Public Health

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of the Department of Medicine at...
Women in India nearly 40 times more likely to die after assault as their US peers

Women in India nearly 40 times more likely to die after assault as their...

Women in India are nearly 40 times more likely to die after being assaulted than are their female peers in the US, finds a...
One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than...
6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

While opioid drugs play an important role in pain management, an alarming increase in opioid diversion, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related mortality and morbidity...
The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability. The term “disability”...
What to know about mosquito

What to know about mosquito-borne diseases

Oh, the great outdoors! They provide the most memorable days at the lake, waterpark rides or camping trips—perfect for summer vacation. However, getting in touch...
Americans misinformed about smoking

Americans misinformed about smoking

After voluminous research studies, numerous lawsuits and millions of deaths linked to cigarettes, it might seem likely that Americans now properly understand the risks...
Daily e-cigarette users have highest rates of quitting smoking

Daily e-cigarette users have highest rates of quitting smoking

Among U.S. adults who were established smokers in the past five years, those who use e-cigarettes daily were significantly more likely to have quit...
Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit,...
Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

"Everything in moderation." It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy.” “Whether it's a drink or two or...