Health

A new way to measure human wellbeing towards sustainability

From science to implementation: How do we know if humankind is moving in the right direction towards global sustainability? The ambitious aim of the SDGs is a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ...

Addiction

Cheaper chocolate and alcohol are a public health setback

Norway's budget settlement between the government and the Progress Party resulted in getting rid of the sugar tax for chocolate and sweets, halving the tax on soft drinks, cutting the taxes on snuff by 25 percent and on beer ...

Health

How blood and wealth can predict future disability

Blood tests for 'biomarkers' such as cholesterol and inflammation could predict whether you will be disabled in five years—according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lancet blasts Trump's virus 'disaster', urges vote for change

The Lancet has become the latest science journal to urge Americans to vote for change in next week's presidential election, publishing a scathing editorial Friday that described the US pandemic response under Donald Trump ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Operation Outbreak simulation teaches students how pandemics spread

In 2015, a team of specialists in modeling disease outbreaks got together with educators to create Operation Outbreak, an educational platform and simulation intended to teach high school and college students the fundamentals ...

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