Public Health

Forget sharks… here’s why you are more likely to be injured by litter at...

Our beaches are our summer playgrounds, yet beach litter and marine debris injures one-fifth of beach users, particularly children and older people. Our research, published...

Scientists find increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study to investigate changes in cannabis across...

Sexual assault strongly harms physical and mental health of women

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh show that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a big impact...

Hospital privacy curtains may harm your health

In a recent study, researchers found that without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria and pose a...

Online course to facilitate improved outcomes of opioid overdoses

In a direct response to the ongoing national opioid crisis, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of...

Secondhand smoke may lead to heart rhythm disorders

In a new study, researchers found that continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity, known as cardiac...

Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients’ lives

Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Flu season usually...

Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s,...

Many diseases develop and become more likely as we age. Here are some of the most common conditions, and how you can reduce your risk...

Flu is dangerous for pregnant women and others at high risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu—including death—and should be tested and begin antiviral...

How to avoid food allergy traps in this holiday season

Eating is a cultural part of our holiday traditions but, for more and more Americans, a simple holiday gathering could lead to a medical...