Monthly Archives: February 2017

The warning signs are there, but is anybody seeing them?

Alcohol Heineken Beer Bottles

Warning labels on products like alcohol that can be harmful when over consumed seem on the surface an obvious method of reducing consumers’ intake and promoting responsible consumption. However little is known about how much attention is paid to these labels or their effectiveness in changing behavior. Two articles recently published in BMC Public Health look to address these issues.


Highlights of the BMC-series: January 2017


Antigen presenting capacity of murine splenic myeloid cells• Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia• Endocrine correlates of puberty in female Asian elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka• Cambrian suspension-feeding lobopodians and the early radiation of panarthropods • Non-associative versus associative learning by foraging predatory mites• Evolutionary diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an artificial sputum model • Health communication implications of the perceived meanings of terms used to denote unhealthy foods

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