasing treatment (Houston Chronicle)
2/26: The CRISPR-baby scandal: what’s next for human gene-editing (Nature)

Hannah Volkman (student)
2/6: Kelzee Tibbetts and Hannah Volkman: The food rescuers (City Pages)

Julian Wolfson 
2/8: App promotes sustainable transportation options to UMN contract parkers (Minnesota Daily)

Jiani Yu (student)
2/15: Minnesota sees steep rise in telemedicine use (West Central Tribune-Willmar, MN)

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