Psychology & Psychiatry

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, ...

Dentistry

Making the case for fluoridated water

A recent University of Alaska study that found an increase in childhood dental decay in two cities that halted the use of fluoridated water demonstrates why this public health measure is needed, says Dean Cecile A. Feldman ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

An estimated 75,000 people in France are unaware they are infected by hepatitis C virus. An ANRS-funded study by Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Ph.D., a research associate at IAME (Infection, Antimicrobials, Modeling, Evolution) ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study looks at the burgeoning cost of cancer in New Zealand

The cost of treating cancer in the New Zealand public health sector is more than $800 million annually – hundreds of millions higher than previous estimates, according to University of Otago research.

Health

Should sugary drinks carry a health warning?

In a personal view published in BMJ today, a professor of public health at a leading university thinks there should be health warning labels on sugary drinks.