Health

Smoke-free worksite laws curbing vaping

A new observational study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health suggests smoke-free worksite laws may yield reductions, not only in conventional cigarette use, but in the use of electronic nicotine delivery ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hawaii adopts most extreme open records limits amid pandemic

Hawaii has the lowest COVID-19 infection rate of any state in the nation. It's also a pandemic standout for a more dubious reason: instituting the most extreme restrictions on the public's access to official records.

Addiction

Study finds unintended consequences of state, opioid policies

In response to the increase in opioid overdose deaths in the United States, many states have implemented supply-controlling and harm-reduction policy measures aimed at reducing those deaths. But a recent study from Indiana ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Canada's Ontario province issues stay-at-home order

Canada's Ontario province, the country's most populous and its economic engine, on Tuesday ordered residents to stay home as projections showed the number of COVID-19 cases could soon explode, overwhelming hospitals.

Medical economics

'Obamacare' enrollment rising as COVID-19 pandemic deepens

Sign-ups for "Obamacare" health insurance plans are trending more than 6% higher amid surging coronavirus cases and deepening economic misery, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the government.

Medical economics

Support for Obamacare grows as Biden takes control: Poll

(HealthDay)—The popularity of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, continues to grow, with nearly two-thirds of Americans saying they want the law to remain as is or be improved, a new Harris/HealthDay poll shows.

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