News tagged with public health policy
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
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
(Medical Xpress)—Cigarette smoking's association with heart disease has been known for decades, but researchers are still not certain what chemicals or molecular processes in the body form the basis of that link. Now University ...
Medical research Aug 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 43 |
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
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in Public Health Nutrition links frequent cooking to a longer life.
Health May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—New research finds that high cigarette taxes take a heavy toll on low-income smokers, compared to those who are wealthier.
Health Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 5
(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
(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 |
A new study in today's New England Journal of Medicine reports that while an individual's risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or 10 years, the lifetime risk could still be very high, findings that could have i ...
Health Jan 25, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—With over two thirds of Americans now overweight or obese, public health campaigns have emerged across the country to promote behavior that can help reduce America's waistline. But do the ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 12, 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
Government policies that make healthy foods more affordable, improved sidewalk, street and land-use design to encourage physical activity, and bans on public, workplace or residence smoking are among 43 effective public health ...
Cardiology Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In this week's BMJ, two experts debate whether celebrity involvement in public health campaigns can deliver long term benefits.
Health Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Public health needs a radical shake up if it is to enable good health to flourish, say experts in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated, according to a study published Apr. 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under- ...
Health Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0