News tagged with public policy
(Medical Xpress) -- Citizens aren't just blowing smoke when it comes to anti-tobacco legislationand they tend to copy what neighboring states do, new research shows.
Health Jan 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
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
The study identifies the respective contributions of direct and indirect government support in research and development of new pharmaceutical drugs.
Medications Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 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 |
"Would legal regulation and control of drugs better protect children?" is a question posed by former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in an editorial to be published in the January issue of Elsevier's International Jo ...
Medications Nov 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 3
The National Academy on an Aging Society and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today released the first-ever issue of the acclaimed Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( ...
Health Nov 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 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
Factoring health and related costs into decision making is essential to confronting the nation's health problems and enhancing public well-being, says a new report from the National Research Council, which adds that a health ...
Health Sep 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Will people eat healthier foods if fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores near their homes? Will they eat less fast food if restaurants are not in their neighborhoods?
Health Jul 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Approximately 12 million people in the United States are cancer survivors. On average, their medical care costs $4,000 to $5,000 more annually than the care of people who have never had cancer, according to Penn State researchers.
Cancer Jun 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The influence of "Big Alcohol" in the health arena deserves as much scrutiny as Big Pharma and Big Tobacco, especially in light of evidence of bias in funded research, unsupported claims of benefit, and inappropriate promotion ...
Health Jun 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Policymakers have an important role in limiting obesity because the policies and laws they set can be catalysts for significant change, according to Kansas State University researchers.
Health May 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
According to a new study released online today, a majority of Americans, including most African Americans, stand together in support of banning menthol in cigarettes just as other cigarette flavorings have now been banned ...
Health May 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study led by a Rutgers researcher and published in the American Journal of Public Health reports a significant increase in walking between 2001 and 2009 in the United States, but ...
Health May 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |