Public Health

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Older people who frequent art galleries and museums, attend the theater and concerts may live longer than those who don’t, a study [more…]

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - People with no more than a high school education may be less likely to die by suicide when minimum wages rise, a [more…]

Strides in lung cancer lead steep decline in U.S. death rates

Strides in lung cancer lead steep decline in U.S. death rates

Published 08/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Cancer death rates in the United States fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017 - the largest single-year drop ever recorded - fueled [more…]

Nearly all U.S. kids eating added sugars before age two

Nearly all U.S. kids eating added sugars before age two

Published 20/12/2019

(Reuters Health) - Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, [more…]

Social media use linked to teen disordered eating behaviors

Social media use linked to teen disordered eating behaviors

Published 13/12/2019

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who are active on social media may be more likely to exercise excessively, skip meals or develop other forms of disordered [more…]

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Published 07/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Published 01/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to [more…]

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed [more…]

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens and young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control are five to six times more likely to be [more…]