Category: Public Health
How much do Americans smoke? Not nearly as much as they used to. But e-cigarettes are exploding in popularity. And sales of traditional cigarettes are not falling as quickly as they were.
While debates about financial inequality generally focus on individual earnings and wealth, a new study suggests the value of health insurance is a crucial factor affecting the distribution of income in the United States.
Dutch cities that regulate prostitution in dedicated areas see a dramatic decline in rapes and sexual assaults, a new study finds.
Older patients are diagnosed with elder abuse in less than 0.02 percent of emergency room visits, an indication that doctors may not be spotting signs of abuse.
A requirement that middle schoolers be vaccinated against pertussis seems to protect the wider community and encourage preteens to receive other types of inoculations.
After the Affordable Care Act made some cancer screenings routine, doctors began finding colorectal cancers earlier, when they are easier to treat.
U.S. Foreign Policy
A collection of research and resources to help journalists understand the impact of the Mexico City Policy, which forbids organizations from using U.S. foreign aid to promote or educate people about abortion.
A new study suggests students gain about a pound – not 15 – during their first year of college. Also, young adults who attend college gain less weight than those who do not.
2014 study in
Health Affairs analyzing how the implementation of the Dependant Coverage Provision of the ACA helped boost rates of young persons seeking mental health treatment.
Diabetes, heart disease and back pain are the priciest ailments in the United States, a new survey has found. And the cost of healthcare is rising far faster than inflation.