According to new research, the 9/11 terror attacks may have caused 1 million former smokers to take up and maintain the habit once again.
The NIH has launched a new campaign to educate the public on the link between high blood pressure and cognitive decline.
Despite the fact papers continue to expose the misinformation linking vaccinations to autism, many people still believe there is a correlation between the two. Researchers found many people get misinformed advice from online resources with negative stances on vaccinations. While using search engines to find negative vaccine advice is common, researchers believe monitoring search results could be useful in identifying people and countries at greatest risk of vaccine misinformation.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against the flu may be exposed to limited, or inaccurate, information that impedes their decision, researchers report.
A new study reports the number of people living with dementia globally more than doubled between 1990 and 2016. By 2050, more than 100 million people could be living with dementia related diseases, researchers report. The study suggests people could avoid the risk of developing dementia by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and monitoring blood pressure.
A new neuroimaging study helps researchers predict the response people will have to public health campaigns. The study may help epidemiologists design campaigns to help change people's attitudes and behaviors.
Researchers shed light on the epidemiological factors that help shape our gut bacteria from social relationships, socioeconomic status and health related behaviors.
Study reports past problems with vaccine research can cause hysteresis, or a negative history that stiffens the resolve of some against vaccinations. The findings shed light on why it is hard to improve vaccine uptake, even when there is overwhelming evidence of the safety and benefits of vaccinations.
UCSF researchers report the food and beverage industries push sugary products while obfuscating the significant health issues added sugars can cause. The findings shed light on sugars' link to disease and exposes industrial tactics to downplay the public health risks of diets too high in sugar.
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ARGONet, a new approach that combines multiple data streams with artificial intelligence, produces the most accurate estimates of flu activity, up to a week ahead of traditional healthcare based reports.
Researchers report a 41% increase in the prescription of opioids for small animals over the past 10 years. The study reports the increase could potentially provide human access to the drugs, fueling the opioid epidemic.