Public Health News Roundup: November 11
Today is Veteran's Day. Read about initiatives in the Federal government to address emerging health needs of returning veterans including mental health, homelessness and post-traumatic stress disorder. Get more news on military health.
Emergency room visits by North Carolinians experiencing heart attacks have declined by 21 percent since the January 2010 start of the state’s Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law. Read more on tobacco policy and other news.
About 70 percent of smokers want to quit, and half of those have tried to quit in the last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A computer model developed by Stanford University researchers is able to more accurately assess cancer cells in breast tissue than pathologists. Using the model could help determine specific treatment and predict survival, say the researchers. The model may also be able to predict which women with early stage breast cancer do not need to undergo treatment at all. Get more cancer news.