Public Health

Air-bag helmet

Air-bag helmet could reduce impact of head in bike crashes

Drop tests from as high as 2 meters show that an air-bag helmet may reduce impact by as much as sixfold compared to traditional...
Majority of physicians have favorite patients

Majority of physicians have favorite patients, study finds

Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins...
Hearing loss prevalence declining in US adults aged 20 to 69 years

Hearing loss prevalence declining in US adults aged 20 to 69 years

Hearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the last decade, even as the number of older Americans continues to...
Tesco reduces sugar content in all own brand soft drinks

UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

The UK soft drinks industry levy, due to be introduced in April 2018, is estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children, according...
100 million prescription opioids go unused each year following wisdom teeth removal

100 million prescription opioids go unused each year following wisdom teeth removal

More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction -- such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth -- were left...
UCLA researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones

UCLA researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones

A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine...
ADULTS WITH THE MOST COSTLY PROBLEMS COULD BE SPOTTED IN PRESCHOOL

Large set of social costs devoted to a small portion of the population, says...

A detailed analysis of the lives of nearly a thousand people from birth to age 38 shows that a small portion of the population...
An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products

An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products

By using products such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and makeup, the average consumer may be exposed to dozens of chemicals each day. It's...
'Cadillac tax' may precipitate changes to employer-provided health care insurance

‘Cadillac tax’ may precipitate changes to employer-provided health care insurance

A new paper from a University of Illinois tax expert says the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac tax" has the potential to alter the landscape...
sexual harassment

Sexual harassment common among middle school children

The recent suicide of Brandy Vela, a teen in Texas City, Texas, was a potent reminder of the sometimes tragic consequences of bullying. According to...