Public Health

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...
Pictorial warning labels

Pictorial warning labels can help reduce smoking-related death

Using prominent, graphic pictures on cigarette packs warning against smoking could avert more than 652,000 deaths, up to 92,000 low birth weight infants, up...
Ebola Virus

Ebola adapted to target human cells during the 2013-16 epidemic

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that Ebola virus gained a genetic mutation during the 2013-16 epidemic, which might have...
Mutation Types in Diverse Cancers Associated with Smoking

Mutation types in at least 17 cancers associated with smoking

Researchers have surveyed thousands of genomes of human tumors from smokers and nonsmokers and identified mutational signatures that are associated with tobacco smoke. For example,...
health care providers

Patients and health care providers drive health care spending in roughly equal amounts, says...

In Miami, health care providers spent about $14,423 per Medicare patient in 2010. But in Minneapolis, average spending on Medicare enrollees that year was...