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We helped uncover a public health crisis in Flint, but learned there are costs to doing good science

Our team of more than two dozen students and research scientists at Virginia Tech has spent much of the past year analyzing and publicizing unsafe …

National Science Foundation

HPV rates drop 64% in decade since recommended CDC vaccination

Although human papillomavirus vaccination rates are low in the US, this is the first time a study has shown evidence of the effect on women in their 20s<p>Human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence is down 64% since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a vaccination for the …

Public Health

Antibiotic Resistance Is a Public Health Nightmare — And It's Not Going to Stop | VICE News

<b>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</b> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>Antibiotics have saved countless lives in the 88 years since penicillin was discovered, but the antibiotics we have aren't working as well as they once did — and if we don't act, the results could be disastrous, infectious …

Medicine

The Zika virus: Why a complicated threat has a boring, unglamorous fix

Humans crave distraction. We demand newness in our daily lives, equate familiarity with boredom, and flock to the latest wonders of technology simply because of their novelty.<p>So when a dangerous threat like the mosquito-borne Zika virus suddenly emerges, it's human nature to look for quick-fix …

Before we legalize pot, Canada has to decide: How high is too high to drive?

Article 253 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada outlaws the operation a motor vehicle, boat, aircraft or railway engine while a "person's ability to operate . . . is impaired by alcohol or a drug." The provision has existed for decades, but it's only recently that the justice system has seriously …

N.L. leads the way with highest rate of heart disease in the country: cardiologist

New report sheds light on the significant and growing burden of heart failure<p>The Heart and Stroke Foundation has described heart disease as a growing …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

Lack of Sleep Has Become a Public Health Issue in the US

Lack of sleep has become a public health issue in the United States, approximately a third of the American adults failing to enjoy the recommended …

Rules to make school lunches healthier are working, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever since new meal standards went into effect in schools across the United States in 2012, experts have worried that the changes would result in fewer students eating school lunches. A new study of a Washington state school district suggests this has not been the case.<p>The meal standards, …

Healthy Eating

China's HIV epidemic could hinge on doctor training - Futurity

As China continues to battle epidemics of HIV and other sexual diseases, a new study highlights the importance of training doctors to confront them …

Research

How People Are Using Religion to Circumvent Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act has had one largely unanticipated consequence: it’s driven the growth of faith-based health insurance ministries.<p>The …

Health Care

Omron Squeezed an Inflatable Blood Pressure Monitor Into a Watch

Almost every wrist-worn fitness tracker now includes a sensor that can track the wearer’s heart rate as another useful fitness metric. But Omron is …

U.K. Approves E-Cigarette Prescriptions To Help People Quit Smoking

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco electronic-cigarette vaping device to be sold as a quit smoking medicine, the first such product to be given a drug license in the UK.<p>The decision to license BAT's e-Voke product means it can now be …

New App Scans Thousands Of Food Packets To Reveal Hidden Sugar

The app is able to scan 75,000 food and drink products.<p>A free app that shows how much sugar is hidden in everyday products has been launched by Public Health England as it warns parents to track the amount in kids' diets.<p>The app has been developed after figures revealed children were eating three …

Israeli, German researchers find link between industrialized foods and autoimmune diseases

Scientists argue that processed foods weaken the intestine’s resistance to bacteria, toxins and other hostile nutritional and non-nutritional …

Aging health: WHO call to action as world population over 60 set to double by 2050

In a new report on aging and health, the World Health Organization is calling for action on "population aging," as figures suggest the number of …

World Health Organization

Scientists say car emissions rigging raises health concerns | Reuters

LONDON, (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s admission that it rigged car emission tests has prompted environmental and health experts to ask whether such deception could have hampered progress in reducing death and disease from air pollution.<p>Volkswagen autos are seen at a VW dealership in the Queens borough …

Environmentalism

Navajo Nation removes tax on healthy produce, raises tax on junk food in public health effort – InvestmentWatch

by: Amy Goodrich<p>(NaturalNews) In December, Berkeley, California, became the first city in the U.S. to pass a soda tax. Navajo Nation, however, is …

Urgent action needed to stop drug overdoses: Editorial

Drug overdose deaths in Toronto have hit a record high with more than 200 lives lost in a single year, a toll made all the more tragic for being so …

How Vaccines, a Collective Triumph of Modern Medicine, Conquered the World’s Diseases

Tucked away in a cabinet on the fifth floor of the National Museum of American History are rows of tiny bottles, boxes and needles. Acrid whiffs of …