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Public Health

  1. anti-vaxxers
    How Anti-Vaccine Activists Harmed Somali-AmericansA recent outbreak is only going to bring further discrimination against a vulnerable group whose members were targeted by charlatans.
  2. public health
    More Evidence That Charlie Sheen’s 2015 HIV Announcement Saved LivesA new study looks at the sales of an at-home HIV-testing kit and finds some very encouraging results.
  3. public health
    Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Are Spreading in Canada, Which Is GoodIt might seem counterintuitive to advertise a place for injection-drug users to shoot up, but there’s smart public-health reasoning behind the idea.
  4. health
    The White-Mortality Crisis Shows How Psychological Distress Can Become PhysicalIf a group of people feels they have nothing left to strive for and that their best days are behind them, those thoughts will eventually take a toll.
  5. public health
    Australia Is Figuring Out How to Get People to Quit SmokingIt’s all in the packaging.
  6. An Unusual Anti-Suicide Partnership Targeting Gun Shops Is Ramping UpIt will be a while before we have any data on its effectiveness, but this looks like a smart harm-reduction program.
  7. public health
    Here’s a Simple Way to Reduce Drunk-Driving DeathsThorough is good.
  8. war on science
    Republicans Successfully Eviscerated Gun-Violence ResearchTwo new graphs show just how under-studied gun violence is relative to how many people it kills every year.
  9. public health
    More Evidence That Violence Is ContagiousLike smoking or obesity, it travels along social networks.
  10. mortality
    People Are Dying Younger Because America Keeps Failing the Bad-Break TestIn the richest country in the world, it shouldn’t be the case that one bad break can trigger a downward spiral to death.
  11. public health
    Congress Pledges $1 Billion to Tackle the Opioid EpidemicFinally.
  12. The Line Between a Safe Driver and a Dangerous One Is a Single Hour of SleepA driver who’s had six hours of shut-eye has twice the risk of crashing as someone who’s had seven.
  13. bad science
    Tom Price Belongs to a Really Scary Medical OrganizationThe Association of American Physicians and Surgeons promotes anti-vaccine hysteria, fear of immigrants, and rejection of the concept of “evidence.”
  14. public health
    More Evidence That Drugs, Suicide, and Despair Fueled Trump’s WinPeople are “literally dying.”
  15. A New Campaign Will Address the Elderly Isolation EpidemicFinally.
  16. public health
    New York City Should Open Facilities Where Heroin Users Can Shoot UpIt’s a smart public-health idea that has caught on in parts of Canada and Europe, but which hasn’t made much headway in the States.
  17. Instead of Convincing People to Drink Less, Just Water Down Everyone’s BeerA new paper argues that changing booze itself is easier than changing behavior.
  18. public health
    Journalists Don’t Know What ‘Studies’ AreAs the coverage of a new article about alcohol and cancer shows.
  19. It Matters If You Think Crime Is a Monster or a DiseaseMetaphors frame the way you think.
  20. How LED Streetlights Are Messing With Your HealthThe American Medical Association says light pollution is a public-health hazard.
  21. race
    The Tuskegee Experiment Kept Killing Black People Decades After It EndedA jarring new analysis shows how its effects lingered for decades afterward.
  22. Health Officials’ Unlikely Partner in Preventing Gun Suicides: Gun-Shop OwnersLessons from an intriguing study in New Hampshire.
  23. Inside the Mind of a Dangerous DriverNew research on what drives bad decisions on the roads.
  24. public health
    Young White Women Are Killing Themselves More Than They Used ToLife expectancy for white women declined in 2014 for the first time in recorded history. An uptick in suicides and overdoses appears to be the cause.
  25. addiction
    The Case for Ithaca’s Proposed ‘Safe’ Space for Heroin UsersThis isn’t just about keeping heroin users safe — it’s about keeping cities safe. And it’s already working in Europe.
  26. Why This Silly Cat Video Could Help Curb Youth SmokingAn ad from last week’s Grammys has all the right elements.
  27. Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen May Have Accidentally Saved Some Lives With His HIV AnnouncementA group of researchers argue that coverage of Sheen’s diagnosis led to a historic Google spike in searches for important HIV information.
  28. public health
    How Researchers Will Figure Out Why So Many Middle-aged White People Are DyingIt’s going to be very, very complicated.
  29. The Death Rate for White Middle-Aged Americans Is RisingAn epidemic of drug abuse and despair is driving up the death rate among white middle-aged Americans.
  30. stats
    The U.S. Is Still a Terrible Place for Maternal HealthAnd other facts from a new report on mothers and children worldwide.
  31. anti-vaccination
    On Vaccines, Some People Trust Random Internet Comments More Than the CDCBad news for the fight against anti-vaccine hysteria.
  32. public health
    Teens Are Way More Into Vaping Than Smoking Regular CigarettesEven though vaping is safer, researchers aren’t thrilled about its relative popularity among teens.
  33. public health
    In Airports, Security Theater Is Morphing Into Ebola TheaterAmericans are asking the government to pretend to protect them from a mostly nonexistent threat, and the government is obliging. Everybody wins!
  34. ebola
    How to Prevent Ebola Panic in the Facebook AgeThe promise and peril of social media as a panic-reduction tool.
  35. public health
    The Scientific Case for Decriminalizing Sex WorkIt could be the most effective way to reduce global HIV infection rates.
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