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Researchers develop predictive tools to tackle childhood disease outbreaks in Botswana

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In 2006, more than 400 children under the age of 5 died during an outbreak of the  diarrheal…
When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

January 9, 2020

Penn Study Links Eroding Economic Opportunity to Opioid Deaths. Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to…
Can Technology Mend Our Broken Minds?

January 6, 2020

Anxiety. Depression. ADHD. Dementia. The human brain is in trouble. More than half a billion people worldwide suffer…
Barring Nonmedical Exemptions Increases Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

December 30, 2019

The first rigorously controlled study of a 2016 California law that aimed to increase childhood vaccination rates by…
Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?

December 27, 2019

Staph bacteria, the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that…
Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

December 20, 2019

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One…
Vaping of marijuana on the rise among teens

December 19, 2019

Findings from the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey demonstrate the appeal of vaping to teens, as seen…
Climate change could make RSV respiratory infection outbreaks less severe, more common

December 18, 2019

One of the first studies to examine the effect of climate change on diseases such as influenza that…
Air pollution is breaking our hearts: human and marine health is affected in similar ways

December 17, 2019

Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke.…
New smokes bring new problems

December 17, 2019

A study on a new type of electronic tobacco device has found they appear much less dangerous than…
Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising

December 16, 2019

Rutgers experts report dramatic increase in teen use and overdoses from benzodiazepine. The number of teens taking and…
Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue

December 13, 2019

Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group…
Keeping health care workers safe from chemotherapy drugs

December 13, 2019

Chemotherapy drugs have been used to treat cancer since the 1950s. While the drugs are often lifesaving for…
Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics, according to new study

December 11, 2019

The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according…
‘Seeing others suffer is too stressful’: Why people buy, trade, donate medications on the black market

December 9, 2019

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses turn to…
Cellphone Distraction Linked to Increase in Head Injuries

December 6, 2019

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise – and…
The risk of cancer diagnoses and death is likely overestimated

December 2, 2019

Cancer is  not a rare disease. Depending on your lifestyle, age, sex, genetics and many other factors, you…
Travellers often ignore the health risks just for the sake of having fun

December 2, 2019

Travelling is just great way to educate yourself and to expand your perception of the world, life and…
Daily use of cannabis helps stepping away from illicit opioid use

November 28, 2019

Chronic pain is an incredibly frustrating and tormenting condition, which leaves people unable to live their normal everyday…
Exposure to air pollutants from power plants varies by race, income and geography

November 28, 2019

Many people take electricity for granted — the power to turn on light with the flip of a…
Annual Over Biennial Mammograms Linked to Less Advanced Breast Cancer

November 27, 2019

A new retrospective study addresses the question of how often to screen for breast cancer, suggesting benefits to…
Living in an area with strong air pollution increases the risk of glaucoma

November 27, 2019

More and more people choose to live in cities. They are looking for more opportunity, bigger salaries and…
High amounts of screen time begin as early as infancy, NIH study suggests

November 26, 2019

Children’s average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device increased from 53 minutes…
Piedmont region drinking wells exceed North Carolina’s hexavalent chromium standards

November 26, 2019

A new study that combines measurements from some 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more…
Analyzing characteristics of fine particles in the air from space

November 25, 2019

It is well known that fine particulates in the air are associated with cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and…
Eating and Tweeting: What Social Media Reveals about Neighborhood Attitudes on Food

November 21, 2019

Whether it be arguments about the merits of pumpkin spice or who makes the best chicken sandwich, food…
Fish oil is not medicine – this is what it cannot do

November 20, 2019

Fish oil is one of the most widely used food supplements in the world. It’s been around for…
Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking

November 19, 2019

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research from…
HIV treatment innovation leads to better lifetime choices, study finds

November 18, 2019

Domestic violence and illicit drug use plummeted among women who realized they could live decades longer than they’d…
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink: Black women face a ‘contraceptive desert’

November 18, 2019

Young African American women tend to live closer to pharmacies than white women, but those pharmacies are less…
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