Public Health

Systolic Blood Pressure

Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per...

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States,...
Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy

Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy, NYU research finds

Recording artists are frequently the face of commercial products -- and children and adolescents are frequently their target audience. Now, a study by researchers at...
World map showing regions of high blood pressure

High blood pressure affects 1.13 billion people, new research finds

The number of people in the world with high blood pressure has reached 1.13 billion, according to new research. The study, led by scientists at...
Homeownership

Homeownership: a ‘dream deferred’ for millennial generation

For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence. Despite the Great Recession...
child and youth fitness levels

50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels: US near the bottom

An international research team co-led from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of North Dakota studied the aerobic fitness levels...
How President Trump will influence public health

How President Trump will influence public health: views from a Harvard professor

How might the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president impact public health over the next four years? John McDonough, professor of the...
Insurers use high drug costs to deter some Obamacare patients

Insurers use high drug costs to deter some Obamacare patients, economist says

An economist at The University of Texas at Austin will brief members of Congress on how insurers are using high out-of-pocket prescription drug costs...
E-Cigarette Vaping

E-cigarette vapor kills a large number of mouth cells, says study

A large number of mouth cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor in the laboratory die within a few days, according to a study published in...
student loan debt

UIUC study links student loans with lower net worth, housing values after college

Student loan debt may negatively impact young people's ability to accumulate wealth after they graduate or drop out of college, a new study suggests. People...
Ultraviolet LEDs Grown on Flexible Metal Foil

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing the foil...