Public Health News Roundup: July 14
The National Restaurant Association announced an initiative at many national restaurants aimed at increasing healthy menu options for kids.
Giving antiretroviral drugs to heterosexuals at high risk of developing HIV significantly reduces the chance they will contract the virus, according to the results of two clinical trials. The trials were conducted in Africa and funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an infection control guide and checklist for outpatient care settings such as endoscopy clinics, surgery centers, primary care offices, and pain management clinics. The new guide and checklist are needed, according to the CDC, because of repeated infection outbreaks from unsafe practices.
A new study in the journal Neurology finds that caring for overall health may protect people from dementia. The study was conducted in over 7,000 people age 65 and older who did not have dementia when they were enrolled in the trial and were assessed in five year intervals.