Public Health

Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums

Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums

Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat of Zika. Despite...
How to stay safe when using vehicles for hire

How to stay safe when using vehicles for hire

Do you know how to stay safe when using Uber, Lyft, taxi cabs or livery vehicles? The Boston Police Department has created a safety tip...
How to protect your health from domestic violence

How to protect your health from domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness is a nationwide effort to help recognize, prevent, and respond to a serious health crisis affecting a tremendous number of women...
Initial hospital costs from gunshot wounds total $6.6 billion over 9 years

Initial hospital costs from gunshot wounds total $6.6 billion over 9 years

Gun violence resulted in initial hospitalization costs of more than $6.6 billion nationwide from 2006 through 2014 -- an average of $734.6 million per...
World Happiness Report

World Happiness Report ranks Canada 7th happiest country in the world

Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report edited by CIFAR Co-Director John F. Helliwell. Although the top ten countries...
Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Researchers call for changes to prescribing practices, increased education about safe storage at home. A new study published by Pediatrics and conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital found...
Drug and alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk

Drug and alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk, especially in women

Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And...
Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too

Beware: Children can passively ‘smoke’ marijuana, too

Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals...
'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

‘No fat’ or ‘no sugar’ label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

Purchases featuring low- or no-nutrients claims do not necessarily offer the better overall nutrition implied by the claim. Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat...
Chinese oldest-old population is growing but individuals have poorer physical and cognitive function

Chinese oldest-old population is growing but individuals have poorer physical and cognitive function

The number of people living beyond 80 years old - from octogenarians to centenarians - in China is growing but they have poorer physical...