Public Health

Watching pro sports on TV could prevent crime, says new study

Watching pro sports on TV could prevent crime, says new study

The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime...
E-cigarette flavorings may harm your blood vessels

E-cigarette flavorings may harm your blood vessels

Flavor additives used in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could impair blood vessel function and may be an early indicator of heart damage,...
Cancer prevention may be the No.1 reason to get HPV vaccine

Cancer prevention may be the No.1 reason to get HPV vaccine

Parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a...
E-cigarettes can be a health hazard

E-cigarettes can be a health hazard

Two out of five boys in upper-secondary school have tried e-cigarettes, whose sweet taste and vapors can have a negative effect on health. They can...
Just how gross are airplane cabins really

Just how gross are airplane cabins really?

The bacterial communities accompanying airline passengers at 30,000 feet have a lot in common with the bacterial communities surrounding people in their homes and...
Too much pumping gets arsenic into drinking water

Too much pumping gets arsenic into drinking water

New research suggests that, as intensive groundwater pumping makes the ground sink, it also allows arsenic to move into groundwater aquifers that supply drinking...
Sleep loss linked to higher risk of car crash

Sleep loss linked to higher risk of car crash

Excessive sleepiness can cause cognitive impairments and put individuals at a higher risk of motor vehicle crash. However, the perception of impairment from excessive sleepiness...
Netflix and Facebook help reduce youth crime

Netflix and Facebook help reduce youth crime

Youth crime in New South Wales has declined significantly in last two decades in part due to young people spending more time at home...
How to prevent your kids from getting food poisoning

How to prevent your kids from getting food poisoning

About 48 million people fall victim to the unpleasant illness each year. Follow these six steps to keep unwanted germs out of your food. Each...
Smoke-free policies linked to lower heart disease risk

Smoke-free policies linked to lower heart disease risk

Laws that ban smoking at workplaces and other public places are associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, even after controlling for...