Image credit: © andrein/ Flickr Using archival documents, a new report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast...
Three out of four (75 per cent) people in the UK are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new Cancer Research UK report. The nationwide survey found that people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less...
In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka was today certified by WHO on having eliminated malaria, a life-threatening disease which long affected the island country. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable. In the mid-20th century it was among the...
More than 3.5 million workplace injuries and illnesses occur each year in the United States, costing an estimated $250 billion annually. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examined how financing constraints impact workplace safety and the...
The cost of treating a smoking-related chronic lung disease will exceed more than £2.3 billion per year in England -- and £200 million in Scotland -- by 2030, research suggests. Rising healthcare costs will be caused by a substantial increase...
As the threat of drug-resistant superbugs spreads, researchers are concerned that the overuse of antibiotics may cause another, even larger public health problem: childhood obesity. Obesity rates in the US have been consistently climbing for the past two decades, with...
Heart failure in the elderly is set to triple by 2060, according to new data from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES) -- Reykjavík study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. "Heart failure is a common condition worldwide and increases with...
Asthma costs the UK health service at least £1.1 billion each year, researchers have estimated. The findings are the result of the most comprehensive study of the state of asthma in UK to date. Researchers found that at least three people...
Unhealthy habits are costing Canadians an estimated six years of life, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Researchers found that smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and unhealthy alcohol consumption contribute to about 50 percent of deaths in...
Credit:Flickr/rietje Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H....
Walking one-third of a mile longer from home to the nearest tobacco shop to buy cigarettes was associated with increased odds that smokers would quit the habit in an analysis of data in Finnish studies, according to an article...