Tag: public health
Amid the opioid crisis, the synthetic drug fentanyl stands out for its danger and the sheer number of Americans it has killed. This tip sheet offers reporters background and resources.
Being born into a world with cleaner air seems to make people more successful, a new paper finds.
The EPA declined, after years of review, to ban the common insecticide chlorpyrifos in March 2017. We outline the controversy and the evidence it hurts developing brains.
Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
A 2016 study in BMJ Injury Prevention finds that for every dollar New York City spends on new bike lanes, more people ride and overall public health improves.
2016 report from the World Bank estimates that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance could kill millions and hurt the global economy more than the recent financial crisis.
2016 study in the American Economic Review estimates how legalizing marijuana nationally would impact tax returns and consumption.
2016 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that investigates the link between Zika infection and fetal abnormalities, including microcephaly, in Brazil.