Public Health

History reveals the hazards of dismantling trade protection

History reveals the hazards of dismantling trade protection

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, trade regimes are being reconfigured. Research into 19th-century trade regulations by Carolyn Cobbold, historian of science,...
Most primary care doctors 'strongly endorse' key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Most primary care doctors ‘strongly endorse’ key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Proponents of repealing the Affordable Care Act, including President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, have argued that...
Harmful chemicals removed from products often replaced with something as bad or worse

Harmful chemicals removed from products often replaced with something as bad or worse

The harmful, hormone-disrupting chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, has been removed from baby bottles and other plastic products—but that doesn’t mean consumers should rest easy,...
Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor

Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor

Results of a random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing...
Average joint contains much less marijuana than thought, U Penn research shows

Average joint contains much less marijuana than thought, U Penn research shows

How much marijuana does the average joint contain? "It seems like an odd question but major policy questions depend on the answer," said Greg Ridgeway,...
Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant...
Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions

Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions

The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research. A...
Study finds less than half of U.S. women taking leave are paid

Study finds less than half of U.S. women taking leave are paid

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new...
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Convincing food truck operators to improve nutritional offerings is possible

Convincing low-cost lunch truck operators and their customers to embrace healthier food is possible, but regulation of menus and better marketing may be needed...
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study

Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study

Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led...