Through the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States contributed over $248 million to programs in Kenya between 2004 and 2014, and at the same time, the incidence of child mortality dropped sharply.
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A team of LSU Health New Orleans researchers has found a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity among youth in Grenada compared to US adolescents. The differences may reflect the impact of the westernized diet and lifestyle. The research may lead to a change in worldwide obesity prevention strategy.
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid, and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Cannabis use may be decreasing among teens, but a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that American adults have increasingly used cannabis daily since 2007. The findings are published online in theJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
A recent article in The Conversation questioned whether we should all get flu vaccinations, given 99 people would have to go through vaccination for one case of flu to be prevented. But this position ignores the purpose of immunization programs: whole populations of people need to take part in just a small number to benefit. So how do we decide what's worth it and what's not?
One out of every five deaths among young adults in the United States is related to opioids, suggests a study led by researchers in Canada. The study, published today in JAMA Network Open and led by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, ON, found that the percentage of deaths attributable to opioids in the U.S. increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016, with one in every 65 deaths related to opioid use by 2016.
This number varied by age group and sex. Men represented nearly 70% of all opioid deaths by 2016, and the highest burden was among young adults aged 24 to 35 years. This study expands on research in Canadian populations.
The deployment of an experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is an important development in the fight against the disease. If the vaccine proves effective, it will spare many people from sickness and death. However, according to the analysis by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) this approach may not be able to stop the outbreak itself.
Millions of people in the United States, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, are impacted by asthma, and the number of asthma sufferers is only projected to grow. To raise awareness about this disease, May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
The US Food and Drug Administration has provided an update on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The FDA has been tracking the relationship between breast implants and ALCL since it first identified a possible association.
A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.
Managing trauma in the elderly has been challenging and requires a multidisciplinary team approach. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare outcomes in patients 90 years and older in the last two decades.