Study: States with lenient gun laws see more civilians fatally shot by officers
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Fatal shootings of civilians by police officers are less common in states with stricter gun laws than they are in states that take a more relaxed approach to regulating the sale, storage and use of firearms, new research ...
Needless medical tests cost $200 billion, and can do harm
39 minutes ago
It's common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought it had found a simple solution.
To lose weight, start with dairy swaps
49 minutes ago
(HealthDay)—Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off.
Brush up on swim safety for summer
59 minutes ago
(HealthDay)—Before your family pulls out their swimsuits this Memorial Day, brush up on water safety, for your kids' sake.
Increasing the price of tobacco by 5% reduces consumption by 3.5%
8 hours ago
In a 30-year-old study conducted by social medicine expert Michael Kunze into pricing policy and tobacco consumption, it was found that increasing prices by only 1 percent reduces consumption by 0.5 percent. Under the guidance ...
Common drivers and solutions to undernutrition and obesity
9 hours ago
This week the World Health Organization in Geneva released two new policy briefs focused on the Double Burden of Malnutrition and Double-duty actions for nutrition.
Drinking more coffee could reduce liver cancer risk, suggests study
9 hours ago
Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southampton.
Kids' vitamin gummies—unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative
10 hours ago
There are many brands of kids' "gummies" on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy eaters) to get the nutrients they need.
Paediatric IBD patients not meeting recommended calcium and vitamin D intake
14 hours ago
A new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D. The research, conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children ...
First Nations, Inuit babies hospitalized more often in first year of life
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First Nations and Inuit babies were hospitalized much more often in the first year of life compared with non-Indigenous babies, many for preventable illnesses, found a new study of infant hospitalizations in Quebec, Canada, ...