Public Health

ADULTS WITH THE MOST COSTLY PROBLEMS COULD BE SPOTTED IN PRESCHOOL

Large set of social costs devoted to a small portion of the population, says...

A detailed analysis of the lives of nearly a thousand people from birth to age 38 shows that a small portion of the population...
An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products

An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products

By using products such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and makeup, the average consumer may be exposed to dozens of chemicals each day. It's...
'Cadillac tax' may precipitate changes to employer-provided health care insurance

‘Cadillac tax’ may precipitate changes to employer-provided health care insurance

A new paper from a University of Illinois tax expert says the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac tax" has the potential to alter the landscape...
sexual harassment

Sexual harassment common among middle school children

The recent suicide of Brandy Vela, a teen in Texas City, Texas, was a potent reminder of the sometimes tragic consequences of bullying. According to...
Second-hand smoke increases fatness, hinders cognition in children

Second-hand smoke increases fatness, hinders cognition in children

Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a larger waist and poorer cognition in children, researchers say. "The take-home message is that for these children,...
Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug

Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the...
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Patients who choose doctors with low office visit prices save hundreds of dollars per...

Patients who choose primary care doctors with low office visit prices can rack up considerable savings on overall health care costs, according to new...
Americans are getting heart-healthier

Americans are getting heart-healthier: Coronary heart disease decreasing

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. A new study evaluating recent trends in the prevalence...
Kidney disease hospitalization and mortality rates continue to decline

Kidney disease hospitalization and mortality rates continue to decline in the US

According to an annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with chronic kidney disease...
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Vapors from some flavored e-liquids contain high levels of aldehydes

Traditional cigarettes pose a well-established risk to smokers' health, but the effects of electronic cigarettes are still being determined. Helping to flesh out this picture,...