Public Health

How to protect your child from cyberbullying

How to protect your child from cyberbullying

Parents often feel overwhelmed with their child’s use of technology, and struggle to stay abreast of the latest apps and trends or to have...
A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development

A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development

In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many...
Baby Boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50

Baby Boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over...

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana...
Health plan deductibles hit patients with chronic illness harder

Study: Health plan deductibles hit patients with chronic illness harder

As a new health insurance year begins and a health policy debate swirls, research examines what people with chronic illnesses spend on health care. For...
Zika virus, tear

Evidence of Zika virus found in tears

Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study...
Health effects of marijuana and cannabis-derived products presented in new report

Health effects of marijuana and cannabis-derived products presented in new report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of scientific research published since 1999 about what...
Low-cost salt-reduction policy would save millions of lives worldwide

Low-cost salt-reduction policy would save millions of lives worldwide

A government policy to reduce salt intake by 10% over 10 years would be highly cost effective in nearly every country in the world,...
Coca-Cola's Christmas truck tour should be banned

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned

Coca-Cola's "Happy Holidays" truck tour should be banned, given the growing evidence of the effect that marketing of unhealthy food and drink has on...
Penn experts warn that touting "naturalness" of breastfeeding could backfire

Penn experts warn that touting “naturalness” of breastfeeding could backfire

Breastfeeding campaigns that extol breastfeeding as the “natural” way to feed infants could result in harmful decision-making by some parents on other important health...
Medicaid expansion linked to better care quality at health centers

Medicaid expansion linked to better care quality at health centers, says Brown study

As the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and members of the 115th U.S. Congress consider the possibility of revamping or replacing the Affordable...