Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 measures: How strict do they need to be?

"Pan metron ariston"—everything in moderation: Author Leonidas Spiliopoulos of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development uses this Greek phrase in the title of his current study. Spiliopoulos examined the effectiveness ...


On Israel's cancelation of its sweetened beverage tax

Referring to the cancelation of Israel's sweetened beverage tax, as "a grievous blow to public health," a group of senior health academics have published a letter in the medical journal, The Lancet, seeking to overturn the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

Children in California won't have to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials confirmed Friday, ending one of the last major restrictions of the pandemic in the nation's most populous state.


Persuading more school children to eat fruit and vegetables

Twenty years ago, 4 out of 10 European children ate fruit and vegetables daily. Today, the proportion is the same, in spite of schemes to provide children with fruit at school. Why hasn't there been more improvement?


Texans back easing state restrictions on marijuana

Texans overwhelmingly support proposals to ease state restrictions on both the medical and recreational use of marijuana, with 82% supportive of legislation that would legalize marijuana for a wide range of medical treatments.

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