Tag - Population Health Sciences

Lozenge helping people kick the smoking habit?

A study in Helsinki, Finland looked at whether a new type of lozenge can help people stop smoking. It contains the amino acid L-cysteine. It is designed to eliminate a compound in cigarettes that helps a smoker develop an addiction to nicotine. Marilynn Larkin, a reporter for Reuters, interviewed...

Students offer health screenings for farmworkers

Every summer, students at Augusta University offer free personalized and preventative health screenings, education and services to farmworkers in rural South Carolina. In 12 years, they’ve provided more than 3,000 screenings. It’s part of a long history of service, said Dr. Lucy Marion, dean of...

New model could help women choose the best infertility treatment

It’s been used to study automobile cruise control systems and population growth of certain animal species, and now researchers think Markov modeling could one day help a woman and her physician better peruse infertility treatment options. Markov modeling is a complex analysis process that in this...

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