News tagged with public health policy
Maurizio Porfiri, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), is best known for his work on biologically inspired robots that mimic the movement of schooling ...
Other May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Poisonings in young children have increased over the past decade, mainly due to medications in the home. A new study led by the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, found that medication-related poisonings ...
Pediatrics May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
including supermarkets, drinks companies, and trade associations – distorted international evidence on effective alcohol control measures in an attempt to influence the Scottish Government's public health policy to its ...
Health Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the University of Alberta are leading a charge among Canada's obesity experts and calling on the federal government to ban food and beverage ads that target children.
Health Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Michigan health officials are using HIV surveillance technologies to assist in enforcing a "health threat" law that makes it illegal for HIV-positive people to have sex without disclosing their status.
HIV & AIDS Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
'Evil' scientists, deadly viruses and terrorist plots are usually the preserve of Hollywood blockbusters. But when it comes to pandemic influenza, it is the stuff of real life. As controversy about research into the H5N1 ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Policymakers should understand the urge to drink soft drinks is genetically determined, rather than being solely a lifestyle choice, argue endocrinologists from the Garvin Institute of Medical Research.
Health Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy who has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, has teamed up with other opponents of legal marijuana to renew their campaign now that voters have made ...
Medications Jan 09, 2013 | 2.7 / 5 (3) | 1
In the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Conn. in December, three Harvard experts say the best way to curb gun violence in the U.S. is to take a broad public health approach, drawing on proven, evidence-based ...
Health Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—U.S. teens are much less likely to buy cigarettes if they are hidden from view, new research suggests.
Addiction Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
As part of a collaboration between Yale and the London School of Economics (LSE), Zack Cooper, assistant professor of health policy and economics at Yale, has distilled the complexities of U.S. health care ...
Health Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients treated in magnet hospitals (specially designated for their nursing excellence) had 14 percent lower odds of death than those in non-magnet hospitals in a four-state study of 564 hospitals led by the University of ...
Health Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The death of a child is a tragic event for a family, bringing with it feelings of numbness, anger, guilt and denial. And, unfortunately, for many families, the loss becomes too much to bear.
Health Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The easiest way to assess a hospital's quality of care might be to just ask the nurses, new research suggests.
Health Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Two research studies led by University of Otago researchers have challenged tobacco companies' claims about plain packaging.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 6 |