Public Health

Why market competition has not brought down health care costs

Why market competition has not brought down health care costs?

It is easier than ever to buy stuff. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon with a click, and it is only slightly harder...
More drivers are marijuana-positive, less drivers are alcohol-positive

More drivers are marijuana-positive, less drivers are alcohol-positive

In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use...
Better medical care may help cut deaths from opioid addiction by one-third

Better medical care may help cut deaths from opioid addiction by one-third

Following three possible recommendations in providing medical care to people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as...
What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage?

Lessons from the past After much secrecy and no public deliberation, Senate Republicans finalized release their “draft” repeal and replace bill for the Affordable Care Act...
Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). Released today, the Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable...
Insurance expansion improves access to care, health and survival

Insurance expansion improves access to care, health and survival, says Harvard study

There is strong evidence that expanding health insurance increases access to care, improves health in a variety of ways, and reduces mortality, according to...
E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes

E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes

A study by chemists at the University of Connecticut offers new evidence that electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes. Using...
Heroin Use on the Rise, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

Heroin Use on the Rise, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University...
Recent presidential election could have negative impact on health

Recent presidential election could have negative impact on health

Last year's presidential election could be taking a toll on the nation's health Stress, increased risk for disease, babies born too early, and premature death...
Tobacco is the silent killer of HIV patients

Tobacco is the silent killer of HIV patients

Researchers at the University of York have shown that tobacco use is more common among HIV positive individuals than HIV negative individuals. The study, published...