Public Health

HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state's top health and...

Suicide becomes a public health crisis

Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The...
If you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the storm

If you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the...

Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any guide, they may not be...

Why US healthcare costs so much

There is substantial waste in U.S. healthcare, but little consensus on how to identify or combat it. New research from the University of Chicago Booth...

Flu plane: Are we really ready for a global pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Oxiris Barbot, New York City's...

US wildfire smoke deaths could double by 2100

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century, according to...

3 reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy...

Jet-air hand dryers should not be used in hospital toilets

Jet-air hand dryers in hospital toilets spread more germs than disposable paper towels and should not be used, say researchers. Writing in the Journal of...

Why synthetic marijuana is so risky

The Green, a gathering place in New Haven, Connecticut, near Yale University looked like a mass casualty zone, with 70 serious drug overdoses over...

How suppliers of everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyberattack and what to do...

If you run a business, you’re probably concerned about IT security. Maybe you invest in antivirus software, firewalls and regular system updates. Unfortunately, these measures...