Public Health

Avoiding the car for travel could significantly lower risk of illness and death

Avoiding the car for travel could strongly lower risk of illness and death

People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischemic heart disease...
3 major myths about opioid addiction

3 major myths about opioid addiction

Between 2015 and 2016, drug overdose deaths went from 33,095 to 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States. That number is...
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk

Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk

About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be...
Cannabis

Cannabis: It matters how young you start

What a difference a year or two can make: If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a...
Gun-owner

Gun-owners and non-gun owners both agree to restrict or regular firearms

A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners...
Unsafe gun storage can strongly harm our life

Unsafe gun storage can strongly harm our life

On Friday another massive high school shooting happens in the USA. A 17-year old boy used his father’s guns to shoot 10 people dead in...
Alcohol abuse can increase risk of heart disease as much as other risk factors

Alcohol abuse can increase risk of heart disease as much as other risk factors

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high...
drug use

Revealed: Why drug users prefer heroin at home, but cocaine while out

Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex have shown by using brain scans of drug users that heroin stimulates a more pleasurable response when taken...
Tech turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants

Tech turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants

Purdue University researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyze produce for foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, which...
Homelessness Australia's shameful story of policy complacency and failure continues

Homelessness: Australia’s shameful story of policy complacency and failure continues

Exactly a decade ago in 2008, the Australian government committed to an ambitious strategy to halve national homelessness by 2020. Through stepped-up early intervention, better...