Public Health

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit,...
Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

"Everything in moderation." It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy.” “Whether it's a drink or two or...
Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths...
Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket...
6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

While opioid drugs play an important role in pain management, an alarming increase in opioid diversion, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related mortality and morbidity...
Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

If you currently are sexually active, have been sexually active in the past or have sex in the future, there's an extremely high chance...
Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely...
Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of the Department of Medicine at...
Common insurance plans leave care at America's top cancer hospitals out of reach

Common insurance plans leave care at America’s top cancer hospitals out of reach

Narrow insurance plans more likely to exclude NCI-designated or NCCN Cancer Centers. Cancer patients in the United States may be unable to access care at...
British smokers down by 1.9 million since the ban

British smokers down by 1.9 million since the ban

Ten years after cigarettes were banished from all UK pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, new figures from Cancer Research UK reveal there are 1.9...