Rates of maternal deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia continue to be high, according to a large new study—and … Continue reading “Rates of maternal, newborn deaths in Africa, Asia remain high”
If you’re looking for healthful vegetables, steer clear of potatoes, say nutrition experts. In a November 29, 2018 New York Times article, Harvard T.H. … Continue reading “Limit potatoes, says expert—they’re ‘starch bombs’”
A new report says that climate change represents the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Published in The Lancet, the report said … Continue reading “Report: Climate change is biggest global health threat”
The latest statistics about life expectancy in the U.S. paint a bleak picture: 2017 is the third year in a row in which life … Continue reading “U.S. life expectancy drops again”
Women in India accounted for 36% of global female suicide deaths in 2016, despite making up less than 18% of the world’s female population.
Telehealth—the provision of health care via smart phone, tablet, or computer—is on the rise in the U.S., but is still relatively uncommon even though … Continue reading “Use of telehealth rising—slowly”
Pesticide levels in the U.S. food supply are generally in compliance with federal standards, according to a recent report from the U.S. Food and … Continue reading “Are foods in compliance with U.S. standards truly safe?”
Firefighters face countless perils on any given day. But could the conditions within their own firehouses be among the hazards? That’s the focus of … Continue reading “For firefighters, flames aren’t the only risk”
Mounting evidence that red meat may be harmful to health—and environmental and ethical concerns around industrial farming practices—has given rise to a number of alternative products, such as plant-based foods that taste like meat.
While common, Cesarean sections (C-sections) pose risks for children and mothers, including longer recovery periods, increased risk of infections, and the possibility of injuries … Continue reading “‘Team Birth Project’ aims to curb C-sections, improve birth outcomes”