Zika And Ebola Grab Headlines, But Lingering TB Worries Many In Public Health More
A new report finds that TB cases in the U.S. rose in 2015, after nearly 25 years of steady decline. The ancient scourge can still resurface, worrying some American public health specialists more than Zika or Ebola, and raising concerns about tight funding.
Harvard Researchers: Make Police Killings A Matter Of Public Health
As numbers and news coverage of police killings mount, Harvard researchers say it's time to take a public-health approach to the problem. They say public health departments should be tasked with compiling data on police killings the same way they do on infant mortality or drug overdose deaths.
You Hate Leaf Blowers, Your Neighbor Uses Them: How One Town Seeks Middle Ground
Fights over whether to ban gas-powered leaf blowers tend to get ugly, pitting neighbor against neighbor, residents against landscapers and property owners, in a debate that has been called "a referendum over what it means to be a neighbor." First world problems, yes, but problems nonetheless, and here's the story of one affluent New England town seeking middle ground.
Exploring The Link Between Chronic Pain And Suicide
It’s conceivable, then, that roughly half of these suicides are driven by pain. Not proven fact, but plausible hypothesis. This would suggest that perhaps be 20,000 Americans a year with chronic pain kill themselves, which would be more than the government’s tally of 16,235 deaths from prescription opioids every year.
How I Was Seduced By Cigarettes, And What Set Me Free
To understand its seductive powers, think of a cigarette as your lover who comes up behind you and massages your shoulders, or gives you a warm hug. And at the same time, as an idealized cup of espresso that goes off like a symphony in your mouth.