Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Computer model aims to aid with planning during epidemics

A team of researchers has created a software system designed to model epidemics, with the aim of maximizing public-health protections while minimizing economic and social costs.

Addiction

Mapping the shifting opioid epidemic to aid public health efforts

Combining emergency medical services and vital statistics data, a new study led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine provides a unique view of the opioid overdose epidemic in an urban area. The study identifies ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rethinking eating disorders from the inside out

At least 1 million Australians right now are living with an eating disorder. But there may be many more, because the early signs often aren't recognized, there is significant stigma and stereotyping associated with eating ...

Health

Alternating diets to promote weight loss

Nearly 80 percent of participants in a University of Toronto study lost a "clinically significant" amount of body weight in less than two years after following three successive and varying diets.

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