News tagged with public health policy
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
(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 |
The national nutrition policy formulated by Labour and National-led Governments favours the food industry over public health according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand..
Health Jan 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
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
(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
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
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 |
Social determinants, including the lack of paid sick leave, contributed to higher risk of exposure to the influenza A (H1N1) virus among Hispanics in the U.S. during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to a study led by Sandra ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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
(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 |
(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
(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
'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
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
A new study released today offers hope that California may finally be getting a handle on its 30-year battle with childhood obesity, but it also showcases a patchwork of progress that leaves the majority of the state's counties ...
Health Nov 09, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0