Public Health

Preventing software from causing injury

Preventing software from causing injury

New tool from the Texas A&M School of Public Health could help lower ergonomic risks. Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or...
Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

On average every day in the United States, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. That adds up to almost 4800 children...
Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care...

Cancer -- the second leading cause of death in the United States -- claims more than 600,000 lives each year. Beyond the devastating human toll...
US child welfare system could save $12 billion, improve outcomes

US child welfare system could save $12 billion and improve outcomes

Striking a better balance between programs to prevent child maltreatment and services for those who have already suffered from abuse could improve long-term outcomes...
Doctors Urge FDA to Tighten Regulations on Filtered Cigarettes

Doctors Urge FDA to Tighten Regulations on Filtered Cigarettes

Holes on filtered cigarettes pose risk, may account for climb in lung cancers. While the overall rate of lung cancer continues to decline in the...
Ebola Treatment Breakthrough

Ebola Treatment Breakthrough

Researchers discover first human antibodies that work against all ebolaviruses After analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of...
Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Tired teens could be more dangerous than adults when committing crimes

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University...
One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. The report finds...
How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they're safe, GMOs still face...
More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the...