Sep 8 2011
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Public Health News Roundup: September 8

USDA Releases Food Insecurity Report

A report from the Department of Agriculture finds that in 2010, 17.2 million households in America had difficulty providing enough food for themselves because of a lack of resources.

New Study Prompts Recommended Treatment Change Patients for Patients at Risk of Stroke

An NIH-funded study found that patients at high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The clinical trial the study was based on produced such compelling results that the trial was stopped early.

FDA Announces Two Pilot Projects to Help Trace Sources of Food-Borne Illness

The Food and Drug Administration has announces two pilot programs to evaluate methods and technologies for quick tracing of foods linked to food-borne illness including the types of data that are useful for tracing, ways to connect the various points in the supply chain, and how quickly the data are made available to the FDA.

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