Public Health

Earned Income Tax Credit

Earned income tax credit program can benefit health, says research

A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health reports that the Earned Income Tax Credit program is not only...
stronger firearm laws

Stronger firearm laws tied to decreased firearm homicides

Stronger firearm laws are associated with reductions in firearm homicide rates, concludes a narrative review published in the November 14 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers...
Diptreat E. coli

Scientists find ‘sweet’ solution to kill E. coli in drinking water

Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra...
health insurance terms

Nearly 25% of Texans say they don’t understand basic health insurance terms

Approximately 25% of Texans say they lack confidence in understanding some of the most basic terminology about health insurance plans, according to a new...
Sugary drink

Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after multi-faceted campaign

After a multi-faceted campaign that included policy changes and community education efforts, residents of one Maryland county put fewer sugary drinks in their grocery...
E-cigarette Devices and Flavorings

Hazardous chemicals discovered in flavored e-cigarette vapor

In a recent study, atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) pay attention to the growing e-cigarette industry and the unidentified effects of...
Obamacare

What will happen to Obamacare after the election of Donald Trump

eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) , the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange, released answers to questions health insurance shoppers may be asking...
Healthcare Industry

Fitch: Trump victory rattles US healthcare industry

Donald Trump's presidential victory, in combination with Republicans maintaining control of Congress, reinforces the central role that legislative and regulatory event risk play for...
Mercury tuna

Mercury in tuna has declined, says latest research

For years, public health experts have warned against eating certain kinds of fish, including tuna, that tend to accumulate mercury. Still, tuna consumption provides more...
e-cigarettes vape vaping

Less than 1% of millions of Google e-cigarette searches focused on quitting smoking

Electronic cigarettes have significantly increased in popularity over the past decade, leaving the public health community to play catch up in terms of trying...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...