Public Health

World Happiness Report

World Happiness Report ranks Canada 7th happiest country in the world

Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report edited by CIFAR Co-Director John F. Helliwell. Although the top ten countries...
Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Researchers call for changes to prescribing practices, increased education about safe storage at home. A new study published by Pediatrics and conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital found...
Drug and alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk

Drug and alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk, especially in women

Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And...
Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too

Beware: Children can passively ‘smoke’ marijuana, too

Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals...
'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

‘No fat’ or ‘no sugar’ label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

Purchases featuring low- or no-nutrients claims do not necessarily offer the better overall nutrition implied by the claim. Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat...
Chinese oldest-old population is growing but individuals have poorer physical and cognitive function

Chinese oldest-old population is growing but individuals have poorer physical and cognitive function

The number of people living beyond 80 years old - from octogenarians to centenarians - in China is growing but they have poorer physical...
Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across US

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across US

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased in recent years while blood mercury concentrations have decreased, suggesting improved health...
Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

Fifth of world’s food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around...
Street lights, parks, and public transportation associated with lower youth homicide rates

Street lights, parks, and public transportation associated with lower youth homicide rates

Street lighting, illuminated walk/don’t walk signs, painted crosswalks, public transportation, community parks, and maintained vacant lots are associated with significant decreased likelihood of homicide...
Next-gen antibiotics might defend against bioterrorism, study shows

Next-gen antibiotics might defend against bioterrorism, study shows

The compounds target ribosomes in the translation phase of the bacteria’s genetic process, he adds. For bacteria to grow and proliferate, protein-generating ribosomes, like engines...