Weekly Health Digest: Once a Month Birth Control Pill, Hair Chemicals Increase Cancer Risk, Vaping, and Sickle Cell

A summary of important health news from the past week Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests By: Michelle Roberts A team of researchers funded by the Gates Foundation have started testing a once a month oral contraceptive pill on pigs. The pill is designed “to resist immediate attack by stomach acid.” It slowly releases pregnancy…

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Weekly Health Digest: Better Flu Vaccine, Reversal of Life Expectancy Trends, Fire Related Power Outages, and More

Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week Building a better flu vaccine — one you don’t have to get every year By: Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield The effectiveness of the current flu shot depends on how accurate scientists are at predicting what strains should be targeted every year.…

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Weekly Health Digest: Improving Campus Mental Health, Samoa Measles Outbreak, Poor Diabetes Care, and Mosquito Interventions

Photo by Егор Камелев on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week UT Health Services Center hosts summit to improve campus mental health By: Joseph Choi On November 22, 2019, faculty and staff from University of Tennessee campuses gathered for the 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Summit to discuss prevention of worsening mental health…

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